taking stock | august's end

IMG_3069 we need to discuss the fact that i am pretty sure i just completed the july end taking stock like, yesterday. how are we on the cusp of september? not that i am complaining. just saying, it is wild.

|making| tea. forcing fall to arrive. go away you hundred degree temps! shoo! |cooking| lots of rice. |drinking| green juice and homemade kombucha. |reading| augustine + goodnight gorilla + ND and Seminary and PhD stuff. you know, new decade life goals research and such. + one more thing by b.j. novak |wanting| to buy sweaters but my sweat glands won't let me just yet. |looking| at my freshened up bookshelves. |playing| with my hair. to chop or not to chop. what the heck do i want to do with it for fall? |wasting| time thinking about stupid things like my hair. |sewing| i really just need to remove this one. slacker. |wishing| that elinor would quit trying to take off her diaper and clothes. are you potty trained yet? like, for realsies? |enjoying| making plans for the next couple years of vacations and travels. |waiting| for clothes to dry. |liking| the sound of the wind. |wondering| if i will ever learn how to play the piano. i really need to get back at it. |loving| family walks before bedtime. |hoping| that we get some good lemons and oranges from our trees... |marveling| at God's perfect timing. |needing| to just make a decision about our dining table and chairs and put an end to all the nonsense. |smelling| frankincense and patchouli. |wearing| comfy soffe shorts from back in college and a roots canada t-shirt. |noticing| the light shifting into a new season. |knowing| that i've got it good. |thinking| about how busy november will be. |feeling| more calm and collected than i have in some time. |bookmarking| decorative bits for the holiday season. |opening| the sunroof. |giggling| at elinor's jokes. she's got some major comedic timing.

past post here.  and feel free to join in and take stock.