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December // currently

I know I'm still behind on blogging about the past couple months, but that last post was a novel and took up lots of time. (And really made me miss the west coast!) My goal is to catch up on 2014 before 2015. 

In the meantime, here's what I'm up to this month.

READING // Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I remember finishing Divergent and not having this second book to start. I got impatient, so I streamed the movie. Um, I DO NOT RECOMMEND. There are many movie adaptations of books that I love, and Divergent is not one of them. So now I'm just happy to be continuing the story in it's original (and best) form.

LISTENING // From what I hear, this podcast is the shit. I haven't actually started listening, but it's queued up for the multiple drives home and back over the next few weeks for the holidays. I'm pretty stoked to see — hear? — what all the hype is about.

EATING // My line was running a bit slow at Trader Joe's the other day, and so these Peppermint Pretzel Slims where a total checkout lane impulse buy, but WORTH IT. If you shop at TJ's, pick up a bag. You won't be disappointed. 

DREAMING // My sister and I have been wanting to plan a trip abroad for a while. Since France was tabled for a few years at the request of my other sister, we set our sights on Italy and Greece for 2015. While we were going to plan over chips, queso and margs at La Hacienda when she was home for Christmas, she got a jump start while I was busy at work today. So basically she planned, and I periodically caught up on reading the texts and inserting my own excited words of approval — and some emojis, of course. Stoked to make this trip happen for many reasons, only one of which is because of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. 

And apparently my oldest nephew got super excited at this trip suggestion because he wants to see all the Greek mythology-related sites he has read about in books, like the Percy Jackson series. As much as he loves his DS and Skylanders, I love seeing these very real interests stemmed from reading. Proud aunt right here.

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