It has been a while since my last "Taking Stock" post so I figured it was time for a little update! It has been so fun to look back on these and I really enjoy writing them.
Making: my husband think I REALLY need a puppy. Because I do. I'm even writing a post on why... and I'm taking suggestions.
Cooking: every meal possible in the Crock-Pot. I can't decide if I am really smart or if I am just too lazy to cook a full meal.
Drinking: WATER. The Midwest makes me feel dehydrated ALL THE TIME. I don't know what the deal is but I easily drink 100 or more ounces of water everyday.
Reading: SO MANY GRADUATE SCHOOL READINGS. It never ends and the last thing I want to do after is read for fun... BUT I am actually reading "Still Alice" right now. It's about a psychology professor with early onset Alzheimer's. I'm loving it so far!
Wanting: a break from graduate school. I love what I do but sometimes it can really wear on me.
Looking: for more books to read over my "break." I am taking suggestions!
Playing: "Gone Girl" on audiobook. I'm so close to being done but finding the time has been difficult! I've also been looking forward to Serial each week lately.
Wasting: water. Seriously, what is better then a HOT shower when it's freezing outside? And what is worse then getting out of the shower when it's freezing outside?
Sewing: HAND-WARMERS. Ya'll, I am NOT a crafter. I have zero DIY talent. A few weeks ago I decided I would HAND STITCH hand-warmers for our neighbors this year. They are pathetic and odd looking but I AM SEWING THEM. That deserves a cake.
Wishing: everyone an amazing holiday season.
Enjoying: my "me" time. Whether it's an hour at the gym or curling up with my laptop to write a blog post, I really need time to myself. Being married, as awesome as it is, will really teach you how to appreciate the time you have to be still by yourself.
Waiting: for elf on the shelf to go away forever. I'm sorry, I just can't.
Liking: the fact that I get to start taking Sign Language classes again. Sign Language and the Deaf culture are such a passion of mine. I can't wait!
Wondering: what our Christmas traditions will look like once we have kids of our own.
Loving: my husband. He has picked up so many of the chores around the house the last few weeks with how crazy my schedule has been. I am forever grateful.
Hoping: that this little blog doesn't suffer from the crazy week I have ahead.
Marveling: at all the people that have sponsored this blog. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to offer other bloggers something. Well, I guess I was wrong. I am been overwhelmed by the sponsorships I have received in my short time of offering them!
Needing: assurance. Sometimes I wonder if I actually truly know and understand what life God has given us through Jesus. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, a time for remembering what He did for us. I have really been asking myself: do I really understand what sacrifice Jesus made for us?
Wearing: layers on layers on layers.
Following: SO MANY NEW BLOGS. I can't get enough. There are some amazing ladies out there with hearts of gold.
Noticing: the areas of my life in which God is working. And the areas where He still has plenty of work to do.
Knowing: that God is always in control. I can stress all I want, but nothing I do is on my own anyways.
Thinking: about how special it is to have a church that is passionate about sharing the gospel with our city.
Feeling: overwhelmed, tired, worn down. These are the times I desperately crave Jesus and the times that I rarely even think about Him because I am so busy. I've been praying a lot that He would change my heart and teach me how to rely more on him.
Bookmarking: all things blogging. You can never know enough, right?
Opening: ALL THE BIRTHDAY GIFTS. My birthday was yesterday and getting gifts is always a blast!
Giggling: at GOMI. yikes.