What I’m Into, September 2013

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September sunset over the Ozarks.

Enjoying…my sweet baby.  Even though sometimes I’m up at ungodly hours of the morning feeding and/or rocking him, I know how fast the baby stage really does go (as I look at my 3 yr old who seems to get taller and more independent by the day), so I’m loving these snuggly baby days while they last.

Planning…how to get all the little things in life done that have to be done (like laundry, cooking, errands, etc) without losing my mind. I’m a list-maker/schedule kind of person, so if I can get a good plan or system in place, actually doing the tasks doesn’t bother me too much. It’s when it’s all unplanned and chaotic that I feel totally overwhelmed.

Excited for…our annual alma mater pilgrimage to Columbia, MO next month to go to a football game. check out the new buildings on campus, eat some delicious Shakespeare’s Pizza, and hopefully get some cute family pictures in our Mizzou gear.

Cooking…massive quantities of steel-cut oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, and healthy snacks like these Apple Pie Bites. I am a ravenous beast lately, and trying to eat healthy when you want to eat all the time is a challenge. Feeding myself AND a baby takes a lot of calories!

Watching… all my favorite shows that are back on the air — Parks & Rec, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Parenthood!!! — and checking out a few new ones. Brooklyn 9-9 looks like goofy fun.

Listening…to NPR on my drive to & from work (it’s the only thing that keeps me from being completely uninformed about the world events, since I can’t stand TV news), and some new Rock My Run mixes while exercising. (Have you heard of this website? Really fun workout music!)

Hoping…that I remember something about litigation, since that’s my new assignment at work, after 6+ years of transactional work (non-court stuff, like drafting contracts, legal opinions, etc.)  Even though it’s a little nerve-wracking to step outside my comfort zone, I think it will be good to stretch my brain in a new direction.  Plus, if my first case is any indication, I should get some really good stories out of it!

Reading…a little bit of this and that right now, without anything exactly catching my fancy. I started reading Bread and Wine quite a while back and put it down to read waiting-list library books that I finally got, so maybe I’ll go back to that.

Fitness-ing…I am trying to get back into running, since I (stupidly?) agreed to run a 5k leg of the Bass Pro marathon relay in early November. I’m pretty sure I can cover the distance, but I’d like to do it without walk breaks and without feeling like I’m going to collapse.  I’ve also been doing the Fit Healthy Moms Pregnancy Weight Loss program… if you can call not following the diet very well and doing about half the weekly workout videos “doing the program.”

Snapping… photos of my older son doing tummy time with his baby brother and touching his soft hair.  (“Gently! Gently!”)  It’s so sweet to see the brotherly love developing.  (And of course, I’ve been working on my photos for the One Community link-up this Saturday. You’re joining us, right?)

Linking up with HopefulLeigh.

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19 thoughts on “What I’m Into, September 2013

  1. My new shows are back too! I love New Girl and Parenthood. I still haven’t caught up on the pilot of Parenthood. Maybe tonight when everyone is asleep!
    I love the idea of steel cut oatmeal and hard boiled eggs. That might actually be my favorite breakfast.
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    • The new Parenthood is really good. I try to keep my oatmeal a little interesting with new flavors every week – I’ve done pumpkin, apple-cinnamon, and this week is banana!

  2. I love making steel cut oatmeal in the slow cooker at night, so it’s all ready in the morning. This is the time of year that’s tough for me to balance two of my loves – reading and fall television! I just can’t stay up late enough to do both. I actually look forward to folding laundry so I can catch up on my favorite shows.
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  3. Great photo, Sarah. I’m a sucker for photos with awesome light.

    I just pinned those Apple Pie Bites. Yum.

    I’m excited for Fall television, too, and for weather that’s conducive to watching it. I used to fold laundry in front of the television and I kind of got away from it for some reason. I think it’s time to restart that habit 🙂

    I used to love listening to NPR when I lived in Kansas City. Now, I can only get the Maryville station and I’m not as fond of it. I’m like you: just cannot bring myself to watch the news on television. Ugh.
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    • I was so happy I managed to capture that beautiful early evening glow with my phone camera! You should probably go ahead and make a double batch of those apple pie bites, btw. =)

  4. I love when I am able to cook ahead so I can enjoy a more relaxing evening when we get home from whatever that day’s game or meet is. I thought it might get easier when the kids were in high school and middle school but it seems like there is an athletic event for one of them ever day of the week! I love watching them, but it takes a chunk out of the afternoon and evening!
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    • Thank you, Leigh! I appreciate you stopping by and thankyouthankyouthankyou for hosting such a fun link-up! I’ve gotten to know some really great bloggers through following the links.

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