Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm so glad you're here to participate in this month's Currently blog post. Be sure and link back here so that we can all read each others posts! Today we're talking about what we're currently borrowing, buying, planning, prepping and reading. I'll jump right in!
Aside from e-book loans through my library app for my Kindle, I recently borrowed a small rolling suitcase to use as my carry-on bag for my trip to Colorado. My bets friend Missy let me use hers and I love it so much that I am going to buy myself one before my next trip. It's so convenient and it was so nice not having to carry anything heavy.
I don't know that I'll buy a purple one, but who cares? It was wonderful using this for one of my personal bags and it was easy to unzip and get into when I had to pull my laptop and Kindle out of it for TSA check-in. It fit perfectly beneath the seat in front of me too, but on my flight back to Memphis, I had to stow it in the overhead compartment. The aisle seats have a narrow space underneath them, so it wasn't conducive for me to even try putting it there.
Honestly? I'm not buying much more than food and groceries right now. Everything is crazy expensive! I am occasionally buying a book on Amazon that I know I'll love. I occasionally buy a shirt that I love from a boutique. I recently bought a red sweater that I love and can't wait to wear when the weather is cool enough. It has a great loose cowl neck. I wore it while I was in Denver recently! It's baggy and super soft.
I am planning on when we will decorate for Christmas. I told my husband we're doing it next week and he almost had a stroke. He'll be fine with it eventually! I'm planning to see family for Thanksgiving, which is always exciting. I am so glad we'll have them in town this year! Our little Thanksgivings are always quiet and a little sad. I am planning on my calendar all the choir events/rehearsals I have coming up. I like to make sure they're all in my calendar so that I don't forget. We have extra rehearsals coming up that I don't want to miss! Something fun we do as a worship ministry is that we decorate our church for Christmas. It's always a fun night! Our worship leader feeds us dinner, then we go and decorate the area we've picked. There are teams for trees, wreaths and garland. I'm team garland. Another fun event we have every year is for the women—it's called Tablescapes. Women host and decorate tables, we're served dinner and we always have a musical group lined up. This year we have Christy Nockels! I'm excited for that and it always kicks off the season for us. It really is the most wonderful time of year!
Before I decorate for any season, I always plan on prepping the house first. That just means that I declutter and clean. Things get so out of place all over our house, as I'm sure happens for most of us with even adult kids living at home, so I like taking the time to do that before adding to it all. I do the same thing on the opposite end of the season and clean after it's all put back away. Even going in and out of the attic creates a mess that always has to be vacuumed up. Are you like me in this? Feel free to reassure me here.
I'm finishing up a book from October, but after that, I'll be reading Christmas books from here on out! I can't wait to do this, it's my favorite reading of the year usually and I love all the warm fuzzies those books bring to me. It's similar to watching Hallmark Christmas movies, honestly. Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year? In the meantime, did you see my post on Monday about the books I read in September and October? You can read the post here.
Make sure and link your blog back here so that we can all read each others! I hope you join in next month as well! It'll be Wednesday, December 7 and we'll be talking about what we're currently loving, gifting, wrapping, hoping and attending. Thanks for reading my blog, friends! Love to all.
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