What’s Up Wednesday is the brain child of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. Join the fun on your own blog and then go to Jaime’s or Erin’s to add your link – it’s a great way to share what’s going on in your life and get to know other bloggers!
What I’m Reading
I just started reading SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY by Joshilyn Jackson. I mostly read YA novels but among adult authors, Joshilyn Jackson is one of my favorites. Her books are always smart, funny and poignant.
What I’m Writing
I’m a little hung up on character and plot development on my WiP so I’m falling a little behind on word count but I’d rather take some time to figure this stuff out before moving ahead!
What inspires me right now
A while back, I wrote about how I’ve been inspired as of late by the Minimalism movement. The thought of simplifying my life (as much as possible with a husband, two kids and a dog) just makes me happy. In August, I’m going to try something and I’m inviting anyone who is interested to join in! It’s called the Minimalism Game and you can read more from it’s origin here (The Minimalists blog). Basically, on the first day of the month, you get rid of one thing, on day two you get rid of two things, on day three – three things… and on and on and on. I expect it might get more challenging on about day 20 but I’m willing to give it a try. Anybody else in?
Another thing I’ve been looking at doing is Project 333 which, in a nutshell, is about narrowing your wardrobe down to 33 items for three months (not including undergarments and workout clothes). I’ve sort of half-way done this one by getting rid of A LOT of stuff in my closet. Now I’m just being too lazy to count it all up (and narrow down jewelry, jackets, etc). I’m pretty sure I’m just about at 33 items, though. This one isn’t too hard for me since I am not a shopper and I’m not exactly what you’d call a fashionista! 🙂
What Else I’ve Been Up To
We went to the Twins game last weekend. We usually only go to about one game a year so it’s always a fun day. And – bonus – they won! I’m not generally a big baseball fan anyhow, but I understand the Twins aren’t doing so hot this year. So it was fun to see them win. 🙂
Yesterday, I put one kiddo on a bus to go almost all the way to Canada (10 hours) to visit my sister at her cabin for nine days all by herself. The other kiddo has her very first interview for her very first job today. The speed at which my childrens’ childhoods are progressing make me a little nauseous at times! But, on the other hand, it’s fun to see them going out into the world and achieving things and growing.
Have a great week everyone!