Summer has been screaming by so fast this year that I keep finding myself shocked whenever I look at the calendar and realize just how little of it is left. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and stretched for time this week, so I decided that another Currently post was in order. These are so fun that I might just make them a monthly thing.
...reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. It's really interesting so far and has me thinking a lot about how we purchase food for our home and the disconnect between people and the sources/environmental impact of our food choices. I've been struggling to make time for reading over the past week, though, so I'm not super far into this one yet. I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the weekend.
...watching Ozark on Netflix. This show is pretty good and well acted, if not particularly original. I'm a big fan of Jason Bateman, especially in more serious roles, which is probably part of why I'm enjoying this one so much.
...listening to The One You Feed. It's a podcast centred around the parable in which a grandfather is telling his grandson about how we all have two wolves constantly at war inside of us - one good and one bad - and when the grandson asks which wolf wins his grandfather replies "the one you feed". Each episode is a guest interview with the focus being on how the guest "feeds their good wolf" and their worldview, etc. I'm still making my way through the earliest episodes, but so far I'm finding it to be a really interesting and thoughtful podcast. Also, Watsky was the guest on the first episode, which I thought was pretty rad.
...looking forward to FALL. Don't get me wrong, I love summer - especially spending time outside - but I don't enjoy feeling constant pressure to make the most of every minute of the season lest I waste the few months of heat, festivals, beach time and camping that the short Manitoba summer allows for. I'm craving the cooler temperatures and slower pace of autumn in a big way these days (not to mention cozy sweaters, boots, corn mazes, feasts, pumpkin everything...you get the idea).
...loving waking up early to sip tea, read, and just generally have some time to myself each morning. I bought a small kettle for my nightstand so I can start my tea before even rolling out of bed and it's been so nice to take that time and space to mentally prepare before getting up to tackle the day. I'm still trying to nail down a weekday routine that works for me, but this practice is definitely something I'd like to continue.
What are you up to these days?