Praying: For people suffering the aftermath of natural disasters. I can’t even imagine.
Feeling: Proud of John who decided he wanted to add yet another degree to his resume. He is currently taking classes for his MBA. This is an online program, so a majority of the work happens after Elijah is in bed at night.
Reading: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. I’ve also been reading a lot of articles about President Trump’s administration and how it is similar to President Nixon because I’m teaching about Watergate. “Modern Day Watergate” allows for an easy real-world connection for this journalism unit.
Loving: The time period after Elijah has a bath and before he goes to bed every night. Combine the cuteness of this clean boy in his animal print pajamas and his snuggling with a blanket and books, and my heart overflows.
Listening: To the podcast Up and Vanished. Thanks to my friend Tracie for this investigative true crime recommendation. If you listen, please admit the creepy voiced friend gives you chills.
Drinking: Starbucks Pike Place plus pumpkin. Hello, falling leaves.
Buying: Warmer clothing for Elijah. Although it’s going to 90 degrees today, I know he’ll need pants and long sleeve shirts very soon. I’m also shopping for new running shoes, but I don’t like any of the current Brooks designs. I’m against spending $100+ for ugly shoes.
Enjoying: Time on the trail. Whether I’m running or leisurely walking with Elijah, the falling leaves over the gravel of the trail make me appreciate living in state with four seasons (even if I only like three of them).
Planning: Presentations for a few upcoming conferences. I’m presenting at one conferences in October and one in November. These will take me to Des Moines and Dallas. I’m thrilled for the opportunity, but it definitely comes with a lot of work. More to come on these professional development goals.
What are you praying for, feeling, reading, loving, listening to, drinking, buying, enjoying, and/or planning?