Ladybugs, linking up with Anne in Residence for Currently 02.2020. Anne’s Currently posts always go live on the first Wednesday of the month. And she is so good to send email reminders to those of us who participate regularly. You might enjoy writing for this series, too. It’s one of those posts that makes me think!! Before we get started today, you can read January’s Currently post, here.
This month, we are talking about what we’re currently: embracing, loving, preparing, tasting, and wearing. And in that same ABC order, here are my responses.
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my natural hair color. Apparently, my natural hair color is a medium brown with gray highlights. Started on this very long journey of growing out my highlights early last summer. Cannot believe how long it is taking! Holy smokes. I think I am about to the half-way mark. Half natural and half colored. A little skunk-ish.
I wouldn’t say my gray is at all sophisticated 0r even especially neat. But it is certainly streaked.
being a grandmother for the third time. I now have 3 little granddaughters. It doesn’t get much better than that. Even when they really only want their mama to hold them and feed them and change them and burp them. And not you at all.
Even when they are sick and trying to share their germs with you.
And, even when they think they might be too big to sit on your lap.
my blog posts ahead of time. How about that? I know, it’s going to snow!! Not only that, I am even hosting a couple of fun posts this month. I’ve adopted the 10 on the 10th series. Remember it? Whitney hosted last year and kindly passed the torch to me.
Here’s the graphic I’ve created for it. Our posts will go live on…you guessed it…the 10th of each month. Hope this will be a fun little link-up for my blogging buddies and me.
(Will Be) Tasting…
cinnamon and orange rolls baked using my grandmother’s recipe. For Tasty Tuesday on 02.18, some of my bestest blogging buddies and I are going to hosting A Sweet Labor of Love Recipe Swap. Each of us will be sharing a favorite sweet treat on our blogs. Then, we will be hopping from one blog to the next to collect all the recipes. I am going to make my grandmother’s cinnamon and orange rolls. So mark your agendas, gals. This is a post you won’t want to miss.
This is a photo from the last time I made the cinnamon rolls. When baking, they fill the whole house with this heavenly, cinnamony-sweet fragrance. And they taste so good. Plan to bake this weekend.
my Express faux leather leggings (exact, similar). I purchased them this fall and wore them most recently for an impromptu date night. Dinner at Chipotle. Tried one of Alison’s 21 legging looks. Chambray shirt, white tank top, faux leather leggings. Here are my inspiration looks from Alison.
Couldn’t decide whether I liked mine better with my Converse tennies or my black pumps for our date night.
Put both looks on Instagram for a vote and the Converse won, handily. But PC picked the pumps. So the pumps, it was.
I will wear this outfit again very soon with the tennies. With them on, I felt like Baby in “Dirty Dancing” + 40 years, give or take.
My friends, Express has a great BOGO %50 off sale going on right now on their leggings. I am thinking maybe these little camo cuties and this pair of 5 pocket ponte knit leggings need to jump in my cart.
Before I call this a post and click on publish, there’s one more thing I want to talk just a second about. My Word of the Year.
My Word of the Year
Remember how one of my Christmas mini-bucket list activities was to select an ornament that represented 2019? I’ve made no bones about it, 2019 was not my favorite year. Found a simple metal ornament with a single word that summed up what has gotten us through the roller coaster ride that was 2019. BELIEVE. Having faith or believing that in the end, everything will be okay.
And that became my word of the year. Believe. I am doing an online Bible study through the Proverbs 31 Ministries about trusting God. Working on strengthening my belief, my faith, that God will hold me up. Will light my path. He will work everything for good.
Isaiah 41:10 Common English Bible (CEB)
10 Don’t fear, because I am with you;
don’t be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
I will surely help you;
I will hold you
with my righteous strong hand
So, how would you respond to the prompts for today’s Currently 02.2020 post? What are you embracing, loving, preparing, tasting, and wearing? And do you have a word of the year? If not, you might want to visit Dayspring.com to take their word of the year quiz. Maybe a WOTY will find you! I took it twice to see if BELIEVE would show up. But the first time I got BLOOM. The second time I got ABIDE. Both very good words that I need to take to heart. But I am sticking with BELIEVE. If you take the quiz, let me know what word you get!
HaPpY hUmP dAy, FrIeNdS!!
Hugs and kisses,