Watching: The new season of Grantchester. This is one of the few shows that Jonathan and I watch together. We're a couple episodes behind but have been trying to watch one together on Sunday nights. It's a murder mystery set in England in the 1950's with very complex and well-developed characters.
Reading: I only have two books left from my summer reading list but neither has come in from the library yet, so I'm going to start Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy today.
Also - Some books that Swede and I have enjoyed lately are: I Promise, Wolf Camp, Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker, Not Quite Narwhal, Be Quiet!, and Daddy Honk Honk.
Eating: Mostly vegetarian! We decided about a month ago to significantly cut back on eating meat and it's been going well so far. I've been working my way through a new cookbook - Love Real Food from the Cookie & Kate blog and my new favorite recipe is the taco salad on the cover - The quinoa & black bean "meat" is surprisingly, well, meaty! And delicious.
Also: Pie! I made this creamy coconut pie two weeks ago and a peach pie last weekend.
Loving: Running has been going really well! I am halfway through my training plan for the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon in late August. I've been doing the speedwork from Kara Goucher's plan which has been challenging yet awesome and confidence-building.
Also: Playing board games with Swede (and the fact that we can check out board games from the library), internet-free weekends, fresh peaches, and this series of photos of Abel.
Wearing: New glasses! You probably think they look similar to my old glasses but they are just different enough to be fun.
Also: The summer capsule wardrobe is still going strong! I haven't bought any new clothes (except for a new pair of shorts and a tank top for running) since May.
Thinking about: Social media, blogging, and the internet in general. I've mentioned in the past how I've struggled with (and ultimately quit altogether) other social media such as Facebook and Instagram. Blogging has been more personal for me than any other form of social media and I love the connections that I've made with fellow bloggers, but I still find myself getting too caught up in page views and comments and the ridiculous feeling than any given experience needs to be photographed and shared in order to be validated. I've been posting less frequently this month which I think might be a better balance for me.
Looking Forward To: My birthday is coming up on August 2nd!
That's all! What's new with you?