Better late than never, I'm linking up with Farley for this month's Currently:
Listening: My dog snoring by my feet. As bad as it is for my allergies, I love being able to snuggle up with the dogs now that we're back in Chicago with my parents. I missed both my babies!
Loving: I finally got the ring and artwork I inherited from my grandma, who passed away in February. The ring is a star sapphire, which she got from my grandpa when my mom was a kid and wore pretty much every day on her right ring finger. I got it re-sized this weekend and plan to wear it always and remember her.
I also inherited a really cool painter's pallet, which was used by my great-great-grandmother. My grandma hung it on the wall in her bedroom where I admired it for years. I loved all the remnants of paint left on the pallet, how they tell the stories of all her years of painting. I was beyond excited when my aunt decided she no longer wanted it, and my mom snagged it for me, knowing how much I loved it.
Thinking: about how nice it is to be in Chicago. It's been great to catch up with family and friends, and we've been extremely busy seeing everyone. It's so much more convenient to be home when it's not a holiday because everyone else is actually available to see us too! And things are only getting better now that most of my friends are done teaching for the summer.
Wanting: to get out of our current lease in Baton Rouge. Somehow, we ended up signing a contract that ends July 31, even though that's 13-months, and we didn't know it until we submitted our Intent to Vacate paperwork. We need to move before Joel starts work... so we're grasping for ideas here.
Needing: to find a teaching job. The market here is just as bad as when I left, but I need to figure out something... even if it means I'm subbing. I still need to be hired someplace.
3 Vacay Essentials: iphone for mapping, photos, and audiobooks; swim suit for my days lounging on a beach; and sunscreen because my German-Irish heritage results in crazy sunburns, even after I get a tan. :)