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Currently …

(Does it count that I wrote this one a couple days ago?)

scale at French Creek Marina

digging (as in liking): the utterly beautiful backsplash I chose and that was finally installed yesterday

drinking: my usual morning cappuccino

listening: my go-to radio station, CBC (did you read my previous post by any chance?)

reading: Room by Emma Donahue which is our current book club selection (and studying musical notes in the evening)

feeling: so content

weather: a wonderfully calm, foggy morning

foggy day at the Coast Guard station

foggy day at the Coast Guard station

my new favourite thing:  homemade kale chips (how can something so good for us be so darn easy to make and taste so delicious!)

wishing: you know, I don’t wish for a lot. I love what I have

thinking: how much better I’m progressing in my piano lessons

grateful for: all the homegrown produce that is so abundant here (so I made a batch of pickled beets this week)

pickled beets

loving: that we’ve had such an extended and very warm summer

looking forward to: more foggy days

excited: for my son and hoping he gets the house he put an offer on not too long ago

busy: filling in for the book club coordinator and helping to get a new book club started; organizing a kayak club for Newcomer’s; getting rid of some unnecessary ‘stuff’; daily dog training sessions (yes, that goes on until the end of October); homemaking.

NOW YOU … tell me what you’re most pleased about this past week.

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lisa - September 20, 2013 - 4:44 pm

How much I enjoyed reading this, Diane!
I love pickled beets too, and they’re good for you!
Not sure about kale chips, but they sure sound interesting.
It sounds like you had a wonderful week. I had a very busy one, but now I have the weekend to look forward to, and for that I am grateful. 🙂

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Sherry Smyth - September 20, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Love those pickled beets!!! And the foggy photo…it’s that time of year! Very foggy here today — muggy as well. My week has been crazy upside-down and then cold germs began to infiltrate…but it hasn’t kept me down — a little purging and tidying, a little chatting and time with friends, a little wine, a little chai latte and thinking ahead to what autumn is going to hold in store for me.

Sherry at Still and All - September 21, 2013 - 6:25 am

Glad the backsplash worked out so well. Our beets did not grow well this year (rats) but the carrots did. Loving honey crisp apples and setting up my photography room and spending an afternoon with friends I had not seen for a long time — and then finding out I sold three images through Getty! Been meaning to try those kale chips. Love your foggy shots by the water!

Jennifer - September 27, 2013 - 7:50 am

I would like to do a post like yours. It seems like it would be such a fun exercise to reply to the one word prompts. I love that you are taking piano lessons. Once upon a long time ago I played the clarinet- badly. In high school, I was a member of three bands no less. Though I have no gift for it I love music making.
Sundays on CBC radio is my absolute favourite. I have wanted to read The Room by Emma Donahue. You’ll have to let us know if you enjoyed it.