So it’s summer and I find myself forgetting to post blogs (oops).
I read a lot of “currently” blog posts from other people, where they talk about what they’ve been doing recently. So for today, since I’ve got a book deadline and homework, I thought I’d toss together one of my own.
Here we go!
The Selection series by Kiera Cass.
A couple years late to this party, I know, but when these books were published I was doing stuff like surviving college, getting into grad school, publishing a book, etc. BUT NOW I’m reading it and liking it so much. It’s like Esther meets The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games without all of the carnage. It’s worth reading.
I’m also excited because book 5 just came out, so I can eat the whole series this summer, rather than waiting for the next one to come out. Currently, I just finished The Elite.
Podcasts! Love a good podcast!
Right now, I mainly keep up with “That Sounds Fun” (Annie F. Downs) and “hope*writers” (Emily P. Freeman and others).
They’re free and automatically download to my phone, so they’re waiting for me as soon as they’re released. I listen to them while I’m getting ready to leave the house, cleaning, or driving around town.
The sequel to All of This! My goal is to have the first draft finished by the end of June. Oh my word.
Netflix, of course. But I’m currently re-watching a series I’ve already seen (trying to study plot and character arcs and all that stuff…and calling it “research”), while looking for another series to watch.
A couple weeks ago, I went to a friend’s apartment for lunch and we had iced peppermint tea. I’m pretty religious about drinking Southern sweet tea, like, always. But iced mint tea sweetened with honey is unbelievably light and delicious. And healthier!
Here’s my method:
- Bring water to a boil and brew tea bags (for a half gallon of tea, I use 4-5 regular teabags).
- Pour into pitcher.
- Add honey and stir (I guesstimate on the amount. A couple of tablespoons, probably).
- Fill pitcher the rest of the way with cool water.
- Stir again.
- Serve over ice.
That’s it! The main thing to remember is to mix in the honey before you add cool water, otherwise it globs up and doesn’t mix well. #experience
NOT jeans and cardigans! It’s been chilly at school pretty much since August, and the classrooms are chilly too, so that’s all I’ve worn. I’m extra appreciative of t-shirts and gym shorts right now.
Weird category, I know. But listen: I got an essential oil diffuser for my birthday last month, which was perfect timing because I was recovering from a bad cough. I’ve got several oils, which I alternate between at night. My current favorites are peppermint and eucalyptus.
I’m not obsessed with the whole essential oils movement, but I’m a big-time fan of my diffuser.
So there we go. A quick recap of what’s been going on the past couple of weeks.
Until next time,
Let’s talk: What have you been up to recently?