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Currently Vol 3

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thinking About: Comparison has been a struggle for this week. Normally this isn't a big issue for me, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Sam and I spent nearly our entire eating out budget by the 6th of this month, when the month had barely even started! We've been doing really well with eating at home since then, but it seems like everyone on Facebook is eating out and posting loads of photos and then I get jealous. Partly I'm mad at myself for spending so much money in a short period of time, but the other part of me is looking at all these photos and wondering how people can afford to eat out so much. Sam has pointed out to me that we don't know what other people's lives are really like. They could be thousands of dollars of debt for all I know. I keep trying to remind myself of this, and not get caught up in the comparison game.

Reading: Earlier this week I read Taken by Tuesday. I've read the other books in the series and this was a quick and fun read.

I also read What Alice Forgot, and I loved it!

Currently reading Big Little Lies

Listening To: Sam playing the guitar.

Loving: Everything pumpkin! I mentioned last week all the pumpkin recipes we had planned, and I made them all! Yesterday, we had pumpkin french toast for breakfast and pumpkin quesadillas for dinner. It was a perfect pumpkin day! I went to Aldi's to stock up on pumpkin. I bought 12 cans. Sam seems to think that was an unreasonable amount. I disagree.

Thankful For: Modern medicine! I've had a migraine on and off since Sunday last week and it's been just awful! I told Sam on Thursday that if I had another migraine then I would go to my Dr for migraine shots. I really don't like shots or needles, so obviously the pain was bad for me to willingly ask for shots! On Friday I went to bed at 8:00 pm and didn't wake up until 11:00 am. Finn is always super cuddly when I'm not feeling well, and Friday was no exception.

Eating: We had so many delicious recipes this week! Sam and I both loved Arugula Bacon Pizza, loosely based off this Barefoot Contessa recipe.

Wearing: Nail polish! I go through phases of wearing nail polish and then not wearing it. Shades of green and orange/coral are my go-to colors.

Photographing: My sweet Finn, my favorite subject!

Linking up with:
A Mama Collective
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12 Responses to “Currently Vol 3”

  1. I would agree that those people who are eating out a lot are probably in debt. You don't want to go there. I hope you are feeling much better.

  2. Came over from A Mama Collective. I thought the Comparison is the Thief of Joy graphic was so beautiful. Comparison is something I really struggle with as well, so seeing this on your blog this morning served as a great reminder for me. Thank you!

  3. Comparison is so evil. Mind draining, heart wrenching evil. I find myself comparing my life to others way to often and end up getting emotional in the process. I have to actively tell myself NOT TO, because my life is blessed and beautiful. And so is yours :)

  4. You're very right, comparison is a thief of joy! Especially on social media, where others only present bits and pieces of their life that in their opinion are most appealing. So overall a lot of people like to show a more "glamorous" lifestyle on sites like pinterest and Facebook, while in reality their actual life is nowhere close to that. That pizza you made looks SO good :)

  5. This is so true Kasi! It's easy to feel like everyone else's life is so much better than mine when I'm comparing myself to their Facebook highlight reel. Reality is much different and we don't always see that stuff on social media!

  6. I try to remind myself to this daily, Valerie! I do have many blessings and a great life. comparison is such an emotional process and I have to be very proactive about pulling myself away from that trap.

  7. You're welcome Emily. I think this is something that all of us struggle with. Social media has put such an emphasis on perfection that we tend to forget that everyone has their own struggles.

  8. I just bought a new green polish from the Sally Hansen no lamp gel line. I've read other bloggers saying that it lasts perfectly for a week, so I'm giving it a try. I've been painting my nails since I was 6 years old. I don't really have any tips because I've just been doing it for so long! Whenever I get a little polish on my nails, I tip a q-tip into a tiny bit of nail polish remover and gently rub it on my skin where I got the polish. Maybe that will help when you make mistakes!

  9. Comparison is joy-vacuum! Sounds like y'all had an amazing menu at home, though! That bacon arugula pizza - yum! Hope your migraine is gone. They are so very terrible. I know some people swear by essential oils and then I met with a chiro briefly and she said that chiropractor helped her never have migraines again which is why she became a chiro in the first place (she struggled with them all through adolescence). I've only had one so I can't speak to either of these, but I do hope you find relief! And yes, you can *never* have too much pumpkin. Never.

  10. That does seem like a lot of pumpkin, but 'tis the season. ;) Also, I love your nail polish! Green is my favorite color, but I think the only green polishes I've ever had are chartreuse and turquoise. I need more!

  11. I have been thinking about seeing a chiropractor and this gives me the motivation to do it! I've tried lavender for migraines and that did nothing for me. I'm not sure if there are any other oils that would work. I'll have to look in to this. Thanks!

  12. Yes! I have at least 5 shades of green polish. I love that bright colored polish is in right now!


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