Loving: I know it won’t start to feel like fall until you know, Thanksgiving, but it is fall in my heart.
And in my apartment.
Eating: Will and I tried out ‘True Food Kitchen’ last Friday and it was just delightful. Fresh, yummy, adorable. Plants for days. Open shelving. A display of lemons and limes at the bar.
We like kale more than the average person, so we got both a kale salad and kale guacamole, then split the sea bass. We left not feeling like we wanted to curl up in a ball and sleep for a year (which is how we usually feel leaving a restaurant)!
Unfortunately, a nasty side effect of discontinuing my medication has been recurrent nausea- I was able to stomach my dinner, but felt, um, not so good about it later. I was going on 10 days of nausea when I went to see my acupuncturist the other day (who I see for other health reasons), and she goes ‘oh, we’ll take care of that! Two needles in my stomach later and I haven’t felt nauseous since. I also haven’t felt particularly hungry, but I’m sure that is coming back eventually (…right?).
Reading: I’ve been making my way through the Old Testament on my journey through the bible in one year. I am currently on the last few chapters of Judges and really struggling. Not so much struggling to read it consistently, it’s completely fascinating, but struggling with the WHAT!? factor. Seriously, the last couple chapters have been so.rough. Murder. Rape. Child sacrifice. More rape. Then dismemberment. Then some more murder. I want to know the full narrative of the Bible, and I want to get to know the Lord better through knowing that narrative… but man oh man, my threshold of understanding is at a low right now.
I found these two articles to be really helpful:
Eight Questions to Ask When Your Read the Old Testament
The Morality of God in the Old Testament
A quote from the second article: “As a Christian I need to grapple with why God allows any suffering, evil or death, and especially with the moral rightness of God judging people for eternity. It’s sobering to remember how much my own moral failings corrupt my ability to recognise what is right and true and perfect.”
I am also reading Eight Hundred Grapes, which is fine. I think I am having a hard time reading fiction after spending all of July-August totally immersed in The Selection Series. YA will ruin you for grown up books, you’ve been warned.
Watching: Parenthood, Jane the Virgin, and whatever is on at the gym when I’m there, which this week happened to be Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. I got very invested in Kendra’s story line and accidentally gabbed the guy’s elliptical handle thing instead of mine when she was in a shrimp de-veining competition… it got awkward and I decided to leave after that.
Parenthood is making me cry and stirring up some confusing feelings about Ray Romano, and Jane the Virgin is just plain adorable.
Listening to: I always put on this The Civil Wars CD (yes, CD) in my car come September, it feels like the leaves turning and winter coming and just makes me feel sad in a good way. You know?
Happy Friday, everyone!