I am always looking for ways to capture right now. After all these, right now is my life, after all. I found this meme on Ali Edwards’ beautiful blog, and loved it. I’m so curious about what’s on … in your world right now too!
Vanity – I don’t have a vanity. I’m not totally sure what a vanity is?
Perennial to-do list – Laundry. There is always laundry to do. And Whole Foods. I cannot walk out of that place without forgetting something.
Refrigerator Shelves – 1% milk, rice milk, Greek yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, pineapple, sliced up red pepper, a bottle of homemade green juice.
Itinerary – Our annual trip to Legoland this summer, and our traditional family trip to Vermont for a week in August.
Fantasy Itinerary – At a dinner recently a friend asked everyone to go around the table and say the one place they most want to visit. That was easy for me: the Galapagos. I want to go there, and soon, because I know my animal-obsessed daughter will love it.
Playlist – I don’t listen to music other than in the car (Mumford & Sons, James Taylor, One Day by Matisyahu, songs from Brave, The Story by Brandi Carlile, Home by Phillip Phillips) and when running (top 40 all the way: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Pink).
Nightstand – A stack of magazines. A framed picture of Matt and me at a friend’s wedding a month after we were married. A heart-shaped glass dish that Grace gave me with chapsticks and ear plugs in it. A copy of Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening. An alarm clock. A notepad and pen.
Workout Plan – 5:30am runs 4(ish) days a week. Yoga or Pilates when I can figure out how to jam that in.
iPhone – Instagram, Twitter, Words with Friends, Ruzzle. I am lame and mostly use email and text. So 2006!
Top 5 List – Poetry, the sky, baggy Lululemon studio pants, notes from Grace, Whit’s laughter.
Bucket List – Write a book, fly in a helicopter, go to Alaska, St Petersburg, the Grand Canyon, be able to do a handstand in the middle of the room.
Mind – The bewildering state of the world, lines from poems by Stanley Kunitz and Adrienne Rich, whether my children will grow up into nuclear winter with a trashed environment and violence all around them, will I ever get my inbox under control, my grandfather as Princeton reunions near.
Walls of your Favorite Room in Your House – A large memo board with photographs of Grace, Whit, my godchildren, my nieces and nephews, my bridesmaids, and my best friends as well as a couple of quotations (The Work by Wendell Berry), notes from three special people, and a string of small prayer beads. A large framed print that says “LOVE” and three small prints that say, respectively, “we are all made of stars,” “peace, be still,” and “you are so loved.”
Liquor Shelf – Sauvignon blanc, French red wine, vodka, gin, tonic, Mount Gay rum, and ginger beer.
Last Credit Card Statement – Lots of things. Airline tickets, Whole Foods, crewcuts, Amazon. I could go on.
Screensaver – Scrolling photographs from the last year in iPhoto. I often sit and watch it when I return to my desk.
TV Every Night –The TV isn’t turned on every night. When Matt’s home, he sometimes watches sports. I’m waiting for Homeland to come back!
What’s on your …?