READING · I have been reading The Martian by Andy Weir on and off for a few months now, but I took a break from that to begin a book called Rescuing Hope: A Story of Sex Trafficking in America yesterday. I actually ended up finishing that entire book in about 4 hours, which was a first for me. I couldn't seem to put it down once the story started. It's heart-wrenching to think that similar, if not nearly identical, scenarios happen all of the time in our country. At the mention of sex trafficking, my mind automatically goes to third world countries. However, this is happening in our communities every single day. Since finishing that, I began a memoir called Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller. Seems interesting so we'll see if I stick with it.
WATCHING · Still plucking away at The X-Files on Netflix. We've refused to watch the new season until we're all caught up. G and I also began watching Battlestar Galactica on Hulu+ sometime last month. It's sci-fi, so you know I'm already a huge fan. It took G a couple episodes to get sucked in as well. Besides that, we've been keeping up with The Walking Dead every week.
LISTENING TO · Trying to find new praise + worship music. Lately, I have been listening to I Am They, Gungor and All Sons & Daughters. Heard the song below on the radio last week and instantly fell in love with it.
DISCOVERING · To count it all as joy. We were unexpectedly hit with a rather large car repair last Monday. I took our car down to have an alignment because I noticed it was pulling to the left quite a bit. Lo and behold, our control arm was completely broken and needed to be replaced. Don't worry, I had no idea what a control arm was either. The mechanic let me know how "lucky" we were because he said our tires could have caved in while we were driving, no big deal. Glad God kept us safe while we were road trippin' to the other side of the state! I couldn't help but laugh when I heard how much it would cost us. I'm just learning to go with the flow + not stress about things that are out of my control. We paid it, it's fixed. That's all that matters.
PLANNING · Another trip to New Smyrna Beach with the mister. We visited the week before last (still have to share the details). We were only able to stay one night, but definitely enjoyed our time there. It's a great little area.
CRAVING · Freaking sushi, yo. I haven't been to my favorite sushi joint in months. My friend and I tried a new place in one of the malls near us, one that serves pre-made rolls on a conveyor belt system. Each color plate represented a different price point. You just take whatever you want as it passes your table. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I'm used to. Cool experience though.
WISHING · That I had more time to spend with my friends. Everyone is always so busy these days. #adultlife.
FEELING · A little unproductive. This has been one of the most uneventful weekends that I've had in awhile. I'm just not used to relaxing this much. I did manage to purge + organize our pantry yesterday, as well as finish that book I mentioned earlier. I did a load of laundry today, but most of my afternoon was spent revamping my blog (probably why I felt the need to actually post something) and reading more. Guess I should just be thankful for the free time, because I have much to do tomorrow.
PRAYING FOR · For God to give me wisdom as to who I should vote for. I'm really at a loss and I've even been contemplating not voting at all. The candidates aren't showing me anything. I'm certain it'll boil down to picking the lesser of two evils.