still around {taking notes: august 1st, 2018}

Happy August 1st! How is it that we are already in August? This summer is flying by. In a little over a month, my baby will be ONE and I still can't believe it. 
So, this week. It was a crazy one. I had a lot of work to do, and since that work is writing, sometimes it makes the additional writing for blogging a bit too much. Anyway, blogging went on the back burner for a few days, but now I'm back, and with a Taking Notes post, no less. 
So, currently: 

Outdoors: it's early morning, and I have a few windows open. I can hear cars driving by, a few birds singing, and the sun is rising.

Around the house: the babies are sleeping (Piper woke at 4:00am and then went back to sleep, now I'm wide awake), sump pumps are running, and I'm smelling coffee and fresh cut grass (from last night) outside.

Drinking: coffee. I'm still on my first cup, and I'm sure I'm going to need at least a couple more after I'm done with this one. 4:00am is just a little too early for me these days.

Reading: I've been reading this, but I'm also reading this and this. Seems like my life is made up of juggling multiple reads. And I'm fine with that. 

Wearing: p.j's? It's way too early to be dressed right now, unless you are at work. 

Making: honestly, I haven't been in a "making" mood lately. We've been so busy it seems and I just haven't felt inspired to do anything. Does cleaning count though? Because I've been doing a LOT of that. Getting rid of stuff, sorting through books, and clothes, and basically everything in our house. 

Thinking: have you seen the giveaway that I posted on Instagram? It's for a beautiful book that I love about motherhood. It's one of my favorites and I wanted to share a copy of it with someone else. You can enter here

Loving: how big and adorable little Piper Mae has become! She's officially a toddler (walking everywhere) and it's the cutest. She talks a lot more now too, and plays, and actually has a personality and a sense of humor. Okay, but more on that Friday, when I post her eleven-month update. 

if I can make it to the library this week. It's been way too long since I've gone, and I know that I have items waiting on hold for me. Plus, Adri loves going and playing with all the puzzles. I might be able to sneak and trip in this afternoon.

Planning: out the rest of my week. Today sister Julia is coming over and we have some errands to run. Then I have some packing to do because I'm taking a trip down to Connecticut for the weekend with the two girls (Adam has to work and can't go with us). We leave tomorrow and will be gone until Sunday or Monday.

Have a lovely Wednesday!