It’s Friday!

I think I will wrap up this week with a “Currently” entry. I use the Happy Planner for my day-to-day planning and scheduling. I have other planners and journals as well—one for school to keep track of lessons, meetings, classes, and the like; another for a more detailed bullet journal; and a third to keep track of my steps toward business. I like the Happy Planner that I’m using because it has a “Currently” list at the beginning of each month.

So, CURRENTLY, I am. . .

Reading: I just finished Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering. It is the fifth in the Drew Farthering detective series. I enjoyed it, and it kept me guessing until I could stand it no longer, and I peeked at the end. Even though I discovered the solution to the mystery, there was one twist I didn’t expect.

I’m also reading several books on business planning: The Right Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee; The Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Sonoma Bean, in particular. I’m also reading parts of The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon by Julia Cameron and others, as well as two books by Eric Maisel: Life Purpose Boot Camp and Become a Creativity Coach Now! These books are informing my decisions regarding my becoming my own boss.

And of course, there are a few Regency romances in the mix—too many to name.

Planning: Sometimes I think the question is what am I NOT planning? Of course there is the business planning (more later). But the big thing I am planning for May is a dinner to honor Sherry and my son Aaron with close friends and family who were unable to attend their wedding. I may be an introvert at heart, but I do enjoy being with family (for small doses!).

Watching: I am not a Netflix or Hulu binge watcher (unless my older son is home), but I have several shows that I do watch routinely when I can: Elementary, a modern take on the Sherlock Holmes character; NCIS, NCIS LA, and NCIS New Orleans; Bull, and  Dancing with the Stars. I have just started watching Grey’s Anatomy this season, and it is becoming a regular. Criminal Minds is also on my list. I will be glad when the mystery of who is framing Spenser Reed is completely solved. (Wednesday night’s episode went a LONG way in answering the question!) I’m not sure I like the dark turn that Spenser Reed’s character is taking. I liked the boyish, naïve Reed!

Drinking: Blenheim’s Hot Ginger Ale. It is made right here in South Carolina, and it is the best. After drinking this ginger ale, all other ginger ales taste like a “drink of water,” as my father would say about things that were wet but relatively tasteless. During the last couple of weeks, I’ve had bronchitis and sinusitis, and Blenheim’s was one of the few things I could taste.

Loving: I have a rather eclectic taste in music, but lately, I am really loving the music of the duo Marion Hill. They are featured on some commercial singing their song “Down.” I like the jazz feel to their music. I made a Marion Hill channel on Pandora.

There isn’t a category for this, but I am enjoying playing the piano again, but I am having to do some serious practice! I have been asked to play for a wedding in December. I figure if I start learning the music now, by December, I will be comfortable with it. I am so proud of my Betsy Ross spinet made in the 1930s by the Lester Piano Company, now out of business. When I received it as a gift from some dear friends who attend my church, I had it tuned. The tuner was amazed that it was in such good condition! There are a few worn pads, which cause some “clicking.” But you know, it gives the piano some character. (You can see the keyboard in the banner image above!)

I would love to know what is currently in your lives!

By Olivia Fulmer

I am the OliviaIrene of OliviaIrene Photography. I am a photographer, a teacher, a story teller. I use this space to tell stories of life, family, and faith through words and images. I'd love to share your stories as well. Join me in this journey.

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