Currently, October 2021

October 6, 2021

It’s been a while since I remembered to hop into Anne’s Currently linkup. August was TERRIBLE and early September is NEVER fun. It’s nice to back in the swing of things.

This month’s words are: borrowing, buying, prepping, planning, and reading. I’m taking a little creative liberty and switching the order so that my answers flow a little better.

buying a few business-casual fall tops. My fall 2019 wardrobe was old to begin with. Winter/Fall 2020 I lived in sweatshirts and waffle henleys, but now that it’s Fall 2021 I am craving a bit more polished comfort. Lightweight knit sweaters seem to fit the bill for that, because they look nice on Zoom and I can pair them with leggings and be able to run to the grocery store after work. My inspiration comes from Natasha @ Moody Girl and Kendi Everyday.

prepping for my mother-in-law’s arrival next month. I mentioned this in passing a few months ago, but WM’s mom is coming to live with us next month. If things go right with her house sale, that is. It should. She is living alone in Michigan, we have a house with extra rooms. Why not? There are other Reasons, of course, that I’m not going to go into but this is a win-win for all of us. It requires a lot of…

planning! She’ll be moving into what was our guest room, and we’re going to put a Murphy bed in the craft room for guests. All of that means we’ve been sorting/purging/donating clothes and items for months. We might have to have cable run upstairs for a 2nd TV that right now is Roku-only and to give us a stronger internet signal. We definitely have to replace the 2-prong outlets with 3-prong outlets! Probably should expand the driveway to account for 3 cars. And look into a loveseat/chaise or maybe just a chaise for me to make room for another recliner downstairs. So much planning!

borrowing a quote from Ted Lasso: “I love meeting people’s moms. It’s like reading an instruction manual as to why they’re nuts.” Don’t worry, I’ve met my MIL before. But this is so thematically fitting.

sad Kim and her study materials
So much reading.

reading my books for December’s CAE exam. It’s a lot. It’s a lot! Studying is going well but knowledge retention is finally happening which is even better.

Past Currentlys (Pastlys?): July 2021 | June 2021 | May 2021 | April 2021 (erroneously titled April 2020) | March 2021

Happy birthday to the lovely Kristen! She’s such a bright spot in our family! <3

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  • The Lovely Kristen October 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks! <3

    Also, where do you get your leggings? 😀

    • Kimberly October 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      They are Vera Wang leggings from Kohl’s. I love them because they are hold up well and aren’t see through.

  • Natasha October 7, 2021 at 5:40 am

    Okay, that Ted Lasso quote has me laughing out loud!!! Although in my case, I think you’d need to meet my dad to understand me 🙂

    • Kimberly October 13, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Haha! I’m an equal dose of both nutty parents.

  • Anthea October 7, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Good luck with all the planning and prepping and all the best for your exam in December.

    • Kimberly October 13, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you!

  • ShootingStarsMag October 7, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Hah I love that quote! And definitely lots of planning for your MIL to move in, but I hope that all goes well.

    • Kimberly October 13, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you! I think it’ll be ok.

  • Carolyn October 7, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Good luck with exams and the big move/arrival!
    We’ve often talked about a Murphy bed for our cottage. I’d love to hear how your install goes!

    • Kimberly October 13, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      It makes a lot of sense for something that’s only used occasionally. Fingers crossed this all works out.

  • Joanne October 9, 2021 at 5:56 am

    Hope all goes well with the move of your MIL. My MIL just moved in two houses over from us and for right now it’s the perfect design! Close enough we can help out whenever she needs it but she gets her own quiet space away from everyone.

    • Kimberly October 13, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      I think we’re going to be okay. Right? We’ll be okay. I’m SURE we’ll be okay. Totes ok.