Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Currently / / September

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September is birthday month in the Short household! September should bring cooler temperatures, the beginnings of Holiday season preparations and new beginnings. I'm not in school anymore, but I still think about the year according to the school calendar. Anyone else?

Reading | My Salinger Year. When I remember to set it nearby me! I would be further into my reading challenge if I read more while breastfeeding instead of watching Snapchat and Insta-stories. ;-) Right before Phoenix was born, I finished This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, Ann Patchett's collection of essays

Trying | I am doing my best to take this season one day at a time. This is nothing new for seasoned mothers, but time moves quick! My maternity leave is about half over and while I won't return full-time, I feel pressure to prepare us. Phoenix is changing daily, so it's practically impossible to know what our daily life will look like in the coming months.

Hoping | Oh, how I hope the weather continues to cool off! My ideal temperature is not in the 90s with high humidity. Is that anyones? I imagine we will embrace more days in the high 70s by the end of September.

Decorating | I don't actually decorate outside of the Christmas season. Our apartment is small and already feels cramped, but I love lighting seasonal candles! What candles are you burning?

To-do listing | Keeping up with housework is harder than I anticipated. Phoenix rarely lets me set him down while remaining blissfully entertained. I fit in laundry, blogging and cleaning whenever I can within tiny incremental windows!

Linking with Anne and Beth.

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