Currently Loving, Reading, Remembering, Sharing, and Wishing

 Today I am linking up with Anne in Residence for her Currently series.  I have spent years reading various bloggers take on Anne's monthly prompts but I have never joined in... until today! 



 loving-- Early morning sunrises on the lake, the snow covered ground, being out in nature whenever it's not feeling positively Arctic-like out there. 







 reading-- I have been reading so many great books! I am currently reading a few.  I am just finishing up the Vanishing Half and have started reading The Return, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Pieces of Me. 


remembering--
Lately I have been thinking a lot about all the field trips we would normally be going on right now.  Winter was always great for museum trips as so many schools are afraid to book field trips this time of year with our unpredictable weather so we often had the places to ourselves or we'd meet up with friend for a fun day of learning altogether.  (We visited all three of these museums-- Boston Science, Worcester history, & Yale Peabody-- in February 2019!)






sharing-- All sorts of yummy treats, foods, and recipes with my family. 







wishlisting-- I have been making a list of all the places I'd like to visit and planning all sorts of vacation possibilities... I'm not sure when I'll actually get to plan any of them in real life but here are a few of the places I'm dreaming of visiting.  

  • Bora Bora-- My husband heard of Bora Bora on the radio one day and couldn't wait to tell me all about these huts over the water.  I assured him I already knew all about them and he suggested we try and make a trip there one day just the two of us.



  • Walt Disney World (I can't help but think of those tickets we didn't get to use last year)



  • Hawaii-- I've always wanted to go and we have those airline vouchers just sitting in our account... 


  • Bermuda-- My husband's company shipped a plant over there a few years ago and I've always joked that I would volunteer to go on that service trip!


Linking up with: Mid-week link up, 




Comments

  1. Oh, I hope you are able to take a trip this year and use your unused airline tickets!

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  2. Yay! You joined in!!! :) Oooohhhh, I'm wishlisting travel too! You've got some good picks! And I miss museums too.

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    1. Yep, I did and I have next month's post bookmarked so I won't forget about it!

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  3. Love the post and the prompts. First off, your photography skills are just WOW! I am with you on dreaming about vacationing once again. I love the process of researching, planning and then going on a trip. The whole thing brings me so much joy. So I just finished the Vanishing Half and although it was fine, it really fell short for me. What did you think?

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. Aw, thank you; though the travel ones are stock photos all the rest are mine. I love the planning and researching component of vacationing too.

      I thought the Vanishing Half was OK but it definitely was not a favorite. I thought the ending just sort of ended and wasn't in love the writing style of it either.

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  4. Yes...all of those tropical pics are making me wishlist a trip too!

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    1. Anywhere with palm trees would make me happy right about now.

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  5. I've always wanted to go to the huts over the water! Bora Bora or Tahiti!

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  6. GORGEOUS pictures from your morning!! My aunt was telling me about the book, The Tattooist of Aushwist and how good it was. I should check it out.

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    1. I was blown away by the fact that is is written about a real life interview the author had with Tattooist when he was in his 80's. A very powerful story.

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  7. Let us know how you like The Return. I have it on my wish list! Love Nicholas Sparks!

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    1. I am really enjoying it! I am about 1/2 way through it and it's a great story.

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  8. What gorgeous winter photos! That iced bread too... :) And I've got on my life list to stay in one of those over-water bungalows, but right now really any travel sounds good after a year with none, and likely none to come.

    Thanks for joining in!

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting! That iced bread was pretty darn good; so good I made my husband take the second loaf to work so we wouldn't eat it all.

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  9. That's so cute, "yes dear, I know about the huts!" Hahah. I want to go to all of those places too.

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    1. LOL. There's a lot of that going on in our home.

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  10. That iced bread looks amazing.
    So does Bora Bora.
    And I want to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz; I have heard it is a fantastic book.

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    1. It is a great book! I want to read the sequel too but need a bit of break from reading all about the atrocities of Auschwitz.

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  11. The sunrises are just gorgeous! And, although I haven't been to the Peabody in a few years, I just loved the bird room!

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    1. Thank you! We are so lucky to have such amazing sunrises lately. Usually winter is pretty dull and gray.

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  12. As gorgeous as Bora Bora looks, you had me with your wintertime lake photos! Stunning! And now I'm hungry for all those treats, of course :)

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    1. LOL. Sorry! I have that same problem though. The food pictures always make me hungry.

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  13. I finished the Tattooist last year + loved it! Sending love from Hawaii!

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  14. I love that you are making lists of everywhere you want to go! That is fantastic!! I hope you get to see them all. :)

    And your photos are gorgeous!

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  15. ooh lots of yummy goodies!! I'd love to visit Hawaii someday.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thank you! We have been eating rather well this past month.

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  16. I miss Walt Disney World so much. We went in 2018 and from what I see on the Disney fan sites it's going to be so different by the time we go back.

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    1. That's why were not rushing back there even though they are open. I can't imagine paying so much for a watered down experience.

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  17. Such pretty pictures...well, of Bora Bora of course....but also of your arctic lake! I need to get my camera out more. I might appreciate winter just a tiny bit more:)

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    1. I find it does help me. At least I can see the beauty of winter even if I still don't enjoy being cold.

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  18. I'm loving your beautiful photos of the lake and the scenes in nature. I miss our homeschool days and fun field trips. It seems like we did a lot of out of house homeschooling, a great way to learn history and science through some amazing museums and historic sites.

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    1. Thank you! I think there were several years where we spent more time out of the house than inside it for sure. As they've gotten older and we've revisited so many of the same museums, zoos, parks, etc. over and over again we find that we had a few we actually knew by heart!

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  19. Those sun rises are amazing. How energizing is that! I wish we could visit museums again!

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    1. Thank you! I just learned yesterday that several of ours are opened up again.

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  20. I did not try to eat the screen. I did not try to eat the screen....LOL what yummy goodies.

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  21. Well, I need recipes for all those treats!! We love Bermuda - honeymooned there and went back for our 30th. I hope you get there one day!

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    1. The soup, chex mix, and popcorn were shared on my blog last month and the other two recipes were tagged in this post: https://www.myslicesoflife.com/2021/01/recipes-weve-been-making-this-winter.html

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  22. It has officially been a year since I travelled last. I was traveling so much that the airport felt like my second office, but since the start of a the pandemic all travel has been halted. It’s been nice to stay, literally, grounded but it’s also been a tough adjustment. Now, a year later at really miss it.

    You have some amazing trips on the horizon! I can’t wait to see the photos!

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    1. Ha! I wish! Lol. Though the longer we stayed cooped up inside I keep thinking why the heck not?

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  23. Good idea to make a list of vacations to take in the future! I miss my kids being able to go on field trips too! Such a bummer. I've heard good things about The Tatooist of Auschwitz, and I loved The Vanishing Half.

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