Currently August 2016

Currently August 2016

Currently | 8.18.16

Watching | The Harry Potter series.
> We had only seen 1, 2 and 4 so we are currently in the middle of a Harry Potter marathon to see the whole series. I was so surprised to see Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame in #3, but I then realized the movie came out three years before the Twilight series, still is was funny to see!

Maybe not having a good internet (or any internet at all) was a blessing. Our satellite TV was not impacted and we were able to watch both the Republican and Democratic conventions in their entirety. I believe it is important to listen to both sides and it is particularly interesting for Mr. Misadventures who is voting in his first Presidential election.

As if we weren't getting enough politics we also watched Season 2 of Madam Secretary, I love Tea Leoni and Tim Daly in this series.

Reading | Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig.
> I just started this Gone With the Wind offshoot. I read a couple of mindless romance novels, a murder mystery and two historical cookbooks while we were in Newport without internet.

Working On | Prepping for the road.
> While we are in Portland we are prepping for the next eight weeks. We will be traveling to places that don't have a large urban presence so we are making sure we have everything we need for the next two months.

Feeling | Satisfied!.
> Portland is filling the large foodie void I have been experiencing after many months on the road in remote places and spaces. I've got a wishlist and we are working our way through it. Also just the variety available to us in terms of stores, etc. makes us feel right at home in Portland.

Planning | The future.
> We don't want to ruin our sabbatical by worry too much about getting jobs, etc. next year but we are starting to make early plans for returning to Portland to live in February. Reality will be knocking on our door again soon and we are Type-A and want to know what we are doing (to a certain extent).

Loving | Portland.
> This city already feels like home and we have enjoyed our time over the last week and half…except for the 90-degree weather. I know that this only happens a few days a year, so I will forgive them for the moment. But this little-big city on the water has got the vibe and lifestyle that Mr. Misadventures and I love.

My Favorite Photo | Strawberry Hill Beach Tidepool.

Strawberry Hill Beach Tidepool

> We had SO much fun at the tidepools on a near-daily basis while staying in Florence. We watched seal/sea lions with their pups every morning and climbed all over the rocks to find sea stars, mussels, sea urchins, anemones, it was incredible!

What is CURRENTLY going on with you?

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  1. Nothing too much going on with me lately. Just being the chauffeur for my Mom. And I’m still trying to catch up on all the books I will be reviewing.

  2. Neely Moldovan says:

    I just watched a Harry Potter marathon. Always so good!

  3. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I just back back from a vacation visiting relatives. It was so nice to reconnect with family! I don’t have anything planned for the weekend so probably, I will just sleep in and recharge.

  4. We are in the first week of back to school and trying to get used to our new schedule. So far things are running smoothly.

  5. Nicole Escat says:

    I think I a new planner, because first week of August to me was really hectic. I’ll have to work more and do the home duties.

  6. Jessica Harlow says:

    Harry Potter is one of my family’s favorites and it’s often being replayed at our house! lol And, I really love your favorite photos…just gorgeous colors and texture!

  7. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says:

    I love Harry Potter! I have seen all of the movies a number of times. I recommend you read the new book which is the screenplay for the current show in London.

  8. Judy Thomas says:

    I was told that Game of Thrones was good and had not seen a single episode so when my kids went on holiday I binge watched 6 seasons till I caught up! I loved it and can not stop watching now 🙂

  9. April Monty says:

    Harry Potter books are awesome ,I like the movies if course but the books are way better

  10. Sound great! We’re currently busy planning a trip to the Cotswolds to explore some English history!

  11. Elizabeth o says:

    I love your list of items, things you did and places shared. That last photo is beautiful!

  12. Dotty J Boucher says:

    Beautiful picture down below and their is always something to prep or get ready for, I still have yet to watch
    the Harry Potter movies, I had hoped over this summer but this summer is almost gone LOL.

  13. I think I mentioned before that Justin is really interested in moving to Portland when he retires. I always thought that city was a little over-rated, but knowing you might be settled there by then, plus my sister-in-law, plus Britany from TBS… it’s starting to look better and better! After all, if some of my favorite people are there, it definitely can’t be bad.