Currently

I don't do these types of posts often, but when I do, I weirdly and inexplicably remind myself of the post-Teen Mom season recap episodes — you know, the "Check-Up with Dr. Drew." Which is upsetting because I guess then I'm aligning myself with either a train-wreck of a teenage mom (come ON, Janelle.) or a pretty universally regarded quack of a doctor. You didn't need to know all that whatsoever, but now you do, and maybe I'm sorry but maybe also you're welcome, who even knows anymore. Here's what I'm currently..

Making // Time. Decisions. Compromises. And turkey chili tonight. This time of year is my favorite time to get in the kitchen — a pot of chili or soup pretty much every week. Nothing like warming your body and soul from the inside out.

Anticipating // My chiropractor appointment tomorrow. After two 5-hour drives in a stick Jeep to and from Cape Cod, plus sleeping two nights on a mattress older than me, plus the weight of the world that was pushed onto my shoulders last week, I'm kinked up. Need that magic touch, ya know what I'm saying? Besides that, I'm anticipating this weekend of football, family, food, and fun!

Learning // To let go and relax. At least, I'm trying to. Learning to be more present and take care of what's in front of me right. now. rather than look ahead to everything I have to worry about in the days to come. There's nothing to worry about. There's nothing else to plan. There is only to enjoy now.

Listening to // My latest Spotify creation, a coffeehouse-esque type playlist. I told you guys I particularly love smoky-dingy-back-room-at-a-club singer/songwriter type stuff. On repeat now are the musical stylings of Norah Jones, Michael Buble, The Sweet Remains, Boy & Bear, Ben Harper, James Morrison, Jack Johnson and others of their ilk. It's a fun time.

Wearing // Patterns on patterns on patterns. I don't really know or very much care if it's "done right." I haven't worn jeans in ages and I'm more comfortable than anyone I know. AND you can always spot my legs in a crowd. Monday's ensemble:
Plotting // The rest of my October adventures. November ones too. Some medium to large changes that are looming on the life-as-I-know-it front. An outline, because every year I get thisclose right before I talk myself out of NaNoWriMo. (I'm definitely not doing it this year. I'd probably die if I did. But at least that it's coming is lighting a fire under me to do something with my creative writing. Because I totally needed something else to do.)

What are you up to?

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  1. I hate wearing jeans too. I think they are so uncomfortable.
    Hopefully things will calm down and turn around for you. I am so sorry that it's been a stressful time.

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  2. Give me a pair of comfortable pants, without buttons or zippers, or give me death. Add a few Langhorne Slim & The Law songs to that playlist. Start with "Fire" and "Past Lives" and let me know what you think.

    Unless you've already heard them, then...hmmm...I got nothing.

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  3. I need to get myself some more leggings. You have the right idea.

    Yum to turkey chili- I have work dinners every night this week but am adding that to the list for very soon!

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  4. I always love reading these types of posts-- your spotify list sounds perfect and now I'm craving listening to some Ben Harper and Norah Jones too. I had every intention of doing NaNoWriMo last year, and I definitely still have the document saved in my computer, but I don't think I ever made it very far in- it seems crazy that it's already almost November again. I hope your chiropractor appointment has you feeling better soon!

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  5. I have never been to the chiropractor and I so want to go - if only to really feel the cracking of my back into place LOL!! Love your patterns - keep rocking them!

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  6. I tried to put jeans on the other day and noped right out of them. However, Forever 21 has stretchy jeans (not jeggings although i've seen them there too) for like $8. But leggings for $2-$3. Just sayin'.

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  7. i don't mind jeans but then i discovered jeggings and that changed my life.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  8. you should also add james vincent mcmorrow!

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  9. write a novel in a month? jeepers! i wish i could wear your outfit all day everyday, stupid work. and yay chiro! i have been listening to the pride and prejudice soundtrack on spotify for like 3 weeks straight. i know i know crazy but really its the perfect music to listen to because its like classic ish (cant be classic if its not even 10 years old right?) and no words and just soothing and fabulous.

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  10. I LOVE patterns but I'm so bad at wearing them!! I always get nervous that I'm not styling the patterned scarf/top correctly (way too lame to attempt patterned pants) so I usually go with solid colors. LIFE OF EXCITEMENT OVER HERE.

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  11. more than anything i love creating playlists on spotify for myself.

    also looove those tights!

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  12. I was always so nervous about the chiro, but after I went for the first time, I loved it!

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  13. Mmmm chili!!! Your coffee house playlist sounds AWESOME!!! And especially perfect for fall days!

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  14. I can't wait to bust out my reindeer patterned leggings :-) When it actually gets out of the 80's down here boooooo

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  15. i totes love those patterned leggings and i totes bought a pair very similar!!! i may just dig up in my suitcase to find it ... HAHA needless to say I love!

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  16. Okay so first I just have to get out of the way that I love Dr. Drew...or at least I love Dr. Drew circa 1995-2005 (the Adam Carolla Loveline years, which I listen to regularly...which is probably the weirdest fact about me). I don't really know what he's been up to lately but I know people hate him and think he's crazy so I'm just going to stay in my Loveline bubble.
    Anyway moving on from that random comment...
    I can't bring myself to wear leggings as real clothes. I JUST started wearing them like 2 months ago (late to the party, heyyyy) so I only have ones that are kind of see through and from the Target underwear section.

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  17. but really Janelle, what is WRONG WITH YOU!

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