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What I am Loving Right Now

Right now I am on a plane headed to Chicago for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference.

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While my true love is teaching literature, my full-time job right now is ALL about writing, so I think it will be a valuable weekend.  What is even more important about this conference is that Mumsie will be there, too!  My mom also teaches writing, so we are going to hear a lot of amazing writers talk about their craft, get a TON of free pens (I heart free stuff), and have some quality mother/daughter bonding–YAY!

I will try to blog as much as possible, but I am not sure how much time I will have.  I am excited to explore Chicago, as I have only been there twice.

In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my current favorite things:

1) Reading:

I have decided to fall back in love with reading.  I am making an effort to take time to read–I think all of the plan travel will definitely be a prime opportunity to dive into a book I picked up from the library:

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I have heard nothing but good things about this book, and I feel like a solid non-fiction book is just what I need right now.   Has anyone read Anne Lamott?

2) My bird necklace:

For Valentine’s day, Chase surprised me with this amazing necklace made by a local artist. It has two little Wren birds on a limb.  I am not a big jewelry person–my jewelry box basically consists of 19 variations of pearl necklaces and earrings–that is it.  Every time I wear it, it makes me smile!

3. Fruit and Nut mix:

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Over Christmas, I received individual serving size packages of this amazing mix from Costco–Santa really knows his trail mix! This is actually a perfect Paleo blend–but it is yummy regardless of your eating style–promise!

It is a mixture of  Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, cranberries, and dried cherries.  I have a tendency to pick out the cherries and walnuts first, but ultimately I eat it all.  It is a great snack when I am out running errands or just need something to tide me over.

 

What are you loving this week?

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About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

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  1. Super cute necklace! I love it.

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  2. I was going to book a trip to Chicago over spring break- turned out to be too expensive for life right now—– Have the most incredible time evvvvveeeer! 🙂

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  3. Have a great time in Chicago! I have never been there before, but I want to visit sometime soon,

    This has been a looong and busy week, so there barely has been any time to love something (other than my bed after a long work day!).

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  4. Ooo that necklace is cute deary 🙂 I have never been to Chicago but I hope to go one day!

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  5. That writing conference sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your time in Chicago!

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  6. Have fun in Chicago! I really want to go, especially since it’s so much closer to me in Michigan! This week I am loving the weather!

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  7. Love that necklace! And that conference sounds so fun. 🙂

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  8. You will have to fill us all in on how Chicago is. I’ve only flown through there but I’m dying to go back and explore for a weekend. Maybe if you have a good experience there I can try and squeeze it in this summer 🙂

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  9. very cute necklace! And have fun in Chicago 🙂

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  10. Have a blast in Chicago it looks gorgous!

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  11. Can’t stop thinking about this pair of polka dot flats from Madewell.. lol. Hope your conference goes well.

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  12. Adorable necklace! Good job, Chase!! I, too, pick out the cherries in trail mixes!! TJ’s has a mix my mom always gets and I definitely steal all the cherries out of it, but I don’t think she minds because she steals all the chocolate chips so it works out. 🙂

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