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You go Glen Coco!

Drinking: iced water. (Not coffee, for once! The boyfriend would be proud.)

Loving: the month of December, and all of the wonderful things that come with it. Christmas decorations, tacky sweater parties, spiked eggnog! Oh, the joy!

Reading: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin. I've been reading this novel for months, y'all. It's so dense. And not at all like the lovely movie (which is why I picked it up in the first place). Oh well, I'll finish it someday. But honestly, I'd much rather be nose-deep in this book instead.

Also worth mentioning, I just finished reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It's one of those Young Adult Fiction must-reads, and *bonus* it'll only take you an hour (or two, if you're slow like me).

Stressing over: what to wear to a friend's outdoor wedding this weekend. 

My little black and white patterned frock, perhaps? Nah, this gal's pale winter skin needs some color to contrast. Orrrr, how about the red lacy long-sleeved number I just bought at Express? So festive! Erm, on second thought, I reserved that one for Christmas Eve. (I can't wear one dress twice in the same month, can I?) Ooo, my striped sweater tunic could work! It's both classy and comfortable. Well, maybe not. Texas weather is too risky; with my luck, it'll be 80 degrees outside. Pleated coral flare dress, it is... But wait, is coral too summery a color?

Sigh. Time to flip a coin.

Thankful for: God's grace. 

Listening to: "The Magic of Christmas Day" by Celine Dion, via Pandora.

Learning: to be fiscally responsible (although, let's be honest, the holidays are the worst time to attempt frugality).

And a little bonus fun fact: I'm currently hooked on SheReadsTruth, a daily devotional website created by a handful of Christian women. I, for one, am pretty terrible at remembering to take some "quiet time" each day for spiritual meditation. Even when I do intentionally sit down to read my Bible, I don't know where to start. (In my lofty quests to read His Word from cover-to-cover, I've never made it past Numbers—and trust me, you can only read the book of Genesis so many times before the stories become repetitive.) Now that I have the SRT app downloaded on my phone, I can easily devote a little bit of time everyday to delve into the beauty of God's love letter to us.

P.S. The title of this post has nothing to do with anything. Except my love for Mean Girls, which randomly popped in my head while I was thinking of an appropriate title.

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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm a 27-year-old writer, whole foodie, and wannabe world traveler currently residing in Dallas, TX. Welcome to my little corner of the internet, where I chronicle my everyday adventures, both at home and abroad. Stay awhile!