The Siberian American: Currently: September 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Currently: September 2016

I decided to move the post I planned for today to next week because the lighting in my house is horrible today, so I thought I would do a currently post since it’s been a long time since I’ve done one.

Our trip to Tennessee and North Carolina! I’m so ready to spend a week exploring such a beautiful part of the country.

Excited Texas has had its first dose of fall! On Monday, it was in the 60s, and yesterday it was in the 70s. I’m not hopeful it will last, but I am hoping we won’t hit 100 again!

I just finished one of the worst books I’ve read this year, so I need to start something good today. I’m thinking of reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch since so many of you have liked it!

I am so excited all the fall shows are back! We haven’t watched any yet, but I know we have Quantico and The Blacklist on our DVR.

Lipsense. I had been invited to several Facebook groups and didn’t really expect to buy any, but I tried some at the conference this weekend and fell in love. I pretty much want all the colors now!

All the chips and salsa. I can’t get enough of Tex-Mex since we moved back. We definitely missed it.

About my health. That same area where it hurt when I had my stent in has started to hurt again, which makes me nervous. I’m not ready to press the panic button yet. I’m hoping it’s just my body adjusting to life without the stent.

Well, I left the vendor fair with a Lipsense starter kit (a gloss, a color, and Oops remover), and yesterday, I purchased four more colors and another gloss. (Yay for Mercari and getting things cheaper. If you don’t use it yet, it’s a great online marketplace! I like it better than Poshmark. Also, if you use the code DUSVZT, we both get $2 in credits!) I also got the dress from Lularoe I had mentioned on Snapchat. I seriously went from not buying anything for months to wanting to buy all the things. I’ve been wanting a few new tops for our trip, too, but I’m trying to be good.


  1. Ooh I need to try lip sense! I keep hearing so many good things about it!

  2. It's so great that you'll be able to travel again soon! Just out of curiosity, which book are you reading now?

  3. Yay for each of our trips to Tennessee! I'm super excited to be going in the fall. Since I lost my book list I just added Dark Matter to my new one.

  4. That sounds like such a fun trip! I really love Tennessee, and I've been wanting to visit North Carolina for ages! Are you going to Asheville?! :) I have been reading a lot recently, and I have enjoyed most of the books, which isn't always the case. Trying to whittle down that netgalley queue but I keep requesting more... eep. hehe Hope your boxy adjusts soon and it's just a transitional pain. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  5. Hope your health is doing ok! I read Dark Matter and liked it. Very different and a little weird, but still very entertaining!

  6. My friend just moved to Raleigh and I cannot wait to visit. It's beautiful in the fall. Hope you feel better soon. Give yourself some time. Sometimes, it takes our bodies longer to heal than we think. Hugs.

  7. Oh no, I hope things don't go downhill with your health again! Praying it's just your body adjusting. I'm excited to hear about your trip to TN and NC! Are you visiting Asheville?

  8. I gotta know what book that was so I dont read it!!

  9. What book did you finish that was bad?

    Hopefully it's just your body adjusting. Take care!

  10. I've never even heard of LipSense! Now I have to look it up! I'm with Rebecca- now I'm curious about the awful book! haha.
    Hoping the pains are nothing to worry about!

  11. oh, i am so, so sorry about the pain. i hope it is what you think and nothing serious.
    what was the bad book?! must know. Dark Matter is on my list but i haven't read it yet. i forget, have you read the pines series?

  12. What's the horrible book?! (As everyone else is asking haha!) I just heard about Dark Matter this week and I'm excited to read it!

  13. A trip to the South sounds awesome. I bet Tennessee is lovely around this time. I am curious, too, about what the terrible book was! I have Dark Matter on my NetGalley shelf... maybe I should hit that one next. I hope your pain gets better and that it's nothing to be concerned about.

  14. Your trip is going to be so beautiful! I can't wait to see all of your pictures of all the fall colors! Chips and salsa was the #1 thing that I missed while we were in Europe, and I've been binging on it since we've been back! I hope that the pain subsides soon! I can't imagine having to deal with the pain all the time!

  15. I bet your trips will be so fun. YES to Tex-Mex ALWAYS!

  16. Yay for fall weather! Our highs have been in the 60s and I love it! Quantico is sooo good, I'm glad all the million fall shows I watch are finally back! I hope the pain goes away soon and that it's nothing serious!

  17. I could eat chips and salsa every day! Hope your health only improves from here on!

    Floradise blog

  18. I was hesitant about the new season of Quantico, but we caught up on the first episode last night on the DVR and are already re-hooked! Can't wait to insta-stalk your trip, it'll be a fall wonderland <3

  19. Okay, you've sold me with Lipsense. I've gone back and forth about wanting to try it (and talked endlessly about it with some friends), but I think I just need to bite the bullet!!!

    Ohhhh, NC and TN will be so beautiful this time of year!

  20. I'm heading over to North Carolina soon too! I can't wait!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  21. What part of Tennessee?! My brother lived in knoxville and loved it! My husband LOVES Quantico and Black list and literally just watched them all on netflix these past few weeks haha I saw some of Blacklist and it's so crazy!

  22. If I moved back to Texas, they may run out of queso because I'd eat it all.
    I don't even know what Lipsense is but I want some.
    Praying for your health.

  23. Ohh, hope you have a great trip! And crossing my fingers your pain goes away!

  24. Bummer about the bad book! I hope the next one you pick up is much better!

    And hooray for your upcoming trip! It's going to be awesome!


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