It’s November and I realized I haven’t shared a Currently post in a minute. There are always so many great things to share, but I just need to stop, breathe a minute, and share. 

So here is what has been CURRENTLY going on in my life…

Watching

I really haven’t been watching as much television as I have in the past. However, one thing I do not miss whatsoever is Queen Sugar. This season has me in my feelings, and I just don’t know what to say. I don’t want to spoil it, but between Nova and her searching for her truth, Darla and Ralph Angel’s relational dynamic, my nerves are on edge! I also watch If Loving You Is Wrong. It is pure hilarity! Randall and the occasional bad acting is the blame for my abundance of laughter each week. Not to mention, we’re still trying to figure out “who’s the daddy?” of Alex’s brown baby! I’m thinking Lushion or the crazy police officer, Travis, that was harassing Kelly.

Reading

I have purchased quite a few books lately, but I’ll just share about this one. Billy Chapata is a brilliant writer, poet, and author. I discovered him one late night while on Twitter, and I instantly fell in love with his work. He shares the most beautiful poetry. He has been tweeting excerpts from his new book, Sour Honey & Soul Food, where he discusses the complexities on the journey of love and life. Beautiful work. I also have a few new books by author + poet, Alexandra Elle, that I will be sharing later.

Making

I have been on a roll kick here lately. Cinnamon rolls, orange rolls, and my newly discovered pumpkin rolls (just like cinnamon rolls but with a pumpkin’ey spice glaze). Ummm HECK YEAH! These rolls have also been highly requested, so I’m happy to oblige. I like the Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls by Pillsbury. Quick and easy. Also, if you have been on the hunt for orange rolls (yes, this was me), Walmart has them. And Trader Joe’s and Walmart both have Pumpkin rolls. You’re welcome!

Listening

I have been a fan of Big K.R.I.T. since I was first introduced to him about three years ago after his Cadillactica album release. Authenticity is hard to come by these days with all of the “mumble rap”, but his musical gift speaks for itself. One song in particular that I fell in love with on his new album, 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, is titled “Higher Calling” featuring Jill Scott. You can tell this Big K.R.I.T. album is about a journey of discovery, growth, and possibly even an awakening. It’s definitely one I can relate to on so many levels and it’s easily placed in my top favorites for 2017.

Enjoying

This my friends, is the Magic City Platter from Magic City Krabs! It’s new to Birmingham and you have no idea how happy I am to have MCK here in my city. I LOVE seafood, epecially snow crab legs. I had to make sure I picked up one of these bad boys for Classic Weekend, because the Magic City Platter just seemed appropriate! They have a Snow Crab Platter, West End King Platter, and so much more! You can also place an order on the mobile app found in your app store (Android and iPhone users). They are located off of 1700 Pearson Avenue SW, Suite 200 Birmingham, AL. Check out their menu here.

Feeling

You probably know that 2016 was a tough year for me, but I’m so grateful to God for His grace and mercy. I have really been in a good space this year. I’m surrounded by some pretty amazing people, and I believe that 2017 is truly a year of restoration. God has truly been good to me, even when I didn’t deserve it. For that I’m grateful. I’m saying this as an act of faith, and I don’t know who needs to hear it, but…everything that was lost, God will restore 100 (x) times over. Like my sweet friend Lyd always says…”Keep going.” -xx

So that is what has been Currently going on in my life. Tell me what’s Currently going on in yours?

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