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Currently is a blog post in which Simply LaKita shares things that are happening in her life from food and drink to music and family life.


So you may have noticed that I have not been exactly following the regular blog posting schedule and I have even dare I say been a little bit absent. I can totally explain why, it is really a very simple reason, and that is…I have been BUSY!

When I say busy I don’t mean it as in the I’ve really been caught up in a new series on Netflix and completely lost track on time, but busy as in the past 2 weeks I have been in 3 states and another country kind of busy. This time of the year usually throws off my schedule and each year I say I will be better prepared next year and then that doesn’t happen. Don’t judge me. I can’t help it that I am not a fan of batch blogging and having a reserve of un-edited recipes that I have made and photographed.

But enough with the excuses and I will instead share with you what has been happening. I haven’t done a Currently in a long time so let’s start there shall we.

Currently Reading: I have been carrying around the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan in my purse for the past month and have not opened it yet. I will also mention that I have had this book for years and haven’t opened it. What I have been reading is The Word Bible that I got from Hillsong a few years ago. It is an NLT version and has nice glossy pictures like a magazine. I have been reading a little each night before I go to sleep. No particular order. No certain time. Just thumbing through and spending enough time to get what I need.

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Currently Listening: Any and Everything on Spotify.

Currently Watching: I just finished watching Orange is the New Black Season 5 and have just begun watching House of Cards on Netflix. Why didn’t you guys ever tell me about House of Cards? It is so GOOD!!

Currently Making: Plenty high protein meals that are quick and easy. The staple in my house lately has been salmon and asparagus, seasoned, wrapped in aluminum foil and baked in the oven. My son can literally eat this every day.

Currently Feeling: This varies from day to day. My son has attended prospect days at schools in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama over the past couple weeks for football. Part of me is exhausted from traveling and the other part of me is in awe of watching this young man go after his goal of playing college football. He has been working hard and I cannot wait to see which college he ends up attending.

Currently Planning: I also managed to squeeze in a weekend trip to the Bahamas and have been preparing for a trip to Havana, Cuba next week. In all of my travels, I have never been to Cuba and I am excited to cross that off my bucket list.

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Currently Loving: Wearing my Fitbit Charge 2. I finally decided to take the plunge into wearable activity monitors and I must say that it definitely helps me to be more active throughout the day. Using this with the Couch25K app has motivated me to sign up for a 5K in September. I am not loving that I have already worn the tread off a pair of running shoes I just bought last month, but I guess that is part of the process when you run outdoors.

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See you next week, but in the meantime can you believe that around this time last year I shared a recipe for Black Bean Burgers. It feels like I just shared that recipe with you, so be sure to check it out just in case you missed it.

Black Bean Burgers

Got any comments, questions, or other Currently? Share them in the comments below!


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    June 25, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    I always feel guilty when I have to take time away from blogging, and it’s been happening to me more than I would like to admit. I have yet to indulge in Orange is the New Black, I’ve been saving it. It must be exciting watching you’re son getting older. Hard work always pays off. I went to the Bahamas last month an it was soooooooo much fun. Black Bean burgers always make me happy.

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      June 28, 2017 at 8:14 PM

      Breaks are good and sometimes so needed. Orange is the New Black is really good and it is very exciting watching him become a young man 🙂

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    June 27, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    You have been really busy! Those black bean burgers look really good 🙂

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      June 28, 2017 at 8:14 PM

      I really have!! Thank you 🙂

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    June 27, 2017 at 11:34 PM

    I think I remember the black bean burgers! Now I need to see what I was making a year ago.
    This time of year is crazy for sure. I’ve been so busy, not with travel, but with attempting to keep up my work schedule (or something close to it) while my kids are now home for the summer. It started today so I can’t tell how it’s going yet!
    Ah.. Cuba!

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      June 28, 2017 at 8:21 PM

      It is fun to look back at what I made a year ago…I may have to do it more often because I can forget. I am very excited for Cuba!! 🙂

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    July 6, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    That is exciting that your son’s hard work is paying off. I know you are a proud mama. 🙂
    That Bible sounds awesome!
    I’m excited to read about your travels to Cuba when you get back. It looks like a beautiful island.

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      July 11, 2017 at 1:10 PM

      I am a pretty proud mama 🙂 Cuba was AMAZING and I will be sharing about it real soon.

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