Hello, it’s me!
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to blog, but thankfully things have finally calmed down enough for me to get back to it.
So grab a cup of coffee or maybe a glass of wine and let’s talk about what we’ve been up to lately.
Dressing up for our second Oktoberfest of the season! It was so fun to whip out these costumes and drink beer.
Feeling: Relieved. I quit my job. I am kinda bummed about it and it was hard for me to do, but it just wasn’t the job for me. I kept thinking about this post I wrote about saying no. After getting sick and feeling like I’ve been drowning for the past few months, I knew that it was time to let go.
This job was hard for me to quit because I enjoyed it. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to explore Hawaii for a while and get paid for it. Because I was always looking for new things to do, I got to learn a lot about Hawaii an do some cool things. I’m planning a surprise trip for Nick over the holidays and it’s going to be awesome because of everything I’ve learned over the past few months.
It was also hard to quit because on paper, it seemed like an awesome job. It seemed crazy to give it up. But no matter how glamorous someone’s life may appear online, you really never know what they are going through. I had to be honest with myself and with my limitations, and that was hard to do.
Loving: Having Nick home. Also, the cooler weather and rain that we’ve been having lately. I light up my pumpkin spice candles and it feels like Fall.
Making: Scrapbooks. I’ve talked about this a few times on my blog, but I make a scrapbook for Nick every single year for Christmas. Unfortunately, when we moved from Hawaii to New York two years ago, I got behind and I’ve been a year behind ever since. This year I am catching up and I’m pretty excited about they are turning out. I’m hoping to be completely caught up so that I can just make the next scrapbook as I go throughout the year.
Cooking: Not much since Nick is home to cook. I enjoy cooking but cooking for one gets old quickly. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve had cheese and crackers for dinner. By the time Nick gets home from his underways, I’m ready to let him do the cooking. Nick loves to cook so when he’s home he does as much of it as he can. It’s a good stress reliever for him, plus his food is 10000x better than mine.
We are having a linkup this Friday. It’s low-key, just link up your recent book reviews. I love reading book reviews so I’d love to have you link up with us on Friday. Book review posts from my blog friends are how I get about 50% of the books I read.
Watching: Once Upon a Time. I know I am super late to this since it’s already in its 7th season, but I just started watching it and I am 100% obsessed. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should! This would make a great deployment binge show. It’s on Netflix!
Lifting lots of heavy things. My friend who is training me had a “max out day” for her clients, which means that you keep lifting heavy things and adding weight until you physically can’t do it anymore. It’s a good way to see your progress and where you’re at, and it’s also really cool to be able to lift something heavy that you couldn’t lift before. I went up in weights and it was really awesome to see my progress!
Buying Christmas presents. Yeah, I’m that weirdo who likes to buy Christmas presents way in advance. I really enjoy buying presents for other people, so I want to enjoy the process of Christmas shopping. I love to just casually buy things when I see them or think of them. I also like to make Christmas presents which takes some extra time.
I hate leaving things for last minute, I hate crowds, and I hate paying a lot of money for shipping, so early shopping is the way to go for me. Plus, it helps spread out the spending so you’re not spending a ton of money right at Christmas. So for me, I shop early because I personally enjoy it. You might laugh now, but I’ll be the one laughing on Christmas Even when I’m home drinking wine.
What have you been up to lately? Have you thought about Christmas or do you think I’m crazy?