pretty obsessed with this song. yep. happy sunday to you, my pretties!
Great recommendation! Love this song, so I just bought the album… I’ve been looking for some new tunes 🎸🎤
Me: “Are you eating apple pie for breakfast?”
Matt: “No. I’m eating apple pie for Thanksgiving…. I’m eating ice cream for breakfast!”
I am thankful for my husband who is always making me laugh and for my son who never ceases to amaze me… Not to mention the rest of my family and friends who I would be lost without!
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What I am mot thankful for this thanksgiving is the tiny little baby that I can’t wait to meet sometime in may! Although pregnancy has not been easy thus far, I would not trade it for anything! Can’t wait to meet this little ‘peach’!
And since I am obviously feeling a little crazy today, how bout a new song?
I cannot wait for TP’s new album- if this song is any indication of how amazing it will be, we are in for one wild, love-filled ride!
a clean room
a good book
talking late into the night with my fiance
the perfect scarf
chocolate almond milk
a soft blanket
winning on ebay
finding the perfect song
a beautiful necklace
my mac book
the crock pot
laughter, especially the kind that invokes laughter from others
big full moons
a sweet hat
Can you say DANCE party??! YES! Can you say BEST day ever??! YES!
What a glorious night this was. What a glorious group of people.
And so it continues- the decluttering. Every summer, our neighborhood has a garage sale. I have never partaken in one of these fine festivities, but this summer, I think I will. I have a fine little pile of things I think others might like sitting in my front room just waiting for July 23-24th to roll around! The only problem is that that is more than 2 months away! What should I do with it in the meantime?
While giving my house the once over, I decided to do the same for my body. The last five years have taken their toll. Although most people think teachers don’t do much, what with their time off for summer, not to mention breaks, this simply isn’t true. The truth of the matter is we do at least the same amount of work, if not more, in the “nine months we work.” As much as I love my job and can’t imagine finding anything I enjoy more, it is a stressful occupation. You are constantly going, going, going… Add a master’s degree, buying your first house, getting engaged, and planning a wedding to the stress of just work, and it seems a little harder to find the time to take care of yourself- to work out, to eat right, to sleep enough. I know I’m not the only one who finds this difficult, but I find myself feeling older each day- aches and pains I never had before are popping up all over the place- especially in my back. It may be the extra 20 pounds I’m carrying around. This is why I have decided that I am going to make a concentrated effort to exercise not only to lose the weight, but also to just feel better. I’ve also been trying to put better things into my body. Instead of fast food and canned goods, I’m trying to eat more fruits and veggies. I’ve also recently tried almond milk for the first time, which is delicious. I’m taking it one step at a time. I think the warm weather is helping with all of this- I just feel better and more energized when it’s warm outside! I can’t wait for summer… my goal is to swim everyday (at least when there’s not a thunder/lightning storm happening).
It takes work, but at least I am now on the path :)
I don’t know what it is about things, but I love them. I also have a hard time getting rid of them! Today I took some time to clean my closet. I do this on about a monthly basis. Typically, I will just move things around, thinking I’m really going to get rid of things, but then opting out of that and just rearranging things. I began with that today, but continued by just grabbing things I no longer wear and tossing them in a pile. Usually, this takes some consideration — well, I might wear that one day or I bought that but I didn’t wear it so shouldn’t I keep it, or something along those lines. For some reason, getting rid of things is hard for me. Either I’m emotionally attached to it, or I think that I will spontaneously need something I haven’t used in years just because I got rid of it! This is something I’ve been working on getting better at. It’s so easy to accumulate things yet so difficult to get rid of anything! What I realized today when I created a donation pile was that it made me feel good, and it made more room for even better things that just might come along. I saw something on tv or the internet about a guy (I think) who only had 100 items (I think) in his whole “house”. How does he do it? I probably have triple that in my closet, including shoes, clothing, and jewelry. Am I alone in this? More importantly, do I need all of this? I think not… but I am not sure that I could get down to just 100 items. I did gather 21 items for a good cause though. Or maybe I should ebay them and send the money to a good cause… which is better?
Not only did I try to dechaos my closet, but I also worked on my office. My closet is not the only room in the house with an abundance of things. Whereas in my closet the things are clothing, shoes, and jewelry, my office contains paper things. Bills, and credit card applications, and magazines, oh my! I became Amber Scissorhands and got rid of all of the papers I could and organized what was left! Little by little, it was like weight was lifting from my shoulders. It felt good. Now, I just need to do a little bit everyday so that there is no need to spend hours one day doing it. That’s the hardest part though. It doesn’t matter how many organizational tools I buy or different ways I try to keep up with things, I always seem to fall behind. But by the time I get home from work, and do all the everyday things, it seems like I’m exhausted. I guess I’ll just have to keep reminding myself how good it feels when everything is finished!