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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

[A favorite shot from our trip to Wild Rumpus over the weekend.]

Watching Weeds. I don't know, you guys. It's entertaining, but a lot of the time it annoys me. I'm excited that Girls has started again, and I want to catch up on Downton Abbey. And I'm beyond excited for a new season of Game of Thrones this spring. 

Thinking about how hard it is to balance everything. I recently started a part-time job but with training it's been closer to full-time than I had anticipated. I'm thankful to be working right now but I really had a good routine going and I just can't seem to fit blogging, exercise, reading, cleaning/doing laundry, and cooking dinner into one day anymore. I guess I didn't realize how much time I was putting into my blog and other creative projects these past few months. I need to get more organized.

Listening to the soundtrack from Rent a lot. I usually watch that movie once a year but I haven't seen it in a few, so I've been listening to it when I run on the treadmill lately.

Reading hardly anything. I want to read more in 2014 and actually have a list ready to go, but sometimes I'll start a book, put it down, and not pick it up again for weeks. It's a bad habit and it irritates me, but seriously The Hobbit might always be known to me as the book I just couldn't finish.

Loving winter in Minnesota. I love the snow and I love the cold and I love that life here doesn't stop because of the weather. Ask me again in April, though, and maybe I'll have something else to say.

Drinking so much lemon water. Every morning I drink a big mug of hot water with lemon, and then throughout the day I've been really good about keeping my water bottle full. A few slices of lemon definitely make water a little less boring.

Eating almond butter with coconut oil every night as a bedtime snack. Sometimes I'll dip apples or celery in it, but most of the time I just eat it with a spoon. My favorite way to have it is with a sliced up banana.

Missing Rocky so much. I can't believe it's already been a month since he passed away. He was just the sweetest dog.

Looking forward to Alt Summit next week, my brother's visit to Minnesota in February, our fifth anniversary in March, closely followed by my bachelorette weekend in DC, a Roanoke bridal shower and marriage license pick-up in April, and of course our wedding at the beginning of May! These next three and a half months are going to be pretty spectacular.

What are you up to currently?
As always (even though it's been a while!), thanks to my sweet blog-friend Dani for inspiring these posts.


  1. I feel the same about routine - I think it's a classic post Christmas sluggish period where I am trying to fit everything in again! I bloody love the Rent soundtrack. One of my favourites.

    Beth // SANS SOUCI

    1. It's so hard! And Rent is so so good. Never gets old.

  2. Ughhh I have been trying to read The Hobbit for YEARS now (I'm a fantasy buff so I have always felt that I would love it if I could just give it a chance), but for some reason I never seem to get farther than the first couple of pages. (And I've tried reading it about four times now!) I feel your pain.

  3. I couldn't get past the 4th season of Weeds. At some point I just started to yell GET A JOB! every time I watched it.

  4. Such a pretty picture!! Also, I'm currently reading the Divergent series and I cannot put them down... that's if you like the Hunger Games type of thing, they are sooo good! Usually I read a totally different genre of books, but I'm hooked!

  5. 1. I was trying to download the script for August: Osage County and accidentally downloaded The Hobbit instead. I know without even looking at it that I will NEVER read it! I was successful in finally downloading the script.

    2. Weeds has a little wobble in the middle, but stick with it and you will be richly rewarded. AND, I would love to be able to discuss the ending with someone who actually watched the entire series!

  6. 1. I accidentally downloaded The Hobbit while trying to download the script for August: Osage County. I know without looking at the first page that I will NEVER read The Hobbit. I was successful in finally downloading the script.

    2. Weeds does have a little lull in the middle, but stick with it and you will be richly rewarded. And I would love to have someone to discuss the ending with who has actually watched the entire series!

    1. I just don't like it! But I'm more than halfway through so sometimes I feel like I should just finish it finally.

      I think we'll probably stick with Weeds even though we're in that lull. I'll let you know!

    2. Life is too short and there are too many good books, to read a single sentence of a story we don't enjoy! Just delete it, or leave it on the table at the coffee shop where it will find a loving home!


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