Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Coffee Date

Hi everyone!
I've decided to start having a regular blog feature called Sunday Coffee Date.  Each Sunday I'll do a quick re-cap of things that are going on in my life that didn't quite make it into a full post. Basically these posts will be a rambling of the things we would talk about if we were sitting down to a coffee date together in person today. Welcome to our first date :)

(Ps- I completely and shamelessly stole this idea from Jenna who writes the blog Eat, Live, Run. I love her blog, and I love her "virtual coffee dates" so I thought I would try that here in my own space.  So here it goes...

I'm having one of those weeks. A week where unexpectedly things are going really wrong.  It all started with my computer, which as I said before, is being repaired right now (which is good news) however I lost a lot of information in the crash and it is costing $310 to have fixed. (btw- why do I never buy extended warranties??) Then last night we had a serious, fully-shredded tire blowout happen on a major highway at approx 11pm.  We were coming home from a housewarming party and it just sorta...happened.  Thankfully Joe was with me and he is a AAA member so they showed up to help us around 12:30am. We were home by 1 am but I was pretty shaken up.  And this morning I treated myself to a brand new pair of tires which also came with a hefty price tag. (thankfully, no damage to my wheel) The icing on the cake of this whole event was when the state trooper who stopped to see if we were ok while waiting for AAA informed my that my tags are suspended. He couldn't exactly tell me why he just mentioned something about the "addresses the car is registered to",  which makes sense because we are in the process of having the title switched over to my name.  But suspended!!??!!?? Really?! It's the kind of thing I just want to ignore and pretend didn't happen. I know I can't, but I really want too. But hey, at least he didn't give me a ticket right...?

As you can see, I'm really trying to look at the positive side of all the events of the last few days.  Mostly I'm mad about all the money that I've worked so hard to save being used up in such large chunks so quickly. Buy hey, on the positive side of that- at least I have the money....? And, they say that bad things happen in 3's, and that was 3. So, universe, it's time to move on and leave me alone!

The housewarming party we went to last night was for my friend Annie. She and her husband just moved into this amazing, fabulous, straight-out-of-HGTV home, and we finally got to tour it last night.  I'm going to convince her to let me do a house tour photo shoot for you because you wouldn't believe how gorgeous this house is! I am so extremely happy for them and have found their new purchase and adventure very inspiring and motivational. I've even started looking through my decorating books and making notes for the home I hope we own one day, too. 

I'm starting to delve back into wedding planning. We only have a few loose ends to tie up, but the clock is ticking away and I'm ready to tackle the jobs. Less than 5 months now! 

Joe's new work schedule is horrible. We have very little time together until the schedule is changed (every two months), and he's usually home just in time for me to be yawning and crawling into bed.

I treated myself to MAC foundation and concealer last week as well as Laura Mercier illuminator,  and have been absolutely loving all of it.  They were a definite splurge I will definitely be using these on my wedding day! I've already gotten compliments on my makeup while wearing them :) yay!

I am getting extremely excited about our honeymoon. As soon as all the wedding planning is over I will be able to turn my attention to our Italian honeymoon. I can't wait to plan and to travel!

It happened- I finally have the itch to craft again!!! It's been months.  I plan on doing something creative as soon as I'm done with this post and I can't wait to share whatever I end up doing with you. Having the desire to be creative makes me feel like myself again. It's funny because I hadn't realized anything was "off", until I snapped out of it. Does that make sense?  New hobbies I want to take up or continue to explore- painting and stained glass, and photography. I also have a renewed urge to keep working on my needlework business.  (why are there only 24 hours in a day?)

And to end on a sappy note- lately I have been feeling extremely lucky to have such an amazing group of friends and family. More than ever before I feel like I have cut away all the drama and toxicity (we've all had it!) and I'm now left with this incredible group of people who love me for who I truly am, and have supported me through so much. They make me a better person and encourage me to thrive. I really love each and every single one of them and can't wait to support them back and make lots of new memories with them. 


Kathy Barrick said...

Chin up! This coming week may be filled with tons of wonderfulness to make up for all the stinky things that happened last week! So happy you've gotten the itch to craft again!