It’s the New Year’s aftermath, it is. Finish the Sentence Friday isn’t necessarily on a one week hiatus, so much as that it ran a bit longer from last week after starting later. So I DID link up “When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Husband“ but it wasn’t on Friday. So still feel free to link up to that! I’m doing something a little different over here today, even though I’ve had house guests for five days and have already written two personal posts this week. Fridays still come around and I’d be remiss if I missed a Friday personal post. I just can’t do it. I’m nearly nine years into this thing – and some things shouldn’t change.
Reading: “A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoult. The subject matter is so not what I need right now (abortions/active shooter) and I thought I wouldn’t read it, but true to Jodi Picoult form, I am already on page 80 because she writes like butter.
Planning: Ooh, pick me, pick me! Our annual Florida trip! This year I pitched 3 theme parks and got 3 acceptances and we’re saving over $2,000 and I’m so amazingly excited. I’m also planning my year ahead. What work/heart goals do I have? Will we go to Greece in April? Will I have meatballs for dinner tonight? So much to plan for, always. The way it should be.
Wearing: This super amazing red hat that Cassidy got me, as well as some comfortable clothes I got for work.
Stressing: I don’t know if I’m REALLY stressing terribly. I’m trying not to do that. This time of year can be hard. My two career worlds are busy busy busy from about August through January. Then it gets quiet for a couple of weeks and then somewhat busy again and then REALLY quiet for awhile and then busy again. I’m still learning the roller coaster movements of it. And I’m trying to NOT stress about the quiet. I had just gotten so used to the busy period and being wanted and emailed hourly. It comes back, though, and this is a great time to catch up on non-work life things. (more on that in a bit)
Watching: So much! Crazy Rich Asians. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Doctor Who. Black Mirror. Hallmark movies.
Listening: This has been in my head for hours. I can see it going on for DAYS!
Eating: Well it’s been a big mix of amazing food for five days now, since one of our house guests is a true chef. So it’s been kale salad, Swedish meatballs, salmon, rice, homemade egg noodles, sausage, chicken, sweets, and much more.
Loving: Italian wedding soup. These homemade Twix bars from a local bakery, and she even made peanut butter Twix bars and put them aside for me! (swoon) Crunchy rainbow sprinkles, getting free meal delivery services for work, planning our Disney trip, funky leggings, new coats, these new silver boots I got that are awesome, and a camera necklace from Scarlet.
Feeling: A mixed bag. Both sad and a little relieved that the craziness of the holidays is over. Somewhat refreshed after nearly two weeks of a lot of sleep and not a lot of work. Somewhat suspicious that I don’t feel MORE refreshed than I do, but also knowing it’s all part of the crazy. Also, it would probably help if I finally exercised again!
Hoping: That we get good news after Astro’s next set of x-rays today. That we get to see all of our loved ones more often. And that we reach a lot of travel, home and family dreams we’ve been sitting on for 2019.