life lately

life lately


Mad Hatter:
Have I gone mad?

Alice:
I’m afraid so.
You’re entirely bonkers.
But I’ll tell you a secret.
All the best people are.

I almost feel like I should be brushing away cobwebs from non-use. Things have been absolutely mad lately. Thankfully in a wonderful way, but still rather exhausting. From constant adventuring, planning, to do listing, schooling, and working I am exhausted. Since I can never stay away for too long, I thought I would share:

Ten things that have made me happy lately.

o n e

Spending my lunch times at home. In doing so I am able to let the pups run around to play and get a few house chores finished up. Also, I am able to catch up on homework or reading.

t w o

Piercing my nose with my coworker. Ironically, this is a piercing I have thought about having done for many years. However, I never did work up the gumption to go through with it. When my coworker mentioned that she had hers done previously, I told her I wanted mine done. We made a date and went and got our piercings done together!

t h r e e

Working towards becoming a certified financial counselor. My work requires us to become certified financial counselors which works in my favor! This is something I have thought about looking into but never quite had the funds to do so. Getting certified through my work is completely free!

f o u r

Having a market analysis done on our home. John and I met with our real estate agent to run numbers on selling our home. Now to paint both the exterior and interior, lay down new flooring, and get a new roof.

f i v e

– Adventuring with friends. The past few weekends have been spent getting together with a group of friends. Each weekend is filled with adventuring, exploring, and learning! The kids have such a wonderful time, as do the adults.

s i x

Crushing my reading goal for this year. Last year was a bit of a let down. I was unable to read as much as usual and did not fully complete my reading goal. This year I set the bar lower to something achievable!

s e v e n

Participating in the “Secret Pal” swap at work. I have always loved participating in blogger swaps, so I knew joining in on this would be perfect for me. Already I have been treated by my secret pal and have sent a sweet surprise to mine!

Speaking of, are blog swaps still a thing? 

e i g h t

– Being so close to obtaining my Bachelor’s degree. Every single day is another day closer! Only about seven or eight months to go and I am completely done. Each time I think about this I get excited all over again! Part of me would love to get my Master’s degree, but the other part of me so badly needs a break.

n i n e

– Watching Despicable Me 3 with the boys. These movies are so funny! I love the humor thrown in and of course I adore the minions.

t e n

– Having my plants absolutely flourish and grow like crazy. Call me weird, but I swear that positive vibes encourage plants to grow healthier and quicker. I have proven this by taking over plants from my family and friends. The plants that did not do well for them, go wild for me! Right now I have two orchids that have blossomed, went away, and then blossomed all over the place! Same with my rose bush!

What has made you happy lately? 

where’d you go?

volkswagen bus

where’d you go?

Sometimes life tosses you in the fast lane and you get so incredibly caught up in that crazy whirlwind that all else is forgotten. This past couple of months positively flew by! So much has been happening that I am unsure where to begin. Life is wonderfully chaotic at this moment and I truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

what’s happening?

  • Carson finally is riding his bicycle without training wheels.
  • John and I are preparing to put our home on the market.
  • Preparing for a much needed vacation to see family.
  • Learning important lessons about true friendship.
  • Remembering my passion for blogging after taking a break.
  • Watching Rosewood and The 100 and loving both shows.
  • Purchasing John’s dream car and being able to drive it.
  • Wearing and using essential oils while learning more about their properties.
  • Loving on our two sweet pups and wanting to add to our pup family.
  • Thinking about our best options for building a home.

what have you been up to?