Sunday, August 25, 2013



Drinking: coffee. Are you guys aware that Target has a Kona blend? MY GOSH. I mean, it's not quite as good as pure Kona coffee, but it's pretty darn close. I paired that with a splash of Girl Scout Cookie creamer (Caramel Delight, obviously) and well.....we just won't talk about how much coffee I've had in the past 24 hours. I think I'm starting to see sounds.

Watching:  Tyler play Disney Infinity. I'm not going to lie, as far as video games go, this one looks pretty darn fun.  I'm pretty "eh" about video games (with one major exception that is SO NERDY I just can't even bring myself to name it), but they're Tyler's #1 hobby. This looks like one I'll actually play when I have some time to kill.....which happens oh-so-often. ;)

Wearing:  pajamas.....still. Hey, it's Sunday, and I'm going to just be around the apartment all day. Cast those judging eyes elsewhere. Does it make it better if I made the shirt myself?

Trying: to convince myself to do things. I need to do things, you guys.

Reading:  Well, technically right now I'm reading what I'm writing, but I've BEEN reading The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir. It takes me a while to get through her books because there is SO much information in there, and I want to make sure I'm actually absorbing it. When it comes to history books, she's my gal. I also picked up four Philippa Gregory books from the bargain section yesterday. Guilty pleasure reading anyone?

Thinking about:  the massive list of things I have to do today. I love having Tyler home on the weekends now, but it turns me into the worst procrastinator on the planet. We went to get groceries yesterday, and we ended up at Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble, and the mall before we ever  hit the grocery store. I'm easily distracted.

Dreading: work this week. Honestly, there have been more bad days than good days lately. It seems like there are phases where I really love my job and phases where it's a constant source of stress. I have a feeling that the only thing getting me through the next four days is knowing that I'll have a four-day weekend at the end of it (thank you, Labor Day!).

Loving:  this little Chromebook. I honestly wasn't so sure about it at first, and it's definitely not a computer replacement. Now that we have a *real* computer again, thanks to my amazing mom-in-law (Tyler seriously has the BEST family. I lucked out big time with in-laws. They are some of the most loving, supportive, genuinely kind people I know), we're in a really good place, technology-wise.  I use our *real* computer for heavier tasks, like editing and putting together wishboards and such--I was really frustrated for awhile trying to do that with the Chromebook; it's so cumbersome trying to do that all online!--but this little guy is pretty perfect for just writing and surfing the internet (and, ahem, researching our trip. You're going to be so tired of hearing about that by the time we actually go!).

Excited about:   some cute embroidery ideas that have been swimming around in my brain lately. I've never considered myself a really creative person, but I have discovered that the more I engage in those types of activities, the more original ideas I seem to come up with. It's exciting.

Feeling: really consumed by all things England lately. Wanderlust is pretty much a constant state of being for me, but sometimes it flares up really badly--to the point where I'm researching jobs in other countries,  jobs that let me travel for a living, or degrees in British history from UK colleges. I haven't gotten quite there yet, this time, but I've definitely been dreaming of quaint villages with thatched-roof cottages in the English countryside. All the travel planning doesn't help!

Hope you're enjoying the last bit of your weekend!


  1. I love in-laws. I feel especially lucky when I hear some of my friends' crazy in-law stories. I cannot believe some of them!! I also think it's perfectly ok to stay in cozies all day on your day off with your man. Why the heck not?!

    1. I KNOW! I've definitely lucked out. My brother's former in-laws were nuts! So many of my friends have horror stories.....

  2. I was just thinking of taking an embroidery class and now you have me thinking some more about it. :)

    1. Oh, definitely do! I think a class would be so fun. You'd probably come away knowing much more than me! My grandma taught me when I was seven or eight, so I really only know the basics and I'd love to get into more advanced techniques.


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