Friday, February 22, 2013

Random Ramblings from my Brain

I was inspired by my friend Amanda’s awesome blog to write the following random ramblings from my brain… Enjoy!

Loving - these new Toms I ordered, thanks to seeing my sister-in-law look SO cute in them last weekend.  I've seen them paired with skinny jeans, wide leg jeans, and even dresses/skirts, and they look SO cute.  I REALLY wanted the taupe color, but they're apparently sold out everywhere.  I somehow magically stumbled upon the only 7.5's on the internet in chestnut and scooped them up.  I hope I can pull them off as well as my sister-in-law!

Reading - "Good Grief" and a couple other things thanks to my father-in-law, who I reached out to for some help.  Thanks Dr. Rev!

Waiting for - my body to get itself in gear.  Things have been all sorts of crazy since my procedure in December.  On a more positive note, I'm also waiting for this adorable maxi skirt I ordered for myself to come in the mail!  (Obviously I've been using a little retail therapy to cheer me up lately... shhh...)

Excited about - changes for our family's current working/living situation.  Nothing is even really planned yet, so I'm trying not to count my chickens before they hatch.  But I'm just excited about the possibility of change.  I'm that person who LOVES change, and feels REFRESHED by change.  So bring it on.

Trying to - read more before bed.  I usually fall asleep on the couch every night, cuddling with T and watching television.  Then I brush my teeth and pretty much sleep-walk into bed and crash.  However, on the nights that I get in bed a little earlier and read, I feel like I'm giving the day more closure.

Working on - running a little less, eating a little more, and relaxing, per the doctor's orders.

Enjoying - watching The Bachelor.  Who doesn't love some mindless reality tv?  Oh, and also, someone stole my sparkle.

Using - the crockpot I got for Christmas, every week.  Along with recipes from Pinterest.  (What did I do before Pinterest?!)

Wearing - my hair in a messy ball on the top of my head, all the time.  It's my version of "weekend" or "lazy" hair.  The first time I wore it to work like that (because I was running late) I got so many compliments I decided to let it be my go-to hairstyle on rushed mornings.  So easy!

Planning - an overnight getaway with one of my best friends!  It'll be the FIRST time I'll be away from CK overnight.  (Crazy, I know, but it's not like I've been turning trips down... I just haven't had anything come up!).  I'm honestly so excited to get away from everything with one of my favorite people while we shop, eat, drink, and be merry!

Singing - the songs from a kids' Bible CD that my in-laws gave CK.  She LOVES the CD, and that means the songs run on repeat in my head

Needing - some good ol' quality time with my little girl.  T is about to be out of town on two separate occasions, and while I know we'll miss him like crazy and it'll make for some long days acting as a single parent, I am honestly looking forward to having some one-on-one time with my bug.

Learning - how to be firm and discipline a toddler.  Post about that to come soon.

Listening to - other than the Bible CDs, I'm all about some country music these days.  One of my most favorites right now is "Every Storm Runs Out of Rain" by Gary Allan.

Wishing - I could find some time to get a haircut.  And a pedicure.  And also maybe that I could just have a tiny glimpse into the future to know everything is going to be okay.  Is that too much to ask? :)

Doing - a lot of brainstorming and planning for my little sister, who will be a BRIDE later this year.  Yippeeeeee!!!!

Dreaming of – the summer, when I’ll have day after day to spend my time fully focused on being a mama and wife. :)

Happy Friday!