Monday, December 29, 2014

Bravery, 2015, sunshine and Cuties.

THANKFUL FOR: A re-vamp of where I want to spend my "working" hours. Throughout the past few years, I have done the appropriate thing - I've been employed in a job that I got a degree in..and it wasn't what I wanted. There were a few things that I enjoyed and learned from (and I'm thankful for that!), but it just didn't work.
And my most recent job..well, let's just say it didn't work out and I no longer work there. So, this is the time to think about what I do - and whether or not "9-5" works or if this is the time to be a little unique and do something different! Cheers to 2015, right?

EATING: Nothing at the moment. After my stint at the gym (2.5 miles on the treadmill - with a workout that kicked my butt! And some rowing and I shot some baskets. It's been a while since I've played ball, it was nice!), I came home and made one of my "bowls". I cook quinoa (mushroom is my favorite right now), and add a turkey burger, spinach, black beans and avocado. It's spectacular and super easy!

LISTENING TO: "Downton Abbey". I started the 4th season this morning! I'm trying to get caught up so I can chat with my parents about it. You know you're super cool when your parents have seen something and you haven't, hah! 

Maggie Smith is a queen.

FEELING: COLD. It's 50 something degrees outside and my stupid house is like 30. It's a mess and I can't do anything about it.
Also, a bit hopeful. With the new year coming and a change in my employment, I guess there's always a chance to change. I'm excited..hopeful..and also completely terrified. 

THINKING ABOUT: Getting in the shower, going for a bike ride, a new job, the cold, boyfriend, and a nap. Some of those things I can change, some I probably won't do, and others I'm very happy with. 

Also, houses.

Houses are always on my mind.
One day I might get one. That's kind of exciting.

WATCHING: "Downton Abbey". 

Carson and I would be best friends. I'm sure of it.

READING: New job postings. (!!) If anyone knows of a job where I don't have to do anything but watch TV and wear pajamas, let me know. Also, if anyone has any other, you know, real jobs..those can be thrown my way too.

LOVING: Those little Cuties (yum), warm socks, and sunshine with the cold weather. 

This break between employment has turned me into a hopeful little softie that talks about oranges, socks and sunshine.. :) it's kind of fun!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

I love filing these things out.

THANKFUL FOR: Yesterday I spent Christmas Eve with my boyfriend's family. It was the first time I haven't been with my own family, and I was panicking and crying. BUT - it was a great time. I felt very welcomed and cared about, and I'm thankful for that. 

EATING: This morning, after my run, I had my mom's sausage balls. They're a "today's a special day" kind of food in our house, so it gave me a little taste of home when I can't be home!

LISTENING TO: Right now, it's FRIENDS all day, every day in my life! I have seen every episode like six times, but it never gets old! Also..let's be honest - "Uptown Funk" has been on REPEAT on EVERY run and EVERY car ride! 

FEELING: Happy! I just got to FaceTime with my brother, niece and nephew. Any conversation with them makes me so very happy! The kids told me about their favorite Christmas presents - and I got to see some of them. 

"If I stay like looks like I'm Captain America's shadow!" 

Yes brother, you are Captain America. Of course you are! 

THINKING ABOUT: My flight tonight and all that comes with it. I'm going to South Dakota to be with my best friend as she gets MARRIED! And I get to hug my best friend of NINETEEN years tonight - life is GOOD. (also, I don't love flying all that there's a bit of panic..haha)

WATCHING: Same as "listening to". Friends..Friends..Friends. 

Also, if you ever wanted to know what "Friends" character I am..I'm Phoebe. And Chandler. You're welcome for that bit of knowledge :)

READING: I have a few things waiting for me to read: the December issue of Vogue and Clean Eating, and "Eat Pray Love" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" - I have those two because I've always wanted to know what the big deal was about them. Also, I love a good lady travel book - hello, WILD.

LOVING: My new slippers. My boyfriend's precious momma gave me slippers that have plastic soles - which, HELLO HELLA EXCITED ABOUT because the floor in my duplex is COLD. And it's a solid 40 degrees in here ALL THE TIME..even though it's set on 60. 

P.S. I hate the heating system in my duplex.

P.P.S. I love Christmas.