Waiting on my tea to steep so I can sit down and work on some writing. I've been jotting down some ideas and I'm ready to start to actually flesh them out properly. . In other news, how is it Sunday evening already?! Sigh. If two weekdays flew by as fast as the weekend does... . What would you do tomorrow if you could extend your weekend by just one more day? . #whpclassic
Saturday night with a little wine, some beautiful Christmas lights, and some belly laughs with the Comedy channel. It was a stressful week but this was a damn good day with a combination of tidying, new gadgets, family time, and chilling. . I hope your Saturday was as good as mine? . (Yes, my wine glass says Blood of my Enemies lol...)
I know it's FriYay and that alone should add some high energy to my day and my mood but honestly I am super tired so I need to push some artificial energy into my veins with a bit of coffee. Some days that cup I drink is like a lifeline! . I've been trying a new habit of working on my blog for 30 minutes every day and it has worked well (new post is up, link in bio!) but it's shifting my bedtime a little too late, hence the TIRED. I need to figure out how to work this. . Do you work on the things you love at night or before starting your day?
I feel like this is the longest week that has ever existed. It isn't a bad week exactly, but I'm really tired and a little stressed out so I will be really happy to walk in my front door on Friday evening. . Meanwhile I'm going to hope that this quote that I found on the street holds true. . Do you find compensation in all things? I'm working on it.
We had a rainy, dreary day here in Halifax today. That kind of weather immediately makes me want to put on a warm onesie and lounge in my recliner with a blanket, some tea, and a good book. Unfortunately, seeing as how it's Wednesday, I kind of had to go to work. . The bright side is we're halfway through the week and Saturday is calling for similar conditions so I may just have myself a lazy but cozy weekend! . (And yes I know there's a certain irony to choosing to live in a Maritime city when you can't stand the rain...) . Do you hate the rain as much as I do or are you one of those weirdos who enjoys it? 😉☔
The sun trying to escape the clouds is kind of like my attempts to pry myself out of bed this morning. It’s just so hard to escape the cozy blankets when I know it's cold outside. . I made it though. But only because I knew I could put on a nice warm sweater. . It's almost summer again, right? RIGHT?
Monday mornings are hard for me, as I'm sure they are for many people. I tend to wake up with my heart pounding with anxiety and the Friday evening kick off feels so far away. It helped me so much that I managed to catch an early bus and the traffic gods were with me, so I had time to take my coffee for a little walk. I'm doing my best to carry all that ocean water in my heart today. . What nice thing did you/could you do for yourself today?
My living room became far more festive this weekend. In a proper Christmas miracle, I got all the lights connected and functioning in one shot with no cursing. . Once that was done I put on the fireplace channel and played a Christmas playlist while we decorated. . I am not a fan of holiday shit all over the stores on November 1st but at this point in the year I transition from a Grinch to a cheer-filled nut in love with twinkling lights and carols playing. . I hope your weekend was merry and bright! #whpinspired
I wish this was what I was doing right now but alas it is a memory from last night. I love when everything is done for the day and I can make some tea, grab my book, and hop under the covers to wind down. This time of year it feels like this is all I ever want to do when it's cold and dark. . Unfortunately for me I'm currently wearing pants with a button and zipper instead of cozy pajamas, and I'm at work instead of under my collection of blankets. At least I have coffee AND I'm off on Friday. Two more days! . This book is pretty entertaining so far, having a lot of trouble putting it down! What are you reading? My to-read pile is never too big!
If you don't know me well you may not know that I'm quite the big zombie fan. I wasn't always, I thought they were slow and boring - I mean sure, walking corpses are creepy and all but they shuffled about and never seemed scary. Then I saw the remake of Night of the Living Dead and it all changed. . Now The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows, I seek out zombie movies often, and I can get into pretty animated discussions about surviving a zombie apocalypse (yet I'd probably die early on if I'm being honest with myself). . This whole wooded area and the fog in the background made me feel like any second some undead creature was going to grab for me. . Tell me some sort of random fact about you!
This weekend has flown by so fast. We had a full house because we had a birthday party with nine guests, then three of the girls stayed for a sleepover. I guess all the excitement and busy-ness sped time up. . Right now one girl is gone and the other two will be picked up soon, and I'm fully expecting Breanna to fall asleep on the couch later - she always does because of course sleepovers don't often involve a lot of sleep (apparently they got four hours; I got about an hour more than they did, zzz). . In the meantime I'm entertaining the idea of a second coffee and making myself a ham, cheese, and egg panini for brunch. First I have to energize myself enough to get out of my comfy chair. . Happy Sunday! What's been the best part of your weekend?
I needed to move my legs just a little before sitting on my ass all day at work; I didn't have a ton of time but I did have enough to bus down to the terminal and walk briskly back to the office via the waterfront. It was quite a pretty day out there! . What's your weather doing these days? Like Ned Stark once said, winter is coming. . #whplikealocal
There's something so strange about that feeling of time dragging on. This week has felt twice as long as usual - at least. . However there is a lot to be said about the days where you can get downtown early enough to grab a waterfront walk and a leisurely coffee before work starts. Funny how time doesn't seem so sluggish when you're taking a few moments for yourself. 😉 . If you had some time before work, how would you use it?
I don't know who trekked into the woods and hung up a random bird house but I love it! . I was off yesterday so I feel like it's Monday more than Tuesday. The big problem is I feel a lot of Monday anxiety too. I need my brain to understand it can stop with the heart palpitations and all that nonsense. . Anxiety isn't very rational is it? 😂
Last night my husband had to take our oldest to the emergency room at the children's hospital. Today we are celebrating our youngest turning 12 years old. There is no shortage of excitement, to say the least. . They didn't get back from the hospital until almost 3 am but I had booked today off anyway so I was able to take my not-so-little-one to school and then come back home to sleep a couple of hours which helped. . I love random vacation days, especially when they help me NOT have to deal with crazy Mondays. Bonus if it means not having to deal with crazy Mondays on almost no sleep! . Hope your Monday has some bright moments among the chaos that always comes with the start of a new week! . . . #in2nature #simplethingsmadebeautiful #simplicityfound #todaysgoodthing #thatsdarling #thatauthenticfeeling #wonderfulautumn #impressionsofautumn #makelightautumn #alittlebeautyeveryday #smallmomentsofcalm #thewildnesstonic #outsideculture #quietinthewild #natureonthepage #gatherandcurate #searchwandercollect #postitfortheaesthetic #bloomandgrowtogether #bloomandgrow #photosinbetween #myunicornlife #abmlifeiscolorful #ihavethisthingwithcolor