Hello my friends!
As y’all know (because of my incessant complaining perhaps), I spent the first half of this month knee deep in boxes. Unpacking our lives after the big cross-province move was a BIG job, bigger than I remember it being. Let me tell you, this wasn’t my first rodeo. In fact, we’ve moved 4.5 times (that .5 is a long story that nobody needs to hear right now) in the last 5 years. And what have I learned through all of those moves? I’ve discovered that moving is like an awful, nasty cold: it is ALWAYS so much worse than you remember it being, it’s never conveniently timed and of course it’s enormously draining. To be honest, I can’t really think of anything else I hate more.
The good news is that the boxes are empty, the house is now functional and we’ve officially been homeowners in the (not as little as we remember it being) town we grew up in for exactly one month! It’s been SO wonderful coming “home”. Our friends and family have welcomed us with open arms and loving hearts! We feel SO very lucky that our family is surrounded by so much love!
Here’s a quick update of where I am currently …
Writing: Aside from my very first “currently” post, I’m working on a house tour of our new home.
Watching: Hubs and I are pretty excited to FINALLY be watching the new season of House of Cards on Netflix!
Listening to: I’m about to show you just how behind the times I am, but I’m absolutely loving Timber by Pitbull right now. When I hear it come on during my runs, it gives me such an energy burst! Around the house, I’ve got Rural Alberta Advantage playing in the background pretty much all day long. Brady and I are absolutely obsessed with their music!
Needing: A haircut. Like, yesterday.
Creating: We’ve started to makeover the very first room in our new home and let me tell you, there isn’t a single thing aside from drywall remaining!
Learning: How to pick my battles with the crazy two year old that lives with us. When did he discover a mind of his own?!
Planning: I’ve got ideas running through my head for each and every room in this house. Not sure yet which room will be next on our list.
Loving: This warm and sunny weather we’ve been enjoying these last few weeks! A rare occurrence for sure this early in the year! It’s definitely got me dreaming of Spring!
Dreaming about: Warm Summer days! And maybe a kitchen reno.
Wearing: My go-to outfit right now is a comfy jean shirt-dress with some stretchy leggings! Anybody else hope leggings never go out of style!
Working for me right now: I’ve been working very hard to make time for myself – a challenge for every Mommy I’m sure, but SO important. With four visits to the gym a week, and three or four runs on top of that, I’m feeling pretty great lately! Heck, maybe I’ll even find the time and energy to run another 1/2 marathon this year!!!
What’s not: I’m the type of gal that wants everything done yesterday. When I finally figure out what I want, I can’t rest until I see it realized. You can see how this might be a problem sometimes (re: renovating an entire house). Clearly, I need to learn to relax a little.
Anticipating: A ski trip to Jasper, AB with our best friends next weekend!
I’d LOVE to hear where are you currently? What’s new and exciting?
Wishing you SUCH a lovely week to come!
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