Do you ever have those weeks where you just feel… uninspired?
All summer I’ve been busting with things I’ve wanted to share with you and write, and then this past week it was like all that creativity vanished. I know it probably has a lot to do with the stress I’ve been under (which got so bad that I couldn’t sleep one night last week) but thankfully that’s lightened a little bit now that I found a little job. I start work next Tuesday, so I’ll let you know how it goes. :) But here’s a little catch-up on where I’ve been all week (physically and mentally. haha).
First things first: have you SEEN the preview for this season of Grey’s Anatomy?? Like, HOLY CRAP. I want it to start right now.
I know, I know… I’m all about polls these days, but I added one last one on my sidebar. I’m going to continue my Shop Girl Shares segments for now, but what do you like me to share? Blogs? Articles? Let me know! I LOVE that people have started emailing me / leaving me suggestions in comments–I’ve already found two new things I want to share with you! So if you know of something you think I might love, let me know!
I have been trying very hard to clean out. We had to downsize a bit when we moved as we lost quite a bit of storage space, and I still feel like things are a little cluttered. We are terrible for hanging on to things “just in case” we might need them some day, but I’m trying to get out of this line of thinking. Bad, bad, bad! Sorry ocean lamp, it’s time to go.
Part of my absence has been due to the fact that I have been wholly immersed in a book that I could. not. stop. reading. I finished Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult last night and it was one of the best books I’ve read in a while. The discovery of a dead newborn in a barn shakes an Amish community to the core as the 18 year old unwed mother is discovered and charged with murder. The whole book is an “outsider” attorney trying to defend a client whose beliefs she doesn’t quite understand, and it takes you through the detailed trial that ensues. I’m usually really good at guessing the ending of a book / TV show / movie, but even I couldn’t figure out how it all would end. It was an excellent read!
I ended up getting an impromptu visit with my family this week and it was exactly what I needed. I had dinner with Spart, then we went to visit Peeah and Baby Pea who is just a little munchkin of cuteness. I cut my hair, went shopping with my Mom, my Dad cooked us a big BBQ lunch, and I had time to curl up and nap away the afternoon. For one day I didn’t think about anything and it felt SO good.
Today I’m off to a baby shower for the Hubster’s cousin. They recently had a little boy that I’ve yet to meet, so it meant that I got to go shopping for baby clothes… something I’ve realized that I love. Seriously–have you looked at baby clothes recently? They are amazing! They are just like little miniatures of grownup clothes that look like they’ve been shrunk in the wash (come on, we’ve all done it! haha). After much deliberation (I’m not picky–I’m particular!) I found the cutest little outfit that isn’t too “babyish”.
The Hubster and I have been car shopping. If you weren’t already aware, in our four years of marriage we have never owned a vehicle. It’s not that we didn’t want one, it just made more financial sense not to own one when Hippie U included a city bus pass with your student card.
But now here we are–grownups. We aren’t in that student bubble anymore, and we’re discussing whether or not we’re ready to take the plunge. This is one of the biggest decisions we’ve made as a married couple as laying down several thousand dollars for something isn’t something we take lightly. It’s a little stressful we flop back and forth on how much should we spend, what kind of car we can compromise on, what year to get… etc. What kind of car do you have? Do you like it? Any advice for first time shoppers? haha