I haven’t given you all a real life update in a while, so I thought it was about time for one of those! We’ve been living for the weekends lately and taking some of the harder days in stride. Nate’s Dad has needed a little extra help around the house so we’ve been spending a little more time than usual over there. Between work and everything else on the agenda, it’s been quite the week! One of those that went unbearably slow at first, and then the next thing I knew it was almost Friday! We went to a children’s diabetes fundraiser that our friend Jimmy helped out with, went to see Kristie play some volleyball, and I tried on my bridesmaid dress for Ashley’s wedding – on top of the regular daily chores of Nate’s running, trying to decide what to eat for dinner, bunny play time, and cleaning! Oh, and I’ve had a cold for almost two weeks! Finally feeling back to normal today, thank the Lord!
August is headed out the door and I’m happily anticipating September. This was a good month, but I’m pretty excited about the change of season heading our way! I’ve been trying so hard to stop wishing away the days in lieu of what’s next, but it can be SO very hard. I’m always tapping my foot – waiting. Waiting for 5pm on a work day, waiting for the weekend, waiting for vacation, waiting for crisp cool air, waiting for warm summer temps, waiting for bigger and better things! Does it end? Life is pretty short, so I’m learning to live in the moment and be more thankful.
I’m also learning to stop being such an over thinker. I can talk myself out of anything. While shopping last weekend I tried to talk myself out of buying tights for .77 cents at the GAP, because they might be a little too big. Kristie gave me a reality check by giving me the side eye and repeating the price out loud very slowly so that I could hear that I was actually trying to talk myself out of spending 77 cents. This is no way to live life, y’all. Do what you wanna do. Don’t like, spend all of your money on Modcloth dresses – because that’s a thing that I want to do that I’m going to have to continue to resist. But, if you want something enough do what you have to do to get there!
I want to thank all of you who have left comments lately about anything and everything! The compliments on my hair, my tattoo, and my clothes – they’re so sweet and I don’t take them for granted! I don’t ever want to get used to hearing those things or feel like I’m entitled to them, because I’m a super regular person who doesn’t deserve any of this life I’ve been given. It means a lot to me that anyone would even stop by this little space to see what I have to say and I want to make sure that’s always obvious! ♥
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