December & Where I’m At

Am I the only one who is having a hard time believing the calendar is down to just one page? I can’t fathom how quickly the year passed by! It seems like just yesterday I packing up the Christmas decorations from last year. I guess it’s true that the older you get the faster time flies.

So I’ve decided to try to do a little “Where I’m at” feature on the blog every couple week! A little insight into the here and now of my life! I know you’re all super excited about this! 😉

Anyways as I mentioned yesterday my morning routine right now involves getting up and searching the house for Elfonzo and the cracking open my advent calendar. My mornings are actually designated “me time”. It’s the time of the day I take things slow and enjoy the quiet. I watch the birds that visit my feeder, sip my coffee, cuddle with Muffin. I read blogs, check emails, scroll through Instagram and contemplate the day ahead! I think quiet time is one of the most valuable things a person can grant them self. In the mornings I also like to spread out my mat and get in some yoga and stretching. Not every single morning is like this but as many as possible.

It was this morning during my quiet time while reading some other blogs that I decided to try a new way of sharing where I’m at.

Making: I’m currently making the best of my quiet time this morning!

Thinking about: Tonight! Katie and I have a Lululemon shopping date! I’m pretty excited about this.

Cooking: Currently nothing but later I’m going to cook the Caribbean chicken breasts that the guy at our local Clancy’s location whipped up for me despite them being very out of season!

Drinking: Coffee cake tea from David’s tea. It was yesterday’s offering in the advent calendar and I really like the flavor.

Reading: I just started The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I’m only a few pages in but so far so good.

Wanting: To feel better and to know if I’m pregnant this month. I’m extremely frustrated with how awful I’ve felt for the last month. It started with a bad cold which inevitably led to a Lupus flare. I then faced 2 weeks of almost non stop nausea followed by extreme stomach pain. Friday night got to the point that in all honesty I should have went to the hospital. I am stubborn, I’m working on it. After a mini family intervention I realized it wasn’t in my best interest to run the Santa shuffle last weekend.

Looking: I’m looking forward to Emma and I’s lunch date with Santa this weekend.

Wasting: half a loaf of cranberry pecan bread 😦 it went super hard within one day of buying it. I hate wasting food, it’s so hard on the environment and wallet.

Wishing: The rain would stay away and we could keep the uncomplicated dusting of snow all month long.

Enjoying: I’m enjoying the quiet and the simple sights and smells of christmas throughout my home. I’m also enjoying the lovely cuddles Muffin is smothering upon me!

Waiting: For Kevin to wake up so we can decide if its Christmas tree chopping day! And when he wakes up he gets to open another present from his personalized advent calendar I made this year.

Liking: The snowflake decorations and Christmas lights Kevin put up outside last weekend!

Wondering: If Muffin has any idea how much space she manages to take up for such a tiny dog! This morning she has decided my boobs are in fact pillows!

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Loving: My life! Despite being sick I still love my life and everyone I share it with.

Hoping: That I can get back to the gym and a routine soon.

Marveling: at the variety of birds my feeders attract! My little friends visit from sun up to sundown everyday. They chirp and sing happily reminding me they are thankful for all the treats I provide them. The flock of tiny tits are my favorite! I find their social feeding flock intriguing!

Needing: a massage. I think I’m going to book one for this weekend. A couples massage in fact so I can spend more time with Kevin.

Smelling: the most amazing Bath and body works Christmas candle. It’s called “’tis the season”. It smells like that cinnamon christmas spicy scent that reminds me of christmas.

Wearing: my new fleece snowflake pj’s!!! So warm and soft!

Hearing: Jason Derulo The other side

Following/Pinning lately I’ve been searching Pinterest for new Muffin recipes. It inspired me to create my own raspberry orange muffin recipe. I will share that recipe very soon. So yummy.

Noticing: my lack of in person interaction. Lately I’ve drifted away from spending time with friends in person. Mostly because the effort it requires and the pain I’m in. I need to change this. I miss my girls!

Avoiding: folding laundry!

Knowing: I am missed.

Disliking: how fast December is flying by and that Kevin doesn’t get Thursdays off any more.

Thinking: How lucky I am to have the life I do. To have this quiet time to reflect, cuddle, and blog!

Feeling: warm! Thanks to the fleece pj’s, electric blanket, and Muffin!

Bookmarking: A friends new life blog and looking for new realistic healthy living blogs to follow!

Giggling: at Mr. Nutty who has once again precariously perched himself on the bird feeder for a snack! He’s quite the little acrobat. I adore his antics.

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