Personal Initiatives for 2016

I’m sure a lot of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. If you made a resolution to better yourself, keep going! I don’t really make resolutions, but there are a few personal initiatives I have for the new year.

1. Finish settling into the house.

My biggest pet peeve with the state of the new house is that there’s nothing on the walls yet. It’s nerve wracking to put the first holes in brand new drywall. For now, our large decorations are leaning against the walls roughly where we think we’ll want them and our smaller ones have either been stashed away or placed on a shelf. More than just decorating though, I’m looking forward to getting some additional organization systems in place, like adding shelves in the laundry room and putting up hooks. Settling in is also going to include putting in a yard, landscaping and either a deck or patio.

2. Be smarter about vegetables.

Typically the vegetable is the last part of the meal that I plan… last as in everything may already be cooked and on the plate before I think about vegetables. Usually we end up throwing spinach and tomatoes on the plate and calling it a salad. I want to make more use of our steamer and add variety to our vegetable options. Which really means I just need to get better at planning ahead!

3. Get back to carb counting well and better manage my diabetes. Continue reading

Friday Five: Valentine and Love Edition

For my work, Friday the 13th (today folks) is technically a “holiday”… or at least that’s what my time sheet says. Today is moving day so we ended up having the day off.

I’m taking advantage of this three-day weekend by sleeping in until 8:00 7:40am (!), getting my eyes checked and having a lunch date with my Valentine. So while I’m enjoying my day off, you can enjoy some random thoughts on love and Valentine’s Day.

1. I usually wear something red or pink on Valentine’s Day. I also usually feel cheesy when I do… but I’m still going to do it. Continue reading

Why is the cat wet? {Friday Five}

I feel like Brad and I have a lot of conversations that start with the question:

Why is the cat wet?

I feel like in the realm of domesticated animals, cats shouldn’t be wet nearly as often as ours are… and it’s only one at a time.

Every query has a different answer.

(1.) For example, the cat was wet because he knocked over the water bowl and we needed to clean up to floor. (2.) Another time, the cat was wet because he got stuck in the bath tub and figured his way out of it for the first time. Continue reading

Friday Five: Holiday Catch Up

Here’s what is or has happened holiday wise so far:

1. Decorations are up. 

Of course I haven’t taken very many pictures yet. *gasp* But Brad and I decided to dial it back a bit at our house this year and only put up the big tree in the living room. The shorter dining room tree is hanging out in the attic this year.

2. We partied last week.

I was right to be excited for Brad’s work party last weekend. It was yet again a lot of fun.

 


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Friday Five: Travel Blog Posts

So I’m not yet back from vacation…. But while i’m gone I figured I’d share my five favorite blog posts on travel:

3rd Anniversary: Waterfalls

Cruising with Type 1 Diabetes

The Bird on a Log

The Mountains

The City

Where is your favorite place to travel?