Everything has just exploded with busy-ness – work, social life, community activities… Downtime for the next few months is going to come at a premium. I get overwhelmed easily. It totally helps to pause and take stock, be thankful, and list what I’m loving!
So here we go…
- I’m loving sunshine and warmer temps. I’m a fall and winter kind of girl, truly I am, but even I’m relieved to ditch the socks & shoes in favour of bare feet & flip flops.
- By extension, I kind of love that I got a little sunburn last weekend. It was a glorious weekend, weather-wise, so I got in some reading on the back deck and a few long walks, sans sunscreen. There’s just something about that first sting of summer… (but from now on… sunscreen. yes. that is something almost-32-year-olds need to worry about.)
- Just last weekend in general. I loved it. It was fabulous. I had no big plans, but I got to hang out a lot with Caden & Danica and have a movie night with them, I got my house cleaned, enjoyed dinner out at St. Hubert’s on Saturday, lots of time in the sun, long walks, a nap on a Sunday afternoon, and my first BBQ’d burger of the season… When Sunday evening rolled around, I literally just wanted to hit the rewind button and do it all over again. It was so relaxing!
- While the busy social calendar does tend to make me panic a little, I’m loving that there’s so many good times with friends and family lined up for the summer months. Canada Day Committee events, as well as several weddings & the related activities that come with them to celebrate! It’s going to be so much fun!
- I have to admit, I’m loving the prospect of “going on sabbatical”. LOL! Not a real sabbatical, of course – I still gotta work for a living - but I’ve declared that next year I’m going to relax and enjoy some free time, and re-invest myself in some of the hobbies that I’ve let slide over the years. I’m stepping back from some of the things I’ve been involved with, for my own peace of mind… I’ve never been very good at handling stress, but it’s getting worse as I get older. Next year, I want to read more, I want to start writing again (something other than blog posts), I want to pick up my scrapbooking again, I want to go for more walks, and just breathe more deeply. 2016 is still a long, long way off, but I’m loving the thoughts of it. I’m going to take care of me.
- I LOVE this song!! It’s my jam right now.
- I’m loving TV right now. It’s sad that most of my favourite shows are wrapping up for the season, but TV has been so GOOD lately! Grey’s, Criminal Minds, Battle Creek, Secrets & Lies… I’ve also really been into The Voice, Married at First Sight, Hockey Wives, and, of course, Survivor. I haven’t even had time to watch a movie lately because free time on weekends is spent catching up on the PVR! haha!
- IT’S McHAPPY DAY!!! Ok, so I have absolutely no intentions of eating at McD’s today (someone has fallen off the healthy-eating-wagon hard lately, and I have to get back on track… bridesmaids dresses to be worn, people!!!)… but just the thought of a Big Mac makes me happy :) If anyone is near a McD’s today, have one for me – it’s for a great cause!!
- I’m loving the thoughts of getting some much-needed baby snuggles tonight with little Noah, and some play-time with Neve as well. Can’t wait to visit with them!
- I love Jimmy Fallon. Of course. As usual.
Happy Wednesday, friends. :)