Good morning lovelies! I must say, I have had an excellent past two weeks. Please note: I’m allowed to be super excited about this, because it is not often that all the planets align for me. It must be because it is August and I’m a Leo, because stars and stuff. Maybe I should not have said anything, because Murphy’s law is a sadistic little guy and he is totally going to jinx it. Anyway… let’s just stay positive. The blog has received such an overwhelming and positive response this past month, even though I have been slightly neglecting it. Every month I promise myself to blog more, and every month something gets in the way of that… but I have realized that it’s okay to be a crappy blogger. You guys are still here so I must be doing something right? Right?
There is so much happening, and the best way to get everything out of my head is with a Currently post, otherwise I will just ramble on forever and ever… And nothing will make sense.
Excited About: Starting fresh. Two months ago I resigned (but that is a story for another time). I’m starting a very exciting, new job on the 1st of September and I am extremely nervous! We have also decided to do something that has been a dream of ours for a very long time… we are packing up our house, animals and kids and moving out of the city suburbs and into the countryside. I cannot tell you how excited I am! I grew up on a farm and lived there most my life, so for the past two years or so the city life has really been grating at my nerves. I can’t stand the fact that all the houses are so close together, and that it is always busy… there is always a siren or alarm going off somewhere or cars racing by. There are too many houses, too many people, too much grey. I’m done. I am also so over the school search/application hell. Screw that. Why are we doing this to ourselves? I want a simpler life.
At least now Mikayla will have a better chance getting into a great school in a smaller area, without me having to bribe anyone. The kids will be exposed to acres and acres of farm lands, they can play in the muddy dirt roads, and be free to run and just be. They will see cows, sheep and horses every day, we can get chickens or ducklings… They will be safe. And me? I will be able to breathe again.
I also bought my very own car. This is a huge deal for me, because this is the first car that I bought myself. No help from anyone else… I chose it, paid for it and it is all mine!
New job. New car. New house. New school. New start.
Anticipating: All of the above! And there are some exciting stuff happening on the blog in the upcoming weeks. Mikayla will have her annual school concert soon and that is always loads of fun – plus her grandparents will be in the country long enough to attend! I get to see Jonelle and Mandy later today for mani’s, pedi’s and movies at Rouge Day Spa – and I can’t wait, because damn I love those girls. I’m going to miss having Rouge Day Spa down the road from me so much. Mikayla and I have had so much fun there, and they do killer lash extensions, and everyone is so nice…
Accepting: That it’s okay to be a ‘bad mom’ – if you don’t know what I mean, read this post! P.S, last night I went to watch Bad Moms with a couple of my non-blogger mom friends – we sneaked a bottle of wine in (don’t do it, it’s bad behavior) and had the best time ever. The movie is hilarious!!!! Totally exceeded expectations.
Appreciating: That I have a crazy husband who supports all my crazy ideas. That encourages me and gives me a little push when I am on the verge of backing out. I am lucky to have found a partner in life that balances me out… and who loves me the way he does. And most of all, I am lucky to have a partner that is my equal – so thank you Cole. You rock my socks off.
Reading: A few weeks ago I finished the funniest and most messed up book I have ever read. I loved every single chapter of Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) – and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second one! I think Jenny might be my spirit animal. Also, everyone should read this book at least once in their lives. The part below about her Voldemort vagina is definitely my favourite. Just go read it.
I also started reading Adam Haslett’s Imagine Me Gone. I was so excited to read this book as it is on numerous “must read” lists for 2016. To be honest, I’m a little more than half way through and it is taking me so long. I struggled to get into it. It’s not gripping… But who knows, maybe it will get better. It’s just really annoying me that it is taking me so long to finish it, I can’t just stop reading it and start something else, my brain doesn’t work that way. I have to finish it before I can move on.
Watching: Zootropolis… over, and over, and over, and over again. My kids are obsessed! Other than that, I just realized that I haven’t been watching anything. No new series, nothing…. that’s weird.
Listening to: Going through a System Of A Down phase… Because they are amazing.
Feeling: Happy, for the first time in a very long time. I have been sleeping really well for the past week – without having to take sleeping tablets and that’s amazing. My mind feels at peace… and it all just proves what I knew all along. My job was destroying my soul.
Loving: Packing up for the big move. I know it’s weird, but I am loving finding things long forgotten about. Everything triggers a memory, everything we own has a story. It’s nice to remember.
Questioning: My sanity. Who the hell gets a new car, job, house, etc. at the same time??
Wrap-up: In-case you missed it – here are some of July and August’s most popular posts :
So, how about you? What are you up to today? I would love to hear your thoughts on my thoughts?! That sounded better in my head. And thanks again to my dear friend Cindy for providing the original inspiration for these posts.