Wednesday, April 29, 2015


...not worrying about the fact that all floors and surfaces need to be vacuumed

...researching eating according to macronutrients

...reading "The Opposite of Lonliness" 

...making a conscious effort to be minimally scheduled in the month of May 

...a week behind on most emails but can't make myself open that damn laptop after hours

...wondering what in the hell is eating my rosebush

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thank God for Weekends

It's been one of those weeks where I am drowning in work and cannot see the end (even though I know there will be a reprieve), I haven't made it to the gym at all, it's been raining all week, traffic has been utter hell, I haven't been able to find the energy to read a single page in the book I wanted to start this week...I could go on.  But on the week of my 1 year work anniversary I cannot help but remember how lucky I am to be employed and for this lovely reminder of how freaking great weekends (and wine) are.  Even though I'm sad that Matt and I have been passing like ships in the night and will continue to do so this weekend I think I needed to come home Friday night to an empty and quiet house. 

  • I spent Friday doing a few chores to get ahead of the weekend and catching up on some internet reading.  Jaclyn Day's blog is by far one of my very favorites -- she posts really good shopping finds, links great articles and generally never runs out of interesting things to put forth into my world. 
  • I am really taking advantage of Spotify lately.  This playlist was pretty neat.  I like that I usually listen to something random that I never would normally listen to when I'm on the site. 
  • One of the highlights of my week was getting my hair colored.  I ventured out to the Aveda School because we have one here in Atlanta and the prices are insanely good for the students. I have not had my hair really highlighted since I was in college other than  my dabble in ombre the last year or so.  It feels crazy but at the same time I'm strangely wanting more blonde already. I got a cut and full foil for $90. 
  • I joined a Pug Playgroup that meets once a month.  I missed April's meeting up but May is Pug Prom.  My heart may explode.  (Did I mention this already? I am so tired I can't even remember!)
Tonight Matt and I are spending the night at the Housewife's place and watching all the little ones until tomorrow morning so she can have a fancy date night in the city.  Other than that I'm grabbing a few plants at Home Depot and doing some more work to hopefully get caught up for the upcoming week -- apologies to everyone that comes in on Monday to emails from me on Saturday. I'm sorry that I have to be that person. 

Happy weekend! 

~the married gal~

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday, everyone! We made it! I'll try to keep it short and sweet with the Friday Five today. 

1. I'm going through a true revolution mentally with my time.  About two weeks ago I got tired of hearing myself say "I'm so busy" or "This week is just really busy".   How am I almost 32 years old and realized this is just life?  All these things I am categorizing as "keeping me busy" or tied down were just part of life.  Then it sort of hit me that I don't want to refer to all the stuff I do daily or weekly to be busy items.  And you guys -- I'm not even lying or trying to hard to be cool when I say that it has really changed me and my daily outlook.  It is a lot more positive and for someone who gets stressed out really easily removing "the busy" has gained me an incredible amount of freedom.  This week has been a little harder than the last due to a full calendar but I am stopping myself from using the B word when it pops into my brain.  My world is new.  TRY IT. 

2. Matt and I went to The Masters on Wednesday.  It is so rare that we get a day together like this with no other obligations, neither one of us is at work, etc.  We had an amazing day. This was me before my makeup melted off.

p.s. they will not allow cell phones in Augusta National and the only allow pictures Monday - Wednesday.  We had quite a laugh digging out my actual digital camera and I forgot how good the pictures can be! 

3.  Last week I had Craigslist success stalking a mid-century dresser.  Paid a little more for it than I wanted (still less than asking) but the guy was literally only 10 minutes from my house and I have searched Goodwill and the list for what seems like eternity to find a dresser in this condition.  I was just ready to commit.  Note this is my "under construction/storage area" guest room. Don't look for many updates anytime soon. :/

4. I'm finally forming my vision for the guest room and these euro shams are speaking to me. Too bad it may be a while before I can splurge.  They are of course, out of stock (and freaking $75 each) right now -- which is pretty true for most things I find that I actually like.  Sad face. 

5.  I get so many audio books at the library now for my commute -- but then I get really into them and want to listen at the gym, at home, etc.  Of course I can put them in my DVD player at home but what about the gym? I could kill some cardio with them.  

Y'all -- I am really considering bringing back the Discman. They legit still sell them and I could Amazon Prime that little guy right to my house by Monday.  Matt has basically told me he is completely ashamed to be seen with me for even thinking about this.