This week we were home almost the entire week! It was a week of getting life caught up on, getting ready for some crazy adventures and just sleeping as much as possible.
I love this fortune from a random fortune cookie! Makes my heart happy.
Fluffy is pretty happy that we are home this week. We have spent a few hours cuddling and just having kitty cat time. Not that I am complaining one bit!
Amy from MomSpark gave me this fun new sign for my desk! A reminder to get it done daily!
For Valentine’s Day, I took myself on a date to Starbucks to read more of The Book of Joy. I am so in love with this book. I feel like I am taking my time with it because I don’t want to lose some of the message or speed through it.
John and I went to one of our favorite Spokane restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the announcement of his new website!
We are so excited that he has launched Park Ranger John! He will be sharing park stories and adventures on the blog along with manly recipes. LOL! He says that some of my recipes are girly so he is going to put a guys twist on them. It will be fun to see what he comes up with.
I splurged and bought myself a brand new box of super cute pens and I am deeply in love with them. I have been trying to find ways to be more creative and to force myself to step outside my comfort zone.
I find myself being really rigid when it comes to my planner and not letting myself doodle or just let go in it. So that is one of the things I am working on this year. I want to give myself permission to doodle and just have fun with things. It’s not like my planner is going to become something important or a classic novel. So I bought these Tropical Vacation color pens and I have been having fun with them.
Do you ever struggle with letting yourself be creative and color outside the lines?
You know I love the quizzes/checklists that are all over Facebook right now. This one made me giggle
Your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!
1. The year: 1994
2. What kind of car did you have? Subaru station wagon named Chiquita
3. It’s Friday Night Football were you there? maybe, but probably not
4. What kind of Job? Camp counselor in the summer, retail during the year
5. Were you a party animal? In my mind I was but in reality no
6. Were you considered a jock? not really
7. Were you in the Band? oh no! I have zero musical talents. I failed 5th grade band and had to sit in choir and not sing.
8. Were you a nerd? not really, but i guess that is up to interpretation
9. Did you get suspended? no, my Mom would have gone ballistic
10. Can you sing the fight song? No clue what it is
11. What was your school mascot? Viking
12. If you could go back and do it again would you? if I had to. I like being an adult and having my own money so much more.
13. Are you still in contact with people from high school? Only a select few.
14. Do you know where your high school sweetheart is? Nope.
15. What was your favorite subject? Science, Scuba Diving,
16. Do you still have your High School Ring? No, I never bought one.
17. Do you still have your yearbook? Yes! On a shelf in the living room. Some times I pull them out when I get Facebook friend invites to see if I remember who the person is.
Copy and paste…let’s hear your story!
Dang! It is crazy to think that high school was 23 years ago. Time has flown by!
Do you ever get the urge to just purge your entire house? To just get rid of everything and start fresh. That is how I have been feeling this week. I went a bit crazy in our pantry/storage room and just cleaned it out. I don’t even know where some of the things came from. I feel like I want to just get down to the bare minimums and work from there.
I keep seeing articles and stories on how clutter can cause woman stress and make us feel bad. I want to make sure that I am not holding onto stuff for the wrong reason. I used to find so much comfort in having stuff. When I lost my job I feel like I turned into a bit of a squirrel and started hoarding things just so I knew we would have them.
I started stockpiling and holding onto everything because I was so worried that we wouldn’t have any money or be able to go and buy something. In turn, my house became full of just stuff and I ended up having to throw things away because they were past their expiration or ended up breaking while stacked together. I feel like we are at a point in our lives when I just need to be realistic about what we need and don’t need and start fresh.
Do I really need to hold onto a tractor cake pan or a Garfield cake pan? I am 40 years old and we don’t have children. My guess is the answer is no. LOL!
Poor John keeps walking into the house to find the living room filled with bags and boxes that need to be donated. I think he is happy we are taking off this week for a tropical escape to a new country!