Remember when I used to write Random Rambling posts? I think it’s likely been years – since I wrote – these kinds – of posts and I’m not really sure why I stopped. Sometimes I put too much pressure to write posts with defined topics and sometimes these thoughts float around my head and will never make their way to a full post.
Um, I created a new header! I used Picmonkey (which is how I create all of my graphics for the blog). Some people have asked if I would do a tutorial, but honestly I’m not sure where I would start. Picmonkey is pretty user friendly.
If we met in person, I’d be filled with anxiety and worry over what we would talk about. Over what you would think about me and how I compare with my blog persona. I’d be awkward. I’d fidget and not know where exactly to look. I’d stumble over my words. But mostly, the anxiety over what to chat about. Why is chatting so tough!?
We have fish.
It started with one Betta, whom Elle named Mr. Schull. He went to fishy heaven and we then replaced him with fourteen new fishies…all named Mr. Schull.
As a bored housemom, I’ve become obsessed with the secret lives of these fish. At one point, three of the fish started getting aggressive with the other fish and it was fishy cannibalism in the tank. Seriously. It was horrifying. Shortly after these fish died and we replaced them all with friendlier fish that wouldn’t eat each other. And then some of our fish had babies!
There’s still drama in the tank, but I’m amazed how how entertaining they can be. Either that or I need to get a life. Likely the later.
I start full-time work, five days a week, starting on Monday. I’m ready. I think Evie’s ready. I’ve been so blessed to be home with her for a full year and then part-time for three months. Of course I have all the emotions over it. For me it is mentally more difficult to stay home but physically more difficult to work full-time. Thankfully it will still be a very flexible arrangement and it hopefully won’t mean too much of an adjustment for anyone. Bonus is that hopefully we’ll have just enough extra to hire a housecleaner twice a month. Because Yikes.
I miss having a kitty cat. I know Elle would LOVE having a cat. I would love having a cat. I would NOT love having the cat hair, though. Or cleaning the kitty litter. So, we’ll stick with fish.
We had our first dusting of snow last week. Crazy as there are some years that we don’t see any snow or ice at all! It was frigid and I hated it. Now we’re pleasantly back in the 50s-60s. Our leaves have finally changed colors but I’m bummed that my begonias all died in the cold. My last begonias made it through three years!
Now that we’re nearing the end of 2014, I’m taking stock of the things that I’ve done this year and those I (ahem) let slip. I cannot seem to get motivated to work out. I so wanted to run a 10k by the end of the year, but now I’m wimping out due to the cold weather. I’m making excellent progress on quilty type things. Not so great on the organizing. Honestly I’ve become really selfish with my free time! I’m not sure this is an entirely bad thing, but it does mean that I’ve let some things slide (exercise and housework, mostly). Sigh.
These girls. Seriously these girls. I could eat them all up. And yes, sippy cups are the bane of my existence. And yes, I do wear pink dishwashing gloves.
Is that enough randomness for one day? We’re halfway through Season 3 of Gilmore Girls (yes, Scott watches with me BEST.HUSBAND.EVER). We also had our first night without both girls (ever, so in 15 months) last weekend. We went to an early dinner and then were on the couch by 7:30 and watched Pitch Perfect (which we’ve both seen before). We are awesome. The real reward was getting to sleep in (until 8) and then read in bed (until 10).
Ok, share your randomness with me!!!