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The Hardest Goodbye ; would had been 11 weeks tomorrow…

This blog as always been around as more of a place for me to archive my life. As someone who personally blogged since 1999, it’s somewhat of a habit. Although I don’t blog every single day like I use to, I try to blog when I can/remember to/have something to say/have something to remember.

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Then there were 4, but now there are just 3…

 

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Happy Holidays!

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Is it just me or does it feel like December just rolled by wayyyy too fast?! I swear I always have this problem every December… no, every Winter!

It’s been like 35* here lately and as someone who just moved from sunny always-summer-weather Florida I. AM. FREEZING! It’s making me feel like a cold baked potato and I just want to stay in bed ALL DAY LONG, it’s insane!

This year I’m not spending the holidays alone — I’m feeling a little bittersweet about it if I’m being honest! I’ve spent SO many Christmas’ alone that I feel like I don’t know how to function around people, if that makes sense. I’ve never been good at family get together’s as they’re not exactly something I have very much experience in so naturally I like just spending the holidays by myself watching the same movies over and over again: Serendipity, Misfit Island, and attempts to watch Love Actually (which I did actually successfully finish watching last year for the first time ever)! But I’m also happy people are looking forward to me showing up somewhere.

But still, I’m predicting I’ll be a little awkward and feeling out of place. After all, I am the new one to the family (well me and Sophie).

Hopefully next week I’ll have some super exciting (and terrifying) news to share. I was aiming for January but I’m getting super fuckin impatient lol.

I’m also going to be using the last week of December as my blog posts/IG posts posting catch up time because I was clearly a slug more times than I’d like to admit in December and didn’t get to post AS MUCH as I had HOPED to, not to mention I didn’t even realize hazearella had expired! Eep! I really need to work on that.

Speaking of working on things; I also need to work on a goals list for next year too! Bubba picked my {onelittleword} for 2018 as well and I like the word and idea he came up with! Not to come up with some goals for the year!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with laughter, love, good food and joy!

(Also, I’m obsessed with this Grumpy Poncho Bubba got me and yes, that Mario sweater IS what I’m wearing on Christmas Eve!)

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Krispy Kreme adventures

I’m part of the Krispy Kreme rewards program (because when I lived in Florida I had to get my weeks worth every weekend) and I had gotten an email about half off a dozen assorted donuts so naturally I was like, hell yes.

I absolutely appreciate that my boyfriend knows that the majority of the time I buy snacks to take photos of them. And he totally understands. Well, as much as he can.

So we went and grabbed a dozen donuts and I had the hardest thing picking which ones. But the chocolate sprinkles are by far my favs!

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Sadly the Snowman was crushed on the way home.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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Christmas time definitely has me a lot to be excited about — there’s just something so magical in the air during this time. All the lights, Peppermint and Gingerbread flavored everything, all the colors, all the cute holiday gift sets to view in the stores, all the decorations put up everywhere!

I was hoping to be a little bit more prepared for Vlog and Blogmas this year and yet I wasn’t, I’m SLIGHTLY disappointed in myself but not by too much. I just don’t really like scrambling to figure out content for THAT EXACT DAY. I use to be so much better/more organized when it came to blogging. Whatever did happen to those days?!

I’ve been adjusting to the cold weather here in Texas; I’ve grown so use to 90* year round weather from living in Florida for the last  years that adjusting to a cold winter again after that long is a pretty hard transition! It was snowing in Austin a few nights ago but so far no snow here in DFW! Sucks! I’m waiting on it! It snowed last year, the weekend AFTER I went home. Other than that the fact I’ve had a cold since October that seems to never be going away and just increasing and decreasing has been rather annoying. So I’ve been coughing my nights away and feeling drained during the day.

Still, I won’t let it stop me from enjoying as much of a real winter and a real Christmas as much as I can!

I still have yet to decide to bake anything this holiday season and while I’ve filled up my Pinterest boards with loads of idea’s I haven’t still decided on one particular one to try out just yet. I mean I’ve decided on one, so hopefully next week I’ll get to attempt it!

I’ve also got to do something about my kitchen set up because I still have the Halloween runner on the table and that’s just gotta go! It’s just getting all the bits and bobs off that table (that shouldn’t even be there to begin with) that’s part of the problem. Ugh.

I’ve decided go cut down on the things I have going into 2018 because it’s just all starting to drive me nuts, then again I say this pretty much twice a year. So we’ll see how that goes. But I’m really hoping to tidy up my place a lot more before Christmas and New Year’s gets here! Having a dizzy cat who tacks cat litter everywhere certainly doesn’t help but I need to see what I can find to help her keep that litter off her tiny little paws.

There’s not very many adventures planned this month sadly like there was last year but it’s okay, adjusting to this weather and to other things are a little bit more important to me at the moment and I’ll make up for it next winter when I hope to be more prepared for 40* – 30* days! Thankfully my mom sent me some cute winter clothes she had found and Bubba got me some fleece pj’s I had wanted from Target yesterday when he went to grab me some stuff. And he also got me this really cute Grumpy Care Bears fleece poncho with a hood! I’m pretty obsessed with it already! I just threw it in the wash so I don’t have pictures.

Speaking of, I need to make it into a habit of taking more photos with my actual cameras and less with my phone (which I’ve also been saying for years…) just because the iPhone photo quality is starting to bother me a bit. Sometimes it’s really nice and clear and other times it’s blurry af. I don’t know why that is but sometimes it just is. So yeah, I need to make it a point to start using my actual camera.

I’m 18 books behind on my goal of reading 36 books this month, whomp. I highly doubt I’ll be able to catch that up by much but I could try. I borrowed some shorter Middle Grade books from the library from a series I wasn’t aware was still being made and Bubba let me open one of the Middle Grade books he got me for Christmas called The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris so those are definitely going to go on my TBR pile for this month.

What are some of your plans this month?

 

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Weekly Recap; Nov 12 – Nov 18th

NaNoWriMo really helps you be aware of how far in the month November really is. And how much you didn’t do/get done lol. But I must admit, November so far has been very very interesting…

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Weekly Recap; Nov 5th – Nov 11th

I can’t believe how fast this year is just FLYYYYYING on by! It’s pretty much mid November now meaning Thanksgiving is not too far away and once that happens it’s full blown Christmas until the end of next month.

The temp has been dropping here like crazy and I’m pulling out all my hoodies and I need to find my sweaters as well as reorganize my closet to fit all the winter clothes now that summer is finally gone!

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Weekly Recap; Oct 29th – Nov 4th

I can’t believe October is over! How freakin fast did that go?! I feel like as soon as October is over so is Fall and we need to hurry on up and move into Winter when technically November is still Fall (I tend to forget about Thanksgiving, whoops. I guess that happens when you’re away from family for 5 years).

I’m feeling better now, by the way. Thankfully. It’s been almost a week. I was so happy to finally be able to sniff candles yesterday without feeling sick and I started craving things again!

It’s the little things in life guys.

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