so what's new with you?

Pull up a chair, will you? Another month has gone by and it's time once more for another coffee talk!
We leave for a cruise in a few days. So there's that. I have my list and I've been whittling away at it here and there and everywhere. All while hoping that Hurricane Matthew gets the heck out of dodge before we are set to leave. Last week's cruise (the same one we will be on just a week prior) had to have the entire itinerary changed around because of the weather. From Caribbean to NYC and Canada. Hashtag nope. So I'm hoping that come Saturday night I won't be frantically repacking for colder weather because that would suck. Not as much as being stuck on a cruise ship in the middle of a hurricane. That would suck the most.

We watched The Finest Hours the other week and I really wish we hadn't. My anxiety watching that was running so high I was near having heart palpitations. I was like nope. Not going on the cruise. You'll never get me on another boat again so help me God. Terrifying, nature and those waves! Speaking of nature and how scary it is have you seen this Twitter feed? Yikes.

I am so not a political person, much to my brother's chagrin, but I have sure been enjoying the nightly Twitter entertainment! Man! It's like I get a front row seat to all sorts of fun commentary. And speaking of entertaining political stuff.... Trump was in my hometown over the weekend and this one farmer must have owned the land on both sides of the road leading to where Trump would be and he had signs every twenty feet for Trump/Pence. On both sides of the road. Do you think that maybe people are driving on the road like oh no I don't want to vote Trump... and then after the 483 sign they are like wait! I'm going to vote for Trump now. That 483'd sign changed my mind? It was a lot of signs. Sign overkill, as it were.

As everyone may already know we redid our entire dining room. Redid the walls, redid the table, redid it all. It's like walking in to a totally different home and I love it. It is pretty much my new favorite space to sip on a morning cup of coffee. Not my first cup, no, but the second one, the one after Letty is off to school. Then I started in on our master bathroom, coming soon to a blog near you! These updates! I'm sure Matt is seriously questioning my sanity.... but what else can we paint?

If you follow me on Instagram then you may know my treadmill started scaring me. It's an old lady for sure but she's basically my best friend. I've ran so many miles on her I lost count. In the thousands. I just don't have it in me to run outside in all weather. Rain and snow? And how does one run outside in the dark? Like before the sun comes up? Because that is what I run. Where does one go? A gym is out. And don't even get me started on the gear that I don't have. Moisture-wicking it is not.

Oh and hey Matt's birthday is Saturday! The poor man will have to talk me down off my cruise fearing ledge and probably be forced to pack and unpack all sorts of things for me. So happy day to him!!

Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen today! Thanks ladies for hosting!

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  1. Hope you guys get to go on the right track for your cruise

  2. i was telling my friends the irony of matthew's bday being when we are about to be destroyed by hurricane matthew. but he'll go out with a bang, that storm name. hopeful your cruise plans go ok. there's no way you're making it down here. by sunday it's supposed to be looping back to us out in atlantic but WHO knows. can you tell this is all i'm thinking about? ha. also hope treadmill gets a 9th life out of it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. You guys are going to have so much fun on your cruise! I can’t wait to see pictures. Will Letty miss school for the cruise? Praying that hurricane dissipates sooner than it is expected to. The trump sign thing made me laugh out loud. People are weird. Ha.

  4. oh no, treadmill! must have missed that, i hope it is okay! running in the dark is a no go for me. or the cold. or the snow (which i know is cold also but even worse). so i want a treadmill. i feel you. but i do go to the gym - only because i don't have a treadmill (yet).
    cruise!!! scary about the hurricane. hope it stays out of your way.
    the finest hours sounds terrible and how dare you make me click on that nature is scary link. go away scary nature!

  5. I am a politcal nut, Chris and I both are. I have loved politics since I was little. I blame my mom, she owns a campaign management company in Vegas. But this election? I can't even stand to get on Twitter. LOL!

    I can't wait to see the new living room!! And Chris runs every morning, outside at like 4:30, 5? I don't know. We have a treadmill that collects dust. But the other day he went on a run and started noticing signs for an alligator habitat. hahaha! The man kept running and then ran up on a huge black snake on the trial. And this is just one more reason why I don't run or anything like it. It's dangerous.

  6. ugh i never used to be a politics person, but now that i'm terrified of the world my kids could grow up in i'm obsessed!! and my mom LOVES politics so i guess it was in me somewhere just dormant, ha! but i ammmm a home decor person always and forever and cannot wait to see peeps of your dining room!!! and i know your latest update said your cruise plans were altered, but you guys always seem to make an adventure out of everything! i bet it will be wonderful!!

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  9. I'm so behind on your blog don't hate meeee! I'm going to catch up. Also, I feel like we haven't seen you in FOREVER. Probably because it's true haha. I'm just a little jealous of all your room makeovers. One of these days we will get to our kitchen...maybe this spring? HA!

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