so what's new with you?

October went by in a blink! Actually all of my life goes by in a blink so I should just stop saying as much right? Because this is life. The blink. 
Christmas shopping is mainly done. And yes I have started decorating and to my neighbors I only half apologize. I love Christmas. I want to enjoy December as much as possible. I like to stare at my tree in a loving manner for as long as possible. And so it is that the day after Halloween I start this multi-day decorating process. It makes me happy and one should find joy where one can. Shouldn't one?

Matt and I have been going through the unfinished part of our basement and all the crap that we have stored there. Married twelve years and there is just a lifetime of stuff taking up room. In theory I would love to be a minimalist. Or live in a van. But then I think about the ten Christmas trees I have and I laugh at that whole idea. 

I am preparing myself for the next season of Outlander. It starts this Sunday! Gah! I rewatched most of season three and some of my favorites from the two seasons before that. I find myself giggling now and again remembering when they went to couples therapy. Oh how I have missed those two! Lord... you have given me a rare woman!

I've been really feeling this whole just spinning my wheels or whatever it is you want to call it, repeating the same activities day in and day out. And how much I just really hate it. It annoys me. I don't want to just survive this season of my life I want to enjoy it. But life is what it is and those papers need to be initialed and the lunches need to be packed and the homework needs to be done. It just does. There's nothing I can do about that save maybe home school the kids and that will never happen. So. It's down to perspective and attitude right? Just like everything else in life? I can only streamline and organize my life so much before it's as streamlined and organized as it's going to get. I'm a work in progress what can I say.

The kids the kids. They sure keep us busy! All the activities! Whatever they want! Except baseball because three days a week is too much for me. As long as they each have something. Their thing. Dom is too young for that of course but. The older two. I'm trying to get David to do this basketball league at the local rec. We will see!

And some new to me Instagram accounts! Linsey and Miko. I know wild right? Just two! But I spent most of October trying to clean out my account... remove the ones that I didn't even bother reading the captions and so on... It was cleansing to say the least!

So what about you guys? What's new with you?

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4 comments

  1. Yay for having your Christmas shopping done and decorating to enjoy it as long as you can! It is difficult to get out of the surviving routine, I don't have the answers, but I will say when I have something to look forward to, trip or event that helps change things up a bit.

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  2. I think it's totally fun to start celebrating Christmas early. Not everyone wants to really focus on Thanksgiving, and if they do, it's not always as exciting as Christmas - so much more to decorate with and do!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. I need to do another insta purge myself. gets to be a lot. also don't we all want to be more minimalist? I'd say so.

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  4. this is life, the blink. ha! so true. but i keep saying it too, so whatever. i don't want to be a minimalist but i definitely wish i had less stuff. i want to be in between a minimalist and hoarder. so, normal. ha. oh my gosh the couples therapy video was everything. i am soooo behind, only watched season 1 because i haven't read the other books yet! i need to get on it so i can binge all the jamie.

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