Hi everyone! It’s been a slow week as far as blogging goes, but as a lot of you are at FinCon, I figured I would take a little break. I had written some drafts last weekend that I wasn’t too happy with, and it was disappointing. After putting in all that work, I didn’t want to publish any of it. I’m sure that happens to a lot of bloggers, but I just couldn’t find the motivation to re-write them all. I always welcome suggestions on post topics, so don’t be shy! Knowing what your readers want more of is a good thing, too.
That being said, I am taking the weekend to mostly relax. My coworker was out yesterday (it was planned months ago), but it was a bit of a whirlwind in the morning. I hadn’t really done her job since the beginning of the year, and as it’s more important than mine, I was nervous about doing something incorrectly.
R and I really wanted to get up to the mountains this weekend, but when I started looking at hotels earlier this week, we were met with “no rooms available on selected dates” on basically every selection. I was really disappointed, though R kept telling me at this time of the year, tons of people are going to enjoy the foliage, so we should have planned earlier. Live and learn! As R works every other Saturday, and the next Saturday he has off we have a birthday party to attend, I’m not sure if we’ll get up there. It could be done as a day trip, but we would have to contend with traffic from the city, and tolls, which are not fun at all. I guess we will just have to see!
I am really enjoying seeing everyone’s responses to this series. I didn’t think it would really be “popular” as it’s something I’m kind of writing just to keep myself in check, but I am so happy some of you have found inspiration from it. Being grateful is something we don’t do often enough, usually for the tiny things in life that just pass us by. While I try to focus on the bigger things, it’s always worth noting that we could simply be grateful for waking up today. Perspective is key!
- Most of us hate traffic, right? Well, yesterday I hit some on my way home. It was R’s birthday, and he had already left work. I wanted to get home to make him some cheesecake as a surprise, but nothing was going according to plan. I stuck to the right hand lane, and soon enough we were picking up speed, while the middle lane wasn’t moving at all. Odd. I was tempted to get in the middle lane early on, but I am grateful I didn’t – for some reason there was a car stopped in that lane, which is why it stopped moving when we picked up. Along with that, I am grateful for my car, because it’s reliable!
- On the same note, while traffic sucks, that moment when it breaks is glorious. The road opens up ahead and you can sail away!
- I am grateful that R’s shoes got shipped in time for his birthday. We went to the store on Monday, but they were out of his size. He couldn’t hide his disappointment. We ordered them from the store and they said it would be 3-5 days. In this case, it worked out to 3 days! Perfect timing.
- I am grateful to have people on my side. There may be some hope for me on the job front, but until things are certain, I’m not saying anything. There’s been some red tape involved from the get-go, and I don’t want to get my hopes up.
- As for an update from the previous week – my mom’s neighbor returned home today! Last week, she came home, only to go back to the hospital two days later because it was painful to eat. I really hope she continues to recover.
- I am grateful for my baking skills. This sounds funny, but I love baking things for people. A brownie brings simple joy to my office some days. I was able to bake that cheesecake for R last night, which is his favorite dessert ever, thanks to a really easy recipe from my mom.
- I am grateful for the time I get to spend with R. We spent the first half of the day today just cuddling on the couch, watching movies. It’s a cloudy day out, but I think some fresh air might be a good idea. Our apartment gets so stuffy!
Thank you to DC for sharing my post on wondering if parenting is the right thing for us. While it’s still really early (R and I aren’t even married), I think it’s always a good thing to think over. It’s an important decision that you and your S.O. should be in agreement on before you even think about marriage. I really loved everyone’s comments; they were all so thoughtful, and I am really relieved to know I’m not alone in my thoughts about kids.
I hope you all have a great weekend, and if you’re at FinCon, I hope you’re enjoying it!