A Whole Bunch of Random

Friday, September 20, 2013

My poor, sad, neglected blog! And my poor, sad, neglected pile of freelance work! Those clothes I need to wash... Nothing in my personal life is getting the attention it deserves or needs these days. I thought I had adjusted to the working world pretty well, but I'm still having a hard time letting go of all the freedom I've had over the past year! I just need to learn new time management.

One thing that has been taking a lot of my time in the evenings has been cooking, but that's something I wouldn't want to change! Chelsea helps by doing prep work during the day and then the three of us are able to talk about our day while cooking together. Sometimes by the time we clean up, it's close to 9pm! It's stress-relieving, happy, and helps us all spend time together. We're also eating more actual meals than I ever prepared before we moved here... cooking for three is way more motivating than cooking for two!

I really miss is my morning time, and I never really appreciated it until it was no longer my morning time. I used to get up, make coffee, and then read blogs, news, and other things on the internet while I drank my coffee. I'll just say, I take my coffee out the door with me in the mornings now and I haven't read any blogs all week. So sad. And don't tell me to get up earlier... nothing gets me out of bed before I have to! haha

But don't take this as complaining... I absolutely love my job! I get to work and have so much to do that I'm constantly busy; the days fly by! I get a lot of work done and I feel so very productive. I also really like all of my coworkers; everyone has made me feel so welcomed and included since day one. I even made them brownies this evening after dinner... they're going to love me! (Or probably think that I'm plotting against them; we're doing a weight-loss challenge and my evil brownies are just a part of my evil plan muahahaaha!)

For those who live in a cave don't know it yet, Spotify is the best. I put on my headphones and instantly drown out the sounds of my workplace (printers, other machines, people, etc) and get so in the zone. I've been heavily rotating through the entire discography of both Ellie Goulding (Halcyon Days is amazing!) and The Maine (Pioneer is my fav) and then get in a few episodes of Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance as well. Sidenote: I'm going to see The Maine with Anberlin the first weekend in October! Stoked!

To my overjoyed surprise, the weather has cooled off significantly in the last week. The days still get pretty warm, but the mornings are cool and have me reaching for my big, warm comforter in those last minutes before I get up. All I've been able to think about every single morning this week is how this feeling just instantly takes me to New York. You know when you smell something and it instantly brings back a memory? This cool air hasn't made me think of home... it has made me long for NYC. I have no idea when I'll be there next, but I have said multiple times this week, "we should have moved to NY instead." Lifelong life goal of mine. Will that be next?

We've been buying a lot of cider and seasonal sampler packs of craft beers and Chels has decided to make up a game using the caps. Really random sidenote there, but she is currently very excitedly explaining her newest concept to me. Spoiler alert, it involves Game of Thrones.