Just as promised, I am back for the second entry in the blog-tember challenge.
Here we go, currently in September……..
Reading…..The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity.
Playing…..with snap chat videos and filters. I’m obsessed, anyone else? Find me on snapchat at suzriley1.
Watching….. Big Brother! I have a love hate relationship with it. I love to watch it but currently hate the way the players are playing the game. Grrrr. Also, any and all of the Real Housewives franchises. Obsessed.
Trying…..to stay off of my phone a bit more when my older kids and husband are home. My toddler keeps me B.U.S.Y during the day so I will admit, when Lance gets home, I take some time to veg from the chaos and it usually means I am scrolling through my phone. That also means I am missing out on time with my “bigs” sooooo, I am going to limit my screen time during the evenings.
Cooking…..Anything that doesn’t have a ton of clean up involved at the end. I don’t even clean dinner dishes most days as we have a “I cook, you clean” system going on in our house but I admit, sometimes I feel bad at the mess I leave my husband.
Eating…..too much sugar! It’s time to reel it in because I’m starting to feel the effects, physically and mentally. My pants aren’t getting any looser and I’ve been tired and sluggish. But it’s so hard to pass up on bowls of birthday cake ice cream with birthday cake Teddy Grahams loaded on top.
Drinking…..coffee first thing in the morning with water during the rest of the day. Actually, lately I’ve developed an affection for Coke. You know, the real stuff. Except, it has to be a fountain Coke because it tastes sooooo much better like that. I never ever order larger than a medium and I only do it once per week. Still, I have Coca Cola guilt because I know how bad that stuff is for you but I’m not sure I care.
Calling…..the med spa to cancel my chemical peel appointment. It’s expensive and a bit scary to me so for now, I shall cancel.
Texting…..with my daughter. She was begging me to allow her to sleepover at her friends house on a school night which is completely out of the question at our house. Somehow, though, she is currently staying the night, on a school night so yeah, I’m not even sure what to say. Maybe she has exceptional debating skills?!
Pinning…..recipes and more recipes. Fall decor ideas and book lists.
Loving…..My Swell bottle. My husband gave it to me as a gift on Mother’s Day and I thought he was crazy to spend so much on an object that holds water. But now, I can hardly stand to drink water out of anything else. Its cold. Always. Get you one!! Plus, they are super cute!
Hating…..that at 38 years old, I still bite my nails. Why can’t I stop? It’s so gross and being that I’m a germ freak you would think that would give me some incentive but I guess not.
Discovering…..that it really is okay to not have a perfectly clean and “show ready” home at all times. I used to hate these types of sayings but as I’ve gotten older they kind of speak to me now. My favorite is “Excuse the mess but we are busy making memories”. It really is true though. I can keep cleaning just for it to get messy again or I can get down on the floor and play cars or go outside and throw a ball or sit down and paint my daughters toenails. Those are the memories I want my kids to have. Not of me sweeping the floors for the 19th million time. And that may or may not be an exaggeration.
Feeling…..like this post is getting really long. Are we there yet?
Listening to…..the Phil Collins station on Pandora. Yes, I am officially old but I will forever and always love his music. Also, Journey because apparently, I really like 80’s and 90’s music.
Celebrating…..our 12 year anniversary on September 10th! I say “celebrating” but as of today, I’m pretty sure neither of us have put much thought into a date night or booked a sitter. Celebrating may happen on the back patio with a beer and a bag of popcorn. Actually, that doesn’t sound awful to me.
Smelling…..the heck out of my apple cinnamon plug-ins and pumpkin spice candles. Call me basic but I love the smell of Fall .
Ordering….nothing, hopefully. I’m trying my hardest to stay off of the internet and online sales because its time to start saving again. After buying a home, enjoying Summer and then back to school shopping, my bank account will surely thank me for a spending freeze.
Considering…..booking that babysitter after all. It’s been a couple of months since Lance and I have had a date night and as much work as it can be to get ready for the sitter and to go out, it’s always well worth it. Besides, how often do you celebrate your 12th anniversary?
I would love to hear from you. Tell me, what are you currently………