So what have I been doing?
|Tis the season for cute ankle boots // Aldo|
Reading as many books as I can. The library and very specifically, that library transports me to my broke single years when I lived alone in my condo and spent hours and hours reading alone in my cozy little studio. The library was free and I had a lot of free time on my hands so I was there every single month combing the stacks for something new. I hadn't been in so long that I had a $4.00 fine from 2010. Good thing they don't charge interest or send you to collections. Incidentally, 2010 is when life got very busy for me. MJ came home from an 11 month deployment, we bought a house and got married. Then I discovered DVR and it was all over after that. Life gets so busy that I may or may not make library trips a regular thing but this staycation was the perfect time to go back. Hopefully I'll do more reading in 2015. I missed it!
Watching Married at First Sight. With the help of experts three arranged marriages are set up and the couples meet on their wedding day when they walk down the aisle. Crazy right? But so fascinating. I stumbled upon this on my Direct TV app, recorded all the episodes and finished most of it in two days. It's a really interesting reality show that actually seems real and not full of wanna be actresses that signed up for the free vacations. Each episode has really interesting insight about making a marriage work and it's a pretty interesting social experiment to watch unfold. Jason and Courtney are my favorite couple. They are so cute!!
Finding my motivation for working out. Any motivation I was still hanging onto left me in the dust about last month. I fought it, but once the holidays hit and it started to get chilly it was gone and I decided that was okay. If I work out I work out and if I don't...well, clearly life goes on. I am fitting in as many morning yoga classes as I can at the gym and we will see what happens in the new year.
Enjoying quality time with MJ. He worked only one more day than me so last week was a staycation for both of us. On Christmas Eve Eve we wasted $26 bucks on this Winter Wonderland holiday event downtown that was pretty much worthless unless you had a gaggle of kids. At least we got to see a Reindeer. I don't even care because it was one of those warm balmy nights (yes, in December) that I can't get enough of. We strolled around downtown on a Tuesday-which felt strange, until we found a place to eat with outdoor seating and drink specials. Wasted money or not it was a fun night. Playstation was down for two wonderful days which was great for me and our quality time but not so great for a man who is addicted to Destiny.
Wearing lots of pajamas with my fuzzy flowered 10 year old grandma robe. I eat breakfast, run errands and/or work out and then jump into my jammies for the rest of the night. We made it until after Christmas without the heat. Which is also the day I thought it was Friday and showed up 24 hours late for yoga on Saturday morning. I walked right out when I realized I was the only idiot there with a yoga mat and did a yoga DVD at home. We always have a contest to see who can last the longest without heat and for the second time in a row he broke first. It's not that I don't get as cold as him it's just that I am more willing to suffer if it will save money.
Cleansing my closet. It was time and I was finally ready. I told MJ that I will probably be wearing these same clothes for the next twenty years. I think I did pretty good, but I still have a lot of clothes and I'm not into shopping for sport anymore so I don't expect my wardrobe to change that much in the near future. I'll still buy things when needed but I can't add much ESPECIALLY if I'm not willing to part with anything else. I'm going to make a concerted effort to wear every single thing I own over the next year and if I STILL have things I haven't worn I will re evaluate next year.
Organizing my iPhotos. After five years my MacBook finally died but not before it was reset to factory settings and wiped in a last ditch effort to save it. Nothing was not backed up in the time capsule as it was supposed to be. I got a new one six months ago but, I lost all documents. MJ was able to recover what I think is most of my pics but they are all just randomly thrown in there with no rhyme or reason. It's a big project I've been putting off for months
Christmas was different this year being that it was just the two of us but it was still good. I got everything I wanted plus a few extra's that MJ surprised me with. That afternoon we went to the movies to see Exodus, which was really good. See it. So good!! Then we went straight to dinner and spent a quiet evening at home. We intend to do the same for New Year's Eve minus the movie.
I have one more glorious week that remains before it's time to go back to work and I'm going to enjoy it. Now, to catch up on some blog reading.