It is summer time and I wish I could say the living is easy. Life has been so hectic lately. I honestly don’t even know where the month of June went. Next thing I knew, it was July. I traveled in June, celebrated a birthday (yay me), had family in town, and did lots of working. I have had some time to spend outside. That has been quite lovely! Although, it has also been insanely warm. Not so lovely. I have already said to TJ on multiple occasions how ready I am for it to be fall and winter. I’m ready for chillier nights, warm drinks, sweaters, skiing. I’m ready to not be baking in my own bed every time I go to sleep.
Anyway, enough of me ranting. Nobody likes to read that at least for too long.
Let’s see, what news do I have to share…
Matt has moved back in to our house. Yay! He is less stressed and we enjoy having him and his lovely little lady dog Korra. She is such a cutie and already considers herself part of the pack.
TJ will be working his last shift at REI this coming Saturday. He will move on to work at a smaller retailer store where I think he will be much happier.
I am actively seeking new work. I am really looking for some virtual assistant work where I can spend a little more time at home with my boys and have a more flexible schedule as well. Finding that kind of work is a lot harder than it looks.
Faelyn and Halo are doing great! They do not want to be outside too much now that it is hot. I can’t even imagine how hot it must be having all of that hair!
Right now I am reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. It is a really weird but interesting read.
We are in the middle or rather nearing the end of watching through Scrubs. If you haven’t watched it, its hilarious.
We have finally found a church and are settled in there! So happy to have a church family now!
I think that about sums up everything that is currently going on!
Until next time,
Alrighty, so I can’t stay negative for too long. It is just not possible for me. Lol! So, since I shared what I am not looking forward to about the holidays, I must share what I am looking forward to about the holidays! Which not going to lie, it is hard to really narrow it down when I love just about everything about the holidays!!!
~ I love the smells! The Christmas tree smells, the cinnamon smells, the baking smells, the smell you get right before it snows, the smell of bonfires or fireplace fires. I love them! So much!
~ The lights! I love Christmas lights! Most of the time I try to figure out how I can keep them around year round! They are so twinkly and amazing!
~ The Christmas tree! TJ has tried to persuade me to get a fake tree since we got married. No sir! I love the smells of the Christmas tree! I love picking it out! I love decorating it! I love taking it down! I can’t help it!
~ Christmas music! I have behaved this year and haven’t really listened to any yet. This alone is impressive! I can’t wait for Christmas music to start playing! It is so wonderful and so magical.
This whole season is so magical! You will see a stupid grin plastered on my face the whole month of December. Lol!
Do you love or loath Christmas? What is your favorite or least favorite part?
November is usually a month where people are saying what they are thankful for. I am thankful for so much, don’t get me wrong. But the holidays also bring things that I am just not looking forward to. Especially working in retail… You know what I’m saying?
Here we go…
~ Christmas shoppers who are grumpy because they have been out all day with family and it has not been a pleasant experience. Spread some joy and love! Also, don’t do all of your Christmas shopping on one day! Spread it out!
~ The long hours working retail during the holidays. Oh man, it is exhausting. I am a girl who absolutely loves Christmas. I am seriously a young child every year around this time. Everything fascinates me, the colors, the lights, the smells, I love it! Working retail can really take that out of you.
~ Driving in the snow. I will admit, I have gotten better but I am still not great. It still scares the living daylights out of me. When you start sliding… oh man there goes my blood pressure just thinking about it.
~ Denver drivers in the snow. With the amount of transplants that Denver has, not everyone has come from a state where they had to drive in the snow. They just do not know how to do so half the time. Scares me and drives me crazy!
~ Not being close to family for the holidays. I am such a sap. I love having family close by for the holidays. I love waking up to the smell of waffles, cinnamon gravy and bacon. (And coffee of course) I love coming into the living room and sharing presents with everyone. It always makes me so sad to not be close to family. It is just so dang hard to get time of for Christmas or Thanksgiving when you work retail.
This is usually my favorite time of year! I love Christmas! I love giving gifts! I love finding something that my friends and family will truly love. Gift giving is one of my love languages. I love to give gifts and I love to receive them! It is just something special.
However this year I noticed I was feeling a little different. This is my first year away from home. I have always spent Christmas with my family and that is part of the reason it has been so special. They are seriously the best and I miss them terribly! There are so many traditions that I have with them that is part of what makes Christmas so special! So that is not really here which put a little damper on things. Then I have been so busy with work that looking for great gifts was not easy. We were always busy with something and so my gifts this year were just not up to my usual standards. Haha! I am also working customer service at REI this holiday season. We do alot of the out of store orders and returns. It also means we deal with the people who are not so nice during the holiday season. It really puts a damper on the holiday season. I go home after work and just can’t wait for the holidays to be over. Not a great outlook on this joyous time of year!
So, I am trying to just forget about work for the next two days and enjoy the joy of life and take time to be thankful for the loved ones in my life. I think having all of these shootings so close to Christmas makes you realize just how precious life is and how precious those that you love are! So, cherish the time you have with your family!
Also, remember the reason for the season. It is not to get the best present, it is the birth of Christ. Keep that in mind when you go out shopping or doing returns after Christmas! Show Christ’s love no matter where you are or how long the line is!
Merry Christmas everybody!