January 18, 2017

Currently (January 2017)...

Reading a bit more lately than I have in a long time, which is great! I read All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda on the train to the Twin Cities for NYE. It was SO good, I'd give it 4.5/5 stars. I also found out over Christmas that I had just over $50.00 in credits on my Nook because of some Apple settlement so I purchased The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham -  now I'm just waiting to purchase a new Nook (since mine bit the dust quite some time ago) so I can read them! I also got a $30.00 Chapters gift card from my brother and sister in law for Christmas so when I was in the Queen City last week for my orthodontist appointment I picked up another mystery/suspense novel for my train ride tonight

Listening to only Eric Church music to prepare for his concert on Friday night!

Celebrating not really anything lately. Now that Christmas is over there's not much to celebrate (#crazyforchristmas). My brother and SIL both have birthdays coming up but I'll be gone to the Twin Cities over their actual birthdays 

Watching episodes of The Office again now that I finally finished Parks and Rec. My parents got me the entire series of Parks and Rec for Christmas - since it isn't on Canadian Netflix I was only able to watch it when I was at MN's- so I was finally able to finish it last week

Drinking just water and coffee. I had a half a bottle of Moscato on Saturday night while I was hanging out with some girlfriends and it just didn't sit right -probably because I was still on antibiotics - so I'm hoping that doesn't happen while im in Minnesota this weekend

Waiting for my nephew to make his arrival. My brother and SIL stopped at my parents house last night after Kenton's curling game and Kels said she thinks she might go early - here's hoping!

Working two jobs still. I've cut back a bit at my full time job - still doing my same job and all my responsibilities but just not taking on the overtime that I used to - something I needed to do for my mental health

Wearing my Christmas present from my full time job- a super comfy bunny hug (Saskatchewan lingo! haha). It's so comfy I could live in it. The only downside is all my staff got the same bunny hugs so now everyone is wearing them to work. I think mine will be more of a weekend wear for the most part 

Anticipating the Eric Church concert. Also, Friday is Trumps inauguration (barf) and downtown Minneaopolis is supposed to be a little crazy because of protestors so I'm feeling a little anxious about that 

Loving that I get to see MN tomorrow! It's only been a little over two weeks since I was last there but it feels like forever

Making some plans to revamp this space of mine. I've had this design for over two years now so its time for a change, especially now that I'm committing to posting regularly 

January 17, 2017

Ten Things I'm Looking Forward To...

As I've mentioned in the past, life in SE Saskatchewan is not the most interesting. Like at all. In the Summer months there is definitely a lot more to do but the Winter months usually bring the Winter Blues and they tend to get the best of me. Luckily I've managed to avoid them so far this year - probably because of my frequent trips to Minnesota - but I always like to have a list of things to look forward to help keep them at bay. I did a similar post in March of last year when Karli had the Ten on Tuesday link up. That link up may be no more but I'm still going to reserve Tuesdays for Ten Things (because I love lists)

Ten Things I'm Looking Forward To...

1| My nephew (finally) making his arrival. We've only got about a month(ish) until his arrival. His due date is Valentine's Day and its coming so quick - I can't wait to snuggle him and never let him go. I swear it was just yesterday that I found out that they were expecting and now the countdown is on

2| Warm weather. Last week we were hitting -45°C temperatures with the wind chill. By the end of this week we are supposed to get to above freezing (before factoring in the wind chill). Bring on the flip flops and patio drinks!

3| Baseball season to begin. Yes, already. I've missed bird watching so much over the last 3 months. Only 75 more days until opening day. Not that I'm counting...

4| Crossing things off off of my 30 Before 30 list. Just a little over 6 months left - eeek! There's a few things I need to revamp on my list and then I need to kick it into overdrive!

5| And on that note, turning the Dirty Thirty. Yes. I'm actually looking forward to it. I had been dreading it for so long but now I'm embracing it. It doesn't hurt that I'll be going to Vegas to celebrate...

6| Seeing Eric Church in concert.  I head to the Twin Cities tomorrow night and MN and I (and his sister and her bf) are going to EC's Holdin' My Own Tour on Friday night. I haven't been to a concert since February 2014 when I saw Luke Bryan when I went on a girls trip to Bismarck with my mom, aunt, SIL and cousin so this concert is long overdue. This tour is just Eric and his band, no other acts so its two full sets with an intermission in between - I can't wait! I'm only listening to Eric on Spotify this week in preparation

7| Getting a new tattoo. I got some money for Christmas from my parents and I've decided to use it for my next tattoo. It's been in the works for almost a year for Toni, Scooby, and I to get tattoos together so I'm hoping to convince them we need to do that sooner rather than later - it has been over 6 months since my last tattoo after all

8| Getting away for MN's Dirty Thirty. We still have to finalize our plans but we are hoping to go back to Duluth around MN's 30th. That area is so gorgeous I could go again and again and again 

9| Daily yoga practice. At some point last year I stopped doing daily yoga and I desperately want to get back to this. One of my goals for 2017 is to establish a morning routine, which is going to include yoga

10| Paying off all my debt. This is the year it happens and I can't.freaking.wait!