October 17, 2017

Tuesday Truths...

Y'all. I started writing two different posts last week and then never finished them and now they wouldn't make sense if I were to post them today (one was about Friday the 13th...). Whyyyy do I do this to myself?! Ughhh. And now that I've confessed that, I have a few more truths for you today...

I have filled up numerous shopping carts online over the last week or so but each time has ended with me closing the tab before entering my credit card information. There are just so many good sales going on right now and they reeled me in. It doesn't help that Ebates has good cash back amounts for most of the stores holding the sales so I then think I need to buy everything right now. Thankfully I've talked myself off the ledge each time and my budget is still intact. For now...

My online
shopping trips
usually consist of
me filling my cart
up with stuff, and
then not buying
anything
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I'm counting down the days until I head to Minot to pick up MN because obviously I miss him since I haven't seen him in almost 5 weeks but also because I realy need a new fall candle in my life and can't wait to hit up Bath and Body Works. And Target. And to get good Halloween candy. The GWN has better everyday candy and treats (in my opinion) but the US of A has a much better Halloween candy selection. 
Here's to stockpiling enough Halloween candy to last until Halloween.
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I'm currently working on a post called 'Things Bloggers Made Me Buy' about all the crap I've bought just because a blogger has raved about it (or a YouTuber!) and the length of my list is ridiculous.

I think all pumpkins should be white. They're just way prettier. I had been on the hunt for mini Boo pumpkins (white, of course) for awhile with absolutely zero luck until my friend who lives in a neighbouring town messaged me that her tiny little grocery store had some. Luckily I had a vet appointment for Krickit last week in that town so I loaded up on them just in case all I could find when I finally made it to a city was orange ones. Blechhh.

Pumpkins are more
orange than I prefer.
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The last 7 years I've dressed up for work as either a Red Crayola Crayon or a Pink Crayola Crayon for Halloween. Seven. I mean, I work with tiny humans so the costume totally fits but I'm kind of over it and need something new this year - I just have no idea what to be.  HELP!

There's nothing scarier than being asked what I'm going to be for Halloween.
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My friend offered me four tickets to the Rider game in the Queen City last Friday night but I had to work until 6 (the one time a week that I do...) so I couldn't take her up on it. I really haven't been into football over the last couple of years like I used to be, mostly because my life revolves around baseball now, but I would've loved an excuse to go to the city to hit up Home Sense (face palm). 

My idea of a treasure
hunt are trips to
T.J.Maxx,
Marshalls,
HomeGoods
and Ross.
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I've been rewatching Grey's Anatomy and I just bawled my eyes out (literally - there were huge tear stains on my pillow) when Meredith and Derek got engaged. I'm just going to live in a pretend world where they are still together and happy and that's all there is to it. 

I don't always watch
Grey's Anatomy,
but when I do a
main character
dies in a bloody
and horrific fashion.
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October 10, 2017

Currently (October 2017)...

Today is another Tuesday-that-feels-like-a-Monday BUT I've only got a four day work week ahead of me so I can get on board with that, even if it feels like I'm living out Monday twice (yuck. Mondays are the worst). 

This weekend was Thanksgiving here in the GWN, which meant a long weekend for me (though it flew by just like a regular weekend does...). It was a combination of relaxation mixed in with getting things done, which is just the way I like it. 

Since today is a Tuesday-that-feels-like-a-Monday I thought I'd go easy on myself and throw up this month's Currently post so I wouldn't have to exhaust my brain too much before getting back to work after three days off. 
Currently...

Reading  The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand. I'm about 1/4 of the way through but I haven't really gotten into it yet, which is why it's been in my reading pile for so long now. I think that after finishing the Harry Potter series again anything is going to seem dull compared to those books! I probably should have started off with a mystery/suspense novel instead of The Identicals but I will finish it. Eventually...

Listening to my tv playing in the background as I sit in bed writing this. I've still been loving Legends by Kelsea Ballerini and I also added Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato to my Spotify playlist. My playlist (that I listen to whenver I'm at my desk at work) is usually just full of country music but I got Sorry Not Sorry stuck in my head while in my sisters vehicle last week so I added it to my playlist and I'm actually really loving it.

Celebrating Thanksgiving! Well, I guess Thanksgiving is now technically over but I was celebrating Thanksgiving over the weekend. My family always celebrates Thanksgiving on Sunday instead of on Monday and my Mama Bear made another ah-mazing Thanksgiving feast for us. There was SO much food and still lots of leftover turkey to make some Turkey Fried Rice and Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup for supper tonight.  I love that Thanksgiving in Canada is in October because it kickstarts the holiday season leading up to my absolute two favourite holidays - Halloween and Christmas. 

Watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2. I've been watching all of the movies over the last week after finishing all of the books again, but I've really just had them on as background noise while I do other things. I plan to have a proper Harry Potter movie marathon day where I watch all of the movies so I can actually pay attention to them all (I've only actually seen a few of the movies from start to finish). My sister asked to borrow the movies when she found out I owned them all so I think I'll just force her to binge watch them with me one weekend coming up. 

Working on decluttering my life while also decorating for the holidays, which really doesn't mesh well. I can't believe how much stuff I've accumulated that I really don't have a use for anymore (but also don't want to just throw out). I'm an impulsive shopper but I pretty much have to be when I live 2 1/2 hours from a city with any decent shopping. If I took my time making a decision on whether to purchase something I wouldn't have anything because I never get anywhere! I need to have a huge garage sale but it's a little late in the year to be doing that (aka it's too dang cold out now!).

Drinking all the Cranberry Ginger Ale.  Now that it's officially the holiday season (I think so anyways) I feel like I have to drink them (it doesn't hurt that they are delish). I usually have at least a full case in my fridge at all times, just in case, because there were a couple years that they were super hard to find and I had to ration myself to one a month. I really don't drink much pop at home but when the holidays hit I just have to have some Cranberry Ginger Ale. I also picked up some Tim Horton's French Vanilla mix while in the Queen City a couple weeks ago and I've been having a cup of that a few times a week before bed. The closest Tim Hortons is 45 minutes away so a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! And it's sooo yummy y'all! 

Waiting, not so patiently, for my car payment to finally come out of my account. This was on my last currently post too - I'm just SO close to having my SUV paid off that I just want to know for sure for sure how much I have left owing on her and when the funds don't come out of my account on the day that they're supposed to I get super stabby. I've probably checked my account at least 5 times already today (and it's only 6:30 in the morning...). I know yesterday was a holiday but it should have came out of my account anyways! 

Wearing an oversized hoodie and baggy Under Armour sweats to hide how much Thanksgiving food I consumed between the actuall supper on Sunday and the leftovers yesterday. It's a very good thing I only eat like that a couple times a year! 

Anticipating MN coming to the GWN next weekend. By then it will be almost 5 weeks since we last saw each other. Now I just need to figure out what we'll do while he's here!

Loving the forecast for this upcoming week. Yesterday had a high of 5 (it was pretty chilly!) but the rest of the week is supposed to be warmer. I need to soak it all in before the snow falls. 

Making  a meal plan for the next two weeks. I've realized the hard way that failing to plan is planning to fail when it comes to supper time and I do not want to be getting off of work and still having no idea what I'm going to have for supper. Those last minute trips to the grocery store make me SO stabby! I haven't completely finished the meal plan yet but I've got supper for tonight figured out so at least there's that. I think once I do have a plan in place I'll post it on here - I know I love posts like that to give me some new ideas!
What's your favourite go-to dinner recipe?