Hello my loves! We’re 11 days into Blogmas, and I have to say I am really surprised at how easy it’s been and how motivated I’ve felt.
But not today.
I’m just not feeling it. I had a decent enough day (good for a Monday even!), but I didn’t sleep well last night, dinner took much longer to make than expected, and I’m just feeling a little worn out this evening. And somehow the topic of taxes came up at dinner, which ALWAYS makes me super stressed out, ever since I was a super poor “independent contractor” (who should NOT have been paid as an independent contractor) and I always owed basically my entire year’s savings in taxes. I honestly felt physically nauseous and came to lay down in bed for a little rest and to get this post up. 😂
Ridiculous? Yes. But I’m easily overwhelmed and that’s kind of a trigger. (Not to mention, the convo naturally involved tax changes because of the new tax bill and that’s turning into an even worse trigger.)
ANYHOW. I have some super random things I’ve been adding to this post since my last coffee chat post, so we’re about to get chatty and supah random. Hope y’all enjoy and are having a lovely start to your day!
So generally, I enjoy some serious Christmas cheer. The decorations, the LIGHTS (YAS!), the food and drinks and general merriment. But there are two huge exceptions: I HATE Christmas music (carols, modern music, whatever) and I am pretty unenthused about Christmas movies. I KNOW. I want to like Christmas movies, I just don’t feel the same attachment as most people seem to. (Except The Holiday and Holiday Inn, both of which I watch at least once a year.) But this year they’re both sneaking up on me… I find myself clicking on ridiculous Netflix holiday movies that I would never consider watching before, and even listening to a *little* holiday music! I have no idea where it came from, but it’s been so fun! I feel like I’ve joined some club I was excluded from for years! 😀
I had to delete a huge paragraph I typed ranting about automated bullshit and outsourced service reps. Suffice to say I had a nasty battle with Comcast last month that took the entire month and a LOT of service reps to fix. The one that really sent me spiraling (and typing away on here) was a weird little Paypal issue I had. Nothing major, but I received an annoying automated response that was wildly unrelated to my issue and resulted in me responding with “This has absolutely nothing to do with the problem I am experiencing. Please refer to my original message and have a human being respond to me.” Ugh. I swear I’m usually nicer than that… 😉
You know what’s super cool? So far this year, I am NOT being a wimp about winter! I don’t know where it came from. The darkness still gets me down and unmotivated a little bit, but I’ve been handling it way better than normal. And I keep leaving the house in just a thick sweater and then realizing it’s like 38 degrees out when I go to work and I should probably bundle up more… but it doesn’t really get to me! Hooray.
I have exciting wedding updates! The planning is going way better. 👍 We have food officially booked, a photographer almost booked, a honeymoon almost booked (probably doing it as soon as I hit publish on this post!), wedding rings (haven’t ordered mine yet, but it’s chosen and P’s is on the way!), and a bunch of decorations already!
Do you guys with dogs let your dogs sleep in your bed? Preston and I have a mild battle that’s been going on for a solid two years since we got Ned… P loves having him sleep in the bed, and I very easily cave and let him sleep in the bed. Especially on weekends. And then he’ll go through a few restless nights when he keeps me up and I get annoyed and say it’s got to stop. Lately I want him OUT of the bed.
We decided to be a little cray and got a new Echo on Black Friday. It’s SO FUN to sync it with the old one and play music around the whole apartment. Though less fun when Preston decides to start playing punk rock in the whole apartment when I’m in the bedroom quietly watching a chick flick…. 🙄
A quick update on my precious kitty: he’s improving a lot, but still not healed and still getting eye drops FIVE times a day. It’s exhausting.
Alright, that’s all I got for tonight! Sorry for this super randomness 😀 What’s up with you guys lately?