Hello my beautiful friends!!! So lately I’ve been kind of on top of blog things (go me!) and following my bloggy plans. But today kind of slipped through the cracks. I had “personal something?” as my post title with a fairly short list of ideas for topics for today. And I was MAD productive at work this week (like, go-full-steam-all-day-everyday-and-don’t-take-full-lunch-breaks productive) which made me super tired in the evenings. So I didn’t even realize!
But that’s cool. I love writing rambling posts, and I often like reading them on other blogs, so hopefully you guys don’t mind. I’m just going to turn all those little post topic ideas into quick chats, share a few updates, and we’ll get a (rare) real-time blog post up tonight!
So for starters, I’m in an awesome mood tonight. It’s almost 5:00 as I start to write this, and I’ve been home for an hour! YAY, early Fridays! And it’s just GORGEOUS outside so all the windows are open and the sun is still shining!
By the way, I didn’t actually mention it this week, but my BIRTHDAY was this week. I freaking love birthdays. They put me in such a good mood. And I never get warm sunny birthdays, but it was 72 degrees! Mostly it thrilled me when I thought about how it’s normally pouring rain and flooding on my birthday. Except then I realized what that probably means for our planet and the drought….. ughhh. But in happier news, I have a weekend filled with birthday festivities planned. So I’ll just enjoy the happy part of 70 degree weather.
Okay, let’s talk wedding update! A coffee chat is perfect for that. Things are really coming together! My awesome parents are collecting mismatched antique chairs for dinner which so far look fantastic. I’ve got lots of little decorations coming together that I’m super excited about. PLUS this week (on my birthday) I got a bonus dress for the day before the wedding that I’m stupid excited about. It was a no brainer that my wedding dress needs to be at least fairly formal and definitely glittery. But a rather large part of me wanted to go full bohemian elopement style. So I’ve just decided to dress like that the day before the wedding. When else will I be able to?! THAT dress arrived this week and it’s perfect. It makes all my boho dreams come true. Maybe I’ll make a flower crown to go with it…
In other updates, I might as well fill you in on the cat saga. This week, I took little kitty to an ophthalmologist. He was actually looking great and my vet started to think we wouldn’t need to see a specialist, but both my vet and I were concerned with why Seymore had lingering inflammation that just wasn’t resolving. And I decided it was time to get a second opinion. So why not the specialist? (Aside from $$$$$) Turns out the ulcer in Seymore’s eye either never actually healed or came back. And my vet had him on a medication that he’s not supposed to be on with an ulcer, and which slows the ulcer-healing process. For seven weeks. Ugh. Good news is he’ll be totally fine. As for his “glaucoma”… I say that in quotes bc the specialist thinks there’s a chance his high pressure reading was due to other factors, buuuut it’s difficulty and risky to figure that out so for the foreseeable future we’re treating him for glaucoma. But he’s been super responsive to the meds he’s on now (again, possibly because he doesn’t even have it…)
I feel like I typically talk about TV updates in these posts, but TV has mostly been SO boring lately that there’s nothing to say. The only show I’m genuinely enjoying right now is The Good Place. And they just had their season finale!! What’s that about?!?!?! And WHERE is Brooklyn Nine-Nine??
One of my post ideas for today was to write some kind of rest-of-winter bucket list or talk about how and why winter is NOT killing me this year. But I don’t actually want a bucket list. It doesn’t feel like winter right now. And I have wedding crafts and stuff to do. I don’t need another list in my life! I AM super curious about why the winter isn’t making me miserable this year, but I thought maybe I’d be able to do some introspection and come up with possible explanations. But that’s a big zero. Wedding stuff? Maybe it’s just that I have been more into winter stuff this year and excited about it instead of ignoring it. Leaning in to hot drinks and snow trips and cold foggy hikes.
I thought I would do a whole post dedicated to our anniversary trip in the snow, but other than sharing pictures there’s not a ton to talk about. I covered it all in my hot toddy post. So I’m going to share a few more pictures below and call it a day! 😀 My brain is rolling to a stop. Time for a cocktail!