If you were to ask me what my favorite day of the week is I would tell you Sunday. You know why? Because I live for Sunday mornings at home.
I'm "sleeping in" usually until about 7:30. Sometimes 8 if I'm ever so lucky. I get up usually first. Today, Boots was still sleeping at the foot of the bed when I woke up. Sean is definitely still sleeping. So, I get up. Feed the cat because as soon as my feet touch the floor she's already in the kitchen waiting for me.
Next, I make myself a cup of coffee. Also known as a cup of glorious nectar from the gods. My current favorite is Starbuck's Veranda Blonde Roast. Coffee in hand, I usually sit in the chair and turn on the Food Network. There's a few shows on there I like watch every Sunday. By this time, Boots is on my lap for a morning snuggle.
Soon, I will hear Sean rustling in the bedroom. He will come out to the living room to tell me good morning and then begin getting ready for work.
I live for quiet Sunday mornings at home. It's my favorite part of the week.
A lot has happened since I last posted. Let's see shall we?
Last weekend my nephew came to stay at my house. The above photo was from our trip to the aquarium.
This was taken at the zoo. It's such a fake smile, but he's still such a cutie.
I've started reading the book the Netflix series Orange is the New Black is based off of. I enjoy the show and I'm excited to really get into the book.
After some brake work done on my new used car yesterday, Sean and I had a little trouble on the way home. Luckily, my father is always a phone call away. At least it was warm out with no rain or snow. Also, we had a total of three cars stop and ask us if we need help. One was van full of teenage boys, one was a man with a volunteer fire fighter, and the last one was a Minnesota State Trooper. It's nice to know there are still good people out in the world.
It really is how crazy being completely stranded on the side if the road is debilitating. It was a nice hour stopped and taking all of the outdoors and everything else in.
And now, this big kitten has been on my lap for close to three hours. We had a lovely nap and now I'm just waiting for her to realize she missed dinner time.
Well, now that I've gone through all of my recent photos on my phone, I'm out. But hopefully, now that I downloaded the Blogger app on my phone I will post more frequently.
I have I have no been blogging. Lately, it has felt like a chore and I definitely do not like chores.
Let's see what's new in my life. Bullet list style.
I got a new (to me) car last week. It's a Honda Civic. I need helping naming it. It has to start with a "C" and cannot be the name of anyone I know. I have a few names in mind, but need some other ideas. Annnnd go!
I'm still obsessed with my cat. Surprise surprise.
Last night, Sean and I both were home and actually got to spend some time together. It was lovely.
Today I have the day off since I worked last Saturday. It's been nice.
I'm thinking about cutting a few inches off of my hair for the summer. I do this every stinking year. I want long hair, but then I don't. So indecisive.
That's about all I know right now. Maybe I'll post more? Who knows at this point.
Mornings are my favorite time of day. My favorite moment is right now. Morning light flooding through the huge living room window. Sipping freshly brewed coffee. Enjoying the quiet. Well, except when Boots begins meowing...
I especially love weekend mornings, mostly because those are the only ones I get to spend at home. This moment is the moment before the television is turned on. Sean is usually still asleep. I'm just waking up mentally. The cat has already woken me up and she's been fed breakfast. At this very moment, Boots is waiting patiently on the armrest of the chair for me to sit down and put a blanket on my lap. Weekend morning lap time is a guarantee.
Mornings are a fresh start to the day. What's not to love? I hope you enjoy your morning as well, I know I am. Kitty lap time is calling my name...
Can I take a minute to write an entire post about a pair of tweezers? Specifically this pair of tweezers.
Trust me, I know what you're thinking $22 for a pair of tweezers? And I know. I rolled my eyes for years too, at the price and the hype. But then one day when I had some awesome Ulta coupons and cashed in some of my reward points, I got said tweezers for $6 - a price I was comfortable with.
And trust me. I goffed at Tweezerman tweezers for years. I've heard for so long how great they actually are and I never believed it. I thought to myself, "Oh whatever, I can get a tweezers for a dollar and it will work exactly the same." Somehow though, that is just not the case. I don't know if it's the slant of the Tweezerman tweezers or what, but it grabs my little tiny baby eyebrow hairs I can't even see.
Seriously though, I'm blown away by a pair of stinking tweezers. If you're in the market for some tweezers, I can't recommend the Tweezerman brand more. I've had mine for about a month or so and there's nothing but rave reviews coming from me.
I have a few pictures I've been meaning to get off my camera and share. Pictures of Charlie and Juniper from the visit to the Lingenberrys in October. Warning, cute pictures of my niece and nephew ahead.
Charlie Green as I call him. It's so awesome to see his personality and see what he's like as he's getting bigger. I'd say Charlie is a mini-me of my brother.
This was the best photo out of the five or so Sean took. It was the only one where no one was moving. Juniper looks so small in this photo!
We went to a corn maze. The corn was taller than Charlie even while sitting on his dad's shoulders.
All of the Lingenberrys. I love Juniper's look on her face.
What's this called, a corn box? It was like a sandbox, but with corn instead. The corn maze was really cool. I'm hoping Sean and I can go down to Winona and go to it again. There were three separate mazes and we walked through all of it. Charlie made it walking for most of it. He did a good job leading us through as well.
Where was I when I left off two months ago? I've been here the whole time, just not posting. There's no particular rhyme or reason as to why, I just didn't feel like posting. I didn't feel like I had the time. Blah, blah, blah. I'm apparently full of excuses.
The real reason why I haven't been posting? Because I needed a mental break. I work all day long and stare at a compute screen. My job is stressful and mentally taxing, but honestly I love it so much. Yes, there are days when I'm yelled at by customers. Yes, there are days where I feel like I get absolutely nothing done (usually Mondays). Most days I don't actually leave on time. But you know what? I actually enjoy it and am happy. And I haven't given myself stress induced shingles, twice.
So that is what I have been up to? What about you?
Oh, also, it's fridgid here in Minnesota. It's a balmy -8 degrees right now. Without the wind chill. Super.