Hello lovelies! I meant to get this blog post up last week, but I just couldn’t find the time to write it. Thus, here is this month’s edition of “What’s Up Wednesday,” one week late.
Though everyone else posts theirs on the last Wednesday of the month, I’m joining Shay at Mix & Match Mama.
I love “What’s Up Wednesdays,” don’t you?! It’s always fun to read a recap of what fellow bloggers are up to lately. Today, we’re talking about:
WHAT WE’RE EATING:
For months, I’ve been making these oatmeal energy bites into oatmeal bars for an easy on-the-go breakfast for my hubby.
Similarly, I’ve been enjoying overnight oats now that it’s super chilly in the morning and I don’t have time to make breakfast. I just heat it in the microwave and I’m ready to go!
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Our anniversary vacation. Though Joshua gets several long weekends off for working at a school, I’m always working late as well as on the weekend, so I’m definitely reminiscing about our vacation! I don’t know when we’ll be able to afford another one, but I can’t wait!
WHAT I’M LOVING:
Everything Christmas! I have been in the Christmas mood since November 1st (well, if I’m honest, I’ve been excited for Christmas since like, September), and I am just soaking it all up! Christmas carols and holiday decorations are everywhere, and it makes my heart happy. If only it was colder here in Arizona!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Finishing our Tuesday night class last week, preparing for Christmas, and adjusting to my new work schedule. I work from 7:30 AM-6:30 PM typically, which means I’m still working 2 1/2 hours after Joshua is off work since his hours are 7-4, so it’s been an adjustment. I’m exhausted by then and our dinners are late, but to be honest, it’s all good and I am so thankful for the work. I have such a blessed life. ❤ We just have to get used to the change, that’s all! 🙂
WHAT I’M DREADING:
An upcoming doctor’s appointment. I mentioned last month that I was having awful side effects from an antibiotic I was prescribed at the end of August. I finally decided to go to the doctor because it just isn’t letting up, so now I’m thinking it’s not just side effects. I’m pretty anxious about it and what tests/treatment I might need. It’s also a little scary since I can’t afford health insurance.
I’m also dreading a dentist appointment I have on the 21st. Back in June, I had some cavities filled and since then, my floss has been catching between two teeth and I think it almost dislodged my filling once because it’s hurt since then. I am not looking forward to getting work on it again.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Getting into a consistent routine for my new job as well as preparing for school next month! I’ve always loved coffee, but it’s my life saver these days.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Christmas, lol. I know everything about this post is Christmas, but it’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m also excited to move in April, and I know that’s a while away, but I can’t wait and it’s something positive to look forward to!
WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Watching: “The Office”! Joshua & I love it and even though he’s watched through the whole show a couple of times at least, I have never watched all the way through it. It’s such a great show!
Reading: “All Rights Reserved” by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. This is one of the books Joshua bought for me on my birthday and, you guys, it’s phenomenal. I’m only halfway through, so I can’t attest to the ending, but so far it is one of the best books I’ve ever read! It’s dystopian and the setting as well as the idea behind it is extremely intriguing. It’s basically about a future world where citizens are charged for every word they speak and every communicative gesture. In this restricted world, a girl vows to stay silent in protest of the system.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Christmas music! Also, hubby bought me an early Christmas present of Skullcandy Crusher headphones, so I’m loving listening to music with them! They are so helpful for working at home since Joshua gets home before I’m done, and I’m sure they will come in handy for starting school too.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Basically the same as last month, lol. Leggings, super-high waisted skinny jeans, hoodies, and now that it’s slightly colder, my leather jackets. Also, I did happen to purchase a tunic and a sweater dress, so I’m loving those over my leggings!
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Possibly going to the doctor, shipping Christmas presents, watching Christmas movies and there’s a high probability of a library trip as well. Maybe hiking? I still want to try a new hiking trail before the year is out.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
Getting back into shape! We bought a rowing machine the last week of October and I got to use it for a solid week before I caught a stubborn virus that gave me a painful sore throat for three weeks, thus deterring me from working out. When I was finally better, I got about another solid week in, and I pulled a muscle in my leg, which is still healing. Whenever I think it’s better and happen to run or skip, the next day I’ll be limping. Meanwhile, holiday calories are beginning to show. Ugh, you guys, the struggle!
Also, I’m looking forward to starting school! A little nervous, but I always loved school, so I’m excited.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
We sent out our first family Christmas card this year! It was so much fun to get a picture of Joshua, Zelda, and I, pick our Christmas card, and get them all sent out. We haven’t done one as a married couple/family before this year (#newlywedbudgetprobs), so it was wonderfully fun!
In other news, we attended the APS Light Parade here in Flagstaff and it was a blast! It gets better and more creative every year with all the vehicles decked out in lights.
Also, Joshua’s 26th birthday was on Monday! We both took the day off work to just enjoy time together celebrating his birthday, sleeping in, going out for brunch, getting coffee, going to Bookmans, getting sushi, spending the evening with his parents for presents & cake, and then ending the night with him playing Super Mario Sunshine (a game he got as a birthday present). It was wonderful!
That’s it for this month’s “What’s Up Wednesday”! I hope you all are having a fabulous week. 🙂
Until next time,