It’s been a bit! I have had such difficulties finding time to write blog posts recently with moving, work, and school. I haven’t even done a “What’s Up Wednesday” since January, so I thought this would be the perfect time to catch up!
I had originally posted my WUWs on the first Wednesday of the month, but I’ve decided to join everyone else on the last Wednesday, because that makes so much more sense, lol. 😉
It’s officially been a month since we moved, and it doesn’t feel like it at all. Things are just barely slowing down and settling in now, so it’s hard to imagine how it’s already been a full month.
Anyway, today for “What’s Up Wednesday,” I’m joining Shay at Mix & Match Mama.
Here’s what we’ll be chatting about:
WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK
This week I’m making some slow cooker chili, slow cooker whole chicken & veggies, stuffed shells, and also ravioli. 🙂
WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT
Back when I didn’t work 11+ hours a day and actually had full evenings with my love. But I’m trying to rearrange my schedule to get close to that again!
WHAT I’M LOVING
Our new apartment! I especially love how the sun streams in through the sliding glass door each morning and bathes the living room in warmth. It’s not just me loving it either–Zelda and Kona both lay in the sun all morning long. 😉
Also, I was assigned to a new project at work, which means I no longer have to work weekends! It has been absolutely AMAZING to just work Monday-Friday and have full two-day weekends free. ❤
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
Apartment improvements! Shocker, lol. 😉 We’ve actually gotten a lot done and I’ve saved a lot of photos for a dedicated post about what we’ve done.
WHAT I’M DREADING
Currently, the fact that my latest paycheck for last month’s wages hasn’t shown up in the mail since we moved. The company is stupid and won’t do electronic transfers with my bank, so I have to get paper checks. I changed my address with them as directed by their website, AND we have an address forward set up in case something still goes to our old address, and yet, my check is about a week late and not at either address. I’m starting to get anxious about first of the month bills because I don’t know how we’ll cover them without my paycheck.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
Rearranging my work + school schedule so I can still get everything done in a week, but reclaim my evenings. 😉 I’ve been working from around 6:30 AM-8:00 PM (or later) and it’s wearing on me. Joshua works from 7-4, though he often has to work through his lunch, so he’ll get home at like 3:30 and I still have numerous hours of work left ahead of me. It’s frustrating and stressful and I’d just love to finish a full day and have an evening again instead of eating a quick dinner and heading to bed to start it all again.
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT
We were able to get someone to take over our lease at our old apartment! It blows my mind that it actually worked out, because it was a bit of a gamble. I’m just so thankful that God worked it out for us! Also, I’m just excited about settling into our new apartment and having this become our home. ❤
I’m also excited that we finally have enough space in our living room to play our Wii U! It was impossible at our old apartment, so we’ve been loving being able to actually bowl and play tennis, not to mention Wii Fit U! It’s really such a fun way to spend a Sunday evening together. 🙂
Finally, I mentioned in my past two WUW posts about doctors appointments due to Clindamycin back in August damaging my body. My doctor gave me a different medicine at the beginning of the year and it has all cleared up now! It just required the right medicine and giving it some time, but I feel pretty much completely better now! My goodness, I’m so grateful!!
WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING
Once Upon a Time! Joshua and I finished The Office back in January, I think, and since then, we’ve been working through Once. I had actually started watching Once before I met him in 2015, so we’ve been working on it for a while! Until the past couple of months, we’d only been watching it sporadically, so that’s why it’s taken us so long, lol. This show is so addicting and I unashamedly love it!
We also just watched the new Jumanji and ADORED it! My goodness, that movie was hilarious on so many levels. It’s definitely a new favorite of ours. Jack Black was the best.
I literally just finished “The Girl on the Train” last night. I have to say, that was a depressing book and those characters are really screwed up. It was well-written, and kept my attention in a “Whodunit” way, but the story was just so depressing and heavy that I don’t think I’ll be watching the movie.
My next book is “Room” by Emma Donoghue. I haven’t watched the movie, but I’ve wanted to read the book for a while, so I’m looking forward to it!
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO
I know this sounds basic, but Joshua and I have recently been enjoying the Christian radio station. For the longest time, I didn’t listen to it because I found other stations more interesting. The songs on lately, though, have been catching our attention more. Also, we are trying to find a new church since our last one was a small home church that recently disbanded when the couple hosting it needed to move out of town. All the churches in town sing songs from the radio, so we are trying to learn them, lol!
WHAT I’M WEARING
The same old, same old. I never buy new clothes, so I just wear what I have. High-waisted jeans and boots are the most interesting aspects, lol.
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Not sure! Joshua was given a comic book store gift card for Christmas, so we might head over there. I want to explore a trail with Kona again since we haven’t done that much since moving. Also, I’d love it if we could finish the final layer of plaster on the holes in our apartment and install a new towel bar in the bathroom.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH
Being one month closer to finishing class! I can’t wait for summer, haha. It hasn’t been a bad class, but my schedule is just so full; I’m drained and can’t wait for break. I didn’t even get a spring break because my teacher had two papers due by the Monday following spring break, so I obviously needed to write those. I can’t wait for May 12th!
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
–We got a table & four chairs for $50! If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you’ll know that I’ve been wanting a table for awhile, so this is just wonderful!
–I’m not sure if we’ll be keeping our rowing machine. Every time I start getting into a schedule with it, I’ll do like one week of solid rowing and get sick, ugh. It’s like I just can’t get into it. Further, I pulled a muscle while using it in December and it still hasn’t healed. It doesn’t hurt regularly, just when I row. I guess the bottom line is it doesn’t seem like it’s working out, which is a bummer, because we were so excited for it and really liked it!
–I’ve gotten cold sores pretty bad on my lips for as long as I can remember (just being honest here). Since we’ve been married, it seems like I’ve had an outbreak every few months. I went on Facebook asking for any “magic” cures/preventions and a friend recommended coconut oil. When I felt the tell-tale tingling of an oncoming sore, I applied it liberally and kept it covered and it never broke out in blisters. I am amazed! I don’t know if this will always work, but I’m thankful it did because I just had a cold sore the week before! Another friend also recommended tea tree oil, so I’ll probably get a bottle as well to keep on hand.
–Oh, and one last thing. We switched Kona to a salmon grain-free diet and took her to the vet because she had an eye infection from scratching. He gave her antibiotics (which cleared it up) and an allergy shot.
Since starting the grain-free diet, her bald patches have grown back in and her fur is definitely softer! The down side is, it’s been maybe 2 1/2 weeks since the shot and 3 weeks since the diet change and she’s starting to scratch more again. She’s so high maintenance. I don’t understand what it could be or what we need to do. Apparently, the expensive salmon grain-free food helps a lot, but doesn’t eliminate the problem (or at least it hasn’t yet). I’m out of ideas and kind of out of energy with trying to figure this out. I mean, the scratching is definitely better, but it’s still more than it should be. Maybe it’ll just take longer than one month to show the best results from the grain-free diet? I sure hope so!
Anyway, that’s about it! I hope you enjoyed this little chat. Happy March and happy early Easter! (Can you believe it’s on April Fool’s Day this year? That just makes me laugh whenever I think about it.)
Until next time,