February 15, 2017

Tackling My To-Do List...

Y'all. I tackled my to-do list like a boss over the last 4 days (please forgive me for using like a boss). 

I unexpectedly got the entire weekend off of work and it was exactly what I needed. It's been a long time since I've had two full days off while I'm at home - I'm usually out of town when I have a Sunday off of work so its was so nice to be home for an entire weekend with absolutely no plans but to tackle my to-do list!

I can thank the store having to do inventory for my unexpected but very welcome day off. As much as I would have loved to spend my weekend relaxing since I've been sick for so long that just wasn't happening because my to-do list has just been getting longer and longer. I'm very happy to say that there are only a few things left on my to-do list after the last 4 days of getting shit done - and that makes me SO happy!

Okay, there was a tiny bit of relaxing 

The spare room that Christmas exploded in is no more! Almost all of Christmas has been packed away, aside from my Christmas tree and Christmas cards still being up (and lets be honest, they'll probably just stay up to let the spirit of Christmas stay alive). I got about 90% of the room cleaned and organized and will hopefully get the rest of it finished before MN gets here on Sunday (aside from all my Project Life stuff/photos but they're neatly piled in a corner of the room for now). 

I forgot to take a picture when I 'finished' but it is so much more organized now 

Aside from finally making the spare room look like a bomb hadn't gone off in it I also dusted and vacuumed my bedroom, cleaned out my desk drawer, went through a bunch of files and random papers and finally organized them into a hanging file folder box that I picked up at Target months ago, posted a bunch of clothes and accessories on a FB garage sale site, and even spent some time at work gettting some things done that I didn't get to during the week. I even found time to make The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls (such a long process but totally worth it in the end!). The only downside to finally getting things done is that while cleaning I found the charger for my handheld vacuum so naturally I plugged it in to charge and it tried to burn my entire house down! After putting in all that work I would've been so pissed if it would have all been for nothing! 

You can see where it had started melting - smoke was fuming out the two sides. The snowbank out the bank door is its new home...

I worked Monday morning and then I was off to 'the city' for the Dr's appointment that I put off for waaaay too long. Turns out I never got over 'the plague' from the beginning of January because I had coughed so much and so hard during those first three weeks in January that it caused an infection in my windpipe - the reason for the extreme pain I've been having for over two weeks everytime I rolled over in bed or coughed. I'm now on another strong dose of antibiotics for 10 days so please cross your fingers that this finally works - I can't take much more of this! 

 After my appointment I quickly ran to Wal Mart to pick up my prescription, stopped by my eye doctor to finally order new contacts (only 9 months after I was supposed to...), and then dropped Eleanor off at a tire shop to get four brand spankin' new tires put on (now my Dad and MN can stop hounding me about it...). Since I was vehicle-less for the hour that she was in the shop I walked across the street to Pharmasave and did some browsing and then I stopped at my accountants office since it was just around the corner and made an appointment to sit down with someone to go over this years tax return (a phone call I should have made last week...). I was supposed to pick up some oil and a filter at Canadian Tire for my Dad to give Eleanor an oil change (she was at 0% - eeek) but the tire shop called me and offered to do it for a discount since Eleanor was already up on the lift and my oil life was at 0 so I ended up saving money by getting them to change it and didn't have to make an extra stop- score! After I picked Eleanor up (and had a mild panic attack while paying for the work because my savings drained sooo quickly - ughhh) I headed to switch out my broken iPhone charger for a new one - another thing that had been put off for forever. 

I feel so accomplished getting all these things done that I've been putting off for so long and feel a little more caught up on life! After making an appointment yesterday to get an adjustor to look at my cracked drivers side window there are only two pressing things left on my to-do list and they should be finished by Sunday and then I will never let things get so out of control again! 

February 10, 2017

Currently (February 2017)...

Reading waaaay more than I did in 2016, that's for sure! So far in 2017 I have already finished 6 books - I'm pretty sure that's more than I got to in 2016 altogether. In January I read All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, That Night and Those Girls by Chevy Stevens, and The Lost Girls by Heather Young and so far in February I have read Whispers by Lisa Jackson and The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell. Other than really enjoying All the Missing Girls the others have only been so-so but at least I'm reading!

Listening to my same ole' playlist on Spotify just with a few new additions including Carly Pearce's Every Little Thing and Sam Hunt's Drinkin' Too Much. I'm pretty sure I also added every single Eric Church song to the playlist after his concert - I'm obsessed. 

Celebrating that we've almost made it halfway through February. Spring is coming - only 37 more days! Halle-freakin-lujah

Watching Schitt's Creek on Netflix and Game of Thrones when I'm at MN's place. I'm late to the party on GOT but now that I've started watching I can't get enough of it.  Having to wait weeks in between watching is super annoying because I just want to binge watch all the seasons right now! MN was the one who introduced me to Schitt's Creek which he thinks is hilarious since its a Canadian show. I wanted to hate it since he was so smug about it (haha) but it's a good watch. 

Drinking Black Cherry 'soda' (I hate that the can calls it that - it's called pop!) the last few days. I had forgotten that it existed until my brother messaged me on the weekend reminding me how I used to use it in sno-cones and afterwards I got the hugest craving for it - I rarely drink pop but I had to have it. 

Waiting on my nephew to make his arrival! Kels' due date is on Tuesday (Valentine's Day) so he could be here any day now - eeeek! I bought some super cute things from the Cat & Jack line at Target last week and I cannot wait for him to wear them - he's going to look so handsome <3. Does anyone else wish that they made the Cat & Jack line in adult sizes or is that just me...

Working on some baby shower plans for when baby Mathison finally makes his arrival. Around here it's standard to have the shower after the baby is born so everyone can meet him/her and love on them at the shower and not knowing when he's actually going to make his arrival is making it hard to set a date - I just want him to be here!

Wearing some new finds from when I wandered around the aisles of Target and Wal Mart in Minot last week because my train was delayed (again... ugh) by over 3 hours and I had tons of time to kill. I got this shirt from Target and three long sleeve shirts at Wal Mart (one a Harry Potter one that is sooo comfy and cute). I normally don't even look at the clothes in Wal Mart but I'm glad I did! The best part? All 4 tops cost me less than $40 Canadian. 

Anticipating Mn's third visit to the GWN next weekend. It's another super quick trip and there's not much to do around here these days with the way our weather has been but Krickit will be happy to see him!

Loving how much I've managed to get accomplished in February already considering the fact that I'm sick again. I've almost crossed 5 things off of this list this month!

Making a list of new recipes to try for my goal of making at least one new recipe a week in February. On Monday I made Creamy Chicken Noodle soup (its sooo good y'all - one of my go to recipes) and copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to go with them. Technically these weren't new recipes since I make the soup all the time and have made the biscuits before but I used a different recipe this time and they were so much better than the ones I've made in the past.  

It has been a loooong week y'all - hence why this is the first day I've made it here this week. I didn't get home from Minnesota until Monday morning and by Monday night the plague was back in full force - I don't know why I can't kick it! It never really went away but I was feeling so much better than I had been at the beginning of January but now I'm right back to square one.  Don't worry though, I'm not just complaining while not doing anything about it, I just can't get into my doctor until Monday. Hopefully by Monday I'll have another round of antibiotics in hand to finally kick this and can get back to feeling human again which will mean back to this space more than once a week...