January 10, 2018

Currently (January 2018)...

Happy Wednesday y'all! This is the first week in a month that I work a full five days so it has been rough (and it's only Wednesday morning!). Can we please go back to Christmas holidays? 

Since I'm driving the struggle bus this week I thought I'd go easy on myself and catch y'all up on what's currently happening in my life (these are some my favourite posts to read!). 


Reading Sharp Objects. I started it in December but then I bought my Mom A Stranger in the House for Christmas and she finished it just in time for me to take with me on the 29th as I headed to Minot to take the train to St.Paul so I ended up reading that before finishing Sharp Objects. I also recently started Unqualified. I usually prefer to read fiction but I had been stumped on what to get my SIL for Christmas and I knew that her and my brother like to listen to the Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast so I thought she might like the book. But then my Mom and I ran into 'the city' to do some last minute things before Christmas on the Friday before Christmas and I ended up finding the perfect gift for my SIL so the book ended up being a gift to myself. 

Listening to Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line and New Year's Day by Taylor Swift on repeat. They're my two new favourite finds. There's also still a little bit of Christmas music thrown into my days too...

Celebrating PAYING OFF MY SUV! Can you tell that I'm a little excited? I made my last full payment in November and then I only had $2.98 left owing and was waiting and waiting (and waiting!) for it to come out of my account in December, when my normal payment would have been taken out. It never did come out though and I was getting frustrated because I just wanted to be able to say she was finally mine and only mine. On December 29th I called into the company my loan was through (nothing like leaving it until the last possible minute) and was told that they just wrote off that final $2.98. So Eleanor is officially paid off and it feels ah-mazing to say that! We had some rough times last year but I'm confident that we can get through at least another 3-4 years together. I really hope so anyways because that will save me around $25,000 by not having to make vehicle payments. 

(Binge) Watching New Girl. It was finally added to Canadian Netflix at some point and I just realized it over the weekend. I had previously seen a few seasons when my sister had access to American Netflix so when I saw that it was available to me I turned it on while I was cleaning just to have something for background noise and I got sucked back into how good it is. I really do need to finish Stranger Things and Breaking Bad though...

Working on my 2018 Goals post and a 2017 Recap post. Hopefully I'll have both of those up next week. 

Drinking black coffee and water. I haven't had any iced tea since the weekend and it's killllling me. I initially was going to start the Whole30 on Monday but budget wise there is just no way I was going to be able to make that work in January (it is SO expensive to Whole30 y'all - trust me, I've done it 5 times now and it's left me broke as a joke me every single time!) so instead I'm logging everything with WeightWatchers and I don't want to waste points on drinks so coffee and water it is! I think I'll plan for a March Whole30 - there shouldn't be any events that interfere that month (I'll be done just in time for Easter) AND my wallet won't be so empty anymore (Christmas is expensive y'all...). 

Waiting for the weekend. As per usual. I do enjoy my job but I just love weekends and wish long weekends came around more often. But also more so than normal because of the whole not working a full work week in a month thing...

Wearing my favourite pair of activewear leggings from Old Navy, a long sleeve shirt that I've owned for at least 5 years, and a plaid scarf. Speaking of clothes, I need help y'all. MN is a groomsman in a wedding in a month and I have nothing to wear to a Winter wedding - I've never even been to one before (aside from one in Mexico) because everyone in this part of the GWN have Summer weddings. Should I get a long dress or a short dress to wear with tights? Also, the groomsman are wearing green vests with their tuxes so colourwise I'm limited in my options. HELP!

Anticipating my nephew's first birthday.  He'll be one (what?!) in a little over a month and I'm having a really hard time wrapping my head around that. I've said it a million times already but I'll say it again - I cannot believe how fast the past year has flown by. Before I know it he'll be off to College!

Loving the new cookbook that I got for Christmas - I can't wait to start using it!  Now the only PW cookbook that I don't have is this one (adding it to my budget for Feb...). I loved every single gift that I got for Christmas - seriously, soooo much. 

Making all.the.lists to get things done this month. There's just something about the start of a new year that gets me fired up to get things accomplished. Cleaning, organzing, decluttering - seriously all the things. One of my Christmas gifts from MN's parents was a gift card to Target so I picked up a copy of A Simplified Life (so excited!) and can't wait to get started on it. I really hope that getting things organized this month will mean they stay organized from now on, making life so much simpler for the rest of the year. Fingers crossed!

What have you been up to so far in January?


  1. Congrats on having your car paid off! That must be the most exciting feeling of freedom! It can definitely be hard to come up with the right dress to wear to a wedding! I've worn a black flowy maxi dress that looks a little more formal than the typical summer maxi dress to the last few weddings I've attended, ha!

  2. Congrats on paying off your car! I have a wedding next month, and I'm planning to wear a long-sleeved, knee-length dress with tights and booties.


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