Saturday, December 1, 2018

December Currents


As a way to start each month, I want to keep track of what's currently going on in my life by discussing several different topics. I hope to post an entry like this the first day of each month. Hopefully I can keep up with a post as easy as this each month. Haha!
  1. Current book.
    I am currently trying to read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon as I've been watching the television series. However, the beginning is kind of dull with all the history of Frank's ancestors. I understand those who haven't watched the series would need that information in order to know what's happening, but to me it's boring. I'll keep at it whenever I have a chance.
     
  2. Current music.
    Right at this moment, we are listening to Christmas Radio on Pandora. It's the first of December and we just bought our Christmas tree. We will be decorating it soon and the music is to help us get into the Christmas spirit. Otherwise, I haven't really been listening to much music. When I do, my favorite is listening to a station on Pandora my husband has been working on perfecting for years. We have similar tastes in music and the station is quite enjoyable!
     
  3. Current TV show.
    I've been watching more TV lately. I have really been enjoying New Amsterdam and A Million Little Things as new shows this fall. As usual, I love This is Us and Grey's Anatomy too. The husband and I have been "binge watching" The Librarians lately. By "binge watching", I mean we're watching however many episodes we can while we're together and not super busy.
     
  4. Current film.
    Oh, man. I can't even remember the last time I watched a movie. I don't watch many. My husband and I keep wanting to set up a date to go see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Not sure if that will actually happen or not. I'm supposed to go with my mom to the movies next weekend... to chaperone three girls between the ages of 7-9 for my niece's birthday. I'm not even sure what we will be watching. It's now December so I'm sure I'll start watching Christmas films on TV, too.
     
  5. Current website.
    With the upcoming holidays and Christmas shopping, I would have to say I visit Amazon more than most other sites right now. We have a Prime membership and do the majority of our shopping on Amazon so yeah... I visit the site at least once daily right now looking for gift ideas.
      
  6. Current blog.
    Is it wrong to say my own? I've been redesigning and working on my blog lately. I felt like I needed something new in order to stick with the blogging. Hopefully it helps, but we'll see. I mean, I always have high hopes of getting into blogging more, however, my four-month-old mini-boss doesn't always agree with me sitting at the computer and writing.
      
  7. Current app.
    I love the Post Secret app right now. I get up around 1:30 in the morning daily to pump breast milk for my son. On Sundays, I always check Post Secret at that time... just after they've been posted for the week. I really wish secrets were posted more often!
      
  8. Current project.
    My mom's side of the family has a big Christmas party the Saturday before Christmas each year. As we're on more of a strict budget this year, we're making our stocking stuffer gifts for everyone over age 5. We've been slowly working on buying all the necessities for putting these gifts together. That is my current project. In regards to our house, we're still working on remodeling the half bath and putting finishing touches on the kitchen. We tore everything out in the kitchen and half bath almost eight months ago. I feel like we'll never be done working on our house!
     
  9. Current relationship.
    I suppose my relationship with my husband. We're happily married, but we have our disagreements like any other couple. Luckily, we discussed how to handle arguments when we first started dating and agreed to not let bad feelings fester. I was feeling annoyed on Wednesday morning and let him know. We talked about ways to fix the issue causing me stress and now we're great. I love having a mature relationship that is always growing.
     
  10. Current outfit.
    We went to get our Christmas tree today and it's rainy. I'm wearing skinny jeans, a black nursing tank with a sheer pink sweater (with a multicolored sheath which sticks out the bottom) over it, and some winter boots to help protect my footsies from cold and rain.
     
  11. Current clothing thoughts.
    This outfit is way better than my normal daily SAHM outfit of pajama pants, a nursing tank, and house slippers. Haha! Leaving the house always makes me want to dress up since I'm stranded here with a four-month-old all the time.
     
  12. Current self-image thoughts.
    I feel pretty good about myself lately. Granted, I am almost always without makeup and with natural hair wearing pajamas, but I still feel pretty good about myself. Basically any time I leave the house, I "dress up" meaning I curl my hair and wear makeup. I only leave the house about once a week, though, because we currently only have one working vehicle which my husband takes to work with him.
     
  13. Current guilty pleasure.
    Baby smiles. I love making my baby grin. He has the most adorable gummy grin. Also, the Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzards from Dairy Queen are amazing! When I was a child, I would eat vanilla ice cream with cinnamon sprinkled in. The Blizzard tastes like a fancier version of that. So... so... SO good!
     
  14. Current food.
    I'm not currently eating anything, but my newest kick is toast with peanut butter and sliced bananas. This has been the "morning snack" my husband and I have been eating before breakfast for a couple of weeks now. It's so filling and delicious. The last thing I ate was some Dulce De Leche Owls (Girl Scouts chocolates). They remind me of those Carmello candy bars. So good!
     
  15. Current drink.Chamomile tea. Once the weather turns cold, I love hot tea. I can't drink it during the warmer months. I have been drinking tea each morning and chamomile with honey is my favorite. I also have an Apple Cinnamon Spice tea and a black tea with currants in it. Occasionally, I'll have some hot cocoa.
     
  16. Current feelings.I'm excited it's December. I love the Christmas holiday and all that comes with it. We picked out our tree today and will more than likely decorate it later as well. We have been looking into gifts for people which is always fun. Also, the baby is beginning to interact more with people as he's getting older and I can't wait to see what comes next for him.
     
  17. Current wants.More money? My husband just got a promotion at work which came with a bit of a raise, but we literally split our income in half when I became a SAHM. Losing half your income is hard and we're having some minor issues with sticking to our new budget. It will take some getting used to, but I know we can figure it out. Still... more money would be great around the holidays.
     
  18. Current needs.
    A nap would be heavenly. The baby was very cranky and overstimulated last night. He didn't go down until 9:30 which means the husband and I didn't get to bed until around 10:00 PM. We were both up at 1:30 AM so I could pump milk. We were back in bed by 2:30 or so, but I struggled to fall asleep again. The baby woke us up for the day at 6:20. The baby is currently napping and I'm taking the break to write this post.
     
  19. Current annoyance.
    Hmmm. I don't know that I'm currently annoyed about much. I'm home and wearing real clothes which is unusual. My skinny jeans are a little snug around the middle because of the way I'm sitting. I guess that is annoying. *shrugs* Life is pretty decent right now.
     
  20. Current triumph.
    Our Christmas tree. We have had a heck of a time finding good live trees each year of our marriage. This is our third Christmas together as a married couple. The first year, we couldn't find a good local tree farm so we went to a holiday store in a town near us. They didn't have any decent trees for a good price as the ones that looked good were too expensive. We ended up buying our tree at Menards and it was a terrible tree. It was old and wouldn't drink water so it became super dry and dropped all of its needles all over our house. Last year, we found a nice little Christmas tree farm nearby and found the cutest, nicest, great-smelling tree. We planned to go there again this year, but my husband called this morning to make sure we could go through their fields because of the rain we got and heard a recorded message saying they weren't open for the Christmas season this year. We ended up going back to the holiday store we went to two years ago because my father-in-law heard the store had shipped in over a thousand trees from Canada. We found a gorgeous Balsam fir for a really great price. It's currently standing in our living room waiting to be decorated. I love decorating the tree!!!

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