The gods of sleep aligned this morning and I somehow snoozed until after 9 a.m. This is a miracle. A miracle that hasn’t taken place in far too long. In theory, I should have tons of energy to conquer the day but, truthfully I’m still easing into it. While I pour another cup of hot cider, enjoy these links from around the web:
Welcome to December, friends! I’m feeling on top of all things holiday at the moment but we’ll see how long this momentum lasts. We’ve got a long few weeks ahead, cookies to bake, meals to prep, white elephant gifts to secure, travel plans to finalize and, on top of all this, why must it get dark at 4:30?! I’m struggling to stay awake past 9 these days. While I try to cram the most into this December Sunday enjoy these links from around the web!
The last 36 hours I have been a tornado of productivity and it feels great! The halls are 98% decked for Christmas (making one more Michael’s run today… so many deals!), I’m just about caught up on freelance work, I made a dent in a 700+ page book for book club, raked the yard (again), shopped for Thanksgiving, conquered a warehouse sale, worked out and even managed to tidy up a bit along the way. I wish I could kick up my heels and coast for the rest of the day but I’ve got to ride this wave while I can. Look out library, errands, patio project final touches and basement storage, you’re on my list. Enjoy these links while I run around like the crazy person I am!
Lately, I’ve been in one of two modes: either complaining about the cold and snow or fighting the urge to put up Christmas decorations. It’s been a struggle. Thankfully the sunshine this weekend slowed my roll a bit and I was in neither of the two modes above! Instead, the Red Head and I were outside putting finishing touches on the patio (more to come this Spring, of course). The project has been quite the labor of love and I cannot wait to have some happy hours there next summer. While I got sweep a little more sand into the patio seams, enjoy these links from around the web:
I did it, guys. I put on Christmas music this morning. I’m not necessarily proud of it but when you wake up at 5 a.m. (thanks, daylight savings!) and dive right into freelance work you need something to carry you through! Good news is that I’m almost done with work for the day so the tunes will be shelved for maybe another few weeks. We’ll see…
What have you been up to this weekend? Any holiday tunes in your world just yet? Looking at the week ahead I’m trying my hardest not to schedule anything. It’s tough but after our trip we’re still playing catch-up at our house. Also, we have a 90% done patio that needs to be at 100% before it snows anymore! Wish us luck and enjoy these links from around the web this week!
I fully intended to skip the weekend wrap up this Sunday but, what do you know, jet lag had me up around 6 so here we are. I’ve already conquered the grocery list, a Sam’s Club run, a library return, a Target trip, three loads of laundry and some freelance work so I’m feeling back on track after a week away. All that before 1 p.m. isn’t too bad! Check in with me around 4, though, I have a feeling I’ll be dragging. While I delay the inevitable enjoy these links from around the web and look for a full Morocco recap from me soon, it was quite the trip!!
I spent less than 24 hours in Ames, Iowa for a football game and you’d thought I had run a marathon the way I’m feeling today. I think 7 p.m. sounds like a good idea for a bedtime, no? The Red Head and I are gearing up for a busy week ahead before some international travel (!!) so as I prop my eyelids open and make a grocery list and packing list, enjoy these links from around the web this week!
Holy smokes, friends. I don’t know what’s going on in your world but this week has really put a beating on some folks that mean a lot to me. Here’s hoping there’s some peace and comfort on the horizon. It’s much needed.
It’s hard to post links to funny GIFs and viral videos when things are going awry but it’s what I’m going to try and do today. Hope this gives you a little distraction from whatever is weighing on you lately.
Holy moly, the news lately is too much, guys. I’m not even sure what to make of all that’s happening across the globe. I’m doing by best to make a difference in little ways that I can control but it just feels like a lot and not enough, all at the same time. I’m sure you’re feeling it too. I’ll do my best to distract you from some links for now. Hugs.
I know it’s technically Fall now but it is a soupy mess outside. Errands yesterday were quite uncomfortable, temps are in the 90s and our AC is on full blast. I’m not loving it. Allow me to distract myself you from the sauna in Minnesota with some links from around the web this week. Enjoy!