Good morning! It’s been quite some time since I shared a Thinking Out Loud post, so how about we catch up with a little lighthearted chatter?
I hope you enjoy the random thoughts and musings thrown into one post!
1. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already 2 weeks away…
I mean, really… how fast is this year flashing by?
My mom is coming up to visit us over the holiday, and she reminded me how quickly it is approaching while on the phone last night. She came up here at the same time last year, and I am looking forward to spending time with her.
Here’s hoping she doesn’t freeze!
2. I don’t want to jinx it, but the weather has been pretty amazing lately.
We’re in mid-November, and the low for the next 5 days is in the mid-30s. That may not seem exciting to some, but trust me… it’s kind of a big deal for our neck of the woods.
As long as it’s somewhat sunny, the afternoons have felt warm enough to keep me relatively happy.
After the last two winters of record-breaking snowfall and cold temperatures, I would love this “warm spell” to stick around for another few months!
3. How do you guys feel about skiing?
Since moving to Michigan, I have been asked if I want to take a trip to the slopes more times than I can count. My reply is always a hesitant “um, maybe?”
I don’t know… maybe things have changed since I now live in the frozen tundra, but doing power squats down a mountain or hill over and over in the freezing cold just doesn’t scream “vacation” to me. Most likely, I would take a few runs and then head back into the lodge to enjoy hot chocolate while bundling up next to fire.
Perhaps it’s the hot vs. cold thing, but I’d take a trip down to a beach over a snowy mountain any day. (Sorry, friends who love skiing and want us to travel for it!)
4. “Hello” is officially on repeat any time I’m driving.
I had a pretty solid obsession with Adele’s 21 Album when it came out, and this time is no different. I feel like she’s slowly taking on the world! Haha.
As much as I love the song, I also can’t get enough of the parodies that pop up with it, too.
5. I’m not even close to being sick of pumpkin yet.
Call me basic, but I really can’t get enough pumpkin-infused flavor and foods in my life right now. Haha, I’m laughing as I sip on my Pumpkin Spice mug of coffee while I type.
While dining out (late-night) in Chicago over the weekend, I ordered the Pumpkin Bruschetta and Pumpkin Blondie for dessert. Scott brought me home a slice of pumpkin cheesecake from Dessert Oasis the other night, and you would have thought he gave me a box of gold. I mean, when you think about it… it’s pretty equal.
There comes a time where I get over the excitement of all the pumpkin things, but I don’t see it happening anytime soon.
Keep bringing it on!
6. It’s a good thing I’m staying on top of my barre classes.
(Thanks to what you’re reading above) I am trying my best to stay on track with my workouts to counteract all of the pumpkin and holiday themed goodies thrown my way around this time of year.
I’ve been loving my 30-day membership to The Barre Code and aim to make it to the studio for a barre, HIIT, or boot camp style of class five days a week. Having a variety of different types of barre classes at my fingertips has really helped me get out the door and onto toning, tucking, and tightening.
I will be back to share more soon!
7. I apologize for the sporadic posting this week.
I guess life is finally starting to catch up with me, because I don’t want to do anything but unwind and hit the sack when I get home from work at night. I used to get a good head start on my post for the next morning, but it just hasn’t been in the cards this week. I’m really hoping to get my act together next week.
8. I have really been enjoying my job at the nursery.
Last month, I shared that I have been working at the day care at my church two days a week.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it, but it has been really good for me. It brings me so much joy to love on the little ones and just try to brighten their days. We go on a break for Thanksgiving for a couple of weeks, and while I will appreciate the extra time at home on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, I am going to miss those adorable smiles.
And with that, I need to boogie and get ready to head out to work at the day care!
Questions of the Day
• What would you say if you were thinking out loud today?
• What are your thoughts on skiing – fun or terrifying?
Previous TOL posts: (Thanks for hosting the link-up, Amanda!)
Have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you bright and early for Friday Favorites!