Hello! I hope your Thursday has been great so far. I spent the morning trying to catch up on life a little bit, and realized we haven’t really chatted much on the blog this week. I miss you guys!
That said, a Thinking Out Loud post sounds perfect. How about we catch up with some lighthearted chatter today?
I hope you enjoy the random thoughts and musings on what’s been going on around here lately!
1. I’ve been backing off from afternoon blog posts…
Did you notice? It hasn’t necessarily been on purpose, but I have been trying to focus on sharing more content-based posts over journaling my daily whereabouts. For this reason, my free time in the afternoons and nights has been devoted to getting the next day’s post ready, versus when I used to publish “live” every morning and afternoon.
It worked for a while, but ever since I started working at the nursery and picking up classes at the gym at night, the thought of publishing that often every week is exhausting. Also, I felt like I could never catch up on anything else when I consistently posted twice every weekday. I didn’t have much time in my days to respond to comments, organize and archive blog posts, check emails, or work on upcoming campaigns.
Moving forward, you can expect to see one blog post every weekday, and if there’s another up in the afternoons, that most likely means there is something really cool to share with you, or my schedule is lighter that week and I have more time to chat with you guys!
2. My barre membership ends tomorrow, and it makes me sad.
I’ve thoroughly been enjoying my time back at the barre over the last month and a half. My membership to The Barre Code ends tomorrow, and I just don’t think it’s the right time for us to spend extra income on fitness classes in order for me to renew. I’m super bummed!
It’s been so nice to have a studio to belong to and take an hour out of my days to just follow along in a class where I feel at home. I always walk out of barre classes feeling stronger, stretched, and relaxed. It’s something I’ll truly miss next month!
3. I’m dancing in the Christmas services at church this year.
Throwback to performing in The Singing Christmas Trees at First Baptist Orlando in 2011!
Photo Credit: Honor Photography
Dancing in the end of the year Christmas production was a big part of my life and schedule for three years. I grew up going to see the show with my family when I was little, and I was excited to be a part of the performances when First Orlando became Scott and I’s home church. This year, I am dancing in the Christmas services at our (new) home church in Michigan!
I will be dancing alongside my best friend, Alex, and I am looking forward to getting to perform and spend time in between all the shows with her this year!
4. I legitimately broke my toe Thanksgiving Day.
So, yeah… do you remember me mentioning that I hurt my toe during Thanksgiving Dinner? Turns out, it was a legit fracture. I never went to see a doctor because there isn’t much that you can do for a broken toe besides tape it to another one, ice it, elevate it, and repeat. So, that’s what I’ve been doing.
It’s back in line with the others, and I can (slowly) move it around now, but it’s still healing and the majority of the top of my left foot is bruised. Still. It doesn’t hurt to walk on it, but I’ve had to go easy in barre classes and back off from jumping around on it in dance rehearsals. Also, running is out of the question. Oh well, here’s hoping it heals by showtime!
5. Fun fact: I’ve never broken or sprained anything else in my body.
Speaking of broken bones, it’s crazy to think that before this, I’ve never sprained or broken a bone in my body. After dancing for over twenty years, that seems impossible, right? Just a little fun fact for you. Have you broken a lot of bones?
6. I think Roadie is getting depressed.
Not being able to go on our normal long walks and runs with Roadie sure is starting to get him down. I feel so bad!
I can tell that he’s starting to get anxious because he’s been extra sleepy and clingy to his toys. He usually goes through some kind of winter depression when I can’t take him running on a consistent basis, and I guess it hit early this year, thanks to my idiotic toe incident. Hang in there little buddy!
7. I think Cali is training me for parenthood.
On another note, Cali has been notorious for jumping on me first thing in the morning in order to try to get me up to feed her. Just me. She never goes for Scott, because she knows I’m a sucker and will eventually get up. But geez, it’s been extra annoying lately.
Every morning, she starts walking on my pillow/hair, across my chest, and plopping down on me to get my attention around 5 a.m. Sometimes it even starts at 4:30, and she does it for hours. I’ve been trying to hold off from getting up to teach her that she needs to wait until I get up around 7, but it’s really been affecting my sleep schedule. I swear, she’s prepping us for future children!
8. It’s supposed to get up to the 50s this weekend!
You guys! It’s supposed to be a high of 59 and low of 52 on Sunday. Can you believe it? In our neck of the woods, that would be a record high temperature for this time of the year. Last year, we were hitting record lows (literally), so I’ll take it.
There’s just so much I want to do outside. C’mon heat wave!
9. I’m still dreaming of a White Christmas.
While I will take all of the warm weather we can get right now, there is still a part of me that hopes it gets cold enough for it to snow over Christmas. I don’t want to eat my words, but if we’re going to live in Michigan and we are staying home for Christmas, it just doesn’t seem right without it. After putting up with the usual frigid temperatures and insane snowfall, we deserve to see snow this one day, right?
(Crossing my fingers and toes!)
10. I’m in need some Netflix series suggestions.
Now that my beloved TGIT shows are on a winter break, Scott and I are looking for a new series on Netflix to watch together on Thursday nights. It’s kind of like our end of the week treat that we both look forward to when I get home from teaching classes.
We started House of Cards, but it was months ago and we only made it through two episodes. Should we pick it back up? We’ve never seen Orange Is The New Black, so that’s on our radar. I’ve also heard American Horror Story, but I’m afraid of the goriness. Any other suggestions?
Questions of the Day
• What would you say if you were thinking out loud today?
• Have you ever do anything lame to break a bone (like me stubbing my toe on my couch? Seriously, that’s probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Leave it to me!)
Previous TOL posts: (Thanks for hosting the link-up, Amanda!)