Friday, November 18, 2011

Jet Lag*Holidays*Weddings and More!

Jet lag. Going from the west coast to the east coast offered us the opportunity to experience jet lag. It's going to take a little bit for me to get back on track. We came home to a cold house, the first thing I did was light a candle, and turn on the heat.

When you first arrive home after being away it is both a welcoming feeling, and a sense of dread all at the same time. For me, I kind of got used to having someone make my bed and empty out the trash daily. (To which now those are my duties-and ones that I haven't kept up with since arriving home.) We need to get back into the routines of cash only spending, building up the emergency fund once again, and cooking from scratch. With the holidays right on my heels it is necessary to step it up some. No more sitting cozily under the blanket next to the fire every night. Time to sing carols, make gifts, bake, and decorate with a flurry! My in-laws will arrive in the middle of next week for Thanksgiving. My daughter is cooking for the first time at her apartment-I've been assigned mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Looking forward to it.

...But before we get to next week. I'm a bridesmaid in a dear friend's wedding tomorrow. I ate a little bit much, and things not normally eaten, while I was away. SO, my dress is a little snug. (good grief) We are decorating the venue this morning and then having the rehearsal and dinner this evening at the Country Club. The bride's dress is gorgeous and her shoes look like Cinderella's slippers, not glass, but a sparkling, shimmering silver that appears like glass.

Fitness: Working towards goals. Still jogging. Have slacked off on drinking water.

Frugality: Off track while traveling. Planning to get back on today-Payday. Cash in envelopes.

Food: Menu planning for Sunday through Friday. Replenishing items at the grocery store for meals.

Fun: Laughing at the mishaps-Car broke down on the way home from the airport (300+ repair bill), Neighbor's dogs ripped through our trash cans making a mess, front load washer is leaking (hoping it is just a hose)...bridesmaid's dress is a little snug, hope I can get it zippered. Did I mention that I am smiling." Laughter is the best medicine." Oh....and the port for the SD card was now I need to find the USB chord to upload photos :)

Enjoy the Holiday preparations. Do only one at a time. Enjoy the process. Blessings~


  1. Sounds like you're having fun, and have a lot on the go right now!! Your fitness goals will make that dress less snug in no time! :)

  2. Oh Carla, the wedding was beautiful :) I've been praying a lot lately. We are considering making some life changes, selling our family home and downszing is becoming more of a reality. I may be going back to work soon too. (Maybe) We shall see how I can manage balancing home and work, I would have to plan in advance and cook/bake for the month. Still praying about it all. Hoping to make the right decisions. Blessings~