Today was such a wonderful day! We got to sleep in, wake up to a fresh snow, make a big breakfast, and spend time together. Steven chauffeured me around town and let me take pictures. He got some pretty cool coins in the mail. It was one of those “appreciate the small things” kind of day. Our original plans fell through, but that’s okay, I got to have my husband all to myself.
Wednesday was the only day that we were very busy and out and about running errands. Come Thursday, I had the most AWFUL dry skin I’ve EVER had. Kansas air is no joke folks. All the time I spent outside today, running about in the snow, I’m worried at what my skin will look like tomorrow. ANYONE have a really great facial moisturizer recommendation?!
This week was another week of “throwback” type music for me. I mostly listened to Taking Back Sunday and wished they would release something new. I discovered that Sonny from From First to Last is now currently Skrillex (and my mind was blown and very confused). I also played Scary Kids Scaring Kids self-titled album several times. I also discovered I sing along silently with a lot of expression on my face – even when I don’t know the words.
I finished Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs in three days. I HIGHLY recommend it! It was written in such a magical way that I could not put it down. I wanted to start the next book next BUT for the sake of my dreams (it’s creepy!) I started The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
I went back to Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Album for a few uplifting thoughts.
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”
“If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them–you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely.”
It’s been so cold that there has not been a whole lot of exciting things to document! We became SEMI-official Kansasans on Wednesday when we switched our California plates to Kansas plates! Also, my doctor’s nurse called to notify me that my lab results show that I’m ALMOST a not pregnant woman anymore. My HCG levels are slowly lowering, but almost back to “normal.” BUT seriously, it’s so cold here that I feel like each weeks “sundry” will be me saying “Nothing exciting to report!”
TOMORROW! For most it is SuperBowl Sunday, but for my husband and me, it’s Bill FREAKIN’ Murray Movie Marathon Day! In other words, Groundhog Day will be all over the television, so we will watch it, and then proceed to watch all other Bill Murray movies we own!