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I know it has been awhile around here where I just gave a bit of a general update about my life in general.
See I have been blogging for almost 5 years now. In the early days I would talk more about my daily life here. But I am aware that this blog has taken on a life of its own, evolving into so much more.
But still, I thought as we head into the last two months of this year that it would be a great time to get a bit more personal and update on my daily living.
So pull up a seat and get backstage access to what is going on in my life lately.
You may have noticed a newer look around here. I have been working behind the scenes on a new updated logo. As a designer, I usually mockup a few different logo copies for my clients. So, I did the same for myself. I found myself trying a new logo out here for a day or so at a time recently.
But I kept changing my mind as I am a true Gemini, who has trouble making up her mind. But I think I finally found the logo this past weekend that works for me.
See many may know that my husband is a graphic designer by trade. So, I finally decided to get his input and thankful I did. Because with a bit of help from his design eye, I think the one that is now live is the real deal.
By the way in exchange for his time and yes, I treated him to dinner out just the two of us…
Therefore, hoping that the usability of my blog is that much better for my readers from here on out. Plus, I may write about how to help increase speed on your site on my sister site, J9 Designs soon. If this is something that you would be interested in reading more about, let me know.
But don’t be surprised if the look still changes slightly as I am still toying with updating my theme. As much as I love the one I have been using, I am not sure if want to update that at some point, as well.
Also, I am only began reading The French Impressionist, as also an advanced copy from NetGalley this past weekend.
Also, have a few others that I have requested from NetGalley on my short list. Plus, I am eating for my November BOTM selection to arrive. Which did I chose? The Trespasser, by Tana French, because after reading the Goodreads reviews I knew I had to pick this thriller.
Leftover Halloween candy, as I really don’t have any will power when sweets are in my home. Also, getting ready to enjoy Thanksgiving treats, such as Pumpkin Spice Dip.
Since the weather has been more Fall-like recently, I have of course been using my Keurig more now. So, I have been enjoying Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte. Tis the season!
So many great new Fall shows, but my favorites so far are NBC’s, This Is Us and HBO’s Divorce. I was actually invited through Today Parenting Team to view an advance screening viewing of This Is Us, but opted out with my crazy schedule that precluded me from being in attendance.
But still, knew I would have to check it out. Glad I did, as I cannot say enough wonderful things about this show. If you haven’t watched, I highly recommend it. I think so far my favorite episode was the fifth in this series with The Game Plan, especially Kevin’s poignant speech about life and death to his nieces at the end of that episode. I mean all the feels by the end of this one.
Now that Halloween is behind us, November is in full swing already for us. My girls have two days off this week with Tuesday, Election Day and Friday, Veteran’s Day. Plus, two half days on Monday and Thursday for their school’s parent teacher conferences. So, my two lovelies only have one full day of school this week. Major confession…it will be crazy here this week!
Like it or not though, November is a month of planning. For what? Planning for all the upcoming holidays, including my younger daughter’s 6th birthday on November 23rd.
She is having a movie themed birthday party on her actual birthday as Disney’s Moana is opening on that date conveniently!
About all the above mentioned holidays, especially Christmas shopping. I have always love shopping, but not going to lie Christmas shopping is the one time during the year that I do get overwhelmed. I do usually get it all done, but still getting there is stressful.
Add to it that my older daughter is prone to pneumonia after having fought RSV pneumonia as a toddler. She already had had one bout in October this year. With a low immune system, this past week she was coughing again. Back to the doctor to find out she is fighting a croup type of cough now, as well.
Let’s not forget her younger sister though. While stress from her isn’t of the illness related kind. Hers was more of a school state testing kind. Long story short, she decided to bomb the reading portion of the state test the kids take each year.
Because simply she was bored and the volume on her headset wasn’t working correctly. Looking at her score, would infer she needed reading intervention. But knowing this child, thankfully her teacher knew otherwise as she reads well above grade level in class and at home. Therefore, she is getting enrichment reading to challenge her reading now. Proves though that the state tests don’t always know best for all kids.
Kenny Chesney’s new album, Cosmic Hallelujah. As his song, Setting the World on Fire with Pink has been high on my list. But couldn’t have been happier that his newest album was finally released to hear the rest of the songs he has released, too.
Well, we had record breaking high temperatures a week or so ago with 85 degrees in October and then even 75 degrees for my daughter’s Sunday soccer game only days later. But now, it has took a turn for the colder just in time for trick or treating.
Seriously, the first really cold day in over a week was Halloween. So now, it is back to leggings, Ugg Boots or Hunter Boots (depending on if it is rainy or sunny) and layers looks, including flannels shirts, and my fall hooded vest, too.
I also am a huge legging lover since becoming a mom. And now I have become a total fan of LuLaRoe leggings. Just bought my first pair from a friend who just started starting selling them and am hooked.
So many things, but especially for the December 9th premiere of Season 2 of Fuller House Netflix. Because after the fun and enjoyable family viewing experience we had of season 1, how could I not be anxiously awaiting what the next season has to offer for even more family fun time viewing?!
Time would slow down. Not only that I can’t believe the holiday season is upon us, but how is it that my baby will be 6 in only a few short days? She keeps asking if she can stop growing up after she turns 7. As much as I wish I could grant this wish, I know that I can’t. But still wish for this time of our lives to not fly by.