So I decided that tonight was the night. I was going to write a blog post. I know from experience that once I start writing, the gates open and my blogging ideas come flooding forth. I was racking my brain and decided I am going to write a post about this Summer and the chaos. And I want to express to you all the sentiment that has been popping into my head more and more often lately....
"Is it Autumn yet?"
Because, to be honest, I am SO ready to get back to my boring little life, and this Summer has been anything but boring.
So allow me to do a recap of my Summer and the chaos within it:
Memorial Day was spent in Nashville, Tennessee visiting my big brother. My husband and I made the drive to see him and enjoyed a lazy vacation with my brother and sister-in-law. Hard to believe that at this time I was thinking I might have a nice restful summer...
And then June filled up suddenly. I had a few volunteer weekend obligations, and my company moved to a new building. I love my new desk, which allows me to sit or stand, but it was not fun having to pack up and sort through everything for the move.
we were pregnant! It was a very exciting and scary time as I struggled with the emotional baggage of my previous miscarriage.
I watched these little guys for a few days all by myself!
Next came our trip to upstate New York, where my step father inherited his family cabin on Lake Erie. We spent the last weekend of July there with my mom and step father, helping them clean and reorganize the place. We also got to take time out for relaxing moments like this
I found out I might be miscarrying, and the emotions of that, on top of everything, made for a very trying time.
Which leads us to the beginning of August. This was when it was confirmed we were miscarrying, and the natural miscarriage was not the most fun thing in the world. I was happy to be spared surgery, though.
I also had to throw a picnic in another state for one of the organizations I volunteer for the first week in August. It was a nice distraction, but this honestly was probably my breaking point. I wasn't answering my phone, and all I wanted to do was forget everything I'm supposed to be doing and just cuddle up on my couch with my husband.
Of course, it didn't work out like that. I finally got a weekend free and that was the time when my husband and I made a big financial decision. We decided to sell one of our paid-off cars, which had retained it's value since we bought it for a very low price last year. We were able to take all the money we got from the sold car and put it towards my student loans. This move ended up saving us LOTS of money on interest and monthly payments. We also don't have to pay for a few repairs we were looking at for our old car. Instead, I now drive a leased car, which has a lower payment than my loans were. It is also new, so the maintenance on it will be minimal. It is a good option for us right now and will allow us to probably be debt-free by late Summer 2014!
So now I drive this, which seems way too shnazzy for me
HERE. During that week I did a few Norwex parties, visited with family members, took my nephews to a tall-ships exhibit, and went to dinner with a few friends.
Now I've been home for the last week, trying to take a breath. Which brings us to right now and my wish that Summer could finally be over. I saw this quote on Pinterest a few weeks ago and it totally resonated with me.
Time to recharge. So this weekend my husband and I are going to go on our first vacation since our honeymoon that isn't for the purpose of going to see someone. We are going to travel just to see a new place and be together. We took a test at Findyourspot.com and thought it would be fun to visit a few of the places which appeared at the top of our list. So this weekend we are off to Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. Are any of you, dear blog friends, located in these towns? I'll be sending good vibes as we drive through!
But after this weekend of fun with just my husband, I am ready for warm, cozy winter nights, hot cocoa, and icy roads that make me have to stay home!
How do you all feel? Has Summer been refreshing or exhausting?