Month: July 2015
Oh Hey Friday! [Goodbye USA, HELLO Europe!]
TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BAH! I cannot believe it’s already time to head on our adventure. Our flight leaves at 3:15 and is an overnight nonstop flight to London thank goodness! EEEKK!! Sorry I’m just so excited. It’s a little unreal right now.
Ok on to the goods! It’s time for:
Jenny calls this Monopoly money because she says it looks fake. Lol
Feeling…Excited, anxious, and READY!! Excited for the trip obviously, anxious that I don’t have everything I need, and ready to be on our way! The day after tomorrow we will be!
Reading…The Longest Ride, which I started last weekend but haven’t picked up since. And listening to Big Little Lies via Audiobook still. Since I haven’t been in the car for super long I haven’t had a chance to listen to much of it. But I did spend most of yesterday listening to it while I was doing things around the house and while I ran a few errands.
Drinking…Coffee. (Even though I should be drinking water.
Watching…The Today Show. Ever since I went and stayed with Ashley I’ve been addicted to watching it in the mornings. She loves the Today Show and now so do I. It’s just nice to have on in the back ground as I drink coffee and read blogs in the morning. (Thank you summer.) Which now that I think about I’m going to have to start savoring because it’s something I will not be able to do once school starts.
Thinking about…My “to-do” list for today and tomorrow. I have to head to the bank today and get some currency exchanged. And I’m worried that the exchange rate is going to be more than what I’ve planned it out to be. I also need to pay all my bills that are due while I’m gone. And I need to finish finalizing my outfits for the trip. BAH…SO MUCH TO DO!!!
Oh and my fur babies. I know my brother is taking great care of them because he sends me pictures but still I miss their presence in the house. It’s just not the same.
Wearing…PJs. Comfy comfy this morning.
Working on…This post. And posts for tomorrow and Friday. I should also probably be setting up something for while I’m gone here on the blog, but you know what. I just don’t want to. I think it’s gonna be pretty quite here on the blog while I’m gone. But I did download the Blogger app to my iPad so maybe….just maybe I’ll blog once or twice from Europe. Give you little updates or something. We shall see! 🙂
Excited about…Once again many things. The idea of traveling and Europe itself obviously. But I’m also weirdly excited for school to start. If only because I’m starting at a new school so it’s all fresh! 🙂 Did I mention I leave for Europe the day after tomorrow?
Loving…this wonderful life I have. It may not be perfect to some because I’m still single at 27 and have no children. But you know what….I’m pretty happy with it right now. I have a job and I can provide for and take care of myself. That’s pretty darn cool when you think about it!
Have a great Wednesday! 🙂
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What’s in my Bag: Carry On Edition
Inside my carry on you will find:
iPad (filled with music, books, and games to keep me thoroughly entertained on the 9 hour flight)
DSLR camera (not pictured because hello I’m using it to take the picture.)
Extra memory card for camera
Toiletry bag (I wanted to keep all my small toiletry items I’ll need for the trip separate so they are easier to access.)
Outfit for London (I plan to put a dress that doesn’t wrinkle at the bottom of the bag so I can change into it when we get to London along with a clean pair of undies.)
Inside the blue and white stripped toiletry bag that will go inside my carry on you will find:
Makeup Remover Wipes
All Purpose Wipes
All my makeup
Inside my travel purse you will find:
Coin bag (with coin Euros)
Small bag with: Hand sanitizer, allergy meds, Ibuprofen
EOS lip balm (my favorite)
Orbit gum (you can never have enough gum)
Tickets for attractions we’ve purchased in advance
Other travel documents for GoAhead Tours
Sunglasses (I bought a cheap pair that I liked so I didn’t have to worry about my designer ones getting lost or scratched.)
**Most of the items in my travel purse will be taken out or rearranged when we get to the hotel and only items I’ll need while we’re out and about will be placed in it.
Man I was worried that I wasn’t bringing enough in my carry on but when it’s all written out I kinda feel like I’m overpacking now. But I want to prepared for anything and I know all the items I’m bringing are going to be used at one point or another so there ya go.
I just cannot believe it’s already here. Jenny is finally getting excited (and anxious) for the trip so it’s been a fun week. I’m glad I have her to make sure I bring everything I need. I’m a little anxious but I’m more excited anxious than nervous anxious like she is feeling right now.
Both these bags are packed and ready to go. Just need to add all my makeup to my toiletry bag on Friday morning and I’m all set.
Now I’m off to run a few pre-Europe errands.
Have a great Tuesday friends!
Oh question! Am I missing anything? Is there anything you just can’t live without on a trip that I should bring?
The Weekend [Family Reunion Edition]
Overall it was the perfect little reunion. I’m so glad that my family has a tradition like this. Especially one that we stick to and are committed to continuing for many years to come.
Another great weekend in the books! 🙂
PS. Only 5 days till Europe!!!!!!!!! EEEEEKKKK!!! So close!
Linking up here and here:
Oh Hey/Confessional Friday [Vol. 3]
Friday’s are just the best, aren’t they. Yes, yes they are. Especially when you think about the fact that exactly ONE WEEK from today I will be on plane to LONDON!!! YAY!!! ONE WEEK ONE WEEK ONE WEEK!!!!! 🙂 (I’m not excited at all, am I.)
[three] I confess I am totally excited for my new job to start! (After Europe of course) This week I went and got all my paperwork signed and submitted. I officially start work on August 13th.
[four] I confess that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have the most perfect little family in the whole world. This was taken this week during the baptism of Princess Charlotte. Kate is seriously flawless.
You Next Favorite Book: What Alice Forgot
Synopsis according to Goodreads:
So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes.
Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.
I loved the first Liane Moriarty book I read, The Husbands Secret. So when I saw that she had two other novels I knew I wanted to read them. One of my teacher friends told me that this one, What Alice Forgot was blegh. She said it wasn’t fantastic and that it could be skipped. But I have to say I’m so glad I decided not to skip it. Now it wasn’t fantastic by any means but it was a good, easy and entertaining read. I couldn’t stop myself from thinking what it would be like if I fell and lost the last 10 years of my life. I would be 17. 17!! I would think that I either finishing up my Junior year or starting my Senior year of high school. In my mind I would still be living at home too. Weird.
Anyway I enjoyed all the characters and found myself trying to guess what had happened in Alice’s life when she was asking her family members about certain events. It was fascinating to see how her personality had changed in the 10 years she had forgotten. The events that changed her and the feelings she went through before, that had turned her into the person she was at 39 compared to 29. Very interesting. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like the ending, no clue why but that’s what I thought as I was reading. But I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the way it ended.
Overall I would recommend the book to anyone. Like I said it’s any easy, enjoyable read. I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
Oh and this was another book I read via audiobooks. Seriously if you still haven’t discovered the greatness that is audiobooks, get on it! Although I have discovered that I only listen to them in the car. It’s just weird listening to them at home, so that’s a drawback. Because I’m currently reading Big Little Lies by the same author and I can’t listen to it until later today when I have about an hour drive ahead of me.
Happy Reading! 🙂
Harry Potter and the Blog Post
Like thousands of other kids around the world my life completely revolved around Harry Potter from 1998-2007. I can still remember reading the first book in the 6th grade and absolutely falling in love with the story. Every single part of it. And the best part was the anticipation to read the next book. And I can still remember sitting in my parents bed in July of 2007 as I raced through the Deathly Hallows to find out what happens and then starting all over again to read it slowly and savor it.
The Weekend [the reunion]
Happy Monday friends!
I hope each of you had a fantastic weekend. Mine was simply the best because on of my best friends from Disney came down to visit for the weekend.
And here were the highlights:
-Friday we went shopping. Target and the outlet mall specifically. She tried Whataburger for the first time, which if you’re a Texan you know all about it’s deliciousness. If not, come to Texas and try it. It’s amazing.
-Laid around like we’re roommate again and watched TV and relaxed.
– Saturday we went to a brewery, Buffalo Bayou Brewery to be exact. This was my first time at a brewery and I really had no idea what to expect. But I wasn’t impressed. In large part due to the fact that I’m not a beer fan. Oops. Guess a brewery isn’t the best place to go if you don’t like beer but we met some other Florida friends there and had a good time chit chatting and stuff.
– Watched The Best of Me on Netflix, another Nicolas Sparks book turned movie. I enjoyed it. Be prepared to cry a thousands tears.
-Had a ton of conversations about her upcoming October wedding and my upcoming trip to Europe. I think those two topics dominated our conversations.
-Had lunch at Torchy’s Tacos. Another yummy Texas restaurant. I mean look at all that goodness.
– Went to the movies and saw Inside Out. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, stop what you’re doing and go see it. It is amazing. Pixar is absolutely brilliant. [I may even dedicate a whole post to a movie review because it was that good.]
-Went to Menchies again, Jordan came with. That means I went to Menchies 3 days in a row. #sorryimnotsorry
-Finally all of our final travel documents and the final itinerary came in the mail on Friday. BAH! It’s so close y’all SO CLOSE!! 🙂
Jordan and I had a blast this weekend. It was very laid back and easy, just what we both wanted. I couldn’t have asked for a better time with her. The next time I see her she’ll be marrying the love of her life! 🙂 Cannot wait!
Have a fantastic Monday!
Linking up with these ladies…..
Oh Hey/Confessional Friday [Vol. 2]
[two] I confess that I still can’t believe we hit the month of July this week. To celebrate we bought our tickets to the London Eye. The last time I rode the Eye, we had literally just gotten into London after our overnight flight and everyone was exhausted. Some people even fell asleep. Not me of course but I’m still hoping I’m much more bright eyed this time around!
[four] I confess I am not much of a dog person and this happened the other night and I loved every minute of it. Don’t get me wrong I like dogs. But I prefer you know one or two not four. We are currently dog sitting for a friend and I was home alone the other night and so all four dogs took it upon themselves to come and snuggle with me. It was glorious.
Pretty good week!
Have a great 4th of July weekend! Eat lots of BBQ, watch some fireworks, and celebrate AMERICA!!!
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