Three Things in February

I’m borrowing this prompt from Steph today.

Three things I liked about February
1. Getting our first trip as a (human) family of 3 out of the way
2. Going back to work
3. Bristol’s joy over the snow & coldness
Three things I’m looking forward to in March
1. Kyle’s birthday!
2. A family wedding in Texas
3. Slightly warmer weather & hopefully some family walks
Three vegetables I eat the most
1. Brussels sprouts
2. Potatoes
3.  Bell peppers
(4. Corn in the summer!)
Three grocery items I buy every week
1. Chicken
2. Ice cream
3. Formula
Three things we go through like crazy in my house
1. Peanut butter (dogs)
2. Formula (M)
3. Half & half (me)
Three things I always have time for
1. Puppy cuddles
2. Laundry
3. Relaxing on the couch w/ K & M
Three things I never have time for
1. People who say intentionally hurtful things
2. Woman/mom/parent shaming
3. Wiping Bristol’s muddy feet

Things You Hate That I Love

Well… you may not hate these things but it’s a catchy title 😉 I made a list of things that I think *most* people typically dislike but I love!

Shoveling snow.
It’s my favorite form of exercise.

Long road trips.

Don’t love flying, but I like airports.

Rainy, blustery, cool days.

Trailers before a movie.

Imitation crab meat.
I like the real stuff, too!

Writing checks.
Not the money spending part, but I enjoy filling out the check.

Reading the last page of a book first.

Untoasted poptarts.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a toasted one…

What are some things that you love that other people don’t?

In the Midst of Fall

I’m borrowing this fun, short little questionnaire from Michelle 🎃

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte or Peppermint Mocha?
Fun fact: I hate peppermint in anything but a mint. I would order other things before a PSL, but I would definitely pick the latte over the mocha. Bleh.

2. Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Pie?
I actually don’t like pie. I will eat pumpkin pie, but only if I can have a double whipped cream to pie ratio. Short answer, bread. Lol

3. Thanksgiving Dinner or Thanksgiving Leftovers?
Dinner for sure. But leftover REAL mashed potatoes are the freakin’ jam. Also, this year I’m just hoping for some kind of Thanksgiving food- fresh or leftover. Baby is due 3 days after turkey day and I wouldn’t put it past her to interrupt the festivities.

4. Candy Corn or Tootsie Rolls?
Um. Ew. Neither candy is really cream of the crop…

5. Haunted House or Pumpkin Patch?
I love haunted houses and I’ve never been to an actual pumpkin patch. Weird, right?

6. Corn Maze or Hayride?
…are these events haunted? If yes, a corn maze. If no, a hayride.

7. Caramel Apple or Candy Apple?
Caramel apples forever! Candy apples are too sweet.

8. Boots or Scarves?
Boots for sure. Riding boots, hiking boots, booties, snow boots… I love them all. I do love a cozy winter scarf, though.

9. Holiday Movies or Holiday Music?
I enjoy both immensely, but I’d say music because I can enjoy it at work or home or in the car. There’s just something about having it on 24/7 from November 1st to December 26th. Lol

10. Tire Swings or Jumping in Leaves?
Maybe I’m delicate or maybe I’m fat, but tire swings tend to cut into my thighs and hurt. LOL. Don’t get me wrong, I’d partake in either activity, but probably leaves over swings.

Share some of your answers with me!

45 Questions (Formerly 73)

I’m borrowing this little burst of entertainment from the lovely & inspiring Emelia! She went all in with 73 questions (Lindsay, too!). I pared mine down because my attention span is terrible.

Alright, let’s do it!

1. What’s the best thing that happened to you this month?
Sharing baby’s sex with everyone. I think most people were hoping for a girl ♥ And I love that I don’t have to tip-toe with pronouns anymore.

2. What’s your favorite game?
I love playing games. Life used to be my favorite. I love Trivial Pursuit (HP edition for sure), Cards Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride… Anything, honestly. (K hates games!)

3. If you could teach one subject in school, what would it be?

4. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
This is shallow, but when people compliment my make up/skin I feel so good. Also, when people compliment my writing.

5. What is your favorite birthday cake?
I don’t really like cake, but yellow cake w/ chocolate frosting is delicious.

 6. What is one thing you still have from your childhood?
… I have many things. But my stuffed bunny (named Bunny) sits on my nightstand and have been with me since birth.

7. What is something you can’t do?
Umm. Run a 5K. A push up. Wash a car without leaving soap spots. I’m sure I could do these things if I put forth the effort. I never think about what I can’t do so I’m kind of clueless on this one.

8. Window or aisle seat?
It doesn’t matter. I’m nervous either way. I usually sit aisle but still end up glancing out the window. K prefers window.

9. What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween & Christmas Eve.

10. What’s heavily played on your music playlist right now?
Some John Mayer, 90s country women, and 00s rock alternative.

11. If you could raid one woman’s closet, who would it be?
Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom. I never dress that professional but if I did…

12. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were 12?
A veterinarian.

13. What is something you will not be doing in ten years?
That I’m doing right now? Being pregnant. Lol

14. What is an important life lesson for someone to learn?
Bringing others down will never lift you up.

15. How do you start your day?
I sleep in past my alarm, then get up when I hear the dogs needing out.

16. Would you ever live anywhere besides where you do now?
For pleasure? Switzerland. For work? Texas.

17. What is your favorite dessert? Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Ice cream & creme brûlée ♥ Beyond that, I don’t eat much dessert.

18. Where was the best vacation you’ve ever taken?
I don’t know… Disney is always fun. The trips to Europe were great. I was a little sh*t, but our trip outwest was incredible. Recently, our Phoenix trip was a really great one!

19. Favorite Disney animal?
Rajah, closely followed by Abu, Meeko, and the Cheshire Cat.

20. What is a book you are planning on reading?
Little Fires Everywhere is up next.

21. What is something you’re tired of?
People arguing against common sense/human decency/overall compassion.
And this dumb as sh*t, blatantly racist “president.”

22. What’s your favorite exercise?
HAHAHAHA. I guess yoga if I had to pick.

23. What was your worst subject in school?
Algebra & chemistry.

24. What animal do you identify with most?
For sure a raccoon.

25. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Coffee or nothing. Sometimes a breakfast sandwich.

26. What is something you wish you could be good at?
A second language. Or sign language.

27. Skiing or surfing?
Skiing hurts my hip and I’ve never been surfing.

28. First celebrity crush?
Nick Carter.

29. What color was your prom dress?
Junior year it was periwinkle. Senior year it was orange & black.

30. How do you manage stress?
Honestly, cry. But also breathe, take a bath, read a book, sip a hot beverage.

31. Age when you were first kissed?
A real kiss? I was 15.

32. Favorite fashion trend of all time?
Are sweatshirts a fashion trend? If not, skinny jeans.

33. What is your current favorite piece of clothing that you own?
I have a cropped dino hooded sweatshirt from Erica and I love it with a black tank. And I’m SUPER excited to have a bump this fall and have the crop land right at the bump. I think it’ll be adorable. I also bought maternity overalls (that K HATES) and I can’t wait to wear them in the fall.

34. Shoes or bags?
Seriously. Sweatshirts. I don’t give a rat’s about shoes or bags. Lol

35. How do you know if you’re in love?
You’re willing to make the biggest sacrifices for that person- but you know that they’d never ask you to. They still drive you nuts and have bad habits and annoy you- but you never love them less.
Also, as an introvert, they’re the one person you know you can spend forever with.

36. Television show you’ve binged on recently?
K has been watching NCIS: LA so I have seen too many episodes, too. Lol. Also, High Seas & Formula 1: Drive to Survive on Netflix.

37. Who do you turn to when you’re sad?
Kyle or Aubrey.

38. What are you most enchanted by?
This is weird, but I love watching lovely, natural, kind, engaging people work a room at a party. I stare and it’s weird. K has called me out before. That’s just NOT my personality and I find it so enchanting and mesmerizing to watch!

39. What is your biggest strength?
In almost all emergency situations I think very logically and evenly. I don’t freak out or react when someone gets hurt or something goes horribly wrong. I usually try to stay calm and assist in whatever way I can- either jumping in and taking the lead or just calming people down and proving aid.

Then once everything is over and I’m all alone, I break down over it. LOL

40. What is your biggest weakness?
I hate it when people are mad at or disappointed in me. For the most part I don’t care what people think, but I am sensitive to the opinions of those closest to me.

41. What are 3 words to describe living in your city?
Monochromatic (although it’s getting better), Blue Collar, Homespun.

42. Cutest thing on planet Earth?
Watching Enzo and Lylee play together. Or when they carry stuffed toys around the house.

43. Favorite color?
Yellow. Closely followed by purple, grey, & black.

44. Favorite time of day?
On weekends it’s first thing in the morning. On weekdays it’s when we get home from work and lounge with the dogs for a bit.

45. What do you first notice about someone when you meet them?
Their eye contact and how they treat the people around us.

I really scaled this thing back, but it was just the right length for me. If you want all 73 questions to answer yourself go check out Emelia’s blog!

How would you answer some of these?

Three Things

Steph & Rebecca Jo shared this first. I’m awfully uncreative right now so I’m going to piggy-back off of them today.

Three things I lost my MIND over this week
1. Kids in cages & the argument that those detaining them have no responsibility to provide for them. /RAGE
2. Lylee being a nut while I was trying to nap away a headache.
3. Picking dates for our summer parties.

Three signs I’ll never hang in my house
1. Life. Laugh. Love.
2. Anything with butterflies.
3. Anything with a peace sign or tie die.

Three things I neglected this week
1. Meal planning
2. Vacuuming
3. Actually doing my hair (buns, hats, and ponytails 4life)

Three things I’ve tried recently
1. Spindrift (yum!)
2. Overnight oats (ick…)
3. The new Mrs. Meyer body wash samples I received (smells good)

Three house things I hate doing
1. Cleaning toilets
2. Pulling weeds
3. Mopping

Three things I wear all the time
1. Jeans
2. Sweatshirts
3. Hats or headbands

Three things I never wear
1. Crocs
2. Crop tops
3. Formfitting dresses

Three books on my kindle waiting to be read
1. Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey
2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
3. The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews

Three things I have to do but don’t feel like doing
1. Ins. stuff for work.
2. Financial stuff for our future & the kid.
3. An actual grocery store trip- not just a quick pop in.

Three things I’m looking forward to 
1. Finding out this little potato’s sex!
2. A four day weekend for the 4th & the reveal party!
3. Our trip to see my bff in Sept.!

I am wiped. I don’t know if it’s normal human-growing exhaustion or if I’m coming down with something, but I’m going to take next week off from the blog. I’ll still be around to read your musings, though 😉 Happy early 4th of July!