Since my Wednesday Wrap Up is more about what’s going on around here on my blog and among the blogs of my bloggy friends, I thought it was time to give a little personal update – what everyone I know refers to as a “Currently”.
Sick. Yes, again. I’m just as baffled as you are. I get sick with a sinus infection maybe twice each year – usually at the sign of the first major weather change from summer to winter, winter to summer (because that’s all we have here in South Carolina, I swear). This is the 4th time I have been sick in the last 9 months.
You might remember that I got sick literally days before Thanksgiving and had to cook an entire meal amounting in about 6 hours of prep and cook time only to be too exhausted and too sick to feel like eating it. I was sick for nearly 3 weeks. It was really bad – certainly one of the worst sinus infections I’ve had in a while. I was well all of 2 weeks or so before I got sick again just before Christmas and ended up repeating the whole cooking a huge meal I couldn’t stand to eat thing.
Well here we are in mid February. Apparently I am just going to get sick for every major holiday. I do not have a sinus infection, but I am sick again with something I haven’t had since I was a child (literally). I have chest congestion and I’m coughing up the grossest gross. Ew. I go from sounding like a 30 year, pack a day smoker to suddenly sounding completely normal. The cough is deep, but fortunately they are productive coughs.
It figures that now I have paid for health insurance, gotten sick and still can’t use it because it doesn’t actually start until March 1st. #ThanksObama
A new computer. If you somehow missed it, I was on vacation last week and I borrowed Jeremy’s laptop while we were out of town so I could continue to do some blog work and try to keep up, maybe even get ahead. I didn’t like the idea of using his laptop because “I hate laptops” as I explained to him.
Little did I know that I would fall in love with the stupid thing. I also realized just how bogged down and in need of replacing my now 6 year old Dell desktop computer is. I got so, so much more work accomplished because I wasn’t waiting for the computer to catch up or switch tabs. It was really, really nice.
I bought this desktop computer in 2009 to replace a then 3 year old computer that was far superior at the time (ya know, except being broken and all). This computer I am on was always meant to be a stepping stone to something better, but I just haven’t been able to afford a replacement and couldn’t justify figuring out a way to get the money together for one until this one was broken.
I want to get much more serious about my blog and that’s going to mean needing a new computer – preferably before this one bites the dust. I feel like the powers that be (or something) are telling me I need to buy an HP x360 as I randomly came across a blog post about it and it sounds really nice – not to mention within the amount I am allowing myself to spend on a new laptop once I save up the money.
Too much junk, again. We’ve been eating a lot of crap and it started with a “let’s have a cheat night” and ended with me eating a Dairy Queen Blizzard twice this week with the justification that I am sick and the ice cream felt good on my poor throat.
I am sad to report that I already haven’t been to the gym in 2 weeks. I really do want to go more regularly but I am having some trouble with anxiety. I think about going to the gym and I sometimes freak out.
I managed to justify not going during our vacation because I didn’t want to go anywhere near the mall I work at, which is where Planet Fitness is located. I also told myself that I just wanted to relax and enjoy time off. I’m justifying not going not because I am too sick.
I am so behind on my regular television shows. I watched The Walking Dead when it started up again on Sunday. Otherwise, I am one or more episodes behind on Reign, The Vampire Diaries, The Fosters, Switched at Birth, Arrow, and probably some other show I’m not even thinking of.
Despite being so behind, I have been slowly watching the first season of American Horror Story after picking it up at season 4 and falling in love. I have this crazy crush on Evan Peters – ever since I saw him as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. All I can can say is… AHS, What!? And I don’t usually use GIFs on my blog, but come on… this. *Dies*
It was weird being on vacation because I don’t have a lot of regular, every day clothing. I seem to go from work clothes to pajamas back and forth. I managed to keep myself from being naked but soon realized that I don’t have nearly enough clothing despite it seeming like I have tons.
I have to buy new pants for work. My favorite pair have worn out. To be fair, I bought them 3 years ago when I was starting my previous job. They have had a really good run as they get worn 2-3 days a week, rotated only with another couple of pairs of dress pants I don’t like nearly as much. I’m surprised they didn’t fall apart a year ago.
I am really, really not looking forward to buying more pants. I hate shopping for clothes. It’s always expensive and difficult because I’m plus sized. Ugh.
It’s Valentine’s Day. I’m not expecting much, if anything. I actually have to work today because, well… I work in a jewelry and watch repair shop. You’d be surprised the number of people who decide Valentine’s Day that they have a ring that absolutely must be sized NOW. So really, my day of love is really a day of work – Jeremy and I have no romantic plans.
I told him that I didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day. It’s just… we kind of spent a lot of money during our vacation and right now, I cannot afford to give him anything. Taking a week of unpaid vacation, plus sending $200 to go towards my daughter’s health expenses, plus the cost of me getting health care means I have zero extra spending money right now.
But I’m a woman and I am not-so-secretly hoping he did something nice to surprise me. Jeremy really isn’t a romantic type, so I know I am probably setting myself up for disappointment. A girl can dream, right?
Jeremy. I know that sounds so cliche’, but it’s true. We have been dating for 9 months now and only recently said the big L word. I know a lot of you will find that strange. Believe me, I did too at first.
It’s not that we didn’t know prior to actually saying it. I have known I was in love with Jeremy for several months now. We just wanted to be sure. I have been in enough serious relationships and it’s like… once you say it, you can’t just take it back. Not easily anyways.
Jeremy had a really bad dream in which I died. He was crying in his sleep and he woke me up to tell me about the dream and that he was upset because I’d died and he hadn’t even gotten to tell me how much he loves me.
It’s hard not to say it all. the. time. I try not to. I never want it to lose that meaning. I never want it to stop giving me butterflies in my stomach every time he says it. I never want it to be just some passing thing we say to one another.
So many things. There’s a lot of stuff coming up on the blog – if they would just arrive in the mail. It’s everything from product samples to clothing… not to mention a custom made ring ordered in early January that I expect to be shipped any day now.
I’m wanting summer to return – which is unusual for me. I’m a winter sort of gal. I want to be able to wear capris again and show off my tattoo. And on that note, I am really wanting another tattoo. Ugh it’s killing me!
I also really want to get my taxes out of the way. I just can’t yet – not until I can afford the money I owe Federal. I’ll get it all back from State, but I have to pay Federal in order to file my taxes at all. Blah.
So what’s going on in your life currently?