The One with Blog Your Heart - January 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Playing along with Stephanie Howell's Blog Your Heart this month as I have quite a few things on my mind lately that will hopefully feel good to get off my chest. 

I find that I'm comparing myself to a lot of people lately in the scrapbooking world. How many likes/comments/views/hits/shares/favorites compared to other people and it stresses me out. I guess I just need to focus on me, myself, and I, and not worry about others?

I have a problem saying "no"and a lot of times end up taking on too many side projects, for free, from the goodness of my heart, ha. As my Grandpa always says, "You need to take it down to about 90!"
Jane has skipped her morning nap two days in a row and has woken up several times in the night the last few weeks and I am soooo tired. While the kids nap is when I get stuff done. Slowly going crazy here. I'm not ready for her to give up her morning nap!! Seriously contemplating whether or not to have more kids in the future. I'm pretty happy with our family of 4.

I'm getting fat. My clothes don't fit me anymore. I eat oreos, candy, chips, fast food, cookies, and snacks ALL DAY LONG. I stopped exercising back in November when we went to Vienna. But when I diet I'm grumpy! And I hate exercising cuz it's painful and I don't like pain. I hate having to control myself and I hate cooking and trying to think of things to make for me and the kids, let alone that are healthy. Send me to The Biggest Loser please.

Our house is so boring in the decor department. All of the walls are stark white. We're allowed to paint, but that's right up there with cooking in my "hate" department. Maybe when my parents come in April we can enlist their help since they're painting experts after remodeling two homes. I have two huge boxes filled with frames that I want to put on the walls, but hanging stuff on these walls is a nightmare. The walls are cement so to get even just a silly stupid nail in requires heavy duty tools like electric drills and special diamond drill bits. Everything I've hung so far has been done with tape. Plus we're only going to be here for 2 1/2 more years. Is it worth it? But I really want our house to feel like a home and I think frames and pictures will help. Maybe tomorrow since we're not going anywhere we can spend the day decorating.

Okay that's enough Negative Nancy stuff! 

I'm so excited for our upcoming trip to Barcelona, Spain over Valentine's Day weekend! There are so many beautiful things to see and places to explore! And most of all, I'm ready to escape the freezing cold and snow!

Also along the travel front, we're planning a road trip to end all road trips with Chris' brother Jay and his wife Haylie in May! We're going all the way down the coast of Croatia to Montenegro and back with stops at Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, and Ljubljana in Slovenia, and Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Mostar (Bosnia), Korcula, Dubrovnik, and turning around in Montenegro. Looking at pictures of all these places makes me giddy! So much beauty in the world!

My sister and her husband are moving to China TOMORROW for six months to teach English! I'm so excited for them and can't wait to follow along their adventures. 

I'm in the beginning stages of forming an online book club with my new friend Kelsey Noble! Details coming soon. In the meantime, if you have suggestions for a name for the book club I'd love to hear 'em!
That's all for now :) TGIF!
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