Five On Friday!
O N E
Mitchell has been back in Iowa for about a week now, and will be coming back home on Sunday. His trip back to Iowa coincided with my mom going back home from visiting me, so not only did I have to return to the real world after a relaxing and wonderful vacation with my mom, but I also had to return to an empty house. I must admit that although I love having the house to myself (honestly, when will I ever be completely alone for one full week again?), I miss him and I’m so excited for him to be home!
T W O
Earlier this week, we were anticipating Hurricaine Joaquin this weekend; it looks like she’s going to be too far away from us to do much, which I’m thankful for. It would have been my first hurricane, and I was pretty nervous all week. I’m looking forward to a weekend of sweatpants, pumpkin-flavored coffee, and snuggling up on the couch with my cats and a good book. And, of course, I’ll be traveling to Raleigh (assuming Mother Nature allows it) to pick up Mitchell from the airport on Sunday.
T H R E E
Anchors. I love anchors. I loved anchors before they were cool. I have an anchor tattoo with a chip in it, which symbolizes the inability to stay in one place for too long/the inability to be tied down (translation: travel). I had met someone in Key West who had a similar anchor tattoo, and told me of its meaning and I knew right then and there that this was the exact tattoo I was meant to have. Not only do I love anchors (I have really enjoyed my time working for the navy), but Key West is my favorite place in the world (where I got the idea), and of course, the meaning behind it sealed the deal.
So anytime I’m shopping and see something with an anchor on it, I usually have to have it. Well, on vacation in a beach town, that isn’t hard to find. So I went a little crazy and added to my collection! I am not used to having endless opportunities of anchor stuff. And, I must add this confession: I really didn’t need that tote because I also have an obsession with totes, and I have way too many already. But I loved it too much to pass up!
F O U R
This might be kind of cheesy, but I started 100 Days of Happiness on my Instagram. Before vacation, I was in a horrible funk. I was really negative and downright miserable. I love living in North Carolina, but sometimes my job really sucks (just like anyone else’s) and not having as many friends to vent to at Happy Hour after work takes a toll. Thankfully, vacation left me feeling refreshed and to keep that feeling and to stay in the right mind frame, I decided to join my co-worker who is also doing the 100 Days of Happiness. I am really trying to become a more positive person overall, and I already feel like I’m in a better state of mind (follow me on Instagram).
F I V E
I have been reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (the author of Gone Girl). Unfortunately, my Nook is malfunctioning so I haven’t been able to finish the book which is killing me. So far, it has been impossible to put down, and I honestly contemplated heading to Target to buy it just so I can finish it. But I know that Mitchell will be able to fix my Nook, so I suppose I’ll (impatiently) wait it out.
Hope everyone has a good week!