I really try not to be one of those people who constantly wishes away the weeks and just waits for the weekend. Key phrase, I try not to be. But this week was one that couldn't get over fast enough. The hours at my job felt like double, even triple some days. So I welcome you Friday, and your friends Saturday and Sunday too. I have missed you like a 90s kid misses her Tamagotchi. Sidenote- I found my old one at my parent's house last weekend. I truly might buy a battery for it... ya know, just to see if it works.
Summer is such an easy time to get caught up in fun and plans, and while I definitely love the swimming, the BBQs and the parties that seem to amp-up in the hot months? I need downtime with my man! Jared and I are looking forward to a fun weekend of whatever we darn well feel like doing! A nice mental vacation will be welcomed over the next couple of days. And because I try to find the positive, even in yucky weeks like this one, I wanted to link up with my girl Amanda for my Faves from this week!
Blog friends. Hi, Kristin! There is a lot I could say here about how awesome this gal is, but to avoid all the cliches I probably want to say... just know that I consider you a real friend, not just one of those 'weird internet people I met' ;) Thanks for always motivating me, inspiring me and for just getting me.
Gym time. Hitting the weights with Jared is becoming one of my favorite things to do! Most of the time I don't actually feel like lifting weights until we're actually there, but I'm getting better about that, too. I love having my own personal trainer (Jared) cheering me on, pushing me until my body feels like jell-o and celebrating every time I reach a milestone at the gym. Also? Still in love with my new shoes.
Saturday posts. I randomly posted about a few money-saving/making websites this past Saturday and the response was awesome! I just assumed no one read blogs on the weekends, but by pageviews and the amount of you who signed up using my referral links (thank you!) apparently there are some of you out there! I liked it so much I've got something planned for tomorrow, too.
Fun partnerships. Jill, the owner of Sugar Love Boutique, has become a friend of mine. We can share a love for clothes AND the Bengals. It's a beautiful friendship and I actually got to meet her in person last fall in Cincinnati. I'm excited about a fun giveaway I'm partnering with Jill on-- stay tuned next week!
monthly goals so far, and it feels good. I just feel like I'm in a groove this month and it's a good feeling to have!
What is everyone else happy about today? Any big weekends plans I should be jealous of? ;)