Dec 10, 2015

There are Always Highlights

This week's been a rough one. I try not to be one to complain too often (at least not here on the blog) but sometimes life just gets you down in the dumps. After all the fun of last week, this week has certainly made sure it was anything but. I got Jared's yucky cold and have been feeling pretty miserable this week. And you know how when you don't feel good EVERYTHING else seems about 10 times worse than it is.

So I've been whining and coughing my way through one of the most demanding weeks at work I've had in awhile. The Bengals are currently at the top of the division so playoff prep is in full force over here. Sure, anything could still happen but it's very likely the Bengals will host at least one playoff game here- and we're hoping for two games! Between that and one of our biggest rivals coming in town this weekend (Boooo... Steelers!) it's been a headache.

Are you tired of this nonsensical ramble yet? Because I am! I really am. I've been no fun this week and now that I got that rant out of the way I did want to share the highlights as of late. There are always highlights to be found even when a crummy week hits you head on.

Highlights include:

Those new appliances. Seriously guys- I might just turn into Rachael Ray. That's how inspired I feel. Jared makes fun of me because I've been greeting them every day when I get home. "Hi, new fridge!! Stove! I love you!" My life is changed and the recipe section of this blog might just blow up soon!

Wrapping presents. Our tree is just so much prettier with boxes and bags all wrapped underneath.

Reaching the 2nd trimester. HOLLA! It just feels like such a feat! PLUS, the date we'll find out the gender of the baby is officially on the calendar and I am absolutely counting down already. Now where's my glow?

Getting our Christmas cards out in the mail. I "splurged" and got some cute address labels this year which made them more fun and less work ;) I love checking our mailbox this time of year, too!

Christmas season in general. Despite being sick this week, I still enjoyed some hot cocoa in my Christmas pjs, looked at lights and watched The Santa Clause with Jared. I think we're on track to watch more movies this holiday season than ever.... not mad about that!

Now everyone just pray I can hold it together long enough to enjoy at least a little bit of my work's Christmas party tonight. Happy Thursday! 

29 comments:

  1. You're allowed to complain every once in awhile :) I hope you feel better! I had that awful cold a couple weeks ago and nasal spray cleared me right up! Wait, can you have nasal spray?

    Nice work getting those Christmas presents wrapped! My goal this weekend is to get all that done, so our tree looks so much prettier!!

    Aaaaand, I cannot wait for you to find out what the gender is....and share it on the blog (ha!)!!

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  2. This might be pretty cheesy but it really helps me when things get crappy and overwhelming. I'm a big fan of Momastery's blog, she's amazing... and she said something once that stuck with me (among many other things!)... how lucky am I to be loved and needed by all these things? My job, my family, etc. - I really think it's a great perspective and I try to remember it, even though it's not always easy! When I'm overwhelmed I try to think 'how lucky am I to be so valuable at my job that I'm so needed by everyone' or 'how lucky am I to be loved and needed so much by my kids that I need to do all these things for them.' Like I said, cheesy... but it does help! xo

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  3. Here's her post I was referring to... I've gone back to this numerous times and her words help so much!
    http://momastery.com/blog/2014/01/19/forever-tries/

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  4. Ugh, sorry you've been sick. The worst! But good for you for looking to the highlights anyway :) Hope you feel better soon and have some fun tonight!

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  5. Complaining is okay as long as you move on from it. Sorry you've been sick!

    So so so with you on new appliances.

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  6. Being sick is for the birds. Hope you're better soon so you can enjoy tonights party (tell Andy and his adorable baby hiiiiii)! Christmas movies are the BEST! I'm planning a whole day of them next week, ha!

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  7. Did you just boo my Steelers? So rude! Haha! So sorry that you are sick my dear. At least you had some highlights to focus on!!! I want to watch The Santa Claus and Home Alone this weekend. Oh and The Grinch too!! I have got to get in the Christmas spirit.

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  8. Hopefully your week will get better! Good news - it's the end of it and a new one is just around the corner ;)

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  9. Hope you feel better soon girl!! Christmas movies make everything better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. I hope you get to feeling better soon--being sick is the worst and it does totally make everything else just feel kinda blah. Good for you for trying to be positive!
    I love getting Christmas cards in the mail too--it's always fun to see what people did with their cards and the cute pictures they chose!

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  11. As the girlfriend of a hardcore Steelers fan I should probably have an adverse reaction but well...I like the Bengal's colours better...but there will be some Steelers swag under the tree so maybe I'll still safe. Our tree isn't up yet but I think I'm going to get to wrapping presents this evening, Christmas shopping seems more complete when everything is wrapped and ready to go! Hope you feel better soon! :)

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  12. Everything really does just seem worse when you aren't feeling well. I hope you are better REAL soon so you can enjoy all those highlights more!

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  13. Ugh- feel better! Nothing worse than being sick, except being sick while pregnant!!

    Wrapping Christmas presents is on my to-do list for this weekend and I can't wait!!! I do love seeing the tree with presents under it.

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  14. I find myself getting tired of my own complaining when I have a rough week. It's great you can still find the highlights though...that is what is important!

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  15. awww sorry your not feeling well! Ive heard pregnant and sick is NOT a fun combination!! Get well soon!!

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  16. I'm sorry that you've been feeling crummy. I hope that you feel better soon.

    Christmas movies & hot chocolate always make things better.

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  17. Feel better and yay for Christmas cards!!! Love happy mail!!!! :)

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  18. Sometimes I feel like the only place I can vent is my blog BC not a whole lot of my in person friends read it. Granted ppl don't always visit and leave comments but still!

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  19. It really is crazy how as soon as you start feeling bad everything else starts to feel bad too! I love that you still try to focus on the positive though. Way to go on having presents actually wrapped and under the tree! I'm hoping to get some of those done this weekend so we can mail them off, but that's always where I struggle during the holidays. And there really is something so great about new appliances! I'm a lot more excited to do laundry now that we have a new washer and dryer!

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  20. Awww no! Hope you guys both feel better soon *hugs*. And yes to all the hot cocoa and Christmas movies <3

    Green Fashionista

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  21. Ugh a cold, that is no fun. But cheers to the 2nd trimester and more energy. I know your cards are going to be wonderful can't wait to see them.

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  22. Ugh I hate hate hate being sick! I definitely say "God, if you make me feel better I promise I won't take it for granted again please I just want to not feel yucky anymore" :P I love thinking of all those goods things in times when you need to most! Just finished my christmas cards tonight woohoo!!

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  23. I never got the pregnancy glow unless you count the glowing red pimples or the shiny sweat on my forehead haha. The joys of being pregnant during the summer in Alabama! Hopefully you feel better soon :) The 2nd trimester was lots better than the first, that's for sure!

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  24. You are totally right, there is always a silver-lining. It may take a microscope to find it but there is always one.

    It's so exciting that the gender appointment is on the calendar. Eeek! :)

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  25. Being sick while pregnant is MISERABLE. I am so sorry. I hope you feel better soon!

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  26. New appliances are the best! We got a new oven and stove this week and I keep looking for any excuse to boil water! :)

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  27. We are watching The Santa Clause right now :) Sorry you aren't feeling good. Hopefully some hot drinks and a little R&R will help you bounce back quick!

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  28. Aw, sorry you had a rough week! And I'm sure losing to the Steelers didn't help anything. :-( But congrats on getting to the second trimester! Yay! Getting holiday cards out is huge, too. I really want to wrap my presents and get them under the tree, but unfortunately they have to stay hidden away this year, otherwise Ryder would just unwrap them all, LOL. Enjoy the holiday season, my friend!

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  29. have you seen that what to expect when you're expecting movie? 'he's my glow' lol. anyway. yay 2nd trimester! i want new appliances so bad.

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