When It Rains…

Sometimes in life, nothing too exciting happens for a long time. Then all at once, everything happens. The good and the bad. When it rains, it pours. Incidentally, it’s actually pouring outside today. Here’s a little life update. Someday I’ll look back on this post and laugh, I just know it.

The Good


This week, N turned 26. For some reason 26 sounds like a big step. He’s stepped out of his “early twenties” and will soon be in his “late twenties”. That might kind of suck but a few days before, we got some great news. N received a job offer from an amazing company. I am absurdly proud of him and this is a huge step for him in his career.

N has jet black hair and thus, when his very first white/grey hair grew in recently, it was super obvious. Is it weird that I can’t wait for him to be all salt and pepper grey? So distinguished and handsome.

In other good news, N downloaded season 4 of Downton Abbey for me. I watched it all in two days and it was glorious.

I’m done my Christmas shopping and nearly everything is already wrapped. Wrapping is my favorite.

For the last week, Kaylin has been texting me pictures of her in wedding dresses. It’s weird and thrilling and beautiful to see her decked out like a bridal Barbie and I’m loving every minute of it. I think she’s found the one and let me tell you: Stunning.

Archie is still the cutest dog in the whole world. So that’s good.

The Bad

Do you ever just feel like you suck at life? I’m sucking at life right now. I’m lacking motivation and enthusiasm. Maybe it’s because for the last three weekends I’ve barely been home but really I just want to lay on the couch and catch up with my bff, the DVR while our Christmas tree twinkles nearby.

The only thing I ate yesterday was pizza. A lot of it.

We have descended into a new level of dorkdom as we now have not only a replica Harry Potter wand hanging on our living room wall, but this beauty as well.


I’m having a mental fight with myself about whether I should use non-dairy creamer. I once read that non-dairy creamer lists 0g trans fats on the label because one serving size is so small. Once you use multiple servings (i.e. 3 teaspoons) that it actually does have trans fats. I’m trying to stop myself from using it but my creamy coffee makes my morning. Then as I drink it I think about the heart disease it’s giving me.

I caved and we got a fake tree. I think this technically would fall under the mehhhh category, because even though I love how pretty it looks, I feel like a traitor. I made N promise that when we don’t live in a tiny apartment that we’ll get a big real tree.

The Ugly

Smoke coming from your car is never a good thing. Last night I spent an hour going two miles because every 1/2 mile my car would over heat and I’d have to pull over and let it cool off before giving it another shot. After adding some coolant, I was able to get to Pepboys but was terrified the entire way that my car was going to crap out in the middle of the busy road. Thus, I am carless and probably about to be broke from a costly car repair.

Archie just fell off the couch. He’s now clearly mortified and I must go comfort him. Happy Friday.

  • That does seem to be the way of it. I’ve got some similar murphy issues going on with my car. Its blowing out cold air…in december…in ohio. The front headlight went out…and last night there may or may not have been smoke. I’m choosing to believe it was steam. Sometimes its ok to lay on the couch and watch TV and eat if that’s what you feel like you need to do. No shame in it 🙂 Archie is the cutest thing!

  • Kate

    I knew you were a fan of HP, obviously, but I didn’t know you were a Whovian too! I love you even more now.

  • That picture of Archie is adorable…he looks like he is having a zen moment! Happy Friday!

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  • That picture of Archie is super adorable!!

  • I am so with you on the salt and pepper look, my other half is 27 and he is starting to get white hairs here and there, he hates it but I love it!
    Sometimes spending the weekend vegging is exactly what the doctor ordered! It is great to relax 😀
    We got a fake tree this year too, I like to tell myself its because we are trying to be environmentally friendly? But in all reality John somehow managed to talk me into it.. and they were 30% off.
    Sorry to hear about your car, yikes!

  • I always feel horribly guilty when I eat nothing but pizza all day, but ITZZ SOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!

  • Haha, I very often feel like I suck at life 🙂 Yesterday I ate a chocolate bar at 8am! That puppy picture is super adorable, so content!

  • Hooray for new jobs!

    Also, smoke out of your car is super scary. Glad you got some coolant. Your car should be fine though. Had it gone up in flames, though, we could have called you the Girl on Fire 😉

  • Ugh, I just turned 21 and I’ve already found a couple gray hairs! What the heck!!! Congrats on his new job though. 🙂 I had something like that happen to my car before and the radiator was cracked and had to be replaced. Hope it’s nothing like that for you! Maybe you were just out of coolant?

  • I just had a joy-gasam at your Tardis art. OMG I WANT IT NOW

  • You cuties! I dream of my man with salt-n-peppa hair too!
    Gray hairs on me… not as cute!

    Enter my current giveaway!

  • I have days (notice the s) where I only eat pizza. And I find men with salt and pepper hair and beards exceedingly more attractive than when their hair is all one color.

  • Oh my goodness, well hopefully the storm is over and the sun will come out soon!

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  • I was just laughing this morning, thinking of the time our dog was so involved in the act of scratching his ear that he tumbled backward off the bed. They’re always mortified when things like that happen.

  • samantha

    Congrats on the new job N! Always exciting 🙂 And I’ve felt like I’ve been sucking lately too; probably due to the fact that I’m 900 pounds and about to pop out baby number 2 and just getting jitters. Blah… it will pass! xo

  • My mom started getting gray hair in her 20’s, too. I prob have some it’s just that my natural hair hasn’t peeked through in so long that I’ll never know about it! haha

  • Many people start to go grey in their 20’s some chose to cover their grey………….like me……………..my grey hair makes me feel older than I am although when I only had a few grey hairs my daughter would just pull them out.

  • Oh, my! “when it rains, it pours” has been my mantra since August, but especially so in the last two weeks – including car drama. Hang in there, and yes, one day, you will look back on this and be so thankful it’s over and done with.

    Also, we so have a fake tree. It was free so I’m cool with it even though the bottom third no longer lights up.

  • Cat

    I so understand where you are coming from! I definitely have my pizza-eating, Harry Potter watching, fluffy blanket snuggling days, and then I have weeks where I desperately need a cuddly day like that but work and other responsibilities get in the way. It stinks. I hope that your car only needs minor repairs and everything is okay!

  • Liza

    I finished watching the 4th season a few weeks ago! (minus the Christmas episode). I thought this season was a huge letdown compared to the first and second ones. Even season 3 didn’t live up to the first two. It’s my favorite show and I almost didn’t want to finish this season =/

  • Even a simple life update makes me smile. “wrapping is my favorite” MINE TOO! People think I’m nuts but it’s half the joy. Real trees are the best but they’re not condusive to apartment living. “Archie just fell off the couch. He’s now clearly mortified and I must go comfort him.” This made me chuckle too.

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