Realizing: That sometimes the best moments aren’t the planned ones. I’m Type-A by default and I sincerely enjoy making plans for weekends, planning trips, and coordinating special events. But – and I’m especially seeing this in my relationship – a ton of planning isn’t entirely necessary to have a wonderful time and make special memories. Simply being with Tim is, and always has been enough, so I’m working on letting go of the desire to have every weekend scheduled to leave room for some spontaneous fun : )
Stirring: Hopefully turkey chili this weekend! Trying to get back into meal prep and chili is my favorite lunch now that the weather is cooler… and my office is an arctic tundra.
Appreciating: The mountain house sans snow. We’ve had a house up there for 10 years now and we hardly ever came up except to ski – this year I’ve made it there in July, September and October so far and we’ve had a blast hiking, canoeing and just enjoying the weather on the deck. Hoping for a November weekend before the snow falls!
Investigating: All the ideas I’ve pinned for Christmas gifting this year. I thought this would help me shop but instead I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed…
Following: Up on a few photography inquiries before all the beautiful fall colors are gone. If you’re trying to get a family holiday card photo, I suggest you get out there this weekend! Annnnd Minted is offering 15% off all holiday cards through 11/6 with code JOY17 so if you grab a photo now, you can get your order in before the promo ends!