You and Me & Chasing Little G

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Moving Takes it's Toll. . .

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We've been in Lincoln for two weeks now. Two whirl wind weeks of working to wear Fox out and unpacking and exploring and figuring how to drive in this town and then playing with Fox some more.  Now that things are starting to settle down just a bit, I thought that I would give an update!

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Fox Bentley


I think Fox loves it out here! He doesn't have any best doggy friends yet, but I think he's ok anyway. We take him to the dog parks and he plays with random dogs and I've been home all day with him. So he has really been enjoying that! He has a larger apartment to play in and I promise that he is enjoying every second of that! He runs through every single room and has zoomies all over the place! He chases his toys and balls up and down the hall from the living room through to the master bedroom.

He goes to the dog park and runs through creates and chases birds, then turns around in a panic looking for mommy and daddy because the dog parks are so big that he can get a few hundred feet away from us and then wonders where we are. 


Our New Home


I love it! I've gotten about 50% of the rooms fully set up with only the dining room, office, and bedroom left to get things sorted out! Oh, and the second bathroom but since that is more Simeon's bathroom, I'm letting him figure out how he wants to organize it! I'm enjoying the space and working on getting everything where we want it! 

And we got a corner apartment that has ALL THE NATURAL LIGHT!! I love it! There is also a cute wild grass field right behind us that has gorgeous sunrises and sunsets! If there wasn't an interstate beyond that field, I would use it for photo shoots! Thought I think there may be a way that I can anyway! 

Lincoln in general has been super fun to figure out as well! Though driving isn't my favorite (Lincoln is about double the size of Sioux Falls, the biggest place I've ever really driven before!), I'm getting used to it! And driving to the awesome dog parks makes it worth it! I'm enjoying actually being able to shop wherever we want for once as well! Brookings was so limited on department stores and also didn't have a Target. Lincoln has three!!


Grad School for Simeon


Simeon started classes on Monday! He's been excited and nervous and super focused. Gone all day long but he seems to enjoy it! 


What I'm Up To


I just heard today that I start my new job on Tuesday! I'm extremely excited, but I'll talk about that at another time! I'll be moving to part time on MPD to make sure that Simeon is free to focus on his studies and not worrying about our budget. But on top of a new full time job, taking MPD part time, Fox, and this blog, I've partnered up with a fewllow book loving photographer to start an online book club called The Book Book Nook!!


The Book Book Nook


The Book Book Nook is for lovers of speculative YA! Think Divergent, Throne of Glass, and many, many more wonderful titles! At the moment, we are a Facebook Group about to declare our first book for the month of July!! Soon we will be a thriving group and blog dedicated to the wonderful troves of magic, dystopian, and thrilling Young Adult literature that I and many others enjoy as well!!

Want more information? Join our Facebook group and you will be the first to know!

Currently| January 2016

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This week has been one of those weeks where youdon't know where all the time is going, all you know is that the entire week for some reaons has been turned upside down. So instead of the well thought out, just needed to be written, post that I had originally planned today. I thought it would be fun and light to share a Currently post. I've never done one before and thought that it would be really fun! 

Currently: January 2016 || Becoming Sabra Gilbert

Drinking

Tons and tons and tons of water. I'm trying to be healthier and track my water, but really?!?! 8 glasses of 8 ounce glasses is crazy. I haven't been able to get past maybe 6 tops. And that is with using a cute little jug of water at my desk to repeatedly keep filling up my glass. This way I only have to get up a few times to refill my jug and the million times I have to use the bathroom. Oy.

Creating

My project queue is GIANT at the moment! Filled with things for MPD, this blog, and around the apartment. Only about a third of it is a paid MPD project, I've also got plans for a blog planner and for two blogger pre-made templates! These are a few things that I'm extremely excited about and I hope to have out in the next  few months.

Reading

I'm in the middle of the fourth book for the Throne of Glass series, Queen of Shadows! OMG! People! Read these books! They are fantastic!! I'll be giving my official review next month!

Thinking

That I really, really, really want to go yell at our lovely neighbors who think that sitting in their driveway and honking for a half hour or blasting rap music for hours on end outside my bedroom/office window is a perfectly normal thing to do.

Waiting

To find out where we will be living this summer, and next fall, and when I get my puppy! :) We have multiple options at the moment and just have to wait to see what pieces fall into play. Pray for us please!

Feeling

Tired and impatient. I haven't been sleeping the best lately. And I would love to get my noise back in my book. I'm slightly obsessed with it!

Planning

Our weekend of fun. How I'm going to grow this blog and the blog that I've started on MPD's site as well! Names & toys for my adorable little puppy that I get in only a few more months! (Can you tell I'm slightly obsessed with getting a puppy lately?)

Decorating

My desk and apartment! I love rearranging my living room. And after my last arrangement, I've got a blank wall to work with. I'm thinking of filling in some of the area with tissue balls. I honestly super love a pretty tissue ball. I'll just have to make sure that if Simeon helps me again that there are NO chargers around our crafting area.

Organizing

My desk. I recently purchased a new filing cabinet and I'm excited to redo my filing organization and get MPD into shape for taxes next year! Is it weird that I'm so excited about this?

Listening

My new Working Hard playlist on Spotify! It's still a work in progress but I'm hoping to get it to the length of a full 8 hours so I can listen to it the entire time that I work.

Watching

NCIS is my new binge show, which might actually be playing right now since I already finished my working playlist. It drives me nuts not to have some kind of noise going constantly. Though I usually don't watch what I have playing while I work. It's more like an audio book. .  show. :)

What are you currently up to today?