friday thoughts.

New Hampshire leaves from late September 2014.

Victoria just did a post called Thinking Out Loud where she compiled some random thoughts she's been having and I loved reading all of her here's mine:

Habit I’m trying to break:

I have been so, so bad about getting up when my alarm goes off to work out before work. If I don't work out first thing in the morning it doesn't happen and hitting snooze has been a major part of my life for the last year and a half. My metabolism just isn't what it used to be and I feel so much better when I exercise, so I'm really going to try to work on this (and having a running buddy definitely gets me out the door so I'm going to try to do more group runs).

Habit I’m trying to continue:

Ever since I bought Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water, I've become a pro at taking off my makeup/"washing" my face each night. I like this so much more than cleansing wipes--it makes my skin so soft and my face doesn't feel dry afterwards--and it does a good job of getting rid of mascara. I'm a total convert.

Best experience of the summer:

This one is kind of bittersweet, but I would say spending time with my family when my grandmother was sick. I went out to Western Massachusetts almost every weekend with my sister, and I loved the time I got to spend with her, my grandparents and my aunt and my mom...and I also loved the time I got to spend one on one with my dad--we had dinner together almost every night while my mom was away and it was great to have that time with him.

Getting me excited for fall:

Oh my God, I'm so excited for the cooler sleeping temps. My bedroom gets pretty hot from the sun during the day and coupled with my abnormally high body temp I get hot when I sleep. I love this time of year when I can have the windows open with a cool breeze and I'm not sweltering under the covers. 

Current thing I’m learning to love about myself:

Ahhhhhh, this is a tough one. Raincheck?

Current thing I do love about myself:

I love that I'm happy and content being alone. For a really long time, I felt like total crap for being in my 30's (now mid-thirties) and not being married with kids, when 99% percent of my friends from college and high school are in that place. It took some time, but I can honestly say I'm happy. I think I've learned a lot about myself over the past 10 years and while there have been some serious bumps in the road, I think my experiences have shaped who I am and I'm feeling rather pleased with my current situation.

Book(s) I really can’t wait to read:

This is a tough one, because I'm book obsessed and usually read the "hot" books as soon as they're released (nerd alert). Most nights I prefer going to bed at around 8 and reading for a couple of hours in lieu of watching T.V. (which makes me question why I'm paying so much for cable), any suggestions for books you've loved as of late? Let me know!

Task I haven’t done yet that’s driving me crazy:

I have a closet in my dining room that's filled with various things and I really need to clean it out and organize it but I've been putting it off for too long. Every weekend I tell myself I'm going to tackle it (and it would seriously take a half hour) but I'm the laziest.

On the docket for this weekend:

Perhaps some closet cleaning and a run? Other than that, maybe picking up some mums for my front plan is sometimes the best plan.


  1. I loved this - some introspection is good for all of us now and again!

  2. This is a good one. I need to copy. I LOVE the fall and cannot wait for the issue is we have HUGE HEAVY storm windows on every window. And I don't know if there are screens that will replace them. Need to figure that you not have AC?