Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Housewarming!

I really enjoy my gal pals.  I don't have many, but the ones I have are very precious to me.

Today I got to celebrate with a close friend a milestone that she and her hubs have been working toward since I met her four years ago.

They bought a home.  It is not their first, but I do believe this one will be their forever.

And being the great friend I am, I get to help her get the painting done.  That might not sound like a a huge deal to anyone else, but I love when my friends trust my judgement enough to ask me for advice on what they should do with their rooms.

It can be a slippery slope to maneuver because I know what I like and am very vocal about it.  One of the hardest things is when you don't have the same taste, which Vicky and I don't.  It's okay, that's what makes our friendship great.  We are different and choose to celebrate that instead of letting it hinder our friendship.

We also made sure to get them a kick-ass housewarming gift.  I had posted yesterday about our new pool umbrella's and she happened to comment on how they were going to pick one up for their back yard too.  Yes, she got a house with a pool.  So the hubs and I decided we would surprise them this morning with that very thing.

So now I know that on those long days after we have gotten some work done on her new abode, I will have some lovely shade to enjoy as I float in her pool.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A little yard work never hurt anyone...

This weekend the hubs and I did some work on the backyard and when I say the hubs and I, I actually mean the hubs.  He is so much handier than I am with outdoor activities.  Mainly because I am too much of a girl and really, really hate being dirty.

I was actually tasked with helping him for about 30 minutes, but then I got sand in my hair and I was done.  Don't ask.

This weekend's task was to get our two outdoor umbrella's changed out.

We live in Florida.  It is hot in Florida.  Even if you are lucky enough to have a pool, which we are, the sun can be brutal.  Umbrella's are a must.  We have a lanai that goes across the back of the house and we love that, but you still need some sort of cover for the pool.

Yeah, we're not those type of people to have a fully enclosed pool with a shade all around it.  I don't understand the purpose of those.  I want to be outside.  Feel the sun on my face, until I need shade and then float myself under one of my beautiful umbrellas.

So that was the accomplishment for the weekend.  And don't they look stunning?  Trust me.  They do.

Friday, April 14, 2017

My Pre-Bucket List

Today is Friday and as the week waned for me I found my foolish heart desperately awaiting Friday. Not because I hate the rest of the days of the week.  Not by a long shot.  I am one of those deliciously lucky people who really love what I do.

I'll stop bragging.

But I have recently come to the realization that I do not have enough hours in the day to pursue all of the things I have a passion for.  As the days fly by and time continues to pass, I don't regret the path I have followed, I just wish I had more time.  

I guess that is something that we all start to yearn for, but only as youth fades.  I don't ever remember thinking in my twenties or thirties that I didn't have enough time.  In fact, time was something that never popped up on my radar.  It is only now, as I look to the late fall of my time here, that I wish I had done so much more with my summer.

To that end I have decided to not wait until the dawning of the new year to make change, I am going to do it now.  

Here are the top ten things I want to get complete in the next five years.  This is by no means my bucket list, lets call it my pre-bucket list or better yet, my fuck it list.

  1. Travel over-seas, I am thinking Greece or Ireland
  2. Travel to one city in the U.S. my husband and I have never been
  3. I want to get certified in something for my work, I don't have a preference at this time, just something that supports my career goals
  4. Go back to Costa Rica
  5. Spend more time with the people I love
  6. Make more time for girl's nights with my gal pals
  7. Dedicate myself to working out 
  8. Make new friends
  9. Say yes more to new things
  10. Blog more
I don't know why I felt the need to share this today, but I did.  So this is my vow to self.  Let's see how I do.