October 9, 2013

Good will find you (Insta-Gratitude Week 40)

Watch funny television, burn your favorite candle, make hot chocolate and mix in some caramel Bailey's, jam out to your favorite song... these are things that I do when I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.  It has been a very good week, but also a little crazy.  We found a place to move last week and the lease is all signed.  Now it's real and there is a countdown and that is a little bit overwhelming.  Reminding myself of the little things each day has been a savior for me.  

Dinner on the Hudson in the financial district was amazing.  It was a great way to celebrate finding a new office, a new apartment and a new opportunity.  It was a wonderful way to spend our last evening in the Big Apple... until we move there.

Heading back to LaGuardia and realizing again... this is real.  We are moving to the land of bridges and tunnels.

Friday night, we had wine and pizza with my parents.  We introduced my dad to some new bands, but I snapped this picture of him while discussing some of the current pop culture phenomenons (read Miley Cyrus) and if you know my dad, you've seen him make this face before.  

This candle is my absolute favorite ever.  If you haven't been to BBW lately, please go smell this... NOW.  You should probably buy yourself one while you're there.

This weekend, I also celebrated the upcoming wedding of one of my oldest friends with a Bachelorette party.  Penis decorations, glow stick jewelry, jock jams volume 1 (I love these girls) and an underwater themed party bus.  It was quite the evening.

Monday, we had a Segway tour through Minneapolis as a leadership event for work.  It was the most beautiful fall day and we had so much fun.  More pictures from that later.

Last, but not least, a bonfire... in our special bonfire ring.  We finally burned our paperwork that was in the shredding pile.  We just turned it all to ash in our backyard.  It was a little windy, but enjoyable anyways.  

So think good thoughts and do good things.  That's my plan for the next week - just taking it one day at a time.

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  1. You definitely had amazing scenery this week!

  2. I totally forgot to sniff that candle. I'm on it today.

    My face looks like that when I discuss Miley Cyrus too.

  3. At first I thought your new place was on a sweet boat in the harbour! LOL- And your dad's face is awesome. I always think of my hubby's really old school grandparents and what they would think of some of this crazy crap if they were still alive. Like iPhones and Miley and her twerking.

  4. I seriously need some good fall candles- I'm still burning very summery ones on our apartment.

    And yay for finding a place!! Will definitely be an exciting next chapter of your life :)

  5. We do the same things when overwhelmed :) And I am totally going to buy that candle!

  6. So exciting. I can't wait to follow along on your adventures in a new city!

  7. One day at a time and one moment at a time. Truly the best way to live life :)

  8. Jock Jams! Also can I say that I am way excited to read about your NYC life? I don't think that's the life for me but I find it completely fascinating. Must be the public transportation aspect.

  9. Ahhh, Jock Jams will always hold a special place in my heart. No party is complete without it.

    Where did you end up finding a place?


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