Summer is quickly coming to a close now it seems. August has come and gone, and now September is here, along with shorter days, and crisp mornings and evenings. We still get the warmth and heat from the day yet which is really nice. I will enjoy the warm days and cool nights as long as I can. But there is something nice about welcoming fall now, too. I just wish our fall lasted much, much longer. But, I digress. So let’s get on with the fun link-up with Katie for some Marvelous in my Monday talk.
Before I get too far into this post, I wanted to share a picture of part of the anniversary card that I made for my brother and sister-in-law. I had recently made a card for a co-worker and had a fun time with it, so I decided to make a card for my brother and seester’s first anniversary! (First anniversary ALREADY! It went just so fast!) Because she is originally from the Philippines and only came to America in July of last year, I kind of went with that as my “theme”. She is used to the beach and warm, tropical areas, and we, living in Wisconsin, are accustomed to cold and lots of snow! I have to say, I thought it was a really cute idea. The inner left side was the picture, with the right side being my long, lengthy ramblings on to my brother and seester about just how much I love them both 🙂 Maybe I won’t be a professional card maker, but I had a blast doing it and they loved it, which is all that matters.
Friday evening was a designated cleaning/organizing/tidying up night, since the owner of our place and his realtor scheduled an open house for Saturday morning. Aside from all the chaos with boxes and everything, we still had to make the place look somewhat decent. We got the place looking really great and I discovered a new love that I will never go without again. Friday was the first night that I used a Swiffer and my life has forever changed. Cleaning up all the cat hair in the bathrooms and kitchen had been so laborious before, and now…well now it is SOOOO much easier! As in, almost enjoyable. I will never go without one again and am considering investing in a wet jet, since I’ve heard good things about that one too!
Saturday morning was pretty relaxed. I woke up pretty early which was nice. Scott was going over to my parents today to work on a threshold for a door in the garage. So I had the morning to myself for a while. And of course I snagged a few pictures of my kitties. What is a post from Little Miss Fit without some pictures of my cats? Seriously…I call the left one, Dexter’s thriller dance. He’s a big fan of Michael Jackson… 😉 And that belly…haha I love it.
After a relaxing early morning, I headed over to my parent’s house while the open house was going to take place. I had a really nice chance to just spend time talking with my mom. We rarely get a chance to really sit down face-to-face and talk for an extended period of time. (We talk everyday, just by email mostly) So that was really nice. After the open house was done, I headed on over to the house to check on the cats before leaving to meet up with a friend. We met at Starbucks, but neither one of us were feeling too good and ended up just having water and stealing a seat on their patio 😉 I recently started a new medication and my tummy has NOT been a huge fan of it…My stomach is normally really sensitive to begin with, and coffee is really rough on my stomach (I usually get the lower acidity coffee for that reason, Folgers Simply Smooth) so I knew that stronger coffee would just be a bad idea. She, too, has had some recent health problems and needs to really work on hydrating, so water it was for us. But we sat ourselves in the sunshine and had a chance to chat, which was longgg overdue. It was a really nice time, as always.
I made my way home for a bit before I was expected to meet up with my brother and seester to go to the beach/a state park. I started feeling really crappy though and just laid on the couch when I got home…I didn’t think I’d be able to meet up with them since my stomach hurt so bad. I started to get frustrated with my new medication, and still am considering trying to switch/not take it. But, I emailed my NP and asked her if this would be a long-lasting side effect, or just a result of me starting a new medication and my body not adjusting to it yet. After laying down for a while, and after thinking about just how absolutely gorgeous the weather was with temperatures in the mid 70s and sunny, knowing that the warm days are not going to last much longer, I decided to still go with my brother and seester. I was really glad I did, too.
We took a nice hike and then relaxed by the beach. The pain subsided a bit, and I was able to actually enjoy myself, which was really nice. I love spending time with my brother and seester so much. My brother and I are both dealing with some similar struggles/issues right now, although a little different, and he has been a huge support to me lately, and I to him. We have been talking with each other everyday and sharing a lot with one another and it really helps so much having him. And I know that the support I’m giving him helps, too, even if it just means listening to him, or having him over in the evening. Sometimes it’s just nice to have that distraction.
It was really nice having that time with them and being able to be outside to enjoy the weather. We made our way home, I ran to the store to get a few things, then relaxed the rest of the night. Scott’s mom’s cat is now staying with us, and he is so ravenous. He will eat and eat and eat non-stop, until he ends up throwing up from eating too much, too quickly. He doesn’t know his limits…so we really have to watch his food intake. I thought that by putting the food on top of the fridge, it would be far enough away from him so that he wouldn’t get to it. But I was clearly wrong. I caught him climbing on top of the counter and then on top of the fridge…so now, the food is going inside the kitchen cabinets. If he can find his way to open those, well then he must be the smartest cat ever.
Scott didn’t get home until after 9:30. After he finished up at my parent’s working on the door in the garage, he went over to a friend of his mom’s (where his mom is now staying until she moves in to her new place) to help work to install the bathroom floor and re-install the toilet. He was a busy guy, and when he came home we just relaxed together for the evening. It was a pretty chill night, which was nice.
Sunday I woke up super late, because I stayed up super, super late on Saturday night. So, waking up so late in the morning, I felt super groggy and out of it after getting up. Church was at one, and I spent an hour and a half just relaxing and waking up. Meeko came and snuggled with me on the couch, which I always love. She’s the cutest little thing.
I finally started to feel a bit better and more alive by the time we left the house, thankfully. After church, we went grocery shopping together. I got a workout in when I got home after we unpacked the groceries, and then did some cleaning out of our kitchen cabinets, and did some packing. We did A LOT of cleaning out which was good and we are going to donate a lot of things that we have no need for to Goodwill, which I feel really good about. We found this bad boy, which clearly came from Scott’s mom and just somehow made it’s way into our cabinets and has stayed there since Scott first moved in. All I can say is, if we had known that this sucker was in our cabinets, we would have had bacon every.single.day lololol
I did some meal prep for the coming start of the work-week, then my brother and seester came over for the evening to watch Sunday Night Football, Broncos versus Colts. It was a great end to the weekend. Ready to tackle another week. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and a marvelous Monday!! ❤