Life has been pretty busy the last few weeks, as we have been looking for a new place for both my husband and I as well as his mom. There’s been a lot going on with that for us, but I’ve still been able to find some down time to do some fun things. So I’ll do a little update on life lately and share some of the weekend highlights for this weeks Marvelous in my Monday.
For starters I got a package in the mail from a dear friend I recently made with a lady living on the other side of the country. It was such a meaningful package…the card was too sweet and the little stuffed animal was really symbolic and also very personal.
I will probably end up bringing this little guy to work with me and keeping it in my desk for “those moments” when it’s needed 🙂 The work weeks have been flying by as a lot of the evenings have been dedicated to finding new places to look at and moving-related things. We finally found a place that we really like and are hoping to get! We submitted our rental application and now wait to hear back if we’re chosen to fill the place. We should hear within a week but I have a feeling we’re going to be a little anxious until we hear for sure one way or the other. So we’ll see..
Friday night I got the chance to hang out with my brother and my sister-in-law and it was sooo overdue. I haven’t had much of a chance to really spend a lot of time with them lately so it was really nice to do so again. Plus the weather was PERFECT! We went to the Milwaukee County Zoo for their Zoo a la Carte. It was their 30th year of doing it. They have different music and food and drink vendors that take over the zoo in the evenings. It was a really fun time and a great way to spend a gorgeous night at the end of the week!
It was totally a fun evening and just what I needed. Scott was already asleep by the time I got home since he had an early morning on Saturday. I got to sleep in a little bit, which for me was 7:30 hah! But I’ll take whatever I can. I got a great run/workout in in the morning, and also got some good quality time with my little Meeko. She is such a crazy, hyper, wild kitty and even when she is snuggly, she can’t sit still. But I love her to pieces.
I got a chance to read a while, too, which was really nice. My morning quickly disappeared and I decided to meet up with Scott to help him pack and move some of his mom’s things into storage. It was a hot, tiring afternoon. Unfortunately his mom has not found a place to live permanently yet, so her things are all going into storage since she needs to be out of her house by the end of the month. She will be staying with a friend for a while, but that means that when she does find a place, we will need to move all of her things AGAIN. She has SOOOO much stuff! 😦 And soon Scott and I will need to pack up all of our things and move, too. Oy. It’s going to be an exhausting and super stressful next few months.
After spending a few hours moving, I called it a day and went to a local outdoor mall where they were having a chalk art festival. I was really excited to check it out! I had wanted to go last year, but found out about after the fact, so it was nice to be able to go this year! It was so cool! Some people did really really amazing work. The sad thing is that it doesn’t last though It’s such a shame. Here were some of my favorites:
These people are so SO talented! It was such a good end to the day. I also stopped at Bath and Body Works, which I always love doing, and picked up some awesome candles! (If you don’t know, I LOVE candles!)
I spent the rest of the evening relaxing when I got back home and watched the new 21 Jump Street. It was actually a better movie than I was expecting and enjoyed rounding out the day with the movie.
Sunday was nearly a pictureless day, yet again! I had a slower start to the day, got in a GREAT run, ran some errands, went to church, and spent time over at Scott’s mom’s house. The day went sooo quick and the weekend was over so fast. I know this next week will be just another crazy whirlwind, too. Busy, busy, busy. Hopefully by the end of the week, Scott and I will know if we will have a new place or have to start/keep searching To end the post on something happy and cute… as always, these little guys do it. Dexter is such a great big brother 🙂