It is a month after Christmas and yes, my Christmas tree is still standing in my living room. Yes, it’s a live tree (well, not so much anymore!). It is empty of ornaments and lights now so we are making progress. It looks a little sad and lonely at the point but it has brought me so much joy looking at it over the past month. I’m really going to miss it. I always give my husband a hard time telling him we should just decorate our late Christmas trees with Valentine’s Day hearts or something. He has yet to bite and always puts the tree away before I get to that point. Such a shame! (Yes, I had a pink Christmas tree filled with my Starbucks ornaments!)
I have been debating whether to continue this blog as a lifestyle blog or start a new one. I have gotten feedback on both sides and am still undecided. I’ve had ChicGeek Designs for two years now and it would be hard to part with it. But at the same time, maybe it’s time for a new, fresh start. What are your thoughts? While I loved doing fashion posts, with my recent new job, all I wear is black. And I really don’t want to show you all my black pictures. I don’t have that much variety with my outfits now. I’d rather just talk about what I want to talk about and I know that family and friends stop by to see what’s going on in my life and just doing fashion posts takes away from that.
I’ve been sitting in the sauna once/twice a week. Apparently it is suppose to help with my chronic fatigue as my doctor believes that the virus stays in the fat layer and by sitting in the infrared sauna, it helps flush out the fat layer. I’ve only gone twice so far so I don’t know how it’s helping. I go once more later this week. I do know this – it’s hot in there! (I know, duh. But I really don’t like the heat so it’s hard) and I get really bored sitting in there by myself for 30-45 minutes with no phone, no music, no technology, no books, etc. Just me and my thoughts. Really scary!
I love the sound of tennis balls in the background. At night I’m able to watch the Australian Open and there’s something about the sound of a tennis ball going back and forth that I just love. I’m debating trying to start playing tennis again in the spring. I’d really love to be out there again. But we’ll see how it goes.
Speaking of TV, I am LOVING Downton Abbey on PBS. I can see why it won so many awards! Between Downton Abbey and PanAm, my Sunday night tv line-up is just perfect.
I never realized how much I missed Oreo cookies until my sweet hubby found some gluten free cookies that are almost like Oreos. Wow. Just a little piece of heaven for me. Other foods I have missed: my mom’s sugar cookies at Christmas, cheesecake, fried chicken, cheese, hamburger helper, cheesy rice, Panera bagels and cream cheese, chocolate candy bars, twizzlers…. See a theme? All unhealthy for me anyways, but oh man, to have a piece of cheesecake – divine. But I am thankful for the foods I can eat and for more companies putting out gluten-free foods.
I turned in my resignation letter to my last job this week. I know it seems weird that it’s so late but there was a chance I would go back if there was a position available and if I could work part-time. Things finally came to an end last week and we parted ways. It was definitely bitter-sweet.
So that’s all my random confessions at the moment. What are yours? Is your Christmas tree still up?