Friday Five, Let’s Recap

It’s Friday Five time! I haven’t participated in forever, but what a great way to give a quick summary of my week.I decided to recap what we’ve been up to lately, since I’m so behind in blogging!

1. Valentine’s Day was the highlight of last month. Piglet was so excited for his “Valentimes Party”. He made out like a bandit. I think I was the luckier one, getting such a sweet Valentine from him, and surprise roses from Match. Such a nice way to come home from a long day at work!


2. I finished up a big portion of a huge work project I was doing. Can you see me hiding behind my fort of boxes? So.much.data.entry. I could never do a repetitive job like that full time! Grateful not all my tasks are that monotonous.


3. Snapchat silly faces has become part of our morning before work routine. My hours changed, and I work longer hours (8 instead of 7.5) but I go in later, which means more quality time with my boy in the mornings. I cherish that time, and our silliness.

4. Piglet had his dental cleaning and checkup. He’s such a rockstar at the dentist. He has the best hygienists who are always so friendly, which really helps.


5. Piglet has been a big help in the kitchen lately. I love cooking with him, and getting him excited about being a big boy helper.

 

How have you been? Are you so happy it’s Friday?

Zoo Lights and Christmas Vacation Recap

This has been an amazing Christmas vacation. We stayed home, and I didn’t have to deal with Christmas traveling, traffic, or the stress of staying with family. Instead, Piglet and I enjoyed leisurely mornings at home, and then he spent shorter days at daycare, while I worked from home doing my data entry job, and then also got a bunch of house projects done around here.

I repainted the master bedroom and the guest room. I also swapped out electrical outlets I’d missed, did touch up paint on the baseboards, and repainted my dresser and ceiling fan. I even learned how to use the nail gun, and made a reading corner for Piglet’s room. I love that he has so many books! It looks like a library in there. I will post pictures soon!

Piglet and I both took care of routine health check ups, complete with a super sad flu shot and then blood draw for Piglet. He was such a brave little boy, and he was rewarded with a cookie the size of his head, followed by sushi. I love that I can bribe this kid with sushi! He’s an expensive date, but he’s worth it.

Match was able to get the day after Christmas off, and we met up with Old Married Couple for a trip to the Oregon Zoo to see the Zoo Lights. They were everything I remembered from when I was a kid, and more. I loved seeing the zoo at night, and it was even better experiencing it with Piglet.

The two weeks went by super fast, and I went back to work on the 3rd of January. I cannot believe an entire month has gone by and I forgot to submit this post! Yikes. This new year I feel like we’ve been in constant motion, and it hasn’t stopped!

There’s even more to recap on, but I’m exhausted and I have to hit the ground running again tomorrow. I miss you, any of you out there who still read this!!

Have Yourselves a Mellow Little Christmas

Merry belated Christmas! It was the first year we’ve ever, ever had a Christmas all to ourselves. That includes when we were dating. I can’t honestly think of a time I’ve had this mellow of a Christmas since I was a little girl. It was just me, Piglet, Match, and Monkey, and it was wonderful.

We started the day off with a little magic from the North Pole. Match’s coworker gave him a huge bin full of wooden railroad track, so we made a track that lead into the living room.

The look on his face in the morning was priceless.

We did stockings and presents, and then had a relaxed day of playing with our little man, eating yummy food, and just being together. It was such a nice holiday. I love this age, and how Piglet has fully embraced the magic of Christmas. I’m so glad that Piglet’s presents were quiet too. Nothing that was electronic and beeping. I’d have had to slip macks ear plugs into Match and my stocking. Instead, Santa brought Piglet a car car wash and car service station that comes apart. He spent hours playing with it.

I got my Christmas wish. I got to spend the day with my two favorite men. Oh, and I got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which I read in two days (Thanks sweetie!).

Merry Christmas to you all! I hope it was magical.

It’s Love: Top Signs That You Have Found The Right Person For You

It’s so hard to know when we have found ‘the one.’ After all, we go through many times that we believe we have found our true love. And we soon hear wedding bells in our head. In fact, some people love the idea of falling in love. However, a lot of the time, the relationship is just a quick pit stop on the route to finding your other half! But there are some ways to know you are with the right guy. Therefore, here are some top signs that you have found the right person for you.

You have a good friendship

While it’s so important to have chemistry if you want a good relationship, it’s vital that there is a friendship there too. After all, a lot of the best relationships which last forever are built on friendship at the start. In fact, that’s why a lot of couples were friends for many years before they took the next step (just look at Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher). Therefore, it’s so important that you enjoy spending time with your other half when you are doing nothing but watching television and chilling out on the sofa. And want to tell them your secrets like you do with your best mates. If you find there is an awkwardness around you both aside from when you are intimate, there’s a good chance it won’t last. After all, there will be times you just need a good friend by your side, not just a lover!

You both have your own lives

Of course, when you are in love, you want to spend all your time together. After all, you are crazy about the person, so you want to be around them 24/7. But if all you do is spend time together, you will drive each other crazy. And it can lead to the end of a relationship. After all, if it’s true love, you should want each other to have your own lives. That way, you can go and spend time at work and with friends and then enjoy the time you do get together. As it says on psychologytoday.com, it can make for a healthy and wonderful relationship if you can both have separate lives as well as your relationship!

You can work through the bad times

Despite what you may think, no relationship is completely perfect. In fact, there will be times where you think your relationship is coming to an end. But if you can work through the bad times, it doesn’t have to mean the end of the road. Often, if you get the bad stuff out the way, you can go on to lead a very happy relationship with your other half. After all, testing times can make couples stronger. In fact, many famous couples go on to have happy relationships after bad times. For example, Prince William and his wife Catherine split for a few months in 2007. Then they got back together, and Will proposed a couple of years later. Therefore, even if you split, you might get through it like this lovely couple. In fact, you can get further advice from sites similar to ExBackExpertise.com.

You both want the same things in the future

I think that we all have an idea of how we want our future to play out. After all, a lot of girls in relationships hope to get engaged, have a lovely wedding and then a couple of babies in the future. But to ensure your relationship lasts the course, you both need to want the same things in the future. After all, your partner is not the right one for you if he doesn’t want to have kids. Or is considering going traveling first before settling down. Therefore, it’s so important to talk to your partner to see what they are hoping for the next five years. That way, you know if they are the right one for you, or whether you need to go separate ways.

Your friends and family love him too

Although it can be important to introduce your partner to your friends family, it can also be very nerve-wracking. After all, you want your other half to make a good impression so that your family and friends think he’s really great. As scienceofrelationships.com says, their approval can often make or break a relationship. After all, if you have found the right person, your friends and family need to love them too. It’s unlikely to work on the long-term if they can’t stand your other half. After all, you are bound to have to attend many family events over the years, so you need your partner to get on with your nearest and dearest. Therefore, if your family and friends do think he’s great, it’s bound to be a relationship that could last the distance.

You can speak about everything

In the first few months of your relationship, you might be a bit shy around your partner. After all, you are still getting to know them. But if this continues into the long-term, it’s a sign it’s not going to work. After all, you should want to be honest and open with your other half. That way, you can work through things together. They are there to support you, so there’s no reason why you should be hiding things from them. And if you are worried about the relationship, talking about things can potentially stop them from becoming a bigger issue in the future. Therefore, communication is essential if you want the relationship to last forever.

You trust them completely

Can you trust your partner? It’s so important that you have trust in your relationship. In fact, so many relationships fail because both of the individuals don’t trust each other. And it can cause paranoia and jealousy to occur. Therefore, if you don’t worry about what your partner is up to and trust them completely, it’s a good sign they are the right one for you. After all, it shows you know they love you, and you are willing to trust them 100%.

And remember it’s often the person you least expect who turns out to be completely right for you!

Music to My Ears

We were recently given an awesome gift: a keyboard! I’ve always wanted to learn how to play music, and now we have the chance. I come from a family of musicians. My cousin is the master with his fender thinline telecaster, and pretty much any musical instrument he touches.

For me, I want to learn the piano, and I want to teach Piglet too. I’m hoping to sign up for lessons in the spring.

For now, I love watching him pretend to play. I’ve learned some simple songs, and I have fun doing it. I can’t wait to learn more!