It’s been quite a while, hasn’t it? It’s easy to say May was one of the craziest months of my life. In all the hard, wonderful, emotional ways it could be.
For a quick recap: The month began with my 22nd birthday on May 4th. This was also the same day that Husband took his last finals of his undergrad college career. May 7th quickly arrived and Husband graduated from college! To celebrate we went out to lunch with our families and then got away for the night. This mainly consisted of sleeping in and ordering pizza at 11pm. The following weekend I kicked Husband out so I could host my sister’s bachelorette party weekend. This consisted of a few close friends, too much food, a few inappropriate games, and very little sleep. It was a blast though, and most important of all – my sister had a great time. I worked the next few days and tried to pull everything together before leaving town to finish details for my sister’s wedding and to get her hitched! Two weekends ago she said “I Do” as the peak event of the month. The following Sunday I watched my cousin graduate high school. Then this past weekend I got a little more time with my out of state sisters/best friends.
But now, it’s June! Which means it’s time to do my favorite monthly post which I have missed quite a bit. I’m thankful for the slow return to normal, for at least the time being. See what I’m currently up to below!
PLANNING | Absolutely nothing! Okay, well… maybe I have a few things in the works. If you know me, you know I love to plan things! However the first 5 months of 2016 were full of planning and I’m taking a break for a week or two. I’m sure I’ll be back to scheming and planning very soon.
ENJOYING | being mostly responsibility free for a little while. We had originally assumed we would jump straight into moving after my sister’s wedding, but we are still in limbo as we wait to see what our next path holds. I know this seems like the same thing as the first item, but it is amazing to truly have nothing other than work and very basic household responsibilities on our plate. This is the first time in over 2 years that husband hasn’t been taking classes, and I’ve stepped away from most of my responsibilities for the time being. It’s nice to take some time and breathe!
BUYING | Groceries! This may seem like a boring thing, but it’s nice having time to cook again. We probably made less than 10 meals at home throughout May and I was really beginning to miss the kitchen, cooking, meal planning, and groceries. I promise that my weekly post – The Deans Eat – will be back soon!
CRAVING | some quality me time. Now that things are slowing down and Husband and I aren’t strangers anymore, I really feel the need to spend some time focusing on me and the things that are important to me. Reading, blogging, journaling, etc.
PINNING | At home work-out ideas. Having a desk job from home is not good for the physical side of things and I really need to be active more regularly. I’ve been pinning some various ideas and things to inspire me to get moving. Also some healthy snack ideas! You can see what I’ve been up to over on Pinterest right HERE.
Now for a few extra prompts inspired by Leigh Kramer’s link-up What I’m Into…
TV | Husband and I are currently watching through Scrubs on Netflix. It’s light and funny but I’m definitely feeling the need to mix in something with a little more depth and drama.
READS | Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury. My Aunt loaned me her copy when she finished and then I saw that it was June’s book club book at my church so I figured now was as good a time as ever to read it!
MUSIC | Hamilton Soundtrack, always and forever. It might be mainstream, but it’s a-maz-ing. Seriously.
PODCASTS | While my first podcast love will always belong to Sorta Awesome, I have finally made the dive into the land of The Popcast. Knox and Jamie bring me so much joy and embarrassment as I have to Google things they are discussing every single episode (hi-i’m so out of the loop). I especially loved episode 141 where they interviewed their moms!
THING I LOVE | Cookout! I couldn’t decide if I should talk about this or not, but considering I also posted about grocery shopping and healthy choices, I figured why the heck not. We just had Cookout open here this past month. It has been a cheap, delicious, God-send in the May craziness and we have eaten there far too much. Husband and I can get more food than should be consumed for right around $10 and then choose from 40+ flavors of heavenly milkshakes?! Someone send help. But seriously, it takes strength to avoid going there all the time.