+I figured out why I had so much time to work out at the gym and cook fancy desserts a couple of years ago: I didn't clean the house. It was the bare minimum in Alaska. Although, to be fair, it was just me and Scott, and most of the time just me. I vacuumed a lot. That was about it. Here, I feel like I'm cleaning all the time. I think there was only one or two friends who ever visited us at our house in Alaska and they were close enough friends that they didn't care what the house looked like. (Aren't those the best kind of friends?)
When we moved to Missouri, I decided I would step up my game and now I feel like I'm always straightening, sweeping, folding, etc. It's an exhausting way to live.
+The No Starbucks thing is going well! I don't even feel tempted because, like Sonja says here, Starbucks probably just doesn't do it for me in the end. I have been to Panera twice. I had an iced latte 2 weeks ago and a hot latte on the 45 degree day last week. I'm feeling good about this. Oh, and I had the world's worst caramel latte at the Air Force Academy last week. I thought it was like caramel-flavored water and I didn't even drink half of it (so that doesn't count, right?)
+Yesterday a student was in tears and I was finally like, "What's wrong?" and she was like, "My pen is in my backpack and I needed it and I raised my hand and I had it up for a long time and you didn't call on me and I know you saw me." All through tears. And I was all, "It's okay, really. Get your pen!" and she's still crying and I'm like, "Hey, we all have problems. I'm hungry, I've got kids not listening, my dog made a mess this morning and I was late for work…" and she started laughing and that was the end of it. But I could've went on…"…and I'm living in a half-finished house and my husband's at training and I'm dog-sitting as a favor to a friend so I have THREE dogs to take care of instead of two and the coconut milk leaked so I had to empty the fridge this morning and I brought cereal for lunch today (CEREAL) because that's how well-prepared for life I am…etc, etc……etc.
I think I made my point though.
And that's all I've got for today. Sorry for the sad, picture-less post. But, for real, sign up for that pumpkin swap.