May 30, 2018

What's Up Wednesday (a first for me)

Fun fact: I've meant to try this link-up every month for the last year or so. I can never remember when it is (last Wednesday of the month, not that hard) and I can never get it together to actually write the post if it does cross my mind or I see a bunch of posts from other bloggers on the day of (again, not a huge challenge in the grand scheme of things).

What we're eating this week...
I'm working on stocking the fridge/pantry in Wyoming and cleaning out our Colorado pantry at the same time. Dinners are going to be easy...homemade flatbread pizzas, grilled cheese, salads, with the occasional burger or fish thrown in for Scott, etc. Moving is not the time to get too creative.

What I'm reminiscing about...
I was thinking about the last time we moved. Not to Colorado. To Missouri from Alaska. It was so blessedly uncomplicated and I had no idea at the time.

What I'm loving...
The hospital and doctor I managed to be set up with in Wyoming. It was an absolute stressor on me in the last few months, knowing I had to change my insurance and get to another doctor and transfer my records. However, it worked out. Since there is no base in our new town, I had to make a transition to civilian care and that was something I haven't done/seen in about ten years. I had no idea how it would even work, but so far, so good.

What we've been up to...
Trying to finish the porch, landscaping, and basement of the Colorado house so we can get it on the market. It sucks every second out of every weekend, and most Mondays and Fridays too.

What I'm dreading....
The next few weeks, even though I'm DONE with work, are bound to be a bit stressful and back-and-forth. I'm really just hoping that by the end of June, I'm officially settled in Wyoming and really just waiting for a baby to be born.

What I'm working on...
Organizing and (strategically) planning out our house in Wyoming. I think it'll take up most of June for me. Good thing I'm unemployed now.

What I'm excited about...
Being settled!

What I'm watching/reading...
I'm watching season 2 of Riverdale (eh, it's okay right now) and I'm hoping to catch up on The Bachelorette premiere. I'm going unspoiled for the first time in two years, but it's impossible to avoid all spoilers, so I've seen snippets of the final four, but I don't have names committed to memory. As much as I enjoy Reality Steve, I'm trying to avoid him.
I'm reading The Hazelwood and I go back and forth on LOVING it, and then not loving it by wondering if I'm really reading a fairy tale book because it's incredibly unlike me.

What I'm listening to...
I've been listening to Station Eleven (for free on the Overdrive app) but I swear I may be the only person in the world who's not completely impressed by it?
Also, Bachelor podcasts are back this week and that makes me happy. I love listening to nonsense when I drive.

What I'm wearing...
Well, I'm down to like 15 articles of clothing. Mostly just gym shorts and tank tops/tshirts. It's interesting that I don't feel "big" until I attempt to get dressed.

I "splurged" on these sandals from Famous Footwear (can we call $29 sandals a splurge?) and I love them.

What I'm doing this weekend...
Heading back to Colorado to pack up the rest of what I'll need in Wyoming. Basically everything that won't be in the house when they do pictures for the listing.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
GETTING settled.

What else is new...
Everything is new. New house, new town, unemployed, new baby many life changes at once. Plus, we get to live the civilian life for bit longer with Scott in school so this "active-duty, while not actually active-duty" thing is paying off.

Linking up!


  1. I can only imagine how ready you are to have all this back and forth over with; it has to be exhausting, both physically and mentally. Hang in there!

    1. The fact that I don't have to go back to work is what's getting me through! I know I can take my time with things in general.

  2. I love this linkup too but sometimes they post it earlier than the last of the month.

    I need to splurge on sandals too but I think I'm just picky, ha!

  3. ha i've been meaning to do this link up for like a year as well. maybe next month.
    oooh those sandals are cute. $29 is a splurge to me lol.
    um... i HATED station eleven with the fire of a thousand suns. lol
    yay for being happy with your doctor and hospital. and yay for getting settled soon, i hate being unsettled so here's hoping you're all good to go soon.

    1. Hmmm what did you hate about it? I just find it kind of boring? It's not as engaging as the literary world makes it out to be.

  4. So glad that all your health insurance / doctor/ hospital things worked out - I know you've been really worried about that.
    Good for you doing the bachelorette unspoiled. I'm anxious to see who she's engaged to because I wasn't impressed with ANY of them night one.

    1. We'll just hope now that I don't get a bill lol.
      It's hard to do with social media but I'm trying to be unbiased. Though, I think it's obvious by the first episode, right?

  5. I didn't like Station Eleven! It's good to hear I'm not the only one. It just didn't do it for me.

  6. Having a big house project is a time suck like nothing else! I've only ever done minor at best house projects, and that was bad enough. Godspeed with your todo list, and hurrah for all the new stuff - and being settled!

    So, about Riverdale. I watched half of the first episode maybe on a plane somewhere and it was ok, but I wasn't convinced it was worth the effort to invest. What do you think?

    1. I really liked the first season. I'm about halfway through the second now. But the first season I watched in two days. I don't know what it was about it that I loved so much.

  7. So, so happy to hear that you hooked up with a great doctor in Wyomming. That's probably a huge weight lifted off of your shoulders! Did you end up watching The Bachelorette?


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