Wednesday, June 28, 2017

If we were having happy hour

How did a month just fly by like that since I last blogged?

Instead of a "Currently" update -- which is my "standard" when I haven't blogged in awhile. I'm going to switch it up and do a "If we were having happy hour" post. Because I kind of miss having happy hour with my girlfriends back in AZ! Or our 5 am runs. I never realized how much "head clearing" all that provided me with ;)

If we were having happy hour I'd tell you.....

  • That I am being faced with some challenges at work right now. And it's weighing on me a lot! I am focusing on the good, and trying to not the stress/pressure bring me down. I'm also having to make some tough decisions. I'd probably vent a little - but I watch my clock to assure I don't spend too much time ranting away about my internal struggle ;)
If we were having happy hour I'd tell you....
  • How much I'm enjoying the amount of time we are getting with my family. I've spent more time with my family these past few months than I have in 10 years, and it has been incredible. It's going to make leaving hard! But again - I'm taking what I can get, and focusing on the positive.
If we were having happy hour I'd...
  • Talk about my run training. We have found a gym/athletic training center here that focuses on power/agility training and I want to take it home with me. But it's a giant dome built around a football field - so I cannot pack that in my luggage back to AZ ;)
  • I'd tell you how much I am really enjoying my runs lately - and soaking up the cooler weather temperatures. As in AZ it is 85-115 degrees F daily right now. No thank you...
If we were having happy hour I'd tell you...
  • About your trip to Peru we are currently in the planning stages for.
  • How over-the-moon excited I am to hike the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu
  • That we plan on spending 4 days in the Amazon rainforest doing excursions.
  • That we have been watching a lot of Planet Earth and PBS to get amped about our trip :D
If we were having happy hour I'd ask for advice on....
  • Skin issues! I always have taken pride in having good skin, and that has NOT been the case lately.
  • I have acne for the 1st time ever in my life.
  • I've developed some rash on my stomach, back, arms that comes and goes periodically. I'm starting to wonder if it's some soap or laundry detergent I'm using? But it's pretty annoying. Ryan and I only sleep in the same bed a few nights / week now because he is on night shift, and I feel so bad for him because I can't sit still in bed because I'm so uncomfortable.
  • I'm about ready to set up an appointment with a dermatologist if this doesn't improve soon!


Marlys Dotzenrod said...

Oh, dear! I hope the laundry detergent you are using at the lake isn't causing the rash! That is miserable. Some members of our family have such skin issues!
I know that you are stressed at work, and I hope things improve soon, as that makes one wish the days away and life is too short for that!
Your trip plans sound exciting and have seen some beautiful pictures of that area!

I am so thankful for you two being near this summer and enjoy every minute together. It is also wonderful for all the help you both of provided. I can't even find words to convey how much I appreciate everything you have done and are doing this weekend with the 4th of July preparations!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yea! A post from you! I miss your posts but know that you are focusing on enjoying time in the midwest right now! You have gotten more family time than I have in the last 10 years, too. Ha. I am glad you are getting so much time with family, though. It will be hard to go back but luckily you'll see us girls in January!! :)

I hope you figure out your skin issues. That is awful to deal with and I can so relate as my acne was the worst in my last 20s/early 30s. For me, I had to go on a couple of medications. I also spend more on skin care products than I did in the past. I really love the Arbonne products. My skin looks so much better since i've started using them. They are not cheap, but it's a good investment in my skin. I think starting by seeing a derm would be a good first step. Did you notice any improvement when you gave up dairy (I think you have tried that?) That made the biggest difference for me. I stopped eating it for about a year and really really noticed a difference.

Amber said...

I agree with Lisa, I use Arbonne products on my skin. I use the "calm" line and LOVE it. I have never had too many skin issues, but I find the nicer, higher quality (more expensive) products make my skin look soooo much better!!

Peru is AMAZING. Cannot wait to follow this adventure! Machu Picchu and Peru is on my bucket list for sure.