+Nature has been taunting me with it’s delicious sunrises, dewy grass, and warm sunbeams in the morning, but by noon the rains have set in for the rest of the day. Must be coast life/spring weather?
+Speaking of literally living 200 yards from the ocean, I’m not even sure I’ve seen a typhoon/tsunami evacuation route here. Our house and the neighbors’ on either side of us are the closest houses in town to the water. The neighbors have lived here for 30+ years, so I’m guessing there isn’t a problem? One of the many things I think about at night.
+Let’s talk about seasons. My entire Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Bloglovin’ feed are filled to the brim with everything fall. New Zealand is just going into spring, and my brain is all sorts of confused as to what it should think right now. That being said, I’LL HAVE A SPRING BIRTHDAY NEXT MONTH! I always wanted one.
+There’s a mouse living in our ceiling
at least we think it’s a mouse. At night he shuffles around so quietly, it sounds like someone’s walking into our bedroom on the carpet floor. I wake up at 4am every morning thinking some creepster is standing over our bed. #ridiculous
+Tell me: Is there a difference between raisins and sultanas? Because… I’m all sorts of confused. I just bought ‘Sultana Bran’ at the store the other day, but I also grabbed a bag of raisins for oatmeal cookies I have yet to make. Enlighten me.
+Speaking of oatmeal cookies, I can’t figure out my oven. The temperature gauges and different heat cycle gauges have been rubbed off. I’m going into this blind here. The other day I was reheating leftovers for lunch, and what should have taken 10-15 minutes to do took 60 minutes. I had the temperature gauge all the way up. I think. #idontknowwhatsgoingon Since I’m working at home and Derik’s working full time outside the home, this will be my entertainment/challenge for the month. Baking level went from ‘maybe I’ll blow my face off trying to manually light this propane oven’ to ‘I’m not sure what I’m doing.’
+I walked around half a week with only my left hand in full gel manicure. My poor right hand nails never felt more neglected. I’m sure people I came across on a daily basis thought I was super weird, but what’s new?
+Why is it that it always takes 3599 days to get your WIFI hooked up in a new house? The installer guy didn’t even come over. A week after the initial installation and connection request, and multiple phone calls after that, he just called me back and had me set it up myself. What a rip off.
+I’ve started putting bean sprouts on everything. E.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Where this new obsession came from? I don’t know.
+I just began unpacking the three boxes I sent myself way back in May, and there were certain things I already forgot about. I couldn’t imagine unpacking the five we left at Derik’s parent’s house! They should probably just throw that crap away…we would never even notice it’s been so long since I’ve seen it. Actually, (parent’s-in-law if you’re reading this) I hope they don’t! I think our marriage license and my wedding band is in one of those boxes. Not sure which one.
+My phone is currently updating to the new IOS8 software. I hope it doesn’t explode. Any thoughts on the new iPhones? I’m intrigued by the 6+. I know it’s a monster of a phone, but I secretly want to hold it in my hands and check it out. Think of the pictures you could take/view on that thing.
+Since it’ll probably rain this weekend, I plan on getting my calligraphy and watercolors back out and have a little fun. Melyssa has been inspiring me with all her gorgeous instagram posts!
+I’ll also be posting about Hobbiton sometime this weekend. Yes…the Shire! It’s the post many of you have been waiting for, and I have no clue why it’s taken me so long to post it. Although we aren’t huge LOTR junkies, we enjoy visiting movie set locations whenever we can! We’ve also visited two movie set locations for The Chronicles of Narnia. I had no idea parts were filmed here.
+I was so encouraged and loved over my last post, I can’t even begin to tell you (my readers) how thankful I am for you! Between the emails, Facebook messages, comments, and tweets…you all are fantastic.
Happy (almost) weekend!