This week has been a little all over the place so far, but it’s been a good one. Chase must be going through some kind of a growth spurt because he’s been nursing like crazy, his naps have been off and he’s waking up in the middle of the night more than usual which is slightly draining. Thank goodness for coffee, right!? I figured I’d embrace the craziness and share a random post with you guys today by linking up with Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud Thursdays series.
Let’s dive right in!
Thinking Out Loud Thursday
- Half Socks
I’m hoping there will be another crazy person out there who does this so I will feel a little less strange… A month or so ago, I was walking around our kitchen and Ryan pointed out my socks and asked why I was wearing them half on, half off. I didn’t really think much of it and said it just felt comfortable. Well, in the days to come, I would randomly glance down and realize I was wearing half-socks AGAIN! ALL the time! Why do I do this!? I honestly have no idea! I would love to say it’s because they’re the perfect weight – cozy on my toes and without wrapping around my ankles, my feet have more room to breathe – but really I am at a loss and yet I can’t stop with my strange half socks! Ryan just laughs and thinks I’m ridiculous and I’m thinking there surely must be at least one other person out there who is a half-sock crazy, too? No?
- Missy Elliot’s “Work It” = Instant Workout Motivation
If you actually listen to the lyrics of this song, it’s wildly inappropriate but oh my gosh is it ever catchy! Something about this song always motivates me to amp up my energy during a workout and the minute I hear the beat drop and “DJ please pick up the phone…” I instantly want to dance which I can usually channel into pushing myself a little harder. This is one of my all-time favorite workout jams, without a doubt. I should probably add this song to my When All Else Fails Workout Playlist (aka the playlist I turn to when I need some serious workout motivation).
- Father of the Bride House AND Full House Home For Sale
Ever since Ryan and I went through the home buying process in 2014, we’ve enjoyed checking Zillow listings in the area as a hobby. We’re definitely not looking to move anytime soon, but for some reason we find periodically browsing Zilliow amusing! Well, this week I happened to come across two famous homes for sale thanks to Real Simple magazine and the nosy fan girl in me couldn’t help but get a little too excited to take a peek at their Zillow listings. Apparently both the Full House home and the Father of the Bride house are currently on the market. And great news… They’re both totally affordable at $4.15 million and $2 million, respectively. When I saw the Father of the Bride listing, I immediately emailed my family to see if everyone wanted to go in on the house together and move out to California since we’re all Father of the Bride superfans. (So far I don’t have any takers.)
- The Bachelorette
Who else is watching this season of The Bachelorette? Thoughts? I’m really enjoying this season more than others so far even though Chad is all kinds of crazy (and a little scary, to be honest). I like a handful of her guys, though I know enough not to get too attached to any of them since my opinions undoubtedly change throughout the season. So far my favorites are James Taylor and Derek. And am I the only one who can’t stop staring at Jojo’s teeth? Smile perfection, I’m tellin’ ya.
- Opening Two Of The Same Thing
File this one under “mundane things married people fight about” but I have a feeling this one may resonate with a few of you out there. Sometimes we will have duplicate items in our pantry. Two jars of coconut oil. Two jars of honey… You get the idea. It would make sense to completely finish one jar before opening the second, yes? One would think… but not if you are Ryan. With two identical jars of peanut butter sitting side by side, he’ll open the next one when a solid quarter of one jar is still remaining. It drives me insane! Do any of you do this? Whyyy!? Or do you have roommates/spouses/friends who do this? Does it drive you batty, too? I can’t handle it.
- Using Appropriate Gift Wrap?
Do you guys always use appropriate gift wrap depending on the occasion? I am the worst with this and last week I showed up to a post-workout Burn Boot Camp bridal shower for Chase’s beloved Miss Lindsey with a gift that was wrapped as if to scream “Happy Birthday!” I could’ve sworn I had pretty white paper in our gift wrap bin but when I went to wrap Lindsey’s gift five minutes before we were about to leave, all I had was a roll of Christmas paper and a roll of brightly colored polka dot paper. As long as the gift wrapped underneath the paper is decent, I think we’re all good, right!?
Question of the Day
- Share one random thing on your mind today!
- Bachelorette fans: Who are you rooting for right now?