I can’t believe it’s Friday again. Time flies when … you’re doing absolutely nothing.
I don’t think I’ve shared too much on the blog about what I’ve been doing since the move to Atlanta. As most of you know, we moved for Brandon’s job. I quit my job as a school psychologist in Ohio so that I could move with him (because, call me crazy, I want to be living with my husband ). However, trying to find a job with a school district in the middle of the school year is pretty much impossible.
The good news? I am going to start doing some contract work with a district … which means I’ll just be helping out on an “as needed” basis. But other than that, I don’t have a whole lot to do!
I am by no means complaining. Having a little time off can be nice, especially because it frees me up to look at houses whenever my realtor is available … since at some point, we’re going to have to move out of this hotel!
But it also means that I have a lot of time on my hands. A lot.
So what have I been doing?
Other than looking at houses, I’ve been doing a lot of working out, Bible study, blogging, and (let’s be honest) TV watching. I haven’t done too much exploring of the area because I’ve been trying to save money (because FYI, houses aren’t cheap!).
But on Wednesday, I had to get out of the
house hotel. So I decided it wouldn’t hurt to do a little “window shopping” at the Mall of Georgia!
Of course, temptation got the best of me, and window shopping turned into … well … real shopping.
In my defense, I found some great deals! Those Express shorts were buy one pair, get the other pair at a discounted price … PLUS I found a $15 coupon on their website!
And FYI, Old Navy currently has a “buy one, get one free” deal on a ton of solid-colored tanks and tees! So all 4 of those tops cost me less than $16!
On the way home from the mall, I had a serious hankering for some frozen yogurt. But my (very unreliable) GPS couldn’t come up with any frozen yogurt stores in the area … even though I knew there was one around somewhere!
So instead, I ended up heading to Chick-Fil-A.
You can get a monstrous cup of ice cream there for less than $2.00 and less than 300 calories! Sounds like a winner to me!
So I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon today and completing the survey that the lovely Janetha started and every blogger I know has completed!
(I’m always late on trends. )
A is for age: 28, but I look about 12 (or so I’ve been told.)
B is for breakfast today: Peanut butter and banana on a toasted English muffin, sliced pineapple on the side, coffee, and water.
C is for currently craving: I’m still really wanting some frozen yogurt! (Hint, hint, Brandon! )
D is for dinner tonight: I’m making a Mexican chicken dish. It’s the first time I’m using the burners in the hotel room. Fingers crossed I don’t set off the fire alarm!
E is for favorite type of exercise: Running. I have a love-hate relationship with running, but it’s still my favorite form of exercise. Even when it’s hard, I feel amazing when I’m done!
F is for an irrational fear: Currently, it’s that we won’t find and close on a house before our 90 days in the hotel are up. It’s totally irrational, but there it is. No worries … I’m praying through it.
G is for gross food: Cottage cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese … and olives. Bleck.
H is for hometown: Great question! I don’t even know! I spent most of my childhood/teen years in Ellwood City, PA, so I guess that would be considered my “hometown?” But I also consider Sarasota, Florida my hometown because my mom still lives there and I spent several years there … hmmm …
I is for something important: My relationship with Christ first, and my relationship with my husband, friends, and family.
J is for current favorite jam: I just got the Passion 2012 CD, and I’ve been listening to it non-stop. This is just one of songs I love:
K is for kids: None yet, but someday!
L is for current location: Outside of Atlanta, Georgia in my lovely hotel room.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Shopping … see above!!
N is for something you need: Hmm a job would be nice. And a house.
O is for occupation: Normally … school psychologist. Currently … desperate
P is for pet peeve: There are several I could think of … all revolving around people being inconsiderate.
R is for random fact about you: I’m left-handed. And I write funny … evidently I wasn’t taught to correctly write left-handed as a child. My OT (occupational therapy) friend, Lynn, once told me I have an “awkward, immature pencil grip.” Awesome!
S is for favorite healthy snack: Peanut butter and banana on … anything, really. And Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit.
T is for favorite treat: Anything sweet … cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, you name it!
U is for something that makes you unique: Isn’t this similar to “R??” Geez, I don’t know … ask my husband.
V is for favorite vegetable: Carrots, spinach, broccoli, zucchini … but let me tell ya, you won’t see me caressing any veggie like I’m caressing that candy bar!
W is for today’s workout: I have a long(er) run planned … hopefully 9 miles!
X is for X-rays you’ve had: A young boy with autism stepped on my foot once (unintentionally!) and I had to get x-rays on my pinky toe haha. Don’t worry, folks, I survived.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Um … the piece of German chocolate cake I ate after dinner?
Z is for your time zone: Eastern .. hasn’t ever changed, despite living in 4 different states!
Whew, OK, if you actually read all of that, you are a trooper! We will now be BFF forever, mmm-k?
Question for ya …
Whatcha doing this weekend?
Brandon and I are hopefully visiting a winery. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates!
Answer letters: C (Craving), H (Hometown), and Y (Yesterday’s highlight) for me!!