And just like that life gets in the way…

It looks like it has been quite awhile since I last posted.

So much stuff has happened since June….here is a quick photo re-cap.

I am back full time as an Office Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper – which means I get to work with my bestie again! So that’s been really good.

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The summer consisted a lot of fun times at the family cottage, hanging out with friends, and other life related things that I won’t publicly post on here.

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Some sad family stuff  happened:

Nana Louise passing away… but it was nice that she got to see the cottage and the kiddies…and other family stuff.

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Patrice came back from Japan too so that was good – he introduced me to Pokemon Go (which I will be honest I have lost total interest in….but it was fun while it lasted).

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Kainen turned 7 and Brady turned 2!  (My nephews) which I can’t believe.  Mason is also growing so quickly – it’s amazing how fast time is flying.

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The hubby and I got to take a mini vacation for our 5 year wedding anniversary and went to Kingston (1000 Islands – which I thought was pretty cool).

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We basically have been keeping busy with friends and life and having a good time.

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We got to go to plenty of our nieces’ soccer games which was amazing.

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Thanksgiving we had some family pictures done at the cottage – which was pretty cool.

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We also had our Thanksgiving dinner there – which was pretty cool!

I went to a friends for Halloween and we all dressed up which was pretty fun.

And of course I have had plenty of hair color changes –

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Red head, what?

So basically I’ve been pretty busy… and now Christmas is around the corner…BUT FIRST – THE GILMORE GIRLS REVIVAL!  Who else is excited for this? I am! I got so excited I edited the poster to my best friends face (and my face as well). We are doing an entire day when it comes out (with her husband too!) gilmore-girls-redux

I think that this is it for now!  Maybe I will write something with more substance at a later time… but the Thong Song by Sisqo just came on so….yeah. No serious writing for me right now.

-Jammer out

 

 

 

 

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Self-care

I think the holidays made me realize just how important self-care actually is. Even just by doing “nothing” for a few hours and allowing yourself to re-charge is extremely important.

I slept a lot on Saturday and Sunday – and I felt incredibly guilty for it.

But I think it was my body telling me “Hey – you, you need this.”  As I had a very stressful, very busy couple of weeks…in between work, commuting from work, and travelling for the holidays – I think my body had enough.

So I shouldn’t feel guilty …even though I know there were probably some house tasks I could have accomplished.  But certainly, did not.

It reminded me of something that I learned in one of my courses that I took last year on how important just giving yourself  that time (even as little as 5 minutes) can be.

I think that we all often forget to give ourselves that time – whether it’s reading a book, meditation, going to the gym/working out/Yoga /Zumba, etc.

But I hate feeling guilty for giving myself that time – even if it was sleeping.  ( I also think that the good old cold is going to hit me soon – I can feel it and usually right before I get sick my body just sorta tells me).

I  know that “sleeping too  much” is not a great thing – but there is nothing better than staying under the nice, cozy comforter and building the greatest pillow fort known to man and just be.

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omg this would be heaven!

 

I think that I need to feel a little less guilty about it as I know that that time is limited.

I also don’t want to burn out.

I think I need to start taking care of myself a little more – and feel less guilty about it.

I noticed that my stress level has increased and it’s starting to show it’s ugly head through every day life.  So tonight I put on my face mask, and gave myself a mini spa night. Just so I can recharge a bit as I go back to the grind tomorrow.

Blogging also helps me refocus and allows me to vent my frustrations out. 🙂

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Thanks to this nifty Christmas gift from my husband, I can blog my little heart out. #2016goals

 

On that note, I think I am going to make myself a cup of tea, remove my face mask and try to get some shut eye shortly.

Keep it real homeslice(s)