Oh Lawdy – it’s been a bit. With that said, here’s a shot at what my life looks like, currently:
Things have been changing in casa de Stecker and we’ve been busy bees the past couple months.
So, I thought, instead of keeping all this business to myself, I’d rather make myself a cup of tea (you should make yourself one too), curl up on the couch with a blanket (because it actually snowed – A LOT – here this week) and have a little girl to girl chat.
Current Wish List: A new pair of jeans that fit well and make my butt look like a million bucks – what, is that asking too much?
Did you know, in Chrome, that pressing CTRL+SHIFT+T will bring back the tab you accidentally closed? My online life was drastically improved with that little tip and the other 14 useful internet tricks were pretty good as well!
This week was a good week. I spent last weekend in Vail with my friend Jacqui — summers in Colorado are awesome, but summers in the Colorado mountains are the absolute best. The rest of the week was pretty good as well: got some recipes in the works, cleaned out some drawers and closests and just relaxed. I’m having a little bit of nervous energy around picking a vacation spot, which I’ve already alluded to. However, just when I think I’ve got it all figured out, I’ll read a bad review and end up doubting everything and ending back at square one. Vacations are so expensive and time off is so rare that I want it to be just perfect. Do you have any suggestions?
Sometimes I wish I could just take a snapshot of my life. Something that would capture exactly what it’s like in this moment with a husband, puppies, a house, a job, an amazing family, fabulous friends, wonderful weather and more joy that I’ve felt in a really, really long time. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time that my life just felt good. I’m not saying every moment is good. There are cranky days and disappointments, but they are far outweighed by the hope and blissfully everyday occurrences I’m trying to get better at appreciating.
When I take the time to remember and pause for a moment to notice, my life is overflowing with goodness. No matter where I am, who I wish I was or what I think I’m missing, I need to remember that…. truly, truly, truly I’m so very blessed and so very lucky.
I love all the tea time, coffee break and catch-up posts floating around… and I’m a big-time lover of lists, so merge the two and I’ve got myself a perfect blog post! Bam! So, instead of a Finally Friday post, let’s catch up… [Getting in some after work baby snuggles last night] My SistersContinue reading “Let’s Chat.”
This past weekend Christian’s Dad whipped up a batch of Moscow Mule’s after a hot day working on the sprinkler system in our money pit house. They were so refreshing and delicious… the perfect thing after a day in the heat. Last night, as I sat contemplating dinner, the only thing I really wanted was something just as refreshing. I, however, had none of the ingredients (except Vodka) I needed to replicate the ol’ Moscow deliciousness. So I improvised and made something that might just be even better.
It’s May, it’s May, it’s May. Granted the weather around here has felt May-ish since mid-March… but who cares. It’s MAY. May is such a great month, it signals the ends of school, the start of summer, the end of snow/cold, the start of glorious weather and good times. In honor of May I’m goingContinue reading “May Day.”