Quickies : 014

1. Hello, August! The closer we get to Fall/Winter, the better my mood gets. If only the weather would cooperate. I’m so over this heat!

2. I miss Disneyland. Especially the corn dogs from Corn Dog Castle. They’re not the healthiest but, damn they hit the spot.

3. I love my boys but, OMFG they drive me insane! IDK how my grandparents did it with 5 and 11 kids! I would die. These kids owe me big time.

4. When you look forward to driving your vehicle every day and never fail to look back at it as you walk away – that’s how you know you got the right one. I love my Lilith! I have a shit ton of plans/projects for her but, most will have to wait until the kids are a bit older. Can’t really take a toddler off-roading, y’know?

5. Thinking about starting over with a combined journal + planner + grimoire + tarot journal type of deal. Maybe? I’d have to figure out how to organize it all without it getting cluttered. Gah.

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Quickies : 013

1. I’m already thinking about what to do/where to go for our 15th wedding anniversary (18 years total) in October. I know, I know it’s only July but, I’m a planner. I like to plan shit out to every last detail. I’m weird like that.

Part of me wants to do something silly like, go to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights but, will we be the only grown ups there? (Probably.) Or maybe get matching tattoos. Or go to Vegas for a night. Or we can spend the day antique shopping.

Or we can just stay home, watch a movie, have sex (without rushing because, kids!) and get some much needed sleep.

2. With all that said, I really, really miss the old days when we were able to be more spontaneous. Now we can’t not plan everything out especially since we need to factor in child care etc. *sigh* One day they’ll all be grown and we, as a couple, can be spontaneous again.

3. I started a drawing yesterday. I can’t even remember the last time I opened my sketchbook. It felt great to just zone out and draw for a bit. L and O were kind enough to sleep for 1.5 hours which is why I was even able to do it. Of course, today O kept waking up from his nap so I didn’t get much added. One step forward, two steps back.

4. I’m debating on whether I want to continue to use a (traditional) Plum Paper planner next year or just use my journal and turn it into a full on bujo. Right now I’m doing a little of both and part of me wants to just consolidate.

However, I absolutely do not have the time to plan/draw out creative weekly and monthly layouts. I like being able to just fill in our plans and events onto a blank calendar/box. On the flip side, I hate seeing empty boxes or sections on the days we don’t have anything going on.

Gah. This really shouldn’t be so difficult.

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Least Favorite Season

The only things I love about Summer :

1. The sun sets earlier every day.

2. C and L’s birthdays; July and August respectively.

3. School’s out = not having to rush around in the mornings

4. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wherein I stock up on my favorite Philosophy Purity face wash. I love a good deal.

That’s it.

With that said, is it Winter yet? I’m over this stupid heat and humidity. I cannot wait until I can wear long sleeves, boots and jackets again.

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Quickies : 012

1. FUCK this heatwave. I hate Summer and hot weather and humidity and dry heat and brush fires and sweat and grossness.

2. Thankful for AC and cold showers.

3. Is it Winter yet?

4. I can’t believe the year is half over AND I’m happy the year is half over. There is too much BS going on and I’m over it.

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Quickies : 011

1. The last time the Husband and I were alone together for more than 5 hours was the evening O was born.

O is just shy of 18 months. Yes, it has been *that* long.

This is what happens when you don’t want to be those people that constantly pawn/drop off their offspring at the grandparents.

2. So the little monsters slept over at the ILs last night and we spent our afternoon/evening at Disneyland for a proper and MUCH NEEDED date night.

3. Cafe Orleans’ Monte Cristo sandwich, pomme frites, mint juleps and Mickey beignets for dessert – as ‘basic’ Disney fare as you can get and we loved every bite.

4. We also loved being able to watch Fantasmic and the new Pixar Together Forever fireworks from our table out on their patio. It was a great night.

5. We are lucky.

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Quickies : 010

1. Taking a road trip with a 7, 2 and 1 year old is no easy task. Don’t think we’ll be doing it again any time soon.

2. I want to move to Monterey or Carmel. Or any place north of here. Where the forest meets the sea. Bury me there.

3. Got a lot of Jeep waves during our trip. I love being part of the Jeep fam! The Husband has even started to wave back, ha.

4. Disneyland without kids is WAY more fun. There I said it.

5. Thankful for neighbors we can trust and a safe neighborhood.

6. We need more date nights. And alone time, period. It will help with our sanity.

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