Monday, November 3, 2014

What Was Learned While I Was Away

Hey blog, how've you been without me?

While I'd love to say that I've been off doing wild and crazy-fun things, I haven't. The reality is that the majority of my time since I last showed up was spent with the glow of my work laptop illuminating my face. 

This wasn't a surprise - the next 3-5 (maybe 12!) months will be crazy - but this time around when the smiley-emoji shit hits the fan I'll be mentally and physically equipped to deal with it.

Since I've been away, I've obviously learned a lot.


:: RIP Confessions Link up. I was hoping Kathy was just kidding about burying her Wednesday link-up, but then I realize that she doesn't mess around and wouldn't just say that to create blog drama. Don't worry, I'll still share embarrassing things here on the blog but will have to do it solo.

:: I learned that daily disposable contact lenses are infinitely better than the 2 week replacements - because let's be honest, they linger for more like 4-6 weeks and are probably damaging my vision even more than my legally blind status right now. Looking forward to my new glasses!

:: I finally caved and bought a Spiralizer on Amazon - and i'm silly-excited to start using it. Man-friend thinks I'll only use it three times and then it'll get tossed into the cabinet where kitchen appliances go to die, but I'm certain it'll be in the regular rotation just like my scramble skillets.

:: Man friend came to town last weekend and I didn't blog about it for two main reasons - 1. We only took laying-in-bed-watching-Netflix Selfies 2. We worked the entire time that we weren't sleeping / Netflix-ing / Parent Visiting. I learned that it doesn't take anything more than just him by my side to make the weekend complete. #sappy


:: I learned that having a little companion around the house is a great change, even if it's only temporary for the week! Also, it was much easier to cat-sit now that I don't have a betta fish - RIP Tiger.


That's all, Happy Monday!

Are you linking up with Katie today?

22 comments

P!nky said...

YAY! You're back! Boo you weren't gone for a super fun reason.

Glad you got to see the man friend!

So bummed about the announcement too, :(!

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Yes to the spiralizer!! Check my blog today for a recipe idea :) Also, man friend will be wrong and you'll use it allll the time.

Helene in Between said...

ohh that spiralizer looks cool. you'll have to update us on the recipes you use with it!

Meagan said...

Definitely with you on the daily disposables. I don't really wear contacts much anymore but I remember switching to those - way better! I can't believe that before the bi-weekly's I used to wear monthly's!!

BLovedBoston said...

I seriously need a spiralizer in my life!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

that's a bummer there will be no more Confessions Link up . They carrot gadget looks cool. I hate to peel carrots for salads.

Kristen said...

aw kitty. i am sad about the confessions link up as well, and you'll have to let us know how the spiralizer goes! honestly some of the best weekends are spent doing nothing and they are awesome because my of my own man-friend/husband lol

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

girl, you know i don't play! but yes, RIP humpday linkup. it was fun too much work at this point in my life.

i need to do a bit more research on that spirilazer thingy!!

Tami said...

AH you have to let us know how the spiralizer works! I just learned about it and have been debating whether to pull the trigger on getting one!

Illegally Blonde said...

Hello man-friend.... and welcome back!

Melissa Suggitt said...

tell man friend to suck it cause that spiraler is CLEARLY a solid investment

Just Me, Angie! said...

Hello Blogger ... Mama Bear has been MIA way too long. Nice to see you found your page!

brooke lyn said...

you would want the spiralizer...

Kasey Lynne said...

I need that spiralizer. Is it worth the $30??

And you two are so disgustingly cute ;)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Veggie "noodles" are soooooo good! Zucchini is my favorite!!!!!!! Ours doesn't make spirals though... just straight noodles. WAHHHHHHHHHHH!

Kenzie Smith said...

Still so bummed about the confessions link up being done and over with. You and your man friend are way too cute :D

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Yay to hot man-friend pics/visits and that new appliance thingy that I've actually never heard of so I am now currently researching! ha! Happy Tuesday friend! xoxo

Katie Qué said...

Hey girl, thank you for keeping this link up alive. It's a real bummer when your actual job gets in the way of blogging.

PS get a cat ;)

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

That Spiralizer looks nifty, but I get the feeling it would end up in my junk drawer if I bought it.

Kay R. said...

yay you and the man friend!! Loves it. Also I am totally bummed about the link up as well.

Kay R. said...

yay you and the man friend. Loves it! And I was missing for a minute too and totes missed the

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

You'll have to let us know if the spiralizer really does stick around and what you use it for!