Wearing.. Today, I got this Hufflepunk shirt in the mail from Kirby!! I put it on and immediately posed for this tough-guy photo. She’s been talking about Hufflepunk T-shirts for a couple of weeks now, so I immediately knew it was from her. I love it. I’m definitely more huffle than punk, but I’ll do my best to live up to the tough-guy badger when I wear this shirt 😉
Eating.. Last night, my mom-in-law made some DELICIOUS homemade pizzas & a healthy deep dish chocolate chip cookie for my birthday. She sent some of the cookie home with us, so I’ve been snacking on it all day. So yummy.
Watching.. Downton Abbey season 6. Every year, Josh and I avoid spoilers until it’s available for purchase in the states, then we spend a couple weeks binging through the season together. It’s one of my favorite traditions for this time of year, and I’m going to be so sad when we don’t have a new season to watch next year. 😦 (No spoilers, please! We’re only a couple of episodes in!)
Excited about.. My big birthday present from Josh this year was a pair of tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera next month! (!!!!!!!!!!!) I am SO excited. In high school, I learned several of the arias in vocal lessons, and I even performed Think of Me at my recital one year. When the Emmy Rossum/Gerard Butler movie adaption came out, I became obsessed. I’ve always wanted to see the stage production, and I’ve imagined countless times what it would be like to experience the chandelier moment in person! I can’t wait.
Thankful for.. my thoughtful husband, who can tell when I need time to myself after several days of excitement. I know it’s kind of popular right now to romanticize introvertedness, but I gotta tell you, sometimes it sucks to be so easily drained by other people. Especially when they are people that you LIKE! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been genuinely enjoying myself with friends and loved ones, when I just hit a wall – I can’t focus, I feel tired, I feel like a bad friend, and I can’t explain it, but I need to be by myself for a while. Anyway, Josh is great about recognizing that and giving me the space I need without making me feel bad about it. He checks in with me throughout the day, and loves on me, and reassures me, but if I need to chill in silence for a while, he gets out of my way. #Romance!
I’m also thankful for yummy breakfast foods, the overwhelming amount of birthday messages I got, getting to see friends from out of town this week, Survivor starting back up tonight, and fresh flowers.
What about you? What are you currently wearing, eating, watching, excited about, and/or thankful for?