Another Thursday, another opportunity to Think Out Loud. It’s my go-to excuse of a real post these days, but then again, these posts are kind of fun and keep you in the loop and I actually enjoy them on other people’s blogs, so I assume, you do, too?!
+ Yep, I still had no time to write up the National Park recaps yet. Maybe I’ll save them for November, when I’ll be participating again (!) in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), where I will (attempt to) blog every day of the month.
+ I had a nice, low-key birthday celebration with J last night. We had pizza (per his request) and after dinner, he unwrapped presents. Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes you left for him via Instagram yesterday. I passed them on and he was touched by all the sweet messages so many of you wrote for him!
+ I don’t know why but I feel stressed right now. I go through phases where, realistically, nothing out of the ordinary is happening that should stress me out, but my perception is way off. I feel like I don’t have time for anything and I feel rushed all the time (even if nothing and nobody is rushing me). Do you know that feeling? No? Well, then you’re luckily, but chances are, you do know that feeling, too. I usually try to slow down my day (if possible), allow myself little treats (like a third cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon) and do something soothing in the evening (like knitting and listening to classical music) to get my perception back on track. What’s your remedy?
+ Oh, I just realized: Christmas is only 9 weeks away. Could that have anything to do with it?
+ I unraveled my latest knitting project and started over. Yeah, that happens sometimes and I usually hate doing that (because of all the time I had already put in), but also don’t want to keep knitting something that doesn’t turn out the way I want it to. I loved the star-part of the pattern (and will probably try and use it in a different project) , but my Mom finished a project with this pattern and said that the size and shape of the finished shawl wasn’t ideal, so I decided to abandon this while I still could. Priorities, am I right?
+ My niece is going to turn 9 years old this Saturday and I can’t wrap my head around how fast she’s growing up. I have the fondest memories of her as a two-year old and that didn’t seem so long ago, whaaa!
+ I polled on Twitter, but I am going to ask here, too: how much data do you average monthly on your cell phone (I am talking the data that goes through your cell phone carrier, not WiFi, which of course everyone should use when they can!). I am just asking because I feel like data usage has been going up and up and up every time I got a new phone (which is every 2-3 years) and even just in general in the last few months and I am trying to figure out if this is normal. I know that social media apps, like Facebook and Instagram, use a lot of data, especially when you also use the video features (like IG stories). I don’t stream other videos or music though and still feel that I am using a lot of data every month, so I was wondering if you have the same problem?!
What’s a random thought on your mind today?