Currently | March

incredibly sad that I am here and not there. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to cancel my trip to Germany to see my bff and go skiing with my family and to say that I am disappointed is the understatement of the century. I haven’t seen my family in almost a year and this trip would have meant so much to me. Sometimes in life, we don’t get to do what we want and I try to accept that, but it’s hard right now. Thanks to everyone who has reached out already. 

looking forward to spending some time playing in the snow!

wishing that perceived time will really slow down for the next two weeks while I am on vacation.

going back to work tomorrow, so I can save some of my vacation days for a later time.

enjoying the early morning sunrises on my commute to work.

loving my latest knitting project. It’s a triangle shawl in simple garter stitch, but I just love how soft and cozy this pattern is. I just want to snuggle into it, and I feel the color gradient of the yarn adds enough uniqueness to this otherwise simple pattern. 

drinking Lemon Ginger tea.

eating oatmeal. I tried this recipe from Laura’s blog last weekend. The only change I made was that I used quick cooking steel cut oats instead of rolled oats (because they don’t get so ‘mushy’) and it was really, really good. The recipe called for using water and no sweetener and I wasn’t sure if I would like that because I usually made oatmeal with almond milk and maple syrup in the past, but just adding the raspberries and nut butter (I used almond) totally worked! You should give this a try. It’s tasty and really filling!

watching nothing. I honestly haven’t watched a show or anything in AGES. I am also not going to ask for recommendations because I just don’t make time for shows (although there are a few that intrigue me, to be honest).

reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

listening to NPR. What else is new. I really only listen to anything when I commute to work these days… but maybe I’ll pop in an episode of one of my saved podcasts on my flight.

excited that I got to see a friend from College last weekend. She’s on vacation in the States and was in the area, so we decided to get together. We studied P.E. together back in the day and had loosely kept in touch over the years and it was just so nice to catch up in person again!

What’s up with you currently? Tell me something good.

  1. Girl, I know you are disappointed but there will be another time hopefully soon! Crossing my fingers for your Germany trip to happen very soon!

  2. I am so sorry about the need to cancel your trip.
    Hopefully it is not something serious.

  3. Oh lady I am so so so sorry that you had to cancel your trip. I know exactly how you must feel because that would just make me cry in a corner for a good day. I really hope you can go see them soon because a year is already too long. Sending you all the hugs that I so wish I could give you in person right now.

  4. I’m so sorry you weren’t able to take your trip home. I know how much those meant to me when I lived abroad.

    For my something good, I had an awesome seven mile run on Saturday night that gave me the lead in the monthly mileage challenge I do against my husband. Also, it was one of those magical runs where everything felt easy and I thought I could run for forever.

  5. So sorry to hear your trip didn’t work out! Hopefully it’s nothing serious and there will be a new opportunity soon. We are in kind of the same situation with an overhanging risk to need to cancel our Germany trip due to the flue. It really sucks. Sending you big hugs 😘

  6. I am so sorry that you aren’t going to Germany, I can imagine how you must feel! But I hope you get to go sometime soon and do all the awesome stuff you had planned (well, minus the skiing since the season is pretty much over), and more!!!! Hang in there, San!

    On a positive note, your shawl looks beautiful! I’ve had that yarn on my list since you first mentioned it, which must have been years ago.

    1. Thank you. I am trying to get over it. And you, my dear, have to get your hands on some of this yarn. You’ll never look back ;)

  7. I had no idea, San. I am soooooo sorry. What a huge disappointment. I really hope you can schedule a trip to see your family soon. Hang in there, friend.

  8. I’m so sorry San! I know how much you were looking forward to spending quality time with your family. I hope you will get to go soon! And I hope you were able to cancel without losing a bunch of money.

    As for me: I’m all moved into my new home and settling into my new job. Still waiting for email access, so right now there is not much I can really do. But I’m liking it here a lot. The people I work with are great and very professional.

    1. Thank you, friend! I am glad to hear that you’re all settled in. Send me your new address sometime!

  9. I’m so out of the loop these days so didn’t know you had to cancel your trip. How heart breaking. I am so sorry. I know how excited you were. I hope you can get home another time very soon. Ugh this just sucks so so much. :….(

    1. Thanks friend. I am trying to not dwell on it too much and look forward. There will be another time.

  10. San, I have no words to describe how deeply sorry I am that you had to cancel your trip to Germany. I know how much you were looking forward to it and it breaks my heart that you’re not in Germany right now. <3 I wish there was something I could do!

    Something good: I'm reading one of those can't-put-down, all-I-want-to-do-is-read-it kinda books and it reminds me just how much I love being a reader.

    1. Thanks friend, that means a lot. I am slowly over it (especially since my family is back from their skiing trip now and it would have been all over by now anyway, but the last two weeks were rough.)

      Oh, which book is that? I love the can’t-put-down, all-I-want-to-do-is-read kinda books best!!!

  11. Sorry to hear about your trip – that is really disappointing. Hope everything is alright and that you are able to re-schedule one soon.

    1. Thank you, Anthea.

  12. Ah! I just picked up Fates & Furies from the library!

    Also, sorry to hear about your trip. That’s a huge bummer & I hope you get another chance to go soon!

    1. I am curious what you think about that book!

  13. Just trying to catch up on my reading and heard you had to cancel your trip. So sorry to hear that and hoping it was not too serious. I can only imagine how sad you feel.
    Hang in there and next time will come.
    Cheers, Tobia

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