Who I am (at the moment)

I realize, I haven’t written a ‘who I am (at the moment)’ post in a long, long time. I originally stole this idea from Kerri (who is also still doing these posts occasionally!) a long time ago, because I thought it was such a good way to check in with yourself every once in a while. If you’re not letting the ball drop on it, that is. My last ‘Who I am’ post is from almost two years ago. But who cares. I am picking up where I left off.

I am …

… a little bit of a Christmas grinch this year, and you guys, I am NOT usually a Christmas grinch. I love the holidays season. I honestly don’t know what happened this year. Here we are, a week away from Christmas, and my holiday spirit is barely above ZERO on the holiday meter. Maybe it’s the fact that we had so much going on the last few weeks, or that we’re again not traveling for the holidays, or that I won’t really take much time off, or SOMETHING, but this is very unusual for me, to say the least. I am still holding out hope though this will change in the next few days or so.

… missing our house a bit (not going to lie), but also trying to make this first Christmas at our new place something special.

… cold a lot. J thinks I have a circulation problem. I think it’s just damn freakin’ cold. Where is floor heating when you need it?

… happy that I got almost all of my Christmas organizing out of the way this weekend. I know I can get shit done when I buckle down, but I definitely have done better in previous years and there is still a bit more stuff I need to do, but I guess we’ll all live.

… still running regularly, (or should I say, again running regularly) but I am not sticking to a training plan right now and so I am winging it a bit when it comes to distance and effort. I am just making sure that I keep showing up, however unorganized it might be right now. I’ll soon have to pick a new goal to train for, for sure. At least I have some new running trails to explore.

… obsessed with some of the new recipes I’ve been trying. I am planning to share couple of them in the coming weeks, because if I print them out and  they make it into my permanent recipe folder, that’s always a good sign. On that note, what are you making for Christmas dinner?

… annoyed and digusted by politics (what else is new?) and I am once again not-so-patiently waiting for what will happen when the federal funding deadline runs out at the end of the week. Government shutdown over Christmas, anyone?

Who are you at the moment?

  1. Politics are so frustrating, and tiring, and it makes me angry. Sigh. I am definitely needing to be careful with all the holiday food- especially since my dance classes are off for a few weeks and that’s my main, set way of moving during the week. So really, I need to be better with food, drink more water, and try and move as much as I can with the weather. Ugh…every time I feel like I’m doing well, I take a turn, and it’s a bit frustrating.


  2. Ugh the politics. It’s so nasty and I just don’t even know what to say about any of it anymore. It’s like, you think it can’t possibly get worse, and then it manages to do just that. Like there’s never a bottom of this nightmare we’re in.

    Anyway, I’m having a hard time with the holidays this year, too. I mean, part of me is excited because I do really love Christmas , and then another part of me just wants to fast forward into 2019.

    I can’t wait to see your recipes! I don’t typically cook for Christmas but you reminded me that I need to do something for Christmas Eve, which we celebrate with my parents. I’ve been a vegetarian since 1997 and they still don’t seem to understand the concept 🤣 xoxo and hope you are feeling a bit more at home, day by day. Sending holiday greetings and zimtsterne and ❤️❤️❤️

  3. I’m not feeling especially Christmasy this year either. We didn’t put a tree up since Paul is mobile, gets into everything he’s not supposed to get into, and doesn’t understand what no means yet. So it doesn’t feel like Christmas without a tree. Plus we have really really pared down our gift-giving, which I am happy about! But it makes it feel a little bit less Christmasy! Since I haven’t bought many presents I also haven’t wrapped anything… because there is no where to put the wrapped gifts! I figure I will do my wrapping on Saturday.

    We’ll be at my parents for Christmas this year. We are heading up on Sunday and will come back on Christmas Day. I wish we could spend a bit more time up there but it’s really hard to travel with a baby that doesn’t sleep well in new/unfamiliar places. So 2 nights is kind of all I can handle. I am looking forward to handing Paul off to my mom and going back to bed both mornings, though! :) She LOVES watching him so we can get some extra sleep so everyone wins!

  4. Some years, the Christmas spirit just isn’t there! And it can be hard seeing all the photos and families on social media when you’re not going home for the holidays. <3 Just do what feels good this year, friend, and take care of yourself.

    At this moment, I am loving being a new cat mom. Eloise is such a little sweetheart and makes me so happy!

  5. Interesting observations. Like you, I’m normally a holidays guy but this year hasn’t found that festive spirit. I think it’s linked to everyone’s dismay over politics and social issues. We need to turn this around!

  6. Missing holiday spirit seems to be a thing this year. I have a hard time too. And I live for this season. Hope it catches up with you and wish you that you’ll settle into your new place quickly.

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