I’ve never really been quite sure about the neighbors downstairs. The woman is okay, not overly friendly but decent. She really keeps to herself (but so do I). I suppose when you have new neighbors moving in & out of here every year or so, why get too friendly.

The dude (who the rest of this is about) always creeped me out a little bit, I don’t know… weird vibe. He’s been more than helpful a couple of times. He voluntarily helped haul my heavy couch upstairs and as much as he could with my washer & dryer. I still had that weird vibe… even more so after he came right out and said, “I don’t want to scare you” before helping with the washer & dryer. I never had anyone say that before so it made me pause and raise an eyebrow. Mostly because he doesn’t intimidate me and fear has never entered my mind.

Anyway. I got home today, knowing I’d have to shovel my way into my house & parking spot. It took me a good 45 minutes to clear the snow from the sidewalk in front of the house because it was so heavy. When I finished, I took a walk around the back of the house to start shoveling my parking spot to find he already had it cleared for me. I’m pretty sure he’s also salted the steps for me when we had freezing rain a few weeks ago and cleared the snow after the last bit of snow.

I wish I could figure out whatever it is about him that makes me feel uneasy, especially when he’s been so helpful. I also wish I could remember his name!

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To Put Up Christmas Decorations

There is a house on a side road 5ish miles from where I work. You can see it from the highway. Every year they would have their Christmas lights on beginning November 1. For years I drove by that house thinking how ridiculous it was for them to have their lights on before Thanksgiving. Then I started to look forward to it. Now that I’m living up here, driving that route to work again, I’m excited to find out if they still do that.

Normally I wait until Thanksgiving Weekend or the week after to do any sort of decorating. Scratch that. I use to wait until the week before Thanksgiving to start decorating. Starting when I moved into TheHut in 2008, I was lucky if the tree went up 2 weeks before and that was all the decorating I did. My divorce from Ex2 was final in November of 2007 & it took a great friend to come over and help me decorate a week before Christmas that year. Continue reading How soon is too soon?

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So it’s been a minutes, or 12 days. What have I been up to? Let’s see.

Warning: Random Brain Spew Ahead

My entry, workout room, living room and kitchen are in some sort of order and no longer full of boxes. My hallway is 75% there.

The Packers won a couple of games (ahem haven’t lost since my birthday. I’m totally taking all the credit.)

I went out in my new town for the very first time, but I went to a place that I had dinner. Does that still count?

I’ve become addicted to The Amazing Race and Bad Judge. Oh, and The Voice. Oh my gawd, I love that show. And, seriously, when did I become a fan of Adam Levine?

I got my haircut. It’s a great cut by my stylist at The Main Salon in Green Bay. BUT. It’s a short a-line bob with bangs. One or the other would be great. I’m not digging the two together. However, it looks & feels healthier now and I know I’ll love it in a couple of months. I really want to color my hair because it’s stuck at a weird brassy, red color but it needs one more cut. I may end up using henna in the meantime just to get rid if this ick color. What I really want do is an ombre that goes from my natural color to caramel/dark blonde. Maybe December.

Freya had her first overnight with me. I know I overuse the term “best day ever” but my evening with her was hands down the best day ever. I missed her so much. She did so amazingly well this time. No anxiety at all. She ended up being so comfortable that she roamed around and checked out the apartment on her own after a couple of hours of being a ginormous tail where ever I walked. After what seemed like an eternity (but was only 3, maybe 5 months), it was the best feeling in the world to wake up with my giant doggie sleeping next to me. I’m taking her again over Halloween weekend. I can’t wait. 9 days!

I attended Throwback Weekend in Green Bay, just Saturday night this time instead of the whole weekend. It was great to see friends I chat with almost daily and I got to meet one of my favorites. Words can’t describe how amazing these people are. The majority know how broken-hearted I’ve been about not seeing Freya much since I moved. Nearly every single person I talked to said how happy they were that I finally got to have some quality time with my girl.

Blech. I lost my stupid debit card and it takes TWO WEEKS to get a replacement. I hate carrying cash.

I’m working on a few craft projects. I’m attempting to get the hang of arm knitting again. I’m also freshening up a wooden pumpkin sign that was in storage so I can put him outside (he needed new paint). I’m making insulated roman shades for my windows. AND…. I’m looking at upcycling a bunch of my old sweaters. (Whoa.)

Oh oh! Last night I won tickets from my favorite radio station to a haunted house. I am SO. FREAKED. OUT. I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I’m scared to watch anything with suspense. Halloween for me is full of happy pumpkins and scarecrows, not ghosts, zombies, spiders and other freaky business.

Did I mention the Packers haven’t lost since my birthday?

Did also I mention I get to see Freya again in 9 days?

Theme Song? Err… Theme Song.

And, I’ll close with what I somewhat jokingly call my theme song for Summer 2014, Secrets by Mary Lambert.

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link love > organizing all the stuff.

really, everything > organizing all the stuff.
but it has to get done.
stupid stuff.

(capitalization is hard.)

yumminess i wanna make

craftiness i wanna try

accessorizing-ness i neeeeeed

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I was so excited about documenting the fact that I met Daughtry that I forgot to talk about the music! They didn’t perform Gone Too Soon. I was relieved. However, all the time I spent listening to it over the past 6 weeks helped me heal one of my “broken pieces”. I seriously did a happy clap when they did Start of Something Good the 2nd night. Of course, I had to tell Kim all about the car during the concert. Oopsie.

These were my two favorite songs from the new album that he performed. Continue reading A few more notes

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