Welcome to another round of monthly coffee catch ups. Its still cold here, but I am loving this Jelly Tip frappucino, so I will get this again.
Here we go.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you guys how excited I am once again that we have a house! It still doesn’t feel real yet, so we constantly remind ourselves about it. We have bought a house (nearly, we’re still sorting out the rest of the finance things)! We can do whatever we want with it, decorating wise. We can paint things, buy furniture, get a washer and dryer. So many things that are equal parts boring and exciting!!
If we were having coffee, I would say that I’m getting a travel itch. I want to go somewhere that’s not home. We’ve fully settled back into regular life since returning to Fiji back in April, and part of me is already wanting another adventure. At the same time, I’m aware of our financial situation (see the previous point), so I have to rein in that feeling. But! We are heading up to Auckland and Waiheke island for a week in October for my sister’s wedding. So that should help the itch for a bit.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m so happy to have gone self-hosted! I would also say that a small voice in my head likes to tell me that my stats aren’t as high as they previously were, and that my follower rate has slowed down significantly since moving over. I have to keep telling that voice to hush. Technically my site is new, it’s still working out hiccups and finding it’s feet, but I still have my previous followers and community, so it’s not like I’m starting from scratch. I am planning on reposting some more of my older favourite posts over the next few weeks though. I’m so proud of them, and I’d like to give them a second chance to shine.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I went for a proper run for 20 minutes the other day. That may not sound long to some of you, but it was more than enough for me. I live in a hilly place, and my run consisted of one big up hill to run. I ran it the first lap, jogged slowly up it the first time, then walked it the last time. I feel like I did decently. I got a stitch, so I slowed to a jog and eventually it passed which was nice. However, the next few days it’s been pouring with rain so I haven’t wanted to go for another run.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am over winter. A few weeks ago I wrote a post about What I Like About Winter, but I take that all back. Right now, I’m so sick of the cold. I wake up and it’s cold. I come home, it’s cold. I walk to work in the cold. I look outside and it looks cold. The wind is always cold and galey and icy. The rain is tiny drops from the frozen depths of hell. Please leave me alone. Thanks.
If we were having coffee, I would try stop glaring at the cold for a second to ask you how your month has been.