I feel like my life has been simultaneously on pause and on warp speed. Since May, we've had most of our time dominated by fixing up the house, moving, and getting settled in our new digs. When we're not wrestling with paint cans or cardboard boxes, we've been doing things like celebrating birthdays, attending weddings, traveling for business, and the like. Occasionally we happen upon a few hours or, even better, a few days, that are blank on the calendar. When that happens, more often than not, we make relaxation and actually enjoying our time together without a to-do list our top priority. So, all of that is to say that we have been very much living in the moment for about four months now. Not in an effort to be zen or what have you, but because that seemed like the only way to survive this hectic period in our lives. Get a few things done today, prepare to do a few things tomorrow, and anything that falls out of that zone is a concern for another day.
You could say that not having anything scheduled for the upcoming months is a blessing, as we could use some free time. Part of me agrees. However, we've got some big stuff we'd like to tackle this fall, and a lot of it takes some advanced planning and preparation, so we can't exactly wake up one morning and go full-steam ahead at it without being reckless. The two biggest things on our horizon?
We are dyingggggggg to go on a vacation. Somewhere where I can sip fruity cocktails with little umbrellas in them is really the scene of choice. I am nearing the end of the planning stage (I hope!) so fingers crossed that by this time in a few more days I can daydream in detail about the upcoming trip.
We are also majorly itching to get our hands on a little furball. With a hypothetical vacation, a crazy football season, and the holidays, we're trying to be responsible with the timing of this adoption. For about a week we were leaning toward putting it off until early 2014, but only a few days after that resolution we had to restrain ourselves from responding to a newspaper classified. As of now, if the calendar works out in the way we hope it will, we will have a pup before Thanksgiving. That depends on a lot of details falling into place for us, but it's a definite possibility. I figure that will give us just enough time to get the house in tip-top shape and then introduce a new destruction machine into the mix. Perfect, right?
Regardless of the specifics, we're hell-bent on making both of these happen. And I'm glad we have that dedication, because it's finally pushing us to start planning our fall rather than haphazardly taking it one day or week at a time.
What are your biggest plans for the rest of the year?