Currently 2015!

I can't believe it is almost 2015! I think it always seems like a year has gone by quickly, but I seriously feel like life has hit fast forward since I had a baby. It's all just flying by! Linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for Currently.


Listening: I used to think that the best sound in the world was a sleeping baby, but now I think it is the sound of my husband cleaning the kitchen while the baby sleeps. Now this is vacation.

Loving: My quiet night at home with the family for New Year's Eve. I was out and about in Boston this afternoon taking my son to a check up at the Boston Children's Hospital (they are AMAZING) and I was seriously amazed at how packed it was already. I am happy to sit at home quietly with my hubby and son and enjoy a little family time.

Thinking: I can't believe I still have a half a week of vacation! I don't go back until Monday. This two whole weeks off has been fantastic. My house is clean, relatively organized, and I have spent so much time with my family. I have really had a fantastic vacation.

Wanting: A big bowl of ice cream! I am not going to lie, this is going to become a reality when I finish blogging.... :)

Needing: To pack up the Christmas decorations! The in-laws are coming over for Christmas tomorrow, so I felt obligated to leave them up until after that. They live pretty far away in the middle of nowhere Maine, so we usually don't see them on the actual holiday. Paired with the unpredictable weather they deal with (I always thought we got a lot of snow in Massachusetts!) and my hubby's strange work schedule, it's a challenge to find the time to get together. They are totally coming down as soon as the shin-dig is over tomorrow.

Yes: I have to be better about following a budget. I have to admit, I am a total spendaholic. My husband was watching a comedian once that said that men and women are fundamentally different because a woman will spend $2 on a $5 item she doesn't need just because it's on sale, and a man will spend $5 on a $2 item because he needs it and doesn't want to shop around. So true! I am going to tell you my dirty secret.... when my husband and I bought our current house, he had to convert a guest bedroom into a closet for all my clothes and shoes.  Seriously- I had a closet designer put together a layout for wall to wall shelving, and my husband installed it all. It's kind of amazing, actually. Now that I have a little one, I over shop for him, too. I have to get better about it!
Maybe: I want to improve my running distance. Maybe a half marathon in 2015??
I Wish: I would LOVE to go on a vacation. I am such a travel bug, and we haven't gone on a big trip in a year and a half! We have done a few weeks at the beach, but that is close and something we do every year. We usually go on a big trip every year, but we couldn't when I was pregnant and now my little one is too small to fly. Maybe this summer? If not, definitely next year!

Off to watch the ball drop... Happy New Year everyone!

18 comments:

  1. I'm jealous of anyone that can run without getting shin splints. Every time I try a running routine I get shin splints. I'm thinking new running shoes are in my future! Shopping addiction doesn't count for a necessity right? ;) I hope you accomplish your goal of a half marathon! That's a great accomplishment.

    A hubby that cleans the kitchen! You are one lucky gal.

    I like your thoughts on men vs women shopping. When you stop and think about it, it's so true! I'll have to enlighten my husband.

    Best of luck to you in the New Year!
    -Tracy
    4th Grade Dynamic Duo

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    1. Definitely go for new shoes! I bet it would clear up the shin splint issue. I totally believe in a good pair of shoes... and that isn't just the shopping addict speaking. ;) Try a running store that will watch you run and recommend shoes to you. The measure how your feet hit the ground and how they rotate. It'll seriously change the way you run!

      You are right- I am totally a lucky lady! He is a great hubby. :)

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  2. I hope that you are enjoying your quiet night at home! I am enjoying a quiet night at home too!! I agree a big bowl of ice-cream sounds delicious!! Enjoy your Christmas celebration tomorrow too!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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    1. The ice cream was FAN-TAS-TIC. I loved every bite of it. :) Happy new year!

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  3. Mandy, I would love to see a picture of your little man! Flying with small children is something I have plenty of experience with. Between 12 and 18 months is the worst, but probably still not as a bad as a really long car trip. Best wishes to you in 2015!
    Deb
    Not very fancy

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    1. He is a cutie! So big, so fast. Already almost 20 lbs and only 6 months old! Happy new year. :)

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  4. a hubby who builds you a closet and cleans the kitchen… he's a keeper!!!
    I had a big ole bowl of ice cream tonight and it was yummy!!!

    i hope you have a happy, healthy, and blessed 2015
    thanks so much for linking up

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    1. He is TOTALLY a keeper! Glad you enjoyed the ice cream to ring in the new year, too. ;) Happy new year!

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  5. I love your Currently list! You must be a "glass half full" person, because every other Currently I've read includes something about wanting a longer break! And so many great goals... budgeting, running, vacation! Wishing you the very best in 2015! Happy New Year! www.HappinessIsLiteracy.com

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    1. Haha! Now that it is the night before I am a big cry baby, missing my time with my little guy. That optimism didn't last long! :) Happy new year!

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  6. Aww, what a great hubby. Mine is amazing too. He does laundry and is a super Mr. Fixit. We packed up Christmas yesterday and it always makes the house feel so much bigger. Enjoy the remainder of your break and good luck with all of your goals for 2015.

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    1. The house DOES feel a ton bigger! It's crazy how you get so used to it being full of all the Christmas things, isn't it? I'm loving the open and airy feel.

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  7. I concur with the "what a great hubby!" theme. Over the years, I've discovered a quiet night at home is far more enjoyable than all the hoopla and noise...even if we fall asleep by 10pm. Here's sending you lots of good mojo for meeting your goals in 2015--and I hope you enjoyed that bowl of ice cream :)

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    1. I loved my quiet night in- I'll gladly do it again next year! :) Happy new year!

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  8. Hi Mandy,

    I love running too. I usually listen to a book or in silence. I've noticed when I run without book/music I spend time thinking about my classroom and come up with some great activities. Enjoy the rest of your time off and have a great start to 2015!
    Stephanie
    Lunch, Snacks, and Recess

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    1. I have a hard time listening to an audiobook while I run because I totally zone out. I like to run with something upbeat and I unconsciously keep pace with the song. I like the idea of running in silence though, great way to have some quiet thinking time! Happy new year.

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  9. Does your husband have a brother?! haha. I am jealous of your closet. I am also an overshopper. ...I recently ran out of hangers, so that has slowed me down a bit...

    Heather
    Smack Dab in the Middle

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    1. haha! He is an only child... which means all the more in-law time for me. ;) My closet is my favorite part of the house- I am obsessed with it! Running out of hangers is the worst, it's like Sophie's Choice trying to choose what to hang........ :)

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