Football Widow

My husband is a HUGE sports fan in general, but when it comes to football…its pure LOVE. He knows player names, positions, stats, even personal details from around the league, but none more so than his beloved Patriots.

He certainly watches the Combine and the Draft, but when Pre-season begins, he breaks out his extensive Patriots wardrobe and I become a widow on Saturdays (college of course), Sundays, Mondays and sometimes Thursdays.

Football season leaves me with a lot of time to myself as he screams at the televisions in he football command center he sets up in our living room each weekend which consists of two televisions, a huge computer monitor, a laptop and an IPAD to monitor all the games and of course his Fantasy Teams.

Over the years, I have learned to really appreciate the sport of football and even have a Fantasy Team of my own, but I look forward each year to the Superbowl because I know the next day I will get my husband back. His love of football will reduce back to the occasional sports talk show until Pre-Season begins next year.

Can you relate? 

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Back to School

 

What have I gotten myself into…on top of moving and getting a new job, I have decided to go back to school for my MBA.

CRAZY RIGHT!?!?! I mean when you walked across the stage and collected your college degree, homework and tests were supposed to be a thing of the past…right?  Nope not in today’s reality!

In the field I work in (Marketing), Master’s Degrees are quickly becoming a requirement in order to get promoted or even get hired.  So, in order to stay competitive I took the plunge back into the life of a college student, getting my MBA.

It is amazing how quickly you forget how to take notes or do your homework efficiently while maximizing your grade (I swear I used to have a system for that).  I also apparently put up a mental block to the amount of reading that is required (okay so maybe I just didn’t do it in undergrad and that’s why I don’t remember)!   While there are certainly some growing pains getting used to the course work again, it is incorporating it into my everyday life that is proving to be the real challenge.

I mean I am settled into my “adult” life and have a routine, where am I supposed to fit all this in at?  Its like trying to teach an old dog new tricks.

Have any of you gone back to school and juggled a full-time job? Any advice you can offer?

A New Beginning: My Thoughts on Moving

 

So it’s happening…the big move! I am still a little surprised it is happening. I mean we put the house on the market better than half a year ago. I was under the impression we would never sell it, never move, and the sign on our front lawn was just décor…and to be honest, part of me was fine with that. I mean this is our first home together. We built it to our specifications and have been creating memories ever since, it is hard to think about leaving it.

But in one rapidly fast weekend, that is exactly what is happening. My starter home is now a mind field of packed boxes full of too many dishes & pillows and a whole lot of memories.   (It is truly AMAZING how much stuff two people can accumulate in just 3 short years.)

Don’t get me wrong I am super excited about moving into our new home…our Forever Home. Where we will create new memories and experience the milestones of life, but the idea of starting over again is daunting.

Moving itself is a large task, I mean anyone who has ever done it will tell you that packing your whole life into boxes, moving, and unpacking again isn’t easy, whether you have movers or not. In our case, the logistics of the move have been complicated by a three-day gap in the closing dates, meaning a storage facility for our stuff and couch crashing for us.

But, then there is the settling into the new place. In our starter home, there is paint on the walls, décor items, family photos, and a warmth only a lived in home radiates, but when you move into any new place you are moving into a blank canvas once again.   Your furniture won’t fit just right in the new rooms and the walls and shelves will stay a little bare while you are settling in, but in time, just like a pair of shoes, you will break them in and that lived in warmth will return and you wont be able to imagine how you lived anywhere else.

I started this blog as a way to share my love of vintage things, but most of all to share the transformation of my house into a home. Well a little sooner than I expected, I find myself at that starting point once again, and I want to invite y’all along with me on the journey of adding some “warmth” to my Forever Home.

Have you move recently? Any tips you can share with me?