currently: the pre-deployment edition

The days are ticking away quickly now, just like I knew they would. When you want time to stand still, it never does. That’s just reality. While I wish that time would stand still, I also know that it’s inevitable, and I kind of just want to get the farewells over and done with, if that makes sense. Let’s get this deployment started and start the countdown to them coming home again! Basically, I’m just trying to weather the storm and make it through…and keep myself busy in the meantime. So, I’m linking up today with Jessi at Jessi’s Design for another What’s Hap-pinning Wednesday.

1 // Ryan got me Rachel Cruze’s book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs, and it’s been an awesome reminder of why we need to focus so heavily on finances. We’re such a society of comparisons, and between my blog and my shop, as well as my personal facebook, it’s so easy to let envy talk you into debt. I’m loving the concept of the separation of church and state in that respect, and I’m so ready to nail down our finances while Ryan’s deployed. This mama has big goals, friends!

2 // I’ve been really working on building up my shop inventory – and range – and I love what I’ve started to feature! I have leggings, dresses and so much more, and it’s fun. I even have a few little brand reps like Ellie, wearing the Hazel Dress, and I’m just dying at how cute she looks!

3 // I’ve been finding my rhythm with running, and I’m starting to feel really good. My run times are still mostly garbage, but I’m going for time over distance right now, and I think that’s where I need to be for a little bit longer. I’m going to have a good number of miles on my legs this month, and that alone makes me happy. Pretty soon, I’ll be starting Hal Higdon’s running plan for marathoners, and I’m looking forward to it (mostly).

4 // Porter is officially crawling! The little man crawled all the way from the living room to the kitchen last night (protesting the whole way), but made it! I’m so proud of my munchkin man. Now if he’d just cut those darn teeth.

5 // My living room is next on my list to KonMari. The boys have so many toys, and while I know they need toys, they don’t need 18973209482903843 toys. I’m going to consolidate with their favorites and find a balance in our living room so it’s finally functional again. I might even share a picture 😉

6 // Ryan and I had a date day last week, and it was amazing! We’re working on spending as much quality time together as possible, and I’m so thankful to be able to do so. We’re hoping to get one more date in, so keep your fingers crossed, please! 

Bear with me, please, as we head into this deployment. I’m having all the feels, and I’ll do my best to get control of it soon!