Friday, June 18, 2021

Reset to Normal

The past few weeks have felt like a breath of fresh air.  Not only have we literally gotten more fresh air, but the figurative winds of change have been blowing our way as well.

Eliot and I have been shifting from the way things have been for the past year to the way things will be moving forward.  It feels like a reset to normal- or whatever normal will look like in the future.  We're saying goodbye to most of the restraints from the pandemic and saying hello to the new possibilities of adding furry friends to the family.

To put it simply, we've got a lot of stuff going on.  This is the busiest I've been in over a year.  In fact, it's probably the busiest I've been since Eliot and I got back from our two months of crazy traveling back in November of 2019 into January of 2020.  When we returned from those trips, I was really sick and we didn't do too much for weeks.  By the time I was finally feeling like myself again, that's when everything shut down.

Now that things are going back to normal, I probably won't keep documenting pretty much every exciting little thing that we do.  But it's been fun to keep track of what we've been doing and when over the past year.  This has kind of been my own little pandemic journal.  Now that things are going back to normal, I'm hoping that a trip to Walmart or Home Depot won't be the shining excitement of my week!  Plus, when we have two puppies I probably won't have time to think- much less write about all of our daily activities.  But I thought I'd do a few more to round out my posts and at least finish up what's going on in June.  Eliot and I have had a really busy month so far!

We kicked off June with my Dad's birthday.  The next day, Eliot and I had our 2nd COVID vaccinations.  The next few days, we were a bit under the weather, but we made it through.  Then, we kicked off a busy week.  Eliot had a tire appointment for the Jeep on Monday the 7th.  He was supposed to have a massage up in South Portland on Tuesday the 8th.  We had planned to make an evening of it, but they had to cancel last minute.  I was a little disappointed, but we decided to go up another time.  Then, on Wednesday the 9th, we celebrated Eliot's Birthday.  On Friday the 11th, I had a bit of a rough day after Eliot and I had our annual physicals.  (Thankfully, we've been so busy that I haven't really had much time to think about it since then.)

This week, I've spent most of my days alternating between cleaning the house and working on orders.  Thankfully, I've been really productive and I've checked so many things off of my to do list!  (I love feeling productive!!!)  The weather is warm but not super hot this week, so I'm trying to take advantage of the house being cool.  Soon enough, it will be so hot that I'll be stuck in front of the AC all day.

On Monday the 14th, it was Flag Day and Eliot went back to our doctors office to get his blood taken for tests.  Then on Wednesday the 16th, we celebrated the two week mark of having our 2nd COVID shots and freedom from face masks!  That evening, we took a night off from the businesses to go up to Portland to run some errands.

First, we went to Chipotle for dinner before going to all the places on my list.  After eating in the truck, we went to PetSmart to look at puppy supplies.  Then, we made a quick stop over at Lowes to pick a few things up.  We ran over to Burlington to see if they had anything from the Disney Parks.  I've been seeing so many posts about people finding parks merchandise at Burlington lately.  (I think it's because Disneyland had so much merchandise to get rid of after being closed for a year.)  We found a little Minnie Mouse dog outfit.  Then, we also found some Disney Wedding picture frames, headbands, socks and a bunch of Disneyland Minnie hats.  The prices were super low so we bought the frames, I got a headband and we got some socks.

Next, Eliot and I went over to Target since they were closing at 10.  While there, we got two pools for the puppies as well as a few other things that we went in for.  Finally, we went over to Walmart for the last things on our list.  We quickly looked at the puppy stuff there before gathering a few groceries and calling it a night!

Which brings us to today, and one of our final big events of this week, as we celebrate my parents' wedding anniversary!  (Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!  I hope you have a great day!  We will see you tomorrow!)

As you can see, our schedule has been jam-packed with events and appointments the past few weeks... at least for us.  (Compared to the past year, it's crazy busy!)  But I always did seem to thrive better when I was busy; so I've embraced it.  Even after spending most of the past year at home, it feels normal to be busy again.  

And we've got more in store!  This weekend, my parents are coming down to visit and Jeremy will be driving up from New Hampshire as well.  We're planning a day of cleaning and working on house projects tomorrow.  Then, on Sunday we will be celebrating Father's Day!  Hopefully it will be both a fun and productive weekend!  °o°

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