Thursday & what I’ve been doing!

Good morning!

Have been MIA since Monday lol, but I’m back. I’m working from home, drinking a cup of TEA – not coffee, and I am sick. Mirhad and I are both sick which sucks. I think I caught something from work and him (he was sick first) because we have similar, but different symptoms. I have a sore throat with a runny nose and a huge headache, he has a stuffy nose and kind of a sore throat. Well wait, now that I think about it, our symptoms are pretty similar hahaha. So yeah, I am sitting here waiting for my meeting, drinking my chamomile tea. If you’ve never had chamomile tea, you need to try it! It’s delicious and always makes me feel better just because of the smell. 

I made a to-do list for today, but who knows if I’ll even have the energy to do any of it. I still need to clean my car and we need to cut the grass and clean up the yard. I would say let’s save it for Saturday because it’ll be less hot outside, but Mirhad has an essay he has to do, so he may say let’s do it and end up not doing it. Our grass is SUPER tall, it grows like crazy. Seriously, I feel like everyone else can go 3-4 weeks without cutting it and it still looks fine and ours grows after like 1-2 weeks lol.

My parents came back from Europe late Tuesday night and they brought all kinds of stuff – some presents from family members and of course Chipsy (chips) and my favorite chocolate bars 😀 made my day. 

Going to for sure plan out my outfits this weekend and pack. I can’t believe the trip is 5 days away! Time passes by so fast, but I hope it slows down for our trip 🙂 

That’s all for now, bye! 🙂  

Tuesday morning + updates!

Hi there!

It’s almost noon and I am having my first cup of coffee. Work started at 7:45am this morning (WFH) and I didn’t need coffee that early for energy, I’m surprised! I mean I don’t even need it right now for energy, I just love coffee lol.

Yesterday, we went to the gym at 6am and so we woke up at 5:45am which was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in a while. Waking up at 6 for work is hard enough, but that 15 mins early than usual was horrible lol. BUT I do have to say that I did feel better throughout the day and I wasn’t really tired. It’s much easier to go to the gym earlier when I am WFH, but on the days I have to go into the office it’s tricky because I like to go in at 7:30 so like when would I even make time to get ready + eat + go to the gym?! It would be crammed, so I think on those days we’ll just work out after work/school. 

We have been trying to get into the routine of working out daily, for multiple reasons of course, but mainly to get our heart pumping and blood running through our veins! Hopefully we can keep it going, it’s really hard to get into a routine, but anyone can do it! 

I made a to-do list for today and I am trying to keep it small otherwise I probably won’t get everything done. The good thing is that I can just move it to tomorrow and it’ll get done 🙂 

Our trip is pretty much done planning with the flights/cars/where we’re staying parts. The only thing left to do for me is to write it out in my notebook so it’s all laid out in front of me and I know what’s going on. Today I am going to go look at carry on suitcases for us – we literally only own one suitcase and my mom borrowed it for her trip to Bosnia. So we need 2 since this trip is 5 days long and I just want to bring my own stuff. We usually can fit both of our stuff together, but oh well.. what if we go to DSW in Dallas (the best) and buy some more shoes (LOL Mirhad) like where are we going to fit them if we don’t have two suitcases?! 😜

I also need to return my diffuser because it’s way too big. I liked the old one I had, but I gave it to my sister – she still needs to buy essential oils for it since I took mine with me. This one is good because of the size, but it’s too much work flipping it upside down to remove the water and add the essential oils. Before I just opened the top and added it – simple. So I am going to look for another one today too. 

Hmm, what else?? On Sunday, we had the BEST weather so far. I got to open up all of the windows and the breeze was so nice. It’s pretty much going to be in the 70’s for the next 2 weeks, except maybe like 2 days where it’s mid 80’s. But I’m not complaining, this weather is great! Trying to convince Mirhad for us to exercise outside today by playing soccer or something just so we can enjoy the weather (if you’re reading this Mirhad, plz let’s go). 😀

See ya! 🙂

 

Day off! 🌿

Good morning!

Happy Labor Day, do I even say that? Don’t know, but I said it anyways! A lot of people are off today and I am one of those people (thankfully). Feels nice to not have to go to work today and to have a shorter week. This week will be a rough one and I will be so happy on Friday when it’s all over lol. At least I get to work from home a lot of the days so that’s nice. 

Have to clean the house today, this weekend has been crazy so everything is a mess, but until then I just want to chill out and relax a bit. We have to go grocery shopping today too.

22 more days until the trip!!! I even made a little widget that has a countdown for me, not that I need another one or anything 😀 I cannot wait to get out of here for a little bit, get away from all work related stress and just enjoy my time where I love to be the most with the person I love the most ❤ Since this is a trip that requires a bit more planning, I need to write a to do list + things I need to buy + things I need to pack. Thinking I may do that today or sometime this week if I have time. 

This weekend was good, went out with my friends Saturday night and it was really fun. The bridal shower + wedding were fun, too. I am just so tired from this weekend lol. I need like a weekend to recover. 

Going to go start writing those lists, see ya! 🙂 

Dallas, Texas Trip 2018

Hey there!

Earlier this week I promised a Dallas blog post and I am here to fulfill that promise 🙂

So this Dallas trip was meant to be a short, weekend trip. It was my birthday last Wednesday and we decided to leave on Thursday after I got off of work. One thing I will never do again is wait last minute to pack… I literally came home at 3pm and we wanted to leave at 5 so that left me 2 hours to pack everything I needed and also take a quick shower. It was lots of pressure to get out of the house by 5, but we did it and had to go grab some food and go to Walmart because we forgot something. So we actually ended up leaving around 6 lol. For a second I was annoyed because that means we have to drive until like 3-4am, but I got over it because after all IT IS a weekend trip 🙂

We had lots of fun on the drive, lots of good music, some good snacks, and just the open road. Honestly, I feel like there really is no better feeling in life than taking a trip, driving out on the open road, blasting your favorite music, and forgetting about all of your worries.

We arrived at our Airbnb around 3-4am, I was a little scared of walking around so late at night in a new city, but it actually ended up being perfectly fine and safe. Our garage was right next to the Airbnb so we checked in with security. As soon as we got into our room, we knocked out. Woke up the next morning ready to explore. We swam a lot on the rooftop pool, ate lots of BBQ, and explored what the city had to offer. I didn’t take lots of pictures, but I took some and they are good memories to me.

 

It was a very fun trip and for the first time in my life, I heard Mirhad say “that was fun, we should do it again, I’m excited for the next trip!” Literally have never heard him say that, so I was so excited to hear it and that means many more weekend trips to come 🙂 and also going back to Dallas because we had so much fun and it’s not that far!

His birthday is coming up so I am trying to figure out a cool city to visit, we want to take a train this time so it can literally be anywhere. Maybe Houston? He was saying he would like to visit Houston, but we’ll see. I think I’ll take off that Wed-Fri so that gives us some more time to enjoy his birthday week/weekend 🙂

Anyways, I recommend visiting Dallas if you haven’t already. It’s seriously a beautiful city, I mean all of Texas that we saw was super nice. Also – Southern Hospatality is so real, this is the first time I’ve experienced it and PEOPLE ARE SO NICE HERE! It’s so different compared to St. Louis and the people are so different and much nicer lol.

Go visit Dallas!!!! You won’t regret it.

 

Wednesday May 23, 2018 🌿

Good morning!

I’m fasting today even though I didn’t wake up to eat this morning, but it’s okay. I have a long day ahead of me, so much to do and we leave in 17 hours!!! I need to start packing probably right now, but I haven’t decided whether or not I want to do it before the graduation or after… I guess I can do a little bit before and then a little bit after!

-Update..

I ended up only packing some of my makeup items, but I’m going to pack clothes and shoes after and that’s pretty much it. Besides the chargers and stuff like that, there’s nothing else really. Only thing would be is to go buy some snacks for the road so we aren’t spending too much money at the gas stations. I still need to download Waze on my phone so I’ll probably go do that right now!

So I was able to put my hair in a bun this morning!!!! Like the fancy bun though, not a random no effort one (I can barely do those lol) but OMG I thought my hair was way too short to be able to do this, but somehow I made it work! YASSSS! Now I can do that to my hair when I have somewhere to go but don’t feel like styling it! So I’m really excited for that hahahaha.

But yeah, I’m gonna go maybe pack some more and find an outfit for today, see ya! 🙂

 

Late post + some updates! 🌿

Hi!

Late post today, it’s been very busy since the 16th so I haven’t had time to sit down and just write. I’m planning to bring my laptop on the trip so I can give myself an hour everyday to blog. Currently, I am in bed just writing this and I’m super tired, but I am fighting through it.

So let’s start with what my day consisted of today! My alarm woke me up as usual @ 3:45 AM so I can wake up Mirhad to eat for Juftar (it’s Ramadan) and then I went back to sleep. At 6 AM, Mirhad woke ME up…lol to go to the gym and that’s when I regretted saying “I’m going to wake up at 6 am tomorrow to go to the gym” the day before because Mirhad remembered that and jumped to the opportunity smh. SO I had to go, I had no choice. On the bright side, I did a light workout so I’m not really sore since I’m going to be traveling tomorrow and then afterwards we swam and went to the jacuzzi! It woke me up though and it felt good to leave the gym at 8 with my whole day ahead of me. Afterwards, we went to my parents house to grab their truck so Mirhad could go get the power wash so we could power wash our siding. So that’s what we did for 2-3 hours and I also fixed up my flowers a bit since there were weeds growing around it. I had my ortho appointment @ 1 so I went to that and by the time I came back, Mirhad was asleep (of course). For the rest of the day, I pretty much just cleaned the whole house so it’s clean when I’m back and I also washed some laundry AND hung out with my little sister lol.  Tomorrow, I’m packing my stuff to get ready to go and then we are going to my niece’s kindergarten graduation, can’t wait! ❤

Mirhad told me that when we come back from our trip, we’re going to look at buying a mini golden-doodle… I’m so happy!!!! I cannot wait to have a little puppy with my hubby, our first official addition to our new family 🙂 

But that’s the updates for now, this month has been flying by, just hope it slows done during our road trip bc I want to enjoy it and live in the moment forever!

Goodnight! 😴😴

Wednesday March 28, 2018 🌿

Hi there!

It’s been a long day, so I wasn’t able to wake up and blog this morning or even after class. So, recap… woke up super early to go to school before the exam to study with Adisa. Glad we went because that helped a lot! Took the test and then we just chilled for a little bit before she went to work and I went home. Test was only 4 questions and didn’t even have the hard math problem on it that everyone thought it would have, so I’m happy about that. I think I did good, hoping for anything above a 75 at this point lol.

After I came home, I went to return some laminate that was left over from the house with my mom and then headed back to the house to clean the garage. Went home after that and then to Mirhad’s. Chilled there for a little bit and went to Sanela’s. Mirhad, Emma, Sanela, and me went to swim a little bit and chill in the jacuzzi. It was so relaxing and I needed that! Went home, washed my hair, and now I’m sitting here writing.

Tomorrow I have soo much to do before I leave! At 10:30, I have to go finalize stuff for the place for my bridal shower, then go to class, then go to Sanela’s so she can explain something to Adisa for her interview, and then we want to go swimming again. In between all of that, I need to pack for Chicago, wash the clothes I want to bring, and make sure I did everything I wanted to. Good thing we leave noon Friday so then I can just wash my hair in the morning and spend the rest of the night packing tomorrow and doing whatever else I need to. I’m getting tired just reading this, so I think I’m going to go to bed pretty soon.

I want to blog over the weekend, but I might not bring my computer so we’ll see how it plays out. I really just want this weekend to clear my mind and I want it to be a really chill, laid back time. So hopefully that’s what happens!

Good night!! 🙂