It's been so long. I haven't had that much to update you on lately.
We've been less adventurous this past year, going on less hikes, fewer weekend trips, less wineries and breweries. Though we prefer to be more active and experience new things, I've realized that we've settled in to life here in Portland. This is our home. Our adventurous times look different because we are spending more quality time with friends, playing disc golf for hours, spending alone time in our cozy apartment.
Portland is beautiful, and we still have a ton to see, but we have time. I'm glad to be here, comfortable and content. I think I've worn my raincoat less than 3 times this month... not sure if I'm just used to the rain or if it's been raining less.
Here are a few things that have been on my mind:
-Stuff: why do we need it and why am I so good at accumulating it? I know why; I'm a collector, and I'm sentimental about things. But, I've been realizing more lately that they are just things. Heath and I are too practical to get rid of anything we know we could use in the future, but I've been doing a lot of cleaning out and it feels good.
-Ben Affleck: I was a little disappointed when Argo won the Oscar for best picture... I wished one of the smaller movies like Silver Linings Playbook or Amour would have take it. But I really liked his speech, especially when thanking his wife: "I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It’s
good, it is work, but it’s the best kind of work, and there’s no one
I’d rather work with." So true.
-Goodwill Donation Centers: Recently, I have been going to these centers where you buy by the pound... around $1.59... with my friend Meg. We've mainly been searching for baby clothes for her little girl (come soon E!!! Can't wait to meet you), but I've also found Lucy yoga pants, nice sweaters, and cloth diapers that look like new. I do love a good deal.
-Valentine's Day: Heath and I choose not to celebrate this holiday.
-Our next purchase: the Ikea Poang Chair. We've been wanting it for a while... just waiting for the right one to come up on Craigslist. It's nice and modern, and will go nicely with the purple couch.
-2 weddings and a baby: Coming in the next 2 months. One baby making her appearance in a few weeks, making our sweet friends parents. One wedding on my birthday. And one wedding in May that my awesome husband happens to be officiating. Looking forward to this spring for sure.
Until next time...
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