A New House
It’s been quite a while since I wrote a post here and lots has happened since then. During the past year my husband and I bought a house and are loving it! Naturally that means a lot more work but it also carries a lot of freedom with it. Repainting, decorating how we want, and a TALL Christmas tree this year.
My Own Room
One of the upstairs bedrooms is mine to redecorate and I’m know just what I’m going to do. Oh, I’m quite sure it’ll need to be redone when we sell it but it’s MINE and it’s going to be a fuchsia, black, and cream theme. Yep, definitely a “girly” room and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Pictures will be posted for sure. I’ve got some of what it currently looks like.
So, what I need to get is the paint, chair railing, curtains, and an area rug. I’m thinking some kind of animal or geometric print in either, fuchsia and black, or white/cream and black. Maybe Zebra stripes.
Half the Woman I Used To Be
The other big thing last year was that I had gastric bypass done in April. It was one of the best decisions of my life! I’ve lost around 85 pounds and am wearing sizes I’ve NEVER worn as an adult. It feels amazing and I’m very glad I went this route.
Naturally that means I can now find the cute clothes I’ve always wanted and shoes. Oh lord – shoes. I’ve discovered that I love wearing heels and can now easily wear a 4” heel. Of course, with a toe platform it often means the true height is 6” so it’s weird being tall-er – from 5’3” to 5’9”. That’s a longer drop to a chair seat!
Daniel rolls his eyes when I want more shoes but a girl can’t have too many shoes, yes?
With ownership of a house we’re no longer as restricted in our pet collection. So, now we have two dogs (one adopted from the Houston SPCA and the other adopted from a Pomeranian rescue), one cat (also adopted), two rabbits (adopted from the HSPCA), two Society Finches, and about twenty gold fish in the little pond that came with the house.
Daniel’s drawing the line at rodents but maybe I can convince him that sugar gliders would be a good addition.
Art That Travels With You
Last but not least, I’ve gotten my very first tattoo. You heard me right. A tattoo and it’s not a tiny one. I wanted something that represented the heart and passion I’ve had for horses all my life and I found a truly great place to go. Texas Body Art in Houston has an amazing reputation and the artist who created this tat is Jesse Keeler. Johnny Jackson is the owner (and also of Biolab Piercing Studio!) and I want to be sporting a creation of his at some point. I think I’m addicted now.
Believe it or not but I’m also considering piercings. Nothing really crazy since I think my boss would have a heart attack, but maybe an ear piercing that’s elegant and unusual.
Writing – More or Less
With all that going on and the travel I’ve been doing for work, my writing has suffered which is unfortunate. Now that things are settling down, I’ve been taking on a few small freelance jobs and am confident I can turn that into a decent supplemental (or even full time!) income.
I also want to add that the support and love I get from Daniel is immeasurable and I am thankful for him and forever giddy to have him in my life.
Until next time, beautiful people, stay well, stay happy, and have fun!