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Welcome to life on Pleasant Street!

Holidays

Holidays

Cheers to 2016!

I don't even know what happened this month. 

I do. It's called parties and baking and shopping and wrapping.

Zach stayed home sick most nights :( I ran around cooking, baking, cheersing, and socializing most nights.

But, also, he made time to do this for our delivery guys. My heart. 

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It was cold for maybe 3 total days this month. However, my new boots (that I have longed for since college) made their first appearance this month.

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Side note. I think there is this revolution happening within me. 

For the past 10 years, I have bitterly hated the cold and the winter. Even getting older and having more control over how often I am outside, I just despised being cold. 

I mean, I am ALWAYS cold. Let's start there. But, my insides somehow just barely keep themselves alive during the winter. 

BUT. This year, I think that is changing. Do I love the cold?! No, no. Nooooo.

However, the mixture of upgrading to really high quality winter gear and advancing on my fear of the cold has started to embolden me. 

I have been running outside this fall and now winter. Now, it has to be above 20 degrees for me to run, however, there have been some days that I have been SCARED to be cold when I start my run. But, I make myself do it, and then I warm up (obviously) and I feel amazing afterward. 

And. It allows me to see things like this on a quiet Saturday afternoon. 

WHYYYY? Because I decided that for as much time as I spend at the gym, I don't really like the tredmill AT ALL. I maybe dread getting on that thing (and being forced to stare at either a wall or the Kardashians on repeat) more than I do bundling up to go outside.

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I got to be handy this month. I like to think I am apartment maintence handy and cleaning handy, but I liked getting to be creative and bake presents, make presents, and wrap presents kind of handy. I have always loved this. In college, I remember staying in my empty apartment to work over the first part of Christmas break. I watched The Holiday and wrapped gifts in newspaper and ribbon and it made the homesickness better.

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I tried to use up what we have this year! It feels good to have less wild amounts of ribbon and string sitting around. I used old boxes and brown shop bags that could be recycled or used again. 

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Anyway, we stayed here this year! We spent time with our families and LOTS of time together in the car. And it was good. Chicago last year was a blast. And I am glad we did that for our first Christmas together. But, hand delivering gifts and eating sweet potatoes together is also really wonderful. Who knows what next year will be! 

-LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND ON PLEASANT ST!!

Emily

Daydream: Winter Reading

Daydream: Winter Reading

Compostable Holiday Decor

Compostable Holiday Decor