Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Currently November 2015

  It's hard to believe it's November already.  We had a very nice Halloween here.  It was our last one in the Bahamas and we enjoyed the fact that it was warm and we were sweating in our costumes.  Next year we will be attempting to layer enough clothing under our costumes to stay warm and dry.

We received our date and will be flying home to Seattle on December 13.  Looking forward to being home but in the meantime there is so much to do... including linking up with Farley for her fabulous linky party.  Thank you Farley!

Here's what I'm up to currently...

There is nothing like the sound of the coffee pot brewing your morning cup of coffee.  I add a little bit of cocoa and sprinkle in some pumpkin pie spice.  Top it off with some milk.... and perfection!

Can I just say that I LOVE Stitch Fix?  When living abroad shopping is very challenging.  You have to either guess and order online (and deal with trying to return it when it isn't right) or wait and cram it in when you are visiting the US... no easy feat when you have two kids.  Stitch Fix has been just what I needed.  I lucked out and got a great stylist who really seems to understand my style but yet still pushes me to try new styles.  My last 2 fixes have been fall and winter clothes for when I return home to Seattle.  I don't even remember what is in storage from 2 years ago.  I now have some fun pieces to pack in my suitcases to last me 10-14 days while I wait for our storage to be delivered.  My next fix is due next week.  It'll be my last one before I move.  I did request a fun outfit to celebrate my birthday in for this month's fix... I'm turning the big 4-0!

So we are shifting into moving mode.  I am going to schedule the movers to pack us out December 3 and 4th.  I purged my daughter's room and closet the past two days.  Today I'm on to our master bedroom.  It's going to take a few days I think.  Making lists, organizing, purging, all what I call moving prep stage 1.

Both of our community pools are undergoing repairs.  I'm so sad.  I miss hanging out at our beautiful pools.  We won't swim in our community pools again before we move.  Looking forward to swimming at Atlantis in December if it stays warm enough.  We will stay there for 10 days after the movers pack us out.... so excited!!!!!

We are trying to find a home to rent when we return to Seattle.  First house we found we found it too early and the owner was able to rent it out before we returned home.  Second house turned out to be a rental scam.  Third house we love but there is already an application on it.  It's a terrible time of the year to be looking.  There just isn't much out there.  Praying we don't end up in an apartment...

When I think of Thanksgiving and everything delicious on the table I think of my mom's stuffing.  Growing up I spent Thanksgiving morning toasting and cutting loaves of bread into cubes for the stuffing.  The recipe is from my great grandmother and I have yet to eat stuffing that I find equally delicious... but I could be biased.  :)


1 comment

  1. Hi Joya,

    Happy birthday! I hope you get something special in your Stitch Fix :-) Good luck moving too!



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