Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Life Unplanned: A long-story-short

Happy Monday!

Weekend Update on Tuesday!

Oh-em-gee. It's already Wednesday! Believe me when I say this, I was completely not planning on not posting the last two days. In fact, it feels like basically my entire week so far hasn't gone according to the way I planned it. 

I think I'm just 2 days behind in life right now!
Sometimes ND winters can be a little pretty. 
For those of you who've never seen snow or been in extremely cold weather before, that up there is what we call Sun Dogs.

So last weekend we were in Fargo for a tournament for the youth hockey team that my hubby coaches. {Fargo is our hometown and is about 4 hours from where we live now.} I tagged along and came with him for the tournament. When we weren't at the one hockey game his team had each day, we had a great time catching up with friends and family. I got to visit with my Grandma over pizza for dinner on Friday night and spend the day on Saturday with my mom. {We went shopping, again. All the men in our lives did not understand this when we just spent last weekend shopping in Minneapolis. Oh, but they just don't understand, do they?} Anyway, then I had coffee with a friend Sunday morning before we left town, drove the 4 hours, and got home around 8:00 on Sunday night.

And the boys wonder why we go shopping multiple times... :)

Just like a normal Sunday night after we've been gone for the weekend, our apartment was fairly unorganized, we didn't unpack, and we had like no food. But we always just plan on making it through work on Monday and then spend Monday night grocery shopping, cooking, unpacking, and basically putting ourselves back together again :) Anybody else ever feel like this when you've been gone for the weekend and get home late? I just feel like a chaotic wreck!

Well, we found out at work at about 2:00 on Monday afternoon that we were going to go right back to Fargo. That night. Let me just make a long story short and say that the company we work for also has a location in Fargo and, due to some employee emergencies, they could really use Parker's help working at the Fargo location this week. So that's what we did - drove back to Fargo less than 24 hours after we even got home! Why? Because we love spending ridiculous amounts of time together in a moving vehicle.... not.

I had to come with Parker because the plan was to drive through Fargo on Thursday in order to get to his grandparents' for Thanksgiving. So basically we drove here Monday night, stayed at my parents' while we're here, both worked in Fargo yesterday and today, and will head to his grandparents' place tomorrow for Turkey Day. Our apartment at home is probably still chaotic, we still haven't completely unpacked from last weekend, and I can't remember the last time we went grocery shopping. Seriously. But, you gotta do what you gotta do. And sometimes things don't go according to plan. I even struggled typing that last sentence because I like to plan literally everything and do not really enjoy being spontaneous.

If you made it this far in my life update, I'm sorry but I don't actually have an interesting, educational, or even valuable post for today. This was it. But I did reward you with a mix of pictures from my weekend throughout this long-story-short. 

Totally worth it, right? :)
Speaking of things that are unplanned: I took this picture on Saturday by accident when I was trying to take the selfie of me and Parker. My iPhone camera was facing the wrong direction so I accidentally took a picture of the street we were facing. And now I think it's kinda pretty and is one of my favorite pictures from the weekend. I guess plans can be a little overrated.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! The plan is to write a post for tomorrow but the way things are going, who knows! :) 

Thanks for reading, friends!


  1. I read all of this, I promise but I got distracted by the snow and it freaked me out. :)

  2. Oh my gosh girlll! What a crazy chaotic week you've had! Way to just embrace it, dont worry about the state of your apartment, just have a wonderful holiday. Lucky you, it will all be waiting for you when you get back!

  3. I have the hardest time being spontaneous, but I can roll with the punches when I need to. It sounds like you did too through the chaos! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I am terrible at just going with the flow and not getting upset when my plans don't happen or work out the way I thought they were supposed to! UGH I really need to just enjoy life :)


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