1) Well, yesterday marked two months until my 30th birthday, and I may or may not be in official freak out mode. I even had an emotional break down the other night and cried on Chris’ shoulder about my turning 30 soon and still not feeling ready. I’m making progress on my pre-30 goals, but I still don’t feel close to accomplishing any of them quite yet. Something else I’m freaking out about lately is the idea of us trying to have kids soon. When I went to the Bay Area last weekend to visit family and friends, I was asked at least three times when Chris and I plan to start a family. My response was, “Well, I’ll turn 30 in two months so probably after that. My eggs aren’t getting any younger!” and changed the subject. But deep down, I felt nervous and even a little scared. I still don’t feel ready to have kids, but I don’t want to keep waiting and pushing it back until I’m 35 and it starts getting difficult. I know they say that no one is ever truly ready to have kids and you just have to do it and it’ll all work out in the end, but to be honest, that’s all so much easier said than done. All freak outs aside, I am planning some fun stuff for my 30th birthday to ease the pain of actually turning 30: Chris, Otis, and I are planning to go to Carmel during my birthday weekend, and I’m planning an 80’s themed 30th birthday party with my friends the weekend after I turn 30. I’m excited to have something to look forward to when I turn 30, since I’m not actually excited about this birthday.
2) On Wednesday, I went wine tasting with my restaurant co-workers in Napa because I won our work’s wine sales contest in February. And it was such a fun day! We started out with mimosas, coffee, and bagels in the morning, then headed to Stonestreet Winery. Our guide gave us a tour of the vineyard while always making sure we each had a full glass of wine in our hands while we walked around. We picnic-ed outside for lunch, then headed to Freemark Abbey Winery. We tasted some amazing wines and learned a lot (like the correct way to smell wine), but I think my favorite part of the day was how we were treated like VIP, especially me since I was the winner of the contest. We got lunch, our wine tastings, and our transportation for free. We also got 25-30% off any bottle of wine we bought from the wineries. I have to say, it felt really good to get such special treatment for working in a restaurant, especially when a lot of people don’t think much of restaurant workers.
3) I am really starting to get the itch to move out of our apartment and into a house. I think ever since we got Otis, I’ve been feeling like our apartment has gotten a little more cramped, which is weird because he’s not a big dog and he doesn’t have that much stuff, but I guess when you only have 800ish square feet, it’s easy to tell when some of that space gets taken up. I’ve also been dying for a second bathroom, our own personal laundry room, and a bigger kitchen. Chris and I already agreed that since we didn’t end up moving last year, 2015 would be the year we finally go from renting an apartment to renting a house, so saving the money to do so is already on our radar. Now we just need to wait patiently for November when our lease is up before we can make the move.
4) I’ve been feeling perpetually tired, lately, and I’m not a fan. I feel like I always look tired no matter how much makeup I put on, and I feel like I never get to sleep in now that we have Otis as an alarm clock. I’ve been relying on naps to get me through the days, but now I’m thinking I should make more of an effort to go to bed early. It’s just difficult when I work nights in a restaurant and sometimes I don’t get home until 11pm or later.
5) This weekend, we are finally having a garage sale to get rid of the clutter we meant to get rid of in February. I’m hoping to make some extra cash, as well as some some extra room in our apartment. We also plan to take Otis to explore some dog parks this weekend. Chris took Otis to his first pug meet up last weekend and realized that Otis needs some work when it comes to socializing with other dogs: he’s a little intimidated by them! Otis needs to learn how to make friends and play with other dogs, so that’s what we’re going to work on this weekend.
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?