Real Life Saturday (Episode 09)


Do you ever have those days when reality just hits you in the face like a blunt object and you have literally no motivation to do anything? Yeah. That’s kind of what I’m feeling right now. I’ve spent my last drops of energy on figure skating like a maniac and avoiding several hundred collisions with small school children (er, some of them were teenagers oki) and I am now ready to kick back and enjoy my weekend! But first, time to blab about life.
The way Paul set kiddos straight through his letters. Like, I haven’t really read the letters of Paul like this. What he writes isn’t applicable to everyone who claps eyes on it – it was applicable to the specific groups/churches that he was writing to. Some of these groups/churches got their beliefs corrupted by crooked teachers who entered their communities, and Paul was writing letters jam-packed with the truth in order to set them right-side up again. (Like in Colossians.)

That every pen in my house was a Sharpie pen. THIS IS NOT A PLUG FOR SHARPIE, OKAY?? I JUST REALLY LIKE THEIR PENS. And for whatever reason, they like to run and hide from me. (Maybe I’m a cruel, cold-hearted pen-user? idk.) Either that, or the GARDEN GNOMES* STEAL THEM.
     *before you unfollow my blog, allow me to clarify: i do not own garden gnomes. my weekender neighbors own garden gnomes and i wouldn’t put it past them to get up to some mischief when left unattended.

  • A new book idea that I CANNOT BY ANY MEANS ALLOW MYSELF TO WRITE. Guys…I have a problem. Ideas accidentally plague me in my sleep. My fingers accidently create story playlists on Spotify. My eyes accidentally catch pins that need a new home/board. I HAVE A PROBLEM.
  • This episode of NOVA about memories, which is totally fascinating. Aaaand it also kind of TOTALLY gave me a TON OF INSPO AND IDEAS for a book. (No, not the book mentioned above. Another book. A trilogy, in fact, still in embryo stage. Hahahaha…ha. HA.)
  • Twenty One Pilots. Like…I just discovered their music for the first time this week and I’M FAIRLY SURE I’M IN LOVE. And pretty sure Tear In My Heart was WRITTEN for this book* I’m working on.
  • Trailer music. More specifically this song from the trailer for Eddie the Eagle (which, by the way, looks adorable.)
           *not the book I mentioned before OR the trilogy. a different one. see, you guys? I HAVE A PROBLEM.


Living like, “KK WUT’S THE NEXT THING??” Because I’m fairly sure that is frowned-upon by the healthier and saner people among us – and because I WANT TO ENJOY WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. I want to live by that cute, clich├ęd verse about this moment being “a gift and that’s why it’s called the present.” I LIKE THAT. I WANT THAT. I don’t want to be constantly thinking about the next thing on my task list.

  • A post about FUN TECHNICAL THINGS like the way blog posts look. Don’t worry, it probably won’t be as boring as it sounds. It will be the next installment of my How to be a Better Blogger series which means there will be Downton GIFs so yeah. #PACIFIED
  • This month’s playlist. Which will be totally love-themed, by the way. Because whether you’re single or “taken” on Valentine’s Day, you’re always being embraced by the maker of the universe. And we all need to remember that. Constantly.
  • A REALLY EXCITING collaboration with a fellow blogger that I’m not sure I’m supposed to talk about yet. So just sit tight and shhh look for something on Saturday!

What have you been up to this week? Anything you’ve been meditating on/thinking about over and over and over again lately? Like waffles? Or books that you won’t let yourself write? What is your favorite kind of pen? < this question is in large font because it is important. What do you want to stop doing? What is next week?

love,
abbiee

20 comments

  1. DOWNTON GIFS WOOOOOOOO!!

    My parents got me season 6 for Valentines Day and I 'bout dieeeedddddddd. COME MARATHON WITH ME OKAY? OKAY.

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    1. AAAAAAAAAAAFHSDIOFJDSLMCLSDO OMG CAN I PLEASE. OMG. ♥ *weeps*

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    2. YOU TOTALLY CAN ASDFGHJKLLALKLSNLNKJDLKNDLKNLKDNLN YES
      WE CAN ALSO LIKE JAM UM YES COME TO KENTUCKY PLZ AND THX

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    3. EEEE YES. I shall bring tea and it will be the best thing of ever. The end. ♥

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    4. Can we order Downton tea... They totally sell it on PBS' website. And we shall get a "What is a weekend?" mug to match and we shall party.

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    5. OMG YES TO ALL. YES TO ALL. ^.^

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  2. I GET YOU.

    I'm so braindead at this point just gahhhhhh.

    I can't wait to see your next blog post! I NEED THAT!

    I WANT TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT TOO!!!! I'm always stressing over getting the next thing done. Although I can't even imagine how you feel BECAUSE YOU'RE LIKE THE MOST PRODUCTIVE PERSON EVER GOSH.

    I love these posts:)

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    1. YES. But then weekends usually make me feel like this. xD LIKE A PURPOSELESS 13 YEAR OLD WHO JUST WANTS TO EAT FOOD AND WATCH TV. xD ugh yes living in the present is totally where it's at. ;) AW THANK YOU DEAR. I try really hard to be productive but it just burns me out sometimes, y'know?? your comments make me so happy ♥ ^.^

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  3. yeah, i totally get you. also something really annoying i like tried to comment on your last post, but the electricity decided it was the perfect time to shut off just as i had finished typing it, which was SO ANNOYING. UGHHH. so yeah.
    i love all the pictures you put in this post :) they're so beautiful <3 i know what you mean. i really want to get out there and DO THINGS. like the post i did on my reversed bucket list made me really realize that there's so much i've never done. and, i mean, it's sort of depressing. but not really at the same time....i guess that what God wants for me to do in life will get done, so i don't really need to worry. hummmm.

    WAFFLES??? um yes waffles. saturday morning breakfast waffles are like the BEST thing ever. mmmm. also, i guess i should try to sum up what i was trying to say in the comment i was trying to leave yesterday. umm.. it was probably something like that video was the bomb :) your personality is so fun and you are like a genuinely amazing human being. just saying. ^_^

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    1. AAAAAAAAAH I HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. My dumb laptop has been crashing unexpectedly and without warning and I'm always SO AFRAID when I'm typing a long comment on a blog post like, "WHAT IF ALL IS LOSSSST??" but I guess nothing can be done. aw, thank you dear!! glad you liked the pics. My sister was looking at them when I was proofing this post and she was like, "YOU MAKE OUR HOUSE LOOK LIKE AESTHETIC GOALS." haha. x)

      YES YOUR NEW BLOG POST sounds amazing and I need to read it ASAP. It's so true, though!! We get a lot of things done and we don't even notice them a lot of times. I was recently looking over an older to-do list that had all been checked off, and I was like, "Huh. I did a LOT of things!!" because we forget that so easily, I think. xD

      WAFFLES ARE LIFE. ♥ and the answer to most world problems (like hunger.) "your personality is so fun and you are like a genuinely amazing human being." < DFDHSGKJNCS YOUUU. gah. thank you dearest that means the world to me!! you're incredibly amazingly fabulously awesome yourself ;)

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  4. THIS IS EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TEWENTY lsdkjflds ONE POLITS (twenty one pilots btw) I'M SO HAPPY YOU FOUND AND LIKE THE MALFKDSLKFLSD. tear in my heart though. so much goodness. sharpie pens run away from me too!!!! i don't know what i ever did to them but i clearly need to change. also living like "kk what's the next thing" is my life. but i want to change so much!!!! where i am right now is so good but discontent is just the way i'm wired (in my sin wahh) so SAME ready to change
    ps i made waffles this morning and they were heaven
    pss I LOVE THIS POSTTTTTTTTTT

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    1. YES DUDE TEWENTY lsdkjflds ONE POLITS I LOVE THEMMMM. ♥ You've got me hooked. ^.^ HAHA RUNAWAY PENS. who would be without them?? XD You are such a brilliant, hilarious person i love you *wilts* WAFFLES OMG. gah I wish I was there to eat them with you. THANK YOU MY DEAR.

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  5. I love your weekend posts. :') They are so full of happiness and gloriousness AND LIFE IS GOOD OMG. Ahem. So also those pictures are gorgeous as always. AND I LIKE THE ICE SKATE ONE. I have never ice skated. I mean, hte most I've seen is an over-frosted freezer? So I have problems with things like ice skating. (Yes I could go to an ice skating ring, but I COULD ALSO BUY BOOKS AND YOU KNOW WHERE MY PRIORITIES LIE.)

    Also I so hear you about the story ideas. *breaks down sobbing* I have eight to write. EIGHT. That I've made up in the last 6 weeks. IT's SO UNFAIR AND MY BRAIN IS DYING. And I love them all??? It's not like I'm lukewarm about any of them. So how do I even chooooose. Omg, I hate my brain. BUT I LOVE IT BECAUSE THESE GOLDEN IDEAS. I love how you make spotify lists. XD I just go straight to pinterest and start a board. Once it has a board, it's like a Real Story With Potential. XDXD Ahem.

    Sharpie though. <3 I wish I had all the money in the universe so I could buy all the sharpies. YOUR LOVE IN THEM IS NOT MISPLACED.

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    1. awwwww omg girl THANK YOU SO MUCH. ♥ aCK. I'm so happy you like these posts and eep the photos. AHAH the over-frosted freezer thing *wilts* YES PRIORITIES. xD Skating is fun, but I usually don't have much time for it??because OTHER THINGGGSSS and stuff.

      EIGHT BOOKS?? Oh my word, girl. GET CRACKIN'!! xD your pinterest boards give LIFE. Whenever you mention that you thought of a new book idea I immediately scurry over to your pinterest to gawk. #noshame (And YES, I HEAR YOU -- giving a story a pinterest board (and a playlist ahem) makes it like LEGIT. which is awesome. and overwhelming. and awesome. XD)

      Sharpies are love. YOU ARE AWESOME. Thank you for reading!! ♥

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  6. First, off, yes. Paul. He was one fantastic dude. Second: *Screams." ICE SKATING. YAAAS, GIRL. Also, WHY CAN'T YOU WRITE THIS BOOK? You should write this book. I wanna read this book that I know nothing about. Pleeeeeeeaasssssssseeeeeeeee.
    <3<3<3 You're amazing.

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    1. YES HE WAS AWESOME. ♥ I never cease to drool over his writings ^.^ And GAAAH DUDE YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I WANT TOOOO. Problem is, I have literally ten books to write. LITERALLY TEN. WITH FULL PLOTS AND EVERYTHING. xD it's such a problem omg. THANK YOU MY DEAR. You are amazing too. ;)

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  7. Are those rabbits bookends? I mean, they're already cute, but I'm partial to bookends, so that would make them even better.

    And amen to this line: Because whether you’re single or “taken” on Valentine’s Day, you’re always being embraced by the maker of the universe. It's the truth. He cannot stop loving us, which blows me away every time I think about it. So, preach it! Also, an exciting, secret blogger collaboration? I'm looking forward to it. :)



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    1. Yes, they are bookends!! My mom found them at an antique store bought them for me and I love dem. ♥ EEEP yes! It's so true and so beautiful and it never ceases to amaze me, too. :) I'm sooo excited for the collab! Thank you for reading, Jessica!

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  8. WE FINISHED DOWNTON SEASON 6 LAST NIGHT AND I AM SO HAPPY

    but sad because it's over but happy because REASONNNSSSSS and we found not a single spoiler ever the whole season and it was wonderful. Also I, too, have been feeling bashed over the head with a sharp object masquerading as motivation. I feel ya, girl.

    But happy things happened this weekend as well ~ hopefully there will be a blog post soonish. :)

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    1. WHHAT HOW IS THIS? WAit. Did you buy the whole season?? Or do you guys get it sooner in Canada??! (should've stayed over for it haha) Because we still have two more weeks to go ^.^ ^.^ ^.^ AND EEP i'm excited. "Also I, too, have been feeling bashed over the head with a sharp object masquerading as motivation." < hHAAHhah DUDE you crack me up. xD CAN'T WAIT TO READ ABOUT YOUR HAPPY WEEK!! ♥

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.