Thursday, August 4, 2016

What's New With You Link Up | Currently

Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen

I'm going to write today's link up post using the currently format, because that's about as creative as I can get this morning. Currently I'm...

Reading: Liane Moriarty's newest novel, Truly Madly Guilty. I just started it, but I've loved all of her novels so I'm sure it'll be a good one! I also just finished First Comes Love by Emily Giffin and while I enjoyed it I felt like the ending was abrupt. I'm really enjoying having free time to read again!
Watching: Thomas and I have watched all the current episodes of The Night Of on HBO and are eagerly awaiting the release of the rest of them! Have you seen it, if so what are your thoughts?
Eating: Last night we enjoyed another delicious meal at my favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot. One of T's clients graciously gifted us a Groupon as a thank you gift and we wanted to redeem it before moving away. Other than that we are so over eating out all of the damn time and can't wait to get settled into our apartment and to start making home cooked meals again!
Enjoying: Spending these last few days with our Grand Rapids family. While we're both going to miss the city of Grand Rapids, we're really going to miss our friends here and the people we see on a daily basis. 
Missing: Duke! We miss him so much and I can't wait to squeeze him tomorrow!!! Twelve days without our bugs is way too many. My MIL has been sending us photos, which make us smile and pout at the same time.
Annoyed By: The throbbing pain in my lower lip thanks to three coldsores/fever blisters :( Does anyone else suffer from these and have any tips? I have a topical prescription, but it doesn't help unless I apply it as soon as I feel one developing. I'm also annoyed that I spent 45 minutes on the phone with AT&T setting up our TV and Internet for the apartment. 
Wishing: That our move goes smoothly and that we get settled quickly. These past 2 weeks in limbo have been tough! 
Planning: Everything that comes along with a move (finding a place to live, getting everything set up for the move, and figuring out where everything will go). I'm also starting to plan out the school year and get materials ready.

Does anyone have tips on how to make a move go as smoothly as possible? Or great apartment organization tips? I'd love to hear them!

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  1. i totally agree about first comes love and the ending! i felt like it was just getting somewhere good and then it ended. that makes me cranky. if there was an epilogue, i could have handled it but i don't think there was. i haven't read liane moriarty's new book yet but i just bought it so i'm hoping to get to it this weekend.
    i hope moving goes well!! the last time i moved was 3 years ago and it was pretty awful lol. we moved out of an apartment into my MILs house for a week and then into our house.. way too much moving. It's scarred me for like 5 years. I'm sure there are plenty of tips online though. good luck!

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    1. Yes! If there was an epilogue or if she said she was planning to make a sequel (like Something Borrowed) then it wouldn't have felt so unfinished. Moving is awful and we're going to have to do it again in 11 months. Wahhh!

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  2. my husband has those and he uses Abreva + Blistex Lip Medex all day. He said the key to avoid pain (or at least minimize it) is to make sure that it never dries.

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    1. Thanks for the tips! I really need to get better at keeping them hydrated all day.

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  3. Hi,totally random (i.e. I swear I'm not some internet creeper!) but I stumbled upon your blog when googling info about Grand Rapids. I live in the metro Detroit area but love to visit GR and stay downtown. What an awesome city! I'm super excited to check out some of your recommendations on our next visit! I get cold sides and they make me crazy! My doctor gave me a script for valtrex. I take one dose when I get the first inkling that I'm getting one and a second dose the same day, that's it per outbreak. It works well for me. Hope it helps!

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    1. Hi Sara :) Yes, Grand Rapids is an amazing city and even though I don't live there anymore I still have a lot of posts coming up. I think I might ask about that script at my next doctors appointment. Do you take it everyday or only when you feel one coming on?

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  4. Moving and settling in is always so stressful. I do hope it all goes smoothly.
    xx

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    1. Thank you! It is getting there, slowly!

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