It’s been dreary in St. Paul.
I tell you this because as of Monday, we had not seen the sun for roughly five days. This is unusual where I live. True, when it’s cloudy it’s warmer, but there has been zero sunlight for days. Days, I tell you. I’m half expecting to look at the St. Paul skyline and see the Space Needle. That’s how cloudy it’s been.
When you have zero sunlight and you depend on natural light for all blog-related photos, it pretty much sucks. There’s only so much brightness one can add to a photo before you throw your hands up and say, “Okay, Nature. I give!” I’m planning on sharing the next batch of my December Daily pages as soon as the sun comes out. I swear. But until then, here are some things I’m excited about.
I’m excited about getting in my car on Thursday morning, driving to Madison, getting my girl moved out of her dorm and then hanging out for a girls’ night there before driving back on Friday. Yes, there will be a flood of Aidan/Cathy holiday cheer on my Instagram feed. You have been warned.
I’m excited about taking better care of myself (and yes, you can join me in this by signing up for my class in January.) I’m excited because I know how to do this and when I am very consciously taking action, I feel immense satisfaction in the knowledge that I’m doing what is actually needed.
I’m excited about being the first guest story teller in Ali Edwards Story Kit™ subscriber-only classroom. Ali invited me to be one of two guest story tellers with the first theme being firsts. It’s amazing to me how quickly my layouts came together when I removed all pretense of them having anything to do with my products or my classes. Dare I say it was liberating? Yes. I dare say. My contributions will show up on January 1.
I’m excited about my upcoming neighborhood New Year’s Even Karaoke party, because singing into a microphone is fun and you can never get tired of Journey songs. That’s actually a fact.
I’m excited about having my whole family back under one roof.
I’m excited about going to the Outback Steak House on Christmas Eve, a Zielske family tradition. We’ve been going out for a steak dinner on Christmas Eve since our early years, before we even had the children. It’s evolved into our family tradition, with other siblings of Dan’s joining us with their families at various points over the years. Good day, mate! Bring on the Little Boomey Merlot. And no, I do not count the calories in a Bloomin’ Onion on Christmas Eve.
What are you excited about right now? Tell me. It’ll help me pass the time until the giant ball of fire in the sky returns.