For What It's Worth

Monday, October 7, 2019

My Monday Musings...



We might be skipping fall here in WA and going straight to winter. We’ve had a few nights down in the 30’s so far and cold, rainy, blustery days. But then we’ll get a day of sunshine so that helps keep me out of a winter funk.
Transitioning from FL to WA weather hasn’t been easy but I want to put a positive spin on it and mention a few things that I DO like about it.

~ Down comforters – I love being bundled up in a comforter and I have like 4 of them (that I could never use because…FL) but I already have my lightweight one from IKEA out! 
~ Comfort food – I’ve been making all the comfort food! Chicken and dumplings, soups, pumpkin scones. 
~Kitty cuddles – Figment takes after his mommy and goes into meltdown mode when it’s cold so he has been snuggled as far into me as he can get most nights. I’m not complaining. (Fonzi is a traitor and LOVES the cold weather!) 
~ Sweaters/boots – Again, I own all these things but haven’t been able to wear them other than a few mornings in FL. Even though we got down in the 30’s several times every winter – it warms back up by the afternoon. I LOVE warm sweaters and all that so that’s been fun.

We didn’t get the house we bid on (that I mentioned in last Monday’s post) It’s super competitive out here and we got outbid by $5000 🙁 
But we made an offer on another place that we looked at a few times and it was accepted! The house inspection is Friday so I’ll feel more confident once that goes through. If it does, we should be moved in before Thanksgiving.

Reading:

oh reading…I’ve had almost no urge to read. 
Is me:

via GIPHY

I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert and it was cute but not in an unputdownable way. I loved that it was SO tropey but had completely underrepresented characters so it made the story totally fresh. Chloe has fibromyalgia and it is very much a part of her story and every day functioning, while not being a story *about* her chronic illness. She’s a sexual, fully formed (awesome) character. And the hero is the victim of a prior abusive relationship and so sweet.

I just thought it was a little slow going and everyone had an over the top quirky personality.

All three of my library holds came in on the same day so we’ll see if my mood changes, otherwise I’ll just return them all and get to them another time. #readerproblems 
So, other than the house news – a super boring update lol 
What’s going on in your little world? What should I be reading, watching, listening to?

26 comments:

  1. The weather's insanely crazy everywhere! Northern Michigan can't decide what it wants to do either. Stay warm!

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    1. I brought out the comforter because we were dipping down into the 30's at night - so of course it goes up the next week lol

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  2. The 30’s? The 30’s??!!! What a shock to a Floridian’s system. LOL But in reality I really am jealous. I love cold weather and all that comes with it: the sweaters and boots, cozy blankets, warm comfort food. I want it all! :)

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    1. It is Tanya!!! It's more the lack of sun than the lower temps but I'm adapting surprisingly fast.

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  3. I am not ready for 30s, but it would be nice to have the a/c off, you know? We have a cold front moving in, so hopefully the open-window day will come. Sweater weather and pumpkin stuff is the best! Good luck with the house. I am crossing my fingers and toes for you.

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    1. The 30's only lasted for a few nights so it was WA's way of easing me in lol

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  4. Congrats on the house. I hope everything goes smoothly.

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    1. The lender says they're super behind on mortgages so it might take a week or two longer to process but hopeful we would still be in before Thanksgiving if all goes well with the inspection.

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  5. I am glad you are getting acclimated. It was such a huge adjustment for me moving from PHX to Portland. I did grow up in Idaho so I know a lot about winter. The winters are much milder here. I love the crisp cold days, and the leaves are really starting to change. I will keep my fingers crossed for you to get the house. I haven’t been reading much either between having my dad here and my new job I am so behind.

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    1. I'm originally from RI and lived in upstate NY before FL so I have been in bad winters and thankfully it won't be like that here! It snowed in JUNE my last year in NY!

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  6. I really hope you can get into your new home soon and get settled in! It'll feel great to be settled and have the house the way you want it.

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    1. Yeah. I've felt kind of adrift since getting here. Most of my stuff still isn't unpacked (which will be helpful if we move!). Having a place of my own again will make me feel settled.

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  7. Yeah to all of the autumnal/winter comforts you mention ... those and hottie botties and hot chocolate WITH marshmallows.

    I do so like when 'disabled' characters are portrayed as fully rounded individuals and with fibromyalgia much in the press at present this sounds like a very current read.

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    1. Although the book wasn't my favorite - the author really got the at part right and integrated it naturally into the story. It was very well done.

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  8. Sorry about getting outbid on the house :( I've been in the same house since I've been an adult and as much as I'd love to sell, the thought terrifies me. Good thoughts on the inspections. I'll have my fingers crossed all goes well.

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    1. I was in my last one for over 20 years and never thought I'd have to do this AGAIN lol

      Both selling and buying are stressful for different reasons but buying is worse for me.

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  9. eeeek house, good luck!

    The only time I do not have a comforter is in July ;)

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  10. Ooh good luck with the house!!! That's awesome! And I hear ya- I LOVE fall comfort food haha. It's been in the 40's here at night but I don't think we've had 30's yet, but we will soon I'm sure! Halloween lately has been COLD.

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    1. When I used to live in Western NY, we always got our first snow on Halloween. We shouldn't get that here but we've already had frost the past few mornings.

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  11. Sorry you missed out on the first house but I'm glad you found another you liked and had your offer accepted! Fingers crossed the inspection goes well and you can move into your new home!

    I had to google what 30f was in c and was shocked at how cold it's got for you already! We're currently 50-60f (between 10 and 15c) and that's cold enough for now! We wont get to your temps until Nov/Dec probably... although it's super wet and windy so who knows what's to come this year!

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    1. From what people say around here- that's cold for this early. I hope that's not an omen for how cold the winter will be lol

      I was disappointed about the first house we had an offer on but also relieved. So I'll take that as a sign that it wasn't the right place.

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  12. First Karen's Adventures in Public Restrooms - then Karen's Adventures in Winter LOL.

    And yes, Fonzi is a traitor! 😂

    We rarely get rigid winters here - especially these latest years (because right, climate change is totally NOT a thing 🙄). Anyway, if it gets colder, it's never for long. Right now, we're having the kind of temps we should have had in late spring...when we were freezing.

    Crossing my fingers for your inspection tomorrow!

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  13. I think we're skipping fall here too, we had like 5 days of nice 70 degrees, and this weekend is like 50 degrees with a low of 30. Bleh.

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  14. We had snowmaggedon this weekend so I think Winter definitely passed go and collected a few inches of snow!

    Good luck on your house hunt! It's frustrating when the market is a seller's market.

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  15. Congratulations on buying the house Karen! I hope the inspection goes well and they don't find any issues. I'm such a winter person, I'm with Fig on this one. Our summers here are so brutally hot and dry and I love being able to snuggle under a big puffy quilt with my little floofy dog. I seen on Instagram that he was in bed with Fonzi and holy shit, for a little kitty who was totally against moving, he seems to be really enjoying himself now.

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