No, I’m not getting married (maybe when I start playing FFXIV!), but I am excited for some upcoming events happening in the near future!
This weekend I’ll be going out of town to Long Beach, CA to take care of my nephew while my sister and brother-in-law attend a wedding! I’m hoping I will get to do some stuff outside of the hotel with the baby on this short trip, like walk around the boardwalk or go to the aquarium! He’s 8 months old, he’s pretty sturdy and hopefully will be easy to take care of. If I do get some fun time, I’ll try to post some pictures here for the blog.
Christmas is also coming up! I’m done with almost all my gift shopping, aside from my parents (who are very hard to shop for since they don’t really need any material items), and a White Elephant gift for a family Christmas party we will be having. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve purchased so far, and I think I’ve gotten pretty good deals on everything as well! I still need to buy some gift boxes and wrap everything, which I’m not that good at. I’m not good at physical crafty things like sewing, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, etc.
I’m hoping once I get some free time (next week is still filled with appointments, gym classes, and operation nights) I will be able to decorate a gingerbread house or bake some gingerbread cookies. I’ve never done either, but I think it would be fun to get into the holiday spirit. Christmas is so much more fun as a child because of all the festive things you do, so I’d like to recreate that. I’ve even been listening to non-stop Christmas music on the radio and on Pandora!
Speaking of appointments, I have to get three fillings at the dentist. I haven’t had to get fillings in years, so I must be getting worse at taking care of my teeth! I really like my dentist’s office though. Last time I went in, they gave me a heated neck wrap and a paraffin hand wax. It was great! I actually started going to this office because I won a free whitening kit from them. They are also much easier to schedule an appointment with (same-day availability sometimes) and see me quickly, instead of waiting a half hour in the lobby.
After Christmas I will be going out of town to visit a friend! I really enjoy traveling, and this year has been fantastic. I think I’ve been able to travel and/or go on vacation almost every month this year. I thought that last year I did a lot of traveling, but I’ve done just as much this year also. I’ve gone to San Francisco, Tucson, Charleston, Boston, Mexico, and have even had a stay-cation here in Las Vegas! Next year I will start out by going to San Antonio for PAX South in January, and my family also has some plans to go to Hawaii in June, I think.
Another exciting thing that is happening in my life is that I’m planning to buy a new home! I’ve previously owned a condo, but now I think I’m ready to have more space. Although I don’t bother decorating my SWTOR stronghold or even my work cubicle, I am really looking forward to decorating a house! My realtor has sent me a few properties so far, but I’m waiting for a new neighborhood that is getting built in an ideal area to list prices first. I’d like to see if I like and can afford one of those.
Finally, the last update that I would like to share is that I will be going back to school in January! I’m not seeking another degree, but I will be taking classes for web and graphic design. I used to be much better at actually coding and designing things myself on previous blogs I’ve had, but WordPress makes it very easy to not have to do or know anything. I would like to work on the website a little more and know what I’m doing. Obviously, I can teach myself these things at home, but I prefer the classes so I can earn a certificate and have that on my resume also.
In addition to the new SWTOR expansion, I’m happy that there are many things to do and look forward in my life!