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Where will I be?

The laboratory supervisors got our schedule for next year, which includes our weekend rotations of regular holidays and weekends.  It showed me on Christmas PM shift, in 2019.  And that made me stop and think…where will I be in 2019?

I don’t plan to be here in the Chicagoland area.  As much as I love the city, the taxes kill us, and I am ready for a less stressful life filled with downsizing and beaches.  Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is on our radar, but who knows, right?

But let’s talk today…shall we?

Today I realized that even after 24 years of doing my job, I still can kick butt as a bench technician rockin’ out the work like a mad woman.

Today I realized that my little girl, isn’t so little anymore as she asked me, “Mommy, when will I get under arm hair?”  Ack.  #notready

Today despite another sleepless night, I realized I am stronger than I think as I rocked out my 5k/5 minute plank after a crazy day at work.  (see above)


Today I realized that it’s only December 9th, and I’m ahead of the game with package wrapping.  Does anyone else feel like it’s double Christmas when 99.9% of your shopping is done online?  I love opening all the packages, LOL!!!

Today I realized that while wrapping, and shopping on said Amazon Prime, that I had left over Cooper’s Hawk wine that my sister brought over for Thanksgiving!!  What is leftover wine you ask?  I can hardly answer that question, ROFL!!!!


Today I was reminded of how much my Dad loves me.  I received this gift of two handmade ornaments and a hand carved rolling pin. All. The. Tears.  We don’t see each other very often, but the love is so evident.  I even got to talk to him on the phone tonight, thanking him graciously for such a heartfelt gift.

Today I spoiled myself with a beautiful gown that I will wear next weekend when we are in Chicago.  I most certainly will feel like a princess.  Wouldn’t you?


And lastly, today, I was reminded by my husband that although he is gone a lot, he thinks of us all the time and loves us very much.  And that my friends, is a wrap.

How was your day today?  Do you ever wonder where you will be in a few years?


34 thoughts on “Where will I be?”

  1. Seeing a schedule out to 2019 is pretty wild. I haven’t really thought about it that far out. I may be retired by then. I keep saying I’m going to strap on a backpack and start walking/running across the country or the Appalachian Trail or something. I’ve been an insuance underwriter all my life. I’m so grateful for the living it’s provided, but sometimes I’m so bored with it I wonder if “this is all there is to life?” Not the most exciting profession. Lol! I love your blog tonight. You’re doing just fine. ❤️💛💚💜

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  2. Sounds like you did a lot today! That dress is GORGEOUS by the way! I also think it’s hilarious that you’re on the schedule so far in advance, and that you probably won’t have to go in for that shift at all. Moving to the beach sounds like a much better idea!


  3. We talk about that all the time. The Caveman wants out of here as soon as Thing 2 heads off to college. Which is 8 more years and we all know how time flies. Illinois=no bueno. Gorgeous gown! Can’t wait to hear all about your time in the city!


    1. We had thought about waiting until my youngest goes to college, but I just can’t wait that long. We are hoping opportunities send us SOUTH, LOL. Thanks, Marcia! I am sure that the weekend wrap up for next weekend will be AMAZING. ❤


  4. We’re in Southern NJ and although the weather has been absolutely beautiful for December, I’m with you on moving to somewhere warm & sunny all year! But in the meantime, have a wonderful time in the city with your gorgeous dress Michelle!! XOXO Linda~


  5. That gown is amazing. Simply stunning!
    I think my first year in Chicago mad me realize in a very real way that I couldn’t begin to know where I would be in 1, 2, 3 years from now/then. I just felt like my life was in such a state of flux. My post grad plans didn’t work out; I couldn’t “find” myself. I knew I didn’t want to be a server in x years time, but I certainly wasn’t sure where I would be anymore. Now, as we look to our future, I can only know where I will be as far into the future as Alex knows where he will be. Because that is the one thing that I DO know: I will be with him. I don’t know if I’ll have my blog, if I’ll have children (I hope I do), I don’t know if I’ll be able to run. But I will be with him.

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  6. It is so great to remind ourselves of all of these little gorgeous moments. I’m really good at shopping early, but always fall behind on wrapping and end up in a mad rush so good for you! Your gifts from your dad are stunning – he’s amazingly talented!

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  7. Love this post.
    Gosh, 2019??? My daughter will be in 1st grade and my son in Kinder!!! I can’t even….
    I loved your last sentence. My husband is gone a lot too but he does so many little things to remind us how much he loves and misses us ❤
    I hope you're having a great weekend!!

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  8. LOL at your little girl asking about getting underarm hair. If only she knew that once it does show up, it’s a pain to keep removing! I adore those homemade rolling pins and that dress is just STUNNING. Please post pictures of yourself in it!

    And yes – with ALL family and friends, I always try to remember that even though they may not always be there with us, they love us very much, and we love them!

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