Thursday, February 11, 2016

Currently / Lately + Stuff & Things

My first Currently post! I've seen these all over blogland and I've always meant to do one, but I kept forgetting, and also, didn't think my life was terribly exciting enough to do one. But I finally got it together and hopefully it entertains someone other than my cats.


Linking up with Christy! I also thought this totally qualified for Stuff & Things with Kristin and Joey. This is more of a lately than a currently, but it works, right?

Stuff, Things, etc.

Feeling loved. My birthday is the 12th, but because of the time difference, I get all my love and birthday wishes from Australia today, and America tomorrow. I don't know which day to celebrate, so I decided to celebrate all month.


^ I'm not actually going to do this. Bring on 30, I don't care.

Wanting the weekend to hurry up. I am not always like omg hurry up weekend, but this week has been a bit of a mess at work and with sleep, so I am looking forward to not working for 2 days.

Listening to The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, have no strong feelings about it yet. Also, listening to the Pride & Prejudice 2005 soundtrack - it's what I listen to all day at work, not only because of the whole P&P thing but because music tends to distract me. I dance and singalong when I should be working, but I hate silence, so this fits the bill perfectly. It is all instrumental, and I love all of the songs.


Working on organising my photos. It was one of my winter goals, and I've been chipping away at it bit by bit, 10 minutes at a time.

Reading see above, but also The Forgotten Room & Shotgun Lovesongs. Fun fact... Tuesday night, Millie puked on my copy of Shotgun Lovesongs so um... currently not reading that.


^ the last photo of Shotgun Lovesongs before the puke incident of 2016. Chelsea was not the culprit in case you don't know which of my cats is which.

Wishing people would stop making cracks about babies and clocks ticking and age and what are you waiting for, how 'bout leave me alone? You know? The other day at work this girl said 'better hurry up!' and I said 'why?' and she had no answer. BOOM EXACTLY leave my uterus alone please. I've never made it a secret that I want kids, but there is no rush (unless there is and my body is slowly decaying and losing its baby making abilities) and I don't mind talking about it with friends, but random people or 'acquaintances' just need to stop.

Watching Dark Matter. KC and I just started this a couple of weeks ago. It is good, with a few flaws (one of the actors is pretty horrid) but we are enjoying it. It is very similar / copy catty to Firefly / Serenity (but obviously not as awesome).


Eating all the food. Seriously, all of it. I think I will do some sort of sugar elimination or cut back or diet or something starting next week..... or March. Not whole 30 because I really love beans and legumes, mmkay?

Drinking water and tea. Currently a cup of tea. I am going so awesome with my no soda, though I have wanted one a few times, but for no other reason than I wanted something different. I stayed strong. High five.


Excited for my birthday! Because I am still a child.

Burning calories? I have been killing it with my workouts (well, maybe maiming it, lets not get crazy), today is 19 days in a row, woo woo. It's a good thing too, seeing as how I am eating all the food.


About to yell at the guy in the office across from me if he doesn't stop whistling.

and that's really about it. How 'bout you?

61 comments:

  1. Happy early birthday, beautiful!!!! So fun you get two days with the wonderful family wishes from Australia! CHeers to you for not stressing or caring about 30, too many people do and it's just a number. I'm with you on kids, have my idea of when and that works for me.

    Look at you rocking the workouts. I spy a BODYPUMPish set up, woohoo! Hope you have a fabulous day before and DAY of your birthday!

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  2. I love drinking tea recently too! I just made a switch this week to see if my body could handle no coffee caffeine and it went well! Plus the tea was delicious! We both talked about the 5th Wave today...I have a feeling you'll be done with it before me. I'm kind of in the middle about it (and i'm 50% through)--it's fine, but nothing that's making me feel like I HAVE TO KEEP GOING!
    Good for you for standing up to the person at work who told you you'd better hurry up. People need to mind their own business!!
    Happy early birthday!!!

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  3. Happy early Birthday!!! I'm with you on the whole celebrate for multiple days thing... but you at least have a legitimate excuse to do so. Way to go on 19 days in a row of working out!

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  4. Happy early birthday!! I'm not sure yet if I'm interested in reading The 5th Wave but the movie trailer looked interesting!! Too bad about your copy of Shotgun Lovesongs :( Any fun birthday weekend plans?! Your tea mug is too cute!!

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  5. Happy Australia Birthday!!!! Tomorrow I will tell you happy American Birthday! Today is my nephew's 11th birthday...so clearly he is among awesome birthday people this week! So what are you thinking about the Forgotten Room now??? I got a few more chapters in and I am most interested in what is going on with Kate so far and can start seeing things pairing together over the three years that it is going between. Silly puking kitties! I need to read Shotgun Lovesongs still. Look at you and I both going no soda strong!!! Its a miracle! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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  6. Happy birthday!! You get to celebrate twice as much!! And I love tea too. I drink mostly herbal teas. So you have any favourites?

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  7. I love your response to the child question! I get that all the time already even though we aren't even married yet. Since we're looking at houses everyone's talking about what room the nursery is going to be, and I just say that we're not even planning on having kids. So annoying that people just assume you'll start popping them out ASAP...no thank you!

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  8. Happy early (unless your in Aussie land) birthday!!!! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating! Trust me, 30 isn't that bad! :) And I need that Tink mug in my life! SO cute! Girl, I cannot believe you are on day 19 at the gym! You are crazy but I wish I was as dedicated as you! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Happy happy birthday weekend! All month celebrating and getting excited for your birthday is the jam. You go girl.

    Great job on the workouts!

    Well, I guess Millie did not like Shotgun Lovesongs. LOLOL

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  10. yay i love these posts! i am so ashamed bc you know i share the same obsession over pride and prejudice (or P&P as I like to call it) and i will now be listening to the soundtrack while at work. great idea! ugh people just need to stop asking about having kids. i'm going to start thinking of some fun snarky responses haha. happy early birthday love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Happy Australian birthday! Welcome to 29! It's not too long til I wave goodbye to it myself, but overall I'd give it a positive review. I've given up fizzy drinks too, and I don't even like tea or coffee so it's literally just water for me. Or cordial, but who really likes that??

    I'm horrified by the comment your co-worker made. It's never okay to comment on someone's reproductive status! When are people going to learn that!! And no, you don't need to hurry up. Goodness.

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  12. Happy BIRTHDAY!! today (and tomorrow!) !! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. You have been KILLING it with the workouts lately. Every time I see a snap I silently applaud you. I HAVE to get back at it. Remind me about this when I complain about weight gain, k? :P

    YOUR BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW?! Happy birthdayyyyy! I hope you have the absolute BEST day ever.

    I'm with you on the kids thing. I was asked yesterday when we're going to have kids. The way she worded it wasn't as obtrusive as some have been, so I didn't mind as much, but I definitely didn't mind telling her that they weren't planned any time soon for us. Haha.

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  14. I love it when I come across people that know and understand the awesomeness of Firefly/Serenity. Go you! I also love that Disney mug!
    Happy Birthday to you (tomorrow)! I'm wishing for the weekend, too, this week! Ugh!

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  15. Happy Australian Birthday and can't wait for your American Birthday! Love this fun little list and the way you inject your humor and sarcasm into everything. Sorry that people can't leave your reproductive organs alone!! Also, we are photo organizing twins! I got caught up on personal photos the last couple of years, right now I'm working on blog photos. Oy.

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  16. Yell at the guy, it's your Australian birthday! Congrats on 19 gym days, you're amazing! Two more and it's a habit, but looks like you already have that one figured out! :)

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  17. Happy early bday!! You share a birthday with Adam and my brother. Haha and my uncle and great aunt. The 12th is a popular day! Hope you have the best day!!

    Totally feel you on the kids thing - just shut up, people.

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  18. Happy early birthday! I hope your uterus gets left along because BOOM it should be. Also, work people shouldnt want you to get preggo because then it will be more work when you are out! Logic.

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  19. Ohhhh - birthday fun coming up for you!!
    Sorry - I had to laugh a little at the cat throwing up on your book - just because this is something that sounds like would happen in my world.
    I swear, its the weather - I just want to eat eat eat & eat some more.

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  20. Happy Australian Birthday! ;) I've been working away at organizing my pictures, too - it is SUCH a process, but will feel so good to have it all done!

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  21. I love these posts! Happy Current or Early Birthday! Yay! I am so sorry about your cat puking on your book - fun fact - my cat threw up ALL OVER my brand new down comforter two nights ago. I had to get up with no contacts in, suss out the damage and clean the mess at 2 am. Not my best night. #crazycatladyproblems I really dont get the whole people pushing babies on other people when it is not their business AT ALL thing. My Mother had my little Sister when she was 43 and that was like 20 years ago. There is so much information, technology and medicines now you can probably have your babies at 50 if you want. Haha! Jk but you should be fine for a while. You do it when you are ready and just ignore people that try to push you into doing things on their timetables. Weirdos.

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  22. The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack is one of my all time favorites! It is the perfect thing to fill the silence when you don't want the silence but also don't want to listen to words. I've been having a cup of tea pretty much every night before bed and it is the perfect thing to help me relax and settle in.

    I love these kinds of posts! Glad you did one! I've been off the last two days because of my last two basketball games. Thank goodness it's over today!

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  23. Um, the P&P soundtrack was my jam for studying in college and still is my go-to music when I really need to sit and focus. You also should check out music from Downton Abbey - very similar feel, I love it! Girl, you've been killing it with your workouts!

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  24. I want to smack your co-worker. Seriously. Someone's reproductive choices are not up for debate and discussion and comment and opinion.

    Of all the books to throw up on, the cat picked THAT ONE??? No, cat. NO.

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  25. I love reading Currently posts and I think your life is interesting :) Haha. SO cool you have 2 birthdays kinda.. haha and the whole month long celebration is the way to go. Ahhh I bet that can be so frustrating about the kids questions. Like people.. just stop okay? Haha also way to go on the consistent workouts! That's awesome!

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  26. Happy almost birthday! I hope you have an awesome couple of days celebrating it :) I really enjoy the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack, the music in that movie is too good. Congrats on hitting the gym all the time, you're really inspiring me to do the same!

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  27. Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

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  28. Aw, happy almost birthday! That is fun that you get double days of birthday love. Good job on maiming those workouts, lol. That's awesome though for real. And GOOD LORD is your cat beautiful. Also, the uterus comments are so annoying. Whenever I told people that my next goal was to move out of state (prior to moving to CA), people were always like "don't you want kids???". Yes, I do... these are not related topics.

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  29. 19 days in a row, that's awesome!! And happy Australia birthday :)

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  30. HAAAAAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Celebrating all month is totally my style. And since your birthday is on Friday, it really will be an all weekend long celebration! :)

    I love that you listen to the P&P soundtrack at work! It's such a good one. :)

    Also the baby comments... We totally get that all the time. I had a couple of people actually do a "baby dance" (like a rain dance) over me several years ago. Since they were friends, I actually found it hilarious. I remember clutching my mid section and saying "LEAVE MY UTERUS ALONE!" Ha!

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  31. I've been eating all the food lately too, it's been no joke! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVE gurlie! How awesome that you get birthday love for 2 full days, and I'm all for celebrating birthday months <3
    Green Fashionista

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  32. I love that you basically get to celebrate your birthday for 2 days because of the time difference... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ugh... don't even get me started on the baby conversation. I don't understand why people think this is okay. You never know why someone hasn't had children yet or why they may NEVER have children - and it doesn't affect you and it isn't any of your business anyway so BUTT OUT.

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  33. Look at you killing it at the gym! And I totally agree about the baby talk. I get super annoyed when people ask that question like it's their business.

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  34. Never too old to be excited about your birthday. Enjoy all of your two-day (or month-long) celebrations!! Way to go on your workout streak and no-soda streak—I'm so proud of you!
    I think there's something in the water, because this week has been hard on me too. I'm super looking forward to Saturday where, except for a quick a.m. conference call with my Bad Yogi crew, I have n-o-t-h-i-n-g planned and I might just get away with relaxing ALL DAY LONG. Wow.
    I'm glad you stumped your coworker. I have two responses to people who think women should just be baby factories: 1) I have a reproductive disorder, so STFU, and 2) "Why?" Because there is always a point at which they realize they don't have a valid point.
    Anyway, I love currently posts, so thanks for sharing. Happy early birthday, love! xoxox <3

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  35. Hahaha 'maiming' your workouts cracked me up. Also 19 days in a row?! Holy crap, three days in a row is a lot for me!! You totally deserve to eat all the things!
    You should be excited for your birthday forever! Happy birthday in Australia!!! :)

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  36. Happy early birthday!!!! You can be excited. It's your birthday!!! And yes, your uterus is yours. Though I funnily bug my sister every time I text her because she told me she was trying.

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  37. Love it! Happy Birthday!!!! And also - we occasionally get the baby question too, but we CONSTANTLY get the "When are you guys going to get married" question. The silliest thing is, we've only been together for a year and 4 months, and people ask us like we've been together for 10 years and OMG WHY AREN'T YOU MARRIED YET?!?! So frustrating. My sister literally messaged my boyfriend before Christmas to give him the dates of when she'd be home, so she could be there when he popped the question. Um, I wasn't even in your wedding or in the state when you got engaged, so please, let's just step the fffffff back now. lol

    PEOPLE. GEESH.


    OKay but yea, have an awesome birthday today and tomorrow!!!! I feel like you literally do get to celebrate the entire month. Its only fair.

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  38. Yes on the baby thing! My friend is pregnant with her second, and every time I hang out with her, I get bugged about having babies. Umm no, I'll do it when I want, see how you're poor? I'm not cause I don't have to pay for babies.

    I just watched through the first season of Dark Matter too, and have the same feelings, it's good, but it's not amazing.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  39. When my ex and I were still together I would always get asked "WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE BABIES!?" and it annoyed me sooo much. I hate how people feel that it's okay to tell someone HURRY UP... like, chill and sit the F down. lol it's my body, if I want to have kids now or in 5 years that's my decision! Anyways, I hope you have a fantastic and super fun birthday!!

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  40. you are KILLING it with your workouts!! i love it so much!!!

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  41. Oh, lord! I feel your pain about the clocks and babies and such. I didn't get married until I was 29, so from the time I graduated college until I got engaged, everyone was asking me when I was going to get married - telling me that I didn't want too long 'cause I'd wind up an old maid. I swear, I hadn't been married a month when the "When are you going to have a baby?" began. Busybodies with narrow minds... Hang in there!

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  42. Happy almost birthday!
    I tried to get into Dark Matter, didn't love it but then Netflix suggested Firefly and I'm so addicted! I have about 2 episodes left and I refuse to watch them because then it will be over for good and I don't think I'm emotionally ready for that!

    xx, Caitlin
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    1. yeah i think we are enjoying dark matter but nowhere near as much as firefly. have you seen serenity? at least you have that after the tv show, if you haven't! i still don't understand why they got rid of it :(

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  43. Happy happy birthday! I hope you have fun celebrating! I am into tea lately too! What's your favorite kind?

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  44. Happy, happy Birthday!! Enjoy celebrating! xx

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  45. Happy Birthday! Hope you're enjoying it!!

    And yes, you are totally killing it with your workouts! I've been doing pretty good at getting back into my strength/cardio and yoga too so keep it up!

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  46. You are definitely killing it with your workouts. You are making me miss body pump. I think it is the one and only form of exercise I've ever enjoyed. Your "wishing" paragraph...I despise, detest, loathe the questions about when/why/are you going to have children. That is a topic to discuss when the person with the vagina wants to bring it up; not the other way around, and definitely not a topic for strangers/peripheral acquaintances to think it is appropriate to approach.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

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  47. LOL annoying office mates are the WORST. Poor shotgun love songs. and poor cats. Why do they puke so much anyhow? We have yet to watch firefly.. because.. when you know something is awesome but also got cancelled after 1 season... it's hard to start. (if you're us I guess). Our pianist at our wedding played the P&P soundtrack songs. It's my fave! That meme is quite literally what my mother does/says every year. LOLLOLOLOLOL your clock = your business. KC and I are very intentionally baby (for ourselves) neutral around everyone at all times.... we don't really need anyone commenting on that stuff! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  48. Girl at the office talking about your baby making should be working, ugh and yuck.

    Also whistling is so annoying, probably because I can't do it.

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  49. Thanks for linking up! You know...I expected people to start asking us about babies and instead, I either get people who straight up ask if I'm pregnant (umm do I LOOK pregnant?) or in a more upsetting scenario...I recently had a family member say that we didn't need to have kids because there were enough in the family. I think they meant it as a joke, but it still really hurt me.

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  50. Your poor book! Love the mug! I am doing really well on my eating but not my exercising. Feel the struggle with ya girl! Happy Birthday!

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  51. Happy Birthday to you . . . Happy Birthday to you . . . Happy Birthday Dear Kristen . . . Happy Birthday to you! Woot!

    Highest of fives to you for working out consistently - that is no joke. Does it feel like a habit yet - you're almost to 21 days?!?!! I love these currently posts - tell me all the things is how I feel about it. And cute cat pictures make everything better!

    Cheers to the freaking weekend!

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  52. Happy birthday!
    And I am totally with you on people nudging for kids — WTH is up with that? How is that anything appropriate to bug people about. Mind your biz, SVP :-)
    I hope you are having a great birthday!

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  53. Thank goodness the weekend is almost here! Sometimes when work is a disaster, that's the only thing that can keep you going, right? Oh my goodness, the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack is so beautiful! I used to listen to it when I was studying in school because I really can't listen to music with words and read at the same time. Hope you're having a blast celebrating your birthday!

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  54. Happy birthday! I read that it's the 12th, and I was like, "Oh, I literally just mentioned this in one of the emails I sent her today. Oh wait, TODAY is the 12th. Good timing!" Haha.

    I always feel like my life isn't interesting enough for "currently" or "life lately" posts either, but then I'm like, "Eh, it's just as interesting as the average person's life. If I like reading this shit on other blogs, maybe someone will like reading it on mine." Haha.

    You're amazing with your workouts! Seriously. I've been slacking a lot lately (though, to be fair, I've been too sick to really work out very much without exploding into a coughing fit). As soon as I get better, I'm going to (hopefully) get right back into it!

    Have you ever listened to The Vitamin String Quartet? If you like instrumental music for background noise at work, that might be something to try. If you're not familiar with them, they do covers of popular songs (and not so popular songs ... I mean, they've done a bunch of stuff I like that isn't what you'd normally hear on the radio). The songs are really beautiful, and we actually used them for all of our wedding ceremony music.

    Most people have stopped asking me about the baby stuff, but I think that's because most people know I'm still very much on the fence about it so bugging me constantly isn't going to make me want to have one. If anything, it will make me really NOT want to have one. I'm more worried about what it will be like if/when I ever get pregnant. If someone tries to touch my stomach, I will freak out. Just ... No. No no no.

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  55. Happy birthday! I hope you're having an awesome weekend!! I don't know why anyone feels the need to make comments on anyone's uterus situation. I hate to say, but it never stops. I have two boys and I'm 37 so not at all in the market for another baby, but people are CONSTANTLY asking me when I'm going to try for a girl. I'm not! I'm happy with these little dudes and I'm done, so don't worry about me. People are annoying.

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  56. Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is fabulous <3 Sorry to hear about your book, your cat is awfully cute :)

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

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  57. Cat puke, ugh! And baby making... Everybody LOVES to talk about it! I'm practically on bump watch for bloggers at all times, but I don't actually SAY anything. Well sometimes I do... ;-)

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  58. Well happy belated birthday! One perk of having loved ones on the opposite side of the globe I imagine!!!

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  59. Happy (severely) Belated Birthday!!! I'm in both the "always excited for my birthday" and "Bring on 30" camps, too. I hope you had a great day! Chelsea's face in that photo... XD If your cats had a blog, I'd read it. It would have to be photo-heavy though cuz they are too adorbz not to be seen.

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  60. I read an article (I wished I would have saved it) about why people need to stop asking others when they are going to have babies. It's so invasive! Remington is sitting on my lap and she is loving the picture of the kitty! :)

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