>>> I had a wonderful Christmas with Sam’s family. I blogged my Christmas recap last week, if you want to catch up. The holiday season already seems really far in the past already.
>>> In full disclosure, I worked on-call on New Year’s Eve, so I spent most of the day frustrated that I couldn’t celebrate and in a panic for a large portion of it. But by 11 pm things had managed to settle down and I was able to relish a new and exciting year.
>>> Whilst “Making a Murderer” definitely isn’t a happy show, I was hooked. Sam and I managed to smash our way through the series over Christmas. I won’t post any spoilers here, but there were several times that we had to stop watching the series while I dissolved into full-blown sobs.
>>> I can now run for 20 minutes without stopping. This obviously doesn’t seem like very much but at the beginning of December, I could do about 1 minute before wanting to kill myself. I still don’t find running fun or enjoyable in the slightest but I like being outside and I know that I need to exercise more.
>>> I’ve been supremely stressed lately and Sam has been my rock. I know that my stress can also make him stressed but he’s been so supportive that I wanted to give him a shout out of appreciation!
>>> It is the year of our wedding! As we approach our engagement anniversary, I get super excited thinking that we are finally in a real countdown zone. The other night I got my first message from one of my bridesmaids saying that she’d booked her flight. I’m going to totally throw this out in the interwebs for everyone to know: Sam has done way more wedding planning than I have. We’ve split all the decision making, and I’ve done all the designing so far, but he’s the one that’s done all the booking and the admin work. What a keeper. (I probably won’t get bored of talking about the “w” word for the next 6 months.)
>>> You know the wizard cloaks otherwise known as “slankets” or “snuggies”? Well Sam got me one for Christmas. I am currently sat wrapped up in it on the sofa writing this post. I love it. No shame. Yes it’s a blanket with arms but it keeps you more warm than a blanket and provides much more coverage than wearing a robe backwards. I may look like a mad spinster, but if Sam doesn’t love me for who I am then it’s the slanket way or the highway.
>>> Great news: I saw a dog today! (name the film). I really did spend time with a dog today. She is a friend’s dog, a tiny chihuahua called Stella and she is excellent – small, licky and magnificent. I only got to hang out with her for a little while but it made my heart glow. I. Want. A. Puppy.
>>> I let Sam talk me into seeing “Star Wars” even though I had 0 desire to actually go and see it. It was not that bad in the end. It was far, far better than the first 3 that came out in noughties, and it has Adam Driver (who I will now always refer to as “Girls Vader”).
>>> We managed to grab Barclay’s £10 tickets to see “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at the Donmar Warehouse last week. It was good fun to get to see Dominic West on stage in action. Plus the play holds a special place in my heart, because its the first one that we did when I was at drama school for my MA.
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