Friday, February 27, 2015

A Tennessee Friday Five

In case some of you don't know, I've been in Spring Hill, TN for the month of February. 
I needed a break from life in KY for awhile. I needed to get away by myself and reset and recharge. So, I found a house on Airbnb, and made my getaway.
I've had an amazing month here. It was just what I needed. I still can't believe how fast time flew by!

For my 5 things today, I'm going to share what I'll miss here, what I won't miss, and what I look forward to back in KY.


5 Things I'll Miss
1. Going to the gym everyday
  I'm not a member of a gym back home because the only one in my town is way expensive and totally not worth it. I'm going to miss my gym!
2. The church I found in Franklin. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
3. Having no responsibilities (I could get used to that!!)
4. Living 5 minutes from Target
5. Peace and quiet

5 Things I Will Not Miss

1. Ladybugs and roaches (in the house)
 My roommates might think I'm crazy because I scream everytime I see one. I can't help it.  
2. Dirty floors
I had to vacuum my floor when I got here, it was filthy.
3. Doors that don't lock
 I have a private entrance and the lock on the door doesn't work!! Every night I put my mirror in front of it, obviously not to keep someone out, but so I'd be sure to hear them coming in. If you look closely, you can see I'm holding the big knife my stepson let me bring with me. Better safe than sorry.
4. Sucky Wifi. Seriously, it's so bad.
5. Stepping in cat urine 

Ok, so I just realized everything I won't miss about TN only has to do with the house I'm staying in! I really have sweet roommates, I can say that.  It's just an old farm house.

5 Things I'm Looking Forward To 

1. Seeing my sweet nephew again
 I just can't handle his adorableness!! Look at that tummy! I can't wait to smother him with kisses.
2. Seeing my whole family again
3. Feeling productive
4. Hugging my boys (my stepsons)

...and last, but most important:
5. Fighting for my marriage 
 Fighting all the distractions, the doubts, the troubles and problems that try to get in the way, and not losing myself or my dreams in the process.  
 And now a quote from Sarah Connor, in Terminator II: Judgement Day
"The unknown future rolls towards us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope..." 

Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!!

Linking up with April, Darci, Christina and Natasha.

katie



 

18 comments:

  1. Glad you had a nice month in TN!!! I agree marriage is hard and there are definitely as many downs as ups but it is worth it:) Hope things are OK!!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. You're absolutely right about that!

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  2. That is a big knife! I liked all of the Terminator movies and loved the TV show "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"

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  3. ahh - this made me teary eyed... I was wondering how the marriage conference went. Glad you're working on your marriage... gotta fight hard sometimes to make things work. Hope you got what you needed out of your trip away - the awesome body was a bonus though :)

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  4. Wow that is so sweet. Sucky wifi is the worst!!! I agree with you on that one. Best of luck in your next chapter!

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  5. I think you were (and are) so brave to recognize that you needed that time to get away, and to actually go out and do it. You rock, my friend!

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    1. I totally agree with this! Marriage is really tough! And so is life! Sometimes we all need a break, easier said than done and you did it! I would miss that gym too. Looks so awesome! And fairly empty!

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    2. That's exactly right, Jess.
      This gym is awesome. There's a couple hours in the morning that it's almost empty, I love it!!

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  6. Katie, I'm so glad you enjoyed your break in TN; there's nothing like getting back home, though, right? I hope things go well when you return and I admire your recognition that taking some time away might make a world of difference. Thanks so much for sharing your experience; hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. This month away is exactly what I needed. Thanks Tara, you have a good one too!

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  7. Glad to hear you're feeling optimistic about the what's ahead of you. It's so great that you were able to take this time away and reconnect with yourself. Wishing you all the best on your return to KY!

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  8. Thanks for linking up with us. What a sweet post. Good luck to you on your return to KY!!

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  9. what a lovely month - i really hope it was everything you needed, and your return to KY is fabulous :)
    that door doesnt lock?! terrifying!

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  10. So glad you had a wonderful time in TN, hope you can work everything out when you get back!

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  11. Glad you had a wonderful time..I would do the exact same thing everytime I would see roaches and door with no lock...I am not even sure how I would manage to get sleep...it's really nice to get away sometimes...I am glad you do it :)

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