What a Month!

Ahhhhh you guys! Not even sure where to start this time!

I’m definitely excited for winter break, because I need a break!!! Life is going really well, but it’s still tough adjusting to the busy lifestyle.

Midterms week was last week, and it sucked. I was completely frantic, plus I had a week that seemed like it was bad luck at every turn. It really was. It’s all turning around now, but it was quite the week!

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my friends! Every Sunday night when Autumn, Alex, and Timur go to bed, Sophia, Megan, and I go have a girls night. We go to Fox and Hound, drink, play games (pool, darts, jenga, ping pong, shuffleboard), make friends, walk over to the hookah bar and smoke some hookah and then take Uber home. And it’s honestly a blast! Plus every Friday night is Alex and my date night too. We go to dinner have some wine, and see a movie/go to a park/etc etc etc. So basically life is good!

On Sunday night we did just that. The next day we woke up and brought Autumn to a pumpkin patch, had a sushi picnic lunch, brought Autumn to the park, and then went to see a movie. I love my friends!

Next week is Halloween y’all! Woohoo!! Our Halloween party is Friday and we’re all very excited. I bought a costume this year! Guess what size it was in? XL! Yup, that’s right, I said XL!!!!! Holy crap!

We’ve already gone to one haunted house and we plan to do our next one soon! Did I mention that I love October?!

Sidenote: I hate doing this guys, but I’m not always going to be able to make picture collages to post on my blog. I have this blog linked to my Facebook, and my Facebook is on public so y’all can see pics to your hearts content on there! I’ll keep putting up quotes though!

Love and FUN to all!

Dimand Girl

P.S. I’m really sorry that this post had virtually no structure to it- it was just kind of all over the place. I barely even have time to update so I just wanted to do a brief one so y’all know I’m alive and still love you guys!

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you.”- Walt Whitman

“Surround yourself with people who get it.”- Unknown


Tis’ the Season for Haunted Houses and Updates!

Hey you guys!! I am so so so so sorry it’s been almost three weeks! I know I warned y’all that it will take longer to update during the school year, but three weeks is really pushing it. I’ve gotten some upset emails saying things like “all bloggers quit, wish you weren’t like the rest” (yes, that was a direct quote). I promise you guys I’m not quitting! It may sometimes take me longer but I’ll still always be here. On top of that, remember y’all can always reach me through Facebook, email, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. I do my best at getting back to you guys as soon as possible.

LOTS of updates today so here goes:

-Not a lot of weight-loss related updates. Still stuck at 237. I’ve barely been trying to lose weight lately though. Haven’t been watching what I eat consistently. I haven’t been eating crap either, but I could truly be a lot better.

-School has been great! It’s tough being busy all the time (I don’t really have much ‘me-time’ anymore), but I’ve really gotten into the swing of things and now I’m used to my routine. I’ve also made a couple awesome¬†friends at school one of whom regularly reads my blog (Hi Nida!)!

-Autumn and I have been spending lots of friend time lately too! Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday she spends the whole day (10 am until 5 pm) with friends from our building. And Tuesdays and Thursdays she spends the day with friends at pre-school. Good set up!

-Happy belated Rosh Hashanah to all of my Jewish friends! We celebrated with family and friends and the day was just awesome! It happened to fall on Sophia’s birthday so we celebrated both on the same day and gave her cake and presents after dinner. Every day (especially Holidays) I’m reminded of just how lucky I am and how incredible my support system is!

-Did I mention how since surgery I’m the worlds biggest lightweight? Like seriously guys, it’s embarrassing! We’ve had a couple drinking nights with friends, and after literally 1-2 shots, I’m completely wasted. Like falling over, cracking up like a hyena, wasted. My friends think it’s so funny, but I’m honestly a bit ashamed!

-A week ago we all decided to do a festival in our town (Mel, Soph, Timur, Alex, Autumn and I). We listened to music, played volleyball, played football, took Autumn on a bounce house, and walked around downtown Arlington Heights (even had dinner at one of my favorite bar/restaurants Peggy Kinane’s and sat outside). After the festival and dinner we drove to a giant bonfire in Schaumburg. We roasted weenie’s and marshmallows, drank amazing hot chocolate by the fire, visited all of these old houses, and took a hay-ride. The day was freakin’ incredible and reminded me how amazing my new-found stamina is.

-We are having a pretty big Halloween party this year! We do one every year, but last year was only 15-20 people. This year we’re looking at closer to 30! I’m nervous but super excited too! We will deck out the place in Halloween stuff (obviously!). We’ll be ordering pizza’s for dinner and playing a bunch of games (bobbing for apples, the mummy-wrap, we even got a pumpkin pinata (again)). Alex and I bought a little trophy for whoever wins best costume too! I’m not telling y’all what I’m going to be (it’s a surprise so you’ll all have to wait for the photos), but I will tell y’all that I bought my costume in a size XL and it fits well. Holy crap! After Autumn goes to bed there may or may not be adult beverages provided. O:)

-Tis’ the season of haunted houses! Our first haunted house of the season is happening tomorrow! My dad and Helen are watching Autumn while Mel, Greg, Soph, Timur, Alex and I go to Evil Intentions. Woohoo!

-We decided to take a vacation soon. We were thinking maybe Disney World with Autumn, but we’re not sure. Any suggestions guys?

-And now for my biggest and favorite update! September 22nd was Alex and my seven year anniversary! SEVEN YEARS! I literally cannot thank God enough for putting this man in my life. Nothing- nothing– would be the same without him. He is my everything. I would never be the woman that I am today without him, and I will spend the rest of my life returning the favor by his side. We celebrated in the best way! Autumn was at pre-school and Timur was at work. Alex took the day off so we could be together. We woke up and went out for coffee. As a gift Alex took me to the Verizon store and let me pick a new iPhone! I got the iPhone 6 with 128 GB and I love my new phone! Then we ate lunch out together and went to see a movie (The Scorch Trials- awesome book and movie). After the movie we stopped at home to see Autumn and Timur and hung out for about an hour. Then we went to dinner at Seasons 52 (um…. YUM), and after dinner we had a one-hour couples massage! It was honestly one of the greatest days/nights ever!

I’ve honestly just been living up life! We’ve been seeing movies, had some drinking nights, I’ve been doing lots of sushi dates with my friends, late night park visits with the ladies, festivals, bonfires, you name it! Life is good, and Autumn is great (pun intended)!

Love you guys lots! Hope you’re all enjoying life! Make sure to message me to keep me updated on all of your lives!

Dimand Girl

P.S. I got a snap chat now so for any of you that have one, add me! dimandgirl28

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy.”- Dr. Henry Link

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^^Autumn’s Bestie Boo’s!! She’s with one or more of these kids every single day of the week!^^

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^^Autumn’s been to two birthday parties in two weeks!^^

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^^Friend time!^^

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^^School days!^^

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^^Happy Rosh Hashanah!!^^

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^^We all need some drinking nights!^^

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^^Bonfire and festival day!^^

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^^7 year anniversary!! I love this man!^^