looking forward

I feel like my life has been in chaos for the past few months. Since February, I have: quit my job, traveled to Oregon, traveled to Colorado, traveled to South Carolina, taken a month-long trip to France (more recaps coming, I promise!), moved in with my lovely boyfriend, got the flu and other illnesses that had me down for
the count for a solid 6 weeks, traveled to Arizona, traveled back to South Carolina, went to San Diego, saw the Avett Brothers in concert!, did a 150-mile bike ride, had tons of friends visit, turned 30!, got a job, and attended 3 weddings.

I haven't really looked at it all spread out like that, but, phew, that's a lot. Just reading the list makes me a little tired.

Tired, but happy. And fulfilled. I've had an amazing few months (minus the plague!) and have gotten to do so many wonderful things. And, I can comfortably say that I'm also ready for some down time, some nesting, some getting settled and focusing on things I need to do.

Here are just a few of the things I'm looking forward to in the coming months:

  • a puppy!! Yes, you read that right: a puppy! If all goes as planned, we will have a puppy(!) in the house by tomorrow. Crazy! And awesome! {Yeah, sorry for all the !, but can you talk about a puppy without getting excited?}
  • my etsy shop! You can see it here: crafty fanny's etsy shop, but don't get too excited, there's nothing listed just quite yet...but soon, very soon...
  • cooking! On my short list: homemade pie crust and then pie, homemade pizza crust, pulled pork, and tons of soups
  • and finally, holiday movies. I'll tell the truth, the holiday movie I'm most looking forward to is, of course,


For the record, I'm totally Team Edward.

How about you? Any fun things you're looking forward to for the coming holiday season and 2010?