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,

New_moon

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?