Monday, July 16, 2012

the weekend {lots of feelings and emotions}

It is Monday yet again.

Today is my "get life organized" day.

I make my meal plan for the week, get laundry done, try and get my blogging done for the week and clean the house hotel. It is my day to get all my ducks in a row. I also try and plan out what I want to do with the shop for the week and plan out any errands I need to run for myself or Scott.

This weekend was a roller coaster of emotions for me. On Friday I posted my first VLOG. Oh.My.Word. I was beyond flabbergasted by the responses I got. I was so afraid to post, so to hear so many kind words made my day. {I will for sure be replying to everyone who left a sweet comment!} I think I will be doing a vlog every Friday! 

Friday night Scott and I went into Pensacola for a romantic birthday dinner. My man turned the big 2-9. We enjoyed some amazing seafood, drinks and quality time together. I really enjoy the nights we go out to dinner and really let it be an experience. I hate when we go to a restaurant, rush through dinner and then pay our bill. If we are going to spend the money we should really make sure it is an enjoyable experience.  

This is the outfit I wore to dinner. I called it my peter pan meets hippie chic look. Also a pop of neon with all the neutral was so fun. This top was a total score from TJMaxx. It was $17 and will totally be a staple piece come fall. This clutch was on clearance at Target for $9. Run out and get yourself one, you can thank me later!

headband: charlotte russe // earrings & ring: forever21 // top: tjmaxx // tank: jcrew outlet // shorts: H&M // clutch: Target // wedges: old navy

Saturday morning was when the roller coaster of emotions kicked in. I realized come tomorrow {Sunday} it will have been a month since we left CA. Life seems so weird right now.

I miss my friends, I miss my fur baby Khloe, I miss our house, I miss the comfort of our old life.

This isn't a post to say that I am miserable, I am not.

I am adjusting.

I am adjusting to being homeless for a few months. I am adjusting to Scott's new job and his schedule. {For now he is in school so it is pretty easy, but things at his next command keep changing so I am preparing for a possible deployment much earlier than July 2013}. I am adjusting to living in a small town. I am adjusting to what feels like a whole new life.

The military is funny like that. It is almost like you get a redo every few years. When you move you kind of have to figure out who you are in this new place. I was a different person in Ventura compared to who I was in San Diego.

Right now life just seems a bit weird.

Florida won't be our permanent home, yet we won't be back in Virginia for a few more months. Life is kind of in limbo. That seems to be the story of my life these days. Maybe God is trying to tell me something. Something I am clearly not hearing.

What do you do when you know God is trying to tell you something yet you can't figure it out?



Anna B. said...

You pray, pray, pray... When you're seeking Him, God will always reveal Himself to you in His perfect timing. I'll be praying for you too! :)

Ernestine Edna said...

I wish I had some magic for you...I know what making adjustments is like...and at least I'm living in the same place, with the same job. (do I get a handicap because I'm old???) but my hubby's got a new life changing job - cop and his schedule is all over the place right now...I'm praying, a lot...I'm working on a blog post about my praying lessons...
I'm practicing my praying on your behalf... :)

Emerald Dawn said...

Hey I just stumbled upon your blog. You are darling!I have an ever progressing relationship with my higher power but you know God is always quiet when you are being tested, just like a teacher in class. I usually make a gratitude list when I'm feeling troubled or adjusting. An easy one to do is start with A and go to Z saying one thing you are grateful for with each letter. I pray outloud on my knees every night too and for some reason it seems to make a difference. My boyfriend of 6 six years is at OCS in Newport right now. He graduates the 24th and I'm going out there with his parents and sister. I think I can name one thing you can be grateful for! ;) I wish I could be with my boyfriend as much as you get to see your hubby! be grateful for that! atleast you get to be where he is and not wondering for how much longer will you be apart, etc. I will keep you in my prayers now too! you are strong.

Mickime said...

Hi, just find your blog and read your todays post and I really can understand you! It is not that easy figuring out what is God going to tell you, but it is always the same hint - waite and pray!
There is just one thing you can be absolutely sure of, you will know the answer when you have to! God won´t let you miss it!
!!! :-)

Kimberlee said...

haha love the name of this outfit - it is very hippie Peter Pan :)

Nicholl Vincent said...

love that top!

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have a good day!

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

Pray more, be still and use this time to draw closer to Him! Imagine how Abraham felt when he was told by God to leave everything he knew and "go to the place that i will show you!"( i think it was Abraham) God didn't even tell him where he was going to go. Only that it was the place i will show you. Wanna chuckle looks like we will be relocating, AGAIN, now that we have been here for seven years and we are 'comfortable!' We are in a limbo of sorts as well, seeking God's guidance big time, we don't want to make the wrong decision, we want this to be God's choice for us. I know sometimes i would really like a burning bush or something, i'm sure you would to!! Would sure make things a TON easier!
Well, let's buckle up and hang on and see where this ride takes us together!!!! ~Keep looking up~ Rella
p.s. totally cute outfit!!

Alisa Marie said...

Love your blog! What do you use to add the text to you pictures, so stinking cute! I'm now your newest follower :)

ValerieCaughell Williams said...

I love your answer, You Will know the answer when you have to! God will NOT let you MISS IT!

Jane Squared said...

The ultra-feminine collar on that top looks amazing! I love it!

Desiree Taimanglo Ventura said...

I love the calm honesty in all your entries, Jenelle. I know what you mean about living the military life of constant transition. One thing I see about you is that you're beautiful in every transient phase. :P I like boho chic peter pan too!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You look amazing! That outfit is adorable on you and you have the cutest legs! Go you skinny mini!!

I can't believe it's been a whole month!I think that God only gives us what we can handle ad you are an amazing woman who can do pretty much anything. I know it's hard but one day you'll look back on these adventures fondly :)

Happy belated bday to the husband! I turn 29 in two weeks...eek!

Thanks for linking up with us ♥

MissRockwell said...

Prayer is the answer and in due time everything will be revealed to you. I hope things are going better for you now. BTW-that shirt is gorgeous!

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