Grown-up things

Hey friends! How are you? Happy Friday to all. I’m blaming my blogging absence this past week  totally on grown-up things. I know that since I’m 27  I’m technically (obviously) an adult…but seriously sometimes I am not a fan. Bills, expenses, responsibilities… sometimes adulthood is just plain overwhelming, right?  Often I wonder why I can’t just be 6 years old again and play with my Barbie’s…
5-year old me. Clearly Barbie obsessed…

Well as much as I would like to rewind the clocks and play Barbie’s, that clearly won’t  be happening anytime soon. However, the good news is that not all grown-up things are bad.  In fact the things I’m speaking of from last week (although one of them was quite time-consuming), were actually pretty fun!

First up,  I bought a car!
If you’ve ever bought a car before or even just shopped for one, I’m fairly certain you know the painstaking amount of time it takes to research, test-drive, analyze, price-check, and do all the necessary comparisons before you make a decision. Well, after a solid month of test-drives and research across the states of New England, I followed my  instinct and bought this little lady.  I am so pleased with my decision. It’s most importantly a safe choice, but it also has all wheel drive for horrible Maine winters, a sunroof, and the necessary heated seats (hello toasty buns). A huge thanks to my boss and my parents for putting up with my indecisive shenanigans, and for helping me with this big, time-consuming decision!

Second on the grown-up list: I celebrated another anniversary (from abroad):
Brandon and I marked another anniversary last week, which is unreal to me. This coming June, we’ll have known each other for 10 years (AKA we are getting old!).  It was a special day but of course I was sad at the same time because really, who wants to spend their anniversary apart? However, he sent these beautiful flowers and a lovely note, so I felt like we were together in spirit.

Third on the list: A weekend getaway with my girls
When you combine 3 best friends, a wonderful family, & countless bottles of bubbly, you’re sure to have a memorable weekend. A Cape Cod getaway full of too much wine, delicious food, shopping, and visiting was just what I needed with my girls. Thanks again Laura and Peter!

Fourth on the list: Meeting my friend Karen’s adorable new baby, Georgetta Rose.
Is it just me, or do you feel super grown-up when friends your age start having babies?  I know I do, but it’s so exciting, too. It’s that domino effect in our 20’s…marriage and babies are such a common occurrence! Anyway, little Georgetta  was such a cutie, and I just loved meeting her.  I miss you already, Karen!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

What are your most and least favorite things about adulthood?
The least favorite of mine would have to be paying bills…yuck!
The most favorite of mine would have to be  excitement about the future. Oh, and having the option to drink bubbly Winking smile

How was your last car-shopping experience?

11 thoughts on “Grown-up things

  1. G’day Meredith! Enjoy your post today, true!
    Despite almost 50, I STILL feel like 5 years old with my world childlike view!
    Most fave thing about adulthood? I can do more things that I had to “wait til you get older” to do! lol
    Least fave? Not enough adults remember the carefree ways of childhood and take time out to enjoy as life is too short to be bogged down with negativity and one can cope or overcome anything that comes one’s way; am living proof! :) Cheers! Joanne

  2. Congratulations on the new ride! When I first heard of heated seats, I rolled my eyes at the sillyness, but then I experienced them for myself and my life was changed. That might be the BEST feature of any car, ha ha. I hate the whole having to work part of adulthood, but I love the freedom to do whatever I want. And you need $$ for that freedom, so I guess it cancels out? But I’m with you…. I want to go back to childhood at least once a week :)

  3. I didn’t have a car until I was 19, and my dad and I (ok my dad did A LOT OF THE WORK) researched a long time and definitely chose a car based mainly on safety!! SO I bought a 2007 Toyota Camry, and I have never regretted my decision!! I LOVE MY CAR! Yours is AWESOME!

  4. YAY for new cars! I am in that overwhelming decision process and I swear I’ll never make it through! I love that a sunroof and heated seats are high up on your list- they are two MUST HAVES for me!! :)

  5. Nice wheels! Congrats! I sold my car “Stella” before we moved to Brisbane. She was my purse on wheels, and it was a very sad day. ;)
    Sorry you and Brandon had to spend your anniversary apart. Not fun! You are doing so well though. Is he back for the holidays?

  6. OMG Congrats on buying a car! That car is a beauty! And yes, it’s a huge hassle to get a new car (new anything, really, with all the choices out there) so you did good! CONGRATULATIONS! It’s a super safe choice! YAY!
    And congratulations on your 10 years….. That’s AMAZING. I can’t wait til I get to that point with my boyfriend.
    And yes, growing up and being an adult is super annoying and I hate it. Can we all just dip out on adulthood? No? Ugh.
    Have a WONDERFUL thanksgiving girly!

  7. CONGRATS on the new car! Have you named her yet?! :) And also another congrats on another year with a great guy!The flowers look beautiful and I think it is so thoughtful when men take the time to write handwritten notes. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, pretty lady.

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