Oh you guysssssss…
Thank you SO much for your warm welcome [back]. I wanted to respond to each one of your comments individually, but figured that, ultimately, all of my responses of:
“You’re too sweet!”
… would get a bit redundant, so I managed to contain myself and just do my own little private happy dance every time a new comment would pop up [I wish I were joking]. Just please, please know that I’m extremely grateful for all of your kind words and support.
I was actually so nervous after hitting publish yesterday, that I literally slammed my laptop shut and refused to open it again for the majority of the night. Can we talk about overreacting much? And while we’re at it, can we talk about another one of my bad habits that likes to rear its ugly little head whenever I get stressed/nervous?
That’s right – I’m a nail picker.
I’ve never been much of a nail biter, but anything on my nails is in serious danger of vanishing whenever I start getting nervous. Hey man, we all have our thing; some people pace – I pick. That or I start to twirl my hair around my fingers – another reason I could never have shorter hair.
In any case, I wasn’t about to leave my nails in such a sorry state, so I spent some time repairing the damage…
… before finally venturing back to my computer, which thankfully still worked despite my abuse…
It feels really great to be blogging again, but I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things, so please bear with me while I try to get all organized and figured-out over the next little while. There are so many things that I have to update you guys on, that I don’t even know where to begin… but considering that tomorrow is WIAW, I’m thinking that I’ll start with a diet update, because that’s one area that’s undergone some serious changes since my last WIAW almost a year ago, and I’m excited to share!
So thank you guys again, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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Do you have any nervous habits?
Do you enjoy wearing nail polish? If so, what’s on your nails right now?
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
Ugh, I pop my knuckles all the time…but even MORE when I’m nervous…and if they won’t pop, I just fidget. But seriously girl, I have no idea what you were so nervous about!
LOVE painting my nails…it’s so stress-relieving! For some reason, they haven’t been growing lately so I’ve taken a break from polish, but my latest favorite: OPI’s Mer-maid for Each Other! I like fun colors! 🙂
Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
I love painting my nails! Though I usually just do my toes as nail polish on my fingernails never seems to last as long. 😉
I’ve never seen that kombucha flavor before! It sounds delicious. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for it.
And I’ve actually never been one to bite my nails or pick my polish but my sister has a horrible habit of it. When we were growing up, I would constantly find colorful nail polish chippings all over the house. haha.
The OPI color that you chose is gorgeous, by the way! My OPI obsession is out of control. <3
Super intrigued by that Kombucha flavor! I always pick my nail polish by the name. OPI’s Peru-B-Ruby right now but I’m due for a manicure.
Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
Gah, I hate my nails. I mean, I love them when they look good but they break so easily. And then they do break, then I can’t stand just seeing them be broken and I don’t carry a file with me so….. sigh, I usually pick on mine too. Sigh. I don’t really bite though, thankfully I taught myself to stop that habit once my mom scared me about the bugs and stuff that you can get in your body from doing that. Eek.
Yay! I already let you know in my last comment on your “old” blog but I’m happy and excited to see you back! … and I may or may not have checked back on your old blog regularly during the last year hoping for a new post (woops, do I seem weird, now???).
Also, I’m fiddling around with my nails – not necessarily biting them, just examing and trying to clean them etc. -, too, when I’m nervous/bored/… Nails seem to be the main stress/nervosity reliever for us girls, right?!
I’m looking forward to your next posts!
I was so excited when you commented on my blog, I loved your blog when I was a reader back in those days! SO happy you’ve returned and am also really excited that you are Canadian as well!
When I’m nervous I pick at the sides of my nails, its an awful habit that I hope to stop. Yikes.
Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover!
Ahh I do the same thing! There was a period of time when I was so bad that I literally changed my nail polish color every day because I would pick it off before the day was over.
I’m so excited that you’re back on the blogging scene – I love your photos and writing, and can’t wait to see more 🙂
i think i have the same habit. But kombucha helps! hehe. I need to find that flavor. jealous.
Awwh still made me smile to see you in my Google reader again 🙂 LOVE the color of your nails and O.P.I is definitely one of the best nail polish brands. I’m the same with my nails, I rarely bite them (unless I’m REALLY nervous) but I have to re-do my polish every other day from picking! So addictive! Looking forward to hearing more about your diet changes, it’s funny how as time goes by our diets and likes and dislikes change and we found out more about ourselves with what works for us as a person 🙂
Oh I am so with you on picking off my nailpolish. I never bite my nails, they’re in good shape, but when the polish goes on…it usually comes off a few hours later.
Soo happy to see you back, seriously! Looking forward to more 🙂 Mwah!
Irina @ Chocolatea Time
I have that horrible habit too! It’s almost a lose-lose situation….if my nails aren’t done I start biting them but if they’re done and painted I start peeling the polish! No-chip manis have become my best friend though 🙂
I totally pick at chipped polish too haha! One of my worst nervous habits is picking at my split ends– I’ve really been trying to stop though, it’s slowly turning my hair into a rat’s nest 😛
Can’t wait for your WIAW!!!
Welcome back!!!! I literally squealed when I saw your update! I use to bite my nails, but I got gel nails on, so I can’t bite them anymore 🙂
Nicole @ 'Just Live It'
You know, I went years without doing my nails (only did my toenails) but these days, I’m ADDICTED to finger-nail polish! And every time I see a pretty new color, I have to buy it! It’s like my guilty pleasure. 🙂
Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body
I definitely have nervous habits, one of which is swinging my leg (when it’s crossed). I pick nailpolish off my nails, but I even do that when I am not nervous..it’s almost as satisfying as when I used to pick dried white glue off my skin (when I was a kid after crafts)! I am looking forward to your WIAW tomorrow! 🙂
Cait @ Beyond Bananas
I am a huge nail polish picker. I don’t know why I even bother doing my nails sometimes – because within the next 48 hours.. they are a hot mess. I pick when I am nervous.. anxious.. bored. I splurged and had a gel set put on for my wedding. Fortunately.. they lasted for the wedding. But.. but the time we got back from our honeymoon, I only had 3 nails left. Oy.
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
I love the new color on your nails! Care to share the name of the shade? 😉 I used to calm my nerves by biting my nails, however somehow, someway, I grew out of it. It *may* have been the report I read during college about the germs living underneath—you know, in that space that collects grime? Ewwww. ;-p Now, I tend to bite my lip, clench my jaw, or shift my weight from right foot to left foot.
Right now, I have a bright almost-neon orange shellac on my nails. It’s nearly blinding, but so fun. 🙂 I discovered gel manicures this past spring and now have a hard time going without. :-/
Can’t wait to read your WIAW post tomorrow! xoxo <3
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Ack I forgot to mention the shade! It’s OPI’s Melon of Troy 🙂 And I’ve actually been holding off on trying a gel manicure for the first time because I’m scared that I’ll like it so much and not be able to go without it as well!
Psyyyched for your WIAW!
I sucked my thumb till an embarrasing age/sometimes still do, as a nervous habit. I rarely paint my nails though- I’m a righty, & painting my right hand is too dang hard.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Hehe I have a hard time painting my right hand as well. It’s gotten better with practice, but it still usually ends up looking a lot worse than my left hand.
I’m so glad you decided to hit the”post” button yesterday! You truly were missed!
I too am a nail “picker” – when nerves set in I immediately begin picking at my nail polish!
I love Opi nail polish – and that color is great for this time of year! Right now I’m wearing Essie Mademoiselle.
Happy your back! 🙂 aim