Sunday, March 16, 2008

Life is...

Life has been pretty quiet lately, which is good. There's every little day stuff that happens but rarely do I get down to post about it. I find little things everyday that I wish I could post but by the time I have the time, it's like puff, it's gone.

I'm happy that spring is around the corner. The winter was tough, especially commuting an hour to work, which seemed like 75% of February was a two hour commute...but at least I have a job. I don't think I was mentally prepared for this winter. Between Chris and I, we had about 5 great falls. Luckily, no broken bones. We had countless attempts to make it up our drive with no luck. One time his car went down the drive in park and went parallel to the sidewalk and a good neighbor helped pull Chris out. To top it all off, Chris flipped the Jeep on Christmas eve and thank goodness he was okay. So needless to say, I'm ready to say goodbye to the winter and hello to Spring.

We have a couple of things cooking for this spring and summer. We might go up to Mackinaw Island and stay at the Grand Hotel opening weekend and then we are planning a trip out east to and on the fourth of July we are going to be in DC watching the fireworks so I'm looking forward to that. We're planning the trip around the mandatory graduation party for Chris's cousin who is graduating from high school. The kid is amazing...he was on Jeopardy when he was in 5th grade, already has a full ride to anywhere he would like, and he applied to Princeton, John Hopkins, and Yale. He's never experienced what a B is...which makes me think why on earth would he like to be clumped into all the best out of the best? He's going to be devastated if he's not number one. Two years ago when we stayed at their house, I found a goal sheet that the kid made. He was 15 and he discussed how he wants inner peace and to enjoy the true nature that surrounds him. When I was 15, I have no idea what I was thinking, wait, I was thinking about the wonder this kid is a genius. What 15 year old thinks about this. To even have a global perspective at a young age is amazing. Chris has an interesting extended family unit. The majority of them do very well in life. His cousin who lives in DC worked for the navy on the subs then entered civilian life and now he is running his own company. His wife is an engineer at NASA. These are just a few examples. My family is different and to tell you the truth, I wouldn't have it any other way though. Plus another thing about his family is that they all live in great places. He has an aunt in Alaska, a cousin in DC, another cousin in Delaware, etc. so we have places to stay out east and west.

Weight wise, I've been messing up the last three weeks. I totally had an awesome groove going in but just when I hit my stride, I lost my mojo. I need to get back to journaling and all that good stuff. I got comfortable. Honestly, sometimes it is difficult to lose weight when you find yourself okay. I like my body the way it is. I know losing 30 pounds is essential but to tell you the truth, it is hard to get into the mindset when you think you look good. Unfortunately, one of my best skills that I have is positively reframing things and this can sometimes be a barrier to weightloss, I swear. If I found myself miserable to look at, I might have more fire under my bum but I'm okay with myself. Though, this is not helping in the area of losing weight to eventually have a kid. I don't want to way this much when we go try to produce some offspring so maybe I need to focus on that. Now that's an idea!