Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The past month I've learned about some big things people around me have been dealing with. Tonight my heart hurts.

But my heart is full of joy for all the wonderful people and happenings in my own life.

What a strange mix of emotions.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I am incredibly happy right now.

Running through my problems was just what I needed and Thursday was my best run yet. It was my first in over a week due to moving around, it was at a higher elevation, and I surpassed my best time yet. I still am far from my goal, but I’m getting there. Running with other people is far superior to running solo.

I am starting up Yoga again too, now that I’m working out I’m finding all these different ways to stretch my sore muscles. I am convinced there must be a yoga pose designed to stretch every muscle in the body. One of my very good friends is a yogi. As soon as I am able to spend the money I want to attend some classes with her. She has an entire bog dedicated to her yoga journey.

She may not know it, but she is such a big inspiration to me.

She has been there for me through all my ups and downs the last few years. I hope she knows how amazing and special she is. I know I don’t tell her as often as I think it.

A little bit of heaven on earth…

I’ve had a great week plus.

Last weekend we made the trip back home for our good friend’s wedding. I’ve known him for 15 years now (yikes) and my husband was the best man in his wedding. He was the guy that introduced my husband & I to each other. It was nice to be a part of his special day. That weekend included very little sleep, swimming in the river while it was pouring rain, hot tubs, camp fires, air soft pistols, and some jello shots. Oh there was lots more, good people, good food, good music…

Upon returning home I received an AMAZING package courtesy of Blackberry (Research in Motion):


Blackberry was running a promotion and asked their twitter followers what their #BoldMove was for the summer. I shared that I am working on joining the National Guard this summer and they responded by telling me they wanted to send me this amazing package. Mr. B kept telling me it was too good to be true, but it was indeed true!

Thursday marked 10 YEARS since I married Mr. B. Part of the package I received included a gift card that we used to pay for 2 night’s in a Spa Suite in Reno for our anniversary.

Last night we were sitting at the Chocolate Bar enjoying Chocolate Fondue for 2 (amazing) and we were talking about how different things are from what they were ten years ago and looking ahead speculating what things would be like ten years from now.

Ten years is a lot to contemplate. Ten years ago I was 19 he was 21, we working at a telemarketing company, we didn’t know what we wanted to do with our lives (career wise), we were excited about our new life together, no idea that we would be parents now, no idea that we would find ourselves here ten years later. We’ve been through a lot in the last ten years and I am excited to see what the next ten years will bring.

I won’t lie and say the last ten years have been easy. Marriage isn’t easy. Marriage is a lot of work. Marriage is a lot like life in that you have to take the good with the bad and make do. You shouldn’t just give up on your marriage because things get tough anymore than you should just give up on living when life gets tough. The best part about marriage is that you have someone there with you… I could go on and on about that, but that’s it for now. I’m going to go enjoy some Buffy the Vampire Slayer while my son plays Lego Batman and my husband gets ready for some D&D with his friends tonight (aren’t we exciting this Sunday afternoon).

I love my husband, I love my son… I love my life and my little bit of heaven on earth.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Love & Stuff

This morning I didn’t want to get out of bed. But I did – at 5 – and I went running. I got to watch the sunrise. It felt awful, and I still feel icky, but I did it.

Then I came home and watched this video:


Then I was sitting around thinking about my sweetie and wanting to find a video to send to him and I found this gem:

Can I just say, I heart military love videos. I wasn’t expecting this one and I damn near cried at the end. Getting to see Mr. B after he’s gone for any length of time is always amazing and I can’t get over that moment when I first saw him this January.

On that note… two weeks from today is our 10 year anniversary!

Originally we were going to plan a big celebration, have a party, maybe finally have our wedding… but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. I am just glad we’ll be together. Maybe I’ll convince him to have a picnic with me at the lake and stay until it gets dark to look at the stars. I’m sure we’ll figure something out.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Vainy, vainy, vain blog post.

Growing up I remember hearing about how my grandmother had a full-head of white hair by the time she was twenty. My dad had also gone white in his twenties. So when I found my first white hair at 19 I didn’t panic too much. I figured that I can’t fight genetics.

Then a few years ago I was annoyed by my 5-10% white hairs, and dyed my hair black. My hair is normally an auburn/golden brown color w/white sprinkled throughout so black was a big change.

I cut that off and let my hair grow out. Now I have about 20-30% white hair. My hair stylist comments that I have more white hair each time I get my hair cut.

After my black experience and having a considerable amount of my hair fall out (it could have been stress, it could have been that I was using box dye, considering the time frame either is equally possible) I have decided I do not want to color my hair long term.

But, maybe this is weird, I actually like my white hair and I think I’m going to let it stay.

Now the decision part. Should I go for it and rock the white hair? I think after a few applications the melanin will dissipate anyway. Hmm.