This post is for my sister Alex!! Thank you for encouraging me to get back out there and hop back on my own bandwagon!!! I love you girrrrrl!!! 😉
I know it has been a while since I have last posted anything! I would love to tell you that I have been off accomplishing some great dream that I have been sworn to secrecy about, but really, I have just been keeping busy. Very busy!
Besides trying to get my literal house in order, I have been spending a lot of time getting my mental, physical, and financial house in order. I have been spending a lot of time reading, working, walking, jogging, spending time with close friends, and seriously doing some more reading!
For those of you who may have followed my blog for quite some time, you may remember me saying that I have a lot of books, and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT of books. Over 2000 at last count, which was quite a while ago (so I am sure there has got to be WAAAAY more than that by now!!!)!! It has come to my attention that we have way too much stuff in our little condo, and even though we have been cleaning out and purging, it just still never seems to be less stuff! Part of the problem, at least in my mind, is that there is really nothing to do in this little po-dunk of a town that we live in. You either walk the parks, which can be quite nice when the weather is cooperating, eat at restaurants that my sweetie and I now have a difficult time eating at, or you go shopping, so naturally I have usually chosen shopping! This can and is a problem!! I have decided that for a while I will have to start shopping my house whenever I feel the need for something new, because inevitably I am sure to find something I didn’t know that I had in the first place!! Right now, that has been “shopping for books”. I have read probably 4 or 5 books over the last 3 weeks, and it is quite startling because they were REALLY GOOD books and I didn’t even know that I had them on hand.
I realize I am rambling, but I think this is what happens when you don’t spend enough time with your inner dialog. When you finally do tap into it, it just kind of bursts out of you!! At least that is where all of this randomness seems to be coming from right now. So bear with me, I am sure that once I get it all out, when I blog again in a day or two, my thoughts should be more cohesive!! I hope!! 😉
What else? Well, in the last week or so my sweetie and I have started jogging every morning! I have this ginormous life list that I want to tackle, and one of those things is to run a mile (that is without stopping/walking/passing out/or kicking the bucket!!). Well, after walking jogging the hills in my neighborhood for the past week, my sweetie and I decided that we should go to one of our local tracks and try a measured jog to see if I could go at least one mile!! Well, I was ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED when not only could I jog a full mile, I actually jogged an entire THREE MILES STRAIGHT!!!! Who would have ever thought I would actually be able to do this, once seemingly impossible task???? Well, apparently ME!!! 😉 To make this whole walking/jogging/running thing work, we have to get up an extra half an hour early, which means we are up and at em at 5 am, every morning!! but, really, it is sooooo worth it!!! For as long as I can remember, I would see women jogging along the street, and I would always mention to my husband, “man, I want to be one of those women!” (you know healthy, vivacious, alive???) Well, I can see that women in me starting to come out into the world! I really am learning to LOVE HER!!! 😉 She is much stronger and braver than I could have ever imagined, and she is quite balls-ey!! Who knew????
Getting up so early means that we are also going to bed as if we were an old 90 year old couple nowadays too, but it is worth it! Don’t bother calling the house after 8 PM, we are probably sleeping our little heads off, but don’t worry Jason and I are truly happier than we have ever been!!!
My sweetie is working like a fiend, six days a week now that his busy season is picking back up again, (hence all of my reading time!!) but he is happy being so productive, and I am seriously proud of all of the work he is doing! He is remodeling interiors and exteriors, and I have always known how good he is at what he does, but I am still so pleasantly surprised when I see him doing his thing – it makes me proud to be able to call him “my husband”!! Have I mentioned that life is good???
Well, it is!!
One last piece of news before I log off for the evening, and that is that my second to youngest sister, Jennifer, is going to have her first baby in December!! I am so EXCITED for her, and can not wait to meet my new little niece or nephew and start spoiling the heck out of him or her!!!! Isn’t that what favorite aunties are for???? I am thinking that us sisters may have to go to Women of Faith again this year – the next time we will have the opportunity is when the new baby is a bit older, unless we can talk Uncle Jay-Jay into babysitting for the weekend????? That could be fun for both my “child”, and Jennifer’s – HEE! HEE!!
Anyway, that is enough rambling for one night!!!
Until I see you again!!
Have a FABULOUS evening! 🙂
If you want to have a different life, you have to live differently!!