Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Tucker!

Yesterday, my sweet boy Tucker turned 7!!!

It's hard to believe he was once this small... I know he's a cat, but he is MY cat.  I love this little fella, and I am so thankful that I have such a great pet.  It's just been me and him for a long time, and he has kept me company while I lived alone the last 7 years.

And now he is also Adam's!  Fortunately, they really like each other.  Last night, we gave Tucker an extra treat and then he spent some time snoozing on Adam.  We're hoping for at least another 7-8 years with this one!

Monday, April 22, 2013

My Thoughts on Boston

I've been debating ever since last Monday afternoon about whether or not I wanted to post about Boston.  It's not that I don't have thoughts and opinions, but I don't know that I can say anything to really add value to everything else that is being said.

However, I am a runner.  Even though I wasn't in Boston (though I appreciated the numerous phone calls and texts I got from family and friends last Monday to see if I was there and if I was ok), I still feel affected.  This wasn't just about that race and those runners... it impacts the entire running community.  If you're a runner, chances are that you knew someone who was there.

I was relieved to discover that the people I knew running the race were fine.  I was relieved when only 3 lives were taken by this act (and not to discount those lives... three is still too many).  I was relieved when the FBI determined who conducted this terrible act, and I was even more relieved when the suspects were found.

These terrorists picked the wrong community to mess with when they selected a running event to perform this act.  I am proud of the way our community came together to help the FBI find who did this... by sending in pictures, by describing things they saw, and so on and so forth.  I am proud of the way our country united to stand against this act.  I am proud that we have organizations who could work so hard and quickly to find out who did it and to locate them.  I am proud of the way our running community throughout the country and the world has held events in honor of those affected by this tragedy and that we have all brought our prayers together for Boston.

Last week was a tough week.  Between all of this and the explosion in West, Texas, it can really get you down about the world we live in.  On a personal level, I also had a tough week... it's all inconsequential stuff - our closet system collapsed for the second time (just a hassle to get the rental company to fix it and to do it right this time), I fell down the stairs in our house (I'm ok, but a little banged up), and one of my parent's cats started having seizures (they determined he has epilepsy) and then the other one started vomiting and was lethargic (they think he has an infection and will be ok, but we're still waiting to see)... it just felt like a week that would never end.

But the sun rises again.  We have love.  We have each other. 

I ended up not working out the past 5 days or so.  I just needed a break from doing so much.  But it's a new week, and I have a new energy.  I'm tackling my to do list and getting back on the fit train.  Life keeps going, and I think we have to just keep our heads up and keep pushing forward.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Odds and Ends

Updates on my life via Sections and Bullets!  Haha.

  • I'm pretty much in Indy full-time now.  It's so nice to feel settled, though I've still got a few projects on the list of some things to finish organizing here now that the rest of my stuff is moved up.
  • It has been warming up!  Adam and I were able to run outside in a t-shirt and shorts last week.  It's by no means warm, but it's at least not ridiculosuly cold.
  • I've been learning my way around a bit better - I've managed to successfully run all errands I needed to run in the past week or two.
  • I've also been cooking dinner for us a lot.  This is both saving us money and helping us to eat a little better!  And we usually have leftovers for Adam to take to work the next day for lunch.
  • We had one of our tastings last weekend, and we were very impressed!  We still have a tasting with another caterer, but then we'll be able to make all the final decisions about who to use, what to order, etc.
  • Once we do that, we're also going to order our cake!
  • We're starting to figure out what we want our invitations to say and how we want them to look so that we can get that all to our awesome designer Matt and get those done in the next month or so in order to get them ordered on time.
  • My flower girls now have dresses!  Their mom found them something at Macy's that is PERFECT!
  • My mom is hard at work on decor - it's going to be amazing.
  • I also found the fake flowers for all of the wedding party.  They look real and saved a ton of money!
  • We are doing our engagement photos in a few weeks, and trying on clothes to figure out what to wear has just made me unhappy.  I know I am not fat or anything, but I have not been working out and it is showing.  SO....
  • I am running again!  It's not a lot yet... just doing a mile or so in the neighborhood each day as more of a warm-up for the rest of my workout, but it feels good.
  • I also started Insanity again.  After only 5 days of it, I already just feel better!
  • Now that life feels a bit more settled, I'm determined to make working out a priority again.  I've got a wedding and honeymoon to look good for!