Category Archives: choices

Chasing the carrot…


Workouts have been going well this week. I did weights Monday and Tuesday, but not today. Instead, I did an ab workout after the elliptical. I’m calling it a fair trade.

I had a moment yesterday, while on the elliptical, where I realized I was working out just so that I could leave there and eat my cheese stick in the car. Like dangling a carrot in front of a horse….

Tonight was taco night (sloppy joe leftovers lasted longer than anticipated). The Hungry Girl recipe was good, but a little bland. It’s probably my fault, though, for omitting the 1/4 cup of chopped green chiles. Next time…

As of last week, I decided that I was going to start wearing what I wanted to wear to work, and to heck with what people think. Most of the teachers at my school are fairly casual, but I really love wearing dresses and pencil skirts (especially with tights and boots). So the past two weeks, I’ve been wearing a lot of boots, skirts, dresses, etc. I’ve been feeling good about myself, both because I feel more put together and because I’m doing what makes me happy. Now I just need to get in the habit of taking pictures, too.

Time to read through Paul’s personal statement for grad school. Have a lovely evening.


Breaking up is hard to do


Dear Ice Cream,

I’m sorry to have to say this, but I’m afraid I have to break up with you. You see, I have to fit into a lovely white gown in 37 days, and you’re just not helping. You’ve been nothing but sweet and wonderful over the past 24 years, and it pains me to break our special bond, but I think it’s time that I see other, lower calorie and lower fat desserts. Perhaps after the wedding we’ll be able to see each other again, but keep in mind that I also have several pairs of pants that I would like to wear as well. I hope you understand. And I hope you understand why I won’t be visiting your aisle at the grocery store for a while either. I think it would just be too hard. You’ll find someone new, though. I know you will. There are plenty of people out there who would love to have you. But, it’s just not the right time for me.

Thanks for the sweet memories,


Frustration Station


Kind of like Conjunction Junction, but without the fun song.

The past couple of nights, I haven’t been able to fall asleep until ~2am.  I lay in bed thinking about all the things in my life that are frustrating me.  Most of them are monetary in nature, but several are also wedding-related.  I find myself getting caught up in those little decisions that really don’t matter to anyone but me (what will people think of my dress? it’s not exactly traditional, so are people going to talk about that? what kind of veil do I want to wear? do I want to wear a veil at all? what would people think if I didn’t wear one? and what about my hair? I so want to avoid ‘bride hair’…. does it matter that my shoes are silver and not white? silver isn’t one of our colors, so will people notice? what will we do with the bridal party’s cars? how will we all get to the ceremony? and how will they get their cars after the reception?), and they’re probably inconsequential, but I’m a planner. Everything has to be just so.  And I have to make everyone happy with every decision I make.  I know that’s impossible, but my brain is taking a while to catch on.

And on top of it all, iTunes won’t open on my computer for some reason, Mozilla won’t let me use Pandora, and Internet Explorer isn’t working. I just wanted to listen to some music!  I think I have a bit of cabin fever.  If I could only decide what to wear today, I would gladly leave the house and run the errands I’ve been meaning to run since Wednesday.  *sigh*



So, this news of which I spoke…. It’s probably really anti-climactic now, but Paul got a job! I didn’t post sooner because he hadn’t gotten the “official” call yet. He’d heard unofficially, but he finally got the call from his employer today. Huzzah! So, we’re both thrilled, and relieved to be done waiting. Thank you for all the prayers. It’s meant a lot to me knowing that people were praying for our intentions.

In other job-related news, I’m going on “hiatus” from UPay tomorrow. I’ve committed myself to too many things this summer, and unfortunately, I just can’t keep up with all of them. So, I’m temporarily leaving my job at UPay in order to focus more on school/clinic/lab/sleep. Doh. So much for saving money….

I’m excited for the weekend. Just wanted to throw that out there.