memorial day

It’s my birthday weekend!

I love birthdays, whether it be my own or someone else’s.  I think everyone’s birthday should be a big deal.  A great day to tell and be told, “I’m glad you were born”. 

I am so blessed because my birthdays have always been days when I am reminded how great my friends are and how loved I am.  This year is no exception.

My best friend is coming in from Chicago tonight to spend the weekend with me.  She has NEVER missed a birthday in the almost decade that I have known her, no matter where she is at in life.  I am so not worthy of her love 🙂

So, this will be me this weekend:

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Fat.  Sassy.  Relaxing…. except for that 10 mile run on Sunday.

Speaking of running, it has only been 2 weeks, so I guess I can update about the half marathon I ran over Memorial Day;  It went much better than I expected it to.  I ran the first half in record time, but slowed down in the last few miles, so my time wasn’t awesome, but it gives me a goal for the next one… which is a week from Sunday.

But, until then, I shall enjoy my time with my amazing friends, and be thinking about my amazing friends who can’t be here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

(Mint chocolate chip ice cream cake…only the best cake in the world)


It has been a while…

Oh the joys of moving and not having Internet.  I am long past due for posting something other than a picture.  I do apologize, for I have been busy adventuring into the lands of cohabitation. 

Yes, the man and I have decided to live in sin full-time and share an address.  Now the party can rage on 24/7!  And by party, I mean catching “Jeopardy” every night at 7:30, me going to bed by 9:30, and adventures in new recipes together.  We are a pretty innocent bunch.

I am happy to report, though, that 3 weeks into it, things are sailing along as well as they ever have.  Granted it is only 3 weeks, but if you can survive a move together, that is a pretty good sign.


Another big step for us was surviving our first golf game together! If you are a talented golfer, or date someone who is, then you know how stressful it can be to not have golfed for 7 years and take to the course with one of these people. 

Now, I don’t take criticism well, and the man seems to do everything well, including golf, so I had to send up a warning flare before we even loaded our clubs into the car that the only way to maintain his livelihood through the 9th hole would be to keep tips and pointers to himself.  This message was delivered in a much more charming manner than it reads though, I assure you.

I say all these things like we were moving and golfing while teetering on the edge of nuclear melt-down, but it is quite the opposite actually.  It is great when you are a laid back person to be with a laid back person, and it really takes a lot to shake both of us.  BUT, on the other end of that, I have seen, and been a part of these situations when they do not go so well.  Things from moving to golfing can destroy a couple!  If you can survive the little things like golf games all the way to the major stressors like moving, you’ve got a good partner in crime.  I am very blessed to have mine, especially since he is willing to take me golfing any time I want to go 🙂

Wish me luck!  This weekend I run the Bayshore Half Marathon.  I don’t expect to be PR-ing in this race since my training has been less than consistent, but it should be a good time.  I will update you all on how it goes!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yep, I've been there.

Paul and me in another 3 weeks.  😉