Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Feeling Good and Gettin' It Done!

I decided that no matter what my knees think, I'm just going to run.  I've been running for a few weeks and I feel GREAT!  My legs are a little sore, but that's all part of it!  Don't get me wrong, I really don't enjoy running, but I really love the way I feel right after I'm done.  I have more energy and I find myself looking foward to the feeling afterward. 

Those of you that know me know how much I absolutely love to cook.  I would love to own a restaurant (maybe someday, but right now I'm not willing to deal with all the regulations and money to get that started...) and if I could cook with unlimited ingredients every day I would (again, money is the only obstacle.)  The kitchen is my sanctuary.  To me there's nothing like putting together a really good meal, and thankfully I've only had one disaster.  By the way, it's never a good idea to have an entire bottle of wine and then decide you want to make spaghetti.  Things like oregano and cumin can get confused which can result in an odd Mexican/Italian spaghetti sauce.  And lemme tell ya, it really wasn't very good.  Edible (which is surprising) but really not good.  Someday we'll have a house big enough so that I can entertain, but until then I fill my time coming up with new things to make family and friends.  I have my little notebook, and when I get an idea for a new recipe I just jot it down.  Maybe someday I'll publish a cookbook.  That would be cool...So if you ever get bored and want a new idea for supper, check out my sister site .  It has lots of recipes.  And if you are apprehensive about cooking, don't be!  Really anybody can cook, I promise!

I've also been more on top of keeping the house clean lately.  For some reason something just started to click and I realized that if I just do it (even when I don't want to) that will leave more time for me to do what I want...which is mainly cooking, reading, and relaxing. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Excuse Me Life, Could You Please Slow Down?

Sometimes I am very unaware of the fact that the Mr. and I have been married for almost a whole year.  I can't believe it!  Our life together has seriously been in overdrive since we got married.  I'm not complaining, but we are in serious need of a date night.  I am very thankful though for all the wonderful things that God has given us to do.  We are healthy, happy, and busy as ever.  Right now that's not such a bad thing while we can still handle going 100 mph all the time.  Someday things will slow down and I'll look back and be able to say, "yeah, we at least attempted to live it up before we had kids."  For instance this weekend we had a great dinner party with friends and it was just plain fab!  At one point I looked around the room and just realized that even though life is so crazy, it still blows my mind how lucky we are.  We have the best family and friends, hands down (although I know all of you beg to differ)

Just one more thought....
In this time of job/economic uncertainty I am so thankful to have a husband that keeps me grounded and helps me to not worry.  I do really feel like we compliment each other in that area.  I am a hard-core thinker.  Always have been, always will be.  I'm not sure that will ever change.  I think about things waaaayyyyyyyy too much (yes like the car commercial) and he really helps me not be so much of a worrywart.  I am a firm believer in God's plan for our life so I know that whatever happens, it's only part of that plan.  Timothy reminds me all the time that there are some things that are just out of my hands. So for now, I'm really going to attempt to just sit back, and enjoy the ride...