Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Use it well

David and I, surrounded by our most wonderful families and beautiful, loving friends, got married three days ago. I promise to keep this short because at the moment I am sitting in sunny Las Vegas, drinking my coffee on the balcony, and reading, actually finishing is more accurate, the first Harry Potter book. Harry receives his invisibility cloak with the gentle advice to "use it well" and I keep thinking of the bible verse that goes something like those who have been given much must give much in return. I have been given everything. I honestly have the best parents and sisters in the world and just married the only man who could have argued that no, his siblings and parents are the best. And I would have agreed. Our families made our wedding a fairy tale. Every single detail was absolutely perfect. I cant explain how the toasts from our siblings made me feel. I have four sisters that love me dearly and will always stick up for me and David? I have two brothers that have loved and accepted me from the minute I walked into their parents house? I have a father in law who thinks I walk on water and a mother in law who can't stop thanking God for me for her son? I have a mother that has been my best friend since the day I was born and never let me even talk about money or the time she gave for this wedding? I have a dad who wouldn't always admit it,except for during a father daughter dance, that thinks he can see where my wings were supposed to go? How did tge smartest, most caring and gentle man in the world pick me to marry just three days ago? How on earth am I this blessed and how on earth will I side it well to give so much in return for what I have been given?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Is Cheese a Vegetable?

Abby and I are doing a detox/diet/punishment.
Abby calls it a detox. But Abby also could kick your butt in kick boxing, eats healthier than anyone in the world, and just rocks overall.
To me, it’s a diet because I can’t do it to the extreme amount of calling it a detox. If I was strong enough it would be a detox. But I’m not.
So here’s how it goes (in theory).
From the minute you wake up until noon you eat all the fruit you want. You can’t add sugar and you can’t mix it with other things like yogurt. Just straight up fruit.
Then from noon until eight pm you eat all the veggies you want. This is my favorite (and only doable) part. You can eat all the sweet potatoes, avocadoes, tomatoes, and lovely green veggies you want. You just can’t dip them in ranch (sigh), add sour cream to them (bigger sigh), or dip them in peanut butter (biggest sigh).
And you can’t eat cheese.
You see, this is where you lose me. I don’t know if I can go ten days without cheese.
I know you think I am exaggeharting (unless you know me really well…or at all..okay nevermind, you don’t think I’m exaggerating), but no cheese and no peanut butter…I might not make it to my big day (which is in 12 days if you are counting J ).
Okay, so you get what this is supposed to look like, and you get how weak I am. So now I can confess that Abby is doing it. She is going to try it and I already made her sign a release that I can post about this. But I can’t do it completely. I am starting with waking up and having a bowl of cereal or oatmeal. Then following the rules until noon. And then I will have a half of a peanut butter sandwich and follow the rest of the rules. Fruits all morning, veggies all afternoon and night. I am giving myself two cheats so I don’t pass out, and so that I don’t make the last 12 days of our engagement hell on my adorable fiancĂ©. I’m a little cranky when I’m hungry.
So here it goes. Wish me luck. And bring my cheese as a wedding gift!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's February!

Happy Richmond Wedding Month everyone!

I was supposed to be in Kansas City at a training from 8 - 5 each day this week, but the blizzard outside has put a hold on that. And it has even put a hold on reporting to the office. I have called in to my trainings each day and worked remotely from my snuggly house, with my snuggly dog. This weather actually only enhances the idea that drives our company any way. Information at the right place at the right time should be accessible from anywhere. And so it is.

What this also means is that I get to read more. Instead of getting home at six or six thirty, I am sitting here against my beautiful front window watching the snow cover the walk and driveway that I just shoveled for the second time already, and thinking that instead of driving home for the day at five, I will already be here and ready to read.
What am I reading this snow week (it left Snow Day sometime yesterday) you may ask.
Well, I will let my trusty assistant show you:

Bo loves Tom, Huck, and Harry almost as much as I do.