Saturday, April 21, 2012

For the Home

David and I are getting more and more excited about our house projects. Today we spent all morning in the yard, mowing, de-weeding the garden, laying down new mulch, putting out new hanging plants, and just doing little fix ups.

I am really excited about three things coming up in the next couple of months. We are doing a little front deck at our front door, tiling our kitchen, and making our own little shelf/storage/bench thingy I found on pinterest (and someone on Pinterest found on Better Homes and Gardens). They call it a mud room, but I don't know that it's that. Either way, I'm really excited. We are going to do it right at the door when you come in from the garage.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stretch Armslong

I used to run laps around my apartment on The Plaza. I would cross over one of the beautiful bridges and run down a few blocks and cross the next bridge. Over and over.

I have a funny way of running. A few years ago I got excited about two things: running and yoga. And I found a way to mesh the two together that ends up being a great workout and extremely relaxing, but let's face it, I look like a fool. There, you don't have to say it, I did. When I run I look like a fool.

My sister and her fiance lived in the same apartment complex as I did and used to see me trotting by and as I soon found out, giggled behind my back calling me Stretch Armslong. I'm okay with it, really.

My friend at work recently sent me an interesting article. So for any of you that are interested in learning to breath a little easier when you run, and don't mind looking like a fool, read this article:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blurry Lines

I know I've commented before about how much I love my friends, but here I go again. I actually get overwhelmed thinking about my wonderful friends. I didn't always have these relationships. In fact, I had a very hard time at different points in my life with girlfriends. I won't spill my guts over this post, but I think that any of the more difficult relationships I had just made me appreciate the wonderful friends I have now. So I'm very thankful. And don't get me wrong, I have had wonderful friends all along the way.

This Easter my in-laws and my parents were out of town! David and I have complained with a smile every holiday that we just run from house to house because we are blessed enough to live in the same town as both of our parents. This Easter was the first time I haven't been with my parents and the first in my recent past that I haven't seen his family too. I woke up pretty sad Sunday morning actually. One of my favorite people, my brother-in-law, Joe moved to New York a few weeks ago so his parents were visiting him. And my mom is struggling to find time to spend with her brother who doesn't have much of it left, time. So my mom and dad were spending Easter with my uncle in Florida.

So we made it up along the way. One of my best friends, Megan, had us, Sister #1 and her family, and Sister #4 and her boyfriend all over for a Friend Easter. I have to say, although I missed our families, it was one of my favorite Easters ever. I looked around the table at my friend and her beautiful family and members of my family and the lines between who was blood and who was friend were completely blurred. And not just because I tear up all the time.