Friday, April 27, 2007

And that's when...

Yesterday, my husband called me to tell me that HIS mom called to TELL him that they were going to put his childhood pet "to sleep". His voice seemed sad and nostalgic all at the same time. I knew he was remembering Chewbaca, affectionately known as "Chewy" as a puppy. I told him I'm was sorry for his mom. Chewy has been living with her since Chris went away to college. He then shot back, "Aren't you sorry for me?! I got Chewy when I was ten years old". I immediately felt bad and told him I was sorry for him too. And I am. But, that's when it hit me. This is what marriage is about. It's about being able to call your wife or husband and telling them something that is important to only you, maybe even life changing and they are expected to care. You may not tell anyone else, but if you tell THAT PERSON, YOUR PERSON then it makes it feel like it really happened and that it really matters. Kinda reminds me of a Dashboard song. But, that's the thing about marriage. When you say "I do" it means I promise to care about your life, your feelings, your past and I will always try to care about those things. Don't know why this all just occurred me or why I just now figured it out. Better late than never though. And " I do" Chris. I'm sorry I didn't yesterday, but I do now.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I've committed to losing 10 pounds and dropping from a 2,000 calorie diet to a 1,800 calorie diet. So far, I'm just really, really hungry. All the time. I have been upping my fruit and veggie intake, which I feel good about. I also feel good about going to the gym even after a long day at the office. I'll feel even better when I look hot in a bathing suit this summer. Maybe if I had these cute running shoes, I'd want to run and not just "power walk". 120 pounds here I come!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Stupid is as Stupid does

I did a really stupid thing yesterday. Really stupid. I fell for scam, that included me giving my credit card information over the phone, so that some "company" so they could find me a job. I know... stupid. After I got off the phone, I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I turned right around and googled the company and found a forum of other people that were scammed. My heart sank and I swear my eyes rolled to the back of my head as several thoughts went through my head. Jeez... is my identity going to be stolen? Am I really going to be one of those people that goes on the news and tells everyone how they were the victim of a scam? Am I going to get in trouble with Chris? So, I called my bank in a panic. Thank God I bank with a national bank and not some local bank. What are they really going to do for me? They're all townies! So anyway, I called Bank of America told my sob story to a very nice lady on the phone. She sweetly gave me a little pep talk about calling that company and getting them to give me back my money. Feeling very empowered, I called that company and gave them what for! Well... really what they got was a crazy girl, talking at the speed of light, begging them to void her account and give her, her thirty bucks back. Well, they did and I breathed a huge sigh of releif.
p.s. I did tell Chris about what I did and he wasn't mad. He did ask me if I learned my lesson. And I have.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I'm the lucky one

i am feeling oh so lucky this afternoon as I am married to the cutest, smartest and funniest boy I've ever known. Not only he is wonderful in every way, but he is also my biggest fan.
Just a little mushy-gushy list about my husband. These are not in any specific order.
1. He's just so adorable
2. He makes almost anything funny
3. He's a dynamic speaker
4. He's an overcomer
5. He will always protect me, but push me at the same time.
6. Loves how crazy I am
7. Hardest damn worker I've ever known
8. Great Kisser
9. Loyal friend
10. Looks hot in a button- down shirt or in a t-shirt
11. Compassionate to the "least of these"
12. Strong Leader
13. He makes feel pretty even when I don't wear make-up
14. Loves God

Thursday, April 5, 2007