Saturday, January 30, 2010

Glee, joy & busyness

Am feeling in the blogging mood. Tonight has been spent introducing Sarah & Crystal to Glee, going over wedding stuff with Crystal (an amazing bridesmaid), and sorting through all my groceries (chopping veggies for soup & snacks, packaging food and sorting un-perishable food for stacking). I am happy.

Have you watched Glee? Sue Sylvester is one of the most terrifying characters in TV history. She is not only infuriating but also  incredible entertaining.
I have also discovered that I love Disaronno. Mmmm.

This week I will make 3 types of non-dairy creamy soups: Asparagus, Tomato & Celery. I am so enjoyable learning to make things that are healthy, inexpensive and enjoyable. I have discovered recently that I have high cholesterol; the doctor says it isn't super bad yet, but that I need to watch it. I suppose this is supposed to be a bad thing but when it comes to being healthy I really need external motivation so i am actually glad. He says he will see me in 3 months and expects to see change. So right off the bat I went for a run. 1 block running, 1 block walking, etc. I am sore but happy. I have just gone grocery shopping & bought mostly veggies & fish. All the veggies are now chopped, packaged & ready to be made into soups, stirfries, salads & snacks. I love feeling organized.

Wedding stuff has been going really well. I have pretty much finished the invites; just need to send them out to be printed. I need to find inexpensive, card sized envelopes. any thoughts?
In the beginning I had figured out what the table decorations would look like but since have come up with a whole new idea. So fun! I just need to figure out the best place to get 28 large round vases, and 83 small round vases. Hm. My wonderful bridesmaid Crystal is making labels for all the envelopes. i feel very loved!

Back to health, I am very excited to get healthy. i would like to not die early. Also, I didn't even find my wedding motivation enough to get healthy...and I feel like I owe it to my future husband to at least try and be healthy for our long term relationship...not being super healthy runs in my family and i would like to kick this now, not in 30 years.

This weekend is CRAZY busy. Wedding showers for friends, hangouts with friends, friends over for the weekend, meetings, coffee/lunch dates, and maybe even sleep??

Every night as I go to bed alone in my single, ikea bed, that is falling apart from moving (it slowly slides apart in the night and has to be pushed back together each time I get up) I realize that Paul & I own a king sized bed and have registered for beautiful (& manly for Paul) bedding. Oh I wish for May and a beautiful, big bed to sleep in, and nights not having to say good night to Paul. That sounds like it could be too much information; but I just thoroughly enjoy talking with him and hate having to say good night at the end of the night and go our seperate ways. I can't wait to have a place alone to chat before sleep.

Ugh, I need to go fold laundry and sort out my dresser. It's all over the place! I need a good system. Any thoughts?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Intro Entry

   I have been keeping a blog since I was 16. My cousin LeAnna talked me into it. I used to mock her for having a blog. I shortly followed suit. Though at the time we called them online journals or diaries. Blog. Fancy new fangled word. Either way, when it comes to blogging I will go for brief periods of frequent updates and longer periods of infrequent updates. I have avoided the blogger world, having once attempted years ago in a fairly unspectacular way. 

   My blogging heart has belonged to LiveJournal since March 5th, 2002. That is quite the relationship. 8 years next month. Though when I switched the LiveJournal from OpenDiary (having been with them since I was 16; which was only 3 years) that transition felt like a huge infidelity. This switch is less difficult since most of the blogs I follow are now with Blogger. 

   I am hoping that for a least a somewhat lengthy period of time I will maintain semi-regular updates. We will see if that actually happens. Here's hoping. 

   For the moment here are some thoughts that have gone through my head in the past days:

  • Should I take up knitting? It is a good, productive way to pass time during meetings/movies/etc when my ADD would normally get the better of me. People think knitting is cool, I agree. I like toques and washcloths; both would be fun to make. 
  • I want to learn Mandarin. Paul & I want to teach ESL overseas once we have our teaching degrees. Our hearts lean towards China. 
  • I want to go Camping this summer with regular frequency. I have never done this before (camp often that is, not just camp). I love the idea of going away with Paul (either just us or us with friends) to some random place, putting down our tent and enjoy time). Hicks lake here we come!
  • I recently saw this question: "If you could experience being dead for one day to learn what happens in the afterlife, and were guaranteed to return to life the following day, would you do it? Why or why not?" My gut instinct was YES. In this there would be no need to live in Faith. I would see up close, in person, the power of God. It would be easy to be godly if I had seen the certainty of Christ. At least I like to think it would be. But where is the faith in certainty? Where is the mystery in seeing? Is there something to be said for believing without seeing? Would there be something lost in the complete knowledge of truth? Would earth ever be good enough after Heaven? Could I actually come back and be content in my life here? Or would it merely seem like a dull shadow of what is to come?
This weekend Paul & I bought our bed. It is a King size. So exciting! We also created our registry at Home Outfitters. Fun times! I am so excited! Also today I went to my first tupperware party! I am officially an adult. I own a bed that costs more than my car, I have a wedding registry, and I am drooling over stackable tupperware. It is official. 


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