Funny thing

Funny thing happened last night that I had to share.  About 2 hours after we went to sleep, I woke to the sound of Jazz puking.  I bitched and moaned,  but somehow still managed to throw the covers over and get to her side in less than 2.5 seconds.  

Once she was finished, I had to soothe her to get her to go lay back down.  She's very sensitive so it can take awhile to convince her that the world isn't against her.  After she laid down, I went downstairs to get the cleaning supplies and started cleaning up the mess.  

When I came back up, I realized that Kris still hadn't even woken up. 20 minutes into this ordeal and the only movement from him was to roll onto my side of the bed!

I'm not sure why I was so surprised - this isn't the first time this has happened.  For years, Max has gotten bad allergy attacks.  When he starts wheezing in the middle of the night, I'm often by his bed before I even know I'm awake.  It's an instinct in me... 

And then I realized - God is laughing at me!  He's up there saying, "Oh you want a baby soooo bad, huh?"  


my mother, the rock star!

My momma is spending the week at the Biggest Loser Resort in Mailbu, CA this week - working out 6x a day and eating fresh, healthy foods as part of her kick start to the new year. 

She has long been an inspiration to me though.  Before I was out of college, she pursued multiple BA and MA degrees (I believe she has over 5 now) and hiked the entire Appalachian Trail.  Since her 50th birthday, she has trained for and completed multiple triathlons (including an Ironman) and marathons.  Here are some pics from her endeavors - 

                                   Disney Half Ironman Finish

                                                 The bike leg at Disney

                           My 30 second support run during the Ironman
                                       The Ironman Finish
                                      Marine Corp Marathon

Just looking through these pictures inspires me.  It's time to get out there and make something happen! 

Since I've now reached my highest weight in years, I've decided I'm going to start the p90x fat burner diet (Kris has agreed to do the same - it never works unless he does it too).  We're going to start the workout soon, but wanted to get a jump start on the diet since the first phase left us both with little energy last time we did it.  We're also TTC so I'm not sure if doing a workout/diet as strenuous as p90x is a good idea right now.  Any thoughts? 

According to the book, I can have 1800 calories/day.  It's also broken down by food group servings - 

5 proteins
2 dairy
1 fruit
2 veggies
1 fat
1 carb
1 single snack
1/2 protein bar
1 recovery drink
1 condiment

I've used Weight Watchers off and on for over 10 years now but I can't seem to make any difference recently.  I think I need a real jumpstart just like my mom is doing now so I hope this p90x will serve as a budget version (since I already own it and can't possibly afford to go to CA)...Here goes nothing! 


Back to Reality

It was a fun holiday week, but now it's back to reality.  I woke up this morning and legitimately did not have a reason to get out of bed....no email to check, calls to return, clients to follow up with...no job. 

What to do? I can't sit around the house all day every day, it's time to make a plan! 


New Day, New Year, New Decade....same old resolutions!

Amazingly, I just realized that this New Year's will also mark a brand new decade. Since I was born in 1980, I've been lucky to celebrate the end of every decade of my life along with the rest of the world.  

Other than losing my job and a very dear friend (both to reasons I still don't understand), 2010 was a really great year for me - I got engaged in NYC, completed a sprint triathlon in NC, celebrated my 30th birthday in Costa Rica, went to Vegas for my bachelorette party with some of my best friends, had a bridal shower in my hometown with more of my best friends, got married in SC (and gained a whole new family) and went on an amazing honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean! 

This year also brought the end of my 20's and now I'm looking forward to what my 30's will bring.  In preparation, I've made a few goals for the new year.  I rarely stick to these things but maybe putting them out into the universe (instead of on a piece of paper stuck in my undies drawer) will help me keep on track.  

1. Spend more time with family and friends (I say, and mean, this every year but I'm such a recluse in the winters that it always gets put on hold until spring)

2. Lose the wedding weight.  I gained 10 lbs. almost overnight when we got married...the all-you-can-eat honeymoon cruise certainly didn't help!

3. Don't give up on my passions - travel, practice yoga, play golf and run as often as possible (In short, stop being so lazy!  I'll set more defined goals on these soon...)

4. Have a baby - or at least start the process :) 

5. Finally find a job that MEANS something to me (and in the meantime, find a job)

6. Teach myself to cook (better)

7. Use coupons (save $$ wherever possible)

8. Write (this one should be easier since I've finally started a blog but I've always wanted to write a book so hopefully I can get some practice in on that too)

9. Send birthday cards to all loved ones

10. Be happy!

I realize they're very general, but you gotta start somewhere.  What are your resolutions/goals?  Good luck to you whatever they are! 

The End

Today is my last official day of work.  It's been quite a journey since I found out that I would lose my job at the end of the year.  Now that the end is finally here, I feel just a little bit better about things.  I'm still lost...but at least I've begun the process.  

Tomorrow is a new day, year, decade!



Two of my dear friends got engaged last week so I've been all over Etsy looking for a cute gift for them.  In my efforts, I came across this

In my world of unknowns, it really speaks to me.  Just had to share.  


Travel Tuesday

This weekend, we went to Houston to celebrate Christmas with Kris' family.  He grew up there and his entire family still lives there so it ended up being one BIG party all weekend.  

Obviously, we had a great time - and even snuck in a little golf!  The nice weather and cheap housing sparked an ongoing conversation in our home....when are we moving to Texas?? 

I'm not a huge fan of Houston, but I adore Austin.  It's so beautiful and filled with unique, interesting people...it seems everyone has a story.  While the conversation continues in our house, I figured we could review pics from a trip we took last spring...I'm sure we'll figure it out one day!

One of the most famous things about Austin (other than the need to "keep it weird") are the food trucks.  It was a quick trip, but we took it upon ourselves to try as many breakfast tacos as we could possibly fit in! 

Then we rented some bikes from Mellow Johnny's and made our way to Barton Springs for a quick dip.  Located in Zilker's Park, Barton Springs is a natural swimming hole where hundreds flock on warm days. 

That evening we did some quick shopping on SoCo (my fave shop was Mayastar - the cutest clothes and accessories!) and then made our way out to the famous BBQ joint - The Salt Lick.  No reservations, you just show up and get on the waiting list and then hang out in the BYOB section (shown in the pics below) until it's your turn to eat.  

It was so quick of a trip but we had a great time.  Can you imagine spending every weekend like this?  I'm so jealous of the warm weather!!