Saturday, December 4, 2010

Taking a moment

It's a little crazy around our house right now. Okay, so it's really crazy. Thinking about these next 2 weeks gives me a little bit of an ulcer. But, it's exciting too! But, I will have to say these past few days I've been feeling a little "down-in-the-dumps". Not that I have anything to be sad about - I'm just a little overwhelmed!

Today Ryan has guard drill, and then flight lessons. (he's getting his private pilot lessons...so I'm counting down the days until he can take me up in the sky!)

So, I'm packing boxes whilst listening to Christmas jazz music today! And making my mom's Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Mmmm (soul-warming)

I got up with him this morning at 4:30 am ready to get things done!! I was prepared to tackle the world! It was while I was building boxes at about 5:30 that I asked myself, "What are you doing, you crazy woman". It just hit me that ...

Maybe I'm feeling frazzled, "down in the dumps", and *a little off* because I am EXHAUSTED. 

So, I crawled back into bed. And slept extremely hard until 8. I don't remember the last time I slept in that late! I rolled back out of  bed (feeling much more refreshed), brewed myself a pot of coffee, turned on some music, and got back to packing.

In this time...I have found the following:

-$500 from wedding (that I never removed from the card)
-$50 worth of Target gift cards (from wedding & showers)
-$30 Bed, Bath, & Beyond gift card (from wedding....) ....are we seeing a pattern here?getting married in the middle of the semester during Nursing School = not a very organized bride
-A hand-written letter from my Mom that she gave me the day our moving truck left for Tucson. This brought me to tears :) (happy tears, of course)
-The 12 Thank-You Notes my husband wrote when he proposed to me back in July 2008. (more happy tears)


So, in these discoveries of:
-restful Saturday mornings
-"misplaced" gifts
-cherished letters

...I'm remembering that no matter how hectic things can be - It is essential to "take a moment".

It lifted my spirits!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Still alive

Greeting, bloggers!

Yes, I am still alive. I'm not feeling wordy or creative at this moment.

My heart wanted to write a post last week on what I'm Thankful about.

...but I didn't get to that.

But, I'm thankful for lots of stuff :)

I also wanted to do a post on our trip home to spend time with family.

...but I didn't get to that either.

But it was an amazing, wonderful, fantastic time. I left feeling such gratefulness and happiness for my family. I enjoyed every second of time I got to spend with my adorable nephews. I was so overjoyed to spend time in the kitchen with my Mom as she cooked the most fabulous Thanksgiving dinner.

It was a great weekend. :-)

I will not be blogging much for the next couple weeks or so, most likely? Started my new job this week! It's going....overwhelming & crazy well. :) I feel like my head is going to explode so happy to be learning so much and using my nursing skills! Finally!!!!

This leaving the house at 6am and not returning until 9:30pm is getting to me, however. But, we are moving next weekend. And I will only have a 10 minute drive to work...instead of 50-60 minutes! Which will cut out 2 hours of driving each day!

The other morning on my drive to work, I missed my turn. I didn't realize this until I was 5 miles out of town on a random highway. I hope I wasn't sleeping?! I'm not sure. I probably just zoned out ;)

When I'm not at work -- I'm packing boxes, scrubbing walls, wrapping up frames/vases/plates/ect. So.....it's kind of crazy.

FYI -- I'm also not doing the marathon anymore...b/c I have to work that day and cannot get out of it. Oh well! Life goes on! The marathon would be next weekend -- *sigh* I am totally trained and able to do one. I've ran 2 20-mile runs, and trained for 5 months for it. Now, I can just say "all that training was just for kicks & giggles"

Well, I hope all is well with everyone! Happy Holidays! Love this time of the year :D

Just thought I'd let you know...I'm still alive :)