Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Louisiana here I come!!!

Well, for about the next week I will be in Louisiana visiting my father-in-law's family and attending a wedding. We haven't been down to visit in 6 years. I can't wait to see all my husband's family and don't forget about the food. I probably won't get to go to New Orleans this time around but that's ok. I will still get to enjoy spending time with the extended family, celebrate a wonderful union and get to eat some amazing food :) I will definitely blog when I get back. Here are some photos from our last trip to tide you over :)
crawfish boil with the family
Oak Alley plantation

beignets at Cafe Du Monde

Monday, July 12, 2010


It's been six months since I have posted on here and I can't say I've been too busy to not post. I have just been too lazy. Sure, I've thought about getting on here and leaving a post, but then something else comes up, usually a book that I am reading and the next thing I know the time has flown. So now that I can't sleep, I thought I would come and leave my thoughts here since they are cluttering my mind.

Tonight as my DH and I were going to bed, we laid down and he started talking about regrets. How it's all he can think about some days. Would we be in a better situation if we would have made different choices? Why do the decisions feel like the wrong ones and now we are stuck?

I am guessing he isn't the only one with these thoughts. I know I have thought them, but what makes it different for me is that I don't see them as "wrong". I see them as this is the path we decided to take and for better or for worse this is what we have and we make due until we go a different way if that's how it goes.
I laid there just thinking about the past and wondering where my path took a different fork than I planned. I couldn't find it, but I am sure if I look hard enough I could figure out where my life took a change. But you know what, I don't want to look that closely. I don't want to worry about the past. The past is the past. I need to learn from the changes I have made and when that next tough decision comes around, I can look at the other decisions I have made and they will hopefully help me figure out which is the next fork in the path to take.

There has been many changes in my life since I graduated high school. Shit, it's been 16 years since I graduated high school. If I hadn't had any change than something wouldn't be right. I know change is hard on many people, my DH included. I guess I have learned to embrace the change in some aspects of my life but in other aspects I have been very stagnant. I just wish that when a decision is made my DH wouldn't look at it as good or bad. I wish he would see it as another direction to go on the highway of life. I leave you with a photo of me thinking at Pooh's Thotful Spot at Disneyland from January 2007. Perfect photo for how I am feeling tonight.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trying to get myself back on track

I have been working on getting myself back on track since we have gotten back from Vegas. With the screwy weather and having so many days off from school, it’s taking a bit to get back into a normal rhythm with everything.

Some things I have been doing is working on not eating out as much as we were. I have been doing well with this. We have only eaten out once in a two week period. I am also trying to make more things from scratch and not use as much prepared foods. Leftovers have been going into lunches for the next day for DH and I so we aren’t tempted to going somewhere instead.

I am also checking into a gym to go to. I need to get moving again and it’s just too icky outside to walk and I get bored doing the same workout DVDs over and over again. There is a gym very close to where we live so I am leaning toward them. I have a free day pass to check them out so I will let you know how it goes.

I still go to Weight Watchers. I didn’t weigh in for over a month and I went in last week and was up 1.2. I was ok with that so hopefully I will do better when I weigh this week.

Next post will be a little more stimulating. Just felt like I needed to get a post in with an update. Everyone take care and hope you are all doing well and keeping safe.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Well, it seems we have been struck with illness here. Both Jason and I are sick. We started getting sick last weekend and I think we are now on the mend but it's been a long week.

I didn't know I could have so much snot come out of me. Good thing the weather has been crappy and school has been closed the last couple of days so I have been taking the time to get better. I have a feeling we won't have school again tomorrow because of temperature. They are calling for -4 for the high tomorrow. -4!!! That is just not right.

Everyone stay safe in this crazy weather and hopefully I will be back with something a little more interesting next post.