…the most perfectly cooked tenderloin steak and poached lobster ever. Bliss.
…cooing, drools, and naps on auntie’s shoulder. Isabel is perfection.
…realizing time and again how much M ‘gets’ me, anticipates my needs and is on the same wavelength. Almost always.
…double-dating with my sis and bro in law, laughter, jokes, champagne and wine flowing.
…day-dreaming about warm locales and thinking that perhaps a mini trip away somewhere warm may actually be in the cards.
…getting my first paycheck! (finally!)
…kitty cuddles. Squeezing them in before Monday’s trip to Cali.
…realizing that I actually *do* look forward to these trips, even if they are draining and new and scary. (and the mid-70s there vs. -8 temps here may be a factor!).
…noticing a few improvements since I start doing Core Fusion in the last few weeks. Little rocks are huge.
…a much-needed mani/pedi with my sis Jess for my embarrassingly awful toes and fingernails (legit. not even exxaggerating!)
..an evening ahead relaxing and gearing up for a hectic week ahead (but at least I get to stay in this hotel. check out those pics!).
Things I’m pondering (but can’t quite resolve):
Looking forward to alone time away from M. As much as I love him and thoroughly enjoy every moment we spend together, there are times where my alone time is in a way, sometimes more important. Why is that?
Blogging is my outlet. My mecca, in a way, and it allows me to connect with you, so many so similar in many ways. But sometimes I wonder, what if I didn’t blog? Would I overthink less? Would I not think twice about why my routine is sometimes more important to me than maybe it should?
As much as I consider myself a good friend, there are days where I wonder if I really am. Do I reach out enough? Do I spend enough time with those I care about? Am I considerate? Or do I just see things through puppies-and-rainbows glasses and have some work to do in this department?
And honestly, will I ever *not* overthink and just be? For as happy as I am, and for as firmly planted as I feel, why do I question so often? Is it paranoia? Am I an overachiever?
On a side note…
Packing. Does anyone have a good ‘method?’ Snack ideas? Book or audio ideas?
(PS – I added a ‘players‘ page to my blog. Hopefully it helps some of the newer readers that pop in. For those of you who know me, anyone you see missing?!)