…sitting on the beach by my house, a little private beach tucked into a nook next to fancy mansions and one of my favorite beach/parks, I realized that the last time I was here, was Labor Day weekend, two days before my first date with M. Thinking about that, at the same place now, more than 8 months later, gazing at M and my brother in law playing a fierce game of frisbee, and all I could do was smile and feel blessed.
…that I *can* change my eating patterns and say no to cookout goodies and appetizers (my weakness!!) and stick to the fruts, veggies, shrimp cocktail and grilled chicken….so I can also enjoy a few glasses of wine, and still fall within the calorie range I’m supposed to. GO ME! 😉
…that I could most definitely eat an entire watermelon in one sitting. Or a pint of blueberries. Or a pound of strawberries. YUM.
…that I have already gone to the beach twice and it’s not even officially summer yet. Bliss. Feeling tanned (a wee bit burned!) and happy.
…that my sisters and I will always have the best times together. Spending an afternoon at my sister Jess’s house for a cookout bash with Jen and my niece Isabel was the best. Seeing Isabel continue to flourish and grow into a beautiful little girl warms my heart.
…that I feel like M and I are moving into yet another stage of our relationship. What I think I will call brass tacks. I realize more and more that he wraps himself up in worry over things like work or incidents that bother him (not about me, just trying to keep his life his and private!) and bottles them up. But they affect his mood and he needs an outlet (more on this later). Perhaps a blog…(private one).
…that I feel like my love for M (and his for me) is reaching another phase as well. I just find myself looking at him and feeling incredibly special and lucky….I love him so much and in so many ways. Spending the weekend with him has been wonderful.
…that I am slowly but surely conquering my running issues. Ran almost 5 miles yesterday without major struggle, and at a relatively quick pace. And it was super muggy and hot. GO ME! 😉
…that this weather, summery, warm, sunny, is the way I’m meant to live. It’s almost a feeling of euphoria. Bring it on.