Weekly Wishes

Oh what a weekend it has been. I flew back to Texas and spent not quite enough time with my family before coming home to Cali. We ate, drank, and were quite merry. We celebrated a life about to be. We simply were. It was pretty much perfect.

Reflections – Lows:

I said a lot of goodbyes this week. First to B while I was in Texas. It was his first work cycle where I wasn’t home to let Loki out during the day, fix his lunches when he was late, and have dinner ready when he walked in. Luckily for him, it was his week with the lowest amount of OT. Then I had to say goodbye to my family. I cried at the airport this morning. It’s not easy to say goodbye when you’re not sure when you’ll see them again.

Reflections – Highs:

I spent wonderful time with my family this week. My Mom, Dad, Sister+fam, BestSister (aka my BFF who is my soul sister), Aunt, Grandfather – I saw them all. Moving away has definitely made me appreciate my family more.

I signed up for a half marathon tonight. I’ve been talking about running one since 2008. Seven years later I finally bit the bullet and training starts tomorrow. I need a hobby. Running seems like a smart one and I hate wasting money, so paying guarantees that I’ll follow through. My SIL found me a Living Social deal (she’s signing up with me) and then I found a coupon code so we saved 30 bucks on the registration fee. I’m hoping that doing this for myself will help me as we make the adjustment to life here in LA.


Follow through on my training plan. I downloaded the Nike app. I’m supposed to run 14 miles this week. Plus cross-training. I thought about doing Hal Higdon, but I want to be challenged. I want to walk (run) through the fire and come out the other side.

Eat to support my goals. Food is fuel and if I’m going to run a half marathon, I’ll need to fuel efficiently. Send good thoughts to B as he deals with my obsession over the next few months.

Start packing. We close in 3.5 weeks. I need to start packing, finish picking paint, and get ready to move. This will be the first time in five years that we are moving ourselves, so I’ll need the head start. My goal for this week is to begin the decluttering process. There’s lots to throw away before we start loading boxes.

What’s on tap for you this week?


About texancountess

I find myself in the calming roar of the sea, floating gently on the foam of the breaking waves. Blue. Green. Gray. The colors of the sea mark the boundaries of my soul. The tumbled glass finds its polish under the relentless pounding of the waves upon the shore. Thus am I. Rough transitioning to polish, refinement ever a process, finding my niche in the storms of life.
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