Showing posts from June, 2015

Clean Up

The housewarming party was a huge success. We had people coming in all afternoon. There was plenty of food to go around, and everyone had a great time. I got to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a while, and frankly I can't remember the last time I was this social.

It felt real, real good.

Between spending 6+ hours in the kitchen on Saturday and waking up at 3:30am on Sunday and spending 12 hours on my feet, I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. Also, I knew I had to finish cleaning up the house.

You always forget that part.

On the plus side, we've got plenty of food for the week. Best Guy is bringing the leftover cupcakes in to work with him so we'll get those gone. And we have enough beer and wine to last us a good long while. Two different people brought us champagne!!! Yum.

Happy days, you guys, happy days.


This weekend, Best Guy and I are throwing a Housewarming Party. As you may guess, I am a happy little Organizer right now, with lists upon lists and then a wipeboard list of things that need to get accomplished before 1pm on Sunday.

We both invited pretty much everyone in the State we knew, and we've gotten a pretty good response if I must say so. When it comes to parties, Best Guy and I seem to have developed the same mindset over the years. We each think we suck at parties.

Which I do not believe is the case. I think we each have blind spots to certain aspects of parties, and where each of us dips the other spikes so this time I have faith that it's going to be a fun time. I love organizing, he just wants to order a pizza. I'm terrible at small talk, he can schmooze with the best of them. He invites people the day before, I send out invites a month ahead of time.

My current worry is that I am not going to have enough food, because my pattern is I usually make just enough…

Spending an Hour in Savasana Counts as Yoga.

The past couple of weeks have been difficult for me. I am grateful (immensely, eternally) for the presence of Best Guy, who keeps me grounded when my imagination flies away with me and when my worry spiral starts a-turnin'. He is a true Bright Spot in my life and I thank whoever is listening every day that we met that fateful day last September.
I am currently in the process of re-evaluating my financial strategies, which is a fancy way of saying dude I'm broke I need to make some money. As excited as I was to start this new job, the fact that the only time I ever get any work is when all the other therapists go on vacation is killing my enthusiasm. They keep telling me that they've never been this slow and it will pick up, but I cannot wait until Fall Foliage Season to start making money. The bills that I have due now are pretty specific on that. So I have been floating next steps and ideas and theories around, when I am not otherwise engaged being depressed because I hav…

30 Days Already?

Our 30 Day Challenge will be over in a couple days. This month went by very quickly! Best Guy and I were talking about this a couple days ago. I mentioned that had just five or so days left and neither of us realized how close to the end we were. Honestly, if I hadn't said anything we'd have probably kept going.

Which is a very, very good thing.

The Challenge was a rousing success, although both of us had a few tough days. We also had a couple negotiated days in there. About a week and a half in, Best Guy's brother mailed him homemade chocolate chunk cookies. I mean... come on. So half went into the freezer and we declared the day a "free" one. He got some cookies and I got pepperoni on my pizza that night. Then, about a week later we were at a Chinese restaurant celebrating my brother's girlfriend's birthday (henceforth known as my Sister-out-law) and we couldn't tell if one of the dishes was the fake chicken or the real chicken. I took one for the t…

Climb Every Mountain

It has been a while since I've done any kind of updating here.... my apologies!

Things have been simultaneously busy and not-busy here, and I have spent a good portion of my weekends on the go and a good portion of my weekdays worrying about how slow things currently are at my new job. I have been assured by multiple people multiple times that is not the norm and it shouldn't last very long. I'm trying to do that thing where I trust, but it's hard. I am, however, grateful that my Partner has a steady, well-paying job. If I were still single, my freak-out would be hitting maximum levels right now.

Yesterday (Sunday), we were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast when I blurted out "let's hike something today." It was apropos of nothing, but it was a gorgeous day and perfect for being outside. So we hiked Pinnacle in Stowe Vermont. It was rated "moderate" and I've heard it described as "pretty easy". Um, yes. If you hike regu…