This year has just been the dooziest of doozies...parents celebrated their 25th anniversary, I got a new job, I got engaged, Mom turned 50 and got a kick ass surprise party, Gary died and I turned 30. Let's just say the ups and downs have been quite drastic.
Right now, I'm trying to do a few things in my life: Lose 30 pounds, plan our wedding and make better connections with people. And in light of the fact that it's November 1 (I like to start things on nice round days), now is a great time to get my life together and really do these things in earnest. Also, Thanksgiving is this month, so that's a great incentive for me to get back into blogging regularly. A post a day about what I'm thankful for, even if it's just a sentence, will get me into the habit.
I guess today is a good day to start fresh on where I am with my current life goals:
Weight: 171 lbs (Down from 183 before Gary died. Thanks for the depression diet!) Gymmed it up twice this week.
Wedding: I'm actively working on our wedding website and finding a photographer. I hope to have the website live by the end of next week (at least the parts I'm working on) and keep adding to it periodically. Bought my dress a few weeks ago and we're still working on a ceremony site.
Reconnect: We've been doing weekly(ish) dinner and a movie at our house and we have a good time when people come over. I know everyone has their things going on in their lives, and it's not a big deal but I do feel a little hurt when people blow me off. I don't often invite people to do things because I've been blown off enough times by most people in my life that I don't really like to put myself out there. But, I'm trying not to take it personally, and I'll keep asking people over. And the fun part is that Danny and I clean the house together and cook, which has kinda become our Sunday thing :-) I've also been trying to call my sisters every week, just being better about talking to them more regularly. I miss those girlies immensely...
Thankful, Day 1: Thankful for my heated mattress pad! It's been cold at night, but I held strong to wait until today to put it on the bed (I told you, I like starting things on nice round days). We are about to be reunited and it's gonna feel so good!
Until tomorrow, lovebugs <3