So you know what? I'm going to babble for a bit until I know it's safe to go pass out.
I opened my email this morning to see today's Living Social deal and got so excited. It was a $30 coupon for $15 to the only true yarn shop in my area. Yeah, I snatched that up. I've never been there. I normally shop at Hobby Lobby. I'm not really into fancy yarn. I'll pay for designer fabric sometimes, but I haven't felt the need to pay for designer yarn yet. But I have a shawl I want to make and I need some lace weight yarn, which Hobby Lobby doesn't really carry. The pattern actually calls for cotton thread, but I don't like how it feels or how it was working up and I checked on Ravelry to see what other people used and decided on lace weight instead. So when I am on vacation the last week of this month, I'm going to take a trip across the river and check it out.
I'm so ready for my vacation. Or rather "staycation." I don't like that word. We are going to stay in a cabin at Crowley's Ridge over the first weekend, but that's the extent of our vacation plans. I am mentally planning the week out though. I'll have a Mommy/daughter date with each of the girls, hopefully a ME date, and, if I can get someone to watch the kids, a date with my honey. Our 10 year anniversary of our first date is June 30th. I think that deserves a celebration.
Want to hear how we met? It's one of those things that if my kids ever, EVER do anything this stupid, I'll lock them up until they're gray-headed. I was up one night, alone and bored while my roommates slept, and playing online. I started chatting with this incredibly goofy guy and decided that we'd meet at Waffle House for coffee. At like 2am. By myself. With a stranger I just met online. With absolutely no one knowing I was doing it. That's just about the definition of stupid right there. But it was the best stupid idea I ever had. I'm not quite sure why or how he's put up with me for 10 years and vice versa. We are a good example of opposites attracting. He likes country music, I like hard rock. He's a farm boy, and I like having civilization outside my door. He was a pot-smoking punk in high school, I was the straight-laced Valedictorian. But we've found enough common ground to get by and we are both insane, so it works. And we make gorgeous kids. =)
I have finally gotten my groove back at the gym. It's hard to get into going in the morning. And by morning I'm talking 4am. I have to be at work by 5:30am, and I have to go straight home to take care of the kids, so it's my only option. But I've gone pretty steadily for the past 3 weeks and I feel better. I've only dropped about 2 lbs so far, but the fact that I don't feel so sluggish makes up for it. Gotta take care of Momma. And get ready to go on a cruise in January. ;)
I'm trying to work more physical activity into my evenings with the girls. It's kind of on hold for a few days while Mr. Bill fixes his truck, but Monday we went for a walk on the Big Dam Bridge (that's it's actual name - isn't it great?) It kind of rained a bit, not enough to send us home, but enough for me to get this cute picture of my bugaboos...
I think it's safe to go to bed now. I have a date with an elliptical machine in a few hours.