getting over the hump.

I've been rethinking my routine-- trying to find a balance between control, flow, diet, exercise, friends, art, volunteering, wedding planning, having fun, swimming in the ocean... and ya know, playing skyrim and stuff. 

One thing I started doing recently was walking before breakfast and after dinner. Seems like a no brainer, but I can't even express in words how much this have improved my day. I am walking about 4 miles a day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening-- and the beauty of my walks is I feel a lot less guilty if I can't make it to the gym. 

The only problem with my evening walks is if the neighbor kid sees us walking, he invites himself to join us. Not to be a jerk or anything, but I kind of enjoy just spending the time with R, and having a 15 year old join us is well.. not romantic. We started power walking, so he usually can only hang for one loop around the neighborhood before we wear him out. ;)

Pretty much anytime we go outside the neighbor kid comes over and starts talking to us.. its mostly annoying and partly endearing. R thinks he has a crush on me. ha.

I'm going to start a painting today after volunteering, but only after spending some time in that beautiful Florida sun!

...and I should also mention that planning a {budget} wedding is way too much work.. even for us folks planning "low-key" shin-digs. It's less than 9 months away.. and I am sure every second & stress of planning will be well worth it by the time March 3rd rolls around.

That's all I got for today.

OH yeah, do something today that challenges you.. you'll be glad you did! ;)




  1. I'm a big walker myself, so I can understand your need for alone time--but I also grew up as the only kid on a dead end street so the habits of my neighbors were incredibly interesting to me.
    Let the kid stay, no reason turning it into a point of contention for you and yer man. At least the kid can have one good example of two people in love doing something healthy and physical together. If he's 15 and wants to follow around the two of you, chances are high he's looking for someone to look up to. And it's pretty cool that he's taking a walk with you instead of being a computer/video game zombie or a drug addict.
    But thems is just muh 2 cents. ;)

    1. Yeah, you're right... and really we don't mind his company while walking that much-- He and R talk about fishing and such-- I think I mostly get annoyed when I am in the hammock trying to meditate and he comes up and says he's bored. A. I want to relax/need to meditate and b. If you're bored, you're boring! ;)He is a nice kid though and helpful too, so really it's not a huge problem.. He tells a lot of wives-tales though, we need to break him of his habit of ahem.... lying-- then the company will be more enjoyable... But alas... the frontal lobe function of a teenager is spotty so we'll tolerate it! :P


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