Attitude of Gratitude

Between the loss of one hour's sleep, not getting to the gym this morning, and it being Monday, I'm in serious need of an attitude check. So, here are some things I'm very grateful for this day.

A healthy puppy. We got Lucy fixed on Friday, and she was so horribly pitiful that night! She was moaning and crying, and I felt so badly for her. But now she's totally back to her normal sense, and I feel relieved that she's healing up so quickly.

Having lunch with a good friend I hadn't seen in nearly two years. One of the best things about being back in NC is seeing people who live in the general area. My friend L lives in Charlotte, but was up in the Raleigh area visiting her mom. We had a great time catching up, and now CM and I are planning a visit down there this spring.

Setting a wedding date. Only 403 days to go!

Skipping the gym this morning for some extra snuggle time with Carolina Man. It was completely worth it. Remind me of that when I do Jillian Michaels' Shred this afternoon to make up for it.

Having the best employee in the world. I absolutely love my associate, and she has taken so much off my plate. I can actually get stuff done now!

What's keeping you moving today?

April 20, 2013

That's right--we've set a wedding date! April 20, 2013. That's a mere 406 days from now. :-) Shew, it feels good to have that figured out.

And the best part is we'll be getting married on the same spot where Carolina Man proposed. I can't imagine anything more romantic.


Hangry. I love this world. Hungry + Angry = Exactly how I feel.

After our lovely all-inclusive vacation, not to mention weeks of post-engagement celebratory snacks of buffalo chicken dip and brownies,  Carolina Man and I were ready to get our eating and exercise back on track. Since moving to NC, I'd put on a little bit of love chub, and I'm ready for it to come off.

And that means carrot sticks. And chicken breasts with salt and pepper. And 6 am ass-kicking workouts. And Jillian Michaels. It's a recipe for crankiness. Throw a little wedding planning on top of it, and you've got a serious crankypants in the house.

On the plus side, I've lost four pounds. On the negative side, I am dreaming about french fries and ice cream sundaes. Isn't it incredibly unfair how easy it is to put on a weight but seriously difficult to take it off? It sucks to log every little thing you eat, and use food scales to measure every thing you put on your plate. Part of it is that I haven't settled into a routine and plan that works best for me.

And that means I'm hangry. What about you? Got hanger?

A good luck sign?

I've had a savings account entitled "Our Special Day" since Carolina Man and I first became a couple. Presumption much? Or just excellent foresight? In either case, it's a great feeling that I already have a chunk of change stashed away before we even have a date set (although that's probably going to happen next week. Eeeee!)

At the end of the month, if I have any leftover cash, I throw it into the wedding fund. I went to deposit my balance from February, and realized that I now have $7777 in our wedding fund. Four sevens must be good luck, right?

Happy weekend, y'all!