Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Apparently, he's told me several times, but I didn't know that he got his doctorate in pharmacy...which means he was hooded!  I thought he'd have the normal graduation gown, not the Harry Potter one!

So proud of him!  He went back and got his second degree.  I'm proud of him for not giving up, for studying hard, and not letting age determine what he wanted to do for an occupation!  Being a pharmacist suits him well!

Monday, May 25, 2015

What I've Learned...

It's been five months of marriage...and I'm ready to get back into the blogging world.

What I've learned in those short five months...and am still learning!

  • I'm not as nice of a person as people think I am.  Nate is so incredibly kind and patient and works with me when I show a side that often, only he sees.
  • I'm not looking forward to the summer.  I've been home alone today (he's now working!) and wish he was here with me.  It's nice just knowing he's in the house.
  • I have a lot of stuff!  We might be moving...We found the perfect home (to me) and if all goes according to our plan (Did I just jinx it?), we will move about thirty minutes north of my hometown.  This would allow Nate to be within three miles of work and put me about the same distance from school.  This also lets him be closer to his brother and gets me completely out of my comfort zone.  Completely scary!!!
  • Communication is key!  He cannot read my mine as much as I think he can.
  • I love him!  God crafted him incredibly well to complement me.  He lets me be me and loves me in spite of it.  
  • We have very different working styles.  He gets it done.  I take my time (procrastinate).  I am striving to be more like his style (little by little).
  • I have to plan dinners...It helps me create menus that will be plan friendly (which he completely supports), but offer a variety.  I was fine before with popcorn and refried bean quesadillas.  I guess that doesn't work every night when you live with someone else.  Variety is the spice of life, right?
Soon, I'll post photos of the wedding day...and maybe even moving pictures!

Monday, May 11, 2015


Confession.  I am not happy with my body right now.  I like what I see...just not the number on the scale. 

Yes, I'm within my goal range, but on the higher end.  Because I chose to stop tracking and allowed myself a bit more freedom, it ended up chaining me. 

To combat this and reign in my snacking and mindless eating, I am choosing to try the Simply Filling method in Weight Watchers.  This will help restrict my choices for a time being and push me towards more whole grains as opposed to processed carbs.  Plus, I am discovering, I like dessert.  I feel the need to have one after every meal.  I am hoping that this will allow me to listen to my body.  Because that's what's most important.  Giving it the fuel it needs to perform the tasks I give it.

I'm on my third day.  How long I will be here will depend on when I feel that I am back into seeing food the way it needs to be.  Fuel, plain and simple.