When I saw this picture it really resonated with me. I feel like I've been climbing up from the depths of despair for quite some time....where work is involved. But today, there is light at the end of the tunnel : ) I'm almost there!
I'm taking a lunch break today. I'm eating. I'm acting like a normal human being, who takes lunch, because I'm tired of acting like the world will come to an end if I stop working for 1.5 seconds to do something else.
So much has happened since we last chatted.
I purchased a treadmill. TEN and I picked it up yesterday. We used TWW's truck. It was a stick shift. I drove. Funny stuff :)
My new treadmill has all kinds of fancy pants controls and such. I wanted to hop right on, but I'm trying to relax more. I'm doing one "chore" per evening. The rest of the time is mine. (thank you Erin Condrin for helping me plan my life with my new Life Planner) So, we parked the treadmill in the basement and went for a cocktail :-o
I need this treadmill in my life for various reasons. For example, the 4-day Bachelorette Party for Marilyn Monroe I left for last Thursday. Copious amounts of food and alcohol do NOT do a body good :( I feel like I've aged by about 20 years. BUT...it was worth it.
Thursday morning Marilyn Monroe and I rented a mini-van so that all 5 of us could have plenty of room driving up:
(me in the mini-van)
What should have taken us 4.5 hours, took us 9 hours. We stopped a lot for photo ops :)
(we each purchased a new ring in honor of Marilyn Monroe's impending nuptials)
(a scenic overlook off the side of the interstate. we couldn't miss that. clearly)
And then we saw this:
And when we heard she was gone, we all made a toast. Even the guys from the bachelor party that we ran into joined in.
(excuse my face. i'm not really sure what i was so worked up about)