The Good Kind of Dorky


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blonde Moment

The morning after the college football championship game, Edgar informed me that the Florida Gators had won. We had been talking about their quarterback, Tim Tebow, the night before. Anyway, the breakfast conversation went something like this.

Edgar: Florida won last night 24 to...(I am so not even paying attention at this point)...


Me: Oh are you talking to me? Sorry, I was reading an e-mail. What did you say about the 24th? Oh, who won the game last night?

Edgar: Are you kidding me? Yes, I was talking to you. I said, the gators won 24 to (whatever, I don't even remember what he said)

Me: Oh, cool.

Edgar: Did you know that Tim Tebow is really religious and he and his family have done all these missionary trips around the world?

Me: Oh really? That's cool to hear about a football player doing some good in this world.

Edgar: Yeah, he actually went to live in a Leper Colony.

Me: He went to live with leprochaunies?

Edgar: Yeah, in a lepercolony. (I still have no idea that he is saying "Leper Colony")

Me: Whoa, that is awesome! He lived with leprochaunies? So they really exist??

Edgar: O. M. G.

Me: Oooooooooh (just realizing what he actually said) you said LEPER COLONY! I was going to say, go get me my Lucky Charms!!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

My Resolutions

Like I've said before, I'm not really a big New Year's Resolutions person. I don't like to set myself up for failure and I like to make small improvements day by day, blah blah blah. I do, however, like to make a short list of a few goals I'd like to work on throughout the year. In 2008 my goals included reading more, going to church more, getting in shape (lifting weights) for the wedding--all things I accomplished--go me! Focus on career goals was on the list too, and I think I can safely say that I considered options this past year. For the most part though, I'm still in the same place career wise as I was this time last year. We'll call that a work in progress. Of course, for the past 5 years "write poetry" has been on my list and I really still haven't gotten around to that. Maybe 2009 will be my year!

So here is my documented list of resolutions for 2009:

1. Get back into lifting weights and staying fit! Not that I'm sooo "unfit," but the motivation has not been there like it was in the past.

2. Continue going to Church on a semi-regular/regular basis.

3. Volunteer.

4. Keep reading, more and more! :-) Book club, here I come.

5. Continue to learn to cook new recipes. (see, a lot of my resolutions are things I've already begun. Not a bad place to be if you ask me)

6. Maybe run a 5k? This is a set-myself-up-for-failure resolution, but I'll put it on there anyway.

7. Save $$$!

8. Organize my house and do a couple of renovations.

9. Write poetry...obviously.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Hello 2009

Happy 2009! Where exactly did 2008 go? I have no idea, but I do know that it was one of the best years of my entire life. I know exactly what you mean, Ashlee. How can 2009 top 2008?

Let's just get right to the highlights:

In February, we had leap day and Edgar and I actually had a real anniversary--four years together! In May, a bridal shower and bachelorette party were thrown in my honor, making me feel very, very, very loved. Of course, June 7 was probably the best day of my life thus far--Edgar and I tied the knot! My memories of the day are such a blur, and just under seven months have passed. Everything seemed to happen so fast that day. Not only was there a heck of a lot happening in a relatively short period of time, but also there was total sensory overload. Lack of sleep, heaps of emotions, family and friends all there supporting Edgar and me--it was all so beautifully and breathtakingly overwhelming. Barring a few very minor things, I wouldn't have changed a thing about the day.

That's me...behind the bubble

After the wedding, I got a new stamp on the 'ol passport when we travelled to Dominican Republic (Edgar's homeland) for the honeymoon. All-inclusive resorts? Heart! Heart! Heart! I remembered what it was like to feel relaxed and my appetite returned. Happiness weighs more, right? Maybe 2009 will be the year I get back in shape then. ;-)

In early October I went to the New Kids on the Block concert, aka The Best Concert Ever, with Sarah and Lauren. I rocked the shirt I've had since 4th grade!

Mid-October I visited my parents in Central New York to celebrate my birthday. We rocked out in style at a Sugarland concert. Kellie Pickler opened the show and was signing autographs afterwards. I got to meet her and she signed my ticket. Pick Pickler!

For Christmas vacation I took the train to NYC and Mom took a train down from Syracuse and we spent a day in The Big Apple with my sister, Sara. Then all three of us took the train together back to Syracuse for the holiday.

Those are just a few of the highlights. There was also a trip to a water park, apple picking, pumpkin picking, a Halloween costume party, a trip to Central New York for a friend's wedding and Sarah's graduation and celebration. My resolutions for '08 included lifting weights and reading and going to church more regularly, three things I actually did! I also rediscovered my long lost love of reading and consequently fell in love with a fictional vampire. I did fun things that I hadn't done in ages, like sewing...
I think this sewing thing is stressing Sarah out. Lauren thinks it's funny.

The first half of the year leading up to our wedding was filled with much stress and excitement and flew by quickly because of it. There was just so much to plan and deal with on top of regular pressure from my job. I want to say that if I could go back and tell myself to just take a deep breath I would, but I know that if I had to do it all again, the stress would be there just the same. In the second half of the year, I relearned how to relax and just enjoy each day. Marriage is quite nice. Life is quite nice.

My feelings toward my job have been across the board--a true love/hate relationship. The career aspect of my life is not completely in balance, but only time will tell on that one.

And blogging. Could I have blogged any less??

When I reflect upon the moments of joy that I experienced this past year, I cannot help but smile. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband, two great dogs, amazing friends and a loving family. Edgar and I both have our jobs and although we may not have everything we want, we have our health, our jobs, a roof over our head...and we have love. And really, what more could we possibly need?