Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring in my Step

Yesterday I practiced living in the moment. And-- dare I say it?-- the day was a success. I actually woke up feeling terrible: stuffy nose, sinus headache, general malaise. I puttered around, made cookies (what? you don't bake when you wake up?), drank a bunch of water, took some Robitussin, Advil, and Benadryl, and went back to bed. 

I ended up reading in bed for a while before trying to go back to sleep. Seriously, this is one of my favorite things in the entire world. One of the blessings about our current situation is that I have the time-- the luxury-- to enjoy a good book on my day off. I know this won't always be the case, so instead of complaining about being bored I've been much better at ENJOYING this time and relishing these little luxuries. Jeez why have I been complaining about boredom for so long?! I just needed a good trip to the library.

Anyway, I don't know that I really slept, but I finally felt well enough to get back out of bed around 1:30pm. Throughout the afternoon, any time my heart started to race and I started to think about grad school, job changes, or any other anxious topic, I took a deep breath and reminded myself that I've done all I can and the answers now lie in the realms of time and patience.

Then I took advantage of 62 degrees and partly cloudy. I went for a 4 mile run. My longest run since my half marathon in November! (Has it really been 4 months? Yikes!) My run was nothing fast or fancy, but I finished!

After my run, I got to go on a date with Ross. Again, nothing fancy, but we've both fallen in love with Lulu's-- a little Thai noodle shop near Ross' office. Yet another perk of Ross' job is that his co-workers can get him to try food that I can't. Thai, Chinese, and even Indian are now acceptable date night dinners. I can't even express how excited I am about that!

All in all, it was a good day. In the words of Trace Adkins, "you're gonna miss these days, you're gonna want this back, you're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you're gonna miss this."


  1. A trip to the library is always a good fix for boredom!!

  2. Too bad I can't visit your library!