Tuesday, October 7, 2014



And how about a post about me? I don't do this a lot...so this is kind of weird.
I haven't had much to write about lately.
We all are just doing really well. Nothing has been bothering me lately, I've been pretty content.
I mean, yes, my husband is across the world right now and I do watch the headlines with a sense of heightened anxiety these days, but other than that I'm doing pretty good. Nearly every day I feel Jeff's absence and I can't wait until I see him again.

I miss my mountains and my sweaters. I miss the fresh air and the changing of the seasons. I miss Montana, but Arizona has its perks.

I love working at the school part-time. I love working with Kindergarten. I have traced and cut out probably 500 paper hands since I've started working there but I love it. I am also teaching...yes, me. I get up in front of 19 five and six year olds and I get to sing to them, and do art and science projects with them, and I get to ask them thought provoking questions like "Do you think Iron Man would be who he is today if he didn't have good work habits?"
Deep stuff, deep stuff.
Four years ago I started taking classes toward a teaching degree and then my life got in the way. Working at the school these last few months has renewed my interest in possibly wanting to be a teacher.

On the days that I don't work I am home with Gibby or writing (although the last two weeks have been filled with appointments instead of writing). I clean the house, I cook meals, and Gibby and I run errands.
I volunteer in Caderyn's class on Wednesday mornings and he loves it. I can't tell you how many times each week Caderyn says that he likes it when I'm at school with him. For a little boy who usually asks me when I'm leaving, this just makes my heart smile.
I get to take a nap if I feel like it (two hours of glorious sleep last Tuesday) and I love it.
And when Caderyn comes home from school he and I sit down right away and do his homework.
I am not rushed. I am not stressed.
It is...amazing.

I don't really have a ton of friends down here. I miss my buds in MT.
I really do love hanging out with my mom and dad, but I'm not sure how much they want to hang out with me every date night. I'm branching out and trying to meet up with more people. I need to put on my big girl jeans and just ask some people out for coffee or a cupcake...or drinks (Emily? Sarah? You're really the only two I have met up with since I've moved down here. How about it?).

I'm working out nearly every day and meeting with my fist-bumping trainer once every other week. I'm trying ever so hard to eat super healthy and lose the rest of this baby weight. Since moving down here I've lost a little over 7 pounds and have 9 pounds to go before my goal. It is tough. This second round of baby weight isn't coming off as easily and I'm having to get creative with my meals. Less carbs and fruit, more veggies etc. etc. The usual stuff.

Since moving down here I've watched practically every single Scooby Doo movie on the planet. I know the most random facts, like did you know Shaggy's full name is Norville Rogers and he's a world known mini golf champion? I didn't until last month. I've also watched The Lego Movie about a bazillion times. The cooler weather can't get here soon enough.

In high school I mowed lawns with my neighbor across the street who runs a business on the side. Since moving back down here I've started mowing off and on with him. The first day back to mowing the bag on the mower came undone and I was covered from my sweaty head to toes in green grass. I'm getting better the more I mow.

I've noticed I don't get as many phone calls or text messages as I did when I lived in Montana.

I haven't been into reading as much. Meh. It comes and goes in waves.

I get overwhelmed by the multitude of food choices we have here and sometimes just miss the simplicity of a small town. But then I think...I could have Five Guys AND In N Out in the same day.
No way!

My in-laws were just here for a visit, our first official visit with people from out of state. I have to say, it went really well and I would like to extend the offer of visitation to any friends who are interested. We are ready for you and there is lots of fun to be had.

I'm having a blast bothering my dad almost every single day. It's just like I'm in high school again and irritating him to no end. *sigh* Such good times. I also really like just getting to be with my mom. She's the best.

I am going to finish this book I've started. Tomorrow is one of my "just sit down and write days." I want to push this thing out (interesting choice of words) and open the door for all of these other ideas I've got sitting in my head.

And there you have it. That's pretty much all I've got that's new.

1 comment:

Mandz said...

I'm glad to hear you are doing well and need to do better at keeping in touch. Thanks for writing so we can keep up with you back in Helena.