I hate the pressure that women put on themselves to lose tons of weight before their wedding. I dislike the phrase “Sweating for the Wedding”. I greatly dislike the multitude of workout regimens out there for women to shed weight quickly, weeks before their big day. Because obviously you’ll be that much more in love and happier if you’re 30 pounds lighter on your wedding day… Continue reading
About a year ago when I traveled to Denver for work I sent Jonathan a picture of the mountains outside the airport with a text that said, “We should move somewhere with a view like this.”
We adopted two puppies in May 2015. What follows are lessons learned from this event, and why it is not recommended if you want to have nice things. Continue reading
This poem popped into my head a few weeks ago. I was driving and all of a sudden I remembered how much I liked it and how much I like Sylvia Plath’s writing and poetry.
I originally wanted one of Plath’s poems read aloud during our wedding ceremony, but my dad and husband talked me out of it…guess the whole depression/suicide thing wasn’t a good fit for a wedding.
These were some songs I listened to when I was driving back from dinner with a friend a few weeks ago. All good memories.
I thought I’d get so much writing done while I was on vacation in Idaho, but I only started two blog posts and didn’t finish anything. Here’s what I did do:
I know a lot of people dislike the show Girls and, even more so, hate Lena Dunham. I love the show, and Lena, and I’m not ashamed of it. It isn’t a show I can binge watch because the bickering and pettiness is all too real, but I think the writing is great and some of the episodes have really stuck with me.
I’m not sure exactly how old I was or under what circumstances my Uncle Mike gave me PJ Harvey’s Dry, but I’m eternally grateful that he did. PJ is my favorite musician – I love everything about her. As I was driving home tonight “Fountain” came on and it reminded me of listening to Dry and getting ready for my first date.
I’ve never been “good” at eating healthily. It’s a struggle, especially when there are so many foods out there that are delicious. Since January, I’ve made a huge effort to change the way I eat and to exercise. Originally this was in an effort to lose weight for my wedding. I told myself that I wasn’t going to be one of those brides who obsessed over weight loss, but it was hard not to. I thought I’d look better 30 pounds lighter in my wedding dress. Maybe I would have, but that isn’t important. I needed something to force me to make a change in my health. For me it was my wedding.
We really want to buy a house. Rather, we really want the space that a house can offer. Closet space, storage space, space for our stuff, larger rooms…more space. We don’t really want to “buy” a house. We just want the space.
About a year and a half ago I became semi-obsessed with finding a house. I think this was partially because our friends were starting to buy or build new homes. We’d visit and I’d be so jealous of the newness and the amount of space. I want to decorate a new home, pick out appliances, pick out countertops and paint colors.