Water, Water, Everywhere

It's been less than a week since my last post and, even though I'm majorly slacking from how I began, it's an improvement from the last few weeks. Nothing too exciting, except I am (finally) done with all the weddings and showers and graduations and what not...they've been beautiful and fun and lovely, but hell on my pocketbook and calendar, to say the least. Congrats to everyone who achieved something these past few months and know that I was blessed to be a part of your day(s).

Father's Day was fun, for both of my fathers, and it was such a blessing to have the luxury of paying for both of their dinners. I would love to give so much more but, alas, until my novel is finished and on the top of the NY Times bestseller list, I must hold off...

Tomorrow I am going to try a new, small change and get up 30 minutes earlier (since my phone goes off at all hours because people call me at 4 a.m....don't know why...and our apartment complex likes to have practice fire drills at the butt-crack of dawn...seriously, are we in college? They don't really make us practice, but they've been going off before the sun is up quite frequently and it's PISSING ME OFF! I'm done...)...where was I? Oh yeah. Small change. Get up a little earlier to make coffee and start my day with a Bible study. Also, I am cutting out unnecessary sugar (because, seriously, it's too much of a pain to try and get rid of it ALL), like Coke, sweet tea (kill me now!), and candy...I'm sticking to water, milk, and a little bit of juice. I had a salad today with a Jamaica-Me-Crazy Tuna bagel for lunch...banana for breakfast (yes, I know I did that backwards) and some granola bars...eating right is super-duper hard. My body craves Chick-Fil-A like there's no tomorrow. I really need discipline in this if I want to shed the ten extra pounds I've been lugging around for two years. I know, I know...shut up.

This week I get off work at 6 p.m. (What? People actually get home before eleven???)so I plan on going to visit my fantastic cousin, Brittany, and her hubby now that they're back in Atlanta, and get some grillin' done at her new place. Then I'll be working out every night, eating a good (homemade) dinner, and spending lots of, ahem, quality time with my hubby. Too much information, I know but, seriously, no one is reading this. I just looked at my profile views since last week and the number went up by 1, and that was only because I had to look at it to see the tally!

The night is almost over and, as you might be able to tell, I am done for the evening...hence all the side notes and parenthesis for every other sentence.


I Could Really Use a Wish Right Now

I know, I know. I have failed you, whoever you are. My profile has only had thirteen views, including mine, so it might be safe to say I AM the only one reading it. But, hey, writing is good for the soul, especially mine.

Things have been a little nutty around here for the last few weeks. Baby showers, weddings, graduations galore...love them all, but I will be so glad to go to my last wedding of the year this weekend. Spring fever is closing up and it's time for summer. My brother-in-law's sister (sort of my sister-in-law once removed) Audria is getting married on Saturday. I cannot wait to see her all dressed up in white. That girl is the epitome of all things pure. I waited until I was married to have sex, but she has never even been kissed! She is 22 and her first kiss will be to her husband in front of all her family and friends. It's very sweet and I admire her strength. It's a beautiful thing to be so untouched and be able to say "My husband is the only man who will ever know this part of me". Plus, I just love weddings and love and all that love stuff...

I am still waiting patiently for my internship to go full-time. I'm fairly exhausted to say the least. Working these thirteen hour days is finally taking its toll (it's been 6 months) and I need a break. I need forty hours a week to work, and then be able to go home to Pierce, cook dinner, clean my house, work out, watch TV, read and write, etc...it just doesn't fit right now. My cousin, Brittany, told me she had no idea how I was still managing to have a life, and she's right...I pretty much squeeze it into free time at work and the weekends. But it's not healthy. And I need my health...it's all I have for this life to take advantage of all that God has given me. I just need to lean on Him for strength and rest, even in the middle of my crazy schedule.

Speaking of which...I need to get back to work.