Wednesday, May 14, 2014

at the moment no. 7

at the moment, I'm...

...relieved.  I turned in my final paper for my master's degree.  I gave a presentation and I bought my cap and gown in the bookstore, which is much fancier now than it was 7 years ago when I was an undergrad.  Thursday night I will walk across the stage and graduate in the same place for the second time.  At this point, I have a different last name and a little less naivete.  How do you spell that word?  I'm trying to say I'm less dumb this time.

...waiting for my nephew!  My sister Julianna is due any time now and I'm feeling that rush from the arrival of something that always felt like it was light years away.  I wish I could be there with her, to tell her in person that she's amazing because she created a human and bring her toast and eggs and make her sit and read Us Weekly while I give her a break and rock her son.  It's what was done for me, and I know it will get done for her.

...preparing for my Mama to come.  Tonight!  Of course, arrival of said baby could tweak our plans, but no harm will come of cleaning the horrendous bathroom and stocking up on groceries either way.  I am most looking forward to watching Frozen with her (I've been saying all week "We're going to watch Frozen with Mimi," so now when I even say her name, Milo yells "Snowman!"), talking, uninterrupted, on the drive to and from the airport, and hugging her after I accept my diploma.

...disciplined.  After my crazy meeting with a crazy dietitian last week, I started going into information overload about healthy eating. After so many health professionals were dismissive about calorie counting last week, I stopped tracking my food.  I didn't meant to do it forever, but after a week and without consciously changing what I ate, I gained back one of the pounds I'd lost.  I still don't know what the perfect plan is, but I'm going to keep tracking what I eat, even if the calorie number isn't the most important piece of information I have.  I'm thinking so seriously  about Weight Watchers, but before I pay to commit, I want to make sure I can keep to tracking on my free apps for at least a solid month.  Thanks, as always, for cheering me on.

...spoiled.  The past two Sundays Ben has taken the boys to his parents' house so I could have the day completely to myself.   Ben's parents surprised me with a really cool necklace with the definition of "hug" on the charm, and my mama sent me a Mother's Day card..  This week started the online self-love course that a dear friend invited me to take with her. Laurel surprised me with the perfect graduation gift (bookstore gift cards steal my heart every time). I've got love raining down on my from all sides, and I don't take it for granted.

*I borrowed the idea of at the moment posts from yourwishcake- her blog is a do not miss.

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At May 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM , Blogger Becky Goerend said...

Love this post! That's awesome that you got the past two Sundays to yourself. Mama recharge!

At May 17, 2014 at 8:16 AM , Blogger ashlie said...

Incredibly lucky. Here's sending recharge wishes your way!


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