Virtual Coffee 10.05.10

So, it looks like I’m more of an afternoon “coffee drinker.”  Every Tuesday we have a women’s Bible study at work that pulls me away from my computer, plus I have to be at work early to set-up for it, so blogging before work isn’t likely.

Oh well…with weather like today, coffee is good just about any time of the day (too bad I don’t actually like the taste!).

join me for coffee!

So, if we were really meeting for coffee this morning…

I would tell you that it’s kinda weird not being considered a “newlywed” anymore.  After an amazing weekend celebrating our first wedding anniversary at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Balboa Park, Coronado and Disneyland (including the AMAZING World of Color show), we begin our second year of marriage.  We’ve now been through an entire year of seasons, holidays, birthdays, celebrations as a married couple.  Now, it’s all about doing it over and over and over again (and hopefully adding a few little ones along the way!).

I would tell you that it was rough going back to work this morning.  It’s always hard after a long weekend, but today was especially difficult – lots going on, lots of stuff to deal with, lots of challenges.  I was ready to call it quits at noon, and that’s pretty unusual for me.  I love my job, but today’s making that a little difficult.

I would tell you that you HAVE to see Disney’s World of Color show at California Adventure.  It was simply incredible.  I promise to share photos (which do it absolutely no justice) very soon.  If you’ve seen the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, you have a very small glimpse of this show…VERY VERY VERY small.  Add a lot more fountains, three screens of water with video projections, fire, lasers, colored lights and an awesome soundtrack with all your favorite Disney tunes and you can begin to imagine just how amazing this show is!

I would tell you that I’m super excited for this weekend.  Our anniversary celebration continues with my gift to John – a trip to San Francisco.  We leave on Friday and will be home on Monday.  I haven’t been since I was 6, and I don’t remember much, so we’re doing to do a lot of touristy stuff – Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Chinatown…there’s more I’m forgetting right now, but it will be a full weekend and lots of pictures!

I would tell you that I’m struggling to keep up.  I know this sounds a bit crazy, but I just don’t have enough time to keep on top of everything I’m doing in real life and keep my virtual life as updated as I’d like it to be.  I have a list of about 5 or 6 blogs I need to write and photos to edit for them (including sorting through over 500 photos I took at the Safari Park this past weekend) plus 3 or 4 challenge photos I haven’t posted yet…they went up a few days ago.  I wish I could spend more time with my blog and reading other blogs, but I know my husband doesn’t like when I’m on my computer a lot, and I really should spend lots of time with him because once we have children, I know it’s going to be difficult to get alone time and we’re going to be going in about 500 different directions.  It’s so tough finding that balance!

What about you?  If we were meeting for coffee, what would you tell me?


Virtual Coffee 9.28.10

I found this awesome meme at Lucky Number 13.

Every Tuesday a group of bloggers “meets” for coffee via blog posts.  I thought it would be a fun way to not only update what’s been going on this past week, but also give you a little bit of insight into my every day life – outside of pictures!

So…here we go!  If we were really meeting for coffee this afternoon…

I would tell you that I am super excited for our first anniversary next week!  I can’t believe it’s already been a year and we’re spending the day at Disneyland and get to see World of Color for the first time.

I would tell you that I’m anxious about this weekend.  I don’t know anything for sure, but I have a feeling my husband has some sort of anniversary surprise for me.  I honestly have no idea what it is, but I guess I’m anxious because I do not like the unknown…especially when I know there IS an unknown (or at least suspect it).  I like to plan my weekends – my shopping, my photo project, my to-do list – and with not knowing what’s going on, it makes it difficult to do that!

I would tell you that this whole trying to conceive thing is really starting to wear on me.  People are getting pregnant and having babies all around me.  I’m trying so hard to be patient and trust that it will come in God’s perfect timing, but it’s not easy.  I constantly am asking what it is that God has for John and I before we bring a new little life into this world.  What does He want from us before that time?  I’m still searching for that answer.

I would tell you that my weight loss is going really well!  I’m down 7-pounds and am really enjoying my morning walk/jogs.  I wish I was more in shape so I could run longer and more often (right now I’m at 3-miles with a 1/2 mile warm-up and cool-down walk three times a week).  I’m planning to run a 5K on Thanksgiving morning.  I used to run cross country in high school.  I hated every step of it.  I’m not sure what’s changed in the past 5 years but I would like to start running in 5K races on a regular basis as I build up to a marathon (eventually!).

I would tell you that I’ve got a major nesting bug…and no nest.  We’re living with my sister to save for our own house.  It’s been challenging at times.  I have to remind myself sometimes that when we have our house, it will have been worth it.  We’re coming up on the 6-month mark on November 1…half-way-ish (we agreed on a year…I think we’re going to actively start looking in February or March).

Okay…there it is!  Lots of stuff I probably wouldn’t share under normal circumstances!

Wanna join?  Head on over and grab a “seat.”

join me for coffee!