Am I crazy?

Feb. 3rd, 2008 09:12 pm
lyrical1: (Doggies)
I have just signed up, along with my colleagues for a 60 mile walk in October.  We will be honoring a few clients family members, and I'm sure more stories will come to surface the more we talk about it.  I guess I'd better get my butt in gear with that training schedule.  I know I have 9 months, but now I'm walking on average 4 or 5 miles a week, plus 2 days of yoga and 1 hour of personal training.  I should be doing up to 40 miles a week, plus a day of cross training.  Wow.  I guess getting fitter in 2008 is going to happen for real.  

There is much shouting from the basement, and I have 2 dogs who are happy to keep me warm in the quiet of the living room. 
lyrical1: (Doggies)
Ms. Kaili-Woo just came into the kitchen and threw herself on the floor in a lump. Remembering I am here, she changed positions to be under my feet. She loves when I sit at the kitchen stool, as my feet don't touch the ground and she can get head rubs from my dangling toes. I just finished reading Marley and Me and I guess I haven't realized how much of an impact these dogs have had on my life. Kaili has been around my life for the last 5 years, but has lived with me for almost 2. Marco has been with us since December, and I can't remember life with out him. Kaili is 12 this year and while she's a small breed (userpic) and has no health issues, that is still getting old for a dog. Marco is around 2 we think (based on plaque build up on his teeth) and we are hoping he will have a long life and that he will help keep Kaili younger, longer.

Some days they are brats and drive me nuts, they need more hair cuts in a year than I do, other days I want nothing more than to have one on each side in the bed or on the couch. I love being the first one home (which is rare), because behind the "ooh! ooh! Gotta pee! Let me out!" is also the excitement of "you came home! Hi! Hi! Hi! you've been gone sooooo LONG" With Kaili that is much barking and hopping and Marco is a little howl that is more like "wrooo, wrooo, wrooo" and a pom pom tail wag that wiggles his whole body. 

They are our sweet little monsters that greatly enhance the quality of our life. Hell, if it wasn't for Kaili, S and I might not have ever gotten together.
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Says the note on the LJ home page. It hasn't been 26 weeks since I was here last, I come here a few times a week. I read, I leave random comments and I even think about posting. But the longer I go with out posting the more I feel like I have to say something substantial rather than just something flip.

So, for those of you not following along at home....

S and I are shacking up and my family is being fantastic about the whole thing. Being in a relationship is hard, living with someone is hard, but we are figuring it out. For the most part, its good. I am loved and cherished.

S retired from the Navy this spring. I am so glad that she is done, as her unit is back in Iraq this summer and I don't know that she or I could bear it again. 22 years of service is plenty for one person.

Remember that Doggie we found? Well, Marco has become a full fledged member of the family. We've had a few behavior issues, but nothing that some training and consistency couldn't fix. I call him my little Moo Man because he looks like a cow with his coloring. We are such crazy dog mommies. I swore I'd never....

I wore a dress for the first time in over 10 years to a black tie gala this spring, and the world didn't end as predicted. There is even evidence of such craziness. I guess in NE I felt like I had to dress a certain way to be a certain kind of person. I guess now that I'm 30something I a) am solid in who I am and don't need clothes to support my identity and b) don't really care what people think. It hasn't become a habit yet, but it might.....

I'm almost two years into the financial planning gig and its going really well. It is still one of the hardest things I have ever done, and I'm still learning, but I'm making a go of it and I think I'm going to make it. Its only been within the last 8 to 10 months that I have been sure.

The most recent news is that my dad has been offered a job in Tampa, and he starts after labor day. I haven't spoken with my mom about it to she how she feels, but its not ideal for them. I imagine its hard to be a late 50's sr executive looking for work. He's not ready to retire yet, but he's only looking out 6 to 8 more years until he does. I guess you have to take what you can get, and it won't be the first time she's packed up house and moved (although this will be the first time w/out kids in tow). They are talking about putting the NH house on the market come the first of the year and then go from there. 

I guess those are the highlights!  I just bought tickets to NH for next weekend, booked a place in PTown for a week in October,  and then to Las Cruses NM for Thanksgiving.  We will be back in NE for Christmas.  I'm tired booking all that travel and I haven't left the house yet today! 

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