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Happy 2013! I am insane with worry.

Happy New Year! 2012 was a good year for me and I hope 2013 is even better.

Of course, as I say this, I am up with insomnia because of too much worry.  I think the problems will resolve themselves, I just can’t take immediate action which is what is keeping me up.

I have a few things I am obsessing over:

1) School – should I continue?  Do I want to?

2) Time –  School feels like it has sucked my life away.  I feel like my time is precious, I hate not having a life.

3)  Friends – I feel like I am neglecting friends.  I was involved in a conversation the other day about choosing to locate based on career or friends/family.  I chose friends/family and I think that says a lot about my current dilemma.

4) Work –  I am unhappy in my current position, but haven’t looked elsewhere, instead I headed straight to school.  Perhaps I should spend more time on my resume and actually job search.  I do want to be an accountant, but I am not sure the sacrifice is worth it, especially since it means less money and starting at the bottom again.

5) Hobbies –  I have very little time to work on any of the fun things I used to do, including this blog.

6) My Weight –  Keeps creeping up and I am way more out of shape than I used to be.  Heck, I have walked half-marathons, now I walk 1 mile and I am done.  I need more time to get back in shape.


I think all this is leading to a re-evaluation of my priorities.  I would like to work through them now, but since I am now married, they affect someone else and I am letting him sleep!


Need More Hours

I need more hours in my day.  I just can’t seem to find the time to do everything.  I used to not have this problem.  I had done a pretty good job getting everything to balance in years past.  I think I may have to cull parts of my life.  The question is what is going to get cut?



New Career?




Clean House?



My New Husband?

I don’t think it is reasonable to cut any of them at the moment, that may be the problem……Hopefully this is just a temporary swelling of things that need my attention.  October will be better, right?

Dave Con Here I Come

It’s Dave Con Weekend!  I will be spending three days playing board games.  Life is good….

Wedding Celebrations

This month starts the series of wedding celebrations.  I am exhausted just thinking about it.

In two weeks we have a shower/celebration during my family reunion.  They carved out a couple of hours for us.

Then we think we have a shower given by my fiance’s parent’s friends, but I am not sure if it is happening.  I was asked to reserve a weekend that they could throw it, but I have heard nothing since.

My boss is taking my co-workers and I to lunch at the end of August to celebrate the nuptials. They wanted to throw me a shower, but I said no thank you.  Those work showers are awkward and I prefer not to be the center of the attention.

Then there is the actual wedding in early September, followed two weeks later, by a reception held by my fiance’s parents for their side of the family.

Then  we are done! Life back to normal…..

Where did my summer go?

School starts again on August 23.  Where did my summer go?  My plan was to take the summer off from school to focus on starting my own business.  In addition, I was going to get many things done around the house and plan the wedding.

Guess what?  None of the big house projects were done,surprise!

On the business front, I did make some movement but not nearly as much as I would have liked.  I keep plodding along trying to fit it all in while still enjoying my life.  School is going to make that difficult.

I did get most of the wedding planning done, yay!  Everything is in place except final payments and dinner counts, dress alteration, marriage license, and favor boxes.  Oh wait, I still haven’t written my vows.  I suppose that is more important than the favor boxes……….but I have such an awesome idea.  I can’t wait to post a photo of them.

I’ll probably think of more small things along the way, but if I miss anything it won’t ruin the day.

My Favorite Time

It is one of my favorite times of the week.  Sunday morning cuddle time.

I am a very early riser, even on the weekends.  Getting up at 6am is sleeping late for me.  During the workweek I get up at 5am, three mornings I walk/run with a friend the other two I workout out in our exercise room.  So I love my weekend mornings spent lounging on the couch with three dogs piled adjacent or on my lap.  I drink my coffee and read or watch TV.  This usually lasts for an hour or so until my fiancé gets up or the dogs decide they would rather be outside.  I wish every morning was like this, but then I guess they wouldn’t be special.

As I write this, the natives are getting restless. Sigh, my cuddle time is over for another week…….

Getting in Touch with My Younger Self

This last weekend I met my best friend “Up North” in Sutton’s Bay. Wine Country!

It was awesome, I spent more than I should but worth every penny. My best friend has three small children so we don’t get to spend much time together. We went on a wine tour and stayed one night at the Vineyard Inn. As it happens (and it happens a lot), there was some mix up with the room and the means of transporting us on our wine tour was not what was promised. We ended up in the “honeymoon suite” because of the room issue. I don’t think the room itself was any more grand, just a little bigger. The bonus was that it had a semi-private outdoor seating area. The evening after the wine tour we sat outside and sipped wine and the morning before we left was spent sitting outside reading and drinking coffee.

It was just like the old days (pre-children). We had interesting conversations about the state of the world,  our futures, and about trying to stay in touch with our former care-free selves. It was just like old times when were in our twenties and early thirties.  While we didn’t like those years, or ourselves, we loved the feeling of having a wide open future and less responsibility.   It is a little easier for me since I don’t have children, but I was also the least care-free of the two of us to begin with.  She would never trade in her kids and I love my life now, but the future is not as open or as care-free as it once was.  This weekend was a small reminder of those care-free days.  It also reminded us of how much better we, as people, have become.

I think we all need to take the time and bring out the care-free youth inside us. It certainly makes life more enjoyable and gives our grown-up, mortgage paying selves, a break.

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