I took advantage of it - the china came out along with the nice glass ware. And I used the napkin rings my Mom gave me that double as place card holders for the first time. We had brisket, kugel and a salad (thanks to the Barefoot Contessa and Martha Stewart for supplying the recipes). Overall it was a success, and I have plenty of leftovers for dinner this week:)
Today we slept in until almost 11:00 am (love that). We were going to go for a run, but since the sun was shining we decided to go to Batelle-Darby Metropark (even though it was 30 something degrees out) and go for a walk. So we put on our hiking clothes, packed a picnic lunch and took off.
We went for about 6 miles total, took us about two hours. I've never been there before, but it was nice. Lots of people walking, running, biking etc. It was cold when the wind blew, but when the sun was shining it was warm, even hot.
I'm sure we looked ridiculous on this bike trail all decked out in our hiking gear, but we wanted to make sure things were all broken in before I got to the top of a mountain and realized my feet were bleeding or something.
It was all dead, but there were some small hints of spring. It's supposed to stay cold for about another week, but then it's going to warm up again. Hopefully this time for good. Then I can start on my landscaping!
|Little leaf buds!|
I've been working really hard recently on being happy with my life as it is. I think that it is really easy to look at someone else's life and wish that the tables were turned. But you don't know that other person's life. And the grass is always greener, right? I see friends from high school having babies, staying at home and raising their little families, and I get jealous. I am working all day every day, and sometimes it seems like this job owns me. It sort of does. But, as Charlie gently reminds me, I would likely not be happy if the tables were turned either. If I was at home, I'd want to be at work, and I'm at work and I want to be home. When it comes right down to it I am incredibly blessed. And I do need to just enjoy this time that I have with my husband before we become parents and trust that the universe is unfolding as it should. When the time is right we will be blessed with a child or two (I hope) but for now the time is not right and I need to be content and happy in what I have, because I really am so fortunate.
I need to remember to enjoy this ride that is life, and to take what comes my way as it comes. Life is good.
"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson