Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Boys are Back in Town!

My husband's best friend has been living/working in Singapore for the past few years, and this week is back in town for some meetings and to let all of his friends and family know that he got engaged last week!!! I have yet to meet his fiancee, since the few times she's been to Tulsa, I was out of town. We went out to dinner with him last night, at my favorite sushi restaurant (ok - its my fave restaurant in general, but they happen to have the best sushi I've ever had!). It was great to see him so happy!!

I'm looking forward to having a quiet night at home tonight, since it looks like a pretty busy weekend is in store.

Tomorrow night I have happy hour after work to say goodbye to a coworker who is leaving to go to another company. I know that he'll be happier, and I know that I'll still see him around (he and my husband have known each other for years, and I love his wife and son), but it's still kinda sad.

Saturday will start off bright and early at a garage sale that the youth in our church are doing. I'm on a mission to find some bookshelves, and maybe some other treasure that I haven't seen yet! Then I'm off to buy concert tickets for Kenny Chesney and Leann Rimes - I want to be near the front of the line so that I can get great seats!! I imagine once I get home, I'll do some laundry and take a nap then get ready for another going away party. One of my husbands coworkers is being transferred, so we're all getting together to send him off in style.

Sunday brings church and then a cookout at my aunt's house. I have some cousins coming in from Colorado, and that side of the family never passes on an opportunity for a party! And its usually pretty crazy.

So check back next week - I should have plenty to blog about!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I LOVE SUSHI!!!

So the sushi party on Saturday turned out to be a lot of fun! It was great to spend some time with my friend, and the sushi was a lot easier to make than I was expecting. In fact, I used my newfound skills last night and made sushi for dinner! I can't wait to get myself a sushi cookbook and try some new recipes!! It's safe to say that I'm hooked. A few years ago I learned that I love it, thanks to my hubby's best friend, but it's usually few and far between that we go out for sushi - it's not exactly cheap! But now that I can make it at home, I can have it whenever I want! Of course there will always be some things that I just can't do quite the same as my fave sushi restaurant, but I'll have fun trying!

Anyway - another thing I love is getting a massage - which I'm doing this afternoon. I haven't had one since right before Thanksgiving, and I am LONG overdue! I've never been to this particular spa before, but I won the massage (and a facial) in a drawing - so I figured I'd give it a shot, afterall it's not costing me anything! I'm really having a hard time focusing on work this afternoon (hence the opportunity to blog) and I just can't wait to get out of here and get to the spa.

Hopefully I will get home to find that my hubby has dinner and a nice glass of wine waiting for me... That would be the perfect end to this beautiful day!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Takin' a break

Well... the week and a half since my last post has been pretty uneventful (and I'm quite enjoying it!). I gave up TV for Lent, so I've found time for all kinds of other things. We did finally get our Christmas tree down last weekend (I know some of you were concerned about that). It seemed like every time I planned to take it down, something else came up. Of course, I don't feel so bad because I know that one of our neighbors didn't get theirs down until Saturday, too. I've also been reading a lot. I have a bad habit of reading 2 (sometimes 3) books at a time. Most of the time it's not so bad if they're different enough. Right now I'm working a Nora Roberts book - kind of a mystery/love story, and a book called Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes (I hope I spelled that right). I'm not very far into either, but I have to say that Dean is just cracking me up! I'm really looking forward to his story! Who knows? It just might inspire me... I could really use that these days.

In my last post, I commented on not feeling like myself when I run, and I've decided that it's because I'm not enjoying it. For the most part, since the marathon, every time I think about going for a run I get a knot in my stomach. Don't get me wrong - I love running - but right now it's not fun. I've been feeling like I'm out there because I "have" to be, not because I want to be. And I feel like if I'm not there, I'm letting people down. So I've decided to back off and run when I'm ready to run for me, because I want to. While I love the comradarie of running with my group, running is something that I have to do for myself. And even though I miss my "people" and have moments where I miss being out on the trail, my heart just isn't in it right now.

So enough of that... I'm going to a sushi making party tomorrow night with my friend Melissa. I'm so excited! I love eating sushi, but I've never tried to make it myself - it just seems intimidating. So we'll see how it goes! I'm even more excited because Melissa and I haven't done anything together (without our guys and other usual suspects) since before I got married (so at least 2 1/2 years). Of course, we always manage to find trouble when it's just the 2 of us - so this should be interesting!

I should have some pictures and something worth blogging about on Monday. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Beginnings

Wow! I finally have a chance to get on here and update - but since I've slept since my last post, I've decided that it's not going to be much of an update. Rather than try to recap everything I've done over the last 2 months, I've decided that I'm just starting fresh. And since Lent started today, I think it's okay for me to do that. Lent is basically "spring cleaning" for the mind and soul, and why shouldn't that include my blog??? No sense in cluttering up my head or my blog with stuff that's not all that important in the long run!

Speaking of long run... I've really been slacking. I was sick during Christmas, and I just don't feel like myself when I run these days. It seems to take a lot out me, and my lung capacity is terrible! I hate being winded when I've only run 1.5 miles. So far my longest "long run" this year has only been 4 miles. The weather hasn't helped much either - I just can't bring myself to get out there when it's just downright crappy. I'm ready for spring and sunshine and warmer weather...

In other news, my hubby and I think we have found our "church home" and I am looking forward to our first Easter/Lenten season in our new "home." I plan to use this time to really evaluate and make sure this is where we really want to be and where we want to raise our family. It is a nice sized congregation, and they have a lot of different programs, Sunday School classes, activites, etc for all ages. It's quite different from the church I went to in high school, and also quite different from the church my husband grew up in, both of which we've decided aren't right for us. We both feel comfortable at this church and can see our family there long term. Of course, we've only been going there for a few weeks, which is why I'm looking forward to the coming weeks. I think it will really give us a feel for what we're getting ourselves into!