Last week, I’m sure you noticed a trend in my week in deciding whether to stay in Virginia for another year or go back to Maryland. Husband is in a PhD program and it was made clear to him (us) that he stands a better chance of finishing on time (August 2014) if we stay here. We’ve already sacrificed so much to be here and to head back to Maryland would mean that “life” would get in the way and it may take longer (years) for him to get done. It makes sense to bite the bullet and make the most of it for another year. By Monday of this past week, I was at complete peace with the decision.
Reading – Glamour, Lucky, Weight Watchers & Fitness magazines. Again, I have fell behind in keeping current w/ my subscriptions.
Writing – In my planner and mapping out some events for the summer. I have two 5K’s scheduled for the fall and hope to log some more miles in races this summer in Southwest Virginia. The picture above is from my first 5K, exactly 1 year ago today with my good friend who also shares the same Birthday as me.
Listening – To Graham singing Thrift Shop. I’m not sure that its cute or terrible that he knows all the words (edited version of course).
Thinking – How in the world does a Stay at home mom of nearly 5 years get back into the workforce. I know that I’m ready and hope that sometime this upcoming summer I am able to get back to work, outside the home.
Feeling – For the last 2 days, very sick. I have a cold that I can’t seem to shake and it’s definitely worn me out. It’s rare (more like unheard of) for me to be in pajamas for 2 days straight (with the exception of getting to the gym).
Hoping – My parents get some peace with our decision to stay here in Virginia for another year. My father and oldest son are extremely close and when I told him that we decided to stay another year here, I know it broke his heart.
Wearing – (see Feeling)…pajamas…nothing to exciting this weekend. Hope to be wearing that cute little Ellen Allen tote soon. Love a great sale!
Loving – My husband today (or course I do this everyday). Today is extra special as it is our 6th year wedding Anniversary. Also, loving that my father in law still sends us letters every month. He’s not much on the computer so we usually see correspondence 1-2x a month. He’s so cute!
Wishing – Our family makes the trip here throughout the summer to visit. I’ve been a bit bummed out lately that with the exception of my parents, and one of Tim’s siblings (and his family), no one has been down here to visit us. We’ve made the trip back to Maryland 7 times since we moved last August. I was a little under the impression that people would come see us too. (Husbands folks were supposed to come this weekend, but a trip to the hospital changed that..they get a pass too – everything is fine there).
Wanting – a Fitness Tracker. I am torn between the Polar FT40 and the Nike fit band. Anyone have/use one. Your thoughts?
Needing – For school to be year round (haha). I swear, teachers don’t get paid enough and I’m not ready yet with summer plans/activities for the kids that will keep us all entertained and sane.