Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer School No Mo!

I just wrapped up both of my summer classes yesterday with some delightful final exams! And to congratulate myself, I took a long drive. All the way to Waco!
It's nice to finally be back with my boy for more than a day or two. We hit up the Chipotle for dinner last night! And got up at 6:30 to go running! I've found that's the perfect time; it's still cool and breezy out that early! I love it!
Well, the boy has already headed out to golf class, and I guess I'm going to do some laundry, unpack, and get settled in!

Typical squinty eye...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I Can Run?

Yes, yes I can run... For so many years, I was lazy. And then I was dancing and there was this myth about running messing up dancers knees... And after all of that time, I just figured I couldn't do it!

But then Tripp and I started our FBI workout plan and running was kind of required... Fortunately, I have a friend who loves to run, wanted a running buddy, and is super patient! So Megan and I got started on Monday; she taught me the basics- how to use my feet, what to do with my arms, and how to breath. We have a challenging route that takes us from her apartment to the campus- precisely one mile!

Yesterday, after just five days of running, I made it all the way to the corner of Lindsay and Jenkins- the light pole that signifies the completion of that mile! I was/am so excited and proud. I feel so accomplished, the way I used to when I mastered a new dance move or conquered a challenging climb.

I'm back to eating breakfast and trying to be more health conscious with my food choices. My goal this time around is not to become thinner like it always has been before; this time, I just want to know that I'm doing what I can to be healthy. If I lose some inches or become better toned, that would be a pleasant bonus, but I'm not making that the whole objective.

I'm ready for a change.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

When I Recluse...

I have so much I want to say, but not the right way to say it... About what? Everything. Things learned, anticipated, dreaded, aspired, missed. But my words aren't much right now.
What I can tell you--I'm ready for change.
I'll let the Beatles do the talking.
This one always brings a smile:

I Will

Who knows how long I've loved you?
You know I love you still.
Will I wait a lonely lifetime?
If you want me to- I will.

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same.

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you when we're together
Love you when we're apart.

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear me to you
How you know I will
I will.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Throwback Thursday: This Morning

Not too big of a throw to go back to this morning, but it was one filled with lasting memories...
Fixable basket
heal-able chin and hand
replaceable ipod (it's still functioning, just on permenent "random" mode- what artist or playlist will i select? Only God and the ipod know!)
And what a partially filled in fill-in-the blanks major looks like.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I Love Weekends!

Friday, Grady treated me to a belated anniversary dinner! We've made Buca de Beppo our tradition :) No allergic reaction this year!

After spending all day in the pool, Saturday, I made it my right to browse through the box of childhood photos of Grady. He was the cutest, happiest little boy ever! Someday, I'll get them scanned and show you just how beautiful that smile was!

Sundays are always the bummer of weekends for us since they mean goodbye... But we still had a great time hanging out with the rents, grabbing some Chipotle before I had to head back to the barren wasteland of Chipotle-less Norman...

Good times.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Happy Bike!

My glorious bike at the completion of makeover!
Note: basket, seat, bell, and handles. :)

I'm in love.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

On A Quest-

I know this I random, but does anyone know of a version of the song La Vie en Rose sang in both English and French? I've found a number sang in one or the other, but I was curious as to whether a dual language version existed...

In other music news- I've recently come across The Hush Sound. They're kind of weird but that's very much my style!


And I just bought the Dave Barnes cd- Me and You and the World. It's wonderful- very sweet.


I'm kind of in love with this song. Thanks Elisha!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

As much as I love my bike...

I have got to replace the seat... The original seat from-what Tracy? 1995 is a rock... And my butt hurts. A lot.

I was also thinking about new handle grips. The old foam is looking kinda tattered... Makes my hands smell after using them...

Additionally, I would like a granny basket. Right up front.

Just making it more user friendly given I ride it daily to and from class now, as well as for auxiliary entertainment and/or fitness purposes. Too bad I'm poor, so the improvements will have to wait quite some time...

Kind of a lame post, I know, but it's all I can think of while my tush is calming down...