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Sick Day Brain Dump

I’m home sick today with some sort of stomach bug. At least it’s not the flu, huh? Things could definitely be worse! I started to feel better at one point this afternoon, then just tried to eat a regular dinner and am immediately regretting it. Ahh, recovering from a stomach bug. It’s a wonderful thing, huh?
Since I haven’t blogged in awhile, I thought I’d give you some brain dump style life updates:

Mile a Day Challenge
I’ve been fairly strong since January 5th when it started…that was, until yesterday. We’re having some cold weather here, VERY cold. As in the weatherman said we’d be struggling to make it into the mid-teens. All week. So with some 9 degree weather yesterday and some sore muscles in my ankle, I decided I could take one day off. And then today, stomach bug. Not great running conditions. So I’ve missed two days. But I’ve run 19 in a row. So you can’t really be disappointed in that. As long as I still beat Yvonne!

Babies, Babies, Everywhere
Seriously, it’s been baby month! Close friends, blog friends, co-workers, there are new babies everywhere! It definitely gives me baby fever. I know the time is not right for Chris and I, and it won’t be for awhile, we have lots of other things on our life lists to accomplish before we welcome a baby into our family, but that doesn’t prevent me from starting to look at baby blogs and make secret Pinterest baby boards. I figured I started reading wedding stuff online in 2009, a year before I was engaged and two years before I was married. So if we look at my track record…I just like to be over prepared.

Winter Fun
Chris and I have had lots of fun so far in 2013, including two holiday parties for his job. One of the parties was actually a “ball” and was a black-tie affair. I think it may be the first black-tie event I’ve been to that wasn’t a prom! It felt very grown up and elegant (and yes, I am aware, I’m definitely on the cose-to-30-side of my twenties), and being a doctor’s wife, I imagine many such events in my future. Maybe it will get old after awhile, but it was fun!

Awards Season
I seriously love the Golden Globes and the Oscars and I’m pumped for awards season. I didn’t actually get to watch most of the Golden Globes, but who needs to when there is Twitter and Buzzfeed? I felt like I had basically seen the show, and was spared the boring parts. We have plans with friends to go to a viewing of the Oscars at a local theater with champagne and snacks, which is going to make it even more fun! Now, I just need to getting around to seeing all the Best Picture nominees. I say I’m going to do it every year, but never have managed to.

So what’s new with you, pussy cat? Anyone else home sick?

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Election Day Excitement/Brain Dump

  • When I woke up this morning, I felt excited, like it was a holiday.  And in a way, it is.  Today is the first time in my life I will vote for a presidential candidate at the polls.  In previous years, I’ve always voted by absentee ballot.  This is exciting stuff!  At 27, I’m finally a resident where I live and I get to walk in and make a decision about who I want to be president ON Election Day.  Chris and I are going to vote when he gets out of work, then head to his co-workers for an Election Day party.  I’m hoping there’s a lot of wine, pizza, and friendly election chatter.  I get really defensive when people get overly political or too far right/left, so hopefully things will be relatively neutral and I can just enjoy myself and the excitement that comes with picking a president every four years.
  • As Election Day rolls around, I can’t help but think where I was four years ago…eight years ago.  Life changes INSANELY over four years, and I literally cannot even fathom what the next four will bring.  Chris’s contract doesn’t bring us to the next presidential election, so all bets are off.  Will we be in New York State?  Will we have a bigger family?  Will we live closer to family…or further away?  It’s a crazy thing to think about, but it’s also exciting.  I look forward to what the next four years bring and the the excitement of the unknown.
  • Part of my job involves matrimonial law and I find it EXHAUSTING.  I have to learn to separate my own personal feelings and emotions from my work and this is a really new concept to me.  Previously, I felt that my compassion was an asset at my job, but now I think if I’m so compassionate, I’m going to drain myself emotionally and it won’t be good.  But watching people go through a divorce is not pretty.  There really are no winners and I pray that it’s never something I have to experience.
  • I miss my niece and I’m counting down the days until I see her.  Oh yeah, and the rest of my family…but really.  My niece.
  • Guys, if you can, help the tri-state area.  Blankets, batteries, food, money, time, whatever you can do.  It’s heartbreaking to see, and to know how many of my dear friends are suffering.  Most people I’m close to lost nothing more than the convenience of electricity…but you try and live a week without electricity!  I don’t think I can do it.  Other people lost everything, and it will be much harder for them to rebuild and recover.  Don’t let Sandy be last week’s news…the people who were affected will be suffering so much longer than that.


And with that, I think I’ve satisfied my monthly blogging quota…but you never know.  Maybe I’ll be back with a real thought out blog post.


Happy Election Day, all!  Go vote, no matter who for.  Your voice matters.


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