Thursday, July 2, 2009

Holding Pattern

Been almost two months since we've written anything here (ouch). I think that we've been waiting for everything to finally fall into place. And that has ended up taking a lot longer than either of us expected.

It's not a great approach to life - biding time and dreaming about how we'll finally be able to enjoy ourselves once everything is settled.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

I like having a plan. It makes me feel safe. But it also leaves me with the feeling that there's always one more thing to accomplish before we can be happy.

I hope that after this whole house debacle is settled, we'll have a little time to enjoy ourselves before we have to move on to the next phase of the plan.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Milestone Month

May seems to be our month for milestones. The few milestones that 25 year olds can have…

May 5: On this date we will have been in Colorado for one year. I never believed anyone when they said that time goes by faster as you get older, but this year has flown. I think our willingness to go through the home-buying process (a.k.a. my personal hell) to secure a permanent dwelling will serve as scientific proof that we really, really like it here. It seems like a place that will really grow with us as we get even more settled and curmudgeonly, but still want to hike.

May 13: Three years post-college graduation. I’m not sure either of us are any closer to knowing our purpose or path in life, but we’re trying to enjoy whatever it is we’re doing while we figure it out (if we figure it out).

May 20: Our third anniversary. I had a dream the other night about getting rejected by a potential prom date. For as little as I did it, I really hated everything to do with dating. So I never expected to find the right person as easily as I did. I set the bar really high, and Steve exceeded (and continues to exceed) every expectation. This year we will continue our trend of going to see family instead of doing something “romantic,” but I think getting to see all the Phoenix peeps will make us happier than champagne and sleeping on hotel sheets [shudder].

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gathering Storm Part II

Hopefully this one did the trick, Becca.

The quality you've come to expect...

I’ve had a few light, happy-go-lucky blog posts in my head, but haven’t written any of them because I’ve been moody (Steve can confirm that for anyone who needs confirmation). Last week was rough, and while I held it together at the time, after it was all resolved I melted down just a little bit. And rather than write blog posts that sounded like emo lyrics, I figured I’d wait it out. And now being moody has drained all of my energy to write full blog posts, so I’ll continue my tradition of stepping up once a month or so to write a bunch of half-formed thoughts.

On Twitter…

Mostly I like Twitter for the quippy battle of the wits that goes on between friends and family members, and for hearing every cute thing one of the children says since we don’t get to hear as much of it first-hand. But getting texted with the mundane details of the lives of people you don’t really know goes from exciting to weird really quickly.

Oh really, Mark Hoppus? You’re drinking apple juice? You woke up at 3:30 a.m.? You’re eating cheese?

And yes, I’ve been following Mark Hoppus on Twitter. You have something to say about it?

On having no follow through…

I think we’ve gotten better over the years at making the effort to at least start responsible things. We’ll put laundry in the washer, usually into the dryer within a reasonable period, but rarely does it end up folded and put away in any sort of timely fashion. We’ll grocery shop for healthy food, make a meal or two, and then end up right back at Chipotle. We’ll set the alarm for 5:40 and wake up at 7.

Now that we have a house again*, we have to learn to be better. But we also need to figure out rewards to bribe ourselves into doing it because apparently we’re both 8.

*Whatever that means this time.

On drawing the paranormal…

Last night on Paranormal State, they said the three emotions that draw paranormal activity are anger, fear, and regret. Since I’ve had my share of all of those in the last week, we are waiting to see which demon, poltergeist, or spirit will try to take advantage. Luckily, TV has prepared us for this moment.

Also, after breaking the no Paranormal State after dark rule, I didn’t sleep all that well last night. Although to be fair, I think I was still disturbed from flipping through Zombie Strippers! the night before.

On how Steve manages to put up with me…

Still not really sure how he does it, but I’m grateful. In less than a month we’ll have been married for 3 years, and together for almost 7. And of that time I’d say I’ve been annoyingly frustrating 98% of the time, decent life partner 2%. And so it makes perfect sense that he’s excited about my parents coming to live with us because he needs “backup.” I just hope he still finds my annoyingly frustrating secretly charming.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Keeping Our Damn Mouths Shut

We have no idea what's going on with anything. And everytime we call everyone and spend an hour explaining the situation, it all seems to change again.

Therefore, I'm not planning on saying anymore about anything until it's over and done with. Talk to y'all in 20 years or so.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

In case anyone was looking for a laugh this morning...

It would be funny if they weren't serious.