Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Best of Things I Used to Do and I Wish I Still Did Them

1) Work out. I need to get back in the habit, and I'm thinking about joining a gym in Sapulpa, because I'm only in Tulsa two days a week. I HATE gym contracts and debited accounts (remember that time I paid $37 a month for two years?). My gym in Tulsa, who I affectionately and creatively call "Jim", is amazing. Ladies only, TVs with every piece of equipment, and NO CONTRACTS. Regardless, I need to find a way to get my aggression out again. I haven't gained any weight that I lost, but I am missing the healthy and happy feeling I get after exercise, both physically and emotionally.

2) New Music Tuesday! I used to ask Jessa and then Micah "What day is it?!?!?" every Tuesday. The obvious answer: "New Music Tuesday" on iTunes. (Gah, who wouldn't want to share an office with me?) I would browse all the new music and load up my iPod (which would then accompany me to see Jim, see #1). Then the real world sunk in, and because it was attached to my credit card, and I bought one too many songs, I went over my credit limit and jumped up my interest. For a 99 cent song. Sometimes I love being a grownup. Anyway, I need to get back to treating myself with one or two songs (and exercising discipline to only buy that amount) each week. I miss the music.

3) Read. Since I've been back from Turkey, where I read 4 books (because what else was I going to do?), I haven't finished a book. I've been playing catch up with my two jobs, one of which is only getting busier, and time at home is spent cooking dinner, cleaning, talking, working, but not reading. Anyone have any suggestions for a book to get me out of this rut? I need one I can't put down.

4) Spend time alone. Whitters thankfully understood how much I needed this today, and got everyone out of the house. I read Real Simple, gave myself a pedicure, and just had some time to think.

My life is FULL. Full of work, full of love, full of puppies & roommates & cooking & family & plants. Life is good, but I want to make some room in the fullness of it for the important (and lately missing) items above.


  1. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  2. Um, thank you for bringing me back down to earth?