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Apr. 8th, 2014

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The wind is sweeping out the April Showers from yesterday... with a vengeance! I thought I would blow away today. I was already so tired when I woke up that my eyes drooped as I tried to get ahead on more school reading... and I ended up allowing myself to snuggle back down on the couch and get 45 minutes more sleep. Nicole and I have both been just so tired lately. I think it is time for a vacation! We have the first week of May off, so we're just coasting along until then.

The first week of May (May 3rd) is our 13th anniversary. We have a weekend trip to DC planned and then a whole week off afterward to adventure. Camping with the family? Couple trip to Asheville while Nana keeps the boys? So many options! Every time we start to talk about it, life interferes. Sigh.

I had to give myself a pep talk this morning to get through the pile of stress and anxiety I'm feeling. I am causing it all myself, nothing is going to kill me and if I look objectively at the pile of work - it is all under control. All will be well. All will be well.

It is almost Dogwood time! The buds are opening ever-so-slowly. I've promised Brenner that the whole tree will be pink and he just shakes his head in disbelief and says, "Wow. Wow, Mama."

We've been cooking up a storm, too. Trying a LOT of new things. I made pork and cabbage potstickers a couple of weeks ago - you should have seen Nicole and I folding wonton wrappers and figuring out how to cook them in the skillet! And lots of other asian stir-frys. I've found a recipe for veggie fried rice that I love and made that last night with our teriyaki pineapple chicken thighs. Who knew I would love cooking so much?

I'm 2 pounds from my goal weight and it is dropping fast. My running is picking up and improving and I'm sitting on a stability ball at work to maximize my core strength. I feel amazing (aside from just run-down-tired-from-no-vacation) and strong. This is probably the best shape I've been in since high school. I want to find time to lift weights. Maybe I should try to squeeze that in ... with grad school, my running schedule, cooking, Mom-ing, and working full time.

Sheesh.