I've been poked, prodded, urged and encouraged to start writing again.
And I want to. So, here I am. Spruced up in my legging with the hole in them and a new color scheme for the blog.
My how I've missed you and needed you. Life has moved at lightning speed since we last spoke. No I didn't do Weight Watchers. Actually, I've tried 3 other diets since I thought about joining WW and haven't stuck with any of them for longer than 4 days. Friday night gets me. Friday night is pizza and wine and snuggles. Saturday morning always gets me too with the sugary cinnamon rolls and waffles and salty bacon that I had to have just one more piece of. And then there is Sunday, sweet lazy Sunday with ease of trying out new recipes and casually stuffing whatever I can in my mouth as I revolve through the kitchen.
Enough about my weight, I've never been very kind to myself about it and I don't want to spend my first conversation with you talking so negatively.So let me tell you what about what else has been going on.
Can you believe her first birthday is right around the corner? I mean look at her!
9 teeth and walking! Truly a delight and the apple of my and Daddy's eyes. She's rotten and she knows it but she also gives the best hugs so we gives her a bit of a pass on some of her tantrums. What's that you ask? How is planning for her 1st birthday party coming in just a litte of 24 days? Ha! What planning? Of course when Pinterest introduced "secret boards" I immediately made one for her birthday party so her theme would be a surprise to everyone. Who am I kidding? Y'all know the only theme I follow is procrastination.
But if you are in the neighborhood you are more than welcome to stop by and eat some of my mother's fried chicken and have yourself a Costco cupcake. There may be a shortage of decorations but not of love.
Our Marriage Project
I Love My Husband. We have been through so really rough times these last few months with the new house, new worries and new schedules but we came out on top. If you are my friend on Facebook you know he and I did 28 Days of Love for the month of February, similar to the Thankful Project often seen during the month of November. Everyday with the hashtag #ILoveMyWifeBecause he would list a reason for the whole world to see. You know how you ask your significant other, "but why, why do you love me?" this was like Candyland to that insecure girl who didn't feel worthy of his love. I'm not sure what it was about the few lines everyday that I needed to hear but they did both my heart and my head good. Josh and I have grown stronger in our love and friendship. I probably won't continue the Marriage Project as weekly series but may visit it from time to time just so it is not left as a project unfinished. Do I think couples need to set aside time and put forth an effort to make each other feel special? Absolutely. I would just say that you don't necessarily need a book to tell you how to do it. Do what feels natural - and then do a lot of it.
Well we have been moved in for 3 months and still have a ton of projects to complete but things are getting there. The place is starting to feel like home.
On the Work Front
Josh starts at the local hospital on Monday! We are all so excited for him because it is exactly the job he wanted when he finished his STNA course last October. It took some time for an importunity to come his way and we were just starting to get discouraged, he is on his way to starting his nursing career! As for me, I started with a new company in January, I still work at the union, who hired a Benefit Administration firm who in turn hired me. I've taken this move on as a fresh start. Even though it has been hard days during the transition I'm giving it my very best because there is just so much room for advancement. My professional confidence has been growing by leaps and bounds.
For Christmas my mother and sister gifted me with a Mom's Bible. After a particularly hard day as I laid down to bed I reached over and grabbed it and just starting reading from page one. Really, I need to devote a whole post, and I sure I will, but I can not tell you how much my heart has opened up when I started pursuing a real relationship with God. I'm a work in progress, will always be, and my faith is getting me through.
So that's about it for an update.
Team Hodson is back. I won't be writing 5 days a week, life is just to busy for that right now but I am hoping for at least 3.
Thanks for stcking around.
Wishing you love and light,