Quelle Surprise! I know I said I was on a blogging break, but lately I am feeling like I still need an outlet so I am returning to what I do best: putting my feeling on paper (or computer screen).
This week I returned to running after a year of….um…not running. As I have stated before, the winter was harsh as shit up here and I just lost my motivation to run. In the last few months I have had a few starts and stops because my shins and hips were not cooperating. My joints have been in a great deal of pain and I am 100% sure that is because the 20 that I worked so hard to lose have returned. If I ever needed proof that I am not made to be on Team Chunk this is it. It is very humbling to go from running 7 miles for fun to doing the Couch to 5k program all over again. Sometimes I want to cry, give up or punch something but the best thing I can do is just keep going. Does it depress me when I am only able to do one mile? Absolutely. The silver lining is I know that I will get better, the key is not to rush so I can stay injury free this time around.
Operation Cohabitation has been going along well. There has certainly been a learning curve over the last month has we meld our lives together. More important, our relationship has grown in so many different ways. If you would have told me three years ago he and I would be at this place in our relationship I would have never believed it. We have arrived at the place where the Big M is being discussed and I must admit I am scared. I am totally not scared of marriage, though judging by how the first one went I should be. This type scared is the “I’m-scared-something-is-gonna-happen.” All of my previous relationships there was always something that would show up that would be a deal breaker or I would discover some shit like he is a serial gigalo (true story), a Peter Panesque man child (check!) or he is on “hard” drugs (check!). While our love is far from new, it’s still refreshing. It has taken a lot to get used to what a healthy relationship looks like. I remember one day I was stranded at the Metro Station because I was not able to get a ride home slugging and to add to the chaos I left my debit card at home so I was penniless and stranded. Though J couldn’t come and get me, he made sure someone did and he made sure my son was not left at the daycare past closing time. I remember when I finally made it home I apologized profusely and thanked him a million times. He looked confused and said, “That is what your man is supposed to do. What was I going to do just leave you out there until you figured it out?” I am so embarrassed to say that in the past that is exactly would have gone down. This is not to say everyday we are holding hands and singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” We have our ups and downs and that is mostly due to trying to figure out who is going to be in charge of what chores. Bottom line, we are still growing and it looks like we are growing in the right direction.
I have a new love affair with Amazon. Now we all know how horribly cheap I am so that $79 price tag for Amazon Prime in the beginning of the year was a hard thing for me to swallow, but then came Prime Music. Anyone who knows me knows I love music and Prime Music has TONS of it!!! So far I have over 1,000 songs on my list and I am still discovering new music! Granted, I only bought the Prime Membership so I could watch HBO on demand and save on shipping when I made the occasional purchase. Almost a year in, I will tell you my purchases from Amazon are anything but occasional now. I buy EVERYTHING from Amazon. My running shoes, hair supplies, school supplies, and anything else all came from Amazon. The free shipping is a bonus, and I love that said free shipping is also FAST. I have become accustomed to getting my items in 1-2 days tops and I don’t like waiting any long that that anymore. The last addition that won me over was the introduction of the Kindle Unlimited. I wanted nothing to do with Kindles when they came out. Much like the old timers in the office that hate anything that doesn’t include paper I wanted to stick to books. “You can’t cuddle with a Kindle!” True, but when you are getting a catalog of books for ten dollars a month, you will make adjustment. I just read from my Kindle app since I am staring at my phone(my secret introvert tactic) half of the time .
That’s my time…….I’ll be updating more and uh….yeah I need to buy my domain name back…….