Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Spending the day with Pavel, Erika and Sophia today...really looking forward to seeing them all, I feel like this has been the longest stretch of time since I've been with Kira that I haven't seen them, and I'm definitely missin' them. Lots of people out and about today in their Sunday's nice too see so many families together, lots of generations...I wish my grandparents were still around, it would be really nice to sit and talk now that I'm starting a family of my own, I hope my poppy would be proud of me. A good day to realize how blessed we all are...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Feelin' Lucky

Today was a really great late winter/early spring day. A great day to get some big miles in, to put some time in, to start feeling really good about the work I've put in the past few months...but I spent most of the day on the couch...and I'm really lucky I did. I've got 12 staples in my back right now holding together a wound from surgery on tuesday. I had a moderate/severely dysplastic nevi (a really bad mole) removed...the staples will come out in 2 weeks and 2 weeks later I'll have another one taken out and some more staples put in. So, I can look forward to the better part of my spring being unable to bend over to tie my shoes for fear of tearing out staples. By the middle/end of may, I'm hoping to get my fitness back to where it was 2 weeks ago. I'm not going to lie, I'm bummed...but I'm lucky. I don't have melanoma, and if I did, we're taking care to make sure we catch it on time. Kira set me straight last week...a spring without riding or running or climbing is a hell of a lot better than the alternative. Sitting on the couch is definitely not the best use of my time, and I'm a bit disappointed it's how I spent my day...but it's rest, which I's time to put some thoughts and ideas together...take some slow walks with the dogs around the new neighborhood...and be thankful for how lucky I am

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Move...

is over. It sucked, moving always sucks. It probably would have been a bit easier if we had spent less time watching Lost and more time packing, but it still would have sucked. We're home now, for a long time to come we hope, and we're happy. We worked hard this weekend, didn't sleep much, didn't eat well...but we held it together, worked together, and with lots of help from our families we got it done.
So, we're in Westfield and looking forward to so many things. Looking forward to not feeling like we have to find another home in a year, looking forward to making some friends, looking forward to feeling like we can put things in motion without worrying about things coming to a halt...lots of things.