Well Thanksgiving is over and for us Chanukah is next on the list. The holiday season is just CRAZY! We will be having a nice dinner with friends and family on the second night. So another round of cooking begins. My feet are doing really well, but I think because they don’t hurt too much I tend to overdo it, and pay for it the next day. That being said, I am still trying to take it somewhat easy.
A lot has transpired since my last post (in chronological order):
- We chose a date and a theme for our wedding. Now, I never thought I’d be a themed wedding kind of person, but we want this to be FUN and not at all stodgy or traditional. So, we are theming our wedding after the Broadway show Wicked; and the relationship built between Elphaba and Galinda. (If you have never seen Wicked all I have to say is… go see it!) Our colors will be emerald green and purple. The purple (which happens to be my favorite color) came from this Pinterest picture I saw of a cake done in that theme. Don’t think I can afford a cake quite like that one, but it kinda became the inspiration. It won’t be a big wedding that’s not the experience we are wanting nor is it something we can afford. It will be fun – that much I can guarantee. Here’s a picture of the “Save The Date” I designed. The date isn’t there, because that information will only be available to those attending.
- The San Bernardino shooting scared me as my eldest daughter lives in North Hollywood and although not “near” the situation (70 miles or so away), too close for my comfort. I have nothing to say about this situation other than human behavior is so complex, and can be so terrifying and shocking. I have known this most of my life having been the target of bizarre behavior after being victimized by a sexual predator. You never know what someone is capable of. This “normal” guy who liked to snowboard, his “normal” wife who had a baby shower and registered at Target… Maybe this surprises people, but it doesn’t surprise me. It saddens me and it scares me, but it doesn’t surprise me.
- My fiancée lost her grandpa. This was not unexpected, but still hit her hard. They were close, and keeping him alive through joyful memories is so important to her. I want to shelter her from the family drama that ensues after a death, but I cannot do that – she has to find the strength to deal with the situation in the way she feels best. I can only be there to hold her, let her cry and vent and I will listen. Being there for her is my priority.
So, happy things, sad things, stressful things – this is life. We all have to keep that in perspective. Any extreme change in mood could trigger those of us who are emotional eaters to eat. I know it hasn’t been easy for me the past few weeks. But I do have complete trust in my own strength to return to my healthy lifestyle and continue moving forward. Living a healthy life is something you owe yourself. It is something you CAN control when life feels very much out of control.