Thursday, October 20, 2011

I keep thinking....I should post *something*.....

....and yet I never do.

Blogging was so much easier a few years ago when I had nothing else going on in my life! LOL

These days, work keeps me very busy, and my evenings and weekends are spent with Michael and writing blogs is the last thing on my mind.

It was great therapy when I needed therapy...but now, I just never make time to do it.

Things are really pretty status quo with us right now. I waffle back and forth between thinking I want to get married again, versus "Why fix what ain't broken?". We don't live together, we still maintain two different homes, but he's over at my house every night, and all in a lot of ways it feels like we're married. But then I also still have time to myself on those nights where he has to work late so he doesn't come over at all...and I gotta be honest, I enjoy those moments too. And if we moved in together, I wouldn't have that time to myself.

And sometimes, a girl just needs to be able to come home, put on some sweats, eat a bowl of cereal and read People magazine and watch bad reality TV. You know?

We've had to make some dietary & lifestyle changes recently due to some health concerns, so we are officially vegans for now. Sigh. (Dr. no further...skip this next paragraph please!) Am I happy about it? Yeah, not so much. I miss meat. I miss cheese! LOL And holy shit, I miss caffeine. We've had to give up everything that was bad for us! I haven't had anything but water pass through my lips for three weeks. (Okay I lied, we went to a party last weekend and I had two cocktails. I can't give up EVERYTHING or you might as well just shoot me now!)

We've gotten used to the dietary changes, I guess. I'm learning to embrace beans and rice and salads and veggies and fruit. I'm getting creative and having to plan every meal and cook every night, and frankly between you and me it's a big fucking sacrifice to make for love. I just hope he appreciates it!

But of course the benefits of eating a clean diet help me too, and God knows I haven't taken care of myself in 50 years so ultimately I will be very happy about this, I have no doubt. Right now I'm still just kind of pissed off about it, LOL.

It would help if I'd lose some weight in the process. You'd think not eating meat and dairy would make you lose weight, right? Not me!!!!!!!!!! Michael is losing....not me!!!!!!!!!!!

OK change in thought...I'm feeling pretty negative today and that's no way to be. So better turn it around....

I'm happy! I'm healthy! I love beans and rice and potatoes! I don't miss my old life at all!


Let's see..what else is going on? Eh, I've got nothing. Today is one of those days that my middle finger is answering every question. :)

Maybe I do need to go back to blogging. It's a great place to vent!

I'll leave you with some pictures from the 70's themed party we went to this's one of Michael and me:

...and then one of me and Danica :

This is me, Steph, and LW...Danica's husband!

And this is some of the girls....Stacy, me, Steph, Danica and Crystal.


CaJoh said...

I know how you feel. I have been working at a new job since April and find that I don't have the time to keep up with posts like I used to. I just hope that I can be more diligent and write more often.

Beau's Mom said...

psssst....if you cut out the potatoes and bread, you WILL lose weight. And also your mind.

I used to be vegan and loved it. My favorite food was a pita pocket filled with drained kidney beans, bean sprouts (that I grew myself), lettuce, shredded carrots, and mayo. YUM!

I also made my own yogurt, but I ended up in the ER due to all that roughage causing an intestinal blockage.

See? Getting healthy CAN kill you.

feel better now?

SassyModernMom said...

I think blogging has ebbs and tides. Does that make sense? Sometimes you have tons to write, others, not so much.
In other news..
Good grief look hawt!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Well, personally I do wish you would post more often, but I'm just being selfish. I'm so happy that you're having fun and have no time to write. Blogging is quite a commitment and very time consuming--I totally understand.

Love the party pics! Love YOU!

bj said...

((((Julie ))))), I was sooo glad to hear from you. I have missed you and missed coming by to read things that might make my hair stand on end. know I am kidding..I am olden and just the word "shit" sends me into hysterical laughter.:))

Well, now...a new man in your life. You sound happy, Julie. It's hard to read the emotions in just 'words' but just the fact that you don't think much about blogging says a lot to me. I am so glad.
And, if you don't want to marry right now, by all means, DON'T.
When it's the right time, you'll know it....or at least that what the big girls tell me. :)
Come on back over again soon, Julie..and, how is your boy doing?

LV said...

Julie, what a nice surprise when I saw where you had dropped by. I may not visit everyday, but you are definitely not forgotten. Glad to know your eating healthier. Something we should all do. In a lot so cases, for some reason, when you tie the know relationships change. Maybe you better stick to your present plan. What has LW done to his hair? Did not remember seeing it that way. Whatever turns you on.

"Seattle" Heather said...

Glad things are going so well for you! But a vegan? Yeah, you wont see me making that jump any time soon. I need me some meat and some cheese...but in moderation. I hope you get the results you are wanting. I know what you mean about blogging was therapy when you needed it...I feel the same feels like a chore now.

Naughtykitty said...

Congratulations to you and Michael for finding eachother. Blogging will always be here. Take care and enjoy eachother.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Jules, I think of you often and I'm thrilled that you are happy and more than anything content. But only every now and then. J and I tried the paleo diet but I went nuts not being able to have bread and pasta and rice.