Saturday, June 25, 2011


Wow... I finally feel like I'm getting some order back into my life.

I haven't really talked about it on here (probably I go 7 days without posting sometimes) but recently I felt like I was in a bit of a rut. I felt like I had no energy to work out, just ate whatever I whatever I wanted (read numerous bowls of cereal when I wasn't even hungry just because we had it and it tasted good) and woke up really not wanting to go to work.

I kept thinking about why I was feeling this way and then it hit me. I started to feel it after Hawaii. - Hope you enjoy your vacation and the debilitating depression you will undoubtedly experience upon your return.

We had planned for it for about a month and hyped it all up and lived it up while we were there.... and then we came home and just had to go back to the norm.

It made totall sense and then I started talking to the Mister and he seemed like he was in same area I was. Kind of in the mindset of "What's our next adventure?" 

We've talked about all of our possibilities and it seems like the nest year will in fact be another crazy adventure.

In August the Mister will be moving back to Atlanta... by himself. Penelope and I will staying here.

No, we are not separating. (well, of course physically.)

It's purely to save money so we can really decide where we want our lives to go. His old job contacted him and they really want him back. The pay and incentives made it hard to pass up. The problem was I really wasn't ready to move back to Atlanta. Don't get me wrong I love the city but I want to live in many different places. Plus, I was in the process of getting all of my certification things in order and looking at different local teaching opportunities.

After being wishy washy for the past month. I decided we are totally strong enough to do this. We have been together almost 7 years. We have been through some absolutely crazy life situations and have always remained committed to each other.

He'll be in Atlanta. I'll be in Alaska. And we are going to make it work. (thanks, Tim Gunn.)

Ok ok enough about that. Let's get to the pictures! (I'm a visual person... and a bit of a camera crazy person so be forewarned that there is going to be a multitude of pictures in this post.)

What have we been doing to combat this post-vaction blues situation?

We've been eating delicious healthy real food:

his & hers smoothies

curry creations
+ homemade pita chips 

summer sun salads

 egg bagel sandwiches

We've made sure to stay really in tune with our natural surroundings and wildlife:

bikes rides
to the soccer fields
laying in the grass
with my buddies
coming home to a bear on our deck- didn't even know until we were already inside and heard the foot steps and ultimately the crash from him breaking the gate and escaping down the stairs...

dressing my basset in a dog backpack just because she looks so damn cute (she is only holding 2 peaches and 2 larabars and THAT didn't even last long.)


3939 ft 

climbing to a height where people are paragliding off of...

climbing back down 3939 ft ... did I mention is was 9:30p  in this?

I think I'm fighting this whole "in a rut" thing pretty nicely. 

 Have you ever gotten the "post vacation blues"?
How are you spending your long summer days?

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