September 30, 2010

Taking Care of Business

Today was a longgggggg day! I got up bright and early so I could make 6:45 boot camp. It was weight day and it was brutal! OMG everything on me aches! It's a good pain though. Only 2 more days to go in this camp. I plan on going tmrw morning at 6am and Saturday morning at 9am. My goal is to get in 5 times this week! Wish me luck.

After boot camp I hit the grocery store and that was a task being that I was tired! I'll tell you what though you know how ppl say not to go to the grocery store when you are hungry bc you buy any and everything? Well it's the total opposite when you go to the store AFTER a hard work-out! lol You buy nothing but fruit, veggies, salad, yogurt and other healthy items! I think I'll do that from now on!

After my work-out and errands. I came home and hit the shower and got dressed for the day bc hubby and I had business to take care of. It was pretty much an all day thing from like 9-3. After we got home we got in the bed and snuggled and just talked before he headed off to work. As we were snuggled up it just hit me how in love we are. I just really genuinely enjoy my husband. When we spend time together it is just so apparent how much we truly enjoy each other's company. Married for 3 wonderful years and together for almost 5 (nxt February). I've never been happy like this before and it is truly effortless.

We have some big things on the horizon and I'm just so happy to be able to share them with my amazing husband. Sometimes he just makes me swoon :-)

September 26, 2010

Calgon Take me Away-

My stress level has risen in the last week by millions!!!! I'm a pretty easy going chick especially since I've been with Tommy. I can take things as they come and not fret over every little thing that comes my way. However, last week sent me into over-drive and that will be continuing for a while!!!

I can't speak on one of the stressful things right now but believe you me my head is rocking!!! I can't sleep and all I do is think about this particular thing over and over and over. Everything is moving along smoothly but in order not to jinx it we haven't told a soul. Even with the smooth sailing there are some aspects that just freak me out! I can't wait till this part is over. Patience is a virtue that I just do not have! I think when God was giving that out I was in the line for a extra serving of thigh! (Shaking my head)

Second thing is we went to court last Thursday for my nephew's custody and his "mom" (who is the lowest form of scum to date) frankly lied all the way through the proceedings. I mean I knew this girl was trash but my oh my did she really show it even more in front of the judge. My mom was so stressed she was in tears and just frantic. I haven't shared much of the back story on here but we've had my nephew since he was 2 weeks old (my brother was in jail). We have cared for him in every way; financially, physically and emotionally while she has done NOTHING for him in almost 4 years. She would go months without seeing him and weeks without calling. She's never so much as bought him a pair of socks!!! Now since my brother is home and not at all interested in her using his child as a pawn she wants to take him back. So even though last week we were granted temporary physical custody (she can only see him on the weekend) we are still not out of the woods. We go back to court on Dec. 2nd and I think we may need a lawyer since she perjured herself so much and no one heard our side of the story. It's just so emotionally draining.

Between these TWO major things I have going on right now my mind is spent. I just can't wait for something to give you know. So basically I'm going to be praying to keep my sanity over the next month for thing #1 and the next 2 months for the hearing. God please give me strength to make it through this one extremely exciting but scary thing and through this emotionally draining custody battle. Amen!

September 23, 2010

Our Anniversary was GREAT!!!

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary on Tuesday the 21st and it was wonderful!! We woke up super early and went to 6:45am boot camp and got our azzes handed to us! Came back home showered and napped then a few hours later we grabbed a slice of pizza patio-side for lunch.

Then off to the Ritz Carlton for our spa day. We got there early so we could relax and enjoy the ambiance before our services. We had an 80 minute couples massage in a private suite and ritual couples bath afterward. It was heavenly!!! It was Tommy's first massage and now he's hooked! The candlelit bath was very romantic and accompanied by wine. After our services I took a siesta in the relaxation room while Tommy enjoyed the steam room and five head shower. We definitely have to do that again and again and againnnnnnnnn.

That evening we went to dinner at the new Perry's restaurant and it was wonderful. A great dinner to cap off a great day. A happy anniversary it was! La La La Laaaaaaa!!

I gotta say I'm really loving my life and my husband. I couldn't ask for more! I'm so in love with my husband it's border-line annoying! LOL

September 19, 2010

Something Like a Miracle (Explanation)

I had several people ask me why my blog is titled "Something Like a Miracle". The explanation is simple. It's stems from a lyric within a song that my husband and I love. It also (in my opinion) defines the journey to my husband. When Tommy and I started dating one of the CDs that we use to LOVE was John Legend's first CD. One of the songs was titled "Stay with You". In it he stated how the love he shared with this person was so good and stable that it was something like a miracle. That particular lyric stuck with us and we'd always sing it louder than any other part of the song. It just became our thing.

That lyric was mentioned in Tommy's wedding vows that he wrote to me and I had it engraved in his wedding band. It will always have a special meaning to us and whenever we hear that song we still sing that verse just as loud as we did almost 5 years ago.

"Stay With You"

We've been together for a while now
We're growing stronger everyday now
It feels so good and there's no doubt
I will stay with you as each morning brings sunrise
And the flowers bloom in springtime
On my love you can rely
And I'll stay with you

Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I'll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we'll be alright
I will stay with you

Though relationships can get old
They have the tendency to grow cold
We have something like miracle
Yeah, and I'll stay with you

Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I'll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we'll be alright
I will stay with you

And there will be heartaches and pains, yes it will
But through it all, we will remain
In this life, we all know
Friends may come, and they may go
Through the years I know
I will stay
And in the end I know that we'll find
Love so beautiful and divine
We'll be lovers for the lifetime, yeah
And I'll stay with you
I will stay with you

Oh I'll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I'll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we'll be alright
I will stay with you
Everything will be fine
And I will stay with you
Through the end of time
I will stay with you

September 14, 2010

Boot Camp! My New thannnggggg!!

I joined Camp Gladiator on September 6, 2010 and I absolutely love it! It's never the same work-out and it encompasses everything ie: cardio, weights, drills, sprints, etc...

I'm still planning to keep up my running but right now it's taken a back seat while I get situated with my new thannnggggg!!!

They have like 30 locations and AM/PM classes plus Saturdays so it works well with my schedule (or lack there of) and still allows me to have plenty of free-time. The classes normally have b/t 25-40 (sometimes less depending on time/weather) people in them, both men and women. All different ages, body types and fitness levels. I didn't feel overwhelmed or embarrassed, but I did FEEL it!!!! Muscles I hadn't felt in a while were screaming...nothing like I feel when I run. I felt like I really did something beyond my normal comfort level. You never repeat a work-out. Which to me equals No Boredom which equals actually looking forward to seeing "what's new" for the next class!!

I'm hoping to couple my boot camp with running in hopes that I see some quicker results. For now I'm just really enjoying the experience and getting to meet new people. I love being outside in the elements and just going full-out and feeling like I'm going to die...just to go high-five someone and say I'll see ya tomorrow :-)
Oh and one of the best things is THEY NEVER CANCEL CLASS, NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER!! I've seen footage of actual classes in a down-pour and instead of scaring me they drew me in! I can't wait for my first boot camp in the rain! It's going to be super cool! lol

Like I said before it's my new thannnggggg!

September 7, 2010


I haven't blogged in a while so let me catch everyone up-

The Husband-

My husband comes home tomorrow afternoon and THANK GOD!!! He's been gone since August 29th. He had a 3-day meeting in ATL and then a week in NY. I've missed him so much! He's only been gone 10 days this time but it seems longer. He is really ready for this project to be over b/c the poor thing is homesick. He had the cutest status on Facebook the other day. It said " Missing my Wife--Missing my Life". He's so precious, I just love him.

Last Monday the August 30th it was announced in Atlanta at the yearly Manager's Meeting that my husband is the new General Manager of the Southern Region!!!! He will now be over New Orleans and Memphis in addition to DFW. Woo-Hoo! So it appears the NY project worked in our favor!! He was offered the NY position about a month ago but he declined. God always works it out b/c my husband received a huge promotion anyway and WELL DESERVED might I add! So proud of him I could cry.

Running and BOOT CAMP-

I have been running regularly- I was at the lake about 4 times last week and it was great. I'm so glad that I'm comfortable doing things on my own. I just get up and go with no hesitation. I love that I'm somewhat disciplined (and I do mean somewhat)! I could always be better but I can say I'm doing OK.

I also started boot camp yesterday. My first one EVER and I think I love it!! I'm so sore that it's comical. Just sitting down and getting up is a task --I kid you not when I say everythingggggggg is sore! OMG! There were a lot of drills, sprinting and weight reps. I did pretty good I think-the trainers gave me lots of compliments on my form and the fact that I didn't die (eyebrow). The camp is a month long and they have like 30 locations and staggered AM and PM times so it's very convenient. I plan to couple it with my running if I'm not too sore. Wish me luck!

Our Anniversary-

On the 21st it will be our 3rd anniversary. We will be here in town so we are going to have lunch, then an afternoon couples massage and ritual bath at the Ritz Carlton spa. That night we're having dinner at new swanky restaurant. I'm looking forward to it b/c he really needs and deserves some major pampering. The massage suite is super romantic with tons of candles, soft music and aromatherapy and after 80 minutes we are going to be noodles. It's a good thing we have the ritual bath afterwards which is a huge bath tub in a private suite with candles, rose petals, bath oils, music, etc... We just get to sit in there and relax. It's going to be wonderful! I can't wait! A great way to celebrate 3 years of marital bliss!

Basically with all that's going on (and not going on) I'm a pretty happy woman. I'm really enjoying being retired and not being on someone's schedule. More "me" time!! I've been really needing this change...