Tuesday, May 13

A little anxious!

Today, all of a sudden, I started feeling anxious. Realizing we're closing on our very first home in one week and packing up our entire townhouse this weekend is enough to worry about. Also, Ben is waiting to hear about a very promising job offer at Duke. The thought of us being able to enjoy dinner and go to bed together every night is beyond exciting to me. We've never known anything other than working opposite schedules, so this will be a huge change. Please keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for Ben. It's a great position that will not only offer him good opportunities, but will afford our budget great opportunites! I told him, if he gets the job, we'll splurge on the "man chair" he's been eyeing as a celebration/graduation gift.

Also, I think I've officially decided to run the
OBX Half Marathon in November! YIKES! I remember when I made the decision last fall to run the Charleston Cooper River Bridge Run 10k. But I did it and finished. It's the same feeling. I've already printed off Hal Higdon's Training Program. Once we are settled in the new house, training begins!

Speaking of running. My grandfather was featured in his local paper for running. I'm very proud of him and he's been my inspiration to keep running. The
article is very well written and portrays his character to a tee!

Thursday, May 8

New Blog...

You can't have too many blogs can you? This is an old blog I started over a two years. And even though I have a cooking blog, there have been so many things going on in our lives that I wanted to share...that aren't related to cooking!

A quick update...er...since the first and last post...We're married, we bought a house, I changed jobs, Ben is graduating this summer, and we finished our first 10k! And hopefully Ben will be in a new position too very soon.

The 10k was awesome! Ben, my mom and my grandfather ran the Charleston Cooper River Bridge Run on April 5. Training didn't go as planned and I never finished. But I made my goal and ran the entire 6.2 miles. I could have finished faster, but I didn't want to be over-confident and was seeded with the walk/run group. With 40,000 people, it was a little crowded and I spent most of my time weaving in and out between people. It took us 14 minutes to even get to the start line. My gun time was 1:28 and my chip time was 1:14. Now I'm thinking about running a half marathon either in Nov. in the Outer Banks or in Feb in Myrtle Beach. It's only 13.1 miles!

Our running has taken the back burner the past few weeks as we are closing on our first home May 21! We couldn't be more excited to have our own home and start making it our own. It's basically move in ready, but with a few coats of paint, some new furniture, we'll be settled. While we didn't think we'd be house hunting so soon, it was a very easy process...not to jinx anything from now until closing!

I guess we've had quite a bit going on. Too much that I haven't had any time to cook lately. I've been reverting back to my old standbys for dinners....anything that's quick. But, hopefully with this "new" blog you'll be able to keep up with everything going on in Staffordville.