I’m a the #AppleFanGirl4Life. Apple can do no wrong in my book. In the 4 years since I’ve switched from a pc to a Mac, I’ve never gotten a virus, and the only time my laptop has crashed was when I was in Barnes and Nobles, and I accidentally spilled hot green tea on it 😦 I’m the proud owner of the iPhone 4, iPad, and Macbook Air. They are the air that I breath, and the wind beneath my wings. So… imagine my horror, when Dr. B (a supposed Apple devotee) decided to switch to the Samsung Galaxy S when it was time to upgrade his phone. My first thought was, “who is this man I married?…I don’t recognize him anymore.” Mr. Steve Jobs, I apologize if my husband has offended you, he knows not what he does.
I ordered a white iPhone 4S on Sunday!!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this phone. The first thing I’ll ask Siri is, “is this my husband, or has he been replaced with an Android powered alien?” Only Siri can help me now. I feel sorry for Dr. B, he actually likes his
big ole phone Samsung. Oh well, just wait until he hears me and Siri chatting it up…someone’s gonna be jealous… 🙂
Who has the ‘better’ phone in your house?
I almost had one today. Thankfully, Mrs. Burch and Mr. Run came to my rescue. For various reasons I was feeling frustrated, and out-of-sorts. I’m not sure if it had anything to do with it raining for two days straight, good old hormones, or just plain craziness, but I wasn’t in a great place today….not horribly bad, but not great either. Defense is the best offense, so I went shopping and then for a short run. Thanks to 25% off at Tory Burch I brought the Amanda double snap wallet. I saw it last month while searching for a new wallet. Today I figured I couldn’t pass up the 25% off since the sale ends tomorrow.
Cheery Cherry Red!
When I returned home, I was still feeling somewhat antsy, so I went for short two miler. It felt good to get outside after two days of rain . During my run I listened to the Millionaire Next Door (great book, if you haven’t read it). I normally read books on my iPad, but I’m starting to jump on the Audio Book craze that my husband is sooo hooked on. I hardly ever listen to the local radio station anymore, so the Audio Book app fills that void.
Thanks for listening to my rant, I feel much better now…have a great Sunday evening.
What time frame constitutes being a newlywed? 1 year, 2 years, 1.5 years? Dr. B and I have been married for 1 year and 5 months. Are we till considered newlyweds…or is the honeymoon – over? For whatever reason I’ve been thinking about how much longer we have before our Newlywed status runs out. When it does, I will have to change the name of my blog. Am I late already in that regard? I’m not one to mislead readers, and hold faux claim to a title that I’m no longer eligible for. When does one said couple transition from newlywed status to just being – married?
As long as I can remember I’ve been a runner. As a child I loved running and racing, and now as an adult I couldn’t imagine enjoying anything more except for being married. Running is hard, very hard a times. It’s much more mental for me than most would believe. The night before, I mentally set precedence for the mileage I will run the next day. If I’m feeling tired, then I mentally calculate how I will feel the next day during my run, and thus set a mileage goal. The same goes with being married. I decide if I want to get an attitude about something, or if I want to approach my husband as an adult and tell him what’s bothering me…it’s all mental.
Sometimes, I will have my mind-set on something, like what I think we should or shouldn’t do as a couple. Then a funny thing will happen, just like during a run I realize, I have sold myself short. Instead of only doing 3 miles, I feel good enough to continue and push through to 5 miles. Instead of being one tracked and thinking I know best all the time, I realize I have actually limited our growth as a couple because I was too stubborn to see past me. During those times, I reset my thinking to that which is essential to our goals as a couple and my growth as a wife.
So you see, for me running/marriage are both very similar. They are repetitive, pleasurable, and with practice you get better over time. Running/marriage feel great on good days, sometimes painful on those occasional ‘not so good’ days, and just right on those ‘in between’ days. But I stay focused and continue to progress as a wife and as a runner, because they are a part of who I am, what I love, and what I believe in.
What aspect of your life do you believe is similar to marriage?
When blogging began to feel like a job, meaning I began to stress about finding subjects talk about, comments counts, and track backs, I decided to ‘quit’. During my blogging hiatus there have been several events that have occurred, that have altered the course of this newlywed’s life, such as: selling our house, the death of my father-n-law, and our decision to become debt-free by year-end. These events, culminated with other, others have opened me up to many different experiences, for which I will forever be thankful.
Life as Mrs. Williams has been wonderful! We celebrated our one year anniversary on May 28th, and it was (for lack of a better word) awesome! My husband is the best! He continuously inspires me to be the best wife I can be. He encourages my latest obsessions and passions with genuine interest and enthusiasm.
I want to thank the many people who reached out to me via email and or Facebook to make sure all was well in my life. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and kind words. How cool it is for people you have never met to show care and concern? Wow! has the world changed…for the better.
I’m looking forward to blogging about my latest adventures, projects, and passions, so stay tuned….