I am officially breaking up with this blog. It has served me well for quite some time, but it is time to move on. I have been working in silence on a new blog. One that encompasses who I am NOW and not who I have been in the past. I am looking towards the future and moving beyond my past.
I am a happily married woman with a beautiful daughter and an amazing wife. I want to be able to celebrate that in a place that is new and fresh and welcoming. I have found that place. Rather, I have made that place. So.....without further ado...
Please head on over to the NEW - Oates To Sow.
Don't forget to update your blog list to point to my new location on the interwebs. I do hope you will be by soon. And often!!! I have received so much love from everyone I have met through this blog and I hope to continue seeing and talking to you all at the new blog!!!!
A good friend of mine made me realize that love is more than just the gushy stuff. So....here is my post about what love is in our household. After reading this, leave me a comment and let me know what love is....in your household!!!
So...without further ado...
...painting our closet pink because I love pink
...buying me a unicorn for christmas even though she despises them
...building me a whole makeup/vanity area in the bedroom
...making me a "bed" in the living room when I am sooooo sick so that I am not stuck in the bedroom
...sleeping with a fan on because I get hot, even though she stays cold
...rubbing MY feet after she has had a hard day at work
...building a 4 foot snowman on the back porch, in 12 degree weather, with no snow pants, just because the kiddo has never built a snowman before
...making sure that I always get a salad fork with my dinner because dinner forks are just too big for me
...eating meatless meals just because I don't always want to eat meat
...a mid-week tryst in Tennessee when we were 900 miles apart
...getting the stomach bug that I had just days before above-mentioned tryst in Tennessee and not cursing me for giving it to her
...letting me wear her warm fuzzy socks because my feet get cold in my boots at work
...telling me that we can have leftovers instead of going home to cook a big meal
...washing the dishes by hand because the dishwasher is too full and I made dinner
...taking the trash out late at night in the snowy blustery cold so that I don't have to
...bathing the kiddo for me so that I can have a half hour of ME time
...standing in the bitter cold at the bus stop with the kiddo so that I can keep getting ready in the morning
...a bucket and a cool wash cloth when I come down with yet another stomach bug
But...most of all...love is what we have between us. And it is something that I will never let go of.
And by HERE I mean...THE SPA! OHMYGOODNESS it was amazing. We used a gift card and got a couples massage! For an HOUR!!!! There is a sauna room. Showers. Spa sandals. Water with lemon. Water with orange. A tranquility room where you can sit and read or snooze or Facebook or WHATEVER!!! Did I mention that it was amazing??? Oh, I did? Sorry.
But seriously...there is a nice masseuse that comes around to our office once a month and gives us 10-15 minute chair massages. Well...she came by 2 weeks ago and it felt so amazing that I called up Rasa Spa and made an appointment for us to go on a Saturday night and get a massage together. Jennifer has been stressed with work. I am back in the full swing of working. Our house is a bit messy right now because we have both been feeling icky for a while. We are planning a vacation. And we have a 5 year old. So...not to complain...but life sometimes just gets in the way of being able to relax. Enter---massage!!!
We went in a bit early like they told us to and we got to sit in the little sauna. That, to Jennifer, was totally worth every dollar the massage cost. Warm, moist, heat in a darkened room with very soft wooden flute music and nobody demanding anything from us. Yeah, I guess I enjoyed it, too. :)
The massage was cool. We went into the room and there were two beds. We laid down on these HEATED massage beds. With million thread count sheets and a big silk blanket on top of that. And then....oh then...glorious massaging began. It was a little....odd...uncomfortable.... embarrassing at first because you're naked under those blankets. But then it felt good because the muscles began to relax and I began to focus on the actual massage and not the rest of it.
After the massage we went back in the sauna. And sat for about 15 minutes or so.
Pure and utter BLISS!!!
I am super excited. My Love and I are planning a vacation in February for Lorelli's winter break. Jennifer is taking the whole week off of work, to spend with the kiddo. At the end of the week we are going to head in to The City. And when I say The City, I don't mean Ithaca, which is what some of the "village people" up here call my little town. The City. HA! I digress....We are going to New York City!!!!
We are only going to stay a couple days, but we are planning on making it great for Lorelli. She wants to go to the Statue of Liberty. She has seen it on tv. And in books. And different places. So, she decided that she wants to see it in person. And she wants to "go all the way up to the very top." No problem. We will be making those reservations this evening. Jennifer wants to take her to FAO Schwarz, the toy store. I think that she and I are looking forward to that for ourselves much as we are looking forward to it for L.
We are also talking about going to the Museum of Natural History so that Lorelli can see all the dinosaur fossils because she L-O-V-E-S dinosaurs. Like....seriously! The child is infatuated. She knows more about dinosaurs than I do sometimes. It's ridiculous.
So...this new blog design is taking some getting used to in the actual display of my blog and it is kinda making me mad....I hope I don't end up hating this new blog design because I DO love it so!!!
Anyways....lately, we have been having lots of fun in the snow. Today - I share that with you!!