// via Paper’d & also my iPhone wallpaper right now
Hi. So yeah, I fell off the face of the earth last week. Or, rather, I fell off the face of Louisiana and back to Texas for a visit.
I fully intended to blog, but I got wrapped up in meetings, spending time with friends and family, and appointments. I got my hair done and my teeth cleaned. We made a belated Father’s Day feast for my dad. I met folks for lunch and drinks and dinner and ice cream. My sister and I watched too much reality TV. I went shopping with my mom. Even though it was a trip to get things done, it was nice to treat it like a mini-vacation of sorts and soak up a little time with some of my favorite people in Texas.
Turtle brownies for Father’s Day dessert
Sisters + dad
I know it’s hard to believe, but she’s old enough to be my mom.
Fresh cut + highlights never felt so good
Out & about with my sister
My dog-niece/snuggle-buddy, Charlee
It was great to be back in Texas, but I missed my husband and, dare I say it, my life here in Lafayette. Texas will always be my heart, but for now, Louisiana is my home. I have to admit, I got a little wistful as I crossed the state line, and might have shed a few tears. It’s just so weird, you guys. But any anxiety I had was erased when I drove up to my new home and was greeted by a tall, handsome man and two overjoyed dogs. Right now, my life is here, with them. And it’s going to be really good, once I get past the awkward, just-settled-in stage. I spent the better part of the drive listening to The Eagles station on Pandora, and Journey’s Faithfully is a song I have always loved; the lyrics are particularly meaningful right now.
Anyway, I’m back this week, feeling refreshed and ready to get things done. First up, I’m starting a new project tomorrow. I hope some of you will join me. Basically, I’m tired of half-assing the whole diet and exercise thing and I figured the only way to hold myself accountable would be to do a weekly posting on here and invite y’all to participate. Whether you have 5 pounds to lose or 50, this will be a fun and inspirational way for us to cheer one another on and keep ourselves on track. If you’re interested, check back for all the details tomorrow. I’m excited to get started.