Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Mix Tape

This weekend was AWESOME. It was my fifth wedding anniversary! For those of you who do not know the sickeningly romantic story it's here. I have the best husband in the world.

We went out for dinner on Friday night and had amazing steaks at a dark and romantic steakhouse. We haven't been out for a nice dinner in so long so it made it extra special.

Saturday we piled the dogs in the car and went up to visit my mom in the mountains of North Carolina where we got married. The leaves are changing and the weather was crisp and cool. It was perfect.

Sunday started with my newest project which involves teaching my Scottish husband how to drive. We can't afford to pay for lessons so I got a "teaching your teen how to drive" book from the DMV which is actually quite helpful. He has never driven a car in his life at the age of 44. He never needed to since they have the most amazing public transportation system over there. Here it is another story. Atlanta public transport is a joke and he's really anxious to learn. I'm learning how to be patient and a good teacher which isn't easy for me! He's doing well though and we hope to have him licensed before Christmas.

Sunday afternoon we drove home, looked at some leaves, bought some apples and came home to face the fact that it was Sunday afternoon and we had neglected all of our weekend chores! After getting all that work done, we ordered pizza and passed out at 8:30.

Although I had a great weekend, I feel horrible today. I feel like I gained 20 pounds over the weekend. My jeans are (still) tight and I had terrible heartburn through the night (that's what I get for eating pizza) Lately I've been more focused on having fun with my husband than I have on being healthy. We've been enabling each other to make bad choices. His weakness is beer, mine is cookies. We need to find ways to have fun without food/drink being involved. It might be a little easier if it ever stopped raining here!

Even with all the plans we had this weekend, I made doing the shopping and prepping for the week a priority and I'm glad I did. I have healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners planned for the rest of the week.

It's time to build up my strength for "eating season" which is fast approaching. I feel like I've let my guard down a bit and I have some time to get my act together before we're in the throws of it all. I think I'll do some squats tonight. There's something about that particular kind of muscle pain that is a constant reminder to stay on track :)

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Ooh, I know what you mean about the reminder that squats will give you! Good idea, and what a good way to look at that particular kind of pain, lol!

    Happy Anniversary - what a gorgeous wedding picture! I'm glad that you two had such a good weekend together - sometimes you just have to put the diet aside in order to make it fun.

    Good luck teaching the hubby to drive. Might be easier than teaching a teenager - having done that twice, all I can say is that I'm glad to be done with it!

  2. A very Happy Anniversary to you both. What a great looking couple you make. There REALLY is something about a man in a kilt, isn't there?

    Teaching hubby to drive!!! I can't wait for the updates on that project. :)

  3. I love, love, love that picture of your wedding. You guys look so happy. Congratulations on your anniversary.

    I cannot imagine your husband learning to drive in Atlanta. We have several friends and family members there and whenever we drive through I'm always amazed at the traffic!

  4. For the driving thing - pretend he's 16 and thinks he knows it all but doesn't know anything hee hee hee. I'd bet he'll be licensed by Christmas for sure.

    I totally feel you on the "eating season" (love that!). This time of year I always feel like if I don't get it together RIGHT NOW I'll be a goner for sure.

    Glad to hear you had so much fun on your anniversary - that's just the way they should be celebrated.

  5. Happy Anniversary!! So glad you had a lovely weekend. I think Dwayne and I are going to drive up to Helen this coming Saturday and see if the leaves have changed yet. Can you believe this rain???? I mean, really???? This much, this long???? I'm fixing to head out the door to walk at the park while it's taking a break. Just watched the weather and there's more coming! I'm off to read your mushy romance story, lol.

  6. Oh good Lord...I just got back from reading your love story...I'm bawling over here!! What a beautiful, beautiful story...just like a movie!! I live for this kinda' shit. lol

  7. Awe, happy anniversary! You were a beautiful bride!!!
    Have fun teaching the hubby to drive - I don't know if I'd have the patience to do that with my hubby, lol.

  8. Hi Tina,

    I haven't yet read your love story, but will after I comment. Congratulations on 5 years! You'll get back on track. This is a life process, and to kick back and enjoy your anniversary weekend was the right thing to do.

    I lived in Atlanta for years, and it has BY FAR, the worst traffic of anywhere I've been! Good luck.
    Your wedding picture is beautifu! Off to read your story ;)

  9. Happy Anniversary! To which Clan does your husband belong?
    I married a MacGregor (and aren't Kilts just so darn sexy?) and there is NOTHING better than loving a Scotsman! ;)
    Maybe we'll see you at the Stone Mountain Scottish Games!

  10. Happy anniversary...what a gorgeous wedding photo!

    Don't you just love this time of year w/apples, pretty leaves and the way the air smells?

    Good job staying on track w/the shopping and planning for the week ahead. Vacations are good for the soul (if you ditch the guilt).

  11. Happy anniversary, Tina. But, you know, having fun with your husband and being healthy aren't necessarily mutually exclusive concepts. I'm just saying...

  12. Happy Anniversary! I went and read the most romantic story ever. lol. I'm a sucker for a happy ending.

    My lovely google reader suggested your blog for me. I've added you to my reader!

  13. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! It is so nice to hear good things about marriage, which is sadly uncommon these days! I've only been married a year and a half, but it has been the most wonderful time of my life. :)

    I wouldn't worry about taking a few days off. I think everyone needs those "off" days every now and then to not burn out. Good luck with the driving lessons!

  14. Happy Anniversary, Tina! What a beautiful picture of your wedding day. Wishing you many more years together.

    As to the driving take it from this Masshole driver - hit the gas and don't make eye contact. It seems to work for about 98% of the driving population here.

    Good idea about preparing yourself for the "eating season" (too funny!). I'm trying to do the same as I know it'll be here in no time.

  15. I love your story. =)

    Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Good luck teaching the hubby to drive. And if you can make it through that without getting divorced, I'm pretty sure you'll be together forever.