Stealing: this blog format from Kaysie.
Reading: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. I am almost done, but kind of bummed because I am reading it for a book club, and I realized today that I am not going to be able to attend the meeting. I am sure I'd would really enjoy the discussion questions for this book, too! (And, there will be a Mexican food potluck) *sad face*
Looking forward to: My sister Amanda, and her two boys are coming on Monday to stay for a month! Also, my sister Jodi, and her three girls will be coming for a visit midway through the month.
Stressing about: My house being a mess, like always. I have about 57 loads of laundry to do.
Craving: Yokosuka Gyu-Kaku Yakiniku. I have a feeling that Honolulu Gyu-Kaku Yakiniku is just not the same. I want Wagyu beef!
Proud of myself for: Consistently exercising, and enjoying it.
Wearing: Jeggings, flip flops, and a striped tank.
Avoiding: Debt, by trying my hardest to say no to things that tempt me. I suck at saying no to things that I REALLY want.
Sick of: The fact that so many people who try and try to get pregnant, fail, while Jackie-crack-head could care less about a baby and gets knocked up 3 times in one year.
Learning: Grace, forgiveness, and compassion.
Suffering from: Impatience, frustration, and lack of trust in God.
Struggling with: Decisions...all day, every day...and constantly wondering if I am making the best ones for the people I love.
Overcoming: Jealousy for those who have recently been more successful than I at getting pregnant.
Hoping to: Claim an extra child tax credit on my 2011 tax return.
Excited for: All of my friends who are expecting (even though I am also jealous).
Relieved by: The fact that my husband doesn't set the bar too high for me. Haha. On Monday, when I quoted him my most recent boot camp weight loss stats, he asked what my ideal weight was. I said that I would love to be 125, but I would be very comfortable at 135. He said, "I think 125 would be too skinny for your height. I think 135 would be perfect." <3
Splurging on: Travel. This year has presented plenty of enticing opportunities. But we had decided that it wasn't financially lucrative to do everything we wanted to do. So we had to choose which was more important between a mission trip to Haiti, a high school reunion, and a family reunion. We picked Haiti as the priority, but since finding out how much we will get back from our tax return, we have decided to splurge and attempt all of the above. It would be so nice to add a giant chunk of cash to our savings, but we decided that this will be the last year these things will present themselves, as we won't have to spend so much on these trips once we are stationed back on the mainland. We can save our tax return next year. :)