I'm still a little freaked out about not having a job, expensive rent, etc. But I must tell you. I'm so very happy that we are here. I love looking out and
seeing the mountains every day. Last night, while walking Jesse, we even got a great look at a forest fire on a mountain not too far from us. It's horrible that there's a fire over there. It really is such a beautiful area, but I was captivated by it. Cal and I watched for quite a while. It's much drier over here than in Seattle or Vancouver, but even the hills that are desert like, are pretty. Every time we leave the house, I try to take some of it in. I hated the flatness of the Midwest. I drove nearly an hour each way to work, and there wasn't one "hill" on that entire drive. You would look out and just see total flatness or corn for as far as the eye could see. My friend and I even drove an hour and a half away to "hike" up this mountain. Uh, let me tell you, if I could make it to the top, it was nothing more than a little hill. Anyway, it's nice to be here and also so close to so many fantastic areas.
My sister Nealy and her family came through on Sunday. They hadn't seen the boys in over 2 years. It was such a wonderful visit. That visit alone made the move so worth it. I really have missed the fam. We are going over next week to Spokane to visit Nealy and Brooke for a few days. I'm looking forward to
spending some good quality time with them. We are also planning a day at
Silverwood Amusement park. I'm looking forward to seeing the boys and their cousins have a blast, but of course, I'm already anxiety ridden about all of the physical-ness of spending a day at an amusement park. I feel too big for rides and Lord Almighty...do I have anxiety about the water park. I've been eating pretty good, and it's also been over a week since I've had a regular soda. I need to get on with the exercise, though. As the saying goes, "excuses don't burn calories." And honestly, I don't even have excuses right now. I just have fear. Fear of blowing my knee out. Fear of what working out at the weight looks
like... But it's going to happen. Last night I watched a special on the '99 Women's World Cup team. Man, that had to be the most exciting thing I'd ever seen. I remember something from each of those games. Most of them were there, and they had extensive interviews with them now. I loved seeing how in shape they still are, and their passion for life and excitement for the game. It really was infectious. I love the confidence that fit women have. I long for that confidence. It's a confidence I don't even know that they know they have. It just goes with wearing track pants or shorts and not having to give any thought to it. I want to be that... I will be that. Time to shut up and do....
Oh, I emailed a question into Jillian Michaels for her podcast. I have my fingers crossed that she'll call. I have no doubt one call from her could change my life :)
Sending you all good vibes,