Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exceed Your Expectations

I saw a little sign that said this the other day and I thought it was such a great little inspirational piece. So I've been trying to do just what it says. We all have those things in life that we need to take care of that we always put off because it's annoying to do. So I've been keeping this little saying in mind and it's really helped me get some things done! One of those things I've been trying to do every morning is make a healthy breakfast. I can tell such a huge difference in my appetite all day if I eat a good breakfast. I'm not as hungry and don't snack at all throughout the day. I personally believe that eggs are the best breakfast one can have. Plain ol' eggs get boring so I try to mix it up. This morning I threw in spinach, tomatoes, and a few bacon bits with my egg whites. I thoroughly enjoy eating a breakfast like this. It's just getting up and making myself cook early in the morning that tends to be the challenge. I'm going to try to let this be one of the things that exceeds my expectations every day! And by the way, if you've never put Tony Cachere's seasoning on your eggs you are missing out on one of life's most beautiful things. I never eat eggs without it.
Another thing I've been trying to do is cook really fresh for Scott and I. All spring/summer we grill practically every day. When it's cold we never grill therefore don't eat quite as healthy and fresh. I'm tired of that so I'm finding creative ways to eat fresh food while cooking indoors.
On another note, Scott only has about 2 weeks left of his relay. You know, that one that's had him working 80 hours a week for 4 1/2 months now. It has been so bad....I can't even tell you. I feel sorry for Scott having to work so much and I feel sorry for me being basically husbandless for 4 months. This one has been so hard on us. Usually I can handle it because a typical relay only takes 2 months. I don't know how those women who's husbands are in Iraq/Afghanistan or who's schedules don't match and one works a graveyard shift or doctors in their residency or a job that constantly has you traveling--I don't know how those couples do it for months and months--sometimes years! It's hard on your marriage. I just want a normal life where my husband comes home from work and I give him a kiss then we cook together, pour a glass of wine, prop our feet up and watch our shows together. I want a weekend where my husband and I can actually hang out. Whether it's getting out around the town or staying home all day being lazy. It feels just like it did the first 9 months of our marriage when Scott lived in Memphis and I lived in Fayetteville. I cried and was frustrated and craved normalcy so badly. That's how I am now. I cry, I'm frustrated, and I'm ready for normalcy. We're on the home stretch now praise Jesus. We're going to throw a big party when this is over! We--both Scott and I--deserve it.

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