Uh. So. I haven't posted here since AUGUST of LAST YEAR. This is shame full, isn't it?
I'll be brutally honest. I never finished my road trip posts because Duvain and I were not in the best of places and we actually stopped speaking for a short time in September, 2 days before my birthday. I just couldn't bring myself to write another word about anything because I needed time to process it all in my own mind before I spewed it all over the Internet. Nearly half a year has passed since I last posted anything here and how things have changed. Since August I've gone to Wales again for 3.5 weeks and Duvain just left 3 days ago after being here for 5 weeks. We're seriously talking about him moving here (fingers crossed!) and we talk about plans to accomplish that everyday almost. I'm exceptionally happy and in love and everything seems to be falling into place. It's true that you don't know what you've got till it's gone, I think he and I both figured that one out fast. So we're on a similar path together and trying to make it all work one day at a time.
Other things since my last posting?
I turned 34 and let me say that my 30's are WAY better than my 20's ever were. BRING ON THE DIRTY 30'S! Jennie, her momma and I went to Santa Fe for a long weekend and it was perfect in every way. I recommend going to Santa Fe, definitely.
I ran another half marathon (in Vegas) and didn't die. YAY! My time was a few minutes slower but I felt infinitely better this time than I did during that first half. I'm running yet another half in a week and let's just say that I've run about 2 feet in preparation so I imagine I'll be crawling most of that race.
Since August I've gained weight despite running a jillion miles to train for the Vegas half. This is SO RUDE and FRUSTRATING, especially after working so hard! I started eating better just yesterday and am determined to get my shit together. I have my favorite designer jeans hanging in my bathroom where I can see them every single day. My food today has consisted of 90% spinach so it would seem I'm off to a good start. Let's hope I don't turn a shade of green.
My boys are still my boys except when they act like heathens (ha!). Derick is doing terrible in high school and I'm waiting for him to have hi AH HA moment and realize he's only hurting himself. He's just like his mother. Jackson is mere weeks from being 5 and he's SO EXCITED he might actually burst into flames from the excitement. I love those kids even when they make me crazy.
As for the future? Duvain left half his clothes and shoes here because he'll be back in a few months and I sent him with tons of my clothes and shoes so I can come visit him over the summer. We might be chatting about really long term commitments (if you get my drift) and I couldn't be more excited.
Life is pretty grand on the whole and I couldn't ask for much more. How are YOU? I hope you're life is happy and healthy and full of adventures.