Note: The "Trooper" in question is not actually in the military. It's a metaphor, people.

November 27, 2009

Long Time No Blog

It's been awhile and, to tell you the truth, I'm not all that motivated to blab even after all this time. Not that I haven't been thinking about the blog. Actually, I've been thinking about it a lot. See, I'm taking a class on putting together a non-fiction book proposal so I've been busy thinking through how and if I could turn this blog into an entertaining book. Lots of homework, writing exercises and learning what the very business-minded publishers are looking for.

The cool part is that I am just teeming with stories to tell. A few I may have touched on here but mostly they are the tales that I never got to tell because I met Wine Guy three months into this blog and the whole development of the relationship took over from there.

The uncool part is that I have little energy to come home and write even more here. But I promise I'll be back soon.

In the meantime, a quick update. Everything is just fine. Wine Guy and my mom split the cooking for Thanksgiving and made quite a wonderful meal. I will not be complaining that I was left out of that whole process (though I did make a corn pudding that I call more "mixing things together" than cooking).

Everything in relationshipland is status quo. Actually pretty good. I've worked really hard the last few months on letting go of some negative core beliefs I've harbored since childhood and, well, I've discovered that I am pretty much "shoulding" myself to relationship destruction. I've calmed down about the whole MARRIAGE thing, and - what a surprise! - we are happier and Wine Guy is more willing to talk about commitment than ever before. We both agreed that once my hip stuff is taken care of (hopefully by spring 2010), it will be full steam ahead on baby-making. The rest- who the f*ck cares?! He's in it. I'm in it. We're committed. For the most part people, I'm calm. (See why I haven't posted in awhile? Being calm does not an interesting blog post make.)

Oh, and I've been working out like crazy. I joined a gym with semi-private trainers and have been going 3x/week. In six weeks I lost over 5 lbs of body fat and 5 inches overall. (So what if I still can't bend over to tie my shoe. At least I'm firming up while I wear my slip-ons.) Basically I'm feeling terrific physically - the first time in two years - and I think I have even inspired Wine Guy to join so we can at last get fit together.

That's it from here. Enjoy your holiday weekend - and all those leftovers!


Dark Cloud Nine said...

I will miss you if you stop blogging! happy holidays!

mimi of sexagenarian and the city said...

oh god do you think i got a trainer i could lose that many inches -- wherever i wanted to?

Deidre said...

Wow! Good for you getting fit that's great! :)

I'd miss you too if you stopped blogging!

Loverville said...

Sounds like things are great overall -- with WG, and with getting in shape! Go, you!

bryan said...


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Mendoza Line said...

Is Bryan single??? 6' or taller? He's employed. Hey! Whattup???