Wednesday: K came over for dinner and we chatted about life and boys.

Thursday: Seahawks beat the Cardinals although it came at a price.

Friday: Left work and got ready for the evening. I picked up E and we thought we had plenty of time to get to the party. And then we read the invite. We were already 20 minutes late! U’s birthday party at the LakeHouse in Bellevue. We were late, giftless, but we got forgiven. That’s why we like her. She takes us just the way we are. It was a great evening.

Saturday: Helped him and his daughter pack up the house. 6 year olds can talk a lot. But I knew this and we charmed each other on our first meeting. I left before the heavy lifting started and went to Liberty to hang with K, N, A, J, J, and R. It was quite enjoyable. No, let me rephrase that. It was exactly what I wanted and so fabulous. Sushi, Rum Away Bride cocktail and good people.

 

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23 days to go!

Monday: Woke up early to pray and read and write. It’s a new day, new grace, new mercy, new inspiration. It’s almost the end of a season, a year.

A and I worked out after work and ate Udon Noodles.

Tuesday: Today is VOTING DAY! And my friend L’s birthday AND the Seattle Humane Society brought a van with cats in it for viewing/adoption at work. I want a cat but…I don’t want one bad enough to buy one. If one showed up at my doorstep, I would keep it though. I tried to make Indian food tonight but it wasn’t that great. Just a reminder of why I eat Indian food at restaurants and not at home.

 

 

Currently listening to Center Aisle by Caedmon’s Call. Such a sad contemplative song. I guess I’m feeling contemplative, which isn’t a bad thing.

Friday: We got western plaid shirts for the concert tomorrow and ate Papa Murphy’s pizza for dinner. And watched Stranger Things2 🙂

Saturday: We met up with A and W for brunch at London Plane. Such a good restaurant in Pioneer Square. And then we hopped on the train to Tacoma for the Garth Brooks concert. No matter what you think of country music, you can’t deny his success that spans decades. It was a full house at 2pm. He played his hits and it was a great show.

Sunday: Daylight savings! Went to church, called my mom and then went to Ballard for lunch at Bitter Root with M. We had a good time and we will see if it happens again. Seahawks lost and I finished Stranger Things 2, voted, cleaned house and got my blog post done 🙂

Time seems to be speeding up, the days are flying by, the seasons are changing, and we are on the fast track to wherever we are headed. Don’t forget to tell the people around you that you love them-don’t leave business unfinished because you never know when your last day will be.

 

Tuesday-Hung out in the evening with L and B at the Saffron Grill. They have the best Indian food with pesto naan.

Wednesday-Got my nails done for the wedding! I was the last one in the salon which was actually quite fun to watch the workers/artists unwind and act happier as they prepared to go home.

Thursday-had Thai food with P. We had a good time.

Friday-We went for a run and then had Mexican food at Riconsito’s. We then went to the movie theater and saw the new Spiderman movie. It was an ok movie.

Saturday-Rehearsal and Lunch! This day has finally arrived! C is getting married. I met C 9 years ago, and we’ve been talking about boys and dating consistently. We had no idea what the future would hold but C held to her dream of marrying an amazing man, and now she is. Went to a Needtobreathe concert at the Moore Theater. I’ve always wanted to go to the Moore Theater. It was so cool!

Sunday-Wedding Day!! Woke up early and made my way to the Edgewater for a full day. S did my hair and makeup. It was a beautiful perfect day. I was so happy for C and B. It was amazing from start to finish. I walked down the aisle without tripping and was the last one on the dance floor. Success all around.

Monday-Made lamb and mashed potatoes for dinner after a run. It was a beautiful evening and we had a good time.

Tuesday-Halloween!! I dressed up as Lucille Ball. And although I think I looked great, I don’t think anyone knew what I was until I told them and then they just kind of nodded and half smiled.

Wednesday-He made me salmon for dinner and brought me chrysanthemums 🙂 I got him hooked on Stranger Things as a thank you.

Thursday-Made turkey pot pie. It was delicious. Watched Stranger Things 2.

It’s hard to believe it’s November and this 6 month journey is almost over. The holidays are here and the weather is getting colder. Starbucks changed their cups although they are not the Christmas cups yet. I love the Christmas cups.

Just 38 more posts after this! I’m tired of this reporting but I have a feeling that afterwards I just might miss it. I suppose that is how it is with a lot of things in life. You tire but then you miss it when it’s done.

Thursday: Met up with T, W, and him and we had a great time at Cantina Lena. The Cadillac Nachos are a dinner-must along with a pineapple cider there.

Friday: Hung out with K after work. She made the best steak, rice, and green beans. We then watched The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. Such a great movie. K fell asleep for part of it but I still love it.

Saturday: I had brunch with K, A, and O and then we watched Willow and New In Town. Silly movies but it was raining outside and we was the best time together. Then I went and had dinner with M and K. And we watched United Kingdom. 3 movies, 5 friends, 1 rainy day.

Sunday: After holding babies at church, went to Shaker and Spear with J. We shared ricotta pancake and crab egg benedict. It was delicious.

Monday: Raced home after work to make chicken noodle soup with salad/bread for the shelter. Got it to them just in time. Raced back home to make myself dinner: tacos.

Wednesday:

Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? He didn’t have the guts!

Why didn’t the skeleton go to prom? He didn’t have any BODY to go with!

Hung out with A in the evening. We wanted to go for a walk but it was pouring rain so we ate at a restaurant and then got hot chocolate at Starbucks. A’s so great and I sure do enjoy being with her.

 

Monday: Late entry. It was a good day! The sun came out too! He came over in the evening and we went for a run and then made orange chicken. He’s better at making orange chicken than I am, so I let him make it. We all gotta play to our strengths. We made a fort in my attic and ate dinner up there. It is a good fort but needs some remodelling still. We watched a Bee Movie and he fell asleep.

Tuesday: Slower day at work which was nice. Went for a run again! And I actually enjoyed it. I gotta start working out more so I can keep up with him. It’s good to have motivation. I started listening to My Favorite Murder podcast. Then talked on the phone with K for awhile telling her about him. Met up with D, B, W at Saffron Grill. We got free appetizer and dessert because the manager likes D. 🙂

I know I haven’t been as reflective as I was at the beginning of this journey. If someone ever tells me I have 6 months left to live, I know now that 6 months is a very long time! I feel like I have been daily blogging forever (and I haven’t even been able to do every day!)

Six months is plenty of time to get everything done that you need to get done, to wrap things up, to live life fully.

I remember when I moved a few years ago into an apartment building where my friends S & D were living. I knew they were planning to move to NYC but we didn’t know when they would finally move. I told God, just give me at least 1 day with them in the same apartment building. Just 1 day. They are so much fun and I just wanted to live a little bit of life closer to them. They ended up being there 10 months. We got 10 months together and it was so much fun. I loved every day. I think that way too about falling in love, getting married. Lord, give me a great guy and even if we only get just 1 day together, at least it will be 1 day. And 1 day is better than 0 days. I’ll take 1 over 0 any day. Just 1 day of being madly in love. I won’t take that 1 day for granted. And if you give me 2 days with him, I’ll count myself very blessed indeed. Does that sound desperate? Maybe I have just come to realize life is so fragile and there are no guarantees. No guarantees you will find love, get married. No guarantees you will live past 30 years old. No guarantees your parents, your friends, your family will be around. No guarantees you won’t have a natural disaster, a transportation disaster, a house fire, accident, injury, etc. I don’t want to take people or moments for granted!! We aren’t guaranteed tomorrow.