I gotta say, these days, life isn’t especially interesting. This weekend I bought some shoes and we added a bit to the home decor, then on Sunday we took a hike in Red Rocks, one of the prettiest places anywhere. Sunday’s weather was perfect for hiking (especially under our protective hats and SPF 5 billion sunscreen) and I took these pictures along the way. I did not, however, take a picture of the guy who got bitten by a rattlesnake.
I’ve been reading a lot more about weddings and wedding-related crap on the internets. Since we’re over 9 months out from ours, we live in a different state from The Wedding, and I’ve pretty much decided on my dress (though now the question is whether I get it from a retail shop or online; the cost savings would be approximately $125, though then I have to figure out steaming and alterations (hemming) myself. The shop where my mom bought her wedding dress carries the designer/dress I’m interested in, though I don’t know when I’ll next get to CA so she can see the thing on me), there’s really not a whole lot else to do right now in re: wedding. I will say that during our hike we talked more about things like color scheme and overall feel of what we’re going for, after finding some decor possibilities at World Market on Saturday, and I think seeing the colors of wildflowers that we saw influenced our decisions. Again, nothing set in stone, but we’ve got a pretty good idea at this point.
I think we have another road trip planned for a few weeks from now out East, though we haven’t really figured out all the details yet – and some of it will depend on job-related stuff (for me). I’m looking halfheartedly for another job, and finding the whole process to be overwhelming, but I really don’t want to stay in the job that I have past this summer. I guess I’ll figure things out, but it would make life much simpler if something would just fall in my lap.
My mood was definitely better after Sunday’s hike (I’d never before seen wild snapdragons (yellow!) or so many colors of lupine; where I hail from they’re all a dark purple, but here they can be purple, lavender, white or yellow. Nuts!) and it’s better this evening since it rained most of the day. The air felt heavy and oppressive when I walked to work this morning but by the afternoon it was cool and refreshing when I finished my iron-pumping and hamstering and walked home. Dan made these amazing peanut butter chocolate chip cookies yesterday and I had one when I’d been home a little while because they were too tempting not to – we rarely have things like that around, so it’s a treat when we do.
I’m finding the gym to be less and less fulfilling; I’m still going at least 4 days a week but I’m going to have to find a way to mix it up because it’s just as boring as work these days. I’ve also decided that I’m not going to try any crazy dieting scheme or excessive exercise plan for The Wedding because I already fit perfectly into a particular size of the dress I want and it covers me from chest down, so it’s not like people are going to see how ripped my abs are since they’ll be covered in dress. I’m OK with what I look like now; I’d like to look a little bit better but I’m not going to kill myself to lose five pounds like I did last year for the reunion, because seriously it took me about 6 months to lose five pounds and it didn’t last long. I think I’m just at a higher setpoint now that I have so much muscle and I’m old. As long as my clothes (and the dress) look good, and Dan thinks I look good, I guess that’s all I’m going to let myself care about. Maybe when it gets closer to The Wedding I’ll care more, but right now I just don’t.
Nihilistic enough for everyone? Yeah, I thought so. Sorry I’m so meh these days. Maybe soon things will change and I’ll have more interesting thoughts to pour out of my fingers and onto the internets for your reading pleasure.