Cancelled Spring Break had me pouting as only I can pout. A run in the middle of the day to sweat out my frustration, lots of time at the grocery store for milk, and a game of one on one against this kid changed my perspective. (I won.) I hate when I’m a baby. But at least I snapped out of it. Family Stations with all 7 of us and a date night that was a bit too much fun, and I’m back to myself. I’m sure I’ll pout and fuss again, bc that’s me.
But really, I didn’t want to leave Marathon anyway. Who could leave that pup?
I was talking about my kids tonight with a friend and she listened to all my stories. She kept saying how interesting they sounded. It was something I needed to hear bc too often I get caught up in the negative. I told a lot of stories about Mari. I’m just so proud of her, and the boys too, but today of her. She is fierce. She is growing up to be the kind of woman I wish I was. Here’s to all of us women fighting for our place. #internationalwomensday
It was a good month. I loved all of these except for Daisy Jones, I just couldn’t get into it despite generally liking stories like that. I finally read the ending to see if it was worth finishing. I powered through, but my mind never changed. The Most Fun We Ever Had is one of the best books I’ve ever read.
One of my favorite things about having readers is when they tell me I have to read something. Mason’s fave is Beverly, while mine was Louisiana’s Way Home. We finally finished reading the Incorrigibles. We were pretty sad to say goodbye to these characters.
I am not a huge podcast listener, but Brian said I needed to listen to Dolly Parton’s America and I loved it. I even ran while listening which is something I never do.
And then, I got a dog.
And the combine is done tomorrow so I get Lance home within 24 hours.
Anyone who knows me knows that I take alllllll the pictures. (I still print pictures.) Man, I had some really poor hair decisions. Looking back further than Lance provided a lot of cringeworthy photos.
But back to us...this first picture is the first picture we ever took (10 days into dating) and while I don’t particularly like the picture, I love the memory for two reasons. First, the golden tee machine in the background. He played that all the time and for some strange reason, I loved watching him.
This picture also reminded me of something that I loved about dating Lance- he introduced me to his friends right away. As in a week or two after our first date. They had all their in jokes, but I never felt out of place. His friends became my friends, and as I’ve said before, I gained two of my closest friends from him. It wasn’t always easy dating, we each had our own issues.
Despite my own issues, I managed to look forward, something I hadn’t done in forever and knew that I wanted a future with Lance. I met his parents a month after we met and then went to a football game in Cleveland that next fall. He spent the holidays with my family and even our dogs liked each other. And when I told him my deal breaker was that he had to go to mass, he didn’t blink twice.
One of my favorite dates was him singing Nat King Cole.
An early date for us was a Super Bowl party. Since I knew him from the radio, I knew he didn’t like chit chat during the game. He didn’t like SB parties as events. I was petrified of going to this party and talking too much so I didn’t talk at all. He finally asked me what was up! When I explained, he laughed. He figured since I listened to sports talk, I was ok!
I have no idea why we always look like we are taking prom photos! #fridayintroductionsourlovestory
Mari is always asking if I had other boyfriends before Lance. Why yes, Mari, I did. One of them actually introduced me to Lance.
I was living in Kingwood and listened to him religiously on the drive to work. I felt like I already knew him. So when there was a listener event at BW3’s I went with my then boyfriend, and he introduced us. Lance claims I had been staring at him the entire night. So not true.
The following week, I called in sick for my confirmation class and went on the best date ever. Two movies, sushi buffet- except we both weren’t eating sushi yet, cheesecake, and a two hour talk in the parking lot before driving back to Kingwood.
I haven’t looked back since.