Monday, April 26, 2010

3 days

In three days I leave for Germany.

I should be THRILLED that I'm finally fulfilling my life's dream of visiting Europe! This is my first time out of the United States (excluding Canada and Hawaii... those don't count) so I should be stoked out of my mind, right?

All I can think about is that I'm finally going to get to hang out with the Mr. Man for more than 30 hours. Europe? Cool. Mr. Man? YES PLEASE!!!

And I'm really excited for the plane ride, but that's just because I'm weird and want to sit on a plane for 12 hours.

Friday, April 23, 2010

How to say it nicely...

"Hey Molly, I was just curious how I get into the wedding business? How do I get your job? How do I become a wedding planner?"

I swear, I've gotten this message on facebook, or some derivative of it, at least half a dozen times in the last 6 months. At first it was exciting because it reminded me that I have a stellar job. And while I still believe I have a great job, now it just makes me cry a little bit on the inside.

I keep thinking to myself "Oh no... not another wedding planner in Colorado!" Seriously!! It's the last thing we need. A great wedding planner, which is far and few between, can be a great asset. However, they have to compensate for the dozens upon dozens of self-proclaimed wedding coordinators who care more about which tacky tulle to drape and gather with a handful of fake roses than they do about making sure a timeline is done.

So after receiving yet another message today, I've re-written my reply several times, only to give up out of frustration. How can I gently tell these women to save themselves and the rest of us in the wedding business, and do something else?!?!

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Monday with this certainly does not suck...

Mr. Man sent me a card.
For no reason.
To tell me how much he loved me.
Because he saw a card and it reminded him of me.

Sounds like a keeper, if you ask me!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Without Pain

Well, it's Easter. Chocolate bunnies and eggs, marshmallow peeps, my favorite meal of the year and hanging out with the family. All of this is wonderful aside from the small food nap I was forced into. The day was great, but there was nothing that really stood out from the day except for my time at the gym.

It's been almost 2 years since I've really been at my peak with running. Running is my main source of stress-therapy, weight control, and keeping ADHD under wraps. For three years, running was exactly what I needed. After my knee pain started, everything else in life started to teeter and not having the ability to run, seemed to contribute to my frustration.

Easter meant a lot more to me this year than ever before. After learning last year just what pain God has saved me from, God's sacrifice for us has a little bit more weight. Today understanding what God gave up in order to show me grace was exactly what I needed to push a little bit further with running. If God has saved me from emotional pain, wouldn't he have also saved me from physical pain as well?

After 2 years, I finally made it to running over 30 minutes today! I have no knee pain, no pain in my legs and I only wanted to throw up a little bit ;) (Darn you Easter dinner!!)