26 May 2009

anything but a stepford wife

Settling in to the new digs is finally occurring. Life is calming down as Lulu is virtually healed and the move drama is over complete with new furniture. Two weeks of dwelling on the cement floor, even though it is a pretty stained concrete floor, was very draining after a long day at the office. I am finally relaxing as life in Stepford is taking shape.

Yes, the pristinely manicured lawns and families with 2.5 children are indeed reminiscent of The Stepford Wives; hence, the name. But I am blissfully happy in Stepford. I forgot what a wonderful feeling it is to want to go home.

With my home life wrapped up with a pretty bow, time to focus my energy losing the last 10 pounds! I like the feeling that everything is falling into place.

08 May 2009

an anniversary of sorts

May 8, 2000.

It was nine years ago today that we first met, The Southern Gentleman and I.

Nine years ago today that we were partnered up in a conference room in the Carolinas.

The attraction was instant and has continued to remain smoldering just under the surface.

Star-crossed lovers.

Fast forward to May 8, 2009.

Nine years and nothing has changed.

I take that back, what has changed is me.

I can see past the attraction; the things I was enraptured with when I was 25. I see that The Southern Gentleman is not going to put one foot in front of the other. He is only continuing to side step, which does not lead to progress.

It makes me a bit sad because together we did make a good team.

But I am also happy that on today, May 8th, exactly 6 months away from my 35th birthday, I do have the clarity to see The Southern Gentleman and I for precisely what we are and what we'll never be. For that, I am grateful.

07 May 2009

hound dog

Lulu is doing much better.

I took her home last Friday. She continues eat copious amounts of antibiotics, but she is healing quite nicely. Of course, Lulu is not fond of her floatation device (in lieu of a traditional cone) but I remain highly amused with it.

Here's a snap so you can join in my amusement!