Oh my gosh. It’s been a week since I’ve updated.
I knew it had been at least a few days, but not a week. Time is flying by so quickly… It’s the last day of April. Which means tomorrow starts the month of May. Which means, the last month of living in my apartment.
Time to start packing up — or at least hunting down some boxes — I guess.
Some life updates are in order:
1) Easter in West Virginia. As wonderful as ever. There is nothing I love more than getting in the car & knowing I am heading in the direction of my boys. Also, one of my greatest highs in life is getting to my cousins’ house and opening the door and seeing Gage’s reation when I walk in. I seriously couldn’t stop hugging him once I got there. I miss him and the other boys so much sometimes!
2) My 9 year old cousin Kyra from Cleveland came to visit this week. I took a half day off on Tuesday and didn’t work again until today. It was nice to have the break from work & just run around Pittsburgh with her. I had a few nice/much needed talks with her as well… One about me wanting to move to Arizona and how that wouldn’t kill our relationship. I promised her I would do everything I could to make sure she and I stayed close; I also promised she would be old enough by that point to come visit me too. She seemed thrilled about that.
We also talked about her first visit to see me a year & a half ago. I asked her if she realized I was upset/breaking up with J at the time and she said she thought something was wrong but didn’t really understand til her mom told her later. I told her that even tho she didn’t realize it — her being around that week was SO important for me, because it made me so happy and kept me so distracted. She seemed genuinely proud of herself too, when I told her that… So I know that made her feel good. Which it should. She was definitely an unexpected blessing that week.
We also watched the Royal Wedding together (we were up at 3:45 a.m.!) and did a bunch of fun things… like afternoon tea, a Pirates game, fun restaurants, etc. It was SO SO SO nice to have her here. I couldn’t believe how quickly time passed!
3) Previously mentioned boy is still around. For future reference, we’ll call him OMB. I enjoy OMB WAAAY more than I even thought possible, so I’m hoping he sticks around for awhile. It’s kind of scary in a way, because I haven’t felt this instantly connected to someone since J. Yet it feel so different already because all of the warning signs that came with J aren’t there. I feel good and safe and comforted by him being around… and it’s nice. It’s really, really nice. He went to the Pirates game with Kyra, my Little Sister and I on Wednesday too and was SO good with the girls.
Then he took Kyra & I to dinner on Thursday and brought her a book from his trip to England (since she was all into the Royal Wedding stuff, he figured she’d like it) and some currency from his recent trip to South Africa. She LOVED it (and him) so I was happy to see that. Sometimes kids have a good sense of people… and at the very least it was nice to see him be so kind to someone so important to me.
4) Working out was put on hold this week…and okay last weekend. With Easter & going out of town & then Kyra coming, I’ve really struggled with the eating/working out. Weigh-in Day is also tomorrow and I’m not looking forward to it AT ALL but I have to accept it and move on from there. So we’ll see. I tried to make choices that we’re TERRIBLE, but I definitely didn’t get as many fruits and veggies in as my body is used to and I can feel the difference. It felt SO good to go to the grocery store yesterday & stock up on some fresh produce.
But I’m back to running tomorrow. Ready or not, the 5K is coming so I have to keep working towards that goal - no matter what state, cousin, boy or busy times I’m preoccupied with at the moment. I need to make time to run.