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Posts Tagged ‘first day of spring’

This Is Where I Ended Up

Posted by terrepruitt on March 21, 2015

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoSo here it is again, the day I consider to be the first day of spring.  Yes, I am a bit off from tradition, but this is the day of new beginnings for me seventeen years ago.  As I mentioned two years ago on this date, it is our wedding anniversary.  Pretty exciting.  Although this year he is sick and I am very grumpy about it!  I despise being sick.  And I have too much to do to be sick.  And I am thinking I am getting sick because I am sooooo grumpy.  Argh.  All I can think about is being sick for the very first Nia Event I am producing and then I get even more grumpy.  Argh.  We didn’t do anything for our anniversary because he is sick and I don’t want to get sick.  So we did nothing.  I didn’t even cook a special dinner because I didn’t think he would enjoy it very much because he is sick.  So . . . Happy Anniversary to us.

Good thing, I know he will be around a month or so from now because that is when we will probably finally have time to celebrate.  My dinner plan was a roast.  I don’t think I have ever cooked a roast.  If I have, it has been so long I don’t remember how I did it.  What are your favorite recipes?  Would you share?  It would be nice to make him a really nice, super yummy roast when he can taste.  I think our roasts are in the 2.5 to 3 pound range.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoI did go outside in the yard today and cut these beauties.  My favorite rose bush has at least a dozen buds on it so next week I will have a house full of flowers.  That is awesome.  Our yard smells like roses.  And when we open the door the house smells like roses.  So next week, when I cut them and bring them all in the house will smell like roses.  Yay!

I have actually started typing three different posts and this is where I ended up.  I came up with two different ideas, but I kept coming back to this.  The roses are beautiful and they smell great.  I am happy to have them and my hubby.  I am lucky to have both.

Since I am not a gardener I do marvel at the fact that my rose bush looks like it is dead and it will never come back then without me doing anything and almost (almost but not quite) without me noticing there are at least a dozen buds on it.  I do tend to notice because, like I said, it looks dead so I look at it with sorrow.  Then I forget about it for a day or two and then when I look at it again, it seems to be fine.  After I trimmed off the dead or dying flowers today there is still a lot of buds.  Awesome.

Happy Anniversary, Hubby!  Here’s to your roast we have yet to have!

So what did you do (yesterday) on the first day of Spring?  What did you do today?

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First Day Of Spring

Posted by terrepruitt on March 21, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaSo today marks fifteen years that my hubby and I have been married.  It does not feel like it has been fifteen years, but then again, what does that feel like, right?  I mean I know I have been waiting in line for something and if you ask I would say I have been waiting for months.  🙂  Time is an odd thing because if you ask me if it “seems” like it has been FIFTEEN YEARS, I’d say, “No.”

We have know each other eighteen years as you might have read about in my Day Ten Of Month Of Planking, First Day Of Nineteenth Year post.  We have been married for fifteen years.  It was my ideal to be married on the first day of spring.  And honestly looking at calendars back then there seemed to be different ideas of whether the first day of spring was March 20th or March 21st.

I had always believed it was March 21st so that was the day that I thought would be nice to get married.  It so happened that March 21st was on a Saturday in the year 1998 . . . . so that is when we got married.

The first day of spring is like an announcement of new beginnings.  New life begins.  New things happen.  Flowers bloom.  It’s all new.  I think it is fitting and romantic to be married on the first day of spring.  Even though we had been together for three years, our wedding was the start of a new life for us.  A life for us together.

I wasn’t nervous, because I had no doubt.  I was impatient.  We had created a very short ceremony where the minister only talked for about ten minutes.  There was no singing, no reading, nothing.  It was scheduled to last about 20 minutes.  Now, if you ask me how long it felt, I might reply fifteen years.  I swear the minister sounded like all the adults on Peanuts and he could not be done fast enough.  When he had John’s ring in his hand I kept reaching for it.  I mean, he was just talking jibberish anyway.  All I was thinking was, “Let’s get this marriage started!!”  And I was shocked out of my revery when my husband-to-be playfully smacked my hand after my third grab.  Yeah, the whole ceremony was wiggles and giggles.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaI am very blessed to have been granted partnership with my honey.

To my Honey:

Thank you very much for all the wonderful times we have had.  I appreciate all you do for us.  I look forward to the next fifteen (and hopefully a lot more) years with you.  Thank you.  Happy Anniversary.

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you very much for reading this post.  I know I don’t always stay on track EXACTLY, but many of you know that a happy healthy relationship is key to well-being.  Now, I am not saying that a relationship is a steady ride, there are ups and downs, but getting through them is what helps with the “well-being”.  Also, I am not saying that one needs to be in a relationship in order to well, but I am saying that when there are relationships and they are happy and healthy that adds to someone’s well-being.

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Twenty One And Fifteen

Posted by terrepruitt on March 21, 2013

YEAH BABY!  This is day twenty one of our Plank A Day For A Month Challenge!!!!  And I am sure you are feeling good about it!  This is also my fifteen wedding anniversary and I am feeling pretty good about that!

So how are you feeling about your planking? 

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