I just returned from having a great time in Nashville with Anne (unfortunately not pictured), Susan (the devious redhead in the middle) and Robin (the one with the devlish grin on the right). It was a time of fun, laughter, Springtime (it is still snowing here on the Mountain), and great food (with one notable exception, ugh!). Susan is a woman after my foodie’s heart and she’s been kind enough to start an outline of our trip together by chronicling what we ate: http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/
I love these girlies, and, after meeting for the first time in a hotel room 3 years ago in Huntington Beach, we’ve been having a totally wholesome version of a Same Time, Next Year love affair with one another ever since. Some of you might recall my writing about our meet-up in San Francisco last year. Here’s us out in front of The Orpheum before we saw Wicked:
I really needed this trip for so many reasons so let me give a big shoutout to Robin, Susan, Anne, and their husbands and mine, for making the trip happen. Susan’s husband, Lindsay, was a terrific host and ended our time together by pulling out the fatted elk tenderloin and grilling it to perfection. He’s most certainly a gem.
Susan took us to meet a group of ladies she gathers together with every Friday morning and I got to meet Diane. Diane reminded me that there really was a reason I wrote this blog in the first place and she inspired me to restart writing it again. I also know that I need a group of real women like that in my life. I’m praying for God to bring them to me and soon.
A lot changes have been going on in my life. I’ve left Sonlight Forums for good. This is a really good thing for me. I am very sad to leave so many wonderful friends behind but I can always be found here if anyone needs me.
Recently I picked up a copy of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and, even though I haven’t finished the book, I have begun my own Project.
I’m not particularly unhappy right now. My marriage has never been better, my work is fulfilling, and my kids are doing well. But there are several areas of my life that could be improved and I am going to set out to improve them. I hope to have a plan for my own yearlong journey by may 1st.