Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Date Night

I often reflect on how thankful I am for being able to continue my career by working remotely.  I know I’m fortunate, and I'm truly grateful, but sometimes the monotonous days start to wear on me.  Every once in a while, the walls start closing in, and the next thing you know, Andy and I are in an argument about tomatoes.  Yup, we have it out over who cut-up the extra tomato in the fridge.  And, at some point in the ridiculous argument we realize that it’s time for a night out.  A date night.  Because, this just won’t do.

So, we recently left our tomato quarrels behind and headed to West Palm Beach.  We discovered this area a few months ago, and really enjoy planning special nights down there.  For one, there are great restaurants, and many stores we don’t have access to in Melbourne, but we also enjoy the drive time so we can either sing loudly to Zac Brown Band or hash out whatever is going on between the two of us.  {Confession, I cut up the extra tomato!}

We started this particular night at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill.  We like to stop here for happy hour because of their extensive wine list and two for one special.  On this particular night we enjoyed glasses of Van Duzer and David Bruce Pinot Noir as well as a glass of Stag’s Leap “Hands of Time.”  And, we’d recommend them all.

Somewhere between strolling through shops, chats, and a few tears, we got back to a place that will "do."  I suppose this place is different for everyone, and the scenarios that shine light on just how out of sync we may be are different as well.  But, I believe in taking the time to find this place.  I believe that life should be lived in this place of synergy with each other, and with ourselves. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We've got some first-timers!

Except for a quick work trip for Mr. Wendling last week, we have been sticking pretty close to home lately.  But, we are traveling through a whole slew of cool life-happenings.  The biggest one being that we are inching closer and closer to home-ownership.  Because of this paper-pushing process, we can't help but look ahead at all our life has in store for us in the next few months.  New walls.  New furniture.  Another new address - one that is ours!

It's in these moments that I try to take a deep breath.  I try remember to stay in this moment and not move too quickly to those future ones.  I try hard to savor the moment where I look on as my husband leans on that pricey degree to purchase us a home.  I make a conscious effort to absorb the moment when I answer his call to hear the amount I need to send in for an appraisal only to realize we don't know where to send it because, after all, we are first time home-owners! 

I raise a glass to us every-so-often so we remember to celebrate along the way because I can feel life as we know it evolving.  I feel this new responsibility building and I know that quickly we'll see in this new place only the changes we want to make.  And right now, well, it's a pretty cool moment.  One that I'm going to do all I can to savor.

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