It seems like February has come and gone in a crazy blur of friends, family, and new experiences. I think the pictures do a better job at showing what all happened than I can writing it down in a post, but the links to the photosets are HERE for the entire month of February and HERE for the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (J-Pop artist) concert. And now it’s late March? Dafuq.
Ok, so the wedding is a little over a month away as those of you reading this can tell by the infrequent posts I make on social media being all about the wedding planning — Sorry about that btw. Next month is when everything will finally start clicking and it will look like there is actually a wedding about to happen. There is a craft weekend in the works where I will be spending the weekend visiting with Nikita in order to make bouquets, centerpieces, and lord knows what else. Which is awesome because she’s super gifted with the creative stuff and I…well, I can follow instructions. She’s also been helping me a ton finding stuff that will make the wedding look nice while staying within budget. I’ll be snapping pictures of the process and posting it up on my Flickr or on Facebook (because let’s face it, sometimes clicking a link is hard). Anyways! The next couple of weeks will be spent working with Martin to nail down how we want the ceremony to progress as well as work on our vows. I’m trying to think of something creative for the wedding programs and *just* figured out what we’re going to do for a rehearsal dinner. We are thinking of having a pizza party on the terrace while walking through the details of the ceremony during the rehearsal. This should work out well since it will be a Thursday night and the in-town people who will be there will most likely be coming straight after work. Also, it’s easy to get something that everyone can eat (I can always do a salad or eat beforehand).
Non-wedding related stuff! We’re moving to Issaquah at the end of the month and are super stoked about it. We are minutes (walking and driving distance) from Cougar, Tiger, and Squak Mountains while also being *considerably* closer to work. The new apartment is a lot nicer and also slightly bigger than our current apartment. It’s a hike in rent, but not so much that it should impact our ability to save for a down payment on a house. I’ll be taking pictures of the area as we get settled in to the new place along with some pictures of the neighborhood.
I recently got over a really nasty bout of the flu that’s been going around and am trying to get back into the habit of 10k+ steps a day. Especially since killface is being a jerkface about his high step count (using treadmill desks is totally cheating, btw). The new place also has a decent set of weights and machines in the gym, so I’m going to start lifting. If anyone has recommendations on how to start out with lifting, it’d be much appreciated. I love hearing what works for different folks and I have already been following what Len, killface, and (ish) Dave Marcus have been doing. Although it seems kind of random to me at sometimes.
Being back on paleo has been amazing. My attention span has increased significantly and I’m starting to get my energy back. I still get some really bad cravings, but I am getting better at ignoring them instead of giving in. That’s been a real sonuvabitch. I also just started reading “Grain Brain” and it’s pretty interesting how it ties our diet to brain health. And by interesting I mean “OH MY GOD, THROW OUT ALL THE THINGS”. I’m kidding, mostly…..Mostly.
So, that’s about it as far as an overall update goes. I’ve sketched out a morning/evening routine that I started following today. One of them involves drafting out a post one day and posting it the next. Let’s see how that works out.