Monday Ramblings

Wow, is it really November 16th?? It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week and that soon we'll be decorating the Christmas tree and then shouting Happy New Years. I can honestly say that this Fall has flown by. I'm not sure why this year has seemed to go by so fast but I do think part of it has to do with the fact that Ryan's been in school and he's been extremely busy. He spends several weeknights at school, some weekends and normally spends most evenings that he is at home working on an assignment or studying. I will say that I miss having him around so much but I know he is really working hard and he's honestly enjoying being back at school. He has really committed himself to his classes and has been doing really well so far with his grades.

So how have I been doing? I know you are wondering what I'm doing with all this time alone. Well, I'm doing OK. As I said above, this Fall has gone by really fast so far but lately I've been pretty bored. OK, really bored if we're being honest. I'm still running several nights a week to train for the half marathon which keeps me occupied but I miss hanging out with my husband. I miss doing normal things like watching TV together, taking Benny for walks in the evening and eating dinner while discussing our days. For example, let's recap tonight: I came home from work by myself, took Benny on a walk, poured a glass of wine, had some cheese and crackers and crafted up my Christmas list. Not exactly an exciting night and definitely not a typical dinner but it's not fun cooking for one! Now, most people would argue an evening alone every now and then like this sounds wonderful (and honestly it's not that bad) but it would be even better with some company. I think I'm going to have to start inviting my girlfriends over more often!

I'm not trying to get all sappy in this post but I just want to document our lives and this is part of it. It also makes me realize how much I need to cherish our time together.

In other happy news, the Sooners won this past Saturday against the Aggies! I won't mention the score but my team dominated Ryan's :)

We had some friends over and had a great time hanging out. Here's a picture of the girls in the backyard after the game.

Thanks for listening to my Monday ramblings!


  1. I agree with you that fall has flown by. It seems like it was just Halloween and now we are halfway through November!

    I'm sorry you've been lonely with your husband at school. At least you have Benny to keep you company!

  2. I am sorry y'all schedules are keeping you guys from spending quality time together. It is so hard when someone is in school--its an entirely different schedule. Just know that this isn't forever, and maybe use this time alone to do things you like to do--spend time with your girlfriends, keep up with your running, etc. It sounds like you are handling it the best you can, but I know its hard! Just remember, its only temporary ;-)

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment on my running blog! Good Luck with your race in January!!!!


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