Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Roller Coaster Kind Of Rush

It's 2:45pm on a Sunday afternoon. The heater is turned up to 80 degrees, and Justin left for work almost 20 minutes ago. We enjoyed a game of Scrabble (which I won), lunch at Jason's Deli, and an insightful, thought provoking sermon at Frontline Church prior to his leaving for work.

Days like today when Justin works the afternoon/evening shift and I stay at home can sometimes be the most stressful as it feels as though we are trying to cram a whole day into just half a day. And in other ways, the days are the least stressful because they allow us time to just rest instead of running around.

Today should provide me with a chance to vacuum the apartment, organize the living room and possibly the playroom, and to enjoy the comfort that comes from resting on the couch and reading. I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle so often that I forget just how wonderful it can be to spend the majority of an entire day (and even a weekend) at home instead of fighting the crowds at the mall or Target.

So much is changing in our lives that I'm discovering I truly need the weekends to recover. And while it is somewhat difficult to imagine our lives changing more than they already have by our getting married just 10 months after meeting, the change is fast approaching.

We're doing our best to save money and pay off debt so that we can soon afford to buy a home. We're both also adjusting to life as adults, complete with 40+ hour work weeks and pesky bills to pay. We're in the process of joining a church together and finding where exactly we fit in the church. It's exciting and exhausting, and we look forward to chronicling the changes (both exciting and not-so-exciting) here!

Listening To: Taylor Swift - The Way I Loved You
Reading: Amy Bloom - Away