Is that the most noncommittal title ever? I obviously put a boatload of thought into it. 

Hey! What’s up?

Things are going well here at the Pear. All the flooring and bathroom remodeling are complete – my sweet ceramic tile floors glance lovingly at me when I get up every morning to make coffee. My tiled shower is a little bit of vacation – it’s BEAUTIFUL. I wish my whole house looked like my shower.  There is still the small matter of finding wall cabinets for the bathroom because right now everything is in a box on the floor in front of the bathroom door, but I hope to find something that will work this weekend. Next comes carpet for the rest of the house, but that will probably wait until the summertime or even next fall – gotta build up that bank account again you know.

I’m reading 3 different books about attachment therapy, binge-eating disorders, and inner bonding therapy. I spent a lot of time in my past while I was driving around running errands last night and the more I think about it, it’s no wonder food was/is my bff. So many examples of feeling alone and isolated…I think maybe a few more sessions of reminiscing and I’ll be ready to move into the action phase. I don’t want to get stuck in “poor me, look at how alone I was” – I think it’s important to acknowledge it and process those feelings, which is what I’m doing now, but I don’t want to linger here any longer than necessary.

I got an email from the folks at KY lubricants (giggle!) and they offered a Date Night Package, which includes some fancy lube (teehee, lube!) and 2 movie tickets. They offered one for me AND  for one of my readers. Is this something you guys would be interested in? I haven’t replied back to them yet – I wanted to get your reactions first. Let me know in the comments. It might make for a super fun Valentine’s Day (and night!)! Woowoo!!

Still making breakfast every morning – it’s funny, because what started out as something for my kids has morphed into something that is making my marriage stronger. My husband has been so appreciative of having breakfast every morning. The morning kisses are a second longer, the hugs are a little tighter…I guess it’s true – the way to a man’s heart IS through his stomach!  Some days the kids want nothing to do with the breakfasts I cook, and some days they are all over it. I think this little experiment is a definite win, and I’ll continue doing it as long as I can.

My 41st birthday is in a little over a month (which reminds me that my ultra-fabulous niece Krysten’s birthday is tomorrow-Holla Krysten!) and I usually plan a day by myself to celebrate, but this year I’ve got something a little different in mind. I will celebrating it doing something I’ve never done on my birthday before and I’m really excited about it. I need just a couple more weeks before I tell you all what it is, but I think it’s a great way to usher in my 41st year. (See what I did there? Foreshadowing!)  So far, I’m really digging my 40s and I hope the rest of my 40s will be as enlightening as this year has been.

I’ve got a couple of posts in the drafts section just waiting to be tweaked, so I’ll be posting again pretty soon. Until then, have a fabulous week!  🙂