Back from our absolutely magnificent weekend celebrating husband’s 29th birthday and new job. Well, we got back yesterday actually, but I didn’t get a chance to update. Work was busy, busy! Speaking of work (in case I didn’t mention it), husband’s new job is at the law firm I work. He’s in the IT/IS/Computer/Whateveryouwanttocallit Department. It’s pretty cool being able to ride in to work together now. I changed my hours to coincide with his, so I start and end work 45 minutes later than I used to. So far, so good, she says after two whole days of the new situation.
You’d think that would mean I’d get more sleep in the morning, wouldn’t you? But no, Shawn and I are recommitting ourselves to re-losing the weight we lost and gained back. We’re starting on exercise first, food after Christmas. *grin* So we got up at 6:00 this morning and ran to the gym for a half-hour workout. Starting slow since we hadn’t been to the gym in at least a month. On the one hand I hated getting out of bed that early. On the other hand, I loved the feeling of getting the workout done and knowing I don’t have to worry about it later. I think once I get used to the schedule I will prefer it. Here’s hoping.
Oh yeah, I didn’t give details about the weekend. I took Shawn away to a gorgeous B&B in Hannibal, Missouri, which is the childhood hometown of Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens. You can take a peak at this breathtaking Victorian house at by clicking here. Julie and John, the innkeepers, were absolutely charming hosts and the food was divine! Julie cooks tasty breakfasts and her chef, Russell, prepares heavenly 6-course dinners. It’s a good thing that we don’t eat like that every day or we’d _never_ lose weight again! We enjoyed interesting conversations with several other couples, one set of newlyweds, one set of expectant parents, and a couple that got engaged Friday night at the B&B. The man proposed to his girlfriend in such a sweet, romantic way. It reminded me of Shawn’s romantic proposal and it really brought back happy memories.
We stayed in the Oden S. Rogers room, and it was adorable. It had a remote-control fireplace which we made good use of, and the tall, queen-sized bed with a featherbed cover was so comfy it made leaving it so tough! We stayed in the room a lot, but had dinner in Hannibal one night and lunch there the next day. Unfortunately, the Mark Twain boyhood home was closed for renovations and/or the winter season, which disappointed me. However, we want to go back in the summer (possibly for our anniversary), so I figure we can catch it then. There should be a lot more to do in Hannibal in the warm weather anyway, but this weekend was about us so I didn’t mind so much.
Didn’t get any revising done, but I was silly to think I would get any of that in during such a romantic getaway. I will try harder after Christmas, really I will! =)