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Friday, April 3, 2009

Good Mornin' Life


Do you ever just wake-up in THE BEST MOOD? I am having one of those mornings....and it's really just a pretty normal morning, but I'm ridiculously cheery. It's Friday, it's the end of a long week, I feel great, I have people I love and who love me, and it's going to be good weather this weekend! So....I think it all officially started when I woke up, and remembered I had Sweet Life leftovers in the fridge. And yeah, I ate them for breakfast......Moooo ha ha. I always LOVE my oatmeal with fruit, but like I'm going to wait until lunch to eat my Sweet Life goodies....pshaw! I read the paper (browsed really...I love reading the movie reviews on Fridays, but Ebert is SOOOO predictable....oh my gosh, can we get someone new? can he retire? Bore-o-rama!), I read my scriptures in bed, and got ready while listening to my new Celtic Woman music....it's sounds uber-dorky, but it rocks like Adam Lambert! (It's not rock music) When I was putting on "my face", I would get these weird ideas in my head, and laugh out loud cuz I thought they were so funny. And then I'd laugh about laughing at something so dumb. I knew Chad could hear me, and that made me chuckle more. What a psycho! I decided to make myself feel cute today...I love the colors and patterns I'm wearing, and don't you just love the bright green pendant that sets off the whole ensemble? It just adds a little element of surprise. I passed the messy kitchen to get to the office, and I thought, oh good, I get to clean that today. That was not sarcastic. I was happy about cleaning the kitchen. I'm tellin' ya, everything is looking bright today. I'm just so excited about today, and nothing is really going on. (By the why, the title of the blog, if from a song from Return to Me. I LOVE THIS SONG, with the hokey piano accompaniment, and lyrics....it's always my go-to song for happy days...."Good Mornin' Life, Good morning world, How are you skies above? Gee, ain't it great to be alive and in love?" Fabulousness!

Here's me being a goof. "Hi, my name is chubby. My mom is chubby. My dad is chubby, and my cat is chubby.....you know that one?"

And look at those bazoombas! LOL. Hey, I have to enjoy the perks of being prego. Am I naughty? Tehe. Yeah, probably not the best thing to put on the blog....but I thought it was so funny, I'll delete it later.



These pics views on a path near my house. I am in love with this path. Literally, in love. It is a godsend! If we ever move away, one of the saddest parts for me will be losing this path. It's like a best friend. It takes about 3 minutes for me to drive there, and I go running (sometimes biking) on it, practically everyday with Dakota. After work, off we go, with nothing but the ipod and comfortable gear. If I'm having a bad day, I feel better right away. Once I turn on my music and start moving, I let out this big sigh, knowing that for at least an hour, I just get to enjoy nature, a healthy body, and great music. All the weight of the day is put behind me, and I don't think once about it. If I'm having a good day, it makes my day all the more awesome.

I probably pass 1-2 people on cloudy days, and 3-4 people on sunny days. Nice and secluded, but still open enough to feel safe, plus I have Dakota, Ms. Protective. You can get a 10 mile run if you want. But, lately I've been keeping it to 3. I can't wait for the days of longer and faster runs, but 'til then, I'm still loving it. Once I pass the neighborhood after the first mile, then I can start adding dancing into the running...lol....good times. What other path can on you dance on with out feeling like a hippie-freakazoid?

The path is always there, a constant friend waiting for me to visit. Every turn is so familiar. Chad runs on it too, and we both know it so well that all we have to say is, I ran to the gate, or I ran to our picnic spot, or I ran to the telephone pole, and we know how far they went. So many good memories. So many to look forward to.

14 comments:

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

Your happiness is contagious! Where is this wonderful path of yours?!?! You must tell because if it's close to your house, then it's close to mine. Do tell. :)

Jenn and Johnny said...

Awww...Jess! You deserve all the happiness in the world!!! I'm so glad you're posting more pictures of yourself! Your "retreat path" sounds delightful, and you know how much I love "Return To Me"...even if we do skip the first chapter when we go to sleep :) Enjoy your happy day sweetie!

Sean and Steph said...

I want a path like that!!! I am so jealous!! :) You're great Jess, I love your super cheery blogs and your great attitude :) Enjoy your fabulous weekend!

Jenni said...

Well that just made my day! Seriously, you just have the ability to make people so happy with your words... and we're not even face to face!!! Thank you for posting such a positive, up-beat blog! It inspired me :)

Lindsay Marchant said...

Oh my goodness. You are so funny. Connor came up to the computer begging to sit on my lap and see Jezca. Of course the picture he saw was of those lovely bazoobas. I guess they are nice, cause Connor was excited about seeing them...I mean you!! heehee.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

What a happy post. You are so beautiful!!! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day! I woudl love to be a fly on your walks and watch you dancing like no ones watching! You do inspire me to exercize, I'm excited to get together with yout his Saturday. And I want to talk to you about my classes- Holy Chaucer- :( and I have an awful GTF for ENG 222. Anyway- when you said sweet life, Uhhhhhhhh yum. The best desert ever. I know there was something else.... I don't know- but I love you!

Sean and Steph said...

OH YES! You CAN grow lemons!!!! Mine hasn't produced any fruit yet, but as soon as it does I will let you know!! You can buy lime and grapefruit trees too!! :)

Sarah Peterson said...

I love the boob picture. hahahaha! That's great. I'm sure Chad is enjoying the lovely effects of pregnancy too ;) hehehe. Just wait till they are engourged with milk. They can get HUGE.. although it hurts SO bad. And then things die down and they start to shrink.. or atleast mine are. Darn it. ;( I miss talking boobs with you Jessica! I hope this is not too inapropriate for your blog!!

Karen K. said...

Boobs? What are boobs? I forgot mine at home today... ;)

What a happy, happy blog! Thank you. I wish I'd read it earlier in the day when I needed some good cheer. I am curious where your path is too. Don't announce it here though!

And, if you're really into cleaning kitchens, mine is always ready and available and are my bathrooms, living room, family room, office, garage...

Lauren said...

This post was fantastic. Seriously...I love happiness..and it looks amazing on you!

Lindsay Marchant said...

Yes...you can put a pad on a dresser. A lot of people do that and it works just fine. Just look for a changing pad that isn't flat. There are pads with high sides and a little belt thing attached that you put around the baby when you are changing them. I actually have that kind and the baby stays on it just fine, even if the table didn't have sides on it. You just wanna make sure the belt is there so the baby doesn't roll onto the floor or something.

Sean and Steph said...

if you decide you're healthy enough post-baby, you and chad can both attend the stephanie nack surfing academy with me.
sean

LeAnn said...

Jessica- Sorry I don't have your E-mail but wanted to give you a idea about Mr. Siegle's Party. I think you should contact the Springfield Times(and or the RG ) and suggest they write (or you write) a story about Jonathan and how he is retiring after all these years etc etc. and have them mention that we are trying to find all the alums etc. this needs to be done ASAP in order to give the alums a heads up. I am totally swamped this week --then next week we head for CAL. so I think you should do it;) Let me know what I can bring for the party (food, soda or ?? .
thanks

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