Monday, October 4, 2010

Living/not living in the moment, empty holes and cupcakes.

While still living in San Antonio, a few weeks before our departure to the Great Northwest, my husband and I had a discussion about living in the moment. We realized that for the past 6+ months we hadn't been living in the moment at all, but rather rushing our minutes, hours, days, weeks and months because we wanted the time to go by so quickly, so that we could get out of Texas and back home to Washington.

I then made a conscious decision that from that moment forward I would make every effort to "live in the moment" and enjoy life as it is happening. This conscious decision lasted up until last week, when I realized I was no longer "living in the moment" but rather reverting back to my old ways of looking at the clock for the day to be over so that I could go home and be with my husband, or trying to rush through the week so that it would be my weekend. 

This shouldn't be a surprise to me, when I was a child I donned myself as the "official time keeper", always having my watch on and always watching the time. I have had this constant struggle with enjoying the days as they come, one by one for a very long while. Now, don't get me wrong...there are moments I cherish as they are happening and enjoy being in, but for the most part during normal schedules of work and errands, I am not living in the moment. So I guess my goal is to try and live ALL my moments, "in the moment", instead of just the moments that I obviously enjoy (time with husband, family, friends etc). Hope you all are "living in the moment" and if any of you have helpful tips to how you accomplish this,  let me in on it :)

So now onto the two lighter topics, empty holes and cupcakes...

After having my ears stretched to a not-so-hardcore double 0 for about 2 years, I decided this morning that it was time to take them out. I took out my septum ring last month and I knew the moment would soon come where I no longer wished for my ears to be stretched was inevitable. I look forward  to wearing normal earrings someday and am fully prepared for my ears to resemble a cats anus for quite sometime.

Lately I have been craving a delicious cupcake, so much that I woke this morning to tell my husband of my dream that consisted of peach pies and pretty cupcakes...much to his amusement. I took this as a sign that I need to just give into my craving and get a cupcake. I was at Whole Foods today and their bakery has all sorts of marvelous looking baked goods, so I picked out this rich, chocolatey confection rightfully named "Chocolate Eruption Cupcake. It was so rich that I had to scrape off the top frosting. My craving is no longer existent.