163 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

Day 163

Thursday, December 15, 2016


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Temperature: High 15° / Low 7°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

Today was all about Operation Stay Warm. I was determined to stay cozy today...No jokes and no excuses. I did have to walk Sparky this morning, but that was the only time the great outdoors was graced with my presence. I would say graced with my smiling face, but it was covered up and there was no smiling while I was out there, so my presence was it.


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

Staying warm was helpful so I’ll give today a 3. I kept the heat on in the house along with my heating pad and space heater too! Was all of that necessary? Probably not...but I was comfortable and as far as I’m concerned it worked. It was cold as hell, and I’m not build for it, so don’t judge!

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Workout Time & Duration?

No workout today!
Rest Day was in full effect and I believe that I earned it after my last 3 days of gym badassery! I’ll be back at it for tomorrow’s Leg Day!


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

I set up all of my FedEx alerts so that I can keep track of my fabric package from Bridals by Lori...does that count?
Yes, I think so. And I'll get it on Saturday!

And what else? Hmmm…

Oh yeah, I had a chance to look at the pictures of the fabric that Lea sent me. I think I like about 70% of the choices and I’m on the fence about the rest. I’ll look at them a little more and see what Che thinks about them this weekend. I’ll shoot her an email tomorrow to see if maybe she can find some more next week...Is that asking too much? I’m not sure. I guess all she can say is no. We’ll see how that goes. She seems really sweet and she even sent pictures of the Guatemalan textile marketplace areas and spaces where the textiles are sold. Guatemala is officially on my Bucket List!


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

Nope. Not today!

Loving Black Love Moment?

I know this is getting old, but it is so true so I HAVE to share it again. It’s that damn show, The Affair! The writers of this show are amazing and their characters explore various emotional/psychological effects and ideas, on so many levels that Che and I always get a chance to get to know each other more and more based off of our responses and insights into the topics of the episode. My moment tonight was realizing the growth and comfort in vulnerability that we have developed in our relationship. Tonight’s conversation, in particular, allowed us the opportunity to share some things with each other that we may not have been comfortable with a year ago, and I look forward to growing together more and more...and more.

What am I happy for?

Scented candles!  I really had them lit for most of the day and while I’m now working from home, I realize that this may be maturing into an obsession. For now, we’ll just say that I’m happy for them. We can see how the relationship develops later on.

What could I have done better?

I’m back forgetting to eat lunch again, so I gotta start back working on that. I NEED to set myself a reminder because I get so bogged down with work that I look up at 4:30 and realize I haven’t eaten a damn thing...It’s shameful. And, I’m going to get myself in trouble doing this - with my body and with Che.


What am I doing tomorrow?

Emailing Lea about the possibility of more napkin choices, banging out Leg Day at the gym, and cheersin' to the freakin' weekend!