Thankful Thursday

Sunday Monday night I couldn't sleep. I had a piece of apple lodged in my esophagus. No amount of water, tea, or yogurt would get it to go down.

This might lead you to think oh well, I'm going to sleep. I'll deal with it tomorrow. Well, it leads my brain into thinking "what if I suffocate in my sleep and die?!" Yeah, death is pretty much my #1 fear in life, despite the fact that it's inevitable. If I could live forever, I would.

ANYWAY, it got me to thinking how thankful I am for Pete. He is an awesome guy who makes me so happy. Honestly, I never thought I'd end up with such a catch.

After all, he puts up with my cranky post long run/ride hunger, my crazy indecisiveness and my hours of blog reading/writing. Oh and then he rewards me with hugs and kisses.

In the midst of wedding planning, I've reminded myself again and again that I have EVERYTHING I need. See, I'm a typical consumer. I see stuff that's cute/functional in my life and I WANT IT! And sometimes I buy it.

Purchasing new things brings me joy. A new sports bra from REI on Sunday - yay, my boobs will be happy! A new face moisturizer - love it, smells so good! Picky Bars for my 50K this weekend - yum, I'm going to have some awesome race food!

But if you haven't yet planned a wedding, let me tell you, these things are FRIGGIN EXPENSIVE no matter what you do. And all I can seem to think of is $$ signs when I think about wedding planning (which is why I've been putting it off).

And now more than ever, I need to reign in the spending on a whim. I very thankful that my parents are going to help out with the majority of our wedding - thank you, mom and dad

BUT, I have still required that we pay for the dress, tux, makeup, hair, gifts, and other extras that come up. We will need money and can't just make it appear out of thin air, so now is the time to be saving for later.

This may have seemed to get off on a tangent, but my point is that I want to focus more on the here and now. I don't NEED more stuff. This life I have is great and there are SO many people and things in it that I am truly thankful for.

What's your Thankful Thursday thought?


Amber said…
Aw what a great post, definitely important to be thankful for all the wonderful things in life.

Just remember your day will be WONDERFUL no matter how much or how little you spend. The best part about it is truly marrying your best friend and having all your loved ones in one place. The rest of the stuff is just extra, and most of it is stuff you'll forget about afterwards anyways. What you'll really be left with is the warm fuzzy feelings from such a GREAT day!
Love this and you are so right! :) It'll all fall into place over there and it sounds like you've got a great support in your Manfriend ;) Happy Thursday Thankful Thought: sunshine and good friends!
Aw, this is a sweet post! The Man Friend IS a great catch AND SO ARE YOU!! You two are just perfect together. I thought that from the moment we met at the PDX marathon. I can't wait to see your wedding come along. I know the dollar signs are daunting, but you will make it work!

I have really focused on reigning in my spending this year. I am probably borderline too obsessive about it, but now more than ever it is really bothering me that I have so much student loan debt. So I really think about how i spend my money and try not to make spontaneous purchases. I also am trying to learn how to say no to things...

Today I am thankful that my doctor gave me cough medicine with codeine as hopefully that means i will actually sleep well tonight for the first time in a week!

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