Tomorrow :)

Tomorrow Beloved and I will have a semi-versary. As in, we’ll be married for six months. Pretty cool, eh?

It went fast, and we’ve both kicked ass the whole time. I could not have asked for a better human to be my team mate.

Did I ever tell you about our food initiative? It started on March 15 (you know, the Ides of March, and all) and  since that date we both cut our greatest vices from our diet. We also started having low carb dinners (while keeping relatively carby breakfasts and lunches). Seeing as that we’re no longer eating fried foods (his vice)  or cookies and chocolate (my vice) and have exchanged piles of pasta and white rice for spinach, lettuce, lentils and other goodness, I can say we’re objectively healthier. The end date on the ‘trial period’ for this (rather big) diet change is June 15, but my guess is that we’ll try to keep it up. Although I do miss lasagna. Maybe I could make some to have for lunch on the weekend?

I also went back to riding our spinning bike twice a week, without Beloved having to tell me to do so. Not that I suddenly like exercising (I don’t), but I hope it’ll help me keep my lungs in somewhat adequate shape for when I want to go to the mountains (seriously, I’m an asthmatic living at sea level. Put me at 10.000 feet and I basically suffocate just from standing still).

With regards to other ass-kicking:

Three weeks from now, we’ll have our final, final wedding celebration. This weekend, we round up all the non-RSVP-ers and harass them for an answer 🙂

Beloved has been doing a lot of math in preparation for the GRE. I’m sure he’ll do really, really well.

We’ve talked to a tax specialist who has prepared our tax returns, for here and for the US (not that I file US taxes, but Beloved now has to file as ‘married, filing separate’ which means we have to disclose everything, down to the colour of our underwear to the IRS, basically).

Last but not least: I’m in the middle of an interview process. For a new job. A really awesome job at, like, THE company that everyone would want to work for. I promise to tell you more once I know whether I get the job or not. For now I’ll let you know that  am exhilarated as well as a nervous. This process is also the main reason that I’ve been so quiet. It is on my mind most of the time, but it just seemed to early to mention it.

Also, this is me, anxiously awaiting results from interviews, answers to date requests and replies to petitions for naturalizations.

Picture available under CC license, courtesy of raindog (Jim Crossley).

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4 Responses to “Tomorrow :)”


  1. 1 Amanda May 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    That is lots of good news. And congratulations, well almost, crossing my fingers for you. We have been trying to eat less meat, and more vegetables and pulses, and it is going well. It all started with meat / chicken only once per week and then we went to none. We are learning and trying new recipes… though I have to confess we do rely on pasta or rice as a “filler”… specially for the boy’s appetite.

    • 2 thesmittenimmigrant June 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

      Pasta and rice aren’t necessarily bad. I can just tell I gain a lot more weight if I eat carb-heavy food. I also get hungry faster, so I think it influences my blood sugar.

      Have you ever tried quinoa? It’s an interesting food that you can substitute for rice or couscous, but it has a lot of protein (so good for when you’re low on meat).

  2. 3 knuffelslet May 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Well, it’s tomorrow now, so congratulations! 🙂


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