Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012 to you!

Vanilla life: 2 killer resumes are out so wish me luck.  It would be nice to hear back on one because it would entail working at a university.  I'm totally what they are looking for so lets see if they bite on my resume.  The other of course is a supervisor role so I'm also semi-qualified for that.  I'll keep you posted on my progress because I'm open to change.   It just started on the trip home at Christmas.  I know my priorities now, I want more time with my family and for myself.  In the long run, I would have to make this decision anyways so way not make it know when Mr. Learning's company will pay for it?

The holidays flew past.  It didn't feel like Christmas.  Maybe it was just our general tiredness or just being 1st time parents but we both have been in this fog and we are ready to bust out of it. So we are gearing up for making some choices in the nutrition department. Hubman had a really good video on 23.5 hours.  If you have the time, check it out because it's all about the importance of exercise. Mr. Learning got his bike ready in the basement to do some indoor biking at night and I'm gearing back to go to the gym.  It's been a long time and I need to do it in the morning.  Evenings don't work because I want to be home and I see friends there that want to chat.  I don't want to be rude but when I go to the gym, I want to work out and come home.  I'm a serious workout person so I'm in my own zone.  We also bought one of those vitamix machines at Costco this weekend.  I am one of those people who never gets enough vegetables or fruits within my diet.  I've ate more vegetables & fruits in the past few days than I have in two weeks.  Though, of course within moderation.  I've also been able to track all my points today.  This is something that I have not been able to do in a long time because I've been lazy, not accountable, and purely unmotivated in my life.  Essentially, I've been hiding and I'm sick of it.  I want to come out and play...and be my improved new self because I like myself better now.  The weight kept me safe for a while because I've been overwhelmed with all of the change.  Now it's about embracing and taking a leap of faith in myself again.

Swinger: A trend I have been noticing lately in my area.  WTF is up with people who swing as a couple but they are not married together, and their spouses don't know?  I just don't get this.  There's been about 3 new profiles on the site noting this.  I just don't get this.  It just screams drama.

I came across one blog before noting that the people were not going to be policing this but if they knew ahead of time, they would not engage in swinging with the people.  I guess if I was at a club, I would assume they would be together.  I normally would not ask this nor would Mr. Learning so I would just assume they were together.  If we did find out during conversation that they were not a couple, I would say "thanks but no thanks".


  1. Good for you Mrs learning pushing yourself to go to the gym can be tough. I know I struggle with it. It sounds like your vanilla life is getting well on track and good luck in the job search.
    As for the swingers it definitely sounds like drama in the making. We actually once ran in to a group of girls at a local club who had brought in a single guy, one of them claimed him as a boyfriend. Security soon figured it out and they are not allowed back in.
    Just curious what sites do you guys use Roll and I use Kasidie and Sdc but mostly kasidie.
    Wishing you a great 2012 and thanks for your continued thoughts comments and concerns

  2. This was our second Christmas since becoming parents. Moreso than last year, this one flew by, though we have a move to blame as well. More time was spent packing and putting stuff in storage than Christmas shopping or decorating.

    Jill got me a Vitamix a couple years ago, and it's awesome. We use it a couple times a week for a variety of things, including soups and drinks. Definitely one of my favorite kitchen appliances. Granted, I haven't lost much weight as a direct result of using it. Oh well.

  3. Mrs Learning,

    I love to hear/see you new found confidence dealing with the impending change. Best of luck on the resumes. As for the gym, I understand howit is easy to get distracted. I am a social butterfly, but not when I am trying to get a workout in. As for the couples who are not married or living together, I understand your reluctance. We had a couple who contacted us who were swinging! But living apart. It weirded us out. That being said, I follow the blog of a mrs Luna Moon who is in an extramarital relationship and they are planning to swing. I guess I would need to know more about the couple before swinging to ensure our comfort.

    Mr. No Name

  4. I'm glad you liked the video! Good luck with your diet and exercise goals, 8 days into the yea and I'm doing fairly well with mine.

    We stay away from swinger "couples" who aren't married, screams drama to us as well