I have blogger guilt.
Marc asks me: "So have you written any blog posts lately?"
A twinge in my tummy.
No. I haven't.
I haven't had anything to write about.
We have the best communication.
But it's true. I really haven't had anything interesting going on lately. I planned something super interesting for Marc's birthday last weekend, but we didn't end up doing it because it was too cold. So there goes that post. Hopefully we'll do that activity later, because I think it'll be a blast. I don't have endless hours of free time wherein I can traipse about the city exploring the neighborhoods and culture. I don't even have time to work out any more. And the effects of that are interesting, but not in a good way. I don't make New Years' Resolutions. There was a diarrhea virus going around in my classroom early this week...but that doesn't necessarily merit a blog post.
Maybe I haven't had anything exceptional to write about because I'm finally feeling like life has settled into a routine. We've made San Francisco our home. We both have jobs we enjoy and are trying to get better at them daily. We love our church and our friends there. We've gotten to know our area and know what we like and what we plan to try in the future. Basically, we're settled for now. As I sit at my desk I'm listening to the sound of the foghorn in the Bay. It's a sound I've come to love and I've missed it in the relatively fogless weeks we've had since fall. Maybe I just couldn't hear it over the radiator style heater in our room that sounds like ten turtles trying to escape from a lead pipe. But the foghorn is part of living in the Bay Area. I still get a shiver of novelty when I cross the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset on my commute home each day. This place is breathtakingly beautiful and I love it.
I'll try to be better at blogging. I need to make up things to find interesting. I know I'll have an interesting one in February, because my blogging heroine is coming to SF for a book signing. I'm bringing my camera, her cookbook, and her new book and then I'll do a blog post about meeting here Can't wait. Until then, friends, I'll try to do better. Really.
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."
-- Mother Teresa
bethany lives in san francisco with her husband marc.
Marc was born in Florida and lived most of his life in Greenville, SC. Bethany was born in Georgia and lived in Texas for 17 years before moving to South Carolina where she met Marc while working at a church camp. They were married in 2007.
you can follow bethany on Twitter: @bhthomps.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein
"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Christopher Columbus
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - E.M. Forster
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. - Henry David Thoreau