Category Archives: Wife

Finding your Zen

While running this morning I found myself thinking about my next blog post and then it came to me “Find your Zen” would be perfect. The weirdest part is it came to me while I was running, there are so many times I struggle with what to write next and out of nowhere Zen appears. While everybody’s Zen is different the end result will be the same. The meaning of Zen for me is finding my happy place or activity that you love to do and removes any thoughts or cares, but allows you to live in the moment. As weird as this sound my Zen place would be playing paintball (minus the drama that’s sometimes associated with it). I’ll have to admit another Zen place of mine is yoga, while I don’t get to go often enough I do enjoy my visits to Hot Yoga 365 and the relaxation it brings to me both physically and mentally.

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Ask anyone what their Zen place is and I’m sure you’ll get a variety of answers. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt the wife’s Zen place is running. She’s told me before that when she runs she tends to forget anything and everything and just enjoy the run. Her disconnect from anything and everything is what makes running her Zen place. I’ve had others tell me running, graphic design, yoga and even charity are their places of Zen. While there is no right or wrong everyone has their own idea of Zen and where it is.

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With this being said I challenge you, Think about it and consider what would be your Zen place. Then make it happen, your Zen place may just be enough to help you forget about this crazy world for a bit and enjoy life.

Where is your Zen place? Do you go there often enough?

Sneaky Sneaky

Well if I was to sum up Valentine’s Day 2013 for Nanci I’d have to say “Sneaky Sneaky”. This morning started out with a plan and a list; yes I procrastinated and waited until the last minute as usual. First on my list was a stop at the Massage Studio in Tampa, the wife’s favorite place to get a massage and I do mean favorite. She loves the feel of the studio as well as the friendly staff and I can pretty much guarantee she’s already looking over the calendar to see when she can go if she hasn’t booked it already.

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Second on the hit list was the card, which will surprise you when I tell you how long it takes to find that special card. I can pretty much guarantee within 2 minutes tops I can have the perfect card picked out (and my system hasn’t failed me yet). I’ll sit there and just browse the card and can tell you which one is the perfect one for her even before reading the inside. Not quite sure how it works exactly, but I always manage to pick the right one.

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Third on the list is the wine which was a no brainer, although I didn’t give into temptation and I bought her the smaller one. So the wine of choice for her was a Barefoot Moscato which anyone who knows the wife will agree that it’s her favorite. Funny but I remember the days she didn’t like wine and now we always seem to have a bottle in the house.

Now for the most important part which would be the flowers. Flowers for the wife are generally hit or miss as she’d be perfectly happy without. I chose to get them because I felt it would be a good change and a pleasant surprise. Then my next thought came to mind and I ended up with two bouquets of flowers. Two for the wife you ask, well not exactly. I decided to buy flowers for my mother-in-law as she deserves flowers too and my father-in-law would have wanted her to have some too. He passed in December of 2010 but I feel as he was there inside my head telling to buy the flowers. All in all I feel like it was a great Valentine’s Day and what I feel is going to be one of the best years yet.

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What special things did you do for your significant other for Valentine’s Day? How did it make them feel?