Friday, February 19, 2010

Love Sweet Love

A few years ago, I found this picture of my parents, from the 1950s, when they were newlyweds:

I love seeing how happy they are in this picture & how they're laughing like they know a secret that noone else knows. When I found the picture, I remember thinking that I hope I have someone one day that I can look like that with.

A couple days ago, when looking through archived pictures on Eddie's phone, we found a picture of ourselves. It must have been one of our very first pictures together, which would have put it at about 2 years ago, as Sunday will be our 2-year "dating" anniversary (and Monday our 6 months of marriage-aversary!). I don't remember this picture being taken, nor do I ever really remember seeing it... but I love it. And it makes me think of my parents up there. It's a picture that years from now I know I'm going to look at & think "Man, we have always been so happy together!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Confessions

1. We still have our Christmas decorations up.
2. I mooch lunch off my parents just about every weekday. They like the company. I like the free food.
3. I hate wearing socks. I'd like to live somewhere that I could wear flip-flops year-round.
4. I could eat tacos every day if you let me.
5. I love the show Teen Mom.
6. Cheese is my favorite food.
7. I almost always give whenever I see one of the Salvation Army red kettles at the holidays... even if it's just like 25 cents. I feel guilty walking into a store where I'm going to spend money on myself or others & not giving at least SOMETHING to the red kettle.
8. I get along with just about everyone, but I don't choose to be friends with many people.
9. When I was in college, without a washer/dryer in my building, I sometimes would go out and buy new clothes, rather than haul the laundry to the laundromat.
10. I have no idea what to get my husband for Valentine's Day.

Your turn.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Moving on from Meals

When I started blogging here, it was a food/WW blog. And let's face it, no matter how many times I try to keep coming back & making it about the food & about the weight loss, I'm just not THERE right now.

So I've made the decision to make this blog more about my daily life. I keep a blog elsewhere on a private site, that noone in my "real" life reads (though I have met some of my blogger friends IN real life, after meeting there), but I thought maybe I'd expand my space here to give what few readers I may have a better picture of who I am, outside of weight loss.

I read a LOT of blogs. Like a couple hundred, probably. But so often, I don't comment because I really don't have anything back here at this blog that would be worthwhile for them to come see. I realize comments aren't for the sole purpose of getting more traffic, but let's face it, the more you comment, the more likely someone is to come see what you're all about! So, while my blog will remain named Teale's Meals, I'm going to expand my horizons & let you know more about TEALE and less about my MEALS.

So if there are any of you out there reading me, but perhaps you dont' comment or comment rarely, come out come out wherever you are. I'd love to add your blog to my lengthy list. Tell me how you found me, how long you've been reading, etc. Even feel free to ask any questions you may have. (I also have a formspring page for that purpose too, so feel free to ask anonymously here.)

So here's the basic lowdown about me, for those that may not know yet:
Name: Teale
Age: 26
Location: Central Illinois
Status: Married
Kids: None (yet)
Furbabies: 3 cats & a puppy
Likes: crafts, comfy PJ pants, rainy days, reading, travelling, taking pictures (for memories... my photos are nothing special!), chocolate, cheese, Counting Crows, and sleeping in.
Dislikes: crunchy vegetables (minus carrots & lettuce), Rachael Ray's annoying slang for things (ie-sammies, EVOO, etc... but like her cooking), waking up in the middle of a good dream, and The Police (the band, not the law enforcement).

So, that's that... welcome if you're new, and welcome back if you're old:)