So last week...actually the week before last, Mark was on a course. This means I had my first "home alone" experience as a married woman. He was gone from Mon.-Thurs. I didn't really know what to expect. I mean I have lived on my own before so how different could this be? Was I going to freak out in the house by myself, or was I going to love a bit of me time. Well, the answer is both! While I don't like hearing all the bumps and noises that go "boo" in the night, having a whole bed to myself again was a super treat! Yes, I definitely slept diagonally and enjoyed every minute of it. I was glad to see him again though Thursday cause I was in need of talking to another human being again! lol
So on the Tuesday night of Mark being gone Penny and I decided to have girls night. She put her 2 girls to bed and then the fun began. We ordered pizzas and watched the Brits. (They are the British version of the Grammys.) Because it was late at night, and I would be coming home alone, I decided to drive the car. I didn't want to walk through a pitch black field at 10:30 by myself, but I don't have my license yet either. I figured driving was my safest bet and I was right. I was so glad I got home in one piece that I rushed into the house to text Mark I had gotten in and was safe. I bolted the door and went to bed. Well at 2AM I hear a knock on the door! WHAT! You have got to be kidding me!?! I was sure I was going to die right then and there! I didn't want to be the stupid girl who goes down to see who it is and get murdered, so I laid in my bed as stiff as a board. I then saw some lights and thought this is it...I am a goner. Can you hear my heart beating!!!!???? Nothing came of it but I heard every noise the house could possible make from then until about 4 am when I finally fell back asleep. Well, Wed. morning came and I had a driving lesson. I couldn't find my keys anywhere! I knew I had them in order to get in the house but what on earth did I do with them!?! Genius me had left them in the front door. Yeah...not to safe! I know what the knocking was now too...somebody from the military patrol that drives around every night must have seen them and wanted to let us know but I was too afraid to answer the door to actually be safe. Oh the joys of being Shara. Mark got back on Thurs. and we had a nice relaxing weekend.
This past week was beautiful here. Penny and I went into town and did some shopping. It was nice to get out of the house. On Friday I ran 4 miles! I was so excited! I am still training for the Lincoln 10K that is coming up. I have never run 4 miles without stopping before and at the pace I was going. Still not super fast but for me super exciting! I am glad I got it in as well because Mark and I had a weekend of major eating ahead. Mark's parents took us to a Bed and Breakfast in Skipton to celebrate his mom's birthday. It was a really great weekend with the Tetchner's. We hung out a lot and ate like Kings and Queens. Now if you know how I feel about British food, normally this would be so so. But the food at the B&B was amazing...American tasting...good...wow...yummy...food! We saw Skipton's castle and even went on a cave tour with his rents. It was a really great time. So thankful I get along so well with the in-laws!
It was a really special weekend as well because it was also the weekend in which I met Mark 5 years ago in Vegas! It was Friday night, March 2, that my life would change in a million ways. It is so cool to see how God's plan is bigger and better than your own. I always had an idea of how I wanted to meet someone, or what that person would be like, and how my life would go. God had an even better plan, and an incredible love story that I have gotten to see first hand. 5 years ago I had almost given up on finding a guy that I thought was good for me. I was told I had too high of standards if I ever wanted to get married and so I went to Vegas to say screw boys and I will have fun as a single lady for the rest of my life. Well low and behold God had a way of saying "not so fast missy" I got plans for you. Thank you so much Lord for the past 5 years...Mark is more than I ever dreamed of and I am so thrilled at how amazingly you have written my love story. God are pretty stinking awesome! God is good!
So with that I will say adios. I hope you all are well. I am getting excited to come home for the summer and even more excited for my rents to come in a few weeks. Peace out!