my year[s] of sweat!

After wasting a lifetime chasing quick fixes, I finally put my big girl pants on and took accountability for my health. I exercised every single day of 2013. And it didn't kill me. So now I'm continuing my journey of well-being into 2014. Please join me!

that philandering dog. errr… frog

It was May 2010, and I had traveled to Sedona, AZ to celebrate my wedding anniversary.

I loved everything about this place, but most especially the orange- and crimson-hued rock formations; Cathedral Rock and Madonna and Child. I can close my eyes and still see them vividly. When I discovered some unexpected and whimsical art installations scattered throughout the town, that was the icing on the cake.

En route to dinner one evening I stumbled upon the sweetest thing, a charming little statue, titled “The Kiss”, by artist Kim Kori; I was enchanted!

So I stopped to steal un besito. Because, you’ve gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, right?

You've gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince...

Little shit stole my heart.

Fast forward to present day.

Mr. Enthusiasm and I headed out to Boulder City on Sunday to enjoy the sunny day and shake the cobwebs from the previous night’s debauchery.

I was strolling along, enjoying the heat of the sun on my skin, not a care in the world, when I suddenly found myself looking into the bulging eyes of my long-lost love.

Wait a minute... you moved here and you didn't call???

Wait a minute… you moved here and you didn’t call???

That two-timing son of a bitch.

How many girls had he been offering those free kisses to?

I was fuming.

But, hey, with Valentine’s Day looming, I decided I couldn’t afford to hold a grudge. I offered the proverbial olive branch, leaning in for a kiss.


No tongue for you, you dirty dog.

Given my physical state [seriously hung-over, unwashed hair, no makeup], it’s no wonder he was playing all coy and pretending not to know me.

Bastard had the upper hand, knowing I was pining for some Valentine’s Day love.

Here’s to all the frogs and princes we get to kiss in the pursuit of love… the sweetest thing.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Keep moving,

xoxo nancy

24 comments on “that philandering dog. errr… frog

  1. Ice_Badger
    February 14, 2014

    hehehehe :-)

  2. El Guapo
    February 14, 2014

    I think Mr Enthusiasm should get a special nod here after sticking around to support you after the frogging went sideways… ;)
    Happy Valentines Day to you both!

  3. NW Frame of Mind
    February 14, 2014

    Great post Nancy. :) Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Expat Eye
    February 14, 2014

    Ha ha ha, the perfect Valentine’s Day post! And how cute is that little shit?!

  5. Tiny
    February 14, 2014

    Hehehe…such are they…frogs!

  6. Winding road
    February 14, 2014

    so cute :) I think the frog was following you!

    • nancytex2013
      February 14, 2014

      Nah, I think he was all, “oh shit…” when he realized I’d spotted him. :-)

  7. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?
    February 14, 2014

    hahahahahahhahaaha, oh my goodness, now that’s just awesome! Love it Nancy!

  8. Andra Watkins
    February 14, 2014

    One of my fave U2′s ever. Happy Heart Day, Nancy. Your prince is always by your side, wherever you are. :)

    • nancytex2013
      February 14, 2014

      Sneaky little bastard. I may need a restraining order at some point.

  9. The Jogging Dad
    February 14, 2014

    Have you ever seen mr enthusiasm and the frog at the same time in the same place? No? Think about that! :)

  10. whichwaynow101
    February 15, 2014

    I don’t know why you are complaining about the frog when you are two-timing your husband!

  11. Aussa Lorens
    February 15, 2014

    Nice :)

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