Well, I've spent the last 3 hours catching up on all my reading and I think I'm finally ready to say hello properly.
My little vacation could not possibly really be called a 'vacation'. YIKES! Ya know, I told DH that we should look at this as 3 days of very intense therapy. That we would come home thanking God for our lives, our kids, and everything we have. And by golly, I was right!
The only reason I went is because it was my best friend who invited us, for the second time in twenty-five years, to her family's lodge in the woods. So I really couldn't say NO, but I sure will make some excuse the next time!!! I won't tell you all the boring details, cuz basically, I don't tell stories as well as 2cute, Katrina or Tina, so let's just say you're better off not knowing what all went on.
On a positive note, I did come home to over $1,000 in paychecks waiting for me, so that was a good thing!
I also came home to 58 e-mails, NOT such a good thing, although most were job offers! I think I have finally caught up. I'm glad I had scheduled lightly for yesterday and today!
Wednesday night after we got home we went on a cruise down a local river. It was wonderful. Some friends of ours are members of the Kiwanis club and this is the second year that they have gone. We took a double decker boat. They serve a wonderful buffet of prime rib, chicken, potatoes, veggies, mostaccioli and salad. They also have a DJ that spins tunes and there's a dance floor upstairs. So we had a wonderful time, cruising and dancing the night away.
Tomorrow night is my 30 year class reunion! I really don't want to go. Since I got the notice, all I've done is eat, instead of diet. I will be glad when it's over!
I have decided to go back to WW on Monday. I'm sure I've gained 10-15 pounds in the past month. I really dread getting back on the scale, but something has got to be done about this weight. I went swimming in the lake up north. That was really nice. I love to swim and haven't been in the water in years. I think I have figured out some of my problem and that is getting my head around cooking what I
need and let everyone in the house eat or not eat as they choose. Everyone here comes and goes at dinner time and therefore we've just been winging food (NOT as in food fight!) here night after night. I need more structure and more home cooking. So Monday is the day it all begins again. Wish me willpower!!!!
Mary: Wow, DH likes to cook! That's wonderful! * I hope the eye is doing better. * Let's get the rundown on the new job. Hope it went well!
Michelle: I guess with you and Katrina finding so much good stuff from Flylady, I will need to tune back in there. I started to long ago when it was first mentioned, but then just never got back there. * Congrats on all the job offers. Sounds like you'll have your hands full picking one.
Susie: Congrats on the 50# Star! You worked hard for that! I always consider your starting weight anyway because I think 70# is awesomer! (is that a word?)
Katrina: That was really an ordeal picking up your daughter. Don't you just love when they don't carry their cell phones. My youngest is the same way. I've been paying his cell bill for the past two years (poor college student syndrome!) and then he doesn't carry the dang thing! * No pics with DH and the baboon butts - most of the animals were inside because of the heat. Smart animals, I wish I would have been in!
Tina: You wrote such a great story! The trip down must have been quite the hoot! I'm glad your DH was so understanding about getting the room down the hall and leaving late. That's what I call Sweet Salvation! * I'm sure Daytona was a blast. My DH and sons would really enjoy that.
Lucky: Sounds like you need to go through dad's collections and do some e-baying. You might be able to put them to work making some cash for you. * I can't believe you're up there freezing. My goodness. I don't want to hear you B*^%$ing when you're neck high in snow this winter!
Sara: Your trip to NYC sounded great! We had our own version of the Full Monty
up north at the lodge. My friend's husband (about 400#'s of him) decided to go down to the lake to swim. Some fool offered him $50 to strip and dive in, and of course, he did! I wish I knew how long it will take to get the picture of that 'full moon' out of my head!
Congrats on your 40# loss! You're doing GREAT! * That interview sounds like it went very well.
2cute: Glad you and your daughter had such a nice weekend. * You did GREAT at the party! * A 16# loss in 18 days is wonderful! Sounds like this plan is really working for you.
Malia: Good to see you. We were all wondering what happened to you. * Too bad about mom and the kidneys. Nothing to play around with. I hope that maybe she'll be able to get some medication and be good to go. When is your trip scheduled for?
Wic: Good to see you too. I was wondering if you would ever come back and join us. * That was really a huge night in the nursery. Lots of babies. Good job staying away from all the eats.
Duckie: Your neighbors are pretty insensitive. The cops showing up the next day after everyone goes home doesn't do you much good!
Good luck with the Chow Chow. My neighbor rescued a Shepherd/Collie mix that was abused and he's doing really well after just a couple of months.
Car: Welcome aboard! I hope you will visit often. There are quite a few of us here that do WW, myself included. I think you'll find this group very helpful.
Baylee: Honey, where are you? Are you ok? Please let us hear from you.
Well folks, I've rambled here long enough. With theatre assignments and the reunion tomorrow, I'm not sure I'll be here. But know I'm thinking of you. Love