Thursday, 30 August 2012

I am so glad that this is a 3 day weekend.  I am so ready for a holiday weekend. 

Friday night, I am going to have dinner with some old friends from high school.  Until a couple of months ago, we had not seen each other in years.  It was great to reconnect.

Saturday morning, I am going to a one year reunion for a facebook page, You know you are from the _____, if you remember....  Don't laugh.  Friends have reconnected, new friends have been made and some have even found distant cousins that they didn't realize were related.  We are going to meet on the courthouse square and get our picture made.  After that we are going to tour the museum at the railroad depot.  After the tour, we are going to meet up for lunch.  I think it will be fun. I'm looking forward to seeing folks that I haven't seen in a long time. 

Sunday, I'm going to work at the annual Arts in the Park, which is held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.  After my shift at the park, I'm going home and relaxing. 

I have almost made it three weeks on my "clean living" diet.  I've already checked out the menu at the restaurant and know that I can make good choices.  I'm going to pack a cooler of salad fixings and fruit to take to my mother's house.  I am determined to keep it up and lose some weight.  I cannot get over how much better I feel.  My skin even looks better.

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Prayers for the people on the Gulf Coast.  I hope Isaac is not as bad as the media wants it to be.  Maybe the dry parched Midwest will be able to get some rain from the storm. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My week has been going well.  I really enjoyed going to see Gone With the Wind on Saturday night.  The theatre was packed.  The movie was about 20 minutes late starting because people kept showing up.  The remainder of the weekend was spent cooking, shopping and catching up on chores.  I had a $20 gift card to Vera Bradley so I used it to get a note cube and a Ipod case. 

I'm still being good on my eating.  I feel like I may have lost some weight, plus I feel so much better.  I think my feeling better is reflecting well on my work.  I feel like I have done a considerable better job these past two weeks.  Maybe is the motivation.

Monday night when I got home from work, my watch had died and so had my microwave.  I have a new watch on order.  I really liked my old watch.  It is a Citizen's presidential style, similar to a Rolex.  I have had this watch for over 10 years.  I went to Target last night to get a new microwave, but they were sold out of the one that I wanted.  I was told to check back in a day or so, because they are expecting a shipment.  I'll check with them tomorrow.  Right now, I'm warming up food in the oven and I have to find a clock to see what time it is.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!

Friday, 17 August 2012

I have made it five whole days on my "clean living" eating plan that I copied from Miss Janice.  I don't know if I have lost any weight, but I really feel a lot better.  BFF MAB has adapted her own plan and she lost 7 pounds last month.  A few years ago, she lost her job due to a major merger and acquisition.  She ate her way through the misery and gained 50 pounds on top of the 20 pounds that she was at that time trying to lose.  She finally got motivated to lose it.  Losing the 7 pounds has really motivated her.  It has also motivated me.  I can't have her beat me. LOL!  I have to win also.

Tomorrow night, I'm going to go see Gone With the Wind at the Alabama Theatre.  I just love going there.  Movies are so much better and movie going is so much more fun. 

I hope everyone has a great Saturday.

Monday, 13 August 2012

I did not realize that it had been so long since I last posted.  I'm going to try to do better.

My job is still going well.  I'm still learning.  I'm happy to say that I work with a great group of people. Everyone has been so nice and helpful.

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that my clothes are starting to get a little bit snug.  It couldn't have anything to do with the big bowl of chocolate candy in the kitchen at work...could it?  Anyway, I started a healthy eating program today.  I was inspired by Miss Janice and am sort of copying her diet.  Fruit, vegetables, grilled chicken, whole grains and plenty of water.  I hope that I can lose 10 pounds in three months like she did.  I can stand to lose a few more than 10 pounds, but for now, that is my goal.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

I've been a member of a women's civic club for many, many years.  I've held just about every office and some I have held more than once.  I have made many friends along the years.   The past year, attendance has dropped off.  Some nights we are lucky to have a quorum.  Tonight, we voted to dissolve.  It was sad in a way, but I think it was also a relief.  Hopefully, we will try to keep in touch.  I need to find another organization to be involved in.  I'll have to research that over the remainder of the summer.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.