Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An Awesome Day

I had the most awesome birthday I can remember having in a very long time. It was a very simple, uncomplicated day, we didn't do anything particularly amazing or anything, but it was just what I needed; a day to do whatever I wanted to & not be bothered by anything at all. We got Rhi all squared away with three months worth of birth control pills & her Zoloft, and a clean bill of health. I'm thankful that she has always been comfortable enough with our relationship to come to me when she needs birth control, because it would be a bummer to be reading over prenatal vitamins reviews, trying to find the best one for her, when she doesn't ever want kids.

Dawn & I went to a few stores and wandered around, looking at clothes & shoes, we had lunch & we watched TV. When Troy got home, we got ready to go to the movie, met Ryan there, watched it & then went to dinner. The movie was so good, we all laughed so much! Dinner was great, too, I'm not a huge Applebee's fan, but their 550 menu is awesome & the teriyaki shrimp & pasta was excellent. It was great to get full, have a tasty dinner & not feel guilty, knowing I hadn't gone over my points for the day. I plan to go back & gradually try them all, Dawn & I enjoyed it so much.

At any rate, I couldn't have asked for a better day or better people to spend it with.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I think it's ultimately unfair that I have to battle acne & wrinkles at the same time. I shouldn't be dealing with pimples at 45, in my opinion. I plan to start using the oil cleansing method as soon as I feel like I have my house back, and hopefully that'll work as well as any of the other natural acne products I could buy at the health food store. I try not to use anything harsh on my skin (or in it, for that matter), so being as natural as possible is very important to me.

Well, I really need to finish getting ready to go, Rhi is about ready to go to the doctor & I need to grab my jacket & purse and all of that.

Another Year Older

But, not deeper in debt, thankfully. We've made it a year since deciding to file for bankruptcy, and haven't gotten any credit cards (they're frighteningly easy to get after a bankruptcy), bought a new car or had anything else financed that would make our lives harder. We have bought a car, but it was $700 and we're paying it off $100 a month, and we bought it from a friend of Troy's. We haven't fallen for an apidexin scam, or any others, nor have we wasted a lot of money, although, buying the things we want & paying the bills that come in have been multitudes easier & worry-free. I have adamantly shot down any attempts to get us back into debt, I'm so happy to just be paying rent & the other bills that allow us to live everyday that I want nothing more than to keep the status quo. I'm sure it's aggravating to Troy at times, but I'm a lot more fun to live with these days, as a result.

So, I'm 45 today, and I started my day with a brisk, two mile walk with Dawn, at 8am. I came home, ate breakfast, showered & got ready for my day. Dawn will be back over here soon, we'll take Rhi to her doctor appointment & then be on our merry way, just spending time together & having fun. Tonight, we're going to see "The Green Hornet" and then out for dinner. It's shaping up to be a pretty nice birthday.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Still Progressing

I did a sneak pre-weigh-in, weigh-n this morning & am showing some really great progress this time around. I sincerely hope that rededicating myself to Weight Watchers and starting back at the basics is going to let me reach my goal this year.

I got into a huge political debate today on Facebook with one of Troy's high school friends, and now I'm just avoiding even being on there. I hate intolerant attitudes and people who truly believe that what they hold dear is the one true path in life. Those people end up being the ones who name-call & generalize because they brainwash so easily. So, I walked away from the whole site for a few minutes, maybe a few hours, I don't know. All I know is that being trashed like that for not being a Neo-Con is unacceptable to me. I'm generally more excited about reading a long list of auto insurance quotes than I am political debate, but he started in with the name-calling immediately and that just sends me over the edge.

Anyway, I think I'll just avoid his "friends" from now on, I don't need that grief in my life. I was actually defending him to begin with & then pretty much got left out in the water as chum, on my own, after that. So, lesson learned, his friends can call bhim a "liberaltard" (and what an eloquent name that is. Not.) if they want to, I'm not getting involved. With anything.

Friday, January 07, 2011

So Far, So Good

I've managed to stay on program with my eating since Monday, and even though I haven't made fantastic choices every time, I have tracked everything that I've eaten. I went out & bought a nice, new scale today & have it set up & programmed for both Troy & I. Hopefully soon I'll be back down to wear I hit my plateau last year & can move past that finally. It would be awesome to start going down in sizes again, and maybe even start thinking about getting some pretty evening dresses or something like that, for special occasions or whatever. I don't really have a lot of places around here to go that I could wear something like that, but it would be awesome to be able to ear one & feel like I looked amazing in it, you know?

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year!

I just realized that my last post was the first one for 2011, and thought I ought to mention the new year on here. I'm so happy to see 2010 leave that I feel like I ought to hand out pinewood trophies to all of my friends just for putting up with me last year. I'm just hoping things are better this year & that I have a better grip on what I really want out of my life, instead of hurting everyone I love trying to find out.

Right now, I'm making a nice big pot of chili for our friends tonight & I hope we have a fun time together, just hanging out & enjoying each other's company, like we try to do every Sunday. Last week was a bit off, since we were missing Troy & Ryan, so hopefully it'll be back to normal today. Anyway, it's time to take a shower & all of that, since my hair looks insane today!


I noticed something this holiday season, with all of the commercials and all that were on TV, and this really will sound odd to anyone who knows me, but I'm rather fond of the everlon diamond knot jewelry. I don't really know why, I'm not a huge diamond fan & never have been, but I really love the symbolism of the Hercules knot. I think this is just about the first line of diamond jewelry that I'd love a piece from.

I think a lot has to do with everything Troy & I have been through for the past 20 years, and the fact that no matter what happens, we seem to always end up back together, loving each other & making it work out. That's what this line represents to me, and it's surprisingly affordable, too, so i might actually end up with something from it!