This day has been a long one and I think it’s only because when I get off work...I’m not just going home...I gotta play softball tonight so I won’t be able to really relax until it’s time to go to bed. Also, I have stuff planned at all times every day this week and on into the weekend...busy, busy. Really I’m just stressed because I don’t see a lot of couch sitting and TV watching in my future. As you can see, my priorities are in order.
I have several random things.
One, my friend Whitney is MOVING BACK TO ALABAMA!!! I’m so excited. That is one of things on this weekend’s agenda is to visit with them and help them get settled in. I know that they have basically been wanting to move back since the moment they left but sometimes you gotta follow a job. That’s what they did but they have both found jobs here and they are coming down this weekend to stay so I hope that they are careful!
Two, I am going to Chattanooga this Sunday to visit my family so that’s always fun. I get to see my family...my new little cousin, my Grandma, Aunt Brenda & Aunt Allie (who has Alzheimer’s). Plus, I get to eat lunch at my Grandma’s house which has been a family tradition for years and years and since we moved to Alabama, we obviously don’t get to do that as much so I always enjoy that.
Three, even though I don’t get to see it live, Idol is on tonight which is exciting. It’s getting down to the wire. The best part about tonight is:
Shania Twain! I created that picture myself by the way (the idol symbol on top of the pic I mean). Anyway, while Shania may not be my favorite artist...she is DEFINITELY Jordan’s and I don’t think the word happy does his feelings for tonight justice. He couldn’t be more excited so because of that...I’m very excited for him. I feel as if none of the singers will do her songs justice (because for the most part the contestants suck)...I know he’ll be happy. I’ll definitely have to watch after the softball game.
I also included this pic below of BFF’s Shania & Jordan shopping one day...she LOVES hanging with Jordan on the weekends.
Fourth, some guy at just worked just asked if I was dieting. “Yes,” I replied. “What are you doing?” he asked. “Weight Watchers,” I said. “Oh, well is that working for you?” he asked. I mean...you know...this man sees me EVERY day. You’d think he could tell. I’m just saying...I’m not mad...mostly I just thought it was funny. I was like...yeah...it’s working for me pretty well.
Fifth and finally, I must counteract the above example of how you can lose 60 pounds and some people still don’t notice. This morning I went upstairs and one of the women there (who has recently lost 60 pounds in 4 months) pulled me aside and said, “I just wanted to tell you privately that you were my inspiration to lose weight. I saw how good you looked and wanted to feel that way too, so thank you.” I was SO TOUCHED. That is AMAZING to hear. I told her thank you so much for telling me that and that we can now inspire each other because it just keeps getting harder. It’s always nice to get those boosts. I’m lucky enough to have friends and family that will always support me but it’s always a special treat when someone that holds a more marginal place in your life says something like that.
Well, that’s pretty much it for today. I have a new casserole I want to try but I will wait until I actually make it before I tell you about it. I know I haven’t had very well rounded blogs lately. Maybe I can think of something knowledgeable or interesting to share with you tomorrow...maybe.
Have a great night!
The word inspiration reminded me of this song...lol...I’m not singing this about myself.
“You're the meaning in my life
you're the inspiration.
You bring feeling to my life
you're the inspiration.
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin':
No one needs you more than I need you.” You’re The Inspiration-Chicago