Sunday, October 02, 2011
* Ok this is a look at something that happened to me in the past and was inspired after reading my spark friend SUNSCREENISGOOD's blog. I enjoyed reading her adventure so much that I thought I would share what had happened to me.
It was a very cold, (minus 35*C) dark winter Sunday morning. I was a new Mom, but my maternity leave had ended and I was back at work at a Bakery for a local supermarket chain. I had to be at work by 6 am for my shift, which meant that it being across the city, I had to leave by 5 am. After leaving my family sleeping snug and warm in thier beds, I set off in my frozen Chevrolet Sprint. (Not the grandest car but got me from A to B)
As I left our community, I remember thinking to myself that the gas station on the corner had installed new lights as it sure was a lot brighter there. ( I know wierd thoughts hey, but I was still sleepy!)
Then as I merged on one of my connector roads, my radio went wonky. Having watched a scary movie the night before, I couldn't help but think ... 'Aliens!' ( Yeah, I know corny but true! I was thinking outside the box.)
Continueing along I saw a helicopter drop low near me, close enough to see the guys in it. Then it rose up in the sky again. I didn't really think much of it, except that they must be looking for someone. No big deal. Now this all was happening in the 5 - 10 minutes since I had left my house.
Driving along for another 10 minutes, nothing eventful was happening on the deserted highway that ran through the center of our city. In fact I was the only vehicle to be seen in either direction. Being such a cold morning, I was having the usual problems with my car. It was having a real hard time keeping my windows defrosted, let alone keeping me warm. I was basically driving in a frozen ice box.
Enjoying my radio and the middle lane of the vacant highway, I glanced in my mirror to see the first pair of headlights since leaving home. They were quite a ways back, but seemed to be closing in rapidly. And close they did.
That so and so could of gone around either side of me, but pulled right up on my bumper. This made me nervous, so I pulled over to the left lane, hoping he would go on by.
Nope...He pulled up on my bumper too. Ok now I am freaking. Young lady alone on the highway in the dark, no one around. What kind of *ss could this be? I didn't have a cell phone with me and I definitely was getting nervous!
I had no idea how nervous I was going to be in the next few minutes..............
Well, he hit is lights at the same time that the helicopter pulled down beside me.
Yes, Cops and Copters!!!!
(* I just want to insert here that I am a law abiding citizen and have never even had a traffic ticket!)
Well are you wondering if I made a run for it??
No, I pulled over. And never having been pulled over before, I am sure I should of rolled down the window. But let me remind you I was driving in an ice box. If I had wanted to roll down my window, there is no way in heck that it would of moved. Plus my windows except my front windshield and 1/2 of my front drivers and passengers were even remotely clear to see into.
So I did the only thing I could logically think of.......... I opened my door.
OMG!!! Freak out!!!!
Me and them!!!
I had guns on me!!! A freaking rifle out the hellicoptor trained on me in the spotlight and the cop approaching me from behind had his gun out of his holster!!!
Well if dropping a load could of had me losing weight, I would be in the weight loss winners circle. Yeah didn't happen, but it sure made my bowels weak. Good thing that didn't happen I was wearing my baker's whites!
If anyone knows me my voice gets quite high when nervous, so there I am guns on me and I squeak out...
"Is there Anything wrong Officer??"
Once he assesed that I was not the threat they thought I was, he explained a bit of what had happened.
Apparently there were vandals doing thier thing in and around the area of my home. And being I was the ONLY vehicle seen leaving, they logically thought I was them.
The first time that I saw the helicopter they were trying to asses how many were in my vehicle. Which they could not, due to the baby seat, baby buggy and me in my huge winter coat ( I was freezing! Of course I am going to wear the biggest and warmest I have.). And of course the windows were frozen and they really couldn't see in.
So yeah, no aliens either. That was the helicopter interferring with my reception, and the bright lights at the gas station...yep you got it the helicopter.
So finally they let me go with no apology for scaring the *hit out of me.
Now if you have ever been through anything remotely hair-raising, you may have experienced the after effects...
By the time I actually reached work I was a shaking bundle of nerves. No I wasn't late.
But my fellow Bakers didn't know what to make of me slamming in and running off at the mouth from the get go! When usually we barely say hello in the morning. LOL!
Had to phone home and wake my hubby to tell him of all that had happened too.
Now I look back and get a chuckle of it. Yep, that was my brush with the law.
A case of mistaken Identity!
Stay safe my fellow Sparkers!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Let me get this straight............
You are too busy right now to return my calls.... (not even to let me know if you are ok or not)
You have nothing in common with me anymore either............
You really don't care to hear about anything I have to say...........
You have lost all sense of human decency and what freindship stands for..............
I could go on....
But basically what you are saying is "YOU WON'T BE MY FRIEND UNLESS I AM FAT????"
I never, ever thought this would happen. I heard about other friends experiencing this, but oh no it won't happen to me! I poo-pooed this and wouldn't believe it. I am so sorry my friends if I was on my high horse and basically told you this could not be the reason that the friendship was failing.
I was wrong.
I am having a real hard time accepting that this is happening, especially from someone I have been close friends with for a very long time. From someone who led me to believe that I was important to them.
Yes, I believe I am (was) always there for them. To lend a hand or shoulder or just be there for them. I like to think I am the type of person who truly cares about you my friend.
I am sorry if I let you down. Maybe I talked a little too much about my weight loss lately. But can you not understand how important this is and just accept me and my hard work. You know if you had spoken and said that you had heard enough, that I would of shutup very quickly and NOT been offended.
But you being the 'close' friend should also know what my losing this weight truly means. Did you never listen when I told you my LIFE was at risk or did you think I was over reacting and being a drama queen? Have I EVER LIED to you????
I have not changed inside... I am still me... the one you professed to be friends always with. The one good enough to always listen and help you.
Why won't you help me??
Oh Sorry that is me being selfish again. What was I thinking!
Is it that I am ugly now? You can't stand the sight of me? Why do you have to make me feel like an awful person?
I don't believe I have ever made you feel bad. That is just is not me. I try to encourage you and compliment you and build you up.
So why would you tear me down?
I just don't understand.
Yes, I am busy with the gym and trying to eat right. BUT have I ever excluded you? Not made time for you?
No, I haven't.
I would rearrange my schedule in a heartbeat for you. Especially if you needed me.
Well, don't you understand what I am saying?
Let me say it plain.
I am hurting.
I need you.
I need my friends to help keep me strong and on track.
I don't need to be derailed now and fall into depression and binge.
I NEED MY FREINDS!
I NEED YOU!
Friends need only respond.
Monday, September 19, 2011
'SPIN' right round baby, right round...
Yes I have that song in my head. Love that song...
Have a listen if you would like...
"You look like your lots of fun baby, you spin me right round, right round..."
Yes, the 'SPIN' class was lots of fun...afterwards... Just kidding!
It was lots of fun, but oh boy did we work hard. It was called "TURN N'BURN", a lot of cycling and breaks were core and strength training. Some break hey!
I felt a lot of muscles, that I guess have been getting forgotten in my exercise programs. They are certainly letting me know now that they are there, and I won't be forgetting anytime soon.
I went with a new friend of mine whom I met through our lapband support groups. She had hers a month after me. She is totally amazing at what she does and accomplishes. I am so glad that we connected, and we can inspire each other. So Excited!!
I hope you go and try something you never have before...it can be fun! Even if it is work.
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