Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It was 23:00 and i called Darian to make sure he was awake since he was leaving out. When he answered the phone, he assured me he was getting ready. I bid him farewell and told him I would see him in a bit.
I went on about my work business, when my co-worker Judy said I had a phone call from D. Mock. When I picked up the line, Darian was on the other end in a panic. The only thing I could make out was... Come home, Lucy, and got out. I picked up my purse and told my boss, I had to go, Lucy got out. I don't really know what he said about it, as I took off out the door. I don't think I ever drove so fast through Roaring Spring!
I arrived home to find Darian and our neighbor Steve were out with flashlights scanning the tree lines and looking for her. Darian filled me in that when he was leaving, she slipped out the door and when he went to try and get her, she jumped off of the porch. Our house sits on top of a 3 car garage. It is about a 12 foot drop. I was so worried that she got hurt!
Darian left for work, Steve went back inside his house and I contemplated my next move. I continued to walk around and call her name to no avail. I decided that GOOGLE was the way to go, so, I came inside and googled what I needed to do. I read a lot of good information and it gave me a lot of tricks that I needed in order to get her to come home.
I went out onto the porch and started scanning the treeline again and caught a set of eyes. I started up into the woods, and could clearly see her, but every step I took to her, she ran further away from me. She got so far up in the brush, that I couldn't get to her, so I retreated, and went back to regroup.
I gave her some time, and I went back out. Once again, I caught her eyes in the tree line across the road. I had read online that you were supposed to call them, but remain still. i started calling her and advancing very slowly. She kept retreating, but once I was to a spot where I could sit on the ground, I slowly sat and kept talking softly to her. After a while, and how long I do not know since I had no way of keeping time, she started to get braver and would advance on me ever so slow. When she got within arms reach, I made a grab for her, but missed and she retreated further into the woods. I slowly went after her...
Finally she would get close to me, but not close enough so that I could get her. She kept jumping around on fallen logs, and rubbing her head everywhere. A car came by and scared her so she went further. I kept calling softly to her and finally she came close enough that I grabbed her. I held onto her very tight, and somehow managed to us out of the woods and back to the house without any injuries.
My butt is froze, my fave yoga pants are ruined, I have leaves in my hair, and I am pretty sure there are insects crawling in places they shouldn't be but lucy cat is safe and sound and grounded for life!!
Monday, December 12, 2011
I brought an orange with me to work tonight for a snack... I was really looking forward to enjoying it. I love fresh oranges! I started to peel it a way, and low and behold there were a few bad spots on a few sections. I figured that the rest of it might still be ok... it wasn't. It was horrible. I almost barfed in my garbage can.
I am really hungry today. I think because I didn't really have a substantial breakfast. I made my boyfriend cinnamon rolls, and decided to have 3 of them. They were not huge and at 150 calories each... it was a waste.
I know that after surgery I am not going to be able to have things like that. I am ok with that as I don't really like them anyway. It just boils down to me being lazy this morning. I slept horrible last night, so instead of making myself an egg mug I just ate cinnamon rolls because I was tired. I counted it for what it is, and I have learned an important lesson... don't waste calories on sucky cinnamon rolls.
Tomorrow for breakfast, I have planned chocolate chip banana pancakes and canadaian bacon. A lot more food, for almost the same calorie count. Then again, I bought the stuff to make egg mcmuffins at home too, so that might also be something better.
I am going to the gym after work. I am going to try 10 mins on the elliptical this time around in conjunction with my treadmill. I really need to force myself to do some strength training, but I hate it sooooo much. I know though, that it will be really important post-op because I want to build muscle to help combat loose skin. The issues I have with strength training is it has never, ever helped me in the past. I lost just as much weight (NONE) when I did strength training as when I didn't. There were NO inches lost. When I lost all of my weight in high school it was because of cardio and eating only about 300-500 calories every few days. Which we all know isn't healthy, so I am not going that route again.
So yes, I need to find a way to get into that. It shouldn't be hard because all of the equipment is right there in front of me. Literally.
I ordered "Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies" from Barnes and Noble. I am looking forward to reading it.
I think that is all for now
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I remember when I was about 13 years old, my mother gave me a worn out copy of Flowers in the Attic by V.C Andrews. For years I had seen her reading V.C Andrews novels and always was fascinated by the cut out covers. I always asked her what they were about and she always told me I wouldn't understand.
It was Christmas vacation 1993 and I was in 8th grade when she gave me Flowers. I started it right away and was sucked into the lives of Chris, Cathy, Carrie and Cory. I remember staying up all night to read it.
It was an important moment in my life. Not because I read a book, but because my mother felt that I was old enough to read it. It signified growing up.
Flowers in the Attic is still one of my all time favorite series of books. I have read everything by VC Andrews, up to the Havenston family. I thought those were poorly written and had a very week plot.
I think that is all for now
Friday, December 09, 2011
I like my new gym. This is my first week there, and while I like the equipment at my old gym a little better I like the atmosphere at the this gym a lot better. It is small, and I like it. They have the basics that I need, and I am ok with that. I can say that I am not really a fan of the 2 ellipticals that they have there, they are not as good as the Life Fitness or the Precor ones at my old gym, but they will do. I think it will just take me a little bit to get used to them.
I think I am going to start using an old program a former personal trainer set up for me. I fell a little like a wimp though. I guess if someone laughs at me, I will smash their face with my 10 pound dumbbell!
Work is going pretty well tonight. It was a little chaotic there for a bit, but things have calmed down now, and I can focus on some of the tasks I need to get done. Most importantly, I need to track my JIT loads to make sure drivers are getting to the customers on time. You would be amazed at what all is involved getting that can of soup to a store shelf. I would have never thought about it unless I worked in the Trucking Industry.
I am going shopping tomorrow for my "angel" boy. I don't know if they do this in other places in the country or not, but local businesses have Angel Trees and they have these paper ornaments on them. On the ornament's is a child's age and sex along with what items are on their Christmas wish list. I have a 9 year old boy. His wish list items are
2. Books (what kind of books do you get a 9 year old)
he likes the colors green and yellow and likes low top shoes size 4
I am going to try to buy him a pair or jeans and a shirt, a pair of shoes, a Club Penguin gift card, a Barnes and Noble gift card and a small Webkinz. I would like to actually buy the child a book or 2 but i don't know what he likes. I don't know what type of books a 9 year old boy would read, and I don't think a Playboy subscription is really appropriate. I think I will just go with a $15 gift card.
I am hoping that I will be able to do all of this for around $75. If I shop smart, I should be able to.
You know, the weird thing about all of this is, I don't really like kids and I don't really celebrate Christmas, but I really like helping people out this time of year. Maybe I am not as wretched of a person as I think?? I mean, we all know (or maybe you will just have to take my word on it) that I am not usually sympathetic to other people's plights. I am usually not very charitable unless it involves animals. Something about this time of year really does make me want to help people. Last year, we adopted a family and gave them a great Christmas. This year, we have picked Angels from the Angel Tree.
I think that is all for now
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