Monday, August 04, 2008
Wow this growing up stuff sure is hard! Not for them, for me!!!
I went to visit my son at camp yesterday. I always look forward to parents day because it seems such a long time away. My son looked taller and leaner than I've ever seen him. So handsome (yes, I'm a mom!!)
So, we are sitting eating a picnic lunch that I've brought. All his favorites including homemade chocolate chip cookies (I didn't even have one). We are sitting there talking and laughing and this cute little girl comes over. My son introduces her as "Alexa" and then excuses himself and she takes him to meet her parents!!
OMG, his first girlfriend!!! I knew this day would come but I'm less prepared than he. While we were sitting there several girls came by and hugged him and said what a great friend he was and offered him some of their mom's home cooking etc....
Finally, he turns to me and says, "Relax mom, I'm just very popular."
Yes, I could see that. My little boy (who is a head taller than me at 12 1/2) is growing up so fast. His girlfriend lives near us and they already have a movie date for when they return. Of course, he asked that his sister take them. I'm just to momish!
I think I'm still in shock!
Saturday, August 02, 2008
I'm back from my hectic week in NYC with my daughter. It was nice to be in the city and not have to worry about the commute to work. I got to sleep an extra hour every day. That's a perk!!!
Watching my daughter getting up and dressed for work and just navigating the city every day was quite an eye opener. She is really maturing and I'm so proud of her. At 17, she has a really great head on her shoulders.
We did have a lot of fun too. She is very, VERY into designer clothes and such but I just can't afford them so..... we went to lots of consignment shops. It wasn't until the very last one we went to that we found GOLD!!! LOL - Her favorite designer is Juicy Couture. Very expensive stuff but at this place she got 5 different things of Juicy including a brand new pocketbook which she loves!!! I spent under $150. for all 5 combined!!!! Now that's a bargin!!! She's happy, mom's happy (and exhausted) and then it was off to dinner with old friends.
We went to see "A Chorus Line" on Broadway and it was wonderful. I had seen it when it first opened and didn't really like it but this time it was great. She enjoyed it too.
It's good to be home again and sleeping in my own bed. My greatest fear was the scale. Yes, I did gain. One pound. Yup, one little pound that could be anything (water, natural flux of weight, whatever). I'm so proud that I managed to really stay on target even if I wasn't able to count calories. Whew!! It was tough but I did it.
Oh, and the date wasn't to bad either.
Monday, July 28, 2008
For the past month my daughter has been working as in intern in a design firm in the city. (NYC). I take her into the city on Monday mornings with me and she goes to her job and I to mine. In the evening she stays with her dad who lives in the city and towards the end of the week I take her home with me in the evening. It's been working out great.
Well, this past week her dad left for Europe for a wedding in London. My daughter still wanted to work so we are going into the city this afternoon and saying there for the rest of the week. We will both work but afterwards we are going to go shopping and meet friends for dinner etc. It's like a little vacation for me and we are both going to have so much fun. I've even got tickets to see "A Chorus Line" on Thursday night.
This will be a lot of fun and a great bonding time for the two of us. I even have a blind date in the middle of all this. Wish me luck!!!!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I have been working hard on my food choices but the exercise of late has been pretty sporadic (as in non-existent). The past few days I've been trying to change that. Getting out, walking the lake and yesterday when it was just to hot to do that, I actually got on the treadmill and then did some work with my weights. Apparently it worked!!
I am officially ONE pound away from my next goal!!! I wanted to lose 30 lbs by Aug. 1st and as of today, I've lost 29!!! I'm pleased!!!
My daughter and I went shopping yesterday. We went to some thrift stores because she wants designer and I just wanted some things that would look good now even though i still have over 12 lbs to lose. Wow, did we do great!!
I got a pair of Lands End white jeans in a size 6 that look like they were made for me!!! I also got a beautiful pair of Ann Taylor capris that were a 6 petite. My daughter got tons of things (well, everything looks wonderful if you're a size 2). The woman at the cash register said it was fun to watch the mother/daughter team and she remembered when she was young and slim like the two of us!!!! It felt soooo good to hear that. My daughter hugged me and said, "See Mom, I told you you looked great".
3/4 of the way home. Dang, I'm on the home stretch!!!!!!
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