Friday, October 24, 2008
It's been a while since I wrote a blog entry. It's not because there isn't a lot going on in my life (as usual), it's just that I'm still frustrated about not losing like I was. Yesterday I was 130.8. Yes, that's the lowest I've been but, I've been between that and 134 for about 2 months!!! It seems that my body likes it here and isn't going to budge. I have kind of come to terms with it and I know that I need to up my exercise but with the cold weather, it's hard. I know, I know, I will!!!
On a different front, the playoffs have started for my son. He is in a fall ball (baseball) league. His team came in third in the county. The two teams ahead of him are good, really, really good and while I do think they will make it to the last rounds, I doubt they will beat these guys. My son's team is very young and not as experienced as these two teams and that does make a difference. Doesn't matter to me, I'm so proud of him no matter what. It's amazing that he has grown 4 inches in the past year and now is almost a head taller than me. So much for 12!!! What's going to happen when he's 13????
My daughter is applying to colleges. We haven't picked a "really want to get into" one yet but I think that one is going to be Northeastern in Boston. She is very bright and I believe she will get into wherever she applies. Keep your fingers crossed. She has been in "teenzilla" mode today so it makes it easier for me to think about her leaving LOL!!!
Hope all my spark buddies are well!!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
So, Rosh Hashana was very difficult. I made all kinds of great food and had lots of people over. My girlfriends daughter made a honey cake that was the size of a football field and the most delicious thing I've ever tasted! I really was not good for at least three days and gained about a pound a day!!
I finally threw everything out that no one else but me ate and went back to eating properly. This morning I was back to the weight I started with before the holiday. I didn't lose anything but I didn't gain either. I'm shocked that it came off so easily but so pleased I was able to get back on track after the "blip". It made me believe that I have changed and will not go back to the before attitude of "if I blew it then I will binge".
Yay me!!! Now to lose that last 10 lbs!! BTW, my size 6 jeans are a little baggy
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Last year I got some very generous gifts for xmas from some of my clients. One of my clients always give me $500. on my birthday too. (yeah, they're great aren't they?). I haven't spent this money till now.
Yesterday, I purchased a gift for my son you won't believe. It's a hand signed, authentic Yankee jersey with the #2 by Derek Jeter. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and a plaque about how no one got more hits at the old stadium than he did and listing the top 5. It even has the double patches on the arms of the old and new stadium.
I am going to have it put in a shadow box and it will be my son's Hanukkah, and birthday gift combined. There are only 100 of them out there so this will truly be a collectors item someday.
Yes, I'm really nuts but honestly, it made me so happy to be able to do this for him. I know I could have spent this on food or the mortgage or what not but this will last forever (I hope!!). So, call me crazy, I did it!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
There I was, on my way home. It's Wednesday. I love Wednesday afternoon because not only is it the end of my work day but my work week as well.
Chatted a few minutes with my partner in crime Dawn, thought about going to Yankee Stadium tonight to see the very last time the "Moose" would pitch in this stadium and also to say good-by to a place I have loved all my life. (side note: a really great guy got me the tickets for son and I. No names yet, but I'm so thankful in more ways than one).
There I was, typical day zipping down the thruway at about 60 MPH and then something exploded under my car, or sounded like it did. I gripped the stearing wheel with all my might and started to slow down. My tire gage came on to say there was a problem with one of my tires. I didn't need to be a mechanical genius to figure out that my rear tire had blown out. Cars were zipping by me and somehow I managed to get all the way to the right shoulder. I was shaking and sweating bullets. I also, had absolutely no idea what to do. None....
I called my mechanic. I knew he would know and he did. He told me to call the state troopers and after several transfers and such, I managed to find the right people. They couldn't have been nicer. They told me they would send someone "right" out. Well, that kind of means in about an hour. Luckily I knew exactly where I was and once the truck got there a very nice guy jumped out, changed my tire in about 5 minutes, said, "You're good to go" and that was it. No fee, not even a tip (I tried) and done. I managed to get to my mechanics who found a huge hole in my tire. As I write this he called and my new tire has come in.
What a day!! Thank goodness I'm here and excited about seeing the Yankees tonight. Not sure if I were ever to see someone on the highway have a blow- out if I would just go speeding past. Somehow, knowing me, I think I would have stopped and offered assistance, even if it were just the company.
Something to think about. I'll wave to everyone from the stadium tonight!!
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