Thursday, December 05, 2013
Funny how a couple days can make or break a week.
Monday started out alright. .just another day.
My son has been dealing with a sick dog for a while now. The docs didn't know how to help him, so basically, have just been waiting for him (son) to come to the conclusion we all had already accepted.
Monday he came to that realization. It was a hard day, to say the least. He was so upset all day.
We bought Max for him on his 21st birthday. He loved that little guy.
Max is an English Bulldog.. Not a pretty dog by any means, but a good dog, very loyal and truly Jamies best friend.
When Jamie met his wife, she had a son who was 2 at the time. Zay and Max became buddies. Zay shared his bed with Max and they became fast friends.
So, Tuesday morning, after the kids went to school, Jamie and Christina headed to the vet. They had made the choice to not tell the kids until after it had been done.
It is absolutly heartbreaking to watch your childs heart break and know there is nothing.. .absolutly nothing, you can do or say that will help ease the pain.
Jamie was so distraught, he stayed in bed most of the day. He said he just couldn't do anything.
Zay came home from school anxious to see his buddy, they had a Christmas shop at school, and Zay had bought Max a bone to surprise him. Imagine, the hurt in your childs eyes when they are so excited, only to find out that they no longer have their buddy to cuddle up with. Yeah, poor Zay! It made telling him so much harder.
Those of us who have pets understand the bond we form with them, and how big a loss it is.
Max is in a better place now, running in grassy fields and soaking up the sun.
Time will make Max's absence easier to deal with. But Max will never be forgotten. And we will always remember how much joy he brought to all of us.
RIP MAXIMUS.. You were awesome!!!
Friday, November 22, 2013
It is a sensitivity to sounds.. not like a freight train.. those I can deal with.
It's the loud chewers, the gum poppers the people who, I swear, were NOT taught manners.
This will most likely be a rant, but it is safer to rant here, than it is to punch her teeth out!!!
My co worker is a chomper, and she always eats the loudest food EVER!!
I'm not talking the normal crunch from chips or what ever, that happens and I get that, i'm talking the chomping.. the CRUNCH crunch crunch crunch.. you know what i'm talking about..
I never say anything, but it doesn't just bother me, it bothers the other co workers too. I just sit closer to it.
I don't even like to hear myself chew!! seriously, I had an uncle tell me that I was the quietest eater he had ever seen.. even my Capn' Cruch didn't crunch out loud.
I was raised where elbows are not on the table, you don't talk with your mouth full and you chew with your mouth closed. And DON'T CHOMP!!!! AND DON'T SLURP!
I happen to be married to a noisey eater. I grin and bear it, but that doesn't mean I have learned to live with it.. His mother is a noisy eater and they are both plate scrappers.. I have never seen such a clean plate with some one is done.. it's like they have to scrape the plate to make sure they won't starve to death. It's gone.. there is no more!!! rinse your dang plate!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe I am petty and this stuff shouldn't bother me.. but today, it is bothering me BIG TIME!! Some days are worse than others.
I know I am not alone.. they have a name for it.. others must feel the same way.
All I ask for is a chomp, slurp, gum popping free day.. that's all.. is that too much to ask for??
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
My new addiction, and it isn't even a bad one... is fruit smoothies made with oj and frozen fruit. I can buy all kinds of frozen fruit and just pour a cup of oj in the blender add the frozen fruit.. plus add some Zija Super mix to the equation and super yummy healthy drink.. and there ya have it..
Oh did I mention, I make my first one of the day at.. ohhhh.. 5:30 A.M. That's a lot of noise for poor sleeping hubby, but, well, that's the price ya pay for wanting a healthy wife.. just sayin!!
It could be worse, I could make him get up with me!
Anyways, it's a great way to start out the morning.
I have tried smoothies made with yogurt.. I think... and never liked the texture of them, but this... well... this is a glass of heaven.
And now I have something to do with hubbys uneaten bananas.. he lets them get over ripe, and yes, I love banana bread, but well, since I am the only one who eats it around our house.. it isn't going to be made anytime soon.. so I just slice one up and add it to the mix.. yum.
I had one for my dinner last night. I had a good lunch and really wasn't hungry for anything but know not to skip a meal.
Have any of you tried the Act Jalapeno popcorn? It's pretty good.. I expected a little more of a kick, but it was a good flavored snack. Beat the puffy cheetos my husband was eating.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I have run out of excuses.. the time to be mourning is done.
It's been over a year since dad passed and almost a year for mom.
I cannot keep holding onto that excuse to keep on eating like I have been.
A lot has happened in a year.
We bought a duplex.. one side has 2 bedrooms, that is ours, and the other side has 3 bedrooms.. my son, his wife and their 2 kids live in that one. It's a great set up and now neither of us live in a apartment anymore. I love it!! We have a large yard and I no longer have to share a washing machine!!! We are not all organized yet, as we just moved, but we are getting there.
I am at my all time highest weight.. my cholestorol is at 234 and some other results of a urinalisis show that I am right for diabetes. What the heck??
So here I go again.. no excuses just getting back on track and moving forward.
Life is short enough, I don't want to shorten it even more by not doing something about it.
I've lost weight before, I've been fit before. This isn't new to me, and it really isn't rocket science.. portion control... smart choices and keep on a movin...
I am gonna make it happen!!!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This weekend we went back to Missouri.
It was hard, but we finally have mom and dads house empty and cleaned up.
Now if we can get it to sell, we will be finished with this chapter.
Not sure if I am looking forward to that or not, but it is what it is.
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