Saturday, August 07, 2010
We went to Washington Crossing Historic Park today. My husband had been there as a kid, and retained an unpleasant memory as a toddler, when his brother sat him on the top ledge and dangled him off the side (not unlike the Michael Jackson episode.)
The tower has changed somewhat in the last 45 years. There is now an elevator, but it still only brings you part of the way up -- there were still 23 steps to climb to get to the top.
We got in the elevator and then got out of a small floor to go up. I took one look up the staircase and said, "I hate heights. No. I am not going. (we just paid $5 each). No. no.no.
I was going to have to hunch up the stairs sideways on some of it. Really?! It was tiny and tight, even if I wasn't double my "normal" size. Geez. I said ok after hubby said he would block the stairwell to keep any one from coming down. It felt treacherous, but I did it.
Man, I was proud of myself and also so I could be there for hubby while he felt the emotions of dealing with his crappy brothers (RIP) for doing that to him when he was a kid. They are all deceased now (three of them) but this was still hard for my hubby to go up there.
My reward for doing this came later when a biker buddy called him to go riding, and he declined just to hang out with me. :) Loved it.
Here's the stairs: (from top down)
and the view from the top:
Friday, August 06, 2010
Had lunch with my boss today. This is a former tradition - hanging on out Fridays and laughing it up during lunch.
In the past, I would have had what he was having --- the cheeseburger special, with a foutain drink, fries and chips.
Today, I had a chicken cobb salad. I also reduced the amount of salad dressing I have had in the past from 4 down to 2. I'll wean my way back to 1 eventually. I had skim milk to drink with it. WOOT!
I am stepping up!
Friday, August 06, 2010
It's Friday, my brain is fried, so here is a blog of another sort this morning
A - Age: 46
B - Bed: Sleep number
C - Chore you hate: Dusting
D - Dog's name: (was) Frosty
E - Essential start your day item: Sparkpeople!
F - Favorite color: Green
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: Six feet
I - Instruments you play: none personally, always wanted to play the triangle
J - Job: ticket office manager
K - Kid(s): none, but I like 'em :)
L - Living arrangements: me and hubby in our house
M - Mom's name: Mary Ann
N - Nickname(s): mickey, max, kaiser-roll, kaiser soze
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: once or twice. Not a fan
P - Pet Peeve: people you can't trust
Q - Quote from a movie: "I have a pool and a pond, and the pond would be good for you." (caddyshack)
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers
T - Time you wake up: after 5am, before 6.
U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": undivided
V - Vegetable you dislike: none - brussel sprouts. (ick)
W - Ways you run late: I'm pretty punctual
X - X-rays you've had: who remembers?
Y - Yummy food you make: need to work on this
Z - Zoo favorite: penguins!
Cheers and happy Friday!
Thursday, August 05, 2010
I left home a little early this morning which makes for a happier commuter. I don't dig getting up, but I do dig the less frantic traffic at the earlier hour. There are fewer cars, and it seems fewer people driving crazy, although that part could really be my imagination at work. Leaving earlier lets me drive at a more leisurely pace, not concerned about how fast everyone else is going and trying to catch up. Frequently I am a passer. This morning I was content to let everyone cruise on by.
My ability to choose my own road (pardon the pun) is something that is now completely apparent to me. When I was able to bypass the drive through last night (while I was picking up for my hubby was monumental for me. Logically in the past I could have done the same if I chose to --- but that's just it. I would almost always go along with whatever food choices anyone else would. I rarely consider myself the following sheep, but in this situation I usually stuck to the "whatever you want to do" scene. Leaving there without anything for me was extremely freeing last night. It was a choice. I could have had something....I just did not want it. WOO HOO!
Big u-turn click last night. I am easily and able to modify my situation to fit my life and my needs. This is just the lightbulb that turned on my success before. I was giddy when I realized it. I had a good day. I ate well, walked, prayed and sparked! Who could ask for anything more?
Happy day, sparkies! I'm going out for a quick walk before the humidity takes over the day!
I'm ready to make whatever adjustments I need to in order for things to work best for me!
Wishing you much success today!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Hubby could not decide waht he wanted to eat tonight, so I picked his menu choice up for him on the way home from Burger King. What did I get? ,,,
Wait for it....
Nothing! I went home and made the broccoli with shredded chicken that I had planned for myself and LOOKED FORWARD to having today. I was alla bout my bad self today --- knowing that I can do this --- and I am doing it --- one step at a time --- but according to my plans....
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