Thursday, November 05, 2009
It just doesn't get any better than this. There is a young couple that live catty cornered from us. They have been here about a year or so. They are very nice and friendly have 2 children a dog, you know just a typical family. She is a school counselor for the middle school and the 5th grade school. I don't know what he does, just that he leaves early and comes home late. She purposefully sought me out today on the school grounds. She started with I have to say this before I forget again and you are gone. You look so amazing! I have been watching you and can not believe how much smaller you have gotten and I want to know what magic potion you have brewed? I was secretly wondering if she thought I was a witch? I told her how I was fed up with the way I was, put my foot down, and started doing something to fix it. I told her about Spark, what I was doing to lose weight, and that I was in the beginning stages of starting a consulting business for women and their issues be it weight loss, self esteem, just what ever they needed. She then went on to say, so you count calories, you walk, you have an on line site that you meet with everyday, is this correct? I said, yes. Then she said, well I really want to look better and be able to buy smaller clothes, but I don't think I want to work that hard to get there. I know my jaw hit the pavement. I'm thinking if you don't want to put out some effort why did you run me down, give me a fantastic complement, and ask me all these questions? Oh, I know! You thought I was going to tell you I swallowed a handful of pills from some underground drug dealer that just magically made the weight go away and build the muscles at the same time. Then she said when you get your business going I might have to come over for a good pep talk. With a genuine smile I said I hope when that happens you are ready to work, because I won't talk to you if you're not. She smiled and said Oh, you are just so funny, that's why all us neighbors just love you!
I walked home with I'm sure what was an utterly I just came from the Twilight Zone look on my face. I couldn't even shake my head in amazement at what had just happened.
Really she is truly a nice young people and very bright and caring, just not always in the real world I would have to say. The other thing that gets me about what she said is the fact that she loves to golf and gets up at 5 am in the summer to play. I would imagine this is the priority, not slimming down and liking how you look. Come to think of it I bet now I would look pretty HOT in a cute little golf outfit! Maybe I should take up the sport and go play with her. Just might make her jealous enough to get on the stick with the weight loss.
You all have a tremendous Thursday afternoon and evening.
The weekend is almost here!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I figure with a title like that everyone in Spark will come running to see what I had!
What I had was the start of something that I had never done and it turned into something that I love to do. As of 1 pm this afternoon central time my first stained glass project was finished. It has had it's bumps, dips, hills, and a lot of 4 letter words. It has caused be to use several band aids, burn ointment and did I mention a lot of 4 letters words? I learned that a diamond glass grinder makes a fantastic nail file, but you should hold your finger at a certain angle so it leaves the nail with a great shape instead of just jamming it in and having a big dip in it. I learned that no matter how careful you score the glass it will break where it's not supposed to and cause you to use, yes that's right, 4 letter words. I learned that adding the patina to the solder makes something that looks very bad, look absolutely beautiful. That means I also learned never to judge the finished product until it is finished! My hubby learned first hand that I talk to the inanimate objects that I am working, on, with, and around, and that the conversation is not always a nice one. He also learned that I ask them questions. He had enough presence of mind not to mention the fact that they did not answer , I answered for them. It has been a double treat having all my friends here at Spark in on this venture with me. It is great to know that you not only support your friends on their weight loss journey, but any other journey they may take as well. OK, I know you are just itching to see the finished product, so without further ado;
I got my buddy Joshua to take the pics and I hope you enjoy them. I will tell you this morning at 4 am if you would have told me this piece would look so good I would have called you crazy!
Day 3 of new business has been thinking about how I want the flier and business brochure to look while working on the window. I found if I thought of something else other than the way the solder looked at that moment, it didn't bother me as much.
There you have my day today. Now I am going to go stretch out and rest by back as I have been hunched over most of today.
Have a great afternoon and evening!
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