Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Okay so I am back, really tired and happy to be home! Don't get me wrong it was lots of fun!
Left home at 11 am saturday morning made it all the way to the beach then had to wait an hour and 45mins for a ferry, then a 15 min ride across ( It was BUSY) so exactly 2 hours later at about 4:30pm we made it to Galveston Island and started our mini vacation. Started off by checking in to our hotel. Where they so sweetly put me on the 5th floor which was the very top so nice since I have a thing for heights, and I don't mean I like them lol But all turned out well.. it ended up being a very quite floor and right by the elevator and close to the pool. Then after checking in and everyone having a potty break and or diaper change or my little one lol we then went to one of my favorite places to eat... Fish Tales!!! It is soooo good, kinda pricey but well worth it! (Seeing how we do this once a year on average) anyways I always get the same thing (with that being said its the 3rd time I have been there lol) THE BROILED SEAFOOD PLATTER... it is soooo good and I think pretty healthy.. its steamed veggies, rice pilaf, broiled fish, shrimp and crawfish's. YUMMMMY!
And then ended up going to walmart to get the last few things we needed. Then back to the hotel to get cleaned up and rest.
Sunday BF at IHOP the simple and fit 2x2x2 with OJ and water then we did alittle shopping, and lots of walking then went to Moody Gardens and walked threw the Aquarium,, didn't think about it being sunday and they close early so that's all we did but it was nice. Skipped lunch because BF was alittle late which was not good for me. So Then we walked over to a Mexican restaurant for dinner and by this point I was starving and it was good.. I over ate which was NOT good and I felt miserable for the rest of the night....I also had one strawberry Daiquiri for which I know there was no alcohol in it but it was still good.
So after over eating we walked back to the room changed in to our suits and went for a swim and relaxed in the hot tub then went up and got cleaned up and spent the rest of the night miserable and regretting letting myself over indulge. Finally got some sleep only to wake up and still feel just yuck...
Monday Morning and back to IHop for BF.. simple and fit 2x2x2 with OJ and water. Didn't eat it all still wasn't feeling all that great. So off to do some shopping and looking around, took some pictures hubby then decided hey lets go ride the ferry.. so we driver over leave our car and walk to the ferry and ride it over and back took a few pics.. my 3 year old really liked it we seen lots of birds and Dolfins which okay I like that too lol so then we made it back to the car and decide to go back to the hotel and get some stuff and then walk a couple of blocks or so and rent a 4 seater bike. O boy this was a workout but it was really fun! My Girls loved it! so an hour later we returned the bike and next door hit a Custard shop for alittle something to cool us off and it was good.. little place called Rita's. My baby girl who's alittle over 11 months old had her first ice cream cone and it was too funny she LOVED it and was holding it with a death grip lmbo... Then we walked back to the hotel cleaned up a bit and went to the Rain Forest Café... took lots of pics. Ate some dinner, still wasn't supper hungry so ended up getting the smallest thing I seen,, funny thing is it was a cheese burger and onion rings... yeah I know so NOT good for me! But it was the first RED meat I have had in awhile and I was so craving it. lol then Back to the hotel changed in to our suits walked over to the beach let my kiddos play and experience it for the first time. then walked back to the hotel to swim and get in the hot tub... oh boy did that feel good after all the walking and biking. So after getting cleaned up we hit the bed.
Then Today our last day (Tuesday) The hubby and I got up early and took my youngest to her Dr. Appointment which is the whole reason we even were able to take the mini vacation.. crazy I know but theses days Dr. Apt and grocery shopping is the only time I get to leave the house. So you seen why it was a needed vacation lol So after her check up we returned to the hotel and picked up my oldest and my mom. Got packed up ate at Dennys and rode the ferry back... and after a VERY Long Ride home and unloading the car. I am pooped!! But I LOVED Every minute of it for which I think I almost gave to you guys minute by minute lol SORRY!!! And excuse all the rambling I m too tired I don't even think I m gonna re-read it first. So excuse any mistakes.
Good night my friends and eeekkk I have to weight in tomorrow. So fingers crossed that all the walking, biking, and swimming I did helped out lol
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
T-bone steaks, yellow roses and friendship
READ THIS!!!! and then reread it. Especially the last part...
I walked into the grocery store not particularly interested in buying groceries. I wasn't hungry.. The pain of losing my husband of 57 years was still too raw. And this grocery store held so many sweet memories..
He often came with me and almost every time he'd pretend to go off and look for something special. I knew what he was up to. I'd always spot him walking down the aisle with the three yellow roses in his hands.
He knew I loved yellow roses. With a heart filled with grief, I only wanted to buy my few items and leave, but even grocery shopping was different since he had passed on.
Shopping for one took time, a little more thought than it had for two.
Standing by the meat, I searched for the perfect small steak and remembered how he had loved his steak.
Suddenly a woman came beside me. She was blonde, slim and lovely in a soft green pantsuit. I watched as she picked up a large package of T-bones, dropped them in her basket... hesitated, and then put them back. She turned to go and once again reached for the pack of steaks.
She saw me watching her and she smiled. 'My husband loves T-bones, but honestly, at these prices, I don't know.'
I swallowed the emotion down my throat and met her pale blue eyes.
'My husband passed away eight days ago,' I told her. Glancing at the package in her hands, I fought to control the tremble in my voice. 'Buy him the steaks. And cherish every moment you have together.'
She shook her head and I saw the emotion in her eyes as she placed the package in her basket and wheeled away
I turned and pushed my cart across the length of the store to the dairy products. There I stood, trying to decide which size milk I should buy. A Quart, I finally decided and moved on to the ice cream. If nothing else, I could always fix myself an ice cream cone.
I placed the ice cream in my cart and looked down the aisle toward the front. I saw first the green suit, then recognized the pretty lady coming towards me. In her arms she carried a package. On her face was the brightest smile I had ever seen! I would swear a soft halo encircled her blonde hair as she kept walking toward me, her eyes holding mine.
As she came closer, I saw what she held and tears began misting in my eyes.. 'These are for you,' she said and placed three beautiful long stemmed yellow roses in my arms. 'When you go through the line, they will know these are paid for.' She leaned over and placed a gentle kiss on my cheek, then smiled again. I wanted to tell her what she'd done, what the roses meant, but still unable to speak, I watched as she walked away as tears clouded my vision
I looked down at the beautiful roses nestled in the green tissue wrapping and found it almost unreal. How did she know? Suddenly the answer seemed so clear. I wasn't alone.
Oh, you haven't forgotten me, have you? I whispered, with tears in my eyes.. He was still with me, and she was his angel.
Every day be thankful for what you have and who you are.
(Please read all of this, it is really nice)
This is a simple request. If you appreciate life, send this to your friends, including the person that sent it to you.
Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible. Thank you, Lord , that I can see. Many are blind.
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising. Thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are so loud.
Thank you, Lord, for my family.. There are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the picture in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced..
Thank you, Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my job often is monotonous. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.
Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest.
Thank you, Lord, for life.
Pass this on to the friends you know. It might help a bit to make this world a better place to live, right? A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift. A friend is someone to treasure.
For friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with Beauty, Joy and Grace and makes the world we live in a better and happier place!
YOU ARE MY FRIEND!
God bless you and yours.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Week 5 results... I lost 3lbs!!!! YAY me it was a Good week!!! Good news for me and to make it a good start for Week 6
I know its not a ton of weight but its better than last week and its making me want to do the Happy dance lol
Okay so I m going to try and do even better than last week and see what I can do.
Best wishes to everyone this week! Here's to week 6 of our 20 week challenge! So LET'S MOVE IT MOVE IT!!
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