Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Today was such an up and down day. First of all, I stepped on the scale and it was UP by almost 2 pounds. That started the day off on the wrong foot. Then, we got a letter from the homeowners insurance saying that we needed to replace our roof in order to renew our insurance! That is something that I never expected! I didn't realize that that was even something that a homeowners insurance co. would get involved in. I can understand it, but have never heard of that happening to anyone else before. That threw me for a loop, as I have been trying so hard to pay off our debts, but these kinds of things are always happening. I had to go into town for a doctor's appt., so decided to look around for a dress to wear to my step-daughter's wedding. I actually found one! That was a very positive event. I didn't think I would ever find one that looked half way decent. It is actually pretty, and I don't think I look too chunky in it. I hope it will look good when I try it on at home. While I was in the under garments department looking for a body slimmer slip type of thing, my cell rang. Some man asked if it was Cathy, I said it was. He went on to say he was an old friend, one of my first friends and kept telling me stuff about how we knew each other, but I just couldn't think of who it was. He wanted me to guess. Finally he said he had a cat named Crazy Babies, then I new instantly who it was. We had become friends when I was 13, and had just moved here from North Dakota. He was 18. WOW! We are now 56 and 61! I haven't seen him or talked to him in 36 years! It was really bizarre, to be standing there looking at undergarments and talking for about 30 minutes. Then I finally get my stuff and go in the dressing room and my phone rings again! It is another old friend, who had just been called by the same guy who called me. So we had to talk for about 30 minutes also, while I am standing in the dressing room trying to compress my body into a slip the size of a preteen!
I set a record for the longest I had ever been in one department store. It was good talking to them, though a bit surreal! I was finally on my way home when my daughter called me and said she had been out to eat with her boyfriend, and now they can't get her car started. She said the air conditioning would not turn off, even when the car was totally turned off. I told her to call AAA, and I would be there in a few minutes. It was right on my way home. I stopped and tried pulling fuses, to no avail. I left her waiting for AAA. She came home about an hour after me. The air conditioning was STILL on. My husband and I tried everything we could think of, but could not get it to turn off. So we drove it to the mechanic, put the key in the door and left it out front, with the air conditioning running, and left. We did not know what else to do. I hope it will stop when the battery goes dead. I hope we didn't cause any worse harm. By the time we got back home it was 11:00 p.m. What a day! I am not too pleased with the progress I am making sticking to a low calorie plan. I mess up every night and have a bowl of cheerios with a banana. EVERY NIGHT! That's about 310 calories, and makes the difference between staying under my calorie intake level and going over. I just crave those carbs. Any suggestions on how to get beyond these cravings?