well, these past few days have been very stressful. some good stress, some not-so-good.
just a heads up, this blog is probably gonna be all over the place... so i am sorry ahead of time.
money is tight for my family... just like it is for most people. my husband and i work long hours, and many days to make ends meet. (again, like most families)... our car broke down...AGAIN. in the past few months we have put over $2,000 in to it. this time, like previous times, it is something major. it is an older car, so of course there will be problems, but it is getting a little over the top now. i have been very consistent with my eating and exercising for quite sometime, but after the car broke down, i just couldn't hold it together. i fell apart and had a mcdonalds quarter pounder with cheese, large fries and large coke
, and of course, my ultimate vice... MILK DUDS!
. my work has been stressful, family has been adjusting to new jobs, back to school, ect., then this. and this new repair will probably be $500... at that amount, it might as well be $5,000. we have tried to get loans in the past, for a new used car, but haven't been able to get one. i have no idea how we are gonna do this.
so, i am so stressed, and now have just DEVORED mcdonalds (seriously, i don't think i even tasted it).
but instead of doing what i normally do, have serious thoughts of vomiting up everything, going to bed, and cover my head... guess what i did?
i asked my husband if we could go for a walk!
it wasn't a fast pace, at all, but i talked out how i was feeling. we still do not have any idea what we are going to do, but at least we walked and talked about things.
i was supposed to go to a block party this evening with my family, but with things still so stressful, i needed to stay home. i know this might not be what others think i should do, but i know if i would have gone, i would have eaten WAY too much to "self-medicate",
and maybe had a few drinks
, making me feel worse. so, instead, i went grocery shopping and got a lot of healthy foods! AND i did one of my workout dvds!
okay, so you are thinking... what the heck? what does any of this hafta do with treadmills and shoes and melissa gilbert (from little house on the prairie).
. well, i will tell you!
so, while i was shopping for healthy stuff, i got a text from a friend, who said she had a lead on a used treadmill, and did i want it? DID I WANT IT??? duh, YES! as a gift to me, she paid for it! so, now i have a used treadmill
(proform, seems to work pretty well) i was wondering how i was gonna walk for this winter! praise be to God! he answered my prayer!
shoes, well, i needed new walking/running shoes
, and my mom got me a pair, for my birthday! so, now i have new shoes! again, praise be to God!
and then... da, da, da!!!!! i saw melissa gilbert and her husband walking downtown, in my town that i live in!
now, that might not mean much to you, but i LOVE "little house on the prairie". i have the whole series (all the seasons) on dvd! i can watch the first 2 minutes of any episode and tell you what one it is! ANYway, there she was, just walking downtown! i was riding in the car, and it wouldn't matter anyway, i would never approach her, unless it was okay. i don't want to be a pain. but can you believe it??? i saw one of my most beloved tv stars just walking around!
so many emotional things going on, i just started tearing up... goodness, what a day i have had! a new (well, new to ME) treadmill, new walking shoes, AND catching a glimpse of "half-pint". i mean no disrespect, but HOW COOL IS THAT???
anyway, God hasn't shown me what to do about a car yet, but he DID give me a bit of a reprieve today!
if i could, i would like to ask for your prayers about what we need to do about a car. some guidance about where to go, and what to do.... and i will continue to praise him for taking care of my needs, of healthy foods, treadmill, shoes, and a glimpse of an actress that i love!
did i mention... it is my 46th birthday tomorrow! besides having my family around me, i don't need anything more for my birthday!