Let's hear if for ME!
I've always been a starter...but rarely a finisher...it's what we creative types do. Big dreams, big inspiration, big plans....short attention span...pitiful and dismal follow through...to run over the finish line...nearly impossible!
Until NOW...the 62nd year of my crazy patchwork quilt of a life...I've done it...I've carried myself over the finish line of an extremely challenging new eating plan and an even more challenging life changing perspective developed during this last 28 days on the plan...of who and who might not be healthy falling under the cherished term of friend.
I've made adjustments and they for once...have been for MY health and MY peace of mind.
I've FINALLY gotten to the stage in my life where I realize procrastination is not doing me a bit of good in reaching the fullest potential for the life I want to lead. Procrastination is a very fine friend of mine...but I've finally discovered it's a fri~nemy. Ahem...much like certain 3-D characters in my field of vision also.
This weekend we skipped our dine in/dine out group. This is about the 3rd week in a row and feathers are getting ruffled.
The friend that was to have the group to her house for dinner called everyone at the last minute because she and her husband had to leave town in a hurry. In the past...I would have been the one to step in and either do the hostessing myself...or find a replacement so as not to let the group (oh my
) miss their usual Friday or Saturday night get together. This time since I wasn't involved as a particularly active member they had no one to save their little soiree.
Any time their plans get ditched...it's a national tragedy...I'm telling you it is!
Another friend stops by our consignment shoppe to find out why the hostess blew up their plans and made a silly little remark to my hubs in my absence that they haven't seen us in SO long but heard from another friend (I'm telling you this group is like a bad game of telephone line) that it was because they were a bad influence on me because I couldn't be around them without drinking wine.
Since it's banned from my diet this is not negotiable. She got it half right...I actually said I couldn't TAKE being around this group of sometimes wonderful, sometimes snitty, well...more oft times snitty women without having a glass or two or THREE of my vino!
Isn't it funny how people that you have known for 25+ years can get so hostile when they are denied the pleasure of being the mean girls...they are the one's that have always done the rejection...when it comes winging back at them...it doesn't sit well at all...and I'm saying at their ages...it's really a funny human observation to witness.
We may go this weekend (IF we get invited) I've decided to repeat my FMD plan (I'll have to take my meal if we do attend) and see how long I can keep it going.
I'm not promising another 28 days...but I'll do the best I can because I do like the results I'm seeing. Again...I have to think long and hard about our weekend meet ups...I hate to lose touch with the group entirely...there are some of the 20 fold members that I would truly miss..and the truth of the matter is they just don't have the chutzpah to break away from the group...so if we want to see them it most likely will be in the group setting. We are too busy through the week with our biz to do things with them separately. On the weekends it's the group meet up event...as sacred as Sunday school.
Sooooo it's something of a dilemma and I just have to figure it out week to week. AND there is the absolute truth of the matter..this group is a whole lot easier to take with a glass or two of vino and I'm NOT going to bust my plan by drinking just to cope. I'll just need to step into my big girl panties with a selzer and lime and suck it up buttercup!
Today the hubs and I took a stroll through a very lovely art festival and I found some of the cutest book markers with awesome sayings on them.
Now this is TOTALLY weird..but instead of thinking of the fleshie friends in my life to give them to I was thinking of my Sparky friends...I bought several and buying them brought pure JOY to my heart...now THAT my friend...IS FRIENDSHIP!
Tomorrow I'm getting a day off to shop for my produce and work on my bookkeeping at home...gotta love that DH for taking over the helm...he's a keeper for sure for sure!