So it's been like *forever* since I've posted a blog!! Ok, only since January, but I'm just sayin'...
I've had so much going on recently--I got engaged
to an amazing man, my best fried is getting married and asked me to be in her wedding--which is 5 hours away! I've been spending a lot of time with my mom in the nursing home since we had a "scare" not too long ago where she was admitted to the hospital's ICU and was very, very ill, I started my own business (on TOP of my full-time job!) selling fabulous Silpada jewelry, and then a mish mosh of summer baby showers, bridal showers, BBQ's, birthdays...Silpada Parties....YIKES!! Where's my wine???!!!
Details: My boyfriend of almost two years asked me to marry him on Memorial Day. We were having a BBQ and had some friends and family over. He came outside with the ring, got on one knee, said some really sweet things that made me and my BFF cry, and I said YES!! For the rest of the day, I was ecstatic...UNTIL....our Doberman puppy (9m old) ate a corn cob, got sick as could be, and had to be rushed to the Pet ER, which cost me over $800, but that's an entirely differnt story!!! LOL
As for the wedding that is faaar away---I used to live in Erie, PA back in the 90's. I moved there two months after graduating high school pretty much on a whim and with only $20 in my pocket, a bus ticket and a suitcase (I did have someone to stay with when I got there--I'm not THAT dumb...lol). That is where I met Diane. We had gotten a job at the same place and were at orientation together. The rest is history. We stuck together like glue for years but then circumstances out of my control (my mom got deathly sick) pulled me back to good 'ol Northeast PA. Of course we stayed in touch, but it just wasn't the same. We slowly drifted apart and only talked once every few months. Then about a week ago she sent me a FB message asking me to be in her wedding next July and she said, "it just wouldn't be the same without you." Yesssss....it brought me to tears. I love this girl like a sister and I've missed her so, so much. I mean, I've been to Erie to visit over the years, but we didn't always get to see each other. I'm so EXCITED! Of course, not so much over the "stiletto" type heels she wants the bridesmaids to wear but.....I'll take some comfy I-can't-stand-these-damn-high-
My mom is doing so much better. See, she smoked most of her life so she has emphysema/COPD (really bad) and on top of that she also has diabetes, colon polyps and a hernia (they won't operate on due to her breathing issues) and that's just to name a few. We had a huge scare a couple weeks ago when she was rushed to the hospital in horrible pain. Her red blood count was extremely low and they had to give her 4 pints of blood. That's when they found the polyps. I was so upset that the nursing home didn't see something when she was going to the bathroom...not to be gross....but REALLY???!! They assumed the black stools were caused by iron but, c'mon--at least TEST it once in awhile!! I'm not going to get started....!!
My Aunt, Uncle and Great Aunt came to visit from Arizona this week. It's my mom's brother and their Aunt and she was THRILLED to see them. We don't get to see them very much as they don't come "in" very often. It was so nice to spend some time with them. They own and operate a resort in Belize called Mama Noots Eco Resort and they have TONS of fun activities available such as ziplining, waterfall repelling, cavern tubing and more. I actually just learned about the place myself. It looks like I am planning a future trip as they said they would give family an awesome discount! Woo Hoo!
As for my second job as an Independent Silpada Rep, I discovered Silpada as I was browsing Facebook. I had never even heard of the "stuff" but an old classmate of mine kept posting how she was going on free vacations (to Hawaii, Niagra Falls, etc.) and how much free stuff she was getting and it really raised my curiosity. So I checked it out. I fell in love with the jewelry immediately! I did a little research into what I would have to do, how much money I could make, etc. and I liked what I saw. I'm having my first party this Sunday where I am the hostess AND the Rep--it's like my "launch" party to get my friends over for some 'girl time.' I'm really looking forward to it.
And like I said, the rest of my summer is a mish mosh of all kinds of events! My neice just bought a house and she is also about 6 months pregnant so they are having a "Reveal the Sex of the Baby" housewarming party. That should be interesting!!
Ok, so I've been talking about other things in my life, but I haven't even posted anything about weight....and as far as that is going, I'm definitely not doing as well as I should be, especially with two weddings coming up (my own and my friend's). But it's all good. I know what I need to do and I've already started (eating better, using my Gazelle while watching some crazy reality TV show, taking Mina on walks and increasing my water intake). The good thing about summer for me is that I don't feel as hungry--does that make sense? HOWEVER, I do get on a slushie kick (coke slushies are my fave)--and YES I know they are loaded with sugar...soooo I've quit slushies cold turkey and am looking into how to make my own low cal slushie!!!
Well, if you have stayed and read ALLLLLL the way to the bottom of this blog---I thank you and I hope you have an AWESOME WEEKEND!!