Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .
The excitement is getting harder and harder to push down .. one of these days very soon; will be a big POOF where my chair once sat .. lol lol ..
Yesterday was a wonderful day .. starting out with my exercise .. and talking to friends over coffee .. Hubby went downtown to get free money .. and well -- he won the game of "at least 50% takehome" .. lol ..
He came home as I was cleaning up the kitchen; asking if I wanted the good news or the bad news .. Well -- I'm one for getting rid of the bad as fast as possible .. I asked for the bad .. He had been texting me because he had 100 free spins on the particular game he was playing .. and it was with my card.. but when the card sits idle for so long; it kind of freezes up and the computer system looks at it as "abandoned" .. I was thinking to tell him to pull my card out, because well -- it isn't needed during free spins bonuses .. lol .. and he was so excited seeing more and more free spins that he never thought about it .. I didn't and he didn't and well my card froze .. and there was still $10 of free money on it .. lol lol ..He told me that and I almost fell on the floor laughing .. lol lol .. He had a busy day with his Wii bowling and then taking mom shopping ... I told him I could go down after my pampering session, or I could wait until he comes home and we could go down together .. lol ... In order to release it, the owner of the card has to go to the service booth, and get it reinstated .. lol .. He was trying to think of any reason .. I told him it's not going to be a problem .. I'm sure there are alot of people that "just run in" during the day .. lol lol .. I had to just laugh at him .. :)
His good news by the way is the $5 that he DID play with .. won him a good chunck of money for a 25 cent bet .. lol ... so he "got his 50%" .. lol lol ..
He left for his bowling, and it was time for me to leave for my pampering .. I decided to get my nails done as well .. may as well start out clean and fresh for my vacapampering .. :)
I got there, and I was the only one in there for quite awhile .. I went back to my old place .. and had the pleasure of men taking care of me .. I don't know his name, but I love it when he does my pedicures .. and Andy took care of my nails .. (the owner) .. I felt like I was prestige .... at least for a little while !!!!
I left there, and stepped outside, and froze !!! I had my fleece jacket on, shoes with no socks, but not sandles, and oh my goodness; the wind just cut right through me !!! I was thinking of making another stop or 2, but that so changed, with the weather .. I just wanted to get home, and get cozy .. I stayed "dressed" because that way I wouldn't have to fuss when hubby did get home .. just put my shoes and socks on ..
On the way home, I thought to myself.. Jewelry for vacation .. and thought I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring or engagement ring comfortably in the last 2ish years at least ..
I came home and headed upstairs, and tried them on ..
I put on my wedding ring, and actually had it on for few hours until getting ready for bed .. by then my fingers had started to swell, as I had had more sodium than normal .. and it was starting to become uncomfortable .. but I could wear it .. The engagement ring still needs alittle more time .. it fits, but would be a challenge to take on and off putting on lotions .. so that one is waiting .. I don't think my wedding ring will be going with me on vacation, as I know I retain water when I fly .. at least for a few days .. I don't want to take the chance of it being in my luggage ... so best staying home .. but I got it on, and I actually wore it for a few hours .. it's getting closer !!!!! Find every little NSV that you can find, that can keep you going to the next big step in getting healthier ..
in my pedicure ... when he works with my heels; you have to hold your foot up .. I know that I had that success before, but since doing exercises to strengthen my core; there wasn't even a second thought
I'm wearing size 1x pants when a few months ago, I was wearing 3x ... 2x as tight
I was able to get my wedding ring on and wear it.
I'm able to move without pain ..
these are the little things that I work with because the scale does nothing but creep and snail .. these are the little things that keep me going and the scale may not move for yet another year .. but I know that it will come sooner or later, but as long as I feel great; and feel that I'm getting healthier; I know the scale will eventually give up !!!! and I WILL WIN !!!!!
I got home and when I went upstairs, they got caught in the act .. My Stowaways wannabe's .. Little did they know that my case is so packed there is NO room for even a mint ... lol .. but gotta give them credit for trying !!!! :) (don't tell them but my carryon purse only has a plastic bag in it .. shhhhhhhhhh) (yes .. they will be checked before we leave .. lol)
Hubby got home about 3:30ish and we decided to go downtown first, and then grab a sammich on the way back .. :) Glad we did that because traffic was at least with us this time .. lol .. We got my card reinstated, and went to finish up our free money .. :)
We left right after that .. I didn't feel like playing .. I'll be having enough playing in the next 2 weeks .. and I'm pretty much pooped out of slot machines .. (this is a good thing) .. thank goodness I am traveling with the KING of tourguides .. :)
We stopped and had a sandwich on the way home .. Hubby was pretty well pooped, because he'd been going since about 5 in the morning .. and I was tired .. We got home, and I went upstairs and did my exercises and got ready for bed, and just sat and watched TV, and fell asleep .. This time change has us messed up again .. and getting dark by 4ish, has my body clock all goofed, and is making me more of a morning person again (because there's just so much that the body can sleep ..lol)
The good news is I HAVE been having good nights sleeps ... and have been feeling good during the days, I know my quilt is upstairs waiting for me .. and I'm itching to get to it; however; when my excitement building up for vacation .. I'm afraid I'll mess it up .. I have some ideas and they are not that terribly easy (in my mind) .. so the best thing for me is to just put it on the side until after vacation .. That leaves me with well .. not much so I'm getting eaten up by TV shows .. lol lol .. That's the only bad thing about vacations; is I don't want to start anything, that I will have to put aside until later !!! lol lol lol .. Such dilemmas .. huh ?? lol
I thought it was sooo sweet yesterday .. Next week Tuesday was our dinner with my "monthly" friends .. and I had told Kathy, that I wasn't going to be able to make it. Yesterday Wendy texted me and asked "if they change the dinner to tonight; would I be able to make it" .. I told her thank you .. but I have a luncheon with mom and her friends today; and well -- wouldn't be able to make it .. She came back with "it would be a 6:30 dinner, because Marilyn had to work" .. I thanked her again, and told her I thought she was sweet, but that's too much food for one day .. (They are going to Chili's, and I enjoy their quesidea explosion salad .. and it's big)
That gave me a warm feeling all over .. and I thought that was soo sweet !!!
As I said ... I'm taking mom to lunch with her card party friends .. It's a restaurant that mom likes, and she said she was paying for my lunch .. :) and I get to enjoy spending time with mom and her friends .. I'm actually looking forward to it !!!! :) We're all meeting at 1 this afternoon .. :)
All I can say is right now .. I am in a very happy and content place .. it's a wonderful place, and I know I step out every once in a while; I beeline right back again .. The door is always open to my happy and content place .. Stop in and visit !!! :)
Until then .. Have a great day !!!!!