Trigger---Wowza on your planned trips. You are so good at this. The one to Savannah particularly intrigues me as I've never been. Not much of a mountain gal myself, unless it includes water. I am the original Cancer water baby.
But, think it's cool that kiddo has a taste to see and experience different things, and so loving that you're answering to that. In the end, it all seems so quick, and they're gone, off to their own lives---even if it didn't feel that way while it was happening.
I just think it's so great how much you three travel and spend time together, wherever you go. What a memory making machine that is, and a kid's GOOD memories are SO important---a guideline to the life they want to lead as an adult.
Ha! I'm getting a kick out of how you are fighting this "diet" thing all the way, hating it with aplomb! Can't help but see you again as my Annie Oakley---this time on a bucking steer---call him the diet. But you're not letting go, and I feel sorry for the steer.
And I'm in the stands yelling you go Trig, you got this! Bravo!
Seriously, do think it will get easier if not delightful. Once those pounds start to fall off, and THEY WILL, and the clothes slip up instead of having to be tugged, your mojo will rise again.
REMEMBER, it's not forever. Get to where you're satisfied ENOUGH, stay there long enough for your body to embrace that weight, and THEN changes can happen. Not big ones, but big enough to not feel like you're on a diet. The worst. I know.
Untill the rewards start coming in, you just keep ranting pal, but stay on that dang steer.
Jaz---You little speed demon!!! I have a pal like you, and frankly, I hate it when she drives. I CANNOT believe we aren't pulled over every time. I usually offer to drive, not worth the white knuckles.
Yeah, those speeding points are a big deal, so you watch your foot on that pedal missy. Enough to pay the huge tickets, but then comes the insurance hikes, and finally, you get enough points, 9 here, and you don't drive for awhile, or at least with severe restrictions---like to work and back. I know, I sound like a mom, but I am one, and sometimes I can't help it.
Your date---sounds more to me like you guys just don't have much in common then the matter of age...although one 3 year marriage for him at his age would make me worry about his abilities to partner up. Still, maybe it's worth a go at it as a friend at least. I know you would love more of those in Atlanta. One of my best male pals started as a date that didn't click in the romance department, but we sure have had fun as pals.
Oh my, your pulled pork on romaine w/slaw and goat cheese sounds so good, my mouth is watering! You too are rising again!
Lori---Thinking with the job gone, you'll find making time to work out easier. I'm not hearing you really like to run. Have heard over the years that you like to "work out" meaning more variety than running. Me too. Imo, running is something that gets into your soul, or it doesn't.
Cool that you had some good swings today, even if it was a messy game.
Nic---LOVING your pix! OMG, what a great trip you're on. Everything looks very European, and I love the Canadians. My BFF is from Winnipeg and I'm so drawn to her Canadian sensibility.
We worked our butts off this weekend, hubby more than me, but I actually have a large work project from big client that took several hours this weekend. 2 different shoots, each with 3 sub shoots in the series I shared w/you gals. It's A LOT of idea work, writing, choosing merch, figuring out layout and shots.
Did get about 7 good sized boxes packed, taped up and labeled. The trick right now is to pack everything I don't need to stage the house.
Met w/the Mgr of the Apartments we'd like to move into, and there are some decisions coming up fast. Will not say more for now, stresses me out, but will tell y'all when it comes down.
Today is my 7th day on the LC re-boot. Ended up having a treat day Friday, which was unplanned. After we met w/the mgr. we visited my pal who lives there and she insisted we stay for dinner. She is an amazing cook. No regrets, and not a huge slip, but definitely not on plan.
However, stayed on plan yesterday and today. So 7 days, one treat meal, good enough.