Holy Cow–time again to get in touch with our goals and dreams; letting you all know how things are going here and touching base with everyone else through our Wednesday Meme. You can link up and join us through Coffee. Cupcakes. Cards. Oh My! and Natalie Collinson. Most of us are here every Wednesday (or sometimes later), so stop by, say hi and feel free to chime in!
First the bad news
Well, Jenny Craig is still just a whisper on the wind. I might make it back there eventually; but for now, my dog is quite happy as I run/walk him around the block(s) several times a week. I have managed not to have to go clothes shopping for larger sizes; but my poor credit card is screaming at the clothes I bought recently through my local CABI gal. Can you say “intervention”?
On that same note, did you know that buying skechers does not give you a great-looking butt? I guess its going to take a little more work(ing out) for that.
Another thing I learned this week: vitamins and coffee on an empty stomach do not make for a pleasant morning. I’ve managed to try several combinations of when and where and how I take them, and right now it seems to work best if I keep them right next to my toothbrush and take them before I go to bed.
I’m sitting here staring at a looming stack of magazines; yes, I do subscribe to only a few, but they tend to stack up rather quickly and I hate to throw them away until I’ve at least scanned through the pages. Unfortunately, I have this same problem with the newspaper but I’m learning to throw those away if I haven’t cracked them open after 3 days.
I’ve also been making a haphazard attempt to keep up with the Fly Lady; and although my sink is not sparkling, I’ve made great advances in removing some of the clutter around here.
Lastly, in a shout-out to a very dear friend (you know who you are), I have been reminded of something I learned a long time ago. Love isn’t always enough. When we’re young, I think a lot of us think things will always work out for the best; but as we get older we find that isn’t necessarily the case. Who started that whole fairy-tale happy ending stuff anyway?
Being in love can sometimes really suck (especially when you’re in there more than the other person). And there are no special words or magic charms that can make the pain go away. You’d think it wouldn’t hurt as much, when your heart breaks for the second (or third or fourth) time; but it does. The only thing I know is that times like this is when friends matter. So look to your friends, especially when they need you; and don’t shut them out when they think you might need them–we’re all in this together after all.