Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ten Things Thursday!
1-I didn’t blog on Tuesday because well – after Boston – I just couldn’t. I still weighed in and I lost another ½ pound making my total loss for the year at 15 lbs. even. 16 to go.
2-Negative people suck donkey balls. I will never understand the need to be and feel and act and say negative things constantly. I mean we all do it periodically but I’m talking about the toxically negative Nellys. I want to punch them all in the throat. The world breeds enough negativity on its own without any people helping it if you ask me.
3-It’s been raining for days here. Not just a little rain either. Torrential 3-4 inches a day rain. Rain was always my absolute favorite type of weather ever for most of my life. Until the flood came and wiped out everything physical that my parents owned in a matter of seconds. 5 years later and I’m still pissed.
Because now rain isn’t my favorite anymore. It triggers fear. Because of so much rain lately, around here on all the county roads that have bridges over the rivers – things are not looking good. By today – many bridges will be under water. For now – when you drive over them you look down and you see the brown, muddy, rushing water – inches from where your car is. I was caught off guard by my reaction to the sight of all this water.
Almost like an instant panic attack. Fear gripping at my stomach. Anger wrapped around my heart. I almost froze right there on that bridge like I was paralyzed by the memories. And I’m angry at that reaction. I’m just still angry.
4-Tomorrow is my sister’s birthday and I have a sort of cool gift for her that didn’t cost me anything. My siblings and I lost all of our parent’s and our childhood pictures in the flood and it’s something that bothers us all. The fact that I can’t sit down with my kids and show them when I was a kid – hurts. More than I’d like to admit. The other day though when I was catching up on filing I found a stack of pictures. Of my sister when she was young.
I have no idea why I had them but at some point I must have borrowed them from my mom. I’m going to give them back to my sister so she has them. I’ve often thought about asking all my aunts and uncles for any and all pictures of me or my parents as kids so I can have something to give to my own kids but the amount of work that’d take seems like too much to ask.
5-I’m currently in Week 5 of the weight loss video program that my work offers. This week was a lesson on carbs, fat and protein. She also taught us about “flirt foods” and “cravings”. Flirt foods are foods that you happen upon. Like you walk into a meeting and there are donuts there – and the donuts flirt with you. Flirt foods leave your mind after 10 or so minutes and you can stop thinking about them. Cravings are foods that you can’t stop thinking about no matter how hard you try.
6-I’m a sugarholic. I mean come on – I take baths in Skittles people. The lady on the program suggests that we take an amino acid supplement called L-Glutamin to curb carb and sugar cravings. Great. Another trick that won’t work is what went through my mind BUT I’ve been taking it and I swear to God I don’t crave sweets and if I do see some candy or something on the counter – it’s relatively easy to walk away from it. Holy run on sentence Batman. That’s monumental. I’m the kind of person who if I see the treat – I have to have it – all of it or seconds or thirds or whatever. To turn it down without feeling like I’m white-knuckling to make that decision is huge. I don’t know if it’s actually the pill or a placebo type effect.
7-Tonight the only thing on my agenda is to do a puzzle. A 1000 piece puzzle of an elk. I told Rambo I needed more puzzles and I kid you not – he went out and bought me a few and one was of an elk. WTF? Seriously? You have to hunt them, talk about them, plan trips around them and now I have to do puzzles with them in it? Great. That’s my glamorous life. A table, a puzzle, probably a Mountain Dew and me for a good 4 hours. Try not to be too jealous.
8-My oldest daughter told me she wants to go shopping for summer tank tops and shorts this weekend. I said no because we’re still running the furnace in the house. I refuse to shop for summer items wearing snow boots and a parka. The forecast for this weekend is SNOW. Motherf*ckingNature can bite my chubby ass. She is a huge douche-kabob. It’s going to be May. Cripes.
9-I have on 5 inch high stiletto hooker heels today. I have decided that every time Explosive Man walks by my office to go blow up in the bathroom I am going to throw my shoe at him and aim for his neck. It’s okay. He’ll be covered by worker’s compensation.
10-I took off work 3 hours early yesterday with the sole intention of napping and watching HGTV so I can stare at all the hot contractors. It’s good for the soul. Seriously. Try it.
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