Day 30: One thing you’re excited for

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Ok. So, I have to let you in on a little secret. The only reason I was pushing to finish this challenge, was for this particular post.

One thing I am excited for is this weekend. If you are a music addict, or slightly in the know about music festivals, you will know that this weekend is the first ACL Fest weekend. I’ve been for the past couple of years, due to my philanthropic bestie with testes. The first year I went, he purchased the wristband as a survivor gift. Last year, I was able to go in a designated driver capacity. This year, I’ll be paying him back, but I’m most excited about it because…..I am taking my children! My son is 10, so this is the last year that he would be able to get in for free with an adult pass. He’s going to be so excited, and he’s been begging for me to take him to a concert. Any concert. He doesn’t care.

The great thing about this festival is the fact that they have a festival in the festival. Austin Kiddie Limits. It’s a kid’s tent that has activities and children’s performers. The School of Rock always performs, and though it’s not the kids from the movie, my children have seen the movie and are in awe of the fact that these people are their age. I can’t wait to show them in person, that they too can play an instrument, if they so choose. My son enjoys most of the music that I do, so I’m sure he’ll want to experience everything there is to experience. My daughter is a Top 40 chick, so the pickings may be slim for her. She’ll enjoy Kiddie Limits, because she likes Steve Songs from PBS Kids, and they will have crafts for her to do.

So, that’s going to be my weekend. Pretty exciting. I can’t wait to introduce my children to this amazing event, and post all of the fun pictures on Monday 🙂

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Day 29: 5 weird things that you like

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1. My husband – trust me.

2. Potato salad sandwiches – I can’t remember exactly when this started, but I remember that I got it from my daddy. He was probably high with the munchies when he made this delicious dinner for me, but that’s ok. It’s stuck now. I don’t know if I actually still like eating it, or it just reminds me of him. Either way, you should try it.

3. Chick Fil A waffle fries with ketchup and mayonnaise – Have you had this nectar of the gods?!? Sweet, tangy, and salty! It’s the ultimate stoner/pms/kid who eats their feelings food!!

Geez! I can’t think of 5 things. If I like something, I automatically stop thinking of it as weird. I haven’t been told of anything strange that I like, but if I think of something else, I’ll have to write it down.

Day 28: Somewhere you’d like to move to or visit

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Well, this is a broad subject.  There are a lot of places I would like to visit, and not move to. On the other hand, there’s nowhere else I’d rather live than where I am right now.

1. Canada – I’d only like to visit in the Summer, because I don’t do snow well, and I hear that the summers are glorious!! I live in Texas, and summers here are hot, humid, and miserable.

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2. Seattle – Again, only in the summer, because cold and rain don’t mix well. Also, there’s a girl who lives there that I would love to meet! We “met” on Instagram and realized quickly that we were sisters of the soul. So many parallel life situations that it was kind of scary/spooky.

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3. Greece – The pictures that I have seen look amazing! I would want to go with my children, so that we could explore all of the history that the great country has to offer.

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4. Disneyworld – Once more, somewhere I’d like to take my children. This, at least, will happen before I die or they get too old (pssh! Who’s too old for DW?!?)

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Day 27: A quote you try to live by

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Yes, I know it’s October, and my writing challenge should be finished, but it isn’t. Suck it! Just kidding. You don’t have to suck anything you don’t want to.

This quote, I feel, is a bastardization of:

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.” ~ Swedish proverb

I hardly ever let worry or stress control my life, and it drives my husband cuh-razy! He is a constant worrier. Sometimes I feel like he enjoys it, or that it’s what drives him. That’s why I have a feeling he has an ulcer at the moment.  My best friend worries…a lot….about everything. It’s enough to drive a saint to drink.

I’m available to them for advice at a moments notice, even though I know that it will not be taken. I’m a human sounding board, and I will listen to all of their problems. I hardly ever never roll my eyes at what they deem life’s greatest problems at the moment. I love them both. In very different ways. I think that’s the main reason I am able to listen to them, because I love them more than I could ever hate their complaining/worrying.

Popeye’s is the shiznit!

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Also known as, “Holy shit! I weigh how much?!?”

We’re trying, again. My bestie with testes, the hubs, and I will be together in a weight loss journey that will have one absolute result. Me, in tears, begging for some Popeye’s mashed potatoes.

I love food, and I hate working out. At my age, I need, nay HAVE, to take better care of myself. My metabolism is only going to get slower, and I really don’t want to be an embarrassment to my children (at least, not accidentally).

So, in the spirit of full disclosure, I am a 37 year old mother of two. I am 5’4″, and I weigh….(gasp) 207 pounds!!!! Vert der ferk?!? THAT’S ALMOST TWO WHOLE PEOPLE!!!

I thank my daddy for giving me the body type that equally distributes fat, so I don’t actually look my weight. Don’t worry. I won’t be updating the world on my diet all the time, because lawd knows this is true:

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You can bet your sweet ass if something significant occurs, you will read about it, though. Probably as a headline. On the front page of a national newspaper/magazine 😉

 

Day 21: What you hope your future will be like…

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I have to admit, I didn’t want to write this prompt, because it actually said, “How you hope your future will be like” and it made me cringe.

I hope that my future is full of the right choices. I hope my future is long and steady. I hope my future is made of righteous decisions. I hope I’m able to help plan my daughter’s wedding, and dislike my daughter in law because she’s not good enough for my son.

None of us are promised tomorrow, so I hope that my future is devoid of regret. I hope that I can show my children how much I love them, and that they’ll understand that everything I’ve done had been in their best interest.

I hope that I have a long, meaningful future.

Chocolate tastes better than thin feels….

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So, the hubs, the bestie with testes, and I are starting a weight loss challenge. 20 pounds by Christmas. I know. I know. “What about Thanksgiving?!?” I’m just gonna have to suck it up.

I live a very sedentary life, so that will be my biggest challenge. I’m not an overeater. I skip meals all the time(I know that’s unhealthy). I just can’t motivate myself to exercise. There are so many other things that I would rather do than squats, pushups, or burpees.

I also wish that meal supplements tasted better. A friend hooked me up with some Cinch from Shaklee. They said it would be tasty and filling….lies and propaganda!! It took all I had to not become bulimic for a moment. There are only 15 servings in a container, so I’ll try to stomach it for a while.

I really, truly need my two guys to keep me accountable, but with love and caring 🙂 Don’t be mean, guys!