Saturday, February 28, 2015

We are getting old

Yesterday was fun. Lots if food, alcohol, love and laughter. My home girl showed me how to make enchilada casserole (yummy).

Right now I'm blogging from one of the guest bedrooms. My homegirl's house is amazing! It definitely gives me a glance into things I would want in my own house, if I ever do the mortgage thing.

One thing I find funny is that we were all sleep by midnight! A bunch of late 20s to mid 30 years olds on a girls weekend asleep by midnight! SMH...we old! LOL

I just heard one of my home girls turn the shower on. Guess we will be slowly starting our day soon. I have no clue what the plan is and I really don't care. Long as I get more time with these ladies. The Lord only knows when we all will be able to be together again. One friend is getting married at the end of the year, but its around the time that another friend is expected to have her baby, so that not be the time the WHOLE crew gets together again *shrug*

This trip has been bad for my health. I intentionally dehydrated myself during that long bus ride so I would not have to pee on the bus. I am NOT making that mistake on the way back tomorrow (just got a little sad knowing we are going back to our individual lives tomorrow :( ) but I can tell that my body is dehydrated and I don't like it. Then add on the delicious food and alcohol calories I consumed, smh....No wonder my girls can't tell that I lost 80+ pounds. I won't lie, I was looking forward to their reaction to my weight loss, but there wasn't one. I can't visually see the change that others do...and I guess they can't either *sigh* Maybe next time they will notice.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tales from the Greyhound

Well, the font on my phone looks huge when I blog. I hope it looks normal on a computer, lol!

Anywho, I started my journey to TX last night. As I was on my way to the station, the snow began. We drove through the whole storm and it was very scary! The first driver was rude, but he got me to my first pit stop safely.

Power went out at my place around 330am. Pooka was scared and called her father after she called me. He wanted to play super hero and actually wanted me to arrange one of her friends families to meet him half way to go get her...ummmmmmm nah, I am not telling nobodies parent or guardian to go out in bad weather because my child is anxious for some reason about being without power for awhile.

 As far as the bus trip. Its okay. Right now the driver is showing signs of fatigue. The bus is cold because she is trying to keep herself up for these last 40 miles to Atlanta. This young female passenger with a halter top and leggings on (literally) asked the driver to turn the heat on because she was cold. Imagine that, lol! When the driver explained why she had the temp low, 73 degrees Fahrenheit, the passenger said, "that's not fair!!!!!!" I wanted to laugh at the passenger. Yes, it is a tad nippy on the bus, but I rather have a cold bus than a sleeping bus driver! Little miss no clothes on in the winter time will just have to suck it up! LOL!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1 more day

     Tomorrow evening I will be on a bus to Texas! The trip will be long, but I leave in the evening so I am sure I will sleep a good portion of the trip! I am soo glad I chose to ride vs. driving this time. I have not packed not one thing! The only thing I have done to prepare for this trip is get my hair redone, LOL! I plan to keep it simple so the only thing I really need to do is throw some outfits together. I hope the buses are not crowded so I can put my legs on the seat next to me. This trip is much needed. I have not seen this set of friends since April! Soo excited!

     Once a month I would love to travel to a place that I have never been before. That's a free floating goal I have for myself in 2015. The place can be an hour to days away from Raleigh. I don't care as long as it's somewhere I've never been before. I believe that is a reasonable goal! In my head I plan on hitting up a lot of states...and of course the HUGE Europe trip in June!

Well, let me get my day started. The sooner I start the sooner I finish.


Friday, February 20, 2015

D**n titties

One of the first things that I noticed getting smaller on my body were my breast, then everything else...

So just now, I noticed that my boobs have become even smaller. It's a good sign, but geez...why the tata's gotta be the first to go?

*Thinking out loud*

Outside vs. Inside

I take a lot of pictures of myself. Most of them I delete. If I liked the pic, I used to post it on FB or send it to someone. Now I send them to my email or save them to my laptop.

It's one a.m. and I am up blogging, SMH

Out of the hundreds of pictures that I have of me on my laptop, some stemming back to Feb 2014, I wish I knew what I looked like...

Let me explain.

When I look in the mirror, what I see with my eyes does not match what I see in my head or feel in my body. I await the day where what I see, what's in my head, and how I feel match.

This probably doesn't make sense.

I need to be sleep.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Do you want to build a snowman? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I am over this ice, sleet, snow stuff!

My director actually came and picked me up. He lives 10 mins from me so he offered to take me to work. That's more PTO I can save! Woot woot! I have soo many travel plans circulating in my head and I need to store enough PTO to cover it all :)

I need a 4 wheel drive or least a front wheel drive vehicle next. I learned that front wheel vehicles are better for winter weather.

We were listening to the grown up urban station on the way home. You know, not the young urban station that plays 2Chainz...the adult urban station that plays Frankie Beverly. It got uncomfortable when they played "Quiet Storm" type songs. I made it a point to talk the entire time the song was on, LOL!

Being in the passenger seat is soooooooooooooooooooo nice!

There was another snow blast as we were on the way back to Raleigh. It will freeze overnight and we will have more ice rinks in the morning! Which means, Pooka will probably have the entire week out of school.

Lucky her.


I hate icy roads

I took yesterday off because I can't nor want to learn how to drive in icy conditions. Taking the day off and relaxing was a blessing to my body. I feel a lot better than I have in awhile. However, I really need to get into work today, if only for a few hours. I am going on vacation next week and I have a hair appointment Friday afternoon so all this extra time off is swallowing up the little PTO time I have left.

I have the car warming up as I post and I have watched a few videos about driving in icy conditions.

I am scared.

I don't want to do this.

I am going to suck it up, put on my big girl panties, and face my fear in about 50 mins.

Lord help me.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wintery Mix

Most people that live in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas, don't like winter weather. That is why some of us live here. We will take a summer full of wet, nasty, pollinated, triple digit, make you wanna slap somebody weather over a day or 2 of winter stuff.

So we had a wintery mix last night. It is very pretty to see my neighborhood covered in white. Schools are closed and most of the state is shut down cuz we don't like ice. I think it's funny, people from places where they get significant winter weather always like to make fun of people here. To them, I say, "go outside and have fun. Drive your professional winter weather driving butt where ever you please. I will be in the house with my oatmeal, posted up, until I can see some non frozen concrete. I will NOT be in your way!"

I really am posted up with some oatmeal right now. It's sooooo good!

Out of boredom I decided to try on several pairs of pants from "that side of the closet". You know that side of the closet where stuff don't fit like they used to, but you hold on to it anyways? That "one day" side? Well, I am happy to report that I have added 5 pairs of pants back into my rotation! Two pairs require me to shimmy a little bit, but they fasten, zip up, and I can sit and breathe in them again! Woot woot! Yet, another confidence booster and motivational tool! *dancing*

Monday, February 16, 2015

DDR records *weight stuff info for self*

Back in January of 2003 I brought a PS2 and a new game called DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) Max 2. I got it because I was determined to "lose this baby weight, for real this time." LOL! Anywho...if you had a memory card, you could save your information (calories burned, weight, etc). This morning I plugged in my PS2 just to research how much I weighed back then.

This is my timeline from July 1998 to now. I am putting this here for my personal records only. So when I hit my ultimate goal, I can look back to this blog and do an update :)

Sooooooo, yeah, ignore this entry :)

10/1999 = 260s
1/1/03 = 360s
2/21/04 = 360s
12/11/04 = 312
2/21/05 = 320s
1/10/06 =  340s
11/12/06 = 360s
3/6/09 = 370s
1/1/10 = 400s
3/2011 = 417
6/28/14 = 442.8
2/15/15 = 363