Here's my weekly Weight Watchers update: I lost 3.4 more pounds.. that makes for 8.4 pounds total. :) I'm very happy with how things are coming along. Also, Tuesday I started walking on my lunch break with two of my co-workers, Angela and Maria... and it seems we are an inspiration! We were given silver stars at our meeting today. I know, it sounds kinda cheesy... but that little silver star totally brought back elementary school mems of those stars the teacher would hand out to the good kids. I would do anything to get one then. Some things never change.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I think I may have missed my calling. Or maybe I was a bit too obsessed with Encyclopedia Brown as a child. Last night, I couldn't sleep... and I accomplished something monumental. That's more than I can say for any other night of insomnia on record. When I was growing up, my brother's best friend, Les, had trouble at home. His mom was a crackhead. One year, she dropped him off at my brother Chris's birthday party and never came back. Les pretty much grew up at our house. Then through some circumstances, he ended up leaving, circa 1997. Two years ago, when my Papa Tom was dying, I tried really hard to find Les because Papa wanted to see him "all grown up." I tried. I couldn't find Les Smith. Well... last night, through some pretty impressive detective work, I FOUND HIM!! I haven't exactly made contact yet... but I have an address and phone number and I'm 100 percent sure it's him! I called, no answer... I drove by his apartment, but it was a little sketchy and it was getting dark and I was alone, so I didn't get out of my car. But I know he's out there. "Out there," HA! It turns out, Les and I live in the same city... the same city we met in when I was 9 and he was 7. I can't wait to see him now. I'll make sure to post an update. Until then, here's a pic of les from a long time ago.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
my cat katy lu-lu muffin head of all heads booger head stinky love girl she is a good girl. that last statement is just about word for word what I say when I get home in the evening. If Katy could speak, what would she tell me about her greeting? Would she even respond? Would you, to that? Either way... I do have a bond with my little 12 lb. (and growing) ball of fur.
As I ponder what step to take next professionally... I'd like to give a shout out to the two men who gave me a chance, and taught me so much. I could never thank Shane Moreland and Gary Stokes enough.
Last Wednesday, I started Weight Watchers. So far, I am doing pretty well. The WW Meeting is at work, which is fabulous because it makes it really hard NOT to go. Plus, it's fun to get to know some of the ladies from upstairs in Sales (it seems like such a different planet up there!) And I'm having a blast going through this with my co-worker, Maria. She's already lost 9 lbs! In one week! And I've lost 5 lbs. Too bad my junk cravings are starting to come up in full force. I'll try to keep track of my weight loss here.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
After Courtney's wedding, I was downloading the pictures from my digital camera when I started to get a little reflective and did some digging. We've been friends so long...
Recently, I had the honor to be the "maid of honor" in my best friend Courtney's wedding. It was a great time. I have never danced so much! I had a blast and it was so great to spend time with Courtney, reconnect with Amber, Sagay and Katie, and make a new friend, Gretchen.
I have to add this: so I was just spell-checking my last blog entry and get this -- apparently the blogger.com spellcheck doesn't recognize the word "blog" or "blogging," it suggests "bloc" and "flogging"!!
Below are the definitions of above suggested words, per dictionary.com:
Bloc : A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action
Flogging : To beat severely with a whip or rod
I do not suggest you try Flogging a Bloc... however Blogging on a blog seems to be quite enjoyable.
Click and enjoy!