Reading this article today reminded me of my friend Irene and what she told me a few months back.

She had called me and was talking to me about going to the psychic. She loves psychics and takes everything they say as the gospel truth. Irene wanted me to go to a new psychic she discovered and gave me her name and phone number. Of course I was not going to but obliged her by taking the name and number. She called a little bit later and asked if I ever went, I told her no, but if she wants to ask the psychic something about me while she is there, she is more than welcome.

Irene goes to her appointment and gives the woman my name and date of birth. Irene said that was all she gave her.

Psychic: I see she has female problems, has she had a miscarriage?

Irene: No I don’t think so.

P: I see something there…she has something wrong with her.

P: Tell her not to worry, she will have a son within the next three years. He will have fair skin and she will love him with all of her heart.

I don’t know what else was said but this is what she reported back to me from her visit. I still think about that some-days and it gives me a chuckle! I think it was pretty ballsy of the psychic to name specifics like, it will be a boy, he will have fair skin and it will be within the next three years. I have to admit it does make me wonder!

Losing Weight

Well as most of you know I have lost about 7-8 pounds. I have cut back on my eating entirely. Prior to my weight loss I was not watching what I ate and not exercising. Now, I eat three meals a day and I only eat a snack if necessary.

I have not eaten any bread, rolls, crackers, chips, candy, cake, etc, etc. This was super hard for me as I am addicted to food just like a smoker is addicted to cigarettes. I hadn’t realized how addicted I was to food. The first few days of my “detox” I was ready to literally pull my hair out! I am much better now though and am really sticking to what I deemed as healthy.

My typical day is:

Breakfast: Light and Fit Carb and Sugar Control yogurt, an apple

Lunch: Salad or Some form of meat and vegetables

Dinner: 2 Fried eggs on wheat bread or  some form of meat and vegetables or salad

Snacks: Carrots, applesauce, string cheese, Carb-Smart Ice Cream bar

I don’t typically snack, but if I do, the above would be a possible item I might eat.

I am also walking about one mile a day. I will eventually join a gym when I start to plateau but for now I am going to do the above.

I was/am an emotional eater so anytime something upset me I would eat. This thing with my “friend” has kind of set me off a little. I am trying to ignore it so that I can keep my eye on the big picture. Losing weight.

How does everyone else lose weight? Suggestions? Recipes?

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What a Wonderful Weekend!

I had the nicest weekend doing nothing in-particular!

Saturday Tom and I hung out with my Mom and Dad and then just my Dad because my Mom had to work. It was really nice to spend time with my Dad. (He works out of town all week and is only home on the weekends.) Then I FINALLY bought mulch and laid that down and it really made my tulips pop! Then I enjoyed a nice sit on the porch, doing nothing, it was great!

Sunday I woke up and went to the grocery store,( literally I was in my pajamas lounge wear), I of course bumped in to the lady that used to do my hair and we chatted a bit. I felt slightly uncomfortable because I haven’t gone to her since August because she was cutting my hair off way to short. Then I went home, assisted Tom with the mower. He had hit a mystery rock that dented the metal that cover the blades and it wouldn’t run so I had to help him hold the thing and also make sure he didn’t cut his finger off!  ;-) 

Then we sat around watching TV so I decided to go out and enjoy the nice air and read a book on the porch. It felt just like summer!

 Oooo, I almost forgot, drumroll please…..I have lost SEVEN POUNDS this past week! Yay!

 What a great weekend! How was everyone else’s weekend?


Do you ever hear one of those songs that just gets you? It is like that for me everytime I hear Jamie O’Neal’s Somebody’s Hero. It really reminds me of my mother and things that happen through out the course of life. I must admit it makes me cry.

It reminds me of how one day my parents will be gone from this Earth. That really scares the hell out of me. I LOVE my parents so much and I can not imagine life with out them. I think as I get older I realize the days are getting shorter with them. I am not saying they are going to die anytime soon. I guess I am just trying to prepare myself for the inevitable. My mother will be 50 next year and my dad will be 58 this year. WOW! It seems like no time, that we all just keep getting older and older, myself included. I bet they think the same thing about me.

I don’t know I guess I have been thinking about that a lot. I had a dream about a month ago that my mom died and it has really put this in the front of my mind. I suppose there is nothing I can do but just let them know I love them and appreciate them.

Does anyone else think about this or am I just some morbid weirdo?

Something Nice…

My friend sent this to me in an email and I thought I would share…

I was thinking…I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships or relationships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

 One day a woman’s husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t anymore. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.”

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return, before we can say good-bye.So while we have it, its best we love it, care for it, fix it when it’s broken and heal it when it’s sick. This is true for marriage … and old cars … and children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents.

We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.Some things we keep — like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special. and so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends & family know you love them? Let every one of your friends & family know you love them. Even if you think they don’t love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home …..I LOVE YA!!! 

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