Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday & Randomness

Even after junk fest Saturday at Logan's birthday party I managed to pull it together & lose 1.8 lbs. this week. I'm getting close to my goal & I'm very excited!

I wore a dress today that I haven't been able to wear in awhile. In fact I almost put it in the "Donate to Goodwill" bag. That would've made me really happy but the fact that I was wearing a dress because I had a funeral to go to made me sad. My ex-boss, who is a good friend (he was the Eucharistic Minister in our wedding) lost his 35 yr. old son Sunday to aggressive cancer. He died on his 1st wedding anniversary 11 months after being diagnosed. Just really, really sad. As sad an occasion as it was, the funeral was beautiful. This is going to sound really crazy but like I told my friend, it was the best funeral I've ever been to. Jeff planned his own funeral & it was much more of a celebration of his life. I'm happy I was able to be there.

I've mentioned before that I'm a mawmaw & go to sleep early. I get up at 5:30 so I'm asleep between 9:00-9:30 every night. Last night at about 9:15 the phone rings. The phone is on Dean's side of the bed & the ID showed unknown name/number. Dean didn't answer. Just a few minutes later when I was just about back to sleep the DOORBELL rings! I immediately thought something was wrong with one of our neighbors. Dean & I both go to the door & you're not going to believe this.....It was the UPS MAN!!!! Now, our UPS people are always late, like 7:00 or if it's Christmas I've seen them as late as 9:00. Generally, they just drop the package & run. Not this time. He rang the bell & ran. What's more annoying than this????? It wasn't even a good delivery. It was a letter from our Mortgage Co. that they send us periodically trying to get us to refinance our house. I don't know who to be more annoyed at, UPS or CitiMortgage!

We're in the middle of a drought & my water bill reflects it. WE NEED RAIN!! If only they could figure out a way to pump water out of the Mississippi to water our yards. Anyway, Dean was out watering our grass & he came in the house to tell me we have a visitor. Yep, you guessed it, the slithery kind. Oh boy. He went to get the shovel  but the stupid snake went into the Split Leaf Philodendron never to be seen again. Or so I thought. I was watering all of my potted plants & here he comes. Of course Dean was on the other side of the yard & by the time he got there with the shovel he'd slithered under the Ginger never to be seen again. I hope.

I don't know about y'all but I'm ready for Friday!



  1. Congrats to you on the continued weight loss.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss. Wish I could lose some. Got to get back to walking daily and doing some weight. We have two water moccasins in our pond that we are trying to kill.

  3. Yay for you still losing weight! I am jealous! I am stuck and haven't gained, but haven't lost. I am making some changes and hope to see results!

    I love my sleep and a UPS man ringing the bell that late would have made me so mad. Grrr. That is redonk!

  4. Are you saying I had a bunch of junk at my son's party? LOL. YEA, for losing 1.8 additional pounds. I'm actually up 1.6 pounds.

  5. You're doing great lady! And I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.

  6. I'm glad you are doing so well with your weight loss. I myself alway wonder why they can't pump that water somewhere that needs it too...they move gas and'd think water would be easier.

  7. Oh my gosh, what a tragic loss of such a young life!! I'm so sorry!

    I can't believe the UPS man came so late!

  8. Hey, Traci! Congratulations on your weight loss. Good for you! So sorry about your friend's son. So sad for such a young couple.
    Truly hope your slithery friend is gone for good!