I am feeling SO SO SO Loved right now with all your posts!!! I need to apologize for being out of touch for so long and posting in your journals but not my own. Thank you for keeping my journal warm and fuzzy as it is so appreciated
8/20 WE: MN trip was GREAT! Got to just hang with my gfâ€™s, drink, eat and just have a good olâ€™ time. I was able to get there in 6hrs both ways. One of my gfâ€™s cancelled her appointment at the spa and of course, they cancelled them all
While I was pissed, we simply went down the street to a pub whose Happy Hour started at 11am-7pm
. Afterward checked into the hotel, got a few complimentary drinks as their Happy Hour had just ended, changed and went out to meet some friends for dinner/night cap. Didnâ€™t get to the mall but they had a cookout Saturday and invited some of her family and had us all over. Up Sunday to see my family, pick up DD and hit the road. Good times and was exhausted. Had scheduled Monday off but ended up taking another 2 days as again, was just exhausted.
8/28 WE: DH finished his finals and we headed up to Grand Beach, MI to hang at my gfâ€™s parentâ€™s house on the lake. What a perfect day, the weather was great and the company even better! Even got DD to go with us for the day; she and another gfâ€™s son went riding on the golf cart. Apparently thatâ€™s the thing up there and since theyâ€™re both 16, felt it was alright. You know they were bored so gave them something to do at least.
9/4 WE: Friday we went to dinner and a movie (The Other Guys) which was hysterical to say the least
. I love Will Farrell and he is just so comical to me. Saturday was Ravinia with Trainâ€¦OMG are they Awesome live and in color!!!
Even though I was in a drunken stupor by the end, I had a Great time. Sunday has my traditional lunch with my BFF and her mom for bffâ€™s b-day then DH booked us at the Sybaris. Weâ€™ve been married for 12yrs, together 16yrs and this is probably the 2nd time heâ€™s taken control of a romantic evening and planned it all himself! He is attentive so not complaining but let me tell you I was Majorly
impressed that he took the initiative and we had such a great time (get your minds out of the gutter)! We honestly needed some time together to reconnect as life has been a whirl wind for about 2yrs now so was relaxing to just be alone and â€˜talkâ€™. Itâ€™s the little things in life that are taken for granted that you realize when you just take a moment and slow down. Occasionally we have our date night but sometimes they are far and in between so again, this was much needed time together. We woke up Monday, got in the whirlpool accompanied by a cocktail at like 8:am
. Was a long day to say the least starting out like that but lovely
DD is back in school and DH has been letting her drive the past few days. She picked me up from the train yesterday and I was overwhelmed with joy to see her drive by herself! No, wasnâ€™t the first time I saw her drive alone or being in the car with her alone but just made me proud. Her driving is actually getting better and yesterday, for the very first time while I was in the car with her, she didnâ€™t drive over the curb turning into our driveway
! Basketball conditionings started yesterday and believe tryouts are either next month or early November so keep your fingers crossed for her. Because I know sheâ€™s a â€˜Ballerâ€™ Iâ€™m not worried but sheâ€™s my kid and Iâ€™m supposed to feel that way
Nephew is still recovering but has a long road ahead right now. They had him under surveillance for a week as they felt he was suicidal; Dr. did say that this is typical with head trauma. So currently looking into neuro rehab for him as heâ€™s completed the â€˜physicalâ€™ therapy. The neuro is the rehab that is most important and will take the longest to overcome. Iâ€™m planning on visiting him this weekend but ask for your continued prayers for a full recovery. Not placing a time limit just hoping for the best with his condition. God is able and to Him I look for the Glory!
These past weeks have been just busy busy busy...good busy but busy nonetheless! I will say, however, even though itâ€™s been busy, Iâ€™m back down and even lost an additional lb, weighing in on Monday at a whopping 123.0lbs!! My all time low but know that wonâ€™t stick but man was it good to see on the scale
. Also been able to workout a little more on schedule but not totally. Went to see the Dr. on last Tuesday and she said it was one of my Best BP readings since Iâ€™ve been going to her (over 10yrs!). Was very happy to hear that but not so much about my back issues. She said that the muscle is still spasm and feels I may have pulled the muscle because of how it looks after a month. Taking it easy and told me not to overdo it but to keep moving. Refilled my meds so that if they are needed, I have them as Iâ€™m not abusing the doses only taking them when I absolutely need it. Been at the gym with more Zumba and Turbo to get cardio in, lmao. Did one weight class but kicked my a$$ so much havenâ€™t been back. I know that doesnâ€™t help but Iâ€™m working my way back up. Not happy that I have been unable to get there this week tooâ€¦boss lady gone but will have another opportunity next week. I heard yesterday that our tentative move date is 12.1.10 and cannot wait for that!!
Michelle, so happy to see you around these parts again; missed ya Lady! And um, no, Iâ€™m not â€˜skinnyâ€™ but hit goal and trying to maintain. The summer has been hard but found my way back down the Beach
Mary Ann, even though Iâ€™ve been in your journal, thank you for keeping mine warm. Happy to hear things are going well for you, especially with DD. Iâ€™m hoping I can have the same relationship you do with yours when she heads off to college!
Lisa, I am so Happy youâ€™re coming to Chicago! Told DH you were coming and heâ€™s all prepared to take/pick up/drop off so touch base with me when you can on details. I know the cruise is upcoming and that is probably consuming your every thoughtâ€¦as it would mine
!!! I would Never give up on you as I know you wonâ€™t give up on me. We are Familyâ€¦I got all my Sistaâ€™s (and Brotha Jeff) with me!!
. Youâ€™re right and Iâ€™m sorry Iâ€™ve been MIA but heyâ€¦Iâ€™m Back
Tammy, yes, the summer has been good and bad at the same time. Hate to see it go but know it will help me get myself back on track. You too will get there and those 24lbs will just be gone by April! Cheering you on and has been said so shall be done. Missed you too. Been giving you a shout out on FaceBook since Iâ€™ve been using your words â€˜Life IS Beautiful â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Well this post will probably take up an entire page but guess thatâ€™s what happens when youâ€™re gone for almost a month, eh?! Can't even believe it's been that long either
Itâ€™s all good, Iâ€™m back and ready to work. What about you???!! Take good care of yourselves today. Sending my love to each of you