Day 27 - Favorite Place
This one's easy! Anywhere my nieces & nephews are, instantly becomes my favorite place! Thursdays w/ Leyton, trips to MC or Omaha... I don't get to see my Postville crew as often, but whenever I do, wherever we are - that's my favorite place.
Day 28 - Something I Miss
Another easy one, and yet not easy. I miss Daddy, but that's someONE. The someTHING would be our daddy daughter dates. I miss the spontanaety (sp?) of it.
(Also, recently, I miss Mt. Dew. Oh my goodness how I miss it! I have so far been good on the soda front - not 100% on other fronts, but w/ soda, yes. I have been drinking Water, Diet Pepsi, Diet Dr. Pepper... and milk, but I switched to 1%. That was what I thought would be hard, but it's really not. The desire for a Dew, tho... it's been tough!)
Day 29 - Aspirations
Oh, goodness... not to beat a tired drum, but right now I'm just aspiring to survive & see the kids grow up. Getting older doesn't bother me, so much, but getting older and being "sick" does. I'm achey and tired and every new creak I pray (literally) isn't something life-threatening. I've been really stressed this month, more so than usual, obviously! And w/ the new diagnosis, I question everything in ways that I didn't when I was diagnosed w/ high BP. My tummy hurts, my shoulder aches, my foot falls asleep - and I think, "Do I need to be worried? Should I go to the hosptial?" I'm not a hypochondriac, ppl! And I don't want to become one! It's very frustrating.
Day 30 - A Moment
Corpus Christi, Texas, 1993 or 4, I think. Phil & I road tripped w/ Daddy to Texas, for a bowling tourney. Our hotel in CC was amazing - not the hotel itself, as I recall that was pretty normal Holiday Inn in the 90's. But the view... the view was spectacular! Phil & Dad had gone somewhere, I don't remember why I was in the room alone. Most likely it was because they got up & went to breakfast while I had a lie in. I do love to sleep in! : ) Anyway, they were gone & I was just staring out the window at the water, the beach, and the (possibly hot, possibly not, who could tell from that distance?) guy practicing his karate on a ... what are they called? Sandbar? The little land masses that jut off the beach into the water, but above the water... Anyway, it was like a scene from The Karate Kid or something. I imagined that the guy looked like Ralph Macchio. : ) He could have looked like Ralph Nader. I just realized I have no idea what Ralph Nader looks like. Oh, I digress, AGAIN! LOL (This moment is taking much longer to transcribe than I thought it would!) He was on the (sandbar) practicing his martial arts moves, while the waves lapped over his feet. I watched for a long time! Not just him, but the water. I am fascinated by water, oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, rain... it's all so beautiful!
And then when Dad & Phil got back to the room, they'd brought a friend. They had picked up a stuffed armadillo for me in the gift shope. : ) I named him Adam.
And wow, that concludes 30 days of me! I hope you've enjoyed reading ... I have enjoyed remembering things to share & all that!
and now it's after midnight, so i need to send an email to sean of my giveaway's benefactor fame, and see what i need to do to reward that $45 to someone! thanks to everyone who commented!
today was a pretty good wednesday. work work work. went in early, stayed late. don't feel too sorry for me, tho, it was still only 45 minutes extra! then i got to go grocery shopping!! i picked up the usual - soda, milk, TP, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. i also scoured the clearance aisle & found christmas presents for william & adam! *bounce* i had something picked out for kathryn, too, but then ended up putting it back because i just wasn't sure it was the right thing. and i wasn't able to find what i want to get jacob for his birthday, so i'll head to toys r us sometime this weekend & see if i can find it there. maybe i'll take leyton & ... oh, wait, he & his mom are going to pick up anthony this weekend. (safe trip there & back!!)
i got home a little before 8 & made dinner (healthy choice steamer). the healthy choice meals have a dietary exchange on their labels, which was really neat. i'm a little concerned about the sodium in their "healthy" choices, tho. i mean... really? but idk what actually constitutes "a lot" of sodium. i'll have to ask about that next week...
i watched Glee!!! really awesome episode showcasing britney spears! i was a little disappointed in the rest of the plot, but felt it did move things along in the rachel/finn and wil/emma stories. i reallllly don't like terri. i like the actress, but i would MUCH rather see them make her a part of the show w/ her new life (i.e., a new man) rather than even the hint that she & will are getting back together. blech to THAT!
also watched the hub's & NCIS: LA. and some of jeff's journey in india! : ) read some blogs. micaela showed everyone what's inside my purse. take a look!
what else? what else? no idea! that means it's time to go to sleeeeep! take care, have a GREAT night and/or day, and TTFN! : )