Tuesday, July 21, 2009

-Insert Creative Title Here-

This last weekend was very busy. I had birthday shopping to do (for my mom), a repairman had to come Saturday to fix the ice machine in the fridge (a gear broke that I guess makes the ice come out the door into your glass, and who wants to open the door when you can just stick your glass up there and get fresh cubes, right?), house cleaning, and grocery shopping. In between all that I tried to get some bike riding in but didn't get in as much as I wanted.

Yesterday was my mom's birthday so my son and I took her out for lunch. He had to work that evening so we decided a lunch would work. She enjoyed it, and after lunch we came home and had a little cake. I'd bought a lemon cake since I'm not much of a cake baker. I would have rather bought the Italian Creme, but she's having a problem with diverticulitis and nuts are not on the menu. Besides, I would have been tempted to eat more cake if Italian Creme was in the house. lol

I'm off work for two weeks! Yay! I love being home, and I love my mom, but sometimes I wish I had my own space. G*d, I can't believe I used that word - space. My ex told me that once, that he just "needed some space." Of course, he chose to have an affair in his space, but still that word doesn't sit well with me. Anyway, when I'm home, mom wants us to spend a lot of time together watching movies or TV shows. At her age, these are the things she most likes to do. And I like to watch some things sometimes, but I also like to blog and listen to music and knit and draw. The blogging is what she doesn't understand and I think she gets a little jealous of me sitting at the computer. Maybe she just feels shut out, I don't know.

Blogging is like breathing to me right now, and my blog "family of friends" is a support system like no other. You guys always say just what I need to hear. You make me laugh and cry. You make me try harder to be a better person. You make me want to grow veggies and cook. Did I mention you make me laugh?! And even if I don't leave a comment, know that I am stopping by and loving what I'm seeing!

On the weightloss front, I've lost 1.8 lbs since my last weigh-in! Woo Hoo! It's coming off so slowly but I have to remember two things: 1) I am 52 and sorta dealing with the hormonal luxuries of the older female, lol, and 2) I'm doing this the healthy way this time. I'm not starving myself. I eat food! I'm doing cardio everyday. I'm feeling stronger and happier this time around which makes the journey so much more worthwhile!

Today, I hope you giggle and snort. And don't forget to drink your water! (after all this brain work, I couldn't even come up with a title, lol)


  1. I feel the same way about the whole blogging world.

    Enjoy your time off and enjoy your mom too =)

  2. -Insert profound and funny comment here -

  3. Yaay! That's a terrific weight loss! What you're doing is working. :)

  4. Hi Tena,
    I think "Giggle and Snort" would be perfect!
    Just the word snort makes me laugh, luckily I had my glass of water laid safely next to me.
    I'm glad your mom had a nice birthday day.
    Great words again today. Inspirational and real.

  5. Agree re: the blogosphere - such a great, wonderful supportive virtual world! Keep up the good work!

  6. I can't help it, anytime I hear the word "space" I think of the Nick Park lion from Creature Comforts:


    I hope you can find a balance between spending your vacation time with your mother and having sometime for yourself, and that your Mom can accept that you need-a your space!

    Congrats on the weight loss Tena!

  7. How did you know that not 15 minutes ago, I giggled AND snorted? :)

    I love being around people, especially people I love, but living on my own has made me NEED some quiet space, too. I hope you find yours.

    Congrats on another awesome week! It may be slower than you'd wish for, but since this is the LAST time you'll lose those pounds, that's okay. :)

  8. Congrats on your loss! You're doing great.

    I hope you have a great two weeks and get time to do things you want to do--like blog! =) It is a great community, I agree!

    Happy birthday to your mom.

  9. Congrats on your 1.8 loss...slow and steady wins the race. And yes, I totally agree with you about your take on why you blog. For me it's free therapy and accountablity. You guys hold me accountable for my actions...good and bad.

  10. Congratulations on your loss! Slow and healthy is the best way to get this done . . . I'm telling myself the same thing since I'm also losing S-L-O-W-L-Y these days.

    Enjoy your vacation, and the time you need for yourself.

  11. I heart my blogging people too...I heart them with all of my heart!

  12. I forgot to add - congrats on your weight loss. I hope you did a lot of living this week while losing the weight. Are you having a good time?

  13. Blogging is my lifeline! I hope you're having a fabulous time off...

    Congratulations on the loss!

  14. Don't you worry one little bit about the rate at which it's coming off....just be proud that you're taking it off in a healthy fashion...knowing that you will KEEP it off...and ultimately that's what it's all about. Good for you! :)