Friday, January 13, 2012

BYOC - To Brighten My Day

This morning's post was kind of blah. I don't want to end my Friday on a downer, so I'm gonna do another round of BYOC - Friday night edition!  I'm Bringing My Own Crazy, and gonna have some fun with it.

The awesome Draz comes up with 5 questions...and then I answer them.  It has become quite a phenomena as I see more and more people participating.  So, here goes...

1. Do you have a favorite traditional “birthday meal”? If yes – what is it and what is the meaning behind it?

I don't really have a tradition when it comes to my birthday.  I'm lucky if it even gets noticed.  That's not entirely fair - I don't really like my birthday to be a big deal, so it's not like Hubby is some mean man that doesn't remember my birthday.  Some years, we've gone out to eat the weekend before or after my birthday.  Sometimes it's been breakfast.  It just depends on if I'm in the mood to acknowledge my birthday, if we have the money, and if I want to go out. 

2. If you’ve lost weight, has your style changed since you lost weight? Or what's your dream purchase when you do lose weight/hit goal?

My style changed drastically when I really lost a lot of weight.  I went from living in baggy sweats and t-shirts to owning dresses, and "girly" clothing.  I dared to be different, and started showing off some of the curves that were starting to appear out of the fat rolls.  I even started wearing heels, which I haven't done since high school - and even then it was for special occasions only. 

Now that I've gained quite a bit back, I'm back to living in sweats.  I hate that my clothes don't fit anymore, and I hate the way I look in just about everything "girly".  My dream is to get rid of everything I own and replace the whole damn wardrobe with size 12 clothing.  Dresses, skirts, tighter fitted jeans, dress pants that don't cause muffin top, fitted shirts...that's my dream, and I'll get there.  I promise you that!

3. Pick one question of the following two to answer: Who is your favorite Muppet and why? Or who is your favorite Smurf and why?

Will I be forever hated if I say that I never really watched the Smurfs or the Muppets?  I didn't.  I was much more in to Fraggle Rock for my puppet fix...and cartoons were few and far between.  I guess if I had to pick, though, I'd say Smurfette - just because she's the only female smurf and she totally dominates the Smurfs with her sex appeal.  The Muppets would have to be Miss Piggy cause she doesn't give a flying rat's behind what anyone thinks of her.

4. When you buy a lotion or after bath spray or body spray or candle (not perfume) – what’s the “flavor” you always find yourself loving the most?

I'm a sucker for fruity flavors...although I do like perfumy scented lotions and body sprays, too.  I am fond of vanilla.  I don't like the sprays that smell like food - birthday cake, cookies, stuff like that. (Sorry, Draz).  When it comes to candles, that's when I'm a sucker for food....of the sweet kind.  I love the apple pie, pumpkin pie, or chocolate scented candles. 

5. Repeat question. Summarize your week in real life and in blogland.

Real life has been goodish.  I joined a gym this week, and can't wait for Feb. 4th when it opens up.  I have been enjoying work, and loving the people I work with more and more each day.  I really feel like a part of the team, and feel like for the first time in my life I can actually call my co-workers friends.  I have also been dealing with a case of the crappies this week.  I had trouble sleeping Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights - which led to an almost migraine on Wednesday.  That sent me home from work for the day.  Then I was dealing with the most awful back pains.  They both seemed to have settled down today, so that's good.  Had a great meeting with my principle today, and she gave me some great tips to be working on before looking for a teaching job next year - so that was awesome, too!

Blogland has been about the same.  I've posted about everything mentioned above, except for the conversation with my principle...cause that happened today.  I've been faced with a lot of realization with things that are happening or have happened since the weight gain.  I'm also facing that it's all my fault, and I'm the only one that can do something about it.  I'm hoping that this next week is full of a lot more humor and high points and way less downers.

Alright, I'm done for today.  If you want to join in, copy the questions to your own blog and then let me know so I can read your answers!!

Everyone enjoy your Friday night!

Till next time. ;)

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