Friday, February 10, 2012

BYOC - I Got Plenty of Crazy to Share

Dear Diary...

This morning's blog has been on my mind all day.  Partly because it was a pretty solemn post, and today wasn't that bad of a day.  I realized that while Butter's "issues" are pretty bad, they're nothing compared to what I was dealing with this time last year.  It's a process that will take time to work out, and I'm prepared to put the time in.  Peanut's situation is out of my control.  There's nothing I can do about it right now.  Dwelling on it will just make it worse - so it's better to just take one day at a time and let things play out as they fall.

I didn't go to the gym, yet again, tonight.  The wheezing in my chest is still pretty bad.  I had problems just walking up and down the hallways today - it sent me in to a coughing fit every time.  I thought it just better to give myself a few more days to get it out of the way...and will have a fresh, healthy, gung-ho start on Monday.  It means I won't be able to claim my $5 bonus next week for working out 3 times this week - but I'd rather be healthy and giving 110% than sick and making it worse with hacking and coughing.

In order to end today off on a positive note - as it needs to be - I decided to do Drazil's BYOC.  That always puts me in a good mood.  We answer 5 questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break. Copy to your own blog if you wish and ENJOY!

1. Name a Valentine gift you would NOT want to receive.

This is a tough one to answer, cause I'd be happy with any Valentine gift.  I am lucky enough *insert sarcasm* to have a hubby that doesn't believe in celebrating Valentine's day.  He's convinced it's just another holiday motivated purely on commercialism.  Although, he did buy me a gift this year...and just doesn't realize that I will look at it as a Valentine's gift.  This afternoon, he upgraded our phones, and ordered me the new iPhone 4S - that will arrive on Tuesday.  Sorry, Hubby, but I'm pretty sure that's Karma calling saying it's about damn time you got your woman something fancy for Valentine's.

2. What’s your vacation personality? Do you act/eat/talk/do things differently or completely opposite from when you are not on vacation?

Like Draz, vacations are very far and few between for me.  The last vacation I had was 3 years ago, when the family and I spent 4 days in Hot Springs, AR.  It's a small, touristy town that has a theme park and historic landmarks as it's main attraction.  I enjoyed myself, though, mainly because a) I don't get many vacations and b) I was in a historical place and the beauty and calmness of the surroundings had me at peace. 

I like vacations that relax me.  I want a place I can sit and relax - a beach, a cabin in the woods, something along those lines.  I am very laid back and calm in those situations.  I can't remember a vacation in which my personality changed... but then again, trying to recall what I did on my vacations is hard enough without having to remember how my personality was. 

3. Describe yourself in 5 POSITIVE words.


I could also use those same 5 words to describe my dog.  HA!  I kid, I kid.  Not really.

4. Do you have any phobias or irrational fears or dislikes?

I am absolutely terrified of spiders.  That's the one thing I've always been afraid of.  Have no reason to be except that majorly creep me out, and I can't be within 100 feet of one.  Even spiders on TV or the computer send me in to near panic attacks.

In regards to irrational fears? Well, I developed a whole bunch of them after having kids.  I have no idea why, but I suddenly became terrified of heights.  I used to be a girl that would go on the highest, craziest rides at fairs and theme parks - but now?  It takes a lot to get me on anything that has some height to it.  I don't like flying.  I can tolerate it, and I'll do it, but I don't like it.  Which was another dislike that appeared after having my kids.  To further add to that list: I can't ride in a car without wearing a seat belt.  I am terrified of driving or being in a car when there's snow on the road.  I also have a fear of jumping bugs (crickets, grasshoppers), frogs, mice, and rats.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.

Blog land has been pretty good.  Being able to post positive stuff about my weight loss has been amazing.  It's been so long since I've been able to share how I've enjoyed exercising and eating right and drinking lots of water.  This morning I blogged a little about some other stuff that's going on with me right now, and it was nice to be able to get it off my chest.

Real life, I've been sick.  That's put a damper on being able to work out.  I was going strong Saturday, Sunday, and Monday but by Tuesday, I was wiped out.  My body has some form of crud that's in my nose, throat, and chest.  It's making my breathing shallow and sore - which when mixed with exercise becomes unbearable.

OK, that's it for today.  I feel much better now that I'm leaving my blog on a positive note for today.

Till next time. ;)

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