Before I get to the BYOC goodness, I have to show you what my hair looked like yesterday. If you remember, I wrote a post all about Crazy Hair Day. Well, it wouldn't be right to express my passion for those fun days without showing you how involved I get. So, here's what my hair looked like all day yesterday...
I was going for a mohawk. My kiddos got what I was trying to do - so that's all that's important. And, they loved it. All day long, I was met with laughter and kuddos on being so "crazy" with my hair. Just the reaction I wanted! Peanut helped me pull it off - cause there was no way I could have done it on my own. Of course, Peanut was NOT happy about me going out in public looking that way. She wouldn't even let me drop her off at the front entrance of her school. Gotta love middle school kids and how embarrassing their parents can be. Right?
Anywho - back to BYOC. I love Draz's new logo she's using. Unfortunately the version on her blog that she so graciously gave a copy code for was too big for my blog, so I had to improvise.
Here is this week's edition of Bring Your Own Crazy!
1. When you're sick - what comforts you?
My bed and my couch. Wait, it said "who?" Well, that's a hard one. I'm very strict when I'm sick not to let anyone within 100 feet of me - because I don't want them to get sick, too. But, it's very hard to keep Jelly away from me when I'm sick. She wants to comfort me. She offers to bring me blankets - and wants more than anything to snuggle up to me. I can't let her - so she provides comfort from across the room by asking me how I'm feeling and if there's anything she can get for me.
When I'm sick, I'd rather just stay in bed or curled up on the couch and not be a bother to anyone. That's how I'm most comforted. But, Hubby is also always great asking me if he can fix me anything or get me anything.
2. How attached to your cell phone are you?
So attached that my cell phone has basically become an extension to my hand. It's permanently attached there - unless my hands are occupied doing something else, and in that case it's on the closest surface to me. It's very sad to admit, but Hubby has literally had to text me from the other side of the living room on rare occasions because I'm so engrossed with a game or reading emails or something else that I'm completely oblivious to him talking to me. He's had to text me just to get my attention. Very sad, isn't it?
I have the iPhone 4S - so basically it's a mini-computer. I can get on Facebook and Twitter (not that I ever use Twitter) and I can also play games like solitaire - which I'm completely addicted to. Yes, the most simplest game in the book - and I can't stop playing it.
Next week, I'm getting the new iPad. It's something I've been longing and saving for since last year. I didn't realize a new iPad was going to come out back then - but now that I'm less than a week away from the store launch, I put my iPad purchase on hold and will buy one of them. Then, I'm sure my cell phone won't get as much love.
3. What brand, color and kind of sneaker do you own to work out in? Why? Do you get a custom fit or just pick one off the shelf?
Up until a few weeks ago, I had a pair of no-name brand tennis shoes from Target. I love them, and I still use them for my walking. I decided to treat myself to a new pair of work-out shoes a month ago and bought these...
They are Sketcher's Tone-Ups. They have those special soles that are supposed to help increase muscle tone. I've used them every time I've gone to the gym - and I really like them. They are super comfy and bouncy. I picked them right off the shelf - and basically picked them for the color. But it seems I did pretty good with my selection, so I'm happy. The reason I bought them was simply because I wanted a name brand pair of work-out shoes. Totally materialistic reason.
4. Do you ever wish you'd picked a different name for your blog and why?
Yes and no. Yes, because I often receive some flack for calling myself a fat woman. It's not PC to refer to myself as fat - and many people have expressed their concern with the fact that I call myself fat. I picked the name of this blog simply as a spin off of Diary of a Mad, Black Woman - the movie from Tyler Perry. I was a nubby in the blogging world - and didn't really have much creative talent with picking a blog name.
But, the name really does fit me. Right now. My life is crazy hectic. I go through mood swings faster than some people change their underwear. I don't like the way I look or feel in terms of my weight - so using the word "fat" makes sense...cause I don't want to sugar coat it. One day, I'd like to change the name to Diary of a Still Mad, Previously Fat Woman. Cause, let's be honest - I'll never get over being a little crazy. And that's the definition of the word "mad" in the title. It's supposed to mean crazy - not angry.
Making this blog, and using it as a diary is my salvation. There have obviously been more bad days than good - but as long as I'm here every day writing, it means I haven't given up. I enjoy this blog, and the title doesn't define what it is or what it's about. Oh, wait. That's exactly what the title does - scratch that last sentence.
5. Repeat question. Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.
Real life has been CA-RAZY! At work, anyways. The week after next is spring break. These poor kids (and teachers) haven't had any snow days like they're used to. OK, I had a snow day - but the rest of the school didn't. Everyone is used to having at least a couple of days between Christmas and Spring Break off - but that hasn't happened this year. Which makes for a very stir crazy school of kiddos this close to Spring Break. I'm exhausted. On top of all that, every single day this past week (except Wednesday) I've had something to do after work. Monday I had Benchmark training. Tuesday, the school hosted Chuck E. Cheese night - so we had to go to that... because the last one feel very close to Jelly's birthday - and then she ended up getting chicken pox which stopped us from going. So, I had to make it up to her this time around. Thursday, Peanut had a field trip that didn't get back until 6:30 and the rest of the family decided to go out to eat dinner. And last night, I had to take Butter to my mom's house after work - so he could stay there for the weekend. Wednesday was the only night I could make it to the gym. And almost every other night, we ate take-out for dinner. UGH!! I don't even want to think about how those kids are going to be next week. May need a coffee IV to help get me through.
Blog land has been good. I got to meet one of my heroes on Monday - Patrick House, winner of Season 10 Biggest Loser. On Wednesday, I ditched my usual weigh-in Wednesday..and I'm now trying to accomplish going a whole month without stepping on the scale. After the disastrous week with my eating this week, it's probably good that I did. I haven't logged my food since Thursday. But, I plan on getting right back to that on Monday...when I'm balancing out my life...again. It's just been a very bad week full of excuses, and I'm ready to get it behind me. I haven't had much time to read my book this week - which is obvious with my behavior. That's something that must make a return if I plan on using it's words of wisdom to help my transform my life. Yesterday, I blogged about how important it was to have spirit days at school. Totally not related to my weight - but I found a way to connect the dots and make it work.
OK, that's it for me today. I have to go and get ready to go visit P-Momma today. We haven't seen her in a while - so I'm so looking forward to it!!
Till next time. ;)