It's almost Holiday time, and I love it. I wish our weather would reflect Fall...we have been in the 80's for the past week or so. I want the cool days, and the changing leaves....
For me, the Holiday season always starts with Ryan's birthday party. We do it a couple of weeks early sot hat we can make it a Halloween party. Then his actual birthday comes, then three weeks later is Thanksgiving. A week and a half after that is Brandi's birthday, and then three weeks later we have Christmas and New Years.
I love the time I spend with my family this time of year. I love that all our celebrations focus around the food. For a fat girl, this is not a good thing, but I have given myself permission to enjoy myself. If I gain a little weight back, it will be okay. I have learned in the last year and a half that I will fluctuate. I know now that I can maintain a weight...I just have to get to a healthy weight to maintain. I am extremely proud that I have kept off the 50ish pounds I lost over a year ago.
I am pretty excited about Ryan's party Friday night. I am going to dress up a little bit, which is something I don't usually do. Brandi and I both got the same little purple witches hat, but she is wanting to go with green face makeup, and I am going to do a little purple sparkling. It's going to be so much fun! I have lots of food to prepare, and even more cleaning to do. But it will all be worth it!
We went to therapy last week, and talked through some things. Our therapist just got her first real office, and I want to bring a little plant as an "office warming" gift next session, but I was a little worried that that might be a tad inappropriate. I asked my mom, and she said it's not; that it would be a nice gesture. Our therapist did her whole office black and red, so I have to find a plant that will match that. Any suggestions? My mom has a pot she painted that she thinks would be perfect...I just need to buy the plant.
Um...let's see...what else has been going on???? My mom's kitchen is coming along. It is taking a lot longer to finish than we thought it would, but Junior is doing all of the work himself (with Ryan's help). He's doing a great job...it just takes a while. It would take less time if the stuff my mom's buys wasn't defective...Junior went to install the sink, and it was warped. He got a new sink, went to install the faucet, and one of the clamps was broken so it leaked. Mom got a new faucet, but the hoses he bought for the other sink didn't fit this one, so he needed new ones...if he didn't have to continually run to the store he might make some progress! lol!
I guess that's about it. I have a lot to do before Friday, including some reviews on my other blogs, so it might be next week before I get back over here. Or even visit the few of you who read this blog. So, have a great week, and I'll see you all soon!!
Oh, wait, I almost forgot...I am rocking the water thing! It's all I drink when I am home. I bought a variety of flavor packets to put in it, so I am not bored with it. Yet.