Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Paying it forward

Imagine being the child whose parents simply can't afford to buy you a birthday gift. You can change that with every $10 donation. The Cheerful Givers nonprofit provides toy-filled birthday bags at food shelves and shelters so that less fortunate parents can recognize their child's birthday with a gift. Will you give at least one child a Happy Birthday today? www.cheerfulgivers.org

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I made it!!

So yesterday my husband and I were trying to decide what to do to enjoy the nice weather on the beautiful day we had. It was to nice to stay inside, but we don't have a lot of money to spend so it had to be cheap or free fun :) We decided to go to Borderland Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderland_State_Park and walk around. Normally we go, play in the field with Mason (Frisbee, tag, whatever) and then just walk around the pond for a bit and then go. Not yesterday though, yesterday something went wrong....terribly, terribly wrong. Now in hindsight we made some mistakes that were preventable and kinda stupid....like we should have had at least 1 bottle of water between the 3 of us (more on that later!) We decided to take a new path, and it was great, the sun was shining, we were taking in nature, I took some good pictures. We walked for about 45 minutes when Mason started complaining he was getting tired so we decided to start heading back. We ended up reading the map incorrectly and we got lost. We went through a swamp, we were up in the mountain with lots of rocks, it was hot, it was hard, and as I mentioned we had no water or anything to drink. At one point I sat down and cried and told Dean I couldn't do it and to take Mason and send someone for me. We came to another fork in the trail and Mason fell and hurt his foot, hearing him cry my heart stopped. We are stuck in the middle of no where, hadn't seen another person in almost an hour and had no idea how to get back or how long it would take. I was panicking, and cursing my husband for making us do this in the first place. (Even though I had no problems with the idea initially) We were sweating, thirsty, tired, hot, hungry, and thirsty...sorry I said that already LOL Our hands were so swollen we couldn't even make a closed fist. Dean started reading the maps, and we eventually made it back on a trail that we had started on. We backtracked and (Surprise) started finding our way. As we came out of the woods and saw grass, and people, I was so happy. Mason and I collapsed on the grass to try and cool off some and catch our breathes as Dean just powered on to the main building where the bubbler and bathrooms were. After 5 minutes of laying in the grass I made Mason get up and we s l o w l y walked up the hill and finally got to the house. I could have cried again, I was so happy. I ran in and drank so much water, I'm glad the place was empty because I was probably close to making out with the ting I was so thirsty. I went to the bathroom, and drank some more and then we left. I looked at my phone as we got in the car and almost 4 hours had passed. Think about that 4 hours, which means we were lost for about 3 of those 4 hours. It may not sound like much but it was FOREVER to us.... but guess what?! We did it!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Woo Hoo

I got the job!! It's part time, mother's hours during the week but I am so excited!! I wish it paid a bit more but oh well. I feel bad because I had just taken a job at Dunkin Donuts part time while Mason was at school too, but i had to go in and tell my boss that today was my last day. I really am torn because as much as I needed the guaranteed hours and more money, the Dunkin Donuts job is physical and I was sweating up a storm every day I worked and I wasn't eating while I was there so I had breakfast in the morning and then a small lunch when I got home and dinner at night, so I think if I stayed at it there I would have started to really loose weight. This new job is for a great company, they have residential home for people with mental retardation, they do Aids counseling and testing, the run the Wic program, and a bunch of other stuff too, so I am very excited to be apart of such a great company! :) Have a great night my friends!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I'm Sorry

I can't believe I have deserted this blog and that it's been 7 months since I've last checked in. For that I am sorry, as you probably guessed, I have done nada about weight loss. So last June I was laid off, and I am still out of work (although I am on the verge of getting a part time, mother's hours job) I have been enjoying my son, and I was watching my nephew for a while also. I'm sorry for abandoning you and promise to check in sooner :) Hopefully soon I will have some good news to share!