Hahahaha, I'm so glad you all loved the crazy people pictures! We were all dying laughing- I never make fun of people out of meanness- but sometimes you JUST have to point it out!
So anyway- it's Thursday finally- one day closer to the weekend and I am super excited for it. Well as excited as I can be for attending a funeral, and an art festival in the rain!
A dear family friend passed away over the weekend and his funeral is this Saturday. I am happy he lived a good long life but very sad the end was painful for him. He passed away from complications from cancer. He was my Sunday School teacher at some point in my church-going career and he always had a joke ready or a funny story for you. He will be sorely missed...
Tonight I am going to a dance class with my SIL. She really really wants to learn how to dance salsa and found a class near our house to go to. I of course will take any chance I can get for dancing and asked to tag along- its a beginner class but even the beginner ones are still fun! We are planning on going out for her birthday in a few weeks and she wants to be dance floor ready by then- I think we can do it!
So here is Olivia in all her school uniform glory.. ADORABLE! She had a great first day. My mother is her teacher and I teased her about having her "Noni" as a teacher. Apparently my mother didn't stick her in the corner with a dunce cap like I thought she would.. no I'm only kidding! : )
What else has been going on? Well, I have a horrible confession to make. Lately, for some reason my body confidence has gone a little down hill. Had to do with hormones, getting sick from eating food and having hives everywhere.. being bloated from being sick. But anyway, I haven't been taking care of myself lately and am so stressed out at work that I haven't been eating properly. Yea you saw my eats from Monday. But the last couple of weeks I noticed I was falling back into the pattern of -telling my parents I ate a late lunch and then going home and telling the boy I already ate dinner at my parents. And I did eat- it was just like... carrots and cucumbers, or a piece of toast or just a bowl of cereal. And not a big breakfast and certainly not consuming enough in the way of snacks.
So my 7 pounds I've lost in the last few weeks? Yep- that was all my fault. Am I feeling any better? Heck no, I'm freakin' exhausted. And I can feel a cold coming on.Blame it on the stress. Blame it on the fact I'm not sure what is causing the hives (which are still there). But I'm not getting enough fuel and since I wasn't the only one who noticed (thank you Carlos for snapping me back to attention last night!)... I'm stepping my game up. Pay attention to what I'm eating and make sure- no matter what's going on in the day- EAT DAMMIT!!!
To motivate myself to eat something good for me here is my lunch/dinner from Sunday. The hot dog is a Boar's Head hot dog which besides Hebrew National are the only meat hot dogs I have found that are gluten-free. Hebrew National H-Ds are like 100 bucks for a pack of 4..(ok they aren't that bad but they are pricey!) so I buy a few packs of the Boars Head ones when they go on sale.
The rice mix is Goya rice (which is by far my favorite kind of rice .. ever!!)
My lunch for today is a honey mustard (just honey and mustard mixed together.. lol I'm so ghetto!) chicken sandwich.. not exciting but it's a bigger lunch than I've been eating lately!