Well, many of you know, I'm currently on a diet adventure. As of this morning, I've lost 23 pounds. I'm not really big (pun intended) on taking pictures right now just because I'm in the middle of a change. So, here's what I imagine myself looking like by December:
Really? 10 years ago? I was 14. Thankfully, I don't have any of those pictures scanned in. Even if I did, I probably wouldn't post them. Talk about awkward. :)
I'm not quite sure when this was taken, but it's circa 1999. I think....
Either way, it was a long time ago. :)
For all of you curious souls out there, this is the last picture of all of the grandkids with MeMe and Grandaddy before they passed away. Everyone came to Grapevine and this was taken at Sears (I think....) at Northeast Mall.
Well, considering most of my pictures are authored by me, it's hard to choose just one. But, once again, my loyalty to the rules will make me pick. So here goes nothing....
This was taken in the elevator at the Sears Tower in Chicago. I had just faced my fears and stepped out onto the plexi-glass ledge that could have, at any time, shattered. Jacob and I could have lost our lives all in the name of a thrill. ;)
I like this picture because it reminds me of Chicago, facing a fear, and my favorite guy in the whole world (outside of my dad).
This picture is of me and my MeMe. We liked to cook back in the day. Normally, this picture makes me happy, but it falls into the sad category too. We just observed the 6 year anniversary of her passing away so that's why it makes me sad. It's sad to realize that she won't be there at the wedding. That's all I'm really willing to explain....I don't really feel like getting into a depressed mood at the beginning of the day.
Favorite book......let's see. I'm going to have to think about this on for a while. I haven't read anything except text books for about 6 years. I could nerd it up for you and tell you my favorite text book, but I'm afraid of the judgments that would follow.
So, favorite book. I would have to say that currently, it's Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush. Whenever I have a free moment in life, I pick it up and read a few pages. I love the way she writes. Mrs. Bush makes it easy for you to paint a good literary picture in your mind about things. There's a portion of the book where she talks about a car wreck that she caused that killed her really good friend. I couldn't help but feel for her during that part. I can't wait to finish the book. Granted, it might be on the honeymoon, but I'll finish it.
My good friend, Jenni, is doing this on her blog. I figured this would be a fun way to catch all of you up on my life.
Join in! It'll be fun!!
Day 1 - your favorite song Day 2 - your favorite movie Day 3 - your favorite television program Day 4 - your favorite book Day 5 - your favorite quote Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things Day 7 - a photo that makes you happy Day 8 - a photo that makes you angry/sad Day 9 - a photo you took Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you Day 11 - a photo of you recently Day 12 - something you are OCD about Day 13 - a fictional book Day 14 - a non-fictional book Day 15 - your dream house Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly) Day 17 - an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc) Day 18 - my wedding/future wedding/past wedding Day 19 - a talent of yours Day 20 - a hobby of yours Day 21 - a recipe Day 22 - a website Day 23 - a youtube video Day 24 - where I live Day 25 - your day, in great detail Day 26 - your week, in great detail Day 27 - my worst habit Day 28 - whats in my handbag/purse Day 29 - hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days Day 30 - a dream for the future
Alright. Favorite Song....let's see. That's impossible to answer. If you know me AT ALL you know how much I love music. Me picking a favorite song is like a painter picking his favorite painting. But- I'll give it a shot.
Let's break this down by category:
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness
Country: Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Rock: Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Like I said, it's hard to narrow this down. What an impossible way to start this little adventure. :)
Well, I had a lot of laughs today...but here's the top 2:
1. While driving to work this morning I got caught at the usual red light. I don't normally look over and investigate who's next to me, but for some reason this morning I felt an incredible urge to look to my left. I'm so glad I did because what I saw was a blast from the past. A bag phone. Yep. Bag phone. This dude was chatting it up on his circa 1993 bag phone. I'm surprised it still works. Just in case you don't know what one of these dinosaurs looks like, here's a refresher:
2. One of my cuties is working on her "th" sound in therapy. I was trying not to give her a model of correct production for a certain word so I gave her a sentence to complete. The word I was looking for was "thief" but rather than that, I got this little gem.
Me: Ok...what is this? (showing her a picture card)
Her: I don't know. What is it?
Me: Well, let's see. He looks mean...so that probably means he's bad.
Me: He's running from a bank. Looks like he just robbed the bank so that makes him __________.
Her: Rich. He's filthy rich now.
I couldn't help but laugh.....really hard.....for a long time.