Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Finally Installment of the Weekends Trilogy....

This past Friday....aaaaaand here we go....

·         Take the girls to meet up with their Dad then drive back into the city….meet up with G…I call him G because he’s Indian and his name is so long and complicated that G is what works.
·         G has a great condo in the West Loop where we watched a movie and then at midnight have the brilliant idea to get food at the White Palace Diner…a Chicago institution…I had a skillet that I practically licked clean (BRILLIANT!!!) and then back to his place for more movies til we passed out. 
·         Head home Saturday morning…stop to load up on Starbucks…come home and fall asleep again til noon…get my lazy self up and clean my house
·         Go the the gym and have a great workout
·         Come home with a text message from sorta ex…the remodel on his kitchen was done and did I want to come over and see it tonight…hmmm…now sorta ex is not a smarmy guy…he’s not inviting me over for more so I text him that I have plans but can come by after….knowing he’s stays up all night…he said that was fine. Get this story on how his kitchen got remodeled...he was walking through Lowe's and ran into the Kitchen Crashers Crew...yep...Kitchen Crashers redid his kitchen...I was with him when he got the call that they choose him...I think this his his way of keeping me included. 
·         Get home and get ready to meet a guy a friend of mine thinks I will like. She’s hosting an open house so off I go….we meet and I think my friend doesn’t know me well LOL. He’s a nice guy but…always a but…and I’m going to sound shallow but so be it…he’s clearly overweight…I don’t mind a few pounds but he's got more than a few pounds going on. As bad as this may sound I’ve noticed that working so hard to get myself in shape if the person I may potentially date isn’t into keeping himself up I’m turned off by it. He’s bald, which again isn't something that bugs me but  it doesn’t look good on him. He’s wearing a flannel shirt…he just looks sloppy…its not a good package. Its shallow to be sure but I'm hoping his personality will win me over. 
·         Meanwhile I’ve made plans to meet up with Laura…and then go see sorta ex’s new kitchen…ugh I need a drink to get through this.
·         So man of my dreams over here is yammering on about how cool the music was in the 90s (hence the flannel, I presume) and how he knew all these grunge bands before they became big…he’s a nice guy but there is NOTHING there…so 3 Stellas later I call it a night…he’s nice and we go our separate ways.
·         I text Laura that I will meet her in a bit…but first “I gotta go do something stupid” I go to sorta ex’s…and as always he’s a sweetheart….the kitchen looks amazing…we drink, we talk but that’s all…no funny business which from him I would expect nothing less. He walks me to my car and we part with a hug.
·         I really shouldn’t drive at this point…yes I KNOW but I did…side streets…its not a good explanation but NO WAY am I spending the night at sorta ex’s
·         I text Laura…don’t hear back from her and I head home
·         A beer hangover is not my friend…so spent the morning in bed watching the Property Brothers…speculating on sorta ex’s new girl…depress myself and then go to gym.
·         Crappy workout but I grit through it…leave to go to Laura’s for dinner
·         I like hanging out with Laura and her mom on Sundays…they are always good fun….til its time to drive out and meet the ex and pick up the girls.

Couple of conclusions I've come to...I can't hang out with sorta ex :) don't get me wrong...adore him still but its too recently removed...I need distance. I don't want to speculate on his life, who this mystery girl is...none of it...I want no part of it.  I also don't wanna jump back into the dating game...Once you've dated a good guy...settling for FUCKTARDS ;) isn't gonna work. So gonna just hang back, take care of me and my girls...get ready for Spring :) I've found a decent friend in Jason...the one in Peoria and Chicago we'll see...all I know is that the Horizon looks good and I'm heading for it one snow boot at a time ;) 

Cocused on my workouts and tracked my food...lost 3lbs...I'm begining to look like a lollipop...if the top we're in the middle ;) my ass and upper thighs are still bigger than I'd like...but I can't lose more weight...I've found where I'm comfortable...much more and I'll begin to resemble the giraffe I was in my late teens...not fun. 

This weekend is already shaping up to be another marathon...I'm babysitting Friday night, Saturday girls scouts booth sale at the local grocery store, all family swim play date and pizza after with Jason and his kids. Sunday gotta go to Grandmas...sigh lol. 

Cheers ladies :) Let me know if there is anything you ever want to hear about comments, criticisms...always welcomed :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

And then there is the following weekend.....

Weekend #2 

·         Friday night was chill out night with the girls…that entails Pizza and movies…we ended up watching The Mysterious Island which was fun for the whole family…I got to watch the ROCK…YUM and the girls focused on the actual movie.

Emily  not to be outdone by her big the lighting in these pics...Twilight in my neighborhood. 

·         Saturday morning was kinda of nuts….I babysat for a neighbor, her kids are sweethearts but 4 kids altogether…whew…we had fun though…I made so much bacon and sausage my place still smells like it.

·         Saturday afternoon Emily had a playdate with her friend Ellie and Mia and I went to the Snowball dance together…where I was not allowed to shake my hips…apparently this is embarrassing to her but she did like that I showed her how to line dance and we did the Marcarena…for the most part though she ignored me, hung out with her friends…but she would find me every once in a while to make sure I was ok. It was fun...My baby is growing so fast…literally, she’s 10 and already almost 5’5.

Best Date EVER!!! 

·         I go pick up Emily and visit a bit with Ellie’s parents while the girls get “5 more minutes” I gotta tell you, I’ve been so lucky…I live in such a great neighborhood….so many lovely parents and kids…who knew, in Chicago :)

·         Next the girls and I are on the train to Grandmas house. My parents had been bugging me to let the girls spend the night so here it was. They both bring their rolling overnight bags and were likely dreaming of all the junk food Grandma would let them have…WOOHOO.

Mom and Emily on the train to Grandmas

·         Get the girls in my parents car then get back on the train to go back to the city.

·         Get home for a quick change and head over to Brauhaus for dinner with my friend Gina and her friends.  I’m running late but I’m pretty sure they are running later and I was right…made it just as they got there.

·         Do you know what is lite to eat at a German restaurant…NOTHING!!! So I went with the Hackbraten…basically…meatloaf and mashed potatoes, dripping in mushroom gravy…SOOOOO YUMMY…thank goodness Gina helped me eat the gravy but I ENHALED this meal…I almost licked the plate.

·         Even better they had this drink called Brauhaus Breeze and lemme tell ya…it was breezy….after two of these I was feeling all kindas o fine

·         After we headed to show called the Blackout diaries…comedians get up and tell their most hilarious drunken stories. During the show they had a Malort tasting…ladies do you know what Malort is? Likely no cause y’all got class…unlike me…LOL. Last summer I go to ex sorta boyfriends house and he and his roommates are already having a good time when I got there. His one roommate immediately starts to bug me that I have to try this shot. We are going to go jet skiing on Lake Michigan so HELLZ YEAH I’ll do a shot…OMG!!! at first its fruity as it goes down but then it turns into gasoline mixed with OFF bug spray…its HORRIBLE. I’m watching these folks at the show like lambs to the slaughter. I couldn’t help myself…I knew Ex Sorta BF was working so I texted him “You will not believe this but I’m at a Malort tasting” that was it…the texts start flying back and forth between us and I am howling. Now I hadn’t spoken to him since the break up but I’m trying to be cool and I think I  was…I did check the messages after I sobered up and they were fine. nooooo lie!!!! 

·         Ok so the comedians are up there and this one guy is doing his skit and he’s got a video of his drunken episode. Now he’s wearing this very plaid stand out shirt…he runs the video and guess what…he’s wearing the shirt in the video…I couldn’t hold back and I yell out “HEY THAT’S THE SAME SHIRT!!” the whole place bursts out in laughter and my friend Gina says to me “OMG you just made this whole set soooo much better”

·         The show ends and one of the comedians comes up and starts talking to us…His name was Mike but Gina kept calling him Steve so he became Mike/Steve. I’m chatting with Mike and he tells me he wants to meet Gina so I introduce them…NOTHING…she couldn’t have been less interested…oh well…he still hangs out with us.

·         We go to the bar across the street and hang out with the show cast…great time but I’m reaching my drink/hang out limit…not to mention Mike/Steve is now hitting on me…YIKES!!! Told him you don’t go for my friend and then me when you strike out…then he starts with how it was me all along….EYES ROLLING…time to go home.

·         Meanwhile sorta ex is texting…sigh…grr…heart LOL. We had a lovely conversation as I passed out. Important thing he sent the last text...somehow it makes me feel better.I know I'm fooling myself that I'm OVER him...I'm not...I'm not crying or pining or anything like that...I think I'm just still mourning something I've lost and it still kinda sucks. 

·         Sunday funday brunch I help to make an assload of bacon and pancakes…nice to see everyone, especially my friend Shauna who was in from Vegas.

·         Leave brunch early and go pick up the girls at my parents. Run errands for my parents and watch part of the Oscars at their house before heading home. 

You know as I write this stuff I'm stunned I do so much...and then I wonder...why do I feel so burned out LOL....Meanwhile I haven't worked out AT between the eating and the drinking...I put on 4lbs...BLEH!!! still under my goal weight but not happy. I have to get back in the swing of things...I mean one week off and 4lbs is not a big deal...but I'm deathly afraid that 4lbs will soon become 20lbs. Well I'll  get back to that soon...right?!?! Stay tuned!!! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

My weekends are made of this….

Im telling ya…I try to cram a lot of life into my lazy weekends and lately its been no exception…so here are some highlights of my last few crazy weekends:

·         Drove my girls down to Peoria to their Dad’s house…he lives just outside of Peoria. I wasn’t looking forward to driving 3 hours out there and then turning around and driving back so a friend of mine Jason suggested we go out to dinner. As luck would have it I meet him on Halloween…who knew anyone would like that Wonder Woman costume…and he happens to live in Peoria. So drop the girls at their Dads…I’m wearing sweats and I have to be in Peoria in 30mins…so I ask my ex if I can use his bathroom to get ready. He looks at me kinda oddly and says sure and then jokes “Whats up? Got a big date?” to which I retort “Do you really wanna know, cause I’ll tell you” that shut him up and I used his bathroom. As I was leaving the girls mentioned how nice I looked and my ex goes “Have fun” and I look at him and said “I WILL” and smiled. Like I said he and I have a good relationship but these moments are priceless LOL.
·         Met Jason at seafood restuarant then we went to a very cool martini bar in a convert train dept…we proceeded to have many, many martinis and a lot of fun.
Monkey Business Martini...EXCELLENT!!!

·         Next day I hit the mall in Peoria and dropped $500 at Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s and Maurices…not a usual thing for me so its worth mentioning.
·         Drive into Chicago during the Autoshow…SUCKING!!!
·         Get home and get ready to go to my girl Bernadette’s house for her nephew’s birthday party. I love her house and her large and loud Puerto Rican family…its like my loud Cuban family J
·         Come back home and get ready to go out with Jason…different Jason…told you this was fun. Ok so this other Jason I met recently through a friend. Fun guy a bit confused…newly divorced. We had a great time but have decided to remain friends…however I’ll keep you posted on that one.
·         Sunday…meet up with G for breakfast…guy friend…nothing more at least not these days. Then meet Liam for lunch…bad move…Liam is on the hunt for….yeah that!!! Love him cause he’s a sweet guy but NO!!! He’s 30 going on 18…luckily though his cousin was home so he behaved himself…whew.
·         Wrapped it up with Dinner at my friend Laura’s catching up and then out to meet the ex for drop off

I’m exhausted ;) but wait there is more…..

You'll have to wait til tomorrow though cause these get crazy long with insanity...but thought I'd show you the new ride....
Loving this car!!! 
Before this weekend started I was 5 lbs under my goal weight so...stay tuned on how this went...after :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wonder Woman Resurrected!!!

 Hello my fellow warrior goddesses!!…this is Wonder Woman Resurrected ;) I told you I’d be back in 2013 and here I am…HOLLA J

Was in a bit of a predicament at the end of last year. Started looking over my blog and wondering well…what kinda of blog is this…am I talking about losing weight, am I talking about my journey in the life of a single mom, am I talking about dating….what is my theme…and I’ve decided its gonna be about me warts and all J Most of us live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection…in magazines, movies, TV, the Internet, our friends lives on Facebook…lol. Come on you KNOW you look at their pictures and their posts and think “OMG they have it soooo together…I SUCK!!!” I often feel this way…especially when I look at my friend Janet’s page LMAO!!! Nah she’s so great I can’t even be annoyed by that J she deserves all her awesomeness and I can say with all honesty she really is all that…BEEOTCH!!! J

My life resembles the road of most resistance…The DO THIS, NOT THAT (insert my pic here) I don’t know why but if there is a hard way, I’m gonna take it…maybe I need the thrill or the agony of defeat…maybe I’m so non-drama that this provides me with drama…don’t know but others find my stories and my life choices (cough…ex husband cough ;) ) amusing. Now I am sticking to my pledge not to diss my ex…I said the choice was amusing…not tragic J and I’m going to stick with it…not that he won’t make an appearance cause his stories, where I’m involved, are funny J so we’ll go with humor for others and the juggler for me ;)

So whats been up with me…well I broke up with sorta boyfriend…sigh. We broke up at the end of last month. I’ve known for a while now that things between us while fun were not progressing…after a year its time to fish or cut bait…he decided to cut bait…hey if not him it would have been me eventually. He met someone that he wanted to date and rather than string me along he came out and told me….I HEART THAT GUY!!! Seriously the sweetest guy I’ve ever meet. He’s not overly romantic or very expressive but he has a great heart. He’s probably the only guy that I ever broke up with holding hands J that seems weird but there was a realization for both of us, in that moment, that something great was ending and it sucks. Now I know what you maybe thinking “Liz, get your head out of the clouds…he was playing you” but you’d need to know him to know he wouldn’t do that. I know a player, a manipulator, a bad guy…when I see one…or at least I figure it out pretty quickly…NOW J Why did it end…ah the million dollar question…yeah there was the girl he met…but that’s not why…I’m going to wax poetic here and say we were two ships passing on different journeys…WTF Liz, reeeeally? J but its true. We met at the right time and got what we needed from each other at the right time. I needed a sweet guy who was fun and wouldn’t pressure me for more of a relationship than I was ready for. He needed a girl to understand his insane work schedule and just get him…he’s a bit quirky to where others would be annoyed, I’d find adorable J He also needed some fun…and that’s what we had a lot of…FUN. Its over now and I joke that I can’t be angry with him and I’m not…ass, couldn’t even give me my ANGER LOL. There is a funny story coming up about him in my next entry that will tie this up J but still heart him.

What else…hit my goal weight,  smashed it…then gained 4lbs tan, tan, TAAAAAAN!! So I’m above my goal by a 1bs. I’m on the 4th week of my maintenance program with Weight Watchers and this weekend didn’t help me at all J I blame it on the sucky Chicago weather, my lack of working out last week and shoving everything I can into my pie hole…it’s the Trifecta of Weight gain. So what am I gonna do about it….get back to working out and eating sensibly and writing it down…grumble, grumble J I’ve been doing Weight Watchers for a year and a half…you’d think by now I’d get “Hey Liz, you need to write down what you eat” but NOOOOO I think I’m smarter than that or just lazy…nothing worse than a lazy, smart person…that’s worse than a vibrator without batteries (so I’m told ;) ) IT DON’T GET DA JOB DONE!!! I’m sitting here trying to enter everything I ate this weekend…and I’m afraid the weight watchers website is going to virtually smack me J or a cow embedded app will start to MOO MOOO.

Brought a new car J my old car, a 2003 Chevy Impala, is now at my parents house…my father is performing life saving surgery on it to keep her going a few more years J. In other words, he’s changing the oil and the spark plugs…might as well be surgery as far as I’m concern…I don’t get how to do either one.  That car is a TANK!!! 190 thousand miles of HELLZ YEAH!!! J I think it is now going to be either my parent’s second car or the family spare car (everyone in my family seems to always have car issues and no spare J ) or they are going to give it to my basement boy brother (I’d rather they take her out and shoot her…it would be more merciful J ) or somehow my nephew…whose 22 years old, has a job but never any money…will talk my parents into giving it to him. My family, whom I adore, has issues Y’all and no one has any money J so now it’s a death match for a car with a 190k miles on it…rolling my eyes. The fun part is I still hold the title to it…which I will likely sign over to my father but I may hang on to it just long enough to torture all of them with it…if for nothing else but to amuse myself….ah life in a tight knit Cuban family!! J

My new car!!! Is a 2013 Jeep Compass…I spent a year researching what I was going to do…and in typical Liz fashion…at the last minute changed my mind and went a totally different direction. I was going to buy a slightly used Kia Sportage. I wanted a mini SUV, that didn’t look like a mom car, got good mileage and wouldn’t cost a fortune…and that is what I ultimately got. Of course this is what happens when you try to buy a used Kia at a Jeep dealer…the old BAIT AND SWITCH J still though I got a great deal and I’m very happy with it. My guy friends all want to know how I did with the deal…Ummm, whats it to you? I got what I wanted and I’m happy with it…if its to poo poo my negotiation skills or to tell me how much better they could have done…to them I say…F*CK OFF J I’m thrilled, the girls are thrilled…and there you have it.

My girls are FABULOUS!!! They put all my insanity into perspective and own my heart...that being'll see there funny stories here too :)

Ok, not bad for a first entry….tomorrow I will regale you with stories from last and this weekend…be ready to take a deep breath and dive into my madness.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

If this was easy...everyone would be a size 2!!!

Ugh...having one of those weeks....I feel like I am eating everything in site. I've even been hitting the kids Halloween Candy....they have a stash of their Dad's favorite candy set aside to give him this weekend...I've been eating out of it...hit bottom on my 2nd Kit Kat last night thinking ...F$%K HIM!!! :)

I gained 3lbs over the last week. I might have mentioned that I do Weight Watchers, which I LOVE!!! Just going every week and getting on the scale is huge for me...sometimes I stay for the meetings...other times no but I'm reminded when I fall off the wagon how important it is to track. I am pretty good after a year of being aware of what I eat but no one is perfect. I thought I was doing ok but when I started tracking again I realized I was really EATING through those points :)

Soooo what am I gonna do about it...sigh :) I'm gonna do what Frank Sinatra says..."pick myself up and get back in the race"

Btw I have a great picture of him on my refrigerator...its a post card of Frank back in his super cool era with a caption that says "This is Frank's World and we're just living in it" I love that...its so ballsy :) kinda of like I live my life now :) I have to say this being in my 40s thing...kinda of rocks :) I was always so insecure when I was younger and then my 30s ...meh, but now!!! LOOK THE F*&K OUT CAUSE HERE I AM!!! :)

Funny thing is just feeling that way, other people buy into it...I don't think I've ever gotten as much attention or compliments as I do now (from Men and Women)....yeah I'm thinner but thats not all. I look good but I feel good too and I think thats what I put out there and it is coming back to me. I say what I feel, I don't hold back...I'm not a bitch about it or anything (at least I don't think I am :) ) but I'm not going to hold back.  I recently told sorta BF that this is the happiest I've been in my life...He said "Thank you"...I rolled my eyes...I said "Yeah're part of it but so is this amazing feeling that my life is my own"

Yep I am the captain of my ship!!! So better hit the gym, eat healthy....throw the candy overboard and hey everyone!!! Margaritas on the main deck!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Yikes I forgot to publish my last post so you get a 2fer :)

Hi Everyone :)

So sorry I forgot to publish Wednesdays post so today its like you get two for one :)

I swear the things that happen to me...I can't make them up cause they are just too CLASSIC...I'll get to that in a bit...first...

My day date with Sorta Boyfriend went swimmingly...except I forgot to tell him my birthday was on Monday. I'm truly not embarrassed by my age...I'm 4 F*&KING 1 :) but I just don't make a big deal about my birthday. Anyway he felt bad about not getting me anything so I let him give me an AWESOME foot rub :) He also gave me crap about not being his Facebook friend...I know what your thinking...I'm not hiding anything...neither is he but here is the trap I don't want to fall into. He has got an insane schedule, I have an insane all the this we have to fit in a life and friends and whatnot. I don't want to stalk his page and wonder what is he up to when he's not with me....I don't want to read into his posts...I don't want know who "that" girl is that responded...I don't want to make up stories in my head about what he's doing and get stressed out. I want to enjoy getting to know him and not stress about what I don't know yet. Anyway at some point I will make him my facebook friend...just don't know when :) I know I'm a relationship weirdo but look I've done the marriage thing, I've done the girlfriend bit...I like this guy alot, I just want to enjoy it and not stress.

The girls are with their Dad this weekend so...Friday I did girls night which was fun I also got in a workout (yay me!!!) Saturday I had a FULL day planned so got up early had some coffee and went to the gym. I spent the day with my friend Lissette who I have not hung out with in years. She has been a friend of mine since we were in high school and funny enough what did we do? We went to the Mall :) She and I used to hang out and go to the Mall all the time...and Ladies we didn't miss a know how sometimes you get together with an old friend after many years and it can be not the case here...we had fun :) I was also on a mission to buy a strapless bra.

I have not shopped at Victoria's Secret since before I got married...don't get me wrong I've lingerie shopped since but back in the nineties...Victoria's Secret had beautiful bras and panties and lingerie that fit all sizes...then they started making underwear for seemingly 10 year old boys. After I got married I immediately had a baby and gained 75lbs in the process. I went from a size 36B/C to a 40C...About a year after I had my daughter I went to Victoria's Secret and was told by the snotty salesgirl that they don't carry anything over a 38 in store and that size was hard to find. I was MORTIFIED!!! I took me 10 years to go back into a Victoria's Secret...and that was just this Saturday.

Figured I needed to get sized because I knew I wasn't a 40C anymore but since losing weight...I hadn't got sized. I figured I was likely a 36C. I go in and there had to be 20 salesgirls in the store dying to help me (why doesn't this happen at Target I ask you...WHY!!!) and so sweet too. Anyway I tell them I need to get sized and I get whisked (oh yes...whisked) to the back by Jeanette. Jeanette is adorable she starts telling me how she's beginning this skincare regimen to fight early aging...I look at her and say "Sweetie, you can't be more than 25" she says she's not, she's 22...I start laughing and tell her she has years to worry about it...I've just started paying attention to  it. She then says "Well what are you, 27...28?" I look at her and say "I'm 41" she couldn't believe me...DO THESE GIRLS WORK ON COMMISSION? If so I'm buying every bra in the place!!!  Anywoo Jeanette sizes me and says I'm a 34DD....WHAT!!!???! No way!!! She sized me over my huge bra so it turns out I'm a 34D...the cup size wasn't what floored me (though double D.... :0) it was the 34!!! I haven't been a 34 since college!!! True enough she brought in the 34D bras and they fit beautifully. I think I texted everyone I know to tell them I was a 34D...possibly texting my college exboyfriend...who is now married might have been a mistake...sooo not my fault he got in on the group text :) I was SOOOO excited.

Anyway I must have gotten a little too giddy about it cause I got home and got ready to go to a party. Meanwhile I had eaten 1 salad all day...I just wasn't very hungry but knew I should eat if I'm going to drink. Well I forgot...I'm one of these freaks of nature that forget to eat. My boss and I have a running joke at work...I don't usually go to lunch cause I come in late and work through lunch. At about 2 in the afternoon I get nauseated, my head feels light and I realize I haven't eaten. I've told him about it so now everyday he tells me at around 1 "Liz, go eat something!!"

 I go to the party in a very cute outfit, looking good. I proceed to have a fabulous much so...I'm sucking down Vodka Lemonades like they are water....after my fifth one...I passed the point of no return...everything started to go slo-mo and there was a voice in my head (my own) saying "LIZ!!! YOU F&%KING IDIOT!!!" too late...I at least made it to a corner of the bar where hardly anyone saw me.. throw up!!! OMG!!! I can't move, everything is spinning!!! Luckily a very nice guy who was at the party saw what was happening to me and stayed with me...I don't know why he did but THANK GAWD he did....he helped get me downstairs....where I then proceeded to throw up on my shoes!!! I heard a girl say "OH MY GOD, WHAT THE F*&K IS WRONG WITH HER?!?!?" If I could have formed words I would have told her "I'M F%&KING DYING!!!!" thanks to the very nice guy and the very nice bouncer they lead me out to side of the bar and let me sit for a few minutes...the very nice and cute guy (whose name I now know is Boris) got me in a cab and helped me hero!!! I proceeded to almost pass out in the taxi...As soon as I got to my place...I threw open the door of the cab and throw up on the street (YAY me for not throwing up inside the I don't have to pay a $75 clean up fine) The cabby asked if I needed help...I think he just wanted me the HELL out of his cab. I graciously gracious as someone can be with vomit in their hair. I then hobbled up my stairs...threw up on the stairs...managed to get through the door and onto my bed where I passed THE HELL OUT!!!!

At 5am I woke up still in all my clothes, boots (that I had thrown up on in the club) and even my keys in my hands. I made it to the bathroom, cleaned myself off and got back into bed....I woke up again at 9...I was ALIVE...barely but some food and a bath worked wonders. I was MORTIFIED!!! I haven't gotten that drunkenly sick...since a girls weekend getaway 10 years earlier. I was also curious why NO ONE texted me or called to see where I was. As it turns out Boris told everyone that I wasn't feeling well and he helped get me home...again sigh :) I found him on Facebook and sent him a nice message last night...he responded and I think he asked me out??? Hmmm cute guy that saw me throw up wants to take me out...I MAY MARRY HIM :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I think I feel myself expanding????

I think I have gotten so good at the “weight game” I know when I’ve gained…even if its only a pound or two.

WHAT A WEEK…and its only Wednesday!!! Stick a fork in me I am DOOOOONE!!!! I’ve got to shake it off and get back to my Wonder Woman-ness…to give you an idea of how out of energy I’ve been…

I haven’t read Emily a bedtime story this week, we skipped baths yesterday because I couldn’t deal with it and they smelled….OK... I didn’t review Mia’s homework yesterday or Monday (semester is over as of today…she’s getting As and Bs…MEH :) ) my car is such a mess right now…IT HAS TO BE CLEANED…plus there is an ODOR?!?! I can only imagine something got spilled because I can’t find the source…aka dead animal carcass. I keep forgetting to send beads, leaves and other assorted stuff for my youngest daughter’s art class (maybe one overachieving parent sent extras and she can use those) the laundry is piling up, I must puck my eyebrows before they meet in the middle for the that hot unibrow look!!! And I’m pretty sure after all my fabulous eating thing week and no working out…I’m up a pound or two…or four ;) 

Why so out of it….here’s why….

Monday…after a mini bday celebration with the girls (my youngest wasn’t feeling well) I laid down and passed OUT!!! I’m thinking it was a comb of running the Hot Chocolate 5k the day before, freezing (although not as badly as my soulmate Melissa did…damn that girl is a trooper…and she ran that 5K in 24 mins!!!) overeating at brunch after the race(if you want a place in downtown Chicago to go eat brunch, Lou Mitchells on Jefferson!!!) heading out to the burbs to pick up my girls from grandmas, then coming home and helping put together a report for my oldest daughter’s English class…SHOOT ME!!!

Back to Monday…B-DAY!!!…got up and going and proceeded to eat sooooo much sugar…I had two pieces of that cookie cake I posed with Monday (courtesy again of AMAZBALLS MELISSA!!!...I’m not kidding she is my soulmate…straight or gay I’d marry her LOL) two brownies…I could feel the sugar coarsing through my veins. A couple of years ago I could have put that away and more but healthy eating really makes me FEEL it when I eat the bad (BUT OH SO YUMMY)stuff. At 3pm I run out to my daughter’s school to pick her up cause she got sick L she’s a tank though…back in action!!!

Last night (that was Tuesday??? Right?) I helped another single mom in need and picked up her daughter from daycare along with mine (I love when I’m able to help out…cause I know what its like to need help in return!!!) made dinner…yelled at my kids A LOT!!! (OMG they came home so wound up!!! ) then after dinner we settled in to watch the election returns. I will say it now…I supported OBAMA (you’re SHOCKED, right? ;) ) anyway in the early afternoon I started getting sick thinking Romney might win….I have nothing against the guy, I think he’s actually pretty moderate but (and this is my opinion ladies) the man had no conviction, he would say ANYTHING to get elected…that said I had no clear idea of what he would do once he got into office so that freaked me out. Anyway…Emily passed out after they called Pennsylvannia for Obama. Mia hung on to the bitter end but went to bed right after. I wanted to stay up and watch Obama’s speech…I ended up passed out on the couch til 3am

Tonight we’ll be better…. I’ll come home, make dinner, throw in some laundry, find some beads and leaves while I get Emily in the bath, I’ll pluck my brows while she’s in there so she can ask a million questions “Mom, what are you doing?”. ”Why are you plucking your eyebrows?”, ”Do I have to pluck my eyebrows?” Meanwhile Mia will do homework or put it out so I can check it. I’ll get Emily out of the bath, get it ready for Mia…tell Mia a 15minute shower NOT a 1.5 hour shower/bath…Detangle Emily’s hair, cut her nails, check her ears. Pick up my house, do the dishes…finally notice Mia has been in the shower for 30minutes…poke my head in and tell her to wrap it up. Put Emily to bed, read her two stories…keep my eye out for Mia (she likes to come out of the bathroom soaking wet so badly she puddles on her way to her room) remind her to dry herself off completely. Kiss Emily goodnight…go get her glass of milk…kiss her goodnight again. Go check on Mia…check her nails, remind her to detangle her hair. Smackdown with Jillian for 30minutes. Go see Mia while I’m sweating profusely, tell her Jillian is trying to kill me while we chat for a bit before her bedtime. Put her to bed, kiss goodnight. Take a bath…crawl into bed…damm I’m tired just thinking about all this LOL.

Fear not for my sanity!!! …have a planned breakfast date with sorta boyfriend on Thursday J I took the day off cause the kids both have afterschool activities I need to be there for. We’re going to grab breakfast and hang out cause he has to get to bed by 3pm to sleep til 9pm so he can go to work. I love dating someone whose schedule is as nuts as mine. Thursday AM Mimmosas!!! I LOVE MY LIFE!!!

As for the weight gain….I’ll work on it J