Before I went to weights class I told Lora I'd link up to Thursday's 10. Then I went to class wore my new size XS Nike sleeveless top...and spent most of the classing looking like Dora the Explorer.
While the top fit me perfectly everywhere from the belly button up, it didn't like my hip area all that much and kept riding up to my mid section. Seriously am I banished to a world of loose t-shirts for the rest of my life?
I'm glad I committed to this list because I need to focus on the positive instead of something so trivial.
- A roaring fire in my fireplace.
One benefit of a 100+ year old house is a wood burning fireplace. And a husband who's willing to do the hard labor to make that fire happen. Which brings me to...
2. The Mutant
He loves me unbelievably. When the 7:55 PM alarm goes off and I'm too lazy to get up and take my pill, he gets into my purse, brings me my pill and a beverage. He works both smarter and harder to provide for our family. When I want to spend time with my family, not only does he not complain, he's exited to get the opportunity too.
Which leads me to...
3. My niece and nephew
In the picture is the Mutant, the Little Man and the Irishman (my BIL). Those kids are wonderful. You know that. I could go on for days but I'll just say that I have the best. niece & nephew. ever.
I love books. I'm currently reading Mockingjay, the 3rd in the Hunger Games triology. I haven't plowed through this one the same as I did the other two, but mostly because I'm afraid of how its going to end.
I'm team Peeta and am terrified that she's going to end up with Gayle . Or that the Capital will win and they'll all die. Or something even worse that I haven't thought of yet.
These books are good. I was leery at first, given the disturbing premise of the book. A friend insisted and once I got into the first few chapters and really got to know the characters I was hooked.
I've told the Mutant before - I'm blessed, he's smart. I'm blessed because I was born in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He's smart because of all the places in the country he chose here to live. (And smart for choosing me :P)
Of course the picture leads me to...
6. My friends.
Family is great, but they are stuck with me. Its great knowing that I have wonderful ladies out there that spend time with me not because they have to or are obligated to, but because they choose to. Friends to talk you
out of through a stupid idea. Friends that encourage you when you've had a bad day. Friends who interview potential boyfriends to make sure they are worthy. (FYI - They only interviewed one and he passed.)
That should go without saying. But I heart it too much not to mention it. Its good therapy. It provides me with countless non scale victories (which are crucial since yall have banned me from getting on the scale). Its why I will be able to enjoy retirement by hiking the Appalachian Trail. (Lord willing and the creek don't rise.)
8. Toasted Almond Iced Coffee w/skim milk and 2 splendas
Yum! My sister got me a NY Yankee reusable cup when she was headed home from Cape Cod this summer. Since its an official Dunkin cup I just get charged $1 for a refill whenever I use it.
I love shoes. I typically wear pumps, but have a pair or two of "f" me heels. I had a lady comment that I was dressed down because I was wearing flats with a dress - in a work place where cargo khakis and baby tees are common place.
Don't get me wrong I love my flats too. And my tennies. And my flops.
*Note to self - take picture of kick-a shoe shelving system that the mutant built me.*
10. The Internet
I can't choose which I like better: blogs, twitter, facebook, message boards. I've met quite a few online friends IRL. I'm thankful for the love and support I get from all of you.
If only I had a home computer that could go wireless so I could enjoy you from my front porch swing...