Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's been a while!

It's been almost a week since I last posted. I don't really even know where the time went! One minute my stepdaughter/stepsister (see picture below) was graduating and the next thing I knew, I'm sitting here trying to type a new post - six whole days later! And this would be a LOT easier if my internet were running a little quicker!
Stepsister Mo and Stepdaughter Amby
Anyways, I have a TON of stuff to write, so be prepared for a long post! My mom will be happy - she called me yesterday complaining about blog withdrawals. I had even promised her I'd get on yesterday, but that just didn't work out either.

I guess I'll start at the top - Friday. I had every intention of blogging because I was in the store, but we were SO busy! I didn't have a moment to myself until 9:30. By that time I was too exhausted to even think, let alone write an entire post. But, I did weigh in. I was down, also, but only .4 pounds. Hey, it's a loss, right?

I'm really dreading my weigh-in this week, though. All I did this past weekend was eat and drink. I only worked out on Saturday, because I had to teach my regular aerobics class. I ate crap, drank heavily, and layed around in the heat. It finally stopped raining around here, but it's been in the high 80s every day since. I swear our weather sucks! If it's not one thing, it's the other. Why can't it just be 72 degrees with a light breeze! Anyways, I didn't get up this morning and run either. I'm not doing so good :( I'm going to have to just suck it up, move on, and get myself back on track. I cannot and WILL NOT gain a bunch of weight like I did last summer. NO! I WILL lose instead!! I WILL workout much much much more! I WILL NOT be lazy!! That's the beauty of having the summer off - I can workout every day all day if I wanted to!

Speaking of summers off - it looks like I'll have it this way for the rest of my life. I'm not going to be able to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. I would have to quit working to go back to school, and being that I'm the health insurance carrier, that won't be possible. I went in to the local college for a meeting with an advisor on Friday, and these were the results. Oh well.

So apparently I'm getting a new tatoo tomorrow afternoon. I say it like that because I didn't have much of a choice, my sister, stepsister and stepbrother told me I had to get a matching tatoo with them. I guess I'm getting the Chinese symbol for family. They all are getting it on their right shoulder, but I've officially decided I'm going to be different. I have all my other tatoos on my feet for a reason - they are easy to cover if necessary. I don't want to be in a wedding someday with a beautiful dress on and a big tatoo sticking out. I'm going to get in right above my pants line on my back on the right side. I'll be close to them, just not as high. And that's fine with me, I'm just glad they have included me in this. I've never really felt a part of their 'group' because I'm so much older (my sister is six years younger than me, stepsister is eight years younger, and stepbrother is ten years younger!). They are all relatively closer in age, but I was older and out of the house before they all started hanging out. So as much as I 'complain' that they are 'forcing' me to get this tatoo, I secretly like it. ;)

Um, speaking of tatoos this time, here are pics of the ones I already have:

 My ladybug. This was my first tatoo ever. I used to draw ladybugs on my toe when I was younger, so I figured getting a permanent one would be cute.
 This tatoo is very random. I wanted to get one under my ankle/around my heel like this, so I just randomly picked a moon and stars. The cool thing, though, is the original design was drawn on by my stepdad, and then I took that directly to the tattoo artist, and he tattooed over it. Cool, huh?
 A bunch of ladies at the campground and I decided to get frog tattoos. They are all different in design, but we are united forever because they are all frogs. We have TONS of frogs here at the campground, which is where we got the idea. This little guy turned out to be much bigger than I had originally imagined, but he's definitely grown on me (which is a lucky thing, since he's kind of, umm, well, PERMANENT!).
 While I was at the tattoo shop waiting to get my frog, I saw this in a catalog of tattoos the artist had already done. It was originally on two girls' hands, so when they put them together it made one. But, I wouldn't get one on my hand, so my sister and I (since I got her to agree to do it with me) got them on our feet instead. This is my foot alone.
This is our feet when we put them together. They make a full star. Awww, how special.

Anyways, so I hope to get in a nice bike ride at some point this weekend. We have my stepdaughter's open house, and then everything for her is DONE! Thank GOD. As much as I respect her mom (the hubby's ex), I'm pretty tired of being her BFF. I swear, lately, I've talked more to her than my own husband! Just last night when I was dropping Twig off she asked me to come in to see a lazy susan we can use for the cupcakes. I haven't been in their house in quite a while purposely because I don't particularly want her in mine (always lead by example!). Once all this is over I won't have to talk to her for a while. Don't get me wrong, I like her, I really do. Again, I have a lot of respect for her and I get along with her, but it's just awkward sometimes.

We had our first softball game last night. The first two were rained out! We played kind of a rival team, and lost. It was bad, tempers were flying (yes, including mine - the second baseman's foot was WAY off the bag and I SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAFE!!), which was pretty bad since it's a church league and all. Hey, I can't help it, I get it from my father, who also plays (and who also had his temper going!). Plus, a guy from the other team kicked (he claims it was an accident, but I beg to differ!) our catcher in the leg to make her drop the ball so he'd be safe and the catcher's mom was screaming at him! That was hilarious! The guy that did it is a complete jerk (which is why I do think he did it on purpose), so he deserved it! Plus they had a player on their team that played on my team for fall ball last year, who I ended up wanting to punch in the face. Apparently he'd been spreading rumors that my sister had sex with him! He's lucky my sister didn't tell me about it until I was sitting in the truck ready to leave because I was about to jump through the window to get to him! I'm so telling my father the next chance I get (hehehe, that hot head will definitely tell him off!!). Yes, again this is a church league!

Well, I'm down to 6 and a half days of school left with the kids and one additional day for teacher inservice. Thank the LORD! Having the long weekend made me really not want to go back to school, especially since it's finally nice out. I've been slowly working on my tan at the pool!

Happy HUMP day everyone!


BnE's Mommy said...

Wahoo! A loss is a loss. Diggin the tatoos! I have one, but two more planned - once I hit my goal!

Kelty said...

.4 loss is still something, but good luck on this week's weigh in! I hope it works out in your favor :). Cute tattoos! I want to get one someday...just can't commit as of yet. :)

Anonymous said...

A loss is a loss. Just get back on he workout horse. ;)

Love the pics of your tattoo's. I went to get a tattoo on my foot years ago and the tattoo artist told me he "wouldn't guarantee it". Something about fading because of the shoe rubbing or something idiotic like that. I realize now that it was just a bunch of bologna. I have three other tattoos in "hidden areas". I'm planning on getting new ones soon. Something about my kids. Either their names or some symbol that signifies them, haven't really decided what to do though. My hubby is so good at art/designing that I want him to draw up something. We will see! Oh...and it will probably end up on my foot...whatever it is. ;)

Have a great rest of the week.

Candy kankles said...

Yay ur back! ive missed ya! Cute tattoos and not a bad weigh in! be glad it wasnt a gain and ur movin in the right direction :) Im sorry u wont be able to go to school for what you want to.Maybe one day you will get the chance HUG

Sarah With Love said...

Like you said a loss is a loss its what i tell myself anyway!!

I love the idea of your tattoo of the star and the two halfs joining thats really beautiful!!