I always think of a ton of things to say when I am not near my computer or don't have time to write down my thoughts, then when I do have time, my thoughts are gone. I know there is a lot going on in my life right now because I talked to one of my BFFs last night that I haven't talked to in forever and we were on the phone for an hour catching up, so there's a lot there. But where to begin?
1. I'm hungry.
I know that statement probably doesn't surprise you or excite you, but the reason I say it is two-fold. 1 - It's true and 2 - The reason it is true is because today I started a Weight Loss Challenge with some friends and family. I organized it. We all put in $20 and at the end of the month, whoever loses the most percentage of their own weight wins the pot - which is at $140 right now. Then we'll do it again next month if this month shakes out okay. I'm keeping track of the weights, much to the chagrin of everyone because they have to send me their weight, not what they lost. The reason I had this epiphany (which one of them asked me, "did it hurt?" when I told her I had had one), was I went to try on my formal dresses and they didn't fit. Almost, but not quite. And the scale keeps disagreeing with me. Plus, one of the girls who goes to my gym is on the next Biggest Loser and seems to be doing great (watch for Jessica Delfs, she is from Tucson and I know her - kinda, k, I've seen her and talked to her a couple times....but she goes to my gym and knows Trainer and his lovely wife - so I know her by association, so there! HA! Anyway, root for her!) Sorry, got sidetracked. So not only did I go to Boot Camp this morning with Sweet Christine, but I have really been monitoring my food and even at 7 pm, I haven't had dinner with whatever small amount of points I have left.
2. Vacation is coming! I won't tell you when, just because no one needs to know that but J, me, and our hotel! Anyway, going to LA for a work conference where my Mom is being honored as a Hall of Famer for our company of Financial Advisors. Way cool! That meant I needed a new dress (see why I was trying on the formals?) for the Gala (yes, the invite actually says GALA!) where Jay Leno is our entertainment. Do we rank or what?! Plus we are going a few days early to go to Disneyland!! Can't wait! Will watch what I eat there, but will be very hard! I did go shopping with Trainer's Wife and found a really great dress...which you will have to wait to see until we get back and I can be all dolled-up in it.
3. Busted Kate is having a baby boy! I'm so very excited for her and so happy that her pregnancy is progressing perfectly, especially given her history. Love you kiddo!
4. I am now in the process of searching for my last CFP course!!! WOO HOO! Don't think I am excited to take it, but I am excited to get it over and done with. Apologizing now because you probably won't hear much from me in late October and early November (test is November 19-20) because I will be in a hole. While Googling classes yesterday I came across a blog where the writer took the test last year. If you are interested in more about that, click here and you'll go to her blog. This is her post after she took the exam, but you can go back to see her talk about beforehand. These cram courses aren't cheap and they aren't in Tucson, so that requires a plane ride somewhere most likely. Now to just determine where and when! If you have any advice on this subject on who to take my course from, PLEASE EMAIL ME!
5. Ahh...infertility. I'm in a pretty good place right now. I'm on the verge of being ready to try again I think, however we won't actively because of #4. Not gonna put those two things together! But I am close to being ready to think about it again. I get sad when AF shows up, which hasn't happened for a while. And I look longingly at little ones...I guess I have always done that. Anyway, I feel happy for the most part and I'll be even more ready when CFP is over - that's big nasty to you guys. Thankfully, I am surrounded by awesome family and friends that catch me when I fall and prop me back up. They are great for hugs and humor, when I need it most. You know who you are...it's probably you since you are reading my blog! ;)
See, what did I tell you? I had more to say than I thought.
Night my Bleaders, I do appreciate you more than you know!