Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Random Tuesday Things

A smattering of the random running through my mind this morning...

  • I weighed myself this morning, exactly one week to the day of my last weigh-in, and guess what?  I lost... wait for it... 0.3 ozs.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ..... fml.
  • Honestly, it wasn't a big surprise.  I had way too many treats and big meals last week to see any real results.  The positive I'll take from it is at least the number didn't go up.  I haven't been weighing myself for months, but it's quite obvious that number had been creeping up and up and up for a long time.  So for one week, it stayed the same. A small victory.
  • Yesterday, I was struggling to come up with "new goals" for my healthy lifestyle focus, and I think the reason is it basically comes down to this:  STOP EATING LIKE A 300 LB. MAN.  Basically.
  • You know who I love?  Mindy Kaling.  I have a girl crush on Mindy Kaling right now.  She made me laugh out loud when I was watching The Mindy Project, and now that I'm reading her first book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?", I've discovered that I think we're more alike than I could have ever imagined.  Except for the fact that I'm not a famous comedian working and living in NYC, of course.  In the chapter I read last night, she talked about how she used to baby-sit, and after the kids went to bed, she raided the cupboards for the good snacks, and ate so much it was noticeable to the parents of the kids she was baby-sitting (they were trying to figure out where all their food was going.)  I soooo used to do that.  It's just one small example of how I find myself relating to her and her stories from her growing up years.  I feel like Mindy and I could be BFF's.
  • The clock in the office isn't working this morning and it's throwing me WAY off. 
  • It is flipping cold out there today.  Like, I wore my spring fleece coat this morning and I was wishing I'd worn my winter coat, toque and mitts.  Even a winter-lover like me is getting a little sick of the cold right now.
  • Truth be told, though?  The mention of possible flurries still sets my heart a-flutter...
  • This past weekend, I played in the Canada Day Committee's annual poker tournament.  I have played in this tournament every year (it's been going on for quite a while - 8 or 10 years, something like that?), and even though I'm probably the least-experienced/intelligent/strategic poker player in the world, I always have fun and usually make it further than I expected.  This year wasn't one of those years.  For one thing, I started out very nervous.  There were a lot of new faces at this year's tourney, and I felt very intimidated right off the bat.  Like, my hands were shaking and I had knots in my stomach I was so nervous. I ended up at a table with only one other guy that I knew, and I never really felt comfortable.  The hands I won were small, and the few times I thought I had a really good hand, I was beaten by someone who had better. And there was one guy at my table who I felt was purposely trying to intimidate me. It was one of the worst poker days of my life.  I was actually so relieved to be out and sitting back with friends just chatting and joking around and watching the kids play.
  • Our neighbour here at work just brought over a bag of amazing looking homemade cookies, that look so much like kinds my Grandma used to make... and I'm sitting here eating an Activia yogurt with bran cereal. *sigh*
  • I finally got some pictures uploaded last night and here are a few of my favourites:
     I was amazed by this beautiful sky one night last week driving home from Aylmer... first time I've ever stopped on the side of the highway to snap a pic... and so glad I did!!
     The Ragged Chute is roaring again
     A sure sign of spring... the geese are flying!
     This pic cracks me up... Danica hates the flash on my camera, it makes her blink, so I told her to shut her eyes and on the count of 3, open them and I'd snap the picture.  I think she got mixed up. lol
     Rylie and Maddy at the poker tournament on Saturday
     A few weeks ago on the shoreline in my hometown
  • Singing Happy Birthday and blowing out candles for Mom :)
  • I'm in Season 4 of Suits, and I'm not really enjoying it as much as the first three... I don't like this business of Mike and Harvey working against each other, there's no development in my hopes for Harvey and Donna getting together...and even though Harvey is a hottie, I'm almost looking forward to being done so I can move on to something else.  I'm still in the early stages of Season 4, though, so I'm hopeful I'll get back in my Suits groove again.
  • I've been thinking a lot about my options in life these days... my desire to have children, the fact that I'm not getting any younger, the worry that I'm not cut out to be in a relationship, the hope that there might still be a guy out there who will fit into my weird and whacky world... I've been weighing a lot of pros and cons, and wondering about re-opening doors that I thought were pretty much closed... cryptic enough for you?
OK... I think that's enough for my Tuesday randoms!  Hope you're all having a good week.


Angie said...

That photo of Danica is adorable!

Lindsay said...

OPEN THE DOOR!!! Whats the worse that can happen? Doesn't work out! No biggie! You are happy with your life either way!

Debbie Johnston said...

Go for it Jill, you deserve someone and you will be glad you id. Your pics are beautiful.

Nancy said...

Love your pictures. Open that door, and stride bravely through that sucker!

Stacie said...

Goodies in the office will be the death of me! And I say open the door, then give us all the details!