Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy End of The World Day!

Or, maybe just another day in Paradise for us... and my hubby's birthday. So, for him, I am super happy the world didn't actually end.

We observed a moment of silence at 9:30 this morning. This has been a long week.

I've been working diligently on my 26 Acts of Kindness... I guess technically I've done 8... any of you guys out there have idea on "acts of kindness" that don't actually cost a ton of money?

Hmmm.... does going to the salon and having my eyebrows waxed count as an act of kindness for anyone who has to look at me?

Anyway - my brother, sis-in-law and gorgous nephew Jack-a-roo are coming in from Seattle - actually - they should have already landed!! Ok, hold on... gotta call mom...


They took a red-eye from Seattle, with one lay-over in Atlanta. Hopefully they were able to sleep a bit on the flight, and they will be up for visiting when I get out of work today. I leave at noon, go grab the kids (Thing 1 has a 1/2 day) and go over for a joyful reunion!! I can't believe I haven't seen them for a year!

Alright, I know so far this has nothing to do with weight, exercise, and the like. But, I guess that's life for the moment. I haven't weighed myself, but I feel heavy and yucky. I have not been eating clean and I can really feel it. I'm making a healthy veggie-filled salad to bring to my mom's on Sunday (which is Christmas #1) and on Christmas day, we are actually planning on salmon, veggies and quinoa for dinner.

I'm not waiting for 1/1/13 to begin my strict clean plan. 12/26 will be Day 1 of super-challenge mode. I will be using Christmas eve to make up some food to have starting 12/26, since I know I won't be cooking on Christmas day. I'm still working on the plan... Using Clean Eating and of course Oxygen Magazine for recipe ideas that are mostly meatless. I've been fine with fish and shrimp, but chicken and turkey... even just the smell has been turning my stomach. Ugh.

I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, love-filled holiday. Whatever you celebrate, or even if you don't - take some time to hug and appreciate your loved ones, friends and yourself. Peace to you all.

Keep moving forward...


  1. A cool act of kindness and trust could be put a couple of bucks on an envelope and tape it to a snacks machine. Write "If you are having a bad day buy a snack, it's my treat". Who knows you might make someone's day!


  2. oh, I'm so going to do that one Emilio! The couple I've done are...get a little kit together with wet wipes, tuna packet w/ crackers, hat and gloves and give it to someone who is homeless, the other one I like is paying for the car behind me at starbucks drive through.