Monday, July 16, 2007

Class Reunion, rambling, and other stuff

I am home. Finally. After a long weekend and a day off today, I am back to my blog! I've had withdrawal, seriously. I ate Mexican Friday night and thought about dazey. :) Where to start? I will start with the reunion.

It came and went and was fine. With one little glitch. We never got the building so we had it in the parking lot/covered picnic table area of where we were SUPPOSED to be. The lady left around 3 on Saturday afternoon (reunion started at 6) and FORGOT TO LEAVE THE KEY OUT!!!! We were supposed to stop by her house and get it, we did, but she never left it. So after trying frantically for almost 2 hours to get ahold of her, we gave up and suffered in the heat. Actually, it wasn't that bad (THANK HEAVENS!!!) but it's just the thought. We had her cell phone number and called her but she never answered. WTF is the point of a cell phone anyway!??!?!?!?!? Thankfully, she didn't charge us for the building (we hadn't paid yet and were ready with the check). No $hit, sherlock, really?!? You were going to charge us for a building that we never had access to?!?!? So we had it outside (there was a port-a-potty outside so we were covered in that area) and it was fun. We had 22 people show up, give or take a few. I got a few compliments from some of the guys. One of them even said "Hey sweetie, you look good!!" How awesome is that??!?!?! I still hang out with 2 of my BFFs from high school and they were of course there (we were the ones that planned it) and said they could tell I had lost some, so I was pretty happy. They have seen me at my heaviest and my thinnest so I wasn't expecting them to notice. Doing the happy dance here. :) Here are a few pictures.

This one is me in the middle with my 2 BFFs from high school. We still talk often and hang out as much as we can. Can you see our shiny faces? It was just a tad warm out, but in reality, it could have been a LOT worse! I am the only one who brought my camera so I took all the pictures and I am only in a handful of them. Here is one with me and DH and a classmate.
This is me with 2 classmates. I have known the guy forever, well both of them, but I rode the bus with him when we were in grade school. Fun times. :)

I had so much fun, even though it was a small party. I had a little too much to drink, but it was fun. I had 3 bottles of Smirnoff Green Apple, and almost half a small bottle of Grey Goose Vodka with a bottle of cranberry juice. :) I was almost to the point that beer was starting to taste good b/c I was out of my stuff! And if you aren't a beer drinker and beer starts to taste good, you know when to stop! I had a swig of my BFFs beer (the blonde one in the picture with the curly hair) and almost popped open one of my own! It was a good time. AND...I didn't even feel it Sunday morning.

DH came down sick Saturday night on the way home with the stomach flu. He was in bed all day Sunday at my mom's until we went home, then he went to bed here. I don't think he ever threw up, but he had the other end if you know what I mean and a fever. I am hoping and praying I don't get it. Although if I did...maybe that would put me into the 150s?!?!? I sure hope I don't get it that way. DS didn't run a fever after Friday. He has been sleeping though. He's always been a sleeper. Saturday night my mom put him to bed at 1015 and we had to WAKE HIM UP at 130 Sunday afternoon!!! Then I put him to bed at 915 Sunday night and had to get him out of bed at 1045 this morning. He was awake then, just not up yet. Maybe he is growing??

SO...on the WW front, I did HORRIBLE all weekend. I made the best choices I could with what was given to me on most occasions, but not always. I am not going to weigh in again until Friday. I have only had about 64 ounces of water today and that's low for me. So today I am back on and just need to write everything down. DH told me on Friday that the gym where we work out is having a 5k on September 15 (that's the week AFTER my sister's wedding), so....I am going to do it. I am going to do the Couch to 5K program and run that 5K. It's 8 weeks from this Saturday so that should give me plenty of time to train. I know the program is 9 weeks, but I am hoping to make up some time. I hope to try to start it tomorrow night. I am psyched. This is just what I needed.

In other news, today was the big ENT appointment I have been waiting for. I didn't get any news that I didn't expect. He wants to put a tube in my left ear. So I am having that done on August 3rd. It's not a big deal surgery wise. I should be fine that night. Go home afterwards and sleep off the anesthetic and I should be fine. But he also told me I need to think about getting a hearing aid for my right ear. This is nothing new to me. I've had horrible hearing in that ear my whole life. My eustachian tube (that's the tube that runs from your ears to your throat) doesn't function and it never has. I can't tell you how many sets of tubes I have had in my ears. I still have one in my right ear that was placed in May of 1999 and I haven't had any problems with that ear since then. So I am hoping this ear will be the same way. Although he did tell me I would battle this my entire life. Yay. And eventually I will need a hearing aid for my left ear. At least now they make them smaller and I have longer hair so I can cover it too. I will wait until after the surgery to pursue the hearing aid. Have to find out about insurance and all that jazz too. I told him I had to have this surgery ASAP b/c we are wanting to start TTC (trying to conceive) and I can't have the surgery if I am pregnant and I don't want to wait until AFTER another baby is born. I don't want to go through 9 months (and another winter) with my ear needing a tube!

I think that's it for now... I have a lot to say but this is long enough already! I am really far behind in my blog reading so I will read but I may not comment to all of your blogs. :) I'll post my menu tomorrow.


MtngirlinCali said...

I'm so excited that you are doing the couch-to-5k program!! I think you will really love it....and 8 weeks is plenty of time. I've been in training for a month now and can easily do the 5K -- but it was painful a month ago.

Glad your reunion went well, too. I have mine coming up the second week in August and I'm a little nervous. My hubby isn't coming, so I'll probably be all by my lonesome!

Anyway, go you on the running. Can't wait to read more about how it goes.

dizzydazey said...

I'm excited that you're doing CP25K! You're going to do awesome!!

I hope your DH feels better soon - there's nothing worse than a sick hub!!

I'm so glad that you had so much fun at your reunion!! You're lookin good in those pix, girl!

MMalloy said...

The reunion sounded like fun, and congrats on the comments! Hopefully the flu will get out of your home and family soon, NOT FUN!!
Training for a marathon is such a great motivation. Keep us updated and have fun with it, you will feel so good when you cross that finish line!

Journeys said...

yay! youre doing a 5k! a bunch of us are starting I think (I'm starting today actually) its gonna be great when we all run that thing and beat it together! Glad you had a blast at the reunion!

Hortencia said...

Thanks for the Trader Joe's suggestions. I did find the info on Roni's site too...thanks for the reminder there. Congrats on the compliments from your friends. How exciting to be training for that 5k. Keep us posted. Hope the procedure with your ear goes well and it works for a while like the one you have now.

KimLookAlike said...

you look like you had a blast at the reunion!! :-) Sorry to hear about your ears, I hope they are able to get everything done before you try to concieve.

Colette said...

Loved your post today and had to laugh whe you said "maybe getting the flu bug would put you in the 150's'...LOL Only a woman on a diet would welcome the flu...LOL

Glad the reunion went well too, its always nice to see old friends esp guys who compliment you!!