Kathie Lee and Hoda. Yes, I'm
coming out. I love those two! I've loved Kathie Lee since her Regis days. Hoda is the real deal, too. I've even read her book. I love it when Hoda plays a song she loves and sings along. They just did a little montage, and Afternoon
Delight was in there. One week
it'll be something like that, the next it's Blurred Lines. I find Hoda
inspiring. She was told "no" at every turn in her career. She persevered through even hearing over and over that if people can't say your name, you can't be on TV. Right now she's talking about having a landing strip. From Dateline anchor to landing strips. Love her.
Well, that was off topic, but I guess not really, since I have no idea what I'm writing about today. Yesterday I took the boys and dog down to a park I'd heard about. We took a trail that runs along the Yakima River. It was
stunning. Cal got tired, so we weren't able to go as far as I would've liked. I think the trail runs into a couple of little lakes. When we first started, we saw a soaking wet lab and it's owner coming off the trail. I can't imagine she had the dog in the river as it runs so fast. So, the plan today is to do a little discovering on my own, well along with my dog. Anyway, it's nice as it's pretty hot here (although I'll never complain after the humidity of the Midwest), but the
trail is surrounded by trees that help keeps it cool. Never the less, it's hot for a dog, so there was a nice stream that I let Jesse cool off in at the end of our walk. Speaking of Jesse. Being home with her all day has gone a long, long way in our bonding. I've always really liked her. She's a great dog (except for the nasty chewing habit...which seems to be getting better at least), but I know what it's like to love a dog. I mean really love a dog. I still miss Junior and Sara so very much. I can now say, that I have that same love for Jesse. And she has that same love for me. She's a Mama's girl, that's for sure. And I have to say, I love it. I also no longer call her Sara near as much. I've caught myself before I've said it a couple of times, but it's been quite a while since I've slipped
Have you seen "Extreme Weigh Loss" with Chris Powell? I've seen it a few times, and I really enjoy it. Last night's episode really kind of spoke to me.
It was about a former athlete who put weight on after college, and it just kept going and going. She eats her feelings. She finds herself not wanting to leave her bedroom. I could identify with so much of that. I certainly don't feel like that all the time, and it hasn't affected me to the degree that it has her. But we are so much the same. I loved watching her triumph over her issues. Oh, she also went white water rafting after losing some of the weight. I've wanted to do that so badly for a while now. I even have a friend that's invited me a few times. But my weight holds me back. It was so cool to see her out there. She was even at a heavier weight than me when she did it. Anyway, it's so nice to see people overcome their fears like that. It brought tears to my eyes. Brian even said, if his tear ducts hadn't dried up years ago, he'd cry. He's such a man... It couldn't kill him to cry every once in a while. Am I right? :)
I should probably get a move on things. It's going to take a lot to change this
body of mine.
Wishing you a day full of peace and happiness,