What a busy week! I flew into Seattle last Tues. The following day my friend Tammi and I drove over to spend a couple of days in Long Beach. Oh my, talk about just what the Dr. ordered. It was such a relaxed trip. It's so nice to hang out with people that are on the same page and all about relaxing, too. As simple as it sounds, out of all of the great things from the trip, I think I enjoyed just sitting on a log and watching the ocean for an hour the most. From there, I went to spend time with my friend Misty. I always love seeing her. We go way back from before either of us can remember. While Misty was at work, I was able to spend time with Kara and Caity. We took in the EMP Museum in Seattle. If you love rock and roll, this is a must see! I could've spent the whole day just in the Nirvana exhibit. I even had an emotional reaction to the exhibit. It just took me back to a really, really great time. Eric Clapton's "Brownie" guitar was also on exhibit. I know that was Clapton's most cherished guitar. So freaking cool! The next day was our friend Erica's wedding. OMG.... Talk about elegant! It was truly amazing! I can honestly say, I've never attended anything so fancy. Erica was a beautiful bride, however there was never any doubt she wouldn't be. She is simply a beautiful person, inside and out. Kara, Caity, and I helped with set up, guest book, clean up, etc. So, we were able to spend some extra time with Erica on her special day. My last day in town, I watched the Bronco's v. Seahawks game at a restaurant with Misty, some other home town friends, and a few friends that drove over from Yakima. We had a wonderful time, especially since the Hawks won ;) Monday morning I flew out and finally got home that night. What a trip! It was especially wonderful, because it really was all about spending time with my oldest friends. It was all good, quality: visiting. I'm so glad I went!
Yesterday was back to reality. You'd think I could've pulled my shit together after a week of excess intake of food and alcohol. But noooo.... Yesterday was more of the same (minus the alcohol). It all showed on the scale this morning. I was up 3 lbs. 12 oz. Definitely not the direction I wanted to go! Wow. What a difference a diet makes. The only thing that could've made the trip better, was eating better. My stomach was a mess so much of the time. As I type this, I even notice my puffy hands. Before my trip, I was finally able to put my wedding ring on for the first time in quite some time (no, not the original size...fatter size, but not fat enough). But after one day, the ring was on so tight, I had to use soap to get it off. Sooo....hopefully by next Wed., I'll be able to put it back on. I did so much damage in this week, that I'm not sold on being able to do it. Fingers crossed (ring finger that is).
I hope this day finds you well