Blah, Blah, Blah…

I feel like I’ve got nothing to say. “When have you ever let that stop you before?”, you might be asking. And you’re right! I’ve never let the absence of something to say stop me. So welcome to today’s installment of Mundane Musings.

Remember a few weeks ago I was all pumped about starting Weight Watchers and I was going to take it one day at a time and yadda, yadda, blase’ skippy? I did great for two weeks. Really awesome. Then there was a dinner and then a birthday and then another dinner and then a barbecue and then a movie AND a dinner and then, well, you get the idea. I’ve totally dropped the ball. Add to that trying to cut costs where we can and you have no more Weight Watchers’ membership.

Like my sister said, why pay someone to tell her what she already knows. I still like the accountability and the tools Weight Watchers offers, but my actions are not making the money worth it. So I’m going to try this on my own and see what happens. I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes this morning and hope to do another 30 minutes later today. I figure if I’m halfway careful about what I eat and do something for an hour a day then maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to lose some of this.

This whole weight thing can make me very maudlin. (Maybe I should call today’s installment Maudlin and Mundane Musings.) Again, it’s all a matter of focus. When I focus on the fact my Fall weather clothes are tight and the image in the mirror and the discomfort while trying to tie the shoes, etc., I slip into that familiar funk. BUT when I focus on what really matters – my relationship with Christ – then it’s not so bad. I’m sad to say my focus has been a little off. AGAIN. Thank God for my Home Team! They’re like spiritual crack to the junky I am.

Which brings me to another musing. I’ve been busy going about God’s business – working on the women’s website for church. I LOVE it. I have so much to learn, but I’m having a blast. The challenge is exciting and watching this idea take shape is awesome.

That said, it’s so easy for me to think I’m nurturing my spiritual life when I’m doing something like this – some type of service – or listening to Christian music or having deep discussions with friends or whatever. Those things are great in and of themselves, but you (read “I”) can do these things and totally ignore God, fooling myself into thinking I’m doing what I need to.

Okay. So I guess that’s a little confession for you I wasn’t actually planning on making. Onto safer topics and more mundane…

Our weather is gorgeous. I love Fall. Seriously love it. Admire, adore, cherish, embrace, enamor, fancy, idolize, like and delight in autumn. I think we may be done with the 80’s altogether. We may even be done with the upper 70’s. Oh please, from my fingers to God’s ears.

October is shaping up to be a busy but incredibly fun month. Something awesome in every single weekend. November will hopefully be a month of rest. Except my folks are coming to visit and we have a few fun things planned then, too.

Let’s see. What else can I bore you with blog about? OH! Those of you who have been around a while may remember the mysterious skin issues I had the first half of 2007. I saw a couple different doctors and no biopsy, no test, no body could figure out what was wrong with me. Then the problem just kind of went away. Well, it’s back. Thankfully not anything like it was last year, but I do get these terribly itchy welts in the same area for no apparent reason. They they just disappear. It’s the craziest thing.

Alright. I think that’s enough of nothing for now. But I leave you with pictures of Sookie and her BFF Brady. Brady comes over nearly every morning around 9:00 and they play for 30 minutes to an hour. Then they go home and take really good naps! Just like kids.


  1. The Daily Bee on September 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I have nothing to say on my blog as well… or maybe I’m just lazy!I’ve been doing WW without the program and fell off the wagon for a couple of weeks but I’m trying to climb back on. trying.Our weather is beautiful here too. We don’t really have the fall colors, but the smells of fall coming are in the air.

  2. Angry Woman on September 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Awwww, they’re so cute together. And is Brady’s leash really that long.

  3. Becky on September 23, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve been feeling a little dim lately, too. Perhaps it’s from all the cleaning and packing, but I’m lacking my usual mental ‘zest’.That’s great Sookie has a playmate, lol.Have you ever heard of T.O.P.S.? It’s a weight loss accountability group that only charges a small fee (dues), but you don’t have to buy meals or anything so it ends up being quite inexpensive. They just have a weigh in time before each once a week meeting, and then you discuss heathly eating habits and things for a bit and go home. Oh, and you have to say this lame support group theme song each week, too. However, I lost 20 pounds that way a few years ago (I’m thinkin’ it might be time to re-join, lol). Anyway, there are lots of chapters all over the country, and there might be one there. I’m pretty sure they have a website you could check it out on. They’ve had some great success stories there.

  4. Jenster on September 23, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Deb – I remember the smells of fall in CA. ahhh…Aim – We have an invisible fence that keeps Sookie in, but Brady can run off. So we have a long lead for him. But he’s getting an invisible fence on the same frequency so he won’t need the lead after that.

  5. Jenster on September 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Becky – That sounds great. I’m going to try it my way for a while and see what happens, but I may look them up if I do my usual.

  6. Swishy on September 24, 2008 at 1:17 am

    30 minutes is good! It sounds like you are doing just fine on all of it … I know what you mean, but you are!

  7. Monnik on September 24, 2008 at 10:11 am

    sometimes these little ‘nothing’ blogs are the best ones! I love them!I’m having the same type of focus problems with weight watchers. I’m fine with the exercise part. It’s the eating that I can’t seem to get a handle on.Good luck with it all! And man, those puppies are so cute!

  8. Monnik on September 24, 2008 at 10:15 am

    oh, and I remember those skin issues from a long time ago! Sucks that they’re back. Hope they go away soon.

  9. His Girl on September 24, 2008 at 10:39 am

    apparently, i like the mundane… i find these posts so fun to read. also, HOLY CATS! IT’S ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM OCTOBER!

  10. Lynilu on September 24, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Well, I liked it!I love that Sookie has play dates! How cute and practical. It keeps her occupied and uses up some of her energy! woohoo!

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