Monday, February 20, 2012

Had a great day!

Had a great day yesterday. I made it fun!! Well it was all about me, soooooo, it was really fun!! Ended up getting a Pedicure, spent some time in the tanning bed (I know bad, but with no sun around here, I needed a pick me up), went to the craft store and ended up having my hair done. Then I went to subway and had a sandwich and actually ate in the store. In my old days, I would never do that.....never alone. Yesterday, I felt good just sitting there enjoying my meal. Felt normal! Love that I can fit in the booth with ROOM to spare! I love that!

Because I spent some time on myself, well OK the whole day, I realized that I need to do that more often. After the day was over, I felt accomplished and fulfilled! You see, I don't take that great care of myself. The last time I had a Pedicure was in September, the last time I tanned was last May, the last time I just went to the craft store for fun and not on a frenzied shopping excursion was.....well ~ Never. I never go there for fun! The last time I got my hair done was in October and the last time I ate in a restaurant by myself ~ Never!

So even though it WAS all about me yesterday, I really needed it. I needed to get these things done. Today, I feel like a million bucks!!! And even though that scale showed .8 ounces down (which is really nothin' real) I feel like I've lost 10 pounds. A whole boat load of stress and pressure has been lifted and I feel great!

Another fun thing. Usually when I'm at a store, I'm always looking for something to Bless someone else. Usually it ends up being something to eat. Like candy for my hubby or grand children or something for my neighbors or co-workers. But yesterday, after fueling myself with healthy choices I just could not bring myself to select anything that would be unhealthy for someone else. So I wanted to get my Grand Babies something and instead of the yummy Easter candy, I chose a fun Easter coloring project. A much better choice!! They will love it!

Today, I'm off from work...Yeah for me! And I'm going to do a little bit of work around here, then it's creative time and I will end with time at the gym!!

Looking for fun today!


So while I was driving around yesterday, I don't know why it bothered me so or even why I'm telling you this, but here it goes....Anyway, while I'm driving was a beautiful day. I could hear the birds chirping and a lovely tune was on the radio. Here's where I don't know what happened. Anyway, I just happened to notice this car ahead of me and I was feeling like I knew that it was making it's choices.....And in this area we have many options to choose from. We are truly Blessed as in a little amount of space, we can choose a lot of things.....There was a grocery store, a tire shop, nail place, mail place, healthy restaurants and not healthy restaurants, there's a gym, gas station etc. Really a lot of choices!! Well this car in front of me was going it's way and all of a made a turn into the unhealthy food choice. And I'm in my car.....yelling at the top of my lungs "NOOOOOOOOOO ~ Don't do it!!!!"

If I could play it all out for you it was like the scene went from serene and wholesome to a scene of horror. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN! Oh the horror of it all!

That's what fast food places feel like to me. I know you can(?) make a good choice at those restaurants, but for me, I need to stay away....far far far away!!!

Anyway, not sure why I needed to share that (even deleted it once), but there you have it!!

Keep focused!


  1. It is so great to hear that you are taking good care of yourself. Having some "Alone" time is wonderful and I am glad you had some. What a wonderful day! I have not had a pedicure for over 6 months. Looking forward to one son! Have a great week, Joy!

  2. We have so few fast food places out here, I never see anyone really go as it is. My family finds fast food very unfulfilling, so we probably only have it a couple times a year on a road trip or something (and usually it's Subway.) But I have friends - in other states where they actually have any - who eat out almost every day with the fast food choices. Ick.

  3. I'm so happy that you had a "me-day", you deserve that! Make sure to treat yourself like that from time to time, it makes all the difference in the world!

  4. We all need time off once in a while. OK, more than once in a while. Glad you pampered yourself and proud you made healthy choices.
    Pedicure... I could use one but then I will go on trails and... well, maybe some other time.

  5. I think it's great that you took time for yourself. That boost in self-image and self-esteem contributes to staying in control in other areas of your life. Feeling pretty is good for all of us. Take care.

  6. I find myself doing this at the px. I get into the grilled sub line..look over at a person on a hoverround complete with oxygen heading to taxo bell, and think"Don't do it!" "It's not too late!" and you know...I never say it. Then again I saw a girl who was anorexic (no doubt) and I thought "girl needs something to eat'...but didn't say anything. I think they are two sides of the same coin as a weapon. I am so glad you went out and had a ffantastic deserved it!

    pedicure time?


    **looks down at her feet**

  8. Hi, Joy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought I had been gone so long that no one would come back.

    I think it's awesome that you put your "oxygen mask on first" (like they say in the airplanes).

    "But yesterday, after fueling myself with healthy choices I just could not bring myself to select anything that would be unhealthy for someone else." -- What a loving thing to do. That's going to stay with me to think about.

    So, did you get that candlelight reading in?

  9. I'm all about ME TIME. I try to take 1 day every week. My family especially appreciates it as it makes me easier to live with!

    Glad you had a great day!

    Love you friend!!!