Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Random Happenings

I am going to be posting bullet style today folks. I have a lot of random things to say so get comfy.
  • I had my interview today....I think that it went well. It was with my old boss and it was nice to be back. I really want this job.
    • I had to buy a new suit for this interview. I waited until last night to find one. I don't know why I torture myself so. I have been trying my damnest not to shop until I lose some significant weight, but when I tried on what I had at home I felt like the incredible hulk.

  • My Aunt put a freakin' weave in my 16 month old daughter's hair!!!!!!! Yes... you read that right, a WEAVE! She looked like a ghetto toddler$ and tiara$. My husband had picked her up and didn't even notice. I, of course noticed immediately. I called my Aunt and she thought it was funny. I made her take it out today and promise to never ever do it again. She apologized and I knew that she meant no harm, but come on, really? My Aunt has a thing with wigs and weaves. She has overcome two bouts of cancer and now considers herself a wigologist (is this a real word?)  She does a little hair on the side, but my daughter is not to be a client.

  • I jumped the gun....I am not getting banded on the 26th, sigh. That is the date of my final nutrition appointment. Talk about a let down. I hope that is scheduled VERY soon after that appointment. I can't take the suspense. I want to be a Bandster now!!!!

  • I went to visit my mother Sunday, it was nice but also exhausting. Mom had  a 4 hour leave, and she was required to go back to the center immediately after lunch for insulin (20 minute drive back and forth.) She also had a stack of 17 prescriptions that needed filled. Apparently it was for the out-patient program she will be doing at some-point. I still don’t know how that is supposed to work since she is not local. Lunch was difficult because she didn't want to eat. Her therapist called me before I came with a list of rules. I was supposed to take her out to lunch at a predetermined spot and where she would order something she had already decided on and I am to order something similar. We were both to finish our meals and she was not to go to the bathroom alone.  We tried to follow the rules, but I was not going to be the one forcing food down my mother's gullet in the middle of the restaurant. I told her that I wasn't going to lie and say she ate her meal. She was fine with that. I put the truth in my little end of visit report.  It was hard saying goodbye, but I know that she is where she needs to be right now.
    • I had to have a family therapy session with her over the phone today right before my interview. It did not do much to calm my nerves.
That's all I have for now. Take Care xoxoxoxo


  1. "ghetto toddler$ and tiara$"...that totally made me laugh. I would have been upset over a child that young getting some weave too.

    When will you know something about the job?? Fingers and toes crossed for you!

  2. Glad the interview went well! Must be tough to see your Mum in a vulnerable state, she's very lucky to have you. Also, thanks so much for saying I look like Charlize Theron, I think she's absolutely beautiful! Made my day! Lots of love x

  3. Fingers crossed for your interview.

    So sorry about the stress of the visit with your mom. Hope that this helps her overcome her personal demons.

  4. First off - a big good luck to you on the job interview!! I really hope you get it :) Keep me posted!

    Second - sorry about the weave. Your comment made me laugh but your reaction was totally appropriate. I will make you laugh now. My mom owned 3 salons over the course of about 20+ yrs. I grew up in a hair salon. When I was about 6, back in the ugly 8's - a rep came into her salon selling products and my mom decided to give me a permanent from flipping Germany. I looked like Shirley Temple but imagine if she stcuk her finger in an electric socket. I wanted to KILL her. We can now laugh about it. My mom is also a wigologist LOL. She drags me to any wig shop she encounters.

    Third - Sorry about the band date. I know the feeling of wanting it in my damn body!! Soon Come, Soon Come!

    Fourth - *sigh* - my heart breaks that you are going thru this with your mom. Sad she is still having major issues and couldn't eat. I really just feel for you and the whole situation. Sending you love and positive vibes Reggie!!
    Stay strong :)

  5. Holy moly, how in the heck did your aunt get a baby to sit still long enough to put a weave in? She must be the Baby Whisperer or something!!
    I have been thinking some good ju-ju into the universe for your interview!!

    The thing with your mom, breaks my heart for you and for her. I am glad that she is in a place where she can get the help she needs but it is hard to see your parents as needing help. Peaches (my man) is dealing with some rehab issues with his mom right now and I know he feels betrayed, like she is supposed to be the strong one because she is parent. It's hard for you I am sure, but stay strong. You are making a great choice on getting healthy in your life, not just getting skinny.

  6. LMAO on the weave! Course if it had been my baby, I wouldn't be laughing so hard. So I feel ya. I have been catching up on your posts and I am struck by how much you have going on in your life. Major! But I am also struck by your bravery to do what you need to do for yourself. Way to go! Sometimes I think it's easy to get caught up in helping family and forget that you need to take care of yourself. I am amazed by your clear head and I can't wait to follow your progress. You are going to ROCK this band!!!!

  7. Good gracious. What you are dealing with and still doing so well. I really admire you . I am so sorry that these tough things are happening but I have to just say it again that I do admire the way you're handling it with grace!!

  8. Haha @ your daughters weave!!!

    That stinks about having to wait longer to get banded, but it will be here before you know it!