Friday, August 12, 2005

Lots of YAYS !!!!!

YAY for Al getting home safe and sound yesterday
YAY for being able to talk to him during the day – not because I need to tell him anything, BUT because I can
YAY for having to put toothpaste on two brushes and not just one
YAY for the lovely presents he brought for us
YAY for staying in control of what I ate yesterday even though I had nothing planned
YAY for all the cuddles and kisses I have been able to catch up on
YAY for a wide enough couch for us both to lie on
YAY for him waiting up for me (all be it sleeping in front of the TV) because he went to bed but it was too lonely without me so he went and lay in front of the TV
YAY for not having to work for the next three nights
YAY for being a 60’s girl on my scales at home for the past 4 days

As you can see – I have lots to be grateful for today. It is so fantastic to have Al home again – even if it is only for just over two weeks. I think that the time spent away from each other really makes us appreciate each other that much more – after nearly 20 years together I guess it is only natural for you to start taking each other for granted unless you really work hard not to let that happen – that is something I am going to work on when he gets back for good as I am back to feeling like I felt when we first started going out – getting excited to get home from work and see him or talk to him or just be with him. We are going to watch the rugby with friends on Saturday night (I am taking dessert so will have to hunt around to find something with a low point value) and we are having my folks over for dinner on Sunday night. They have a market on Sunday and don’t normally worry too much with dinner when they get home so I said to them to come around – we will probably have a BBQ – easy meal and also can be very low point with meat / chicken and veggies. I can do a dessert for them and then may have a WW dessert if I feel like it and have enough points available.
I want to try to get some walking in this weekend – I don’t know if there is anything in particular that Al wants to do – I am sure, like me, he won’t mind what we do so long as it is something we can do together. Last night after dinner he asked me if I wanted to bath as he was thinking of having a bath later – I said that it would be nice but I would rather sit in the lounge room with him – then he offered to sit in the bathroom with me – in the end we landed up lying on the couch together – the only problem was that K had changed the date on my phone so when he set the alarm for me to get up to go to work (he didn’t work as they didn’t have enough hours – he could have pushed the issue as he is permanent part time but it suited him not to go in so that was good as it meant he got to catch up on more sleep time) the date was wrong and it never went off !!! Made panic at 8.50 when I woke up and had to get changed and get to work in 10 minutes – made it with no minutes to spare !!!!!
Anyway – had better get started on the month end accounts plus I have a gazillion cheques and EFT payments to sign today. I have got all my food for the day that I need and have got my jug of water (had no water yesterday – bad girl !!!) but, you get that sometimes don’t you. Am back on my water track today which is the main thing.
Take care everyone and have a great weekend whatever you are doing.

Jodie, good luck for the Surf to City – will be thinking of you and sending any energy down that I can.

TFTD : Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and ask yourself “What do I want ?” Remember that you are responsible for your own happiness, and happiness is being comfortable with yourself.

Update : BIG BUGGER !!! Went to get my fruit for morning tea - I left my lunch cooler box at home - BUGGER, BUGGER, BUGGER !!!! Will have to just make the best choices that I can for my food for the day !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger Jodie said...

It is true what they say - Absence makes the heart grow fonder!!!

Make the next two weeks count!!

Have a great weekend. (Yeah - like you need any encouragement at the moment LOL) XX

9:35 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hi Linda
it was interesting to read that you and hubby put toothpaste on each others toothbrush as well as your own. We also do that! Some people think it's odd (one friend that stayed with us commmented on it), but I think it's sweet!
Rachel : )

11:36 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, I missed a few days of posts and just spent a few mins catching up. Lots of congratulations all round (hips bones, chunks of light, a loss, 60's girl, so damn close to Goal) and a big HI to Al!

I also have no idea who you were apologising to the other day, it can't have been too bad or several dozen of us wouldn't have missed it!

Hope you earn lots of bonus points these next two weeks!!!!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Leighanne said...

YAY - You sound so happy now!!
Have a great weekend:)

11:45 AM  
Blogger LeisaB NewMe said...

Hey Linda - thanks for the message. All sounds great with you and congrats on it allllll. Good to see you havin some fun.

Have a great weekend


5:34 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

YAY YAY YAY for all the reasons you listed! Have a great weekend!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

This is such a great post Linda because it reminds me of all the simple things in life that make it so worth it. I love that you have someone in your life that makes you feel this way and shares it with you :-)

8:56 PM  
Blogger M said...

What can I say. Hope I am like that with DH in many many years time.

Have a great weekend Linda. Try and keep your feet on the ground :)

9:31 PM  
Blogger indi said...

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I've already blogged about how I am a sucker for anything on an end-cap in a grocery store.

I really enjoy reading your blog. Another bookmark, I would say.

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8:32 AM  
Blogger Balloon said...

Yay and hurray and what a lovely post! You're blessed :) Have a fantastic two weeks.

9:33 AM  
Blogger another sarah ... said...

Hi Linda

Sounds like you're having a great time lately, Yay! Glad to hear you have so much to celebrate.
Have a fantastic weekend (and thank you for your comment the other day!)

:) Sarah

11:55 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

I know exactly what you are Yaying about. When my man got home I was over the moon. I could have just cuddled him for ever. Enjoy your weekend.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

Aww, you sound sooo happy :) hope u enjoy every moment with Al :) well done on being a 60s gal!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Glad Al is home safely. Have fun. Yay for having so many things to say Yay about - it's great. 60's girl! That's fantastic!

3:22 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

YAy YAy on everything. You sound so happy you lucky, lucky girl. Enjoy it all!!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

Ahh aint love grand :)
I think it's lovely that you remain so in love after so long together.
And that you cuddle on the lounge rather than be alone....shucks!
LOL re the putting toothpaste on two put on his toothpaste??????
lol lol lol

Cheers P

1:39 PM  

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