Friday, June 18, 2010

A fine Friday

First of all, sorry that I come accross as preachy in some of my posts. It's really for me, not you. If you get something out of my craziness... good, I'm happy. But the preachy is not intended in your direction, but to help reinforce for myself the things I'm learning and figuring out. Thanks for bearing with me, I appreciate your insight and support.

It's Friday. Eighty degrees and clear blue skies for the foreseeable future. HEAVEN. It's also about time! Oh, and the summer pants I bought... are getting too loose. I thought this was my final size, but barring any more surgical swelling, it appears I'm getting smaller. Scale is not budging. Hasn't moved in six weeks. My swelling has been all over the place, and then PMS weight, and on and on, and I'm not sure that I really want to actually lose any more weight but maintenance is a fine balance because I also don't want to gain any weight. Now do you see why I have to get this all out for me to figure out?

Tomorrow my daughter is 40 weeks! ANY.DAY.NOW!!! I'm a mix of thoughts and emotions. Some of you may know well the responsibility of motherhood. It's wonderful! But parenthood is the biggest and most important challenge in a persons life. Not everyone chooses that path. Some people have the path find them. However, I truly believe that for a woman, there needs to be more in her life than children. For me, I've been a much better mom as a direct result of having my own life and career and purpose. That's what I hope for my daughter. She will be a fantastic mother, but most importantly for her and her little family, she will be a fantastic person.

Trying to decide what movie to see tonight. Confession time... I crave movie theatre popcorn. I have to have to have to have it once a week. Do I want butter on that? Do I look like the kind of girl that DOESN'T want butter on that??? I want to leave in an ambulance! Ok, that's not funny. However, I love it. It's one of those things I can't give up. I plan for it. I can't physically eat that much (duh), but every Friday I get so excited for our little date night splurge! I was advised that after my band, I would not be able to tolerate popcorn. Sadness... but it turns out that's not true for me! Not only is it a fine Friday, but also a crunchy, buttery, salty one. Hope it is for you, too! ;)

12 comments:

  1. I love your posts and don't think they are preachy at all. You are so genuine and really appreciate that you share so much of yourself with us. XO

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  2. I love popcorn and tolerate it just fine too! No butter for me though, because when I leave the theatre I can't figure out if I ate it or rubbed it on my face, LOL!

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  3. Yummmmm popcorn! Enjoy baby!

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  4. I am so having movie popcorn this weekend too. I cannot wait for baby photos and BB - your daughter is going to be a fantastic mother....because she came from you and your heart is as pure and strong as any I have ever seen. With you by her side...she can't possibly fail in any way. I'd have given anything to have a mother like you are to her...

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  5. Also I have to say - anyone who thinks you are preachy after reading your blog - well my take on that is that what you have said strikes a nerve for them and they aren't ready to dig deeper like you require of yourself. You're doing the work we ALL should be doing and putting it out there to help us ALL cuz we're still too chicken. Your blogs never preach to me...they "teach" me...and I am ever grateful.

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  6. Me and my sweet tooth go for the caramel popcorn and it goes down just fine too :-)

    All the best to your daughter!!!

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  7. I have never thought you came off as preachy at all.

    I love movie popcorn too and I actually crave it but avoid it for obvious reasons but I don't add butter anymore.

    My feelings on parenthood are in line with yours. Some people are not meant to be parents and that is okay. I love children but it just wasn't in the cards for me.

    Have a wonderful weekend BB!

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  8. So exciting about your daughter... We didn't choose the parenting thing but we are a wonderfully adoring Aunt and Uncle. You never come across preachy and we newbies need your experience... So preach on, Sister! *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at Band Camp..."

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  9. Can't wait to hear about the new grandbaby. Hope all goes well. So exciting having a new life in this world.

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  10. 40wks! Ah, its so close!!

    We went to see toy story 3, it was so cute. I know what you mean about the popcorn, mmmm it was good!

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  11. I love movie theater popcorn, so yummy! So far I am able to enjoy popcorn, but they told me that would be a very questionable food for my band. I am so glad I can still eat it! I hope you enjoyed your date night this weekend! <3

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