Monday, January 25, 2010

Directions to Nowhere...

Would you follow these directions? Some normal pieces have been left out, but you will get the basic idea from the following direct excerpts:

Follow the highway to exit 138. Turn right.
Go .4 miles to dead end and turn left to stay on road.
Go 4.7 miles to dead end and turn left.
Go 1 mile and turn onto Hunts Chapel Road. (.5 a mile Hunts Chapel Road will have a very sharp right curve. It's almost a right hand turn.) Yes this was underlined and in red on the directions.
Go to dead end and turn right. There is no street sign.
Go to dead end and turn left.
Go to dead end and turn right.
Go to dead and and turn right.
The road is very windy and hilly. One particular downhill is very steep. Its like dropping into an abyss. You will recognize it by the Granite Rip Rap to prevent erosion on the left side of the road at the bottom of the hill.

Driveway on left. 2 small flamingos and beach garb in front of driveway. No mailbox.

I didn't think so. Me either. But these are the directions Chris has to a call he is doing for a customers lake house. He left me a copy just in case he doesn't return and needs to be found.

So, tomorrow, if I cannot be reached, just know that I am following these directions in an attempt to find Chris. Hold your breath that he finds it and returns safely. I mean, I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Losin weight in 08. Er 09. Damn. I mean 2010.

So, when I had Kate in September I decided that I had 40 pounds from the baby and 20 pounds from life that just needed to go. Until now, it has been all diet and breastfeeding. I am proud to say that as of this week, I am officially at my pre-pregnancy weight. Woohooo!!!

Only now I am actually going to have to start working out to get to where I want to be. Chris told me to go ahead and throw a gym bag in the car and the nights he doesn't have calls I can stop at the gym as I pass it on the way home. Today was one of those days, but I was without my gym bag.

When I got home, Chris asked: Why didn't you pack a bag when I told you too?

Me: I don't know. I guess I just feel bad because you have Kate all day. It is selfish of me to be gone another hour.

Chris: It's okay. I told you to go.

Me: I feel guilty being away from Kate longer after being gone all day.

Chris: Don't feel guilty. Who doesn't want a hot wife.

Me: (silent)

Chris: I mean, you're already hot.

Me: Nice save, friend.

Then we both laughed. Because I know that he did not mean that even close to how it sounded. And he realized as soon as it came out, that was not what he had intended to say.

So, needless to say, my gym bag is packed and in the car. (Not really. That requires motivation.) I did get on the treadmill though. Score one for me.

Here is to getting skinny in 2010.