Wednesday, June 11, 2008


You'll be relieved to know that I'm not an emotional basketcase today. I'm relieved to know that! I was sort of dreadful of waking up today because I didn't WANT to feel like I did yesterday. I want to feel peaceful.

So, today I don't exactly feel full of peace, but I am better.

Perhaps I feel better because:
1.) H took M to work with him this morning so I could go get a pedicure. Yes, my friends, my AWESOME husband took our daughter to work so I could have a morning off. (Okay, so he wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea and he has NO idea that I was tormented yesterday, but he did it anyway.)

2.) My toes are bright red and that makes me very happy.

3.) My house is clean. Yes, friends, you read that correctly. I, Natalie Benson, have a clean house. I've been decluttering and purging. H even cleaned out the laundry room and threw away tons of stuff. We're taking two huge loads of stuff to the Goodwill.

4.) We are getting a sprinkler system installed right now. No more hours spent watering the lawn. YEAH!

5.) M is down for a nap and I'm going to sew!

6.) One more thing: I've lost 17.2 lbs! My clothes are SORT OF getting too big. Not too big that I need new ones, but a little loose. My underpants are DEFINITELY getting too big and don't like to stay in their appropriate place. I hope to lose 2.8 more before my trip on Sunday, but I'm not holding out too much hope for that. Maybe another pound. I'm taking my running shoes so I can catch a little psuedo-jog with my youngest brother, Zach.

I get to do a little photo shoot tonight with my nephews at that sweet spot from MBS. I'm going to take M and do some more with her, too. We might even try to do a family shot tonight.


Christina said...

I'm glad you are seeing the blessings and feeling more positive. It is hard to not dwell on the aches....but you have so much GOOD to rejoice for. hugs!

P.S Congrats on the weight!
P.S. 2 - waiting to pictures. ;o)

Mike said...

Great for you. And happy shooting.


Arizaphale said...

So pleased to hear your heart sounding lighter. I am so impressed by your weight loss. YOU ROCK! I seem to have no self control lately. Have a great weekend with your family and I look forward to pics. said...

Natalie, I think I hear a lift in your voice. I pray so. I care. Admittedly, I was hoping for a photo of the toenails.


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