Friday, July 13, 2007

Is it Friday again, already?

Yikes, the days are flying by .. and yet I can not even begin to describe what we have been up to.
Nothing major ... just the daily grind of summer.

We have had a heat wave in our area, a rare occurrence for sure. It messed with every one's (think: KIDS!) sleep patterns and we all appear to be slightly drugged during the day. It is cooling down now though and I think we will live.

One major accomplishment this week -- I have been asked to apply for a position, with a Christian organization, that would allow me to work from home. The pay is good - the caveat is that I would need to be on the telephone at least 3 hours a day and I am just not sure I can keep the monsters children quite for that long ... but we are truly at the point that I must do something for an income and this is a great opportunity that seems to be a fit for what I deem my calling. I will be speaking to the VP on Monday ... wish me luck.

I plucked -- in case you were wondering ... I did it. I am still a little shell shocked about the episode and continue to check the hairs on my head to see if there are any greys ...

Can you believe all of the emphasis that is being placed on the The Beckhams moving to the States? I can't get over ... it seems a little sick to me. That and the coverage of Eva & Tony's Wedding Swag. Come on ...

I have hit the weight loss plateau ... frustrating, it seems that no matter what I do I just can't get past this current weight -- I know that I am far better off than I was a year ago, but I would like to get into the 140's -- I would settle for 148 (then if I had water weight I might manage to stay below 150) ... I am at 154-157 these days - considering that I was 230+ when I started this mission, I know I am doing good -- but again I would really like to be in the 140's before I hit the big 4-0! Ok, enough.

I just finished a book about Lana Turner. Boy was she an interesting gal. I am not sure what prompted the read ... I think it was LittleMiss picking out library books for MaaMaa again ... but now I, of course, want to know more.

I also finished Jemima J by Jane Green - a good read ...
Jemima is umm ... a big girl. A really big girls at just shy of 100 pounds overweight.
Her roommates are rude social climbers who treat her like a servant. Her best friend (at work only) is the beautiful Geraldine. They work at the Kilburn Herald where the far less talented Geraldine gets Jemima to do her most important columns and, again of course, never thinks to give Jemima credit -- not that it would matter much with her sexist boss.
She is in love with Ben ... the handsome hunk at work who lusts after Geraldine and scarcely notices Jemima ...

The rest of the story includes Internet dating and romance - much weight loss, a move across the ocean ... a complete transformation of Jemima - inside and out. It is a funny book - but there are some sad and serious moments too ...

It vaguely reminds me of a older Oprah Book Club book called She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, also a good book - a bit more tragic and graphic -- ok, maybe not the same at all ... but when I read Jemima, I couldn't help thinking of Dolores. Has anyone else read She's Come Undone? It was a great weight loss inspiration for me when I read it ... maybe I will explain why later ...

I just realized that it is Friday the 13th ... hmmm ... are you superstitious?

I can hear AngelBaby upstairs repeating (over and over and over) bye SweetiePie, I looovvee you ... Oh, it makes my heart glad -- especially since SweetiePie continues to say bye, I loovvee you too ... They have their good days. Perhaps that is my Friday the 13th!

Well, I know that I haven't been a good blogger, nor a good blogger friend -- I have only skimmed most of your blogs lately -- except for you TTQ I continue to worry about your health and hope that you are ok -- the rest of you I SO COMPLETELY MISS, but can not seem to get things together enough to comment ... I know I have apologized about this numerous times here ... so I won't blather on ... just know that I will be around and hopefully I will, some day, be back in full swing -- whatever that is.

Blessings to you and yours,

Frannie


There are years that ask questions and years that answer. -- Zora Neale Hurston

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.-- E. H. Chapin

You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you. -Dan Millman

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

5 comments:

queenb2u said...

I wish you luck on the job opportunity. You're smart, you'll figure out a way to keep the girls quiet. How about bribery? How about mufflers? Maybe you can call after they have gone to bed? At any rate, hope it goes well.

Don't get discouraged- we all have unruly hairs and weight problems. Besides the weather, life is mostly humdrum in the real world and I like it that way!

Jenster said...

Wow! I'm interested to hear more about this job opportunity. And ya know, if this is what God has in mind for you it's gonna work.

As someone who is at the beginning of her weight loss journey (new to this trip, anyway) you are an incredible inspiration!

www.ramble-on-rose.com said...

Hey Frannie,

Miss ya, by the way, Your tagged!!!


Hang in there Hon, and I'm with you on being worried about TTQ

amandarama said...

Jemima J is one of my all-time favorite books of all time! Yes, I know I just said that... that's how much I love it! I'm so glad you read it. And I love She's Come Undone, too... excellent picks!

T-girl said...

Sigh, i am right with you babe! Seems like the world just opened up and swallowed me lately. Now I am not sure if what I am doing is right, or whatnot. I think I am just in a funk to be honest, this too shall pass!

I am going to second Jenster, if it is meant to be it will be and it will all work out! I know how hard it is to do business on the phone though with toddlers & preschoolers. Baby J seems to think that a ringing phone is her cue to whine, bug and be an overall pain in my rear but... I do it so you can too! At least you have two of them to keep eachother somewhat entertained, granted a ringing phone will probably single the beginning of round 1 or some other fun with two of them! LMAO

We are here when you get a chance to come back, good luck. It seems that money issues are in the air right now, my SIL is going through the same thing, so am I and now you. It is kind of one of those things I think but have faith and it will all work out.

Prayers and big hugs- T

ps did you know that actually pagan tradition is that Friday 13 is lucky? It was changed by the church to have the oposite meaning for whatever reason. Same with a black cats. ;)