"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Friday, February 18, 2011


I love Ketchup. But what I love more, is my new soda stream drink maker! I spend a small fortune in buying seltzer water, (with sliced cucumber it's a dream!) so I think of it as an investment! It cost alot by my standards, but I'm worth it. And, I made an orange soda, you know, for mixing with the vodka when you just don't feel like a vodka soda! It's only 35 calories a liter, you can't beat that!

Other than this, I've been hellah busy, girl at work is in the hospital 2 months early trying not to have her baby at the busiest time of the year, so I've been working a lot of overtime, and time is flying by. Sometimes I forget to pee. I wish I could say I forget to eat..but that never happens. The price of being the boss, but I don't have to do it often, and I'm thankful to have a job I love. And, since I'm a hip boss, I texted her to "keep those legs crossed for two more months and not worry about work".

I also spent days sautee-ing, and steaming vegetables, brown rice, and chicken and froze it into serving sizes, in my attempt to drop my final 30lbs for summer time. In a month I can drive...(squeeee...) and I'll be headed back to boot camp (cross fit) and weekly meditation. I cannot WAIT! I have so much to look forward to.

I filed my taxes, and selling my stock didn't screw me over, and I actually got a refund. Soon, I'll bonus at work, and I'm going to be in the clear. Time to pay off more debt, and continue my savings (I actually have one after 35 years!!!!) get my car fixed, and (drumroll........) plan for home OWNERSHIP! A house for ME and the furkids!

My position at work is also growing, and I really feel like this is my year. For the first time in a long time. I'm not holding myself back in hopes someone will catch up to where I am, and where I want to be in life. I'm also planning to do something fabulous on the job, and win a spot on the annual trip to somewhere warm and beachy next spring!

I'm doing a 3 mile outside run tomorrow. I do 4 indoors, but I'm not good outside. This is in preparation for my first 5K in May, and hopefully....a half marathon this summer! It feels so good to have goals!

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone!

Do I miss "him"? I miss what I wanted him to be. But I realize now, that was all in my head, simply dreams, fueled by words he told me to keep me around until he decided what he wanted to do with his life.

The dark cloud is that my uncle shot himself. He had cancer, which he suffered from for years, that came back. He couldn't take it anymore. That makes my Grandma, Grandpap, two uncles, and an Aunt on my Moms side with cancer.

I think that in my awesome new year, I need to add quitting smoking to the line up!


Carolyn G said...

I have a soda stream and I like it but never use it. Let me know if you ever want flavors! I will send you some.

Sounds like everyting is working out for you. YAY!Keep up the good work. I can't believe how you are running so much. That is awesome.

Suzanne said...

I have a Soda Stream and I love it. I mix about 1/4 juice to 3/4 sparkling water. Love love love it.

And if you run 4 inside, you can totally run a 5k. I ran the Chili Bowl 5k this morning and it sucks. It was windy and it sucked. But it's over. What 5k are you going to run in May?

brookem said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Uncle. I'm glad that you have a lot of good things going on that can bring you some happiness.

Also! You won the giveaway on my blog!

Frances said...

Dear Fizzgig,
Please forgive my not having visited in a while. The new blog template looks great. 3k runs? training for marathons? Wow. Can't wait to read a few more posts. And I subscribed vis Google so I won't miss what's up with you.
Much bloglove.
Be well.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm sorry about your uncle :(

brookem said...

did you get my email that you WON?

Fizzgig said...

heck yea id like some flavors! i just got the sample kit! i love the thing!

im totally trying it with juice!! sounds delish!!

well hello stranger! good to see you in the blogosphere!


thank you!

omg i just emailed back! yessssss!!!!

Fizzgig said...

oh the 5k were doing is the louisville st patricks race!!