I just finished reading several blogs and was so filled with HOPE---LOVE--- INSPIRATION??? I'm soooo glad I found you all. Sometimes you need to go away to realize how important some things are to you!
Just got back last night from a week long vacation visiting my brother in Milwaukee. My mother came along also, so it was like a mini family reunion. The 3 of us haven't spent much time together for many years. We drove all over up and down the state of Wisconsin---not like spending time with your girlfriends ---but fun and necessary once in a while to get caught up with family. If it had been a week or 2 later I would of met up with you all in Chicago! My mom and I noticed the biggest difference between there and where we live is that people weren't out . Everywhere we went no one was out walking around and everyone's houses had the shades drawn. I know why but I don't think I could live like that after living with every window and door open most all the time. My brother said he could never live here again because of all the people. I am lucky ---I can usually come and go when I choose---which makes life easier. If I lived in a small town I would need to join every organization I could like-- botanical gardens, book clubs, YMCA swimming pools, etc.
One good thing about my vacation is I didn't gain any weight, in fact, I might even be down a pound. I am sooooo close to "Onederland" I can taste it! 200.5---Soon you will see me on the other side!!! I have a fill date in 2 weeks ---I still want a (little) more added--maybe .25 or .50. I am tight, BUT --- I can still eat anything, if I follow the rules.