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the dog days of summer

this picture was taken a couple of months ago…but thought it was a great one to share since i do believe we will be hitting temperatures around 105 yet again today.

this is puppy’s first cone experience…on a beautiful pre-spring day.

i am living vicariously through her today 🙂

this song has been stuck in my head since last night.  go ahead..listen to it.  i double dog dare ya.

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dinner last night

was ahhh-maaazing!

i don’t know if that’s vain of me to say…considering i made it lol
But i cannot lie…it was good.

As promised…here is a picture:

i have no idea how those potatoes made it on my plate!!!!  honestly 🙂

not to worry…i put them on there for the picture…sorta.  2 made it to mah belly…darn potatoes – they are sneaky!!!

Anywhoooo….it was a great dinner!

yay!  Happy Friday everyone…and if it’s a long weekend for you…Happy Long Weekend!!!

I think i am going to get my party on this weekend…it’s been way too long!

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saturday smile

i dare you not to smile when you look at this face!!!

nothing like a huge dose of cuteness to make your day.

she’s sayin’ ” i am sooooo happy i get to spend the whole weekend with my mommy bee!! i love her sooooo much!”

lol

Hope your weekend is filled with as much happiness…and love!

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you know that saying

a picture is worth a thousand words.
 
well it’s also worth a million different emotions!!
 
i had a reflective night last night.  i was going through old pictures, some old writings.
when i blog, here and next door…or just something for my eyes only…
i always do it through email.  i will log on to an email account…write…and send it to myself.
and so i went through stuff i wrote a long time ago…and was taken back to a different time and place.
anyways…i’ve once again completely strayed off point.
 
there’s this picture.
every time i see it i am pretty sure my face scrunches right up and i let out a moan of disgust.
true story.
 
i didn’t take this picture…so i don’t have any way of getting rid of the evidence.
i mean i could ask my friend to delete the picture – but it’s her picture.
 
So every time i am on facebook and going to my friends profiles this picture always pops up at the top (my friend and i have many of the same friends)
i don’t look at the picture…i make sure not to look at the picture…because i really, really hate this picture!!!
 
So last night…not only did i go to the album that the picture was in…i saved it on my computer…and i cropped it so you could just see my face.
talk about a sucker for punishment.
 
I remember exactly when this picture was taken. (which is amazing considering i cannot remember dates if my life depended on it)  It was in April of 2010, a month in to my low carbing…and as my friend would say…i thought i was a honey.
really. 
i thought i was looking pretty damn good.
it was a night out that i was looking forward to for months…to meet up with old friends and celebrate…
of course i tried my best to be a hottie.
 
looking back at that picture now..about 10 months later…
well…i can’t even look at the picture.  I’ve always had a round face…but when you are a chunky monkey…you tend to look like a chipmunk.
 
and so i ask…is beauty really just a state of mind????
i thought i was looking all hot and glam in the moment…but now on the outside looking in, i see that i must have been looking into some magical mirror that made me feel like a super star.
 
what does that say about my thoughts about myself today?
do i look better/thinner/smaller/healthier than i did say 10 months ago?
i really think i do.
but is that just my perception?
 
will i look at a picture from today in say…6 months time and cringe
and think “what the hell was i thinking”?
 
last night was a very reflective evening…the picture being the catalyst
 
i was going to post it here…but i would have to be seriously intoxicated to even consider such a foolish move!!!
seriously this picture makes me want to crawl into a deep dark hole.
 
what about you?  how do you feel when you look at pictures of yourself when you weren’t at your best?

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because

i was never going to share a picture here, on line of myself.

it could be ’cause i was shy…or that i am aware that this is the internet…and anyone can see what i post.

but i have done a 180 tonight.  a realization that i just don’t give a damn.

why?

because i AM proud of my accomplishments

because despite everything i have been going through as of late, i have still been true to me

because it matters…alot.

because for once i can look at myself and feel…OK

because it’s always ok to strive and look ahead and want more

because i want to show you all, just how very proud i am of myself
my hard work
my ambition
my dedication
my trials and tribulations

because it matters.
every single bit of it.

all the tears, the nay sayers, the people who doubted me

all of it.

here i am, getting to where i want to be

and no one can bring me down
no one will make me stop.

because

because i am so worth it…and nothing anyone can say can change my mind.
you will never bring me down.

because this is what hope, success and hard work looks like

because i love all of you who have supported my journey.

i show you….me.  the real me.

because…for the first time in my life, i feel like me.

because i respect myself, and love myself.

and this is what it looks like.


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