Thursday, August 12, 2010

Could I BE anymore excited?

I can barely think straight, I'm so bloody excited for our trip to Little Man's homeland in t-minus 5 more sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There seriously aren't enough exclamation marks to express my sheer glee.

In fact, I'm so damn excited, I'm down to 71.3........woot, woot! Actually fit into some old clothes today.

Some pending highlights:
1. The reunion between our son and his nanny. I am starting to tear up just thinking about it.
2. The reunion between hubby, me and our bestest couple friends in the world.
3. A cup of "chai" over at Mon's new home in the mountains.
4. Meeting our dear Russian friends again and of course, all of our expat friends.
5. A night of camping at Camp Full Monte. Hubby said he wants to take Joe camping. I was shocked. Though we'll likely be "suited up" ;-).
6. The stony beaches with clean waters.
7. The friends, the friends, THE FRIENDS!
8. My reunion with rakia.


Monday, August 9, 2010


Yup...down a kilo. This despite being shoved into the throes of temptation on two, count them TWO, separate occasions in the past 72 hours. One, big ole' BBQ with friends including backyard games. Two, dinner for dear friends here last night.

And yet I resisted...alcohol AND dessert. I even threw out the rest of the cake after they left and didn't do the "1 scoop for you, 1 scoop for me" as I dolled out ice cream. I have 8 days to go before I board that plane and damn it, I want to reach my goal. Still not sharing what that is though as I don't want to jinx it.

Just eating like I'm on Induction, which I guess means that I am. Exercise pants are getting a little looser and despite a 2-day hiatus, I was butt and ab-blasting again after our company left last night.

On that note, it was the first time I was actually able to have a proper conversation with a friend that I've known for over 10 years. She speaks very little English you see. And yet, my husband and I are the Godparents for their 2nd born. We have a history of working with her husband and they actually flew from Sweden for our wedding 8 years ago. My Swedish is far less than steller but it was enough for me to understand what she was saying and take a long-ass time to respond :-)

So yay me this week!