Thursday, January 15, 2015

First post of the new year

HOLY SMOKES it's time for an update. I am closing in on one year soda and dessert free, let me tell you there were times where it was pretty hard, like right now for one. I have been craving freaking donuts for a week now. I keep telling myself I just have till the 27th of this month and I can have a few.  I haven't really missed soda, there have been a few days where I'm like god that sounds good but they were few and far between, and mostly when my throat was bothering me, like it is now, stupid cold. Once my self imposed year ban is over with I think I will continue to be mostly soda free, I will have one every once in a while, I am also going to try and control how much dessert/ junk food I consume. I do rather well and don't have too much at one shot but when I get a craving for it or have had a particularly hard day I always want to go get some junk food. I need to really watch that and this year with out it has really opened my eyes about how I deal when I get upset. I AM AN EMOTIONAL EATER! I am going to try and be hyper aware of that this year and try not to turn to food when I get upset.

As I mentioned earlier I have a slight cold, nothing to bad really just a sore throat and a tiny bit of a runny nose and some sneezing. This winter has been really mild and I haven't been sick till now which was kinda impressive. Just my normal allergies and that was it. I have to wonder if this is just the start of my cold season this winter. I hope not I have enjoyed not having to go to the doctor every other week it seems in the winter.

I am still frequenting Color Me Mine, I got a couple times a week. I call it my happy place, plus it gets me out and socializing so I'm not at home every day doing the same things over and over again. I have met a lot of really nice people there and some not so nice ones as well the not so nice are very few and far between. I love people watching there while I'm painting. I find it rather interesting watching parents with their small kids. There are 2 types of parents that go there, the ones that let their kids paint their pieces however they like with any color they want (except black). Then there are the parents who try to control their kids and how they paint, basically the parents pick the colors they can use, tell them where each color goes and gets upset if the kids don't listen then take over and finish painting the piece. After watching both types of parents I can guess pretty accurately which type the parent is when they walk through the door with their kids.  My favorite people to watch when they come in are the ones with special needs. You can totally see a change in them as they start painting and they just have so much fun doing it. There is a group that comes in every couple of weeks and they pick out their pieces sit down, start painting and then there is laughter and talking, they are always super friendly and even come over and talk to me every once in a while and tell me they really like the piece I'm working on and ask me to come look at theirs and I do and I always tell them they are doing an amazing job. Their faces just light up at the praise.

Hubby now works at the Lighting Gallery by Browns, and is no longer the delivery driver though he does still get to do the trips down to Seward every other week. He is a lot happier now that he pretty much knows when he is getting off of work and we can now easily plan when dinner is going to be. No more guessing if he will get off on time or not, that part was annoying especially if I am at Color Me Mine working on a piece, I wouldn't know if he was getting off on time or not so I always had to guess if I could get more paint and continue working or if I should put everything away.

That's about it, other then what I have mentioned it's the same ole stuff just different days, although I do believe I am out of my reading slump cause I have finished 3 books this month and am working on a 4th.