much ado about nuthin’

May 6, 2008 at 4:28 pm 1 comment

Why I think there needs to actually be something about which to post, I have no idea. I should just throw somethin’ out there everyday. It’s not like I HAVE TO always be entertaining. I just WANNA BE! But it is difficult for me to sit down and write when I think there’s nothing to tell. Strangely enough, however, I find that some of the funniest stuff ends up being written on days that I think are virtually eventless. So, here goes nuthin’, huh?


My air conditioning is busted in my little black Lincoln LS. That’s a real bummer, too, ‘cause I really dig driving that car. It smells so good to open the door and inhale a waft-o-leather! Love it! Anyhoo, I guess it’s a good thing we never did sell the blue-hair blue minivan. It has certainly been handy the last couple of weeks. It’s too hot for my coiffure to survive lunch hour without a/c in the car. And, it’s only May. Not to say it’s hot. It’s not. It’s just that hair that’s weighted down with as much product as mine is does not handle humidity with much grace. Hello?


My fingers have been turning black under my rings over the past day or two. Supposedly that has to do with the percentage of acid in your skin. Can’t figure it out. Don’t know what I’m doing any different. I’ve been on a diet since January 27th. I eat meat and cheese with an occasional salad with bleu cheese dressing or ranch, asparagus, or broccoli thrown in here and there. I drink coffee sweetened with Splenda. And, I’m down a whopping 21.5 pounds for my efforts. HOWEVER, I have been pretty much been between 138lbs and 141.5lbs since the middle of April. That’s enough to make a girl exasperated, huh? I’m ready to start dropping poundage again!  What’s with this lull? I am NOT pleased.  I have stepped up my coffee intake slightly. Surely the caffeine is not the culprit? My brother-in-law swills coffee daylight til dark and he’s still losing weight on Atkins. So, maybe I’ve just hit a plateau? A stinkin’ THREE WEEK PLATEAU. Say it with me, now:  “Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”


Speaking of, “Hhhhhhhhhhh!” I’ve coined that exasperated exhale as the “Margie MacMullen Sigh”.  It’s been passed down for generations, no doubt. Now, I have no idea who passed it to her.  Maybe her Mama Sallie or Papa Claude? But, at any rate, my grandmother, Mama Margie, is definitely responsible for passing that sigh down to my Mama, and Mama passed it to me…and to Susan! I’m sure my girls will not be able to avoid it, either. Heck, it’s a family tradition.


Today for lunch I had my favorite: a Chick-Fil-A sandwich…only, sans the bun.  I just ate the fried chicken and the two oh-so-necessary dill pickles for a total of 10 net carbs. Yummy. I think I’ll do that for awhile! I miss Chick-Fil-A. I’ve only been three times since January 27th (day one of Atkins). And, what can I say? Chick-Fil-A and I simply should not be apart for long periods of time like that! Reunited and it feels so gooooooood!


Jessye has a new boyfriend. His name is Austin. His mom, Kim, was in mine and Terry’s wedding party. We’re still friends! We just virtually never see each other. How nuts is it that we would one day have kids who became partial to one another like this? Here’s the interesting twist in this relationship. Austin is younger. Not so as anyone could tell by looking. He’s bigger and taller than Jessye. And, he’s very, very well mannered. And very respectful. And smart, and funny.  I mean, I’d have picked him out for her! But, he’s two years younger than Jess. We were concerned that this might be a problem socially for Jessye. Thought her friends might have a cow. But, so far it’s been pretty smooth.  I hope it stays that way! Oh, she’s had a couple of people ask how old he is. But, apparently, so far it’s been nice, decent people who’ve asked. She did have one boy kinda take pot-shots at him. He texted Jessye after the banquet they’d all gone to last weekend to say something like,


“Pretty sad your boyfriend’s shorter than you. How old is he, anyway?”


To which Jessye responded something like, “One, he’s NOT shorter than me. Two, I had on three inch heels when you saw us together, and he was taller than me even then. And, three, I’m going to sleep now. Goodnight.”


That’s my girl.

= ) TM

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  • 1. pcase  |  May 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I’m right there with you on the weight loss thing. I’m down 20 pounds straight up. It sits there and sits there now. I cannot get that scale to move, no matter how many bunless chicken sandwiches I throw down. Dang, I’m happy I’m down two sizes, but sure would like to pull off that last 10 pounds. It’s wearing me down.

    We’re counting down days over here. Tonight was senior awards night. It was fun. I cried like a baby (Chels didn’t see me) when they played the senior slideshow. They managed to dig up tons of elementary “group” casual photos of the kids … just seeing how all this students have been together for SO long was so, so sweet.

    The final shot on the slideshow has about 15 seniors in it (Chels is one of them) from this year’s football homecoming… so hard to believe it is almost over. Chels is REALLY feeling it, too. She loves school – LOVES it. (a social playground for her!) I am seeing her getting sad.

    For all mommas out there reading this – I’m warning you – nothing prepares you for that raw emotion of the “end” of high school for your youngest child. It is one big, fat empty whole left on the inside. Praise God He will fill it back up – but it hurts!

    Girl, we need to figure out a time to compare figures! I’m so proud of our accomplishment – and I thank you for encouraging me! You are truly da best!


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