What is a "bottom line"???

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, there are numerous "bottom lines"...a biweekly alternative newspaper at the University of California Santa Barbara, the running scores and news for ESPN (the ticker at the bottom of the screen); net income (revenue minus costs and expenses); music venue in New York City's Greenwich Village; a World Wrestling Entertainment syndicated television show; catch phrase of Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Vespa; a publishing company...and my backside!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Life is Good!!!

You know, too often (really too often in my case) , I get bogged down in my own family,  work, or self-created drama. I realize this and even as I am having a moment (or ten), I am aware. I become too wrapped up in my own life and every little thing that is bothersome or is causing me worry and anxiety…is really small stuff…not even worth a blip on the cosmic radar screen, really. I have a job, a house, and family that loves and supports me. I have read too many stories out here in Blogland of real tragedies, real mishaps, real life…that have brought me to tears and may me realize that I am one of “those” people…too caught up in my own drama to take note and smell the roses and be thankful for what I have vs. the Have Nots. So for any of you that have read my blog and found it to be a whiney, self-absorbed piece of junk (and you are still here), I apologize. I can’t promise that I won’t digress and move back toward that line of thinking—but I hope that you will help me keep it all in check.

Last week (not going to make any excuses…I was a slacker!) was not one of my best weeks. However, in the interest of full disclosure and needing to hold myself accountable for all of my actions, it’s in the books. As someone’s blog read (and I apologize if you are reading this now…and I cannot give you due credit), there are no excuses! I cannot think of any…except that one night I was not feeling well…really, really severe migraine headache (okay, well, we know that exercise creates endorphins, and I would have likely felt better and at least earned some self platitudes, if I would have worked out). I didn’t. The scale was none too friendly this week, either. Another pound…in the wrong direction! Dang it! Again, I accept total responsibility. So, I am going to make the following goals (along with my plan of action to help get there!) for myself this week…

  •  Bring my lunch at least three times this week (no less eating out!!!)
    •  I have stocked up on frozen meal
    •  I have bread for sandwiches, if needed
  • Exercise must be a priority…this should be number 1, most likely!!!
    • Bring workout clothes to work so that I can change and hit the pavement before going home. I find that it’s way too easy to go home, eat dinner, and then hit the sofa…without doing what I know should be done!!
    • I will work out three times before Thursday!!!! (Sidenote: We are leaving for Kentucky on Thursday evening for a weekend at HullabaLOU in Louisville…I am excited (live music is a love of mine...all kinds of music, but at these particular shows, I will get to see Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, and Jason Aldean) and know if nothing else I will sweat, sweat, sweat...
  • Posting here
    • No excuses!!! No excuses!!! No excuses!!
    • I get on the computer and read my entertainment news, and read all of the blogs I follow, I can certainly provide something…anything!
However for some good news about the past week…I did get in contact with a professor from  Previous Academic Institution and found out that should when I pass the CPA exam, gain my 2000 hours under another Certified Public Accountant, I will only need six more upper level accounting courses to gain my licensure. Why is this good news? Because I thought that I was either going to have to apply to Graduate School (which actually scares the dickens out of me on all levels…monetarily (it would cost almost as much as my entire undergraduate degree), professionally (when would I have time to complete the coursework?)…talk about pressure! Anyway, turns out that the ambiguous language from the Secretary of State’s website was not all that mysterious…I just need two more 3-hour upper level Accounting courses…WOO-HOO!!!

Saturday, some of the gals (We call ourselves "The Gang") and me went for an all girls boating adventure. It was an adventure (weather was not exactly the most cooperative, but there was still fun to be found on the lake...heck if there's no fun around, we make our own!)!  I will be the first to admit that I had little to no faith in our ability to complete it (the normal Boatmaster was at National Guard drill)…but we (Okay, really one gang member did it--the rest of us just did what she told us) did it! (Okay, I did nothing except sit on the boat and get into the water)…but our fearless Captainess of the vessel (The AquaHolic--I love the name.  Fearless Captainess came up with the name about four years ago, but was only recently reassured that it was a most terrific name for a boat that is on the water virtually every weekend!!!!) was awesome!!! She navigated everything from getting the boat out of the garage, hitched to the truck, into the water, drove us around on the lake, and then out of the water, on the trailer, hitched back to the truck, and home again! She’s who I want to be when I grow up…oh yeah, she knows how to drive a stick shift, too!!! I have included pics of us me at the lake (gasp! in a swimsuit no less!!!!  I didn't include the other gals to protect their identity, since I knew if I asked to use their swimsuit photos I would be told a resounding #?*! no (you insert the expletive of choice))…not our my most beautiful moment…but we always have a camera around to capture a good laugh! (And hopefully Bud Light will pay some endorsement money!)

I also met Tammy (from From Fat to Fab ) for lunch on Sunday. I went through my closets (yes, you read that correctly—I have clothes in every closet in our house…that translates into lots and lots of clothing…too much really!) and passed along some of my (hope to be) left behind treasures. I have made a promise to myself (okay, this was just today…but I passed it along to Tammy, and hopefully she will help me out and hold me accountable)that whenever I buy anything new, I must get rid of one item (one in, one out). I hope to accomplish two things—1) Make my husband happy that there is closet space for something besides my wardrobe…I don’t know, a jacket or a coat, or something that might belong to him not belong to me; and 2) Pass along some real gems (or what I think they are, anyway) to someone else. So, the first bagful (and it was a Glad trashbag full--not because it was trash--but because that was the biggest bag I could find...) was handed off to Tammy on Sunday. I learned that out of the bag, she did get a few things…but she also paid it forward.

So, while it was not my best week of record...it certainly was still okay.  I hope will do much better this week...

Remember--"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make everyday count!


  1. Awesome goals! They'll definitely help the scale move in the right direction!

    That's so great that you met a weight loss blogger who lives close to you! Tammy's awesome!

  2. Awww..remind me to send Brittany a hug! lol

    This is the 4th time I've tried to comment on this post this morning!! Blogger is being a b*tch today!! :)

    Thanks so much for the clothes...I had a GREAT time hanging out on Sunday,....and after seeing you in that water with the cold beer in your hand, I'm putting in my request to be placed on the MUST INVITE list if there's ever a girl's boating trip on a Sunday! :)

  3. Your goals list looks awesome for the week! But your boat party looks even better :) And I am jealous of your music festival :) Have a great week!

  4. :Deliciously Healthy--hope I see some movement in the right direction this week...And you are right, it's totally great that I have met a real life blogger that I call a friend...and she's moving even closer in a couple of weeks!!! Thanks for the comment!!!

  5. Tammy,
    I guess the fourth time was the charm...it worked!!! So glad that you got something that worked out of the bag (guess that's a study in statistics in and of itself...LOL!).

    You have a standing invite...will have to remember--SUNDAYS--works best for you!

  6. Jessica,
    Thanks for the boost in my goals for this week...hopefully I will be able to attain something positive this week (other than a weight gain...LOL!). And you are right--the boating adventure was fun...and I know that the festival will be even more so (will post pics upon my return!). Have a great week!!!


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