Let's Hear it for the Boy

by Heather on June 30, 2010

Y’all remember this one?


I doubt there’s a better way to start off a Wednesday morning that by hearing that song!

Well, and if that doesn’t do it for you, what about this sweet face?

That’s my little baby girl just waiting to leave for work…too cute, right?  Speaking of faces, I managed to stuff this awesome chorizo burrito into mine:

I’ll be honest, for this past week it feels like we’ve been eating out a lot, and Nate confirmed that same thought today.  I don’t know what it is, but we either haven’t had the time and/or haven’t made time to cook and eat at home…sad!  I drowned my sorrows in some dark chocolate for about 14 seconds:

And then continued to sulk because we are getting to the point with eating out where everything starts to taste the same. Do you ever get like that?  Where every restaurant starts to taste the same, whether it’s sushi or Italian.  Then, like a beacon in the night, Nate prepared only the most wonderful salad on the planet for me from scratch. LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY!!!

Greens, tomato, carrot, avocado, some shredded cheese, slivered almonds, chicken, and a drizzle of avocado ranch. Plus a slab of baguette to make sure I got it all :)  AMAZING.  Seriously though, this salad was everything I could ask for and then some.  Thank you sweetheart! :*

After washing my dishes I realized there were some leftover treats in the break room, so I promptly got the last bit of a pumpkin scone…reminded me of Thanksgiving and made me wish for cooler weather :)

I ended up just walking on my lunch break today since my feet are still covered in blisters from my genius barefoot walking escapades yesterday.  To be honest, they’re still quite sore!  So clearly I needed a Greyhound (vodka, grapefruit juice, twist of lime) before dinner tonight!

Who’s this?  Heather, I thought you said you were a dog person? Yes, yes, you’re right…I am.  This guy is PG:

PG.  Like Parental Guidance.  Or Porcupine Giggles.  Or Plumb Gelato (YUM).  Or Pussy Gato, which is actually his name :)  This is Robbie & Stef’s cat, who is likely the only cat I will ever like.  Ever.  Hear that, PG?  We’re exclusive now!

Dinner was a big salad with roasted corn in it (genius and absolutely amazing!)

And an array of burgers, brats, or hot dogs to choose from:

I did the burger on a wheat bun with pepperjack and mustard, the side salad with Italian dressing, and this really cool smashed potato:

Smashed potato = a potato that has been boiled and then smashed, then broiled with herbs and fragrant olive oil.  NOM.

We had a great night and I came to a realization that I don’t feel like I’ve shared on here yet because of the fact that when I write something I almost feel bound by it, so if I don’t stick with it (whatever ‘it’ is) then I feel like a failure.  Which is something I’m working on, but regardless I thought I should share this with you guys:

I’m finally starting to find true freedom from disordered thinking and eating.

Now, that’s a bold statement, but let me explain.  For the past 4 weeks or so I’ve noticed myself slowly being OK with only eating if I’m hungry, stopping when I’m full, and not obsessing over eating a tad too much or exercising a tad too little.  It’s been a slow change, and it’s certainly nowhere near perfect, but I’m just so thankful to be finding any freedom at all that it’s huge!  Another thing…I’ve noticed that this freedom has come as I’ve become more engaged in reading my Bible and truly praying in a relational way with God.  Coincidence?  I think not!

What have you found freedom in recently?  What have you been able to let go of?  What triggered that change in you? I think I pretty much shared mine, but I’ve also become OK with not looking at my stats 25 times a day for the blog, and actually have felt happier because of it!  I’m tellin’ ya, it’s the little things!

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