Friday, January 15, 2010

Just Me..........Randomly

Greetings Blog family ! Hope your 2010 is off to a wonderful start. Other than the record breaking cold temperatures in Houston over that last couple of weeks making me have to dust off my winter coat that I usually never use here, it has been great.

Got a chance to check out a new wine spot last week. Max's Wine Dive. The wine was great and the food looked really good, but I had already eaten so I didn't get a chance to sample. My group was standing at the end of the bar, near the entrance to the kitchen, so I could see the constant parade of food headed to the tables. I exercised some major discipline and didn't order anything and also limited my wine intake for the evening. The ambiance and the crowd were cool to so I most definitely will be back.

Happy Founder's Day to my beautiful, intelligent, and talented Sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I was looking through some pledge pictures of me and my line sisters last night and cannot believe how unbelievably skinny I was in college. I would not want to be that skinny again..... but dropping 15-20 lbs. would be good for this year ! LOL

I have a friend who is from Haiti who I actually met online several years ago. Please pray for his family during this challenging time. I spoke with him by phone yesterday and he seems OK but I could not imagine how to deal with so much uncertainty. It seems that financial donations are the best means of helping at the moment.

Tomorrow morning is the Houston Marathon, wish I had stayed committed, like I planned and I wouldn't be talking about dropping lbs :( ! I was looking over my finisher medals from the 4 Half-Marathons that I have completed & had really wanted to be able to run the full by the time I was 40, but my knees have just said no way. I am going to watch it on TV in the morning and then get on the bike for ride. The good thing is that one of my friends has signed me up for another 20 mile bike ride in March and a couple of road races ( 5K & 10K) so I am trying to get prepared & motivated to meet some fitness goals.

Speaking of, so far this year I have been focused on cooking and eating out less. I was doing pretty good the first 10 days or so, but then worked kicked in hard the second week and I have been putting in some very long hours & it's just so convenient to grab something when you are tired. Sometimes meal planning seems like work and I procrastinate & then end up just back to the same. I will try again this weekend to do my shopping and planning & just be better.

I have been getting some of the funniest emails from internet dating sites that I subscribe to.
I think I may save some of them for blog fodder as opposed to deleting them like I usually do.
I haven't really been actively searching but just read the messages that I get a couple times a week. It's funny, since that little age box clicked over to 40 on my profile, all the the 55+ think they have a shot ! LOL

My plans for the lovely weekend include girls night tonight, grocery shopping, meal planning and my date with Denzel Washington on Saturday ! LOL ,then Sunday, watch a bit of the Marathon on TV, put some miles on the bike, head to church, cook dinner & chill. Monday is MLK Day, so weather permitting I will be at the parade. Well, I am headed out to run some errands and get dressed to head to Sullivan's for some fun time with some great friends ?

What's going on random with you ?


12kyle said...

*comin thru for the 1st time*

Very nice blog! I likes it and I'll be back!

btw...thanks for coming thru to the blog. Hope you'll comment more. LOL

This weekend is gonna be low key for me. Gonna peep the Denzel movie and watch a ton of football

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Kyle Thanks for coming thru too & thanks for the compliment. I am going be less of a lurker this year, I promise!LOL Enjoy your weekend :)

Don said...

Loved this random post. I am late, but I still found this post to be very entertaining.

Yes, we all tend to look back at old pics of us in our teens and laugh at our size then compared to now.

Haiti is a situation so tragic that it made me go hunting for a site where I could donate my little $10. Not much, but every bit counts.

Internet dating sites keep you laughing, huh? LOL. 55+ year old men tossing their hats into the ring. Gotta luv it.

Hope 2010 gives you all your heart desires.

Beautifully Complex said...

@Don As the days go by and I am seeing more and more the depths of the devastation in Haiti I have got to figure out if I can do more/give more. It puts my life in true perspective.

*Tanyetta* said...

Happy New Year! 55 is the new 40? They better stop playing and keep it moving. Can't wait to see some of the crazy emails. I am sure they were funny! Hey, anything that makes great fodder works for me too! LOL

p.s. I really admire your honesty and openness on your blog. I spent time reading your blog and catching up on posts and felt like this could be a great novel. I am SERIOUS.

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Tanyetta, Thanks for the wonderful compliments. I appreciate you taking the time out to read. I enjoy the stories about your family, especially the little ones. I promise to be less of a lurker over at your spot as well :)