Hello...well Wednesday is in the books. I hope all of you had a great, productive, healthy day. I am working really hard on leaving the office at a normal time and have managed to do that 2 whole days in a row...Woo Hoo!!! Tonight...I HAD to leave because Tone Tone and I had to go and pick out our Christmas tree. We were going to go yesterday..but chickened out after all the rain!!! So tonight was the night...We picked it out in record time!!! 2nd tree we touched! That was it!!! Yay!!! We will actually decorate this weekend! There will be pics!
So today is a tough day for my family. Today is the 3rd anniversary of my cousin Kay's sudden death due to a drug overdose. She was only 32 and left behind a 12 year old son. It was a horrific day...a day that seems to be burned into my brain. So today was a mix of emotions for me and given that writing is an outlet for me..I really wanted to "say" something about the day...Of course, this blog is supposed to be about my Journey to lose 120lbs...but reality is...I am human and all things human impact me and my process. Losing a loved one is one of the most impactful facts of life.
Kay's death was tragic, heart breaking and the end to her tragic battle with addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. I have wanted to "say" something profound...something that somehow explains the loss...describes her spirit, her humor, her beauty inside and out and the burden that carried for her but...the words were not readily at my fingertips and then I came across the below post/picture on Facebook. This was written by my 15 year old cousin Clay, Kay's brother Kyle's oldest child. I decided that I did not need to write anything at all...that had already been taken care of...
"3 years ago today is when my Aunt Kay died from overdose. She was one of the people everyone loved... One of the ones you never thought anything bad could happen to... But it did. Some of you out there may not see the danger about doing drugs, taking one pill too many... But it killed my Aunt and I don't think I could ever really get over it. You may think no one in your life would care what happens to you, but if you were to depart from their life cause you made a stupid mistake, you could change theirs forever. Please think about who your friends are. Don't let the wrong kinds of people pressure you into doing something you know is dumb. RIP Aunt Kay... Miss you. ❤ #missher"
Here is what I do know...Kay would have loved my blog (I hope that does not sound arrogant)...but it is true...She would have gotten all of my humor...she would have loved that I was trying to get healthy and she would have probably written a bitchin' rap representin' the Fluffy Girl's Journey!
Something like this:
Her name is Fluffy Girl and she's here to say
She bustin her butt most everyday
She's tryin to drop pounds
and get healthy to stay
so she don't drop dead on the ground one day!
That is for you Kay...you would have done better...that is all I got though!!!
OK... I took a workout break today...Back to it tomorrow...Friday will be a day of rest before The Rudolph Run....TEAM MAWA will be there and ready to rock the Rudolph!!!
OK....Here is our Christmas song for the Day!