And all before 1pm! I've had a fantastic day. I am in a great mood, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the drunks have settled on the bench out front. How could things get any better???
Today, I went to the bank to meet with my loan advisor (they call her a financial counsellor, but that sounds as though my money needs a shrink) and we fixed all the problems I was having making ends meet. I now have changed my schedule for payment on my mortgage (why I thought I could pay weekly when I get paid once a month is beyond my comprehension.) I have paid off my Mastercard and don't have to worry about this month anymore.
Then, I went and got an oil change (no cute Mr. Lube boys this time though) and went shopping. I needed a pair of jeans b/c I lost some weight and the only ones I had (from when I gained it) are too big. I went in and tried one size lower. Too big. Then two sizes - too big! then Three!!! I am down three inches in the waist of my jeans. I was so excited I almost died!! So I went home and weighed myself! I am no longer allowed to make fat jokes - I am under the weight requirement. HA! That's 16 lbs since January. (Although, to celebrate I may have dry ribs for supper)
Then I took the dog to the park and we played for awhile. Since spring has come, Maddy isn't much into fetch anymore. She gets very excited to see the ball, I throw the ball and she chases it, but then she sits there and stares at it until I come and pick it up. What? Um, this defeats the purpose of fetch. But whatever. Then I went and swang on the swings. I truely believe that as long as you swing, you can never be old. It was great. The dog got very excited and tried to jump on my lap while I was in the air. So, I stopped the swing and let her on. She loves to swing!! She was very happy even though we were going back and forth. I didn't go very fast though b/c Maddy's a bit jumpy and I didn't want to freak her out.
Now I am settling into the rest of my day and am maintaining my happy mood. Thank God that I finally have some good news. I really needed it.