A tale of a fun filled trip!
AHhhhh...... I actually relaxed today. Yup, it's true! I took the kids to Gilligan's Island in St. Mary's Georgia today, and had a blast! I guess this place used to be known as a hang out for those who drank, did drugs and otherwise ran amuck. The city or county or whoever decided to clean it up and make it into a family swim park with picnic tables, kayak rentals, barbecue grills and port-a-potties. It was so nice to drive only 30 minutes and not have to lug a cooler, a bag, boogie boards, a baby, magazines and so on, all the way down a boardwalk to get to the beach.
It was fresh water that you can actually see through with fish....... not one gator or snake was seen the whole day. There was a report of a "bun bug" pinching little sister booties..... but I'm not too sure about that report. I'll need to investigate it further!
Believe it or not, I got my big bootie in there and swam like crazy...... I even raced Cole and won! (I may not be able to lift my arms over my head in the morning though). I'll have to tell my Weight Watchers lady that I actually exercised when we meet on Monday night. Oh, I broke down and joined Weight Watchers last night. I've gotten to be such a hog that I truly had no choice. My mom and sister both joined too, so I have lots of support. They are the same ones who are opening the fabric shop with me, I guess it only comes naturally.
Truth be told, four years ago this month I weighed exactly 50 pounds lighter than I do now. My poor husband was duped. We met a week after my birthday and ever since then it's been creeping up on me. Of course I got pregnant immediately after getting married but that's no excuse. In fact, I weigh more now than I did after giving birth. I'm just a big fat Hogzilla with a butt front that is growing daily. It's true. So, with the encouragement of Lotta and the MILF's, a couple of friends that have been successful at WW, and the fact that I only have a couple of pairs of pants with zippers that I can wear....... the counting of the points have begun!
On a better note...... I love owning a fabric store. It's my crack house, except It's not making me skinny like true crack would. Just happy. Here is what is on my dining room table right now:
It's Mushroom City ..... three colorways thank you Alexander Henry. My Mom hates it but I love, love, loves it! I want to string it out over my floors and wallow in it ........ I guess like Hogzilla would if it were slop or something. Behind the fabric is
my our new 19" flat screen computer screen!
Here's a better view just in case. It's heavenly, in a fungus loving type of way. It's just a few of the new fabrics we received from AH yesterday. I brought these home so Darren, my angel of a husband, could get a good look and measurement of them for our shelving that he'll be building us. (Hopefully soon, my Gosh we're opening in less than 6 weeks Man!). I got a phone call while at the park from Windham Fabrics telling me that they are sending out only four bolts from my order as they have discontinued the others that I've ordered. Mainly feedsack and 1930 prints. Broke my heart! Oh well, Free Spirit/Westminister made up for that. They're sending my shipment this week which consists of some Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey and so on! Alexander Henry also called with a shipment of a few Christmas fabrics that are just so cool!
I've also been working on our web-site. It's gonna be great too and will have everything our shop will be offering as well. I've been at the computer almost non stop it seems...... I have Mom guilt because of it. Although, I must say that today was just great. I love my kids. They are some truly awesome kids and I thank God everyday that he trusted me enough to give them to me and that he allows me to love something so much while on his earth.
And on that note for being very thankful and lucky........ tomorrow is my danged 36th birthday and I would like to do a giveaway. Leave a comment below and I'll pick someone out and send you a little something made by me! Don't be shy, even if you've never commented before....... delurk and leave your name and maybe something you're thankful for or love. It would be nice to see what others feel make them happy too! I'll be back tomorrow with more shop news, I hope!