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Honesty and doing the right thing

Yesterday I was behind an accident on the highway. Right behind, dodging junk flying at me. Thank God Emily wasn’t with me otherwise she would have some new words in her vocabulary.

I was on my way to the vet, running behind as usual. One and a half exits away- I was almost there. Or was I? I saw a dump truck driver change lanes, no signal, and hit the car right in front of me. It was like it was in slow motion. I tried missing the hubcap but couldn’t manage due to cars in both lanes. I hit it. I pull over to the side of the interstate (a scary place I might add) to check my car. The driver of the hit car comes over and thanks me profusely for pulling over. Nobody else did. It’s a shame. He tells me a little about himself and I am truly sad it had to happen to him. Shouldn’t have happened to anyone but he did not need any more thrown at him.

So we wait. And we wait. I miss my vet appointment. Throws a whole wrench into the rest of my day. I am supposed to pick up Emily at her grandparents but I was sitting on the highway. Waiting. Finally the police show up, get my information and tells me I am free to go. The gentleman in the car waves at me as I cautiously pull away. He is genuinely thankful.

I believe everything happens for a reason. Maybe I was running behind so I could be witness to the accident; I don’t know. Mabye it was so I wasn’t the one that got hit. I do know that I did the right thing. I don’t expect a pat on the back or kudos for it. I am just sad that no one else took the time to stop. Yeah, it messed up my afternoon and evening. Caused Emily to get to bed 2 hours late but it was worth it.

Had I not stopped, it would have been the dump truck driver’s word against the driver of the car. And the dump truck driver was/is not an honest person. I spoke to the insurance company of the gentleman that got hit today. The dump truck driver is changing his story and saying that he is not at fault- the other guy hit him. I cannot believe that.

Thank God I was there. Hopefully, I will be able to save that poor guy any extra stress by being a witness. My prayers go out to him and the personal battle he is dealing with now. And thank God no one was hurt.

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A post about me for a change

Most of my posts are about Emily and our shenanigans and that’s because I have no life. I am only half joking. Emily and Stephen are my life. Sure, I have friends and outside interests but the majority of my time revolves around my family. I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing?? Might make me a little boring but boring is ok.

So what is going on with me? I have been in a bit of a funk for the past week or two. I think the crazy swings of the weather just got to me. That and life. Just life. Do you ever get that way? You go through the motions and just get it done. It’s no reflection on my family or friends. It just is what it is. And you deal with it, even though you don’t know what “it” is. I am not totally back but I am getting there.

Stephen and I joined forces. We are both pushing each other to get healthy and lose weight. We used to go to the gym several times a week but fell away. We started our love affair with desserts and didn’t really care. Deep down we knew that we would pay for it in the end and we are. I am up the weight that I had lost a few months ago and was miserable. I didn’t have energy and was just plain unhappy with myself. I knew I needed to do better but couldn’t muster the willpower to do anything about it.

As with anything, it’s easier to do with support and someone working with you, not trying to unintentionally derail you. Stephen and I are both on the same page now. We want to get healthy for many reasons. Long term health and short term goals. We have family portraits coming up in a few weeks. Our goal is to drop some weight before then. Sure, we should have started over a month ago but now is as good of a time as any.

So, we’ve gotten back to the gym. It’s really hard some nights. I don’t want go to out after 7pm to work out. I want to stay in the house where it’s nice and cozy. I try to get to the gym one morning that I am off, sometimes I make it, sometimes I don’t. I missed last night due to some freak circumstances during the day that made it impossible for me to get there. So, I go tonight. On a Friday. And we have Wii fit now to help us out.

I find that I get bored on the treadmill or elliptical. Even if I found a good show, I get bored. If I have someone to talk to, I can go longer. Last Friday, Stephen and I went together for the first time. Romantic huh? But we had always talked about it and we had an hour before Emily was coming home. And you know what? It was nice! We talked, we people watched, we laughed.

I think I need to start taking classes so I am not tempted to stop mid-way. We’ll see how it goes and if I can even make any of the scheduled times. My friend and I are going to try to choose one night a week and meet up at the gym after our local college football season is over. I think that will do me a world of good. We can push each other.

I am lucky though that I do have some good friends who support me in the never ending quest for weight loss. You know who you are and you know I love you.

Thank you!

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