I had such a good weekend.
I couldn't wait til the end of the weekend even to blog about it.
Early last week my friend Bri asked me if I wanted to go to Time Out for Women. It's a women's conference that our Church puts on. Anyone is invited-any denomination. There are speakers, and service projects.
Friday rolled around and I was getting ready for her to pick me up. I was getting ready right around the same time I'd be tying my shoe laces, and pulling my hair back to hit the floor at the gym. I got a little annoyed that I was giving up my Friday AND Saturdays workouts for this. Super Annoyed.
I feel bad. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. It was exactly what I needed. It helped me to realize that the reason I was grumpy with going to the conference was because I lacked balance in my life, and I had become obsessed(which I knew) with the gym. I'm still learning to find balance with everything.
Saturdays morning session was another 'just what I needed to hear' experiences.
There was one speaker who was seriously my twin. Only cooler. More successful. And well...kind of what I want to be. A motivational speaker. She taught me about treading. Check out my other blog www.formerskinnygirls.blogspot.com soon to get my reviews on it. Anyways. Check out her blog(yes, I blog stalked her in hopes of becoming friends with her. www.nowjustaroundthiscorner.blogspot.com (** It's just getting started so check back in a few days, and follow us**)
I didn't get the chance to go to the afternoon session because my mom and dad came to visit me last night. I took them to the mall to do a little shopping. The shopping was more or less for me, but it was fun. Then I took them to the Casino for the buffet dinner. I even gave my mom 20bucks to gamble with. I had 20 bucks. I was up quite a few bucks...then got cocky and ended up walking out with a 1cent voucher. My mom on the other hand made 20 bucks.
Don't worry. That was the first ever time I've gambled. And. Considering my luck. It will be the last time as well. I didn't even know what I was doing. I was just pressing buttons on weird machines with mermaids on them.
I'm so grateful for my mom and all that she does for me. She's one of my best friends and she's always there to listen to my crazy ideas(like the idea of me getting a summer car. that's another post) They don't come to Calgary very often and until recently I rarely went home so it was nice to be able to spend a random saturday afternoon with them. I wouldn't have been able to make it thru the last 3 months without her. Right after my surgery she took a week off work. She made me breakfast, lunch and dinner. She ran up and down stairs all day bringing me diet gingerale, she put my slippers on when my toes got cold because my leg was in an ice sock. She filled my ice machine, and she let me watch whatever I wanted to on TV. She even let me complain about how bored I was, and she took me to walmart on more than one occasion so I could 'go for a walk' and stretch my legs, and get out of the house.
I'm also grateful for the Mothers who raised my parents. My Nana Wickens was tall, beautiful and so much fun. She lived pretty far away and died when I was pretty young but I remember going out to BC to visit her, and her spoiling the heck out of me.
And. My Grandma Bigelow, I posted a bit about her a few weeks ago. I'm grateful for the example she left for me.