180 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

Day 180

Monday, November 28, 2016

Temperature: High 64° / Low 50°


What Kind  of Day Did I Have & Why?
Another productive day for the books! I was able to check off a good amount of my to-do list, so I'm feelin' myself today. 

How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

My left hand has been working my nerves all damn day! I had to take about 3 pain pills - which is more than I have had to take in a while. I was on a roll, but today this left wrist/hand situation isn't working out too well for me. On the bright side, I'm happy it isn't upper body workout day and I'm not going to the gym tomorrow, so I can give it a rest for a little bit. I give today's pain a 6.5 and my fingers are crossed for tomorrow.


Workout Time & Duration?

I got in an afternoon workout session that really was kinda wack. I went in with the intention of doing Booty Day but realized that I wanted to do that workout with my workout buddy. Since she wasn't available, I did Leg Day instead and I threw myself off. I got through it, but the whole time I felt like I was just going through the motions. Well, at least the music was good in the gym today. I got caught jammin' on my way to the locker room and had to laugh. I thought I was by myself, but I was wrong. A lady and her daughter were watching me break it down and when they caught my eye, all I could do was giggle and say, "I'm jammin y'all" and the mom laughed "you sure are." It was nice to see a black mother and her young daughter having a good time together in the gym, so I was okay with being their entertainment for the day!


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

Yes oh yes!

First, I canceled my next alterations appointment  because I still don't have fabric yet. I wasn't happy about it, but what can I do? Until I get what I need from Bridals by Lori, we're at a standstill. I also resent my email to Flo and Annette to see what the $15 was about. I'm not about to let $15 hold me up any longer, so if I don't hear back by Thursday, they'll be getting a phone call.  I resent the email late in the day and they're closed on Wednesdays so Thursday is plenty of time to hear back from them. I better hear back before then!

Thanks to Che's reminder this morning, I also called Melanie about my ring size issue from yesterday. She said that there should be no problem with changing my order and if there was an issue, she would let me know. If I hear nothing from her, the coast is clear. Sounds good to me!  


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

Not today! But I did buy 2 new wedding magazines...who knows what those will bring up once I dig into them. 

Loving Black Love Moment?

I have 2 today!

  1. Thirty minutes or so before I started dinner, Che called and asked if I minded him bringing dinner home. He was out at happy hour with a friend and they came up with this bright idea! Ummm... hell yeah, you can bring dinner home! I don't think I will EVER turn that one down! Happy Monday to ME! Now that's love! 
  2. We watched the Soul Train Music Awards and got to jam together tonight. Now that I think about it, I did a lot of jammin' today. I'm going to reclassify today as The Day of Jammin'. Anyway, we both love music, so it was nice to sing along to old and new songs together...And I use the term "sing" very lightly. I can't sing and can hardly remember the words to anything so it was a lot of loud mumbling to the beat going on, but it was fun to just have fun together. 

What am I happy for?

My health.
I am happy for my health.
It isn't the best, but it sure could be worse. I was in a bad place this time last year and I am happy to be able to move around the way that I can now. My Lupus hasn't beaten me! I think it's safe to say that I'm managing it and that deserves a celebration! I'll do a little happy dance to add to The Day of Jammin'!


What could I have done better?

I could have managed my time better today. Today wasn't a terrible use of time, but I swear I blinked and the whole damn day had passed me by.  It was productive, but I think I could have pushed and done more! That and I could have remembered to find a book like I said I was going to do! 


What am I doing tomorrow?

Finding a book to read this month, getting my nails did, going to my laser hair removal appointment and doing something to this hair of mine. I'm looking kinda crazy right about now. I'll also stalk my own emails in hopes of a response about my dress fabric. 

That's plenty for 1 day!