Weekend Birthday Bash & Triggered Emotions + Lifestyle Change Begins Today!

Hello, All! 

Okay, I didn’t take too many pictures myself because of the lighting in the theatre turning them into glowing blobs.  LOL!  So, I will show some of them via Google Images.

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First off, I went to this dinner/tournament 30 years ago.  Nothing has changed in that 30-year period.  Same show, same food.  But, I will express this.  My friend TJ’s son outdid himself for her 50th Birthday.  He rented a limo bus, had games included, lots of alcoholic drinks, which obviously I was not partaking in.  Thank goodness for bottled water.

Other than my friend TJ, we knew only 4 other people other than our small group of 4. My roommate, JT, LG, and me.  The rest of the people we had no clue who they were, and this was being in a group of 27 people. 

Here is the Birthday girl herself all dressed up in her Queen attire.

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She looked and felt amazing on her special day and I couldn’t have been happier for her.

I would have added the picture of the two of us together, but my roommate has it on her phone and still hasn’t forwarded to me after asking over 7 times.  OYE!  🙄 

Okay, I will share some of the show with you (again, via Google Images)

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We were the Yellow Knight team.  (He lost in the first round).  LOL!

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The meal consists of roasted chicken, half baked potato, half ear of corn, a slice of garlic toast, tomato soup.  Desert was a dixie cup of vanilla ice cream.

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The horses were magnificently gorgeous and definitely well taken care of.

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I have to be honest though.  Although it was a wonderful Birthday celebration for my friend TJ, I was a bit uncomfortable.  The crowds were overwhelming to me, too many stairs to get up to our cramp sitting area, and the noise level was overkill.  I was actually quite pleased when the event was over.  It also made me uncomfortable to be surrounded by just about everyone drinking alcohol, the smell was making me a bit nauseated. 

By the time we made it home last night, I was done.  My legs and back hurt so much, and I felt like I was sitting in a brewery for 8 hours.  It’s not easy being around all of that when you’re a recovering alcoholic.  Note, I have absolutely no desire to drink again, but the smell of it really got to me.

I couldn’t wait to climb the stairs and take a shower and go to bed.  I may be considered a “Party Pooper” but I was simply not well-equipped to handle all the hoopla.

One thing that was the best part of the day was the weather.  It was the perfect Spring day.  High 70’s, sunny, and all the trees were lush with blossoming flowers.  

Another thing that sort of hit me, or more or less was a trigger to me was remembering my own turning 50 years-old.  That was when my entire family left me behind in transitional housing for the homeless.  The original plan was I was moving with all of them to Florida.  The same week of my birthday not one person including my own mother even bothered to call to wish me a Happy Birthday.  I spent my birthday alone in my room, crying.  

Yesterday, I was sort of emotional,  I kept thinking about how one family could be so loving, and my family could be so damn harsh.  I really quite never got over that, nor have I ever really forgiven my mother for the hurt she caused me three years ago.

But, that is neither here nor there, and nothing can be done about something from the past.


Okay, enough of “woe is me” … Moving forward!  Today is the day I finally started the new healthier living lifestyle.  I went to the supermarket and avoided all the usual stuff I would pick up, and bought nothing but healthy things.  Stuff to make salads, yogurts, rice cakes, brown rice, chicken, and mandarin oranges.  I even picked up vitamins.

I cleaned out the refrigerator and placed all my healthy stuff inside.  I felt a sense of empowerment and feeling better knowing that I am going to make this happen if it kills me. I was going to go for a walk today but figured I did plenty of that yesterday with all the stairs involved.  I needed to give my back and knees a little bit of a rest.  LOL!  Tomorrow is always a new day.

So, there you have it.  The weekend is over!  Here’s to moving forward and regain a positive outlook.  Let bygones be just that, left in the past.

I look so forward to tomorrow.  I really missed being here with you all!

Did you do anything special this weekend, or just enjoy chillaxing?

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💗




51 thoughts on “Weekend Birthday Bash & Triggered Emotions + Lifestyle Change Begins Today!

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  1. Glad you survived the party and certainly rest today I say. Don’t worry about doing much.

    I was at my mum’s yesterday.

    Today I bought some new shoes from Clarks. I had to order in the colour I wanted, which was black. Should be picking them up in three to five days. The navy suede ones were nice, but black leather was what I had in mind. Maybe the navy ones later if still impressed and find them comfy as first impressions.
    Rest of the time today has been watching DVD’s. Going to bed soon, so shall say goodnight from me.

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    1. I can’t believe that you had to specifically order black shoes… I would imagine that to be the easiest color to find. LOL!
      The rest of your evening sounds a bit like how I’m going to end it.
      First, I need to eat my salad, then the rest of the evening will be filled with Netflix or Amazon Prime.
      Hope you have a pleasant and restful evening as well as a great week ahead! Take care! 😊

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      1. I know it’s funny I had to order black in my size. They only had a 5 and a half size in black, which I said to them that unless this shoe is bigger than normal sizes, I won’t get my foot into it. So I tried the blue ones and found they fit me as expected, so ordered the black ones. 🙂

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          1. No. Not long to wait. But I boobed with my order and it’s not a wide fitting shoe that’s coming. (E). Instead it’s standard size (D).
            The ones I tried in shop must have been standard size I tried, as I forgot to say E size then and they fit lovely. So all being well I will be fine with them in the long run.

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              1. 😀

                I wonder when I get older how much I will shrink. My mum has shrunk, because when she is not walking tall and curves her back, I feel I am curving my back if I don’t watch it. But when mum can walk tall, she has definitely shrunk. 🙂

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                1. My mother is the same way. She use to be able to carry herself with such grace, standing at 5’7. She is 73 years young, and she has shrunk to 4’10 due to all her back problems. It breaks my heart to see her in so much pain, but she is too old for any type of surgery now. She is completely hooked on opiates, and they don’t even help her now.
                  I hate to say it, but I know I am turning into her. I’m just realizing that if I don’t take better care of myself physically, I’m going to end up like her.

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                  1. Mum can walk straight if she puts her mind to it and she always said I don’t want a curve in my spine. But mum is going the right way to get one and there is no point me keep going to stand straight, cos she would say I am nagging.

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  2. Hi Becky, I’m really looking forward to reading more of your blogs, you may have felt like a party pooper but did anyone else think so? i’m running on a bit of a downer this week but no obvious reason, just one of those weeks, but in your writing you did give out positive vibes and they are just what i needed to pick up on this evening thank-you

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    1. Aww, Thank you. I most certainly undertand what being in a funk is like, trust me.
      As far as the party went, I masked it pretty good, at least I hope so.
      I try to be positive as much as I can, but depression is kicking my buttocks… And, I’m sure if you continue to read on… You’ll see why. LOL!
      Thank you, kindly for following me. Plus I will make sure to check out your site as well.
      Hope you feel better and lighter soon too.


      1. I’m sure you masked it well, like I say to people who say to me you don’t look ill or disabled… I say NO I don’t I’m bloody good at faking looking well lol.

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      1. Oh I’m trying to log on via my laptop but it’s having non of it, I’m in the middle of being brave and uploading progress pics, well I was, give me a few more mins while I shout at it again lol, when it behaves IL message you back here, iv just had to download the app to my phone

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          1. I have now managed to log on and upload pic and publish so I’m hoping it’s now working, saying that it’s just bloody froze again arhhhhh lol, the site I write on is take back control of your kitchen, I hadn’t noticed till you said but I have 2 sites!!!! Theres shrinking me and take back control of your kitchen the latter is what I use, guess iv still got a lot to learn about blogging 🙈 I just always clicked on the latter not realising it’s 2 separate, think I need a large glass of cola but I won’t lol. Please let me know if you find me ha ha.


              1. iv just clicked on my name and it says im deleted lol, i guess i better have a look around and see whats going on and hope iv not wasted my time writing 14 blogs hahaha

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