Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Favorite Things

A while back a friend and I were having one of those weeks where nothing seems to go your way ( or as I like to say "everything we touched caught on fire" ) We decided that it would be a good idea to make a list of things that made us smile.  I started typing.  Item after item of things that made me happy, I made a point to list 365 things.  Once the list was complete, I was appalled that over 100 of those things were either food items, drinks, or involved eating.  No wonder I am the size of a small cow. 
When I started on this journey one of the first things I set out to do was take my list; remove all the food items; and fill it with things I loved to do that did not involve eating or drinking.  This is going to be hard for me, but I think that as I start to do other things in my life I will develop new loves.  Who knows, maybe I will start to enjoy camping again?  Or sweating? My list is at 254 we will see how long it takes me to develop new favorite things.
I had another great day, full of reassurance and love.  For those of you who don't know, I am a Billing Specialist for the hospital here in Owensboro.  My daily life consists of researching unpaid claims and competing in a sort of "tug of war" with insurance companies who are not wanting to pay claims.  Over the last six months there are a few insurance companies that I have found I have to call ALL the time.  One of the cool things about having to call so often is, if it is a smaller insurance company - you really get to know the other people on the end of the line.  I have gotten to know one rep really well, her name is Bobbi - and whenever I would call this particular insurance company I would hope it was her everytime.  Well when I found out about my surgery I was able to share that information with her.  Since I have found out I haven't talked to her at all due to some changes in the system, but today I was able to call her about a claim and we were able to do a "quick catch up" and I was able to give her the information about this blog!  I also received the sweetest email from a fellow "big girl" that was very touching.  (I am changing lives y'all)  I had a wonderful dinner with an old friend who had nothing but love and support for my life changes.  And to top off a wonderful day it looks like this blog is fixing to go from just an outlet for my emotions to possibly a business venture!
So I sit here tonight listening to my ipod and adding to my list of "Favorite Things," I cannot help but to think YET AGAIN of what a blessing my family, friends, co-workers, roommates, and blog-readers are to me! God is sure smiling on me again today!
"My life got flipped, turned upside down!" says the Fresh Prince of Bel Air - ain't that it?!?!

1 comment:

  1. Oww baby girl ... add to your list coming to Canada to visit us !!!! haha
    Caroline = )