Pic of the week & update all in 1

It was Mother’s Day yesterday so didn’t have a chance to post my update & couldn’t post my picture of the week till I took it yesterday so just going to do both of them at once. *grins*

I have officially quit Weight Watchers.  I’m going between using my Fitbit & my SparkPeople page & seem to be having better luck that way.  I gained a few pounds but I have also lost a pants size & am in a size 34 for the first time in almost 4 years…as well as my size 4x shirts being loser on me than they were.  So I’m not worried about the weight gain because I know it’s muscle…not the bad stuff.

In celebration of this huge victory, a friend of mine from work dyed my hair purple on Saturday.  It’s a very dull color inside, but in bright or outdoor light, it’s definitely purple with almost magenta highlights where my gray hair was.  And posting a picture of that…is my picture of the week because I think it looks awesome.  Only other thing to happen other than that was me & my best friend going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron yesterday which we did in 3D & was definitely worth the extra cost.  We also went out to eat so we enjoyed ourselves quite well for Mother’s Day.  So happy last Mother’s Day to everyone who celebrates it & hugs to all & hope everyone has an awesome week this week!

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This week’s pic of the week

This isn’t my normal pic of the week but I had to share it anyway.  I remember reading this on tumblr a couple of years ago & it stuck with me.  Then recently I saw it shared on facebook & I had to read it again & now share it even if it isn’t just a picture.  It might be true & might not be but it’s better than any other picture I could share today.  And all of us at 1 time or another has felt like this poor little cat…just needing to be loved, & basking in it when we do get it even if it’s only for a few moments.  You never know how much your small act of kindness might help someone.

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Ugly by author unknown

Everyone in the apartment complex where I lived knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and shall we say, love. The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly. To start with, he had only one eye and where the other should have been was a hole. He was also missing his ear on the same side, his left foot appeared to have been badly broken at one time, and had healed at an unnatural angle, making him look like he was always turning the corner. Ugly would have been a dark gray tabby, striped type, except for the sores covering his head, neck and even his shoulders. Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction. “That’s one UGLY cat!!!” All the children were warned not to touch him, the adults threw rocks at him, hosed him down, squirted him when he tried to come in their homes, or shut his paws in the door when he would not leave. Ugly always had the same reaction. If you turned the hose on him, he would stand there, getting soaked until you gave up and quit. If you threw things at him, he would curl his lanky body around your feet in forgiveness. Whenever he spied children, he would come running, meowing frantically and bump his head against their hands, begging for their love. If you picked him up he would immediately begin suckling on your shirt, earrings, whatever he could find. One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbor’s huskies. They did not respond kindly, and Ugly was badly mauled. From my apartment I could hear his screams, and I tried to rush to his aid. By the time I got to where he was laying, it was apparent Ugly’s sad life was almost at an end. Ugly lay in a wet circle, his back legs and lower back twisted grossly out of shape, a gaping tear in the white strip of fur that ran down his front. As I picked him up and tried to carry him home, I could hear him wheezing and gasping, and could feel him struggling. I must be hurting him terribly, I thought. Then I felt a familiar tugging, sucking sensation on my ear – Ugly, in so much pain, suffering and obviously dying, was trying to suckle my ear. I pulled him closer to me, and he bumped the palm of my hand with his head, then he turned one golden eye towards me, and I could hear the distinct sound of purring. Even in the greatest pain, that ugly battled scarred cat was asking only for a little affection, perhaps some compassion. At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful, loving creature I had ever seen. Never once did he try to bite or scratch me, try to get away from me, or struggle in any way. Ugly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain. Ugly died in my arms before I could get inside, but I sat and held him for a long time afterwards, thinking about how one scarred, deformed little stray could so alter my opinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit, to love so totally and truly. Ugly taught me more about giving and compassion than a thousand books, lectures, or talk show specials ever could, and for that I will always be thankful . He had been scarred on the outside, but I was scarred on the inside, and it was time for me to move on and learn to love truly and deeply. To give my total to those I cared for. Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful, but for me, I will always try to be Ugly.

Another Pic of the Week!

Got the selfie camera on WoW this week since I actually have played a little bit after pretty much not touching it for over a month.  Played a bit with my best friend the other day & thinking about working on my human priest or belf DK but not sure yet.  Anyway…here’s a picture of my main on WoW.  Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

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Picture of the week

Since nothing has really happened in SL, WoW or real life for me this week I’m just gonna share a few pictures I saw while surfing this week & really liked.  I don’t know where I got them from so can’t credit them but wanted to share them all the same.

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This 1 is just too funny

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And this 1 here is my current background on my desktop

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Hope everyone is having a good week & happy holidays to everyone who celebrates this weekend!

Pic of the week 7

It’s been a very odd week this week so I don’t have much to choose from for pics but here’s a picture of the stuffed cat my dad let me get after I had to put Duncan to sleep last Sept.  I took him to work with me the other day because I had to go to the doctor before work & get blood drawn & needed the comfort since it’s wicked hard to draw blood from me.  And while I was sitting there, talking to a friend, I was posing him & she thought this 1 was funny so I decided to take a picture of it, & am now sharing it!  Woohoo *laughs* the fun of being a little sometimes.  Hugs to all & have a great weekend!

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& oops sorry *laughs* stupid link