The fall colors are still looking beautiful, but they are changing fast and won't last for long. I have a feeling it is going to be a long and bad Winter. I'm not looking forward to it. I think I will plan some Winter vacations to somewhere warm.
So I just found out that Starbucks has a secret menu. On that secret menu you can order Butterbeer... it's supposed to taste similar to the Butterbeer you get at Harry Potter World. Yes Please! There is a cold version and a hot version. I think I will need to try both. You know... when I am not dieting.
Speaking of the diet. This last weigh in was A LOT better than my last one. I lost 4 pounds since last week. I am happy about that. So far I think I have lost 8 pounds and I have my last weigh in on Monday. I guess we will see how much I lost total in the 28 days. I'm pretty happy with it, so I am thinking I will take a week break and then start back up again.
I finished Blacklist. Well... am caught up on the show. It is still going. I took a tiny break before starting something else. Now that shows have started up again, I am now catching up on shows currently on the air. I also watched a documentary on Netflix called The Drop Box. A very sad and sweet and inspiring story about a religious man in Korea that started a drop box for people that would normally leave their babies in the street to die because they didn't want to take care of them... this man takes them in and cares for them. Most of them have disabilities. All I have to say is, there is a special place in heaven for this couple that dedicated their lives to caring for the unwanted babies. Now I am watching (don't judge) Pretty Little Liars. I've just started, but although it's cheesy and kind of dumb, I kind of like it. I have always been a sucker for drama's though. I needed a break from murder mystery shows. This one has 5 seasons and still going, so I'm sure it will keep me busy for a while.
General Conference was great. I didn't watch it all live... but I watched it all. I'm really thankful for the technology that we have that makes it so easy for me to watch at anytime. I love that we can just stream things to our tv. So easy. So great.
I had another couple of photo's that were featured on different instagram accounts this week. One on Utahexplored and one on Weutah. Both not big accounts, but it's still always feels good to have your photograph's be appreciated. I now have over 500 followers. It's a slow climb, but I'm getting there. I have noticed though that my friends that used to like my photo's don't anymore. They are liking other people's photo's and not mine. Me being the sensitive people that I am wonder if my instagram's have become annoying and that is why they stopped, or they see that I already have plenty of likes so they don't need to like it. I don't know. I try not to care, but I notice.
Stacey came to family dinner on Sunday. It was fun to have him there. I wasn't worried about my family being weird with him, but I was worried about my niece being starstruck. She had a freak out first reaction, but then she was really good. Thankfully. I wasn't worried about Stacey, he is good with people in general and handles his Utah fame very well. It was fun to have a friend at family dinner, I wish I could convince more to come with me. My family is great company AND feeds you well, not sure why anyone wouldn't want to come.
I did a little bit of fall shopping yesterday. Fall clothes are my favorite. I only need to go into one store too most of the time to find a bunch of cute new stuff that I love. Bohme. Every time someone compliments me on my clothes, 9 times out of 10 it's from Bohme. I love that store. Sometimes it is a miss for me... but most of the time I love a lot of what is in the store. I tried not to get too carried away, but I did feel like it had been forever since I bought new clothes. Probably because I was just getting fatter all summer. Now I'm trying to lose again... so I feel better buying clothes... or something like that. Anyway, I'm excited about my new purchases and the people that work there are always great to help me out when I can't decide if something looks good on me or whatever. ha ha.
Remember how I said people come to me to talk even when we don't know each other very well? Well, that happened again this week. This conversation was a lot longer and a lot harder. A guy that I met on facebook because he saw that I was friends with his brothers (brothers that I met on that Lake Powell trip a few years ago that I didn't know anyone but left with a bunch of great friends). We only went out once. I could tell he was just a little too wild for me, so although he begged me to hang out with him again, I chose not to. Anyway... he moved back to AZ to help out his recently divorced brother (one that I met at Lake Powell) and due to drugs... he died. Right in front of him. So you can only imagine how sad and messed up that situation is and how he is feeling especially since he was there and tried to bring him back to life and couldn't. We had not spoken in months. He had NEVER called me, but the other night he just called me. Knowing that his brother just died, I felt like I should talk to him. He really needed it. He cried to me and tried to talk through everything. It was a hard conversation to have, but I tried my hardest to be supportive and give some advice (#1 thing I told him was to start seeing a therapist). I'm really thankful that I have never had to experience something like that. That nobody that I am really close to struggles with drug addictions. This life is so precious and his brother went way too soon. It's crazy to think he is gone when he is my age and I was just hanging out with him at Lake Powell just a few years ago. Anyway, I'm glad I could be there for him and I always hope that I am helpful. If nothing else, I can be a good listener for people. People always need that. I need that a lot and sometimes that is hard to find.
Another week in the life of Tracy. I think I need to go spend some time outside soaking in more of the fall colors before they are gone.