Second, I survived the cat. Did I enjoy myself? Not on your life. It was an incredibly windy day and the bay was super choppy. All of Craig's assertions that the boat doesn't pitch or rock were lies that day. His aunt and I sat in the security of the cabin area, but every time it pitched, I grabbed the small table in front of us. I didn't get sick, thank god, but my nerves were pretty shot by the time we got off. The entire front of the cat is just one big net over the water, strong enough for the kids to stand and jump on. Which they did. Then, they kept insisting on coming down the very narrow walkways along the side to get to the entry to the cabin in the rear of the boat to check that I was okay. I finally convinced them to just stay up in the front. Every time I saw them racing down that tiny path, I about had a heart attack.
I didn't cry hysterically, though I'll admit I was teary with fear a couple times. Yes, that probably makes me a big baby, and I'm more than a little embarrassed to admit it.
Afterwards, we met with friends for dinner on the pier, and good times were had by all. We bought fudge instead of having birthday cake, and got funnel cake for dessert. In spite of the cat experience, I have to say it turned out to be a pretty good day in the end. Alicia made me a card that made me laugh and cry, and will be something that I will always keep, and I got some lovely jewelry from everyone.
Speaking of jewelry...I'm trying my hand at making some. I've always been curious about it, and frankly, I'm an accessory ho, and so we're giving it a whirl. I'm kind of excited about it.
In spite of the fudge and eating out, the losing weight plan is still going strong. I've lost 12 pounds in 6 weeks. Tonight was some fantastic Thai food - vegetarian spring rolls, grilled chicken and jasmine rice salad, and gingery shrimp and vegetables. I should post those recipes for people. It turned out to be a fabulous meal, very filling and only 500 calories for the entire plate full of food.
I changed the CDs in my car. I've got OMWF playing now. I really miss Buffy sometimes.