No lie, it's 12:10AM and I'm still awake. I'm not sure what the deal is because I'm not even the least bit sleepy. I know that a lot of you out there keep these late hours but in my normal Jill world, I would have been asleep for a good 2 1/2 hours.
Could it be that I'm still awake because of the trauma I experienced today??? Let me give you a little background info and then you can decide.
Sunday, my whole family went down to my Granddaddy's for Father's Day. It was so great to play with Sister's kids and see everybody. My Mama and my Aunt Renee cooked lunch and it was DELICIOUS! My great-aunt was even there and had brought us some gifts from a trip she had just taken. It was just a great laid back day.
Today - back to reality. I was at work when my cell phone rang and I saw that it was my great-aunt. I was a little surprised because it's not like we talk a lot or anything. This is how the conversation went:
G.A. - Are you busy?
Me - No, what's up?
G.A. - Have you had your thyroid checked?
Me - No.
G.A. - YOU SHOULD!
Me - (wondering what the woman is talking about) Why?
G.A. - A lot of weight gain can be caused by thyroid problems.
No lie ya'll, I am not making this up. The conversation went on for a couple of more minutes as she said again about 3 more times how weight gain can be caused by thyroid problems.
Now, I am well aware that I have gained weight, but seriously - was this for real? Oh, yes mam, it was. I have no doubt that she meant well because she is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet but I was not mentally prepared to have that conversation. In fact, I'm fairly certain that I will NEVER be mentally prepared to have that conversation.
And just in case you're wondering... this is the same Aunt from the toaster and peanut butter story.