Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Is It!!!

Wow!  Can you believe how fast the year has gone by?  I remember this time last year thinking "when things slow down I am going to get.....done".  Haha  right, I am still waiting for it to slow down. 

Have you made any goals for the new year?  I have made a few.  To include of course my weight issue.  I have set a REALLY big goal on that.  I started at it this Monday and so far so good.  I also set a goal to not sit around so much and than protest I don't have time.  Another goal is to stop committing myself to too many things.  I think all of these items will really curb my stress levels.

I have two great posts planned but they involve a lot of pictures so it will take a little while to get them done.

Happy New Year everyone!!  Be safe!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Victoria's Secret Catalog and Chips with DIp

Yes folks when I say things have been bad around my house - things have been bad. So bad in fact that I am "slowly" approaching my baby weight - with no baby. My husband sweetly took the chips away from me tonight and I realized what I was doing - TORTURING myself, with Chips and dip and flipping through a Victoria's Secret catalog. It was at that moment I realized that when things get bad I really like to see how bad it can get. Well lots of pounds later a broken heart and well maybe this is as bad as it gets.

Sorry to be Debby Downer but I just needed to express some of what I am going through. Sorry about my inconsistent and random posts and lack of comments on some of my favorite blogs.

Oh not sure I need to mention this but South Beach is not going so well.  Time to pick myself up and get back to business.  I will leave you with this, my favorite quote of all times.  It is a great reminder.

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.
Mary Anne Radmacher

So tomorrow I will get up and try again.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Time at the Post Office

The other day I drove up to my neighborhood post office.  I usually can park right up front - not that day.  Not only did I have to park in the way back, I had three cars in front of me looking to park. (And being a little slow about it.)  So I ask you friends is it okay that I had an overwhelming urge to speed into a spot, race out of the car and run inside so I could stand behind three less people?

The only thing that stopped this urge was the fact that this post office is the SLOWEST place on earth and so I would probably be red faced and panting while waiting in line for an hour with the three people in line behind me staring at me like I was crazy.

Friday, December 18, 2009


AAAAWWWWW!!! Did you just scream reading that? I did. This will be a little of a rant but it bothers me and I need to express that.

I understand everyone is not a Christian and I respect other people's religious views. However Christmas is a Christian holiday and it completely offends me when people write "X-mas". As I said I do not concern myself with others beliefs but if you do not believe in Christ call your holiday something else that is not so disrespectful to our holiday. Call it just a holiday or winter solstice if you like but if you choose to celebrate Christmas, even just because it is a tradition, have enough courtesy to call it what it is - Christmas.

I would like to say, I do not mind businesses calling it "The Holidays", I feel it is being respectful of the other religions with their holidays during this time. It is the people with trees, wanting gifts and calling it X-mas that bugs me.

Sorry for my little outburst, it just drives me bonkers!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Dreams - Strange Traditions

I don't talk about my hubby often enough on here. He is pretty awesome! On to my story. Every year the last six years we have been together my husband has one holiday tradition - AMEX holiday giveaways. Okay so they are not really giving anything away but they sell things on the cheap - as in dirt cheap.

Hubby is not a dreamer. He is a realist - I am a dreamer. I dream of things all of the time and he brings me back down to earth. However when AMEX holiday giveaways comes around he is a dreamer! It is fun to see. His mission today? To get me a Land Rover! This is completely his idea but he is very determined. So determined he even remembered today was the day. So wish me luck! (That I can afford to gas it up.) And wish him luck he deserves a win after all of these dedicated years!!

Hope everyone's Christmas plans and shopping are coming along smoothly!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not Loving It

As I have mentioned in previous posts my 3 year old has a WHOLE LOTTA personality.  I haven't always called it that but a friend at work always says she has a big personality and that sounds really sweet.  LD's new thing is to say "Mom what's taking so long to get me...".  Seriously I thought it was so funny and cute the first two times and now I am over it.  I know I sound like a horrible mother when I say sometimes I feel like screaming - "get it yourself if you don't like my timeline".  But in all fairness I sometimes forget in the process and get side tracked so it is a good reminder.  LD used to just start screaming about not having whatever I was geting her.  I could write all day about LD antics - she is so dang funny.  Instead I will leave you with this.

Sorry about the food in her mouth, but I thought this was a great picture to go with the topic.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Going Back to Bed

Ever had one of those days where you get out of the shower and think I can't do this, I am going back to bed.  Well I had one of those days and it is not because I am depressed it is because it is COLD here in Colorado.  Like 0 degrees cold.  My toes are freezing as I sit here typing. 

Here is a look out my front door at 7am this morning.  It is so cold outside the sun can't shine.

Everyone stay warm today.  If you happen to live somewhere warm, think warm thoughts for me!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Getting Ahead....

......Can this phenomenon ever be achieved?

Every now and then I do something way ahead of schedule and yes I get a little uppity about - strut my stuff. Only to find out something has changed. Friday I got off early so I went and did my grocery shopping for this week. Every time I have done something this weekend I have found out we needed something. Did the dishes, we need dish soap. Changed the baby, need wipes. Did laundry, we need laundry detergent. The list goes on and on, but guess what, I already spent my grocery budget this week. Oh well, the week will be over before we know it and I will get those items then.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


It has been a LONG time since my last blog post. Sorry for the absenteeism. As I mentioned, um a month and a half ago, there have been a lot of changes in our household. Everyone is well now. The baby will be 7 months tomorrow! Holy cow!

I accepted a full time job. I was working part time for a non-profit organization and they offered me a full time position. It has been almost a month now and I LOVE my job. The organization offers free one-to-one tutoring for children that do not read at grade level. Our mission is to build success through a foundation of literacy. I am the Director of Development. Some of the things I do are write grants, finance, and some event planning.

I am very excited if you can't tell! Now that I am getting more into a pattern of our everyday routine I have been pushing to get to the gym most days. The saddest thing about the baby being 7 months? I look like I gave birth yesterday. Boo! So I am trying to make small changes, to include serving a vegetarian meal once a week. If you have any great vegetarian recipes, send them my way please!

Hope everyone is doing well!