Wednesday, December 31, 2008
So the kid gets up this morning and says "Happy New Year mommy".... only 16 hrs early. I have no idea what the plan is for tonight. None. Tomorrow is another day. At least I have off.
Back to the coffee and contemplating in going out there to shovel. And work.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thanks to a sale at KMart, we new pants. With me being me, I wanted a new coat for her that had was 2 coats in one.
Of course, it was snowing.
Snowing means sledding.
Sledding means trying out the new gear.
I have a very happy 5 year old.
Video to come shortly.
Merry Christmas Everyone and stay warm.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Well, we got more snow here than I really wanted. There must have been a foot Friday (thanks to my neighbor for plowing us out). Saturday was clear and nice (finished shopping) but it created a false sense of security. Sunday was a Blizzard. I don't know for certain if it totally qualified as a blizzard but it sure felt like it.
I managed to get out about 7pm to shovel a foot or so. Tim got up at 5 am and shoveled another foot. He couldn't get out of the driveway. The street was pretty impassable. So much for work.
Today's plan. Absolutely nothing. Well except wrapping the coffee cake and making cards. I also refuse to get dressed. JAMMIES DAY!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
With School being closed today, I took the opportunity to finish the baking. Peanut Butter Blossoms are done and so are the Cut Outs. I found a great icing that is easy and yummy.
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
The only change is that I used like a tablespoon of vanilla because I'm addicted to the stuff. Erin and I decorated the sugar cookies and I'm pleased with them.
Now, all I need is 'White Christmas' to be on and I'll be happy.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Erin's job is to make sure the tree doesn't move when its tied to the roof. We get a real tree and its an adventure to go pick it out.
Last year, Erin sat sideways and watched the tree for the whole ride home (like 15 min). This year, she tried. She was battling a sinus infection and lost. Not more than 5 min into the ride home, she was out cold and still sitting sideways.
The tree made it home still attached.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I have been up since 3 AM stressing about the party today. Does Santa have a suite? Is he coming? 8 am setup for me came and went. Food was got and cafeteria decorated. People actually asked me where things should go. Ummmmm.... whatever. Its just decorations.
100 people , 47 photos and one giant chocolate Santa raffle later (yes, I still can make people buy raffle tickets when they don't want to), the party itself was done. Thanks to all the parents that helped and those that had wonderful ideas for next year. Needless to say, I'm not waiting 3 weeks before the party to start planning it. Nope.. and one father had a wonderful idea to do a real breakfast (eggs and bacon). Bacon is good.
The kicker was the photos. With the news that Polaroids are no longer being made, we went digital. As soon as I got home, I uploaded the photos, added a border and went to pick then up at Target 1 hr later. But the machine was broke. How's $3 off for ya? SURE I say. So I only ended up paying $6.98 for 47 photos. SWEET DEAL.
I'm done now. so done.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
1) Christmas - preparations are underway. House needed to be cleaned, tree needed to be bought and decorated, shopping needed to be started.
2) PTA - I am now the Co-President (or VP, whatever we decide) for the kid's school. Yes, you heard me. PTA.
3) Breakfast with Santa - this ties into #2. Since I am in the PTA, I was asked to chair the breakfast this year. Thank goodness for Maria. She has been a help and so has Lil. I'm trying to keep this one under $250. Keeping it simple and cheap!
4) Work. yeah, its work
5) Sinus Infection Kid! She's been battling this cold now turned Sinus Infection for 2 weeks. Now she's on antibiotics so things should turn around.
6) Broken sinks. 2 weekends in a row we've fixed both sinks in the house. I have points in plumbing.
Updates will be more frequent, I promise.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Dinner was at Mom's (since she has the dish washer). And it was quiet. Except for the friendly game of poker. When you get a 5 year old and 11 year old playing, it gets funny. The 11 year old took most of Tim's chips. The 5 year old just kept betting, even when we folded.
Oh.. the hilarity ensued.
Now, were is the pie...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I love you hubby.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Here.. I think I am the ONLY house giving candy out.
Regardless.. I have good candy and if only a few kids show, more for me!
Happy Halloween all...while I eat the Rolos...
Friday, October 10, 2008
I really liked doing it. I just need better base materials.
We came away with 43 lbs of apples, 2 pumpkins, 6 gourds and some cider for hubby. $34! That was it. They also had the most beautiful antique pumpkins I'd ever seen. The regular pumpkins were also perfect. I'm serious. These pumpkins were round and had very few blemishes. They looked like storybook pumpkins.
I wish I had bought more but there was no way I could do it with just me and her there. So 2 was the limit.
All in all, it was a wonderful day and would share an apple with my girl again.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
After dancing, we hit the road for for Lockport to go to a local farm to pick apples. I fell in love with the place! It was a real farm. We came away with 43 lbs of apples, 2 pumpkins, 6 gourds and some cider for hubby. $34! Thats it! Half the apples were for my mother-in-law so after a quick stop there, we were home to change to go to the Penn Dixie site. They do a Pirate thing every year and our SCA group offers a demo (thrown weapons and fencing). The catch - its a Pirate theme. I got to be a Pirate and so did Erin... she was a Pink Pirate. I also threw for like an hour straight.
We JUST came home.. 9pm.. I'm so done... and it was cold so nowI feel like crude. She's passing out on the couch. My turn soon.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I now am getting a black eye (left eye top of the eye). It hurts.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I managed to figure the set up part, redid the body test like 3 times (note, don't hold the remote when its scanning you). Apparently I weigh less than I think or the board is slightly off. Frankly I don't care.
30 min of running, yoga, balance, and hula... i'm beat. I also need a sports bra (I know, TMI). Hula I think is best at this point.
And the nice thing is that Erin didn't freak when I said she couldn't use it tonight. She was all like "thats ok mom, I can use it tomorrow. you set it up tonight". So I got some me time in with the Wii Fit. Thank you company for allowing me to expense it !!!!!
Expense report is going in today and I will be sore tomorrow. Its all worth it.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Sam made it in last night from Vegas in one piece (damned 12:30 am time frame - the airport has nothing open). I'm making the final list of stuff I know I need to get. More will be added to it when I get to Sam's parent's house.
I get a vacation... who knew!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
The green onions aren't doing so good either but heck, I tried.
And to boot - my neighbor just gave me some cucumbers too which means sweet pickles will be made and ready in 2 weeks. YEAH!!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The meds the doctor provided me with were $100 for a little tube of ointment. $100!!!! Come on.... I had to pay $25. The only problem is that its an ointment and not drops. I have goop on my eye now and my vision is blurred. THIS SUCKS!
I am gonna go sulk now.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Something... any thing.
Erin's bean plants are growing too. I forgot we planted them!
I managed to find a Yellow Polkadot 2 piece for like $7. We cracked it open as soon as we came home.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
On top of the shopping, I managed to make 2 chitons (greek/roman style toga thing) and start the scrolls for Summer's End.
What was I thinking?
Monday, July 07, 2008
This morning she freaked as soon as we got up the stairs. She didn't want me to leave. I made it into work a half hour late and now I'm grumpy. Same old same old as the last week of school.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Week one of day camp is done and she loves it. The counselors love her for the entertainment and she is well behaved.
Swimming - she JUMPED in the pool, went under the water and didn't freak. She repeatedly went under the water even with her eyes open.
Dinner - manners and she ate. Thats all I care about right now.
Shopping -No whining in the toy store. In the bookstore, she was polite, helped a little girl, gave the little girl the book she was reading so she wouldn't have to walk over to get another one. The dad stopped me and said what a polite and nice girl she was. They are used to seeing the snotty, bratty, pisspots and Erin was "perfect". In reward, she got 2 more books. They are books!! Not toys.
Going home - there was a DWI check on the way home and she was patient and didn't get freaked by the cop.
Home - no issue going to bed - story and 3 songs. No whining.
Last year, she was dealing with temper tantrums, fits, ODD type behavior and not dealing well with me leaving. Now, she's a different kid. She's not perfect but today was ideal. Thank you school for discipline. Thank you YMCA for letting her be a kid for the summer.
I'm trying to back track in my head to remember what it was and its not working. I got in the car, dropped Erin off, got back in the car, drove to the office and now I'm here. What the hell was it?
Nothing on the radio I don't think... hmmm...
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
She was a little nervous the first day (to the point of throwing up) since she wasn't sure if she'd know anyone or how she'd be in the pool. That crisis was averted as soon as we got there. Two of her classmates were there so her comfort level rose. No problems at all.
Today she had a little accident but nothing big and the staff loves her (so they say). We'll see how it goes. Tomorrow is the first field trip to a skate rink, something she has never done. I expect to see bruises. Eh... its summer so she should have bruises.
We had a soccer game today and they won again for the 2nd week (wait, we're not supposed to keep score.. ha!). She is getting better about staying on the field. Her complaint is that the boys don't pass the ball and they keep stealing it from her. I don't blame her. She understands the rules of the game and really wants all the other kids to play like her. We saw some pretty good moves out there today and its so much fun watching the cluster of color moving up and down the field. They all kept tripping today too so next game we'll have a med kit to be sure the knees get band-aids as soon as possible.
One more day till Friday and then a mini vacation.... COME ON FRIDAY!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
1) an iffy product that seems to be getting worse
2) not enough people to help support the existing issues we have
3) changing gears midstream and no one telling me
5) the statement "Mel knows..."
I'm just aggravated and tired of being in the middle. I think I'll just stop caring like everyone else.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I woke this morning to find George III (aka Georgie) had passed. Georgie is our 2 year old goldfish. Not a fair fish but a store bought 27 cent fish.
He'd been having some issues lately - trouble breathing, not moving, some discoloration. Not a bad run for a goldfish. Just over 2 years.
I have yet to tell Erin as she's still asleep.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
With the cost of food these days, I may be able to get away with $150 a month on groceries (or, maybe a little more if I want ice cream).
I'll let you know how things taste...
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Regardless, she had fun and I got burnt. She bet up the fighters and loved it. I loved watching her beat up the fighters.
Dinner was part of the reason I walked so far. We went to the Marina to get Ice Cream for dinner. I just don't care. So we walked down to the redone section of the marina - its nice. Still needs work but its nice.
Pixs to come as soon as I find the camera, cord and can feel my feet.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Is it Pennsic yet???
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Target had some for $19.99 - just about what I wanted to spend.
Mine are pink. Erin's have a cat on them. She word them while we were shopping and singing her "Wellies" song.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
My niece is turning 25 this year. She and her best friend celebrated yesterday (sometime in the middle of their 2 birthdays - J was in early May and B in June).
It was nice - CT Ryder played, we had pizza and wings, drank, the kids played dress up with little B, made S'mores,... overall a good time.
Happy (early) Birthday B.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I was home yesterday with a sick kid so I spent my lunch making a lunch bag. I had some scraps of fabric and some interfacing so I thought I'd give the tote a try. Its not great but not terrible. For Lunches too work, its fine. I have some fabric to make bigger ones for groceries (thanks mom). We shall see!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Since the bag is black and blueish, I had buttons that color, a pin and some quiet time during Law and Order so why not? One problem. Wrong glue.
Looks like a trip to the craft store is needed for supplies.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
We we in New York City - I think, and it was overrun with Zombies with a central stronghold for the humans. Thats where we were. Now, it was the typical zombie dream up until certain people became Superheros (not the real justice league but based on, say.. Wonder Woman..,that was me).
Needless to say, at one point, we had to incinerate a zombie after it snuck in and there were several officals. One had a Zombie that had no teeth and was more human like --- apparently able to curb the blood and flesh urge. I shook his hand.... I remember what it felt like.
In the end...when I woke up for the final time, the city was blocked off and the govt was going to get rid of the issue... (sounds like something from I AM LEGEND).
Damn. It was a good dream.
Friday, May 02, 2008
1) No more paper towels - use cloth instead
2) pre-made instant in a box oatmeal is out - a tub is cheaper and tastes the same
3) buy in bulk - separate into portion sized containers and share with a friend.
4) Go homemade - bread: only eat it when you know you'll eat it (how much have i thrown out), granola: apparently, my homemade granola bars are the bomb and recycle leftovers (mmm... Shepard's pie, and stirfry.... mmmmmmmmmm)
5) Order online - it has come to my attention that you can order in bulk from Amazon on everyday good (coffee, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies and so on). I may never have to shop for feminine products, dish soap and toilet paper again~ well, for this year at least
6) Use baking soda and vinegar to clean - it worked for my grandmother, it can work for me and its cheaper too
7) I have all this Tupperware, I might as well use it.
8) Grow a garden - its fun, exercise, the kids will love it and the fresh veggies taste yummy
9) eat less meat - I love meat (snicker, giggle - love you honey) but Its sooo expensive. More veggies and pasta huh? OK - I'm game for new rice and more chicken.
10)NETFLIX! Yes, you heard me. We get fairly current movies, make popcorn (no icee though) and have a night at the movies. Sometimes, we even do a double-feature (oooohhhhhh) AND we don't have to leave the house...expect to go the mail box of course. And a benifit, I can get up to use the bathroom and NOT MISS ANY OF THE MOVIE.
11) Make your own greeting cards - I have a ton of paper and an internet connection. I can get creative.
Ok, I'll stop. Its such a shame its taking the Gas and Flour prices to make people go green (or whatever hue it is).
Sunday, April 27, 2008
With much hemming and hawing, I went to an urgent care facility since my primary is out of the country. 1 hour later and 2 XRays later, I have trigger finger and tendonitis. How to fix it? You can't, well not really. I have to rest it (ha!) ice it and take an anti-inflammatory. That means knitting and crochet are on hold. Sewing is ok in spurts. I'm glad its my left and not my right hand. That would really suck.
This picture sums it up - she was 3 1/2 and insisted on baking Christmas Placzek (coffee cake) with me. Needless to say, more flour and sugar made it on the floor than in the mixer. But, it was a day of discovery. I was able to laugh at accidents and she found she was really good at baking. My girl is my pride and joy and makes me proud to be a mom. We may not be perfect, but we'll get by.
Head over to 5 Minutes for Mom and check out their awesome giveaways!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
She had a sample on use size for me to try and WOW! My face is incredibly smooth. This is something that I need to get when I have a little extra cash as its on the pricey side. Apparently everything I really like is mucho expensive.
Thank you Charlie for another addiction :)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
What is up with that? I'm loving it don't get me wrong but its a little warm for me. I prefer the 70's. The nice thing is that its a bit cooler where I live (advantage of living near the lake).
Therefore in honor of Earth Day and the need to be a little more green ('cause its not easy being green), a veggie garden will be ATTEMPTED this year. A small compost pile will be right next to it and plastic bags are evil. There. I said it. No more plastic bags. The old light bulbs are out and the new Energy efficient ones are in. Environmentally safe cleaners now live under my sink and I need more Vinegar to make some home made cleaners. I also need a bigger recycling bin.
Thank you honey for putting up with me on the quest to make the Earth a little better for the kid.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The Reds are way fewer and she's not totally loosing it. She's taking the Oranges better and learning from the Yellows.
My thoughts on this? Her frustration level is lower and comprehension is up. Her vocabulary is much better and can articulate what is pissing her off. And Catholic School is good. We LOVE Catholic School.
I've been hesitating on posting this for fear that the minute I say its good, it turns back to bad. But ya know, she's trying and thats all I can ask for.
1) Charlie's Pillow covers
2) SCA Scroll
3) Sam's present (at least one is now done, I just need to finish the other)
4) plant the garden
These are the immediate ones that HAVE to be done. I have a list of 'would like to do if I only had more time'
Random Cat toys
A plastic Bag holder
dice bag swag for hubby
frame my daughter's art work
free range monsters
home made granola bars
This list has been shoved to the side for the time being. I have more important things to do like listen to Erin READ me a book. Yes folks, the 5 year old has gotten the reading bug. Her sight word list is a bit shaky but she's getting it. She has read 5 books for me (with a little help on some of the big words) and she's a top reader in her class. There is an issue with few words (said, is, it, the) but we're getting over it. I think she needs to see the words in context and not randomly thrown at her.
I am awfully proud of her - she's only 5. Its amazing as to what the schools are expecting of the kids now - 5 years are expected to read already. That was first grade for us. Crazy.
Monday, April 07, 2008
I have been in a funk the last few weeks. The weather has been bad and cold. So bu the grace of the gods (damn Battlestar), the temps have been in the 50s-60s and the flowers are starting to bloom. I found this little guy in my back yard need a tree thing we have. I have no idea where it came from and there is only one. Bloom little flower, BLOOM!!!!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Note that its a work in progress
Monday, March 10, 2008
Back to Ice Dragon. Its the big event for the area and I offered my services to do 2 scrolls - 1st and 2nd place Novice. From one Novice to another I say. Well, I again offered my services - how much time does it really take to do a scroll? Lets take one more. Heavy Arms tourney.
So far - 1 hr research
1 hr to pencil sketch
1/2 hr to ink
2 hrs calligraphy (this took me longer since I had a cat bumping my elbow as I wrote)
Left - Color.
Will it be done by Friday? Hell yah! Will it get the 'Ah' factor? I hope so. I have also found my new favorite resource - the Maciejowski Bible. I lost some time researching this bible and its great images. I can see why so many reenactors use this.
I'm done for the night. night all...
She asks me for some string and I give it to her. I ask, "What are you doing?". Her reply as honest as could be "Crafting mommy. I want to Craft like you."
That made me smile. She's beading a necklace from some beads. I love my girl.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Its a sad day in the house but what can do you. So Erin and I made a sledding hill instead. Check this out.
Now, she's all mopey and whiny. I'm working on Garb and hubby is watching TV with her. I want a drink.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Note the timing. Today is Friday. Party is Saturday at 2. Storm is expected to be at its worst Saturday Afternoon.
Do see a problem with this? Her heart has been set on having the girls come over and now there is a good chance it won't happen. Much less get her Birthday present on Sunday morning. I need a plan B. I don't have a plan B.
PLEASE DON'T SNOW!
Monday, February 25, 2008
1) a Snood - yes, a snood. I need it for March 15th.
2) 6-7 pillow covers - Charlie is moving (boohooo) and gets to play with a whole new house and stuff (yah!). We've covering some crappy old pillows so she can place them by the fire...
3) Dragon Bean Bag toss - the child's birthday is 2 weeks...
4) Dr. Who scarf - just because I love my Husband, this will be the eternal project. 12 feet of scarf, and I didn't even blink
5) A black shawl - I've been working on this for over a year..
6) Sam's lap blanket - another project I've been working on for a year.
7) Sam's 'present' - thats all i'm gonna say (no, Sam, its not done, it had to be fixed)
8) Wash Clothes - I have some Cotton yarn to make dish/wash clothes.
9) Favor Bags - again - for the the kid in 2 weeks
10) Wrist Warmers
I'm in way over my head but I'm a Gemini. I wouldn't have it any other way. At least the yarn in organized.
Not to mention the gazillion sites I've found recently (THANKS CHARLIE!). I'm torn between surfing the Homemade Craft sites or doing the crafts.
I really should go do the laundry.
Monday, February 11, 2008
So the sick day was replaced with a snow day. Its 6 degrees with a -15 windchill. Yesterday night is was -1 degrees with a windchill of -23 there abouts.
In our early morning talks (typical of a 4 year old who can't sleep), I ask her if she wanted Chicken soup today. Silly me. Of course she does. The pot is on the stove and I'm just waiting for the chicken to boil before I throw some veggies in.
I love home made chicken soup. Especially on days like today.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
This songs sums it up:
Words and music by Queen
When the outside temperature rises
And the meaning is oh so clear
One thousand and one yellow daffodils
Begin to dance in front of you - oh dear
Are they trying to tell you something
You're missing that one final screw
You're simply not in the pink my dear
To be honest you haven't got a clue
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened - happened
It finally happened - ooh oh
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
I'm one card short of a full deck
I'm not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I'm not my usual top billing
I'm coming down with a fever
I'm really out to sea
This kettle is boiling over
I think I'm a banana tree
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened - happened
It finally happened - uh huh
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
Ooh ooh ah ah
Ooh ooh ah ah
I'm knitting with only one needle
Unravelling fast it's true
I'm driving only three wheels these days
But my dear how about you
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened
It finally happened - oh yes
It finally happened
I'm slightly mad
Just very slightly mad
And there you have it
Saturday, February 02, 2008
I did really try but I am so aweful with names. I want to do what Harvey does,.. hand a card out with my name and contact info. All Moms should do this.
These are darling.
I found more only after searching for Mom Business cards!
At Cards for Mom, they have one with a heel graphic.. so cute.
A Touch of Whimsy Design has some darling designs. I really like this one:
Event Bliss has Mom and Dad designs too
I'm getting 10 sample mini cards from MOO. I picked 10 photos from my Flickr account. I wish I had them last night.
It was interesting to take everything off the shelves and find the bowls I was looking for along with some spices I didn't know I had.
I also made a clean spot on top of the fridge. Damn. I hate it when I do that.
I feel better though and there may be a some new additions to plates if all go well. Trade is a wonderful thing.
And no -- I didn't finish. The floor didn't get done and I don't care right now.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I never really realized how little fiber we consume. Yes darling, you too. This explains a lot. So in an effort to better improve my general health, shopping got expensive. Veggies, fruits, yogurt, wheat bread and metamucil. Yep. And its not that bad. A bit chuncky but it can be drunk.
This, combined with walking about 100 yards (i do park far away) to and from the office and some general chasing of a 4 year old, I may see results.
Vita Water kicks ass too.
25 grams of fiber. Here I come!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Brave that I am, I tried it. IT WAS GOOD!! Not bad for a first try. So knowing my daughter, I didn't force it on her. She saw the chicken and the noodles. The next thing I know she's asking for a bowl of soup.
We sit down and take a break from work/play and have a late lunch. She ate it all and said "Mom, that was the best soup ever".
Thanks kid - you made it all worth it today.
I can hear the garbage cans hitting the houses. There is a plastic container rattling on the fence. With each gust, the house shakes enough to nerve me. I am listening for the tree. A distinct creak that I grew accustomed to in the October storm. I am listening for the silence - power outages have been reported but for some reason, S. Buffalo is usually spared. Especically my street. Almost 20,000 homes without power so far.
The wind stopped for the moment and it was creepy.
I can't go back to sleep.
Erin hasn't woken up yet - she sleeps like Tim.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Thank you Vanna for having the colors I need to start...
Friday, January 25, 2008
So I napped a bit this morning (yes honey, I napped). Feeling a bit better minus the pain in the cheekbones.
Tissues are my friend and so is the cat.
I think a nice hot shower (mmm... steam) will help and another dose of something.
I have sick days. Why don't I use them? Why infect the office?
I want a house. I will squirrel away the remainder for a down payment on a house. Your plan to have all that money go back into the economy will happen. Eventually. I promise. A house needs furniture, paint, stuff..... so you see, by saving a little now, you will get more in the end.
Thank you US Government. Thank you. You have lessened my fear a bit about will I ever be able to get a house.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
15 min cardio
10 min warm/cool
5 extra stuff
I'm pooped but pumped at the same time. I stink too. That good stink meaning I did something.
One thing I need is a good workout mix. Damn Brittney for having 2 songs I can work out to... I hate her.
Friday, January 11, 2008
IT FITS! I DON'T HAVE TO SEND IT BACK!!! EVERYTHING FITS!!! I think I look smokin' in it.
Thank you Old Navy. Thank you.
I love this kid. She wanted to go to the Chinese buffet.
What 4 year old wants to go the Chinese buffet? I don't know of any.
So all week, the deal was that if she was Green (aka no problems) all week, we'd go on Friday for dinner. So far so good. I SO WANT CHINESE!!!
Is it 5 pm yet? Crab legs, here I come! I'll be good, I just need a couple....
So, clingy child and I are home. I know how she feels and it sucks. All she wants to do snuggle and I have to work. blah.
Laundry is still under way. YEH VOMIT!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I brought out the step and weights. 30 minutes later, I'm sweating. Doing some basic cardio to Access Hollywood or one of those other celeb shows makes you work harder. I want to look like that. I want to fit in the fabulous 1950's dresses. I don't want to be embarrassed in my swimsuit. I want to shop in Womens. Not the Womens Plus or whatever they call it. I'm done with it.
The cookies are going - yes, the yummy chocolate chips I made for Christmas are going. I will get used to Low Fat stuff. For years I only drank 2% and 1% Milk. Now, I can't go near the stuff. I only drink Skim. I can get used to low fat cheese. I will, I have to.
I do refuse to use the fake sugars. They make me sick. So, half a teaspoon in the coffee. Got it.
Soda Pop --- I need some help here. Honey, we can eat out, thats fine. Please help me NOT order a Coke. NO MORE POP. I just need to get more of the REAL LEMON powder stuff and i'll be good.
Enough of that, I'm going to watch some TV while the kid is asleep.
The poor thing keeps apologizing. I'm not mad just tired. I think I got only 3 hrs of sleep last night and I can't see straight.
So working from home it is and 7 loads of laundry (3 comforters, 2 blankets, a sheet, pillowcase and some clothes). yah! the fun doesn't stop.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I'm paranoid enough. The morning didn't go so well (all Tommy had to do was wait and he went charging into school leaving Erin behind). I'm waiting... feeling sick.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Ok - so there is motivation behind this. I really want to fit into a specific dress I saw at Banana Republic (damn you Charlie) and its a 12. I used to be a 12. Like 10 years ago. I can do it.
1) get off my ass
2) chase the kid more
3) walk the mall (but leave the CCs at home - window shop only),
4) NO MORE SODA POP!
5) Black coffee no sugar (I can do it... I can do it)
6) Water water water
7) No eating after 7pm
I can do this. I have to. I want to go shopping.