Thursday, January 31, 2008


This may be a TMI moment but oh well.

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

Best Compliment

Due to the fact is so freaking cold out, I opted to TRY and make home made chicken soup. I started it early today and it was done about 1 pm. If it was bad, I didn't feel bad for throwing it out.

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.


Its about 6 am and I've been up since 5. The wind is howling at a constant 35 mph and gusts up to 60. The temperature started off at 53 degrees and now its 22. The Wind chill is 4 degrees at times. Its called an Arctic Cold Front.

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

Super Cheap

My god, its possible to buy a nice shirt for $1.50. Old Navy had a huge sale on clearance. I walked away with 3 shirts for like $7 when full priced would have been like $55! Erin got a new winter coat for $10 - normal price was $58! YAH!!!!!!

New Project - I really must love him

Tim, Erin and I are huge Dr. Who fans. Well, duh... its the Doctor! One thing Tim and I had talked about for a long time is the scarf - the Tom Baker scarf. Yes, you know the one. I found a great site that has the 4 scarfs used patterns.

Thank you Vanna for having the colors I need to start...


Friday, January 25, 2008


I battling a sinus thing, goopy eyes and general crappiness. In one word miserable. I don't have a fever but again I just feel blah.

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?


Thank you US Government. Thank you. I can wait till May. I will gladly take the $1500. I will gladly spend $100 of it for myself, and the hubby and kid will some as well. But know this.

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

my workout buddy

Erin has decided to be my workout buddy. She worked out with me for 10 minutes and is keeping me honest about water. She got her sneakers on and started stepping right along with me

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

Me me me, all me

I splurged on myself and bought some stuff from Old Navy. I couldn't pass up a $10 dress so I picked it up. Well, I had it sent to me.

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.


The kid is strange. Last weekend, Tim took us out to lunch. When we got to Friendly's, Erin pipes up saying she wanted to go to the place with the Waterfall where you get your own food.

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....

day 2

We are still home. She has a slight temp (don't know if it was being under the covers) but she slept fro 5:30 pm to 6 am. Yeah, I'd say something was up.

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


After only a few hrs of sleep and a full day of work at home, not to mention a few loads of laundry, I think I have hit delirium.

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.

Seven loads of Laundry

I don't know if its a stomach bug or food poisoning, but Erin got hit hard with something. It started at 11 pm and its still going. Out of both ends (gross) and remarkably, she's in a good mood.

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

don't ring

my heart is racing now. the only time my cell rings during the day is if its school. And that generally means something is wrong. The number that came up was not one I know so here I am thinking its another line at school or a teacher's cell.

Wrong number.


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

Global Warming

Its January 8, 6pm and 66 degrees.

Global freaking warming. I'm going to go stand outside and bask in the warmth for a bit.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Back to reality

I went back to work after being off for nearly 2 weeks. Meh... its work. But, after much debating, I got off the butt today and plugged in Dance Dance Revolution for Wii. IT IS TOTALLY COOL!!! There is a Work out mode to track Calorie burn and yah know, it really does give you a work out (especially if you accidentally switch it to Basic from beginner) .

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),
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.