Friday, December 5, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
After we got it home, I got on and rode it like a mad woman around our yard several times. It was GREAT. Rocky threatened to hide the key so the neighbors wouldn't be reporting the crazy lady riding in circles in her yard. Hee hee......
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday I went and did some more Christmas shopping and then we went to the fair that evening with Dawn, Jeff, their kids and their friends. It was hot when we first arrived, but not long after it was perfect fair weather with a nice breeze, we had a great time.
The petting zoo was quite an experience the goats were cute but quite hungry.....
and the camel well he was quite friendly as you can see. I guess he really wanted that carrot in my hand, but he kind of freaked me out when he made it clear he wanted it, as you can see, ha.
Sunday was another lovely church service, then lunch at Keifers. We had to go there after not buying a gyro at the fair either time we went because they were ridiculously priced and Keifers' is much better anyways. After that we went to visit Rocky's brother who was in the hospital. Still not sure what is up, but he was running fever and chills with no other symptoms so they were being cautious because of the undefined brain tumor and the meds that he takes. So far, still no diganosis as to the cause of the fever, but he was borderline dehydrated also. He was feeling better when we saw him and hoping to go home today. Keep them in your prayers please. After that we went home and I just vegged the rest of the day. I went to bed at 8:00 and watched TV till 10, then it was off to lala land.
So, that's it for my nice long fun weekend, hope you had a great one and have a fabulous upcoming week.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Not to much going on around here, but it is Friday for me. I took tomorrow off to spend the day scrappin' with my friend Dawn. It's been a long time since we scrapped together and I'm looking forward to it.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
That's all folks.....
Monday, September 29, 2008
Here are the layouts I did this weekend. You can't really tell because it doesn't show up but I discovered STICKLES (glitter glue) and I went nuts. Its on anything that stood still long enough to get stickled.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I just read news that makes me very sad and I feel kind of lost like part of me is being torn away and I want to keep it. The greatest scrapbook store in the universe is having to close its doors, I understand 100% the reasons why and completely respect the owner and woman I consider a dear friend for chosing her family and putting herself first.
The store will never be forgotten, I know some may read this and think she's lost her mind, how can a store be that important. What you don't know is that the store is not just a building with 4 walls, it is a place where you feel like you are home when you walk in the door. Even the first time I went through those doors and was met by Jo, Pam and Polly, I knew it was different, it was special, the spirit was of love and acceptance. In the 4 years that ASF has been opened I have grown in confidence and self esteem and felt like for the first time in my life that there was a "click" that I belonged in. It will always be a place that changed my life and my idea of scrapbooking. Many friendships have grown from friday night crops. I will surely miss the times that we won't have there but also will cherish the ones that we did.
Jo, if you read this...I love you and thank you for making a place available that made a difference in my life.
Now onto week 2! I'm considering sticking to no sweets since I managed to get thru without them just fine.
Nothing to exciting planned for this day, although I need to make a walmart run at lunch for a few items they just didn't have at Walgreens. I know exactly what I need so I can get in and out with no problem.
I am wishing I had a 3 day weekend coming up...maybe I should just create one....hhhhmm. I'm trying to get some vacation time stored up but it is like money in my pocket, its burns a hole in it. I've got it why not use it...okay, must focus.
I'm rambling...gotta love me....going now.....be blessed and be a blessing on purpose!
Well crud our network has gone down so I need to ramble a bit longer cause I can't publish this post right now. Hopefully it will come back shortly and I won't end up losing all this mindless rambling I'm doing. Ah , it's back.....bye.....
Monday, September 22, 2008
I did really well all weekend. I'm expecting good results on the scale tomorrow. I took Sandy for a walk on Saturday morning and that was nice, it was good for both of us. She is so funny though she has to walk through every puddle she can find. I guess it helps cool her off or she just likes getting in my car with wet feet. Either way it was nice to get some exercise on the weekend. I plan to get my walking in during the day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from this point even if it means going at lunch and using my time for the break, at least until its to cold do walk outside, which doesn't last long here in Mississippi.
Not much planned for this week in fact I do believe other than church on Wednesday night I will be sticking with ABC's motto for the week "National Stay at Home Week".
I want to go to Hobby Lobby today but all of my spending money is in my hubby's pocket, so I guess it will have to wait. This is the great SCRAP SALE week and I am trying to stock up on having cardstock and plenty of stuff for the Crop Connection in January and 50% off sales definitely help in building my stash.
I am pretty much rambling so I guess that's it for today...I hope to have a good report tomorrow!
Have a great day and stive to be a blessing on purpose!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Now I'm trying to figure out what is for dinner. I forgot to get the pork chops out of the freezer, so I'm trying to decide if I can get them thawed out quickly by putting them in some water or if I should just stop at Kroger and buy some more.....that will likely be my best bet cause then they have time to marinate. I know I'm going to roast some squash and then saute some new potatoes and onions in a bit of olive oil...I really am working towards healthy and better choices. The chops will be baked or grilled, unsure yet, depends on what time Rocky actually gets home.
My boss is back in the hospital after suffering a setback yesterday from the surgery he had a month ago. I won't give any details out of respect for him and his family. Yet, I will say that watching what he's been through has definitely helped me to realize the importance of what I hope will become a healthy lifestyle. I don't want to have problems later in life because of stupid choices I make now. My eyes are opened to the reality of what bad choices will do to your body. I believe completely that Jesus is the Great Physician, but I also feel responsible for taking care of what He gave me. He specifically tells us not to harm the temple of the Holy Spirit and that is our body. He calls us to not only honor Him with our life and words but with our bodies. I am thankful that He is forgiving and when I blow it He isn't judging me for it, because I do know there will be times when I blow it...I mean hello have you been on a cruise ship? I have and there is more food than any one person should consume in a month more less a week. I did gain less this year than last year so hopefully next year I will keep the same momentum going but our cruise is 2 days longer....yikes. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, no need to borrow trouble from tomorrow when today is all I can live in.
Not much going on here today, its quiet and half the staff isn't even in the office and my BFF is not at work today, so I'm quite bored, who knows you might get another post out of me later. For now, this is all I have.....if I don't check in later I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and make a point to be a blessing on purpose!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So, on to today, my calves were so sore this morning from walking up and down that huge hill yesterday, so I opted to wait and walk again tomorrow. Seemed like the right thing to do, but I am actually looking forward to going again. I'd like to work myself up to the point of being able to do it several times without such drama from my lungs. Hopefully this beautiful fall weather will hold out so I can keep walking during the day, if not it will be back to the ball park for me, which is okay, just not as convenient. I have no excuse during the day to not walk because I do get a lunch break every day.
We are half way to Friday and I love Wednesdays, because it the night of "gathering of the saints together" or as most would say it's CHURCH NIGHT. I love Wednesday night service always have.
I guess that's all...oh yeah, so far I'm well within my calories and have already chosen what I will eat at McAlister's for dinner. Have a great day and be a blessing on purpose.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Biggest Loser:Families starts tonight and I am very excited to get going with them. I have fallen hard off the wagon in the past few months and gained back half of what I'd lost this year. Good thing is I didn't wasted so much time that I gained it all back. This is progress.
After spending some time in prayer and asking God for guidance in how to proceed I feel strongly that I am to fast sweets for this first week while I find my footing. I have read in several places that your ideal calorie count should be what your goal weight is and add a zero. So like if you want to weight 150 you should go for 1500 calories. This seems right to me, so I'm going to be working towards staying within the calories that are at that goal and for now I'm not going to share any goals or even what my weight is. I always have in the past and then I'm so ashamed and upset when I fail, so for now my goals are going to be between me and God and I'll let you know when I reach them.
Pretty much my plan is to exercise, make healthy choices and portion control. Thankfully I am already a water drinker so that is not an issue. I drink at least 5 bottles of water everyday (except on the weekends and sometimes I slack a bit because I'm busier and not sitting at a desk).
I really want to get to a place where its a lifestyle and not a diet, but right this minute I have to admit that this is a diet for me, working towards changing my lifestyle, but in the meantime I'm going to try to find what works for me so that it can become a forever change. It has been proven to me time and time again that this is a lifelong issue and its high time I accept it and find a way to overcome it....I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and I'm trusting Him to be with me as I start on yet another path towards and heatlh and liking what I see in the mirror.
I just walked around the block 2 times (not quite a mile) and up and down the hill on Amite Street that goes to the entrane to the fairgrounds on Jefferson St. I'm whipped but I feel good to have gotten some exercise and spent that time praying also, so I'm working my physical and spiritual muscles. God is faithful and I know He will help me through and that He has already made me more than a conqueror and that includes over food and laziness!!