Sunday, November 25, 2007

The weekend is over...

This has been a very eventful weekend. I am tired, but in a good way. I will do a little run down on how things went.
Thursday was Thanksgiving. It was also one year since Denise passed. We decided to do our own things this year, and I am glad. I wasn't as sad as I thought I would be, but it was good to not have to put on a show for anyone. I reflected on this day and came up with the things I am thankful for. I am thankful for the time I had with my wonderful, funny, generous sister. My world would not have been the same without her to help teach me unconditional love and giving. I am thankful that I have such good and funny memories of her and of us that I will never forget. I am thankful for my wonderful friends and family who put up with my moods and sadness and try to comfort me in this most bleak period of my life. I would not have made it without you. I am thankful for discovering the *blogging* world. I seriously thought I would lose my mind at times if not for the knowledge that I could come here or Myspace and put it into words and maybe someone would understand how I felt.
Friday was hubby's 50th birthday. We decided to celebrate at CLAIM JUMPERS. He loves this place and the food is delish, so we went there. It was us, my son and girlfriend, my parents and a family friend, Kathy. Food was great and the server even brought out a piece of cake discreetly for hubby. He did not want a big production made of it!! It was a lot of fun.
Saturday was my nephew's wedding. He married a wonderful girl and they seem to truly love and respect each other. The picture above is from the wedding. My son's gf, me, my son, and hubby. It was a very nice evening. Family and friends I haven't seen in a while were there, the music was good, the food was great, and I really enjoyed myself.
Today I just rested, got the fridge cleaned out for a shopping trip tomorrow, and thought about how lucky I am. It may be time to start living again instead of just exsisting.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Manic Monday...

I hate Mondays for a variety of reasons. I have to get up REALLY early to do inventory. There is way to much paper work to do. Monday's crew is not the cream of the crop. Supervisors are on my butt ALL day. School is super busy, so we are super busy. I always feel like I wasted my Sunday.

I keep telling myself all I have to do is get through 2 more days, then a mini-break. I am taking the weekend off. Not for the holiday, but because we have hit the 1 year mark since my sister passed. November 22. This year that happens to be Thanksgiving. We have decided to do our own thing this year. I think I'm going to go to the beach in the morning, just to be alone. Denise was cremated, so there is no gravesite to go to. I have some of her ashes, but I'd like to *go* somewhere and feel her. We loved the beach, so I will try that.

I have no doubt this is going to be a rough week, but I am trying to hang on.

On the positive eating front, I did some shopping and now have some fruits and veggies in the house, some crystal light, cottage cheese, and some whole wheat pasta. I'm going to start slow, phase out the sodas, and try to stay out of the drive thru. I was thinking of getting a crock pot too, so I could have food waiting at the end of the day.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful I had 34 wonderful years with my beautiful little sister and that she is now an angel looking out for me and my family.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Penguins and other things...

This is my penguin friend I got from Joann's for 40% off the other day. I just love him!!! I think this Christmas is gonna be a themed one...penguins! I bought the cutest wrapping paper from Target from the dollar bin, all penguins. I am trying to come up with a name for him, but nothing cute is coming to mind, LOL. I may go back and get him a friend.

My favorite show, Project Runway is back on, YEAH!! I think this year is gonna be great. I can see the cattiness already!! My first impression is I like Sweet P and Christian and Ricky.

I've decided to keep a food log for a couple of weeks, just eating the way I do now, and see what I can learn. I am not on my eating plan at all, but having done SBD for so long, I am not eating totally the way I used to. Some of it did rub off, LOL. I made a joke about my version of hell being having to constantly filling out a food log, but that got me thinking that they are good tools, if used and filled out faithfully. I won't include calories yet, the simpler the better.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Random Monday...

Just some random thoughts today...

  1. Today was a lazy day at work. No school cause of the holiday. We got a lot of cleaning done, goofed around a little, and caught up on some paperwork. Tomorrow the craziness will ensue.
  2. My cellulitis is back in full force. My leg is swollen, has blisters, and is weepy. I have some ointment left from last time and I am going to wrap it in the morning, but I need to call the Dr. and get some antibiotics. It's hard to be on your feet 10 hours when your leg feels like it's on fire!!
  3. We did some shopping yesterday. It's been a long time since I've spent all day just shopping and looking at stuff. My cousin, her daughter and I were out for 5 hours. We hit Target, Walmart, Joanne's and Michaels. Walmart for the neccessities. ( T.P.,shampoo, razors, etc..) Target for fun stuff. ( Christmas wrapping paper, cd's, movies, socks...) Michaels and Joanns for scrapbooking things that I totally don't need!! I also got the cutest penguin at Joann's for 40% off. I am really getting into penguins for Christmas. I'll post a picture later. All in all, we had a good day.
  4. I will be getting a *scrapbook* room. My son's old room has ahuge desk in it and we decided that I should put my scrapbbok stuff in there. (DH is just tired of the kitchen table being covered in papers!!) I am very excited to get started.

Well, I think that is all for tonight. I need to get my leg up. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


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So, I'm watching Biggest Loser and the challenge is to haul as many soda cans up a ramp and into a container and the team with the most weight wins. They were talking about how many sodas a person drinks a year and so on, and I got to thinking. How much of my weight comes from liquid? I drink root beer all day long at work. Or Coke with strawberries. Or Mr. Pibb. At home, snapples. Rasberry ice tea, peach ice tea, once in a while, coke. Nothing diet. I HATE the way diet soda tastes.

I need to drink water. Or crystal light, which I don't really have a problem with. The calories I consume in sugary drinks are around 1500. It is an estimate cause working in a restaraunt, we drink out of little cups so there are some estimating going on. That is amazing. 1500. That is seriously something to think about.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


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I picked up this CD today and LOVE it!! There is country sounds, pop sounds and ballads. I think now that LeAnn has grown up, she's grown into her voice.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Baby shower layout

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This is my layout of Joanna's Baby shower. I used the paper I got last week from Making Memories of the noteworthy line. I love the circle thing. It is totally different from anything else I've done and I like that.