Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Birthday

Here we are again...another year has passed...another birthday. Today you would be 37. It's hard to believe that so much time has passed. It seemes like last week when we all came home from the wedding and I asked you to pose for that picture. It ended up being the last one taken of you. It is one of my most cherished photos. The only good thing is that this year you have plenty of company. Do you know I have only had 1 dream about you in 2 years? Last year, on your birthday, I dreamt that you were in a park and it was a big party. I knew it had to be Heaven cause Rene and Tex, Aunt Barbara, Grandma, and Bonsey were there. You looked beautiful. I miss you so much, not one single day goes by that I don't think about you, but I know you are where you're supposed to be. Doesn't mean I like it, but I accept it. This year you have enough people for poker. Just don't let Kathy play. You know it gets on your nerves when she can't figure out which hand beats what. I love you...

Monday, January 26, 2009


This little frog was my mom's. For some reason, I don't know why, she liked to collect frogs. They were mostly in the kitchen, but there was one ot two dispersed through the house. I bought this last year at X-mas, from a craft show.
I miss the frogs.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

bits and pieces

Well, today I was off of work, and basically laid around the house. I did eat well, except for a mustard dog at lunch, but I did have diet dr. pepper, so that evens it out...(dieter's logic) I made some really good green beans for dinner, fresh and crisp. It's kinda funny cause you get used to the mushy canned stuff, you don't realize that veggies should be crisp and crunchy.

Tonight I cleaned up my scrapspace a little. Still have a couple of things to get off of the desk, but it looks so much better. I was thinking the other day that I hadn't done any scrapping in a while, well its no wonder, when you can't even see the top of the desk cause there is so much crap on it...If anyone is reading this, and you scrap, how do you organize your paper?? I have a TON of it, I am such a paper whore, and now I don't know what/how to organize it. Any suggestions would be great.

Monday, January 12, 2009

weigh in...

Well, today was weigh in. I have lost 9 lb.!! I am very, very happy with this!! I probably could have lost more, if I had been stricter on the way of eating, but let's face facts...if I know I can't eat a candy bar, I will cave and eat i HAVE to know that i can eat badly once in a while. I think the key to it is portions...who would have guessed?? LOL... Sometimes we can be so dense!! Just think 20 years ago if I had figured out the portion control, how things would be different now!!!

I wanted to do dome work on the treadmill, but my knee is killing me. I think I may have to go to the doctor and have it looked at. I am soo not thrilled about that prospect. My Doctor is an idiot. He will just throw some painkillers at me and tell me to exercise. DUH!! It is hard to exercise when you feel like your knee is going to cave in. Maybe I'll just do 15 min. I can't believe I'm dissapointed not to be able to walk...How things change!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

lazy sunday

Today was a lazy day for me. I needed it, LOL. Work stresses me out so much, the customers, the employees, the supervisors. Moods and attitudes change on a dime. You never know what to expect.

Anyway, I slept until 10:00 this morning. You know that warm cozy feeling when you're in bed and you just don't want to mess it up? That was what I felt like today. Hubby was nice and let me sleep. I think that ultimately he knows that it is better for him to let me be...hahaha.

We took down the Christmas tree down today. Daisy was very upset. She won't climb the tree, I think she knows it's fake, but she loves to lay under it, so she was very forlorn while I was taking it down.

Then about 3 I went shopping. Money is a little tight right now, but I had to get some clothes for the soon-to-be grandbaby. Carter's was having a sale, so I got 4 outfits for like $30.00. That's a good deal!!

The shirt say "I'll always be grandma's sweetie". I love the pants...too cute. The pattern in cherries. I can't wait until March!!!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

rockin and rollin...

Well, tonight we had a typical California Earthquake. 4.5 at latest update. Centered in San Bernardino. At 7:49 pm. While Stefanie and I were having dinner at TGI Fridays. In San Bernardino. I must say that it was a little scary. It was very strong and seemed to last forever. I know that it was probably only 10-15 seconds, but it seemed like a long time. People were starting to get up to leave, but then it was over and everybody sat back down and kept eating. We are a resilient people, LOL. The news says it may be a foreshock to a bigger quake. Hopefully that won't be what my blog is about tomorrow, LOL.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

way of life, not DIET!!!

Today is my 3rd day of the SBD. (south beach diet) I have done this before and had very good results. The hardest thing is getting past the 2 week phase one. But it is worth it cause in the end you lose all your cravings for sweets and the bad stuff!! I fell off a little today by eating cheese enchiladas for lunch, but dinner will be very light. Tomorrow will be hard too, I am going out to dinner with my friend to exchange Christmas gifts, but I will look at the menu online and pick something ahead of time. I feel really good about this and just need to get some exercise in. Next week I will puit together a schedule and plan it in.

I am very glad the holidays are over. Christmas was good. We went to my Dad's first. He didn't want all the family there, so it was just us. We opened a few presents and had dinner. It was nice and quiet. I missed My Mom, and Denise and Kathy a lot, but didn't get upset. My Mom especially, wouldn't have wanted me crying on Christmas!! After that we went to my cousin, Ricki's house. That was good too. Her 2 brothers were there and with the 2 new babies, it was loud and full of laughter like Christmas was at my Mom's house before. I was really glad I went. There was definete healing there.