Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I can't get control over it. I don't mean to write this here but I don't know what else to do right now.
It's nothing life threatening or anything, it's just the same things happen every few years and I'm on edge like I haven't been in so long.
Monday, May 24, 2010
In other news, the show that meant the most to me in the last several years ended last night. Most of you know that would be L O S T (just in case you've been living under a rock or on an island somewhere ;)
I'm not a good writer, obviously so it's probably pointless to get into it; perhaps I will at a different time but as stupid as it sounds, I am emotionally drained after the show. I had a hard time accepting the ending. I liked it. I wasn't disappointed, I think that knowing it was the end and realizing how much everyone has invested into this show, it's silly but it was very hard to let go of it. I cried so hard afterward. I couldn't sleep. It doesn't help that I've been quite down for awhile now also so I was a big old mess.
Moving on from L O S T, I have made small steps of progress in my scrapbooking (yay!), I'm headed to Kentucky this weekend (well, for 2 days...lame) and most importantly: Bebe' finally knows to say Ma Ma when asked about me and Da Da for my husband. Woo Hoo! Randomly on Thursday evening, my mom pointed at me and asked Emily "who's this?" and Emily said "Ma Ma" as if she says it everyday! I was so shocked that I was like "what???" so we repeated it and she did it again! Later that night before bedtime, I pointed to Kurin and said, "who's this?" and she said "Da Da". OMG, HOW COOL!
Well...off to work. Actually, I've been at work since 6:30 am. The husband had to be at the airport at 5:45 am so this is going to be a great early day. I even got my walk in already this morning! Now that makes me happy :)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Yay! Not too shabby considering I didn't get all of the walking in that I wanted to or anticipated doing. I did try to eat better so I'm hoping that counteracted anything in the "moving" area that I didn't accomplish :)
This week: -0.8 lbs
Total to Date: -21 lbs
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Weigh In: +0.4 lbs
Total to Date: -20.2 lbs
I honestly think I would have been even if I had just peed before I weighed in LOL :D
As for tonight's weigh-in, I'm not so sure. It was a hard week and it was hard for me to make the best choices while on a road trip and then a Tigers game. I dread the outcome but tomorrow is a fresh start.
Oh, Happy 100 posts to me!
Monday, April 26, 2010
I'm a little stuck on some of these but I hope to have a nice list before the summer gets in gear and I can work on this album!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I have started chewing gum again recently. I know it sounds like a lame thing but it seriously helps me not want to chew everything in sight. (Just don't tell anyone at my job...I do a good job hiding it and I shouldn't chew it in the lab - which I usually don't but just in case..haha).
This Week: + 0.8 lbs
Total to Date: -17.8 lbs
Every day is a fresh start. I have really taken that on as my motto. If I don't do well one day, I have to try harder the next.
My goal this week is -1.2 lbs
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The weather is absolutely phenomenal this week so I should be able to get my walks in - no problem :)
This week: -0.4 lbs
Total to date: -18.2 lbs
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This week: +2.8 lbs
Total to Date: -17.6 lbs
In good news, Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore is out today, I have Friday off to take bebe' for her 18 month pictures and a scrapbooking event at the township rec center, and Thursday is lunch at Pita Pita day with Michelle and Hussein. Yippee!
Now, I'm going to say "Suck It Fat...I'm gonna get you!"
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
She showed me the projects she was working on and I fell in love! I'm not that creative but I am hoping to give it a shot. She showed me her "Encyclopedia of Me" album that she is working on. The basic layout of the album is to set it up like and Encyclopedia. You feature journaling regarding several things for each letter of the alphabet that makes up you. Each letter also features two pictures of two of those items. Say you have 5 entries for the letter "A", you would only have 2 pictures though. You can also do cross-referencing so that you can feature more things by using different letters. Erica, oh wise scrapbooking goddess, shared with me the formulas and write-ups of how to assemble this album. For example you could do a feature on "B" titled "Best Friend" but then I would put "see also Danielle" and also have an entry about Danielle under "D". It sounds confusing but if you saw the instructions and such, it would probably make more sense.
I don't typically do albums like this. I usually do yearly albums featuring the major events of the year. Your standard Christmas, Halloween, Birthdays, Vacations type albums. More of a chronological style. I still like that but I think this "Encyclopedia of Me" could be an additional project.
I first need to determine my entries for each letter. I know I am very lazy regarding this blog but I truly am trying to be better. I'll give it a rough start and add to it as we go.
Wish me luck!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Have I ever told you how much I love Christopher Moore's books? I do. I didn't know I would, but I do. I especially love his Bloodsucking Fiends books. Book one being Bloodsucking Fiends and book two being You Suck. I listened to these on audio although I do own You Suck. Well, the third book is coming out later this month and OMG, I'm so excited. They are wicked funny and the audio versions are a blast. The girl who narrates them is the best narrator I've ever listened to and she's hilarious. I'm not sure I would have liked the books quite as much as I did the audio. Anyway, I'm looking forward to receiving my signed copy of Bite Me. I've ordered a signed, personalized copy from a San Diego bookstore which is doing that for people who are not going to be able to see Christopher Moore on this book tour. Unfortunately, the closest he is coming is either Columbus, OH or Chicago, IL. Boo. Oh well. I cannot wait!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Lost: -0.4 lbs
Total To Date: -19.6 lbs
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The prime example? I actually did get a Kindle for my birthday (see: my previous post regarding "extreme wishlist") and what do I hear from several people? "Why'd you do that?" "Why would you get one of those?" "I tried to give her a lecture but she wouldn't listen." Why do I need to justify something that I find interesting and that I would like? Do I judge people who spend money like it's going out of style? In my head, yes. To their faces? No. That's their decisions and I'm not going to put my opinion out there to make them feel bad.
Things like that really, really piss me off. Other things are like the movies or tv shows I watch are insulted or put down like I'm some kind of hillbilly-redneck (which I am but that's another story). Do you hear me insulting American Idol, The Office, Nip/Tuck, Mad Men or other such *crap* that I don't like. No, I may say that I don't watch it or it doesn't interest me but I don't say insulting things that can hurt feelings. Food I like is another thing, I just feel like I have to be someone I'm not, just to fit in. I suppose that's why so many people do try to "fit in."
I guess what I'm saying is that I wish people were more concientious about what they say to others because it can hurt people's feelings - more than you may know.
I sincerely apologize that this blog has turned into a whiny platform but it's pretty much all I've got right now. I wish I could get my act together and take some pictures of things that need to go on here. I'll try. Really... :)
Monday, March 1, 2010
Edited 3/3/10 11:33 a.m.: Ok so I am up +1 lbs. Not good but not as bad as I thought either. I'm definitely regrouped this week and I can already tell I'm doing better. I'm not guaranteeing loss this upcoming week but we'll see...
To date: -19.2 lbs
Monday, February 22, 2010
What are your passions? What are my passions? Jen says that they can change and I feel that's true.
1. New Orleans - My first visit in 2002 changed my life. I fell utterly and completely in love with the city. I emersed myself in it. I love the music, the architecture, the history, the food, I even love the smell (as gross as it can be on Bourbon Street). I have taken to reading anything I can find on it. I was devastated when Katrina hit only 4 short months after my second visit. I love the city and would do anything to have a second home there in my retirement years.
2. Books and Reading - If you know me, you know that I feel naked without a book. I always have to have a book with me. It doesn't matter if I'm at a baseball game or going to a restaurant, I have to have a book with me. I love to read. Reading is like breathing. I can't live without it. I will read anything. As long as I'm reading, I'm keeping my mind active. I obviously love fiction first and foremost. I also love history books. If you saw my collection of books about the Titanic, you'd probably think I was a nut. At last count, it topped 80 different books. I can't learn enough. There's too much out there. In a fantasy world, I would have a room that was a library like in old homes and had such high shelves that you have to have one of those rolling ladders to reach anything. I love my books however, I have come to realize that in this day and age, I might actually benefit from getting an eReader; perhaps the Kindle. I think I'm moving toward keeping the books that I really love and buying those that I love and moving away from buying everything I want to read and then hanging on to them forever. As much as I love them, some books aren't worth the space they take up or at least they're not worth the space for so long.
3. Crafting - I love to craft. I'm no good at it but I love it. My mom is spectacular at it. She does everything. She bakes, makes gifts, does beautiful gift baskets, sews, scrapbooks, quilts, crochet, papercrafts, everything! None of it is tacky either! I have an entire room at my house which is my crafting space. Although it was put together when I was pregnant, I haven't used it. In fact, it's just my catch-all room right now. Part of the problem is I didn't have a radio or tv up there to listen to and I hate the quiet. Now I have one of those little portable boom box things for my iPod so I can listen to a book or something. Hoping to get the cable run up there as well. I don't have time for any of it. Knitting, I love it, finally kind of got the hang of it but there's no time to work on a project! Crochet as well. It's a lot faster but I haven't had the opportunity to do anything. My scrapbooks are obscenely behind. That may change. A girl (you can see her blog here) I went to school with and that I'm going to be in a wedding with invited me to a local open scrap she goes to every last friday of the month. I'm going to go this week. I'd like to at least get a couple of pages done. I'll post the results :)
I suppose that's it for now. Nothing life changing or worthwhile. As my friend Jen says that she's passionate at being a good wife and mother, I am as well. I'm no good at that either but I try. I worry most about Emily. I want her to be a good girl and I doubt myself anytime she gets sad or upset. I just don't want her to be what I call "a sticky-kid." Sticky kids are the kids that kind of never had rules and stuff growing up and just kind of got dirty and had kool-aid rings around their mouth and got in trouble and stuff. I don't want her to be a sticky-kid. My husband, he knows I try to be a good wife. At least I hope he knows. Lord knows we've been through enough that has tested me (no, nothing like Tiger Woods or anything..other stuff) but I try.
Weigh In: +0.6 lbs - not too bad considering
Total to Date: -20.2 lbs
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Edit: 2/15/10, 9:05 pm
OH MY GOODNESS...I lost 1.2 lbs. I am now ....
Lost: -1.2 lbs
Total to date: -20.8 lbs
Thursday, February 11, 2010
**READ NO FURTHER - THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS!**
In the alternate LOST universe in which flight 815 lands safely at LAX, Kate escapes from her Federal Agent and hijacks a cab which contains a pregnant Claire. Claire begs her to let her go but Kate keeps pointing the gun at her and telling her no. Kate finally lets Claire out of the car but makes her leave her wallet and her bag behind.
Kate then manages to get her handcuffs off and goes to use the clothing assumed to be in Claire's bag when lo and behold there's a bunch of baby things in the bag. All of a sudden, Kate seems to feel very guilty and drives back to where she left Claire and asks her to get in and she'd take her where she's going. Here's where it gets unbelievable - even for LOST. Claire gets in the car! Seriously, would you do that if some handcuffed maniac jumped in the cab you were in and pointed a gun at you and your pregnant belly and then dumped you off somewhere, but then came back? Would you get in? Heck to the NO!
Anyway, Claire tells her that she's giving the baby to a couple and would Kate go up to the door (of the couples' house with her)? Really? Again, a gun-wielding crazy woman who just carjacked your cab...whatever. At the house, the lady is a douche and never told Claire that her husband left her and she can't take the baby. Claire goes into early-ish labor and they take off to the hospital. Kate by her side (gun-wielding maniac!) they see an ultrasound of Aaron performed by (AHHHH!!!) Ethan! It seems that Kate and Claire are now BFFs. They hold hands and everything. It was so effin' bizarre! Later, police come looking for Kate in the hospital room and Claire lies to them - says she hasn't seen her since she brought her in. LIAR! Why is she protecting Kate? Why are they so buddy-buddy so instantaneously? This whole storyline bugged the heck out of me.
In other news, the Others in the temple try to poison Sayid with a pill because he's probably the bad guy reincarnated using Sayid's body or something like that. Sawyer grabs a gun and takes off back to Dharmaville to mourn Juliet while telling "Freckles" not to follow him which of course she does. Jin goes along as well and at the end, he is acosted by a gun-toting woman - much like Danielle Russo - it's island Claire! *Poof* (then the L O S T comes on the screen).
This was a very rambling post but really, this episode wasn't the best. I'm tired also. Later...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I try not to think about my birthday but it's kind of hard because it's the only holiday that's just for me. Being completely selfish in this blog post, I have decided to make an extreme wishlist. Some of the things are silly, and you'll probably be like "really?" but it's me, it's how I am, I can't help it.
- A Kindle - the 6" would be fine, the other one is way too expensive
- The movies "Just Friends" and "Role Models"
- Brighton Fleur De Lis Heart charm for my charm bracelet
- Princess cut diamond earrings
- White gold or Platinum ring with Emily's birthstone
- Dharma Initiative Swan Station t-shirt
- A new pink skin for my blackberry curve because dude at the store totally gave me one that was "supposed" to fit mine and the package even said so but it sucks.
- A new pink skin for my new iPod nano 5th generation. These are kind of a pain to find. As soon as I find one, I'm getting it.
- Time to sew, knit or crochet at least one project. I am anxious to sew a small idea I have for a stuffed animal for Emily. Not sure if I can do it but I would like to try.
- Skechers Shape-Ups
To be continued.....
Edit 2/9/10: Oh yeah, the 3rd season of Designing Women comes out on my birthday. So I want that too. As well as the 2nd season of The Patty Duke Show (duh!) that came out today.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
*Flight 815 is in tact and the way Jack is acting, it's as if he knows something has happened but can't quite figure out what. (mind you, it's been a long time since I saw season 1 so if I'm mistaken in any facts, please please forgive me).
*DESMOND IS ON THE PLANE!! WTH brutha? Jack thinks he seems familiar but is this a result of the island meeting or way back when they ran into each other running up the steps of the stadium?
-In relation to this, as the plane is landing at LAX, Desmond has disappeared from his seat. Jack notices this but it's not shown what happened to Desmond...did he simply switch seats again as he had to sit by Jack or did he literally disappear.
*HURLEY IS THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE - things are obviously a lot different in this alternate universe. We all know that Hurley is not lucky at all.
*BOONE COULDN'T BRING SHANNON BACK - Boone is talking to Locke about their time in Australia and says that he went to bring his sister back from a bad relationship and that she ended up staying and not leaving with him. We all know what happened to Shannon in the plane crash scenario.
*WHERE ARE WALT AND MICHAEL? - we haven't seen them yet.
*WHY WASN'T CLAIRE ON THE PLANE? - we haven't been told why Claire wasn't "shown" on the plane, maybe she was there but we didn't see her..I doubt it. However, she was in the taxi that Kate jumped into in the end of the episode when running from the Marshall. Also, is Claire pregnant? We didn't see her below the neck...yet.
*CHRISTIAN SHEPHERD'S BODY NEVER GOT ON THE PLANE - could this be why the plane didn't crash as it did? Remember, the flight that the Oceanic Six had to take to get back to the island, they had to recreate events as close as possible, including taking Locke's body with them (as Christian's was on flight 815)
==tangent: Arnst! Remember him? He is shown on the plane, he's the science teacher who blows up early on in the series and Hurley says "Dude, you've got some Arnst on you."==
*WHY DOES JIN HAVE ALL OF THAT CASH?? - I haven't drawn any conclusions about that yet.
*We now know that "man in black"/Locke impersonator-guy (I hesitate calling him "evil Locke") is the Smoke Monster as indicated by him saying to Ben "I'm sorry you had to see me like that."
*Richard was very frightened to see impersonated Locke - what was meant when alive Locke said to Richard, "it's good to see you out of your chains" (or something like that)?
*Hurley could see Jacob - he listened to Jacob in order to help Sayid
*The temple is a healing place of some sort. Jacob told Hurley they had to take the guitar case and Sayid to the temple to save him. At the temple there are a bunch of hippies. I don't know who this new group is but I'm assuming they're like or are the Others. The stewardess from flight 815 is one of them as well as the 2 children from early on in the series. (Do you all remember them being spotted walking in the jungle after being "taken?")
*The group at the temple is a bunch of hippies, or at least they look like it. I'm not sure what this group is all about but the leader doesn't speak English (because he doesn't like the sound of it).
*The spring in the Temple is supposed to be clear. The temple people take Sayid into the pool and basically drown him. This is very strange considering they said that if their friend can't be saved, it means bad things for all of them.
*Bad things will come if Sayid dies? What does that mean? What is it about Sayid?
*Juliet DIES. I'm actually not as surprised about this as I thought I would be. I mean, she's on ABC's new show "V" so I'm sure that had something to do with it and that she did make an appearance alive in this premiere only to die early on, frees her up to go to her new show.
*Miles talks to/hears the dead - Ok, I totally forgot about this LOL but he finds out what Juliet was going to say to Sawyer .. "It Worked."
*What worked? What does Juliet mean? They're still on the island so what does she mean, "it worked?" hmmmm....
*Bernard and Rose! - still adorable but does Rose, not being on the island, have cancer in this alternate universe? My guess is yes because as we saw, Locke still can't walk.
*...and the OMGWTF moment, Sayid wakes up after being dead. Dead for awhile! In the words of Hurley, "Dude?!"*Edit 2/5/10: OMG, I totally forgot...what about the island being shown under water near the beginning of the episode. ????
I'm sure I forgot a ton of stuff but I have one more thing to add that I never had a chance to before. These LOST supper portraits of the cast that were released prior to the start of the season. Notice Locke is in Jesus's position and Kate is actually positioned as Judas in both pictures (unless I have them tagged wrong). The difference between the 2 pictures are Claire and Miles's positions, and Sun and Ben's position. I think Miles and Claire's position switch is more important but I can't figure out why. What do you all suppose that means?
Anxiously awaiting your thoughts, comments and theories!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
1. Getting mono is usually the best. diet. ever.
2. The newest diet to be on is the fat free diet consisting of gummi bears, jelly beans and candy corn.
3. OH! And always deduct 16 lbs (to account for your shoes).
Anyway, I didn't have to do any of that, although the mono thing was close but not quite (I was sick, but not with mono).
I lost 6 lbs this week! There is no way I lost that whole 6 lbs just from being sick but I'll take it and run with it.
Lost this week: -6 lbs
Total to date: -19.6 lbs
If I could just lose 1 lb this week, I will be so happy. Ok, it's bedtime. Later taters! Have a Romy & Michelle day!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
All of a sudden, I had to leave. I was afraid I was going to be sick there and I wasn't about to let that happen. So I high-tailed it out of there and of course as I was driving to my parents' to pick up bebe', I lost my lunch, dinner and anything else while driving down I-94. I was so scared I was going to crash!
Long, disgusting story short, I was sick the entire night and into Saturday. I did not eat until about 30 minutes ago - so I hadn't eaten anything for about 51 hours. Just ice chips and a Sierra Mist. I just had a small bowl of soup and a partial Mt. Dew. I'm hoping the up-side of all of this is that I lost more than 1 lb this week (LOL). Still not feeling great though. It seems like this has triggered some nasty migraines to come my way. I'm going to take it easy and probably stay home from work tomorrow.
I seriously haven't been this sick in probably about 10 years when I was so ill for so long that I was really only eating apples and drinking gatorade - it's all I could keep down!
Hoping to post more interesting things tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Total: -13.6 lbs
I'm back on track this week for sure. I'm going to make that 1.6 lbs my bitch this week. LOL
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We also found the Tigers Photo booth where you can have your picture taken with various players (they switch out every half-hour) and we got our picture with Porcello
It was so much fun. We then headed to Greektown Casino for about an hour where I spent $10 and cashed out $25 - not bad for so little time and money spent.
Today, was a fairly relaxing day. Took Emily over to visit Grandma and Cedo and we went to breakfast. My mom and I then went to Babies 'R' Us because we hadn't been in so long. We both bought things for bebe' but I was super-excited to find a gift card in my wallet. I had the guy check the amount remaining (if any) on it and it was $50!! I only had to pay a little over $10 for the outfits I bought for her! Yay for surprise/forgotten gift cards!!
In other news...I have been promoted from bridesmaid in my friend Michele's wedding, to matron of honor. I'm am super-geeked. This is going to be a blast!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Total to date: -15.2 lbs
I've hit the 15 mark again. Let's see if I can continue down this time. :)
More to come regarding Christmas (yes, I'm behind...so sue me), Bebe's antics, TV catch-up, and The Golden Globes.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Total to date: -14.8 lbs
Let us also note that I attended an awesome hip-hop class at Lifetime fitness in Canton with my friend Brooke on Monday evening. She was so incredible to get me a pass to join her. I was so afraid to go because I thought I would totally embarrass her. See Brooke is like "my" Audrey Hepburn. She is this icon that I've just adored since jr. high and high school. She was always very popular, pretty, cheerleader-y etc. One thing that always made me like her was that she was nice to me. I remember running into her at Meijer in jr. high (I was a total hot mess in Jr. High - who wasn't?) and she actually said hello to me and was very friendly! I thought, wow, this popular cool girl actually said hello to me and was very nice. From then on, I always admired her..SO, having reconnected with her a few years ago through Jenny (who always was very nice to me and would walk home with me from the bus stop because she lived on the same street and was very tall, pretty and skinny and funny) we have become friends. Needless to say, I was thrilled (and kinda honored) to be invited to attend this class. OMG!!! This class was totally amazing and I could have went on dancing/moving for another hour or more. It was so fun. I felt like such a bad-ass even though I know I sucked but OMG it was fun. I can't get over it. I wish the place wasn't so far away from my home because I would totally join even just to take that class twice a week.
I am looking into alternatives closer to me. If anyone knows of any good hip-hop classes in Washtenaw County, let me know!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Bride Wars (2009)
Starring: Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway
Ok, I really like Anne Hathaway but I wasn't sure about Kate Hudson. I always think I dislike her but honestly, I have liked her in everything I've seen with her in it so I don't know what my problem is. Same goes for Brad Pitt. I always think I can't stand him yet I've like everything I've seen him in. Whatever....
So, I watched this movie about 2 best friends who have had their ideal weddings planned for years and then when it comes to actually setting up the weddings, they end up having them set on the same day which sets off a huge war. Neither will change the date and give up The Plaza in NYC as their venue. Anne Hathaway is the push-over type who is always nice and is a teacher and has been saving for like 10 years for her wedding and Kate Hudson is this forceful lawyer who makes a shit-ton of money and always seems to be the star of the show.
Candice Bergen plays the highly sought after wedding planner. I usually love her but I have to say that whatever plastic surgery she has had on/around her eyes was incredibly distracting. She looked very strange, and that made me sad.
I enjoyed Kristen Johnston's character as a coworker of Emma's (Anne Hathaway's character) who always takes advantage of her and asks her for a ton of favors and then Emma asks her to be her maid of honor after the whole fight with Liv (Kate Hudson). I love Kristen Johnston. It was cool to see her outside of reruns of 3rd Rock from the Sun.
I had to give it an A. It was definitely a chick-flick which I don't usually gravitate towards but tend to like after I see them. Very funny and cute. Not boring at all...deserves an A just for it's pure entertainment qualities. There's nothing artsy or important about it. It's just fun and that's what I like in a movie.