Monday, August 23, 2010
Yesterday, my son went to get a drink of water and the handle came off in his hand. The handle had been coming loose for awhile, so I know he wasn't throwing a fit or anything. Not that MY Perfect son would ever throw a fit. LOL!
We bought a new faucet last night and decided to wait until today to install it. I was a little shell-shocked by the price - the cheapest one was $50 and it was just that...cheap! The one we got was a little over $200 (gulp!), but I'm looking at the long-term investment.
It is a brushed stainless steel model that arcs pretty high over the sink and has the detachable part of the faucet so you can spray. It doesn't have as much pressure as the old one, but it's working.
The part that took us the longest was getting the old faucet off. The bolt that was holding it on had corroded and was a pain to get off! DH and I worked together and finally managed to pry that thing off! And we did it with no fighting! And only minimal cursing! LOL!
Once the faucet was installed and the kitchen cleaned up, I began a marathon of cooking. I made burritos, buffalo chicken, sweet potato fries, potato soup, cooked broccoli and assembled beef enchiladas for tomorrow night's dinner. Suffice it to say that the kids and I have plenty to choose from for the next few days for lunch!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Another one of my marathon days of getting stuff done. Up at 5:30 to get to the gym. Home, start laundry, eat breakfast, strip and remake the bed, wipe down the bathroom and get the boy ready for Jamboree. Jamboree for a little over two hours (it was fun and they kicked some butt!), birthday gift shopping, bank, boy to party, library and back home for lunch. Laundry, Sparking, go get boy.
FINALLY made it home a little after three o'clock. I was so tired that I fell asleep reading my book and stayed that way for a little over an hour...sitting up. The only reason I got up was cos I needed to go potty! LOL! Then the guilt set in and I worked on the laundry some more.
DH, MIL and FIL came home a little after five and we all headed to Red Robin for dinner. No cooking for me! Yay!!! And my big plans for tomorrow? Sleep in!! That's it! Yippee!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I've seen this in a couple of Friends' blogs, so what the hey! Hey?
A - Available or Married? Married, and happily so!
B - Book? Always. Right now, Murder ala Mode by G.A. McKevett
C - Cake or Pie? Cheesecake, which is kind of a pie, right?
D - Drink of choice? Diet Pepsi, with an IV.
E - Essential item? Book. Always take a book with me. Always.
F - favourite colour? Green. Or orange.
G - game to play or watch? Play? Softball Watch? College football, the real football with a non-round ball :o)
H - Hometown? Buhl, Idaho (USA!)
I - Indulgence? Daily! Ummmm...cheeseburger or fries
J - Job? Assembly Product Engineer for a computer chip maker
K - Kids? Two, one of each (boy and girl, what were you thinking?)
L - Life is incomplete without...? Books!
M - Music group or singer? Billy Joel
N - Number of siblings. Two brothers
O - Oranges or apples? Apples
P - Phobias/Fears? Drowning
Q - favourite quote? I don't think I have one. :(
R - Reason to smile? Books? LOL! Family
S - Season? Fall - cos I get to wear sweaters and walk on frozen ground!
T - tattoos? None. Haven't found a good reason to get one yet.
U - Unknown fact about me? Are you sure you want to know?
V - Veg you love? Broccoli!
W - Worst habit? Swearing. I have a potty mouth. Sorry! :(
X - X rays you've had? Dental. That's it!
Y - your favourite food? Anything that someone else cooks for me. ANYTHING!!
Z - Zodiac? Capricorn. Would you believe that Capricorns are perfectionists? Woulda never thought it, huh? LOL!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I've been listening to the Biggest Loser Fan Podcast. I download it to my phone and listen to that while I'm working at my PC. They're free, or I wouldn't have them! LOL!
Anyway, today's podcast (at least, it was today for me) one of the hosts said that his "Aha" moment was when he started to think about what was actually, physically happening to his body when he ate certain things. What does your body do and what are you doing to your body when you eat fat? Or sugar? Or fiber?
That question made me pause...with a pretzel M&M halfway to my mouth. LOL! (don't worry, I got that M&M into my mouth along with all of the others!) But, it also made my thoughts pause too. I don't know exactly what it does to my body when I eat poorly. Or when I eat healthy. I know how I feel when I eat well. I know how I feel when I don't. But exactly what's going on in there? Are my cells doing happy dances and singing "bring on the sugar" when I eat that cookie? Somehow, I don't think so but I'd kind of like to think so! LOL!
So, I think I'm going to go to the library and get Dr. Oz's book about the human body. I think I want "You: An Owner's Manual" not the "You: On a Diet" book. Maybe knowing what food does to me will make it easier to make healthy choices.
Or maybe I'll have sugar parties!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The last month or so, my gym has been listing the members who had the most visits during that month. Last month, I was #2! I think the guy who was number 1 (no potty references, please!) visited more than once a day. I say if you want it bad enough to cheat, you can have it! [Notice how I immediately take down a level, or three?]
This month, I am once again second on the list! I don't remember the guy's name from last month, but it might be the same one this month. Dagnabit! LOL! Anyway, it's kind of cool to see my name up there. Even though until very recently (like, last week), no one I actually know and speak to belongs to the gym so no one would see it. Except me. And I'm pretty happy with myself! Go me!
Parting note...DD was watching Wild Child which is apparently set in England. "Mom" asks my intelligent, lovely daughter. "Why are they speaking English?"
I'm still giving her grief over that one! LOL!
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