Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I was a busy little bugger today.
I got up, took the girls to school, came home my oldest and I went to the IRS office to get a form that states she didn't file for her 2011 taxes. We have tried going there four times, but being April....yeah. Two hours just to get to the door. So, anyhow today we get there and no line!!
but nn form either, they can't give out that letter until July (don't ask us why) I asked her for a 2010 one and we would give that a shot. We then took the letter and drove to VA Affairs. They looked at us like we were crazy and sent us over to another part of town where there was a VA Services. There were several other college students trying to get their fee waiver forms so we knew we found the right place. Handed over the paperwork (2010) to which they looked at us, smiled and gave us the address to the Franchise Board in, yes, another part of town.
We'll try that again Thursday.
Came home, did my homework as much as I could. I only have three weeks of school left before I begin summer classes. Don't know what major I'm going for as my Deaf Studies contains no available classes AGAIN.
I'm thinking nursing. I know, I know. Blind/Deaf does not make a good nurse. But, here's the deal. I really don't plan on using it (maybe as a nurse's assistant?) and I've always wanted to be a pediatrition when I was younger. As I'm basically schooling to fulfill a dream, why not make it a doozer?
I have this Clean Eating Magazine which has this "lose in two week" menu...
Today was a simple dinner: ready? 2 cups boiled, cubed sweet potato, 4 oz turkey, 1 cup cauliflower steamed (I used 2) and 2 tble salsa.
YUM YUM YUM YUM....I forgot to take a pic though and the serving size looked HUGE. I kept looking in the magazine for a serving size. The calorie on that sucker was over 700 with the olive oil so I'm not sure how that was supposed to be beneficial....I dunno. Still pondering that. Was pretty in range food wise otherwise. though.
Watched the Biggest Loser finale...glad we get to start a new season.
Did umpteen more loads of laundry....can't figure out why no one has clothes yet I have umpteen loads of freaking laundry done....anyone? anyone?
However, as I do laundry, I do squats. Now my legs hurt. yeay me.
My apartment is coming together with 3000 sq ft of stuff shoved in it :o) It really is. Actually, I've been kind of having fun goign through every little nook and cranny putting things away and tossing things....it's very therapudic.
It's weird, I was really enjoying the last six months on my own. I really did. It was nice, bad right? LOL but at the same time. I'm glad he's here. We have hit month 4 of sobriety and on to month five. Go hubby!
Found a Britta water bottle. Two for $17 at Target. Threw away the coffee pot that made 12 cups (and dripped all over) and replaced it with hubby's one cup maker. Oh lordie this is hard, but want to work on the water, see?
obkb....sleepy time. and I am. Going to hit the sack and get my workout clothes ready for tomorrow.
Tomorrow am will finish up a C25 workout. More laundry (no kidding) more homework, and I dunno
see how the day plays out. :o) I'd like to get more than an hour of workout, but goal is minimum 30 minutes.
Oatmeal for breakfast with rasberries
Pea Raviolli in lemon broth for lunch ? ? sounds interesting and
Tuscan Steak with Mederterrainian Bean Salad for dinner
sounds nummy! Let's see how I do tomorrow!!
Monday, April 30, 2012
What a weekend!
Friday was date night and it was very nice. My girls did try planning their activities on that night and I had to put my foot down. It never ceases to amaze me that you tell them something and it goes through their head out the other ear. Tom and I went to Red Lobster, the casino and just had a very nice night. We DID receive a couple of text from the girls "she won't leave me alone!!" teenagers.
But Saturday.....Oh Saturday. My middle one, Kate LOVES ColdPlay, the group. So we had bought her concert tickets to go see them. Tom and I, although familiar with some of their songs did not know as many as she (she memorized their albums)
Words cannot possibly describe this event. When we drove two and a half hours to get there they give you this bracelet. It's a simple bracelet and they have signs that say "put on the bracelet, it's part of the show" No one knows what these things do and I just hoped that they didn't blow my hands off with it..anyway you put this thing on and we watched the first two acts. Not bad, kind of plain and two hours long.
At 9ish the lights go off and my daughters start freaking out. Ear to ear grins that were totally contagious. Then out of no where 18,000 different lights light up the room. It was our bracelets and OMG it looked like a Christmas snow globe!! Then the lasers came, and the stage lit up and confetti kept flying up out of the floor filling the stadium!! Then inflatables (yes infalatebles) would just appear in our rows and disaaprear.
In a nutshell, even if you don't know who ColdPlay was....even if you didn't like their music....it was by far the best freaking concert I've ever seen. You couldn't help but to be mesmerized by everything around you. The lights were intoxicating and the sound simply breathtaking. It turns out I do like their music. The two hours that they played went by so fast that my only regret was that it ended. I remember thinking at the encore, "the only way this show would be perfect is if they played 'Tears of a Waterfall'"....last song.
perfect. simply perfect
justice cannot be done with a picture.
Well, today begins a new Monday and I'm beginning a new page, a new month and a new goal...which is the old goal.
I just broke it down a little. I need to stay focused on the prize, which is now plastered all over the background of my page. I either want that dress of the florwal springie one....
and a pair of shoes...pink.
But first, I have a run this weekend. Just me. No kids, no hubby just me to try and see what I can do. I have to buy a pair of running shoes though as my old ones are what.....a year and a half old? Shins are starting to hurt with them. Anyone have Rykas? Going to get me a pair of those.
So May Day May Day!!
Going to Clean Eat (have my menu, shopping done)
Going to Hip Hop Abs/Slim Series for ST & extra cardio
Going to FINISH my C25 and runs....
Goal 10 pounds or 165 in May..
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
well, I was all gung ho for an hour jog. I got outside and felt it sprinkling a little on me. Hooray! I love a little sprinkle, went past my warm up....the sprinkles got a little harder, past the gym and thought "should I do this on the treadmill?"
about ten minutes into it, I was rethinking that choice. LOL Then my daughter kept texting me. She forgot her homework.
Then another text
I turned around and looked at my clock....22 minutes.
not the hour I wanted, but it'll do.
I have this dress I want. It's about 10,000 sizes too small. I'm going to get it.
I want it....
That's a whole lotta running
However, I somehow fit into my 13 year old's bra. I don't know if that's good news or really really really sad.
I vote sad.
*from the car, but you get the idea*
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I'm sitting here scratching my head and pondering some things. Pondering is the perfect time to run. I never get any answers, but for some reason the questions form more clearly. LOL Or at the very least, I FEEL better.
I signed up for my first run since December. I'm pretty happy about it. It's a 5K at the high school for the local schools. A very good cause indeed. Then Tom signed me up for the Komen run/walk the following weekend! woo hoo! I'm still hoping to do the Color Run this summer and the girls and I are still wishing for the Bay to Breakers. Hoping maybe some money will fall into my lap before then? (Daddy Warbucks where ARE you??)
Been keeping busy even if I can't work out. Moving hubby back into our apartment. My apartment manager saw my pink kitchen and says to me "you know, I've had people come into the office and tell me there's a pink kitchen and there it is" LOL As our apartment is facing the parking lot...EVERYONE gets a view to it if the blinds are open :p
I'm glad he's moving in. This may sound bad so bear with me, but it will give us six months to see if this is really going to work. You know? My fear is that he is thinking it's going to go back to the way it was.....we all say NOT!!
I made sixty pounds of potato salad for the Air Force (a morale project and they seem to like my salad) While I was doing this he made his yumdelish homemade BBQ sauce for his ribs......only he added a little something. He came home with a bottle of Jack Daniels. He looked at me and said "for the sauce only, you can do whatever you want with the bottle when I'm done cuz I know you like Jack" Truth is I do, but I also haven't touched the stuff in well over a year.... He used one cup in the sauce, then I took the bottle cumped and threw it away ...
I'm not quite sure what to do about these things...if it's going to be a problem or not. But little things like we were moving the other day. It was very hot and he says "oooooh you know what sounds good? vodka/tonic or those Southern Teas from Joe's crabshack, doesn't it?" How do I answer? I just bite my lip because I wonder, should I say "no way man...no way" and go balls on psycho or do I not lose my humor and good graces and say stuff like "yeah, it does sound good...too bad its not good for us"?
Wanna hear something really weird? Sad, but weird? I found my diary from 1989 and began to read some stuff outloud to my daughter....some of the contents said
"...I really want to go to school, but....." or "..is he an alcoholic?" and "I would love just one week to be me..." and soon thereafter "I feel numb to emotions" a phrase commonly used on me today.
fast forward 25 years and read my blogs....crazy. Can a person really pretend and deny for that long? Apparently so. It's like a broken record that I never bothered to fix until now.
I am going to go for a run now. Ponder these thoughts that hit and miss my confettied brain. I think rather than 30 minutes, I want an hour....I feel like an hour today. Then I will come home and jigsaw 3000 sq feet of stuff into our less than 1000 sq foot apartment. It's like a hoarder's maze around here! LOL
Then I'm taking my Clean Eating menu and getting us some fooooood!! My oldest has a concert tonight so tonight will have to be quick and easy.
and I also have to think of what to do for date night....I mean, aside from the "obvious"
Monday, April 16, 2012
Well I'm trying to go Monica Gellard on this place. I think rather than trying to tackle Spring Cleaning on the whole apartment in one day, it would behoove me to do a bit at a time. Today will be the kitchen and the laundry basket in the dining room. Yup. It's not full of laundry either...its full of these crafty things and pictures and stuff that I never know where to put. So, I need to put them somewhere....maybe a junk drawer? No. That's full.
Any of you ever try spinning on those stationary bike thingies? Holy smacks. I went back to the gym the other night thinking I would do it to "ease" back into working out. I thought this as I was huffing and puffing walking accross the street to the gym! Golly I let myself get out of shape. So, anyhow, I pedal on this thing and listen to the music and when I say I pedalled I pushed myself. I really wanted to work up a sweat and burn a minimum of 300 calories for the day, ya know? After 45 minutes I made it to 290ish calories and got off the bike as my oldest was going to pick me up (it wsa dark at this time and they don't call me Blind Batty for nuthing)
I was a little happy to find my legs feeling like sea legs and disappointed that they didn't burn more....that was until I got into my daughter's car.
I thought I broke my butt gosh darnit. I mean to tell you it felt like someone shoved a stick up there! LOL awful. awful. They need to make better seats. I hurt for a full day after that and not in a good way.
yesterday i did a little inner thigh machine thingie and today....today today today.
well, I did the dishes.
I'm trying to decide should i hit the gym again (more likely I will) or a DVD
I dunno....as long as I do it though right? and that laundry basket full of stuff.
In other news: My oldest got accepted to San Fran State University and she is just beside herself. She has been obsessing over apartments and whatnot. a studio the size of my bathroom goes for over $1000 yipes!!!
Hubby's lease is up this month at his place and he was going to stay here. He's hyming and hawing about it as he's worried about 5 people in a little 3 bedroom. None of the girls are willing to share a bedroom (cept for me cuz I really don't care) and he's worried about the stress of it all. I guess I understand. I do have 4 hotheads in my house. why couldn't any of them be chill like me? LMAO So I'm supposed to decide if he stays here and pays off bills or if he should rent a place here and lives there. I suggested he rent a one bedroom and let the oldest live in it until we get her to Frisco, but somehow NO ONE heard that awesome idea. **shrugs**
We are supposed to go to his brother's wedding in August and that was going to be my goal weight date...only he's already married!! What's the point? LOL I dunno. That's a lot of money to go to a ceremony that's not really a ceremony when i've gotta move a kid to the most expensive city in the States. So, I'll have to come up with a good goal weight date. I think my school is planning a 25 year reunion...that might be a good one...as long as it's August...holy smokes I don't know that I could lose 40 pounds in one or two months!! LOL
okay, okay....you guys are all caught up...sort of. I've got to go get out a DVD before I got get the kids from school. I think they miss Spring Break already. Goodness knows I am so ready for summer!!!
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