Monday, December 03, 2012
I know I know I've been gone FOREVER!!
Well, here's a quick recap of why.
I began intense studies in school.
Tom got promoted
An out of town guest arrived
Tom lost all feeling in legs and fell on his face
ambulance called on my youngest birthday
Got him home and situated
Got out of town guest and daughter back to San Francisco
Got a text the following Monday that daughter was in ambulance with possible broken hip.
Her boss got her home and situated.
Went to Algeblah and bombed that test, cried in car.
Completed a couple of online finals
Decorated a tree and outside lights
Got the youngest a new dog for her birthday.
Ms. Mo made Honors Band and was invited to play at my college, that was fun!
She is receiving college letters for her grades (she is a sophomore)
Cheer is going to Vegas and I need to book those tickets/room. Hubby doesn't wanna go so it's going to be fun now. HAHAHA
and hubby is on way to ER as we speak.
I missed out on the whole juicing project. Never even made it....I think I did most of day one but I couldn't get past the beets.
Got on the scale and we will work on that come December...AFTER the finals.
Trying to schedule hubbys surgery date...why? broken back for seven years (no lie...the doctors kept missing it..andI guess he kept rebreaking it as its never healed, which is why he's on his way there now)He's havings some reactions... That and they wouldn't touch him unless he quit smoking. Yup. I am a non smoker and have to wonder how Doctors can play God with the whole "if you don't quit, I won't touch your" attitude. So, he's been suffering with a broken back and a limp for nearly a decade because of a legal habit.
He quit and got the blood draw....so there's a date for end of January
cept he started up again, hope they don't do another blood draw.
My dining room flooded with the California rain....I scolded the dogs for it. whoops.
I think that's it. That's all. I know, pretty lame excuses, but I will get back on here. Sorry so sporadic and simple, but sometimes I just like to pop on over and say
OOOOOOOOOOHHH know what time it is? Eggnog latte and "Do they know it's Christmastime at allllllllll" time..
Friday, November 02, 2012
Snagged this off another blog...really like it.
Here I am sitting in my new "workout" room which has as much room as my apartment living room (which is to say, there is none LOL) I'm looking at all the unpacked boxes and homework and frankly I know I'm enjoying this time to myself a little too much, but eh...It's Friday.
AND for those of you who don't know.....it's 60 days to the New Year.
Yup, remember ALL those resolutions you made? Remember the ONE resolution you made? You have sixty days babe to finish it up or maintain it or start it. Me? I didn't make one this year LOL BUT, I did want to do a 60 day juice fast. I checked with my Doc and did some research on it and I really really want to "reboot" my system for the New Year.
Only my juicer hasn't showed up yet.... I ordered a nice one, I think. It's a Cuisinart and thus far has pretty good reviews.
I'm taking Scojen's advice and eating just my fruits and veggies until it arrives.
The coffee may pose a problem until then...LOL....but I do hear coffee's pretty easy to leave once I start juicing. I'm counting on it. Pretty excited about it actually. I don't know why, I mean I actually picked the WORST time to do this. I have my un-birthday, my husband's bday, my daughters bday, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc etc etc....which in essence could mean I picked the BEST time.....
In other news, as you may have noticed ( or not ) my computer was down for a really really long time, like forever. (2 weeks) I thought for sure I was just going to move over and as we get free internet here be all hooked up. It's free but only in one portion of the house and it didn't work yet so I called to get it fixed. Only we live in the Dead Zone of wireless so I called again.....then the router was bad...
Long story short I'm waaaaaay behind on my homework during midterm crunch time AND one of my teams asked me to leave for the season. I was really bummed at first, but I understand their viewpoint. They like to win and you can't win if your members disappear. So, I'll be back next season :o)
My girls are keeping me even busier on top of that...I have to take one to her first cheer exhibition of the year (I can't believe its already that time!!) and so we'll be spending the weekend in Sacramento. I have another one with a Marching Band Competition in Stockton this month, on the day our house guest arrives from Washington!! A birthday party (trying to decide if I can squeeze all of them in to see the last Twilight) busy busy and FUN...I have to get my daughter a new French Horn, which if anyone looks is the price of a small new car... Gah, all this and Christmas!!
OMGosh, I saw a pair of shoes I really really like. Ready? I hope this pic comes out large enough....
Aren't these so cute and "classic"?!
love em...They'll make a great addition to my collection I think..
Friday, October 05, 2012
Shopping has not ever been on of my favorite strong suits anyhow and grocery shopping is right below cleaning the toilet bowl.
It wasn't until recently I really understood why.
I have been taking Nutrition classes, Sustainable Agriculture classes, and various other classes revolving around foods and our lifestyles. I've always been curious as to what the hype was and IF it was.
Well, I will admit. After watching documentaries such as "Food Inc" and "Forks over Knives" and "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" it's really changed not only the way I look at food, but what foods can enter this under remodel temple called MY BODY.
Now, I promised the man, the head honcho, the hubster that I would treat this like the topic of religion and politics in our house and although we all respect various ones, we don't preach it. Fair enough, right?
um.....but then there's shopping.
Because he isn't quite caught up in what goes in our bodies as passionately as I am and because the budget matters more (like in so many households) as far as prioritizing it, we come across a few obstacles.
I bought organic sugars. I bought several of them because I wanted to try them out and see what everyone thought. So first was Sugar in the Raw, then Organic coconut sugar, and both were very very good. Sweet. My girls are all for organic and healthy eating. They always have been and honestly, they probably feel like they influenced me into this thinking. I'll let them think that.
We all go grocery shopping and hubby picks up a 5 pound bag of sugar. I tell him "honey, we have two bags at home....I just bought them" to which he replies:
"there's something up with that sugar"
"Yes there is" I say "it's real sugar"
He gave me the "look".
You know which one I'm talking about...the one that says "yeah right" then rolls the eyes to the ceiling as the white sugar goes in the cart.
It's been like that with pretty much everything: brown rice versus white rice, whole wheat bread versus white breads, even the flours get bought doubled (whole wheat versus white)
Today he came out of the bedroom holding the toothpaste. "really? " he asked I smiled..."whuuuuuat? It taste like mint"
"it makes me gag and want to puke" (my turn to rolls the eyes)
so, now I have to go buy his own toothpaste, which I don't mind cuz he's a cap leaver offer and mashes the tube. I, however, am not.
We go out to eat: "I'll have a hamburger, no tomatoes, no onions, and she will have your sawdust burger"
so to say it's becoming a little more difficult to incorporate foods into the house might be an understatement. I picked up tofu and threw it in the basket the other day and he says "woman, are you TRYING to kill me?" to which I replied "depends, have you up'd your insurance yet?"
and it's not just the eating. I like to run....correction I like the attempt at running. He FEARS running I think. Normally I'd be like "no biggie, I run he doesn't" only I think he tries to make sure I don't run. He takes me on 3-5 miles walks with him, which I adore and we talk and talk, but if I bring up running I can actually feel his tension building as he explains how "bad it is for knees and joints" and how "it's especially dangerous for you with your eyes" and I love him but sometimes...GAH.
So, I think that may cross out runs like Disneyland or the Vegas Rock n Roll runs, or may just happen to coincide a run with a vacation?
I'm not going to give in though. I'm still pushing forward. It's just sometimes when I feel alone or defeated I have to come on here and remotivate myself. I've been on here A LOT!! lol
In other news:
We sign on our new house today. The 4th bedroom has been dubbed "mine" and I can do it pink blue green whatever. LOL Being a workout room, I don't know. I'll probably do something nice, yet simple :o) My family is so ready to move in and slightly cranky with anticipation. It will be nice to have a house of our own again and I look forward to the gardens in our tiny-er yard. Hubby says he's going to build me several veggie beds so I can "eat that weird rabbit stuff you've been calling food"
If he's not careful, I'm going to tell him how I put zucchini in his brownies and how I put the organic coconut sugar in the regular sugar bag!!
Until next time.....
Friday, September 21, 2012
I don't know why. I'm 5 ft 7 inches which by some standards should be tall. I was talking to my daughter on their way to school and I tell her "I feel short. I wish I could gain about 3 inches and wear heels, I'd feel like Lady Diana!!" She laughed at me and said "Mom, I AM that tall and I hate it because I tower over everyone"
I thought about this. It's true. She's tall, very tall. In my family she fits right in. In my family, I'm short, but in society she's "too tall" and I'm probably pretty average.
But it came down to the perception we both had about ourselves and each other. We both longed for what the other had.
I wonder if this is what we all do with everything in our lives.
Well, the buggers are back. I didn't even creep up to 173, more like JUMPED to it. I can't understand why. Let's break it down.
Was it the lack of exercise since school started? could be.
Was it the inconsistency of working out? possibly
Is is Spark's Fall/Spring/Summer challenge breaks? for sure!
Could it be the three plates of nachos covered in Velveeta? hmm, no. I think not.
I did my first Cross Fit class on Tuesday! Yup. I went in all nervous and looked around at these gorgeous (what are you even DOING here?) people sweating like no other. I was so nervous I almost didn't go, but I really want to beat that feeling this year. I advised the lady it was my first time and I was hard of hearing. I kept in my ears and she stayed by me giving me advice on how to do the moves and whatnot. Remind me to give her a card. Next thing I knew everyone is running out the door for a 400 meter dash. I tried to keep up with them but lingered behind.......they all ran to the back door to go in so I tried to keep up with them.......but somehow when I got behind the building I realized there were SEVERAL buildings and I was on the wrong block.
Yup. Got lost running around the building. Only I can do that.
Once I figured out which building was mine the class was already doing bars and practicing their "lifts" and stance. The nice lady (Aubry) came and caught me up. I still need to practice the stance (I keep jumping and you can't do that with weights)
Then we did 250 meter rows, jump on the box (I did it I did it I did it!!!), dumbbell lifts, more rows, more jumps, more double lifts...People were falling down on the ground and sweat was decorating the carpet. I had my 3 pound weights and realized quickly that they had been replaced with ten pounds (not by me, but the nice lady LOL)
Then we did like a captains chair thing on the bar for our cores and called it a class. Throughout the whole thing I was last, clumsy, falling, tripping, getting lost, and hurting. But, I also managed to jump on the box (something I never thought I could do with my limited vision) and row like it was nothing.
I came home, freshened up and went to algebra. After we all came home that afternoon I was still thinking about the class. How even though it was so hard, I couldn't wait to go back. I didn't tell my family I had gone. Not out of embarrassment or anything but because it was such a good feeling, I didn't want anything to taint it. I will go back on Tuesday.
After I came home, hubby says to me "we haven't had our walk in forever, lets go" I was already sore, but again, didn't tell him why so as not to let on I went for a walk...an 80 minute brisk, 3 and a half mile walk. LOL
To say I was sore the next morning could be and understatement.
Classes are a little stressful now. I'm into week 5 and this is exam week. I wish I could say I'm acing my favorite class, but somehow the features of the skull eluded me. I now know what a humerus and femur really look like though.
OH OH! Guess what?
Looks like we got a house. Really. The appraisals done and we just need underwriting to finish being picky about the file and give us the okay to close. Lots of good vibes please! It's funny how this October moving doesn't seem to stress me as much. Maybe it's because it is with my husband rather than from him. Yes. That has been one year folks. Alcohol free I might add :o) He's become more than the man I married and I might ALMOST venture to say "I love him" almost.
but I still haven't talked to his family **cough MIL cough** in a year....ah, life just keeps getting better!!
Oh yeah, before I lose my train of thought. So, I want to say that my biggest goal right now is to establish a workout routine IN SPITE of school and all of the above mentioned.
I went to the wedding. The dress did NOT fit (in the bosom area still) so that is still a goal, but the shoes. I wore them, they were so freaking tight and I didn't care. I felt like the wonderful quote from Sex and the City: "these shoes, they pinch my feet. But, I love them!!"
So I'm thinking maybe my birthday for the dress.....November. nah, I don't celebrate that day. LOL okay then HUBBY'S birthday in November. There we go. I figure if I don't celebrate a birthday I can't get older....
I wonder if that works on getting taller too.....
Friday, September 07, 2012
First of all to be Spark related: the battle is won!! 168-8
Finally broke through that pesky 170s trail that have been long since guarded by the pesky and relentless mutant resistant fat cells.
Still have quite the war on fat though......
As a reward, I bought the shoes to go with the dress. What do you think? They are SUEDE!!!!!!
I'm so excited to get them. My niece's wedding is next Saturday (not this one, but next) and I'm so hoping to squeeze myself into the dress and shoes...they still make corsets if all else fails right?
Classes are going well. I'm taking Nutrition which I'm hoping helps out with my daily life. Anthropology IS as fun as I'd hoped. Hard, as I'm studying the various names of the skull and bones, but fun reading case files and determining how one can be identified when nothing is really left. Crazy stuff!!
Algeblah still plagues me with those negatives though.
and I'm taking Public Speaking, it's nothing like Larry Crowne.
Ever heard the expression "you're not helping me, but making more work for me"?
I have this thing, you know pet peeves kind of? It's with laundry. The never ending battle of laundry. I have just today discovered why I'm always doing this thing and how my family, bless their little hearts, are always creating more work for me.
See, my "rule of thumb" is that the laundry is never done unless it's been washed, dried, folded and put away. If it's just "washed" it's not done, right? right. Knew you'd understand.
Well, I caught myself today looking at the heaping pile of laundry on the dryer and out of habit threw them all on the ground to wash.
When it dawned on me.
I'm always forever washing clean clothes......and I don't mean the one or two items that magically appear back in the basket even though no one has worn the darn thing.
I stood there having internal battles with the various voices in my head.
"but they're not done"
"all you have to do is fold them"
"they're not warm"
"nope they've hit the floor, too late"
and back in the washer they went. I looked in the dryer. Yup, more clothes. So, the dryer went on. One simply cannot fold clothes unless the clothes are warm and the top of the washer/dryer is empty.
So, guess what I'm doing today??
so, call me Quirky.
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