Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I've got nothing in particular to write about today but thought that I would write a blog anyway. I am hoping to one day be able to go back over what I wrote and have a good laugh at myself.
Yesterday, I did something I've never done before and have dreamed about doing for some time. Now, don't get too excited because what I did was started jogging! Yes, that heaving, gasping image on the International satellites was me. I started my normal walk and then every so often would break out into my version of jogging. I did 7 lots of 100 steps of jogging. Not a great start but its a start!!!!
Okay, after that, I went home and baked an apricot cake....which turned out yummy.....I know this because my husband couldn't wait until it cooled down to sample it. Now, today he has gone with the rest of it to share with his classmates. (Yes, I'm married to a 45 year old school boy)
Oh, something funny did happen last night with Louisa. We have this rather heavy reindeer that comes out once a year as a Christmas decoration. It is about 18 inches long. Anyway, we took it out of hibernation last night and Lou started stalking it! When she finally got up enough nerve to get closer she immediately went and sniffed its bum! We laughed so much at her and now you all know why her pet name is "the big dumb retriever".
I hope I made some of you smile! xo Susan
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Sorry I've been out of touch lately but this week has been a wee bit hectic. I did three shifts of volunteering with the Salvation Army Kettle campaign in three back-to-back days and boy, it was tiring standing for two hours at a time.
As I've said in previous blogs, I am not religious but I do believe in spirituality. Anwyay, I guess I'm Christian in that I believe in God but I'm not a fundamentalist by any stretch of the imagination. So, it comes as no surprise that the Kettle campaign enraged me this year. Well, not so much the campaign, but the people who pass you by.
I know you are all thinking that we cannot all afford to give but please! In the five years I've noticed that the poorer the dressed the people the more they give. You can tell that these people truly understand the meaning of giving! Yes, you get the rich people stopping by and dramatically inserting a $20 or a $50 bill into the kettle (it is like they want to be noticed) but most people just slip a few coins in and wished me a Merry Christmas. Some apologize for only having a little bit of money to part with and that is fine. I thanked them for their donation just the same as I did the richer people.
Anyway, before I lose whatever Christain spirit I have left, it is best for me to change the topic! Ha! I'm home today baking that cherry cake for my husband that he has always loved but that I've never bothered to try to make. We actually mixed it up together which was kind of fun...especially when we looked and saw Lou trying to lick the butter wrapper in the garbage! Not sure how it is going to turn out (I'm not a baker!!!) but I'm sure it will be a memoralbe experience as John has learned (the hard way) not to try to steal the cherries his wife has so carefully cut up. I think he got tapped with a batter covered spatula for that one!
Oh, and we went to the Santa Claus parade yesterday. People at work laughed at me when I said John and I watch it together because I guess they figure people only go to watch if they have children. Maddy and Lou went too and Lou got silly when she saw horses for the first time. She didn't even notice Santa Claus but Maddy did and barked his little head off until Santa turned and said,, "Merry Christmas little doggie". It brought us to tears from laughter.
Okay, that is enough of my ramblings. I've been off track but will get back on the rails tomorrow on weigh-in day.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Good Morning all,
I hope this finds you all healthy and happy! I've been drinking my water and walking just about everyday but other than that, haven't been watching what I've been eating very carefully! Oops! Have to fix that before it becomes a longterm problem!
Anyway, as for my blog title. Don't read any further if you don't believe in gambling! Not that I'm into it in a big way but yesterday we had our annual Christmas raffle here at work and last night I attended a turkey bingo as a fundraiser for a local fire department.
The Christmas raffle is organized by our student council and they ask businesses for prize donations. You could win things like a t-shirt, a gift basket, etc. All monies raised then goes to local charities. Anyway, at that event I actually won a full dog grooming (Maddy is not pleased!!!) which was rather appropriate!
Then at the bingo last night I won the grand prize of a 30-35 pound turkey (!), all the vegetables, salt meat (the Newfoundlanders will get that one) plus $50 in cash.
Let me stress that I am not a bingo player. I'm the one still trying to get the cover off of my dabber and they are on the third number! It was the funniest thing ever because my cousin who had roped me into going said that in the event that I won the grand prize she would actually cook the Christmas dinner for all of our family! ! You should have seen her face when I won! That was the most precious memory of the day!
Fast forward to last night when I finally saw my husband for the first time all day and he listened intently and then said, "I wonder if it is too late for you to buy a Loto649 ticket". We didn't stop to get one as I don't generally buy tickets but maybe I should have! Ha.
Come to think of it I think I won more than my share yesterday
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Well, it was on August 30th that I first started actually following the Spark program. I had signed in earlier in August but it wasn't until the end that I actually started following it. So that makes today three months down!
In my initial goals I wanted to lose 50 pounds by August 2011. Knowing how dismal my attempts were before I decided to set the following goals:
August 30th-October 31st - 10 pounds (check)
October 31st - December 31st - 10 pounds (still in the process)
January 1st - February 28th - 10 pounds
March 1 - April 30th - 10 pounds
May 1st - June 30th - 10 pounds
July 1st - August 30 maintain
I'm not overdoing it to reach my goals and probably if I did the weight would be coming off sooner. But I'm a firm believer that it is much better for me to lose weight slowly. Sounds like an excuse but its really not.
Okay, now on to topic number 2:
Remember how much I debated what to wear to the recent Christmas social? Well, I'm glad I made the choice I did and some of you have made some really supportive comments on how I looked that night. Well, this is the funny thing about living in a small town. I was gone to bed last night when an owner of a local ladies clothing boutique called. He had been told that I worn a really nice top to the party and this lady wanted to order one in for her daughter. The mother wasn't actually at the party but somehow she found out! Ha! I just about died from laughing...imagine me....making fashion statements! And to think that I wasn't sure about wearing that top! Oh, and I didn't buy it at that store as they don't carry plus-sizes!
Okay, story number 3:
I work in the library on one of our provincial college campuses. I work all mornings which is great as I love to get up and out the door. Anyway, the past few weeks we've had an older gentleman show up who wants to use on of our computers. Sounds perfectly innocent, doesn't it?
Well, this same man is filthy, carries a four-foot stick which is wrapped in black electrical tape, carries a huge knapsack, doesn't speak but mutters everything. I've been a bit wary of him for the past week or so but today (when I had stepped out of the library) he was muttering about bombs and killing people. When I found out I immediately got my supervisor and they came down and hung around. I guess the man felt he was being watched and left after a few minutes.
Okay, be proud of me! I told the man "yes, you can use the computer as long as I put away your stick". He agreed. Apparently though he did make a few comments to anybody who cared to listen about bombing something and shooting people. Hence the police were called. In the meanwhile, the man left but the police now want to talk to me! I'm not worried so please don't worry about me. I just thought it was a weird thing!
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