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Cupcakes And Eggs, Easter Baskets And Parties Galore

Saturday, April 11, 2009

ok..maybe not parties galore...just a couple...lol...the fact is...it's easter weekend....and for our family, as with most...it will revolve around food...we are having an easter egg decorating party for the teenagers and their friends...which means...food was the first thing planned... lol... i didn't make candy this year, but did make 2 dozen cupcakes and will be decorating them shortly...then comes the easter baskets...now let me tell ya... this is more like christmas for me... i love making baskets...and it's a good thing...since i have about 10 to make...lol....i have my kids (the ones i gave birth to) baskets of course...then mom... can't forget mom...then then the kids that have adopted me as 2nd mom...and nieces.... to say the night before easter looks like easter throwing up is an understatement...i will have easter grass in the living room for the next month... at least... lol....and yes...they all want their candy...but i also buy lots of other things...like bubbles... bubbles is a must for any easter basket...even as they turn into adults... they are still expecting their bubbles...lol.... also odds and ends of games and toys.... nothing too extravagant... just something other than candy... then the parties... today will be an egg decorating party...i have foam egg shapes to make picture frames and boiled eggs for easter eggs...along with 5 egg decorating kits... tomorrow, is my nieces birthday...so instead of easter dinner, we have opted for her birthday dinner... a lasagna casserole that my mom makes....and is oh sooooo yummy....

With all this...i don't plan to fail...i am planning to succeed despite all the yummy temptations around me...and...i will still get to enjoy some of the yummies around me... i mean....come on...if i have to put 10 easter baskets together, i should get a piece of the yummy candy...right?? lol... but that is the thing... i bought just enough for everyone.... and one little surprise for me...though i will say...i'm not worried too much about that... since joining SP...that is the one thing i can honestly say has changed... use to be, candy in house meant candy in my mouth...but i just took a look at my "secret" stash... and.... in shock, i looked at some candy that is still there from the christmas stockings?! ok... time to declutter that stash...lol... i've planned for today's party food, including the cupcakes... and am calculating what tomorrow's dinner will cost in calories...cause i know i am going to eat it...no doubts there...so will just plan the rest of the day around that...my water will not leave my fingers these next couple days... and exercise will definitely be on the menu....

With some planning...i can still "indulge" in the easter and party favorites... i don't have to suffer while everyone else is easting the good stuff... and i will put all i have learned on SP into action...this weekend more so than any other.

  
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BALDYJOHN 4/14/2009 12:37AM

  I'll have to move to America, because we do nothing like that over here. Hope you had a great day

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MISSBEAR11 4/11/2009 6:53PM

    I have the giggles. Kitty girl .... you can't have "one little surprise" for you. You know what it is already. lol I wish I was there so I could sneak in and eat the "little surprise" ... then you really would have a surprise. lol It reminds me of the year that I bought myself a new sweater right before Christmas. My husband said, "You can't buy yourself a sweater right before Christmas , you have to wait to see if someone else gets it for you". I said, well I just found it on sale today and no one else knew I wanted it so I wouldn't of got it for sure. So I wrapped it and put it under the tree and when I opened it I jumped up and went on and on about how much I loved it. My husband was the only one who knew that I had bought it myself. We cracked up about it all day. lol I hope the REAL Easter bunny hops right into your home with a real surprise for you tonight Kitty. emoticon

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WILDCARD1 4/11/2009 11:23AM

    Good for you! what an accomplishment! I know that I looked in the hidden stash, and there is still candy and treats from Halloween. Time to get rid of that. I didn't get any candy for the kids this year for Easter, the grandparents will give them enough.

Have a great weekend!
Happy Easter!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/11/2009 9:09AM

    I can so very relate. I got to my Mom's last night, just in time for dinner, we all went out. I went way over my calories for the day, but did manage to make healthy choices. This morning I wake up and she is already preparing food for tommorrow. In the meantime she is making snacks and has bowls of candy and other things in every room, good thing I do not have a strong sweet tooth, anyway, had fresh fruit for breakfast and on the right track so far today!

I know together we can do this!

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When Setting A Deadline Isn't Good

Friday, April 10, 2009

This blog is in response to a post i read in one of my teams...for those that read it...sorry for the duplication...on a good note...a little more is going to be added to my blog :)

I am a procrastinator by nature...i was born procrastinating...lol... this is something, that in my adult years, i have tried to work on...but the fact is...i'm still a procrastinator... so...when i set a deadline for myself...it's almost without fail...not going to get done until the deadline is just moments away...you should see me every month during our family and friends game day...my family can count on me to call to say, "hey, pick this up" or "i'm running late, just come on in and i'll be there soon" lol... i try not to do that..and over the last year, i have been much better at this...but not perfect...nor...will i ever be... see... i have also accepted this as part of who i am... so...i make it work for me.... that means, i have to plan...and make many mini deadlines...and not think of the final deadline until then... as for my weight loss... i take it one day at a time... yes...i want to drop 25 lbs by summer... but...uh...that isn't going to happen if that is my deadline...why... cause let's face it...if i said i want to remodel my bathroom by summer...and summer is here... i can take a couple days and a few sleepless nights to get it done...i can't on the other hand drop 25 lbs in 2 days... if a report is due at work in 1 week...i can stay up all night to get it done (not recommended of course...lol) but i cannot drop 25 lbs over night... so for me... i know what i am made of...i know who i am... and though i can work to improve... i also realize that i am still me....i accept that...i love myself in spite of it...and...yea... because of it... for me...if it wasn't for the last minute...nothing would get done...lol... unfortunately, weight and pounds aren't like that... so for today... i can try to lose just 1/4 lb...i can get my cardio in for today... and for today....i won't think about all the weight i need to lose but the 1/4 lb that can be gone tomorrow.

  
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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/10/2009 11:40AM

    I am the worst at procrastinating.

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WILDCARD1 4/10/2009 10:54AM

    I too am a procrastinator, I still have to do my local taxes, LOL. I will get them done this weekend, because I have to, the deadline is here.

But you are so right. You have to accept that about yourself, and move on. You are doing such a great job, just take one day at a time, and do the best that you can do everyday, and you will get to your goal. Remember the tortiose and the hare! Slow and steady wins the race!!!

Have a great weekend my friend!
Happy Easter!

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Thursday, April 09, 2009

For the good...my weekend has started....i'm excited...Easter is like Christmas to me... i get to put together 10 easter baskets and spread my love to those in my life... i get soooo excited to do this...yea...i'm nuts...lol... also this weekend...the 10 that i will be making baskets for...will also be getting together for a game/egg decorating day on saturday...i still have to make and decorate cupcakes for that...and make egg salad sandwiches...i figure by the time it's time for work again on monday...i'll be more than ready...lol....

The bad...i started my TOM...so i'm moody and cranky...with a tad bit of ornery... the boss asked me if he was going to get a call from the higher up to complain about me... and i said "probably" he looked at me and as he was walking away i said "just don't ask me if i care and everything will be ok" which got the other office girl into a fit of giggles...lol....

The ugly...ok..so the night crew has the mentality of 2 yr olds...my dd2 says the preschool doesn't even have this much immaturity... when winter started, i had a set of pens and pencils that only i used...sterilized once a week and put in a baggie that said JODEE"S...DO NOT USE...and...they were still used...mind you...there are plenty of other pens and pencils in the office to use...then little things like the stapler and calculator were not in the desk...we would find them at another desk or even another office....these are not "mine" per sey...but the companies...but they are mine to use to get my job done....so every night i have to bring them home just so i know where they are every morning...so i can do my job without spending 1/2 an hour finding these items...then we have the fact that every morning i have to come in and clean up their mess....staples and crumbs all over the desk... and finger prints on the computer monitor... and then yesterday...i find one of my cups broke... no clues to who did it...no apology...nothing... it's not that it's a precious thing... cause it's nothing really...but...it's mine... and someone would just break it and leave it... i've been telling the boss about this for weeks...except the cup which was just found yesterday... i also tell him that though i don't mind filing...don't mind helping out...that this isn't my job...it's the night crews...and they won't do it... not even when i'm not there to do it...so this morning...i walk in...and it's obvious he had a talk with them...cause...the filing was still not done...the monitor not only had finger prints...but marks where they ran their hand across it...and to top it off... someone had scribbled on the desk??!! oh come on...we are suppose to be adults here... so...i yelled...i screamed...i vented...i cleaned...and...set a password to my computer...so now...there is no reason whatsoever to sit at my desk... it may not stop the retaliation...but hopefully, it will get my point across...

So there you have it...the good the bad and the ugly...lol...

  
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MISSBEAR11 4/10/2009 1:56AM

    Stick a sticky note to your monitor that says, "If you have been in this space lately, please go to the nearest hospital and be tested for ____________ (make it something really catchy and disgusting). I will only be contagious for the next 3 months or so. I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes you." Take care, hugs.

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/9/2009 10:32PM

    I second NOMOREDJ

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NOMOREDJ 4/9/2009 9:11PM

    Enjoy the GOOD!! emoticon
The BAD will soon be gone... emoticon
And, ignore the UGLY until next week emoticon

Have a Happy Easter!!
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PAULINEAPPERLY 4/9/2009 8:23PM

    Enjoy the candy you offered me. It will help you cool off. What a load of idiots your night crew are.
Have a Happy Easter.

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WILDCARD1 4/9/2009 5:57PM

    Ahhh, shared work environments! Don't you just love it. We share here too. Luckily, I have not gone through what you have been going through, but every morning when I come in, I have to change the settings on my computer. It is a never-ending battle.

Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend! Mine doesn't start until 8 pm on Sat night, but then I don't go back to work until Wed morning then.

Have a great weekend!
Happy Easter!

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Exercise More...Eat Less??!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Starting this past Sunday...i have been really watching what i ate...tracking every bit... and been darn hungry...lol...i have also been exercising more...well today..my body...i hope... got use to the extra activity...only thing is now...i...uh...have to drink a glass of chocolate milk to meet my calories needed...i know...heart breaking isn't it??? lol.... really though... but really here...i am now up to 20 minutes on my bike...do more strength training each morning... and today even walked for 60 minutes...and i just tracked all my calories through to dinner... and i'm not even near the requirement...what's up with that??? and yes..i've ate today... a good breakfast...snack...lunch...snack...health
y dinner...and i don't even feel hungry...hhhmmm... will have to try this again tomorrow...lol.... and until then...a special treat of low fat chocolate milk is just what the kitty is craving...

  
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MISSBEAR11 4/10/2009 2:23AM

    Way to go Kitty!!!!! Thats how you do it, one day at a time ... great job!!! Take care and hugs.

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WILDCARD1 4/9/2009 1:32PM

    Good for you!!! That is so awesome!!! Keep up the great work!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/9/2009 7:05AM

    emoticonWow you are doing it, good for you! emoticon

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LINDA! 4/9/2009 12:19AM

    Good for you!!! You are doing a great job... emoticon

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Whatever!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

To start...i want to say...i do not encourage my children to disrespect authority.... but... well...ok...the story...i'm at work...it's crazy busy... i'm trying to do about 5 things at one time...and i grab the ringing phone...it's my son...he threw paper in class and the teacher got after him for it...she then had him call me to tell me...oh...and just to remind everyone... this child...is 15 1/2 years old...so he told me what happened...well...most of it...and said the teacher wanted him to ask me if this was ok...uh..no i said... and then she wants to talk to me...she tells me everything he had...and then said that when she got after him for doing it and made him pick it up...and told him he shouldn't be providing more work for the janitor, that he said whatever...uh...whatever?? i'm confused...he didn't cuss...he did pick up the paper...and yet...he just said whatever and he...a 15 yr old in a public school...has to call his mommy at work to tell on himself??? and the worse of it being...he said...whatever... ok...i'm not saying he should be disrespectful...but come on... at this point...i wanted to tell her whatever...lol...i didn't though... just said i would talk to him when we got home...but i can't help but laugh...i would of loved though to see her face if i would of said what i wanted to before thinking emoticon

If that didn't get you laughing...maybe this will...

Why did the stoplight turn red?
Wouldn't you if you had to change in the middle of the street??

  
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WILDCARD1 4/8/2009 2:00PM

    OMG, that is too funny! I might have said whatever too, lol.

Cute joke!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/7/2009 8:26PM

    well, all i can say is....whatever
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MISSYANN219 4/7/2009 5:19PM

    I was cracking up! I know kids YOUNGER than that who don't even have to call home to mommy. What a hoot. Was she an elementary school teacher first?? Great story. Thanks for making me laugh!

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