Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tim is hiding, but the point of sharing is look how sweet they are together!!
I have lot's more pics, but I'll leave it at that for now!! I think I am going to be like a true proud mama with the little bunny! He is soooo cute, I love him so much! I was going for the name Zoey for a girl and Jasper for a boy, but my husband really, REALLY wanted to name him Jesse. He wanted that name for a child too, girl or boy!! Haaa! So it's Jesse the rabbit and we love him sooo much. He just sits on our lap and lets us pet him as long as we want. Such a great little addition to our home.
Things have been great lately. Getting lots of fit mins in. Eating really well. The scale is at a stanstill, but I feel great! And I actually bought a pair of 16 jeans yesterday, that was really awesome. I think I'm changin my shape a little, and stengthening without seeing too much weight loss right now. I'm seeing it as success for now. I know it will come off in due time.
I'm really getting excited for Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the year. So I'm looking forward to lot's of good food, wine, games, laughs and all around joy and merriment. I plan to eat very small portions and just have what I want, but not too much.
Hope you all have a lovely holiday week. Keep sparkling!!!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I got a lionhead bunny last night! It is a new breed of rabbit, hasn't made it to the official American breed's list yet. It is sooooo cute!! It is the best natured rabbit I've ever seen, and it already seems to be litter trained. I'm really happy with it.
Well I tried to upload a few pics of the little cutie, but that option is not working for my computer right now. It is so cute because it has lots of wild hair everywhere, which is perfect for me, since my profession is working with hair! Too darn cute!
Well the rain has started, postponing my walking time. I haven't quite found the right exercise combo to compensate for the calories I was burning during my outside fitness time, but I'm sure I will, I just have to be diligent and not give up. Made one of my new faves, lemon piccatta rice with baked chicken and broccoli tonight. Nice to be making some good food again. It's amazing what you can do when you have groceries in the house!!
Well, I'm planning for next week to be sparkling in all ways, hope it is for all of you too.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Wow, what a great week, weekend, and morning I've had. Work has been busy, looks like rent will get paid after all!! Hee! Tim had 3 whole days off this weekend, so we spend extra TLC time together. Went to my Mom's on Saturday after work, had a wonderful dinner. Went to church yesterday, and came home and had ham, scalloped potatoes and carrotts..........and he said it was the "best meal I'd ever made." :) That always feels good to feed the hubby something he likes that has more nutrition in in then he usually gets out on the road. There was enough leftovers that he has most of the first part of this weeks meals to take with him already, which is good on the pocketbook and much better than eating out everyday...........which is what happens when we don't plan ahead.
I spent this morning at the Arboretum in Davis, which is my new fave place to walk. It's a 3.5 mile loop, with water, ducks, redwoods and lot's of other pretty plants and various animals at different times of the year, including turtles and lots of squirrels. I really love it there. It's nice to have a safe, pretty place to go walk, and I love knowing exacly how far it is, so I can try to beat my past times whenever I go. Lot's of people out walking, running and biking today. Very lovely. I jogged a bit of it, but not too much, I was sweating profusely just from my brisk walk. Felt great to start the day off with that.
I went over to my fave thrift store in Davis, and found a pair is very lightly used Dr. Marten's.......my fave boots. They are one of the nicest pairs I've seen. Brown leather, very, very great find. I was a bit shocked when I saw them, I never see those in thrift stores. A guy that works there commented on how nice they were and that he had his eye on them too............of course I had to snatch them up. With a pricetag of $10.00 bucks I couldn't resist. I usually don't pay more than $5.00 for thrift items, but these boots are in really great shape and I'll use them a lot, and I can't afford new ones, so it's an all around win for me! I also was able to pick up a book I wanted last time I was there, I was afraid it would be gone, but it wasn't. I am very happy with today's findings!! I don't know why thrift shopping makes me so happy, but it does. I've been thrift shopping since I was about 14......in fact that is where the majority of my shopping has been done since then. Every once in awhile I am super excited by what I find, today is one of those days!!
Going to go pick up Grandpa in a few hours, it's his mani-pedi day. We are going to watch the new Snow White and the Huntsman movie. I saw it in the theater, but haven't seen it since. I think it will be a very nice day for us. He hasn't been over in a few weeks, and it's just us two, so it should be nice. Especially nice to let him come over for a glass of wine, a nice dinner and we can chat about his favorite topic, WWII to celebrate this Vetertan's Day weekend.
Last time I weighed I was only 2 pounds from my 10 pound loss mark........hope I get there soon. It's nice that I'm not giving up. I've seemed to embark on a new path of self acceptance. I know that at the pace I'm going, I won't be breaking any weight loss records, but I don't intend to give up, ever, so I figure everything will move in the right direction in good time. I've done the y0-yo thing so many times, so now, I'm trying the tortoise approach...............he did win the race you know!!!
Hope your week is smashingly lovely in all ways.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
I feel like I lost a week somehow, but here I am, back on track, for the most part! I rode with my husband to LA this weekend...........great way to comepletly loose track of time!! I wasn't able to get any fit mins, or eat very well due to bad pre-planning........and I gained a couple of pounds. I think a lot of it is water weight, and plan on losing it quickly, still a glitch in my weight loss routine. It's OK though. I woke up early today and got a nice walk in. I plan some heavy duty cleaning tonight, and maybe a little dancing!! I also hope to get some ST in, it's been over a week since I've done any, and I'm missing it.
I fell out of my husband's truck at the the first stop of our trip south. YIKES! That was not pretty!! I actually got really, really lucky. I could have broke something, but I didn't, praise God!!! So good, I'm just a little sore, a few bruises, nothing major.
So stinkin happy the election is over!! That couldn't have come any faster for me! I am also happy with the results, so all is good here. Tim is also really liking his new job. He gets home multiple nights this week, this week he'll be home three nights in a row!! So cool. I can barely beleive how good everything is going! It's hard to accept the good times after so many hard ones..........but I just stay in prayer, and remain as happy as I can no matter what happens.
Well, I don't have internet at the house for right now, so I can only use the computer at work. That is OK for me, I was starting to miss you guys though!! Just a few days off of here and I'm excited to come back and see all the great work you all are doing! Have a great week, stay positive and I hope you all have your sparks lighted and shining!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wow, I didn't realize this holiday would stir up so many feelings. But a day to honor the dead, and a day where "souls from the other worlds can come here"(read on wikipedia) should entice some emotions. It is odd being a mixed blood American, I have roots in many places, and my family has been here so long that I've lost most of those roots. I don't know exactly why I do some of the things I do, traditionally speaking. I don't know if it is from my Irish, German, Belgium, or Cherokee grandparents that I get my sense of tradition. It is these people that I want to honor today. After reading the wikipedia info about Halloween, with special attention paid to Samhain, I get a slightly better idea of what today's holiday means to people around the world, and throughout history. But what does it mean to me? When I was a child I LOVED the Dia de los Muertos decorations. Little doll houses with skeleltons. Faces painted as lovely skeletons...........really skeleton anything had me mesmerized. We would go to Olvera Street in LA occasionally and walk in the little stores to soak up all the traditional artistry surrounding the celebration. Even though I was raised with Mexican uncles, and their families, my immediate family did not celebrate this holiday. For us Halloween was always just that, Halloween and nothing more. A time for candy, candy and more candy, sprinkled with a little pumpkin dust and some funny face paint. But I have been craving from deep inside to do more during this holiday. To honor the season change, and honor the past. I plan to spend some time tonight with old pictures, some candles, saying blessings and remembering those that came before me, helping me to be who I am now.
I client just came in, looked at my angel costume and said he thought I was pushing it a little too far!! Haaa! He seemed to think devil horns might be a little more appropriate for today!!Hahahaha.........well, it's my costume and for today, I can be an angel. Tomorrow I'll put the horns back on!!
I want to give a special blessing of strength, hope and love for those on the east coast who have braved the hurricane. It is hard to think of celebrating at a time when others are exerpiencing so much heartache.
I hope today is filled with all of the elements that make a meaningful holiday for all of you. It is a time to delve into our storehouse of memories and connect with our heritage, families, communities, and the earth and all her mysterious bounties. Happy fall festivities for us all.
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