Sunday, August 2, 2009

I'm baaaaaack....again.

So's been quite a whiles since I've checked in here, not that anyone really keeps up with my life. I've been hanging on to hope that I will continue my weight loss journey with some success. I rejoined WW at work last week and this Thursday is my first official weigh in. I also joined a gym and will be adding that to my regular routine. I went this morning and did 2 miles on the treadmill and then did some weight training.
Other than that, the garden sucks this year. Too much rain mixed with too much heat. It's depressing because I really wanted to do some canning this year. On the bright side, my flowers are doing great so the yard looks nice.
I went to Michigan in July and took my parents with me this time. It was nice to be able to give them a break from their routine and for them to be able to visit with Adam, Cassie and the kids. I think (hope) everyone enjoyed them selves. It was a nice visit. I'm always amazed at how much my grandbabies grow between visits. I'll be going back up in a few weeks.
Let's see, what else has been happening. Not much really. Just the normal work routine. I lead a rather boring life!
No scrapping to speak of other than a few cards. I am working on some baby shower invitations and favors, which I really need to get busy on. Maybe later.....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I'm stuck

So WW isn't going all that great. In fact, I haven't been even going to the meetings at work. Ever since I decided to quit smoking, it seems like all I do is eat. the problem with that is that I'm eating all the wrong things. So I've decided to take a little time off from WW. I'll rejoin at the next session in late July. I'm not quitting but I'm just not into it right now.
Now the smoking thing hasn't exactly been going all that great either. I do fine during the day at work. I don't even think about it. But once I get home, it's all I can think of. So now I guess I'm a closet smoker. Geez I'm pathetic! I'm still trying to make it a clean break but so far all it's gotten me is gaining 8 lbs. I'm not happy about not having any self control.
I don't deal well with stress. And it seems like every time I turn around, there is something else to stress about. If it's not my weight, it's quitting smoking. If it's not that, it's finances. Or family issues. Or whatever. It's always something.
Like right now, I have poison ivy. My yard is infested with it. There is no avoiding it. I think I should buy stock in Round Up. I've sprayed different parts of the yard about 5 times now and will most likely spray 5 more times. I've tried every remedy known to mankind and I wake up with a new spot of the rash every day. It's tradition I think. It seems like every summer, just before I am leaving for my summer trip to Michigan, I get poison ivy. So I spend $$$ on all types of anti-itch cream and pray that it goes away.
Another stress I have coming up. My biological father and his wife are coming in for a family reunion. I haven't seem him in many years although, at my mother's insistence, I have been in contact with him via email. In two years, my father and his wife have gone on, at least, 4 cruises to carious parts of the globe. I kind of resent that because all the years I was growing up, he never paid child support for us 4 kids while my mother worked 2-3 jobs. He has lived the 'good life'. I have struggled. There's so much more to this whole scenario but it still boils down to the fact that he is coming back here for the reunion and will be treated like royalty amongst the family. Blech!! His wife has told me that they would like to take us kids out to breakfast or dinner on Father's Day. Yippy skippy.
I have other family issues that I'm still trying to come to terms with as well.

I think I need some tequila.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I just love the weekends

I got up early this morning and hit a few garage sales. Didn't find a whole lot but one thing I found was a vintage magazine rack for $1.00!! It is so cool. I'm going to sand it down and paint it white. It will go up in my scraproom to hold magazines that I want to hang on to.
I still haven't gotten my buffet delivered so I can start on that. But robin and I have both been super busy working on our gardens and planting flowers. I think I'm done with that for now. All I have to do now is water and weed.
I haven't done any scrapping to speak of other than a few cards. I have 5 or 6 to make for Robin. Maybe I'll do that later tonight.
That's about it from Kansas.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is just awesome!!!

deleteing this because it was too big for my blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Margarita Cake

I found this recipe on another blog and I don't want to lose it so I am posting it here.

1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups bottled nonalcoholic margarita mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
3 egg whites
1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed or homemade butter cream frosting with lime juice added
Additional grated lime peel, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening and lightly flour (or spray bottom with baking spray with flour).
2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, margarita mix, oil, 1 tablespoon lime peel and the egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown and top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Frost with whipped topping or icing; sprinkle with additional lime peel. Store covered in refrigerator.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring....

For the second day in a row, we are having thunderstorms. It's 11:30 am but right now, it looks like it's 8:00 pm. That's how dark the skies are right now. the tonado sirens went off last night but the tornado was no where near me and wasn't heading in my direction so I stayed here.

My BFF, Robin came over last night and we worked until 12:30 am making things for a tea party she is hosting for the women in her family. We got everything done! It all turned out so pretty.

Today, I am working on some 6 x 6 recipe cards that I MUST get done and mailed by Monday. I think I'm done with swaps for a while. I have too many other things that I want to work on.

Ok, I am getting off of here. the thunder is getting really loud and I have to shut this computer down until the storm passes.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm still here....

I haven't checked in for a while but I'm still hanging around. a few new things to tell you too!

I am on Day 11 of quitting smoking!!! It was really tough at first but I think I'm over the hurdle. I've been goinng out to the lake with my BFF, Robin at least 3 days per week and walking at least 3 miles each time. The bad news is that I'm not doing that great with WW. I'm trying to be careful but until I have this smoking thing under my belt, I have been eating a little more than I normally would. I gaine a pound and a half last week and it's not looking good this week. *Sigh*

I am also in the midst of re-organizing my scrap room (again). It seems like I have to do this once a year. LOL! Robin gave me an antique buffet that she picked up for 5.00 at an auction. I'm going to paint it white and distress it. It's going up in my scrap room where it will be PERFECT to hold my paper and all my stamping stuff along with other goodies. I will post before and after pics when I take them. I'm SO excited to get started on doing this.

the weather finally turned the corner and we're having much better weather. I am anxious to get out into the garden again. Not sure what I will plant but I'm sure there will be tomatoes involved!

Oh almost forgot....
I 'may' have a job making some supplies for a photographer! She wants me to make her folders and whatnot to put photographs in for her clients. I made her some samples and she LIOVED them! We are negotiating prices now. Hopefully, I can earn a little crapping money! I'd really like to figure out a way to get a Cricut. Although I must admit, I am a bit intimidated by them.

Well that's my update for now. Time to get ready for work.

Oh and hello to my two followers!