Thursday, December 6, 2007

10 pounds gone!

I really didn't expect to lose 3.3 lbs this week but I did!!!! I may actually have a shot at hitting the 15 lb mark by Christmas. How awesome would that be??

Not much else happening today....other than the weather. Today started out cold and clear. By 9 am, it was freezing drizzle but quickly turned over to the white fluffy stuff! It was really gorgeous! The snow just barely covers the ground but it's still so pretty! Tomorrow morning, I may singing a different tune after the melt-off re-freezes and I have to manuvere my way to work at 6 am. Only a few days ago, it was 60 degrees and sunny. Ah..gotta love winter in Kansas!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Tis the Season be jolly!!! And so far, I am! I'm really trying to budget my time wisely so that I don't get bogged down at the last minute. I have about three weeks to get everything done here at home before I leave to fly up to Michigan for Christmas.And although I love the pay, this working overtime on Saturdays is sucking the life out of my plan. I have yet to get anything wrapped, let alone getting it boxed and shipped in time for Christmas.

I still haven't gotten the heritage scrapbooks done. I may go ahead and give my siblings what I have done and then add to them each year. Luckily, only one of them has to be shipped out of state. I wonder how much that is going to cost.

I'm still plugging along on WW. I have to really think long and hard about not snacking and blowing what I have achieved so far. I'm hoping for at least two pounds this weelk (crossing fingers)

I put up my little Charlie Brown Christmas tree this past weekend. It looks kind of festive, if I do say so myself. All of the Metallica and Staind CD's have been replaced with holiday music. The only thing missing is the smaell of cookies baking. I just can't bring myself to make any because I know that I will eat some fo them. I'll save my indulgences for Christmas in Michigan!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

So I survived....

I managed to survive the entire trip to Michigan with my mother as my constant companion. The only rough moments were the day we were leaving to come home. that's when I realized how much CRAP my mom had bought. And while I was out in freezing weather trying to figure out how to get everything packed into the car, she sat innocently at the dining room table in the heat! I was so frustrated that I stood in the garage crying while I re-sacked squirrel corn. Yes, CORN!! 100 pounds of it to be exact. But I survived....

Other than that, I had a wonderful time spending time with my son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Alexa and Luke seemed to take right to Mom and didn't pay much attention to me. But I'm glad they enjoyed getting reacquainted with Mom and are old enough to retain some memory of her. I wish Merle could have gone up with us. He is a kid magnet! I'll have the kids all to myself in a few weeks when I fly back up for Christmas.

Today was my first official weigh in at WW. I can proudly say that I lost 6.8 lbs during the Thanksgiving holiday! I feel really good about that. I have such a long way to go but I'm off to a good start.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The countdown is on!!!!

In five days, I will be leaving to spend Thanksgiving week in Michigan with my son and his family. It's a much needed break form my recent months of stress. My mom is going with me this time. It's been 4 years since she has seen my grandson, Luke and almost as long since she has seen Alexa. I'm hoping that the trip goes well.

Now, I love my mother....don't get me wrong. But I have seen sides of her that others on the outside have not. She is a generous, funny, caring lady......most of the time. She can grate on my nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard. But for the most part, I am looking forward to having a little mother/daughter time with my mom. And I know that my son and daughter-in-law are looking forward to seeing her again. I'm sure everything will go fine. (crossing fingers)

So I guess Weight Watchers is starting a week earlier than I thought. I was under the impression that I would be able to enjoy Thanksgiving without having to worry about counting points. I was wrong. But I have decided that I can do this. I'm not going to count points but I do plan to snack 'healthily'.

I will be posting here weekly with my progress and possibly some pictures as I continue my journey. I may even post a recipe or two along the way! So come back often!

Oh....I have chosen an inspiration for myself. It is a black lacy tank top that I once fit into and looked damn good, if I must say so myself! I'll post a photo of it later.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

An offer I can't refuse...

....even though I want to.

So, it seems that I will once again be joining the ranks of becoming a WW member. Yeah, I know it works. And I know that it's healthy for me. But I'm just not feeling as enthusiastic and I think I should be. Nevermind that I KNOW that I feel better when I'm thinner. And forget that I absolutely detest shopping for clothes. Those things don't seem to over ride the fact that losing weight is hard for me.

But like a trooper, I am going to give it another shot and try not to beat myself up too much if I don't do as well as I think I should.

Pass the carrots please....

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Scrapping and enjoying it!

I scrapped a little at the beginning of the month when I was in Michigan and I went to an all day crop in august and got 5 layouts done. Then we started posting challenges to do on Sneaky Scrappers. I managed to get both challenges done this weekend. Here's the ones I just finished.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I scrapped!!!!

I went to an all day crop yesterday and got 5 double page layouts done. the girls around me were teasing me at how long I take to do one layout. Of course my scrapping style is so totally different from theirs. I tend to embellish a lot more than they do. Anyway, I feel good about what I got done.

This week will be spent preparing for another road trip to Michigan. That always gets me into a good mood!! I've decided that I'm not at all happy with my life right now. Nothing seems to go the way I want it to. I know that sounds like I am a spoiled brat but I'm really not. It's just that I feel like my life is being wasted spending the days at a job I don't really like. I think this has led to me becoming very lethargic with other aspects of my life. It seems like all I do do is go to work, come home, go to bed and gt up the next day and do it all again.

This past week just sucked out loud for me. First, my coffeemaker went tits up on me. Anyone who knows me, knows that I MUST have coffee as soon as I get up. So I hurried to get ready for work so I could get coffee there before a headache set in.

Then on Thursday, my car died. That ended up costing me $500 to replace the battery and the alternator. ARRRRGH!!!

On Friday, I broke a nail. I know, I know....small thing in the big scheme of things but still, it pissed me off.

So here's hoping for a better week ahead. At the end of it, I will be on the road and headed to see my family in Michigan.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Could it be any hotter????

Damn I'm sick of summer already!! It's been at least 100 degrees everyday for the past week. heat indexes reaching well over that. And there's still another week of it to go!

The flowers have all been fried to a crisp but I did manage to get outside this morning to mow. The rest of the day, I've spent cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and paying bills. Oh joy!

My scrapping mojo is still MIA. I don't know how to get it back.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

So I thought I would have more to say....

....but evidently I don't. But I'm not giving up yet.

So on to other things.....

Scrapping....ugh! I've been in such a slump for the past few months. I think it is because my scrap room is a total disaster area and none of my stuff is organized enough to find anything. I go upstairs with every intention of getting it in order and last all of 15 minutes before I give up. I know that once it's straightened up, I will want to spend more time there. But for now, I guess I am content to just bitch about it.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Loved doing this...

This my most recent creation. it's an album made out of acrylic. I saw one on a scrapbooking site that I frequent and decided to make on myself. There is company that sells these for around $35 but mine cost less than $10. I gave this one as a gift.

My virgin voyage

So I've been wanting to start my own blog for some time now but just never got around to it. I hope I get the hang of how everything works. If nothing else, this will be a learning experience for me.
Just to get started, here's a recent picture of my two grandchildren, Alexa and Luke, that I took during a recent visit. We took a day trip up to Mackinac. It was a beautiful day and I really enjoyed the scenery.