Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dieting is war!

This is grave.
She put down the big guns for the tanks.
Only a battalion will keep the chocolate from attacking her. Actually...the issue for me is freshbaked breads and MEAT!
I freaking love meat - I crave meat!
Gimmi a pot roast, prime rib or roast pork
and I am a happy chickie!
With all the beer, vodka, 1am drunkin' Wendy's burger run
after the Red Sox and breakfast buffet the next
morning in Salem, Mass I still lost
*drum roll please*
1.5 pounds!
Not too shabby - I am very happy actually!
Made it to the gym for an hour last night...
Took an Aquafit class for an hour this evening,
& then swam 10 laps to boot!
The big test will be working and being in the Bronx, NY
in a hotel Friday through Monday!
But for now...
I am on a roll baby!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Red Sox!

This is our little gang...
not being a huge baseball fan it was more about the people
and the atmosphere of the evening and it was wonderful!
I even enjoyed the baseball!
Although, for the record, I am technically a Phillies fan!
Kathy, James and Shaney...
This is what a Pittsburg fan looks like
in the middle of Boston Patriots/Red Sox territory...
can you tell which is him? *laughs*

Beautiful Kathy!
Thanks again Kath - we had a fantastic weekend!

This is where we stood for most of the game.
I loved it!
Close to the beer, able to people watch, I made all kinds of new friends...
I highly recommend standing room only - can't beat it for the price
$20 verses $450...you make the call!
A beautiful evening at Fenway Park

More baseball peeps...
What a fabulous evening with friends!
I loved everything from the car, to train, to the subway...
to the bar, to the game, back to the bar, back to the train and subway...
and then car and then bar again!
I can't wait until we can go again!

Friday, July 24, 2009

#%@* Gym Bunnies!

Exercise is for gym bunnies...
...and I am certainly no gym bunny!
I was going to the gym 5 - 6 times a week...
suffering through every second and then just lost interest...
I REALLY need to get my tushy back there!
I need you guys to push me!
I was hoping my guy would take a walk with me tonight...
...but he is out with friends.
Don't get me wrong - this is a great thing!
He is usually very anti-social (crazy that he is with me) and
I have pushed him to get some "buddies" and it actually worked!
*sighs* but now I don't have anyone to play with tonight!
Guess I will have to take my walk alone...oh woe is me!
*giggle* Wish I had a stroller - I could take Sheldon!
Got an few early birthday gifts...
I fantastic Tibetian healing bowl
*heart* the sound and vibration!
Ry, Sheldon and I all sat around in our 3D glasses and watched it last night
(I should have taken pictures, Sheldon looked so cute - the glasses wouldn;t fit Skellie Wabbit!)
If you are a Nightmare Before Christmas fan -run now and grab a copy!
I am also going to see the Red Sox tomorrow with great friends -
I have seen the Phillies over a dozen times...
But Shane has never been to a live sporting event!
I am pretty excited for him!
Ok enough stalling - I'm off for my lonely walk...
Have a fabulous Friday Night!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

wow - what a week...

Wow - what a rollercoaster week and it is only Tuesday...
(ok, technically Wednesday morning!)
My sweet Samhain (that's my orange Eclipse's name)
only ended up costing $1,165.00
Better then what I expected.
The engine light ended up being the gas cap screwed on over the little string thing that attaches it to the car so it doesn't get lost...although I checked that - apparently I screwed it back on the same way both times. But I am ok with my idiot moment since it didn't cost me anything for the guy to basically say I was an idiot in a polite way!
No new brakes just yet...the grinded them again which was only $200.
Works for me - now I can save for when I do need new routers!
Then work has just been a ball buster...
(or ovary buster in my case)
I hired a person on Friday...and because of a stupid mistake made by one of my better people - I may have to let one go this Friday!
It's out of my control/hands and in HR's.
My job rocks for the most part...but days like today bum me out!
Goal for this week - Gym at least 2 or 3 times...
No excuses! I love my bloggy,plurky, FB peeps....
But I gots to do whats I gots to do!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday at the beach

I woke up this morning to a rainy Saturday morning...
I played some Jack Johnson and dance around for a bit...
By the time the boys got home at noon the sun was out...
So we packed up Shane's Soul and headed to Walnut Beach!
(the coolest new 2010 KIA, not his already beautiful soul!)
It couldn't have been a more perfect day at the beach...
blue skies, cool breeze
warming sunshine and my favorite boys!
(This picture does no justice for how beautifully blue the sky was!)
Lots of pictures - and I may even have posted my 2 favs more then once...
I have so many more - but I am too lazy to post them all
This guy may explain where the cool breeze was coming from!
Gotta love Leo the Lion!
This was my favorite!
Poseidon fighting off a sea monster...
Anyone for a game of domino's?
(*laughs* I bet she would have loved this shot of her butt!)
The crocodile hunter...
This one was cool and beachy -
it had a sea turtle, a whale, a crab and a dolphin on the other side
The precision on this was neat...that is Obama in the middle.
But I like my politics separate from my sand art!
This kid was so proud of his alligator!
with good reason...
What a creative little guy using shells as the sharp teeth!
This one was the boy's favorite...
A shark eating a guy on a surf board.
(It was cool - but not as cool as Poseidon!)
I guess if you can't find a flesh and blood chick...
...he should have made her a mermaid...
I *heart* mermaids!
Pretty cool - right?
One last shot of the boy's favorite...
One last shot of my favorite...
Which were your favorites?
Next year I hope to enter...
(shhhh...I am signing Ry and I up!)
Doesn't it look fun?!
(Hey, how did my beautiful soul man get here?)
Doesn't he look like he is enjoying the beach?
So next year - perhaps you will see my creation on here!
After the beach we went and had lobster rolls on the deck at my favorite place in Stratford. It's right where the river meets the sound and it is beautiful.
I love just sitting and watching boats.
(Yes, I had lobster, only half the roll and a delicious salad with light balsamic instead of fries)
The best part was I drank ice water and I wasn't miserable not enjoying my regular martini!
Teaching this old dog new tricks is getting easier!
How was your Saturday?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cue stripper music!

I am sooooo Craving a dirty martini!
I was just informed this afternoon that my engine light being on
may mean I need a new sensor which could cost me $400+
since my car is past the milage warrenty.
I then was informed I need breaks, or rotors, or some shit.
Although I just had them grinded down in April
due to the fact that I had to jam on my breaks
to avoid being hit by 3 bouncing bowling pins.
Yes - you read that right...
I had to stop on a dime while doing 65 on the highway
(truthfully - it was more like 70-75!)
to avoid 3 bowling pins bouncing at me on Rte 84!!!
(You can't make this shit up folks!)
That was nothing...
...even more fun was trying to avoid a washer and dryer
that flipped out of the back of a pick up and came bouncing at me!
(Yes - washer and dryers bounce when coming at you 65 miles an hour!)
so anyway...back to my car....
I also need her 60,000 mile tune up.
This includes all the car engine sparkplug crap and a timing belt.
Car crap costs $429
Timing belt: $469
Possible rotors $400 something...
(I think I lost conciousness when she started into that cost)
for the possible engine light-emission thingy
if the light doesn't go off before I take it to them on Monday.
Today it cost me $56.00 to find all this out!
Oil change, tire rotation and friday night fun, right???!!!
(She did tell me they will be kind enough to deduct the $56.00 off the 60,000 tune up fee -
since that would have been included...cause Goddess knows - that would have broke my ass!)
So me - the emotional eater - emotional drinker that I am...
am having a seriously tough time having fun this friday night!
SO that romatic Paradise Island vaca I was planning
for my and Shaney's birthday celebration
at the end of August will be just a picnic on the patio here in CT!
On a good note...
Heading to Walnut Beach for the sandcastle competition tomorrow.
On a bad note...
It's calling for @#%&^! rain!
...when life gives you lemons...
(I just wish Jenny Craig had a tequilla!!!)
Off to cuddle with my sweetheart and watch a movie with my green tea!
PS...Eating life change is going well - I am loving Jenny's food! I highly recommend it!
*laughs* on day 3 anyway! ;)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

D Day...

Yesterday I broke down and joined Jenny Craig.
I was sick of feeling fat.
We won't even get into my self image of myself...
I simpley "felt" fat!
Winded going up steps, uncomfortable and just plain
miserable, so I had to do something!
...so today I started my pre-packaged food program...
Afternoon snack.
Just kidding...so far the food is pretty good and I am feeling "satisfied".
These pictures are from a walk a month or so back...
I figured I could use them in a diet kinda post.
I should really get my ass to the gym tonight - going for a walk instead.
(after my internet fix of course!)
I went from spinning 5-6 days a week to
spinning 3 days a week,
to spinning 1 time before vacation,
to nothing in the past month.
(but my farm on farm town is ass kicking and I am a blog reading queen!)
I am mad at myself for that and mad that I let myself get "voluptuous" again.
This is the third time for a prepackaed food program.
I lostr 70 pounds on nutrisystem - gained 100 back.
Lost 80 pounds on nutrisystem, gained 90 back.
This time I have "people" (maybe not Valerie or Jenny herself - but people)
I have a support system. I have a effin; 800 number!
*laughs* phone call:
"*sobbing* hello Jenny?! hello Valerie?! HELP!? I am just about to eat a brownie!!!"
Anyhoo - here we go again - and this is the last time!
I want to be healthy and feel good!
My beautiful self deserves that!
Ok, enough typing - I am heading out for a walk!

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Friends...

Hello Everyone!

Baby Sheldon would like you to meet his new friend

Skellie Wabbit
They are getting along famously!
The Play of Light and Shadow
Run and check her blog out - she has other rocking giveaways!
Maybe you can win a Mr Jingles...or something even better!
Thanks again Marzel - we love our new friend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

99 things and some blog candy...

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Had to work for this one...but it was fun - thanks Sue :)
What follows is a list of 99 things that you may or may not have done and I thought it would be fun to see what you've all done.So here’s the list. My ‘Haves’ are in Grey
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris
8. Climbed a mountain (Hiking counts, right?)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Made a Snow Angle
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (not to everyone else delight mind you!)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (if pay it forward at Starbucks drivethru counts)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (drawn in pencils, does that count?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (A kicking Balloon business - The Balloon Stop - years ago)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Cookies for charity
62. Gone whale watching
63. Been given flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy
70. Visited Buckinham Palace
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt or blanket
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Been to the top of the Empier State Building
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (Possably by giving blood)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Emeril and Al Roker)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
(48 out of 99 - almost half :p - not too shabby!)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Corn and cocktails?

Happy lazy Sunday - 5th of July - hang by the pool w/freeze pops - draw with chalk because you can day - my bloggy friends! Oh, and I want fresh corn on the cob day *laughs* it's just "that" kind of summery sunny day! Wish my sister remembered to bring delicious Jersey corn with her this visit - will have to hunt down some CT corn after this post. It gives me a reason to enjoy a late afternoon Grey Goose martini on the deck at the establishment around the corner...so I am calling it "corn on the cob and cocktail hunt"! *laughs*
yes - I am that strange!

Did I mention I won the most adorable skellie wabbit? I was turned onto this fabulous blog by MrsB and I strongly suggest you check her out as well....you could win Mr Jingles (if I don't win him first!)
Marzel also has my dream puggie dog!
So click you way over and check her out...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rain, sunshine and suprises!

It's here! It's here!
Not just my period...
...for the second time in 4 weeks
making me a miserable cranky crampy
pre-menapausal bitch inbetween effin'hot flashes - but I digress...
My Mamarazzi Red White and Blue Swap package!!!
The sun came out inbetween raindrops...
then the rain stopped for a little...
enough for me to enjoy a beverage and a suprise on the patio!
How fanatstic, right? Bet you wish you had a suprise!
A kicking journal
(*heart* journals)
Red nail polish
(I adore red - I only wear shades of red)
A pretty necklace
(would go perfect with the dress I am wearing - but the mood I am in -
there will be no paparazzi!)
the perfect Patron shot glass!
(I say it's a Patron shot glass so when Shane gets home I can tell him he has to go get me a bottle
since I have a new Patron shot glass - there is always a method
- ok, most of the time - to my MADNESS!)
Thank you Hollie!
I promise as soon as I am feeling better I will take pics of me enjoying my goodies!
Check out her blog and what I sent her and her most adorable son...
and thank you Mamarazzi for another
fabulous Swap!
I hear thunder - looks like we are getting another storm!
Good thing I am in a stormy-stay-inside kinda mood!
HAPPY 4th Folks!
*great big fire work hugs!*

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Attention bloggy peeps!

I (heart) MrsB and I am sure you will too!
Run and check how her rocking blog!
Go now and you can also enter to win the most fabulous tarot deck!
I am not telling you about it because I want you to go check it our for yourself!
or check out her button to the right!
You will not be sorry!