Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Need to continue on the cleaning-out of my kitchen, attic, closet etc. I guess that is what will continue for the month of January.
Need to organize for Tax Return. FYI, everytime I drive to my parents I pass by the IRS building in Austin. Without fail, I always roll down my window and yell "boooooooo!", just like Homer Simpson.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I'm off to bed. If anyone from my office reads this - you looked fabulous!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
So I drop off the birthday money and on the way to Target, Hunter informs me of his hunger pains, so we get the gift and we are headed home to feed his hungry stomach. Its now 12:30 and with the party in an hour, I have no hope of Sam's or the grocery store. I did get a load of clothes in the washer, but that isn't even going to put a dent in the laundry. The party will be over just in time to go pick up the other child and the husband will be home by the time we get home.
Well, another day of no accomplishments and a night of staying up late to get it all done. I hate the holidays!
Monday, December 17, 2007
I have an I-Phone!
Would it be bad to say Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo? Well maybe, but it is sooooooo awesome. I can do anything on it. Anything. I can have multiple e-mail accounts. I can turn them on and off as I need them. I have Google maps & can look at it by satellite. Its an IPod, I have Internet. When you text it pops up with little dialog balloons. OOOOOH! It keeps a calender, I have world clocks & weather (now I'm showing my age) a calculator as big as the screen and a pretty decent camera.
Miriam got some cool stuff too, she inspired my Retail Therapy entry for today. Oh, and a special thanks to Troy (my company's IT Guru) who got my work e-mail on it and working - Yea!!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
How much is this going to cost me? Seriously, I think snow, hot chocolate, whatever weird clothing item my mother is going to get me this year.
"Favorite Christmas memory…”
The year I got my own telephone. We had finished opening all the presents and we were sitting down to dinner and my dad asked me to go back into the living room and check the tree. A telephone was sitting under the tree. I was 13 and thought it was the best thing ever.
“Favorite Christmas song/carol…”
“Favorite Christmas movie…”
I'm not into Christmas movies
“Favorite Christmas character…”
The Grinch Heh! Heh!
“Favorite Christmas ornament/object…”
My Alamo ornament.
“Plans for this Christmas…”
Home with the boys - hopefully my parents will make it up. Dad, feel better.
“Is Christmas your favorite holiday?”
NO, I enjoy it, but I prefer warm weather holidays & days where the stores stay open.
OK, I tag Stehle & Krista. Answer the questions for yourself.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
He's come up with several skits for SNL - which would be totally hilarious. If Lorne Michaels needs some writing talent, my husband would gladly volunteer. Several times he's come up with ideas then a couple of years later BOOM, there is a commercial advertising his idea. For some reason he always screams at the TV that ______ stole his idea, and then comes to me to complain for the next 30 minutes.
He makes up silly songs, one was Chicken Chili Burger Fries, this is what I'm hungry for. He gets mad if he loses the games he plays on XBox 360 or Playstation III (yes he has both and it was not my idea). He burps at the top of his lungs, I swear the windows rattle, but has a problem with farting. Go figure.
At the same time, he will cook dinner anytime I ask, he even scooped kitty litter when I was pregnant. (For those of you without cats, when you are preggers, there is no scooping of the liter. Not allowed.) He cleans the dishes, washes the cars, and will watch the kids anytime I want to take off for parts unknown (mainly Target, the grocery store or maybe if I'm lucky a massage).
Well this was his latest idea. I'm not really sure if he deserves a medal or a shake of my head over his latest idea. You decide.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Oh & I have to go to Target later, whoooooo Target. I love me some Target. The day is looking up.
After depositing Ethan at school, we rushed home to get Hunter fed and off, I was empty on gas in the car and therefore had to skip breakfast to fill up the car - then I ruined my body with a McDonald's sausage biscuit & a cup of coffee. I dropped off Hunter & ran to workout. Burned a whole 348 calories, and over the last month have lost 2.75 lbs, unfortunately I gained 3.25 inches. I did lose 1.84% body fat, but all I know is that my clothes are getting smaller and not bigger on my body and that is making things kind of blah.
I tried on the "little black dress" I have in my closet only to find that to zip it up means I have to break rib bones. So I'm off to go shopping for something to wear to the two Christmas Parties I have over the next week. UGH! I hate shopping, unless it is for bath products or shoes. I have yet to purchase a Christmas Present (except for the BIG children's gift - sshh they are getting a trampoline) and my MCE hours are due by the end of the month. I haven't done my Christmas cards and I'm sure there is something else I am just forgetting to complain about.
Now that I've complained I guess I will stuff my face with raw vegetables & go shopping. Maybe I can pass by a bath shop on my way....
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I did find the missing cat though. Zelda, who often goes out on what my husband calls a sabbatical. She just goes missing for several days. Then invariably I will look out the back door during a torrential downpour, and there will be Zelda waiting to come in. Today, Hunter and I took a trek around the neighborhood screaming her name. I found her walking across the street around the corner. Unfortunately, the evil devil cats - Turco & Mario - chased her down a storm drain. So I spent the next 15 minutes sitting on my butt on a wet street calling for my cat to come out of a storm drain. She was way down the pipe too. Thank God she is back in the house because its suppose to get close to freezing tonight and my very old Zelda doesn't like the cold. Ethan will be ecstatic that Zelda will be sleeping with him tonight.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
So we'll go to a normal schedule, I will stop working weekends as soon as I can get my replacements trained. Mason and I haven't been home together on weekends for over 7 years. What happens when the weekly trip to Target or the grocery store ends in divorce? We haven't done it in a long time, what if we don't know how? Maybe I should still go by myself. Maybe it will mean 4 years of therapy. Coffee's ready, got to wake up.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
After a little convincing, I am going to take Ethan, my now 6 year old to see the Foo Fighters in January on his 7th birthday. I have to get the tickets, but I don't think that will be hard. I can't wait to take him to a real rock concert.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
That being said, it is even worse these days. With the whole sick Hunter problem, now Ethan is a coughing machine, although he is much easier to take care of than Hunter. He got up at 11:15 last night and got in bed with me. Snuggled up all tight against me. This was fine until I had a hot flash (I'm not even 40!). Mason went to sleep in Ethan's room and I made them change beds - probably somewhere around the 1AM to 2AM hours. Then Hunter wet the bed at 5:30 so I'm totally running on empty.
Although my husband is very helpful around the house and will do anything I ask him most occasions, if he is already in bed asleep, forget asking him to get up. So I guess I am destined to be up at night with children, cats & whatever else there is to take care of for the rest of eternity. For the record, we are never getting a dog, I am not getting up to let that creature outside to pee at 3 am. I'm just not.
Friday, November 30, 2007
I am not a morning person, but turning on the TV at 4:57 for H2 and listening to Noggin for an hour and a half and rolling out of bed at 6:30 to put him in a steamy shower, wake Mr. Big Shot to get ready for school & Mr. Husband, who looked rather cute sleeping in Hunter's bed, was not all that bad. We got through the morning without me having to ask anyone to do something twice, we got off to school on time (maybe even a little early), I even didn't feel like a total zombie on the drive to school. I'm not saying I want to get up before 5 on a regular basis, but maybe I need to re-adjust my time clock just a little bit, to make the morning run just a little bit smoother.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I have never heard my husband complain so much about the announcing of a sports game. One more thing, GO COWBOYS!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
So when I came home today, I opened up a new jar of hot sauce I bought at Central Market yesterday to see how wonderful it was. Well, it knocked my on my a**. I have lost all the mascara on my eyes, I used an entire box of Kleenex blowing my nose (well, at least I'm not stopped up anymore). I am a little tweaky in the stomach due to the peppers. I also feel like there is heat coming of my eyeballs. THIS STUFF WAS HOT!!!!
I'm embarrassed to actually admit this, because my parents will read this and laugh at me and I will never live it down. Dad, I dare you go by some Two Hot Mama's Salsa Co. Salsa Roja in HOT.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So now what am I doing? I'm sitting on my exercise at the computer because somewhere I read that it suppose to work your abs. Ya right! Just call me NERD ATTACK! I'm destined to be a voluptuous size 14 for the rest of my life (yes, voluptuous, I don't use the word fat.) How many times do I have to say that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. I should be considered hot not overweight.
FYI, the definition of voluptuous:
1 a: full of delight or pleasure to the senses : conducive to or arising from sensuous or sensual gratification b: suggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form
2: given to or spent in enjoyment of luxury, pleasure, or sensual gratifications
Ooh, that sounds dirty! Works for me!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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|You scored as Maximus |
After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus's assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing more than the chance to avenge his family, but his temper often gets the better of him.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I have the most wonderful husband; I usually complain about him, but he will come home after a busy day of work and make dinner, because I am just too tired to do it. He will take the kids anytime I want to go anywhere or do anything. He's a pain in the ass at times, but I love him. He also gave me two very annoying, but extremely charming children who drive me crazy, but seem to make everyone else believe they are total angels. I love them too.
I'm lucky to have a good sister, a great set of parents, two awesome sister-in-laws. I am thankful for Uncle Denny, because without him Mason wouldn't be graduating in a few weeks.
I have a good job and good co-workers, two really good cats (we won't talk about the third, I am not thankful for him). I am thankful for dark chocolate, Dirty Sexy Money on Wednesday nights, the Food Network, satellite radio, really soft cotton, my 600 thread count sheets and my girlfriends - every one of them, even the ones I've never met and only communicate thru our blogs - You Rock Girls!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
OH, and Hunter's Thanksgiving Play was today, so that was an interesting deal. Both kids are on antibiotics, so I didn't infect anyone. I promise. I am feeling lost and a little discombobulated. I want to make poor little E feel better and I just can't do it. He's been so good and not complained, he just lays there looking pitiful. It just breaks a mother's heart.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
You will be graced with a huge dose of beautiful, magnetic energy today. In a crowd, you will be able to draw people around you with your supportive ways. People will feel especially safe and confident around you, and will be ready to divulge some critical information that others would give their eye teeth for. This is not a day to use your charms to get something out of someone. Rather, it is a day to just be yourself, and let people open up when they want and how they want.
I'm waiting for the big "scoop", it hasn't come in yet.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I have done pretty much nothing all day. I had a few closings, but that didn't take long. I've had to cover the phones a few time this morning. Moved a few files around on the server. (I'm suppose to do this, I wasn't playing a joke on anyone) Now I am patiently waiting for 5:00 to roll around so I can get out of Dodge. OH! I just looked down, its 10 minutes till - I gotta clean off my desk.
He holds a party saying it is for charity, then doesn't give but a teeny-tiny amount of the money to charity and keeps the rest for himself. Not only does he think he's fabulous, women I've always considered smart, savvy & on top of things fall for it hook-line & sinker. What is wrong with the world?
I've been very good about keeping a food diary and will maintain it for the month (without conveniently forgetting to write down something) and then I'm off to the a new doctor to see if we can't determine what is really going on.
Attitude is everything so I'm trying to stay positive.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Now regarding the weight issues, I am currently working out 3-4 times a week at Curves (been doing so since May). I am now participating in the Curves Smart which tracks your progress on each machine and adjusts the machines accordingly. It takes in your weight, body measurements & range of motion and sets up the machines just for you. At the end of each workout you see the results - like which muscles groups you worked the most, where you need to improve and total calorie burn. My calorie burn ranges from 327 to 462 in 30 minutes over the past three weeks. I have also been working on portion control and limiting processed foods, I also haven't had a soda of any kind for over 2 1/2 months. I have not lost a pound!
I've had every blood test known to man, I feel like my doctor and my husband think I'm a hypochondriac and I think my doctor thinks I'm depressed because he keeps shoving anti-depressants at me. I may have issues, but I tend to be in a manic state, not depressed and I don't respond well to any medication and I do mean any medication. I can't take anything for allergies, pain meds make me sick - nothing. My doctor has also said it could be Fibromyalgia - great a damn disease you can't take anything for! But could be and is are two different things.
My mother (and I) think it might be thyroid, but all test come back normal the only thing I haven't had is a MRI or CAT scan of my thyroid, but that tends to be a little expensive. I could be in menopause (I'm not even 40, but I am having hot flashes). Do I find a different doctor, do I go get acupuncture, go on a liquid diet, become a vegan?
I'm so sick of feeling like crap and not being able to lose weight. I frustrated and would appreciate any advice and/or words of encouragement.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
So now I'm obsessing about that, embarrassed - when I do this I start talking to myself trying to fix the problem. The Karma Gods replied by giving me my period. Great!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Somewhere I have to get it in my head that to lose weight, I actually have to stop doing those bad things, no sugar, no coke, no wine, no white bread - I refuse to totally give up carbs - except I did sneak in a few flour tortillas yesterday.
Anyway, somehow I came to my senses and decided to order some books online. I figured if I workout I deserve a little lie down with a good book. Just please don't make me feel guilty that they are not what sophisticated people would call "literature" they are popular fiction & chick lit. A girl gotta have her vices right!
They did my hair flat as a pancake today - usually I have that Rosanne Rosanna Danna look (for those of you old enough to remember), but today I've got a more Jennifer Aniston flat look. Well, I can promise you it won't look that way tomorrow.
I also need to try to get a workout in. Where does my day go? If you find it will you please return it to me.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I'm excited about the possibility of really getting out there and helping people get that home they always wanted. Believe me when I say this - DO NOT RENT, BUY!! Why throw your money down the drain (or into a landlords pocket) when you can buy a house or condo and put equity into your home not someone else's. I know its hard, initial investment that kind of thing, don't wait until you can buy your dream home. You'd never get there because your dream home would keep changing with all the new trends. But if my husband and I would have waited to purchase a home, because of the increase in property values, we couldn't afford the home we own now. It has doubled in value in 10 years. Talk about a return on our investment!
Don't know how to start, talk to a Realtor, talk to an Investment Counselor or a Mortgage Broker and see what you qualify for and start working towards homeownership - its never too early.
Monday, November 5, 2007
We gambled, but truly we shopped 'till we dropped - or to be honest, we shopped till the blisters on our feet could no longer be ignored. While shopping we saw this display window and I couldn't help but think that my husband would appreciate it. Its a shop called Agent Provocateur it was an interesting shop to say the least.
Friday, November 2, 2007
I will miss my boys, maybe my husband and most definitely my cats. Honey, take care of my babies for me & maybe I'll bring you a little something-something!!!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
And all commission stuff is kind of scary. Its not like I'm raking in the dough working 13 hours a week, its just that 13 hours a week is going to look like a fortune next to no paycheck unless you sell something. Does anyone need to sell a house? Or buy? I'm available.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Can anyone tell how my day is going?
We found someone, they are almost fully trained. She up and quit and now being the dedicated worker I am I will stay until they find someone else. I am planning to stay with the same Real Estate firm as an agent and I can't very well upset the flow and maintain a good working relationship can I? What happens to me know it took a full year to get her all ready to go and now I have to start all over again.
The kicker - no one knows (at least it hasn't been announced), she wrote it up on her blog (which obviously I read) but no one at the office has been made aware of the fact that she quit. I don't have anyone to whine to except my husband and he's sick of listening to me (aren't all husbands?).
Any suggestions? Anyone looking for a part-time gig?
Mason has found a glass place that will replace the glass in the shower door frame for less than $100. Somehow I feel this will comeback and haunt me. It never fails that when Mason finds someplace to do it cheap, it gets screwed up and costs us more than if we actually spent the money to go to the expensive store in the first place.
Well, I guess we'll see how this goes.
"We have a problem."
"The glass in the shower door just shattered."
My first thought is - oh crap was anyone hurt. My second thought is - why the hell does this keep happening to me (us). I feel like I pissed of the Karma Police and this is retribution. Needless to say, I had to put off shopping for another day, I just didn't have it in me anymore.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I had the yearly today, I love my doc but hate the ritual. There has got to be a better way for a woman to have that done and not be violated.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
CAN YOU SAY BORING? I have tons of stuff to do and am stuck here waiting to see if anyone brings me something to do. I realize I'm being paid, but I'm today I'm willing to forgo any money to get out of here.
Its a beautiful day and I don't even have a window. I must have pissed of the powers above.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Aren't my babies cute?
Sunday, October 21, 2007
- 1 husband - Mason
- 2 kids - Ethan & Hunter
- 3 cats - Zelda, Turco & Mario
- I am a total slave to all of the above
- I love to read!
- I prefer summer to winter
- I enjoy photography
- I love nature and feel better when I am surrounded by it
- I grew up in a city on the ocean
- I am a native Texan
- I used to work in the same office as our current President
- I called him by his first name - I would probably do that if I saw him now.
- I've been in a movie (a bad movie, but a movie all the same)
- I've worked at my current job longer than I've known my husband
- I met my husband on a blind date
- I named my oldest son after the character John Wayne played in The Searchers & my husband's father
- I named my youngest son after my grandfather & my husband
- Two of my cats are named after video game characters
- The other one is named after Dallas Stars Goalie, Marty Turco
- I get so embarrassed for Larry David watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, I actually have had to stop watching a few times
- I love red wine
- I like sports - hockey & boxing for the blood, basketball & football for the action
- I believe in ghosts
- I once lived in a house where a man was murdered
- My last therapist said I have unresolved issues with my mother
- I watch too much TV
- I spoil my husband
- I have trouble sleeping
- I have a garden
- I have no fashion sense
- I was on the Tennis Team in High School
- I always feel like I'm one step behind on housework
- I once swallowed a quarter
- I am too sensitive
- I'm intimidated by some of my husband's family
- I am terrified of wasps
- I have a celebrity crush on George Clooney
- I don't have a tattoo, but my husband does
- My husband's hero is Homer Simpson (do you feel bad for me girls?)
- Humor is subjective
- I have family in New Zealand
- I live in Texas, but have never been to Mexico
- I work with a former NHL player
- I have made coffee for two former Governors of Texas
- I am 40 lbs overweight
- I am trying desperately to lose those 40 lbs
- I had 2 C-Sections (the first one was an emergency C-Section)
- I have a huge scar and probably 5 lbs of scar tissue from those C-Sections
- I was 39 when I had my first facial
- I live in flip flops in the summer
- I think Politicians are full of SH*T
- I'm afraid of the future
- My cat Turco snores
- So does my husband and my 4 year old
- I like people, they just disappoint me a lot
- My mother says I have poor punctuation
- I read when I was a teenager to get out of chores
- I sold peaches on a roadside stand when I was a teenager
- I have been bumped by a shark & a 2500 lb bull
- I once hurdled a barbed wire fence to get away from the 2500 lb bull
- I like fishing, but I won't touch a fish
- I have saddled a horse
- I don't see what everyone sees in Tom Cruise
- I check my e-mail 20 times a day, but I rarely check my voice mail
- I call my grandmother everyday
- I have nightmares after watching scary movies
- I caught a Peeping Tom staring in my window
- Geometry was the end of my mathematics career
- I write poetry
- I will probably repeat myself twice before I finish this
- I like my boss
- I still look for shapes in clouds
- I am passive aggressive and have a need control everything
- My husband is obsessed with video games - you might even call it an addiction
- I rarely wear earrings
- My first ever boyfriend - came out of the closet in college
- My brother is a dufus - I love him, but he's a dufus
- His wife is awesome
- I wish I lived in a small town
- I wish I had a weekend get-a-way (I will one day!)
- I get motion sickness
- Now that I have satellite radio, I will never go back to regular radio
- I think dogs smell funny
- I wish that I was more social
- I love my girlfriends
- The way to my honeymoon was plagued with disaster
- My husband took me to Hooter's while we were on our honeymoon (now you really feel for me don't you)
- I wish I started having kids earlier
- I still romantically head-over heals in-love my husband (But he drives me completely crazy)
- Becki will read this and ask why I didn't include the refrigerator story
- I think Gilda Radner was the funniest person ever on Saturday Night Live
- Terms of Endearment always makes me cry
- Hanover Street is one of my favorite movies
- My children are the best thing I've ever done
- I read The Brothers Karamazov for fun
- I made a doll when I was 13 - my grandmother still has it
Saturday, October 20, 2007
And pigs might fly out of my A**, but its nice to dream.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
With all this to do, why am I still overweight? Why can't I sleep at night? Why do I think my readers care? Do I have readers anymore? Because no one ever leaves me comments!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The whole system is suppose to work with you on resistance and range of motion and let you know when you are working out efficiently, by giving you a green light, or not efficiently, by giving you a red light. I got some orange lights, mostly green, but all I know is I worked out harder and am more worn out that I have ever been after working out.
Then when you are finished you go scan your ID & see what you accomplished. I did 100% (When do I, Dijea, ever do 100%?) and I burned 442 calories. Yea!!! I'm so excited. Now in the big scheme of things I don't know if 442 calories is a lot, but all I know is my shoulders hurt, and I still haven't stopped sweating, or drank enough water.
I need a nap! But housework is calling me as both boys have friends coming over after school.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Anyway, I feel like I got off light - I need to take care of face painting supplies - balloons & tickets. I should be able to handle that. OMG - I better be able to handle that. I must go stand in front of the mirror and convince myself that I can.
I have my appointment at Curves tomorrow to get my "upgrade" workup to work on the new system they have. I'm SO looking forward to losing a few more inches and maybe a few pounds. Pray to the goddess of weight loss for me!
Friday, October 12, 2007
My friend Traci took me and my little Hunter to the Dallas Arboretum today and I had so much fun. Thank you Traci!! I took pictures, Traci took pictures, Hunter took the most pictures 109 on the little digital camera - I only managed 72, but I look at it as quality over quantity.
These are my two favorites of what I took today. To see Hunter's pictures go to Coplin Copy and check them out.
"Dijea, whatever medicine your on, I don't think the dosage is right. Seriously, you need to adjust the dosage."
I laughed so hard I lost my breath, tears streamed down my face and I almost wet my pants. Its amazing what a good laugh will do for you when your hormones are out of whack.
So to fix my ghoulish mood, I'm off to the Arboretum for flowers and pumpkins and maybe I'll feel normal after lunch.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Had to replace tires on the SUV; laundry is a never-ending chore; I can't seem to get the front flower bed winterized. I did get the Halloween decorations out in the front yard; however, they look pretty pitiful. The cats are systematically destroying the house. (My husband blames it on me, but I swear its the cats!)
I gave up red wine to lower my calorie intake thinking that would maybe help me reduce the waistline. That remains to be seen, however that is probably an entry unto itself. It's October and it won't get cold enough for the grass to stop growing, so its time to mow again. Do I really need to go on?
At least I didn't give up chocolate. I have to go, its time for tonight's bag.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Love me some Dallas Stars!!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I took those beautiful $35/lb filets and slathered them with a paste I made from fresh organic chives, fresh garlic and olive oil and I let that sit under plastic wrap for about 30 minutes. When you grill them they get a nice blackened herb crust that is oh so good. I made garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. I also marinated some mushrooms in red wine and sauteed them for the steak. I poured myself a glass of wine and we set down to eat.
YUM! It was almost orgasmic. It seems that lately I really don't enjoy cooking because it seems that I am no longer creative enough to make something different. But today I felt inspired and it was absolutely worth every extra calorie I ate. I highly recommend you to do that soon.
Every year since then she disappears for about a week. This time she was missing since Saturday. Ethan will be glad to know that she's been home and been fed. She doesn't like the little kitty and I wouldn't be surprised if she runs off again. She won't come inside during the summer anymore because I think the air conditioning bothers her. She doesn't move very fast anymore and if you get anywhere near her she just hisses. The only person she will go to willingly is my father.
Dad, Zelda needs some lovin, when are you coming to visit her? Maybe you'd like to take her home with you?
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
2. List eight random facts about yourself.
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) someone and list their name (linking to their page).
4. Leave them a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been tagged!
OK, here it goes.
1. I call my grandmother everyday. She's one of the coolest people I know, is never negative & loves everyone.
2. I write poetry and have a secret fantasy about being a best-selling author.
3. I love music, but can't sing.
4. I used to run track and ran the 100 yard dash in 11.0 seconds - I hurt my knee and now couldn't run 100 ft. without getting winded.
5. I've been in a slaughter house.
6. I've sold peaches my family grew at a roadside stand.
7. I knew the moment I met my husband, he was "THE ONE."
8. I've never missed a skeet birdie (yes, I've shot skeet on more than one occasion.)
Stehle & Ashley
Monday, October 1, 2007
Everyday millions of women lose a little of themselves taking care of other, most of whom take that for granted. Yes, my husband and boys included. They take for granted that I will make sure they have clean underwear, or food on the table, or their lunch box packed with their favorite lunch. Don't let it continue - take a little time to rediscover how great you are, because it will show in everything you do and maybe those crazy people in your life will actually notice everything you do and thank you for it.
BYW - Thanks Mom for everything you did.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Now, here's where the story gets interesting. My husband is a sports fanatic - true fanatic. He loves football, hockey, basketball, he stayed up late last night and watched boxing. I enjoy sports, I'm just not obsessed. Anyway, one of his instructors at school is the X-Ray tech for Texas Stadium and has managed to get him on the field before today's game. So my husband, my two sports obsessed children and my husband's good friend are off to see the Cowboys defeat the Rams today (I don't care what Isaac Bruce said, the Cowboys are going to win.). I'm hoping that Ethan gets to meet Tony Romo his favorite Cowboy, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
If we get a picture, I will post it either on this blog or the family blog Coplin Copy come back and check it out.
Friday, September 28, 2007
I spent the afternoon on a blanket outside in the shade. I read a book cover-to-cover, my youngest found he had a love for photography, he's only 4, but who knows where it will go. Oh, and I read a book cover-to-cover. Can I say that one more time? I read a book cover-to-cover. I took a nap in the sun. And the best part, I got down on the blanket and proceeded to re-live a childhood joy, I rolled on the grass with the kids all the way across the backyard. It was so much fun, I got dizzy, I smelled the freshly mowed grass and I laughed, that deep down really good feeling belly laugh.
Its not every day you can enjoy this way, so it makes this one all the more special.
Over the past few days I have watched a little, still have a little to review but I will say this -enjoyed Private Practice. I like Addison's character & the people that surround her on the show. Its a little more mature than Grey's Anatomy & I find that refreshing.
I'm going to love Dirty Sexy Money: 1) because I LOVE Peter Krause, 2) The reverend is going to make the show, 3) and I'm going to love the whole Baldwin brother playing a character in love/lust with a tranny hooker. I'm looking forward to that one.
Grey's Anatomy was good, but my least favorite person on the show is Meredith. She's sooo screwed up and I hate women who are "wounded". Men can be wounded, we as women want to fix that - or make them feel better, but I don't like to watch weak women. I'm a little sad for Callie & George. It's not like I didn't expect it to happen, but boy did Izzie go from missing Denny to in love with George fast. I wish Denny didn't die, there is a man who I'd like to see every week.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I need chocolate! Lots of chocolate & maybe I need to nurse George Clooney back to health after his motorcycle accident.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I did get my fall garden all planted. In my garden I have two rows of broccoli, three rows of spinach, three rows of head lettuce, and three rows of salad mix. I'm looking forward to some green stuff and maybe, just maybe I'll have enough to share. If you want in - let me know now.
I have incorporated 1 1/2 bags of organic compost into the garden for nutrients and to replace some of the soil that has disappeared over the last year and after one more good turning, I will put the seeds into the ground. There is nothing more satisfying than a job well done. It also helps me eat a little healthier and maybe it will help me lose a few pounds if I eat all this salad. Ya baby.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I feel good!
Friday, September 21, 2007
I am slowly but surely doing all the things I've been meaning to do over the past few years. Getting my hair done regularly, getting my eyebrows waxed - now the bikini thing - and facials, I will be getting my first one of those next week.
It feels good to do things for yourself. I am one of those people that take care of everyone else first, then if there is anything left, I take care of me. I'm trying to do better by me these days, not necessarily spending every day in a spa or beauty salon, just regular maintenance. My grandmother says "Women are like cars, the older they get, the more maintenance they need." I've never been compared to a car before, but I hope its a vintage Austin Healy or a hot Aston Martin, at least I know I would never go out of style.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
For the record, no, I will not come visit you next time. I have plenty of stuff to do at my house.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Give me some blog entries you crazy members of my family. I need something new to read!!!
I love you guys! You're awesome! :)
Friday, September 14, 2007
That's just plain depressing, to think I've been out of high school more than twenty years. Do I wear black bands around something to signify the death of my youth? Next year I will celebrate because 40 is the new 30, and that sounds so much better than 39 which just sounds old and wrinkly. Now, I have to buy the anti-aging facial cream.
But today it is all about me, fabulous me. My husband & kids got me a new Kate Spade wallet to match my purse. My sister-in-law got me a new key chain. My parents are getting me new luggage. My friend Traci took me to lunch & is feeding my need to read with a couple of books. I have gotten tons of phone calls wishing me happy birthday. I feel loved, appreciated and special. That's what its all about.
I'm just wondering when George Clooney will get here to give me my birthday kiss.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
THANKS FOR A GREAT LUNCH TRACI!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
My husband had just lost his job and was on his way to file for unemployment. When he got to the unemployment office, it was surrounded by police and he called me to ask me if I knew what was going on. I told him what was going on and his voice was full of shock "Your kidding me right?" He rushed home and we sat in the den for the rest of the day watching Peter Jennings, and watching and watching and watching.
I never left the den except to go the bathroom after I saw the second plane go into the tower. I'll never forget that day.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I did sit ups and push ups last night, it was only 5, but I did zero the night before.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I have had insomnia since I was a Sophomore in High School. I can almost never fall asleep after I get woken up. Of course, last night was no exception. After the Mario fiasco, around 1:30 Turco, another one of my cats, woke me up puking in the bedroom. My husband was kind enough to tap me on the shoulder and ask me if I was going to clean that up. In revenge, I turned on every light in the bedroom to do it. HEH! HEH! HEH! Turco then ran off to the den where he barfed up a cockroach - I am feeling nauseous just thinking about it. Turco has lost his voice and sounds like a old man with a smokers cough. I've though he has a bird bone stuck in this throat, but maybe it was just the cockroach.
After cleaning up the cockroach, I let Turco outside & Zelda, the old woman of a cat we've had since we got married, decides to come in for a midnight snack. At 2:54, I know this because I looked at the clock, she informed me in her old lady kitty voice that she was ready to go outside. Again, the husband tapped me on the shoulder and told me Zelda wanted to go outside.
Needless to say that I am functioning on about 2 1/2 hours of sleep and not in a very good mood. I'm going to take a nap.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Happy Birthday Traci!! You are awesome and other smarmy stuff girls say to each other. See you at work!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Mason: "Bud White"
Ethan: " No Dad, its bud-light."
It has a wealth of industry and I have found my two favorites and am looking to franchise. Anyone have a favorite?
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Dad, if you read this know that I am your first born and have loved you way longer than the blond chick. I also produced two grandchildren who told me they didn't get to see Grandma & Papa enough and wanted to spend all their vacation with them. So hopefully that makes up for my glaring mistake. I'm getting old, I must have old-timers disease. (If I do remember also that I got that from Mother.)
Friday, August 10, 2007
Presents for me!!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I actually have definition in my arms though, and I have almost lost that teacher arm hanging thing. My legs are getting some definition to them, they say the muscles remember. I used to run track and was a good sprinter, I ran the 100, 220 and 440. My best time for the 100 was 11 seconds flat, I ran the 220 in 26 and the 440 in 56. This working out thing is not all bad, but what is the secret to getting rid of belly fat? I know part of it is due to two C-Sections and having all my muscles & tendons cut, I have an inch of scar tissue in my abdomen. No matter how many sit-ups I do, cucumbers & other green stuff or vegetables I eat, or how long I've given up any bread that's not 100% whole grain, I am not losing anything from shoulders to hips.
I just know that one day I'm going to wake up and my size 14 days will all be a dream and I'll be 132 lbs and a size 4 again. Shoot, I'd be happy with a size 10 & a C cup.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
As I got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I noticed Turco head for the backdoor, to stop me from having to get up again I decided to go let the cat out now instead of later.
At about 4 or 5 o'clock this morning I was awakened to "Screech, Screech, Screech" not quiet sure I wasn't dreaming I tried to settle back down and again, "Screech, Screech, Screech." At this point after watching Zodiac last night I was sure someone or something was being murdered outside my bedroom window, I woke up my husband.
"Did you hear that? Mason, did you hear that?"
"Listen." "Screech, Screech, Screech"
"Screech, Screech, Screech!"
Oh great, the cat caught another something - another dead something to clean up on the side of the house. Mason and I just groaned, rolled over and went back to sleep.
We never found anything on the side of the house and the neighbors hadn't come to tell us they had to pick up a dead animal, maybe it got away. Or worse, he will throw it up this evening in the house. I'm already starting to gag.