Friday, November 30, 2012

The week wrap up

WOW what a week.. I knew it was going to be I just didn't know HOW much of a week it was.

Let me back up to Thanksgiving...  Had a blast with the fam. I did watch what I ate but I ate what I wanted if that makes sense.  Then I vegged out with my SIL (ok hid out from the football, back in her bedroom) ...  watched tv, shopped on line and scoped the BF (Black Friday) ad's for the next day.

For the first time ever I actually did shop BF. I went to Kohl's and made a killing. I managed to get a little over $600 in clothes (for me :-) I really needed them) for a little over $200 and I got $65 in Kohl's cash AND they mailed me a 20 % off coupon for this week - so I am headed there tonight to finish up.

The rest of the weekend was uneventful, I cleaned the heck out of my house and got some order restored there and pretty much thought I was getting ready for the next week. 4 am Monday morning however found The Hubs and I in the ER where he was admitted to the hospital where he stayed until last night. Glad to have him home now!!

Wednesday I hit my goal weight... It took a few hours for me to realize this however with everything that was going on. I weighed that morning added it to the groups weight for the holiday challenge then a few hours later I went HOLD ON A SECOND.. I MADE GOAL WOOHOOO!!!!!

My knee is doing wonderfully so I am gearing up to start actually working out again, my goal now is to be toned.  Jillian Ripped in 30 here I come!!!

Yesterday I got the presale code for concert tickets .... not just any concert BON JOVI!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted to see Bon Jovi live since I was 15 years old ... so this is one of those bucket list things. I am beyond excited, I am like one of those little chihuahua dogs who's gets so excited to see you they pee on your foot.  The concert is not until April so I can see the excitement level only going up from here.

This weekend I am hoping to just chill - I am at the level just above exhausted and need some downtime.  What are your weekend plans??

Friday, November 23, 2012

And its the day after Turkey Day...

Who's Black Friday shopping?? What deals did you score?? Is your Christmas Shopping done? Or are you still shopping???

(this blog was scheduled in advance, so I may or may not have gone for the first time ever, still deciding at this point)

And because it's the day after the first HUGE feast of the season..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Doing the Turkey Trot Link Up..

1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades? Food

2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?  Prime Rib

3. After dinner, is it football or a nap? Conversation and a nap

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float? Sometimes we watch it - sometimes not so much, I don't really have a favorite.

5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)? My Sister-in-law hosts and all the family from ALL sides is there.

6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert? Its a tie between pumpkin and pecan pie - I generally have a small slice of each.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dear Wendy's

This is not lettuce, it is a piece of core which in no way tastes good or adds anything to the salad SO STOP PUTTING IT IN MY EFFIN SALAD!!!

While I realize that growing season has officially ended I am not stupid most of this is imported anyhow, stop charging me $6 for a salad then fill it with inedible crap  - Dave Thomas would not be please, and neither am I!

Progress update

I'm so close to goal its unreal... I realize now this mean I have to put thoughts into if this is actually my goal or if I want to take it a little further.  I'm not talking anything major just a 5 lb range to flux a little instead of trying to be ridged about it

I haven't been real ridge through this whole journey to begin with. I am not one of those types that deprive themselves of something because its "bad". I see people all the time posting they feel guilty because they had a tootsie roll.. Hell I don't, its a treat - its meant to be consumed once in awhile - what should make you feel bad or guilty is having an entire bag of tootsie rolls in a 15 minute time frame.

My thinking on this is if I am not going to indulge every once in awhile whats the point? Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured. Lighten up ladies - have the slice of cake, just don't call the whole cake a slice!

a few closer to goal pics - I don't know what it is bout I love the black and white - The bottom pic just wasn't my day - there is something 'off' about it..

Friday, November 16, 2012

Glam Bag vs Birch Box

Awhile back I cancelled my Birch Box (AKA BB from here out) subscription and signed up for Glam Bag (GB from now on) as I was disappointed from day one with BB and I gave it 5 boxes to impress me.  I just wasn't wow'ed with anything in the BB save the cleanser that came in one of the boxes.

They promise 1 full sized item and 4 or 5 samples in each box. They did deliver on that, but the items that were tossed in each box made me feel like they didn't even glance at the questionnaire I had to fill out to even sign up, this feeling was reinforced when I a short haired gal received a ponytail holder.

My first GB came Wednesday night (picture below) - I am thrilled with it!! Same price ($10 a month) as BB but they have 3 or 4 full sized items with 1 or 2 samples and it comes in a handy bag small enough to go in your purse yet big enough to fit your basics in it.  I tore open my purple metallic mailer last night and dug into a full sized bottle of Nailtini polish in a holiday glittery mix - it does go on better than I expected when you look at the bottle - its clear with specks of glitter in it as opposed to WHAM glitter raped your finger nail. There is a full sized eye liner from Starlet in a rich chocolate color (I'm sporting this today and love it) a full sized brow defining gel, a full sized Bare Minerals lip floss from their brand new Moxie collection and a sample of chocolate eye shadow from Balm and the chocolate brown makeup bag.

I can't wait to see what next months Bag brings..

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pinterest Fail

Last weekend I attempted a easy cobbler with 3 ingredients and the blogger swore it was AMAZING... yeah whatevs this stuff was uhh well the cat didn't want it and he licks his own butt ok...

Needless to say this has been deleted from my boards.. Here are the pics...

What its SUPPOSED to look like

My "charming" version

Now this is deceptive and really does deserve a punch in the face as it SMELLS divine while its baking.. The taste well do yourself a favor SKIP it.. 2 bags of frozen fruit, 1 cake mix and a can of sprite do NOT a cobbler make. My Southern relatives are planning my demise over this attempted short cut.. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The place where the title goes

Titles are not my specialty - but I do get tired of recycling the same ones so I think I'll just start using odd ones that fit nothing in the post. That will be my "thing" when it comes to the blog. Well other than the attitude LOL!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week - where the hell did the year go?? Soon it will be time for my year in review post. Which I am contemplating in not only doing the Questionnaire RadioViven shared years ago I will toss pictures of this years events as well.

Usually this time of year I panic - not this year, I am almost done with ALL my Christmas shopping and I went simple this year.  I am just a few pounds away from my goal weight.  Life is good and I am as relaxed as I ever get.  I do have a few things on the "do before the end of the year" list but none of it is major.  Mainly I am going to go through closets and donate that shit. My goal for next year is to simplify life and to tone up and keep off the weight.

I am now 2 weeks post op on the knee and its getting better - still stiff and swollen but I am less inclined to carve it off and beat my wonderful Ortho surgeon with it now.  I have progress pics of that and a few other pics at the end.  I have been doing the exercises they send me home doing - I should be more regular at accomplishing them but honestly I forget to stop every hour and flex and extend that leg.  Its a process that takes 6 weeks so 4 to go!

Lil Man turns 6 months old this month (the 21st) and I am just floored by that. It doesn't seem possible - oh hell it doesn't seem possible his Mama is 21 but she is.. He is growing like a weed and we are amazed by him on a daily basis - these days his favorite thing to do is grab his toes then lay on his back holding them while alternating between blowing you raspberries and laughing. Cutest thing ever! (yep I'm biased.... SHUSH!)

Now for the pics!
Knee surgery 

Friday, November 09, 2012

Sometimes you just need a hand up

One of the blogs I follow is Erin's at shesabigstar her post today is called Love wins  and it brought me to tears.

With her permission I have linked to it to spread the word about Momastery which posts requests for people needing a hand up - most of which have me at my desk crying in my office ..  Please head over to Erin's corner of the blogging world and read her post - then see if there is any assistance you can provide to ..

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Lordy what a two weeks its been..

Sorry it has been over two weeks - life happened. We have been super busy and now getting in to the Holiday fury.. (Pictures to follow) Its also 4 am and I can't sleep so here is the way late and long winded update..

Week before last family was in town, my Earnie (my ex), Laura (his wife) and my 3 godsons were here to finally meet Lil Man and visit the fam (they have had a lot of stuff come up and this was the first chance they have had to make the 12 hour drive). Its been a few years since we were all together.

We had a good time catching up and just hanging out - I can't believe how much the godson's have grown - yeah yeah I KNEW they were older but having it in your face is totally different!! LOL.  Friday night Laura Peep and I went to the piano bar and we had a blast - I may have rediscovered my love affair with some absolute and cranberry (goes down smooth LOL).  The piano bar is always a good time.  This hot mama also got hit on by a very drunk very lewd guy in a suit that was there for a bachelor party or something - his lines were pitiful but it was an ego boost never the less..

Saturday we all ventured to the WW1 war museum in town and had an equally good time - My oldest godson and his dad are huge military enthusiasts - which has roots in the fact that all the families on all the sides have HUGE military histories - we all have veterans in the family tree.  We came back home and Laura made us a wonderful dinner of Marsala chicken - The Hubs and I promptly ate all the leftovers the next day for lunch! Laura and I may have done some shopping that weekend as well *wink*

Sunday they had to leave early to start the long ass drive home - it was a short visit but jam packed with fun and laughs. Lil Man also turned 5 months old Sunday

Also the my new wedding set came in (we were waiting on the band) and I am loving it - Thank you Hubs your the BEST - true ROCK STAR..

Last weekend was the gangs annual Halloween party hosted by good friends of ours. I may have continued my vodka love affair that night as well (I am not a lush and rarely drink I just happened to do it 2 weekends in a row.. Hell until this past Saturday The Hubs, and my sister and brother in law and all of our friends have NEVER seen me under the influence -  and Hubs and I have been together almost 12 years)

This past Tuesday (10/30/12) was the Madonna concert - it was an experience in one of my long time faves turning her music in to concept art. Over all I enjoyed it but really wished there were a few more of the early hits. I realize its been 25 years and shes grown artistically and has a new album out - but a true rendition of Like a Virgin would have made my night!!!

Yesterday - Friday I had my knee surgery - its going pretty well - swollen and I have a partial beidadine tan on my left leg and a HUGE bandage and wrap - but all that will go away soon enough and I can get back to getting active!! I am missing working out (whoa did I say that?? Who IS this chick??)

This weekend I plan to rest and attempt to vote early tomorrow - we need to a little grocery shopping but my main plan is to be bff's with the couch and the DVR..

Now for the pictures

 5 Months - we have teeth!

 Grandpa and Lil Man
Lil Man and his Uncles (my Godsons)

 Post surgery - be kind to your knees!!

 Lil Man at Papaws birthday dinner 

 Halloween party - Mad Men theme

Closer to goal!!

Size 10 Rock & Republic Jeans!! HOLLA!!  

New Wedding set - The Hubs is a ROCK STAR.. 

Just Finished - Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas

Ever have a book that once you finish it you have no idea what to read next because nothing sounds good after the world you just finished. ...