Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Today, I think I should let one of my dirty little secrets out of the bag. You see, I have a strong desire to be in great shape. OK, let me rephrase that. My mind has a strong desire for my body to be in shape but I can't motivate my body to feel the same way. I have done what many people (OK, maybe no people but humor me with this) have done in effort to accomplish this.
I convinced my hubby that I needed a treadmill because that would definitely solve all my problems with getting time to go running and I would use it faithfully!. . . Yeah, that is not working so well. I'm random at best with using this thing. I'd rather not use it and just look at it occasionally.
So I told Bob that I needed work out clothing. You can't really work out if you don't have the proper attire can you? So I bought workout clothing. . . . and unfortunately, I wear them for lounge wear, not workouts. I like the spandex that stretches over my fatness OK?
I convinced myself (and him) that I would be more devoted to staying on longer and daily if I had an MP3 player with my favorite tunes to keep me going. So Bob got me a nice MP3 player for Christmas where I can not only jam out to my favorite tunes but I can pass the "Sweet jogging time" by watching my favorite movies. All on that small contraption. Uh, I'm sure you can guess where we are going with this whole thing. Oh yeah, I have the music and videos loaded and sure I use it. Just not working out. Mostly I use it when I'm loafing around NOT burning calories.
But I have FINALLY found (and purchased) just the thing to help me accomplish my goal of getting in shape. I bought some sweet running shoes! Yeah, it said right on the box "Running shoes". I have had them for about a week and they have yet to work properly. I don't know what I'm missing but I put them on and nothing. I simply do what I have always done! NOTHING! Unfortunately, my shoes didn't come with instructions and so I'm inquiring to all my "in shape" blog friends. What step am I missing to get these things to work?
They sure are cute aren't they? OK, no cruel jokes about my feet being so large that they are like Ski's or something. Just ask my Dad. I would look silly with my long legs and tiny feet! Right Dad? Don't mind the white (and probably hairy) legs sticking out of my Ski's either. Those are mine and you can just see a small glimpse of why my mind is so determined to get me in shape!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Three ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, while standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can't remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich."
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Actually, the only thing the delivery had in common with the above ad was that it was a mattress. It is a queen size mattress and a new one. I will make my own urine and slobber stains & smells alright? OK, that was gross and untrue. I will refrain from either. . if possible.
I have not had a new mattress for sooooooooooo long that I didn't realize they were supposed to be this soft, sturdy and comfortable and without the indent of my body in it. (and boy is my indent BIG:) My husband Bob (I told him that was his new internet name)and I are used to a king bed and mattress, so this queen thing is going to take some adjustment. I am a light sleeper and don't like ANY noise nor do I want anyone touching me, breathing on me or looking at me funny at any point. Yeah, now you are laughing that I downsized! Well, we had our first "new bed" night last night and I actually can say with a grin . . . . . I slept really bad and so did Bob. Don't ask me why I'm grinning. It is probably that I am delirious from lack of sleep! It's going to take a while to adjust to this all but I'm hopeful. Who needs sleep right? I figure, as long as I am comfy while I lay there awake I'm good! *sigh!*
In other good news, my Ty-Ty was in the bathroom brushing his teeth and proudly & loudly announced this to me. "Mom, the dog is potty trained!" In my head I start visualizing Ty holding the dog over the toilet as he went, so I responded "Oh he is? How is that?"
Ty yelled back "Well he came into the bathroom with me and lifted his leg right at the toilet and peed all over it! That makes him potty trained! He's a good dog huh mom! Should I go get him a treat?" All that I could say was "Sure thing honey". Sometimes it's just easier not to argue when you are dealing with a young child! Hope your day is filled with good news too!!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
You see, it's like this. I have never once in all my years wondered if I am rock, paper or scissors. It turns out I am rock. Who would have known? Not me! You know, I am a child of the 80's and sure I had crushes on stars but I didn't know who my 80's hunk really was. Well it ends up that John Stamos is my hunk. I am now feeling quite bad that I didn't have ANY of his posters plastered on my bedroom walls. *sigh*. I guess I've spent a lifetime to this point of unluckiness. As it turns out, red underwear are my lucky color in undies. Who would have guessed? Not me for sure and so I have had lots of bad luck that I've blamed on my striped socks, not my white granny underpants! I was dismayed to find out that I wasted my time in college and have spent many years in the wrong career! Apparently my ideal career type is SOCIAL. My ideal careers being a teacher, librarian, social worker etc. It didn't mention accountant any where in there. And I don't think an accountant is considered all that social do you? Fortunately, I didn't end up as a farmer or a truck driver, as these would be the worst career paths for me. Whew! I really had given some thought to that driving school a few years back! I was completely stunned to find out that the kind of soda I am is 7-UP. Seems a bit odd since you always hear "you are what you eat/drink". Therefore, I should be a Diet Coke w/Lime (and some chocolate). I actually despise 7-UP so does that mean I don't like myself? I am beginning to really wonder about this all.
I continued this fun game/moment of self realization for about an hour and in the process, I also found out my name for different things. Here they are:
1920's name- Fannie Zella (THANK goodness I wasn't born and mocked in the 1920's!)
Leprechaun name- Weebit Greentoes (I'm no green thumb for sure)
Drag Queen name - Hollywood (mine) & my hubbies was Sissy Pantz! (loved that one!)
Pirate name- Cannibal Ivy the Infected (with what? The Ivy?)
Oh, I could have gone on for hours with this site and the time of self discovery. Actually, I think that I need to wrap my brain around what I have uncovered today, go get therapy and come back next week for more. I'm dying to know what kind of cookie I am, what carnival ride I am and who I am going to vote for. But for now. . . I'm off to therapy!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Jake (AKA- The mighty one) just celebrated his 20th Birthday on April 8th. He is no longer a teenager!! Nah, that doesn't make his mother feel old at all. . Who am I kidding? If I'm not feeling old from the youngest wearing me out, it's from Jake getting old himself! (Of course I had him when I was 12. . wink wink) I'm not sure what this pose was but it was some suit dwelling super hero pose I'm sure of it. (or for gay model magazine:)Here is Jake at California Adventure Park. He just had to have his picture snapped here. Something about him never having been in an A-hole before. . I dunno. . . I don't get it but complied with his request anyway. heh heh heh:D Sorry, that was bad! I like the idea of kids giving their Mothers gifts on each of their birthdays. We did give them
their birthday to begin with for Pete's sake (although I have no idea who Pete is and he was not involved in them being born). They should also be giving US the gifts for keeping them alive for one more year don't you think? I say it's only right! All those in favor say I??
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday night I had the opportunity to once again help audit the Miss "SmalltownUSA" (not it's real name) Pageant. My brother in-law Jeff and I have done this for many years now and so it was just the same old thing for us pros. Except this time there were a few hiccups with my computer and I ended up adding all the scores by hand on my part. It just reminded me that I need to freshen up on my adding abilities! I haven't had to use my brain (and fingers) to add for so long that it was trying at times. Anyway, that has nothing to do with my story here.
The pageant had started and we were sitting behind our table up at the front of the auditorium (almost facing everyone who was seated). I was having a hankering for some chocolate and remembered that the pageant director had given us some yummy mint chocolate. I decided that I would sneak my arm down in my bag at the right time, when lots of noise was going on and snag me a piece. The audience was clapping for the M.C and so I bent over, grabbed the chocolate and started pulling it up towards me and just then. . . Dun Dun! Was that suspenseful
or what? Got you interested? Wanna know more? Really it's lame but here it goes.
The M.C announced "We would like to thank our auditors over here" and as he said this, the spotlight hit us! I was still half bent over with chocolate in tow!! I looked over and Jeff was upright and giving a nice friendly wave as they thanked us. OH, I could have died! Couldn't they just get that light off from us? Of all the moments! They had never done it this way before! I wasn't expecting it! I was caught brown handed in front of a packed auditorium and that's not all. This was to be aired over and over again on the local city cable channel. GREAT! Now the whole county knows what I chocolate hog I am! Well, I guess when you are an addict like me, it's bound to get out to everyone. There is no trying to hide my mad love and addiction to chocolate anymore. (By the way, I'm not eating chocolate right now as I'm typing, but another yummy thing "Chili Cheese Fritos! They're great for Breakfast:)
P.S. For those of you who have never seen me, the resemblance of me and Marilyn is uncanny!
(Although I have dark hair and a face and body that looks nothing like hers, but the rest is the same:) I even dressed like she is dressed in this picture to do my auditing duties:0)
I don't get my thrills from air blowing up my skirt but from a big hunk of Symphony bar in my mouth!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
PJ's cute Wild Daisies Blog - She has a darling family & takes cute (& good) pics!
This is a must see blog if you want to laugh your head off!! I get a kick out of Elasticwaistbandlady !
This is a darling nativity my parents had sent to us from Nigeria while they were serving in that country. Now they are in Liberia. (less than two month now remaining! YIPEE!) I love this Nativity and as you can see it's still up!
This is a ceiling tile that my sister Lola ordered for me on EBay for my birthday a while back. I love it! It is also in my bedroom.
And for something gross, check out the grease on this box! No kidding! This was what we had earlier and now I am regretting it! OK, I'm not really. I enjoyed it! Are you happy now? Well regardless, that ends my tour of the 13 things I have looked at today. (my photography is so bad you will have to pretend you have 20/300 vision!) Anyway! Have a great one!