Friday, January 20, 2012

Right Now

Please forgive me for the random pictures.
I'm still figuring out my camera situation.

Right now I’m loving... the smell of my pineapple cilantro candle.
Sounds strange but oh so good.

Right now I’m reading...Dawn on a Distant Shore by Sara Donati.
Loved the first one in her series too!

Right now I’m waiting for... the sun to come up
so I can start cleaning the carpet in the guest bedroom.

Right now I’m excited about...
 Heading out to look for lamps at the thrift store.

Right now I’m missing...
my mom, as always.

Right now I’m trying... to stop drinking so much coffee
so I don’t have to pee so often.

Right now I’m enjoying... watching reruns of
“The New Adventures of Old Christine”. I just love her!

Right now I’m snacking on...
an apple with reduced fat peanut butter slathered all over it.

Right now I’m using... Exuviance liquid foundation from Ulta.
The Bare Minerals were just too drying for my oldish skin. 
It's very light but gives me the coverage that I need.

Right now I’m wearing... A long sleeve thin gray t-shirt
with a sweatshirt over it,my snowman pajama bottoms
 and moccasins. Yup, I’m a hot mess.

Right now I’m planning...what to do when my sister gets here
 from Florida in March! Woo Hoo!!

Right now I’m needing... a new bra.
You know how I hate bra shopping too!

Right now I’m learning... that sarcasm is not cute.
Not that I could stop it even if I wanted to.

Right now I’m listening to...
Good Morning Arizona in the background. So much violence.

Right now I’m wishing...
I were losing weight more quickly.

Right now I’m praying Dad’s health.
He’s dealing with quite a bit of pain right now.

Right now I’m dreaming of...
going on another Alaskan cruise. It’s been too long!

What are you doing right now?


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hating Blogger And Sausages

If you use Blogger, I can't see you.
I can see you in my Google Reader.
And I can read you in my Google Reader.
But I can't open your post.
And I can't comment.

And you know I have Oh So Much to say to you!

And Blogger is making me log in every two or three minutes.
There are very few things that I hate more than logging in.
Vienna sausages are one of those things.
Getting into a cold bed is another.
But this isn't about cold beds.
This is about my right to stay logged in
and to read your posts.
And to comment.
And a little about sausages.

But mostly about Blogger.
Should I switch to Wordpress?
I'm askeered.

I used to get on my Google Reader
every morning and see about 10 new posts.
This morning it said there were 257 unread posts.
I don't follow any of those people either.
No idea where they came from.

Is anyone else having these problems?

Please know that I am reading you.
But without being able to comment,
I feel like a Peeping Thomasina.

Somebody do something!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love and Crisco

I've been a horrible blog poster.
My daughter needed her camera back
and I can't find the cord
for my poor little camera
so I can't download any pics.
You know how I hate to post without pictures.
So I will be posting random pictures
for your viewing pleasure.
(Like this one)
Stolen from the interwebs.
No idea who that is.

Today is our 5th Anniversary.
We are planning a day of
lunch at Applebees
(Oriental Chicken salad for me)
A movie,
(either War Horse or Joyful Noise)

Wait for it......

A trip to Sprouts.
I love Sprouts.
Fresh fruits and veggies and turkey cutlets
and Popchips and Greek Yogurt.

I know!

I am assuming that I am your most
exciting friend right now.

But seriously, I am so happy to be in
love with this man of mine.
Happy Anniversary Bubby!

(Not my cat)

I've been doing Weight Watchers
since the first of the year.
I have a girl crush on Jennifer Hudson.
Have you seen her?
Man, oh man!
Now that's a real woman's body.
(Notice how that pictures relates to my story?)

I'm loving the WW program.
It's so easy to follow.
At my last weigh in on Wednesday I had lost 4.5 lbs.
I wasn't super excited about my weight loss
until I realized that this was equivalent to
 one and a half large cans of Crisco.
(Another relevant picture)

That puts it into perspective for me.

Ohhh, those peanut butter cookies on that can of Crisco
look really good, don't they?

My daughter Katie has moved out and is living
with a girlfriend.
I'm really trying not to take this personally.
I miss the heck out of her but she seems to be
having a great time and is settling in nicely.
Her place is just so cute.
And I am so proud of her.
She's all grown up just like her Momma.

(I don't know what that spot is on my neck,
I don't have a mole there, it's probably a chocolate chip.)

The other news is that she has a wonderful man in her life.
She's known him since high school.
I love the heck out of this kid.
He's in the Marines and has been stationed in California
since he got back from Afghanistan.

Don't you just want to squeeze him?
He's all "Yes Ma'am this, and "Yes Ma'am that".

One last thing,
Daddy is on another round of chemo and it's hitting him pretty hard.
Please pray for him if you will.

And that's all I've got.


Thursday, January 5, 2012


This has been the longest day of my life.
I'm exhausted and my back is killing me.
But I'm happy.

I am going to show you some pictures now.
And they are ugly so hold on to your girdles.

I have been living in the ugliest office space in the world.
I work from home and
I spend at least 8 hours a day in this room.
And I have lived with it like this for the past two years!

I've been searching for the right pieces for months.
And I finally got it all together.
Here is my office before.

I know!!!!
Can you believe I lasted two years?
Remember my lovely chair makeover that I did here?
Believe it or not, it's still here.

I'd had enough.
I found some wood file cabinets
on Craigslist two months ago
and I sanded them and painted them white.
And they sat like that in my garage for a month.
I couldn't decide what to use for the desk top
until I found the perfect one at IKEA.
My dear sweet man took me there after work yesterday
and we grabbed two desktops.
And they were the perfect size!

So this morning I got up,
ate breakfast,
and got to work on these bad boys.
It's still not finished.
I still need to find two chairs.
But so far I'm happy with the results.
I'm having trouble getting good pictures with my camera.
Maybe it's the light.
Probably it's me.

I have so much storage now.
I have 12 drawers.
That's 12 more drawers than I had before!

I have my work computer set up on the right
and my home computer on the left.
I can't believe the space I have.
And I have plenty of room for my crafts now.
I still have a few more things that need to be done
but that's all I've got for today.
I'm pooped!

Thanks for checking in.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good Riddance

Oh 2011, you were a difficult year for me.
I won’t miss you.
I didn’t like you from the get go.

There were some great things you did give me.
A trip to Ruidoso.
A trip to California.
Making new Blog friends.
All good things.

But there were some icky things about last year too.
And I don’t care to repeat them.
So I won’t.
Nuff said.

The New Year brings me hope.
Weight Watchers.
Better, healthy relationships with friends and family.
A boob lift.
Possibly doing some volunteer work.

Did you see that up there?
You know I’m just kidding.
I would never do that.
Because I just don’t have time to volunteer.

Right now I’m sitting here enjoying a cup of strong coffee.
Our dog cried all night because of the fireworks.
I think we slept 3 hours last night.
I was so tired of the whining at 2:00 am.
I think I may have cried a little.
The holidays have worn me out.
I’m ready to get back on a normal schedule.
Find my routine.

Looking forward to this New Year.
With higher hopes.
And higher boobs.