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.



Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love days just hanging with my hubby. We don't get a lot of time alone so what a treat. Today is the hardware store. Happy anniversary.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

Happy. happy anniversary! That photo of you and your girl is too perfect. Make sure it goes in the archival photo book so future generations can see how their ancestors looked in 2012. I dare you.

Genn said...

Congratulations on being down 4.5 pounds Hol! When you think of it as a large can of crisco, well good riddance 4.5 lbs!! Way to go.
Your daughter's boyfriend sounds like a real keeper. Yes mam keep him around.
I'm sorry for your Daddy. Praying for him.

just call me jo said...

Happy Wedded Awareness Day X five!!! You are so lucky to be spending the day (not fishing) with that man. Congrats on the weight thing and the daughter happy thing. Sorry about the Dad chemo thing. I will do the prayer thing cuz I love you, thing.

RoeH said...

Ummmmm....that first picture is moi. Dang those people for putting it on the web.

And Happy Anniversary to both of ye'. I only have a cat to share an anniversary with but it's hard waking him up for it. I wonder what having a good man around would be like.

Got your dad in my thoughts and prayers. Hope he's doing okay. Chemo. Bad thing. But good when it kicks the tar out of what's bothering his body.

Tabitha said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!!!! Congrats on the weight loss! Your dad is in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds. You know how to Partay!

Congrats on 4.5 pounds.......that is harder than people think! I think it's a real big deal and am cheering you on from CO. (PS ~ stay away from the cookies)

Sorry to hear your Dad is having a bad time. Tell him we are thinking of him, ok?

YEAH DAUGHTER......and WOW what a cute couple they make! I love a man in uniform (married one) so I can see the attraction.

Warm hugs to you girl.

corners of my life said...

You go girl!
Keep up the good {ww} work.

Kris said...

Happy Anniversay kiddo! Sounds like the perfect day to me! I have your Daddy in my prayers! Yea for Katie! And YEA for your weight loss!
Love and miss you!

Anonymous said...

wow, tahst a whole lot going on in your world, I will keep your Dad in my prayers, thats so ecciting for your daughter, I know its hard but you will get use to having them gone,and they do come back!
Happy happ aniversary to you and that handsome man of yours, sounds like a great day out to me.
Congratulations on your weightloss, I think you look beautiful as you are but if you're not happy then you know what you need!
I too am following the weight watchers program, I stated 4 days ago, I need all theluck I can get!

Dina said...

Happy Anniversary! Good to know we get the same thing at Applebee's. Like your conviction that the spot is a chocolate chip. In my world, my psoriasis is acting up and the blotches on my neck look like hickies. No, they are not hickies and aren't you glad that I shared the whole p-word drama from my world with you???

Val said...

Absolutely. Congratulations on your good news, and prayers for your daddy.

Whosyergurl said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats on losing your weight! I am so proud of you for that! I used Crisco to grease my pan for the Cinnamon bun cake that I made. (How many points?)
xo, Cheryl

ain't for city gals said...

I always think of 5 pounds as taking a 5 pound sack of potatoes and sticking them all over by thighs! Thinking of you and your dad...

Betsy said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the picture of you and your daughter. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with pictures to prove how goofy we are. You and your dad are in my prayers.

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! And congratulations on the weight loss. I am thinking of trying the Weight Watchers thing. Hope everything gets better for your dad.


HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and many MORE to you and your hubby. CONGRATS on the HARD WORK and weight loss. It all adds up. I wish you continued success. What COOKIES? I did NOT see any on that canister. SERIOUSLY, I DID not. LOL Kids have to spread their wings and fly. Good Luck to your daughter. And prayers for your dad. Chemo is tough.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your Dad. Power of prayer that is for sure.

Yay 4.5lbs is awesome!! Go Aunt Holly!!

Your daughter is beautiful & her man is cute they look very nice together :)

P.s. Happy Anniversary!

Laraine Eddington said...

I don't know how I missed this post. I have had a computer aversion lately. Great job on the WW's. That is the only diet I ever attempted and I thought it was sane and workable. I think your daughter and the polite young man are extraordinarily adorable.

tainted with a positive view said...

Okay, Holly, I am your new Indiana acquaintance, but I also live in Arizona (Tempe). I loved your blog today. I also have a daughter named Katie and when she moved out, I felt like you. Just remember, she is doing what you raised her to do - grow up. So take some credit for that. I need to get back to Weight Watchers - your blog inspired me to try and make that commitment again. Have a great day!

deb said...

I love starting the day with you always make me laugh!!!!!

congrats on the 4 pounds!!!!!!!!