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Fun Friday

23 Mar

So no fitness to report on – yes I am a slacker – so how about some fun?

Here are a couple of blogs I like recently – they are fun, enlightening, and I like them!

http://25by20five.com/ – 25X25 – she has some funny stuff and her recent post on what she thinks about when she runs – hysterical.  I might try to do this once – that is motivation to run!

http://diane-owens.com/ – In My Own Opinion – she is asking herself a question a day for a year. She hits on some great topics, and some things I would actually like to try!

http://davidkanigan.com/2012/03/22/life-goal-aid-or-blocker/ – Lead.Learn.Live – this post made me laugh as I have been on the internet all morning. Can you say slow day?

My husband started school – this is always interesting. He needs complete silence and no interruptions or his mood becomes unpleasant.  I, on the other hand, learned to multi-task. Just sayin’

I think I can see this being one day during the week where I find something for the girls and I to do outside the house.  This may also lead into something on the weekend as well. I want him to do well and I think he will do great if I can just give him what he needs to succeed. A room with padded walls and silence 🙂

I find I have tendencies like my mother – most would say this is normal and I should get over it. um, have you met mine?  I love my mom, I do. I just don’t want to be like her. She shows favoritism to my brother, my nephew, and my husband. Might I remind you she has two grand daughters, two daughter, and a daughter-in-law.  Yeah – she will deny it but she thinks the boys walk on water and me and my female counterparts are pond scum. It is the truth, I swear it.  My husband has been given permission to tell me I am acting like her so I can change immediately. 

I once bought two super cute shirts from JC Penny and immediately took them back when he stated I looked like her. Nice.

Have you ever read a book that is awful but you won’t give up reading it? That was me until yesterday when I finally finished it. I love Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum books – they are funny. I decided to venture to another series of hers called Metro Girl and Motor Mouth is next. It took me forever to get through this book. It took like 300 pages to build up to a 3 page play out. Not good.  The first part of the book could have taken 200 pages and the ending could have been another 100. Oh well, that is why I am not a writer.  I also think the only reason she made money on this book is because people loved her other books and assumed this would be good to.

Packing my lunch – This is what I do now. I am trying to really reign in on spending that is so unnecessary. I pack my lunch as much as I am not a huge fan of it. I can eat leftovers once – not much more than that though.  It also helps that I meal plan and prep now as much as I can so the fact that I don’t have anything extra to do for my lunch makes me happy. Last night I did have to put together the meatloaf and throw it in a pan – but that is the most I have done all week. Totally worth the payoff in my mind. I think I may still buy every once in a while to reward myself, but it won’t be once or twice a week like some do.

The library – my new-found love. Especially since I can reserve everything online – CD’s, DVD’s and my books. Then when I go to pick them up I can gander at all the new arrivals and book shelves to get things I didn’t know about! I enjoy this as I don’t have to buy anything and I can still enjoy it like I did! It kind of kills the shopping addiction without actually killing it! 

Shopping addiction – I think I have one. Nothing major that costs me thousands, but it is where my $5 here goes to and my $10 there. I found the other day when I got mad I went straight to a shopping website and starting putting things in a shopping cart. I never ended up buying, but it made me feel like I had. This also in turn had me turn to the library so I could things and then bring them back when the buyer’s remorse” wore off.  Kinda silly – but I think I have made a break through with this one!

My kids – I read a book about a drunk driver tearing apart a family. A daughter and a husband were killed leaving a mother and her other daughter. It made me cry the entire 3 beginning chapters. I love my girls like no other and I hope they grow to understand that.  It makes me want to cuddle them at night, let them sleep in bed with us, sleep in later, eat cereal at all time, and just enjoy them. Now I realize I need to parent them and make them understand that no means no, but I also want them to know they are always loved.  Now to find balance in doing all of that 🙂


Is that enough for now? 🙂




Spring Break #6, #11, #18 (Kinda), #19, #22, and #23

16 Mar

So I can tell you that #1 might not happen – no good movies come out until today and there are no noon showings for 21 Jump Street. I will see it though….can’t even wait!

#6 Organize  the spare room – this actually turned out to just be cleaning the desk and tidying the closet. Easy Peasy – why did it take me so long to do??

#11 Watch girlie movies – The Devil Wears Prada. I wish I could have fashion like that and eye makeup like Andrea.

#18 Zumba just isn’t going to happen. SO yesterday I went to the gym with Jessicca and ran – which felt great except I could feel the shin splints coming on in my left leg like always. This morning I have them in both legs. Not fun – but I will walk it out today.  I am going to make a date with Jessicca every Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday to run with her. I just can’t get into Zumba up here – The girls from Studio C in Sanford were so awesome – nothing compares.

#19 Find a couple of organic stores. Yeah, found them but didn’t like them. Nothing beats Trader Joe’s which we, of course, do not have. I did purchase some orange juice while I was there (Tastes so much better when organic), pumpkin seeds (love), and dark chocolate covered cherries – Um heaven!

#22 Minimize stuff – I get rid of a trash bag full of stuff and pulled out a bunt of shirts I just don’t wear anymore and am going to see if my friend wants them. She is smaller than I am and will probably fit in them better. When I gain weight my boobs make sure nothing fits. I need to lose some weight, again.

#23 Get a jump-start on Easter gifts – Jessicca and I hit Target after the gym yesterday – oh yeah 🙂 I did

25 Things I Am Going To Do Over Spring Break

8 Mar

These are things I want to do – silly or not – I want to and I am going to!

#1 – Go to a movie by myself ***No good movies to see***

#2 – Go snowboarding

#3 – Sit at a coffee shop and read

#4 – Bake stuff 🙂

#5 – Clean the house  *** Did, but didn’t finish***

#6 – organize the spare room

#7 – Make some things 🙂

#8 – Go to the Airman’s Attic (kind of like a thrift store on base)

#9 – Get an account at the Anchorage Library

#10 – Get my hair cut

#11 – Watch girlie movies I can’t normally watch with Nick home 🙂

#12 – Go through the girls toys and organize their closet

#13 – Try some of my DIY pins on Pintrest 

#14 – Read a book or two

#15 – Have lunch with Nick

#16 – Have a girls day with my girls

#17 – Eat frozen yogurt at Yogurt Lounge

#18 – Zumba a couple of times ***No Zumba, but I did run!***

#19 – Find a couple organic stores

#20 – Eat lunch with a friend

#21 – Put together a meal/workout plan to get back on the ball ***I think I have this done, so we will see if I need to tweak it or not***

#22 – minimize stuff….

#23 – Try to get a jump-start on Easter gifts

#24 –  Put together some learning activities for the girls (like the binder I found on Pintrest and love)

#25 – Send a picture card to family

Next week I am going to take a break from my normal posts and keep you updated with my progress – I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

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