Wednesday, June 28, 2006
just y'all wait...and hopefully you can be excited with me!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
then nate & I went to the downtown market to find some onions...turns out, no onions. that's okay. we got peppers [red, green, yellow], tomatoes, cupcakes & low-fat cookies from the cookie lady! what a fun time. we ran into katherine, as well as my aunt & uncle. maybe nate and I will make this part of our saturday morning routine! I am planning to make some burgers for supper tonight, so the tomatoes will do well! but alas, no onion.
john & nate are going to the eskimo game tonight. it's a late start, but hopefully nate will nap a bit. I, on the other hand, am going to VSN as much as I can tonight! ['cause tomorrow is ALL about finishing my school work!]
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
and now, exhaustion has hit and I need to go to bed [even if it's the first show of big brother tonight!].
Monday, June 19, 2006
but alas, I am doing everything BUT what I should be doing - my IPP's! grrr. and I have an icky dentist appointment tomorrow morning. double grrr. and I just ate a piece of cake. is there a triple grrr?? oh well...more pics from ty's birthday.
above: new hat from aunty [it came with a matching sweater!]
below: eating blue cupcakes!!
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
so, I went and bought the cd! and this is the part of the song I really like:
"staring at the blank page before you / open up the dirty window / let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find / reaching for something in the distance / so close you can almost taste it / release your inhibitions
feel the rain on your skin / no one else can feel it for you / only you can let it in / no one else, no one else can / speak the words on your lips / drench yourself in words unspoken / live your life with arms wide open / today is where your book begins / the rest is still unwritten"
Thursday, June 15, 2006
I have been feeling a rush of creativity lately. lots of things streaming all up in my head...almost overwhelming.
tomorrow is tres busy. shopping for ty's birthday, dan's birthday, father's day...lotsa stuffs! oh, and the dentist. grrr. feeling the itch. and a bit of a strange inspiration.
I was watching "so you think you can dance" last night and when I turned it on, there was a couple just starting their dance and I was SO blown away. they danced to a natasha bedingfield song that really got me thinking. and now I *need* the cd! I'll find the lyrics and post them!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
so I have done close to 2 sugar-free days. then tonight I went to starbucks to get john a piece of carrot cake. so I was talking to the girl about sugar-free caramel machiatto's and she was telling me how they can make it with sugar-free vanilla syrup, but how the caramel on top had sugar, yada, yada, yada. needless to say, I let myself be talked into a sugar-free soy caramel machiatto with the caramel on top - WHAT'S THE POINT??? exactly. so to make up for it, I also ate a low fat brownie. yeah, that makes sense! funny thing is, when I plugged it all into my food tracker, I came out okay for calories - who knew. so as of this moment, I am right back on track...even though I will have the withdrawal headache again tomorrow. my kids at school must just LOVE me when I have that withdrawal headache!
ironically though, I got the "The Way I See It #53" cup that I always get. it starts with: "be exceptional. make tremendous efforts to be extraordinary. what a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. just make sure you do so..." [shelby lynn]
this got me thinking. I need to change my outlook and maybe the best way to do that is to be exceptional in my words, thoughts and actions. do something exceptional for someone. and herein lies the challenge: what can you do that is exceptional? I'd be interested in knowing. so, if you are a regular reader of my deepest, darkest musings, post a comment and let me know what you have done today.
Monday, June 12, 2006
not to mention, erika pointed out to me that hell's kitchen is on tonight... http://www.fox.com/hellskitchen/
Sunday, June 11, 2006
I was really honoured to be invited to susan's church this morning for her baptism. I was really blown away by the whole thing. susan, you did an incredible job sharing your testimony and I am glad that I know you and that we are friends.
we had madi's dance recital this afternoon...and looks like nate is going to take dance lessons this fall with grandma! all in all, a wonderful sunday - I didn't touch any school work all weekend, but that's okay...it's 9pm, I am heading to bed and I will get a fresh start tomorrow morning.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
nate & ty are both sleeping...ty's been asleep since 11am...maybe I need to wake him up! nate & I went to lisa's discovery toys party this morning; nate really enjoyed playing in the backyard with all the toys!
and I stamped last night. I'll post some cards here. I am still feeling like I am in a big stamping slump, but hey, playing with my new dazzling diamonds was fun, fun, fun!!
Friday, June 09, 2006
so, back to the 3 basics: eat less. move more. hydrate. I should make that 4 basics & add blogging. journaling my journey really makes me more retrospective and therefore keeps me on track.
so, here's me letting my stress go...
- as of today, my job at MGG is safe
- about 3/4 of my report cards are done - after this weekend they should all be done
- although $ is always a stress, if we stick to the plan, we'll be okay
- the dentist...okay, so it's not great, but I will go to the ortho, get all the gunk taken care of, pay the cash needed for that, live with the discomfort...
- I will get through the next 3 weeks and enjoy the WHOLE summer with the boys
okay, so I'll stop now. the boys are sleeping, john is watching something on tv...and ty is so very close to walking more than 2 steps! maybe this weekend 'cause at this time next week I am going to be all weird and emotional about my baby's first birthday!
Sunday, June 04, 2006
I drank all my water yesterday - all 3L. I need to do that EVERY day! oh, and I stamped yesterday [finally got my new summer mini stamps mounted!]...even if I shamelessly CASE'ed a card in the mini!
yesterday was a very productive day [maybe that's why I am feeling good this morning]: I walked, shopped [groceries!], cleaned, susan came by [insert smile!], I went by evie's to drop stuff off for angela & to visit with her mom & dad AND got 2 cards done! this means today, I have no excuses. report cards need to be half done by the time I go to school tomorrow!
Saturday, June 03, 2006
I walked close to 10k with rae this morning...we went slower than normal, but it was good to log in the time on the soles of my feet. I have had a really awful eating week this week too, so I am trying really hard to log all my food and get in all my water. constant goals, I know, but I just seem to be in a funk about the whole thing [as I sit here in my size 14 jeans...jeans I couldn't wear well 6 weeks ago]. I think that I just hate the hard work that comes with losing weight. and it is just that - hard work. well, I guess I will just have to suck it up and be sure that I am not eating to relieve my stress. water, water, water!!