Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Thank you for all the support ladies.
Well it's Monday and I lost another pound. I'm feeling rather unmotivated lately. I think it's because I know I'm going on NS very soon and I want to get the good eats in now. I had McDonalds on Fri night mostly because I didn't want to cook yet again. This being Susy Home Maker is getting old, I can tell I only have just over a month of mat leave left. Anyway back to the McDonalds, it wasn't very good, it was gross actually. I didn't eat Mc D's very often anyway, but I got my self all worked up on how great it was going to be. It wasn't satisfying at all!!! I should have insisted we get pizza.
flex points left: 5
ex points: 16
Well that's about all for me today. Thanks again for your support. Have a good one!
Friday, February 23, 2007
For those of you who are wondering what this is all about please feel free to read the comments left by piglet. The rude ones are under yesterdays post and on Mondays post.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Peru: Pack your Six Senses.
3. Nazca Lines
I've decided to tell you about Peru Today. Mostly because it's one of the many places that I want to see someday. Peru is a beautiful country with a rather bad rap. They seem to fall into the Colombia category of drug dealers. The truth is far from that. Sure they have had their fair share of troubles, including a dictatorship type government now replaced with a more loving leader with the aim of stopping the poverty and unemployment that still plagues the country.
But I have even better news. At the end of the month I am joining NS! Earl was on the maybe/ we will see thing. I said "that's fine, if you want to work on paying of the debt load first, that means both of us. You can't get what you want, if I can't." He went up stairs to the computer room. 25 min later, he came down and said "you can join NS because I just bought a flat panel computer monitor." I said "GREAT!" An eye for and eye, its only fair. So end of the month, two more weeks of this point counting crap!!!!
Well, yesterday was a good TV day. I watched the Westminster Dog Show, as I do every year. I love to watch all the dogs, and it's educational too. Next on my TV agenda was Amazing Race. WTF! Rob and Amber this, Rob and Amber that. I watched those two fall in love on Survivor a couple of years ago. Rob annoyed me then, and he annoys me now! Oh don't get me wrong, I think he's smart. But after watching them make out on Survivor, I didn't want to watch it again. They already have a Mil, why in Gods name do they need another Mil. On a good point I am eager to see if they will ever fight! Here's hoping they aren't the perfect reality TV couple. I'd like to see some drama. Next was the Apprentice LA. Which was good as per usual. Now my TV watching comes to an end till Tues at 8-Gilmore Girls.
Well I think that's about it. Tune in tomorrow for travel Tuesday.
Weekly Over view:
- Flex points left=10
- Ex points = 16
Friday, February 16, 2007
Good morning everyone!
I'm feeling much better today, sleep wise anyway.
Evan slept from 1am till 8 this morning. It was great to get some sleep. Hopefully his teething is feeling better for now...until the next time. He has 2 bottom teeth, only 10 more to go, poor little guy.
Last evening I had such a good time. Earl came home and said go! So I gave Jordanna a call and we went out for dinner! It was sooo great! I could eat my dinner and chat it up with out worrying about toys dropping on the floor. I had the chicken, bacon sandwich with a side salad. Okay so it was a Cesar salad, but what ever. We talked for what seemed like minutes, but it was really almost 2 hours! Then we went to Home Depot and got some light fixtures for Jordanna's surprise project! I never would have thought I would be in Home Depot with Jordanna. We used to go to Rona but that was more so she could check out Dustin who worked there at the time. lol. We also had to pick up some Nuts and Bolts for her new head board. "Nuts" lol. Good times.
We of course then got down to some survivor watching. During the commercials we moved a book shelf and got things pretty much to completion. I'm so happy you feel better now girl! Dustin's going to be surprised and happy too, I just know it.
Well the human spirit is sure taking a beating on the poor camp. They haven't had water in 4 days! They where licking leaves because they had dew on them!! That would suck!!! As far as my questions on yesterdays post, they remain unanswered. The switching of the camps isn't answered because the team on the bad camp lost the challenge. It my be used as a twist later I'm sure. Either this season or maybe the next. They where doing really well, they where even beating the other team. Then they stopped working together and one girl started to freak! Needless to say she was the one voted out that night. She blew it and now she's out. She was kind of a snot anyway.
That's about it for me today. TGIF. Sunday Amazing Race All Stars Starts @ 8:00pm.
Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!
Isn't it funny how a holiday known for love and relationships was celebrated more when we had no idea what relationships where.
We would make our valentine heart pockets and tape them to the front of our desks or to the wall under the black board. We spent hours filling out those little cards, sprinkled with punny messages and cartoon characters. We would fill our classmates pockets with them, and then open them today, on valentines day. Now as adults when V-day should be a night for a romantic dinner, it is virtually ignored. At least for Earl and I. Oh, don't get me wrong, we say the Happy Valentines Day stuff, but there is no gushing, or flowers or God forbid candy. (too many points anyway) I certainly don't need yet another red teddy bear with hearts on it. Oh well, I guess we (Earl and I) will just leave this holiday to the children, teenagers, and lovers still in the warm and fuzzy stage of their relationship.
But despite what Earl and I do for our V-day, I hope yours is lovely. I know I'll enjoy the Grocery shopping planned for my V day out. lol.
Monday, February 12, 2007
4 main areas
Greece is county rich in culture and pride. It has a long history, of scholars, war, beauty and arts. It has also seen it's far share of natural disasters. The history, like most European countries is way to long to get into, but please knowthat it has had a huge influence on the culture and people. They take pride in their strengths as a country that has survived many wars, disease and natural disasters. The Greek people in the last two centuries are just now getting into the tourism game with an open heart and mind. The younger Greeks are of course getting used to the hustle and bustle of the tourist season, but many of the older set look upon it with their heads shacking. So while there try to remember that the country still has a strong faith in the Greek Orthodox Church, so unless your on the beach put a T-shirt over the bikini top!
Athens: The capital city! Boasts the finest collection of Greek antiquities int he National Archaeological Museum, the Tower of the Winds which is an intriguing octagonal shaped ruin. Of course there is also the Herodes Atticus Theatre as photographed above (1st pic) it is still used for classical music concert during a festival there once a year.
Well today was weigh in day. 1 pound off, so many more to go!
I agree with both Leanne and Jordanna, something is in the wind! Earl got a nice raze and a great bonus this month. Which will allow us to redo some of the finances. This means that by month end I may be able to join NS!!!!!!
I'm looking forward to it! The worst that could happen is I have to wait till I go back to work in April. My income should more then cover the costs. So some time soon I'm hoping to get on a program with some support, and that has seemed to work for others. Now whether it will work for me is a different story. I guess we will see.
I think my main problem is boredom. When I have nothing to do I snack, and snacking on raw carrots just doesn't feel satisfying. Not that I want to down a whole bag of chips or anything. But sweet stuff, that's my down fall. Ice cream, Carmel rice cakes, cheese and crackers. This may get better in the summer, and when Evan is older. I can go outside with him, walk him in his stroller, take him to the park. Right now I feel so house bound.
The water park yesterday was pretty fun! I even climbed some stairs and went down 3 water slides. I was a little self conscious, but I got through it. Evan had a grand old time! He was so tired after that he passed out on my shoulder while we waited for our table to have some lunch. The experience at the water park, made me feel young again. I know, I know I'm only 28! But, I was feeling rather old and fudy dudy. Anyway, I felt invigorated! I smiled and laughed and remembered all the good times at the World Water Park. Some of the new stuff was rather cool, there was a lot more kid stuff, a new tots pool with a dauphin theme, also a new spray park. The slides where the same, and the new tub right sucked according to trusted sources, mainly my husband. Other then that and a new lick of paint on the walls, it looked pretty much the same. All in all it was great! I will be taking Evan swimming more often now, he really enjoyed it, it tuckered him out, and mom got some fun too.
Last weeks over view:
- Flex points left= 5
- Exercise points=21 (not counting the water park)
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Well I'm happy to say I think its going to be a good Survivor season.
The first show was brutal, I can't believe that they all had to build the nice camp, then had to brake into two tribes, then compete to see which tribe would stay there! That would suck! Most of them really didn't seem that upset about it. I'm looking forward to next week!
As you may or may not know I have an education in travel and tourism. So I enjoy things like geography, cultures, and interesting facts. Since Survivor doesn't get into the culture as much as they used to on their shows, I thought I would give you a very short over view about Fiji.
Culture: A mix of Melanesians (east of Australia and South of China) and Polynesians (Includes cultures like Samoa/Hawaii). When the Europeans and Missionaries came in they brought with them Indian slaves- after the laws where changed most of them stayed.
Geography: Over 333 islands. Known as the Cannibal Isles which was avoided by early mariners. As a result most of Fiji about 65% remains undeveloped due to very late eastern intrusion. Fiji is the main hub in the South Pacific for air craft. When going to countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Bali, you may stop there.
Tourism: Lots to do! All the regular resort stuff swimming, snorkeling, surfing. I will say that this destination offers the most in the scuba diving area. Fiji boasts an abundance of reefs and lagoons. They have one of the worlds largest protected coral reserves. Just look at the pic above - cool huh. There is of course much more to this wonderful and virtually unexplored country. Unlike some destinations such as Hawaii or Mexico, Fiji's tourism is more spread out. You will not find rows of sky high resorts and overwhelming amounts of people carrying cameras. The resorts are small and romantic, the local culture is friendly and welcoming, not to mention the view is unblocked by western influence.
I hope you have found this even slightly interesting. If you do I'd be happy to pick some other places to over view for you.
Have a great day!!!!
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Leanne asked Earl if we would like to go swimming with her at the WEM water park on Sunday. He came down the stairs and asked me if I wanted to go swimming really early. I said why so we have to go early, then it clicked, Leanne is going to WEM on Sunday. I said of course I want to go, but I need to find a bathing suit. No big deal right? right.....
So off we went to Kingsway Mall. We where going there anyway (its a long story) so me and Evan tagged along. We had dinner at Smitty's which is another point I'll bring up later. Then we went to the fat kid clothing store. I was flabbergasted! $100 for a swim suit! WTF! Just because we are fat, just so that we can feel as good as humanly possible in a bathing suit they feel the need to charge $100!!!! That's crap! But I know I will have to pay it, mostly so that I don't have to go to a skinny swim wear store and look lovingly at the tinny winy yellow polka dot bikini. Then another thought hits me, I have to wear a bathing suit! In public! Not just in someones private hot tub. Well that sucks too.
But I really want to go. I know they have done some renos there and I really want to see them. So I'm hoping the fact that I'm with 10 month old will help to explain the fat factor. I'm also not going to let being fluffy stop me from doing the things that I want. It's not like I'm that huge right. I'm small enough to ride on the water slides, I know I will not get stuck and they will have to call 911. The inner tub ride might be a different story. lol. So I"m going to find a bathing suit, and go on Sunday. I'm going to sit by now sexy and skinny Leanne (you rock girl) and be proud of who I am. I'm going to enjoy watching Evan play in the waves and take lots of pictures. I'm going to pay the $100 and feel good about myself and how I didn't have to feel I had to fit into the skinny yellow bikini.
Oh ya Smitty's. We went to eat there so I thought okay, I'll look up the points for what ever I eat on the web site when I get home. It's a huge chain, so I figured the information I needed would be there. So I had the veggi Quesadillas off their "healthy menu" and went on with my night. Upon returning home and putting Evan to bed, I went on the net to find the info. I was shocked to find it not there! I've written an email to the pres of Smitty's launching my complaint. I wounder if they will actually answer me. So anyways, all you WW members Smitty's is out! A cornerstone of family restaurants is out! So needless to say I'm back at day one.
Survivor count down 1 day- 2 if you count tomorrow!
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Good afternoon everyone!
I really don't have much to say today. I'm feeling rather content at the moment. I am looking forward to the spring myself Leanne. I miss my flowers and my garden! I'm looking forward to getting what we want to get done in the yard done this year. New fence and some flower beds in the front! Can't wait!
Other then that. Two more days till survivor! Three if you count that we have to wait till 9pm to watch it.
Monday, February 5, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Evan kept me up for hours last night.
He went down at 8pm and didn't wake up for his midnight feeding. Usually that means he's done for the night. Not last night! He was up at 3am! He hasn't done this since he was about 6 months old. But at least then he would have his bottle and pass out again. Max 20 and I was back in bed. Not last night, he didn't want to go back to sleep. He must be growing, or teething or something. Not too sure what was wrong. I just know that I am sooo tired.
I do however have a quick note.
For those of you looking for some muscle toning I found a great DVD. I found it at Walmart of course, its called ultimate 20 minute workouts-Target Total Body. I believe there is a Target Abs and Target Butt one too, but I figured i need work just about every where. It does require an exercise mat which I found for about $14. The DVD cost was$10. Its in a green case. I tried it after I but Evan down last night. I definitely felt it, but I don't feel overly sore today which is nice. I found the moves easy, the instructor Amy Brown was soft spoken but upbeat. Its a Pilates inspired work out DVD, with two 20 min work outs and two 10 min stretch segments. I did both the 20 work outs last night. I was sweating quit a bit so I counted it as Moderate exercise and gained 3 exercise points. I've tried a lot of work out tapes/DVD's over the years and I found this one to be great. The fact that its only 20 min is great, but let me tell ya when your holding some of the moves it feels like forever, then its over and you move on. I hope you invest the $24 bucks and give it a try.
Okay I'm going to go have a nap now, Luv Ya!