Sunday, December 23, 2007
Well we arrived home yesterday, one day ahead of schedule. We left a day early due to all the crazy snow storms in Washington. We where afraid they may travel over the mountains to Interstate 15 which is the highway home. So I'm home early which is fine with me, I was looking forward to sleeping in my own bed.
My trip was great! We had sooo much fun! It was hectic at times, with to much we wanted to do, and with two toddlers to boot.
Anyway on to Tubb of Tuesday on Sunday.
I was shocked! Is my scale broken? I ate pizza, choclate, crackers, chips, hambergers, and yup more pizza. My weight as of this morning is...drum roll please...189!!!!! Wooohooo! I don't get it...but...Wooohooo!!!
Well thats it for me today. I'll post some pics of my trip when I get a chance to load them. After all a picture specks a thousand words and I don't like typing that much.
Have a great X-Mas ladies.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Well its 2 in the afternoon and I'm almost ready to go! I am so organized! Hero cookie for me!
Earl did a great job at almost finishing his honey do list yesterday so he's pretty much off the hook for today. Everything I have left to do I can't do until morning eg pack up Evan's bedding, playpen, music box etc. So I guess I can just relax for the evening, get a good nights sleep and look forward to tomorrow. I'm soooo excited! I hope I'll be able to sleep. I just got off the phone with Crystal and she's so excited she's almost in tears. I think that might be preggy hormones but to tell you the truth I'm almost at the same point. There was a few times while we where doing our running around this morning that the thought of hugging her and Mannix got me a little misty. Not to mention we went to my dad's on Thursday and there was alot of trifling through old stuff of mom's. All those memories came flooding back and I couldn't help but feel a lump in my throat. Some of her things such as the jewelery box my dad gave me have been sealed for so long still smelled of her. I'm looking forward to sharing those memories with Crystal as we unpack the crystal glasses, tea sets, and decorative spoons that where a small but memorable part of our childhood.
I can remember every year around this time my sister and I would be in charge of carefully pulling out all the fine china tea cups and silverware for our yearly New Years party, and XMas dinner. Or the even better times of sipping tea out of those beautiful dainty cups on cold winter nights when my dad was out of town. My mom would make squirrly jiggs and tea, then just us girls would sit at the dinning room table and just talk. I can remember feeling so special on those nights, like a grown up that's more special then the guests during the holidays. I'm looking forward to making squirlly jigs and tea with Crystal when all the boys are asleep, we will be able to sip tea from those very same cups and talk. I'm sure my mom will be watching. It will be nostalgic and a memory of our very own.
Well that's it for me today. I'm going to grab a Kleenex now that I'm tearing up from the above memory and say goodbye. I'll see all of you in 2 weeks or so.
Leanne I'll see you on boxing day at the latest.
Jordanna I'll see you when you get a chance to come out.
Have a great two weeks ladys. Have fun shopping in the crazy malls!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Well it official I'm now off for a month!!!! Yaaahoooo!!!!! No more smelly poinsettia fish gooo, no more being board and lonely, no more blowing dirt out of my nose when I get home! Well for a month anyway. I'm looking forward to leaving now more then ever, but I have an endless list of stuff to do before that happens:
- do laundry for all three of us
- go visit Cindy and give her the key, an orchid I bought last night as a gift, and go through the baby cloths I lent her and keep what I want to keep. I'm super excited about giving her the orchid, its one I've never seen in the green house before. Its got like a million smaller blooms. In a dark choc brown, white and yellow colour. I know she wont have anything like it in her collection. I can't wait to give it to her, hopefully tonight she's free.
- clean the house, I hate coming home after a trip to a dirty house. Coming home to a clean one that I can relax in makes coming home even better then leaving it. lol
- pack us up of course. This may seem like a simple task to you but with an Evan its so much more work! I found out the hard way when we went to Lethbridge that if you forget something your F'ed! I have to pack his play pen, cloths, blankets, Mobile music thing, toys, DVDs, diapers, wipes, bum creams, bath stuff, sippy cups! OMG it never ends!!!! Who ever said it gets easier as they get older was lieing!!! When he was a new born he slept toys where not an issue! OMG do I miss those days. lol.
- Tomorrow night we have to go pick up my contacts at WEM, a poinsettia as a gift for my dad...Booooo, down with goo! Then go over to my dads to pick up some stuff to haul down to my sister. He has some gifts, and some family items he wants to get out of the house before you know who gives them to her kids. Bitch! Those things have nothing to do with u!!!! Grrrrrrr it makes me so mad!!!
There's a bunch of other stuff too but those are the highlights. I wont bore you with all of it.
I got the first NS order in a few months yesterday. I have to say I love their new packaging! It's the same food from what I can tell so far, but all the packaging is colour coded by meal time! Eg Pink and white for dessert, green and white for lunch etc. It was so much easier to put away! Not to mention it looks so much prettier in the cupboard. lol. Since it was a new menu they of course snuck some of the new menu items into my order. I decided to try one of the honey mustered pretzel snacks last night when I got home from work. I usually hate honey mustered something about mustered and sweet bugs me, but it was super yummy!!!! I was pleasantly surprised! I'm truly hoping my body as passed it's platue I'm planning to sticking as close to the diet as possible while in Cal. I'm bringing some of my easy to pack stuff with me, the snacks, and bars, that sort of thing. I have the stuff I may as well eat it. Don't get me wrong I'm planning on having a good time, but there is moderation. I don't want to ruin all my hard work for the last year on a two week vacation. I will however be taking advantage of the free buffet at Disney land! Seconds? why yes. Dessert? x2? yes I'm in! lol.
Well I think I've rambled on enough for today. Have a good one ladies!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Well I was happy to see a weight of 190.8 this morning. That's a loss of 1.2 this week. I thought for sure I gained. I've cheated sooo much this week, but at least I've been cheating smart. We've been eating on the go a lot lately. So much to do and so little time to do it. I've had Mc Donalds once mostly because we had Josh this weekend, if I hadn't been so hungry I would have found it gross. The other times have been at Subway and regular restaurants where I've been ordering smart. Do I'm surprised and proud of myself.
My measurements are exactly the same this week so no news there.
On a non-weight loss note I leave for Cal in less then 5 days!!! yippee!!! A whole month off work will be great! We are so short staffed that I'm always alone! I'm going crazy! No one to talk to, I'm up to my eye balls in poinsettias, and the place is of course dead! I understand why they don't have two ppl on, but I feel so segregated and lonely at work. It sucks! I will also tell you I'm tired of watering those stupid pointed cetters! I'm tired of my hands and arms being covered in fish smelling poinsettia goop, I don't want to be there! I'm so not looking forward to working again tonight. I guess I'll just have to keep telling myself it's almost over. I can't wait to get out of here!!! I really need this brake! Not to mention I can't wait to hold Mannix in my arms, to hug my sister and spend some time with her. There is only so much I can take of just talking to her on the phone.
Well that's it for me today have a good one ladies.