Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I love red, I love red and white, I love this room..........sigh....
Now why didnt I think of this....
For my little Sadie girl.........would you think I was nuts????? After all, I see ladies pushing their doggies in strollers at the mall all the time....come on, weigh in...whatta ya think????
Im loving these metal flowers, I cant wait to plant them!!!!
OK...if I try really hard, do you think I could fill in ALL the boxes??????
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I want one of these.......I really really do.....I did ok most of the week until I went to the movies with my daughter.....enough said, no weight loss this week:(
Im on atkins, and one thing I have been having to satisfy my sweet tooth is I take diet root beer and add a splash of cream, yummmmmm!!!! Its like a root beer float!
Not sure why this picture is upside down, sorry, but you get the idea....
Ok, the last time I was at Sharons for a sewing day we whipped these cute little wool bags up, I LOVE the way they turned out.....I can't stop looking at them and the wool just feels so good! Fun and easy!
I havent been too crafy lately but I did whip up a pink scarf for my daughter for Valentines day......its on the way my special valentine....I love you!
Do love this bird??? I do.......couldn't resist, he so big and heavy, love him..
ok, heres the thing, its not like I dont have the time right now, Im off work for a couple more weeks, but sheesshh, its just all so much to absorb.....I find my self just avoiding it altogether!!!!!!!
Its very cold here in so cal........DONT laugh, I hear you........but for us, this is COLD...my garage is probably only 50 degrees out there......it is sunny, but very cold, I have a sweater on, still have the flip flops on, but I hardly ever wear a sweater.........are you throwing things at me yet????? we are just not used to it here,lololol.......
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I walked out to get the mail a couple of days ago and saw this HUGE thing in the sky...looks like the Good Year Blimp...BUT wait......its white, not like the Good Year Blimp....which occasionaly passes over my house when the nascar races are going on...so I waited til it got closer, and I read what it said..........ok, are you ready??????? It said COME TO LAS VEGAS M RESORT AND SPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I watched it slowly fade away, I thought, things must really be bad if they have to send a BLIMP down here to So Cal to lure us 4 hours up the road the Vegas.....
Well, maybe for once its COOLER in Vegas than it is here, we are in the midst of some of the finest weather ever.....80s...nice cool breeze at night...heaven!!!
Sorry Tracey and Glenni...I know you guys are back there freezing your A*&%$s off..while we are out here walking around with our shorts on...dont be mad, there is a down side to all this warm weather........we are having to shave our legs!!!!!! YES, in the middle of winter!!!!! I might even have to go to the tanning booth if this goes on much longer!!!!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Well, here I'am reporting in for diet challenge Monday.....and I have such good news to report!!!!! I HAVE LOST 4 POUNDS!!!!!!! It was an up and down week I tell ya, down 2 pounds, then back up one, I swear, I really should only weigh myself once a week but I just cant help it....funny, this morning before hubby and I got up, he said he had a dream I lost 4 pounds, and sure enough!!!!!
This is my diet of choice.....now I know a lot of you out there think this is an awful diet, and it does all kinds of bad things to your cholosterol, but this is the diet that works for me, and it lowers my cholosterol as I lose the weight, and I will only be on it for 2 months, at which time I will switch over to either South Beach or WW......but this will be good to get rid of the first 20 pounds...and I'am kind of an instant gratification gal.......
So I lost the weight eating this.....
and this........never hungry, never.....I hate being hungry, I get cranky, and mean..
So anyways, thanks to our guru I'am on my way, hopefully this will be a good week too....
Sharon's delightful hunka made me this sewing caddy as kind of a thank you for keeping him smelling good,lolol......and I adore it!!!!!! He sells them over at her blog and they are so darling....I know there are some copies floating around out there, but his is the real deal. Thanks Dennis, I love it!!!!
OK fellow dieters, let have a great week!!!! My goal is to walk every single day...I managed 4 days last week, and to try to drink more water......and to get in a couple nights on the Wii fit.....oh, and to remember to take my dang vitamins!!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
You go shopping and eat lunch outside in a quaint little cafe..soo...Sharon and I set out for Old Towne Claremont and a little shopping.......and some lunch, and since I was with the diet nazi I decided I better be good......Sharon had a california salad, of course you know it had nuts a fruits,lolol......
And I had a yummy salmon salad.......
Can you believe our winter weather, its 85 degrees outside, and its 5 at NIGHT!!!!!!
Of course a shopping trip isnt complete with out Sharon trying on hats.....here we are at my fav store (Glenni, wish you were here)...Barbara Cheatly's in Old Towne Claremont.........I needed to get something special for my favorite Valentine who did not get her Christmas box.......I HATE the post office!!!!!!! and theres no better place than Barbs!
And I want you to know, Miss Red Geranium, who for the last week has been pissing and moaning about being frozen back in the mid west....was complaining about the HEAT today,lololololol.......she had to wear mittons for a week, INSIDE, and she was too warm today!!!!!!!! well. Im not gonna say it......oh wait, I just did!!!!!!!
Well, it was a gorgeous day and now we are ready for spring......I need to go to the nursery and get some flowers!!!!
Next week its spose to be back to normal, 60s, so I guess we need to enjoy it while it lasts!!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
OKIE DOKIE...here we go, this is MY day one of Sharons diet challenge, I just could not get into it last week, too much stressful stuff going on....so this is my first day, I have chosen the Atkins Diet to begin with, then I will switch over to maybe South Beach or WW, once I have lost about 30 pounds, my total goal is to lose 45 pounds, and I would like 20 of them gone by my birthday, is that too much too ask????????? I will not publish my starting weight, these pictures are worth a 1000 words, and lots of humiliation.......BUT since our fearless diet guru was not too proud to put her pictures for the whole bloggy world to see, I am not too proud to put MY A&* on the line.......maybe this will be the final wake up call to stay the course!!!!! Thanks Sharon for hosting this monumental event in the bloggysphere, I needed a kick in my large barge!!!!!! This is the most I have ever weighed, and the sad thing is, I had lost a good bit of it a couple years ago, only to put it right back on!!!!!
BUTT, pardon the pun, Iam determined to win this time,and hubby is joining me to so I will have accountibilty. Also my BFF Glenni and I are starting a walking program....yes yes, I know she lives on the opposite coast, but where theres a will theres a way!!!!! Heres to us Glenni, we did it before, we will do it again!!!!!
Yesterday we met some friends in the city of Orange,we had a nice lunch and enjoyed the amazing 85 degree weather we are having here in So Cal.....I have the last bread I will be having for a long time!
I got this awesome box of yumminess from my oldest, who also lives in Ct.....the purse is too die for...she also sent me a yummy soft throw, which I have already been using...thanks Honey, I love you and miss you so much!!!!
In keeping with one of Tammys new years resolutions, I too want to read more. They say it protects your mind against alzhiemers and demetia......so, I too will be reading more, and here are 2 that I cannot wait to dive into. Wally Lamb is one of my favs, I cant wait to read this new one.......and this book about polygomy looks intriging, although Im sure its not as fun a BIG LOVE, which by the way will be back SOON!!!!!!!!
I have a brutal cold that seems to be going around...its kicking my butt right now, lets just hope it keeps my appetite at bay,lol.........Good Luck everyone, and I will be posting every Monday with the number of pounds I have lost, we are all in this together!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 9, 2009
My bff Glenni just came up with the best gift, and it will keep on giving for years....she made us...she and I...an album called The story of Life.....and shes going to send me a packet every month to make pages to add to the book...pages for Jan, Feb , March and so on.....such a great way to capture our year. I cannot wait to get started!!!!!!
When I was back in New England last year visiting Glenni and my daughter, I went to this awesome nursery called Hollandia in CT....they had the most awesome ceramic mushrooms, red ones, but alas, I do not trust my packing enough to bring any home with me. Well, look what Glenni sent me!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!
In keeping with the fact that I LOVE red.AND I love birds..my sister got me these darling bird plates, and little bird salt and pepper shakers.......I love them, thanks Linda!!!!!
And I so apologize Miss Polka Dot that its taken this long to get this adorable gift posted....Cheryl made me this darling little spray cover with pressing spray, thanks sooooo much!!!!!!!
I have joined a PIF over at Cupcakes...this is my first one....so if you want to play with ME, email me and let me know you want in...theres room for 3 gals......and I will email you and let you know, I will take the first 3 emails. Then.....you continue it on your blog...you will have 3 gals to send a handmade gift to by June.
Here in Cali we had a pretty good size earthquake last night...funny because it was an odd time for an earthquake, I was in the kitchen and I almost had to grab the counter to keep from falling. At my sisters house, about 15 miles from her, stuff fell off her shelves......she lives right on the San Andreas fault, which is the biggest fault in Cali.....
In keeping with my new word, GRATITUDE.......Iam grateful it wasn't the BIG ONE!!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I just fell so far behind Im JUST now sharing my gifties from my sistas.....my battery in my camera went dead and I cannot find the charger, story of my disorganized life, so I got my daughter the same camera for Christmas, and I borrowed her charger, so I'am back in business. The girls spoiled me rotten as you can see.........NAncy got me cutest little coin purse and charm, some cute little goodies I already put away....BUT WAIT....CHECK THIS OUT.........
SHE MADE ME A QUILT.........A BEAUTIFUL SNOWMAN QUILT!!!!!!! Can you beleive it, hes so cute!!!!!! Thanks sooooooooo much Ms. NoBlog!!!!
OMG Sharon outdid herself...she came loaded with presents too!!!! She made the darling table quilt underneath everything...and look at the necklace and charms, toooooooo cute for words.....
Heres a close up of the charms........
She gave me this bracelet before Christmas, she knows I love my Brighton, and it says sisters....I love it, and I love you cupcake!!!
We had the best time at our Christmas party, cant wait til our next event, and if you know us, you know it will be soon,lolololol......
OH........AND there was lot of fun fun candy too, Godiva and other fun stuff, well, ya didnt think I would still have it this long after the fact did you???????????
Sorry, had to eat it all before Sharons diet challenge started..........