Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tag! You're it!

A friend did this and passed it to me:

A) Attached or single: Attached since 1980

B) Best Friend: You silly bitch (a strange name for my bestie, but I've called her this since 1985 and No, she isn't offended.)

C) Cake or Pie: Cake, gotta be cake.

D) Day of Choice: Friday.

E) Essential Item: My laptop, no my phone definitely my phone.

F) Favorite Color: Blue

G) Gummy Bears or Worms: YUCK! neither!

H) Hometown: Dalton, Georgia

I) Favorite Indulgence: Shopping...doesn't matter what for

J) January (my birth month)

K) Kids: Just one. My son became an angel March 2, 2001. He will always be 28.

L) Life isn’t complete without: My family

M) Marriage Date: Which time? LOL

N) Number of brothers/sisters: One sister 16 years older than I and one brother 11 years older.

O) Oranges or Apples: Honeycrisp apples

P) Phobias:Not telling that! LOL

Q) Quotes: "When you know better, you do better" paraphrasing Maya Angelou

R) Reason’s to Smile: Too many to list!

S) Season of Choice: Autumn

T) Tag 5 people: Anyone who reads this

U) Unknown fact about me: I have always wanted to live in NYC.

V) Vegetable: Arugula

W) Worst Habit: But I have so many! LOL

X) X ray or ultrasound: x-ray

Y) Your favorite foods: whatever I'm eating

Z) Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Friday, June 14, 2013

I'm no longer even going to

pretend like I'm going to be blogging regularly. LOL Every time I say I will, something happens and the next thing I know it's a month (or more) later. Things at work have been rather chaotic. Everyone is trying to adapt to the changes in their own way. Some aren't dealing with the change in a positive light, and are rather, how shall I say this? bitchy......YES, that is exactly how to describe it. I'm just hoping that things will get better soon. We've been told that more changes are coming. LOL at least we have been served notice.

In the evenings I like to spend some time on the computer, while listening to ID. I particularly like Swamp Murders and Southern Fried Homicide. (I think I just like listening to the "southern" accents of the hosts.) Over and over again I am shocked at the violence that has been perpetrated against the victims. The pain that was inflicted against the victims and, the pain the families endure from their loss, and going through life without their loved ones.

I'm still attending Weight Watchers meetings every Saturday morning. I'm down approximately 23 pounds. Hubby and I still have Weight Watcher Wednesday, where we try a new Weight Watcher recipe. Many of those recipes have been put into the menu rotation. We've had tilapia tacos, sausage with summer veggie skillet, lemon pasta,and the latest dinner was Gruyere grilled cheese sandwich with arugula salad. This is one of my absolute favorites. In the past, I haven't had much luck with Weight Watchers recipes. Most of the just didn't appeal to me. Somewhere along the way I acquired Weight Watchers - Four Ingredient, 10 Minute Recipes Magazine. They nailed it with this book. I have really liked every recipe I have tried so far, and there are a lot more I want to try. I'm really enjoying cooking again. Still don't like the clean-up though. LOL

Keep on keeping on

Monday, April 29, 2013

Making progress

I just LOVE Pinterest and one of the items on my 101 Things list, is to do something I've pinned on Pinterest. Due to DH being ill last year, I missed several months. In fact, I missed almost a year. When I WAS working on my list, some months I did more than one thing. Now that I'm getting back on track I'll probably continue to do more than one thing. You can see my lists on this site posted in Feb. 2013. I'm slowly getting things done when I have the energy.

Ya'll know I love make-up and nail polish. pretty much all things girly. LOL. I've been buying quite a bit of make-up lately, so for the month of May I'm going on a self-imposed moratorium on buying any make-up. That includes nail polishes. Which I also love. My latest acquisition is Bikini so Teeny by Essie. It's currently sold out on the site, but is available in brick and mortar stores. I got mine at a local Walgreens. It's a beautiful cornflower blue. OH. my. goodness. is it a gorgeous shade of blue!

Okay. So. Holy Crap. I just tried to go to Webshots. And it isn't there. I suppose at some point I was sent an email, saying it was going away, but I don't read emails much anymore. Maybe I should. LOL. Now, I've got to try to remember what was there and find all the pictures I had on there. I think I was a paying member, I can't remember. Auto-payment maybe? hmmmmmmm I'm off to check out the new site, I'm sure (I hope!) they didn't just delete all the photos.

Keep on keeping on

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ramblings and Obsessions

Three things I have been obsessed with this week:

I've been going to Weight Watchers meetings for the past few weeks.  I'm down 16.4 pounds.  I'm really psyched.  I'm under 200.  It has been a while.   LOL  DH and I have Weight Watchers Wednesday where we try a new WW recipe each Wednesday.  Last Wednesday we had lemon pasta. OMG It was so good! We have a 8 points plus salad a couple of times a week.  I'm looking to put more WW recipes into rotation. 

I changed from FeedDemon to Feedly to read blog posts. Issues with FeedDemon. I haven't found a reader I'm completely in love with. I do like that I can use Feedly on my iphone though.

I missed my blogaversary, but oh well.  Wasn't the first time!  Probably won't be the last! LOL

Keep on keeping on.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Still Trying

to get back to blogging on a regular basis. I know, I know "Do or do not, there is no try" LOL Lots of things I have wanted to blog, but just didn't get around to doing it. Just random topics.
My husband is still recovering, the doctors say it could take a year or two. Seems like it's been years since he was in the hospital. That period of time last year still seems so surreal.

I've done a couple of things on my 101 Things list.
25. Re-start Weight Watchers.
33. Install or build a fire pit in the backyard. I've bought one, but won't put it in the backyard until we have some yard work done.

I'm trying to arrange an area where I can take pictures of my projects. This small house just isn't picture taking friendly. And my front and back yard are a mess, because I haven't had time to take care of them. I just don't seem to have enough time. I get tired quickly and it seems to take longer to do tasks than it used to. Just not going to give up though. I know eventually, even if I have to hire help, it will get done.

Lots of stress from my job. Something new to deal with everyday. I am grateful I have one, but I'm part-time with no benefits. Thankful hubby has good insurance.

I try to read blogs for a few minutes each day and comment. I was using Google reader, but since it is "closing" I went back to FeedDemon. I had it on my old computer and liked it. I don't know if bloggers can tell if you are following them if you use it though.

Looking forward to sharing again!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I'm still trying

to get my life back to normal. So many things have happened. Just trying to keep a positive attitude and do what has to be done. The holidays were quiet. I found myself missing my Mom, Dad and son more than usual.

I'm going to try to check in here more often. So many things I want to do just can't find the energy to do them after I do what I have to do. I feel as though my life is slipping away with this fibromyalgia. I just want to feel normal again.

Anyhoo......I'll be back soon, and hope to be able to post about some of the projects I've been planning.