Friday, 31 July 2009

Man, I wish my spacebar worked.

I am going to type this postwithout backspacingonce.As you canclearlysee, Threepeat has messed upthe keyboardon my laptop LARGE. My lastfew posts have been editedby me, as I go back and put in a spacewhereever it is necessary. This post, however, is unedited. Sometimesthespacebarworksand sometimes,well, it clearly doesn't.

DAMN.

I wonder how much it will cost to get it fixed...and more importantly,how long I will be withoutmy laptop whileitgets fixed.

SIGH.

In other news,tomorrow is Jenny Craig weigh-in day.Iamexcited, yet nervous.I havebeenVERY good this week,walkingevery day forhalfanhour. I have not cheatedandhavea casefullof water inmy system. I'll let you knowthe resultstomorrow.

Isthe spacebarissue pissing you off yet? HA...welcome to my world.

Today was the day that I wassupposed to take delivery of my new minivan.Didn'thappen. The van is in a depot, approximately10 minutes from my home,but due to PDI andblah blah blah, ithasto go to thedealership where I purchased the vanfrom before they can give it to me. Sigh. I was SO pumped about havingmy new wheels thisweekend.Ah well,now it will be Tuesdaybecause it's a long weekendBABY!

I have nowwatchedepisodes1, 2, 3and 4 of True Blood, Season One. It ROCKS.I aminlove with the actorsthat play JasonStackhouse, Lafayette Reynolds and Sam Merlotte. I can't decidewhich one is hotter. Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)willalways be my firstand foremost, but HUBBA HUBBA theseactorsareHOT!

OK...enough fortonight. If you have read this far, you are a saint...the broken spacebaris a pain in the arse...errr...EYES! Pin It

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Tomorrow might be the big day!

My brand-spanking, fully-loaded, top o' the line Town and Country is scheduled to arrive at the dealership tomorrow.

I just may have new wheels for the weekend! I am SO excited!!!!

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

These boots, errr...sandals were made for walking!

I have a horrid blister on my left heel...from walking in walking/running shoes. Yeah...makes sense, right?

Anyhoo....I have had to walk each night wearing my sandals to avoid further damage. The problem is that now, my back aches. UGH. At least I am walking. I also cut right down on my wine intake...wah. Now, I only allow myself one small glass (probably about 4 ozs) with dinner. Hopefully, the scale will reflect this change on Saturday and I will hit my first big milestone of ten pounds lost!

In other news, Threepeat goes back to nursery school tomorrow. I am praying for another day like Tuesday...no tears!

I just watched the first two episodes of True Blood...season one. I loved it. I am about halfway through the second book of the Sookie Stackhouse series and am really enjoying the books...the DVDs are just as good!

Well, it's late and I am running on about a total of one hour's broken sleep last night, so off I go...night all! Pin It

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Well, that was easy!

I dropped threepeat off without even a bat of an eyelash!

He's been in there for half an hour and none of the screaming or sobbing is coming from my boy! Yay Threepeat! I sat him down in the circle and he just turned to me, kissed my cheek and said, "Bye Mommy!" and turned to play with a toy.

The teacher is lovely...everything I hoped she would be...she has already come out twice to update the lingering moms. I am staying until noon today and will make up my work hours tonight...besides, that's what Blackberries are for!

So, my little boy has done me proud again!

Yay Threepeat!!! Pin It

Monday, 27 July 2009

Please pray...

Two special little ones need prayer today.

Abby is very sick with a blood infection. She also has leukemia. She is also deathly allergic to the antibiotic needed to make her better. Please pray for this sweet little thing and her family. And please pass on the prayer request.



Stellan is very sick with his heart issues which have reared their ugly head again. He was doing so well, but is very, very sick right now. This little 8-month old baby boy and his family are in dire need of prayer. Please remember them in your thoughts.


Prayers for Stellan
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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Bad day

I am a bad mother.

I have aspacebar that is sporadic.

My third sonis thedevilincarnate.

Notice the spacebarissue?

Yeah. My brand newlaptopisfeffed up.

Thanks Threepeat.

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Boy OH boy

Julina is gonna kill me. Honest to goodness.

Today alone, he has painted the walls with a red Freezie, sprayed lemonade all over our leather couch, hit Jordanna, the neighbour child, with a DVD cover, dumped his bowl of popcorn all over the family room, removed the spacebar and the f and k keys from my laptop (hence this post taking longer than necessary to type), sprayed "Spot Shot all over my kitchen cupboard (on the inside) and left little army men all over the first floor of the house. Oh, and in the meantime, he kissed me, hugged me and told me he loved me at LEAST five times. All in the span of half an hour.

Yes, I love him...yes, I am so glad he is mine, but my oh my, what I wouldn't do for half an hour "toddler free".

Calgon...take me away.................. Pin It

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Lotsa good news...

I'm feeling much better now...the SSRI withdrawal is all but gone...thank GOD.

I walked 2.6 kms today.

My weigh in showed another 2.4 lb loss...GO ME!

I found my outfit for my birthday party....errr....outfitS. I bought three (blush). I couldn't decide which was best, so I bought all three...it's ok...,whatever I don't wear to the party, I can wear on the cruise in January. WooeffingHOO!

Hubster and I had a date last night. We took the kids to Montana's for dinner...I had nachos...but only 1/4 of the portion...and then we dropped them off at home and went out alone, as a couple, to see "Bruno". Oh.My.Gosh. This movie is unbelievable. It is hilarious, raunchy, disgusting, funny, shocking, idiotic, mortifying, gut-busting, flabberghasting and absolutely worth watching. OMG. That is all I have tosay on THAT. Just see it.

My BFF, Kathy and her fam arrived home from the East Coast today and Mom comes home from Florida tomorrow...I missed them dearly. Looking forward to seeing them all SOON.

I am in such a good place right now...praying it stays that way for a while. Pin It

Friday, 24 July 2009

TGIF!

I need a weekend. Heck, I need a week. No a month. Afurget it...I NEED A YEAR OFF!

I love the fact that we have nothing planned this weekend either, so I can try to relax a bit.

The weather is supposed to suck, but hey, what else is new? I am getting used to rain and cold. EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. No summer for us this year.

What are your weekend plans? Pin It

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Sick Mofo

Could ANYTHING be right about searching for "sweetest boy anal"?

This is the sickest of the sick mofos that have happened upon my blog from their sick searches.

In an effort to thwart these effers from coming here, here is the info I got from statcounter with respect to this keyword analysis:

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Search Engine Phrase sweetest boy anal
Search Engine Name www.ask.com
Search Engine Host Ask Jeeves
Host Name cpe-98-157-68-202.ma.res.rr.com
IP Address 98.157.68.202 [Label IP Address]
Country United States
Region West Virginia
City Clarksburg
ISP Road Runner
Returning Visits 0
Visit Length 0 seconds
VISITOR SYSTEM SPECS
Browser Firefox 3.0
Operating System WinXP
Resolution 1024x768
Javascript Enabled

There is one sick MOTHER EFFER in West Virginia.

WTF? WHO the EFF searches stuff like this?

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And I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more..

Today's mileage on my feet is 3 kms. That's 3 kms in 45 minutes bitches! Oh yeah!

I took my lunch from 3-4 pm today, so I would get my walk in before (and after) the rain. I am so glad I did. I feel so good while I am skipping along to my Ipod songs. I think I have grea choices for walking...not necessarily in this order:

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
If You Seek Amy - Britney Spears
Halo - Beyonce
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
PYT (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Calle Ocho - Pitbull
Fire Burning on the Dancefloor - Sean Kingston
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Love Game - Lady Gaga

Gotta love good tunes to walk to.

Anyway, I am DAMNED proud of my self this week. I have not cheated and have increased my level of activity TENFOLD.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Just Me...

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Zero to 2.5 kms in 25 minutes!!!

I am very proud of myself this evening. I walked 2.634 kms in 25 minutes tonight. That is HUGE for a fat, unhealthy, sedentary woman like me. I tuned into my Ipod and walked up a storm. GO ME!!

I felt so good afterwards.

"Brain zaps" are killing me. Go google it...I'll wait....

I can't really describe how it feels, but it's horrible...another fun side effect of Celexa withdrawal. The only thing keeping me going at this point is that this is temporary. My head is full of cotton, I feel drunk 99% of the time and the brain zaps are just horrific...but I WILL survive. I will come out the other end feeling better about myself and being stronger and healthier...drug free and at a healthy weight. But these days are hard...both on me and my family. I snap at the boys and at Hubster; I am nasty times ten; and I am tired and confused much of the time. It's just plain yucky.

Temporary, temporary, TEMPORARY.

Did I mention I walked more than 2.5 kms tonight? Yeah...I did.

Go...frigin'...ME!

Keep me in your prayers, will ya? Thanks friends. Pin It

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Not gonna lie...

I feel like crapola. I am so tired and weak...so down and blue. All par for the course after just coming off Celexa and suffering a migraine yesterday. Add to that the fact that I haven't slept well in three days and, well, you got me.

Whine button on...

I work from home. I love it. I absolutey thank God every night for the blessing of being able to balance life and work this way. I can deal with a client, throw a load of laundry in, speak to another client, send an email, update all my accounts, throw another load of laundry in, have a conference call, run over to the kids' school for 15 minutes to see them get an award, get back home in time for another client call and still have the luxury of logging in at 11:00 pm if I need to. So many nights, when I can't sleep, I work. It is truly amazing...and SUCH peace of mind.

But on days like today, I wish I was in an office, far far away from the yelling, fighting, screaming, hitting, crying, yelling, fighting, screaming....you get it. When the kids are home on summer vacation, days like today are days I should be at the office. Unforch, you don't know until mid-day how bad they will be. So, this afternoon, I made the decision that I am buying a lock for my bedroom/office door. The children need to understand that when I am at work, I am at work. They cannot barge into my office to tattle tale on one another. They need to understand that I may as well be out of the home when I am at work. Since they can't seem to get that through their heads, tomorrow morning, when I go to get my Timmy's, I will be popping into Home Depot for a bolt-type lock for my bedroom door. Perhaps then, I will not be disturbed by the madness that is my house.

It's really not that bad, honestly, but days like today are hell. They are really bad, stressful days. I need not all this stress.

Tomorrow, I will enter my cave, only to surface for lunch and then at the end of the day. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

In other news, Jenny Craig is still going REALLY well. I am SO not hungry and SO not deprived. I had Teriyaki Salmon with carrots and brown rice for lunch and a HUGE salad with Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and veggies for dinner. I just finished up my Cheese Curls snack and I am totally satisfied. I am extremely proud of myself tonight as I walked around the BIG block (20 minutes brisk walk, both up and down hill) while listening to my Iphone. I chose lots of upbeat songs and it was all I could do not to sing out loud as I walked along. I got soaked...it was raining...but I felt SO good. GO ME! This Jenny Craig journey is no longer abou weight loss...alhough I will take every lost pound with a smile TYVM...but it is about HEALTH. Living a healthy, productive lifestyle. I no longer fill my body with crap...fat, cholesterol, junk, calories and gunk. I am eating normal portions of good, nurtitious foods, and as such, have gained energy and charisma. GO ME!

So, I had a crappy day, but I turned my frown upside down by doing something GOOD for me instead of something destructive like I used to.

GO.

ME. Pin It

Monday, 20 July 2009

Migraines suck...

BIG time.

I took the kids to Toys R Us this morning, intending on taking an early lunch in order to give them the opportunity to spend the gift cards that were burning a hole in their pockets. We left at 11:00.

When Middleman was chatting with me in the car, I noticed that when I looked at him, I could only really see one side of his face. It felt really weird. I pulled over and covered one eye and then the other and it was the same from both and/or either eye. I can't really describe the sensation because it was so weird, but suffice it to say, it was scary and awful.

It got a wee bit better, so I kept driving. By the time we got to TRU about ten minutes later, it was realy quite bad. We walked into the store and the bright lights seemed to make it so much worse (if that's even possible). I told the boys to hurry and get their toys (they already knew they wanted Nerf guns) and had a full blown panic attack while I waited for them to choose. I was a mess. In fact, I almost called Hubster to come and get us. We paid for our goods and I noticed that it was getting better. When we got into the van, I waited for five minutes and it was all but gone. I had had these sparkly flashy things in my eyes that made it virtually impossible to see straight. Driving was NOT going to happen while I was as bad as I was in TRU.

I decided that I was OK to drive and we headed for home. About five minutes into the ten minute drive, I felt the twinges of a headache. I knew at that moment that I was about to suffer an excruitating migraine. It all made sense now. I grabbed two Advil gel caps that thank GOD, Hubster had in his car and swallowed them down with Middleman's Coke slushy that we picked up from Mac's on the way to TRU. By the time we got home, my head was pounding.

I gave the kids to MIL and headed straight upstairs. I laid down on the bed and prayed HARD that it would pass quickly. I IM'd my manager to let her know I was lying down and didn't see the light of day again until 3:00. The headache was gone, but it left the aftermath of what felt like a punch to the side of the head...I still hurt now and it's 9:30 pm. I feel weak, nauseated and just plain crappy.

I used to get migraines on a regular basis when I was a teenager, but I forgot just how horrible they are. I get really bad headaches sometimes, but NOTHING like the migraines I used to get...today was a crude, rude, HORRIBLE reminder of those dark, dark days. If losing your sight is not enough, the pain is absolutely unbearable. If my past is any indication, I won't feel well for a few days yet. Thank God it's a slow week at work.

Part of the problem may be that I am in SSRI withdrawal right now. I have been on Celexa, an anti-depressant, since Joanne died. It has helped to get me over the bad days of losing your sister, and it has served me well. But now, it's time for me to start feeling real emotion again...time to wean myself off of Celexa.

Anyone who has ever been on an SSRI knows that you must wean yourself slowly. The withdrawl side effects are HORRIBLE and therefore, you wean over the course of a couple of months. My highest dose was 1.5 pills per day, so my weaning went from 1.5 to 1 pill per day for two weeks, 1 pill to half a pill for two weeks and then half a pill every other day for two weeks. It's been about 5 days since I took my last half pill and I am suffering. I feel lightheaded and dizzy, irritable and anxious, nauseous and angry. But this is to be expected. The last drop from 0.5 to nothing is apparently the hardest. I know I will be OK and that this horribleness is just temporary, but man oh MAN does it suck.

The one good thing about SSRI withdrawal is vivid dreams. Don't even ASK me what Edward Cullen, Jacob Black and Bill Compton and I have been doing in my dreams for the last three nights! Let's just say that if my dreams were a reality, "Twilight" and "Dead Until Dark" would be X-rated. LOL. Pin It

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Just quit bloging already...for the love of PETE!

If you think blogging isn't for you, stop blogging.

For the love of everything holy, why must you dramatize and whine and beg for attention? "I think I have had enough of blogging." "I think blogging for me has run its course." "I am apathetic about my blog." "I'm not in the blogging frame of mind."

Then quit blogging for the love of Pete! I am SICK AND FRICKING TIRED of people saying they are done blogging, when it is an obvious ploy to get attention and comments. They always threaten and never follow through. Just go already. UGH.

I have taken several hiatuses (hiati?) from the net and from my blog, but I've never been melodramatic about it, hoping that people would beg me to stay. For reals. I know I could never live without my blog or the internet, so threatening to leave would be a complete joke. So I don't do it. I follow two blogs whose owners have threatened at LEAST three times to quit. SO EFFING QUIT ALREADY!

GET AN EFFING GRIP. You are NOT that good. In fact, there are several spelling and grammatical errors in many of your posts, so please, step back and realize you are SO not Danielle Steele or Steven King. Stop writing your boring blog and shut the eff up about it.

Thank you.

Now returning to your regularly scheduled programming....

Stepping down from soapbox now. Pin It

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Down another 1.8 lbs!

Weigh-in went well today...I lost another 1.8 lbs. Hubster lost 3. Bastard. But, I have decided that one day, his cheating will catch up to him and it won't always be this easy for him to lose weight. Hmph.

But, I am very proud of my accomplishment so far...5.6 lbs in two weeks!

Check out my ticker at the top of my page too! BIKINI COUNTDOWN BABY! Pin It

Friday, 17 July 2009

You GO girl!

I am very, VERY proud of myself.

Tonight, Boy Oneder had veal on a bun from California's for dinner. Middleman had pizza from my all-time favourite, Pizza Pizza. Threepeat had a little of both. I had Jenny's Mac and Cheese with green beans and carrots and I added a cup of lima beans to my meal.

When all was said and done, Boy Oneder only ate half of his veal sandwich and Middleman left one slice from his small pizza. Hubster had Jenny's Chicken Fettucine AND Boy Oneder's half veal sandwich AND Middleman's leftover pizza slice.

Have I mentioned how much I love Pizza Pizza? Well, I do. Tonight, however, I was able to resist temptation...for the second day in a row. GO ME! I hope with all my hope that it shows on the scale at my weigh in tomorrow morning. I've been very, very good all week. Please God...

I want SO badly to wear a backless top for my birthday party on August 15th so I can show off my tat, but I have to lose my belly first. I really, REALLY want to be 150 lbs for my party. That means I need to lose another 12 lbs in 29 days.

I have walked every night this week for 15 minutes...except one night. I have been diligent in drinking my water and eating ONLY Jenny Craig. I have also added Hoodia to my daily routine. Praying for a big loss this week. Pin It

Pluggin' away

at this thing called life.

Jenny Craig is going very well...the numbers on my scale continue to decrease, so it's obviously working! I have so much more energy now that I'm not filling my body with fat and crap. I walked around the block three times this week and feel great.

I finally got my hands on some Bud Light Lime, which I have been searching for since coming home from Florida in March. Everyone has been out of stock, so I was pleasantly surprised when I popped into the liquor store and found me an entire section! I grabbed 4 six packs and Bob's yer Uncle! LOL. No, Bud Light Lime is not really allowed with Jenny Craig, but hey, you gotta live a little, right?

Threepeat is starting preschool on the 28th. He will be going on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:00 at the local Community Centre. He is SO bored at home. MIL is wonderful at caring for him, but never takes him any further than the back deck. He needs stimulation and interaction with other kids. He's very advanced for his age and it breaks my heart to see him staring at a television set all day. Here's hoping he won't freak out when I leave him with strangers for the first time ever.

Boy Oneder is still playing 4 on 4 hockey and loving every minute. He's the top goal scorer for the league.

Middleman is playing soccer and Hubster is coaching him. He loves it, and that has surprised us, considering that he is our couch potato. I've only been to one game because Threepeat is a NIGHTMARE, running onto the field, etc., so we stay home, but when I did see him, he was terrific!

Hubster is still following Jenny Craig with me, however, he chooses to add in things that she would slap his wrist for. Last night, I made tacos for MIL and the kids with Mexican rice. Hubster chose to add a hefty helping of Mexican rice to his JC lasagne...along with several nachos with cheddar cheese. I obviously have more will power than him because Mexican is my favourite meal (besides British of course) and *I* had to cook it...I didn't sneak one morsel of food! It killed me, but I did it and I am SO proud of myself!

Work is going at a nice pace right now...not crazy busy, but not dead slow either. I wish it could be like this all the time!

My birthday party is in 29 days! I'm SO excited about it! Maria, one of my neighbs, and I are going shopping next week for an outfit. I'll share photos once we're done shopping.

So, that's it for now...what's new with YEW and YOO and YOU and Y'ALL? Pin It

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Pray for Me, Pray for Others

Pray for MeWe participate in "Pray for Me... Pray for Others" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to add your prayer request. Join a community of friends who care about you, and hope you will care about them.

I am thinking about "S" today. "S" is a dear friend who has just found out that her mother has terminal pancreatic cancer. You are in my thoughts and prayers sweetheart. Stay strong. I am here if you need me. xoxo Pin It

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I phone, therefore I have an Iphone

I bought an Iphone today. It's not the superdeedooper 3Gs or whatever the heck the new one is, but it's an Iphone with 16gb of memory or whatever the heck 16gb is.

Anyhoo....

Anyone who knows me knows that I am Gadget Girl. Well my friends, this Gadget Girl is in her ELEMENT!!! There is so much to learn YIPPEE!!!

I have a Blackberry for work, but Facebook is blocked and so is my gmail account, so when I am at a client site, I am lost. LOL...so, I replaced the old Samsung crapola flip phone we have had for ages, whose display doesn't work, with the Iphone.

WooeffingHOO...I love it.

The apps are ENDLESS peeps!!! ENDLESS!

I can even update my blog from my Iphone!

OMGOSH life is wonderful right now!!! HAHAHA! Pin It

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Let's switch it up...

Time for some happiness:


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Kinda sad tonight.

I went to see a client this morning. I had to wear something loose, so I chose a flowy baby doll halter top over black dress pants.

Without even saying "Hello", my client gushed, "OMGOSH!!! Dawn!!! You are expecting???!!! How exciting!!" :o(

My heart broke. I told her that no, I was not expecting, I was just wearing a flowy top today. She didn't apologize, but simply laughed and said "Oh!"

I was devastated. I know I am overweight. I know my tummy is gross. I know I look pregnant. But I am trying, I really, really am. Having someone mistake me for pregnant was a huge blow. A massive blow to my ego.

:o(

Why must people be so stupid? I would never, EVER ask a woman if she was pregnant if I wasn't 100% sure. :o(

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Three things

MckLinky Blog Hop


This week's Bloghop category is three things you probably didn't know about us. This was really hard for me, since I share pretty much EVERYTHING here with you, so some of you, especially my long time readers, will already know these things, but here goes:

ONE:

We lost my dad to leukemia in 2004. He was 58 years young. We miss him dearly.



TWO:

We sell Japanese Maples. Our website is: Just Japanese Maples

THREE:

We have a sweet furbaby named Rosie. She is a Bichon Frise and she is 8 years old:

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Monday, 13 July 2009

Before and After

Before:



After: (Bear in mind that it`s only 3.5 hours old and is still very inflamed)

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Inkage complete

I'm not gonna lie...it hurt. It REALLY hurt.

This tattoo is much bigger than the other two I have, so it's bound to hurt more, but I love it. It is so beautiful.

I went with only forget-me-not flowers and her name and RIP instead of DOB and DOD. It is intertwined with ivy that matches my other tattoo, so it looks as though the entire tattoo was done at the same time. It comes halfway up my back and stay quite close to my spine, so not too wide. Have I mentioned I love it?

I am so glad to have a little piece of Joanne on my body. I've wanted this for a long, long time and I'm thrilled.

I can't post a photo just yet because it's covered in plastic and is still oozing a bit (eww), but at 9:00, when the plastic comes off and I wash it, I will have Hubster photograph it for you all to see.

I'm exhausted...it takes alot of work to ensure a tattoo for an hour and a half, but it's so totally worth it.

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The new me...

Today is a Dawn day. I got a mani-pedi this morning at the local Nice One Nails. They are lovely, even if we can't communicate other than through gestures. LOL:





This afternoon is INK time. I am adding to this tattoo:



in memory of my sister, Joanne. I plan to add pieces of the following photos to the existing one. I sent them all to my tattoo artist, Jesse, and he is going to design something for me.

The meaning behind a tea rose is "I'll remember you always"



The meaning behind a pink carnation is "I'll never forget you"



The meaning behind pansies is "loving thoughts"



Finally, forget-me-nots have a meaning that is obvious from their name. I am debating on whether to have the forget me nots put on the top of my foot instead of adding to the other tattoo like the other flowers. I will just have two or three forget me nots on my foot. In either case, I will not have the fairy becuase in order to tattoo people, the tat must be big. I don't want a biker chick sized tat thanks.



So, I will update after my appopintment! Pin It

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Fantastic weekend...kinda.

Although Mother Nature chose to give us another weekend of pretty shitty weather, da boyz and Hubster and I had a blast at Jim and Karen's cottage.

We arrived at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon, and left at about 2:30 today. 23 hours of great company, a beautiful cottage, good food and good times.

Sarah and Ryan came with sweet Molly and baby Charlotte. I fell in love with Charlotte the moment I saw her. She is two months old, but looks like a newborn. She was a bit early, so was only 5.5 lbs at birth. She now weighs a whopping 9 lbs, so she is a little bigger than Threepeat was a birth. To me, she is a newborn. She loves being cuddled and I love TO cuddle, so we hit it off immediately. I loved on her and got my baby fix, so all was good in my world. She was another nail in the coffin of me wanting another child because the yearning for a fourth was just not there. Threepeat completed me completely. LOL. I am SO done.

We spent alot of time fishing, and, unlike last year, we had lots of bites! We caught a crapload of sunfish, which we promptly threw back. BUT...Middleman caught a BASS!!!! It was a little one, but big enough for ME to eat, but Ryan thought it best to set him free, so we did. Wah. Not before we got this photo:



He was SO proud of himself. It was adorable.

Threepeat fell in love with two-year-old Molly. He says he is going to marry her. LOL. They spent alot of time in the bedroom with the door closed. Oh come ON people, they are TWO!!! They were reading a "Thomas the Tank Engine" book.

Threepeat had a fascination with baby Charlotte's toes...but then again, who DOESN'T?

Anyway, great friends, great fun, non-Jenny Craig food...but not too far off the wagon...YAY ME. All in all, a fantastic weekend.

Tomorrow is a vacay day and I am getting re-inked. Jesse, my tattoo artist is adding to the butterfly/ivy tat on the small of my back. It is a memorial for my sister. Pics and a definition of the design to follow. I am SO excited. Pin It

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Weigh-in day...

Hubster lost 6 pounds...SOB.

I lost 3.8 lbs. YAY ME!

Even though Hubster lost more, I am doing this for ME. It shouldn`t matter what he loses...only that *I* stay focused.

I am happy with 3.8 lbs. GO ME! Pin It

Friday, 10 July 2009

OOOOOHHHH that makes me mad!

Hubster went to Chilli's for lunch today with a client. Before he left, we discussed and referenced the Chilli's online nutritional information so that he would be as close to his daily caloric intake as possible. It's virtually impossible to stay within the proper range at a place like Chilli's. We did find that the Chicken Pita Fajita was "only" 450 calories and 17 grams of fat. Not THAT bad. Hubster said that he would order the Chicken Pita Fajita with a salad instead of fries. GOOD BOY right? W.R.O.N.G.

He came home tonight and told me that he ate a Chilli's Cheesesteak Sandwich instead because they didn't have the Chicken Pita Fajita. The Cheesesteak Sandwich ALONE has 1010 calories and 55 grams of fat. Yes, my dear friends, FIFTY-FIVE GRAMS OF FAT. Oh...sorry...I forgot to mention...he had fries too...that's another 539 calories and 28.8 grams of fat. AND...when I asked him if he washed this crap down with Coke, his answer was, "Yes...two." That's 97 calories each and a GABILLION grams of sugar.

Why does this make me mad? Because I have been SO good. I have eaten only Jenny Craig meals (which are wonderful) and have been very careful not to cheat, even when cooking really yummy stuff for the kids. Tomorrow, when we have our first official weigh in, Hubster will have lost more weight than me. That pisses me off. Did I mention that he had a LARGE popcorn with EXTRA butter at the movies on Monday night? Damn him. DAMN HIM.

I am so mad I could spit. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!

I will update you all after our weigh in at 9:55 tomorrow morning.

DAMMMMMMMMMMIT! Pin It

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Ramble-o-rama

Let's see...what can I blog about tonight?

Miscellaneous ramblings you say? OK...

Tonight is the first night that I feel hungry. The Jenny Craig Personal Pan Pizza is vile and completely unsatisfying. Blah. I choked it down and then had a salad, but that is one mofoing meal I will never purchase again. I am munching on carrots as I type this, so all is good in the world again.

Boy Oneder has one more day of hockey camp and then his summer begins. Middleman was supposed to be in camp this week, but a high fever for 5 days kept him home. God help me.

Threepeat's nose is MUCH better. It's just red now, as he chose to pick the scab off entirely. Gross.

Work is good. I had my mid-year performance review today and I am proud of my accomplishments thusfar. YAY me.

We finally had sun today. I had to work through it, but it was nice to have the sun shining through the window for once this summer.

This weekend is cottage weekend at Jim and Karen's. The weather is supposed to suck on Saturday, but not so bad on Sunday, so hopefully it's not a complete wash.

I have designed a new tattoo, which will be added to the one on the small of my back. I have an appointment to meet with my tattoo artist tomorrow afternoon (YAY half day summer Fridays) and then he will tweak it for my inking on Monday. I am taking a vacay day for it and I am very excited. It is a memorial tat for my sister, Joanne, and I will share pics on Monday night.

What else? Hmm...

The neighbs still rock. We have been spending lots of time with them...well, Threepeat and I anyway. If it't not hockey, it's soccer, and Threepeat is a nightmare at the arena/field, so Hubster takes Boy Oneder and Middleman to the sports and Threepeat and I hang with the neighbs.

So, my peeps, there you have it...a schmorgaspord of ramblings. Nothing in particular, but everything in general! Pin It

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Jenny Craig ... Day Four

I am VERY impressed with Jenny Craig. In fact, she is truly my new BFF!!!

Honestly, the food is fantastic. The portions are much bigger than I thought and they taste SO good. I have yet to have something I don't like. AND...according to my scale, I have already lost FIVE POUNDS! That's five pounds that I didn't have to drink away like on Weight Watchers. With Jenny, I drink two regular bottles of water a day and, if I'm thirsty, I drink more. If I'm not thirsty, I drink less. Weight Watchers had me drinking all day and I hated it.

Today's menu:

Breakfast:

Pancakes and a veggie sausage with Jenny Craig's Lite Syrup...SCRUMPTIOUS!
Timmy's coffee

Snack:

Honey Peanut All Canadian Bar
Water

Lunch:

Macaroni and chesse with carrots and green beans
Water

Snack:

Plum

Dinner:

Turkey and garlic mashed potatoes with green beans and cashews and gravy
Salad
Wine

Snack:

Diet Pepsi
White Cheddar Popcorn

I am telling you...it truly is THAT easy.

Some of the other things I have eaten are: Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks, Sunshine Sandwich (like an egg McMuffin, but even MORE delicious!), Breakfast Scramble (scrambled eggs with cheese, turkey ham and potatoes), Beef Barley Stew, Chilli with Beans, Cheese Curls (cheesies), Swedish Meatballs and Noodles (to DIE for)...each item tastes better than the last! It's almost too good to be true!

Anyway, the true test will be on Saturday morning when we weigh in at the Jenny Craig Centre. Stay tuned! Pin It

It's the way boys roll...

This weekend, I went to Walmart and picked up a mega bouncer. It is one of the best investments I have made.

Alexander, one of our neighbours is here playing with Middleman and Threepeat. I captured a few seconds of "boy play". Man oh man...they are rough and tumble.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Baby Hands

Favourite Photo. This week, on TUESDAY, 7/7/09, the theme is A FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH. Post up one of your favorite photographs and a caption that tells the audience about it.

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Praying or playing,
Clapping or snapping,
Nothing compares to
a baby's hands...

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Monday, 6 July 2009

Jenny Craig...the first 24 hours

I am loving Jenny so far. I know it's oly day two, but her food is SO good and I haven't felt hungry!

My day's worth of food yesterday:

Breakfast:

Jenny's Fruit and Granola cereal with one cup of 1% milk
Timmy's coffee with 1/2 a cream and one sweetener (sweetener is something I will have to get used to...it changes the entire taste of the coffee)
Bottle of water

Morning Snack:

Jenny's Honey Nut All Canadian Bar
Bottle of Water

Lunch:

Jenny's Broccoli and Cheese Potato <-- this was exceptionally yummy!
5 raw mushrooms (mmmm! LOVE mushrooms)
Bottle of Perrier water

Afternoon snack:

2 apricots
2 crackers
Glass of wine

Dinner:

Jenny's Roast beef and mashed potatoes...again, DEEEELISH!
Big bowl of salad
Glass of wine (I walked for 15 minutes with this kids this afternoon, so I earned my second glass)

Evening Snack:

Jenny's Cheddar Cheese Popcorn....SCRUMPCIOUS!!!

Honestly, I am amazed at how good the food is. I thought it would be tiny portions of freeze-dried crap like all the other frozen foods like Lean Cuisine and Wegith Watchers, but it is really, REALLY good...and very hunger satisfying! Pin It

Sunday, 5 July 2009

I am not cut out to be a SAHM

for reals peeps...I am about ready to torture and kill one of Middleman or Threepeat.

Today has been the day from hell.

I wanted to make it a special day for the three of us while Hubster and Boy Oneder went dirtbiking, but thanks to Middleman's fever, we have been housebound all day. FTLOP, I am about to commit suicide...ok, not really, but only because Hubster is on his way home. I tried to count on my neighbs, yet none of the effers were home. MIL went out with SIL for the day and Mum is at a cottage this weekend. I have been completely alone ALL effing day. Threepeat slept for a whole 40 minutes this afternoon and has been a whiny SOB since his short nap.

OMG peeps...calgon...TAKE.ME.AWAY. Pin It

OK Jenny...let's DO this!

I started on my Jenny Craig diet this morning. Here's hoping I can actually stick with this diet...

Wish me luck! Pin It

Saturday, 4 July 2009

My little angel has a boo-boo...

Last night, at the neighbours' house, Threepeat was running along their interlocked pathway and lost his footing, and this is the result:

This was last night about an hour after it happened:



This was just now:



And this is Boy Oneder and Middleman just now:





My poor little schmoopy. He was crying SO hard last night. It's not bothering him now, but it looks dreadful. :o( Pin It

Friday, 3 July 2009

Masterpiece Number Two



This one is for MIL. It's her birthday today. Happy Birthday Mamma!


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Thursday, 2 July 2009

Power Rangers and Choochies

These are two things that we need to get rid of in our house...the problem is that Threepeat is addicted to both.

He loves his choochie like a junkie loves heroin.

He watches Power Rangers like Kate watches Lost. Yes folks, it's THAT bad.

Power Rangers is making him hit and yell "HYYYYAAH!" too much. His choochie is getting in the way of his eating.

So, it's time to get rid of both...oh dear we are in for a fight. Pin It
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