Monday, August 24, 2009

Sleeping with the windows open

At last some decent days and nights for sleeping with the window open and the fresh breeze blowing in, I love it. The weather hear has been perfect since I got home from Franklin. Even the dogs seem more frisky since the weather cooled down a few degrees. Tina was here over the weekend and we had a good time, it just makes me miss her more when she leaves though. I got another quilt on the machine and today I went to Grand Chain to the little hardware store to buy a good extension cord, cause the cord on the machine is short and I kept having to unplug the machine and change plug ins yuck. I want to quilt.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Hi ya'll!!!

Well, I normally post a ton about my summer gardening experiences, but this year has past by.... too much going on... we have gone camping about three times this year.  10 day vacation in England smack in the middle of summer.  Then right into football season.
But I can report on my tomato plants are still producing very nicely.
The rainy hot summer that we have had was perfect for these little red babes. 
I've been able to pick handful on my way into the house each day after work for a nice little snack.

Today, I pruned back the wild vines and picked as many as I could.
Some I cleaned and have been snacking on this afternoon, some of them are on the back porch to ripen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Up north

Good morning all I am up north with RedDog this week. So far it has rained like crazy and put RD in a bad mood, but I brought my knitting so I have been happy. We watched the Clint Eastwood movie "Gran Torino" and it wasnt a bad movie. Clint Eastwood's character reminded me of RedDog, cause he was grouchy and he called everybody names.LOL.

I made Parmesan Chicken Noodle soup on Sunday, cause I was dreaming about it Saturday night and it turned out yummy. It is Crissy's recipe and it is really good.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hey ladies it is Friday and payday for me Yeah... I went to the movies and seen Proposal LOVED IT. I can't wait to buy it. I am not much on going to the show but it was nice Erika and I went together. I am planning on going to see Lyle and Candy & Red next weekend I will be kidless....Crissy & Kathy keep up the good work wish I could be as motivated as you guys. Sorry have not been bloging lately I have been on facebook. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Hi Ya'll....  I need to get back into the groove here.

Movies... good topic.  I watched Changeling last weekend.  I thought it was good.  It was a bit disturbing.  I was not very impressed w/ Angelina Jolie's performance.  Although, she is a fabulous crier and she looks really good in the '20s clothing.  This was directed by Clint Eastwood....  Not a bad movie, just not a WOW...  movie either.

Movie notes

Thanks Crissy for the movie notes. I thought the Julie and Julia looked so good, I would have been very dissapointed if I had paid big money to go see it at the movies. I am really wanting to see GI Joe, it looked exciting. I totally agree with you on the whole body image problem. I have been thin enough you could see all my ribs and I still thought I was fat. I dont know a cure for that other than your suggestion to celebrate who we are and just love ourselves. I have been having a problem with my knees aching all the time so I finally broke down and bought some Alleve. I take two tabs in the morning and I can go all day with just a few twinges of pain, I feel ten years younger just being able to get out of a chair and have no pain. Yeah.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer Life

Hey all,
So Kathy and I went to see G.I. Joe yesterday. It was action packed and fun. Last week we went to see Julie and Julia, rent it, not worth the money, it was really slow moving and had no point. The house is looking good, but we've been on a little hiatis with the heat advisory so high. This weekend I'm off to Chicago to help my friend pick out her wedding dress and the brides maid dresses for her wedding next May. It should be fun! Kathy and I are still losing weight although it is painfully slow right now. I hit 33pds and seemed to stop. I will tell you that I have finally changed sizes and am now wearing the same size I wore my senior year of high school. I still have 18pds to lose for my Christmas goal. When Candy was here, Kathy and her went to Walmart and bought an exercise bike and some free weights. I've been loving the cardio work out and I think my arms are finally shrinking. Since this a girl's zone, I thought I would ask the advice of you very intelligent ladies. When your losing weight and it seems to stop, what's the best way to jump start your body again. I really want to make my Christmas goal and I'm starting to feel discouraged. Side note- One thing I have learned about myself over the years is that my body image hasn't changed much. I've been looking at old photos trying to pick a goal picture and as I'm looking at myself I realized that I have always thought I was fat. I'm not sure that we are able to look at ourselves through unbiased eyes and see what we actually look like. Now that I am actually fat, I look back and think why didn't I rock that body and find happiness with it. So on my journey through weight loss I've been trying to step back and say " hey your sexy, look at the progress, keep going" So I have decided to give you all a little assignment.
1. Stand in front of a full length mirror naked ( i know scary but humor me)
2. Really look at yourself turn side to side, stare at you butt, take an honest look
3. And then tell yourself, somebody I love, loves this body, the one I have, and although I see flaws, I have accomplished so much in this body. I love my body, I'm gratefull for my body and my health.
4. If you see something you want to change, remember the change is for you, your body is not screaming at you hey get rid of this stomach fat it's ugly, it's your head, and if you want to change, not neccessarily improve, because your body is damn sexy, then do it because you would feel better
5. Put your clothes back on and look at yourself again, and remember that few people really see you naked and those people still love you, so why don't you still love you

I hope everyon takes time to try this challenge. I recommend making it a ritual. We are so blessed ladies. Some of you have carried children in those bodies, found lovers and soulmates in those bodies, and happiness in those bodies. It's about time that we love ourselves. Well off to work for me, but i think I'll stare in the mirror first!

Let's break the silence

Okay, this break has gone on long enough. It is time to come back to the blog. Kids will be going back to school, it will start to cool off which means less yard work so we had better start communicating sisters. Tell me about the latest movie you saw or a new outfit anything just start talking. I recently went to see Kat and Crissy and my mom and sister Stephanie, while I was at Kathy's house she had a couple of my friends over and we did Karoke and had a good time. It felt good to reconnect with my old friends and I remembered why I liked them so much. I just finished my first paying job on the quilt machine and she said she really liked it, but you know me I still think I could have done better.
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