Friday, January 29, 2010
I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
My question is: WHAT FOOD TASTES BETTER AS LEFTOVERS???
My response: Hands down, PIZZA!! To me there is just something about cold pizza that is so satisfying! I have been known to hide a few pieces to ensure I have leftovers the next morning ~
Leave your response in my comments and if you would like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link here.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
My new friend Nicolasa over at Low Expectations honored me with this sweet award!! Nicholasa writes such fun blogs depicting her life as an elementary school teacher, crafter and doggie Mom to Daisy! She is also a fantastic photographer... She inspires me to push myself at being more creative in my own photography. Check out her blogs!!
Just like with all good things, I need to pay it forward and here is how this works:
1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. Try to do at least one thing on the list today.
3. List 10 bloggers who brighten your day.
4. Those of you who receive this award are to link back to my blog and create your own list of happiness
7. Seeing family pictures around my home - They always make me smile at the good times!
Bloggers that brighten my day !!
Alicia @ New England Girl
Angie @ Messy Cars & Muddy Shoes
Brittany @ Our Little Family
Bridgette @ Life's a Beach
Amanda @ Amanda's Thoughts
Katie @ Katy's "Life"
Tracy @ Then I Got to Thinking
Kristen @ All the Drama
Thank you ladies for brightening my day !!!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Big game today in New Orleanes...
I simply adore watching Brett play! He plays with a love of the game that you seldom see; he plays with a Pop Warner player's enthusiasm... I wish for this 40 year old to lead his team to another Super Bowl this year!
I will be glued to my TV on Sunday afternoon cheering on the Vikings, cheering on Brett and praying for another WIN!!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
When my boss came to me after reading my Doctor's Release that stated NO repetive motion, she asked "why are you here?" I suppose I should have read the note!! DOH!!! After a call to verify with the Doc, it was decided that I had to return home for another 6 weeks! My job IS repetitive motion; I'm an Accounts Payable Technician.
I will continue to rest my arm, go to physical therapy and train for my 10k!! I am working on talking The Fireguy into running a half marathon as a team!! I think that I could do 6.5 miles by March???
The weather has been awful here in CA, so I am also busying myself with movies (LOVE The Redbox)!!!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
The program is a 16 week program with the ending goal being me running a 10k (6 miles) race. I have run plenty of 5k's (3 miles) but have never gone beyond that. I don't consider myself a runner, so this is really a challenge for me; I have rather short legs and don't run very fast. I have changed my mindset to FINISH, which is my goal!
Although it is early into my training, I wanted to get my progress posted so that I can be held accountable :-) !!
With the help of Dailymile I am able to track my training ~ So for the first two weeks I have logged the following:
Running ~ 13.4 miles
Cycle ~ 41.9 miles
Other Fitness (Walking, elliptical machine, rollerblade) ~ 12.21 miles
Total of 67.51 miles first two weeks of training !!!! YEAH ME!!!
Check back for updates ~
Saturday, January 16, 2010
* sleep aids (oral tablets) that I power right through, meaning they don't put me to sleep.
* tea (chamomile, lavender, mint) which only seem to make me get up and piddle a couple of times through the night
* staying up later - which is really tough since my alarm goes off at 4:10AM...
I can usually get in a couple hours of true sleep, but then around 11PM or 2AM I start tossing & turning and then my brain starts churning and I have a difficult time turning it off.
What I would give for a full 6-7 hours of uninterrupted sleep!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I had heard about White Chicken Chili and modified it for the crockpot. Nothing beats a Sunday holed up inside, watching football and smelling your dinner cooking all afternoon!!! The Fireguy was feeling a bit under the weather so we laid pretty low this weekend.
While I was learning HTML codes I had the Cardinals/Packers game on. What a game that turned out to be! I was really hoping that GB could pull off the win, but it was not meant to be. Next weekend I will be watching with undivided attention as the Vikings take on the Cowboys. I SO want Brett to get to the Super Bowl this year...
In my haste to serve up dinner (complete with corn muffins!) I neglected to take a picture ~ The photo below was taken from the internet at allrecipes.com. This recipe was super simple and very hearty!! For a cost of approx $12 we are going to get several meals out of it!!
I had dinner prepared to serve up in time for us to watch the WEC fights from Sacramento! We are not huge fight fans, but a local boy "The California Kid" Urijah Faber was set to compete. Urijah is really fun to watch and he ended up winning! The fight was set for three rounds and he won by submission with little over a minute left in round three. Good job Urijah~~
I hope you all had a great weekend too!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Use the chart below to help you~
Black - Stressed, Cold, Uptight, Tense
Brown - Nervous, Anxious, Puzzled
Red - Energized, Restless, Distracted
Amber - Hopeful, Mixed Emotions, Unpredictable
Green - Amused, Upbeat, Cheerful
Blue - Relaxed, Calm, Love, Tranquil
Dark Blue / Purple - Passionate, Hot, Excited
P.S. Almost forgot to report that my mood ring is GREEN
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Next up is a great wine... Beaujolais Nouveau!! This wine is sold but once a year at one of our local specialty stores. Usually brought out the week before Thanksgiving ~ The wine was recommended to me by a dear friend, and of course she did not dissapoint. Probably too late for this year, but you should check it out next holiday season.
And of course one needs a way to open their special wine, right? I received this amazing addition for Christmas; an Automatic Wine Bottle Opener!! Once charged this doll will open 30 bottles before needing a recharge. Simply hold the unit over the wine bottle and press a button; WAH LAH, wine is open! Simply perfect cork removal ~
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
(P.S. Remember to pause my player at the bottom of the blog to enjoy the video clip)
It is with such excitement that I share with you my desire to follow through with 'letting go' of things from the past. I'm not going to air my dirty laundry here, but I want to share that I will stop letting history run my life. For too long I have let things that people have said and done affect me personally. I try to make other people happy ALL THE TIME, sometimes by not being myself. I need to be true to myself and be me.. Let's face it nobody is perfect, we all have 'ghosts and skeletons' in our closets! I say so what!!! I have accepted my faults, changed what I needed to and have moved on.
I like me!! I love seeing the fruits of my labor in my children! I am walking forward, holding my head high and leaving it all behind!! NO MORE PAIN!!! I'm gonna let it go!!! Nobody sings it better than Tim McGraw, either...
Friday, January 1, 2010
I want to commemorate my 50th birthday year by keeping a daily picture log of my life this year. Yes indeed, I am embracing my 50th year walking this earth (half of a century!!) and will forever be able to return to it on "Lollygaggin'". I am also hoping that this will give me the opportunity to learn more about picture taking and seeing the world around me!!
Please hop over to Lollygaggin and follow along, won't you?!?!?~ Thanks to Nicolasa who inspired me to do this ~