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New Years Resolutions: 2012 Edition

My final post of 2011…

 my 2012 New Years Resolutions!

I know you’ve been dying to read them! haha!

1. Find that pesky ever-elusive financial health. Yea, we are starting off 2012 in the same pickle as we started 2011. Hubby hasn’t worked for 2 weeks and he will be off for 3 before he hits the road again. We are going to have to make some serious changes this year. First up, I refuse to any longer be the one who is solely responsible for paying the bills. Its exhausting and not fair.

2. Lose 25 pounds.

3. Be a better Auntie.  I want to be the kind of Aunt that I had as a kid. And I have some pretty fantastic Aunts! 🙂 And I’m not just saying that for the one who may be reading this! She is an awesome lady! 🙂

4. Read more.

5. Try one new recipe every week  (and blog about it.)

6. Keep on blogging.

7. Clean out my email inbox and my WordPress draft boxes. I am not kidding when I say I have over 9,000 emails in my inbox that have never been read. I really need to work on that. It was almost 11,000 last week I did delete a few.

8. Learn how to purge. We have a garage full of stuff that I can’t seem to get rid of. It’s really gotta go.

9. Make my etsy store a real business.  I actually made some pretty okay sales for Christmas. And that was just starting in November. Imagine what I could do if I started before that!

10. Go through and organize the bazillion pictures that are on my computer.

There you have it. I guess a lot of them are more like goals than resolutions. But at least I think most of them are attainable.

I wish you a safe, happy, healthy, prosperous wonderful New Year!


Saturday Night!

It’s Saturday night. It’s getting pretty crazy up in here. Okay, not at all.

I am sitting on the couch catching up on some DVR stuff. Hubby is snoozing on the recliner, and the girls are watching TV in the other room.

We are celebrating my birthday this weekend. it’s actually next weekend, but sadly my hubby will be away working. 😦 I’m sad… but at least we can have some birthday fun this weekend.

We took the kids to the pumpkin patch today! It was fun.. far more expensive than you would think, picking three pumpkins would be, but its all about the experience, right?

We took the wagon ride around the farm, went to the petting zoo & fed the goats, managed to not get lost in the corn maze, and picked our pumpkins. It was fun. The maniac had a great time, and managed to carry her pumpkin most of the way to pay for it.

Tonight, we are going to go have a birthday dinner. I got a free dinner for my birthday from Black Angus Steakhouse for joining their e-club, so we are going to use that coupon! I’ve also gotten birthday emails from Chili’s (Free dessert), Lonestar (Free appetizer) and Sephora (A free philosophy body wash.)

Woo hoo for my birthday!

I’m not sure what we are going to do tomorrow… but it will be something birthday-rific!! 🙂

Well, I’m going to go take a shower and get pretty for dinner.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge- Path


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I don’t know what’s wrong with me today

Like the title says I don’t know what’s wrong with me today.

I’m still feeling a little off.

And to make everything even better I am on the brink of losing my mind today. I don’t know if it’s just the feeling a little off that has me out of whack.. Or if it’s the fact that we are going into the fourth week of hubby being gone and I have no idea when he’s coming home. Or if it’s the ridiculous amount of stuff I need to get done and I would have not had a problem getting it all done had my schedule not been interrupted by the blasted flu.

Maybe I’m just feeling completely overwhelmed. Maybe I’m just missing my husband. Maybe I’m really finally just losing my mind.

I don’t know, maybe it’s all of it.

All I do know is that I had to escape the house for a little while before I took it all out on the kids. I’m not kidding when I say I am currently sitting in the car in my driveway drinking a Starbucks.

I had to run to the store to get some carpet cleaner and I got a coffee and didn’t really feel like sitting in Starbucks since I was most likely going to burst into tears at any second.. So here I sit. I didn’t burst into tears until after I got off the phone with the hubby. He couldn’t talk since he was on the freeway in the rain in Virginia somewhere. I really don’t want to add to his stress anymore with my crap, he’s had a rough couple of days… But I really wanted to talk to him. I miss him more than words can even say.


This would be such a gorgeous day if I didn’t feel so crappy. The sky is blue, there is a little breeze.. There has been this beautiful butterfly flitting around the yard all day. Oh and yes the birds are chirping. And now some dogs are barking at a helicopter flying overhead.

I wish I knew how to snap out of this funk today.


What an evening.

I found a tick on the dog.

So unbelievably disgusting.

Why does this kind of stuff happen when Hubby isn’t here? Oh yea, it’s because he isn’t here. Duh.

This totally tops the half eaten pigeon carcass I had to remove from the garage once a couple of years ago… that was pretty gross. (There was a cat getting into the garage and having its dinner. )

I have to check him tomorrow for more when there’s better light. I’m just so looking forward to that.

And then, as I was headed to take the trash out that had the tick in it…

I found out the hard way that my dear potty training maniac has peed on the linoleum. I was wearing flip-flops that if you add water, its like ice skating.

Hence the OUCH.

I’m totally going to be feeling that fall in the morning.

I already have a nice painful bruise on my knee, and my wrist is feeling sore.  I think I caught myself with that wrist and the knee. Super fun.

OH well.. I need to go to bed. I am surprising the girls and taking them to the LA Zoo tomorrow.  Hopefully it will be a good time!  I’m excited!

Nighty Night! 🙂


What I learned at the gym today.

What I learned at the gym today- Day 3

1. Not all Zumba classes are alike.
2. I definitely need new sneakers.

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I took yesterday off because I was really, really, really sore. The good news is that I can now sit down to pee without wanting to cry. YES!

This morning I went and did some cardio- treadmill for 15 minutes and the elliptical for 10. Then I headed to te 8:30 Zumba class.

My gym and play group buddy, V, was already there taking some crazy Turbo Kickboxing Class. She tried to save me a spot, but I was not about to try that this morning. She is more gym savvy than I.  After that was over, she stayed for the Zumba class.

This morning’s class was taught by a different instructor than that one I took on Thursday. This lady, was hard to keep up with and some of the routines were just plain odd. (In one of them she was yelling “I LOVE SALSA!”)  I didn’t like it at all, I did manage to stay for the whole class while V did not. 

Truth be told, I think everyone was pretty lost. I try not to watch other people (while I’m flailing around feeling like the biggest idiot on the planet)… as I would hope they are not watching me.  But today it was pretty obvious that almost everyone was in the same boat. 

I am pretty excited about taking a Yoga class tomorrow though!

Oh, and I had a conversation with the personal trainer who was manning the desk when I got there about the Zumba. As as trainer, he doesn’t really like it.. since there isn’t any weight training involved. He said something to the effect of  “I see all these desperate housewives come in here every morning for their Zumba, and then they wonder why they aren’t getting results.”

I guess he didn’t think I was a desperate housewife.. what ever that means exactly. hahaha! I promised him that I would do weight training- and he’s not even my trainer. Oh well. I think the Zumba is fun.. so poo on him. 😉

Oh well.. I am going to go find something productive to do. I don’t want to waste all of this good energy sitting on my butt!

Happy Saturday!