Sunday, January 31, 2010

Month's End

I cannot believe that today is the last day of January! Where the heck did the month go? Today is my uncle's birthday, but they aren't celebrating it until next Sun. Glad I have off then too. I have been doing weight watchers now for 1 month, and while I might be logging my food as strictly as I would like too, I must be doing something right because I have lost 21 pounds so far! While I don't feel like I have, I am sure that it is possible. After the wedding I have to admit I did let myself go, and my motivation is that I want to look that way, if not better by our 1 year anniversary. I was truly happy then, and not that I am not now, but I was happy with myself then. With groundhog day being 2 days away, I am hoping that spring will be here soon. I would love to start walking our dogs again more, but I still might try to take them for longer walks starting today. I know that I won't have a lot of days off coming up here, and since money is tight at the igloo, I might just start doing what I did for the wedding. I will take the dogs for long walks on my days off and on my work days take them for semi long walks. It worked before, it can work again, right? I think though, that in order to do this the best I need to look into the Gentle Leader dog leash so that I can actually walk Gizmo, and not have her walk me. I think walks would be more beneficial for us all if we ALL enjoyed them. Hopefully with tax season coming up, Uncle Sam will love me and give me some money back. No, Penguin and I don't need anything, but it would be nice to be able to pay for the family camping trip to the 1000 Islands, and possibly even before that go away for the weekend once or hopefully a couple times to Assateague State Park. Other than the family camping trip, we don't have any other vacations planned, and with us starting to save for a house, we need to be frugal with our finances. Hopefully we will also be able to go on a trip to Chicago to visit with my sister J and her family and Penguin will actually get to see some of the sites.
Well, I hope everyone enjoys the last day of January, and I hope the start to this year has been as good to you as it has to be.

Peace love and rock n roll!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Can U see what I see?

Well, today started off like any other day, Hubs had an eye doctor apt and while there, they had room to see me too. (I was supposed to go Monday, but viola they had time for me today). Anyway, hubs knew he was going to need glasses, so was really going to get a new prescription. I on the other hand, was not prepared. I had Lasix 2 years ago, and as much as I joked around about missing my glasses, I am getting them again. Pictures of our new specs will be posted as soon we get our glasses. Let me just say..I LOVE my prescription plan. Apparently it is better than even I knew. I got glasses that retail for $190 for $49!!! I can't wait to get them. Both of our prescriptions are mild, maybe almost nonexistent, but the Optometrist thinks things will be so much clearer now.

With our 6 month anniversary of being newlyweds, and Valentine's just a little over 2 weeks away, I wanted to give you a little teaser about what we are doing. I can't tell you yet, it's a surprise to Penguin but it involves...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Mom! I hope you have a great day! Sorry my post can't be as cool as R's, but it doesn't mean I love you any less! Have a great day!
Happy Birthday to you!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Come Monday

So, today was my husband's first day of school in 10 years. I felt like the proud mama when I left work this morning and was all prepared to take a picture to post on here of him going off to school. Instead, I fell asleep and only had brief text conversations when I was in and out of consciousness.
Me: So, How is it so far?
Hubs: I hate math and my bio teacher reminds me of bear (Grylls of Man v Wild) but old
Me: Lol, that's good right? Why do you hate math? It's only been one day
Hubs: He loves homework
Me: Well, that is good ;)
Hubs: Eww

I proceeded to go back to sleep after this, and hubs woke me when he got back from school.
His next words were, "I made a friend today, and he is a body modifier."
I looked at him and said huh?
Hubs: Yeah, he is a body piercer!

Oh, man...can I have asked for anything better?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Root beer float

I personally love root beer floats, however, I do not like Caffeine Free Coca Cola floats. There is just something about see this

that makes me want to not want them anymore. It doesn't look appetizing, and well, it wasn't really all the soda float-esque, however, if you want to see a heck of a lot of foam...this is the way to go.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Well, it is the middle of another week and I haven't blogged in a while. Let's see if I can recap what has been going on.
Mon 11th I worked from 8-3 at PMC and then worked from 7p-7A at LVH. Between then hubs and I had a mini date night with dinner and a movie. It was really nice.
Yesterday I slept like all day, but then got up and hubs and I cleaned our apartment. Later, Princess came over and hubs made home made sloppy joes. Let me tell you they were so much better than manwich's. We watched Angels and Demons, which is a kick ass movie! You think you have it figured out, then there is a wrench in it. I also made sugar cookies which are awesome! (If I can say so myself). Then Princess went home and we watched Wonder Woman then Phantom of the Opera.
Today, hubs vacuumed and I ate some homemade banana bread with nutella. YUMMO!!! Tonight I work again. :( Tomorrow too.

Umm, I started weight watchers this week, and I am not sure if this is going to be a good week. I spoke with J yesterday and I do agree that I have to decide that I am important enough to worry about and to do something for myself. With the family trip coming up in July, I am going to do everything I can to get in shape. Next year, one of my good friends wants to do a girls trip to Cabo...hmm wouldn't it be nice to get away now? Well, that is all I have going right now. Not too much. Hubs starts classes on maybe I will have stuff or even he will have stuff to blog about then.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Can't do it alone...

I have been overwhelmed lately. Really really overwhelmed, and after talking with my sister, I have decided that I can't do it all by myself. I have thought and prayed about what to do next, and I think I need to start with stepping down from teaching PREP classes. Yes, I know I was looking at it, but right now, I don't really need that on my plate. Working 60 hours a week is going to be hard enough, I don't think I should add that as well. I am still planning on reading the Bible over the next year, but since that is a little bit at a time. I have also decided that I can't lose weight on my own. I did well before the nuptials with Weight Watchers, so I think that is the path I am going to choose again. I know that it was easier for me to be honest when I had to report to someone other than myself, and it is only $18/month. I deserve to spend that on myself. Besides, with our year anniversary only 7 months away, here is my chance to get myself back to the wedding weight, or better yet to be in even better shape. So, while I didn't join today *funds are tight here at the igloo, but will be better shortly, I will be joining no later than next week. Hopefully no later than early Feb I will be back on track and on my way to better health. Maybe with my income tax refund I can join a gym...hmmm...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Photoshop Elements

I have caved in and decided that I need to buy a book on Photoshop elements. I just cannot follow the online tutorials. Anyway, here is a picture that I think looks cools, although I have no idea how I did it.


So, today I have realized a lot of things. Life is not easy, and not easier since getting married. No, I did not except marriage to make things easier, well maybe just a little bit. No, I am not regretting getting married, I love the hubs and am very happy with the decision I made. I had a very heartfelt conversation with one of my sisters and learned a lot more about what it takes to make a house a home. I also learned that I need to be more frugal, which would be easy if it was me, but with the hubs, apparently he is high maintenance. With that being said, I have also learned that through marriage I have grow up more and more everyday. I have learned that there are hard decisions in life and once you make them you have to know that you made the decisions with lots of thinking and praying. For example, Monday I start a per diem job at another hospital. Yes, I still work at hospital A, but I made the decision that picking up another job is what is best for my family. Yes, I know that I will be stressed, and yes, that means less quality time with the hubs, but right now, it is what I see is best for us. As you know, I am teaching PREP classes at the Church I go too, so that is what is a perfect start to becoming stronger spiritually. I am also going to try to do a Bible Study through a Church I used to attend, and in doing said Bible Study, I will read the Bible in a year. I realized that I love what I do, but not necessarily in the context that I am currently nursing. As you may or may not know, I applied to grad school to get my NP. I won't hear anything until July, but every day I realize that it is what is best for me.

Well, that is enough for now. I missed by cousin Beth's wedding because I had to work, and I don't know if I will be able to get over it. I know that I will eventually, but I still feel bad.