04 December 2011


Happy December!!! I'm so excited because the countdown is on! In 17 hours or so we should be on the road. First to sign out on leave, then Bye Bye AZ! 29 whole days of gloriousness! I can't wait to see our families and spend time in CALIFORNIA! Home Sweet Home! Until I've had enough & then I'll be ready for Home Sweet Az Home! Haha! Yay Yay Yay!

Mike~ Mike's been doing well. He had to weigh in on Wednesday & he ended up at 1% under which is great! He's been running & going to the gym. Not sure if it was for weight loss or for reals but hopefully he keeps it up back home. He's been thinking about his future in the army & he's been throwing around some things. Drill Sergeant & Warrant Officer are the 2 biggies as far as I know. Either way he'll have to get into amazing shape! Health wise he's improving which is great. Finally!!!

Me~ I've lost 35 lbs so far which YAY! Each month I lose less & less though. It's been a roller coaster the last 2 months. I lose for 2 weeks, then gain. 2 months ago it was lose, lose, gain, stay. This month it was Lose, lose, GAIN, LOSE! I lost 2.5 the first 2 weeks, then gained 4 during Thanksgiving, but lost big last week. 35! I'm in denial a little. I keep thinking of a number I want to get too and I've surpassed it. I think "oh, I so want to get to ***" but I'm 10 lbs less than that now. It hasn't clicked. It helps that still wearing the same sizes. Some shirts are looser and they don't look good anymore but I can't stand tight or figure forming. It's a double edge sword. I worry so much about being home & not having my strict schedule. I gained 4 lbs in 4 days 2 weeks ago. I got lazy with my family here and now we're going to be home for a MONTH! It's going to be hard!

Dogs~ Cinnamon has been acting out lately. Getting into all kinds of trouble. She has been more cuddly with me, more of a momma dog. She still is & will always be a daddy's dog but she has her momma time. Hersh has been very close the last few days. He knows the routine, he knows what suitcases mean. He's been on us like a hawk since yesterday. Mike loaded the bags into the car last night so he's going to be on us even worse. Good thing we don't have to leave during the day because I know they'd act out badly.

Anywho, I'm not sure how often I'll post updates but I probably will. We have MAJOR plans this month. Going to a Raider's Game!!! Taking our nephews to the ZOO! Going Skiing (I'll be reading in the lodge)! Lots & Lots of Family time. Including CHRISTMAS! Our weekends will be packed. This weekend with be Cosgrave Time, Next Weekend is the Raider's Game, the one after is Christmas, & the last one is NEW YEARS and basically the end of our time. It'll make the time go by even faster. We'll have to fit in zoo & skiing during a week sometime. Haha. :) Love it!!!

Here's pictures of Santa & Myself with Santa. :) (ps Mike was Santa)

08 November 2011


Today is our 8th Wedding Anniversary! We beat the odds & proved many wrong. We still love each other & are in love with each other. 8 years ago I married my high school sweetheart & my soulmate! My Everything!

I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him & I can't wait to see where life & the army takes us! It's been a journey & I know it will continue to be a wild ride.

03 November 2011


November Rocks!!! I know it's going to be the best month of 2011. The 1st was our baby boy's 8th birthday, the 8th is our 8th Wedding Anniversary, the 15th is our baby girl's 3rd birthday! Also, we have a nephew's birthday, my sister's birthday, & best yet, THANKSGIVING!!! My family is coming for Thanksgiving! Super yay! So excited, this month ROCKS!!!

Mike: he's still trying to get all that health mess taken care of. He did get a temporary profile so no PT test for another 90 days which is good I guess. Hopefully by Feb all this stuff will be taken care of & he'll either be on the right meds or he'll get the permanent profile. Getting the temp. profile has taken a lot of stress off of him & me. Without it he would've had to pass the PT test by the end of this month, 3 1/2 weeks away, so as to not get a poor evaluation come January. So, we are breathing easier now. ;)

Me: I joined a 90 mile November(Movember) challenge. Oh my gosh!!! Last month was not great for losing weight. My least favorite aunt finally showed & I gain a lb, then the next week I wasn't able to kick that lb back off. I was disappointed because I thought I did good last week. Oh well I suppose. This week is a new week & I'm kicking ASS! I still do my normal stuff (walking) but I started a few weeks ago going to the gym also. I started mainly to keep a friend company so she'd go but now I look forward to it. Last week I was walking 3-4 miles a day, this week I'm walking 4-6 a day. Talk about exhausting! My eating is super on point this week too. I did have 2 mini candy bars on halloween but come on! The bowl was in my lap! Well, we had pizza on monday too. Ok, Tues-today has been ON POINT! I keep getting cravings after dinner. Buttered bread, candy, junk I guess. Mike bought Autumn Harvest ice cream from Schwann's last night. It is pumpkin ice cream with cinnamon & pecans! Not big on nuts in ice cream but pumpkin & cinnamon! I am going to DEVOUR it tomorrow night!!! I knew if we tried it last night I would've wanted a full scoop. I can't wait to taste it! :) Fri-Sun are my not so strict days. I try to still be pretty strict on Friday but we've been having girl lunches so it's kinda hard to eat healthy with all that yummy food around. ;) I am trying to pay more attention to food on the weekends too. I had really slipped on actually still trying to eat veggies. I had gone into total pigging out on the weekends. Trying not to do that anymore. :) It's just so tasty to pig out though. :) So though I am discouraged by only losing 4 lbs last month, I am still 25 lbs lighter. I'm not using diet pills, shake diets, or got surgery. I am doing this the natural way, diet & exercise(ing my ass off). I'm so ready to hit 50 lbs!

Not too much else really going on. We have just over a month left in AZ until we're CA bound! YAY!!!

17 October 2011

Mid October

I can't believe it's October, let alone mid October. Crazy I tell ya! Next month is huge for us & then the one after, HELLO CHRISTMAS! We're awesome on getting gifts. We have Mike's parents both done, his nephews done, My dad both, my mom almost done, my grandma done, & both sets of Mike's grandparents. (well, we're taking one set out to dinner which is to us a late lunch. haha). I need to buy a little something extra for my mom & something for my aunt/uncle. Then we're done! Well, of course the SF zoo trip with the boys (nephews) too. :) The next 10-12 weeks will be great. Halloween, Birthdays, Anniversary, Thanksgiving (with my family here), then heading home for Christmas! Awesome!

Health: Mike seems to be back on track and I am mostly on track. I didn't get in my night walks really last week but I still managed to lose 3 lbs. WOO HOO! I know I'll probably have a small lose this week but as long as I lose 4+ in the next 2 weeks I'll be SMILING! My goal is 30 by November 1st. :) I take weekends off & it's starting to get to me. I was just taking off from super strict eating but I'd still walk. Then it was only 1-2 times during the weekend. Now it seems to be no walking Friday-Sunday. I still eat mostly healthy friday but dinner is the start of not eating right. Slipping Slipping Slipping. I need to stop that.

Mustang: Don't get me started. We got it back this weekend which yay but apparently there is something wrong with it. A friend of Mike's was suppose to look at it but not sure why since Mike knows what the problem is. Something with the suspension or shocks I think. Even Mike even agreed that there seems to always been something wrong with that car. He tells me "I guess it wasn't meant to be a daily driver". Ha, really? You mean a high performance car with a supercharger wasn't meant to be an everyday car? Shock! He wants to sell the super charger now too & put the old one back on. He put that thing on like 6 weeks ago & now he wants to sell it? Argh! I guess Mike wants to do a mini mustang run with his friend & his friend's friend this weekend. We couldn't do the P51 run because his car was at the shop so he wants to do this one. I hope it gets cancel, I'm really not interested in it. Also Mike is suppose to be putting together next month's P51 Mustang's run. He's planning it for the weekend of the phoenix nascar race that he wants to go too. Sometimes that boy makes no sense. The weekend before that one though is closer to our anniversary though & the one after is close to thanksgiving. We'll see I guess.

Mike might not even be here end of October- 23rd November because he volunteered to go to another post for who knows what. I'm not sure when we'll find out whether he got picked or not but I'm hoping it's not like a day or two before he leaves. It's the army though so you know that's how it'll be. Darn Army! Anywho, that's about all that's happening here.
Oh, Mike's health is ok. It turns out it's a moderate infection in his lungs. No tumor or anything more serious. Lots of antibiotics & fingers crossed for a permanent profile for PT. :)

06 October 2011

New Blue

So what's new? Not too much but I'll still tell you about life the last week or so.

Mike's car is going BACK to the paint shop. Why? Because the paint bubbled by the door. I know there's a few things he wants looked at or whatever. My guess is it'll be there for at least 2 weeks maybe more. Mike sees no problem with this but I hate being down to one car. He tells me "at least we're not paying for it to be fixed". Don't even get me started! We're paying by me being without a car basically for 2 or more weeks. He was suppose to be taking my car on the days I didn't have curves & about half the time he will take my car. So much for saving money on gas. I guess we will now because we'll have too.

Eating right/exercise. This week has been a real struggle for me on both fronts. I've been craving bad food all week and staying away from it has been hard. I've slipped a few times. I'm not thinking I'll lose the 2.5 that'll get me to 25 which is disappointing. Mike basically is off the eating right train again. It lasted for one week. He's back to buying his lunches. We could save SO much money by him just taking his lunch. He averages at least $10 a day.

I seem obsessed with money. We're not poor & most of the time we aren't struggling but we're suppose to be saving for christmas. After christmas we should be saving to pay off the credit card or his car loan. Should! It use to be important to him to do these kinds of things but the last year he could care less. That's frustrating.

Mike's surgery/procedure was Monday. Talk about stressful. They saw something on the chest cat scan so they went in to look at it & biopsy it. All is fine. It was smaller than it appeared & it's benign. I guess he'll be on steriods to clear up whatever it is. He has asthma & he's allergic to lots of things. Hopefully once we move most of his problems will go away. Only 18 or so month for that. Then who knows where we'll go. He's liking Korea for a one year tour by himself. Whatever, I guess we'll decide once the time gets closer.

That's all, Tschuess.

30 September 2011


It's been a while since I've blogged here. I've been quite busy with the whole healthy eating & exercising stuff. Wooh, it's hard work I tell ya. Not much else has really been happening.

Mike is still doing his pulmonology stuff. Still trying to figure out what's going on. We should have answers soon I hope and then we can go from there. There has been some headway with that but until we know for sure what's going on I won't say. I will say that we found out Mike is highly(& some not so highly) allergic to some things. Some grasses, plants, trees, that sort of things. So we have a few answers but we're waiting on more.
As for me, things are well. The adrenal meds/supplements are working great. I feel alot better & I definitely have more energy/stamina. I've lost 22.5 lbs in just under 3 months. I'm eating VERY healthy (like uber healthy yo!) & working my ass off, literally! Curves 3 times a week & walking 6 days a week usually twice a day. I do 3-4 miles a day during the week. Slowly going farther & longer. In 3 weeks I racked up 50 miles. WOOO HOOO! And according to endomondo, I've burned 15 burgers! That cracks me up & delights me. To know I've worked off 15 burgers. I've had 3-4 during that time but still. Haha! 3-4 burgers or not, I lost 11.5 lbs in September & that's awesome! I can't wait to hit 25, then 30, then 35, etc. I can't wait. I love knowing I'm actually making a difference and that this time, my hard work is actually paying off. :) I'm FINALLY starting to see changes in my body too. Finally!

10 September 2011

Run Baby Run!

Today was our mustang run & it was awesome! Only 4 other cars showed up but they were nice cars. The lead car ended up being pulled over for speeding (thank goodness he only got the first person) but he was nice & cut her a break. Legally he could've taken away her license for criminal speed (20 over) but he did not. We ate in Douglas which is LITERALLY a hop skip & jump from mexico! One sign said Douglas-10 miles Mexico-11 miles. Crazy!!!
Turn Right for Mexico. No thank you!
Anyways, it was a lot of fun. Eh-decent I guess food, good people, & great cars! It's a really great group, everyone is so friendly. We are by far the youngest in the group though. All other members are grandparents. We don't even have kids yet & they're talking about grandkids. So weird but they're really nice people! I think we're going to love the P-51 Mustang club. :)

Sometime today my throat decided it wanted to be quite tender & sore. I did not wake up with a sore throat, I am not sick, & I did not do any yelling today but my throat is not happy. It might be my tonsils or something similar. It doesn't feel like the normal sore throat or at least the normal first day sore throat. It feels like a bad sore throat without the severe pain. Which kinda doesn't make sense but it's sensitive & feels very swollen. I hope I don't wake up saying "mommy". There is just something about a severe sore throat or being really sick that makes you want your mommy. To make it all better & take care of you. :)

Well, that's all for now. Goodnight!

50th Post

This is my 50th post. Not that it matters but whatever. :)

Today we have another mustang run. Me-rolling eyes. It's been a tight few weeks but of course there's no way Mike will not go on a mustang run. It's literally just driving in a car but we have to go. Whatever, I'll been the camera person. Good news is that Mike said if we skimp like we have been (which hello, I've always been good at money management & skimping) that we could save 2-300, maybe more by the end of the month which would go directly to our CHRISTMAS FUND!!! We even found the perfect christmas gift for Mike's dad last weekend in Tombstone. We'll need to go back next weekend to get one so we can get that cheap price & a good sized one. :) YAY!

Mike & I have been kicking butt on losing weight. He lost around 2 lbs this week I believe & I lost 2.5 lbs. Bringing my grand total to 16 lbs. I look forward to delicious delicious food this weekend! I'm pretty strict during the week so I definitely look forward to the weekends. Each weekend I do seem to eat better though. Junk or Fast/Restaurant food just weighs me down now. I've heard people say "oh, that stuff just weighs you down, it just makes you feel bad" & ya know what, it's true. I feel so different on the weekends, I feel heavy & lethargic. My muscles tighten up too. Seriously, junk food now makes me feel so bad. But I love it so! Slowly but surely I make healthier choices on the weekend. It may just mean getting more veggies in but it's a start. I just wish I could Mike to eat more veggies, I think he'd lose more too.

Welp, that's about it. I have a feeling it's going to be a long weekend. Doesn't help that I've been waking up at 4-5 am on the weekends. Booo to that!

04 September 2011

What A Long Saturday!

Yesterday was the Mustang Run with the Thunder Mountain Mustangs & what a F*ing joke. We were told to be there BY 9:30 & we'd leave shortly after. We didn't leave til 10:10 & the 5 cars that went on our "run" were all there by 9:30. Then the president is seriously a dick driver & they didn't know where they were going. He sped leaving the rest of us trying to keep up. The last car got stuck at the light so we were trying to keep the front guys in sight but not so fast to try & let the last guy show up. Dick kept weaving in & out of traffic & a few of the other drivers were dumbf*cks too. Dangerous! We passed our street so of course finally he slips into a super busy lane & Mike & I were the only ones that didn't make it over. We finally find 3 of the cars & as soon as we turn into that area they take off & of course, we weren't able to make it across traffic to follow them. The group is crap. If you aren't 40+ & have been a part of the group awhile then they don't really talk to you. There was literally 2 groups the old asses & then Mike & his co-worker. We FINALLY get to Sabino Canyon & it's nothing. First you had to pay to park & then the trolley cost too. We never carry cash we always use the card so what the heck. The other NICE mustang, the only other modified mustang, which ended up being Mike's co-worker was in the same boat. His family also wasn't dressed for a walk around this place. The wife also has hip & knee problems so she couldn't.
Here's what the lead of the group should do & should have!!! EVERY CAR GROUP when going on a trip needs these:

  • Research, Research, Research!!! Know all about the place we're going!!!
  • Know WHERE we're going & HAVE GPS! or print directions for everyone
  • Stay together as a GROUP, what makes it a club if we're all separated
  • Have a meet location before the destination in case someone gets separated
  • Tell other drivers What they need to bring (cash) & what kind of attire to wear or what type of destination it is.
The head guy did NONE of this & he never has. He acts like it's a large family trip, wait no because families stay together. It was basically his group of friends going on a ride & we were the 5th wheel. That was our last trip with that joke of a group!

Once we got to Sabino Canyon, Mike & his co-worker(&family) decided we were going to drive up to Mt. Lemmon instead. It was an hr drive which at least 40 of which was driving UP the mountain. It was cooler, it was GORGEOUS, Fresh Air! The only restaurant (which is a cookie bar) was packed & we had to wait for around 15-20 minutes in line but it was pretty tasty. We found a table easily inside. The guys split the cost (cause it was pricey). D got the soda(for 5 people) & 3 cookies which are the size of a paper plate & Mike got the pizza. All pretty tasty!!! :) They each spent $25 which isn't too bad in a rich mountain town. The co-workers family are from Georgia so they were SUPER friendly & the wife & I talked up a storm the whole time. It really was such a wonderful time. Then we all came home. Our day started at 9 & we got home at 5:15. LONG day of driving!

We get home & I really did not over eat (& my schedule was all messed up. I normally eat lunch at 11 & we didn't eat til 2:30) so I was hungry by dinner time. Mike didn't feel like going out & I really didn't want pizza again but if Mike won't leave the house, he won't leave the house. Pizza it was. I've been craving Burger King for WEEKS! Literally weeks, 3-4 now & surprisingly the thought of a greasy burger was disgusting. BK isn't even that greasy but the thought of a fast food burger repulsed me. Soooo weird. Pizza is SOOOOO way more greasy but I don't know. The pizza we had wasn't that good. I don't remember the name but it was alfredo sauce, spinach, a few cheeses, ham, chicken, onions, & mike added sausage. Not that tasty. We also got chicken strips which they put the wrong sauce, good thing we had buffalo sauce here, but those were pathetic. Mike loved them. They reminded me of cafeteria chicken flat strips.

Oh well, we had some good food, some good company, & a good time.....once we ditched the TMM group. Haha!

03 September 2011

Run Shelby Run!!!

I have been informed a few times by Mike that Penelope is not a mustang, she's a SHELBY! Don't get it twisted, she's a shelby. :) Today is the mustang run & we're really hoping there's a good turn out. The whole 3 car convey last time was pathetic. I have a feeling it won't be a big turn out but let's hope since this is the first run in months & only 3rd of the year that we'll have lots of 'stangs a-running. We're also hoping the rain stays away! Stay Stay Away Rain!!!

I am so excited because I am officially at 13 lbs lost in 2 months. Slow & Steady but HEALTHY! I lost 2.5 lbs in 2 days!!! Ok, that doesn't seem very healthy but I didn't do anything different other than walking. We started going for walks this week. Wednesday & Thursday I racked up 60 minutes of walktime. I also wore lighter clothes to weigh in. So, a little bit of that was the clothes but still. :) I even completed Mike's marathon nearly 1.25 mile loop last night. I would've never in a million years thought I'd be able to finish it the first week we started walks but I did. My feet were quite yelpy by the end & there was some pain in various parts but I made it without stopping or whining. I can't believe it. It took us 35 minutes to complete. :)

Also, a little side note. My nails, toe & finger, nearly match the car! Oh ya, this girl is doing it up for this mustang run. This 13 lb lighter woman with her red nails a blazin' will be riding in a beautiful red beast today! :)

31 August 2011

End Of August!

Today is the last day of August & that's kinda sad. 8 months already over of 2011. It is a happy day though!! VERY HAPPY! The last 12 hours has been filled with wonderful news! First, Mike found out that we CAN take christmas leave! Sooo awesome, I'm so glad. (Though was kinda liking the idea of going for Thanksgiving maybe). Second, Mike DOES NOT have to pass the PT test to get leave! He was told it's a right, not a privilege! AWESOME! Then!!! I saw that I made my goal(weight) for August! Also, we're 12 days away from 13 years together!!! So, today rocks! :)

This week is going by very slow. Very Very slow! I've also been attacked almost non-stop all week by the hunger & craving monster. They suck! Staying good though (so far). :) Last week(Sat) I had only lost 1 lb & I was kinda bummed. I mean it's good since on Wednesday I was still the same weight from the Sat before but I was hoping to see a better loss. My eating is completely changed & I had started back at Curves. I was hoping for 2-3lbs. But alas, no. So, this week I started walking. I walked the dogs once around our block after getting home from Curves on Monday. Then last night, Mike & I walked the dogs twice around our block. I actually made it twice! It's not that long really (around 18 houses) but the beginning of this year I was hurting by house 2-3. I was in quite a bit of pain by house 6-8 & wanting to turn back. If I did a whole lap I was in major pain & crying. Crying from pain & frustration at myself. I made it twice last night! My feet hurt but I made it with no problem. I slept like crap last night & I had no energy for Curves today but I still got that done also. I'm proud of myself.

Mike's health is on track I guess. He saw the pulmanologist last Thursday & through the next month he'll be doing tests & a sleep study to see what they can figure out. Mike doesn't have high hopes for getting a permanent profile but we are hoping we find out about the scarring on his lungs. The end of Sept we will hopefully bring some answers! :)

Well, that's about it. I need to start getting ready for my doctor's appt. Tschuess!

24 August 2011


What's new?!?! Let's see. The dogs have been huge pain in the butts lately. They're very whiney & insistant! They whine to be fed an hour before it's time & lately at time they insist on a treat. Hershey will sit pretty, you ask him what he wants, & he'll look over towards the treats. These dogs, they are just too smart. I got to see some smartness from Cinnamon recently too. Hersh came through the doggy door & Cinn started going through while it was swung out (towards the outside). Of course when she started walking through it started moving with her so she backed up a tiny bit & bumped the door/flap with her head & ran through real quick. I was amazed! The previous owner must've had a doggy door too because I have no idea where she learned that.

Mike's car, he's finally getting it back again. See, he bought this new supercharger a few months ago & he's just been waiting to get the car back so he could have a friend install it. Well, Monday he handed it over to this guy & it was suppose to be down by the time he left Monday. Then it was 'Tuesday morning', then 'at 8pm', then 'Wednesday morning'. He wrote Mike at 7:30am to tell him it'd be done by 8:30. Thank goodness, I was beyond annoyed! I couldn't sleep in because I had to take him Tuesday (he didn't want to take my car because he was suppose to get his back) & I had plans today that I had to be late for because of taking him. Not big deals really but I've been bitchy lately.

Weight & Health- I've been kicking ass on my new eating plan. I'm getting all my 6 servings a day. Weekends are my cheap days & apparently I cheated WAY too much because all the weight I lost last week I gained again. I had hoped Monday & Tuesday awesomeness would cancel the weekend's bad but nope. Back to only 6.5 lbs lost instead of 8.7. It sucks but I'm trying to not soothe myself with food. Trouble is, I just really do not want a salad today. It's the last thing in the world I want but I get 4 servings of veggies with those. 4! 66.7% of my daily need I tell ya! So, I'm doing pretty awesome with staying on course but some days are harder. Today is just uber hard. :|

19 August 2011


Hello Hello! How are you? Things here are good. Mike's car is finally home! I was far past done with that car & it's repaint. I didn't really care when we went to pick it up either. But.... I have to admit, the paint job is amazing!!! The color is crazy awesome! They did a really great job, even if it took them 7 freaking weeks!!! Argh! But it's home & I have my car back.

Our weekend started at 10 am this morning. Mike usually gets home around noon but I guess since it was the last day they got off super early. We didn't do anything exciting but oh well. Our weekend has started. :)

My new eating plan....ugh! I am so sick of vegetables & I'm looking forward to relaxing a little this weekend. I literally have to plan my whole day of eating as soon as I wake up. I won't do that on the weekends. I'll try to get veggies in but I'm not going to worry about getting all 6. I weighed myself on our home scale & I was 1 lb lighter. Not a lot but I was expecting to see a higher number than I did at Curves 3 weeks ago. I should weigh myself tomorrow to see how I'm doing. Not that I've been super uber strict but 6 vegs a day has to have some good benefits. Or at least I'm hoping it will. :) Tonight I tried a new veggie, Butternut Squash. Mike bought this thing WEEKS ago when he decided he was going to be all P90X strict. He's no longer doing the eating plan & he didn't even get any to eat for dinner. He did try half of a piece & of course hated it. I didn't care for it either but I ate about 1/2 a serving of them. I may not like them but I still need the veg-ness of it. :) I definitely need to get him more on board with the eating. He's very stubborn!!!

I have pretty pretty nails!!! I'm enjoying painting my nails every so often. The dark purple color I got does not go on well, I don't know why. I put on the pretty pink one today & of course chipped 8 of my 10 nails while doing dishes. I did a repair paint job on them. They don't look awesome but oh well, they're still pretty. I love this color! Very vibrant & girly! :)

13 August 2011

Week End

So, what's new......

Mustang. I seriously am so F*ing tired of this subject. First off, we were told 2 1/2-3 weeks. Then they didn't even get finish with negotiating with USAA til the second week. Every time we've been there it's been "only a few more weeks". Last friday we were told it should be done by the middle of the week. Wednesday we were told "oh yes, it should totally be done by Friday". Yesterday Mike was told it was ALMOST done but they were still waiting on parts. Um....excuse me?! You've had it for 6 weeks & you're STILL waiting on parts. So we go to look at it & while they continue to say it's almost done, it's still in pieces & the hood is STILL not sanded or polished. They were SUPPOSE to replace every piece & when they ordered some the original kind wasn't available so they got taiwanese shit that A) doesn't fit right at all & B) LOOKS like shit. This is from the mouth of the shop owner. The side view mirror holder has a huge scratch in it & they were going to leave it. So, guess what, let's write USAA & see if they'll replace it with OEM ones. A) USAA closed the claim, the shit is DONE! B) Why the F did you think it was ok to leave a scratched piece?! Mike started the day & most of the day so pissed & he repeatedly said "if it looks bad, I'll say. I'm not going to act like before, all overly excited & whatnot". Ya sure & guess what, same shit different day. Slobbing their knob & believing their lies. They are ordering new parts now. Meaning MONDAY they'll order them. & Mike still believes it'll be done probably middle of the week, no later than Friday. A) The car is not even finishing being polished B)It's still in pieces C)Parts are still not there D) you're now having them order NEW parts. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! I am so beyond pissed. Another thing, we were told the 10K (which is the biggest rip off I've ever heard, seriously) was TOTALLY going to cover everything. We were not going to have to pay a penny. Now all of a sudden, we have to pay the original co-pay at the time of the damage. $500! I am livid! L I V I D! So, you're telling me, that not only does the 10K not fully cover it now but you're getting paid 10.5K! For having our car for 7, probably more like 8-9 weeks! They know just what to say to him & he buys it all. Not only are we now responsible for the $500 but after the car gets home he's paying someone to put in the new supercharger & I think the car shop people have convinced him to buy a specialize cover for the car. I refuse to get a DSLR camera because I can't warrant spending $600-$1000 on a camera when I don't think I'm good enough but his mustang spending will exceed 5K this year. I can't write anymore, I'm at the breaking point.

Healthy~ My eating is pretty darn good. I went off the deep end last night but that's just because we HAD to drive to Tucson to see the car & hear their BS. Dinner & A Movie. I know we didn't have to do those 2 & I kinda didn't want too. The Help was a great movie though. Totally great! Anyways. I've done pretty good on eating. I 100% expected to have MY car back to be able to go to Curves now but nope. 1-2 more weeks at least. ARGH! The stress & emotions are making me want to binge on junk. :( But I felt SOOOO horrible last night. I was nauseous & my stomach was so upset.  Boo to that!

I'm loving painting my nails. I did the jade color but it did not look on me & even mike said they looked like shit. I said, well I'm not very good at doing it (because I do them maybe once every year or two) & he said 'yea, you'll get better'. Thanks for encouragement butthead. I do really love the pale gold. Mike said it kinda just makes me nails look a little yellow, like they have a fungus infection. Whatever, I like them & I'll probably put a second layer on them today. One hand is definitely darker than the other. I went around with a thinly painted hand(of nails) & a mediumly painted hand(of nails). Whoops! Good thing it's such a sheer color. :)

Welp, that's all. Tschuess.

10 August 2011

I'm a Kid

In a candy store. My Avon FINALLY arrived today & I was so happy. I got one eyeshadow quad, some antibacterial sanitizer, & 9 nail things. A base coat, a strengthener, an whoops fixer, & 6 colors.
 Colors are: Jade, Golden Sand, Pale Gold, Powder Pink, Pink Radiance, & Midnight Plum.
My favorite by far is Jade, it's so pretty. The "gold" looks more like iridescence but maybe once it's on the gold will come out. I like the golden sand too but the name doesn't quite fit it. It reminds me of copper or terracotta. :) I can't wait to use them, especially the Jade. I seriously am in love with the Jade one. I would've named it mint or sage. :)

So yup, that's all really. The 'stang should be done Friday. SHOULD! I'm gonna go apeshit on someone if it's not done! :)

09 August 2011


It's been a while since I've written. Our lives aren't all that exciting so you haven't missed much.

Miss 'Stang is almost done. We went to see her on Friday & she's looking interesting. The red is very pretty, I do admit. They were sanding her so one side was shiny & the other not so much. :) Mike was ecstatic. He could not stop smiling & laughing. We should be able to pick her up in the next few days. There is a Vale mustang meet this weekend but it's just a dinner meet, not a driving meet so we're not going. Mike has also decided that I've been right all along & he probably shouldn't drive the mustang to work every day. YAY! So, we're so going to be saving on gas which helps since Christmas is coming up. YAY!

Christmas: Well....Mike & I started getting really excited about Christmas on Friday. We even spent the extra time between lunch & movie Christmas shopping. We now have one person finished & 3 little boys started. We've decided to stop going to Tucson to see movies so much & start just pulling that money out for Christmas savings. If all goes to plan we'll have $700 saved for Christmas. We may spend some of that money along the way on presents but that's what it's for anyways. :) Then....when we got home Mike realized that 2 guys will be just getting home from a 4 month volunteer deployment. After deployments you get leave. So, we might be screwed royally & not get to come home for Christmas. I will be so pissed!!!

Healthy-ness: I had a doc appt on Thursday to get some test results. They were half good & half not good. Apparently my adrenal glands are not working properly & my cortisol levels were very low. New book to read, new pill regimen (vitamins & supplements), & new eating plan. Read about it HERE! I haven't been able to exercise because of only one car & Mike's early & unpredictable schedule. He's working out which is great. Once we get the 'stang back I can start back at Curves, yay! Hopefully with this new diet/pill regimen I'll have lots more energy in the morning to really kick butt there. :) If not, I may have to switch my workout time to get maximum workout-age! :)

Well, that's about all that's going on here. I hope life is treating you well!

04 August 2011

Jenny Dream???

This post is strictly a "jenny dream" post. Nothing to do with our family so if you want, go ahead & skip this post. For those that don't know I've been visited by my friend Jenny who passed away Oct 28th, 2007. She was one of my best friends. Our wake up this morning was 3:45, ugh so early, & I was startled out of my dream, thank goodness the Jenny part was already over. It didn't hit me that it was a Jenny dream til I was doing my hair & then I thought "oh my gosh, I had a Jenny dream". Here is the dream. (to read about the last Jenny dream, click.....HERE)

It took place at my parent's house & for some reason Jenny's brother, C, was there & we were talking. He was comforting me but I don't remember why. All of a sudden I was leaning back in a chair & C was cooking something is the microwave when he noticed I was tear-ing up. (ok, C has NEVER been in my house so why this dream took place there I don't know. Also, I hardly know C ((other than J's sister & working with him a few times)) but this is the second 'jenny' dream he's been in.) C asked me what was wrong & I told him that I just miss Jenny alot. I tell him about the dreams I've had with her & at first he thinks I'm crazy but then believes me. What's weird & how this was a 'jenny dream' was because I kept seeing Jenny instead of C & I kept calling him Jenny. They do look alike so I brushed it off in the dream but I kept seeing her & wanting to say her name. I think it really was her though. Here's the horrible part. I've always worried that I'd never get to see Jenny again in a dream & I'm pretty sure this was the last one. In the dream I told C that I don't think I'll ever see Jenny in a dream again & he agreed. *sad face* I think Jenny was telling me that was her final dream. That definitely makes me sad. For one, I didn't realize it was a Jenny dream at the time & that's not fair. I didn't know it was goodbye but I guess that's how our last IM was. I love being able to see & talk to Jenny in dreams. Those dreams truly are the most amazing experiences & I will dearly miss them. I miss her so much. :(

03 August 2011

What's New

It seems like lately things are changing left & right. Mike is doing this 3 week exercise & while he had no PT on Monday & Tuesday this morning he started work at 5:30. That meant I didn't get to go to Curves. I probably would've taken him to work so I could have the car but I have to do that tomorrow so I figured pushing it one day isn't a big deal. Well......... *scowl*, tomorrow he starts work at 4:30. STARTS work at 4:30, that means we have to be up around 3:45 so we can leave by 4. Him having to be at work at 5:30 was perfect because I would've been at Curves by 6 which is my late-normal time. (normal time is 5:30-6). But 4:30, ugh! I'll be home by 5 & I'll most likely want to crawl into bed then. Crap, I just remembered Tues & Thur it doesn't open til 6. Seriously, I'm so going to fall asleep before I can leave for Curves tomorrow, haha.

The mustang. Well, she's painted. Mike called yesterday & she officially has color again. The paint has to cure & then you know, sanding, clear coat, polishing. So we're thinking by the end of next week we'll finally be a 2 car family again. YAY!!!

So, the only person who 'follows' me is a polish-a-holic & I've been wanting to get a few new polishes for a while. Welp, Avon to the rescue. I got 6 new polishes, a strengthening polish, a base coat, & a smudge corrector. All these nail things were on sale baby! Also because I spent over $30 I'm getting a free mascara. So awesome, I really need a new one. The one I use is forever old! I am so excited, I can't wait for my package! I'm hoping it's here by the end of next week. Fingers Crossed!!!! :)

01 August 2011


Happy August! I can't believe it's the 8th month of the year. I also can't believe how nothing has changed when I had such big plans! Waa Waa!

It is a new month & that means a new start. Getting back into exercising, getting back to uber healthy eating (yes we started this 2 weeks ago but we didn't do super awesome, just good), & getting back to....aaahhhh. Ok I don't know what else but whatever. I have a doctor's appt on Thursday & that kinda feels like that'll be a new start too. :) This weekend while trying to braid my hair without the use of a rubberband at the top I strained my shoulders. I just can't braid my hair without first putting it into a rubber band. Ay. So, anywho, I did that Saturday night & I had a MASSIVE headache all of Sunday. It'd get better but the smallest thing would send it off on a throbbing episode. I tried relaxing, I tried drinking my weight in water, I tried soda (someone told me this & I thought they were crazy but it's actually worked before & now if water doesn't help, I try drinking a soda). Nothing worked!! NOTHING! I finally broke down & took some aspirin. I'm really really trying to not use aspirin anymore for a certain reason that I won't go into here but whatever, I'm trying not to use them. I'm almost to the point of taking some now too. This headache won't go away!!!! I actually feel like crap today. I slept so hard, woke up at 5 to work out & by 8 I was exhausted. I ended up zonking at 8:30 & though I had planned to wake back up at 9:30 that did not happen. I ended up sleeping til 10:30 & I really truly could've slept til noon or later. I was SO tired & energy less. It's such a horrible feeling. I did manage to wash dishes, make myself lunch, & wash our sheets which are on their second run through the dryer. Partly to make sure they're dry & partly so I don't have to put them back on the bed. :) I do not know how I'm going to have the energy to cook dinner tonight. Good news, we have all new fresh stuff for salads!!! YAY!

This weekend was a huge lazy weekend. I really truly did nothing productive. Mike was productive somewhat. He mowed, sprayed weeds, met our new neighbor (& went missing for an hour which freaked me out), he put in the insert with the doggie door into our sliding backdoor, & vacuumed (which I was going to do & I don't remember why I didn't). We went to Sonoita for dinner at a really great steakhouse. Their steak fries are AWESOME! And lastly we went grocery shopping. We spent $100 still, even with our small list, but we got a ton of meat. We should definitely be good on steaks for a long time. :) The rest of the weekend was spent watching tv or movies. Lazy Dazies we were & it was nice.

Welp, that's all. I shall try to stay awake for the next 90 minutes, haha, & then spend time with my hubs a licious!

29 July 2011


What a week! I'm glad it's almost over. I'll try to make this short & sweet!

Rental Car~ I found out that I can take the car back to our hometown enterprise for a $35 fee. At first I thought 'screw you, I ain't paying that', yup I just said ain't, but after little thought we realized that $35 is a bargain. We'd end up putting in $20 worth of gas in just the rental car to get to Tucson. Add the gas for the G6 & the 2 1/2 hours of just driving there & back. Of course we'd not come straight home, we'd have lunch & maybe watch a movie. Shoot, if we're driving over an hour then we might as well do something there. So anywho, I'm taking it back to our local branch & hopefully not paying anything out of pocket. It might not work that way but maybe, hopefully. USAA is covering a certain amount & I plan to take it back today instead of the Sunday due date so 2 days less of rental should cover the "shipping"(or whatever it's called) fee. YAY!

Flowers!~ It's been a blah/down week & I mentioned to Mike yesterday that it was a blah day when we were texting (cause he was bored). He offered to take me out to dinner to cheer me up but I decided to be a good girl & not go eat wonderfully greasy fast (or sit down) food. We had chicken, fish, brown rice, & fresh broccoli. Yum, except my chicken tasted like fish, yuck. :) So, instead of taking me out Mike brought me roses. Not just the normal one dozen, 2 of them. A dozen red roses & a dozen pink. :) I figured he was getting me flowers because he took FOREVER to get home. Then he ran inside & told me to go get his "stuff" out of the car because he had to throw clothes into the washer RIGHT NOW! Ok, really? Nothing is that important. To race clothes to the laundry or needing stuff out of the car immediately. :) His mess up was I was cooking dinner & right when he got home was when everything was finished. I'm not exaggerating. He runs in the door, tells me that schpel, & my oven beeps. :) Silly boy, Trix's are for kids! Haha! They're beautiful & there's 2 dozen of them! Well nearly, one of each was a goner. Poor roses fell off their stems. :)

Medical~ Mike's doctor changed/he got a new one & the last 3 months are down the drain. He refuses to just pick up where the last doctor ended and refuses to start the process of a permanent profile. He tells Mike he has to do a bunch of tests which who knows how long will take. The high man in the office is being an ass too. He told Mike that he has to write up a eval. since he's coming into the office & since he's currently flagged it has to go on there. It'll take 5 great eval's to null this bad one & eval's are only once a year. So, if Mike wanted to be promoted it'd take 5 years to just be considered. So I don't know if he IS writing it up yet or if he's going to wait a little bit to be nice. Mike says his attitude is that of someone who retires next month, he just plain doesn't give a shit. BTW this guy, the ass, has a permanent profile himself. *rolling eyes*

I tell ya, when are we going to get our great week? We hear good news & it's ripped away. We get our hopes up & smash. I guess that's life. It's just some people have more luck than others & we aren't one of those lucky ones. Then again, those who are super lucky seem to freak out when something bad happens & if there are a few in a row then shoot, the world is ending. Ay yi yi! I think I'd rather be not as lucky anyways cause nothing is ever THAT BAD. FML is used WAY too often, WAY WAY WAY too often. There is always sun in the future, somewhere. :) Sun please come out. It won't this weekend though, literally, all rain on the forecast! :) We need it, our grass is looking AWESOME!!!! And I have Gorgeous roses! & We're having spicy (enchilada) NACHOS for dinner! YUM UM UM UM UUUUMMM!!!
*yup, I've lost my mind. I like this club! :)*

27 July 2011

Suck It Week!

This week is too much, I tell ya. This week hasn't really been that bad but there's been this overall suck feeling. Today, it's major suckage! Mike had figured USAA had the rental paid for 31-33 days which would've taken us to the middle of next week & we would've covered the next few days. Welp, apparently our rental coverage ends Sunday, not Wednesday/Thursday. We got the car on the 2nd, how does it end on the 31st?! I don't know but it sucks! I know it's going to be another 2-3 weeks til the mustang is finally finished. The *bleep*ers are taking FOREVER to do it. I'm pretty sure since Mike has that exercise (army school thing, not physical exercise) for 3 weeks starting Monday that he'll have to go watch them do PT which means I can't go to Curves! I know have to go pay rent & yell at him to fix all the schiesse he's ignoring(that needs fixing) on Friday now, which isn't a big deal because I was thinking about doing that anyways but I was going to be lazy & not pay til it's due (1st). I have a doctor appt next week too so I get to do that fun taking & picking up the spouse from work thing. I'm mostly pissed about the Curves thing. I guess I'm going to have to get a DVD or something to do in the morning. I'm also mad that we have to take a trip to Tucson this weekend when we planned not too. Gas isn't cheap & it's not close! ARGH! This situation is frustrating but it is what it is ya know. Oh well. My day got a whole lot better (sarcasm).

I went to do another fun BP check today. I've been feeling very self conscious this week & I really would rather sit on nails than go out but I have to do these checks. So I go & I notice this chick (whose with her soldier man) staring at me. Whatever, I go check in on the other side of the area & come back. As I'm sitting down she comments to her man, in a normal talking level, that he better not let himself go(like that). Wow, really! She really felt it necessary to be a bitch & tell her husband he better not become a fat ass like the woman in front of them. Wow, awesome! I hope that made her feel better about her imperfect body. She doesn't know my medical history, she doesn't know me or my efforts. Our house literally has NO junk food in it right now & I've been trying to lose weight for years. She doesn't know whether I have medical issues which make it harder to lose weight. But she doesn't care. I'm big & I'm disgusting. It's like all those people who think medical weight loss surgery is "the easy way out". How do you know? From what I've heard, it's FAR from easy. It may be the only way someone is able to do it. There are many medical issues that hinder weight loss. I'm not saying that I didn't do this to myself, I know I did. Food was my comfort, my "feel better" cure. I did this to myself & I've been trying to fix it for years. Literally YEARS! So, am I just lazy or are there other factors that are causing me to fail? Think what you want, I don't care. Talk as much shit as you want but keep it to yourself. Because no one knows what I've been through or what I deal with daily.

26 July 2011

Wha What?!?!

We got some really good news yesterday, well Mike did & since I'm married to him it's mine too!!!! :) Apparently Mike wasn't moved over to the other office as a punishment for being flagged, there was a purpose behind it & it's good! Yesterday was his first day there & I guess the higher ups brought him in to talk to him about his medical stuff/PT test. I thought, "oh no, this is going to be bad!" because Mike had said that now he'll be around all the higher ups so he won't be able to just hide out(about the pt test/flag). Nope, they want to know seriously what was up & what steps were ahead of him. They did tell him what to do (cause legally or army-ly or whatever they can't) but they SUGGESTED that he go get a permanent profile so that his flag can be lifted. I guess when permanent profiles are evaluated every year so if things were better in a year he could get off of it & also it won't affect his career to have a permanent profile. They want him to get that p.profile because THEY HAVE BIGGER PLANS FOR HIM!!! They brought him over because they want to make him more than what he is! Wha Wha What?!?! They even said 'team lead' which is a huge thing. Mike works his butt off & it's going to pay off. They'll probably make him team lead which I guess means in charge of all everyday stuff or something. Anyways, it's a really good thing! This whole thing is a REALLY good thing. This is so awesome & he so deserves it!!! He also found out that his company/unit has it's own doctor so if the doctor(which is changing soon) at the clinic doesn't put in for the permanent profile the company doctor probably will. Basically it's just a waiting game. Wait for his pulm. appt, wait for the permanent profile & then watch him get picked for higher/more important things! So Awesome!!! Things are finally starting to go right for him, it's finally paying off!!! :)

25 July 2011

New Week!

Shello All! How was your weekend? Our was pretty good I suppose. I shall give a short summary of our weekend. Friday we went to see the car & we still don't know when the stupid thing will be done. We ate at 5 Guys Burgers which is suppose to be legendary but I found to be boring & blah. No taste & no texture, disgusting! Then we went to see Captain America & all I can say is Yum Yum Yummmmmm a-yum! That man is deliciously sexy! It was a pretty good movie too & actually decent in 3D. (we happened to get to the theatre too late for one regular showing & way too early for the next one so 3D it was) On the way home we got invited to go hang out at B's house (mike's co-worker) & even though we'd spent almost all day in Tucson it sounded fun. Mike was the DD because the time he decided he was going to drink he had one drink & stopped. That butthead made me stay sober even though he didn't want to drink the alcohol so No More! I will kick his butt if he ever makes me be the DD & then doesn't get at least nicely buzzed! Anywho, I drank & we were there til 2 am.

Saturday! Saturday was a boring day. I remember waking up at 8:30 (went to bed at 3) & I remember falling asleep for like 2 hours in the middle of the day. I know Mike scanned all his military info into the computer. I have NO idea what else we did that day.

Sunday we went to see 'Friends With Benefits' & IT WAS AWESOME! Seriously the best movie of the year so far in my book! It was really really good & their chemistry was great. J.T.-Freaking Yum! Mike liked it too so you know it's pretty good if a guy will say it was good. We also did some grocery shopping (or maybe that was saturday) & our total was nicely low.

Eating/Healthy/Weight Loss- Well, I have a visitor so I skipped Curves this morning & because of my visitor I ate horrible this weekend. Well, we both did. Mike kicked butt last week though & lost 5 lbs! Awesome him! Last night he made a mango onion sauce & a gravy to be used this week. He's really on the eating right thing & I'm surprised. He got dried fruit & almonds to take for snacks too. Wowza, he's kicking butt on this. I wish I were too. I blame it on my visitor though, she's the reason I craved EVERYTHING last week. I am back to the food makes me nauseous crap and my taste buds seem to be off. So food taste nasty & then I feel like I'm going to get sick after I eat. Totally awesome!

Welp, because of Mike's flaggedness (flagged because of failed PT tests) he's being moved off instructing for at least a few months. Someone who moved over there a few months ago is deploying for a few months so Mike is taking his spot. Apparently this is great news for Mike. I guess there is NOTHING to do over there & they do regular PT (instead of Mike having to wake up just to watch all the students do PT) so he'll actually be doing PT &&& he'll be able to go to the gym at lunch too. They may think they're punishing him by moving him but it's actually just what he needs right now. Time to focus on exercising & getting back into shape. BUT! Mike might end up getting a permanent profile. Mike was put on profile because of breathing problems & they saw scar tissue on this X-ray. Next month Mike will get to see a pulmonologist here in town & while at B's Friday night G&B brought up an article in the Army Times. Apparently they've found that multiple deployments can cause a rare lung condition/disease called Constrictive Bronchiolitis.
“I think the whole situation was kind of surprising because this constrictive bronchiolitis is a very uncommon disease in people who are otherwise healthy,” said King, the lead author of the study. “It is common in people who have had lung or bone marrow transplants. It is common in people who have lupus. It is common in people who have autoimmune disease. But it is not at all common in fit, young military personnel or other healthy people.”
How crazy is that?! And how awesome that this article came out now. Mike started going to his doctor because of his breathing problems in May & now we may know why he's having problems. There was no reason for him to be having problems, they couldn't find anything. He's completely healthy except for the breathing problems. I don't know if he does in fact have this or not. He's been over there 3 times so it's very possible but we won't know til they do tests, if this area is even able to diagnose it. So we'll see. He'll probably get mad at me for even putting this out there. You know, getting people worried before there is a reason. I'm not trying to scare people at all & I'm not worked up or worried myself. I'm concerned but I'm calm & patiently waiting for answers. He's healthy & getting healthier, that's all that matters. :)

21 July 2011


but it feels like Friday!!! Why? Because Mike doesn't work tomorrow & I did Curves today so I won't have too tomorrow! 5 hours til the WEEKEND! We're going to Tucson again. To see Penelope of course! Mike wants to see where she is in the repair/repainting department. Did I tell you that the repair coverage was upped to $10,000 by USAA! Meaning USAA is paying the repair shop nearly $10,000 to repaint the car! At first it was only $3800! Yikes, Gikes! Anyways, we're heading up there tomorrow.

So apparently Mike is doing awesome with eating better. He took his lunch yesterday & he took it today. Not the salad like he should but sandwiches which is fine by me. He's taking & eating lunch & that's what matters! Last night we were suppose to have stir-fry but the frozen veg mix wasn't good anymore & neither were the skrimps (yes, skrimps). We didn't really have the fresh veggies (we probably could've improvised) but we both weren't in good moods so we switched. I suggested quesadillas since we had chicken out & we had 3 leftover tortillas & a little bit of shredded cheese. We also had black beans(which I added cumin too) & I added the tiny bit of leftover mexican rice to them. Mike was going to make 3 half quesadillas, silly boy, but I suggested just making a 3 layer quesdilla which turned out to be genius! We shredded some mozzarella & pepperjack snack sticks (btw, precious pepperjack snack sticks are GROSS by themselves. both mike & I agree on that. 2 women recommended them at the store but they were soooooo wrong!). Dinner ended up being awesomely amazing! Yum Yum! Back to boring chicken & salmon tonight. Hmm, chicken salad sounds good for me. Yums!

Well....my health took a minor turn for not good but I got to experience my first EKG! My doctor put me on bp pills because she didn't like my high bp (which it's always been) so I was on pill D for a month, didn't work, so she doubled the dose last week. Apparently it worked too well & it caused problems with my heart when I worked out. I knew when I went in today for my bp check that me telling them this fact would lead to a change in medicine. I did not expect to have to have an EKG. They kept saying "shortness of breath", which I didn't have! Geesh! I could breathe fine, oxygen just wasn't getting to my heart(or it felt like it, oxygen was getting to it or else I'd be dead right now). So anyways, I got sent for an EKG which is kinda scary to hear & know but it was a piece of cake. Everything was fine which I knew it would be. I knew it was the meds causing the problems. So I got squeezed in between 2 of my doc's appts because shocker, she had no openings! Dose lowered & new pill, let's hope this works.

Welp, that's all folks! Tschuess!

20 July 2011

Going In Circles

or Head hitting the wall! You pick! I am just seriously frustrated with Mike & it might be hormones or time of the month or whatever but I want to scream! We bought all this healthy food, stuff that I don't like (or we both don't like) but agreed to try because I'm trying to be supportive. If he wants to eat uber healthy, I'm going to do it with him. But he's not doing it! For every one good thing he does, he does 2 bad things. I'm trying to focus on the good. He worked out to P90X last night, he eats salads with dinner, & he took a salad for lunch yesterday. But the negative is pushing on all my buttons! I came home early from Curves because I having difficulties that I won't go into but I was so frustrated with myself. That my body started that crap &  I couldn't finish my workout. So I come home & he's still in bed. I asked him "are you not going for a run?" & he told me he already did. I was gone 45 minutes so it's possible he did but he was sprawled out when I left & he was comfy in bed when I got home. I am trying SO hard to resist all the junk & he's seems to not be. He munches on chips when he gets home (while I'm making dinner), he encourages me to give into my temptations & tells me he'll have some too if I make it, then tries to get me to go with him to get a blizzard because I mention it sounds good. Of course it sound good, everything junk sounds good! He never gives himself time to make breakfast & if he doesn't take lunch he doesn't eat any. He either took or ate crackers & gummy snacks today because I found the bag/box in the garbage. No, I wasn't snooping, he took out the trash & those were the only things in the new bag.

I'm not trying to make this a "bash Mike" post, I'm just so frustrated. It seems to be extra hard to get back into eating right & resisting bad & I'm sure it is for him too but it seems like he's not even trying. He wanted to do this eating plan, the P90X, but he's not doing it. I'm eating chicken every night because I don't like fish but I'm not complaining. I will eat chicken galore because Mike is finally on eating right again. Or at least for dinner he is. :(

It is only Day 4 so it could get better but...chances are it won't. You usually slip just a tiny bit every so often & he has no room to slip more. We'll see, I'll talk to him tonight. Vent Over!

19 July 2011


Today is going by slow & I think I'm about to go insane! Seriously I tell ya! I kept waking up last night which meant I slept super hard this morning. I woke up at 10, 11, 1, 4:30, 6, 7, & ultimately at 8. It was quite frustrating & when I sleep like that it is super hard to fully wake up/enough to get out of bed. I needed to go do my BP check today so up I was. Guess what, still high. The medic told me if any BP was high he had to get a bitch nurse. Left arm was fine, right was high. So, he took the results to my doctor's nurse & he tells me to schedule an appt. The whole time I kept repeating that this was the 1st check with the new dose & I already had another appt in 2 1/2 weeks! They did not listen. My (doctor's) nurse came out & once again told me to make an appt. I re-explained it again & he told me if it's not lower by day 7 I have to make a follow up. They act like follow ups are within a few days, they are not. My last "follow up" was 2 weeks later. I had to make another follow up(did so the day of my appt) to go over test results from a month ago & the soonest opening they had was 3 weeks later which is August 4th. So, I'm going back on Thursday for another check (I'm suppose to do 4-5) & I'm sure I'll be told again to make a follow up. It's quite pointless. I've always had high bp & their meds aren't making any difference.

Dinner! Tonight we're having chicken & swordfish. I tell ya, the people who cut portions for the swordfish need to learn to make them the same size. 3 packets, 3 sizes. There's a small portion, a medium one, & a large one. I KNOW the small portion will not be enough for Mike seeing as his diet has him eating 6 ounces of meat a meal. We had a good dinner last night. We had long & wild rice, broccoli, chicken, & a very hearty salad. It ended up being a huge salad! I used regular salad mix, fresh romaine, spinach, & shredded carrots. Yes I actually put fresh spinach in our salad, my sissy would be shocked! I don't like spinach & I definitely knew when I had some but I survived! We added parmesan cheese & croutons. Parmesan Garlic croutons! Oh yum! I also had tomatoes in my salad. I had maybe 1-2 ounces of rice, all my salad, & then could only eat 1 oz of chicken. I find it funny that I am starving during the day (this week) but I can only eat a small amount at dinner. We then watched the food network & I was hungry again. Stupid show. Oh & I'm pretty sure Mike threw away the rest of the tomato I cut. Punk Ass! I chopped 2 roma tomatoes & only used maybe 1. It is definitely a pain cutting/tearing the romaine lettuce & spinach leaves. Then shredding the carrots! The hubs got baby carrots so it's super fun shredding those. I just know I'm going to "shred" my finger one time. :) Oh well, I'll get an ER visit out of it. I've never been in the ER before(for myself), I wonder what it's like. Not that I WANT to be injured enough to have to go.

Well, I've babbled on enough. I was just trying to pass some time. I've done all my errands (the bp check) & even all the cleaning I wanted to do today. It's only 2! Geesh! Tschuess!

18 July 2011


That lunch totally did not fill me up like I expected it too. You suck lunch! So............. Mike finally decided to get back on the healthy eating wagon & he's doing it BIG TIME! (p.s. I just read the bloggess & I'm totally going to talk/write all crazies yo) P90X Big! Mike went through his stupid little book & wrote down everything he needed for meals which equals a whole page of shit! A whole freaking page! Which he stole from my personal notebook when I told him not too. Punk! So, we went shopping & got all his shit which cost $130. Well, not all of it because some of that stuff is weird/never heard of. What the BLEEP is 17 Spice? We got a whole bunch of fresh vegetables which I'm sure was like 3/4 of the cost. He's suppose to eat a 6 egg white omelet scramble in the morning. Good gosh! So, he gets all this stuff & I'm so tired and we both don't want to cook so....pizza! Awesome! All his groceries fill up the fridge! Do you think he made himself a smoothie or 6 egg white omelet this morning? Nope! Did he make himself lunch for work? Nope! He's NOT starting off on the right foot! You could say "hey, you had pizza last night" & I would say "yes we did & wings so booyah! Crazy Healthy Nasty food eating started today or well.... will tonight I guess. My lunch was leftover refried black beans, rice, homemade salsa & OF COURSE cheese. Yum Yum! I did have eggs for breakfast & I rocked Curves so I'm totally more positive than negative. And seeing as how I was all super depressed & wanting to drown myself in some yummylicious BK & I didn't, I'd say I'm doing awesome!!! Mike did go running this morning so yay for him! I'm glad he's finally getting back on track! As for me, it was weigh in day, suck my balls curves, & surprisingly I was the same weight as last time. As in 2 months ago. Then the bitch made me measure which I haven't done since March!!! Argh! Well, I'm up not quite 2 inches in my stomach, fuck you tasty foods!!, but the same or down in other area. Legs, Arms, & Hips are all at least 1 inch smaller. And I weighed less in March so wha wha wha?!?! Now that we're on this uber healthy eating hopefully I'll truly lose weight now! :)

Sop, I've thought of the most awesomest christmas present for our nephews!!! I can't say what because I don't want my SIL to know because hello it's a surprise for the boys!!! It's totally awesome though! If you want to know, email me. Don't know my email well....hmmm. You can comment if you want I suppose. Anyways, it's super awesome & I thought Mike would be all "whats, youz crazy, that's a horrible idea!" But he totally thought it was super awesome too!!! Way to go brain! And turns out, I found them for uber cheap too! Like $10-15!!! Soooo awesome!

So, I'm throwing this out there because it seems everyone else asks for donations for things so I will too. I do not know this family personalized but I've known about their son to be for a while. They're adopting him from overseas & he's special needs. I followed a family that just brought home their son & there was a mix up. The boy they were set to adopt wasn't the one they had a picture for & the one they fell in love with. S worked hard to find a family for Aaron & it worked. 2 boys saved! God work in mysterious way. Anyways, The Chellson's are doing a fundraiser to raise money for the cost of adopting him. They're doing 2 things but I think the stars idea is uber cute & it's super cheap! $2 a star & that boy will know YOU helped give him a forever family & bring him home! I started this boy's adoption fund & I bought 5 stars for his jar! Please add a few stars to his jar also.

Welps, that's all. Tschuess!

15 July 2011

Visitor Free!

Our visitors are gone! I am sad but happy. We had a good visit & I wish they could stay longer but at the same time I'm glad to get back to normal life again & to have Mike to myself! All To Myself!!! *wink* Mike was suppose to be working tomorrow but he doesn't have too. YAY! I need to go workout because I skipped today. Mike is doing special training stuff with his class so No PT! I wouldn't have had the energy anyways, I slept like schiesse! I don't know how I'm going to make it through the day & even worse, I have a doctor's appt today at 1:40. Ugh, I'm going to be mostly asleep by then. Oh well, at least we have tons of leftovers so this girl doesn't have to cook tonight! It was totally not a healthy week but I did eat a lot less than normal so that's something.

So, on to our Thursday! Mike's dad & brother went golfing so us girls went to be pampered! PEDICURES! We got the deluxe pedicure with a seasalt scrub, a sugar scrub, & a foot mask (that burned my legs quite badly! thankfully it was temporary). MIL got a neony reddish-orange. I got a turquoise color. :) The place was actually good too! Thank goodness I found a good pedicure place, the other 2 here I tried sucked balls! So, ya, because the boys were golfing, & that takes forever, MIL & I got quite a bit of alone talking time. It was really nice. The Cosgrave men are so loud & quite frankly like to hear themselves talk (just kidding) that us girls need to go off to be able to talk. Menly stuff doesn't interest us! Hahaha! Anywho, it was a really nice visit. I just wish Mike could've gotten more time off so we could've done more together. Oh well, at least we had Tuesday afternoon/evening & every evening too. :) Oh, how could I forget, the swans guy came & the girls picked "Monkeying Around" which was banana ice cream with nuts or something crunchy. It was Freaking Awesome! I love swan's ice cream, it's the bomb-diggity!

Welp, that's all. I'm about to pass out I'm so sleepy. Bad thing is if I do fall asleep it'll be twice as bad. Boo!!! Ok enough whining/whatever.

13 July 2011


Welp, our visitors arrived about 9:15pm Monday night & man was Mike tired. He stayed up til a little before 10 but had to go to sleep because he has a 4:20 wakeup. YAWN! I stayed up a little longer just because I felt weird going to bed before our guests but once MIL (mother in law) headed to bed so did I. Our dogs have not slept with us since our visitors came. The first night both perros slept with their grandparents. Last night, Hersh slept with his grandparents & Cinn slept with her uncle. Our dogs don't love us anymore.

I had a doctor's appt yesterday but I switched it because Mike was going to see about getting off. Then he said he couldn't so I started the slow-cooked tri-trip for enchiladas. The in-laws & I headed to Chipotle for lunch, then to wally world. Not 10 minutes after we got home Mike showed up & guess what he was done for the day. Ay! So, meat came out of the crockpot & into the oven (to cool, it was super hot) so we could head to Tucson. Mike's car is quite behind schedule (*grumble*) but it's already had parts taken off & some sanding. It did not look like his car anymore. Mike was a bit upset, that's his baby. He kept saying she looked like she was in a wreck. :( Then we headed to the movies. We were 2 hours early so there was game playing. Mike & Jason kicked some Terminator butt!($12 worth). Then we headed to go watch Transformers again! The BIL really really wanted to see it so we agreed to watch it again. :) After the movie (at 7pm) we ate Olive Garden!!! Yums! MIL & I shared the Lemon Cream Cake....ohm it was GOOD! Mike & his dad shared the raspberry white chocolate cheesecake. We got home about 9:15 & pretty much headed to bed. YAWN AWN!!! Mike woke up at 4:20 & I was up at 5 so we were SLEEPY!

Today has been a lazy day. The BIL is still sleeping & it's 1pm! The PIL(parents in law) are sleepy but I think holding it together. I too am super sleepy! YAWNS! My tri-trip is already shredded & just stewy in the enchilada sauce. Tonight, we will feast!!! Beef Enchilada, Fajita Rice, & Black Bean Refried Beans. Oh, how could I forget, MIL's homemade SALSA! Yum um um um UM!!!! I love her homemade salsa!

Welp, that's all that's going on. The visit is good & dinner should be too. Goodness, I need to stop yawning!

11 July 2011


I am almost done cleaning my house. Why? Because I got a call at 1 from my mother in law asking if it was ok for them to show tonight. What am I going to say?! I know you're bored in S.D. but no, you can't come. Hahaha! So I panicked for a while. In 3 hours I went from thinking, 'oh I have today & tomorrow, maybe a little of wednesday' to 'shoot, it needs to be 95% done today so I can finished up the last bit tomorrow morning' to 'it needs to be done in 8 hrs' which add dinner & clean up from that to it. I was freaking for 30 minutes then just went into clearheaded cleaning. My house is 80% done. I have mostly minor things & a few big things. Sweeping the kitchen & dining room is the big thing. Bathing the dogs & myself is the other big thing. I think my bath will be the last thing for the day. I know I've freaked about my in-laws coming but that was just from the cleaning stress. I want the house to be clean & nice for company. Family or Not, I don't them coming into a dirty stinky house. Ja know! :) I am excited about them coming, I've been hoping they'd come since my family came the end of May. I wish Mike had more time off but hopefully he's able to take part of Thursday off so they get some real time with him. We'll have fun, I knows-zit!

Ugh! I guess I need to go clean my beasts. Or wash the new dishes. Or clean the tables. Or sweep. Hahaha! So I have a few more things to do. :) Happy Week Everys-one!

(I do realize some things have added 's' or letters, I meant to do that)

Never Know how the ??? will fall.

What is that saying? I can't freaking think of it. Anyways, you get my drift. So today was suppose to be our Tucson trip. I talked to Mike yesterday & his mind is about as absent as mine has been. I told him my proposal (switching to thurs so he could get family time) & he kinda 'ey...maybe'd me. I bring it up a few hours later & he doesn't know what I'm talking about, why would we not go tomorrow? *head meets wall* He says he's not sure but he'll ask. Last night I bring it up again, man I seem like a nag, haha, but actually was just asking if we were just going to go today & not worry about trying to change it. He said yes because "it was hard enough getting the ok for monday off so he didn't think he'd be able to get all of Thurs off". Ok, it was NOT hard for him to get it off. He mentioned it to me & within 3 minutes he's telling me we have the go-ahead. Also, he could've worked the first half of Thursday & then we take off for Tucson. Still a half day but more time for fun/good eats in Tucson. So anyways, he was kinda being a butt but whatever. So I get excited. I'm a little worried with the not being able to clean today but hey, I didn't feel like it anyways so ya....lunch in Tucson with my babe. Or not! Hahaha! They're short staffed so we couldn't go & I think he said it'll be moved to Thursday. Well.....hahaha! It's good if it really is moved to Thursday because then he will get family time. I am disappointed because I was looking forward to today. Also, I really am not feeling this cleaning crap today, ugh! :) I really don't have much left to do but I still don't want to do it. I've been cleaning off & on all morning.
  • Spare bedroom-almost ready
  • Computer room aka 2nd spare bedroom-almost ready.
  • Our bedroom-needs vacuuming & that's all.
  • Our bath, noone will see it so who cares.
  • Spare Bath-Mike scrubbed the tub & that's all. Punk! Though I did say when I was all energized yesterday that I would take care of the rest. I later kicked myself for saying it.
  • Kitchen & Dining room-counters scrubbed & everyday dishes clean. New dishes need washing. Sweep & Mop!
  • Livingroom-vacuumed. will again on Tuesday or Wednesday (whatever day they're coming) Need dusting & window cleaning.
  • Dogs Need Baths!
  • Laundry room-CLEAN!
  • Laundry-working on it. It's a never-ending process.
I just sneezed & bite my tongue. Freaking OW! My allergeries are going insane the last few days. So is my body. Not cool, nooooot coooool! :) I'm in a weird mood. A partly asleep, don't feel like cleaning but I have too, really want fast food, mood. Ya, I swear every single time I restart my "no junk" eating the very first day I have the biggest fast food craving. Oh, you want to eat no junk today...ok, I shall make you crave the worst junk food.... FAST FOOD!!!! *bwah-hahahahaha* Damn body is laughing at me & I don't appreciate it. :) (see told you I'm in a weird mood). My tongue still hurts. :) OK, enough jibber-jabber. Time for more cleaning.
So, the fam WILL be here tomorrow. That means I HAVE to finish everything today. UGH! I keep telling the dogs they need to turn into humans so they can help me. They're not listening or obeying.

09 July 2011


I will get to why I'm stressed in just a bit. Maybe writing about other stuff will take my mind off that for a few minutes. AAAAAHHHH!!!(stressed scream)

Today I spent a good hour or two reading my old blogs. Who knew it took that long to read through old blogs. I only got through 6 months & I still have at least 3 to go. I was kinda surprised how tame they were. I remember feeling like I was letting it all out, screw it if that person reads it too & it seemed I was always annoyed by someone. But nope, it was mostly just our normal stuff with a mini rant here or there. I must've deleted all the bad stuff. Hahaha! Or wrote it on a different blog. I really do have a problem starting blogs & forgetting about them or just skipping to a new blog, like a fresh start. So, it was interesting reading through all the old blogs & remembering the times when I wrote them.

Today we ate out twice & surprisingly it wasn't my idea. We had Chili's for lunch, which we haven't had in a LONG time. Mike's was awesome, mine....ey. Mike wanted to be lazy for the rest of the day even though we needed to go shopping. Walmart & Groceries. It was apparent Mike wasn't going anywhere at the time so I figured I'd do walmart myself & we'd do groceries later. We did not. Mike actually got mad at me at dinner when I brought up needing groceries. He said I could've gone myself, I didn't need his help. *scowl* Obviously I don't NEED him to go with me but seeing as we basically ran out of food yesterday & he indicated we'd go together I figured we'd go do it today. So, since we didn't have food for dinner (& apparently he had no plans to go get stuff for dinner) Mike brought up Olive Garden. It opened here a few months ago but we've never braved the crowds. It sounded pretty good so ey, what the heck. We got a cheese fondue with bread, yum, for appetizer, M had soup & I had salad, which OMG was sooooo freaking good! I'm not a big salad person & I was worried I wouldn't like the house dressing but Ohmmmm! I could've eaten the whole huge bowl it was so good. Back to dinner, they were out of shrimp so Mike got a steak something & I had chicken with cheese pasta in creamy sauce. Mike loved his, mine....was ok. We even saved room for desert. Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake! OH MY GOODNESS! Mike doesn't even like cheesecakes but he picked it & loved it! Even though I had appetizer, salad, dinner, & desert, I was barely stuffed. I'm proud of myself. Seriously, that salad was soooooo good. Hahaha! I saw someone else serving his people salad & my mouth watered and this was after desert. Anywho! Today was good, I'm sleepy but I know I won't be able to sleep.

Why? Because I will have much too much on my mind. First off, THANK GOODNESS we didn't go grocery shopping today. Why you ask? Because Mike's mom called tonight & asked if it'd be ok if the 3 of them (mom, dad, brother) came out tuesday/wednesday. THIS tuesday/wednesday. Mike made sure to get the ok from me & I gave it because seriously, what am I going to say? NO! No your family can't come out? Then he tells me the day(s). Aaaaaahhh, you mean like in 3 days?! (*sigh*......shit!) I don't mind his family coming out, it's nice having company. But 2 days notice? A) tomorrow is sunday & I know for damn certain if I can't get Mike to go grocery shopping he's not going to CLEAN tomorrow. Shoot, I don't want to clean tomorrow/on the weekend. B) Monday we're heading to Tucson to see the car. We'll be gone til at least 1 pm because we're going to have lunch in Tucson. *straight face*(with a little anger). I do most of my cleaning in my morning, maybe trailing into early afternoon. I know after being up for 9 hrs, driving to Tucson, to lunch, & back from tucson with a full belly I am NOT going to feel like cleaning. Our house really isn't THAT dirty & the two guest rooms will only take an hour or two to get ready. It's the rest of the house. Making the rest of the house SPOTLESS! My family, I want the house clean. His family, it has to be spotless. So, I'm stressing. Really bad! It's really weird that they're coming during the week. Mike works til 5:30-6 every day & he has to work this Saturday too so he literally won't get any time off while they're here. What the heck will we do all day?! Last time I had to entertain his family it was not good. Awkward, Lost, Near Wreck, Horrible Movie! I don't know how many days they'll be here but last year I bombed having to entertain them for ONE day. There is nothing to do here, not during the week while he's working. Maybe I can convince Mike to switch his "tucson trip" to thursday or something so that he'll have some time with his family. We'll all head to Tucson & see the car, eat good food, & maybe a movie?! Maybe he could get the whole day off since SSG doesn't mind him taking half of monday off. Hope Hope Hope!!! Another concern, cooking! Our boring chicken, brown rice & veggies is not good enough for family meals. Maybe I'll do chili, that's easy & it'll be good. My chili rocks ass! Ok, one meal! only need 2 more or so. Will they want to eat out? It'd sure be easier but ugh, this week is suppose to start our super awesome healthy eating. No Junk AT ALL! I can't have no snacks in the house if we have visitors. Ugh! Ok, there's a bazillion things running through my head & I expect very little sleep the next 2-3 nights.
We are getting visitors! YAY!!!! In 3(-4) days.....yikes! Hahaha!
Oh Schiesse, I just remembered I have a doctor's appt on Tuesday! So much for thinking I had at least half of tuesday to clean. Minus 1.5-2 hrs for that crap now. They really did pick the worse 3 days for a 3 day notice. Hahaha!!! I do find all of this somewhat comical. The other part is saying 'shit, shit, shit'. :) Such is life I guess. :)


Over the last 24 hours, I have become a blinkie-aholic! As much as one person can be when they run out of good links the first night. Hahaha! I've continued my search today while Mike was sleeping & now while he's gone but I think I've found all the good stuff. I remember in the days of Myspace there were endless blinkie sites & I probably could spend days on photobucket going through their blinkies but alas, I am not that crazy. I'm also addicting to decorating my different blogs. Even the ones I'm hardly on or ones no one else can see. Sites just need to stop making so many cute backgrounds. Then I have my editing program so I can make headers for my blogs. Not completely awesome ones like some people have but worded ones. Such as the "The Cosgrave's" at the top of this blog. I think my hubby needs to get home before I go crazy & redecorate another blog. I've redecorated this one twice in 12 hours. Though, in my defense, the first redo I did I didn't care for the color. The flowers matched my header & the background had the word family on it which I liked. When I looked at it again later I realized I kinda hated it. It was boring & blah. All of this is pretty boring & pointless (talking about it). So anyways, I'm sure I'll change it sometime this week again. Have a great weekend! Tschuess

08 July 2011

What What!!!

I just happened to glance at our tickers & what do I see!!!

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

We've been married 7 years, 8 months!!!
We are 4 days away from being together 12 years, 10 months!


I am so exhausted the title doesn't even have the E! Yup! I laid down with Hersh around 8:30 & I zonked out! I fell into such a deep sleep & I couldn't wake myself up. I'd wake up a tiny bit, enough for me to realize I was sleeping & dreaming, but I couldn't wake up more than that. It was like I was drugged! I think Mike drugged my egg sandwich that he was no where around when I made it. :) Speaking of dreams, I've been having FUNKY ones lately! More upsetting than funky but geesh, dream fest! I finally woke up around 10:30 & I felt so out of it. To make matters even better, it is soooooo gloomy outside. Yuck! How's a girl suppose to get energy & smiles when there is no sun?!?!

Weight & such! After my horrific weigh in on Wednesday I've really been watching what I eat & really trying not to eat snacks. If I do eat something between lunch & dinner I eat fruit. It worked, I'm back down to my June weight. I don't know if I should be happy I lost the weight I gained or upset by the fact that I didn't lose any weight in 5 weeks & basically in 6 months. Ugh, how depressing! I am going to really start focusing on eating right though & one of my dreams was about that so it's definitely time to throw away everything & start over. I told Mike about my weight yesterday & he told me he'd gained too. That boy.....he frustrates me. He never eats lunch so when he gets home & while I'm cooking dinner (because he's never home at the same time & I hate dinner being done before he's home) he'll snack so much. He's even made sandwiches before dinner. Hello, I'm cooking! We both need to get back to January's way of eating. It sucked, major ass, but it worked. Or maybe it did, I don't know the stupid scales at Curves went screwy. Their scales still have a problem settling for me. ARGH!

Apparently Mike has joined his unit/company/battalion/something's team for flag football & he has practice tomorrow. I do get a little mad when he makes "exclude the wife" plans but it'll be good for him. Maybe with eating right & his practicing he can start losing the weight he needs too. Anyways, he has those football plans & I'm sure we'll go see a movie. Horrible Bosses comes out today, WOO HOO! I've got to admit, he's finally turned me into a movie junkie. Not so much home/rent movie junkie but at least he's making progress. :) I'm not sure what else we'll do. Probably chill. We are heading to Tucson on Monday to see ol' Penelope. She should be sanded down & maybe stripped down. She may be missing some parts, haha. Mike is quite excited about going & I'm surprised his higher up is letting him but then again, he isn't teaching so he's really not doing anything but being a 'teacher's aid'. He'd probably kill me for calling him that.

Well, I should go do something productive. Good thing I did most of the important stuff yesterday. :)

06 July 2011

Oh My Goodness

That is what I can't stop saying today. I am deliriously not fully awake. It is so "one of those days" & ugh! I woke up with Mike at 4:20. My alarm was set for 5:15 & I didn't feel like getting up so I decided I would sleep til mine went off. 15 minutes later I got out of bed & started my morning. Mostly lazily getting ready to work out. I pretty much realized by 4:45 I'd probably regret getting up. I was kinda screwed either way. Get ready quite early, then slowly get more & more tired as I waited to leave or sleep til my alarm & probably be exhausted & out of it. Lose Lose! So, anyways, I was basically ready to leave by 5 but Curves doesn't open til 6 so by the time 5:45 rolled around I was already tired. Curves SUCKED! The little bit of energy I had was zapped quickly. I'm started on round 2 of my working out &........Then 2 morons decided to jump ahead of me. Ok, they were a full minute ahead of me aka one machine & one recovery mat. That's fine, no big deal. Except one of them was using the CurvesSmart card, which usually goes over the 30 sec intervals & they were right next to each other so they kept holding me up. How you may ask, they were a full minute ahead of you. Why yes but because dumbbutt 1 used the card & they were gabbing so much it took them 90 seconds for them both to do one machine. I'd catch up to them so I'd wait on a machine for an extra 30 seconds to give me room then proceed normal for about a minute then I'd have to wait another extra 30 seconds. I did this 4 times & I said FUCK IT! I'm done! Oh, I also started off my Curves session by weighing myself. I told myself it was a bad idea but NO, I didn't listen. I felt skinny today so I felt confident about weighing myself. WRONG WRONG WRONG! Apparently this hippo had gained weight. Curves was frustrating. Super fat, no energy, & morons holding me up, getting on my last nerve! Seriously I CAN NOT STAND working out right next to someone. Then you have to wait for them to get off the machine, then get on yourself & by that time it's 15 seconds into the 30 second push. If you want to gab & take your sweet f*ing time step back & let me go by! ARGH! Ok.....relax. I'm done, I stretch, & go to my car. My.....key......won't turn! The ignition seemed locked & I didn't know how to unlock it. It ended up being just stuck. Then the car didn't seem to want to go. It kept jerking while driving. I hate that car, I seriously hate it! Kia Optimas SUCK! It is a cute car, I like the look of them but they suck. Uncomfortable, Uber sensitive pedals, & you sit SO high! I feel so awkward in that car. My head is only a few inches from the roof. Mike is a ft taller than me, I can't imagine him driving it. :)

Back to my "one of THOSE days" day. I keep dropping everything. I dropped my phone in the car, I nearly dropped my breakfast (over easy eggs) on myself, & I've spilled water on myself at least 3 times. Hahaha! Let's see, I called my vet's office so Cinnie can get her shots (totally should've done them last month) & the number is now something else. Ok, look up the new number & call. Fax, I called a fax machine. 3rd time was the charm, I FINALLY had the right number. Oh geesh, I felt like a dork. So we have an appt this morning with Dr. Ruhfel! Dr. Ruff-el. Hahaha! Oh goodness, this is quite the day. Staying awake will probably be my greatest obstacle. Think Mike would be down for pizza? I'm sure I'll be a zombie by dinner time. :)

03 July 2011


Today is Sunday & it makes me a little sad. Sunday is always the end of the weekend but we have one more day. This 4 day has gone fast though & that does make me sad. It also sucks that my emotions have been out of whack & creating chaos. Eventually things will settle & I'll be ok.

Today was a pretty good day. We went to a place called SUBStandards (haha) for lunch & Mike & I had gyros, yum! The lady got mad at me because I didn't add a tip to the receipt. It's a sandwich place lady! Oh well. Then we headed to the grocery store to get stuff for tonight (tacos/nachos) & tomorrow, BBQ hamburgers. Yums! After we got home we pulled out the kiddie pool & Hersh kept walking through it. It was funny. He wouldn't stay in it but he'd go out of his way to walk through it. :) Cinnamon still refuses to get in. Mike put her in & rubbed her down with water. Just getting her wet to cool her down. She was NOT happy! :) Silly girl! We ended up renting 2 movies, one with Zach Galifinakis (spelling) which really was completely weird & stupid & Mike rented Resident Evil which is why I'm in here. :) Tomorrow I think will be a mostly lazy day but I'm sure I'll be awake no later than 8 am. Thanks body, I really love NOT sleeping in on the weekend.

Welp, that's all. Tschuess!

02 July 2011

Saturday, July 2nd

Can you believe it's JULY already? That half of 2011 is over. I find it kind of sad. But I won't get into that cause who wants a debby downer post?! :)

The weather has been interesting. We got rain Wednesday & Thursday which we desperately needed. We're suppose to get rain again Sunday & Monday. Our nice "break" in rain on Friday & Saturday means it's MUGGY!!! Ugh! It's so humid & sticky. It's 5:23 & I feel like I'm in a sauna. Yesterday I walked the dogs at 6:30 am & I was sweating by halfway. Not because we went very far or because we were walking fast. We only went around the block, which is probably a 5 minute walk, but I let them sniff & saunter along. The sun is what make me sweat, it was so bright & hot at 6:30 in the morning!!! Nasty

We had a decent Friday. I woke up at 4:30 & even though I slept like schiesse and was fully out of it I went to Curves. Ok, I went to Curves because after I turned off my alarm I was wide awake. I wake up 30 minutes early, I felt so exhausted & knew there was no way I could drag my butt out of bed for Curves & if I did it'd be pointless. Been there, tried that, was pointless. So I decided to turn off my alarm & just sleep til whenever. Bam, Awake! Not FULLY awake but that "crap, there's no way I'm going back to sleep so I might as well get up". So I did & I headed to Curves. I tried to weigh in but the damn scale would not settle. I had this problem before when it said I had lost 25 lbs in 6 wks. Then Curved move to a new place & I magically gained back 21 lbs in 9 days. Yeah, what a crash to realize all that "weight loss" was a freaking cruel joke by the scale. So anyways, I stepped on the scale but it wouldn't settle so I called over Sorina (curves' "couch") so she can watch the scale. I figured if I didn't have to keep looking down it might settle. It wouldn't not! It kept jumping from **2.5 to **9.0. Six & a Half Pounds! So fine, whatever, I won't find out if I've lost weight. I know "figure it's in the middle" but that sucks so screw that. I've busted my ass the last 2 weeks. I work harder than ANYONE else at Curves. Granted one person does do 3 rounds but I think I still push myself harder. I don't go as long but every machine I push myself as hard as I can until I'm limping along. Yesterday I'd take an extra 30 seconds (on the second round) every few machines to catch my breathe so I can go hard core again. You're think "of course you think you work out harder" but a number of people have told me the same thing and getting the "is she ok" looks isn't rare. (I moan, groan, grunt, speak to myself when I'm really pushing myself. I can't help it, the shits hard man! :) ) Now, I'm not trying to pat myself on the back. My point is I push myself so hard & I don't eat that horrible. I eat pretty good. And yet I'm not losing weight. So new lady, been there maybe a month, got on the scale & I told her how it wouldn't settle for me. She replied "well, it set for me" & she sounded disappointed. I felt bad for her, I know it sucks when you don't see a lose. Nope, she's lost 12 lbs so far. *Loud Internal Grumble* Glad Curves works for someone else. ;(  Ok, enough. I came home & since I kinda limped the last few machines I decided to take the dogs for a walk. They enjoyed it. :) I decided to stay up because it always takes me a while to fall back asleep & Mike really is an ass when he's woken up. So I played on the computer til 9. I walked into the room & Hersh is laying on the floor by the footboard wagging his tail. I was talking to him & he just kept wagging his tail so I called him into the livingroom so I could give him a rubdown. Mr. Merl isn't normally the "pet me pet me pet me" one but I guess yesterday he wanted to be. :) It was kinda nice for him to be lovey & towards me. In case you don't know, both dogs are daddy's dog. They ADORE Mike. They put up with me. Once in a while they will cuddle & love on me for no reason. :) So anywho, surprisingly Mike woke up soon after & our day started. "Bad Teacher" was playing here at 10:50 & even though Mike doesn't like Cameron Diaz he wanted to see the movie because he didn't want to stay home. Haha. Gotta love when you go to the movies just because you don't have anything else to do & you don't feel like sitting at home. We've done that a few times. So anyways, I did want to see it & I'm glad we did. It was actually a really good movie. JT was really weird in it but the story line was cute. Well, the romance was cute. For lunch we went to Chipotle & I got a chicken bowl with lettuce. A few years ago I started adding lettuce to nachos & I fell in love. Delicious! The bowl actually wasn't very big but I only ate half. Then again, I did get lots of popcorn. My freaking weakness, I LOVES movie popcorn! We came home & chilled the rest of the night. Mike insisted on watching stupid stupid shows & I went to bed at 10.

Today, oh.......today. Haha! Today we get a rental car! We get a rental car because Mike's car is going into the shop to get repaired/painted & it's suppose to take a month. Oh what will my guy do without his beloved mustang? What will he do having to fill up only half as much as the 'stang required? I do not know!

ARGH!!!! I just finished this stupid post, spell checked it, clicked publish & it went to the sign in page. It also did not save the rest of my post. ARGH ARGH ARGH!!!

Ok back. A summary of what I wrote already. We're going to Tucson for Penelope, mike calls her Peen-elope. That's his car. We're getting a rental car & it should be a good size one. Like G6 or Malibu size. Mike wants a G6 so we'll have 2 in the driveway. He's a dork! After that we're going to go see Transformer. Possibly in 3D if we miss the earlier showing (regular screen). After that, Joe's Crabshack. Mike will enjoy his seafood, I will enjoy my drinks. I will probably get the cajun chicken sandwich or whatever. Yay! I'm writing this pissed off because I had all kinds of funnyness already written but stupid blogger signed me off & didn't save that crap. ARGH!

I do not know what the rest of the day holds or the rest of the weekend but time will tell. Tschuess!