Sunday, November 30, 2008
NO, this is NOT the same phrase from the other day.
Is it January yet? I HATE Christmas. People don't stop to think that Christmas isn't all gooey, sugar runny, tingly oozy sweet, fun & happy. Christmas is often painful, hurtful reminders of past happenings that destroyed holiday happiness and can't be renewed.
SO, I am staying away from message boards (they're dead anyway) Facebook and deleteing Happy, gooey, warm fuzzy, irritating e-mails about shopping etc. and I will probably go private with this blog, (no one visits anyway)
It would have been my anniversary date on one message board but no one is there anymore, it's dead.
Yes I did fix a Thanksgiving dinner & had people over.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday night DH got home from his 2 week business trip.
Thursday went grocery shopping, got 2 turkeys, got a treadmill - Woo Hoo, I love my DH
Friday did laundry, cleaned up & rearranged living room & upstairs bedroom for Thanksgiving weekend guests. Not really happy with the new arrangement though.
Saturday walked twice, once in the morning & once in the afternoon.
Sunday-today, had maintenence come and put in "modern hygienic toilet hoses" in all 3 bathrooms. (women here spray with hoses instead of using toilet paper)
Over at the Needlenook we are having a Holiday Stitchalongathon until the 30th so I got out a project I started last December called Be Merry by Shepherd's Bush and I'm stitching on it today.
One of the message boards that I read was shut down. Apparently this line of floss is going to change hands again, back to the original owner after the current one ran it into the ground. I hope the original owner can bring it back to life again.
Listening to planes fly over & land one after the other again. Deadline for being here for the pilgramage trek is fast approaching so all 3 million of them gotta get here. (Yep, 3 million or so people from all over the world invading and 1/4 of them will stay and try and find jobs or beg on the street corners, happens every year)
Is it June yet?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
On the positive side, I am down to 141, 1 lb away from my original goal of 140. 20 lbs since July. Now my goal has changed to 137 by Christmas then maybe 135. Still can't figure where it went to, I am wearing the same size clothes I was in July. No loss in the boobs or belly where I usually loose it. I can feel that I have a waist again though.
I was a BADDDDDDD girl last night though, I had one of those Betty Crocker Warm Delights dessert things. It was a Cinnamon cake thing. It was ok but not that great.
Had a great thing for breakfast. Two 6" tortillas spread with cream cheese, cinnamon & brown sugar with a sliced apple inbetween cooked in a skillet. That was good!
Spot kitty jumped up on my stitching table this morning and looked at me like "Are we going to stitch again today?" Maybe later but I'll make sure he is out.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Today is my 1 year quit smoking anniversary! I made a year without starting back up! Yep, I'll be honest, between November 15 2007 & January 1 2008 I did sneak a smoke, but it wasn't even a whole cigarette, I didn't like the taste! I am VERY proud of myself! Hmmmmm, wish I could have cake, but I can't.
Another good walk today, it was warm this morning but I made my 1.27 miles. Couldn't get that extra 1/2, maybe later today.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Good Old Babe Ruth~!
I did my 32 mintue walk this morning around 10. It's like early Sunday morning here, quiet & no body is out. Then I did 15-20 minutes worth of exercises with help from Spot of course.
I haven't been able to sit down much today, up and down doing this and that.
I took a video of wailing hour today. in order to get the full effect of the wailing and screeching from all directions, I had to do a video. This is the holy day so they have an hour long screech speech on Friday at noon. Kind of like the Sunday morning sermon, but here they scream and yell.
I still haven't gotten this iPod thing figured out. I did discover that I do have all my music on the cd's but I can't figure out how to get them all uploaded to one file and then copied over to my Apple iTunes library. It's so fustrating.
Last night I had the leftover Lasagna Primavera. Today I made zucchini/carrot "pancakes" for lunch & grilled tomato, zucchini & eggplant with a nasty tasting home made hamburger for supper.
Wow, these planes are landing left and right, on each others tail winds. It's getting close to pilgrimage time and plane loads of people are coming every day. At least 6 planes landed within 5 minutes this morning, I counted. That means millions and millions of people bringing lots of viruses & diseases from third world countries. FUN!
Anyhoo, I can't sit still any longer, time to get up and walk around.............again.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
DH has gone on a business trip this week. He left today and hopefully he will be back on Wednesday but he can't get a flight. So if I can get my vacuum to work, I'll be doing my cleaning frenzy which will be good for my workouts.
Last week we had a sandstorm on Saturday, rain on Sunday, nice on Monday, rain on Tuesday, rain on Wednesday, nice the rest. That is 1 1/2 years worth of rain in one week. Don't know of we will get more rain or not this year. It didn't flood here like it normally does though.
I picked up a UFO on Wednesday night and started stitching. I picked up my Lizzie Kate Flip It stamp project and started working on the October square. Hopefully I'll sit down and stitch on that while DH is gone.
GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT! Get them before the Mattawa conficate them! New, in stores now! Come get your Christmas dinnerware! New this year, peppermint candy style dishes in 2 colors, Red & white and Green & white. That's right dear readers, the Christmas dishes are here. From salad bowls to turkey platters, salt & pepper shakers and gravy boats. I saw a huge display in the store. Of course it's NOT labeled Christmas, but if the peppermint candy style dishes doesn scream Christmas, I don't know what does.
On another display they had complete dinnerware for a Clambake, complete with a huge lobster shaped Lobster bowl/dish! Too funny!
That is about all from here. Have a GREAT weekend!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So much for walking today, guess I'll hve to do an extra 30 minute work out today.
The dumb cats are hiding under the car to keep from getting wet. They didn't HAVE to run out the door in the first place.
Good day to dig through the stash to find something to stitch on.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I did 30 minutes of stability ball, dumb bells, jumping jacks then walked for 30 minutes. My blood levels were down today which is good! Now If those extra couple of pounds would come off it would be great.
I stitched more on my tiny project. One of these days it will be done.
Yup, it did rain, the silver car in the carport is eeeewww muddy, the white patio table is brown. It didn't rain a whole lot, just to wash the mud out of the sky, get the ground wet, puddle and stink up everything and bring the nasty bugs out.
I did finish my halloween project, will post pics on Monday.
It's still pretty yucky out, not as windy but very hazy and crud in the air yet. I'll have to do a work out in the house.
I stitched for a bit yesterday, woo hoo.
Last night for dinner I made a brown rice stir fry with shrimp. It was pretty good.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Maybe I ate that junk because I was up until 4AM at the SanManville Halloween party. Last night was Sandy's annual Halloween party & fun night. I stayed up, played a couple games looked at cute stitching, and chatted. It was fun and I look forward to doing that every year.
This evening DH & I have to schlep to the hospital to have a "blood grouping" done. I have no fucking clue what that means but it has to do with my new passport, his "Iqama" (working papers), my "Iqama" (residence permit) & who knows what all. It should be entertaining.
So I go to the pharmacy the other day and got a 200 pack of my lancets, test strips, diabetes pills and alcohol swabs, all WITHOUT a perscription! The alcohol swabs were a real surprise, I figured the morons here wouldn't sell them because of "alcohol". Anyway, get home check everything out and the damn test strips aren't the right ones. They assume test strip, read the BRAND and throw a box on the counter, never checking to see if they are the right ones. This is supposedly a REGISTERED pharmacist. So I either have to try to find a pharmacy that has the ones I need or buy a new monitor that works with what they have here.
That's my day/week/month so far