Friday, February 22, 2013

Told ya...

I'd be back.


Not much to report...I'm so lame!  Let's see....I went to dinner with a friend last night.  We had a good time...she is one of those friends that I can totally be myself with.  She knows me and doesn't care about my imperfections.  I love that in her!

We went to an Italian restaurant and I think I did ok, food wise.  I had a salad, with the dressing on the side; penne caprese, which was AMAZING...I shouldn't have eaten it all but I did; and one slice of garlic bread, even though they brought me two.  I also had a cup of coffee and a LARGE glass of water (without ice).  I have to tell you, I was pretty proud of myself for drinking the water.  I drank the coffee because the night before I ended up with a really, really bad headache from lack of caffeine.  I didn't want it to happen again last night so I drank the small cup of coffee at dinner.  Um.  And then another one when I got home.

We had a half day at work today.  We were supposed to have professional development this afternoon, but our wonderful principal, sensing how badly we needed a break, held a brief meeting and then let us go.  WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!  That was so wonderful!  I was able to go to the bank and then to the post office.  I needed to mail a package to my niece and nephew (because I am an awesome aunt!), a package to my BFF (because I am an awesome BFF), and a package to my most recent swap partner.

I know, I know.  I kvetched about the last swap and, truth be told, I am VERY unhappy with the moderator of the swap and how impolite she was to not respond to my message to her.  She pretty much called me out in the swap, accusing me of lying about the package that I got (the one that was full of dollar-store items and reeked of smoke).  Anyway, someone recommend the group I am in now so I figured I would give it a try.  Ironically the woman I was assigned to had mailed my package earlier this week and it was waiting for me when I got home.  I was pretty much pleased with what I received.  The only downside with the package was that, once again, it came from a household with a smoker.  Fortunately the smell wasn't quite as awful as before, and I am hoping that spending some time with some fabric softener sheets will do the trick.

Let's see....oh yes, my sock class...the one I was freakishly excited about...was cancelled.  :(  I am so bummed out about it!  The shop had offered to let me take another sock class in March, but before I could respond to the e-mail, they contacted me again to tell me THAT class was cancelled as well.  The kknitting gods seem to be against allowing me to learn how to knit socks which is the whole reason I learned to knit in the first place!


Other than that, not much else to report.  miss raven has a new growth on one of her back legs, further pushing me towards pushing the vet towards having her tested for Cushing's disease.  All I hear are little cash registers ringing.  It's a good thing I love her so much.  :)

Verizon is currently rewarding me for being a "loyal customer" by granting me free HBO until the end of May.  I wish they would show their gratitude in a more monetary cutting my bill down some.  I am taking advantage of it, though, and watching some pretty cheesy movies.  Back to the Future II, anyone?  McFly?  McFly?



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little of this and some of that....

Sorry for my absence.  No reason, really, other than I just didn't feel like turning on the computer when I got home from work.

Also, I had a bit of a head cold at the end of last week and that left me really drained.

Oh, and I found out on Friday afternoon that my dad was in the hospital.


It ended up not being extremely serious and he is ok and home now but still....being so far away makes me feel very helpless when things like this arise.

I didn't lose any weight last week.  As a matter of fact, not only did I not lose, I gained a pound.  Not quite sure how that happened.  I really was careful about logging everything I ate/drank, so I don't know what happened.  I didn't let it devastate me, though, and have been working just as hard this week.  I am hoping that I have something positive to report on Saturday.

Hmmm...other than that, not much to report.  School is still going well, although I do have to admit I am looking forward to Spring Break.  As much as I love my babies, and I do, I need a break.  Sweet Lord how I need a break.

miss raven is doing well, although it is obvious that she is aging and that makes me so very sad.  she is the epitome of a sweet, loving, lap-dog and she makes me life so happy.  I can't even imagine her not being around.

I promise to keep my goals to blog more.  I did well last month and there are still several days left to go in this month but for now, it is time for coffee.  :)

Good night!


Monday, February 11, 2013

did they really say that...


(both statements took place this morning.  keep in mind that, while i have lost almost 10 pounds, i am by no means svelte.)

female child #1:

"Wow!  You look hot today!"

female child #2:

"Don't get offended by this but you have an amazing hourglass figure!"




my babies are growing up TOO fast.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Lazy Weekend...

I haven't done much this weekend and I'm not complaining.  It's been nice to just take it easy and relax.

I did well on the scale this week.  I lost 1.4 pounds and that puts me at almost 10 pounds.  I was all ready to get pizza, nachos, and ice cream at the store yesterday and then decided to just get a "healthy" pizza and forgo the nachos.  I really meant to get ice cream as Ben and Jerry's was on sale but I totally forgot to.  I realized it when I was already out in the parking lot and then decided that it was ok.  I have fat-free pudding at home and I was happy with that.  And then I was all pumped up at how good I felt for making a good decision.  :)

I got my hair cut yesterday and then splurged and bought some new product for it (and I do mean SPLURGED).  The stylist used them on my hair, though, and it is soooo soft.  I love it!  The next time I go (in April) I am getting my hair colored again.  She did such a good time last roots are just now barely visible and it was last colored on December 15.

miss raven is asleep next to me.  she loves a quiet weekend because that means more snuggle time.  I can't even put in to words how much I love this little dog.  She makes me so happy.  Even at 2:30 in the morning when she is (a) scratching me (b) pushing me out of her space in the bed (c) needing to go potty or (d) all of the above.  she is dreaming right now and her little face is twitching away.  I wish you could see her.  :)

I lost another follower.  Sigh.  I've come to terms with the fact that I am never going to be a super-blogger (and I am way OK with that) but I was pretty excited when I hit 20 followers.  Well, nonetheless, thanks to those of you that are still sticking around.  :)

It's time for dinner and I am hungry.  I am also determined to make it to 8 glasses of water today and I have two to go.  Time to drink.


Friday, February 8, 2013

mean people suck...

sorry.  needed to get that out.

now on with the rest of the show.


today was ok.  i had to work hard to not be short-tempered with my kiddos.  they weren't being naughty at all but i was/am tired, a little hungry, and in desperate need of sunshine.

i miss the sun.

our hot dog sale didn't go that well today.  we only made about fifty dollars.  we still need about four hundred and forty dollars to meet our goal and we only have four more hot dog sales.  we need to average one hundred and ten dollars over the next four sales.  i am pretty sure we can do it and am trying to keep the little one's spirits up.

thankfully, we aren't getting blasted with the crazy storm in the northeast.  as much as i would love a snow day *cough*february21/22*cough* i don't relish the thought of shoveling all that snow or losing power.

on the food note:  no alarm needed.  please stop freaking out.  i recognized what the problem was and am taking steps to correct it.  i still didn't eat all my calories today (i was about 500 short) but i am doing better. :)


that's enough for tonight.  i want to drink some coffee and knit.

good night and happy weekend!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

It's been one of those weeks...

Good and bad.

Ups and downs.

I'm tired.  Mentally, mostly, but a little physically also.

I've dealt with some crap this week and that is mentally exhausting.

  • People who use things like their child's due date to be hateful to others.
  • People who are quick to point out what you've done wrong but conveniently "forget" to mention that they've done the same thing, effectively throwing you under the bus.
  • People who are so stupid that they can't see what a good thing they have at work so they do stupid things to make that good thing want to leave.


I'm physically tired, too.  I didn't even make it to 8:15 last night before I was out like a light.  I wanted to see Criminal Minds but am going to have to catch that on demand (hopefully....still waiting for Monday night's episodes of Castle and the new show Monday Mornings.).

I think I know why I am physically tired, though, and it's my own fault.  I need to do better at calorie counting and making sure I am not so freaked out about every little calorie that I don't eat enough.  Pretty sure that 600 calories a day isn't a good thing.  The headaches and exhaustion are kind of a clue.

I am trying hard to stay up tonight, though.  I want to see the new episode of Grey's.

Wait, what's that?

Why yes, yes it is my coffee maker calling me!

Here I come, dear Keurig!

Nighty night!!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

A list...

I really don't have much to say tonight.


Here is the list:

  1. I lost another 3.4 pounds this week.  That makes a little over 8 pounds in the last three weeks.  I am happy with this.
  2. I went to a student's birthday party today.  And did not go to my knitting group.  Sigh.
  3. The stupid groundhog did NOT see his stupid shadow.  Winter should therefore be over, right?  Why then are we getting snow tonight?  And tomorrow night?
  4. If we MUST get snow, why isn't it enough to keep me out of school on Monday??
  5. I broke down and went to Starbucks today.  I had a Venti, extra-hot, non-fat peppermint mocha.  It has quite a few calories.  It was so worth it!
  6. I got new slippers today.  They are pink and have sheep on them.  Perfect for a yarn ho like me, no?
  7. I got my very first spam comment on the blog.  It wasn't nasty (thankfully) and it is now deleted.
  8. I think it's time for more coffee.
The end.