Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fill in the blank.............

The questions are from Troop Petrie (a blog I follow) ....My answers are in purple.

1. True happiness is.. being at peace within myself. Trust me, it takes God to get this!

2. The most surreal moment of my life was... this is hard......realizing I am living my dream....wonderful husband and beautiful kids......
3. My favorite texture is... slightly bumpy....unless it's the sheets on my bed....then smooth!

4. My signature color is... I do wear alot of purple and gold when I can! But I mostly wear black and tan. I don't know that I have a signature color though !

5. My signature style is... comfy and  loose!!!!  I definately wear comfortable shoes on a regular basis!

6. If I could choose one store to spend my life savings at, it would be...probably a clothes store if my sister could go with me and help me. They would have to carry everything in my size, though. And have lots of tennis shoes for me to pick through. I do love me some tennis shoes! I have always told Coy if we ever miraculously (and it would take a miracle since we don't play the lottery) won the lottery that my first stop would be a tennis shoe store. He thinks it's funny! But back to the oringinal question, I really don't hae to worry about this since Coy would NEVER let me do this! haha
7. My best thing about autumn is... the cooler temperatures and wonderful smells....
Hope this helps you get to know me better!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Well, I keep thinking I'm going to feel better and presto catch up on things at work and around the's like someone keeps laughing in my face.....then I take a moment and reflect....yes there's socks that need to be matched.....yes, there are clothes in the dryer that have been there..oh maybe 36 hours that ARE dry....yes, you can't see the top of the coffee table.....yes, I have a bucket (literally) full of paperwork to catch up on...yes, I have a report due at 8:15 Friday......and I spent the evening with my family. I made them supper (Corn Pone Pie) and then Grace wanted to go shopping for some pants....then we all went to the Big Dog gym and watched some great volleyball. Yes, it was 9:00 when we got home. Yes, everything was still waiting for me when I came home. AND Yes, it will still be here tomorrow....unless you know that magic little fairy and can send her my way!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm here!

I'm here!!!   It's been a long week. Too much to do and not near enough energy! I think I am trying to get sick and that doesn't help things at all! I did go weigh in and I lost a whopping pound. I could have sworn it was more, but you know what they say, "The scale doesn't lie." I do FEEL a little thinner. And Coy says I am looking better, so there, Mr. Scale! I made the family spaghetti tonight and man did I want some. It smells so good! Grace had a volleyball tourbament this weekend. They placed third! That team has improved so much. Better yet, I drank my thermoboosts and had some apples during the game! It wa shard, let me tell ya. A friend plopped down beside me and had a huge bag of candy.......all kinds of chocolates...and a bag of twizzlers.....and the smell of popcorn. But I did it! I suffered a few moments, though. Poporn does sound good....Heck everything sounds good right now! I have been craving a fresh apple cake all afternoon. Now I have never made a fresh apple cake, or even had many in my lifetime. it just sounds good. See how I get when I get a littel run down? All I want is food,  and not the good kind. I want sugar, carbs and more sugar. I decided not to do any work for work this weekend, since I feel bad and would have to probably redo it anyway because I would make so many mistakes. Plus it's nice to get a break. Even if it means I am snowed in next week. Sometimes you just need a break.  Problem is I never wnat to go back after the break! Well, I better go fix me some chicken.

I am sitting here thinking about all the blessings I have in my life. I have been truly blessed, even if I ripe and mumble alot. (I am working on that!)  Here's a short list of my current blessings.

1. Coy. I couldn't ask for a better husband. He's a support system all unto himself. He knows how to tlak to Grace and make her understand when I can't seem to get her to even listen to me.

2. Grace. My 13 year old smart as whip, beautiful athlete. She has it all and sometimes thinks she knows it all. But I love talking to her. She had the best junior high stories and growing up way too fast.

3. JoGail. My sweet precious blond. She's very kind hearted and loving. She was 'dating' a classmate the other week adn told me about it. I asked her if she liked him and she said not really but noone else does either. Yes, we had a talk. She also came home and made her sister a 'good job' card after the volleyball game today. She just has to learn that she can't sign her papers with my name and it look remotely like mine. And yes, her teachers look.

4. My job. Gosh where do I start? I have the best director and staff around me. Sometimes it's like going ot work with family. They know me better than I know myself sometimes. I can't imagine being a diag without them around me, supporting and encouraging me. The teachers I work with are amazing-mainly because they keep the kids the main focus.

5. Naps. Enough said. Especially the good kind where you just fall asleep adn wake up feeling refreshed. I get them on weekends. I don't get them at work!

6. Friends. I was thinking htis mroning about soem of my friends that I have known a LONG time. WOW. You know I have always heard that if you find one true friend in a lifetime you have been blessed. Well, I have been blessed many times over.

7. Family. Yep, My immediate family. I know I can pick up the phone and call and you would be here in an instant if I needed ya. You have accepted Coy and have always loved my girls.

Soemtimes it's good ot just take a break. And reflect.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Not me Monday...

Though this would be fun and give a little insight into my of my BFF's wanted me to sing the happy song via facebook today......thank goodness for BFF's!

It was not me who came home and just plopped on the couch..... mean PLOPPED!

It was not me who almost drove off without daughter number one because she was out scootering before school (that' s been taken care of, thank you very much!)

It was not me who made zuchinni patties with bread crumbs and not my diet approved akmak crackers................Gosh it was good!

It was not me who happily dropped daughter number two off at soccer practice for 2 hours!!!!

It was not me who offered to stay home from daughter number one's volleyball game so I could happily take duaghter number 2 to soccer practice! Thus, giving me 2 hours of peace and quiet!

It was not me who worked at ehr desk all day and didn't get to go outside once ... :(

It was not me who forot to get the hamburger meat out for supper. So  I  ran to the dollar store where I can usually solve this problem, only to find they were sold out! So I not me found some I had browned this summer in the freezer and defrosted that. Not quite enough for hamburger helper but it'll do!

It was not me who perused instead of working on work I  brought home.

It was not me who keeps checking facebook just in case someone wants to chat!

Confession's over, folks!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A funny

Saw this and had to steal it.....thanks to the Some kn ow I have been in seach of the perfect bra this fits my mood perfectly! 

A man walked into the ladies department of Macy's and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, 'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. '

'What type of bra?' asked the clerk.

'Type?', inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?'

'Look around,' said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material imaginable.

'Actually, even with all of this variety, there are really only four types of bras to choose from ..'

Relieved, the man asked about the types.

The saleslady replied:

'There are the Catholic,

the Salvation Army,

the Presbyterian,

and the Baptist types.

Which one would you prefer?'

Now totally befuddled, the man asked about the differences between them.

The Saleslady responded, 'It is all really quite simple.

The Catholic type supports the masses;

The Salvation Army type lifts the fallen;

The Presbyterian type keeps them staunch and upright;

The Baptist type makes mountains out of molehills.'

Have you ever wondered why A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, G, and H are the letters used to define bra sizes?

If you have wondered why, but couldn't figure out what the letters stood for, it is about time you became informed!

(A} Almost Boobs...

{B} Barely there...

{C} Can't Complain!..

{D} Dang!...

{DD} Double dang!...

{E} Enormous!...

{F} Fake...

{G} Get a Reduction...

{H} Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up!...

By the way,

They forgot the German bra-



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Please make my headache go away!

Please someone make this headache go away. I've had it all day. I've had to do two breathing treatments. I hae slept this afternoon and lifted weights with Coy. Nothing has helped. I made JoGail and Coy some breakfast for dinner. They love that, especially since I but the precooked bacon. Me and frying bacon didn't always turn out so well.....Oh and I hae started eating rye toast once a day. A few more calories, but I read where it is extremely good for the digestive  system. Since I have learned not eat alot of white bread and white flour processed products, I thought this would help. Maybe when I get up tomorrow the headache will be gone.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh my!

OH my! I didn't realize it had been a week since I posted!!!!   Loys has happended!Let me see if I can update everyone. I still ahve to go to work. All the begging with Coy didn't work.....I tried, honestly I did! I try to stay home every year and every year I get the same answer.......We are still lifting weights as a family. I am beginning to enjoy our time together. I am not quite as sore, although I can still get sore. I hae walked a little. Not too much. I started haing spells where I would sweat, get  nauseous, get the chills, etc. Coy was concerned so her sent me to the doctor. Since he couldn't go with me the first thing I told the dr was that Coy made me go. I didn't want to be there! Anyways, he suspects I am having adrenal insufficiencies from the use of the steroids. So he drew blood and ordered a heart stress test (just to rule out heart disease). So I had my stress test this morning. Took about 3 hours and there was no sign of heart disease (totally shocked me!!!). Made me happy though! I am so thankful. I feel like I was finally tested for something and it came back negative!!! By the way, I shocked Dr. Rich by going the FULL time!!!!  He couldn't believe it. I told him I had been walking all summer!!! So I don't do anything right now for the adrenal insufficiencies. He thinks my body will gradually start making the steroids again on its own. If not, I have to take medication. My weight is still the same, by the way. Still have about 20 pounds to go....I keep thinking the weight lifting will kick in and speed up the metabolism....I'm hoping anyway!