Friday, February 27, 2009

Playing Hookey

I am playing hookey from work! *Tee hee*... I can't remember the last time I did that!!! I think I am going to just hop in the car and cruise down to the southeast corner of the state and take a drive.

I want to be back home before the craptastic storm on Sunday.

Catcha on the flip side :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Randomness of the day

So, I got my new bed on Tuesday and slept like a rock, I don't think I moved. I can't say the same for last night, apparently was not as easy a sleep. I am so freakin tired! I think the weather has something to do with it. I know I can thank the incoming weatherfront for the loveley headache I have this morning.

I am trying to be better about what I eat. I have been having a packet of oatmeal with a little flax mixed in. Last night I made pizza on wheat dough with onions and orange peppers and a little pepperoni. I have a couple of pieces left for lunch that I am going to have for lunch with carrot and celery sticks.

Don't let this fool you into thinking that I am being completely virtuous. I still apparently am eating cookies and a couple of chips, but I make sure to have LESS, well see how I do....

ugh, time to get back to work... the coffee didn't completely wake me up, may be time for a diet coke, maybe the caffeine will give me the jolt I am looking for.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sleepy time!

I am so happy my new bed came in! I can finally use the cute bed set that I found. Now I have to hunt up a headboard.

Here's a pic of the new comforter and my new throw pillow that I made all by my self!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy girl!

I had my review and I am walking on air!

This is the best one I have had since coming to The Hartford. There was nothing but positive things to say, and I have to tell ya seeing Excellent next to your name is a great thing!

I think this deserves a glass of wine tonight :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Twilight release party

The count down is on everyone! The DVD of Twilight comes out on March 21st, just 31 short days away.

Michele, Vizma, Brenda and I are wanting to have a small release party for the movie. I did some research today on Twi theamed menus and am getting very excited!

I am thinking of making red velvet cupcakes with edible glitter... Although I also saw some of Rosalie's Warewof Kibble, and serve it in a dog bowl (a new one of course!!)

An easy decoration idea would be red and black and have just FORKS no knifes or spoons :) (thank you to for the ideas!)

Decisions, decisions

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I love watching The Biggest Loser. You would think that after 7 seasons, some of what they have done would sink in for me, I think it is finally working:)

As I am watching tonights episode, I realize that some of these people are such WHINERS!!!! The pink team's daughter had done nothing but whine it seems like this week. The team sinks or swims together and it seemed like when times got tough she seemed to fold up. Hopefully time at home will help her grow as a person and maybe as she gains more confidence she will be a stronger person for it.

One of the contestants reminds me of one of my best friends, energetic, focused, and very positive!

Friday, February 13, 2009


I am feeling great thsi week at work!!!I busted my behind, and ahev successed with awesome results. We have a dialy and monthly productivty talley for the different functions we do. MTD I am 99% productive which is considered excellent :)

This makes Cathy a very happy girl. Last month they didn't have the timing done correctly on one of the primary reports I processes and I was depressed every day.

Whoo hoo, AND its friday :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bring it on!

We have decided to have a Biggest Loser contest at work. Starting Monday 2/23 we each put in $1 and the contest runs for 6 weeks. At the end of the 6 weeks, the person with the highest percentage of weight lost will win the money!

I have been feeling increasingly bloated and fat :( over the last couple of weeks, and I am making a resolve today to start changing that!

I am going back to writing in my food journal. I just bought The Biggest Loser weight loss yoga DVD and hope to watch it tonight after munchkin goes to bed :-)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Oh man.....

Of all the times to start feeling crummy. My office has been a germ hotbed since Jan and slowly the people are getting ill isle by isle. The guy I sit next to has been sick for the last few days, and today Mike stayed home. No big deal, or so I thought till this morning.

Had a sore throat(postnasal drip) the past few mornings, but that is not unusal in the winter. Now though my stomach is unsure if it likes me and I feel hot and flushed with icy hands... how does that work???

I am toying with taking a 1/2 day and go home to sleep so I can make it to the instrument show tomorrow (already bought the ticket)and my hair apt earlier in the day... haven't been since October- way overdue here.

I am going to cross my fingers and hope I feel better for tomorrow

Thursday, February 5, 2009

more animals

Home cooking

One of the resolutions I made this year was to eat healthier: cook more at home. I am a lazy person and have to say I don't cook much. This week I have cooked a couple of times (with enough for leftovers) and both times they came out really good.

Sunday I made a 3 cheese and meatball rotini bake. I used whole wheat pasta, part skim riccotta and part skim mozzerella and parmesean cheese, meatballs, and Newman's own Sockarooni sauce. YUMMY, I baked it till it was nice and bubbly and the cheese was browned and crunchy on the top.

Wednesday night I made grilled chicken filets with Montreal chicken seasoning on my George Forman, and paired it with fresh steamed broccoli, and mashed sweet potatos, it was nice and simple but very filling.

I wonder what I am going to make next?


This morning was seeming really productive until about 10 minutes ago! There is a company we are using called Castle Inspections for our home inspections. We have been having many issues lately, and this morning it just decided to shut down. I called the company and they are already working to fix it, so hopefully after my break I can go be more productive!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Procrastination is thy name!

... Well this was only about a month ago! I am so bad about uploading my pictures to my computer, that I only loaded this one on Saturday!!

I got to have an awesome day in the city with some of my best friends! Mental note 2 days after Christmas = hoardes of people in Manhattan! The trip had a couple of firsts: I had my first ever trip to American Girl store, and I have to tell ya, I hope to escape the madness with my neice! Wow what an insane hold American Girl has over young girls! I also had my first Hot Toddy at an Irish pub, less than impressed, but I have been told it wasn't a good quality one. Well, 10 sugars made it better, but it also may have been the scotch that got to me that made it go down easier :)

My peanut!

This is my peanut! I have gotten spoiled over the last 2 weeks, with my brother being on vacation and Maddy being sick this week, in the last 10 days we got to have 5 sleepovers! We get to have lots of fun, and bubble baths with auntie are some of her favorite things (well she loves her bubbles, and auntie just happens to be in the picture too!) Tomorrow she is getting picked up by my dad, so I won't see her till next week :(


It has been way too long since I updated. My birthday has come and gone, and I don't feel so stressed about hitting the milestone (30!).

I got treated to an afternoon/evening at Mohegan, free money to donate to the indians, and a meal at Margaritaville. That was my first visit, can't wait to go again, but I hope more people will be there next time!

I had a family birthday party the week before (there are 4 of us within a 10 day span). My dad made a beautiful present, and as soon as I get it hung up I will share a photo. He made me an earring holder (a frame actually) with a beautiful sunflower photo, courtesy of a friend's garden.