Thursday, April 30, 2009
IF the weather allows, we HAVE plans to hit the beach Saturday, I'm not sure the weather's going to cooperate though :(
It will be great to spend time with her no matter what we get to do!
Here is my honey. A got it from a good friend of mine. Her husband started Beekeeping recently, and this was from their first batch. I'm getting low though....yikes.....need to see if I can get more. Maybe she can ship to Wisconsin?The weather has turned a bit chilly and drab....I think I'll just spend the day inside....decluttering...see if I can get a few more bags to take to Goodwill. Catch up on some reading.
The weather actually made a turn for the better and got a little sunny....so I decided to head outside afterall and do some reading out on the balcony. Listened to the 'Tropicana" Channel on MusicTV.....so I could feel I was sitting by a pool on a Balmy Tropical Vacation...LOL..it's was very 'latin' and I enjoyed it...so much so that after my reading on the deck I couldn't help but salsa dance around my bedroom for a good 20 minutes....I had a blast!!! LOL
I'm a little hungry now, so I figured I should have a snack....I was going to have some yummy Ice Cream I bought for myself yesterday...but decided to save it for tonight after dinner. So I'm haivng a thick slice of pound cake and a few Blackberries....with more water of course!
Dinner-Baked Chicken, Leftover Amish Potato Salad, and two Campari Tomatoes. I ate a little too much...am feeling stuffed now.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
10:05:Went for my walk around the Neighborhood. I found a site recently that will let you map your route and tell you how many miles it is, Map My Run. Thru this site I now know that my walk is 1.04 miles....not bad....I've been doing it in 20 minutes...which is also not bad..IMO.( for a start). Hopefully in the future I can whittle it down and get it done a little quicker and/or I may need to go around twice to make it longer.
After my walk, had some more water then did a little housework...
I did the Yoga Workout like I said I would.....unfortunately CDR called me right before the end...so I was interrupted and didn't get the WHOLE workout done....but got most of it..
After Yoga I had lunch ..I was hungry earlier but wanted to wait until after my Yoga workout to eat. I had a Campbell's Select Harvest Vegetable Soup..it was 'ok' ..not bad...I think I will make my own next time though. I mainly had it because it was in the cabinet and I'm trying to get rid of food I have stored.....I have at least one more of these types of soups in my cabinets so I'll have that one at some point too. But, I really think I will stick to making these kinds of soups from scratch in the future. I really want to start eating more 'whole' foods and less 'processed' foods. I also had a small piece of French Bread with Butter, a small handful of grapes, and two small slices of Havarti with Dill cheese...OMG the Cheese was soooo good...I forgot how much I love Havarti! Especially with Dill.!
I have a couple of Errands to run today( one of the reasons CDR called...needed me to take care of some things on my end) So I'm off to run errands and stop by the grocery to pick up a few things.
I was supposed to have Choir Practice tonight and since I spent most of the afternoon runnign errands for the Commander, I figured I wouldn't feel like cooking anything nor would I have time ....so I stopped at Subway on my way home. I had a Ham and Cheese on Wheat...with lettuce, tomatoe,greenpeppers, onions, olives , pickles, just a little oil and vinegar, and salt and pepper. Rather than chips for a side I opted for the two cookies , which I am saving for later. I did have a Dr. Pepper. I usually don't have soda , just once in a while. As it was, I didn't even drink half of it. I just wasn't feeling it. Oh, and I bought some Amish Potato Salad at the Grocery so I had that for a side.
I find the more I excercise , the more I WANT to excercise...so I felt like 'moving" and decided to put the TV on Music Television ...picked the 80's channel and danced around the living room for an hour.....it was soooo much fun!! I LOVE to dance.
Those Subway cookies were calling my name and I just couldn't resist.....I wasn't really 'hungry' for them but had them anyway. I was planning on eating them tonight anyway...so I'm not feeling bad about it or anything. Plus, I feel like I had a really good day...so I could afford them tonight..LOL
What I Wore to Run Errands:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
She really was an awesome person. I first met Shelly back in 92 when her husband was stationed in Bangor Washington on the USS Georgia with Commander. They were Junior Lieutenants back then. She'd just had her first son, Jake and loved being a 'mom' . She was the most friendly , open person I'd met so far. Her family and her friend Joni's family moved into our neighborhood and she brought me into the fold. Joni's husband was also a Junior Lieutenant on the Georgia and they also had a young child. We spent a lot of time together with our kids while our husband's were deployed.
One of my fondest memories is when the three of us flew to Hawaii( without kids!!) to meet up with our hubbies who were pulling into port during a deployment. We all had such a blast. I remember the first morning after our hubbies pulled into port. Our guys had to go to 'work' all day and had to go in early...I had EVERY intention of rolling over and sleeping in....like WAAAYYYY in.( I was the mother of 4 YOUNG children and was looking forward to a whole week of SLEEPING IN) ...only problem was I couldn't...try as I might I just could NOT sleep in.....and neither could Shelly....she called me up shortly after our husbands took off for the Sub, oh maybe 6:30, wanting to know what I was doing....I told her I had meant to sleep in but just couldn't...so she suggested we hit the beach....by 7:00am we were frolicking in the Ocean with Joni( who ALSO couldn't 'sleep in".) after a couple hours of beach fun we headed over to the Hale Koa Hotel(Military Hotel-Joni was staying there and the facilities are open to ALL military , whether they are staying there or not) We hung by the pool all day sipping Mai Tais and Pina Coladas...Then spent the late afternoon shopping in Waikiki.....
On another Evening we all went to a Luau with our hubbies....afterwards Steve and Shelly came with CDR and I to go Clubbing......after being denied at Chevy's because Steve was wearing Flip Flops.. we finally made it to what initially seemed like a nice little club......well............once we go inside it was a bit of a shock.....we'd inadvertently ended up in a headbanger type place...our waitress had piercing all over....handcuffs haning from her spiked belt....and sound of Metalica and Pearl Jam were resonating off the walls...LOL.....ok now some of you might be thinking,huh, what's wrong with that? ..but .....you HAVE to know CDR....he is soooooooooooo NOT a headbanger type person...and here we were...a bunch of fuddy duddy's in Hawaiian Shirts and sarongs......there was a two drink minimum to get in ..so we couldn't just leave...we all had a great laugh over that( although I think Steve and Shelly really weren't that out of their elements there...LOL)
This was one of the BEST vacations I'd ever had....then again it was only of the ONLY vacations I'd ever really had.......
Another memory I have is when Shelly hosted one of those "Intimates" type parties.....I brought my mom...hooo boy...was that an interesting night......
One of the 'games' was to see how 'well' we all knew Shelly.....the Consultant asked all kinds of 'personal' questions about Shelly....multiple choice...the one with the most correct would win....well......who won? MY MOM!! and she'd never even MET her...LOL
Mom won a wonderful bag full of little Penis Pencil Erasers( wonder what EVER happened to those???) of course now I'll probably get spam comments because I typed the word PENIS up there...LOL
Any way Shelly was just this really awesome , great person. Always doing for others...always lifting you up...pulling you in. She had the most awesome SMILE and used it often. I don't think I ever saw her without that HUGE grin. I just still can't believe it all.
Also had a small piece of French Bread with a smidgen of European Butter, and 1/2 a yogurt. I wasn't able to finish the yogurt, it was just too sweet for me today, and I really wasn't that hungry.
I've worked on cleaning out more of my dresser and closet and have a bunch more STUFF to drop of at Goodwill later today.
Ran some errands including dropping off a ton of STUFF at Goodwill.
After arriivng home from my errands I had a snack...these were in the freezer....
Spent the rest of the afternoon sifting thru old pictures.....reminiscing.
Finally got around to having dinner ...starting to feel hungry....had more leftover Couscous...some Veggies with Ranch Dip and a Baby Belle Cheese Round, with Water. I've been trying to drink water thruout the day. I left a few bites on my plate, since I was feeling full already. I recently read Bethany Frankel's Naturally Thin and one of her 'rules' is to "leave a few bites" and not be part of the 'Clean Plate Club"....so I'm trying to incorporate that into my life. I actually really liked the book and felt it was all pretty good advice...
Starting feeling a little hungry so I had 3 slices of pound cake again....
The Azaleas are blooming....
Tea Roses are also starting to bloom...these will bloom all summer, so I'll have an endless supply of roses all summer.I just noticed these the other day...not sure where they same from...it's some kind of viney flower plant growing up in our Pine Trees?Our Peach Tree has a few small peaches on it......Fountain Garden....A few of our trees are covered in Ivy...This is some weird Tree/Bush thing....I have no idea what exactly it is...it's huge and it blossoms in Spring then gets these HUGE leaves all over it....The Blossoms are started to fall..One of our Papyrus Grasses...this one is HUGE...it's taller than me...And finally I LOVE my Tree Tunnel....I love walking and driving thru it.
Monday, April 27, 2009
I've been reading alot about schedules. I've never really been one to try to stick to schedules...being a SAHM I was always pretty free to do whatever , whenever...but lately I'm thinking having some loose Schedules would be a good thing...even though I'm no longer a SAHM but rather a SAHW. Like for instance...Trash pickup is every Tuesday, which means it would be good for me to go thru my fridge every Monday....this way I could weed thru what's there. See what needs to go...see what needs to be used....and see what needs to be bought.
What I Wore Today:
I also want to move towards a Simpler Lifestyle. I know I mention this ALL the time....and never really put in into practice, but I'm really starting to feel a 'shift' in myself, that I really am wanting to gravitate. I've made some progress with decluttering over the last few months , trying to sell our house, and I've learned I really can LIVE without SO MUCH STUFF. Lately I look thru my closets and realize I have SO MANY Clothes I couldn't even possibly wear them all in my lifetime....Why am I buying more? I feel myself pulled in so many different directions as to WHO I want to BE. What kind of person..how will I look...how will I act...I let too many outside influences have control over all that....I need to figure out exactly WHO 'I" want to BE....and just BE it. I need to figure out what LIFESTYLE 'I" want and stop trying to mimic the lifestyles of others. Or the lifestyle others seem to feel I fit...
One cool thing I've noticed is that lately I don't really feel much like shopping. I don't know...somethings changed...I'm content....I've been enjoying the nice Spring days. Taking care of me. Feeling better about myself. I want to purge more STUFF from my life...concentrate on myself somemore. Really step up the heatlthy eating and get out and move around more....so I'm just going to DO IT!