Here she is, being a complete ham for the camera.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Here she is, being a complete ham for the camera.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Toni knew how much I've been wanting to do WW to boost my weightloss, so she sent me the books on it as well as a journal & Points Finder/Booster. I think this is exactly what I need to push myself harder......no, I know it is! Just looking through the books tonight made me realize just how much overeating I have been doing! It's truly scary! And a huge wake-up call! I'm going to be doing the flex plan using the points. I sat down & figured out how many points both Jim & I are allowed a day & I'm allowed 34 while he's allowed 38. Hey, what's up with that??? Why do men get more points? I know, I know.....because they're men! LOL Thank-you, thank-you, THANK-YOU Toni! You ROCK! :)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This was something new that MIS did this year.....fireworks after the National Anthem. Nobody was expecting them, but they were really cool.
And they're off! Here they are leaving the pits at the start of the race.
Kasey & Kevin (Jim's favorite driver) side-by-side at the beginning, although they didn't stay side-by-side for very long.....Kasey quickly moved forward & Kevin lagged behind :)
All in all, it was a great, although very exhausting, Father's Day. Jim & I are both a little sunburnt (Jim more than me), but we're just glad that the rain held off. I called my Dad several times while we were at the race & one time, I had him listen to the cars go by. He was like "wow, that's loud!" One of these days, I will be taking him to a Nascar race as he's never been to one.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
We ended up losing a bunch of food in the process, which stinks because we just went grocery shopping on Friday & now I have to go grocery shopping again today to replace it all! We've been eating out, which definitely isn't good for my weight loss progress, but what else can you do when you have no power? Sunday night, we went to Kalloways in Oxford for dinner & on the way home, we saw a bunch of trees down, but they still had power. We hardly got any of the storm here & we lost power. Figure that one out! We also didn't get to go to the gym on Monday as they didn't have any power, either. I have a feeling that this is going to be another bad weigh-in week :( I was actually going through work-out withdrawals!
After dinner, we came back home to see if the power was back on yet. Nope....not a chance! So we drove back to Oxford & went to see the movie "You Don't Mess With The Zohan". Very funny movie in a really weird kinda way.
Monday morning, still without power, my dd & I went out to Big Boy for breakfast. The shopping center behind Big Boy didn't have power, but Big Boy did......another one of those things that makes you go hummmm. After breakfast, we went to Target to pick up some more batteries & a regular phone since all we had were cordless ones. I lost count of how many times Jim picked up one of the cordless phones & tried to make a call ;) But then again, I wasn't too bright, either.....trying to turn on the bathroom light everytime I went to the bathroom, lol. I think being without power for so long does something to your brain :) We considered going to a hotel, but the cheapest one we could find was $149 plus an additional $25 for the dogs.....i-don't-think-so!
Last night, we decided to walk around Great Lakes Crossing mall because at least it was cooler in the mall than it was in our house. We went into Sports Authority & Jim told me that since I was going through work-out withdrawals, that I should jump on their ellipticals, lol. Not sure if I would have gotten away with that for very long.....I'm sure they would have kicked me off. Being at the mall got old quickly, so we came back home & reheated our leftover dinner from Sunday night on the gas grill. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?
Around 9:00 p.m., I got a phone call from my Dad. He said he was watching the Tigers game & they had to stop the game due to more storms moving in. Yep, here we go again! Right after I got off the phone with him, our power came back on! We didn't even realize it until we saw the lights on the computer come on. So we went around the house, closing all the windows to turn the A/C on. That lasted all of about 10 minutes & then the power went out again :( It flickered a couple of times after that, but then we never got it back again until 4:30 this morning! So what's one of the first things you do when you get power back? You turn on your computer, of course & check your email, the message boards & you update your blog :)
And now today, I get to have some fun cleaning the house! YIPPEE!!! I have a load of towels in the dryer that we just started drying before our power went out & I'm half afraid of what they're going to smell like! Plus I need to vacuum.....badly! Can you say dog hair everywhere!?! I think after I'm done cleaning, I'm going to jump into my jacuzzi bathtub, turn on the jets & just relax :)
Should I be surprised that it's raining again right now? Nah!
Friday, June 06, 2008
Remember that picture I posted the other day of my Clematis? Well, this is what it looks like now! And look at the size of those flowers on that thing! They're HUGE! I have never seen Clematis flowers this big before!
I swear, they must be at least 6-8" in size! I think I'll actually measure them.
Tomorrow (or should I say today since it's midnight already) is my weekly weigh-in day. I'm not really sure what to expect, if anything at all. This hasn't been the best week for me food-wise with having my granddaughter's birthday party on Saturday & then taking my son out for his birthday on Monday. But I have been doing really good with the workouts. I've been to the gym everyday this week & really pushing myself. Thursday, I did 60 minutes of cardio alone along with the weight machines! I was completely pooped afterwards, but I'm hoping it'll all pay off in the end. Jim has told me that my workout pants are getting "baggy in the butt", lol. Plus I've noticed that my bras are getting loser as well. Figures.....I'll loose my butt & boobs before anything else! LOL
Have a wonderful weekend & GO WINGS! :)
Monday, June 02, 2008
We took Shawn & our granddaughter out to dinner tonight to celebrate his birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, Alibi. It was so nice seeing my grandbaby again :) She wanted to sit on her daddy's lap almost the whole night.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Yesterday turned out to be the perfect day afterall! Although I wasn't 'officially' invited to my granddaughter's birthday party, my son did finally call me & told me that I could come 'if I wanted to'. So yep, you guessed it.....I went! I wasn't about to let Toni's relatives keep me back! I just pretty much ignored them while I was there & they did the same to me, so we all got along perfectly ;)
I just love the way this one turned out.....even though she has her hat on backwards, lol.
Here she is after she opened one of our presents.....I think that means she likes it :)
Blowing out the candles.
Riding the pony.....this was her favorite thing to do.
Where'd she go? Is that her behind those glasses??
A VERY happy Gramma!