Friday, June 06, 2008

The Wings Bring Home The Cup!

Here's my hubby's idea of a practical joke on me :) After the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, he decided to make sure that the octopus squished both of my penguin beanies! Like I said, it really didn't matter to me which team won, but it is kinda neat having the Cup back in Detroit again for 4 out of the past 11 years. Jim, the kids & I went downtown to the parade in June of 2002 & it was really cool, but we're passing on it this year. I was hoping that they would have waited until Saturday to have the parade....then we probably would have gone. But Jim just doesn't have enough personal days to take a day off right now. Plus it's supposed to be the mid 90's! Yeah, I think I'll pass & stay inside in the AC! Seems like we went right from using the heat to turning on the AC in a matter of a few weeks!
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! :)


Kim said...

Those flowers are beautiful.

Good luck on your weigh in. Now that things have calmed down, I really want to focus on "my" weight. I thought about taking a walk but it's already so hot here in FL. So, I think I will just dust off the old treatmill and start slow. I'm also thinking swimming a few laps at the community pool will help.

Have a good Friday. Keep up the good work. :)

Linda said...

The clematis is beautiful! Good luck at your weigh in!

Jen said...

Love the octopus. LOL

Your flowers are beautiful! Good luck at the weigh in. It figures that we always lose the boobs first. ;)

Dana said...

your flowers are gorgeous!

Sarah C. said...

Maybe the squid had more power than I realized. :) And love your clematis. Such a pretty color yours are.

Good luck with the weigh in! Also, take measurements. Lately I haven't done so well on the weight (actually gained 0.8lb last month - bummer) but found I lost an inch in both the waist and thighs. That definitely helped boost and re-motivate me. :)

Theresa said...

LOL over the beanies! Gorgeous flowers. I bought my Aunt a Clematis the same time I bought mine. Mine died, hers is gorgeous like yours. Hard to believe those little vines can hold such a huge bloom.

Emily said...

While you are losing weight, I'm gaining it...rapidly!

Darcey said...

Beautiful flowers Benita! Good luck at the weigh in. Hope you made it through the storm last night.