Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:30....started my new job :)
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, a girl's best friend.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? "My Best Friend's Girl" on Sunday which was hilarious (see review above).
4. What is your favorite TV show? The Biggest Loser!
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Either 2 Eggos or a nutritional shake.
6. What is your middle name? Lynn
7. What food do you dislike? Anything Green!
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Any of Godsmacks....I have them all on my Ipod.
9. What kind of car do you drive? 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T
10.Favorite sandwich? Grilled Cheese & Bacon.
11.What characteristic do you despise? People that hurt other people, either physically or with words!
12.Favorite item of clothing? Work-out clothes :)
13.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Australia
14.Favorite brand of clothing? Anything, as long as it's not from Lane Bryant anymore ;)
15.Where would you retire to? Up in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee.
16.What was your most recent memorable birthday? September 2004, although it's not a happy memory :( I lost my sister & brother-in-law a week before my birthday & my dog Shelby 3 days before :(
17.Favorite sport to watch? Nascar BABY!!!
18.Farthermost place you are sending this? On the WWW.
19.Person you expect to send it back first? Anyone that wants to play along.
20.When is your birthday? Just celebrated it a few weeks ago on September 5th.
21.Are you a morning person or a night person? A little bit of both.....I stay up way too late at night, but I don't like sleeping in too late either.
22.What is your shoe size? Depends on the shoe/brand.....usually an 11.
23.Pets? 2 Mutts - Onyx & Reeses.
24.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? I started my new job today at the gym & so far, I love it!
25.What did you want to be when you were little? Don't laugh, but it was always my dream to be a model! Okay, I hear you laughing :)
26.How are you today? Tired as I'm not used to getting up early anymore, sore from working out yesterday with free weights, excited about my job.
27.What is your favorite candy? I don't really have an absolute favorite, but I like a lot of candy that I don't eat anymore.....Reese's, M&M's & Sno-Caps...just to name a few that I gave up :)
28.What is your favorite flower? Roses & Lilacs
29.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Today :)
30.What are you listening to right now? The lawn mower as Jim's cutting the grass.
31.What was the last thing you ate? Popcorn at the movies yesterday :(
32.Do you wish on stars? Sometimes.
33.If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Purple.
34.How is the weather right now? Sunny & beautiful, in the low 70's.
35.The first person you spoke to on the phone today? My dh.
36.Favorite soft drink? None.....I only drink water.
37.Favorite restaurant? Alibi & Kalloways.
38.Real hair color? Medium brown with gray just starting to show :(
39.What was your favorite toy as a child? A pool table that Santa brought one year.
40.Summer or winter? Summer! Have you been in Michigan in the Winter??? Enough said!
41.Hugs or kisses? Both!
42.Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate :)
43.Coffee or tea? Neither.....see above post about favorite soft drink.
44.Do you want your friends to email you back? Not sure that this question applies here.
45.When was the last time you cried? Anytime I think about Karen & Jimmy.
46.What is under your bed? Probably dog hair.
47.What did you do last night? Went to the movies & then to the gym to work off the popcorn I ate.
48.What are you afraid of? Tornados, thunderstorms, lightning, spiders, snakes.
49.Salty or sweet? Both :)
50.How many keys on your key ring? Too many.....10!
51.How many years at your current job? None yet.....just started today.
52.Favorite day of the week? Monday because it's a new week & Friday because it's the start of the weekend.
53.How many towns have you lived in? 9 that I can think of.
54.Do you make friends easily? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.....I'm pretty shy until you get to know me :)
The job went really good today. I only worked for 4 hours & learned a LOT.....now let's see how much of it I remember by the time I work again on Friday. Tonight I'll be heading back to the gym to exercise. Now I just hope that working there doesn't burn me out from wanting to go there to work-out. Right now, I'll only be working 2 days a week & then I'll pick up an extra day from October till December, so I think that I'll be okay. The job seems like it'll be a lot of fun & pretty easy, once I get everything down.....more of a mental job than anything. It just feels really good to be doing something out in the public again. And the discounts aren't bad, either :) Thanks for all the congrats on my job & weight loss.....I truly appreciate it.
Have a great week!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
(click on each image to enlarge). As you can see, it's about to overflow any minute now. I just hope the side doesn't collapse on it & I'm sure they're hoping the same! We did have a little break in the rain this morning, but now it's coming down in bucketfulls (as my Mom used to say) & starting to get windy. One good thing....our grass is the greenest it's been all summer long :) According to the calendar, first day of fall is still a week & a day away so as far as I'm concerned, it's still summer!
Here's a pic of my Asters that are in pots by our front door. They're blooming like crazy & we put them near the edge of the porch so they could soak up some of this rain.
Yesterday at the gym, I set a new record for myself :) I did 60 minutes on the treadmill & went 3.64 miles! Plus, I got the incline up to 8.0 for 6 minutes & then 10.0 for 4 minutes. WOOHOO!!! I talked to an instructor the other day & she told me that since my weightloss has slowed down a little bit, that I should concentrate on trying to do at least 45 minutes on the treadmill, walking at a fast pace, but not to worry about trying to run on it just yet. The past week or so, I have been running on it a little here & there at 1-2 minute intervals. Yep....me....running. The person that HATES running! Despises running! Thinks running is stupid! LOL But now I'm going to do what she suggested & see if that breaks me out of what seems to be a plateau. I'm still losing, a little, but not like I was :(
Continuing prayers for the victims of Ike,
Friday, September 12, 2008
And here are Karen & Jimmy together:
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
It reads: May this bowling angel guide your feet upon the floor and keep your aim so steady that you bowl a perfect score. Hmmm......think she's trying to tell me something? ;) I'll definitely be wearing it to bowling tonight & hope it helps after last week's fiasco! We also went practice bowling this weekend & I decided to give my 15 lb. ball a try again. Jim said that I'm throwing it a lot better now since losing weight, so I'm going to try using it tonight instead of my 14 lb. one.
Saturday, the 4 of us went to Arts & Apples, a really nice craft show in Rochester. I found this gorgeous angel picture at one of the booths & love the saying:
The weather has truly been beautiful & there's already a touch of fall in the air. Yesterday afternoon, it rained until late in the evening, but we really needed it....our grass needed it! Today, the sun is back out, but it may not even reach 70. I found a bag of old (and I mean OLD!) jeans in the basement & I'm so glad that I kept them because my jeans from last year are literally falling off of me :) I wore a pair on Sunday & they were so baggy in the legs & butt.....boy, does that feel good! Plus I can actually bend over to tie my shoes now without gasping for air! That is the absolute best feeling in the world!
I've got a really busy week ahead.....hitting the gym this afternoon & bowling tonight, bowling tomorrow afternoon & then grocery shopping, dance class Thursday morning & then a doctor's appointment with my OB/GYN for my annual 'check-up' which I haven't had done in a long time (I know, bad me!). My doctor is also going to run tests to see if I'm possibly starting that "M" word :( For the past month or so, I've been waking up in the middle of the night with sweats....I throw all the blankets off of me, then I wake up freezing, then sweating again.....it's a vicious circle! I guess I shouldn't be too surprised if I am, being 46 now. I just hope it doesn't put a damper on my weight loss efforts!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I tried to keep myself very busy over the holiday weekend & besides scrapbooking, we made sure to get our workouts in & we also got a lot of stuff accomplished around the house. On Sunday, Jim & I went with some friends to the Peach Festival & afterwards, we went out to dinner & then to the Motown Review concert at Pine Knob (aka DTE) as our friends were given some tickets along with VIP parking for free. It was a lot of fun, hearing old songs from the Temptations & the Contours & dancing in the aisles. Monday, we just stayed home, relaxed & had a cook-out.