Monday, February 01, 2010

Not Me Monday

1. I did NOT position my car at the red light so that the other cars could not tell that I was eating pizza in my car. (Burger King understandable but Pizza? I was having a CRAVING and I could not wait to get back to work to eat it!)

2. I did NOT ask Hayley to "smile normal" so that I could see if it was noticeable that she knocked out one of her front teeth. Yes, you heard me right, KNOCKED OUT.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


Country Fried Steak
Squash Casserole
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Shrimp & Grits
Roasted Carrots & Potatoes

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Grilled Chicken with our Budweiser BBQ sauce (to DIE for)
Broccoli Casserole
Pasta Salad

Taco Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti Bake
Garlic Bread

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Not Me Monday

  1. I did NOT have the receptionist cancel the last patient due to "AC issues" on Friday so that I could make it to a wedding on time.
  2. I did NOT have to do a Ring A-Round the Rosie dance in the food line at the wedding to keep the 2 year old happy.
  3. I did NOT accuse my husband of having an affair after finding a pair of my sister- in- laws undergarments wrapped up in one of his shirts that he hasn't worn since Thanksgiving.
  4. I did NOT feed my children ice cream for dinner Saturday night at Dairy Queen.
  5. My face did NOT turn bright red as the pastor came up to me Sunday night declaring that he had heard a "funny" story about me that happened Saturday. And that he was NOT going to walk in twirling a pair of undergarments around his finger.

**And is only from what I can remember from the last few days!**

Thursday, January 07, 2010

To Resolute or Not To Resolute...

I am wondering if you all make New Year's Resolutions? And what are they, if you feel compelled to share. I sure hope you do, but that's the nosy side in me coming out.

I have thought looooong and hard about some changes I would like to make this year. I refer to them as 'changes' not resolutions, because resolution is such a scary word and let's face it everyone breaks them anyhow. And I try to make my "changes" realistic.

I have finally decided and I have three changes for myself this year.

  1. I have always felt very guilty for not reading to my kids very often, so I have declared Tuesday nights reading night. Each child can pick out one book, we pile in my bed and read.
  2. Also, since the girls are getting older and can participate in playing simple games, I am declaring Thursday nights game night. I am really excited about this one! I think I am going to stop by Wal-Mart on my way home and pick up Jenga. I think we will all have fun with this one! I remember playing it at the table with my family.
  3. And my financial goals this year include, pay this off, cut that in half, and start working on this. And I am actually thinking about having a friend of mine keep me accountable. You have to be careful who you trust though. ;)

I usually do have a resolution for several areas in my life, but once again trying to keep them simple so that you can stick with it!

I really wanted to add a forth change and say that I was going to get back into working out. I am so tired of feeling like a puddle of pudding. No muscle tone, no definition just jello. I am having a hard time coping with this right now, I think because I used to be pretty fit. Running every day, swimming laps, kick boxing tapes, the gym, weight lifting.

I just can't figure out how to squeeze it into my daily or every-other-daily routine. Right now the only day I can see myself getting to the gym is on Mondays because I am off on Mondays and I know that one day in the gym is not going to improve anything. Also, this off on Mondays thing may end in Feb. I would hate to sign a gym contract and never go.

I also can't see myself going home strapping on the ole spandex and jumping all over the living room. No sir, not this cat, not in front of my kids and not to mention the husband may see! Mortifying!!!! This girl has boundaries.

Running outside, not working for me either. I never was fond of running in the cold. It does something funny to my nose and lungs that I feel like I may need resuscitation when I finally make it back to the house.

I would also like to have my Christmas pictures taken and Christmas cards ready to go out by the middle of November and already have some idea of what I am going to do for Hayley's birthday, instead of waiting until after Christmas and having to push the date back because I still haven't decided on what to do.

So, how do you fit excercise into your daily routine? Help!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

How Many Different Santa's Can You See Before The Children Start To Get Suspicious?

Warning this could, quite possibly be, a very lengthy post. Just sayin.

Friday night we had B's Christmas work party. I was running late because my patient was running late and apparently she was not guilt ridden at all that it was a Friday and the technologist might have plans on this ole' Friday night. Let's face it, it's not something that comes by too frequently these days. The weather was terrible so that meant my last minute plans to exchange my new favorite boot for one size too big for the one I had which was one size too small.

Don't ask.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Actually, at that time I was in a hurry which explains why I didn't take the time to try them on in the store. B questioned that theory. Men will never understand.

You are in a store. You are in a hurry. You see what could possibly turn into a love relationship with this particular boot. It's 40% off. You (or maybe this part is just me) don't pass it up just because they don't have your exact size!!!! Nooooo. My friend just pick the one that is the closest to your size and CHECK OUT.

Pain is beauty.

To some extent, and then at some point you have to realize that you are not going to be squeezing into that size 9. Did I really just admit that? Yes, my foot is ginormous!
Anyways, we made it to the party.

Every year at B's Christmas party all of the desserts there are entered into a contest. The first year I won 3rd place. The second year nothing. The third year 2nd place. And this year could have been my year to win 1st, not because of my baking abilities but because of the lack of competition. Dang. If only B didn't have to keep out so late the night before watching the 3 hour long Twilight Saga.

Here are some pictures from the party.

I think she found the biggest piece of gum ever made!

Saturday morning we arose and watched the drizzling rain start and stop. And so we decided to head to the Christmas parade anyhow. Because we just don't have enough cavities yet, so going and having people throw Tootsie rolls and bubble gum at us seemed to do the trick.

Then, I have no idea why, I had the urge to go and just be amongst the madness at the Avenues Mall. I heart that mall. Spent a many a Saturdays and a many a dollars at that mall as a teenager and I just hadn't been in a while. It's just not something you do with a double wide stroller and children who think they want well....everything. But we did go and we saw Santa again. And when I say saw I mean waved from a distance. I may be dumb but not that dumb. As soon as we walked up Santa's helper told us that he had just stepped out to take his cigarette/Zanny break, I mean uhh lunch break. Ok, ok, she actually said, "he needed to go feed his reindeer." But we all know what's really going on.

We even braved the Disney store. I could not fit the stroller around in the store, so I ended up just collapsing it a bit and stored it in a corner of the store while, the kids ran free like wild animals! Really they walked around holding my hand and looking at all the store had to offer with such obedient and soft spoken words. Ha! Yeah right! I really think that the stores do this to moms on purpose, it raises their sales.

Then we headed to my Mom and Dad's to watch the Gators play in the SEC game.

When we got home B asked Hayley if she wanted to go look for Reindeer. (She thinks that all deer are reindeer.) Before they left I told Hayley that if she got hungry to ask Daddy to take her by Wendy's.

Well, his truck got stuck. And B called his friend Adam to come and pull him out. When Adam got there Hayley decided she would get in the truck with Mr. Adam. And she tells B, "and I'm gonna have Mr. Adam take me to Wendy's."

B asked, "Why are you hungry?"

She replied, "No, but if I do get hungry then I will eat it."

Duh, Daddy?

Leighton wanted to stay home with me and watch a movie.

Sunday was church. Then lunch. Then home for a nap so that I could get the tree decorated.

I didn't get a picture of L because her dress was soaking in a gallon of spray-n-wash as a result of her lunch, or lack there of.

Decorating the tree is always interesting because I am really OCD about glitter. Here are some new things I put on the tree this year and some old, very old.

This one is from somewhere around 1987.

Monday morning was spent cleaning, except I didn't really get anything accomplished. The vacuum cleaner kept shutting itself off and I could not figure out why. So needless to say I didn't mop either because it didn't get vacuumed first and I just wasn't feeling like scrubbing the bathroom floors. And as I was bending over vacuuming I noticed the dust sitting on my t.v. stand. Ugh.

B came home and wanted to go to town, needless to say it didn't take much to get me out of house and away from...well...all of the frustration/cleaning.

We put the kids in the car and headed for the Town Center. We went in Target and again it did not take long to figure out that they wanted EVERYTHING!