Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Taco Salad

Wednesday: Fettucini Alfreado, Bread

Thursday: Taco Soup, Corn bread

Friday: Chicken and Sausage Kabobs, veggies


Sunday: Not sure yet!

Weekly Goals 10-25-10

1. Workout 3-4 times this week!

2. Eat healthy...portion control...drink lots of water...get lots of sleep!

3. Keep up the laundry

4. Get up earlier! Have a nice breakfast!

5. Edit photos of Brit and Joe

6. Vitamins daily!

Weekly Goal Results week of 10/18/10

1. Exercise 4x/week!!!! - Nope...dang it! I did walk a few times though:-)

2. Lots of WATER and SLEEP! - Yes!! The extra sleep is really making a difference in how I feel throughout the day!

3. Organize Laundry room - YES!! and ALL of my laundry has been done:-)

4. Work on kids rooms - Nope..>Thomas was gone to camp and the other kids had friends over...we will work on them soon though!

5. NO eating out - We did once...not bad at all!

6. Eat healthy...portion control - Yes, I have been doing really well with my eating habits and portion control!

7. Be nice! - Yes, it's the only way to be...even to people that aren't nice to you! It will all pay off in the long run! There are some things you just can't change...so live with them the best you can:-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weekly Menu

Don't have much planned this week...haven't been to the grocery store...so we will see how this goes:-)

Monday: Pizza

Tuesday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Green Beans, Rice

Wednesday: Beanie weenies, corn, rolls

Thursday: (football practice...not home until late) sooooo probably...leftovers:-)

Friday: Fettuccine Alfredo, Bread, Salad

Sat: Grilled Chicken, Veggies, Salad

Sunday: Chili, cornbread

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekly Goals 10/18/10

I did pretty good on my gaols last week and it felt good!!! If I can get the exercise thing down I will be ona roll!!!!

1. Exercise 4x/week!!!!

2. Lots of WATER and SLEEP!

3. Organize Laundry room

4. Work on kids rooms

5. NO eating out

6. Eat healthy...portion control

7. Be nice!

Weekly Goal Results 10/11/10

Another week with less goals....I am getting better....but still have a little way to go before I am doing everything I want to do in a week. I have SO much to do....and it seems like not enough time to do it....but I find time to blog:-)

1. Halloween Decorations - Almost DONE!!

2. Fall plants (outside) - Done

3. Exercise 4 times this week...walking..yoga....P90X...anything...as long as it's at least 30 minutes each:-) - Almost...not quite 4 times though:-(

4. Keep up with laundry - I am getting better...but can't stay all the way caught up!

5. LOTS of water....and lots of sleep:-) - YESS! I feel great!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Around the house.....

Today I was able to get a few things done around the house. I am almost finished with the guest bathroom. I am going to hang up a few pics of the kids over the towel rack...and I will be done. I found the little block sayings and stars at the goodwill...yes I am a cheap shopper:-) They were almost nothing...and I think they are cute! I also bought velcro to stick them to the wall so I don't have to put nails in the walls...too cool!! I was also able to plant a few plants...and start putting up Halloween decorations. I LOVE this time of year! What a beautiful day to spend working on the house!! I LOVE our new home:-)

Thomas is 14...OMG!

I can't believe how quickly time goes by watching your children grow! It seems like yesterday Thomas was just a little baby...and now is 14 and thinks he is grown. Look at the pictures above from top to bottem. That's what happens when you ask a 14 year old to smile. Why is that like THE WORST thing in the world at that age??? GEEEZ!!!! Tonight Thomas was going to his Homecoming Dance at his new school and I asked if I could get a few pictures with him. You would think I was asking him to clean his room or something....it was like pulling teeth to get him to smile!

I hope he has a wonderful time tonight:-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekly Goals: 10-11-10

Another week with less goals....I am getting better....but still have a little way to go before I am doing everything I want to do in a week. I have SO much to do....and it seems like not enough time to do it....but I find time to blog:-)

1. Halloween Decorations

2. Fall plants (outside)

3. Exercise 4 times this week...walking..yoga....P90X...anything...as long as it's at least 30 minutes each:-)

4. Keep up with laundry

5. LOTS of water....and lots of sleep:-)

Weekly Menu

Monday: Chili

Tuesday: Spaghetti, salad, bread

Wednesday: Chicken & Rice, veggies, salad

Thursday: Enchiladas, beans, chips/salsa

Friday: Grilled Pizzas

Sat: (NEW RECIPE) Shrimp Scampi Bake

Sunday: Pot Roast...yum!

Weekly Goal Results 10-4-10

1. Excercise at least 4 times this week - I didn't make it to Yoga...but I did manage to go on a few long walks with Bella:-) I am getting there slowy but surely!

2. No eating out! - We ate out of Thomas's B-Day....and one other night with all of the kids. We have to get better at eating at home ALL week...and only go out every once in a while.

3. Keep up with laundry - Yep! I am doing good here:-)

4. Work on room projects with kids - Didn't get to them this week:-(....maybe next weekend.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch

So...Thomas and I were spending the day at the Texas State Fair and there was a booth giving away free books. I took one with no expectations of even reading the darn thing. I figured the book would have to be pretty bad to give it away!

I am almost half way through the book...and I am really enjoying it. I am not big on the romance novels...but this one got my attention from the start. I love the mystery and romance together in a book. If you get the chance pick this one up. It's a short book...easy to ready...and has a great story:-) I can't say 100% if the whole book is as good as it's been so far....but will let you know once I finish it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weekly Menu 10/4/10

I haven't posted a menu for a while...I have been soooo darn busy! Still have quite a bit going on this week....but will post what we are eating. Just some quick simple dinners. They are still better then eating out all of the time. I really enjoy the time I have with my family at the dinner table every night...eating good food!!

Monday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, roasted broccoli, mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Meatball sliders, baked chips

Wednesday: GNO...the boys will have to take care of themselves:-)

Thursday: Thomas's 14th B-Day! Going out!

Friday: Tacos

Sat: Grilled Pizzas, salad

Sunday: Fajitas

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekly Goals 10/4/10

I am doing better in some areas....and really struggling in other areas. I am so busy between being a wife, mother and working full time! I am getting closer to finding the routine that works for me:-) This week I am going to focus on only a few things that I want to change....maybe I am setting myself too many goals each week???

1. Excercise at least 4 times this week

2. No eating out!

3. Keep up with laundry

4. Work on room projects with kids

That's it! Oh, and I didn't mention before...but I lost 2lbs last week:-) I know it't not a lot...but it's moving in the right direction to losing the 15lbs I want to lose!! That's exciting for me!! 13 to go!!!

Weekly Goal Results 9/27/10

1. Work out at least 4 times this week - NOPE! UGH! No excuse either.....I won't give up on this goal though:-)

2. WATER..lots of it! - YES!! Not one soda at all this week:-)

3. Portion control - I did NOT do very well in this area this week:-( Went out to eat with my dad twice and CHOWED down!

4. Eat healthier snacks - I did ok...need to do better.

5. Keep up with laundry - I am getting better...I swear...you would think I have 25 children....it's unreal the amount of laundry I do!

6. Get plenty of sleep - Joel and I both have been going to be much earlier..a.nd boy does it make for a better day!!!!

7. Work on project with Thomas for his room - Nope...planning on working with all of the kids this weekend to fix up a few things in each of their rooms!

9. Scrap - No, but I did write down a list of pages I want to do...so I am working in the right direction!

10. Don't let ignorant people effect your life....it's really NOT worth it. Pray for them instead:-) - I have prayed for quite a few people this week....with hopes that they will find peace and have a warmer heart.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Some people are just sad.......

Today I was driving home, in traffic, as usual:-) I decided I would get off the highway and take the side roads home. I exited into more traffic...fun fun. Once I got to the point of getting over...so could turn the lady beside me decided she wasn't going to yield. Why?? I mean, seriously, what is the problem??? We both slowly move forward neck to neck...neither of us are backing down. It was coming to the point that we are going to hit or one of us is going to stop. I HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY! SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE YIELDING TO ME!

I stop and blow my horn. Then I said....screw this....I am going to tell her how I feel. I am so sick of asshole drivers that think they can just make their own rules. I pull up right beside her (we are at a stop in traffic at this point still) and I roll down my passenger side window. It's a lady in her mid to late forties driving the Tahoe. She looks over and rolls down her window. I asked her if she understood that she was supposed to be yielding for me to get over. She said "what part of me not letting you over do you not understand?". I said..."why? I mean seriously....is it going to ruin your day if you let one car in front of you....that you are supposed to be yielding to in the first place?" She just looked at me like I was stupid. I said " You know what....I am sorry that you are a such a miserable person...you go right on ahead in front of me." and I gestured my hand for her to go ahead. She looked at me and said. " I am sorry you are such a bitch." I told her that I wasn't a bitch...I wasn't yelling at her...I just wanted to know what made her day so bad that she felt like she needed to cut me off and keep me from getting over?? She looked at me like I was stupid again...didn't respond...rolled up her window and drove off. I wasn't mean...I didn't yell. But I am sick of people being idiots on the street....so I decided to tell her that I am sorry she is such an unhappy person.

Maybe the next time she is in that situation she will think about what I said...and maybe she will realize that there was NO purpose in her acting the way she did. I think that people are so quick to be mean and ugly to people that they don't know because they will never see that person again....or because they don't know them. That is wrong. I have done it before too. I an not trying to act like I haven't done it before...but I am not doing it anymore. If I am driving down the road and someone wants over....I will let them over. If I am in the grocery line and I have a basket full of stuff and there is a person behind me with one item...I will let them jump in front of me. If I see someone at the store and they don't have quite enough money to buy everything they need...I will cover the rest of it for them.

I mean come on! Life is too short...you don't only have to love and care for the people you know...you have to love and care for everyone! Treat other people with respect. I have learned so much in life over the past few years...and my outlook on everything is changing. Pick your battles carefully people:-)

I am glad that I can say...I am a very happy person...and I have no need to treat other people poorly. I hope one day the woman that was so ugly to me today can say the same thing about herself:-)