Monday, November 29, 2010


Last Tuesday I was on my way home from work and decided to stop at McDonald's before going home to pack for our trip to Tennessee. Yes, I ate McDonald's...and decided that I would eat whatever I wanted the whole week of Thanksgiving:-) When I pulled into the drive-through I noticed a woman pull up behind me in an old beat up mini van with 3 or 4 kids inside. She looked stressed like maybe that day wasn't a great day for her. I decided to do something nice and hope that it would make at least one part of her day better...and it was almost Thanksgiving! When I pulled through to pay for my food I asked the guy to also take care of the lady behind me. Her total was like 25 bucks or something. He asked if I was sure I wanted to pay for her. I said of course!! And told the guy to please tell her I said Happy Thanksgiving. He thought it was pretty cool of me to do that. I look at it this way. Sometimes you just need to make that extra step to do something that you wouldn't normally do. I know it was only a meal at McDonald's...but it was one meal that she didn't have to pay for. Hopefully she could use that $25 somewhere else:-) It felt good to give something to someone that I didn't know and will never meet. If everyone did something like that every once in a while...they too would see how good it feels to be unselfish. We are all so selfish at times....take the time to take a step back and do something that helps someone that you don't even know!!

Happy Thanksgiving:-)

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Don't have a lot set in stone this week. We are going to focus on good times with the family:-) Eating lots of good food!!! and just spending time together!! That's what Thanksgiving is about right???

Once the Holiday is past...I hope to get back on track...I have been letting things slip...and I am ready to get my butt back in gear:-) I have had a few challenges thrown my way....what would life be without them right?? BORING! Bring it....that's about all I can say about that. I am a damn strong woman!

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!!

Here are just a few things that I have been thankful for this year:-)

My family
My health!
My growth in relationships between my son, my family and my husband
I am very thankful to have such a wonderful husband who would do ANYTHING for me:-)
Most of all....I am thankful for my life...I treasure EVERY second!!! I am thankful that I have learned not to waste my time on negative things and negative for the good only!! embrace it....enjoy every second of this precious thing called LIFE!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly Goals 11-15-10

I am going to focus only on working out this week and eating healthy!!!! I am on a roll so far this week. I can DO THIS:-) I want to lose some weight and tone up a bit. I have already been to Yoga once and have been eating well!! GO ME!!!!!

Weekly Goal results week of 11-8-10

1. Workout 3-4 times this week! - Almost!!! I worked out twice this week...I am getting better:-)

2. Eat healthy! - Did ok:-)

3. Drink LOTS of water! - TONS

4. Lots of sleep! - Getting better at going to bed early!

5. Work on Thomas's room. - A little

6. Keep up with laundry - Working on it!

7. Make some "me and Joel" time...we don't have much of that these days.... - Yes...we had a night to ourselves last week and it was great!!!!

8. Do some things that "YOU" want to do! - No....

9. Get some X-Mas shopping out of the way! - Yes!!! Yippeeee!

10. Be more nice than necessary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Power Thought of the Day!!

I see clearly
I willingly forgive. I breathe love into me vision, and I see with compassion and understanding. My clear insight is reflected in my outer sight.


Good one!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy 11th Birthday Brenden!!!!

I can't believe Brenden is already 11. seems like yesterday I was meeting him for the first time. Joel and I took the kids to the drag races. I was so nervous. I was afraid his kids wouldn't like me. I was on my best behavior...and even let Haley sit on my shoulders the WHOLE race! I thought I was going to die by the time the races ended...but it was worth it. Haley thought I was pretty cool! I never knew that I would be a step mom one day....and what a blessing it is. I feel like my relationship with both Haley and Brenden grows every year! I look forward to many more birthdays with both of them!

We took Brenden out to PF Changs for his B-Day dinner....and bought him a new skateboard!

Happy Birthday Brenden!!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly Goal week of 11-8-10

I can't seem to make most of my goals these days....I am quite disappointed in myself.....but I will NOT give up!!! I will continue to set myself weekly goals and know that one of these days I will reach all of them!!!!

1. Workout 3-4 times this week!

2. Eat healthy!

3. Drink LOTS of water!

4. Lots of sleep!

5. Work on Thomas's room.

6. Keep up with laundry

7. Make some "me and Joel" time...we don't have much of that these days....

8. Do some things that "YOU" want to do!

9. Get some X-Mas shopping out of the way!

10. Be more nice than necessary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weekly Goal Results 11-1-10

1. Workout 3-4 times this week - NO I totally suck:-(

2. No eating out! - Didn't during the week....the weekend...we were BAD!

3. Portion control and eating healthy snacks - During the week I did really well...but this weekend I really didn't do much of anything I should have:-(

4. LOTS of soda! - Not one!!! and Lots of water:-)

5. At least 8 hours of sleep each night - Yep! Other then the night I couldn't breathe!

6. Eat breakfast! - Getting better at this! I know this is the most important meal of the day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekly Menu

This is pretty funny.... We had a halloween party over the weekend which left us with LOTS of leftover hot dog buns...and hot dogs! I just can't bring myself to waste any of I am finding any and all recipes I can use hot dogs and hot dog buns in. This should be interesting:-) I am not sure which night we will have what....but these are some of the ideas I found and/or came up with! I will let you know how they turn out!

Garlic Bread

Tuna Melts

Cinnamon Toast


Sloppy Joes

Buttered Rolls

Grilled Cheese

Weekly Goals 11/1/10

My goals are pretty much the same every week....and the regular goals are there even if I don't post them. What I post is what I feel I am having a hard time with...and even if they sound so simple and normal to most of you...I just can't seem to get them down! Mostly because I don't like things like...laundry....working out....eating good...etc... Do any of us? I was talking to my husband the other day and I told him that I am starting to get angry with myself because I can't get my butt back into shape. I am totally being lazy....and week after week....I have to write on my goal results that I DIDN'T work out like I wanted to! I feel like I did the same thing with smoking. I tried to quit over and over again....finally I got pissed that I couldn't do it and I tried again and have been successful so far...over 6 months now SMOKE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So...I was telling Joel I feel like I am at that point with the whole health thing. I am starting to get mad that I am not doing what I am setting out to do! I know that I can do's really not that hard...and I know that I want to do this...and I will feel better...look a better example to my longer....etc.. I could go on and on with reasons I need to make this change in my life. Does this mean that I can never eat bad again?/ NO....but it does mean that I will make a big enough adjustment to see better results. I haven't gained any weight I am maintaining...but that is NOT what I want. I want to lose some weight...and be in better shape! So, with that being said I am only going to set myself a few goals this week...and they will all have to do with health:-)

1. Workout 3-4 times this week

2. No eating out!

3. Portion control and eating healthy snacks

4. LOTS of soda!

5. At least 8 hours of sleep each night

6. Eat breakfast!

Weekly Goal Results 10-25-10

1. Workout 3-4 times this week! Nope...dang it!

2. Eat healthy...portion control...drink lots of water...get lots of sleep! Yes...other then the Halloween Party I did really good:-)

3. Keep up the laundry - Got a little behind this week...but I am catching up!

4. Get up earlier! Have a nice breakfast! Did good a few mornings....I really need to become a morning person....

5. Edit photos of Brit and Joe - Did a few...plan on finishing them this week.

6. Vitamins daily!- yes!

Meet my beautiful niece Silke:-)

My sister had Silke on Oct 22nd...she weighed 7lbs 3oz! I am so excited about being an aunt!! I can't wait to spend time together...go shopping...get our nails done....have lunch...etc... I really wasn't sure when (if ever) I would become an aunt! She is such a beautiful little girl!! Britney and Joe will make excellent parents:-) She is a lucky little one. Here are a few pictures from our visit the other day!

Congrats Britney and Joe!! Welcome to the world of parenting. It's the best thing that will ever happen to you!!!!! Even on the days you want to kill them:-)