Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010
Week of 6/20-6/25
Sunday- starting weight 199.5
Total weight loss 4.8
Ending weight 194.7
I ate a larger dinner later Tuesday night and it showed! I have been trying to eat larger for breakfast and lunch and then a light dinner. The summer makes it so much easier to eat healthy. I am trying to can a lot of things so I can continue to eat healthy this winter. We have quit drinking pop for the most part and I drink water all day long so I know that is helping. Here we go on the journey!!!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Outside my window.. there is a sprinkler watering the grass and lost of sun, with a light breeze.
The time is.. 10:48 am
Today I feel.. yucky. Advil, Aleve and water will help.
I am thinking.. about picking blackberries to make more jelly. Mister has almost ate a half pint jar already!
At the moment, I am thankful.. for a husband who loves me.
I am going.. to enjoy the coolest day of the week. It is supposed to be in the high 80's!
I am wearing.. brown shoes, brown Capri's and a white top
I wish.. that I could make some pickles
I am reading.. Life of Pi
I am working on.. getting my house totally cleaned up.
I am hoping.. that I can get a little sun this weekend.
I am hearing.. the commercials on the radio.
Around the house.. I have jars stashed. I have a serious issue with jars. They are just so darn hard to find after the summer.
I bet you didn't know.. My anniversary is Monday!
One of my favorite.. summer dinners is new potatoes and green beans!
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The writing prompts this week are:
1.) The Love List. Write a list of 50 things you look for in a man.
2.) Write a poem about a picture.
3.) What does your child do that reminds you most of yourself? How does it make you feel?
4.) Write a letter to whatever is stopping you from losing the extra weight you'd like to lose.
5.) What summer means to your family.
What summer means to our family....
Fishing, working in the garden, mowing, picking ticks off of us and the girls. Starting to shoot our bows so that we can be good this fall. Canning things out of the garden. Did I mention fishing? Blackberry picking. Plum picking. Garden watering. Fishing. Time with Mister's family. A little more canning. And last but not least FISHING!!!!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ~Zenna Schaffer
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. ~Steven Wright
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Outside my window.. cars driving by work
The time is.. 2:24 PM
Today I feel.. kinda sleepy
I am thinking.. I HAVE to make my friendship cakes tonight.
At the moment, I am thankful.. I have such a wonderful husband
I am going.. to try and stay awake for the rest of work! lol
I am wearing.. Khaki pants and a pink top
I wish.. I could have my tuff truck done
I am reading.. "Life of Pi" and "The Time Travelers Wife"
I am working on.. drinking more water each day and cutting my portions down
I am hoping.. that I will stick to my goals
I am hearing.. Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone" on the radio
Around the house.. I keep finding dog hair. I need to vacuum
I bet you didn't know.. I love pink, even though I am the least girly-girl around
One of my favorite.. desserts is a concrete. :)
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The failed hobby....
I was taking my sister-in-law to her hunter's safety course, and those suckers are long. Like over eight hours long. And this time we had an extremely large turn out so they had to move us to a different building so that took forever. Since it was a Saturday no one wanted to answer their phones.
So we get into the building, two hours late, and they start the class. We are in an auditorium now. Not exactly what I had planned on when I was thinking that we were going to be in a classroom. But I was going to make the best of it.
I had gone to our local Wal*Mart and bought a kit and some yarn. I was going to learn how to knit. I had eight hours so surely I could teach myself in eight hours right? I had already taught myself to cross stitch reading instructions and stuff on the Internet so I was pumped to learn to knit.
I read through it all and think that I know what I am going to do. So am crossing one leg so I have a "desk" to rest the book on and get started. It is telling me to do seven stitches and is showing me how to do them. I finish those stitches and am so proud of myself. Then comes the time to make the second row of stitches. You have to do the opposite of what you just did as well as hook into the row below.... That is when it started getting bigger. I figured that when it was washed it would all even out. So I went to the next row and it got even bigger. I tried this multiple times and it was the same thing every time, I was miscounting and just couldn't get it. So I pulled the stitches out, pouted and actually had to listen to the lecture over hunters safety.
I have tried to pick it up a couple more times with the same results so I have decided until I can find someone to sit and help me, I will not be knitting any time soon!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have finished this one already for a friend and bought everything to make myself one exactly like it. Now I just need to get up and actually do it!
I am still working on an embroidered quilt and an embroidered tooth fairy pillow. I always seem to have multiple projects going so I don't get totally bored with any of them. Can't wait for you to see what I am working on!
Now myself on the other hand, I have a hard time saying what family is. My mom had breast cancer and fought for 4 1/2 until she lost her fight. I thought that it was normal to leave school and go the hospital to visit. My mom would pull me up on to her bed and help me with my homework. Until the age of 6 I can tell you what a family was for me. It was my mom who made everything work, even through the chemo and radiation. I was an only child but wasn't spoiled so much that I was a brat.
After my mom passed away my dad wasted no time in trying to find someone new. The excuse I have been told in the past was that he wanted to have a "new mother" for me. I now know the true reason is that he didn't want to be alone. The woman that he picked had three kids from two previous marriages. The last child was born on the day of my mom's funeral. When they got married eight months later she was already pregnant and had the next less than eight months after that. They ended up having another child and the total of children, including myself was six.
This woman had worked with my mother so I was familiar with her. But once my mother wasn't around any more I became "competition" of sorts. She would talk horrible about my mother, hit me, verbally abuse me and basically turned my father against me. I remember one time that he "stood up" for me. And that didn't really happen. Lots of words were said, but nothing actually happened. At 12 I made a decision, that was aided by his wife, to move out. I moved in with an aunt and uncle until I was 17. My dad never came to anything I did. In fact, I don't know that he saw anything that I did from the time I was 6 or older.
So family at that time was just myself. I was dating the Mister and his family was around but I never knew exactly what would happen so I tried to not get attached. There have been many people who are in and out of my life so I was still trying to decide what family actually meant.
Mister and I have had our ups and downs and have had issues and what has happened in the past is just that, in the past. And he is my family. I am his family. His family has always loved me but there was always a divide of sorts.
I have had issues with MY family the last couple of years. Accusations were made and I got a phone call with tears and was pushed into the drama. Then there were phone calls that said my dad and his wife were getting a divorce (it still hasn't happened). Then as long as I was needed the phone calls continued, and then stopped. I get a phone call saying there was a non-physical altercation between my dad and a half brother. Then I get a phone call this week saying that had a physical altercation and my dad needed something from me. When he showed up he showed what had happened and I asked what happened. After being tole I made the comment that he would be picked up. Boy was I mistaken. The father who had no problems in letting me go, not being involved in my life, who hasn't given me a dime since I was too young to have to think about money (12 years old) decided to not press charges against the brother who has taken advantage of everything that has been laid in front of him. He physically assaulted him but no charges were going to be filed.
This sense of "family" had skewed my understanding of everything and I decided that it wasn't what I wanted family to be. I have people around who love me for who I am (and they actually know me!). I have decided that family has nothing to do with blood, names or birth. Family are those who are around you and care for you - no matter what.
This is my family.
And that is all we wish:
Are fishermen all liars?
Or do only liars fish?
~William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
May 8, 2010 was the date for the annual DARE fishing tournament that we fish in every year. The second year that we fished it I got a crank bait stuck in my leg among other things. Tons of fun. You really should revisit it. Last year the water was high but nothing of great importance necessarily happened.
This year was wonderful! We blasted off (boat #42) which I was excited about. We had a lot of firsts. This was my first blast off in the four years that we have been fishing it. We caught a full 5 fish limit, which was another first. I got to cull one of my husband's fish out !!!
We had a great time and caught tons of different fish. We caught a 40 lb. gar, white bass, drum, crappie, a couple of little, itty, bitty bass who were hitting a crank bait that was almost the same size as they are.
We didn't get in the money but we got to weigh in a full limit which ended up weighing 11. 2 lbs, had some great food afterwards and got to see my second favorite DARE officer, Jon. The father-in-law has GOT to be my favorite. We were in the top half and we have already set a goal to improve next year. Can't wait to fish again next year!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
1. Make salsa so that we have enough to last through the winter.
2. Learn how to use a pressure cooker to can green beans and possibly other things. I have heard that chili is good and that would make it super easy for dinner.
3. Get a tan that is from being outside, even if it is a "farmers tan".
4. Make multiple kinds of pickles.
5. Keep my house clean so I am not stressing.
6. Learn how to can tomatoes.
7. Spend some time relaxing outside.
8. Lose weight so that I feel comfortable.
9. Go floating down the creek more than once.
10. Cut down my computer time in the evenings.
11. Read at least 5 books over the summer.
12. Watch the whole first season of Glee in one day (or maybe two).
13. Spend some time with friends around the campfire.
14. Take Roxy to the water and let her play.
15. Go out and eat with Mister at least once a week, just the two of us.
16. Start making Christmas gifts.
17. Start buying Christmas gifts.
18. Clean out, shampoo and wax my car.
19. Finish ripping the guts out of the inside of the bronco and build a roll cage inside it.
20. De-clutter my house.
21. Organize my craft stuff.
22. Keep up with canning so that we have lots of yummy food this winter.
23. Make sure and at least once a week have nothing to do when we get off work.
24. Not wish the summer away, no matter how hot it is.
25. Grill out and eat healthier.
26. Eat more fresh veggies out of my garden.
27. Give away some of the veggies to those around me.
28. Shoot my bow enough to pull 50 lb. draw weight.
29. Take a blanket out in the dark and watch the lightening bugs (fireflies) with Mister.
30. Go target shooting with the husband and father-in-law.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -- canine or feline attendance is not required.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:
To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About OurPets:
1.They live here. You don't.
2.If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it 'fur'niture.)
3.I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
Your Pet Parents
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
New tires that I was given!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
We got a heck of a deal on her. She is a 1981 Ford Bronco, 4WD that works and it runs!!! It was drove up on the trailer and loaded and unloaded. Now I am needing a name. Any ideas?