Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day Zero Update (Nine weeks)

So, this past Saturday was my two month mark with Day Zero! Today is Day 64, and I am now into Week 9, and I am falling behind.

Some of my monthly goals did not get met last month, but I will make up for it this month if I can!

#65. Have a girls night with a girlfriend once a month. - I wanted to spend some time with my friend Heather, since I haven't seen her since before the wedding, but she never called the day we were supposed to hang out, and honestly, I wasn't going to call her, because I'm still a little miffed that she didn't at least call me to congratulate me on getting married, and didn't show up to my CASUAL BACKYARD reception. So, this month I will do two girls nights, or try to hang out with two of my girlfriends on the same night or something.

#86. Do 50 things for Mike that I know he will love. - This one is hard for me, because he pretty much does what he wants and it is really hard for me to sneak anything in that will impress him or make him happy. He is not into the sappy stuff, so I would feel stupid bringing him home a flower or a card "just because." This is a toughy for me, but I need to start working on it, and I will!

There are a few on the "apartment" section that I have started to replace, because I can't stand our landlord, he is a jerk, therefore, I am not making an effort to make our place any better for his benefit. So:

#22 - Lose 50 pounds - healthily is being broken up into two goals - 25 and 50. This goal will now be 22. Get a professional massage.

#38. Fix picnic table and #39. Lay gravel on back path have been replaced with Lose 25 and 50 pounds, respectively.

#42. Paint the front porch w/Mike will be changed to 42. Complete the World's Longest Sudoku Puzzle.

I am still thinking of more things that I want to do in the next 2 and 3/4 years to replace the remaining 3 apartment goals that I want to replace, but when I think of something I will add it and let you know!!

I also need to get back on the ball with my daily goals:

Brush and floss every day
Eat breakfast every morning
Get up at 8:00 am every morning

And need to start packing my lunch more, cut soda and tea out of my diet again, and I have also started getting ideas for my romance, and I started on that sudoku puzzle last night - but that is fun for me. I need to get on the ball and finish my recipe book, now that I bought ink for the printer. I will work on that in the next week or two and try to get it done.

I also finished that FBI-style book a few days ago! It was so good! I think even Hubby will like it, he likes that kind of stuff, and it really kept me guessing until the very end! I am now reading the new Sisterhood book, Razor Sharp, and so far it is goooooood. But they always are =)

We are going to visit some family over the next two days, I'm going to try and take some pictures and post them here for memories. =) I'm going to start trying to do that more often.

I think that's it! I'll be checking in on Friday for MHR Friday! I WILL be posting Friday, darnit.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

Oh man I am so sorry guys! This weekend was crazy and I didn't have internet access or the time to sit down to do this post until Saturday, and then I had to book it to work because I realized I was going to be late!

So, my birthday is coming up and I am actually excited. I am going to be working on my birthday but I think it will be fun! I'm going to buy myself a button or something that says "It's my birthday" and wear it around and have some fun =) But, that's not why my husband rocks, and that's what this post is supposed to be all about! So, the reason my husband rocks this week is because he is letting me get my hair re-done for my birthday, even though we really don't have the extra money to be spending on it. He said not to worry about it, and I am excited! This is the color I want:



This is Maria from the WWE. This is the most tame photo I could find with the haircolor she had that I coveted over. She has now moved on to a darker magenta red color, but I still love this natural red look. I will have it!!

What do you think?

So, because he is cool with me going THIS red, and getting it done well ( and thus paying the money it will take to get it done well)

My Hubby ROCKS =)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rest In Peace, Kenneth Richardson

So I finished Mortal Prey last night. It was SO good! I'm going to have to buy more of his books, I like his writing style and the way he kept me guessing about whether or not the main character was going to catch the bad guy all the way up to the very end!

Next on the list is the next book in the Sisterhood Series, which I will probably read in about two days. They are relatively short, but action PACKED! I can't wait to see what those ladies get into in this book! After that, is Breaking Dawn, the last book in the Twilight Series (and my favorite - I'm trying to resist!) and then I have two new books - Lynne Spears' book about Britney and Jamie Lynn, and a new Janet Daily book! I'm excited to read these too.

I also bought this MASSIVE sodoku puzzle that I plan to start on! I LOVE LOVE LOVE sodoku, and I plan on replacing this with something on my list, because it is going to be a massive project and it is going to take me a while to finish it! (Plus there are a few things on my list that were honestly "filler" and I have no desire to do them. lol)

The service for Kenny was very nice, he got a flag for being a veteran and everything. It was very short and sweet, the way he would have wanted it. I am definately going to miss him.

Will be back tomorrow for MHR Friday!! =)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day Zero Update (eight weeks)

First off, if you are a regular reader of my blog, I have to apologize this week for not making any posts, and to getting sidetracked yesterday. My stepdad, Kenny, passed away this week, actually Thursday evening/Friday morning at about 1 am.

He had gone into the hospital a few days before and didn't want anyone to know, so I didn't get to say goodbye. He's not married to my mom anymore, but I still considered him a father figure in my life, and although it was hell living with him when he WAS married to my mom (he doesn't live well with others, he was a very solitary guy) I still considered him my stepdad after the divorce, and made it a point to go see him, and to invite him to my wedding. He didn't come to the wedding, so the last time I had talked to him was when he had told me he had fallen again and that he couldn't make it to the wedding. I told him I loved him during that conversation, and I hope that he knew that I meant it.

Since I don't know what kind of condition I will be in on Monday, I wanted to get ahead and go ahead and do my Day Zero Update. Today is Day 54, and next monday will be Week 8, and the two month mark falls on the 24th, which is next Saturday.

So, as you know on the 13th we went and saw KISS =) The concert was PHENOMINAL. We had such a good time, and the only thing that sucked is once we got in there we weren't patted down or anything and could've brought our camera, as many other people did. Still, it was a fantastic time and here are the before and after pics of us:



and our tickets and one of our metro passes =)


We had one HELL of a good time, and Buckcherry, who opened, were actually quite decent as well! It was a good night.

Unfortunately, I won't be going to see Paramore at the end of the month either. It's an MTV tour and there's going to be like 5 bands, so we're not going to get to see that much Paramore, so I would rather wait for their actual tour.

Other than that I have just been working on my cross stitch project and reading this new book, which is really good so far. I think Hubby will like it, which is a good thing.

I am itching to pick back up on my weight loss, and sleeping habits, as well as eating breakfast. I think I'm going to try to incorporate it into a schedule and figure out when I can do it. I'm going to work on that this week, and try to work it in next week.

I think that has everything caught up. I will probably be posting again for MHR Friday.

My Husband Rocks!

My husband rocks this week, because he doesn't laugh at me for the things I love. =)

We had potentially scored some tickets for a concert for one of my all-time favorite bands, who I have really wanted to see again for a LONG while now. These guys:

YES, HANSON. Yes, they are still around, still making FANTASTIC music, and NO they are NOT the teeny-bopping little Hanson Brothers that you remember from MMMBop. They are older, married, fathers, and more mature in their music than ever before! Every album they put out, in my opinion, is better than the last, and I have been DYING to see them in concert again for about two years now.

Unfortunately, the deal fell through, and we aren't able to go (something about willcall not letting them switch the winning tickets into another name for us) but up until that point Hubby was COMPLETELY and TOTALLY going to go with me =))) I love him so much for this, because I know he doesn't really like their style of music, but I REALLY want to get him to go to a concert because their music is even MORE fantastic live, and it is much harder than their studio recordings.

So, because he was willing to go to a HANSON concert with me, and is SUCH a good hubby...

My husband ROCKS=)

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Husband Rocks Friday!



So, I am really bad at posting on time, but here is my MHR post for the week.

My husband rocks for exposing me to new things that I never would have gotten into otherwise. Like sports, wrestling and the focus of this post - ROCK MUSIC =)

The main reason I am writing this, is because I am so excited that Hubby is taking me to see these guys tomorrow night :

That's right - KISS!!!

We can't wait!!! He has every single album and I love every single song he has ever played for me. He has seen them a few times in concert, this is supposed to be their last hurrah, and I haven't seen them yet at all. He says it is an experience that I have to have, and I agree.

My Hubby Rocks =)

Day Zero Update (seven weeks)

Today is Day 49/1,001 and this past week I had LOTS of birthdays. My husband, his best friend, his best friend's dad, and my sister. Last night we had a small party with NO singing, no candles, and no alcohol for my sister's 21st birthday. I made her my tuna cakes, which were just as fabulous as last time, shells and cheese (one of her favorites), and brownies with chocolate frosting. I have pictures of her and Gabe, my nephew that I will add to this post later. I didn't take pictures of the food, because I suck. lol So, I believe I can cross off my #64 for this month - spend time with my nephew. (As you can see from my previous post)

I will be crossing off another BIG one tomorrow - #30: See KISS in concert before they retire. I-AM-STOKED. I cannot wait. The only thing that sucks, is they are not allowing cameras to the event, and I really wanted to get pictures of us there and of the explosions and such. Oh well. I'll still try to get a picture of us before we get on the metro in our outfits!

I'm thinking that I am about ready to get back on the getting up early, and working out when I can. I slept in again this morning, and I have been dragging all day. I know that it is going to be hard for the first few weeks to get used to getting up, but I really need to do it, so I can eat breakfast and get ready and just wake up before going in to work. I'm not sure where in my schedule I will be able to fit working out in, but I am going to try. I'm not going to get upset if I miss a workout here or there, but I am going to do my best to start back up. It's getting colder so I may have to buy some good heavy clothing to run in soon.

The next big project on my list is finishing my recipe book. And I want to finish my cross stitch project as well, and begin on my design for my "collage wall". I was searching the internet and found these programs where you can scan in a photo and it converts it into a pattern, and I am seriously thinking about ordering one, and doing a pattern for each of my kitties, and then hang them on the wall with photos of them surrounding it. Just a small one, maybe 12 in x 12 in. It's an idea. It would be really cool to do a cross stitch of one of our wedding photos, wouldn't it?

So, that's what is new! =)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FINALLY

It's finally done. The thank you cards are printed, being signed by the Hubby right now, and will be addressed before going to bed and will go out in the mail tomorrow. THANK GOD.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day Zero Update (six weeks)

Today is day 43/1,001, (week 6) and nothing too terribly much has changed this past week. I polished off another Twilight series book, and a person who I waited on last week was very sweet and left the book he was reading for me, because I told him how much of a reading nerd I was. I think I am really going to enjoy it, he said it was an FBI type book where the main character has to find an assasin (kinda like CSI-ish I guess) and I am totally into that kind of stuff, so I think I'm going to read that next. The book is called Mortal Prey by John Sanford. After that I will read the newest book in Fern Michaels' Sisterhood Series entitled Razor Sharp, and then I will read the final (and my favorite) book of the Twilight Series. So that should keep me occupied on books well into November.

So, I am horrible at making promises to myself and have not sent out the thank you cards yet. I am going to do them tomorrow, and will post proof. It should only take me about an hour, because there is only like twenty of them.

I also purchased my page protectors for my cookbook today, so I can start printing off my recipes! YAY! =) Can't wait to get them done so I can take pictures and show you!

I think I am going to switch the new dinner thing back to once a month, I thought I could do once a week but it is proving to be quite difficult with the new schedule that I have, and the fact that I can't find recipes fast enough. Plus Hubby has already requested tuna cakes AGAIN! He loves them! They are definitely becoming a staple in our dinner routine, and I am thankful for that because it gets us away from evil Hamburger Helper. =)

We ordered our tickets yesterday for the KISS concert for Hubby's birthday! We're both really stoked. And also the end of this month there is a Paramore concert that if it is in the budget we are going to go to that one too! I really hope we can afford it because I would love to see this tour, the new album is GREAT! Only two songs that I skip over, and if I'm in the right mood, I will still listen to them. If you haven't listened to it, BUY it. I guarantee you will be a fan afterwards.

I found out today that another couple that Hubby and I went to school with is expecting a child. I am so jealous of all of them. They all have houses and good jobs and nice cars and a family on the way, and here we are still renting a sh*thole bottom half of an ancient house with a crappy landlord who never fixes anything, have crappy jobs - one of us just getting cut to part time and having to go back to serving on the weekends, and one of us in danger of his store shutting down and losing his job altogether, and almost not being able to feed ourselves and our pets on a weekly basis, because of the lack of extra money from all of the bills we have to pay just to keep our heads above water. I feel so helpless. Hubby and I want a baby very badly, but I don't want to bring a child into this world yet, if we're not sure if we can even buy diapers right now. I mean I could cut corners whatever way we need to (cloth diapers, breastfeeding if I can that kind of stuff) but still, babies grow out of clothes quickly, and yes we would get alot of help, but it would still be very hard, and we are not stable enough to even get a homeowners loan, so I know we need to wait. We don't have very long to wait I don't think, because our credit scores are ALMOST good enough. We will try again next summer, hopefully by then our situation will have improved.

Okay journal entry over. If you made it through that I applaud you. I am in a very sour mood tonight. Hopefully I will feel better in the morning.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Special My Husband Rocks Friday



In honor of Hubby's upcoming birthday on Monday (Oct. 5) my husband rocks this weekend because he is a good sport (most of the time lol)

This is what I did for him about three years ago for his birthday:

You will have to excuse the grainyness of the photo it was taken with a cameraphone some time ago. Yes, those are red and yellow balloons STUFFED into his car. It was great! And he was such a good sport about it, but he KNEW that I did it, and he still laughed with me. I still don't know how he got home that day.

This year, he has been SO accomodating with everyone's wishes BUT his own. He wanted to have his dad up for his birthday dinner, the he didn't want but his mom and grandmother insisted on, and his mom said no. So instead of making a big stink, he's going out with his dad another night. I mean come on! This is the big 2-5, and he's not going to go out? This is not the same hubby as a few years ago. He is content with having a birthday dinner and that's it. Doesn't want to play it up. I may convince him to go out with me afterwards so that he can have a little fun.

So, my hubby is a very classy man, and he rocks! Happy birthday (in advance) honey! And here's to three months on the same day!! =) I love you!
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