Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lazy Days of Fall

This is how I'm feeling today. It is grey, foggy and misting. I have lit all the candles in my house and I would light the fireplace, but it makes st ranges sounds. Today is a "curl up with a book" day. It should be a "gets lots done" day, but that might be tough. I think Sam and I will have some lunch and curl up for a quick "quiet time". We haven't had a quiet day like this for a while and it takes a while to get back into the swing of things (or lack of swing anyway)
Maybe a cat nap will give the burst of energy I need to clean up the garage. Joji is building a shop this weekend in his half of the garage. If all goes well, I might actually be able to park in the garage (check off life goal #3)
Wishing everyone a cozy Tuesday :0)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tagged: Part Deux

Okay, so Kellie at Acorn cottage tagged me for the middle name tag.
Her middle name is Ann too, but without the "e". It was interesting to see what she wrote for each letter. She also mentioned that she uses her maiden name for her new middle name. I guess "officially" my middle name is Records, but I still sign my name with an "A" (I never liked my "R's") Anyhoo, here goes:
A: ADD. I think I have it. I can't remember the last time I didn't stop in the middle of sentence and ask to be reminded about the topic.
N: Nerds. Gotta love 'em. My hubby just hacked into the Nickelodeon website to get the presale code for Go Diego Go Live. Isn't he dreamy?? I have a lot of "nerdy" friends, but they are pretty great. Besides, Revenge of the Nerds was a great movie.
N: Nice. My mom always said, "it's nice to be important, but more important to be nice." I think that is pretty good advice. I deal with a lot of folks who missed this memo and it drives me crazy. Being nice is so easy and goes such a long way. Sure there are times when it can be tough, but in the long run you get so much further with people. I hope that when folks think of me, nice pops into their head. I know nice can sometimes be thought of as boring, but not to me.
E: Encyclopedia of Music Trivia. For some reason, useless trivia of the musical nature sticks in my brain. Friends will call me with a "who sang that" question and usually I can tell them. I must admit, my knowledge quickly plummets post 1995. I think all my years driving cars with AM radios helped. Joji thinks I would have made a lot of money on Rock 'n Roll Jeopardy. While I was cleaning out my garage, I found a music trivia book given to me by a good friend. Inside the inscription read: This book is not for you, but for those who challenge your knowledge. How fun is that??
Okay, so now I tag Jessica, Jenny, Kate and Meg
How to play:
Share something about yourself that starts with each letter of your middle name, then tag the same number of people as letters in your middle name.:0)

Seattle: Hardball and Headaches

Seattle should be used to it by now.
Promise, strong start, major slump, late season rally and see ya next spring.
It seems that as soon as the M's start playing well, someone tells them and they get spooked. We thought this might be the year. Nope.
Now some of us really die hard M's fans still believe there might be a chance. I think some where seen dancing naked with chickens during the last full moon and chanting something along the lines of "slump, yankees, slump". However, I don't think a-rod and boys in pinstripes got they memo. Bummer.
Oh well, you still gotta love those guys.
Just love this photo :0)

Friday, September 14, 2007


So this is my first "tag", very fun. Thanks Marie :0)
I'm supposed to come up with 7 random things about me and then tag 7 others. Hmmmmmm, lets see...
1. I have been known to drink 2 2liter bottles of Diet Mt. Dew in a day (I know not the healthiest, but I given it up for the most part and now I might have one can and rarely finish it)
2. I still crank the radio if a really good AC/DC comes on (even in the minivan)
3. I still have the blue eyeliner I wore to my prom
4. I just eat the "deviled" part of the egg and usually give the whites to my parent's dogs.
5. I can basically recite, Sixteen Candles, Valley Girl, Bull Durham and Young Frankenstein by heart
6. I basically have 3 outfits I wear ALL the time (kind of a mom uniform)
7. I have NEVER been an A-Rod fan, even when he played in Seattle. I'm secretly hoping that since he sold his soul, he will never get to play in October.
I know I'm supposed to tag folks now, but everyone I would tag has been already tagged. So if you are reading this and have not been tagged, consider yourself tagged!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

In the zone

So today has been one of those super productive days and it isn't even noon yet. I got up with Joji today at 4:30 and managed to clean up the kitchen and do two loads of laundry (really loving Monday is washday). Of course, there was NO WAY i was going to stay up, so I went back for a little shut eye with Sam in the big bed. Once we got up, it breakfast and off to school for Ben. I worked today for a couple of hours and I'm almost done with the laundry. I still have to go to the gym, but as soon as Joji gets home, I'm there. For dinner, I think we will have the almond crusted chicken that Rachel Ray made the other day with some rice and a big salad.
I just love days when I feel so productive. I guess if I maximized my time more I would have more of these days than the "other" kind.
Now I think I will go and tackle my "Kelly's Mission" for today. It involves cleaning off the top of my fridge. Hmmmm, it has been a while, but it is probably time :0)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Little leaves are okay...

Okay, the first week of September has come and gone. Along with many of you, I decided with September was the time to turn over a couple of new leaves.
Well, it has been a slow start, but I'm okay with that. I have decided to focus most of my efforts in the food department. Joji and I have joined "The Daily Plate". It is an online weight management forum. It allows you to track every thing you eat and the exercising you do. The site will calculate the number of calories you need to reach your goal. They also, have a gazillion foods listed, so it makes it really easy to keep track.
The first week on TDP I gave myself permission to just watch my portion sizes. Of course, HUGE eye opener. We have been "plating" everything vs family style and we just eat what is on our plate. I was very surprised how filling the right portions can be. I have also been portioning out crackers and chips and other snacky stuff. Even the kids are into it. Of course, the major reason for revamping how we eat was to set a good example for the kiddos. But if I loose a little weight in the process, even better:0)
As far as the goals of moving more and keeping up with the house... I start back at the gym on Monday and the house is hanging in there.
Speaking of the house, it is so longer run amok with wayward laundry. The Monday is washday is really working. Joji unstacked my washer and dyer so I now have a folding counter. I love it and it make folding clothes so much easier. Who would have ever thought I would semi enjoy doing laundry.
Change is good :0)