Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On a weird and random note, what's up with the Russians and killer workout moves?!!

Russian twists (ouchy on my tummy fat)...

Russian squats...

Did two minutes of each today. Can't hardly breathe or sit. Those Russian trainers are tough.
The sun coming out today is just what I needed. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, anxious, and sad. I don't have a definitive reason. I just feel sad. I'm really tired of this weather. Maybe I'll pull out my SAD light again.

I think when I eat well and exercise daily, I feel the best but there's a part of me which feels deprived. It's so immature. But that's what I'm feeling when I'm out eating Chinese with my family and they are eating yummy food while I eat stir-fry celery, bean sprouts, and onion.

As the Fairy Godmother said in Shrek 2, "Somebody get me something fried and smothered in chocolate". There you go. That's where I'm at today.

On a really good note, my boys are healthy and playing well together. They've been taking out their legos again, making Origami structures, and building forts. Koo slept in his last night since this week is no school for him.

I hope you all are doing well considering this weather makes you want to eat a whole sleeve of Oreos or whatever your Kryptonite food is.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I'm not going to name names. I know writing is super, majorly difficult. But I've been trying to read new authors and I get so annoyed when the details don't match up.

I had to put another book down yesterday because what started out on a Thursday (author making a big deal that a foster child is kept home from school to meet his uncle) to the next day no mention of school, running into visitors and no mention of the heroine's not showing up for work when it was emphatically mentioned the day before. How did we skip Friday and go straight to Saturday?

This was among a couple of more discrepancies, so I had to retire the book. Do you have this problem too? What do you? Do you continue or you give up like me? Oh and if you have some good reads to let me know about-I'd love to check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Indoor Garage Sale

My friend and I traveled to a town 45 minutes from here to attend an indoor garage sale. I found books ($0.25/each), seven yards of assorted fabrics for $1.00/each!!!, and some Pyrex bowls.

Got to talk to really neat vendors about their stuff and get recommendations of books.

There was a lot of booths with new, homemade crafts like hats, aprons, and jams/jellies. Such a great time.

Oh a side note, I didn't itch or break out when walking among the crowd of women with tons of perfume on.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

While out to dinner last night at the boys favorite restaurant called "My Favorite Chinese" (that's what they think the restaurant is called), our favorite waitress asked where my love was and I explained he was on a business trip.

I had ordered an extra plate of the boys' favorite dish so they would have something to eat today. Once I explained I cook lunch and dinner for my family mainly because my love isn't thrilled with leftovers, the waitress being Chinese told me how proud she was of me to still take good care of my husband.

In our culture, we spoil the men is what she said. Others may take offense to this comment but not me. I've grown up seeing my mom, grandmothers, and aunts buzz around their men while they sat and visited. The men worked. They provided security and love. In return, the women took care of children and housework.

Here's the bottom line, I am not in competition with my husband. I am his helper, his friend, his lover, and his cheering squad. If there's something I can do to make my husband's life easier, I do it. I don't think twice about it. I think with the message of Valentine all about the stuff and what-cha-goin'-do-for-me, I think showing you care for the person you promised to God to love and cherish is all-year round. Plus, he gave two of our greatest treasures-our boys.

How do you show your loves you cherish them?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I am dressed and waiting to go to their school for their parties. When I asked Koo if he wanted me to come, his answer was "of course, the kids think you're awesome because you make good food."

Here's what I overheard last night as the boys were catching up on their day...

"Guess what I have to do tomorrow Koo?" -S.E.

"What?" -Koo

"At my class tomorrow, we have to have a tea party and I have to sit next to a girl...(big sigh)...it's going to be the worstest day ever." -S.E.

(little brother always the one-upper and sympathizer)

"Well you know what? In my class we have to have a party. Isn't that bad S.E.?" -Koo

The horrors of school I tell ya.

Good thing the boys and I are going their favorite Chinese for dinner. My love is out of town on business so I will not be cooking or cleaning.

Happy Valentine's day all.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ready. Set. Watch!! My favorite shows are back!!

Don't remember from previous posts?

Let's see...

SWAMP PEOPLE!!! I don't really like hunting but big gators that can eat my littles is enough to root for these guys.



Do you watch these shows? I've added these show now since I'm already watching American Pickers and Hoarders. Hoarders really, really scares me. Who needs to see Saw IV or whatever, just watch Hoarders.

Friday, February 10, 2012

P.S. sorry about the sideways shot. My computer is being a dork about rotating.

"I just wanted to make you happy Mom"

Veterans to this unexciting blog may recall S.E. hates wearing jeans. It began last year when all he wore was swishy, sport shorts during the summer. You know the shiny, elastic waist ones that we all love to wear.
Elastic-waisted pants followed and no matter how much belly-aching he got, stubborn S.E. refused to wear jeans.
Until Wednesday. He got dressed for school in these. When asked, he said he wanted to wear them to make me happy. He is so delicious. It hasn't happened again since but I'll take this one to the bank.


I've seen a few of my friends using this site to track their miles and went over to have a gander at it.
I signed up for it because sometimes I forget how miles I ran in a week or I forget to write it on my calendar and then skip a day thinking I ran enough the day before.
What I love about this site is you can route your runs and it gives you an exact mileage you've ran. I love it.
Do you dailymile.com? What do I need to know?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Half day at school and constant pourdown of rain means I've got to creative to burn off some energy...of the highest order...boys!!

We went swimming. Actually the boys swam, I stood on the sidelines in my suit ready to dive in if the boys need help.

Whew...now we are home and the boys are somewhat calm and I'm going to sit and watch them play.

On a reflections moment, I'm happy to not have my 80's overly permed and ratted bangs in this kind of rain.