Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 12

Day 12- A picture of something you love:

I'm hoping to one day have a couple more but for now it is by far my favorite one and I find excuses to show it off!  I've had it just over 3 years now and it's as brilliant and vibrant as the day I got it! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 11

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate

Snow.  I hate snow, and the cold.  Really, even the first one isn't fun and pretty anymore because all I think about is how there are many many more to come.  

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 10

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most screwed up things with

 Sarah and I have been known to be a little crazy so I choose her!  :D 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 09

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

This one is probably obvious but no one has been there for me like my hubby.  He's my very best friend and knows when to kick me in the ass and when to just give me a hug and tell me it's going to be okay.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 08

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

Gabe thinks he's a mechanic, a carpenter and Mr. Fix It most of the time.  This one always makes me giggle.  He told me he was fixing his bike.  He's got a screwdriver out and was laying under it like a mechanic.  I have no idea where he even knew to lay like that since no one around here works on cars. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 07

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item.  This one took me awhile.  I knew there would be pictures of our families and loved one but that seemed a little clique for me and they aren't really items.  So I started to wrack my brain.  The bracelet my hubby gave me on our wedding day? Nah too easy.  My cat with 6 toes on each foot who's currently on my lap? hmm could be kind of funny.  Well I settled on it finally.

My most treasured item:

This is my backpack.  In it I carry books and notes and pens and pencils.  What it really carries is my future.  It carries the promise of a degree, of my future of helping people.  It carries for me all those things that I need to become an RN.  So right now this is my most treasured item

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 06

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

I vote Barbara Walters since she gets to meet and talk to everyone else.  She's lived a pretty interesting life too so there would be all kinds of things you could find out about people that no one else really knows. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 05

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.  This was hard how do you pick just one thing?!  There are so many awesome things that I could post.

 March 20, 2002- the day I married my best friend.  Of course all the great memories that have come since then couldn't have happened without this first one. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 04

A picture of your night!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 03

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show

We're huge Gleeks here!  I did pick the controversial pic on purpose.  They are ALL plenty old enough to pose how they want in what they want.  The spread was for GQ a MEN'S magazine, not Seventeen or other "teen" magazine.

Plus Lea Michele is HOT!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 2

Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

I completely conned my brother into this picture taken by Mike.
Blogger is being a pain in the neck so I'll link it for now and try and edit it tomorrow but this way I officially did this on day 2 :D  Of course it doesn't want to link properly anyhow GRRRR

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

30 Day picture challenge

I realize I posted this on Facebook first but realized this is a better spot for it.  So this is a repost, the rest will all just be here.  Oh and I already don't like this picture, geez my hair is worse than I thought :P  But I promise to not remove it or change it just because I'm critical of myself. 

This is the 30 day picture challenge!

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most screwed up things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

Day 1:
1. I hate taking pictures of myself so this is an accomplishment
2. I'm a lefty and I love that
3. I love to take baths and can't wait til I can soak in my own tub
4. I could eat pizza every day if I could get away with it (and cheese fries)
5. I actually enjoy working out now and that's something I never thought I'd say
6. I'm lucky to have married my best friend
7. I love to read and really enjoy the Nook
8. I hate coming up with 10 facts this is all Krystle's fault
9. I rarely complete these type of things when I start so remind me please
10. I have no idea what's for dinner.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The mirror vs my mind

I found it odd that today I looked in the mirror naked (EEK!) and thought, when did that happen?  I've been wearing pants that are definitely too big for me because I just can't wrap my mind around the fact that I really am losing weight.  Sure things are flabby and stretched out (thanks kid) but there's just LESS of me. 

I need to start wearing pants that actually fit my current size so that my brain can catch up to what is really there vs what my mind thinks is still there. So I'm wearing a pair of pants that is the correct size today, even though I think the cut is like a mom jean (eww) but at least it is a step in the correct direction. I'm wearing a sweater I haven't fit into in I don't even know how long.  Now if I could find tops that were long enough I'd be even happier.  No one needs to be seeing those stretch marks.  I have been taking pictures as I go along so we'll see how brave I get if they ever get posted (tank top and jeans).

I feel so much different now.  I'm actually more okay with my body now than I ever was even when I was a size 8 and Playboy material.  I'm happier with myself.  I'm more confident in myself and I actually like the workouts sometimes.  Who would have thunk?

I've tried new foods and new recipes that I never thought I would enjoy.  I've tried new exercises and look forward to trying more of them.  Of course I'm looking forward to some REALLY hot clothes but more than that I'm looking forward to not huffing and puffing if I have to climb some stairs (I already can do two flights without dying now).  I'm looking forward to being HEALTHY, the hot part is a bonus.  The best part?  My hubby has always thought I was hot and that is the best motivator of all! 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

One of those days

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We've all had one of those days.  The kind of days where your child(ren) drive you crazy and make you want to pull your hair out and make you realize why lions eat their young?  Yeah that kind of day.

Gabe  is a smart alek, he thinks he's funny and knows everything.  He thinks he's a BIG boy and can do what he wants when he wants.  He fights us tooth and nail on everything some days.

Today though, geez kid did you have to scare your poor mom half to death TWICE (which I think means I'm dead anyhow?).  First we are checking out furniture and he decides to run out the front door of the store IN TO THE PARKING LOT!  I ran screaming like a crazy woman to him and grabbed him up pretty darn quick.  We had a (semi)calm conversation about why mommy was upset and why it was something he shouldn't do.

Then later I'm making dinner and my mom is in and out into the attached garage.  She comes in to use the bathroom and Gabe is still outside in the garage, no biggie he does this a lot.  Then Mike goes out and doesn't see him.  So Mike goes looking around the house, STILL doesn't see him.  Now I go out and start yelling for him and he STILL doesn't answer us.  The next yell of his name came out sounding like a banshee screaming his name because now I am worried.   I then hear BOO from the garage.  He was HIDING UNDER THE SHELVES!!!!  I admit I yelled at him, A LOT.  Made him come out and look at me and gave him a huge hug and told him again why listening was so important.  I think he was pretty upset too at this point.  I just want him to get it, I know he's not even 4 yet but geez kid. 

If I wake up with a head full of grey hair tomorrow now you know why.  Tomorrow will be better right?
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Friday, October 1, 2010


You know what I like about October? The fall colors, pumpkins to be carved and TRICK OR TREAT! Gabe has been asking about it lately. I'm hoping he fits into the skunk costume my Grandma made for one of the grandkids many years ago. Otherwise I'll have to think of something.

For me I'm figuring the vampire get up will come in handy again. I do need to look for a black peasant skirt for myself once and for all though since I'm always in need/want of one.

I'm hoping October lasts forever. I'm hoping that it doesn't snow for Halloween. I'm hoping that it's not freezing either. A real fall that lasts a long time would be super nice.