Sunday, February 25, 2007

Instead of the Oscars.......

I'm watching Pirates of the Caribbean. I love me some Captain Jack!!! Johnny Depp as a pirate is just way too sexy!! *sigh* Oh and I can't forget about the ever handsome Orlando Bloom. *sigh*

Once again tragedy hits the Denver Broncos

Running back Damien Nash with the Denver Broncos has collapsed and died after playing in a charity basketball game. Click here for the story. This comes less than 2 months after another Denver player, Darrent Williams, was shot and killed. My heart and prayers go out to the Nash family as well as the Broncos family.

Nash also played for my Titans. He was a 5th round choice in 2005. He played in 3 games for the Titans.

Feeling better

Whew, that was rough, but I'm feeling much better today. I still have a sore throat, but it is bearable unless I sneeze, cough, or yawn. Then it really really hurts again. I'm not as tired today. I may have overdone a little bit yesterday. Michael let me sleep in which was much appreciated (thanks Honey, I love you!). After I got up I went shopping. I had to go get a baby shower gift, something to wear to said baby shower, and then groceries. I was completely exhausted when I got home. Even though, I still did laundry. Luckily I don't have much to do today. I have an errand to run with Michael and then I have to pick up one thing that I forgot yesterday. Then it is back to work tomorrow...................with no lesson plans. *sigh*

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sickness has once again come to our house.

No, it's not the kids this time either. It's me again. It started around 11pm last night with a massive sore throat. I woke up this morning with the same sore throat and a little headache and body aches thrown in (and they weren't from working out although I have some of those too). I made an appointment at the clinic as soon as I got to school. I went at 10am feeling like I'd been run over by a Mack truck. I have strep throat. This is only the second time in my entire life I've ever had it. Let me just say that it SUCKS!!! I've found out that you don't have to have a fever to feel completely miserable. I had the body aches, pains, and chills like a fever, but no fever. That did hit once I got home and went to bed though. I've been ordered to stay home tomorrow as well as leave work early today. I hate not being at school. The work just piles up horribly. I haven't even done lesson plans for next week. That means that Monday is going to be lots of fun. Watch, that will be the day that the principal comes around checking!

This seems to be the year of crazy sicknesses for me. I usually get sick in September with a cold and stay sick pretty much until spring. Not this year though. I've been pretty lucky in the cold department, but I've had pleurisy and now strep this year. I've been out of school 5 days because I was sick. That seldom happens. If I'm out it is usually because one of the kids are sick. I hate this!! I feel so guilty being out when I'm sick. Especially if I start feeling even a little bit better. Then I feel like I could have gone in. Know what I mean?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Innovative idea!!

I've decided that someone needs to open a drive through grocery store. I needed just 3 things from the store today and I really didn't want to go. I had worked out after school so I was tired and I had both kids with me. It is always a pain to get them out of their car seats just to have to put them back in less than 10 minutes later. Who do I need to talk to about this? LOL

Saddened, but not surprised

Once again Pacman Jones is in the news. This time he is wanted for questioning in a shooting in Las Vegas. *sigh* This really really saddens me. I nowhere near surprises though. Trouble seems to follow him around or he seems to find it. I haven't figured out which it is yet. One thing for sure is that he is headed down the wrong road and the Titans need to figure out if they want to travel that road with him. The saddest part is that he is living his dream (I assume), but he isn't living it responsibly. We can say that he is young and he will eventually grow up, but if he doesn't do it quickly he may find himself out of a job or worse yet at the end of his life.

I will be interested to see how the organization handles this one.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ari refuses to get off the couch!

Since the carpets were torn up to dry and fans put to blow air under them she hasn't gotten off of the couch without being carried. Heck, she doesn't even like it if we leave the room and leave her alone on the couch. I guess the wavy carpet is freaking her out. LOL I hope they get here soon to fix it so she can get down and play. Well, that and this place is a mess and I can't take it much longer!! They should be here today to replace the padding and reattach the carpet. Please let it be soon!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Here we go again.

It is 4:25am and I am sitting in my living room very very sleepy. At approximately 3:30am I wake up to this crazy noise. I get up to see what it is. I find water shooting from my laundry room across the hallway hitting the wall. *sigh* This is a lot of water people. Both hallways are soaking (L shaped hall), it has gone under the wall into Joshua's room, it is halfway across the living room, and in the kitchen. Maintenance is here working on it now and the carpet people are on the way, but this only means that the kids are going to be up incredibly early with that noise and I'm not sure what we are going to do today. We really can't be here with that much floor wet plus the air dryers are going to make it cold in here. There are places we could go, but then the dog wouldn't be able to go. I don't want her here alone for 2 reasons. 1. She would freak out with th noise of the fans. 2. I hate not being able to let her out to potty. Well, I guess there are 3 reasons. 3. It is going to be cold in here and I don't want her cold. I don't know what we are going to do. I'm so tired I can't think straight.

Oh, and the water was going inside my dryer. Are the apartment people responsible for replacing it if it is ruined? If not, will renters insurance cover it?

UPDATE: Joshua got up as I was typing this and Michael took him to our room so maybe he will go back to sleep. Crossing my fingers.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday weigh in!

Well, I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm down 5 pounds!! WOOHOO!!! I worked out 4 days this week and made sure I watched what I ate. I'm feeling pretty good. Yes, I realize that the first 5 lbs are the easiest to lose and the next few are going to be more difficult and it's not going to happen as fast. I'm just excited that I stuck with it all week. LOL I even resisted the Valentine candy!

We worked out again today and I'm not quite as sore. My abs are still hurting, but nothing unbearable unless I cough.............which of course I started doing today! We have a 3 day weekend this week so hopefully if I am coming down with something it will pass over the weekend and not prevent me from working out next week. I'm also hoping I can keep the eating thing in check over the weekend. We will be stuck inside with snow (so they say) and I tend to get the munchies when I get bored so it may be a little difficult. *sigh* I will try though!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bad day for a teacher to be on a diet!

Yep, I've decided that Valentine's Day is a bad day for a teacher to try to be on a diet. I got so many pieces of chocolate and other assorted candies that I lost count. I was good though. I only ate one piece of chocolate and a cupcake without the icing. Luckily, I was able to work out after school. That makes me feel somewhat better.

Speaking of working out..................I'm not quite as sore today. We did Pilates though and worked our abs a lot so I'm sure they will be screaming by morning. LOL My inner thighs are still sore too, but bearable. I will, however, be glad when this soreness goes away. I think we are going to take a break tomorrow. I think our bodies need it. At least I know mine does!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


OMG!!! I'm so freaking sore!! We did an instructional Tae Bo workout yesterday and the real thing today. I had some sore muscles from yesterday's workout, but nothing compared to today! Part of it may be that I've been sitting still since I got home and just now made a move other than my hands on the keyboard. LOL I know better than to just sit and let my muscles tighten up. Ugh!!

I'm fighting a craving to eat right now too and not just something good for me. I want good stuff, not good for me stuff. I'm fighting though and determined to win. I do need to figure out what is for dinner though. I may have to have a Coke today too. I didn't have one yesterday and I'm paying for it with a massive headache today. I'm thinking that I will drink a Coke every other day. It is better than what I was doing, but I still get the caffeine and the wonderful taste of a nice ice cold Coke. LOL

I hope that I am able to move tomorrow and workout. How long does this soreness last when you first start working out?

Monday, February 12, 2007

I'm feeling good!

I ate well today(didn't even have a coke.........I'm sure I will pay for that with a massive headache tonight or tomorrow) and worked out. The ladies from school and I did some Tae Bo which I am feeling right about now. I've been sitting down for about an hour now and I'm starting to feel the pain of working out. It feels great though. I weighed in this morning and it is pretty embarrassing. I'll post weight loss on Fridays to see how I'm doing.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Watching the Pro Bowl

*sigh* Last football game of the season. This makes me sad. I'll have to put a countdown ticker on the blog for the first game of next season.

I'm watching my current favorite QB, Vince Young, play for the AFC right now. He just led a drive down the field for a touchdown. It was pretty much him and L.T. Did you know that V.Y. is the first rookie QB to go to the Pro Bowl since my all time favorite QB, Dan Marino, did it in 1983? Yep, I know how to pick 'em. LOL

Anyway, go AFC!!

Update: AFC won!! WOOHOO!! Just barely though. A field goal got it with no time left on the clock.

And, can I just say that I really really want to go to Hawaii. The scenery shots they were showing were awesome!! One day I will get there!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The journey begins

The weight loss journey that is. A group of us started working out today after school. It was somewhat hilarious, but it was fun and we can all motivate each other and kick each other in the butt if we don't show up each afternoon. We are accountable! This is a good thing for me. Otherwise I will get lazy and decide not to go.

I've decided that I am going to set mini goals. Like 10 lbs at a time. That way I can celebrate after each 10 lbs and feel like I am making progress. I've started this journey many times in the past and have failed miserably. I'm hoping that this time is different.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I'm going to say it again!!


I'm sitting here watching mindless tv and who has a cameo appearance on "How I Met Your Mother" but Mr. Smith. It was a nice surprise. I'm missing Dancing with the Stars about now. *sigh*

Edited to say: Must be retired football player night on CBS. Jerry Rice just had a cameo on "The Class." It's a good night for an avid football fan! LOL

Lost a Super Bowl wager last night. So................

Sal, you are a football god!! No one knows more about football and picking winners than you do. I will never doubt your football prowess ever again. I bow down to your superior knowledge of all things football!
Enjoy it while you can Sal! A new football season will be here before you know it. And, just so you know...............I never really expected the Bears to win. I just didn't WANT Peyton to win. LOL My college football blood just won't let me do it.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Snow Scenery

Michael got some pretty cool shots today in the snow. The pond shots haven't been uploaded yet, but I'll add them when they are done.

Snow Day #2~With actual snow this time!!

We finally got some snow. It's not much, but school was out again today and the kids were excited about the snow. Joshua more so than Ari, but they both had fun. We went walking to see the ducks at the pond, Joshua threw snowballs at Daddy and ate his first snow. He really enjoyed his time outside today. Here are some pictures from our day.

As Michael said...........Even the grill was happy about the snow. LOL

Joshua asking for someone to come play with him!

Ari wasn't too sure about all that white stuff.

Just looking out admiring the view.

Joshua having a good time and Ari still unsure.

Heck, even Georgia loved the snow.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


What is it about this man? He's been my "crush" since I was 13 years old. I'm glad I have an understanding husband!! LOL

Here is the unplugged version of Lay Your Hands On Me. *sigh*

WOOHOO!! Snow day!!

We are home today for a snow day. I'm not really sure why since there is no snow on the ground at my house. Granted the county I live in didn't close school, but all those around us did. The one I teach in did. I'm not complaining! The kids are playing nicely for the most part. Michael is sleeping off the "man cold" that I hope doesn't turn into the flu. He was feeling pretty achy this morning. I have chili on the stove (it smells really really good!) for lunch and I'm still sitting around in my pjs at 10:30am. Can't beat that.

Supposedly we are expecting more of the white stuff tonight, but considering we were expecting 1-3 inches last night I'm not holding my breath. I could deal with another snow day though. ;-)