Monday, April 27, 2009


Today was painful. My sunburn is developing these nice little water gross. I swear, I don't know how this happened. I was in the shade almost the entire day. I have learned my lesson though, I can tell you that much. We went to walmart and got some burn pain relief spray, and that helps some. I just thank God that Brandi asked my sister to put sunscreen on her, or she would be burned, too. Ryan and Kasi's shoulders are a little red, but nothing like me.

I am finally feeling human again with the girlie stuff. Yay!

Have I told you guys about Junior's new position at work? I can't remember. If so, just skip this part...I'll forgive you! lol! If I haven't, I guess I should. Junior got a promotion of sorts at work. It's not more money, but a better job and better hours. Instead of being a sales associate, he is now an inventory specialist. This means no more lifting lumber everyday, so his back should feel better. He doesn't have to deal with customers unless they ask him specifically for help, which is good, cause he hated that part of his job. And the best part is that he will work from 5am until 2 pm, Monday through Friday. That means no more weekends! I am so happy about this, especially with summer coming up, and the kids will be home, so we can do a lot together, like fishing and stuff. We are hoping to get our bills caught up...we seem to be getting further and further that we can plan our vacation soon. I want to go camping for a week or so, but we'll have to see. It may only end up being a day or two. Either way, we will be going camping, just not sure when or for how long.

Oh, and all the "think pink" didn't work so well. My sister is having another boy....that makes four! It's okay, though, because he looks good, has all his parts, and being healthy is really all that is important. I just feel bad for her...she was kind of upset. For me, it means starting a new blanket, cause the one I was making won't do for this baby. I'll just have to hope my other sister has a girl...although she doesn't want to find out beforehand.

I guess that's about it for today. I have some opps to write, so I better get to it. I like to have posts ready to go for those days I just don't feel like writing on the other blogs....keeping them all up and current is hard work! lol!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


This is a picture of my shoulder.

My sister and mother came over today so the kids could play under the sprinkler. I sat in the sun, for about 30 minutes, then headed for the shade. I was in and out of the sun all afternoon, and this is what I am left with.

I know I should have put some sunscreen on, but I honestly didn't think I was burning.

Now I am in pain...

I am feeling better, girlie wise...still have my little friend, but not cramping nearly as bed. I also slept pretty good last night so I'm not so tired today. I haven't done much of anything the past few days, so this week I will be trying to get my house back in order. Junior starts his new position next week, so it will be good to get in a routine with that.

Well, I'm off to blog hop....that doesn't require too much movement, which is good...cause movement hurts...

Saturday, April 25, 2009


still not feeling well........

woke up with a headache after sleeping six hours.......

could still go back to bed, and just might........

I am so tired.......

Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm Still Alive


I haven't felt like doing anything the past few days.

So I haven't.

I just want to lay around...this sucks!

It's a good thing this only happens to me once a year or so...I couldn't deal with this every month.

Although, maybe the pain wouldn't be so bad if I did have it every month....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

That Time, Again

I have always been a little off when it came to my monthly. It has been years since I've had a normal cycle. Right after my surgery, I started having hot flashes...bad...and then I had a period. I blamed it on my hormones. Last night I woke up the same way...soaked from head to toe. I swore I was going through menopause or something. Then this morning, there it was. It's been 9 months, and I am cramping bad. Bad enough that I spend most of today in bed. At least now I know why my face has been so broken out the past couple of weeks, and why I have been feeling so crappy. I just hope I can sleep tonight without having to get up and shower.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Total Steps...4/19

I remembered this morning to put my pedometer on. In fact, I put it on my pajamas. I took 66 steps, then took it off to take a shower.

Then totally forgot to put it back on.

What the crap is wrong with me????

I wasn't feeling all that well today, and spent most of the day watching movies in bed, so I probably wouldn't have had a high number of steps, anyway. I am totally slacking off on my beewell donation. I need to get my behind in gear!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Total Steps...4/18

I remembered to put my pedometer on...around 12:30! I cleaned half the house before I remembered, and I'm sure I missed a ton of steps there. But, for the 9 hours I did have it on, I walked 5974 steps. Not too good, but tomorrow is another day, and hopefully I will remember when I get up to put the dang thing on!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mental Block

For some reason, I can not remember to put my pedometer on in the morning. This is getting ridiculous. I was doing so good, too, with all my steps. I need to remember.

Today was a sad day at our house. If you read any of my other blogs, you know we had to have Bob put down. Poor Brandi was so upset, as was Junior. Bob was always his cat, and it broke his heart that he is gone. I am tearing up just writing this.

Kasi stayed home from school today. Her entire class went to Myrtle Beach. I was not comfortable sending her that far with the school so she got to take a personal day today. She spent it on the couch, watching movie after movie. I sat and listened to Redeye...I love that movie...but then had to put my headphones on. I can not handle some of the shows she likes.

As for me, same as always. Need to do better....

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Another Hour Down...

...back again next week.

I think I am in therapy.

I'm not sure how it happened, but what started out as Junior's therapy has evolved into some type of couples therapy.

Right before our hour was up, we had an argument in front of Kelsey.

She thinks it was important...whatever that means.

We were out of time, so we will talk about it next week.

Something to look forward to, I guess.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Total Steps...4/15

Crap...I forgot to put the darn thing on again this morning...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Total Steps...4/14


Not good at all! I have forgotten the past two days to wear my pedometer, and I gotta tell you, if I had worn it on Easter, my number would have been huge! We did so much running around the yard with the kids. Unfortunately, we also did a LOT of eating. In fact, the whole week my sisters were down, we did a lot of eating. I am sure those five pounds I lost are back, I have just been too scared to get on the scale.

I have had too much chocolate and peanut butter...way too much!

I did, however, get outside this afternoon and plant all the plants in the garden. That is supposed to be good exercise, right?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Total Steps...4/11

16987...yay! It was from all the walking back and forth at my dad's party!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Total Steps...4/10

10705...I'll take it, since it was raining all day, and I really didn't do much of anything.

***I just logged my steps at beewell and won a free music download! WooHoo!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well, Crap

Ug. I forgot to put my pedometer on this morning, so I have no idea how many steps I have taken. I'm not bothering to put it on now, because all I am doing is cleaning my house. I mean REALLY cleaning...this was not MY idea...I think God had a hand in this one. Intrigued? I will post about it later on my kids blog. Right now I have to vent a little.

I haven't been posting about Junior's dad because, basically, he is not even worth the time it takes for my fingers to type out the words. Last week, though, he crossed the line, and now we are looking into getting a restraining order. If you want the details, email me. I'm happy to share, just not where the rest of his family snoops...and snoop they do...bunch of cowards!

Anyway, I had to go with Junior to therapy this morning. This was my second time going. It got pretty intense today, and when his time was up, the therapist asked if we could stay longer, because she didn't want to leave things the way they were. We ended up staying another 40 minutes. As we were leaving, the therapist asked if I would come back next week, too, because apparently, when I am not there, Junior kind of shuts down, and isn't quite as open. See, I rat him out. If she asks a question that he doesn't want to answer, I will, and it drives him nuts! But, I think he made great progress today, and hopefully we can continue down this path.

Okay, I guess that's about it. Nothing to log today...need to go finish cleaning.

Hope your day is floodless!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Total Steps...4/6

12967 steps...not too bad.


I am at my sisters house, and my blog looks weird. My header doesn't go all the way across like it does on my computer. I wonder if it looks weird on everyone elses?

So tell me, is my header the right size, or does it look funny to you?

Yesterday's Walk

This is one of the many pictures I took yesterday. Everything was so beautiful, but I really loved this little waterfall. I am going to get the rest loaded on the picture blog today. I have to go sit with my nephew while my sister goes to see her OB. I might try and take him for a walk. Gotta get those steps in today!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Total Steps...4/5

Took the kids to the park today. Instead of sitting with Junior and watching, Ryan and I took off for a little hike on the trail they have through the woods. It was about a mile and a half total walk, and it was kinda rough on this big girl. I was so hot when we got face was beyond red...but I felt good. I took some awesome pictures...I'll get them on my picture blog soon.

My total for today...9999 steps. I know, one more step, I should have waited ten more seconds before taking it off. But, I'm being honest here, so that's what I did. Better than yesterday, hopefully I'll do even better tomorrow. I just hope I don't get woken up with a Charlie Horse tomorrow morning. My left knee has been giving me trouble since we got keeps buckling and I keep almost falling. I hope I didn't twist it on the trail.

It's not easy for this big girl to do the things she used to sad is it that at 37 I am saying that. But...that is why I am on this get fit...and I can do everything!


The sun is shining today, and I have plans to get the yard cleaned up. I am about to head out there, and hopefully by tonight I will have walked more steps than yesterday.

I had the worst Charlie Horse in my right calf early this morning...I hate those! My leg is know how it feels I will have to push through the pain.

This is the last day the kids are home, so hopefully we can get a lot done.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Total Steps...4/4

I wore my pedometer for nine and a half hours and walked 5803 steps.

I need to do better.

Another New Start

I am open for all, yet again! I know...this is my 4th blog. In the past I have had a hard time keeping up with this one, but for right now I am committed. I signed up for the beewell miles, and am really wanting to give it my all. I got up this morning, and put my pedometer on. So far, it's at 2451 steps, which isn't bad considering I have only been up about 4 hours, and haven't left the house. I am going to have Junior map me out a route to walk today. My first walk was cut short the other day because it started raining.

I have been trying to watch what I've been eating, and since Monday, I have lost five pounds. My goal is 30 pounds by October, although I am hoping it will be a bit more than that. But, I have learned that if I say 100 pounds, then I feel overwhelmed, and I give up in a week or two. So we'll stick with 30 for right now.

A woman I went to school with, who I recently found on facebook, has signed up too, and we are going to see who can walk the most next week. It will be fun to see who wins...this gives me a little more motivation, for sure. Anyone else want to get in on this?

I am going to try and start using fitday again next week, too, so I can see where I need to make some changes. I know Easter is next Sunday, and there will be losts of goodies in the house. It will be a big test of my willpower.

I guess that's about it for now. Junior should be home any second, and I want to take the kids to the park. Mostly so they can play, but also so I can get in some steps!