Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Christmas was great!

We celebrated several days last week. In between that and D's birthday! It got crazy. I loved having those few days off though. WOW, I slept like you wouldn't believe. I mean 1-2 hour naps daily and back in bed around 10. WOW, I feel so rested, it was wonderful.

I am back at work today and tomorrow due to projects! Boo....I got 3 out of the four down already today. I am trying now to finish the 4th. I'm going to come in tomorrow for a few hours but leave early. I am loving the time off and honestly I need it and deserve it I think! :)

So anyhow, back to Christmas...
We mostly got money, which was great. We got small items such as pajamas, coffee cups, socks, purses, etc. It was honestly a great time. We did the big spread for lunch on Christmas day and it was of course excellent. LOVED it.

My figure though, isn't lovin it at all. My clothes are tight and I look bloated all the time. So, as of yesterday I am back on the full force wagon. We got new 2010 stuff in for WW, so I pulled that out. I've already started back counting my food. I gotta get off some of this stress weight/holiday weight gain I've put on. I haven't put on 5 lbs, try 15-20!!! HELLO! Time to get it off before it gets worse.

So yesterday on my day off I joined a local gym. So excited about that. Even went last night and worked out...DOUBLE Excited!
I can't tonight though! :( Bummer! I am helping coach a cheerleading team for Upward! Tonight is our first practice, then after that I am suppose to go to my parents for some friends that are in town. Hopefully I'll be back to the gym on Wednesday and then during the day on Thursday.

Otherwise, I have today and tomorrow at work, then I'm off till Monday.

This weekend we head to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. Yes, AR is playing and Memphis is a short 1 1/2 hours so we are going to travel and see them play. Should be fun, we'll stay in Memphis on Saturday night, however I gotta get home early on Sunday because I don't want to miss church. We missed this week because we went to my parents church.
Oh well, you can't be perfect.

Oh and I am so excited...Yesterday I purchased a cute bible cover for my bible! And, I also got a pamphlet I am going to use to read the bible in 1 year! I am so excited!

I must get going, this was so little about Christmas....Oh well!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to the Husband..

Here he is eating one his favorite meals! Rendezvous Ribs!

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I finally got one!

So for years, I've been wanting one of these. I have honestly gone several times and had it literally in my cart and took it out. The I sat and watched an entire infomercial on it and still didn't get it!

So this year I put one on my Christmas Wish List! So, here you go! My new favorite thing!

I also got some monogrammed stuff, OPI Red Nail Polish, a robe, pajamas, and 3 new purses. It was just great! All the stuff we gave was a hit also. I was more excited to give out my gifts than I was to get mine. It was fun!
I have a great family!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Weekend over already?

I've had another busy crazy week and weekend.

I got all the work stuff accomplished. Work party went fantastic! So happy about that. I've had multiple rave reviews, so that is good. We did a work slide show this year. 1st one for our office. It was a HUGE hit. Seriously, best part of the night in my honest opinion.

This weekend I participated in a church choir/drama called "The Lighthouse". We've been practicing since September! Saturday we had rehearsal and on Sunday we performed it 4 times. As you can tell I'm pooped. It was good though.

Tonight is my family Christmas. We do the draw names thing so we will exchange those and then my parents will give out gifts to each of my siblings and myself. Hubs and I buy for our nephews also, so we'll give those out as well. We also buy for my parents. Then I'll usually pick my sister and SIL something. Yes, I don't have to, but I do anyhow. My mom will make an elaborate spread of shrimp and grits as well as beef tenderloin and twice baked potato's. It will be awesome! Can't wait for that.

Then on Tuesday we are watching my nephew so my sister and BIL can go to a Christmas Party. Then on Wednesday the hubs turns 35.....We will celebrate with my in laws. It'll be a Birthday/Christmas party!

Thursday I am off! I took it off. I also will be off on Monday the 28th and then also the 31st. I took sporadic days because I have some end of the year deadlines! Boooo...Hubs is off all next week! :(
I'm excited though about the few days I do have.

I love Christmas and celebrating Jesus's birthday! I love this time year!

Merry Christmas if I don't make it back.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oh my...

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week.

Work is insane and so are my outside activities. I have had something literally everyday for the last month. I just can't seem to say no to people.

I have the annual Christmas party for work on Friday night so I'm trying to hard to get all those details finalized. On top of that presentations, client Christmas gifts. Shew, I'm exhausted and it's only Tuesday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bethlehem Starts Tonight!

Bethlehem Revisited begins tonight at Antioch Baptist Church.


I honestly have never been before. Yes, I admitted it. This year however, my husband and I have volunteered to work the event all 3 nights. Yes, we did.

The husband has a part as a Shepherd in the drama portion and I am working in the candle shop.
The idea behind Bethlehem is to take a walk and experience what Bethlehem was back when Jesus was born.
They have so many fun activities for kids, plus a drama, food, cookies, etc.

It is just going to be so much fun.

Last night we worked on our costumes. I'll try and post a picture of us before it is all over. We have to be in full Bethlehem clothing, so you'll see us looking rather different than present day.

On to other things...

My life is crazy busy with work, outside activities etc. I am pleased to announce that last night the hubs and I finished our Christmas Cards! YIPPEE...You can't even begin to know how thrilled I am to see those done. This is a record. I've never finished these cards this soon. This year we did 80 cards.

I gotta yet.....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Already?

I think it should still be Friday! My weekend flew by. I won't bore you with a recap, but let me just say I did way too much! I'm feeling it today. In fact, I needed to come to work to relax, however, not the case! I have about a zillion projects going at work right now. I decided this morning a to-do list was in order. The sad part was I just finished 1 of those on the list and it took me from 6:30 am-noon! UGH! Oh well, I am off to my next task.

So this weekend I went and saw a friend of mine finish her first Marathon! So darn proud of her. I love races, they just warm my heart. I'm not counting another one out. Depending on this winter, I may just be in for another one myself. Still contemplating that though. I have a few halfs on the agenda, but another full...I'm not so sure yet.

So today is Monday and I have something every night this week. I still haven't had any time to join the gym and seriously, that isn't a lie. I'm really hoping I can join tomorrow. Right now Tuesday is my only free night his week.

T-Off (hoping to join the gym and finish my Christmas cards. The hubs said he would help! YES!)
S-I have a graduation to attend plus a graduation party, and a Christmas party.

Shew......I am already tired and Monday just began.

On to the reason I created this blog....
I did fairly well this weekend. I did eat some stuff that isn't diet food, but I didn't do bad either. I treated myself and I ate well. Look for me, this is an improvement, so I'm not upset with my choices one bit!

Okay, I gotta jet...remember I need to begin project #2......eek

I'll let you know more about Bethlehem tomorrow!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

30 Day Challenge

I am doing a 30 Day Challenge that I sort of made up on my own, but posted on Phit-n-Phat.

I started it yesterday. I am challenging myself to 30 days of good eating and exercise. I'm going to see what kind of results I can see in 1 month.

This is a busy month for me, but honestly, I need to try and hold myself accountable and do well. I have several parties/functions to attend, and I figure if I don't commit to this, I'll be miserable in January.

So the idea behind this is to get a jump start on the New Year. I already plan on joining a gym and I want to do that before January also. I want to get familiar with the classes and such before the craziness begins. Plus I want to try and eat decent during this time. Yes, food will be everywhere, but I just want to try and limit the junk I consume.

I need the hubs to take some pictures of me and my measurements. I hope to do that tonight.
I have also challenged myself to NO weighing during the month. Come January I'll weigh and retake my measurements and see how I did. I can do this! I am determined to do it.

Anyone up for the challenge? I'll take supporters!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let the madness begin

So I'm a day late, but December is here! I can't believe it. My calender is stocked up. I have something just about every night from now until New Years.
Wow, I need to start making a few priorities.

Last night I signed up to do a local 5K, and I didn't do it. I just didn't feel all that good. I got my shirt and I went home. Yes, I totally just didn't do it. Shame on me.

I was able to get started on our Christmas Cards last night. I have about 20 of the 80 accomplished. I spent about 2 hours on the 20. EEK at that rate I'll be New Years getting these things out.

I still haven't joined the gym. I know, I'm totally slacking. The problem is why join when I know I won't go yet. I am going to try and join on Monday, but next week I can only go on Tuesday! UGH! I told you I have a calendar that is totally stocked full of activities. Again, I gotta start working on some priorities.

Next week Bethlehem starts at Church. I'll give more details on that later. I'm working in the candle shop. I am so excited.

23 days till Christmas!