Sunday, August 28, 2005

Friday Night

Happy Hour before the movie was definitely a good idea! Not only did I have fun chatting with folks, the ones we invited and the ones that were there for the New Hire event, but the Dukes of Hazzard was more enjoyable after a couple of drinks!

It was an OK movie, lots of car chases of course. Jessica Simpson was NOT the Diasy Duke that I envisioned. She seemed to get the intelligence of the character but not the sublety. Her manipulations were too overtly sexual. I liked the Duke boys ok, and was suprised that Burt Renoyds as Boss Hog kind of worked. I loved the parts with Willy Nelson and Linda Carter, I dont remember that character from the origional dukes of hazard but thought she did a great job.

Friday, August 26, 2005

The weekend ahead.

Exciting weekend planned!

Friday: Happy Hour at a fairly new bar in town, then a movie ( I want to see Dukes of Hazard but am up for suggestions)!
Saturday: Renaissance Festival followed by dinner in the cities somewhere!

Sunday: Day of rest…. More realistically a day of catching up on housework, yard work and some TV shows I hope.

Post weekend update should be forthcoming.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Another one bites the dust...

WoHoo! Another pound lost. It’s not really that exciting to lose just 1 pound, but for me I was at a plateau of about 150 for so long its great to break out of that.

The excitement of being solid in the Healthy range on the weight charts AND of having a thinner body now is far from wearing off. I was actually accused of being vain for being so excited the other day, but I really don’t think I am going to become some diva girly girl or snobby jock type person. Also there is $ savings with all my bringing lunch and eating from our garden which has been essential to this weeks success. As an added bonus I have had a refreshing cleansing of my closet, getting rid of things that are too big, worn out, or just plain not looking good on me anymore.

This weekend I had a serious exercise Saturday… about 6 hours of volleyball, one game after another, with one 30 min break, and about 3 min in between games (unless we won/lost right away).

We were visiting friends in Iowa and they were wonderful hosts! We had company for Saturday night with a great effort by Tom to get together enough food for part of the volleyball crew. Sunday a Thai food fest was planned for mid-afternoon so Brandon and I could take part. He and Tom made regular egg rolls and spring rolls, and about 3 others brought dishes to share. One was a tad too spicy for me, but I tried everything else and the flavors were wonderful!

Thanks for the wonderful weekend guys!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Word Up!

I’m publishing from word, aren’t I cool! I’m not an uber Microsoft fanatic or anything but I’m a hotmail user, as well as MSN Groups for sometime now and I prefer to use Word when editing text. Call me crazy.

Here is an article:,1895,1849777,00.asp
Here is the link to blogger to get the program:
Wonder what it is going to do with these different fonts?

  • Or some more complicated formatting?

  • Like bullets.

  • And stuff.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Chilling at the Lynx game, so close I had the camera guy in most of my pictures! Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 15, 2005

I tried so hard...

Bedtime: 11:45
Snoozing: 30 min

Stop the insanity! Back to my 10:30 bedtime target for tonight I guess.

Yesterday was a nice slow day. We got another harvest in including beans, cucumbers (big bucket), lettuce and a few hot peppers of some sort. I mulched the lawn today as we were serioulsy behind our neighbors in the "keep the lawn trim" game. Brandon built a new pantry shelf in our basement to hold some of his newly canned goods and a bit of our pantry overflow. Also I got a birthday gift from Brandon (he was waiting for me to come pick it out) a new watch!

I am stil LOVING the fact that I eat a healthy salad for lunch and cucumbers for a snack and its from our garden instead of the store. Brandon is more into the pickling of cucumbers and peppers and looking forward to canning tomatoes every which way. Once those tomatoes start to ripen we will have some serious work to do!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Push the boundry..

That is what I do. Bedtime 11:15, snoozing 21 minutes (three snoozes). I keep pushing how late I stay up... sigh.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Commence pickling! Posted by Picasa

Crop on a good day. Posted by Picasa

More fruits of our labor. Posted by Picasa

Ive been told this photo is to make Brandons mom jealous, I just hope we dont get the hail that she did! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

In bed at 11 PM.. not too shabby!

I had to rush quite a bit when I realized it was 10:45 and I was still not getting ready for bed, but I made it!

Fast change and got though my nightly routine in 10 min flat! Didn't quite get up with the alarm *like I ever do*

Anyone else a snoozer? This morning it was 30 min of snoozing, I am pretty sure it was only 15 min Monday morning. Must be a sign of how rested I was?

For all those who know my typical up past midnight schedule, it is no more so dont call past 10 !!

Monday, August 08, 2005

I love Comedy! (and Sleep)

So I was browsing the channels and ended up on some night of comedy, Ev. Lvs. Raymond then Two and a half Men.

I like laughing. I'm quite enjoying a night of comedy on tv tonight, nothing like laughing your head off to shake off the blahs.

Sleep is good, sleep is good. Repeat that 50 times. 12:30 am had become my new bedtime lately and I am sick of it, it doesn't feel so good at 7 in the morning. After a weekend of good sleep I feel GREAT... now have to get to bed on time a few more nights in a row to make a habit out of it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Old Faithful just past the peak of its eruption. Didnt think to take a picture of me with it in the background till I had been watching it for a bit! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Actually leaving the park here, didn't get a chance to stop by the park sign till the last day. Posted by Picasa

Brandon and the Nephew. Posted by Picasa

The Nephew! Posted by Picasa

I'm back!


Had a wonderful vacation! Between ND and Yellowstone there was lots to do, see and take pictures of.

10 Year High School runion is over now. Had a great time there and caught up with a few ole frineds. There were a lot of people not able to make it though so I hope to keep catching up through my website with those that could not be there.

I had never been to Yellowstone before and there are so many beautiful views there. No way I can show them all but I will try to pick out a few of my favorite pictures to post here later.

On the way back home we had a 2 day stop at Brandons family's house for his new nephews babtism. He was the sponsor so he is now responisble for the religious eduation of this little boy.

Thanks to everyone I got to hang out with this last week, it was a great vacation with exciting and relaxing portions.