Moving On

We are not even one month in and I am having a hard time being optimistic about our state of things.  We are definitely a nation divided and I fear it is only going to get worse.  Going to be a long four years.  I will continue to try to find an up side – cause that is me.

This show and Mary Tyler Moore was part of my childhood.  I always thought she was a trailblazer…


We are off to the gym here in a few minutes.  The house is empty again, it is us and the dogs.  We are blazing our own trails!  Going to ditch cable…  Tired of playing the game and paying the price.  Just have to find a decent internet provider without a package deal…

The cold weather is back.  Last weekend, I raked leaves in shorts and a long sleeved tshirt!  Enjoy!





Up, Up and Away

That was a song from the seventies I think… I don’t know, but that is the way my weight appears to be going.  If one more person says that muscle weighs more… I think I will deck em…  Just saying…  I know, I know…  Stress.  Over working…  Not working out…  It causes it to pile on… Oh yeah… Eating… Drinking…  That too….  Got it.  My four pounds is now up to 7.  And.  I had a donut this morning.  A glorious, glazed donut.  It was yummy.

So, my new skinny to me pants are getting tighter.  I have to get a handle on it.  I know I do.  I need to get done with work before 7pm.  I need to get my keester to the gym and do more than our 2 mile walks in the morning.  I get it.  I upped my weight workout at the gym the other day.  It was a bit intense.  I almost lifted myself up off the seat.  I think I need to dial it back a bit.  The daughter in the Army said she threw up twice while running during her last PT test.  It wasn’t that bad.  I don’t think I could continue to run after throwing up.

We will continue to get to the gym and vow to try some of those machines that you just walk past and ignore.  My goal is to try one new machine a week.  I tried some squatty elliptical machine last week.  This Saturday it will be something else.  Hopefully I won’t throw something out in the process!  Oh, yeah, and we are drinking more water.  Cheers!  7 more to go to get back to the start…


happy new year!!

December came and went in a whirlwind.  Still trying to catch up.

i survived my wisdom teeth extraction.  Of course I got an infection, but antibiotics helped and the pain subsided within days.  Eh.

Had all the kids home but one for Christmas.  With the magic of technology, we were able to see the family and watch them open gifts.  We sure do miss the little granders…

We are back to the gym and back to walking in the morning.  Lack of activity put on four pounds.  That along with my hot flashes is making me quite uncomfortable.

We are frantically trying to watch everything on our DVR so we can get rid of cable.  Yeah the bill that increases each month and is a pain..  we are going without.

Oh yeah, and the day my cheek was so large it looked like I was storing food for the winter.  I took my laptop out at work, it slipped from my hand and landed right on my cell phone and smashed it.  By the end of that day I was about to start crying sitting in the back of the pharmacy waiting on my prescription.  Yeah you know cause after 25 minutes when they didn’t call my name…

So, I have a spankin new phone, two holes in my mouth and four pounds to lose and life is good!


Yep, last weekend we were at the fine resort of the mouse family in Florida for a family wedding.  While the snow is coming down right now, it is hard to believe we were in shorts a few days back.  We had a great time, we just need to slow down a bit.  We are trying to stop and savor, but the pace is a bit quick.

We spent one day in the magic kingdom before we had to get to the rehearsal dinner.  We ate way too much, drank way too much and had a great time.  We came back to 20 degrees and snow on the car.  The dogs are ready for us to stay home.  Our wallet is definately ready for us to stay home!   It was good to see that side of our family and catch up.  It was a beautiful setting for a wedding.  Back to reality…

Phase IV

Well our daughter has moved into phase IV of boot camp.  She said she is in black phase – they went through red, white and blue phase just recently.  Now they all go to their specialty for the final phases of their training.  We spent the past weekend at family day and at her graduation.  We, of course, were beyond proud.  We were fortunate enough to fly out to her graduation.  The first thing she wanted was the biggest chia tea from Starbucks.  She is so fit, and looked so good – even in her BCG’s…  That would be “birth control glasses”…

We  had a  young man from PA come along with us as his parents couldn’t attend the graduation.  It was so nice of Morgan to share her time with us.   Her dad, his wife and Mary and I all went out.  We ate way too much, but we all had a great time.  There is just something about 200+ young men and women reciting a cadence that just gives me goose bumps.

We have been writing actual letters – the kind on paper, that you write with a pen, over the past ten weeks.  She was only given her phone a couple of times, and those times were limited in the amount of time she could talk.  In those letters, she described the day in the life of a newbie.  Young kids, trying to learn discipline, it definately tried her patience.  This was the kid that you said something was blue and she argued that it was really green.  She learned quickly that it was blue.

We are hoping she gets to come home a few days around Christmas.  For now, it was great to see her and see how far she has come in the past ten weeks.  We can only imagine where she will be in the next few years.



Holy Moly

Where is the time going?  I know our daughter that is in the final stages of boot camp is saying that time is going way too slowly, but we are saying that time is going by way too quickly.  Work is just a zoo – beyond stressful for both of us.  It needs to slow down and we need to de-stress.  Right now there is a throbbing in the back of my head and I need it to stop.  Part of me misses the good ole days.  You know where you were a little peon.  When things just didn’t matter and when you did something great, everyone cheered.  Yeah, those days are long gone.

We have been purging.  In a good way.  A few weeks back.  We cleaned out closets.  Took all the clothes that were 3 sizes too small that we swore we were gonna fit into someday, along with those that still had shoulder pads in them, along with those that you had good intentions of wearing, but just didn’t, and put them in bags, and took them to goodwill.  We then did the same thing with shoes.  It felt good.  We couldn’t fit one more thing in the car.

Then we were slated to get new windows.  In order to prepare for that, we had to take down all blinds and move furniture.  The house was a mess.  Then of course we replaced double pane with triple pane…  So, the blinds don’t fit anymore.  We have been rearranging rooms and purging even more.  It is that time in your life where you need to pare down.  So, we have moved everything that needs to be donated into the living room.  We have loads that need to go to the crawl space for the next apartment mover, and the rest is going out.  We are almost done.  Tomorrow, blinds go on sale at the store.  We have already had them enter them into the computer.  I just have to go in and have them pull up my name and order them.  All that is left to do at home is to hang the drapes and put the furniture back in the living room and dining room.  And pay for the windows.

My new crown is on my tooth.  How he managed to get it on there I have no clue, but I am glad he did.  All I have left is the two wisdom teeth to come out and hopefully I am done for a while.  We have a lot to be thankful for that is for sure.


No, this is not going to be a political post…

I need to have two wisdom teeth pulled.  My question is… Do I google Web MD and see what the pain will be?

Do you ever notice when you say you are having something done, people always tell you a horrible story of what happened when they had something similar done?  He he…

I am a big baby.  I admit it.

All four of my wisdom teeth are in my mouth.  With fillings.  Two of them cracked a couple years ago.  My dentist refused to fix them.  He said why waste the money?  They were not meant to be in your mouth.  Get them pulled.  So.  I procrastinated.  The other day I was brushing my teeth and the filling fell out of one of them.  So, I can procrastinate no further.  I have a consult today at 11.

I know it isn’t that big of a deal.  It could be a ton worse.  To top it all off I get to get a crown replaced tomorrow.  A nice little pregame show.