July 12, 2009

I really *like* Sundays..

I used to hate Sundays so much. Mostly because it signaled the end of the weekend, usually I had gotten nothing done and I had to go to work the next day.

However, nowadays, I use my Sundays as a lazy day. My schedule usually involves getting up, having coffee, eating, reading the paper, then returning to bed, sleeping, getting up, taking a nap and then fixing dinner. It's really wonderful to have a day dedicated to relaxation. Once I gave myself permission to not feel bad about doing nothing, Sundays and I have been getting along great.

I didn't accomplish quite everything I wanted. No serious cleaning in the sense of getting the windows cleaned and that sort of thing, but I did clean the place nicely, mopped and dusted furniture (uh, minus the office bedroom, that can wait!).

No True Blood was watched either. :-/ oh well! C'est le vie!

I'm ready to start the week! Four days of work, a concert on Thursday, five day weekend and then a two day work week due to my usual summer hours. WOOT!!

Well, I'm off to play Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4!! Trying to beat Shadow Teddie, and I hope the 5th times the charm:

July 10, 2009


Happy Friday! Oh man, this week could not be over soon enough!

Having to be at work by 6:30am everday + evening sinus headaches + benedryl = URRRGH.

I'm doing it all for next week though! My DEB is coming on Tuesday and will be here for a week. I'm SUPER excited!!!! We've got a concert on Thursday and many plans for the DC area! I've got next Friday, the following Monday and Tuesday off, so that's ample time for some fun. (Plus I've sadly lived here for 3 years and haven't really done much of anything........)

On the agenda for this weekend: Summer cleaning. Floors need mopping desperately, windows need cleaning and furniture needs dusting. I'm hoping to do it all tomorrow and be able to rest on Sunday.

Also, MUST FINISH WATCHING LAST FOUR EPISODES OF TRUE BLOOD SEASON ONE! Funny story about when I still had cable (AND HBO), I was too lazy to watch True Blood when it actually came on, so I was catching it on the OnDemand feature. I got up to episode 8, took a week off and then came back to finish and they took them off! Just my luck. So naturally, I was psyched when the dvd came out a few weeks ago. We snatched it up on the first day it came out.....and it's been sitting on the bookshelf ever since.

I am blaming the Tudors on that one, I guess. I bought season one awhile ago, became hooked on it. Ran out and bought season two and ravaged that. LOVED IT! It's horribly historically inaccurate, but it's a fun show and Jonathan Rhys Meyer's is a wonderfully, passionate Henry VIII character. I cannot wait for Season 3 to come out on dvd!!

June 28, 2009

Ok, seriously, June, you can be over now.

Billy Mays dead?! SHEEESH! He made Oxy-Clean and Orange Glo seem so amazing!!!!!

No more death please, June 2009. The past few days partnered with the blah cloudy gloom today is making me feel a bit down in the dumps.

Anyways. This has been a most uneventful weekend. I had so many things I should have done...but didn't. I lazed around most of yesterday and today trying to hold on to the hours of free time as long as possible (by doing nothing, oh the irony!).

My mom purchased me a pressure cooker through Sears this past week. We went to pick it up yesterday and I'm soooo excited to use it tonight. My mom and grandmother have always made food in the pressure cooker and they taste so fantastic. I haven't really learned to use it in all those years, but my mom has given me guidance and I'm excited to make her and g-ma's delicious beef with gravy. MMMMM...beef with gravy and chicken and dumplings are two of the best things that come out of pressure cookers in my opinion. I will be making the latter tomorrow night.

Things on the exercise front have been going well. Wii Active makes me SWEAT like crazy. It's mostly toning exercises though, and even though I'm on fire afterwards, I realize I need to add more cardio in the mix. I've been doing the 30-day Shred occasionally after the Wii Active when I feel I need a bit more, but that's a lot of toning as well. I think it's time to jump back on my old friend the Elliptical. UGH.

On a positive note, my husband said my legs feel tighter! And they do!! I was surprised to feel a bit a muscle through my chunkiness. If that's not motivation, I don't know what is. (-: I haven't done any official measurements yet, but I think I will schedule that and a weigh-in for next Sunday.

Hope everyone is well!

June 26, 2009

June 25th, 2009.

I just wanted to record a few thoughts here about yesterday. I'm sure some day in the future, they'll be a conversation about "where were you when Michael Jackson died?"

The simple answer: At home. Just finished exercising. I was feeling more than a little bit bummed about the passing of Farrah Fawcett and then my mom called me and said: "DID YOU HEAR THAT MICHAEL JACKSON DIED?!?"

No, I didn't.

Honestly, before I went off to exercise and eat dinner, I saw a blurb on yahoo about MJ being rushed to the hospital, but didn't click on it or pay much attention to it. )-:

I am sad. No matter what I've thought or didn't think of him in the past decade of his life, I will never forget how much I used to love him when I was a little girl.

Things I will remember about yesterday and his death will be the amazing powers of people to close down the internet! After I heard, I, like many others, rushed to the internet, but couldn't get on many sites because they were overloaded!! ONTD shut down freakin' livejournal!

Also, going on iTunes, there are tons of MJ songs and Jackson 5 songs on the TOP SONGS list, and MJ has 8 albums in the TOP ALBUMS. Amazing!

My absolute favorite thing about Michael Jackson when I was kid was Moonwalker. Undoubtedly, I ran that tape into the ground watching it.

One of the best parts was the Moonwalker version of Smooth Criminal which I just thought was sooooo awesome:

Also, the Bad version in it that was done with all the kids:

LOVE. (-:

But mostly, as a young kid, I remember watching it and feeling sorry for him because of the video Leave Me Alone, which was basically about all the crap he got in the tabloids:

I still feel bad for him to this day. I think he had a lot of problems, but that doesn't make me feel any less passionate about his music. R.I.P. Mr Jackson.

PS, my best memory from going to Disney World/Epcott from the 80s was seeing his Captain EO in 3-d!!!!

Also, as mentioned previously, I'm really bummed about Farrah Fawcett. I watched her special last month, Farrah's Story, and wept. What an absolutely beautiful person she was and she tried to so hard to beat the cancer. If you haven't watched the documentary, it is on hulu here: Farrah's Story.

I'm almost sad for her sometimes when I think she got saddled with Ryan O'Neal as her lover, but heck, I feel bad for saying it because she loved him so much. And her son too. I hope that her boy can get his life together, considering he couldn't even be there by her side when she passed as he was in jail.

She was so beautiful and had such a sweet demeanor and voice. R.I.P, bb.

June 22, 2009


Today was sure a test. I was actually feeling rarely fantastic today (especially for a Monday)--like good mood fantastic, energy fantastic...

Then my husband called to tell me that he is now unemployed.


Normally, I would go on the stress spiral and just throw up my hands and eat a big meal full of junk and lay in bed. But I've turned a new corner in living and decided nuts to that!

I didn't go out and get something crazy horrible for dinner. We DID go to Chik-fil-a, but I got the chicken sandwich with a side salad and light dressing. AND we did go to Stone Cold Creamery where I picked up a Birthday Cake Remix ice cream--but I haven't even eaten any yet, and don't know if I will tonight.

PLUS, I EXERCISED. What a Monday!

I picked up the Wii Active last week and have been really on the ball with it. I'm very impressed--it's nothing like Wii Fit. Wii Active is actually a work out and I have partaken in its 30 Day Challenge which has been fantastic. It actually makes me sweat.

AND, when I put my pants on this morning, they felt a little bit loose. WOO!

So here's to me sticking to something. It's a festivus miracle!!

That's all.