Sunday, September 25, 2011


I just spent the day watching episodes of A&E Hoarders (my favorite), doing laundry and washing dishes (yes, I let them get piled up again). I hung out in my comfy clothes with my cat Starbuck on my lap and alternated doing chores and lounging about. I also had a glass or two of wine (the bottle a gift from a neighbor). What an absolutely lovely day.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Biggest Loser

Tonight I'm watching the new season of Biggest Loser on Hulu. The scary part? I'm heavier then some of the women on the TV show. Almost 20 years ago I gained weight with my baby and have never lost it. I also added a bunch on through bad eating and a sedentary lifestyle. A couple weeks ago I rededicated myself to a healthier lifestyle. I don't eat lots of really bad stuff - except I skip breakfast and sometimes lunch. OK and I also have a big sweet tooth. I believe that my metabolism is so slow that I hold onto any calories I consume. My first step toward a healthier lifestyle? Eat protein for breakfast every day. I'm giving myself 2 weeks to get this step under my belt consistently and then will move onto the next step - walking everyday. Will my weight loss be as fast as the Biggest Loser? Absolutely not. But I'm making changes for a lifetime not just a TV show. As long as the scale is moving in the right direction I'm happy.

31 Days

I'm participating in a blog challenge to write about a single topic for 31 days during the month of October. So many of the women committed are writing about amazing topics. My topic will probably be a little boring for those reading my blog. But for me, it will be a tremendous opportunity. I'm writing about completing projects around the home for 31 days. I have a to-do list that is a mile long. This is an opportunity to push myself to start or finish projects that are just lingering.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Missoni for Target

Have you heard about all the hoop-la around the Missoni for Target collection? Women gone wild filling shopping carts full of items, stealing from other peoples carts, fighting, etc. And then all the stuff has ended up on eBay for ridiculous amounts of money. Oh and Target's website crashed on the day of the launch. Anyway I think the launch was on Tuesday? And today is Saturday. I had to go to Target to return some slippers and thought I'd check around and see if there was anything left. A couple of the home items were cute looking on the website. (Everything on the website was sold out.)

In the store I found 2 king comforter sets, a bra and panties set and nothing else. I walked around - it is Target after all. And then I spotted a Missoni vase hidden behind some stuff on a shelf. I grabbed the vase and quickly walked away! There was no price sticker and I was a little shocked at the $39.99 price tag when it was rung up, but I got it anyway. Wanna see ....

I know the flowers look stupid but it's the picture from the Target website. It will look great on the shelves in the 2nd bedroom. Although I'm really considering returning it (no matter how good it looks). $43.95 with tax is a little spendy for a vase. And yes, I am that cheap.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Veronica Mars

So I just finished watching all 64 episodes of Veronica Mars. It's taken weeks of dedicated computer time. :) It was great! Loved the writing and the acting. Story lines had me coming back for more. Unfortunately the last episode doesn't tie up all the loose ends. Does Keith Mars get elected sheriff? Do Veronica and Logan get back together (I'm rooting for ya!). What are the consequences of Veronica stealing Jake Kane's hard drive? UGH!!! I want answers. I want more!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


My son left today to go back to college in Savannah Georgia. I will miss him terribly! He'll be back home in just 10 short weeks for fall break. Then back the first of the year and at school through the first week of June. He'll have 10 days for Spring break but won't be coming home in order to save some money. At least that's the plan. It will be really hard not to see him from January until June! I don't look forward to that.

Anyway I'm walking around the house talking to the dog and cat for company. I'm trying to find the positives in having him gone. Like walking around naked after my shower (sorry for that mental image), not having to share the brownies I made yesterday, grocery shopping/cooking/cleaning for only 1, using his bedroom as a sewing room.