Monday, January 15, 2018

Mom's Birthday

Well today was my official weigh in day (for myself only lol) and I have now lost 10 pounds since Jan 1st. WOOT WOOT. Very happy with that.

Mom's birthday was Sunday but my brother invited us over on Saturday for some cake and ice cream. I had a little sliver of cake and it was delicious!



I love her smile in the bottom pic :)

Before and after going over there I was working on cutting out some fabric and also selling some online on one of the Facebook Fabric Destash groups. I love those groups. I pretty much did that all weekend in between the other things I had to do.

Sunday I had to go to Joann's and my friend's household was finally not sick so I could take the presents I made for her boys over. 


They loved their bags. The 2 younger boys already had the toys I bought them but they just pulled them out and they all battled together.

Monday I had the day off and had planned a lunch with my mom for her birthday (before my brother planned his thing). She invited my aunt Cheryl who brought her daughter Chelsea and I brought my girls since they were all coming. Trevor declined.



For some reason I scrunched down when she took the pic. 

Chelsea is my 1st cousin and she's younger than Jess lol. We have a bit of an age gap in the cousin department on that side of the family. I was the only grandchild for 7 years *spoiled* by Grandma haha. 


We all got the salad bar. Afterwards I was wishing I would have just ordered a straight meal so it was easier to figure out the calories. 


I splurged on a little dessert too.


My aunt and cousin left after a bit and then we sat there and talked for a couple hours. Started to get embarrassing that we were there so long when the waitress shift was changing over  lol. Time go to! haha. 

I so wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. I could use a couple more days off. Hopefully I won't get them in the way of a furlough next week though.




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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

One Week

So I've been logging my food into Lose It for one week and I'm down 5.6 pounds. Woohoo. Although I really did party it up on New Years Eve so who knows how much of that was just cocktails lol.

The Friday before NYE I went to the grocery store with my list of groceries I needed for the week. That was a good idea.

Here's what I made for dinners last week














I ended up not cooking on Friday night because I had to go to the grocery store (again) after work and I was starving so I had El Pollo Loco. That was my first time going there. It was good and under 500 calories.


So there's proof that you can eat real food and still lose weight ;) My internet at home is so slow lately it's taken my 2 days to get this post done. Maybe it's partially my old computer though too. Who knows. Our microwave died over the weekend. It's always something.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

New Years Eve

Oh my gosh you guys! I only need another $1.36 in ad clicks to make it to $100 which is what you need to actually get a check lol. Not bad for 10 years or so of blogging haha. I put those on there a long time ago when I blogged a lot and actually had hopes that it would go somewhere someday. Now it feels almost like an ancient practice.

So since it's already the next weekend I should tell you what we did for New Years Eve right? As usual the Entertainment Committee where I live threw a NYE party (which ends around 9pm for a "New York" New Years, and then we find our way to the attached bar lol). I went on Saturday morning and helped set up the hall, then Sunday before the party I went and got 20 balloons from the dollar store which is always fun.

They served a standing pork loin something or other, little red potatoes, fantastic salad and a baked apple. It was a ton of food. I ended up giving half my meat to Scott.









Hopefully this will be a great "before" picture in a few months..



You can tell the pictures closer to midnight by how squinty my eyes are haha. We had a great time and got to sleep in the next day woohoo!  Glad for the day off. Work has been so quiet this week with no nasty deadlines and everyone being on vacation. I can't wait for the days when I earn 10 hours of leave a pay period. Although I might be almost old enough to retire by that point ;) Retire. hahah maybe if I had been hired on as a permanent employe back when I first got my job 11 years ago instead of 2. Ah well something is better than nothing right?

So glad that we don't have any plans for this weekend. We really should take the tree down though!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas!

Christmas was so nice since I have ALL my kids here. That was really the best gift there could be.  We started off the morning with opening presents at home and then went to my mom's to open presents with my whole family which takes hours now since there are so many of us. This year reminded me of when I was little and we would open gifts at my Grandma's house and everyone would be gone by the time it got to be her turn (we open youngest to oldest, one at a time.)

Mom's tree with the presents brought by everyone added in


The one time it's good to be a younger twin, Vincent gets to go first!


Emma


Ava


Robert


Adrian


Trevor


My mom got him a new Skateboard, he's in heaven.


Tony


Melissa


and last but not least Jessica!


My mom got her this cool hula hoop she's been wanting. I'll have to get her to send me a video so I can share, it looks like it lights up when you record it.


We all played a bit of pool, that was fun


Brother Louie and Emma


We had 18 people for dinner. Scott went and got his mom and sister Suzie and brought them over to eat. I took some pictures with my mom's camera, maybe I can update later when I get a chance to steal them.


Jess and I washed most of those dishes PLUS all the serving ones. Mom ended up drying when Jess petered out. I told mom next year lets just have pizza on paper plates. 

This was the best toy. It's called my first drone or something like that but it's really just a toy helicopter that is kid proof! They all had a great time playing with it.



For some reason I wasn't smart and had to go to work the day after Christmas. I won't make that mistake again! I was so tired and just wanted to lay around in my pj's instead of going to work.


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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

For not having any plans to go anywhere for Christmas Eve this year I'm exhausted.

I started off my day by finally going to the grocery store to get cookie and lasagna supplies. Then back home where Melissa and I got the cookies started. Jessica came over and helped and Trevor even got in a couple stirs of cookie dough. Then the girls had to go to work and Trevor went away and it was up to me to finish making a shit ton of cookies. I just finished making lasagna and doing the dishes and it's 10pm.

Meanwhile Scott is snoring and I really want to throw something at him.
But hey look how pretty the tree is.


Jessica will come over in the morning for present opening. Hopefully everyone likes their presents. Lots of little things this year instead of one big thing. After we get done here we'll go over to my mom's house to spend the day. Scott is going to go get his mom and sister and bring them for dinner (which is why we didn't go to his mom's today). Hopefully that goes ok! I'm hoping the little kids will like their bags I made and filled for them. I should have taken the day after Christmas off so I would have had a day to rest haha. 

Well guess I should fill the stockings and go to bed. It's been a long day and tomorrow will be too. I'm kind of looking forward to all the holidays being over so we can just chill for a bit ;)
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Sunday, December 17, 2017

I guess Christmas is Coming?

No matter how much I drag my feet Christmas always ends up coming.

We finally got a REAL Christmas tree because my kids hate the fake one. This only took two trips to town for Scott and the kids to finally bring one home. When they got home we only had one strand of tree lights. haha. Today we finally got another strand. Trevor put them on the tree but Melissa is at work so they can decorate it tomorrow.

Today we went and BOUGHT A NEW MATTRESS! It's a miracle. Our current mattress is taco like and has pokey springs. We actually went to buy Trevor a mattress since he got a new to him bed. He's been sleeping on the floor for ages after his other bed broke. One step closer to being civilized people. They all come on Friday when Scott can be here for the delivery. I think this means I need to clean my disaster of a bedroom but I've got a couple days for that still right? I would really like to tear the carpet out but I can't handle doing that right now since Christmas is next weekend.

Yesterday I went as an elf on the Christmas Caroling Train. I actually rode in a golf cart with my friend Traci behind the train and took out little gift bags to people that came out of the houses. It was fun even though it was cold.


A blurry picture of my parents and Robert


My brother Joe, Maegen and Adrian


Trevor was there too but I didn't get a picture of him and apparently no one else did either. He was sitting with some girls..

Santa came for a bit for pictures but I think his back didn't hold out well enough for the 2nd round of train riders. 


After we got back everyone was going out for dinner so Scott, Trevor and I went with them to Chili's. 
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