Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blah blah...

you know when you just feel blah......

well that's been me for over a week. I got sick, couldn't exercise, which anyone who does, knows is a beast in itself, I keep getting emails and blog entries about everyones perfect lives and upbeat thoughts well.....blah to it all.
Half the people I know have a marriage in turmoil, health problems, kids with serious issues and financial burdens that anyone would fold under but luckily we don't blog about all that, how depressing!!!
So today I'm back in happyville, got muscle pain from yesterday's hardcore barbell endurance class ( Kaycee was on one for sure!) Can't wait for tonight's dance jam class and fusion, my Pilates/yoga class where I reaffirm why I could never be a gymnast and did I mention I am now down 7lbs thanks to the new weight watchers momentum program, which I love.
So sorry if your feeling blah, we do have those moments too but with every valley there is a peak so start climbing and then blog about how happy you are and how perfect life is..........or not!!!

My happy family picture.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

One Word

One Word!

It’s not as easy as you might think to use only one word answers! Change the answers to suit you and blog it!

1. Where is your cell phone? Bedroom
2. Your significant other? Boyd
3. Your hair? Dark
4. Your mother? Lesley
5. Your father? Rick
6. Your favorite thing? Boyd
7. Your dream last night? Boring
8. Your favorite drink? Energy
9. Your dream/goal? Skinny
10. What room you are in? Mine
11. Your hobby? Several
12. Your fear? snakes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
14. Where were you last night? Scrapping
15. Something that you aren't? young
16. Muffins? Yes
17. Wish list item? shoes
18. Where you grew up? England
19. Last thing you did? Shower
20. What are you wearing? Jeans
21. Your TV? On
22. Your pets? 2
23. Friends? beautiful
24. Your life? Crazy
25. Your mood? Hopeful
26. Missing someone? always
27. Your car? Fit
28. Something you're not wearing? Socks
29. Your favorite store? Ikea
30. Your favorite color? Orange
31. When is the last time you laughed? Today
32. Last time you cried? yesterday
33. Book? trashy
34. One place that I go to over and over? target
35. One person who emails me regularly? boyd
36. Job? many
37. One place you would like to go right now? store
38. One person you think will blog this too? Jennifer
39. One TV show you watch all the time? eastenders

Here's what you are supposed to do...and please
don't spoil the fun...

Copy and Paste into your blog!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It just wasn't Christmas....

until we had our traditional English Roast.
I realize now, that I grew up in house hold full of traditions. Every year was the same. You ordered Dandelion and Burdock from the milk man along with a black forest gateaux that you always ate frozen because you forgot to thaw it out. You dropped off gifts Christmas eve and had Grandma's to dinner Christmas Day after church. Dinner was the same, turkey and all the trimmings, roast potato and parsnips, brussels that only a couple of us ate and of course plenty of Yorkshire pudding. Listened to the queen, actually made fun of her mostly and watched Eastenders before Noel Edmunds came on and had us all bawling like babies. Boxing day was for cousins to play and Uncles to drink and New years was always a huge party.
Since moving to the US and having my own family, I learned the very first year that most celebrating happened Christmas eve and the next day was nothing but opening gifts. We have tried different things. Gone to a movie in the afternoon most years and sometimes snowboarding, a trip downtown to stay in a hotel for fun, we've evn tried to start the Christmas morning church tradition. This year was Disney and I already reported on that but I still seemed to have a sense of in completion.
Then I realized, it just wasn't Christmas until we'd had the roast dinner.
So we did it new years day,here are pictures for proof.

Christmas crackers a must have

The favorite "yorkshire pudding" which I only know how to make in one size.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

To all my sisters

My sweet husband "bless his heart" is always trying to figure me out.
BTW, Good luck with that hunny.
He sent me this awesome article which I'd like to share.

Enjoy, your worth it.
and for the record, try using "bless his/her heart" after dissing someone, it seems to cancel it out quite nicely :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I Love Relief Society!

I serve in this organization with some amazing ladies and let me tell you, the more we do, the more needs we find. In a very fast growing neighborhood, it's all we can do to keep up with new people moving and making sure they get visits. Too often we just head out, armed with fresh bread and jam (cutely wrapped of course) to knock on the doors of strangers who we hope will feel welcomed here. Well times are changing and hardships are all around us, lost jobs, broken families, illness the list goes on and all we have to offer is a shoulder, a listening ear and desire to step up when asked.
On a recent visit, I said in Jest to Cheryl, our cute president, bread and jam just wouldn't do it for me and so "Bless her heart"
she delivered!!

Diet Coke and Chocolate!!!
now that sisters, is what "in tune" means :)