Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don't you dare!!!

Have you ever been walking through the mall with your head down and collar up, so as to avoid those people who want to point out how dry and scaly your hands are and how their magic lotion will make it all go away? Bunch of baloney! This is Utah in winter, I have scales within an hour of lotion.

Anyway on my recent trip in which I have to say I've gotten very good at "no thank you", with a smile, I got a....
"Mamm".....Who me?
"could I interest you in our Green tea weight loss.....blah blah?"
OH NO YOU DIDN'T JUST CALL ME FAT!!!!!! (She did, didn't she?)

So off I wandered, after my "no thank you" with a smile, pondering why this stick insect might think I would need her potion.
Sure I had added 20lbs to my awesome rocking "last years" body but it's been a rough year and there was a trip to England with every kind of yummy treat available that I HAD to have. (Including faggots which my kids now request and for some reason we can't buy in the U.S.)
Besides doesn't she know I don't drink tea?

Anyway, happy to report. I have lost 9lb in 3 weeks on the "stop eating crap" diet.
Yep, the same old rules still work.

I petition we ban people selling lotions, expensive curling tools and green tea as well as those darn helicopters that are so cool but break within a day of getting them. It actually puts me off my enjoyment of window shopping the mall.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Time Out

Have you ever had so much to do, that you promptly sit on the floor and do nothing, whilst the whole time thinking, how much better that "nothing doing" would be, if you had a huge lump of cake on your lap? Just wondered.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lessons from London

When I started to scroll through my 400 pictures, I wondered, how can I possibly blog a trip to England as awesome as the one I just had? I realize after seeing other people's trip pics, that the thing I enjoy most is noting the cultural differences and learning things so that's my plan.
Lesson 1.
Jet lag sucks and that is why I am up at 3 am blogging.

Lesson 2.
Westminster Abbey sits right across the street from the houses of Parliament (never knew that)

Lesson 3.
Cheaper accommodations for tourists are now available in London at the Parliament Square resort.

Lesson 4.
You gotta pay 30p to p.

Lesson 5.
The underground is VERY underground.

Lesson 6.
Rush hour lasts, well most of the time.

Lesson 7.
Platform 9 3/4 is no longer on the platform at Kings Cross Station but in a shed around the corner with a wait line for photo opps.

Lesson 8.
When in a hat store, you must try on all the hats.

Even when someone else thinks hats should be of the baseball type.

Lesson 9.
I should really go to bed and get over this jet lag.
More to follow.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Review and Give away.

I have never been much of a reader. Since discovering Dyslexia is hereditary and comes in all shapes and sizes, I have wondered if my lack of comprehension or inability to focus on a book, has had something to do with this.
Last year I won a kindle and since then, I have been ploughing through many fun reads. Mostly short, chick lit. Nothing I would recommend ;-)except to a few special friends who enjoy the same junk as me but I was recently inspired, to pick up an actual paper book and was very pleasantly affected by it's content.
I would like to share with you a book that was written by a neighbor of mine. I am sharing, not because she is my neighbor or because she asked me, she didn't but because I really enjoyed the book. I read it in a day which is an absolute first, possibly last, for me and was very impressed with the way Stephanie was able to capture the very easily sidetracked, mind of mine.

I thought at first, this book might suit the teen to young adult reader but once finished I realized I learned a lot about myself and how I might view people in certain situations.
In brief, it is the story of a senior in high school, with a great future ahead of her. She makes a mistake which unfortunately can't be hidden away and repented of in secret. The author shares the emotions and reactions of those around her including the other party involved. The book left me wanting to read on but since this was based on the authors own experience, I kind of know how it turned out.
Anyway, I loved the book. I encourage you to watch the you tube trailer.

The author, Stephanie Worlton, is a fantastic woman with a great family.She does tons for the scouting community and can work a power tool like no other. I admire her and appreciate her sharing her story. I hope she writes more, she really is a great writer.

Anyway go to the link to check it out.

The author is giving away a signed copy and I would like to add mine to that prize. leave me a comment and I'll randomly pick someone to send it out to.
I will close the contest Nov 16th 2011.

As part of Hope's Journey's blog tour, they will also be giving away an autographed copy of Hope's Journey to one lucky winner. To enter, simply visit the author’s blog and leave a comment on the BLOG TOUR page.
Plus, for a few bonus entries, “like” Hope's Journey on Facebook or become a follower of Stephanie’s blog. It's that easy!