Monday, April 30, 2012

Can it be done?

I have seriously been thinking about shutting off the tv and cancelling Netflix for the summer.

From June 1st-September tv.

The question is, can it be done?

Would I go as far as even cancelling our cable so there isn't that "temptation"?

I could go in completely sane...and come out the other side completely insane.
Not that I would consider myself completely sane anyway.

The funny thing is... I don't really have shows I am attached too. Ok, the walking dead is my show, but it doesn't start back up till October, so I am perfectly safe there.

Honestly, after a couple of weeks, the kids wouldn't even take notice I am sure. They would adapt pretty well.

So here it is:
The Summer Challenge: No tv for summer! No netflix all summer!

Care to join? I am interested in what things will be learned with this "experiment"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I want to be a cowboy

My little Jakob is dead set on being a cowboy. I think I hear it about 20 times a day. The other morning he woke up, looked at me and said "I want to be a cowboy."

my reply: "And I could be your cowgirl."(you know, that 80's Boys don't cry)
Jakob: "No mommy, Kadence would be a cowgirl."


This morning I asked if he wanted blueberries in his cereal.

His reply: "I want to be a cowboy."
my reply: "And I could be your cowgirl."

He wasn't in the mood for that game, we will leave it at that.

As he left for school I told him I loved him and to have a good day.
His reply: "I want to be a cowboy."

I went upstairs and ordered him a cowboy hat, and cowboy boots from the ol' internet.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

splurge smartly

I have recently become a fitness addict. Since the beginning of February I have been working out 5 times a week.

Why does everyone seem so surprised when I tell them that? "Oh wow...really?"

Yes...REALLY. And I am about to add another day to fit in more cardio.

Not much to my surprise, I had not lost any weight. I am a sweet tooth fiend. Any cake, cookie, brownie, cupcake, m&m calls my name. And calls...and calls...till I give in and go nuts.

Right now I am having to answer to a trainer about my eating habits. She is putting me in my place and I can't believe how little amount of sweets I have had, but I crave them all the time! Even after she said once I up my protein intake I shouldn't crave as much (maybe I didn't hear her correctly)

Then comes an article I read in my Weight Watchers magazine. Dr. Oz, whom I guess is a big TV personality with his own show, has an article in there. Something about seven secrets of healthy living. I get to number 4. Spurge Smartly. It basically says that instead of reaching for sweets he has sex. two or three times a week.

Well, I am sorry Dr. Oz that you only crave sweets two or three times a week. I crave sweets 2 or 3 times a minute. So if I replaced that splurge with sex, I would always be having sex. Nonstop. 24-7. But I guess the good thing would be that I wouldn't have the time to eat sweets.

So there you have it. I still don't see how that is going to make me not eat sweets though...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My goal...

I am not a morning person...
so why is my goal to wake up, get ready for the day, make a cup of coffee...
and go out on the porch to watch the sunrise?

I have tried this the past two mornings...
I have failed.

The sunrise happens earlier each morning, so if I can't do it today, what is to say I can do it tomorrow when it happens 2 minutes earlier?

How hard can this be?

obviously for me...very difficult.


Maybe I should just video tape it...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Musings over a weekend

The weather was beautiful, got to go out on a date with my husband, and got in my garden for some therapy. How much more perfect can a weekend get.

On weekends like this my mind wanders (ok it always wanders) and I have specific thoughts that sometimes stick out like neon lights.

Musing #1
I can not wait till the day where the only butt I have to wipe, is my own.

Musing #2
In three weeks, if it is meant to be...we will have a new family member. (baby puppy..said in the most baby of voices...EVER!)

Musing #3
If I had the money, I would hire Martha Stewart to organize my home from the basement on up. (She would be horrified by my current state of organization.)

Musing #4
Amazing, I take my husband to a healthy restaurant, and he finds the most unhealthy thing to eat.

Musing #5
I am going to wake up at 6:30 so I can get ready for the day, make my cup of coffee, and then go out and watch the sunrise. (that one is pretty funny. I can't remember the last time I actually set my alarm that early, and didn't hit snooze till well after 7:00)