Thursday, October 28, 2004

Diet Tip #2

Don't talk to the skinny girl next you on the treadmill at the gym. She has already run 6 miles while you are working on your second, she does not sweat when you are dripping, and she says she used to weigh 100 lbs more which is total bullshit. Just listen to the $300 ipod you had to have and don't look at anyone in the face.

I had the strangest dream last night. I was on some kind of game show and which was being hosted by a red haired woman. She told me that if I didn't answer the questions right then I would be killed (yes I know so dramatic), but if I got them right then I got to spend the night with Justin Timberlake. So of course I went for it! So while N'Sync music played in the background she asked me a series of questions. The only two I remember were 1) What is the square root of "pie"? 2) If you add the number 25 25 times to 1985 what do you get? Well needless to say I got them wrong. So Justin walked away and I had to run from someone trying to catch me and kill me. Luckily I woke up before that happened. Alright, so what in the hell do you think that was all about? Does it mean I need to learn some math? Does it mean that I have been listening to too much boy band music? I have no clue. I would be interested in knowing what you guys think.

Well have a great Thursday. Friday is almost here! Thanks for reading.


PS I just know I am going to get Googled now for Justin Timberlake.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Wow it Worked!

Did I actually get 11 comments on my last post?? Blog Explosion must be working! I have to admit though I am pretty lazy when it comes to checking out other people's blogs. Please don't hold that against me :) I like the visitors so keep coming back!

Today has been a better diet day. I think that the more I think about it the more stressful it becomes. And I am doing this in a healthy way- eating right and exercise- so I am not starving myself. I am just used to eating whatever I want and it is hard not to stuff 4 Oreos in your mouth whenever you like. That is something I will have to get used to. Thank you though for all of your kind words. I am going to need all the help I can get :)

So Julia decided that she would wake me up this morning. She usually does anyway, but it is with a soft touch on my arm or her little voice saying "Mommy". Well this morning she slapped me across the face and yelled "WAKE UP!!" right into my ear. So of course I open my eyes, use the worst words ever heard, and told her to never hit me again. I was in shock! So that was just a prelude to the day I have so far. There has been a lot of yelling and "time out" in this house today. And I am tired of trying to use any of Dr. Phil's parenting advice. What in the hell does he know anyway?? Everywhere I turn someone is quoting him. I have had enough!

This was not going to be a bitchy post, but it sure turned out that way! I hope everyone's Wednesday has been great. Thanks for reading!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Diet Tip #1

Turn off the f@#$ing food network!!!! You don't need to see Emeril making Halloween goodies when you can not eat them! Must stick to your low carb pudding bars in the freezer!!!

Am I going to be able to handle this? Do I really want to torture myself and be on a diet?? Okay so the answer is yes. I am just hungry which makes me have second thoughts. And of course I had to start a diet 2 weeks before Halloween. The four bags of candy in the hall closet have been calling my name for a week. I should remember next time to buy all the crappy candy so I don't want to eat it. I am a sucker for little wrapped bundles of chocolate and caramel. Now I get Diet Coke with Lemon as my sweet treat :(

Okay so I am turning back to Sweet Amanda instead of Bitter Dieter. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday. Thanks for reading!!


Monday, October 25, 2004

Monday, Monday

Is the weekend over already? Where did it go? I swear it was just Saturday :( I hate that when I have no clue what I did or where all the time went. We really had a nothing weekend. I did have Mommy's Night Out on Friday, which was a blast. We discovered that since it is all married people and families out here in desert suburbia, it must suck for single people. The bar we ended up at after dinner was where the married men pick up on the married women. I would be lying if I said it was not flattering to get some male attention other than my husbands. Builds the ego a bit :) Also, I am too old for a hangover. I was like in bed for most of the morning with a wicked headache. Didn't I outgrow wanting to feel that way like 5 years ago??

So today I worked out, grocery shopped, and picked up dry cleaning. The life of a housewife is so exciting!! I hope you all have awesome weekends. Thanks for reading!


Friday, October 22, 2004

In the Clear

So I guess I must of had a 24 hour thing because I feel much better today. I am still being a tad bit bitchy for some reason, but I am hoping that will pass too. I am not pregnant because I am regular pill taker and you have to have sex to get pregnant right?? (total joke, but true latley) So I guess I just had a little bug. I will take that over having the flu any day.

So since there is really nothing to blog about today I will post a picture of my sweet girl getting her face painted. Gotta love that she isn't afraid of clowns- I sure am!

Hope you are all having a great Friday. Thanks for reading!


PS Blogger sucks today!! Took me at 5 times to get on the site today!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

It's Starting

I can feel it creeping around in my body! I am achey, tired, nauseous, cranky, headache, etc., etc., etc. Ugh! I can not remember the last time I have felt like this. Maybe I will just feel yucky today and it will go away. Luckily I dropped Julia off at school today so I can get some peace and rest. And due to the storm we have had here, our phone lines are down so I can not even get sympathy calls! Also, who takes care of mommy when she is sick? I take care of everybody else when they are sick, but no one takes care of me. Oh no- the whinnying has started. I must be getting sick :)

So just wish me luck so that I don't get the flu. Hope everyone else is having a good day. Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

So Spoiled

Today I indulged myself and did my grocery shopping on line. It was so nice! I made a list then I was able to go through and pick out from pictures what I wanted. I felt very spoiled since the grocery store is down the street and I didn't have to trek myself and Julia in the rain to go shopping. If you have not tried it you must! It is every stay at home moms dream!!

I also cruised the internet for a bit while Julia was taking her nap and discovered that has a recipe section. OH MY GOD!!! I want to make and then eat everything in there. I am a chocolate freak so it was right up my alley. Of course those kind of things are not part of my whole getting in shape plan, but maybe I will reward myself after I see some progress. I know just the recipe to make too:

HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Layered Cheesecake

I have to say is yummy! Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Thanks for reading!


Monday, October 18, 2004

Okay Now I am Sore

So I have been doing this exercise thing for about a week now and I have had just a little bit of soreness in the butt region, but today my whole body is aching!!! I think I pulled a muscle in my back which hurts when I breathe. I can barely lift my arms above my head and my butt still hurts!! As Darrin the trainer says "Push through the pain"- this coming from a guy who has worked out for years!! I am not pushing through anything today so I am going to sit my sore ass on the couch and take a break for the day. Oh Wow I am beginning to sound bitter about exercising. Must be working then :)

This morning I was making breakfast for Julia, which I guess she did not like because she looked at me and said "Mommy you are a Poopyhead" and then stuck her tongue out. I must have given her the dirtiest look because then she ran up to me and hugged me. Then I realized this is when it starts- "Let me show you what I really learned at school today Mommy" I was reading JuJuBee's post about her son picking up bad habits from his friend at school and I was hoping that I would not have to deal with that. I know that it is inevitable and I am sure it will get much worse, but it took me by surprise. She does hang around all the boys (that's my girl!) and the one she does tend to talk about was the one who on the first day of school has one had in his mouth and the other in his pants. Ugh! I am just not prepared and it looks like I am going to have to be.

Well it is still raining here and I am so happy! Since it is a rare occasion for it to rain out here in desert suburbia, we can not stop talking about it. I think my husband is the most excited because he does not have to water the grass for a couple of days! So I hope you are all having a great Monday. Thanks for reading!


Sunday, October 17, 2004

Much Better

I am feeling much better today. I guess it was just one of those days. It is actually raining here today which makes me happy. We don't get much rain so it is nice when it happens. Also means that we don't have to do anything today- so nice.

Well I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Thanks for reading!


Friday, October 15, 2004

Must Run Away!!!

Ever have one of those days where you just want to get in your car and drive away? It doesn't have to be anywhere just away from your life? Well today is one of those days for me. Jon worked late last night so by the time I got home my patience was no longer and it still has not returned. My butt hurts from yesterday's work out that I can not sit down for long periods of time. My kid threw the biggest temper tantrum in the car on the way home from the children's museum. How come no matter where you take your kids they can STILL have a temper tantrum? There should be no crying when I am doing something fun for my child. I am not there for my benefit. I am there so she can have fun yet she still has to throw a fit. Don't get me wrong I love hanging out with Julia. It is just one of those days!

Hey it is Friday so that is a good thing. I am going to need to break into to the beer soon. My usual therapeutic Diet Coke just isn't cutting it. Sorry for venting-I hope your day is going better than mine. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, October 14, 2004

My Ass Kicking

I went to my first training appointment and it is a amazing I can actually sit in this chair!!! I was at the gym for an hour and 45 min.! Darrin (my trainer) had me work my whole body with weights. Half way through I thought I was going to die. I also had to weigh myself which, one is a terrible thing to do and two, I didn't weigh as much as I thought. Don't get me wrong, the number is quite big, but I thought it was like 20 lbs. more than it said. So now not only am I am going to work out, but I have go on some kind of diet too. Yippee!! I am going to be so much fun these coming months- NOT! Hey at least it is an excuse for me to be a bitch sometimes. Gotta love that :)

Julia also did not fuss at all last night when we put her to bed. The night before it was for about a minute or so, but last night nothing! I could feel the stress leave my body after 10 minutes of silence. She also did not cry when I dropped her off at school this morning. Maybe she was going through something and she got over it. Let's hope that is the case.

Such a "All About Me" post today. I don't want to talk about the debates-makes me crazy! And I have nothing else going on in this exciting life if mine. So I hope you are all having a good Thursday! Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, October 13, 2004


From the title you should know that things are not all that exciting around here. My child has decided that she does not like to go to sleep at night so she screams for around an hour. I just wanted to get in my car and drive away the other night. Last night though she only cried for abut 30 seconds and then went to sleep. I think she is getting afraid of the dark or something. I don't know. All I know is that is sucks! It is like just when you get comfortable with their routine they have to mix it up a bit. I just only hope this is not a regular thing :(

I joined LA Fitness yesterday and I have my first appointment with my trainer Darrin tomorrow. I am hoping he is hard on me, but also lets me do it at my own pace. I am trying to lose some weight so I can feel good about myself. I don't really have any self esteem issues, I just would like to fit into the clothes I have. I just want to be comfortable in my own skin. And if we decided to have another little one, I would hate to pack on the pounds to the stuff that is already there. I know that I am very lucky that I have the time to work out. Let's just hope I stick to it!!

For all of you knitting girls, check out Robin's site. She knitted the biggest poncho I have ever seen! That will be keeping her warm for sure!

Well have a great Wednesday. Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Here she is

As promised a picture of my new niece Isabella. She already has a mischievous look on her face :) I hope all of you are having a good start to your week. I will post some thoughts later. Thanks for reading!


Saturday, October 09, 2004

Ever Had...

Ever had one of those moments that you look back and wish you said something different or in my case looked better? Well I happened to have one of those yesterday. I was in Cost Co with Julia and my Mom browsing the meat section and I turned around and bumped into a cart. When I looked up to say "Excuse me" I realized it was an old friend of mine. Mind you this is someone from my past (my sexual one to be specific) and I looked like crap!! God I hate when that happens! He didn't look all that good either, but I could at least had make up on and not have my hair in a pony tail! So my lesson learned is if I decide to hang out in my home town maybe I will look better. I know I shouldn't care, but it is hard not too. Especially since when I knew him I was 40 lbs lighter and hot :)

Isn't it great that it is the weekend? I needed to have Jon home so that I can get some stuff done. Aren't husbands awesome? (I am sure my thoughts on that will change tomorrow) My SIL came home from the hospital today and we decided that we are going to visit the first week of November. Oh god do I want to hold that baby! Makes me want to have another (I am getting used to the idea). Maybe I just miss the baby stage? Let's hope that seeing Isabella will cure that :)

Well I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for reading!!


Thursday, October 07, 2004

My Day

Yesterday was one of the best days I have had in a long time. It didn't start off that way, but in the end it was great. Here is how it went...

So I was expecting total family drama at my Grandpa's funeral yesterday. Well it didn't happen. We arrived at the funeral site and everybody hugged and cried. It was nice to see some emotion out of these people. The funeral was lovely- very patriotic and honorable. They really do it up when you are a veteran. Then we headed back to my Uncle's house where I hung out with all 8 of my cousins. We are all so different now, but it was nice to catch up. Julia was also the best little girl yesterday so it made the day so much better.

After I left my Uncle's house, Jon stayed home with Julia and I went with my parents and my brother to the casino over by my house. This was a rare outing since my parents have been divorced for 6 years and never speak to each other. We had such a good time! My dad taught me the ways of blackjack and I turned $20 into $150! We also all ate dinner together which was nice. It was just nice to be a family again even if it was only for a few hours. I cried when I was driving home because it reminded me of the good times we used to have.

When I came home from the casino, Jon had told me that my SIL was having a c-section. So last night at 8:23 pm my niece was born. Isabella Archer Peterson!!! I was so happy! It just really capped off a wonderful day! When I get some pictures I will post them.

So that was my day. I hope you all had a good one too. Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, October 06, 2004


My SIL is actually in the hospital having a baby as we speak! All I have to say is finally! I will update when my little niece is here :)

Today is also my Grandpa's funeral. My mother has named it "Jerry Springer has a funeral"- that best describes my family. All of my dad's brothers hate each other so it will be interesting to see what happens. My aunt also told my mom that the last time I saw her (mind you this was 5 years ago) that I had an attitude problem! Yeah I can not wait to see her! So anyway, wish me luck and hopefully there is no drama- yeah right!

I hope you all have a good day. Thanks for reading!!


Monday, October 04, 2004

I Lied

No niece- false alarm. Oh well I am sure that still means any day now :)

She's Coming!!

My Mother in Law called this morning and my SIL is having contractions 15 min apart and that has been all night long. My niece is coming folks and I can not wait!!! Also my SIL' s birthday tomorrow- what a present she will have!! I am so excited (as you can see) and I can not wait to hold my niece for the first time. So keep your fingers crossed that things go well and that there will be a new little girl here by tomorrow!!

Thanks everyone for the thoughts and prayers for my Grandpa. I talked to my uncle the other day and I asked the questions I needed to know. That made me feel a little bit better. The funeral is on Wednesday and it will be a full military one. I think that is a nice way to honor him. He would have wanted it that way.

Our weekend was not too exciting. My hubby did drive me to the coast on Saturday (about a 45 min. drive) and took me to my favorite restaurant. We then took Julia to a pumpkin patch and she loved it! I will have to post the pics we took. Then yesterday we did not do a damn thing. I actually got my knitting stuff out (just to practice) and started something. Not sure what it is yet, but we will see. I am not very good so I am starting off small. I just really wanted to see if I could still do it. I just wish I had the time to sit down and do it all day.

Well I hope you all are braving your Monday morning. Thanks for reading!


PS- Is anyone having problems viewing my page? Is my template screwed up?? Let me know :)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Not So Good

The last two days have been kinda tough. I think I have been good at handling things, but I guess we will see. Luckily I am not anywhere near my period because then I think my husband and daughter would have to move out just to get away from me. First thing, my Grandpa died on Thursday night. This was my dad's father and we were not very close, but still I am sad. We all know it was for the best since he has been very sick for a long time. My guilt has also gotten the best of me since I have not seen him in about a year. I just hope Karma is not listening :) second, Jon has had such a tough week at work. It is hard when your husband comes home from something like that (especially if his mood sucks!) Hopefully hanging out this weekend will put him right! If it doesn't then I am moving out instead!!!

Sorry for such a sad post. It is funny, but I have not been this blue for a long time. My SIL better have my niece this weekend so I have something to smile about (no pressure Gabrielle) Thanks for reading! All of you rock!