Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Diet Tip #4

Don't tell your Mother in law it is okay if she leaves a WHOLE BUCKET of Trader Joe's mini chocolate chip cookies at your house. Not only will each individual cookie scream your name whenever you open the pantry, but you will find yourself doing dieters math-

If there are 23 grams of carbs in 19 cookies, how much will there be if I only eat 5 of them?

Being too hungry to think about it you will then eat the five cookies and feel guilt about it later.

Thanks for reading!


Monday, November 29, 2004

Back to Normal

The husband starts his new job today so things will be going back to normal. He had all of last week off so it was the best week ever. I miss him terribly today :( The good thing is that I can get back on track with this whole diet thing. We did a lot of eating last week, but I was really good and stayed pretty close to my diet plan. I even bought 2 sizes smaller jeans on Saturday. That made it all worth it to me. Now I hope to get through this next month and be even lighter by Christmas. I see a red dress in my future :)

Well I am off to the grocery store since I am so tired of turkey it is not even funny. I hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


PS- Please let me know if this template works and if you like it :)

Saturday, November 27, 2004

What the Hell??

What in the hell was I talking about that I would get a MSN search for "anal mommies"?? Sounds like a good name for a porn to me, yet not one I would participate in :)


Am I Stupid???

Thought I would go to the mall today- I must be smoking something over here!! It would just be nice to get some Christmas shopping done so that I don't stress over it. Yet going to the mall the weekend after Thanksgiving is making me stress a little. I love to shop, but there is something about waiting in lines or having to navigate around people that takes all the fun out of it. That is why most of my purchases will be from Amazon.com (free shipping!!) I also am not taking the kid and that makes it so much easier-strollers are the worst in crowds! So please wish me luck that I don't kill for a parking space or because someone took the last bright green sweatshirt with the sequenced Christmas tree on it :)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, November 24, 2004


Congratulations to Peggy and her new little boy Brogan Javid Peter!


You Know When

You know when your In-laws are coming when it is 9 am and you have been cleaning for 2 hours already. Also, you bust out the Floor Mate so that your tile floors can become their original color and you can scrap off all the embedded Goldfish on them. Now I smell of Soft Scrub, Tilex, and 409. God I wish I had a housekeeper. Wait, I am the housekeeper!! Well then I should get a big fat raise :)

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Must Have My Shoes

I have been on the pursuit for the perfect pair of black flats for about two months now. Yes, I do have a life, but when you where a size 10 shoe the perfect pair is very important. So anyway, I bought I cute pair at Payless Shoes because I wasn't going to pay a lot of money at first. Well I wore those shoes for about 4 hours and they gave me the worst blister ever! So my mom got a nice only been worn once pair of black shoes. So then I thought maybe if I spend lots of money on a pair they would be better. Well I ordered a pair of Born shoes from Nordstrom for about $80. I waited a whole week to get the shoes and I got them yesterday. I was so excited when I put them on this morning. Well, I now have three new blisters on my feet and I am sooooo bummed. What do I do? Do I still wear them with band-aids on my feet? I was thinking of wearing big thick pair of socks will them around the house to stretch them out a bit, but I am not sure. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really want to wear my cute shoes!!

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday. Thanks for reading!


Sunday, November 21, 2004

Freaky Things Happening Over Here

I live in the desert out here in California and it has never gotten below 40 degrees here. To us that is so cold that you don't go outside. In all of my 28 years of being raised in the state I have seen snow maybe 3 times in my whole life. This is to what we woke up to this morning. It was actually snowing! Snow flakes and everything! So all day it is has been super cold outside and the city out here seems like a ghost town (except for the one place I had to go today- the grocery store) So as you can see we really do freak out about weather changes here and when something this extreme (I am sure all of the people who live in snow are laughing right now) happens we take pictures and write about it in our blogs :)

Hope everyone has had an awesome weekend. Thanks for reading!


Saturday, November 20, 2004

So Not Exciting

Yeah so I haven't posted for a couple of days and to be honest I have really nothing to blog about. I find myself searching for stuff in my head to blog about, but if I did that all the time then you would all think I was crazy! My best friend came and visited this week and we had tons of fun. She is the one person that I could tell anything and there would be no judgment. Of course it hasn't always been like that, but I think since we are both moms and wives we have grown up a bit. It was just nice to have someone to giggle with- that kind of laugh where you can't stop and almost vomit. Those are the best :)

I did get my hair cut and colored today. I went back to blonde since I am pale and look almost dead as a brunette. It was fun while it lasted, but even the husband was like "Hey there Mama" in his total lame sexy voice when I came home blonde today. I just wish that the hairdresser girl can follow me around all the time and make my hair look as pretty as it does today. Makes me not want to wash it for a week.

Well that is all that is happening here. Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for reading!!


Thursday, November 18, 2004

Still Around

I am so laggin on posts lately. Ever feel like your blog runs your life and you just need a break? I also have some company this week so I have been having fun and no time to sit down. So I am still around and I will post my week tomorrow. I hope someone out there cares :)

Thanks for reading!


Monday, November 15, 2004

So gross

Today I woke up at 6:30, did the usual morning stuff (feeding the kid, changing the kid, drinking coffee) and then Julia and I went out for a walk. We have this cool neighborhood by our house called Harveston. It is like the Stepford Wives, but the houses are not that big. Anyway, they have this lake in the middle and I like to walk around it so Julia can see the ducks and such. There is also a park there so we went there too. After that we came home and I made lunch, emptied the dishwasher, talked on the phone, and after a small fight put the kid to down for a nap. I went downstairs and into the bathroom to wash my hands and I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I almost died! I had black eye make up all under my eyes and my hair was a mess. Then it hit me, I hadn't taken a shower today! I totally forgot to take one. If I hadn't looked in the mirror I wouldn't have remembered that I needed to take one. I feel sorry for those people I passed on my walk who had to look at me. So my point to this whole story is that I think the diet has sucked my memory because I am not eating all the high fatty foods that help with memory like cheeseburgers and chocolate cake. Or maybe it was the Splenda I baked with yesterday that robbed me of my memory?

Thanks for reading!


PS Okay,Okay- I know it is not the diet that makes me forgetful, but I had to blame something and why not the thing I hate the most?

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Diet Tip #3

Don't attempt to make your famous Snickerdoodle cookies with Splenda. Not only will you have a artificial after taste, but horn will grow out of your head and you will sprout a third arm. Not really, but I am sorry when they say "tastes like sugar" they must of not tried it them selves. Ugh! I was really hoping that I could be on a diet and have my cookies too :)



As you can see from my title, nothing too exciting going on around here. Jon and I did manage a whole day to ourselves yesterday and it was great! He even suggested that we go to the mall and shop. I almost spit out my coffee yesterday morning. I asked several times if he was serious being that I don't think Jon has been to the mall in like 2 years. Well he was and I swear we shopped like rockstars! Why is it when it is your husbands idea it is okay to spend a lot of money? But if I was to go and spend $100 on a pair of shoes (I got some yesterday and they are soooo cute) the Husband Police comes and interrogates me for 2 hours? Of course I am totally exaggerating, but sometimes it can feel like that. So I took full advantage of Jon and the mall yesterday. We also ate lunch together and got to have an adult conversation. I miss those :) It is great when poop, Barney, diaper rash, and snotty noses don't enter into a conversation. I think we actually talked about politics!! It was a nice day and I love my mom for suggesting that she come out and watch Julia so we could do it.

Well I hope you guys are having a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, November 11, 2004

How Cute

I found this today in one of my magazines. How cute is this apron!! It is from Kitsch'n Glam and they have a whole collection of cute aprons. Anything to make housework look glamorous!


Second Grade

Last night I went to bed at 7:45 pm! I don't think I did that since I was in the second grade. I feel rested, but I have also been up since about 5 am so I am in for along day. I have already done 2 loads of laundry, cleaned the dishwasher out, and read two magazines. Of course the 2 cups of coffee I have had helped, but maybe I should get up this time everyday so that I can get stuff done before Julia wakes up. Then again maybe I am crazy and should just sleep in. What time do you wake up?

Warning- Husband Griping! Anyway, Jon was home on Tuesday since he had some work he could do from home. He told me that since he was home, he would hang out with the kid and I could relax (this was because I don't think I sat down at all this weekend) Well I wasn't stupid and decided to take full advantage of him being home. Little did I know that meant I would be answering 50 million questions about what to do with Julia. For example: "Hey Babe", how much pasta do I put in her bowl to eat?" or "Hey Babe, should she wear white socks or pink ones?". Now these questions would not normally bother me if Julia was a 3 week old infant, but she is 2 1/2! That has given him almost three years to know the answers to these kind of questions. What if I wasn't there to answer the questions- what would he do?? It just makes me laugh because I know he is trying to do this the way that I would do it. The reality is since he is the Daddy his way is also my way, so he can do it whatever way he wants. Then it made me think, am I that anal about what color socks she wears that he would ask me a question about that?

Well that is my rant for the day. Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, November 09, 2004


So nice to be home. Isn't it funny you can't wait to leave, but then you can't wait to get home once you are there? I think it is because we have the best bed in the world so it has spoiled us for any other bed we sleep on. Julia also had another ear infection flare up this weekend so she was not feeling so good. I had to take her to the doctor when we got back yesterday for antibiotic shots. Other than that we had an awesome time. My niece is the best baby ever!! In the three days we were there I think she may have cried for a half a second. My SIL is very lucky. Julia cried all the time the first three months of her life. Makes me a little jealous to tell you the truth. Hopefully our next kid (whenever that happens) takes some lessons from baby Isabella :)

Well that is about it. I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. I will post something more worth your time tomorrow. I am just so uneventful lately. Thanks for reading!


Friday, November 05, 2004


So we are actually going somewhere tomorrow! Yeah I get to get out of this place for a weekend. I think that when you stay at home a trip to the next town is a cause for a celebration. I am just looking forward to seeing the family and hanging out. Not to mention that my MIL is babysitting on Sunday night so we can go and have dim sum. I have been so good on my diet this whole week so that I can stuff myself with those little wrapped bundles of pork! Yummy!

Today I did the typical $100 (actually $126-shhh don't tell the husband) trip to Target. I actually have not been there for about a month so I made up for lost time! Man I love a store where you can get diet coke, wrapping paper, panties, and a new outfit all in one place. I just wish we had one of those Target Super Centers that has a whole grocery store in it. I would just pack my bags and move there :)

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, November 04, 2004

Back to Normal

Alright so I am done with the whole political thing- what can I do about?? Nothing, so as of right now I am going back to ranting about my life. Aw I feel like I can breathe so much better now.

So we are going to the bay area this weekend to visit my In-laws. I also get to see my niece for the first time and I am so excited! Another plane trip for Julia so lets hope that she is good. Is it true though they don't have to be in a car seat on the plane?? If that is true then I checking the car seat instead of lugging it all over the place. It is unbelievable all the crap you have to take when you travel with a child. I used to be able to carry a small bag that fit in the overhead compartment. Now I have to bring the whole house in hopes that we didn't forget anything! It still is nice though to get away for a few days.

Well as you can see my life is not so exciting this week. Hope everyone has a great Thursday. Thanks for reading!


PS What happenend to all my comments? For a moment there I felt popular :)

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

So Sad

I have no words today. I am just sad and disappointed. I really thought Kerry had a chance. So here is my plea to our President-

Half the county tried to get you out of the office. Please learn something from that and listen to the People. Use it to make a positive change in this country. We deserve that much.

That is all I can say. Sorry about the political rant. Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Bad Mommy

Ever have one of those days that reflects what the rest of the week is going to be like? Jon has some computer training this week so he is gone early and home late, which means I am the parent all day long. Last night, Julia locked herself in the bathroom and I had to jimmy the lock with a knife. This morning she was on my heels as I was going into the bathroom and I accidentally hit her in the face with the door. Ugh! I feel like such a bad mommy though. And why is it when the husband calls you on the phone and ask how your day is going you have to turn into instant bitch? I think I want him to feel how my day is going in the tone of my voice. Now I feel like a bad wife. Let's hope I get through this week in one piece :)

One thing I did that made me feel good today was voting! I look forward to wearing my "I Voted" sticker all day today. This year I was an informed voter and read everything about the stuff I was voting on. That may not be a big deal, but it was the first time I didn't go in there and vote "no" on everything. I was a bad voter, but not today!

Well at least I was good about one thing today. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday. Thanks for reading!


PS- This new template is my tribute to the 80's. Let me know if there are any problems or if you like it :)

Monday, November 01, 2004

Do You?

Do you respond to an email that you get from the Alumni Connection at your old high school that someone you may have talked to once 10 years ago wants to email you??


The Morning After

Isn't Halloween great? I just love passing out the candy to the little folks that come to the door. I also enjoy seeing my little one dressed up so pretty! That of course is until she gets into her candy!!! Her face was all blue and sticky from a candy necklace, she had ripped the hem of her costume, and had managed to have three suckers and a bag of M&M's within a 30 min. time period. I think it took us like 2 hours to get her to calm down and when she did she passed out! Aw the joys of sugar-what comes up must come down. I was so good too- didn't eat anything except for a piece of bubble gum. There is a bowl though filled with candy galore downstairs, but the diet gods have forbid me anywhere near it. I should put up one of the those electric fences around it so that I or Julia for that matter doesn't go near it. Hey that is an idea- making a device for people who are a diet that if they go anywhere near food they get shocked. I can see it now- QVC here I come!

Well I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Here is a picture of Julia dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She was so pretty!! Thanks for reading.