Archive | May 2013

Thawing Out


I have spent the last few days with my Aunt Geri. The picture above is the temp at her house. As you can see, she likes to keep the house cold. It was 59 degrees inside AND outside..Parts of NH, also got snow this last weekend & a flood up North.


The picture is blurry because it was taken out the car window. I was with Geri and we were on our way to visit her sister,Valerie, on Monday morning. This was the little bit of snow that was left.

Well for now, I am going to curl up under the blankie and read the crime-story novel that Geri gave me. Sharon has Chicken cooking for dinner but I am not to hungry now…probably because I had to much junk-food earlier.


This day needs a “Do-Over”

ImageImage I’m still trying to get good pictures with the camera on my cell phone. .Anyway the 2 pics above were the start of my breakfast today. After a few bites I had to add in my trail mix, because I had to much plain greek yogurt in this. Took me almost an hour to eat it all. Course I was busy at my desk, designing stuff on zazzle while I was eating too.

The part of today that really needs a “do-over” has to do with Sharon’s garden. Now I really like gardens and she does a good job tending to all her fruit trees, flowers and the veggie garden. I will try to remember to post pics of the garden later this Summer.                       But oh-my-god, Allan sure freaked out about it today and I got stuck listening to it. Hell I am sure the neighbors heard his opinion about it too. So I will be hiding out in my room for the rest of the day. No way am I dealing with anyone’s attitude today.



Flowers & Trip to the Store

ImageQuinn sent these to Sharon in the mail for Mother’s Day. They arrived in a secure tight box and look fabulous.

ImageI just have a problem getting a picture of them with the camera on my cell phone. I couldn’t get the darn wall out of the pictures.

In other news: I lost another pound when I weighed myself this morning; and that’s even after my brother called me downstairs last night to eat something for dinner. I told him that if I had gained weight I was gonna blame it on him. This afternoon I went to Wal-Mart with Sharon and bought myself some vitamins. Just to make sure I get whatever I am sure to be missing in my meals.. Also got a package of cashews, trail mix, and found some blackberries on sale.

Yogurt & the YoYo is going down again


Yesterday after eating my yogurt, I got in a conversation with an ex-coworker through text messeges about greek yogurt not being any better then regular yogurt. So I decided to look a few facts up online. Well I was pleased to tell him that my blueberry greek yogurt has LESS sugar, LESS salt & MORE protein then his regular blueberry yogurts. The “fruit-at-the-bottom” style regular yogurt is even worse. Only problem is that I ate the last one, so hopefully I can get to a store and buy some more soon. I noticed that my sister-in-law has some plain Greek yogurt in the fridge, so maybe I can just get fresh berries to add into that.

I stepped onto the bathroom scales this morning and somehow I lost about 3 pounds within a 24-hour period. So today’s weight is 177.8. Now how in the hell is that possible? And does this mean it will continue to go down or will it bounce back up again tomorrow?

Good Morning


Picture taken at 7:30am, after I decided to type this up. I have been up for a couple hours but I am still wearing my pj’s. Finally heard someone else moving around in the house about 7:40…must be my sister-in-law.

Anyway I have already had 2 cups of coffee, a blueberry bagel and a banana. I will probably go get a 3rd cup  of coffee soon and grab my blueberry Greek yogurt. Actually I should go jump in the shower soon. Yes today’s picture was taken before I washed my hair.

Today is Sunday. Nothing special planned for today. Probably just a quiet & boring day at home. Might be a good day to organize my paperwork for all my up-coming Dr. visits and the welfare office and the Social Security office.


Returned to New Hampshire

I have been back in my childhood “home” state for 3 weeks. When I got here I weighed 178.6.         I was so excited because the first 2 days I was here I lost a bit over 2 pounds..but since then I have gained it back (plus extra). I now weigh 2 pounds more then when I got here.         I am not eating as much as I was when I was in Phoenix. The problem is that I am also not walking as much either. YES, I know all about  “calories in-VS-calories out”.

Part of my problem right now is that I still don’t have my own kitchen. I am staying with family. My brother has a kitchen that could be seen on HGTV and there is no way I am going to mess it up or take a chance of breaking anything. My brother & his wife will be gone for about 3 weeks in I will get to use the kitchen then.

While I love spending time with my Aunt Geri, She loves to get fast food & desserts when we are out running errands together. It’s not that I don’t like the ice cream or the chinese buffets…I just don’t like the added weight or the gassy feeling afterwards.

Today is Sharon’s birthday & yesterday was Matt’s birthday. So today for lunch I did have Sharon’s yummy homemade coleslaw & potato salad & chicken, and then we all had cake and ice cream.