Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Princess

DD had her Winter/Christmas dance at school last night. She was pretty in off white and pink with her funky heeled boots.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Holiday Concert 2010

DD showing off her new trumpet before her holiday concert.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who's Wearing Pink?

Although all of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, tomorrow (the 4th Monday in Oct) is Breast Cancer Awareness Day. So whooooooo's wearing pink tomorrow?

I am!

Mama and Baby Owl say "Give a hoot, save the boobies".

Monday, October 11, 2010

Did you read my 3 Day Summary?

In case you haven't seen it on our team blog, the summary is up! And? No blisters for me, once again.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hello mid-life bump

I can't really call it a crisis, it doesn't feel that horrible or that big. But I do feel a bump in the road.

My weight, mood and life seem to be in constant flucuations in the past few months. B/C is causing migraines at end of cycle, so have been playing with different types. Hello weight and mood swings; and still having migraines. I'm old!!!!!! Wahhhhhhh when did I get this old?

Along with the mood and weight is an identity bump (still won't use the crisis word, LOL). I hate my clothes, I have a closet over flowing and can't figure out what to wear. So currently scouring the net looking for ideas and basics. I need the basics. Signed up for Misssmartypants and now have a plan. Feeling a little better about it, just need to now implement it in my closet. Purge!!!

Life is going to be crazy busy now that school is starting. Getting DD to her marching band practices, football games and competitions, while still having some sort of life of my own is going to be tough. Enter FlyLady.... again. *sigh* How many times have I tried to Fly? I started my Control Journal today and will try again to organize cleaning and organizing my house and life.

Training mileage is down, down a lot. It's been the hottest summer on record here. It's hard to walk in this heat... than add in DD's marching practices and trying to enjoy the summer before it's gone. And training mileage is way down.

When I think about these issues and am in a clear mind (which I am right now), I know that exercise would help with 80% off my issues. It would help with the weight and mood, and mood would control a lot of the rest. Right? So why can't I get back into the workout groove?

I turn 40 at the end of the month. Coincidence?

Thursday, August 12, 2010


We've had a hot and humid summer this year. More than makes up for last year's drizzly cold mess.

But it's going by too fast!!! It's already August! School is right around the corner.

Tonight is DD's first parade for Marching Band. I'm excited to see her perform! Luckily they aren't wearing their heavy heavy uniforms, just their camp t-shirts and shorts. They would be all passed out before the parade started if they had to wear their uniforms.

I'm running in a 5k Saturday with a couple of friends. I can't wait! Well I can't wait to hang out with some girlfriends, running!?!?! not so much. Not in this heat. I'm used to running on the dreadmill in the winter when it's 20 degrees. LOL

I need a clothes makeover, I need a personal shopper or something.... Can't afford that so I'm cruising the interwebs looking for help. Any sites you've found for great fashion tips and advice? I'm considering signing up for MissusSmartyPants... I haven't decided for sure yet.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Chocolate Wine!

Heading to WI later this week. I WILL be finding chocolate wine and bringing some home. mmmmmmmmm good stuff

I'll hopefully be making enough in fundraising to meet my goal too. Did you see what I'm doing?

NTA Convention

DD will be away at band camp all week. *waits for all the one time at band camp jokes to stop* She just had a week full of 9-9 days practicing at the school. She's getting quite the arm muscles from having to stand at attention holding her coronet. And all her pants are falling down. Looks like band camp is an awesome way to lose weight and get in shape. LOL Maybe I should try it.

Speaking of in shape.... I'm not. And foolish me signed up to run a 5k in two weeks. What the heck was I thinking!?!?!? I haven't ran since May!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Yellow Rose Turned Red

When Ayla bought me this rose bush 4(?) years ago it had yellow roses on it.
My beautiful $5 burning bush. Isn't it pretty?
Pretty weed, atleast I'm pretty sure it's a weed. It just comes up where-ever it wants to.

My purple, green and white corner garden. All those purples are Johnny Jump-Ups that reseeding themselves from last year. I have them all over in my big flower garden too. The green is Hostas and Vinca Vine. The white? Are annuals that just started regrowing on the old dead plant from last year. Weird. They never did that before. They are also regrowing in the big flower garden. Yay!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Plum Cast

Have you heard the news? They picked the cast for a Plum movie.

Stephanie Plum

Joe Morelli


I guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


DD did her goal of running the whole thing. Yay her!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Girls on the what!?!?!?!

I'm struggling and struggling bad. A few of the girls on this year's team... are just so mind boggling immature, it hurts my head. Not just even immature. Hyper? Disrespectful? Self Centered? Ungrateful? I still say the one is on something, speed would be a good guess. Although she told us yesterday she used to take meds for ADHD but her Mom took her off them. I need to talk to this girl's Mom.

Even the cool College kid coach that they love that comes on Monday couldn't control them yesterday. I was practically crying for my new lover Captain by the time we left the school. *sigh*

I dream of slapping them. See? I could never be a teacher. Never.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Kitchen- Before/After

Before After

And this is what was under the piece of carpet. Sticky tiles that were coming up and sliding all over the place.

Very productive weekend, but I'm sore and ready for bed. Nighty night!

Added in the morning---LOL Blame H, a friend of DD's for the before pic of the open garbage can.
Guess where the garbage can is now? Yup under the sink on a rollout thingie. Love it!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Crossing my fingers

Here's hoping my kitchen floor looks like this Sunday night. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, so DBF and I will be ripping up the old nasty tile floor and sanding (hopefully not much) and then laying down a new Pergo wood floor! *hop*
I also bought a cabinet to go where the old dishwasher is. I'm tired of digging for a pan and having them all crash down. We never use the dishwasher, I don't like dishwashers. I have a teenager for that!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

At Risk Girls

Girls on The Run training starts next week. I'm coaching again this year. *hop* Probably last year for it, as it's the last year DD can do it. *sniff*

The school counselor called me to talk about this year's At Risk girls. Every year there are a couple. Girls without a good parental support at home, bounce between family members, are at risk for drugs and alcohol because of home life. This year's girls may break my heart though. They are At Risk, living below the poverty level. One is homeless.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you about how bad the economy is right? Well here in Podunk? It's down right horrible. MI itself is in a depression and there are pockets that have been in a depression for quite awhile. I live in such a pocket.

So the counselor wants us coaches this year to really talk about bettering your life through education, not using your body. *sigh* We all remember the pressures of being a teenager, right? Now add in that you are living below poverty and are promised love, affection, taken care of if you only put out. They'll even let you sleep on a bed afterwards, a real bed! *sigh*

Bloggers help a coach out some. If you run across stories, quizzes, anything that you think would be a great discussion tool, please send me the link. Or send any ideas you have. We do two things during GOTR training, we train for a 5k and we work on girls self esteem and self worth.

Monday, March 01, 2010


Signed DD up for her Freshman classes for next year tonight.

I'm too young to have a highschooler. Right?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tie One On Necklaces

Shhhhhh I've been stealing some of DBF's pretty fish flies and making necklaces. *giggle* I'm calling them Tie One On Necklaces.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My new lover

I think I've used it every other day since I got it and DBF has been using it too, to whip up his fish batter.


I made a hot bacon/bean dip Sunday for the football games. Recipe said to put everything in processor after it was done cooking to whip smooth. Ha! Ha, I say. Dirty another dish? No way. My new lover can handle this.

I ♥ it muchly.