Wednesday, January 24, 2007

NOTE: Fitzy's WIP muse has left the building

Sorry everybody, my absence is your blessing, believe me.

OK, so I am (you pick the excuse you'd belive the most, lol):

Busy at work - the accountant left, I'm stuck doing her job as well(with NO education)

Watching paint dry - completely re-did the guest bathroom, including removing 80's floral wallpaper from walls that had not been primed or basecoated; painted and re-decorated.

Repacking boxes - did you know that if you leave boxes unopened, the stuff doesn't stay protected? It also doesn't put itself away. It may earn more value tho, it's lots of depression glass and crystal that I will someday sell!

Mentalpausing - tired, grumpy, not-able-to-create, hormonal...ok, add crabby too.

I'll be back!

Hugs ~

Tagged for a Meme-25Q

25 Q's MeMe

I was tagged by dd#2 to do this 25 question meme!

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be? Tucson, Arizona
2. What's your favorite article of clothing? Jeans
3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex? Smile
4. What's the last CD that you bought? I have NO clue
5. Where's your favorite place to be? In dh's arms, sorry, I'm still a romantic!
6. Where is your least favorite place to be? Anywhere where I feel COLD.
7. What's your favorite place to be massaged? Shoulders...feet...calves...ANY PLACE!
8. Strong in mind or strong in body? Mind
9. What time do you wake up in the morning? 4:30am...without the alarm...dang
10. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? Microwave, couldn't live without it anymore.
11. What makes you really angry? Company politics
12. If you could play any instrument, what would it be? Piano, better than I do.
13. Favorite colour? undeniably BLUE
14. Which do you prefer...sports car or SUV? SUV I guess, but I never want to own either one!
15. Do you believe in an afterlife? No
16. Favorite children's book? A Golden Book called, "Where's Goldie?"
17. What is your favorite season? FALL in the east, SUMMER in the west
18. Your least favorite household chore? Vacuuming, ugh
19. If you could have one super power, what would it be? strength
20. If you have a tattoo, what is it? heavens NO
21. Can you juggle?; betcha
22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to? My mother, I left way too many questions unanswered.
23. What's your favorite day? Friday, the last day I have to work each week.
24. What's in the trunk of your car? 1 frost scraper...period.
25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger? Sushi, but only cooked meat please. eel = YUM

If you want to be tagged, consider yourself TAGGED, just leave me a message! Participation encouraged...not mandatory, lol.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

No long an IKEA virgin

I am happy to report I have now been socialized. (Aren't you glad?) I play well with others. no, no, no...not that silly.

I went to an IKEA store for the first time today! Oh my goodness, what an experience. It's a good thing we're getting ready to list our home on the market and my pursestrings were shut...I could have done some MAJOR damage! Every item you could imagine that is considered "storage" as well as kitchen cabinets, living room & patio furniture, dishes, glassware, etc., etc.!

WE still managed to spend $100 and purchased this nifty kit to turn this pile of "junque"

...into our well organized camping gear and paper good supply area!

We even put a shelf back up above the laundry area (in California, it's mostly found IN THE GARAGE!) to take care of the multitudes of washing preparations that dh uses.

Yeah, I know, we aren't the glam types. Give me a tent, a chair and warm sleeping bag and I'm in hog heaven.

If you haven't been to IKEA and have the chance, don't even THINK there's nothing there that you'd want (there's even chocolate!). So if you're even visiting relatives and they have an IKEA, tell them lunch is on you if they take you! Lunch was only $11 for dh & I to have chicken ceasar salads AT IKEA!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas Across the Miles

Sorry, no WIP today. I'm exhausted from work, things are quite behind!

Thanks to dd#2 I am able to share my dd#1's apparent happiness with her quilt. Thank you again dd, you're awesome, and you take good care of your Momma!

Living 2500+ miles from my 3 adult children is a large burden to carry. The computer (with instant messages and email), cell phones that are "inside the network" ( not to mention texting), and digital cameras all help facilitate a closeness that we 4 share.

So even tho we curse technology sometimes, I thank every convenience I enjoy. I'd be uncurably lonesome without it!

Monday, January 01, 2007

A Good way to start the New Year

I'm starting out with a goal of 50 pounds of weight loss for 2007. I was successful last year, but fell off the wagon in July. I'm on track once again, but boy, it seems harder this year! Is it because I'm another year older?

What I did for myself today:

8-8oz glasses of water (MAJOR achievement)
941 calories (out of 1530 permitted)
fat: 29.4 (out of 42.8 permitted)
carbs: 94.6 (out of 173.2 permitted...YEAH!)
protein: 84.1 (out of 112.8 permitted)
fiber: 26.9 (needed 25.0)

Oatmeal with walnuts for b'fast, a sandwich wrap and salad with sesame dressing for lunch, cauliflower, baked potato with fat free sour cream and bacon bits and steak for dinner. Snacks were an apple and 1 oz beef jerky.

I am following the Calorie King program, found at . It is a wonderful download (~$30) that has almost every food I've ever consumed, lol. Dh and I are in this together again, it sure does make it alot easier!

Off to do some knitting so I have something to show for WIP Wednesday!