Monday, January 25, 2010

Celebrating Hope for Haiti

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Monday, January 18, 2010

January Thaw...

We had our January Thaw last week - several days in the high 30's and much of the snow melted. Then last night we got another 2-4", haven't been outside yet so I'm not sure how much we have exactly. I'll find out this afternoon when I have to go run the snow blower.

I've been cooking my way through January, making bread, cookies. chili, attempting to use my new George Foreman Grill successfully. All this baking of bread has caused my weight to start creeping up the past week which sucks as I had lost 15lbs since losing my job - lovingly referred to as "15lbs of unhappiness and misery" but fresh baked bread is adding them back one at a time.

This is unacceptable so I have also been jumping on the wii fit a bit more and trying to work out without having to go outside in the cold. (It may be 35ish out but that is still too cold for me).

So today after I get off my wii fit - I plan to bake banana bread - not exactly the answer to the problem BUT I have two overripe bananas and I don't want to throw them away. So depending on how much I eat I may need to spend a bit more time on the wii fit this week.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Motivation - where are you?

I sure wish you'd come visit me again. Kick me in the butt, get me moving forward again - toward something, toward anything.

This stagnation thing sucks.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I wish...

I wish I was allowed to make a mistake without being berated and belittled for it.

I wish I wasn’t afraid to say anything to someone for fear he overreact AGAIN.

I wish I lived in a place where I was spoken to with respect always or at least most of the time.

I wish anyone appreciated any of the things I do.

I wish someone/anyone would say thank you for anything EVER.

I wish that on a day when I go out of my way to be nice – that someone else could make the effort to just not be nasty.

I wish I hadn’t thrown mean and hateful things back when my feelings were hurt, but I did, because I’m human and there is just so much one human can take.

I wish…

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Last night had an argument with my husband when I came home and smelled cig smoke in the basement while feeding the cats. He decided it was too cold to smoke in the garage so was going in the basement and opening the bilco doors and smoking there.

I told him that if he thought it was too cold to go outside to smoke that he should QUIT and to stop smoking in the basement cause if I smell it in the rest of the house I'm smashing all the cigs and hiding his car keys.

Then I went to bed and he slept on the couch last night.

Fun times.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Christmas Tree is still up...

Normally I take it down on New Years Day or maybe the day after that. This is a small tree this year, won't take much time to take it down and yet I hesitate to do it. I realized why today.

Last year on the day I took my tree down my sweet cat Anni died. She was sleeping under the tree as I took it down and she came crawling out and literally started dying in front of me.

I have a 21 year old cat that looks like death warmed over. I think in the back of my mind I'm afraid that if I take the tree down he will just keel over like my poor Anni did last year.

This is a ridiculous fear, the cat is 21 years old and I think he's ready to go. I'm mostly ready for him to go, but I guess not as ready as I thought. :(

Here is Mike - my tree stays up in hopes that he can live a few more days...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Herrad gave me an award!

So Herrad a very cool and brave woman who is fighting MS with all her might and writes a great blog called Access Denied - Living with MS has awarded me with the above and I wanted to take a minute to thank her!

I am supposed to award this to other bloggers who fit the bill but honestly I think she named all of those that I regularly follow. So here's the deal - if you are an MS blogger and Herrad did not already give you this award please take it from me as it is well deserved!

And thank you so much Herrad - I do try to fight and advocate for my husband any way I can and I also work with the MS Society to raise money several times a year. So many advances in the past few years and maybe one day a cure?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Today is 01022010 - cool!

And day two of this new year and new decade is going a-okay. Got up around 9 and did the 30 minutes on my wii fit - the goal is to do 30 days straight, making this a habit.

I spent a few hours visiting with my parents yesterday wasn't a lot of fun though since we were talking about my husband's disability and how difficult it is for me to try to keep him in line. He thinks he can do things that he really has no business doing. He insists that he is going to buy a new truck and I have to keep telling him we can't afford it (and I don't want him to have a giant truck to drive around either) and he keeps getting mad and telling me to get job so he can have his truck. GRRRRR

Thinking about going to see Avatar today - want to see it on the IMAX in 3D so that means a trip to Albany - also really coveting a Pandora bracelet and there is a store in that mall. I think I may buy one with a few charms just for fun and a pick me up.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Day, New Year, New Decade...

And just maybe a new me?

Who knows - I am trying to embrace the potential of all this newness.

Today I did 30 minutes on my Wii Fit - first time in 265 days according to the judgy little guy who talks to you when you stand on it and says things like WHOA when you step on!

I plan to do it again tomorrow, one day at a time but hoping to make it a habit - it really is FUN and I certainly can't claim I don't have time anymore can I? LOL

In other news -well I've got nothing else yet. Starting Monday I am treating getting my business off the ground like a job - and job #1 is cleaning and setting up the office to be conducive to working. That should only take one day if I take it seriously.

Then I need to get down to business, a business plan, registering with SBA, getting a product list set up and priced. Getting the website live and ordering some business cards. Getting a list of prospects ready and starting to schedule some appointments. See one step at a time or I will get completely overwhelmed and just give up. :(

Change is scary, exciting, exhilarating, and more...