Friday, October 28, 2011

Ended Up Being a Great Week !

I ended up having a wonderful week. I got an A on my computer test and I feel like my compare/contrast essay will knock it out of the park. I am comparing my life before and then after all my drug days. It is truly a night and day contrast.

Yesterday I helped Mrs H muck out her craft room. I ended up getting a bunch of tops, 3 dresses and a nice pair of dress pants. SCORE! Every thing still had the tags on them. She really has A LOT of clothes. I was really proud of her and the way she made snap decision to keep or toss. She tossed 3 car loads of stuff. The people at Goodwill should be very happy. She donated so much crafty stuff too.

My weight was up 3 lbs after the pig feast last weekend, but as of today I am back down to 188.2 lbs. SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR! I am going to go for a long bike ride this morning. It is actually cool this morning. I will need a jacket. I love this time of year.

This weekend I have the kids school Halloween party party tonight then tomorrow is Javi's football game. Sunday my SIL will be receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood. We believe that this is God's power here on earth. It is a gift given to men, but it is accessible to women through men. Women get the opportunity to raise nations! That is a very humbling thought. Now I will be able to get a blessing from a family member. I haven't had that opportunity since I got that powerful blessing from my Brother-in-law. I have lots to be grateful for!

Off to catch up on all of you. Gonna clean my house and then I have a lunch date with my old co-worker. I really have missed. There won't be any drinking this time, she's preggers! Have a great weekend......

Keep the mood and the food real.................

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Things always work out

They really do. I got all worked up over nothing. It did, however make me really take a good look at my future. I have some big decisions to make! At least I am going to make them and they are not going to be made for me.

I am excited to vote. I am voting against the A-hole that put forth that SB1070 legislation. Feels good to be able to make my voice heard. He will probably get reelected ( this is a recall vote ). I haven't voted since I was a kid. WOW! Occupy the Vote!

School today and then I visit Mrs. H. Had fun watching the baby and the girls last night. Anxious to get this day started. I walked with my old walking buddy yesterday morning. Felt like old times. I have to admit, I reverted back to stuffing the old pie hole over the weekend. Stress eating for sure. I felt like I was loosing an old friend yesterday when Roxie said goodbye. I will miss her wise words.

On to see what you guys are up too.

Keep the mood and the food real!

Monday, October 24, 2011

I am worthy of all good things

I am worthy of all good things. I am in scared of life mode again. Financial stuff always does this to me. I received a blessing last night to give me courage. I have faith things will all work out. Faith trumps fear, remember that!

Keep the mood and the food real.

Friday, October 21, 2011

ok, so it wasn't that long of a break :)

Well I said I wasn't going to post, but here I am. I am feeling great. Got all my homework done for the weekend, except something pretty easy. Whoopee!! It was The 2 youngest Gkids Bdays yesterday. I can't believe it has been a year since Zander was born. He is walking and has just the cutest personality. I am really blessed. Tatum is 4 and loves Hello Kitty. She got a Hello Kitty bike and I am giving her a Hello Kitty movie. Cassie sent me picture on FB of her on the bike, so cute.

I weighed this morning and low and behold I am down to 188.2. I am seriously freaking out with happiness. Yesterday I was coming home from a long day and I thought I don't want to cook. I think I will go to McD's to get a Big Mac. Fortunately, I came to my senses when I saw a Subway before I got there and stopped for a sandwich instead. It's stuff like this that make me happy with myself. It wasn't even a hard decision. I just really didn't want to cook. My overeating has gotten so much better now that I am so much busier. School has payed off in so many ways!

Mrs King, my lady that lost her hubs about 2 weeks ago, well she fell trying to close her blinds and is now in a nursing home. I was visiting her when her son called to tell her that she wouldn't be able to go home. I felt so bad for her. It was really a big blow for her. In the matter of just a few days her life has been turned upside down. It is such a good reminder for me of who is Large and in charge, the Lord. That I can't see around the corner sometimes, but He can. She has a good attitude about the whole thing. She is trying to see it as a new adventure for her. That she would probably be just too lonely at home by herself anyway. She is such a good example of someone who accepts her life and tries to make the best of it.

Well I am off the food store. Going to get some stuff to fix dinner for a young mother in my church that is coming home this afternoon with a new baby. Life is GREAT! Hope your weekend turns out to be a good one. I know mine will. Anxious to see my family at my Gson's football game tomorrow morning. Then I am going to be working cleaning out another lady's house with her daughter. This lady moved in with the daughter. It seems when Heavenly Father closes a money window, he seems to open another one for me. I am grateful.

Keep the mood and the food real...............

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Popping in Post

Holy Cow! I think this is the longest I have gone without posting. That's saying something. What with school and work I have been busy. To tell the truth I really don't have a lot to blog about. Life is going well. I haven't really been dieting, but maintaining below 200. So I am happy with that.

I have been enjoying my Gkids ( of course ). Last weekend it was football, this Saturday is football too. We will meet up with my son and his wife. They are loving their new home and just finished painting the downstairs a lovely yellow. My daughter and the kids have been sick so I haven't been out this week. I don't want to get sick, that's for sure. There is this head cold thing going around. I don't make a very good sick person.

I haven't been keeping up with any of you either. Once I deleted my blog roll, I've gotten lazy. I only read just a few anymore anyway. I probably won't be posting as much. Like a lot of blogger, I really don't think I have a lot to blog about. Just the day to day. Plus I am writing so much for English class. Anyway just popping by. Hope you are all doing well. I plan on catching up soon.

Keep the mood and the food real...........

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up


I had a great weekend. Saturday I went to work for both of my ladies. I was icky sicky on Friday, so I made up for lost time. Then I went and picked up my Gkids, all FOUR of them Saturday evening. I am so glad I did. We had a blast. Made french toast Sunday morning. We then went for the 1st time of this season to the bird park! I love the bird park, and so do they. The 1st thing they always do is get a stick to go fishing. We spend the 1st 30 mins trying to find just the right stick :) We spent about 2 hours there. Then we headed out to their place. Javi had to give a talk in church. He and I wrote it while he was at my house. It was cute getting to watch him give the talk. Then I headed home and to bed early. That is a full weekend for me. We also stopped at Petco and I walked out with 4 new fish. Cheap fish. The kids love it. I am a sucker.

I am way down on the scales for the past couple of time 191.2. Lowest in a long time. I am finding that keeping busy really helps me to not think about food as much. Well, that and I have been having hormones from hell. It's been crazy, I thought I was over with my monthly, guess not. Seems like the past couple have months I have had one. I really has reeked havoc with me emotionally, but I have lived through it. Anyway, enough of the bad....

I am still loving school and I plan on going again next semester. It's hard,but in a good way. I got another little job once a week as well, so life is plugging right along. I really wanted to go see my sister for the girl cousin party, but alas, I don't think I will be able to. It's ok. I don't think I went last year either. I wish I could just drive. I could , I guess, but my little car has worked so well for me, I don't want to make her work really, really hard. My daughter and her hubs bought a newer, more expensive used Honda, and it is already in the shop with blown head caskets. Not so good. Theirs was under warranty, but I wouldn't be so lucky. I bought mine from a kid my last trip to Utah, no warranty included.

Well I best be saying so long, farewell. I am walking with my old walking buddy. She has the whole week off for Fall Break. I think I will stop by my son's on the way home from Mrs King's this afternoon. Just to say hello, maybe help them with unpacking. I have no big plans for this week, suppose to go to the doctor's this afternoon, but think I will postpone it till I get some blood work done. It's all done on a cash basis now, ouch!

Keep the mood and the food real................

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, 56

Wow! I didn't know that I would feel this bad about his passing. I don't own a ipad or Iphone. What I do relate to is his age. So young, 56. I am 51. They have been running a clip of a commencement speech. He said to live each day like it is your last. Good advice. I am a real attitude of gratitude this morning.

After abusing my body through drug and food abuse I am very lucky to be in as good of health as I am in. I haven't ever had to be hospitalized for anything other then having a baby. ( knock on wood, or my head, as I like to do ) I can still get around very well for a woman of 51. I can't run, due to a bum knee, but I do walk every morning. Sometimes I take that for granted. Not this morning. This morning I am getting on my knees and thanking a loving Heavenly Father for all the good things he has blessed me with. I have much to be grateful for!

I didn't sleep well last night. Woke up at 10 pm and didn't go back to sleep until around 12:30 am. Back awake at 4 am. It's ok. I have a test in computer class, but all in all I have pretty easy day. I am still in awe of how well Mrs. King is doing since the passing of her hubs less than a week ago. Yesterday she had a bit of a crying jag, but heck, she deserves it. I was glad I could be there. She loves to talk. She really is a bit of a story teller. All I did yesterday was basically visit. I felt bad to charge her, she insisted. She has good neighbors, so I felt ok about leaving her.

I am going to drop off my car to get serviced today. I think I will drop my bike off to get the tires pumped up and serviced as well. It has really cooled off and I am anxious to start riding again. It is suppose to not hit 80 today and RAIN. Love it!

Going to take Mrs H to see the Dolphin Tale movie today. Like I said, an easy day. Hope everyone has had a good week. I have. No big plans for the weekend. I have to teach in Sunday School. That's about it. I am going to plug The Mormon Channel one more time. I have listened to the best podcasts this week, not to mention General Conference. You don't have to be a Mormon to enjoy great messages.

Keep the mood and the food real..........

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fast Weekend!

Monday! Where did the weekend go? My teacher found my glasses. I thought I was going to have to buy new ones. So I consider myself lucky. Saturday was Mr. King's wake. It was nice and I got to meet the family and friends that she loves to talk about. I listened to General Conference Saturday morning and then again Sunday morning. After the morning session I rode out to my daughter's and snuggled with the Gkids and read them stories and listened with one ear to Conference. They replay them on the lds.org website plus the church has a free app called The Mormon Channel. So I will be listening to what a missed this week on my walks.

Stopped at my son's on the way home and unloaded the last of the fruit salad that I had left over from the wake. They are such a cute couple, and so happy to be in their cute little home.

A quote that I loved from Conference was by a Young Woman leader who said "Be loyal to the royal". Meaning be loyal to yourself. The Royal that is God given, from a loving Heavenly Father. I will post that on my mirror.

Today it's off to Mrs. King's. All her family will be gone by now. I am sure it really hasn't hit her that her companion is really gone. I expect that there will be some crying. I have big shoulders to cry on. She has been very stoic since he passed. Then this afternoon I am going to see my 5 year old Gson perform at his Hip Hop recital. He was so cute yesterday. I said you look so grown up today. And he said GeGe I am growing slowly, like I promised you. Melted my heart.

Hope everyone has a great Monday! Be loyal to your ROYAL!

Keep the mood and the food real............