Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Break

It's so nice to have a few days off, where I'm not required to be at work at 4am, or whatever.  We went away for a night, and it was just enough to recharge my batteries.  I'm still getting ready for a craft show next Saturday, but I definitely made a dent in what I want to get accomplished for that show.  I'm not going to get finished what I originally wanted to finish, but I'm definitely pleased with how much I will be able to get accomplished and ready for sale. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

The light at the end of the tunnel

is not an oncoming train!  I got some good news yesterday tempered with a healthy dose of guilt.  But, long story really short is that we might actually be able to start saving here soon, and looking to purchase a house in a few months!  Whoo!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


A friend of mine posted on her blog about the realage test.  And I decided to take it.  I'm 35, and my realage results say that I'm 35.4.  Which isn't bad, because I'm actually turning 36 in February.    But, I'd love to be younger, or at least living like I'm younger.  I want to live for a long time, and then die when I'm old and crotchety.  ;) 

I had my weigh in today.  I didn't gain, but I didn't lose.  So that means that next week, it'll come off.  My goal is to be down 4 lbs before we go on vacation next week, and down another 5 by the time I see my oncologist in 2 weeks.  It's totally doable, but I just have to keep on it!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cold and dreary day...

I'm sitting in my nice warm house, watching CNN, and crocheting snowflakes for a local craft show I'm participating in in a few weeks.  It's chilly outside, and the rain is dreary and cold.  :(  As much as I don't want to admit it, I know winter's almost here.  Boo.  That means scraping my truck before work, bundling up to go outside, and freezing my tushy off.  Boo!!!!  Winter is so depressing anyway, and I always try and avoid the thought/images as much as possible. 

The dreariness isn't helped by some news I received last night.  My mom's older brother has been in the hospital for over a week, and we just found out about it.  WTH?  Yup, he's having heart issues, along with internal bleeding and diabetes.  I can't believe my aunt never even bothered to call her own brother and sisters in law to let them know!  I just hope that nothing happens to him, and he continues to recover.   I just can't imagine it- my mom called his wife(my aunt) and my aunt 'had to' call my uncle to see if he wanted his sister to know what was going on.  I just hope my brothers and I aren't like that when we 'grow up'.  Yeah, I still consider us children, even though we're all over 30!  :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Apparently I'm obsessed....

With the word 'So..."  I have been thinking about what to post the last few days, and ALL. OF. THEM. start with the word So....  Notice:

So, I've been working a lot....
So, we decided to go to the pumpkin.....
So, thank heavens tomorrow is.....

Yeah, I'm a little annoyed by it.  It's not even a good word to use!!  What the heck ever!

Weigh in was not good today.  I gained 2 lbs.  It'll come off next week, but still....  I am just tired of the excuses that they like to come up with.  Oh, I gained because I didn't make good choices.  Yup.  That's it.  I didn't exercise, I didn't track, I didn't do this or that.  It is what it is, and you just have to work around it, and through it.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I was at work this morning, and my boss comes up to me to assume that I can stay late.  I really hate when they do that, I do have a life out side my job!

   I'm on a house cleaning kick lately.  I threw out two bags of garbage today, and that was only in the few hours that I was home alone before the bus arrived!  I can't wait until tomorrow, when I'm home all day by myself, not working tomorrow morning, and can actually clean for several hours.  Yay!  :)  So excited!  But, I have to go grocery shopping too.  Which will be fine.  :)

  My whole budget is $75 for the week.   Every week.  Sometimes it's less. But, I very rarely go over $65 in terms of spending.  I'm lucky in that I know prices, and am not brand loyal at all, except for Tide.  I cannot see spending almost $2 on a can of beans that I can get for less than a dollar in another brand, or cheaper than that when I purchase a bag of dried beans. 

All of my meals are made from scratch, and I try new recipes as well.  And, before you say, why, Frugal Girl, you must love your beans!, I say to you, I hate beans.  I eat them when necessary, and that's all.  :)  I serve meat at 4 out of 7 meals a week.  Portion control is so important, and so many people overlook it. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yay! Maybe?

It seems like I've broken my plateau!  After 8 LONG weeks of losing and gaining the same 2 lbs, the last two weeks, I've lost 5 lbs, breaking my lowest weight, and just making me feel all around awesome!  :)  So I celebrated by eating fast food 2x today.  Plus baking my yummy sourdough bread.  :) 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sad Really....

My husband's brother..... I shall call him Dingbat, because really, that's what he is, but anyway, he's married to a girl named Chris.  Chris is actually interested in a lot of the same things I am- green living, self sufficiency, raising animals, living on a farm, canning, cheese making, etc.  Yet, I barely talk to her because I do not like him.  He's very black and white, he's right, you're wrong, and I just can't deal with that.  I'm not like that at all.  It's definitely sad, because we have so much in common, that we should be best friends- or at least better friends then what we are now- which is to say, there is no friendship, and I ignore them unless spoken directly to. 

They were even supposed to be the guardians of the kids if anything were to happen to us before the oldest was 18.  Yesterday, I facebooked them, and told them that we've decided to go in a different direction with our guardianship needs.  Dingbat wrote back, and was like, we understand, and we know that we've 'wronged' you in some way.  Forgive us for whatever.  And I want to write back and say, where do I start?  But that doesn't solve anything, and really, it's just better that we leave it alone now that it's 'taken care of' for the most part.  I care that we're not friends, but unfortunately, not enough to make a change about it. 

Only 14 more days....

If I can just deal with Comcast until then, we're done with them.  They are crashing 60+ times an hour, and I am unable to do any work!  I have work to do, and I have to spend hours at a time trying to get the pages to load/refresh.  I'm so sick of it.  I've refused to pay, because I'm not getting what I'm paying for.  The woman who I just talked to told me that oh, you don't have service anymore, why are you complaining about it?  Um, bitch, our cancellation is Oct. 20.  It's not past Oct. 20.  Why would I not have service until then?  And decent service at that.  So I've asked to speak to a supervisor, which I'm not holding out hope that she'll be able to fix it.  They can't do anything.  However, something she said makes me wonder if they've not jacked our service because they don't know when we've cancelled.