I’m back!!!

Hey all!  After a long hiatus I am back and better than ever!

Some changes that have happened since I was away.

  1. Got a new job in the same company I am working for. I am now a Quality Tech. I have been in this position for 2 years now and I am absolutely loving it. It was a good move for me.
  2. I began a weight loss/be more healthy journey. June 15,2015 was the day I started and I have not turned back since. I love 15 lbs and 40+ inches from my body over the last year. I keep moving forward with it and love how I feel now.
  3. My oldest daughter graduated from High School!!! This is such a big deal. She is now out in the real world. Has a job,car, and money lol.

My youngest starts High School in the fall and it is hard to believe. Time definitely flies by too fast.

 

My intentions with this blog have changed. I will be focusing more on my Healthy life and Family. Maybe other stuff added in, but those will be my core topics. I am even thinking of a new name and everything. So stay tuned!

Sunday Stealing

Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim’s post. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme’s best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme.

Let’s go!!!

Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection Meme

From the archives!

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?  I stuck with my resolution to lose weight and even though it was slow I lost 22lbs and I still have more to lose. I also ran my first 5k with one of my best friends. I look forward to another year of running!
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened? Losing 2 important people in my life. My Uncle who died May 31 and my kitty Zoey on July 23. The deaths were too close together and neither were expected or easy to deal with.
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?  Becoming a runner. It is so freeing and I never thought I could accomplish that.
4. What was an unexpected obstacle? Cutting some people out of my life. It wasn’t an easy decision although one person probably thinks it was.
5. Pick three words to describe 2013.  Loss, hurt,accomplishment
6. What were the best books you read this year?  Fallen Star series By Jessica Sorensen and The Breathing series By Rebecca Donovan.
7. With whom were your most valuable relationships?  My husband and my best friends. They know who they are.
8. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?  Losing weight and running.
9. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?  I realized this year what I will tolerate and what I will not.
10. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?  I have a bigger appreciation of God. He helped me through a very dark time this year. Its an experience only I can understand.
11. In what way(s) did you grow physically?  I found I can run and found I like it.
12. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?  I think some grew to be better. I found that I am just as important to them as they are to me.
13. What was the most enjoyable part of your work?  Getting to work with someone who I found is even more fun than I thought.
14. What was the most challenging part of your work? Dealing with crappy people. I realized just how unhappy I am with my job this year.
15. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?  Facebook games lol
16. What was the best way you used your time this past year?   Losing weight
17. What was biggest thing you learned this past year? I learned that I can get through challenges even when it seems like I cannot. I learned who I can count on and who I cannot. I learned what I want in life more this year.
18. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2013 for you. Strength comes from deep within.

Saturday 9

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

 

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

 
Saturday 9: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
 
1) How cold is it where you are? 34 degrees which is warmer than it has been

2) This familiar song was introduced in a 1949 film called Neptune’s Daughter. (watch a cliphere). Name another movie song. Eyes open by Taylor Swift for the movie “The Hunger Games”.

3) Who was the last person to call you “baby?” Probably my husband or my friend Robyn lol

4) This time of year is important to college football fans. Have you watched/will you watch any bowl games? Not huge into sport but I do know the OSU game will be on here. #gobucks

5)  Are you sad to see the holiday decorations begin to slowly disappear? Or do you think they should all come down right away? This year I haven’t been in the holiday mood so I am happy to see them go.I am thinking mine will be down this weekend.

6) Did you tell the truth about your weight on your driver’s license, or did you shave off a pound or two? I usually tell the truth. I see no point in lying about it.

7) Crazy Sam swears that the Echinacea she takes every morning keeps her healthy. Her boyfriend tells her she’s wasting her money. Do you take any herbal supplements? No herbal supplements here. If I take anything its vitamin only. Herbal stuff makes me ill.

8) The average restaurant in the US tip is 18%. Are you a generous tipper? I give them the amount I am suppose to,but if they go above and beyond then I give more.

9) This is the last Saturday 9 of 2013. Do you know the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne?” I know some of it but not all :/

 

 

Sunday Stealing

Suck it, Nerds!

 
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim’s post. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme’s best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme.  
Let’s go!!!

From Suck it, Nerds!  

What would you totally eat right now?:  Greasy hamburger and fries.

Do you always wear a certain piece of jewelry?:  Yes my wedding ring

What kind of jeans do you like?:  Flare

What’s something on your want list?: A Keurig

Is animal print tacky?:  Depends on what it is on. I think it can be tasteful worn right.

Give me a good quote that you like.:   Life is not measured in the breaths you take,its measured by what takes your breath away. Not sure I worte it correctly,but close enough.

Do you bite your nails?:  I use to. I haven’t in a long time and right now I have acrylics on.

What kind of smells do you like?:  campfires,vanilla,toast toasting.

Do you wear perfume or cologne?:  Body spray, Be Enchanted from bath and body works.

What do you think is overrated?:  Can’t think of anything at the moment

Next movie you want to see?:  Catching Fire. Loved the books and I like the movies,but the books tell it better.

Would you change your eye color if you could?:  Blue

And what are your goals for the remainder of this year?:  To continue on my weight loss. I haven’t gotten to where I want to be but I haven’t given up either.

When is the last time you were at the hospital?  In May

Who introduced you to your current significant other? We met in a chat room on AOL. We have been together ever sense.

Saturday 9

Back to Black

 
 

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

 
 
1) Black is this week’s signature color because Friday, November 29, was “Black Friday,” when retailers cut their prices and consumers flock to the stores. Did you score any “Black Friday” bargains? I did score a few good deals and we went out at 3:30 rather than when all the huge crowds were out. So we had easy shopping.

2) Legend has it that Black Friday began as a neighborhood phenomenon among storeowners in Philadelphia back in the early 1960s. What else comes to mind when you think of Philly? Philly cheesesteak

3) Feasting and football are also popular Thanksgiving weekend pastimes. Do your Thursday-Sunday plans include pigging out or watching a game? Pigging out,shopping and girls night out!

4) At Thanksgiving dinners, Crazy Sam’s homemade gravy is always a hit. (Probably because she’s so generous with the cognac, which gives the gravy a nutty taste.) Do you have a signature dish? My gravy too seems to be the hit of the meal.

5) Among the biggest the Black Friday advertisers are Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Best Buy. If you could have a $100 gift card to any one of those stores, which would you choose? Target

6) You’re in a public restroom that offers both paper towels and a hot air hand dryer. Which one do you choose? Paper towels. I hate the hand dryers!
  
7) While Back to Black is the best-selling Amy Winehouse CD, her first was called Frank, named for her hero, Frank Sinatra. Tell us about someone you inspires you. My dad,because no matter the situation he remains calm. He truly is the rock of our family.

8) Do you consider yourself a pessimist or an optimist? I can be a little of both sometimes

9) Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone (a verbal conversation — not an exchange of texts)? My dad.

 

Sunday Stealing

Thanksgiving Meme

 
It’s Thanksgiving in the States! Wishing everyone a lovely holiday! 

This week’s Thanksgiving Meme comes from the archives!  

1. What do you have for breakfast on Thanksgiving? Every year we try something different. This year we are making Pigs in a blanket.

2. Do you go to a Thanksgiving parade or watch one on TV? We usually watch The Macy’s parade on Tv.  

3. Do you serve appetizers, lunch, or snacks during the day?  Lunch/Dinner

4. What are the traditional favorites?  Going through the ads for Friday,which sadly most are for Thursday now. Not happy with retail places. Takes the fun out of Black Friday

5. What new recipes will you try this year? Pigs in a Blanket

6. What part of the meal do you never compromise?  Mostly all of it.

7. Who gets to carve the turkey? My husband

8. Family style around the table or buffet style and everyone sits wherever there’s room? A little of both

9. How many will be at your table this year? 10

10. Once you’re at the table, do you say grace or a toast or does everyone go around and say what they’re thankful for? My father in Law usually says grace.

11. Cranberry sauce… yay or nay? I am not a fan, but others like it so its always at our table.

12. What time do you eat Thanksgiving Dinner?  Between 2-4

13. Three best pies for Thanksgiving dessert? Caramel Dutch apple, Pumpkin pie and thats all I like LOL

14. Do you have dessert right after the main meal or later on?  Later on

Saturday 9

Sugar Shack

 

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

 

Saturday 9: Sugar Shack

 

This song was popular 50 years ago today. Hear it here.

1) In this song, our hero orders espresso. What’s your standard coffee order? If I go to Biggby I order a Bear cub Latte. Right now I am getting Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte..its like Heaven in a cup.

2) Originally the phrase “sugar shack” meant a small cabin where sap from maple trees was boiled into syrup. So for breakfast today, would you rather pour syrup on pancakes, french toast or waffles? I don’t like Syrup, I just do butter with a little powdered sugar. On French toast is my pick.

3) The name of the group that recorded this song is The Fireballs. “Fireballs” is also the brand name of a red hot jawbreaker. Do you like cinnamon? Yet another thing I do not care for.

4) In 1963, when this song was a hit, newscaster Walter Cronkite was one of the most trusted and influential men in the country. Do you have a favorite TV newsperson? My local news station Wzzm 13, Lauren Stanton is my Fave

5) The Rambler was named 1963 Car of the Year by Motor Trend, and their most popular model was a 9-passenger station wagon. What’s the car of your dreams? I have 3, Ford Edge,Saturn Outlook or Chevy Acadia

6) The Zip Code was first introduced in 1963. How many different Zip Codes have you had throughout your life?  4

7) What was the first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning? How terribly my neck still hurts. I either slept wrong on it or did something wrong at the gym. I am on day 3 of hurt.

8) Are you a good pool player? Not really

9) Do you actually make a wish when you blow out your birthday candles? Not since I was little