Thursday, January 29, 2009

Caffiene Diary

I decided to cut down on my soda intake today. Pathetically, this is a really hard thing for me to do as I chug Diet Dr. Thunder(Walmart version of Diet. Dr. Pepper)
like there is no tomorrow. Certain things in life I have fallen into a routine with and having a soda first thing in the morning is one of them. After thinking about it though it might have a lot to do with drinking from a straw that forms my habit.
This morning about 10 am I washed my embarrassingly large soda mug and put it away.
I have been drinking Crystal Light peach tea in water bottles all day. I am on my 5th 8 oz bottle, I do have a headache but I feel pretty good. I know it will get easier.
This was on my to do list and now I can at least partially cross it off as started on!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Featured Seller

I am quite smitten with the Etsy Shop Buy My Crap for a few reasons. The first being that Buy My Crap is the other half of The Naked Mushroom whom I adore.

Second the name BUY MY CRAP is pure genius!! I find humor very appealing and besides I like the items for sale. Resin rings in mouth watering colors. I have never really though about a resin ring before but I love the patterns and colors.

Even something for the Twilight crowd!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Day After Tomorrow

I am talking about the movie here!
If you live in a severe weather area this is all familiar to you- if you lived in Arizona like I did for over 20 years and then move to a place like Oklahoma you need to do some adjusting!

I have learned to be prepared- have a generator,bags of salt,oil lamps,flashlights,emergency radio,etc.. What I find most fascinating is that when severe weather is coming the grocery store is where the action is. I stopped by yesterday after my friend told me that the approaching weather might snap power lines in the next few days.

Sundays are a somewhat busy day but severe weather shopping always stops me dead in my tracks because I have a tendency to watch people (there are twice as many as usual) and become speechless at the empty shelves. Milk,OJ,and egg areas are decimated as well as meat. Actually pretty much anything is gone. You see huge areas of empty shelves and cardboard boxes all over the floor. Everyone's shopping cart is completely full. Not being prepared can be the difference between life and death for some people.

In 2007 we had massive storm that was the worst in 100 years. The entire candle and lamp oil shelve was completely empty and it is a pretty big area. No power for 10 days means I was filling up gas cans for the generator every other day (along with everyone else) and eating meals at QT. When even Walmart is without power you know it is bad.

So maybe it won't be so bad in the next few days but better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wii Diary

The Wii Fit is a daily part of my life now. I use it every day,although I did miss last weekend. I start off with Yoga and then move on to Aerobics. I prefer the step aerobics and rhythm boxing the most. I do like to Hoola Hoop though!I usually finish up with some strength training and ski jump or tight rope for fun.
I spend about 1 hour and 20 minutes on average using it and still haven't gotten bored.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My First Artfire Purchase

Checking out the front page of Artfire I saw some items from
Simply Tempted Bath and Body

I purchased 3 Body Splashes. Pink Sugar,Lick Me All Over,and Black Raspberry Vanilla.

Product Description for Pink Sugar (My favorite)
Designed for the busy girl on the go!

Enjoy long lasting and luscious fragrance all day long wherever you may be. Small enough to slip into a purse, jeans pocket or bra… don’t pretend girls...we’ve all put something in our bras at one time or other, and we don’t mean just Kleenex either.Perfect for a little pick me up throughout your day.

Don’t let the small package size fool you… (And where have we heard this one before?) Each mist mini will last approximately 100 sprays. A little goes a long way baby!

~ 8ml. ~
~ non greasy ~

PINK SUGAR: A playfully soft women's fragrance with the sweetness of sugar, cotton candy, vanilla, musk and light florals. For the young and young at heart!

These sprays are divine- can't say enough good about them. Great seller and product. Will definitely be back.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wii Diary

Lot's of Wii activity to report!

My Wii fit arrived about 6 days ago and I just opened it up today- more on that later..

Still plugging along with Samba De Amigo- I picked up an extra Nun Chuck so my daughter and I can play together since she was hogging it all the time. We have fun with the mini games and have even tried the medium setting.

Won my first tennis match today on Wii Sports- Woo Hoo- this is a big deal as I have been getting smoked on a regular basis.

Tried boxing and KO's the first 5 opponents

Decided to give Golf a try-uh oh- VERY addictive. It's pretty much the PGA tour here the last 3 days. All of us play and DH is completely addicted to it now.

So I set up my Wii Fit tonite and subjected myself to letting it tell me I was out of shape- like I didn't know that but at least it was in a friendly voice!

Yoga- won't even go there- I am horrible
Strength- hit or miss on those
Aerobics- loved it! Did some hula hoops and step aerobics.
Balance Board- Decent on the ball in the hole

Spent 32 minutes on the fit, unlocked some new things, and had a blast.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Little Debbie vs Hostess

Life's hard questions take time to answer....
For childhood memories I give 1 point to Hostess. I remember a specific time of being in our car in the 70's on a road trip and eating a Suzy Q and then getting a massive headache but still a good memory. At the bottom of my Hostess list would be Sno Balls- almost need to remove a point for that nastiness.

Little Debbie- definitely what I usually reach for these days. Big fan of snack cakes and Swiss cake rolls. Oh and Nutty bars as well.

If I need to pick only one line to have to eat the rest of my life I will go with Little Debbie... and you?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New ideas

I like combining things and I like the spoon and typewriter key ring I made.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lord of The Rings Fun

When you must know important info check out this site to find out your Hobbit name.

I am Peony Toadfoot which I actually fancy!

Or try this one for your elven name.

I am Silmarwen LissĂ«sĂșl which I am not impressed with but if it means I end up with Legolas I will take it...

Wii Diary

I finally got a Wii for Christmas- yay!! Since then I have tried out the games that came with it. My favorite is bowling, followed by tennis and baseball. Haven't done the boxing yet but it's on my to do list.
Yesterday, I got my first new game Samba De Amigo. I picked this one because I live music and I wanted something like DDR but without having to move my feet unless I wanted. The object is to shake your controller like a maraca at the right moment.
My 5 year old was intrigued and went from watching me,to dancing along with me,to hijacking the game. She can play the game no problem and it was the first thing she wanted to do this morning when she woke up. We have started out on easy level and are using the Pose settings- will try the Hustle settings sometime soon. My husband even tried it and had a good time. Thankfully I am better at it than he is- I was worried because he kicks my but in bowling and baseball and I was looking to save face.
My Wii fit arrived today so I will give it a whirl and report back.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dog Gone Mad

This video cracks me up!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

And you thought the holidays were over? Think again- January provides us with some important holidays that surely you must throw a party for.

Book Blitz Month
Birth Defects Month Link
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get Organized Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Creativity Month
International New Year's Resolutions Month for Businesses
International Quality of Life Month
International Wayfinding Month
International Wealth Mentality Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Get Organized Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Lose Weight, Feel Great Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Mentoring Month
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month Link
Oatmeal Month
Thyroid Awareness Month