Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I haven't had many trick or treaters, so I have a feeling I am going to be left with a bunch of candy....not good. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a serious addiction to chocolate. Very Serious.

I don't really have too much to report or talk about. I have been doing great through the week with food choices. I pack my lunch and my water every day.

Things have been a little hectic at work. We had the big shot head honcho over the schools (not just our base, all of them in a certain area) come to our building today. The principal chose certain classrooms to "showcase". Yep, you guessed it, I was one of the lucky ones. On top of that I was already scheduled to be observed this week.

My kids are learning how to tell time. I made this clock (thanks Trest of Pin) to help them learn how to tell time...

Tomorrow the kids are making their own clocks like this one. Should be fun...if they aren't too jacked up on sugar. And if they are...well, I will just make them share :)

Baby Harleigh loved seeing the few trick or treaters we got tonight. She has a costume, but she would NOT keep it on. She also has a pacifier now, and she loves it. Yeah, I's not normal how much I treat her like a baby. But she is my baby.



I went shopping this past weekend. I am easily in a size 10 Petite jeans...woot woot! Sorry about my self portrait skills....

That's all I got for now. My one year bandiversary is next week!!! Can you believe it has already been close to a year????

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ten Things Thursday!

Thanks to the gorgeous Laura Belle we have Ten Things Thursday!!

1. I have been in a bad mood for over week. I have no idea what is going on. I am almost always in a good, happy mood. I think it must be the change of seasons. I think I should go to the tanning bed once or twice a week. I used to do that several years ago in the winter and it seemed to help.

2. I love my husband every day...but there are certainly days that I don't like him. Since I have been in a bad mood, there have been several days lately that I don't like him.

3. The Rockstar has had a pulled muscle in his back since last week. He literally spent 3 days in the bed. I can push a baby out of my vagina and be back to doing laundry and cleaning house within 48 hours...but a pulled muscle has him down for 3 days. It gets on my nerves.

4. I don't think I ever mentioned how my doctor's appt over fall break went. I didn't get a fill. After really thinking about it I felt like I could do more on my end before getting a fill. I have been doing better for the last two weeks.

5. Since my little poop slinger moved schools I had to lose an assistant. Of course they took my favorite one. I think this is actually part of the reason I have been in a bad mood.

6. I read on fb where one of my friends just finished her Christmas shopping. I know some people like to get it done early, but I swear, I can't even begin to think about Christmas shopping until we get Thanksgiving over with.

7. The journal topic for my kids yesterday was to describe their family. One of my boys wrote "I have two dads. One dad lives at my house. He is in the army and he likes to play video games with me. The other dad is drunk and has a beard."

Kids....gotta love their honesty.

8. I think I should get a massage and a pedi this weekend. That always puts me in a better mood.

9. I have a co worker who is tall and thin...really, she reminds me of black Barbie. It gets on my nerves when she eats a (singular) m&m and then says "oh I really shouldn't eat this...I am getting so fat"

10. In case you were wondering.....Grey's is on tonight!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

I like big butts and I cannot lie

I have always been well blessed with a big booty and boobs. I thought some of this would go away when I lost weight...but it has not. And I am completely ok with it. I had on new pants today. I caught a glimpse of reflection as I walked by a glass trophy case at work today. I backed up and did a second look. As I looked at my bootylicious backside in that glass I said "KaBlam!"

Of course I thought I was in the hallway alone. I was not. Unbeknownst to me the gym coach was standing in the gym doorway. He got a good laugh at me admiring my own badonkadonk.

I am back on track with measuring and logging food. Yay me!

Remember me telling you about my angel baby poop slinger?? He moved off base so now he has to go to public school. I know he was a handful (his new teacher has already called me asking for help) but I loved that little booger. Things seemed too quiet and boring today without him.

I had an "old friend" send me a friend request on fb. He sent me a private message telling me how great I looked and how hot I still was after all these years (it's been 25 years). It felt good to have someone say I looked "hot"...but then I remembered, the Rockstar says that all the time :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Triple T!

Thanks to the gorgeous Laura Belle we have Ten Things Thursday!!

1. I have been having a great fall break, but it is going by way too fast.

2. One of my besties spent the night with me last night (she is a teacher too, and also on her fall break). I cooked dinner for her last night and then we shopped all day today. She fell in love with Harleigh and now she wants a baby just like her.

3. We shopped a little for Harleigh today too. I got her Halloween costume, but I am going to have to take it back and get a different size. I also got her two other little dresses. She was not interested in posing so these are the only pics I could get...

4.  I have an appointment at the band doctor tomorrow. Still undecided about the fill, but I am kinda leaning more towards no right now.
5. I will be so stinkin glad when this freakin election is O-V-E-R. I have been woke up every morning this week by someone wanting to do some kind of political survey. I am sick of it!
6. And Grey's won't be on tonight because of the election.
7. I have just about gotten caught up on my reality tv addiction this week. It's a good thing, my DVR was almost full. I like it that when one Real Housewives ends, a new one starts. I saw that Atlanta and Beverly Hills will be starting soon. Yes, I know how sad it is that I get excited about reality tv.
8. I bought a new purse today....
9.  We have a new store that just opened here today. It is called Clothes Mentor or something like that. They sell used (actually some of it still had the tags on it) designer clothes and purses. I bought a new pair of pants (forgot what brand) and a Calvin Klein top for $16.
10. Happy Friday Eve y'all!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

This and that Tuesday

I am feeling very random today, so this post may seem all over the place. That's how I roll.

I have an appointment at my band doctor this Friday. Although it's not quite a year yet they want to go ahead and do all of my bloodwork. I was flirting with the idea of asking for a fill. I have only ever had 2 fills. I was sitting here saying to myself "Self, why are you not losing weight any more?? Could it be that you are able to eat way too much and you could possibly need a fill??"

Just after that conversation with myself I read Lap Band Gal's post today. She included this link. I had a bit of an ah-ha moment. Then I turned and looked right beside me at this...

Well helloooooo.....this is why your fatass isn't losing weight. Yes, that is a Baskin Robbins spoon you see on that table along with the bag of doritos and Peanut Butter M&M's.

I have been eating simply because I could. I stopped logging food and I stopped measuring. Co-winky-dink that this happened at the same time I stopped losing weight???? Um, I think not.

So, now I am not too sure I need a fill at all. I think I just need to get back to doing what was working.

The Rockstar and I are both on fall break this week. He is in the recording studio with his band all week. Part of me is happy to be home alone so I can actually clean the house properly. The other part of me gets pissy because I am here cleaning it by myself.

I am doing a closet purge tomorrow. I have a shit ton of stuff to get rid of. My friend is coming over to go through the stuff because her sister's house just burned to the ground and she is about the size of the stuff I am getting rid of.

Crap....The Boy just yelled at me from upstairs and asked me to go on a "date" with him tonight. He wants to take me to "Crack"er Barrel. Doesn't he know that I JUST said I am going to stop eating a bunch of crap??? I can't go to Cracker Barrel and not have a yummy biscuit or corn muffin. What to do....what to do????

Don't do it.
Yes, do it.
No, you will regret it.
But The Boy wants to take you on a date, you can't say no to him. Do it.
That's a load of shit. The Boy just wants you to go so you will pay. Don't it.
Oh dont say that about my sweet boy. He loves his mama. Do it.

Please excuse the random voices talking out loud on my blog.

Harleigh got her first haircut today!!! She was NOT a good girl and strangely I think from now on when I call to make her an appointment they may say they are already booked up. She may be a brat, but she's a cute brat :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

White Trash

Some people aren't sensitive to being called names. I am not one of those people. Today I was called "white trash" by someone I barely even know.

My fb status today was this : "In the 40's and I still haven't put on real shoes...I am the flip flop Queen :)"

A few minutes after I posted it a girl who was a year behind me in high school (and who I think I have never spoken to in real life) posted this...

I know that she was directly referring to me because later in her comments she directly quoted the "flip flop queen" part of my status. I seriously don't understand how you can call someone "white trash" simply based on wearing flip flops in cold weather. And I really don't understand why I even let this bother me that she called me that. I know that I am not "white trash" (I paid good money for this tan, she could have at least said light brown trash). I am not on food stamps or welfare. And even if I was that still would not constitute me as "trash".

I sent her a private message. It said this...

She did not respond, but I feel better for letting her know that words can be hurtful.

In unrelated news I am on fall break! We went out of town this weekend for The Rockstar's 25th high school reunion. It was as good as could be expected for a spouse at a high school reunion. It was actually nice to spend the whole weekend alone with The Rockstar. Normally we would stay at his dad's house, but this time we decided to get a room...bow chicka wow wow :)

We got up early this morning and after visiting his family we headed back home. I am about to make the first pot of chili for the season. This white trash girl may not be ready for shoes, but I sure am ready for cold weather food :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Back to the real world

I sure did hate going back to work on Monday after such a fabulous weekend in Chicago. I still feel like I am not caught up at work. My grades are due in by Friday, my kids go on a field trip tomorrow, and I have an IEP meeting first thing in the morning. After working on the IEP most of today I left the computer to go across the hall, came back and EVERYTHING was gone....G-O-N-E! Apparently there is a glitch with our new IEP system that if someone else works in it at the same time you are in the file it deletes everything you have worked on. The physical therapist had opened the file and stuff was gone forever. So I had to stay late putting it all back in...I was not a happy girl.

Oh well, enough about my work woes because guess what??? I will be off all next week for Fall Break.....yipppeeeeeee!

My time in Chicago was filled with fabulosity! I met some of the most amazing people!

The first night we ate some famous Chicago pizza!!

My roomie Sandra was the perfect roommate for me....I loved her to pieces...


I don't know what it is about Arizona, but those girls are gorgeous....

Jen is just a sweetheart. She has perfect hair and a smile that could light up any room. Bless her heart, she is a little geographically challenged...I had to explain to her where Tennessee was.
I really enjoyed the architectural boat tour and the lunch with great people afterwards...
Sofie turned over my giggle box many times. She is so funny. I have been practicing my Canadian accent and using the word "out" as often as I can. I think I am actually starting to get on my coworkers nerves with my Canadian accent.
I absolutely adored Beth. I threw my hip out Thursday night...and I blame it all on Beth :) I couldn't be mad about it though, because she is so precious!
I even talked her into doing the duckface...
I am so happy I went. I feel like I made some life long friends...

Unfortunately, there were some very scary moments in Chi-town. Those damn taxi drivers are crazy! I thought I was gonna meet my maker a few times...
I have a lot more pictures but I am too tired right now to post any more. If you are friends with me on fb you can check them out there :)