Tuesday, July 16, 2013

From bad to better

What was a bad day at work turned into a delightful evening when I stumbled upon
You've Got Mail on tv tonight. Oh to have that little book store....

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th

Here in Atlanta the 4th means the Peachtree Road Race. I am happy to be watching it from the dryness and comfort of my couch. Yesterday Mister asked how come you don't run the Peachtree anymore? My response..."because I am lazy"...I like to tell it like it is. I think it's time to replace that laziness with some motivation..

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Internet Cool Kids

As Dave Grohl lovers, when I saw this tweeted yesterday I asked Lolly if she had seen this, she said yeah, I made it and posted it on my tumblr....I may not be one of the cool kids but I've raised one.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

No truer words...

Me too Dave, me too!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

That's a wrap

Today a film crew was set up outside my window at work. My co-workers were preoccupied with finding out what and who. Unfortunately for me corporate responsibility called and I missed most of the action. It turned out to be Necessary Roughness and Scott Cohen. What I learned is that it takes an incredible amount of takes to capture someone walking a few feet and stopping to answer a phone.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Nothing makes me happier than spending time with the best mother and the best daughter I could ever ask for.

If you asked, none us would say we looked our best. But all I really see is the happiness of that moment

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Crazy Talk

"You're not getting a tattoo until your taste in high school boys improves"
             ~ me to Lolly after a week of boy drama

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


It's been awhile. A lot has gone down since March.
  • A new position at work
  • Lolly turned 16 which included two birthday parties
  • Lolly had her Confirmation at church
  • I lost 10-12lbs, depending on the day
Well that doesn't seem like a lot but it took up a lot of time.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Lolly: " I am rare like a unicorn. I am in highschool and I haven't had sex, I don't drink, and I don't do drugs"

I have a whole new appreciation for unicorns.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras

If I could, I would, be right there in the middle of it all today.

Boy, how I love New Orleans...the place of some of my most decadent memories. I'll just leave it at that.

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day of Love

I hope your day is filled with nothing but love!

....and maybe a little bit of chocolate.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Do you have one of those poser friends on facebook? Well I do. You know the ones that make you want to roll your eyes.

Here's today's:

Note to self - buy flowers for the wife today. Just because...

Maybe it's just me, maybe I am just hyper critical. But is this really about doing something nice for your wife or is about seeing how many likes and comments you can get about how wonderful you are?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Pretty soon I am going to have more followers on Pinterest than I do here on my blog. Funny thing is I haven't pinned one stinkin thing. Just one look at Pinterest and I knew it was a problem. The time suckage that wonderful could cause is frightening.

How about you, are you pinning?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thinning of the Herd

Yestersday we had to say goodbye to Lolly's cat Cupcake. She had stopped eating. Seriously, I am not meant for pet ownership. Not to be morbid but we have another cat and two dogs. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph I can't stomach the idea having to be in that position three more times...I am off to have a good cry.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Act Your Age

To the lady on ABC Sunday morning talking politics I think I know who are but you look nothing like yourself: If you are over 40, your forehead should move when you talk. I am not against a little botox or what have you. But absolutely no movement is so obvious. As obvious the black turtleneck your wearing to hide your neck.

We are all going to grow old and wrinkled. Maybe we should face facts and embrace it. Or at least remember everything is better in moderation and that includes injections...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cheap or Expensive

I love coffee. Similar to my taste in wine, I can't tell the difference between good and bad. Which I am told is a plus in regards to the coffee at work.

Have a great Friday!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Perfect World

In my perfect people would not post about their political beliefs on facebook. And I'd stop being invited to play mafia wars.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Breaking Up is Hard to Do.

Lolly broke up with her first boyfriend. I took it hard, not as hard as the boy. Maybe residuals from the past, but it made me feel super sad.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Breakfast of Champions

Protein Shake
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop of whey protein

222 calories of yum.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I've been sticking to a diet of protein and veggies and I am hungry ALL the time. Seriously, all the time. Like go to bed hungry. But here are three things I know
  • Being 4'11 and 3/4 it takes a lot of calorie restriction to get the scale to move
  • While I've been non-stop hungry, I haven't lacked any energy.
  • There are plenty of people who go to bed hungry not of their on choosing

It's that last point that motivates me the most. To get control, stop wasting money on food and treats that aren't needed, and to use that extra money toward food to donate to the food pantry.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Point to Ponder

"Live simply, so that others may simply live"

~Blessed Mother Theresa

Monday, January 9, 2012

Gettin Serious

...and learnin how to be nice when hungry. Veggies may be good for you but you have to eat a truck load to fill you up...

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Drop the Bag

These are not my friend...they are more like a frienemy.

Note to self: I am trying to lose 20lbs not gain them.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Deja vu

Don't you hate when you buy a magazine only to realize that you read the bulk of it for free while waiting at the orthodontist office.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Wipeout

Why is it so much fun watching people get their clock cleaned while trying to make through an obstacle course? I laughed my butt off watching tonight's show. I wish that counted as exercise.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Feet

While I had to trade pj bottoms and sweat shirts for suits this week at least I can keep my feet comfy while seating in my cube.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Goals and Resolutions

Normally, I set a goal in every area of my life but this year I decided to focus on one and only one goal...lose 20lbs. I know, how overdone. But so needed.

You see on Nov 12, 2011, the day before I turned 45 I ate my last bit of sugar in the form of cookies, cakes, ice cream, candy, pies, frozen yogurt, etc. It was a cookie sandwich with sprinkles to be exact. I had decided that I wanted to challenge myself, to do something big in my 45th year. I would give up sugar for one year. Wonderful, lovely, delicious sugar.

I made it through the holidays without so much as a Christmas cookie, not even a candy cane. I also haven't lost one stinkin pound. I feel a lot better but I don't look a lot better. I wasn't expecting to lose a ton of weight but a few pounds, sure. I mean I eliminated cookies, candy, frozen yougurt, etc from my diet. Not seeing a difference in my weight, tells me that's there's a lot of other work that needs to go into cleaning up my eating in order to get into shape.

Hopefully it won't take all year to meet the goal. I do know I am going to have to do a lot better in the eating and exercising department than I have done for the first three days of 2012.

Any tips, secrets, motivators?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Shock to the System

I am pretty sure returning to work tomorrow after having been off since the 21st of Dec. will be an adjustment. I am positive trading my wardrobe of pajama bottoms for a suit will be down right painful. If only I had a suit made out of flannel...