Thursday, June 28, 2007

Having a Wonderful Time.....

Well, we are on day 5 of our reunion. So far we have been to the pool, beach, Legoland, Sea World and had lots of laughs. Last night we sat in a big circle (about 20 of us) and shared our most emabarrassing or funny moments. My cousin Trish has so many!! Like one where they went to a drive in theater as teens and told the box office that their passenger in the car with them was blind(not true) so they wouldn't have to pay to get in. Since we are all friends here I will share is pretty funny...
When I was 19 I went out on a fancy date with a new guy I was dating. He was borrowing his dad's brand new beamer for the evening and taking me to a nice restaurant. So, I decided I was in need of a new outfit. So off I went and found a really cute crisp white bouse and black skirt. I got all ready and was getting approval from my cousins and aunts (who were all visiting) and suddenly we noticed that the blouse I had bought that had brass buttons over each bosom..........was a maternity shirt!! Well, they just could not stop laughing and making comments about easy access. I , being a young girl wanting to look perfect for this special evening was mortified. My date never knew but my family has never let me forget it.
Do you have a funny story to share....please leave it in my comments.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Here is a picture of the hotel where we will be hanging out at all week. It's right on Mission Bay. My cousins (5 families) are all staying here in the villas or suites. We will just drive down there for the day and then come home in sleep in our own cozy beds at night.
Anyway, it is only 7 am and I have not heard a peep from any of my cousins who arrived very late last night and are currently probably sleeping at a hotel only 10 miles from my house.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Time

Well, the kids have been out of school for almost a week and we have done zilch, nada, nothing!! It has been nice though.. just sleeping in, lounging around and watching tv. This weekend is the start of our family reunion. It will be filled with lots of fun stuff so I am sorta enjoying the calm before the storm!! For fun, take a look at out itinery:

Saturday: meet up with cousins at hotel and swim and visit
Sunday: big official reunion at Mission Bay park and the hotel (which is right on Mission Bay) There will be 19 kids and 19 adults
Monday: off to legoland with my brothers family and one of my cousins. Most of the other families have older kids who would not enjoy it much.
Evening adult night out...harbour cruise and dinner
Tuesday: Sea World with everyone!
Wednesday: Beach Day/camp fire/weenie roast
Thursday: pool day/San Diego County Fair
Friday: pool day/museums
Saturday:dont know yet

Should be lots of fun. I will try to update next week but it may be short and sweet.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It's time to fess up....

Ok, ok...I will tell you the sad truth. I gained a pound at my last WI and have been waiting as long as possible to come here and tell the world. Maybe I was hoping that if I didn't report it, it didn't really happen. I'm still at a 10 lb loss which is a nice number to hang on to.

Yesterday I felt like crap all day. Actually, that's a lie. I felt exhausted all day. I actually don't really have any other symptoms. I just have no energy and feel totally lethargic. I think I have figured out why. McDonalds. Carls Jr. Candy. No water. No exercise or over exercising. I ended up staying home from work last night but didn't get any more rest because our new part came for our treadmill and Homer and I worked on that all night. He did most of the work while I assisted here and there. The good news is that it works again.

We also watched the movie good. You have to go and rent it. It kept my attention the whole time. Very suspenseful!!

I rented The Biggest Loser DVD from blockbuster and am hoping to find time to try it today. It's the second one and is supposed to be really good. I will let you know.

The kids only have three days left of school. My 3rd grader got awarded Principals Honor Roll yesterday. So proud of her!! Bye for now...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Treadmill Update

Just wanted everyone to know that I called Epic (treadmill) and they are sending us a brand new panel for our treadmill. Thank goodness. I was so nervous to call but the guy....or kid rather...sounded like he was 18.....was totally nice and said we would have it in 3-5 business days. Amazing because the actual treadmill took 3 weeks to get here.

I am starting to get nervous about all the house cleaning I have to do in order to have my brother and his family stay here. I have absolutely no motivation to do anything. Must be that time of month or something.

I am also thinking about making a calendar of events for this summer. I just really want the kids to have a fun summer. Last year we didn't do much...which is fun sometimes too but why waste all that time. I am pretty sure we will be getting annual passes to Legoland. They have a great pay monthly plan. I think it's about $10 bucks a person per month. There are no black out dates and that includes your parking. I wish Disneyland had a deal like that. There are also lots of museums down in San Diego that I would love to take the kids to. Then there are always the regular fun spots like the beach, the fair and swimming.

I gotta go get my workout in. The kids get out early today....

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ok...who's punking me

What the heck!! Our treadmill is on the fritz already and we just bought it in March. It all started when I noticed that I would be walking at a 3.5 speed and I would look up and magically it had gone up to 4.0. Then two workouts ago I noticed the panel dimming off and on. Then finally yesterday when I turned it on....there was nothing showing up on the panel. Has this ever happened to you? We got out the manual and read that you have to have a very specific surge protector on it. Did we read that before....umm no. I didn't have a chance to call the company today....but oh my gosh....what if we fried the thing already!! The treadmill actually still works but it just doesn't show your speed/time/distance etc. I am so bummed!

The other problem and this is a biggie for me is that I bought a bunch....were talking four packages of crappy food at Target yesterday. Are you ready for this....Little Debbie Nutter Bars...those ones that they used to sell at nutrition break in high school. They are 8 points for one little package. I have had three since yesterday. Do the math folks. Not cool at all. I also bought wafer cookies. These are huge red flags that I am about to give up on my weight loss attemp or that I am self sabitoging myself. I must stop. I will stop. Tomorrow is a new day.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Another Great Week

Hello blog friends. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I can't believe summer is around the corner. Not because of school being out or all the fun things we plan on doing but because I am still sending my girls to school in winter coats. This is San Diego right?? Oh well, the heat will be here soon enough.

I didn't actually go to my meeting on Saturday. Friday night after work I was starving and ate a late dinner and some snacks. Saturday morning I was showing a small gain on the scale and just talked myself out of going to the meeting. As of Sunday morning however I was showing a 1.6 loss. I am at a total of 12 pounds loss now!! I am so happy! Things are going slow but it is an average of one pound a week. I will take it.

Oh Oh...I know what I wanted to talk about. I went to the Rock and Roll Marathon Expo over the weekend. It's fun to go and get freebies and see what's new and lets face it....get motivated by all of the beautiful people who are fit enough to run a marathon!! Anyway, in one of the handouts that I got it had an ad for the Ryka Iron Girl 10k/5k that is coming my way in July. I had never heard of it before. Anyway, I am totally going to do it. They also have a mom/daughter division which is so cool. My mom wants to do it too. Anyway, I will probably just do the 5k and try to run the whole thing. That gives me 8 weeks to train.....should be able to pull it off.

Guess that is all that is new. Two more weeks of school and three weeks until our family reunion. Bye

Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1st

Wow, it is June 1st. This year is just speeding by!! We have lots going on this month. The kids have two full weeks of school left. Then on the 23rd we have 40 family members coming into town for a family reunion. We have people coming from Washington, Redding (CA), Watsonville (CA), Thousand Oaks (CA) and Simi Valley (CA). I am so excited to see everyone. We have a very close family and always have a blast together. Right now the only real plans are spending as much time as possible at the beach and Sea World.

My brother and his family are invited to stay here at our house. If he does I will be one busy lady!! It will kinda light a fire under me to do that deep cleaning that is needed but always put off. Things like baseboards, steam cleaning the carpet, touching up paint here and there, organizing things and working on the back yard.

Work is going well. We hired two new cashiers which was much needed. When we first opened the store in October we had 17 cashiers and now......5. Yes you read that right!! Most people left because they were not getting enough hours. Being a new store we didn't have a huge client base and now that things are getting busier we need to catch up. I have been training the new girl. It's funny because when I first saw her I noticed 1. that she was pretty and 2. that she looked really familiar. So while training her a few other employees were saying that she also looked familiar. She just kinda laughed and said do I look like someone on tv...well maybe a bit....then she said do I look like Raven? She does....a lot like much that she gets asked or told so on a daily basis. She said it's like having a twin that you can never get rid of. Poor thing. Speaking of celebrities....Jason was in again last night. If you don't know who I am talking about go back a few posts and you'll see who I am talking about. It was cute because when the new cashier found out that he had been there and that he was a regular she freaked out. Apparently she is a big fan and is a bit worried about how she will react when he comes through her line. Cute.

I am off....