Friday, April 18, 2014

Take me out to the ballllll gaaaaaame ...

John is now officially on Spring Break. Besides Easter dinner at his Aunt Tammy's and watching me trying not to sleep the week away there have been no plans made ... until a couple of hours ago when I got the bright idea to check our local Triple-A baseball schedule. There's a game tomorrow and it looks like we're going AND it looks like we're going to have pretty phenomenal seats since we'll be in the first row of section 103:
I LOVE baseball! Tom ... not so much. John has never been to a game before so we'll soon find out! If nothing else he seems to enjoy dates with his mom so we'll still have a great day!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I hadn't realized it had been so long since I've posted anything! We've been going through some computer turmoil/upgrading at work and since that's where I normally am when I post ... well ... yeah. It's an okay excuse.

The scale still hates me. The tape measure isn't much happier with me.

I'm frustrated.

I'm exhausted.

I'm in need of something drastic to happen. After Easter, probably. We're going to Tom's sister's for family dinner and there's no way I can plan around it without taking my own grub and offending the world.

Soon ....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

That awful smell? Just me thinking...

I've had quite a few friends who've either gone on gluten free diets or have talked about maybe going gluten free in the future. My son and I have done it before to see if it would help with his issues but, as it turns out, the kid can eat whatever he wants. While a huge part of me has been SO relieved because gluten free diets aren't necessarily easy or cheap (especially with a little one who's already picky) ... but an eensy teensy bit of me mourns the fact that being gluten free kinda forced me to get creative in the kitchen.

That's just silly.

So many times I get an idea for something I want to make and go scouring the web for a recipe with no luck. Back in the gf days I would have just sucked it up and made it anyway -- hoping for the best at edibility when finished. I can still do that, right? The hard part will be doing that when I'm not working ... or sleeping ... or helping the boy with his homework ... or sleeping ... or on the bike ... or sleeping ... (I'm also always tight on money now so that will make things interesting, too.)

Great. Now I want a nap.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Slacker much?

So my doodle-a-day and photo-a-day things have already turned into a "when I remember and bother" ... which wasn't all weekend. No Wii Fit, either. At least I managed to get on the bike. And I finished another book. And I've successfully NOT eaten everything in sight no matter how much I've wanted to. Now I'm at work ... still trying to avoid eating everything I can get my grubby little hands on ... debating what to watch on my iPad ... debating whether or not I want to play catch-up with the doodles or just skip the missed days and say screw it ... and listening to the thunder and lightning outside and praying that the power doesn't go out at the hotel. At least if it does I'll still have the iPad so I won't be bored witless. I guess.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Yep. I'm a scale addict.

The Shrinking Jeans mini-challenge for the week is to stay off the scale until the official weigh-in day. Even though I know that my scale is a dirty lying whore, I'm still addicted to it and tend to weigh practically daily in an attempt to keep myself on track. It's only been one day without it so far and I'm already kinda freaking out. Of course, it may have just been a side effect of me just randomly being out of sorts. I didn't sleep well for either nap and was so busy doing stuff that I skipped the bike. At least it's the end of my work week and in just over three hours I get to head home and two hours later I get to make another attempt at getting some decent sleep. Even semi-decent would be okay. Should be a pretty laid back weekend, I think, so I should be able to make up for the missed mileage. As far as I know our only plan is to head out to Tom's grandmother's Sunday afternoon for lunch and a movie. Maybe we'll do grocery shopping in the morning, too. I'll have to try and remember to ask Tom this morning if that's still his plan because if it's not then I'll have to cut the nap short when John's at school and scoot over to grab some stuff.
Yeah. I ramble. That's okay, though.