Monday, July 13, 2009

Unemployed & Time With Gramp

Yup. I'm unemployed. Its a long story, but its probably for the better.

This new unemployment has opened up my days to spend time at the hospital with my Gramp. He has taken another turn for the worse, so I am grateful for the time I am now able to spend helping him and being with him.

More later...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Quick WW Update!

I try to only give Weight Watchers updates when something big [or yummy] happens so I'm not constantly talking about weight. Well, today is one of those days. I stepped on the scale this morning with dread after a weekend of eating "Fourth of July" foods. I didn't regret a thing I ate but just knew it was going to screw up my weigh in. Well...IT DIDN'T! As of today, I have lost 20 pounds since the beginning of May!!! I am so excited and proud of myself. I still have a long way to go [thanks to the stubborn fat below my waist] but I am making progress, which keeps me going. My "20 lbs reward" was a Big Mac, but instead, Ryan & I are going to Macaroni Grill on Saturday. :) What I am REALLY looking forward is my "25 lbs reward", which is getting my nails done for the first time since the wedding.

THANK YOU to everyone who has been encouraging and supportive. I love you all!! xoxo

Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekend Wrap-up!

We had a great weekend, but it flew by. I felt a bit better on Friday so we went to Ryan's office to watch the Kaboom Town airplane show and fireworks. I must have lost 5 lbs in sweat at the very least [though I probably gained that much eating this weekend], but I think it helped me sweat out whatever was left from that virus [still hoping it was just a virus]. Frankie came with us and we all had a good time. We brought our mini grill and a cooler and just enjoyed the night. Here is a pic of Ryan & Frankie. I LOVE that they are buds. :)

Saturday, Frankie & I woke up early and drove out to Allen to visit our Grandpa in the rehabilitation hospital. He was doing okay. He looked better, he had color in his face, but his attitude is just not very good. He doesn't like doing the physical therapy and eating all the food they want him to eat so he can get stronger. BUT, he was very happy to see us. As we always do, we thanked him for his service in the Army during WWII to which he humbly replied "It was my job". After that, we stopped by my Dad's for a few minutes. Then, we came home and Ryan & I went to his parents house to visit for a few hours, then to my good friend Kim's birthday party. We came home around dinner time to watch the Macy's and Capital's 4th specials.

Sunday, I really wanted to just relax all day, but we ended up running errands 1/2 the day and relaxing 1/2 the day. It just went by TOO FAST!! But, the good news is - RYAN IS IN TOWN THIS WEEK!!! I hardly know what to do with myself! Its going to be nice having him home, before he goes out of town again next week.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Just for fun...

Just for fun, here are a couple of pics of Ryan & I before UP! No, we are not wearing sunglasses inside. Those are the rad 3D glasses. :)

Ryan looks way cooler than I do.
Happy 4th everyone!! xoxo

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I've been so bad about updating my blog lately! Part of it is because not much is going on right now. Ryan is out of town, but that's old news. I had a good weekend though. Friday night Frankie & I went to see the band Oso Closo play. It was really nice spending time with just my brother. Saturday Ryan & I spent some much needed time together. We went a saw UP in 3D. It was a great movie. Sad at parts, but the message was great.

I haven't felt great this week. I have such a sore throat and I am just keeping my fingers crossed its just allergy. We have a fun weekend ahead and I don't want to miss it because I'm sick!

And seriously, that's about it.