So utterly disgusted right now.

I can't even begin to explain how saddened I am by all the horrible comments people are making about the passing of Whitney Houston . Yes she has definitely been going down a wrong path for a very long time so maybe it is not that surprising but it doesn't make it any less sad. Do you honestly think she chose to become an addict?!?...more

Was there a game on last night?

I have to admit that the super bowl is so much more about the food than the game for me. I have never really been too much of a football fan although I have watched more of it in the last 4 years than ever before. I figured out pretty quickly after I started dating my husband that if I wanted to have anything to talk to him about between September and February I better learn to like it. But the food, oh my goodness, the food that is what I look forward to!...more

Back on the weight watchers wagon

So a couple months ago I wrote a post about how I was no longer going to be a slave to counting calories and points and how I was just going to enjoy my food, not deny myself Christmas cookies,  eat sensible portions and work out blah, blah ,blah. But guess what? It didn’t work that way. I didn’t work out and I ate every sweet thing that was put in front of me and gained 10 pounds. Yes 10 pounds in TWO months....more
Woo Hooo - Way to go! I understand about that ten pounds thing in two months. I did it too at ...more

Mama said there'd be days like this......

    Wow, how quickly the Christmas spirit has left me this year! I don’t enjoy being a raving bitch but today has just been one of those days. I know that I have lived in Wisconsin my entire life so I should be used to the fact that there is only about 6 hrs of light during the day from November to March but it is just so depressing driving to work in the dark knowing that it is going to be dark when I leave....more

Fussin' and Fightin'

I just can’t understand why there is so much of a debate going on about what is the politically correct way to greet someone or to reference the season in stores during the holidays. I saw an article yesterday that with the headline “Christians are winning the war on Christmas”. Really? What war are we trying to win?????  For myself, as a Christian, I prefer to say “ Merry Christmas”....more

Bring on the Christmas cookies!

Like last year and every year before that, this holiday season my diet has consisted of mostly christmas cookies. It didn't used to be a problem but then I turned 30 and my metaboIism took a nosedive. I refuse to give them up and so my only options are to rock a muffintop or actually start exercising again. I have decided to go with exercising.  Yesterday I managed 30 minutes on the elliptical and some bicep curls, mountain climbers and shoulder presses....more

Don't even try to bring me down.

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Stuck

I was wondering why I have been feeling a little down in the dumps lately and I finally figured out why. A combination of making my life list, a few conversations with family and friends and some soul searching on my own have led me to realize that I need to start making some changes to my life and soon. I need to figure out what I really want to do with my life and make it happen. Over the last ten years I have gone to school 4 different times and quit after realizing that I wasn’t going for anything that I actually want to do....more

Early Winter Wonderland

We got our first snow of the season today and I know I am probably in the minority but I love love love it! I will probably change my tune after driving through it for a few months but the first one is always so beautiful. There is something so calming and reassuring about the change of seasons for me. Mikey absolutely does not agree with me and could happily live in a climate where it is 80 degrees every day and never miss Wisconsin but I love that we get to experience the best of all the four seasons....more

Me minus the crazy.

Three weeks ago I had gone to the doctor after experiencing some pretty wicked panic attacks and an overall icky feeling for the last year. In 2007 I stopped taking the Paxil that I had been on since 2005 and have managed pretty well up until about a year ago. I don’t know what changed but it was back with a vengeance.  I will admit that I was hesitant to talk to the doctor about possibly going back on the Paxil....more