Thursday, November 29, 2007
I have no idea what started this, but this is the discussion I had with my son yesterday.
J: What is your zombie plan?
Me: My what?
J: Your zombie plan. When the zombie's take over the world, what are you going to do?
Me: Have you heard that they are coming?
J: No, you're just supposed to have a plan.
Me: What's your zombie plan?
J: I'm going to an island in the pacific..... (there was more to the plan, but I'm not sure if it's "secret.")
Me: Well I don't need to go anywhere. I am going to be Queen of the Zombie's. I'll make them do my will.
J: You can't do that. It doesn't work that way. That's against the rules.
Me: You didn't say there were any rules. You asked for my plan and that's what I'm going to do. I will be QUEEN of THE ZOMBIES. I'll put them to work. Wait, wait.. I'll teach them the Thriller dance and have them entertain me.
J: No, they don't have a brain. You can't control them.
Me: Yes, I can. Since they don't have a brain, I can use my brain and influence their actions.
J: No, you are cheating. Fun Sucker!
It went downhill from there. The more indignant he got about me "breaking the rules" the funnier I thought it was.
I just think he's sad because he didn't come up with the idea first. He said I didn't know anything about zombies to which I replied...
"I've done lots of research. I've read a bunch of vampire books and they have zombies in them all the time."
I don't know why he's so upset. If I'm the queen of the zombies, that makes him the prince. Hey, he can teach them a dance to Purple Rain.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Matchbox Nugget Boxes
Cut 3" matchbox2 out of cardstock
Sunday, November 25, 2007
First off, here's the recipe for the Pasta Salad I served. It's super easy and it's a great way to get started on all those Turkey leftovers.
Vidalia Onion Dressing
That's it. Simple, simple, simple. I love it because it looks festive with the cranberries. I used the Ken's Lite Vidalia Onion Dressing and I cooked my noodles a little bit too long. They weren't mushy, but they stuck together a bit more than they usually do.
I also serve parmesan cheese on the side.
Stay tuned for my Advent Calendar and Cricut tips!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
If I had more time on my hands, I would love to create a site like postcrossing for hand made cards. Soooo... if anyone is reading that might have the skills... I'm thinking it sounds like a hit!
Friday, November 16, 2007
We had a great discussion about Thanksgiving at ww last night. It made me think about what I plan to eat. We thought about all the different items available and then wrote down the ones we really wanted to eat. Then we calculated the points for our chosen meal. I found it interesting to contemplate my meal when it wasn't an issue for me. I was much more objective. I really thought about all the different items and which ones I wanted and which ones I could let go of. Right away I realized that I am fine with skipping the gravy. I actually envisioned my meal and thought about the taste and I know that I can let go of the gravy and still enjoy the meal. I also think it will be much easier to control my portion size now that I have an idea of how many points each item has. 2 points for 1 deviled egg (one/half egg) will definately keep me from mindlessly returning for seconds or thirds....
And pecan tarts? Well one piece of pecan pie is 12 points!! My tarts are tastey, but I'm not thinking they are 12 points tastey!!!! That will definately curb my sampling while baking.
I'm going to the podiatrist Monday. Sadly a friend of mine, who is a podiatrist, basically told me that walking AND the elliptical aren't helping. Anyone want to whine with me?
I've officially given up the elliptical and walking....for now.... I'm not ready to give up on exercising so, I went to Yoga last night. I'm fairly sure I used every muscle in my body. I can feel lots of new ones today!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Good news is that I used the time to get rested, went to the doctor about my foot, picked a new primary care (my doctor moved um like 4 or 5 years ago...ooops), got all my bloodwork done, was pleasantly surprised by my results and am ready to get back in gear.
I love my new doctor and he really didn't do that much. I think he could tell I was a bit hesitant about coming in. He gave me options, but let me make the decisions. Of course I knew he was a good pick as soon as he started asking me if I was "into" computers. He told me I could get my test results online and email him with any questions/concerns. That's definately my kind of doctor! Some of my tests came back just a few hours after I had blood drawn. It was actually kind of cool to see them so fast and then look up what the results meant.
Then today I logged on to America On the Move to start a new walking challenge....
See, I started a challenge a little over 6 weeks ago and I absolutely loved it. I faithfully logged my steps and even finished the virtual trail I chose a few days early, but then... no bells or whistles went off. No trombones played. There was no "congratulations you are amazing." It just switched me to a new trail and said keep walking. It was a bit anti-climactic.
Well, today I logged back in to start a new one because even though it was a little disappointing when I finished, it did keep me on track for six weeks. It accomplished what I wanted it to accomplish.
Well guess what?!? It turns out that after your six weeks have finished, you log your last steps, it asks you a few questions and THEN the bells and whistles go off. LOL It created a pdf certificate that showed how many steps I took, etc.
So here are my 6 week results from America On the Move (www.americaonthemove.org)
Starting Pace - 5240
Current Pace - 9731
Total Steps - 226,459
Total Miles - 113
113 Miles!!! Woo Hoo!!
I started a new challenge today and it ends on December 26th. How appropriate! I think it will really help me to stay focused through the holidays. Anyone want to join the fun? It really is pretty cool. Go to www.americaonthemove.org and sign up. It's free.
You pick the "virtual" trail of your choice and you can change your trail whenever you want. Each day after you log your steps (or minutes of activity..you can choose from a list of activities and it will convert it to steps) it will advance you along your virtual trail. Last time I finished up the UK trail. This time I'm doing the Iditarod trail.
Email me if you decide to join the fun. You can enter the email addresses and create "buddies" to encourage each other along.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Nike Plus - I had vaguely heard about them, but never even considered that I could get one.
See this is the kind of Ipod I have (last years awesome Christmas present that I love, love, love)And you need an Ipod nano... Never fear, Josh, the ebay king is here. They bought me a nano and the Nike Plus. And the ebay store they used added all sorts of cool accessories to the deal.
I can charge my nano at home.
I can charge my nano in the car.
I can even charge it at work.
I think I'm in love!
I haven't been walking quite as much lately because of 1) the fires 2) my feet and 3) crazy hectic schedule. I'm planning to go to the gym and do the elliptical while Josh is in Europe, so I might have to wait until Nov. 13th to really start playing with my whole set-up, but in the meantime.... I can have fun adding stuff to my nano!
Thank you hubby! The best gifts are the ones that you didn't even know you needed!!
Oh and Happy Anniversary!
I only have 7 more days of my 6 week walking challenge and I am REALLY close to finishing my virtual trail. (www.americaonthemove.org - fun!) I think I'll have to pick a longer trail next time. I'm pretty sure I would've finished this trail early if it wasn't for the fires and the foot issues.
My little world traveler is in Rome today. I haven't heard from him so I'll just tell you what the itinerary says "Touch down in bella Roma, the Eternal City."
And.... dare I say it??? I'm feeling the papercrafting bug coming back!! It's amazing. Once life settles down, suddenly I can start thinking about crafting again. I can hardly wait to get started!