Friday, August 28, 2009

Some people...

People fascinate me. They always have. But some people just manage to annoy me with their obliviousness to others. I stopped at Starbucks on my way to work this morning and there was a young woman behind me in line. She was very fashionable with the maxi dress, cute shoes, the Coach bag and sunglasses. But she was totally oblivious to anyone around her. She seemed like she was in her own little world and functioning there very well. A gentleman was trying to pick up a drink and she was standing against the counter where they put the finished drinks. He tried to move around her but she didn't seem willing to move. He said excuse me still nothing. Finally he said excuse me a bit louder and she moved but just barely. Then my drink came up and there was a similar routine. Now if she'd been on the phone I could see it but nope no luck there. Just oblivious. Now to be fair...maybe she just isn't a morning person and she hadn't had her coffee but she just seemed amazingly oblivious.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ready for Fall...

I'm so ready for fall...I love the cool crisp weather in the fall. Not so hot you can't breathe and not so cold you can't feel your nose to breathe. Cool enough for jeans and a t-shirt during the day but a sweater is needed at night. Football games, orange and yellow leaves, crisp air, the smell of fireplaces burning, hot cocoa, hot cider, chili or stew, baking, cuddling under a blanket, sweaters, scarves, etc. all the things that scream fall.

And of course for me no journey to a new season would be complete without clothes...some of my favorites...

Cool weather here we come...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekend Update

So this weekend was really quite busy and full...not unusual for us really.

Friday night...Friday night J and I headed over to Norfolk for a Tides game. It was Navy night so as part of the opening ceremony six young men and women said there enlistment oath. J could recite it right along with them. And they came up the aisle where we were sitting and he shook their hands to congratulate them. Of course he didn't have anything identifying himself as Navy but I thought it was a cool gesture on his part. I admit I'm a sap when it comes to all things Patriotic. The National Anthem still makes me misty. I guess it is growing up military and now being with a military man it is just in my blood. The game was actually decent usually when we go the Tides lose. That night they won 3-2 over the Braves. It was a close game which made it fun. And I got to see a guy in front of me eat a Deep Fried Twinkie. It was gross looking really and it looked like a heart attack on a stick but his son liked it. So I guess it works for some. Then they had really cool fireworks after the game and they had given everyone 3-D glasses to watch them. I thought it would be goofy with the glasses but it was actually kind of cool. Although it felt a little like a Pink Floyd lazer light show.

Saturday...We didn't rush out of bed because we just weren't feeling it frankly. Then we got up and puttered around the house. I went to the store to get ingredients for the brownies and corn pudding I was making for Saturday night. I ended up going twice because I forgot the corn bread mix. Oh I was ticked. I hate when I have to waste time to go back to the store when I was just there. Then I spent the afternoon making brownies and corn pudding. We then came up to work where J helped me cover the hall bulletin boards that was an interesting task since the wrath of God was going on outside in the form of a thunderstorm that crazy. Then we went to one of two fantasy football drafts that I'm involved in. Poor J was bored out of his mind because we couldn't talk because we had to focus on our next pick. And I thought it might be somewhat enjoyable for him but it wasn't really. So for my next draft I'll either do it remotely online or I'll go by myself. We then went home to two very crazy puppies who really had way too much energy for 11:00 at night. So late night for us with an early morning for me on Sunday thanks to work.

Sunday...I was up at 7:00 AM so I could go to work to start a slide show from our church's trip to Brazil. (My bosses don't do technology...they love it but it doesn't always love them) And then my Senior Pastor was planning an amazing surprise for his wife, our Associate Pastor. It was their 20 year anniversary and he surprised her with proposing to her again, a gorgeous cross necklace, a renewal of vows with his brother and sister there, and a reception. So I helped him get some things in place for that. Then I met my mom for breakfast. Our relationship is amazing now and it seems to keep getting better. (Not to jinx it) And then I went home to get J so we could go back at 11 for the surprise. It was great she was completely surprised. Then dinner at my parents house later Sunday evening.

All and all a busy weekend for us but a good one none the less.

Hanging off the back of the wagon...

I'm back at Weight Watchers. I decided finally to switch meetings to the leader I really like so I'm going on my lunch hour on Thursdays. So this will probably become a Friday post but maybe not. So I was - .2 lbs. Not really much but since I hadn't been in three weeks the fact that I wasn't up was a victory. My total is now -5.2 lbs.

I'm doing better with my eating but it is still not where it should be. I've decided not to kick myself over it. Babysteps are good and still steps. So we'll see how this week goes. Frankly I have my doubts since I is a stressful time right now and I'm a stress eater. Wish me luck.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Cross

Rebecca over at Knit By God's Hand has on of my favorite Cross stories on her blog today. Go check it out. It is worth it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Neglectful sort of...

I've been a bit neglectful of my blog of late. Part of it is a crazy schedule thanks to work. And part of it has been some of the stuff going on and not going on in my life of late that I've been trying to wrap my head around enough to blog about it. So here it is possibly disjointed...definitely unfiltered...and completely honest. So be warned...Megan...Raw.

Diet...Exercise...I haven't been doing so well at this the past few weeks. I completely forgot to log on to Scale Junkie this week mainly because I didn't do my weekly update. I haven't been to WW in a few weeks mainly because of schedules but really because I'm lacking motivation. This week I did go to the commissary and restock so I have good, healthy food in my house. I'm doing better. But due to some stress eating I ate a whole box of coconut clusters. I emotionally eat chocolate like J smokes there such a thing as chain eating? As far as exercise I haven't been able to work out due to my knee but I've gone to physical therapy. But I feel like it is a rip off to pay $25 a session to do exercises I could easily do at home. So I'm going to talk to my Orthopedic Surgeon about that. And suggest a gym membership instead. We'll see. It is frustrating to me that I have lost my motivation...but I'm working on it to get it back. has kept me busy. It usually does but this week has brought many frustrations due to lack of knowledge on my part. I used to be really good a few programs/things. Now I'm OK at a number of things...I'm dull on my skills. I want to get better. I'm looking into classes for InDesign, Photoshop, etc. I used to know Quark and Pagemaker well but InDesign is the current standard. Besides a Covey would say it is good to sharpen your saw.

Church...we joined the church the beginning of August in a combined service which both of us determined was not our cup of Joe. But due to other conflicts we haven't made it to our church the past two weeks. We miss it. We miss hearing Pastor Carl. He rocks as a preacher.

Home...J is up for a new assignment come March of next year. The options aren't looking so great. One of the best to give you an idea is a solo tour to Japan for three years. It means more money. But money can't buy everything. And it would mean three years apart and probably only seeing each other once a year. Which would suck...a lot. So we have some decisions ahead of us that could take a bit of prayer and cause some stress. Also we are headed to his family reunion the end of this month which if he does this will be even more important so he can see his family before he goes.

Wedding...J and I have been together for about a year and a half. We love each other dearly. We know we want to get married. We are not engaged. But we wrestle with the best way to do our wedding. With his family, my family, and our friends we're looking at around 150 people roughly. And I've got this down to bare bones. He has seven brothers and sisters and most of them have spouses and/or children. So right there we have close to 50 people. So if you have ideas, suggestions, etc. Think intimate, informal, fun, etc. wedding.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Starts...

I've made beaded jewelry really since I can remember. I started out adding beads to friendship bracelets and using a beading loom. Now I have a room dedicated to my craft. I am in the process of getting a business started to sell my jewelry. I want to do it right and completely so it is a process. But I'm enjoying it. So keep your eyes out for samples and updates....maybe even a give away.

Does trying to get back on the wagon earn activity points?

I've been MIA but I'm back. A few updates....

Knee: Good surgery. Bad news...physical therapy. So twice a week I'm going to physical therapy for about 30 minutes for now. It isn't really too bad it just costs me $25 a session and is sort of inconvenient. Life will go on...and I'll heal. The bad news is this puts my walking and other exercise on hold.

Weight loss: I'm running next to the wagon. (It obviously isn't going too fast) And trying to figure out if that counts as activity points. I have been craving everything doughy, chocolaty, sweet, fatty, etc. and unfortunately I've been eating it too. The past two weeks I've missed my weigh-in due to scheduling conflicts. So I'm thinking I might switch to a week day meeting. Saturdays are just busy right now. And I'm in search of my good friend motivation...if you see him please send him my way.