Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'll Be Back Soon!!!

I had a cute picture but for some reason blogger is not cooperating.

I've been helping my Mom pack and move...this is a physically and emotionally tiring process. I promise I will be back to posting regularly soon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Loving Mike and Molly

This season of Monday night TV brought a show I have enjoyed a lot! Mike and Molly...the premise is they are a couple of who met in Over eaters Anonymous. Yes they are overweight but they are working on it. I enjoy this show because it shows people of all sizes deserve to be happy and find love. And I admit as a person who carries some extra weight it is nice to see characters that are not a size 6. I like to see women in particular who wrestle with some of the same things I do. And the fact that they have a love relationship makes the show fun and humorous to watch. I suggest you give it a try if you haven't already.

There was a bit of a controversy on a Marie Claire blog about the show when the blog author bad mouthed the fact that they were overweight. She has since apologized.

So what new shows do you like this season?

Military Spouse Weekly Roundup

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two of my Favorite Things...

I know...I know I'm a grown woman but who doesn't love How the Grinch Stole Christmas? I love this movie and I love these shoes. So cute!! Converse Tennis Shoes & How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch and Max...so cute

The Whos around the shoe...not sure which is cuter

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bead Soup Blog Party - Jewelry Swap Challenge

Bead Soup Blog Party -- Jewelry Swap Challenge

I didn't participate in this challenge but the ladies who did came up with some beautiful creations! I encourage you to take a look at the pieces they created.
Erin Prais-Hintz                  
Jen Velasquez                 
Johanna Rhodes              
Laurel Steven                   
Loretta Carstensen          
Mallory Hoffman              
Marianna Boylan             
Norma Turvey                   
Sharon Misuraco              
Stacey Curry                    
Tyne Bodenburg              

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

To all those who have served and who are currently serving...THANK YOU!!! I appreciate all the freedoms I have everyday thanks to those who have served and those who are still serving!! Thank a veteran!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I will Thrive - Deployment Stories - Google Map to Japan

So I was trying to figure out how many miles J and I are from each other...I went to Google...here is what I found...I love the highlighted parts they make me chuckle.

This route has tolls.
Newport News, VA
1.Head northeast on 25th St toward Warwick Blvd
482 ft
2.Take the 1st left onto Warwick Blvd
5.6 mi
3.Turn right at Harpersville Rd
0.9 mi
4.Turn left at Jefferson Ave
1.1 mi
5.Turn right at J Clyde Morris Blvd
1.6 mi
6.Merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to Williamsburg/Richmond
Partial toll road
Entering West Virginia
401 mi
7.Take exit 40 to merge onto US-35 N/US-35 W toward Winfield/Point Pleasant
Continue to follow US-35 W
Entering Ohio
161 mi
8.Exit onto US-35 W toward Dayton
18.9 mi
9.Turn left at US-35 W/W 3rd St
Continue to follow US-35 W
18.7 mi
10.Turn right at US-35 W/Eaton Richmond Pike
Continue to follow US-35 W
9.5 mi
11.Take the ramp onto I-70 W/US-35 W
Continue to follow I-70 W
Entering Indiana
68.1 mi
12.Take exit 90 to merge onto I-465 N
18.9 mi
13.Continue onto I-865 W
4.6 mi
14.Merge onto I-65 N
133 mi
15.Take exit 262 for I-90 toward Illinois/Ohio
0.4 mi
16.Merge onto I- 90 Access Rd
Partial toll road
0.2 mi
17.Merge onto I-90 W via the ramp to Chicago
Partial toll road
Passing through Illinois
Entering Wisconsin
267 mi
18.Continue onto I-94 W
Entering Minnesota
156 mi
19.Take exit 249 for I-694 N toward I-494 S
0.7 mi
20.Merge onto I-694 W
29.9 mi
21.Continue onto I-94 W
Passing through North Dakota
Entering Montana
818 mi
22.Merge onto I-90 W
228 mi
23.Merge onto I-15 S
7.6 mi
24.Slight left at I-90 W
Passing through Idaho
Entering Washington
579 mi
25.Take exit 10 to merge onto I-405 N toward Bellevue
3.5 mi
26.Take exit 14 to merge onto WA-520 W toward Seattle
6.0 mi
27.Take the Montlake Blvd exit
0.5 mi
28.Merge onto Montlake Blvd E
0.3 mi
29.Slight left at NE Pacific St
0.8 mi
30.Continue onto NE Northlake Way
0.1 mi
31.Turn left at 6th Ave NE
79 ft
32.Turn right at NE Northlake Way
1.0 mi
33.Kayak across the Pacific Ocean
Entering Hawaii
2,756 mi
34.Continue straight
0.1 mi
35.Turn left at Kuilima Dr
0.5 mi
36.Take the 3rd right onto HI-83 W
12.4 mi
37.Continue straight onto HI-99 S/Kamehameha Hwy
6.5 mi
38.Slight left at HI-80 S/Kamehameha Hwy
Continue to follow Kamehameha Hwy
2.1 mi
39.Take the Interstate H2 S ramp to Honolulu
0.2 mi
40.Merge onto I-H-2 S
7.9 mi
41.Merge onto I-H-1 E
4.7 mi
42.Take exit 13B toward Halawa Hts. Stadium
0.3 mi
43.Merge onto I-H-201 E
4.1 mi
44.Merge onto I-H-1 E
4.1 mi
45.Take exit 23 for Punahou St toward Waikiki/Manoa
0.2 mi
46.Turn right at Punahou St
0.1 mi
47.Take the 1st right onto S Beretania St
0.1 mi
48.Take the 1st left onto Kalakaua Ave
1.9 mi
49.Kayak across the Pacific Ocean
Entering Japan
3,879 mi
50.Turn left toward 県道275号線
0.4 mi
51.Turn left toward 県道275号線
358 ft
52.Turn left toward 県道275号線
0.2 mi
53.Turn right at 県道275号線
0.1 mi
54.Turn left at 国道125号線
499 ft
55.Turn right at 県道24号線
0.6 mi
56.Turn left at 千束町(交差点) onto 国道354号線
2.0 mi
57.Turn right at 中村陸橋下(交差点) to stay on 国道354号線
1.0 mi
58.Take the ramp to 常磐自動車道
Toll road
0.3 mi
59.Keep left at the fork, follow signs for 東京 and merge onto 常磐自動車道
Toll road
23.8 mi
60.Take exit 三郷JCT toward 首都高・銀座・湾岸線
Toll road
0.7 mi
61.Merge onto 首都高速6号三郷線
Toll road
5.8 mi
62.Take exit 小菅JCT toward 湾岸線・銀座
Toll road
0.3 mi
63.Merge onto 首都高速中央環状線
Toll road
0.4 mi
64.Take exit 堀切JCT on the right toward 銀座・箱崎
Toll road
0.3 mi
65.Merge onto 首都高速6号向島線
Toll road
5.4 mi
66.Take exit 江戸橋JCT toward 銀座・横浜
Toll road
0.4 mi
67.Merge onto 首都高速都心環状線
Toll road
2.3 mi
68.Take exit 浜崎橋JCT toward 羽田・湾岸線
Toll road
0.4 mi
69.Merge onto 首都高速1号羽田線
Toll road
7.4 mi
70.Continue onto 首都高速神奈川1号横羽線
Toll road
6.3 mi
71.Slight left at 首都高速神奈川5号大黒線 (signs for 大黒ふ頭・湾岸線)
Toll road
2.0 mi
72.Take exit 大黒JCT toward 湾岸線・本牧ふ頭
Toll road
0.4 mi
73.Keep left at the fork, follow signs for 本牧ふ頭・狩場線 and merge onto 首都高速湾岸線
Toll road
8.3 mi
74.Take exit 首都高杉田 to merge onto 国道357号線
Partial toll road
0.3 mi
75.Turn right at 聖天川東側(交差点) toward 横須賀街道/国道16号線
0.1 mi
76.Turn left at 新境橋(交差点) toward 横須賀街道/国道16号線
0.2 mi
77.Turn left at 杉田(交差点) onto 横須賀街道/国道16号線
Continue to follow 国道16号線
9.6 mi
78.Turn left at 横須賀市役所(交差点)
289 ft
79.Turn right
187 ft
Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture