Friday, October 29, 2010

Broken Scale

As you all know I've been trying to lose some weight.  I started out doing the South Beach Diet, it was pretty successful, but I grew tired of it really quick.  So now I've just been trying to eat better, and get some exercise.  This doesn't mean it has always went that way.  There has been the bacon cheeseburger and fries, the peanut butter cups.  Oh well.

I went to the Dr. yesterday for a little check up.  Of course you must get your weight and blood pressure, no matter what.  I got on the scale and it said the same thing mine say at home.  Well mind you I get on my scale every Monday morning bare so something was totally amiss.  The nurse said I think your scale at home is broken.

Hubs happened to be in town with me.  He went to the local super center and bought us a new analog scale, I just don't know if I trust a digital scale now.

I hopped out of bed this morning, and darted to the bathroom ready for my day. This of course is just a great picture in my mind.  I did make it finally to the bathroom after snuggling with each dog, I got on my new analog scale.  Yep the digital one is broken.  I've been doing circuit training and cardio, and now I see the real number the scale should read.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meet Putter

This is Putter.  He is the newest addition to our family.  I went and adopted him today from our local SPCA.  Yes I said I did it.  Neither one of my guy's had a clue.  We have been talking about getting another dog for sometime, when I seen him I knew he was the one.

He is a Dachshund, he weights 6.7# and is 5 months old.  He won't get much bigger than he is now.  He has already wrapped us all around his little paw.  Well maybe not Jack and Rowdy our other 2 dogs.

I'm sure he will gives us much enjoyment, the more we all get to know each other.  He will have to share the inside with Jack. Who at the moment is not to thrilled by the little thing that keeps following him around and smelling him.  One more note his name came with him, we haven't decided whether to change it yet.  I'm kinda getting used to it myself.  He seems like a little putter.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I love the weekends, it's the time I get to spend with my guys doing absolutely nothing if we wanted.  This weekend was a classic example of that.  Saturday we went to an Estate Sale.  I bought a cookbook I have so many, I like to set down and read them straight through like a paperback novel, when I first get one.  I also bought two new kitchen gadgets, which I'm a junky for.  I love gadgets.  We then spent the rest of the day with my parents, riding the four-wheeler and just visiting.  Oooh we went and looked at new cars, not that I'm wanting one, we just wanted to see how they have changed in the year since we bought ours.  Sunday was a classic Sunday.  Church, home for a big lunch then to do house chores, laundry and get caught up on all the shows we had recorded over the week.   

Hope everyone has a great week. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I took this photo this morning with my cell phone.  This is what breakfast time looks like around our house.  The boy is eating and Jack is waiting patiently for some sort of crumby to fall, or be given to him. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun Day

We headed out Saturday morning in time to eat lunch at a place we have heard good things about.  Well we got there and the place was so packed, the wait for a table was over an hour and half. So we turned around and went to Olive Garden.  We ate and then we ventured back to the place.  It's called Pop's man it was still busy.  We went in and each of us picked out a six pack of pop.  I'm not sure what we ended up with there are so many different variety's and they all are in glass bottles.

We then decided we would venture to The Round Barn, well there was a wedding in progress so I snapped this picture as we drove by.

I got some shopping in on this trip, and the guy's actually were well behaved.  We also picked up the boy's Halloween costume.  You will have to wait to hear about that.  It was a great Saturday.  I really enjoy the day trips that are not far from home, you can go somewhere during the day and be home for your own bed that night.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lace Vine

It has been crazy busy around here the last few days.  We have had homework, workouts and of course TV shows to watch.  Tonight is kind of a quite night, so I decided to set on the porch and watch the boy play outside.  Why is it boy's are attracted to dirt?  No matter what he wants to play in it.  While watching him and doing nothing I noticed my Lace Vine has decided to bloom, wow it's late in the year for that. It is so pretty, it has taken over one whole corner and part of the side of the fence.  This Lace Vine has been growing here for over 20 years, my husband's Grandmother planted it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last Game

Last Game of 2010 football season.  I think our team needs a big round of applause.  Some of these boys have never been in organized sports, my son for starters.  They played their  best and should be proud.

Way to take it on the chin.

Push Him Down!!!

He played his little heart out.  I'm so proud of him.  This was the longest he has played in any game.

Now we move on to basketball.  Being a sports mom is so new to me.  I'm still trying to get the hang of it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Little Late

This little pumpkin is a little late for just starting.  My son planted about 100 pumpkin seeds, in my flower bed.  We have only 2 plants.  This little guy and another one are just starting.

We have never been able to grow pumpkins, they always seem to die.  I was so excited to go out tonight and see this little guy starting, even though he is late.  Wonder how big he will get before the first freeze.

This would be the sum total of the whole plant.  Wonder what we are doing wrong?  Got any ideas?  We seem to be able to grow everything else except pumpkins. Next year we are going to spread them out in different places around our yard, and pastures.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I'm going in this morning for my squeeze.  Don't forget to get your annual appointment, and do your self exams.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Winter Skin

I know the weather is getting cooler, by the feel and look of my skin.  I need to dip in a vat of lotion everyday twice a day.  The weather is just starting to turn.  Here are some of my favorite ways to beat the crocodile skin.

Curel all over ultra healing body lotion, Mary Kay extra emollient night hand cream, Heel to Toe cucumber heel treatment, Burt's Bees lip balm with acai berry, Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine, and Absolutely Magic cuticle cream.  These are just a few in my arsenal for old man winter.  Seems the older I get the more I need to add. 

Cool Weather

I love fall weather.  The days you can wear a little jacket over your shirt to work.  I love fall weather, but I don't like the look of dry skin, my skin gets all crocodile, my lips get chapped.  Yuck.  What do you do for a winter beauty regimen?  I will come back later and show you some of my favorite winter products.  Let me know what is your favorite way to kick the crocodile skin.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Fun Day

This is how our Saturday started.  This is the boy and his Weatherby Rifle.  His Meme and Poppy bought this for his 10th birthday.
Today was cool day, so it was perfect weather for some rifle shooting, the gun doesn't get to hot, either does the shooter. I didn't stay out to long, I'm wimpy.

This is my dad, he totally loves the sport of shooting, guess I come by it naturally.

The targets were close ones today, about 100 yards away.  You can't see the backstop from these pictures, but it's out there with used bottles filled with water in front of it.  These make the best targets, they explode when fired upon. 

We hope to get a few more Saturday's of shooting in before it gets really cold..