I am a proud mommy to two wonderful, healthy kids...Jake who is 7 and Jaise who is 2. I have been a sahm since Jake was born and wouldn't change anything for world, although, it is by far the hardest job I have EVER had!!! I am constantly looking for a GREAT Deal and hope to share my knowledge and tips with you, so that you can also benefit.
Well, I am beginning to believe that there is something to the "eat healthy and exercise" idea. You know how they say that if you don't eat, skip meals, etc. that your body will freak out and "hold" onto the fat in your body? Well, this week I had 2 days of nothing but liquids, broth, jello, ect. and the next day was bumped up to crackers and noodle soup. So, I am pretty sure my body said "what ta heck is goin' on?" I wish it was a bigger number but I am still happy with losing 2.5lbs. As for my favorites, I really enjoy the Shape Bikini Body Boot Camp Dvd and the "Gunner" DVD's. It's nice to have a change of pace when the treadmill or elliptical machine get boring. Check out Baby Tea Leaves for more HFH results.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends! Today’s question is:
If money were no object, what would be the one thing that is on your Christmas wishlist this year?
First off, surgery was a success. There was a minor complication that made surgery twice as long as was normally expected, but that's why we pay the doc the big bucks, right?!! My doctor, by the way, is the absolute BEST!!!! There cannot be enough said about your relationship with your doctor. There are a few things I have learned about having surgery:
~don't piss off anesthesia
~my clothes are still way more comfortable than the "gown"
~when you haven't eaten for 2 days, the hospital serves the best tastin' chicken broth in town!!!
~be nice to your nurse; she is in control of your pain medication
~no matter what button you push, the hospital bed just is not comfortable
~I am a major BLOGOHOLIC and have suffered serious withdrawals
~everyone should have a best friend that will work all day long and then bring you a biggby coffee and sit with you until the doctor shows up at 8pm to discharge you!!!
Seriously, I do have the best family in the world. My husband has kept up with the kids, the house, the lawn, the groceries and done it all with a smile. This is the longest period of time I have gone without changing a diaper in 3 years!!!!! My parents have taken my kids and have done fun things with them so they wouldn't worry or think about mommy not being there, not to mention the flowers and gorgeous plant that they gave me. I have had numerous people call and offer "anything" that I needed........hey, maybe I should take this offer a little more seriously!!!
I am pretty sure I won't be offering to have any major surgery again EVER in my lifetime.
Look what I received when I logged on from being gone for too many days from my blog world!!!! Kasey over at a Beautiful Mess has given me my first award and I am soooo excited about it!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!! Can you tell I am a bit of an overachiever? Awards are a good thing!!!!! In order to accept this award I must list 6 things that I Love and 6 other blogs that I love to pass this onto. I am passing this super cool award onto:
The deals and steals will have to wait for a few days as I am going in tomorrow morning for surgery. I KNOW I will go through bloggin' withdrawals!! Isn't is funny how these past few days I have: ~ done every stitch of laundry in this house (seriously, the only dirty clothes in here are the ones on our back!!!!!) ~I have cooked 4 meals and put them into the freezer. ~I have laid out my son's school clothes for the rest of the week. ~We have packed his lunch for the rest of the week. ~I have left a detailed list of what time he gets on the bus, off the bus, football practice, etc. Now I am thinking........if this could be used as a time for me to be appreciated for all I do around here, then I shouldn't have done anything on that list!!!! Ha!! I am sure we will all survive with Mommy being down for a few days. I am really hoping for a big number in my Hot for the Holidays weigh in on Friday!!! Not exactly the best way I would suggest to drop a few pounds however!!!
Sunday we made Mini Cini's from Mommy's Kitchen. She has some yummy recipes over there!! Mine actually looked like hers too!!! (The rest of the day we ate leftovers since I was busy getting things done for this week)
Monday: BIG Salads~ we add crispy chicken bites, tomato, cheese, croutons, egg, carrot, ......anything that makes you happy!!!
Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!
I always start thinking about Christmas in August. I found this cute idea for great gifts or to add the final touch to a great gift. If you have smaller kids, they can help. You can use any type of paper pattern but I am going to use pictures of my kids. The holidays always get busy so why not do it now and free up some time later? Check out how to make bubbly magnetshere.