Sunday, February 13, 2011

Follow Me...

I haven't given up on this site, I'm just developing a new one!!!

This is a work in progress, but for now, find me at 

I'm planning on focusing on health and wellness  and intertwining my life...yikes!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cooper doesn't know the laziness leaves when the week starts...

A lazy weekend is great, but what a life...the dog's laziness can continue right on through the week!!!

I think they should get jobs.

Notice, he's also on the couch...where he isn't allowed, but so comfy with his head on the coffee table that he didn't even notice me :-)

On another note, I found a yummy frozen dish.  Since my new take on eating real food, I don't wander into the frozen section as much as I used to...and sometimes you need a quick meal, so I took a look.  And I found these:

Yum...yum...yum.  And I'm pretty critical of frozen stuff.  They were all natural and organic and really delicious.  They aren't huge so I had to add a salad, but a great source of protein and yumminess!!!

Bracing for the ice storm here...wish me luck on the frozen slope to work in the a.m.!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lazy Saturday

Sometimes you just need a day to veg that's what we did.

Here's hoping everyone had a restful day!!

What Fun the Snow Can Be!

I have to share this fun in the snow with all of you - how cute!!

The snowman is cute...but look at the snowdog beside it...I love it!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Snow Has Arrived

Well, it's snowed.  A lot....which alone is not that big of a deal.  The 4 foot ice block wall that the plow truck left blocking my driveway this morning...not good.  I kicked it, I beat it with a shovel and I finally resorted to trying to jump it, which I managed successfully after many tries.  Many.  Did I say many?  There will surely be some talk from my neighbors that were, no doubt, watching from their windows (probably with a cup of coffee and a warm bath robe).

Ok, I feel better after venting.  I am safely at work now and will block out the drive home and the idea of tackling my driveway until later.

While the snow was flying last night, it was quite beautiful!

But there was some thunder so Levi was nervous.  We snuggled.

Stay in if  you can today and be safe!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside!!

OK, not was actually pretty nice today.  What weird weather swings.  Yesterday I spent the day in PA with my mom.  On the drive up, it was a balmy 8 degrees outside (yikes!!!!)

Yes, I know that's a lot of miles on there...she's a good old girl though, I think she has another 100K in her!!

I kept myself warm with the cozy back warmer.  It is supposed to be a butt and back warmer, but the butt portion went from burning a hole in my left butt cheek to going out completely.  I hope my car doesn't catch on fire.  At least not with me in it!!  Does insurance cover that?

I also enjoyed a yummy bowl of oatmeal on the drive.

In the mix:
1 cup of oats
1 3/4 cups of almond milk
1 banana
1 handful of walnuts
1 handful of cranberries (sweetened ONLY with juice - I love cranberries and most brands sweeten them with sugar - what's the point??? - these I LOVE)

It was delicious and hit the spot!!

Mom is getting a little better, but it is going to be a really slow process.  Her shoulder was essentially hanging on my a what amounts to a piece of dental floss.  It's supposed to be attached now, but has a long way to go.  Then...shoulder #2...she is a lucky girl.  That must be where I get a lot of my crazy luck in life :-)

Today was a 1/2 work at the office and 1/2 work from home day.  I am loving this new situation.  I can be productive at work during the day, then head out and go for a run, shower, have some lunch, then jump back into it at home.  I can run down the street to work for awhile at a coffee shop or the Mexican restaurant with free wi-fi...I know, weird, but, hey, a change of scenery makes ALL the difference.

The prediction is 6-8" of snow for tomorrow...we'll see!  Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Here I Am....

I know I have been missing in action...just not taking the time I would like to stay current here.  I am going to try to turn that around...

So, the past week...

Levi and I have been sticking to our running plan.  He is VERY dramatic when we finish up though...see a pattern here?

I probably look like that too, Cooper just hasn't figured out how to use the camera to catch me in action!!!

I also tried to drive into DC.  Yes, you read that  For those of you that have never driven in DC, this might not seem like that big of a deal.  It is a HUGE deal.  Apparently DC is worse than New York City.  When there was a left turn option on my Garmin, there were actually 3 left turn lie!  Whichever lane I happened to be in when I turned left was the left I took and it was ALWAYS the wrong one.  I spent 4 hours in my car going to the convention center that is 35 minutes away and didn't ever stop my car.  I saw some sights along the way...

All unintentional of course...but pretty nonetheless.  Let's just say that after some serious hyperventilating, some panic of not having a bag to throw up into in the car, I realized that the Metro was made for people like me. It's not public transportation because people that live in the city don't have cars, it's for people that live outside the city that are dumb enough to think they can drive into the city.  DC is not meant for driving!!!  I wanted to kiss this when I saw it:

I also made some big changes at work over the past week.  I am "phasing out", not at all in a negative way, in a very positive way.  I've been given the opportunity to design my job the way I want it.  It is starting with spending less time at the office.  I have a lot of personnel responsibilities, so this will be gradual, but great for me...a goal I am really looking forward too.  I worked for a few hours in my home office the other day.  I usually have a line of people outside my office door.  At home, I have this:

He's cuter than most of the people that are usually at my door!! :-)

Mom also had surgery, so I went to PA to spend some time with her.  She is a bionic woman!!!

That's it in a nutshell.  Tomorrow is the start of EOD posting.  Every other day...that's my goal.  I would like to eventually get to every day, but I don't want to jump into toooo big of a commitment too soon.  I have some other business plans in the works as well. so I'm learning to balance my time correctly.

I wish everyone a wonderful week!!!