So the south is bombarded by snow...well at least our area is. I would say around 4 inches hit the loving town of Harrisburg. The hubs and I took the pups out in it...because for once its snow and not just ice...needless to say I do not have snowbabies. They DO NOT like snow. But its beautiful to look at and it was fun to watch them step and sink down, step and sink down...
This week hasn't been much. However, I did go to my good friend Jessica's bridal shower this past weekend and she also had her bridal portraits before the shower and she was absolutely beautiful. I am excited for her big day.
well Jail but alliteration people. A younger cousin of mine is finally where he belongs...behind bars. And I am extremely proud of his sister for being the one to call the police on him. He had 2 warrants out for his arrest and then he stole his sister's car...AGAIN...and was at a drug dealer's house and she had him arrested. This after he almost died the other weekend from mixing alcohol and anti-depressants. Good riddance. I hate to be that way but, seriously...you can only be so supportive for so long, after that it gets to a point where it just needs to end. My poor lil cousin (the female) also had to send her mother to the hospital after and overdose on some kind of medication, I am assuming Xanax. She told the hospital what her mother had done and walked away and out of the hospital. I just want to stand up and applaud my cousin for finally washing her hands of this situation. I understand loving your family and all that but seriously there has to be a line, and she finally drew it and has walked away from her bad influence of a mother and brother. This cousin of mine is a walking, talking, electrial engineering genius. She's currently finishing up her Masters in some kind of electrical engineering research with a possibility of continuing on to obtain her Ph.D. She has a 4.0 GPA and works her butt off at school. I am so proud of her for all of her accomplishments.
On to other matters...I got in touch with my Vintage side last night after my Cardio Boxing work out and shower, and rag-rolled my hair. Hubby just stared as I rolled my hair...he'd never seen that before, wrapped it up with my bandana/scarf...and this morning unrolled it and then pieced it out and pinned it back. I got tons of compliments. Also my new hat arrived today. I will take pictures and post them from the bridal shower I am attending this weekend for one of my best friends.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful day. The weather here today was fabulous and such a refreshing day after the freezing temperatures we have had.
I started last week following The Happy House's New Year Challenge, our goal last week was to tackle the bedroom and closet:
Closet & Drawer Systems
-Empty -Clean Shelves & Drawers with all purpose cleaner -Sort Clothing- discard any unwanted items, my target number is 10-15 -Put clothing back
-Remove all bedding and launder -Remove everything under the bed- sort, giveaway pile, organize -Slide bed over and vacuum underneath -Dust & clean fan and or light fixture -Dust entire bed frame -Move bed back -Replace under bed items -Room- Clean from top to bottom (dust falls...) -Nightstands & Shelves- dust, organize, purge- keep them simple- treat yourself with a vase of fresh flowers! -Clean windows- including sills, frame, edges, etc. -Vacuum
This week we are tackling the bathrooms
Shower/Tub -Remove all products -Scrub the tub -Organize and replace products -Use a daily shower cleaner to keep up on grime
Sink/Vanity -Remove everything from the counter tops, drawers and cupboards -Clean with an all purpose cleaner- including the counter, insides of drawers and cupboards -Organize all the goodies you removed- toss at least 3 items -Put all the items back
Toilet -Use toilet cleaner for the bowl (A great green cleaner that deodorizes as well is to just pour 2 cups of vinegar in the bowl, let sit for a couple hours or overnight, scrub with a brush and flush) -Use an all purpose cleaner for the exterior, don't forget the top and handle
So last week I began working out with my EA Active More Workouts. Did you know Cardio Boxing will kick your butt! I used muscles I didn't even know I had. I was sore for 3 days following. I need to weigh in today on my Wii and do my work out.
From my post last week regarding my weight loss challenge I am down 3.5 lbs. As of last week I was at a shocking 211 and os of today I am weighing in at 207.5. Which to some may not seem like a whole lot but to really lose the weight and keep it off it should be a gradual loss. I will post a picture later today. Tomorrow I go in to meet with my weight loss doctor to make sure my heart is healthy and to keep me on track.
Not sure if anyone in my family reads this but today has been one of the worst days of my life to date. It all started with a phone call from my mother telling me she is on the way to my Grannys house because they think that one of my cousin's is dead. On top of the fact that is mother was in the hospital a few days ago due to the fact she took too many aspirin and it caused her lungs to stop pumping oxygen to her brain and started making her go nuts. Not only does my mom tell me this but also the other day when I had asked her about the results of my uncle's (her twin) PET scan results,she had lied to me telling me that he was fine and that his colon cancer hadn't spread and the spot on his lung wasn't cancer, turns out his cancer has now spread to his lungs and liver. So in the spread of one phone call I felt so just so...I don't know if I can explain it. I love my family. Growing up as an only child, I spent lots of time with my aunts, uncles and cousins. I really don't know how to distinguish them from like brothers and sisters. Well having to be there while we waited to here something is nerve wracking. On top of that waiting to break the news to my younger cousin about hr brother broke my heart. I love this girl as if she were a true sister and to see her hurting nearly killed me. Finally we got the news that her brother was in stable condition and breathing on his on. Although he is not completely out of the woods yet. I just ask that whoever reads this to make sure you never take a moment for granted with those you love, family or friends. If there's a lesson to be learned today it is just to love one another and that each day we have to spend with those we love is a gift.
Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. I have been slammed at work, but better to be slammed than no work at all. I apologize for the delay.
My Goals for 2010
1. Lose 50lbs. Yep you read that right. I go to a clinic for weight loss currently and over the past couple of months have dropped 15lbs and kept it off. Its the most wonderful feeling I can imagine. So in order to help me attain my goal and reach it...I will journal it here...so that those of you who actually read this can keep me accountable. I received a Wii for Christmas from my wonderful mother to help me out and from my very wonderful department at work they got me the Wii Fit Plus. On top of that my mother gave the Hubby and I some money for games that we both would use and my MIL gave us some gift cards to my favorite store...Amazon.com. So I have now gotten Wii Fit Plus, Jillian Michaels Ultimatum 2010 and EA Active More Workouts.
2. Save money for a downpayment on a vehicle and also towards a down payment on a new home.
3. Try to keep the house more organized and clean.
My list isn't long and I do that for a reason...if I lose focus because there is too much...then I'm more likely to fail. So I tend to keep it short and sweet.
I will post pictures, along with my journal of weightloss, so be forewarned...it may not be pretty.
Looking forward to a new start on a new year.
Oh and an update on my mother's health. She hasn't heard anything yet regarding her tests. She went last week and had an ultrasound done to check for gallstones. Now also, her twin brother, who does have colon cancer has to go to the doctor in a few days for a PET scan, to check a spot on his lungs, that could possibly be cancerous.
My wonderful brother-in-law, spent 5 years as active duty Air Force, is currently a contracted civilan working for the Air Force doing what he did while he was Active. He's also a Reservist now. We got to spend a wonderful Christmas with him and his wife, my sister-in-law, due to the fact he will be deploying in a few days.
Keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.
So let's hope this year can be a blessing for all.