Saturday, March 20, 2010


is the first day of spring yet there is ucky white stuff on my lawn. The last few days have felt more like spring then today does. I hope that this batch of wintery gloom doesn't kill off the budding flowers throughout our area.

Today I have a "Tips and Toes" party where I will be refusing to have anyone touch my feet... no Thank you! Brownies are in the oven and I just made some in a mini muffin pan to bring with me. This party has been frustrating for a lot of reasons but hopefully it turns out well.

Work has picked up slightly and there is a potential for a lot more work due to someone else being offered a staff position so their regular work will hopefully fall to me. I still have some qualms about continuing but I think that for the next several months there will definitely be a lot of adjusting going on so hopefully I will be able to find my niche.

I am really enjoying my support group. Even though at times I wonder just how I will fit in to the group but for the most part it is a good experience for me. I have reached out and joined a few other meetup groups but I don't know what I am going to do with them. One of them is a local book group that has monthly meetings and 50 members but the meetings only have 15 slots so I don't really understand how that works out. Most likely because not everyone is interested in the same books. I sent a message to a leader of another book group to find out when they meet because the book group at my local library meets the same time as my weight loss support group and well... not going to lie, it is a bunch of old people. I have been to the library when they are in session there wasn't anyone under 45 in the room with the majority over 65. There is an afternoon session but I peeked it at that one too and it is mostly really senior citizen women. Not that this is bad by any means, it just isn't what I am looking for right now. I am hoping to find a group that is either very diverse or is more a group of women in their late 20's to early 40's.

Still no dog and I am debating on if I should call or not. It has clearly been over a month and now I am worried that they think we aren't interested. I wish that the woman had email as it would be so much easier than taking the time to call which seems like harassing... even though I know it is not that. Their paperwork is covered with the advice to be patient but we are just at 12 weeks out and that was their longest lead time.

Happy First Day of Spring...

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Yikes... time is slipping by...

I haven't really been blogging on my weightloss blog either except for weigh-ins. Guess just not in that place at the moment.

Things are going well. I like my support group and am trying to reach out to build friendships with the other members. Some successful...some not so much. I have become more active on Sparkpeople instead of fitday. Part of that was the phone application that is free and part of that was a cleansing process. I have deleted most of my old entries on my weight loss blog about failure and what didn't work before. This journey is different. It needs to have a different ending so it needs a different route. I even locked myself out of my fitday account so that I can't go back and mull over what might have been or what I did before. This has actually helped me to focus on today and not yesterday.

Still no dog in our house. Not sure what is going on... I hope they didn't decide that we weren't a good prospect. I guess I will just follow up when it has been a month but I am not sure what to do.

We have a family Corn beef and Cabbage dinner tomorrow. Early because of some other commitments and events throughout the month. Should be interesting. I am actually going to attempt to make Irish soda bread but haven't decided what recipe I am going to follow.

I have jumped upon the Greek yogurt bandwagon but do not like the Fage 2%. I didn't grab any of the Fage 0% because I found the new Yoplait Greek at a much lower price and it doesn't have HFCS like their other products.

Other than that, DH has been in a bit of a funk. I think partly to do with his brother not really helping out much with his mom and that we have started clearing out the basement of his dads things. He seems to be really interested in planting a garden this year so we are trying to determine the best spot. The previous owners had put it right in line with all the utility wires and everything so not sure that is the best bet but I want it up closer to the house I think. I don't trust the neighbor kids.............

Happy Saturday!