Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Weigh in was yesterday morning. Gary lost another 1.6 pounds and I lost my same old 1 pound. Not sure about Brooke as I was still in bed when she left for school. Today is a wasted Saturday. I did some laundry, and the dishes from last night. And I was reading my book and could not put it down, so even though I was awake at 6, I did not get out of bed and shower until almost 10!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Comes leaping helter-skelter,
Shall I tie my restive brain
Snugly under shelter?
Shall I make a gentle song
Here in my firelit study,
When outside the winds blow strong
And the lanes are muddy?
Robert Graves 1918
I don't know why, I just like that poem. Today was weigh-in day again. Gary was the big winner, he went down 4lbs 2 oz. this week!! Yay for him! So far he has lost 4 lbs. 6 oz. I was down another 2 pounds exactly this week for a total of 3 pounds so far. For me that is huge, I usually lose in little bitty increments of 5 oz. at a time. Brooke slept over her friends house last night so she has not weighed in yet. We got more snow last night, looks like about 4 inches, and I think it is still freezing rain. Blah. Then we get the joy of "frigidly cold air" coming in. I hate when the weatherman says that. It makes me cranky. So today I will be staying around the house again, shoveling, doing laundry, all kinds of fun stuff.
Gary called the camper place yesterday, they kind of gave him the run around. I just want them to send us back our deposit so we can a new camper somewhere else. I don't like the "not knowing" what we are going back to in May.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Louie Henry of Sanbornton auditioning to be the next American Idol. Simon said, "that was absolutely dreadful". Paula said, "oh, your so cute, I say yes!" and Randy said, " Yo,yo,yo dawg, so check it out, it was a little pitchy, it was just aight for me.". Louie was not discouraged by the judges comments and vows to wow them next time.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
This picture was taken in Maine yesterday. It is around the area where our new site will be. This was taken moments before the sky opened up and sent Gary and I running and slipping back to the truck! We are not allowed to drive through the campground in Winter so we were parked way out by the entrance. We went to the rest area on the way home to use the bathrooms and I dried my arms and legs standing underneath the hand dryers. We drove up yesterday for my hair cut, which looks the same only shorter but I feel like it is different because it has been so long and nasty lately. I have been sneaking on the scale for the past 2 mornings because I can already feel a difference in the way my pants are fitting since cutting out a lot of the junk. By the looks of things, I may be able to say I have lost a pound tomorrow at weigh-in. How do the people on Biggest Loser cringe when they "only" lose 3 or 4 pounds. I would be thrilled!!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Have I mentioned how I hate Whirlpool?
Some good news, it is going to warm up here for a few days, at least until Wednesday. In the 40's!! Get out the shorts!
Gary also brought home the treadmill last night. I think we got all our exercise just getting it down in the cellar, that thing was heavy! It is still in the box, in front of the tv, I swear it won't stay that way.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Gary is buying us a treadmill. We ordered it from Sears last night. Yes, we probably should have waited to see if we actually will need to buy a new dryer first, but...hey, maybe we could hook the treadmill up so that walking on it would make the dryer run! :)
Last night I cooked such a healthy dinner: fish, brown rice and steamed broccoli. Then we had chocolate cake. Hey, we have to finish this stuff and get it out of the house. Today I made Gary and Brooke salads for lunch, they probably would have rather have had soup on such a cold day, oops. If I don't use the salad mix, it will rot in the bottom of the vegetable bin, so the quicker I use it the better.
The dryer parts will be here today. I have been tracking them and they got into Laconia this morning. We paid through the nose for overnight shipping, and then realized they are only coming from CT. Oh well. Gary is going to put the new parts in tonight after work and we are praying that it works. Yesterday we had to shlep all the wet laundry into the laundromat and dry it there, and man the clothes come out of the dryer hot at the laundromat! I burnt my fingers on my sweater!
I am not going anywhere today, I am just staying home and cleaning, and of course, exercising. I am going to do the Denise Austin workout I have recorded, and probably go on the elliptical machine and watch the millionaire show at 12:30. That is the only way I can stay on that thing, not my favorite piece of exercise equipment.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Party animals that we are, I think I was asleep by 11 last night. Oh well. That's what happens when you get old :) Gary had to work until 6:30, he stopped on the way home and got us KFC for supper. Ugh, why do we eat that crap? Because it was quick and easy that's why. Hey, what's so bad about a little chicken, mashed potatoes and corn? and potato logs...and biscuits...and chocolate cake??? Our resolutions for the new year are not unlike a million other people's. We need to start eating healthier, and we all want to lose some weight before the summer. Gary and I are aiming for at least 10 pounds each. I wish I could install a laugh track right here. While we were eating we watched "Reign Over Me", the Adam Sandler movie. Don Cheadle was in it too, it was really good. Weird to watch Adam Sandler in a serious role, but good, and a great soundtrack. 5 thumbs up.
Today Gary is outside snowblowing yesterday's 7 or 8 inches. Then we are driving to Newfields to have dinner at the Gilbert's. We are getting another storm and the clouds are already gathering, it should be fun to drive home in later. Newfield's is an hour and a half away from here. They are saying that we are getting another 6 inches at least. sigh. One good thing, I said a prayer to St. Anthony yesterday because I could not find the good shovel and so I had to break my back with the big crappy one, and I looked everywhere for that good one! Well later on my sister asked me for a bread machine recipe and I went down in the cellar to my bread machine to get my recipe book, and there was the shovel, over by the door. Gary had left it down there. Such excitement in my life, and who would have thought I would be beaming at finding my shovel???