Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blog Diet = Blog Hiatus

So I didn't really intend on taking a two week break from blogging. It just happened. With the holiday weekend coming, I'm not making any guarantees that things are going to pick up this week. It's been a strange few weeks. Nothing's really been happening, just life in general. Work is picking back up, which means that I'm pretty worn out by the time I get home.

I'm going to try and pick it back up little by little over the next few weeks. Honestly I need some inspiration. Life has been dull and very uneventful. I blame it on the heat... I'm so ready for the fall!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Under Construction...

I'm going to attempt (again) to install my new blog design, so if things look crazy around here over the next two days ... sorry! Bloggers new "design" tab doesn't get along with my computer very well, so it's taking awhile!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blog Diet

I've been working really hard at posting more regularly, and I'm attempting to design my own new blog background and header, and keep up with all of my regular blogs. And this my friends has turned out to be a little too much work, and a little too time consuming.

So I'm taking a break. No more blogging until next Monday. I'm also cutting back on the blogs I read. I really love the blog-world, but I can't let it take over everything else. I think my husband would really like some attention. I may work on my layout, etc. a little, but no more posting until Monday, even though I have a few posts I really really want to get done.

I'll be back next week with the finished dining area, Weigh-In-Wednesday, and maybe even Top 2 Tuesday from The Undomestic Momma. Who knows?

I'll see you in a week!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stream of Consciousness

This is going to be random. I apologize now.

Have you ever noticed how much the small things can impact your life? Nothing huge happened yesterday. Nothing of any consequence. It was just a day. But when I woke up this morning I felt like yesterday was a good day, a big day, a consequential day. I'm not really sure why.

I had coffee with a friend yesterday and walked around Target for two hours. It's something I haven't done with her in literally a couple of years. I always want to go walk around Target (ask Steven), but it's never the same when I don't have one of my girl-friends with me. It was so simple, but such a blessing considering how the past month has been.

The past month. Oy. It's been a month, as of yesterday since we lost Donna. A whole month. That hit me hard yesterday when I was hanging out with my father-in-law and a large envelope arrived from the funeral home in Corpus Christi. We knew what it was before we opened it. We ignored it all afternoon as we ran around and had lunch, but when we got home it was still there, looming and ugly. Opening it and reading it made it real. I still don't want it to be real.

I'm so blessed. After Steven got off work yesterday we went over and hung out with my family. We laughed, we picked on each other, and we got irritated and cranky as we always do. We teased Allison about "Pablo," the boyfriend we made up for her. Steven even crank called her cell phone and left a message from "Pablo" for her to find this morning.

We laughed all the way home.

Yesterday was an incredibly good, sad, happy, crazy day. It's a day I can't label, but it was a day I loved,  tarnished with a moment I hated to remind me how good my life really is. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Name is Amanda, and I'm a Blog Hop Addict.

After Jenna's commenting blog hop, I have to say, I'm a little addicted. I had so much fun reading (and commenting!) on so many new blogs. This week I'm doing "Follow Me, Chickadee" which is hosted on four different blogs, but I picked it up from Keely at Mannland5. So if anyone's over from there ... HI!

I finished my dining room photo collage which was the last piece to my room refresh so hopefully I'll get it clean together and get pictures taken. Tomorrow's friday, and I'm so glad! I'm meeting one of my friends for coffee Saturday morning, then spending lunch and the afternoon with my father-in-law while Steven works. I hate that he's working weekends, but at least I'm doing something other than laying on the couch watching bad television.

OH! And I got my first furniture refinishing project from CCA in Lewisville last weekend... now I just need a day on a weekend that isn't 100+ degrees so I can actually refinish it (and blog about it)!

And that was a very random post. Oh well. That's what happens when I blog after 10 p.m. because I can't sleep.

'Night everyone!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday - The Fail Edition

I feel so guilty.

I skipped my meeting on Monday.

I'm not sure why, but we skipped. I got my haircut and we went out to dinner, and I didn't even attempt to eat on plan.

But I decided I had to redeem myself, so I faced the scales at home yesterday morning.

I'm still up 2.8 pounds. Now considering that this number was 4 pounds when I first faced the scale after our 2 weeks of mayhem, but seriously? There's been no mayhem. I've just been lazy.

Also, it's hot. Like over 100 degrees at 8 p.m. hot. Like the only time I can go running is at 5 a.m. and this girl just doesn't get up that early.

So when's the last time I exercised? Like Thursday. THURSDAY???? Seriously, if any of you have advice on working out in a tiny apartment that doesn't involve work out videos (I really don't like them) please share! I just can't walk/jog in this weather.

Luckily, having some of you post that you wanted to follow Weigh-In-Wednesday has worked, because I feel beyond guilty, and I have no intention of making the same confession next week. Next week, I will have taken off at least another pound, but preferably the entire extra 2.8 pounds.

Please continue the guilt. I need the motivation.

Also, I got my button done! I'm not sure how to post it with the code yet, but I'll figure it out ASAP! It's nothing fancy, but I don't have photoshop (I know, it's heartbreaking)!

EDIT: If others decide they want to do a Weigh-In Wednesday post just let me know in the comments, and I'll add a linky next time!