Monday, December 31, 2012

Project 365+1 was {almost} a success

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I think I missed 36 days or so through the year. HUGE improvement from previous years. I have tried doing this for probably 5 years now...I committed to it this year...for the most part. I'm going to try again! I could have just used ANY photo but I was honest with myself. AND...I've already ordered my book!! Should be in a week! I'm so proud of myself! Failed miserably on the weight loss plan this year by gaining 20 lbs. BUT...Today is a new day and I'm back on WW track! I think I may take photos of the scale once a week to keep me honest! LOL HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yet another change

Seems like everything in life is changing.  I am not a fan of change.  I like comfortable.  oh well.  So I guess I now have a new look here as well as FB.  I never post here anyways so what does it really matter, right?!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Big Weekend ahead

This is a huge weekend in my town for school kids/parents. It's TEAM Wrestling finals. If/When we win, we will have taken home the title of STATE TEAM CHAMPS FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!! Football is still king but wrestling is holding its own in our town! PROUD! Also, Middle school Science Olympiad teams will be on the road for an overnighter tournament. My son is included in this group!! GO GEEKY TIGERS! Also, our Competitve Cheer team has made it to Regionals! Our bowlers have a big tourney this weekend too! And it is the start of Basketball districts. So to say I'm a little excited to sport some ORANGE and BLACK is an understatement! It's no secret that I am a HUGE SUPPORTER of our school system/students. Tiger Pride runs deep! We have a saying here: Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger. I truly believe it. I don't know how it happens or why but it gets in your blood and stays. I can't imagine my boys ever attending any other district. We are not perfect here but we do the best we can with what we have. Attitude is where it's at! GO TIGERS!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Playing hooky

I'm going to skip out on a Parent Group meeting tonight to attend another schools fundraiser event. I feel very guilty about doing it but I really want to do this event. So I'm going to do something out of the ordinary and do something for MYSELF for once. I talked to the other officers and they know where I stand on a couple things we are going to vote on tonight and the rest will just have to be what it is. The world will continue to rotate and I will keep breathing. But at the same time it just feels wrong.

Things have been weird for me lately. I personally am fine but friends around me are havig tough times. More than one of them too. So I struggle with what to say or do for them. I guess the best I can do is let them know I am here for them and secretly be thankful it's not me for once. I'm sure having said that, it will come back to haunt me. I'll be ready just in case! LOL

This weekend is super busy. We have an overnight trip for Science Olympiad for my oldest. Then the following weekend I will be in Detroit for wrestling (individuals) state finals. I was asked by one of local papers to cover it. So I get to use my pass and get on the floor! I'll be right back at home with many of the boys that I know from football season. Should be interesting. I'm not as nut-so over wrestling as I am football but I do enjoy it. It helps knowing a lot of the boys personally too.

Wish me luck tonight at the auction/raffle! I hope I win something or find a good bargin! Either way, I'm looking forward to time with adults not children or teens!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I'm Busy!

After the week I just had, I've come to realise that I am also very BUSY! It seems like every TINY little project I pick up becomes something massive. Now I have to ask, does it become massive on it's own or do I make it massive? I'm known for going above and beyond in most everything I do. So do I do it to myself to live up to the expectations that I put on myself or does it just simple happen? LOL

I'm totally speaking very light heartedly about this matter but I believe on some level it really does mean something. Last year was our first year with PopOGrams at our middle school for a small valentine's day fundraiser. We sold just over a 100 cans. This year we are at 208. So I can't help but laugh about it. Is it because I decided this year to do more flavors and new labels? Or did I just advertise better? Or what?! Another example: At our Daddy Daughter Dance, I take the pics for our group for free and a local print shop sells us them at cost. We in turn sell a package for $10. Last year we sold 45-ish packages and this year we sold 75ish....see....what used to be a small project has magnified. WHY?! Again, I ask light heartedly but I still have to wonder.

I've got the answer. Wanna hear it? It's cause I'm that cool and they know it! PEACE OUT! LOL hahahahahahahaha

Monday, February 6, 2012

I'm Boring

I have come to realize I have an extremely BORING LIFE. This is a recap of my weekend.

Friday night, sat home and counted box tops. Labled the baggies, charted the classroom progress, and pitched the unsual stuff that people THINK are box tops apparently. I do not need old candy wrappers, thanks though!

Saturday, sat in the bleachers watching wrestling, BY MYSELF. I needed some alone time so it was a good thing. Sometimes I get tired of trying to carry on small talk with people who really don't know me. There I said it. Then I came home and sat for about 3 hours curling ribbons for the Middle School Pop-O-grams. To date, I have curled 162 sets of ribbons. Yes, I know I could ask for help and people have offered to help, but let's face it. I don't have time figure out what works best in their schedule and mine so it's just a whole lot easier to do it myself on my own time when I have the time.

Sunday, finished up the lables for the pop-o-grams and worked on finishing touches for Mother-Son dance and Dr. Seuss Box Top party. While watching the superbowl, that is. I'm very good at multi-tasking. I also cleaned out my van, took the monthly baby pictures of Baby Abby, cleaned up dog poop in the yard (well, fine, watched Josh clean up dog poop). The weather was amazing yesterday! I'm ready for spring.

I feel like I really want to take a break. But here's the kicker...I have vacation days to use at work but alas, I can not find a sub to work for me while I take off, so...I have to WORK.
And that leads me to my last gripe...I seriously HATE when people take advantage of me. HATE IT. Just because you know I will do it, you think its ok to do things without asking me that affect my life.'s not ok. It's rude and disrespectful. Just ask! You have to know darn well I will more than likely move around my schedule because I always do but dang NOT ASSUME. whew...that feels good to get that off my chest.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Look who said HI to me!

My Dear Friend Shell is at CHA 2012 in LA and look who she ran into! It's no secret that TIM HOLTZ is one my top two MUST MEET FAMOUS PEOPLE. (Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is the other) Since I know my chances of meeting him are slim to none, my good friend took it upon herself to get this photo for me! SHE ROCKS! HE ROCKS! I ROCK!!! I'm going to sleep well tonight knowing he has heard of me, if nothing else! heehee


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Back on WW

I have officially re-started Weight Watchers (online). I have been feeling really "off" lately and I finally figured out what my issue was. I was gaining weight and had no real reason to try to stop. So I know the only way I would re-gain my focus was to start back up. I even walked on the treadmill tonight. I am the type of person who needs a reason, a drive to achieve my goals. So now that I am paying money out, it gives me a reason to commit. Before it was my sisters wedding, then it was a contest with a friend (Shell). Now I want to prove to myself that I can do it again and get even lower. I WILL DO THIS! I will measure, I will count, I will exercise. I will do it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Stop it

Why do spammers find it necessary to drop their .02 on my page?? Really, you are wasting your time on lil ole me. If this keeps up, I will go to moderation of posts, I guess. Hate to do that but I'm sick of the crap they are dropping off here lately. *reminder, get up on the other side of the bed tomorrow* Sorry, I'm just not happy with having to delete comments.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I'm tired. Like really really tired to my core. I have been running like mad since about August. ( you can pick the year~!) I think I have reached my breaking point? Nothing that used to bring me joy is doing it for me lately. Not scrapbooking, not photography, not cooking, nothing. I feel so drained. I just want to hang out with my family/friends. I dont' want to HAVE to do ANYTHING. I'm tired. I'm sick of feeling like I need to get caught up. I have so much I want to do but I can't seem to do it because I'm always doing something else that I HAVE to do. Is this just part of being an adult or I am taking on too much? Yikes. What's wrong with me? I'm sure you know you are limited on space in the reply section so be nice!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Doing it!

I'm still keeping up with my P365+1 project!! And I'm adding my pictures to my layout each day as I go along! I'm hoping I can keep this up! I feel accomplished! My Football team didn't make it past the first round but it is what it is...bad calls will do that to a team! Got my sister's wedding gift in the mail today! Looks wonderful! Once I give it to her, I will share it.
Tried to go grocery shopping today but just couldn't finish. Not feeling all that great so I thought I better come home and get some rest. I've had some sort of bug for a week. ugh.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


It's game day baby!!! First time since 1999 that Lions have been in playoffs! Ahhh....I am wearing my logo wear proudly today. We have stuck with them through it all. Even the 0-16 season. We are die-hard Lions Fans in this house. Heck, we support ANY Local FOOTBALL TEAM! We just plan love that brown pig skin game!

So this is us in our gear that we got Christmas morning! So it's been 12 years since Lions were in the playoffs and it's the year '12! I think we might be on to something??!!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I'm not sure why I'm so excited about it being Friday?! I have so much to do this weekend that it will be Monday before we know it. But today is F R I D A Y ! And it's 50 degrees IN MICHIGAN?! Wow?! I think a picture of the Town Thermometer will be my photo of the day today!