Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hodge Podge Wednesday

Straight to the point because it's nice and sunny today and the outside is calling me.  So to join in the fun click on over to Joyce's blog and answer your own questions

1. The Hodgepodge falls on the last day of February this year, a leap year. How will you spend that extra day?
Today is Scott's birthday so we celebrated with the kids Saturday while his kids were here.  But today I will fix his favorite meal for dinner.  Meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

2. What has recently required a leap of faith on your part?
Some will think this is weird, but a golden retriever took up here back in December.  You could see his ribs he was so hungry.  He was frustrating at first chewing on everything and dragging stuff up in the yard.  But now that he has grown out of that stage we had all become attached to him.  Well Saturday night he disappeared and all day Sunday we drove around calling him.  Monday morning I prayed a simple prayer that if he was okay bring him home to us.  A couple of hours later we heard a noise at the front door and it was him.  He walked right inside the door in which he has never done.  I gave Linda a towel to dry him off while I got him some food.  And he hasn't left the yard since.

3. We're one week into the season of Lent...are you marking these 40 days in some way? Giving something up or adding something extra to normal life? How's it going so far?
Haven't given it any thought.  But I'm still trying to stick to healthy eating, and exercising.

4. When was the last time you sat beside a fire?
Probably a couple of years.  I know it's been a while since we built a fire outside and roasted marshmallow's with the kids.

5. Surf and Turf is on the menu. Do you order as is or do you ask for just the surf (lobster), just the turf (steak), or a menu so you can select another option?
Both would be just fine.  I wouldn't complain at all.

6. If you could have any television program back, not in reruns but in new episodes, what program would you choose?
When I was a teenager I didn't miss an episode of One Day at a Time.  Even today I could watch it if it was on.  Maybe I need to look on Netflex and see if they have them.  LOL

7. They say an elephant never forgets. These days would you say your memory is more like an elephant or a gnat?
A gnat.  At times I can even be in mid-sentence and forget what  I was talking about.

8. Insert your own random thought here
Even though I haven't updated my weight lost lately I haven't given up.  I do terrible on weekends so I think I'm going to start doing my weigh-in on Fridays.   But I am still eating healthy and exercising, and losing weight.  I will update this Friday what has been going on with it the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another weigh-in day

Well this week sure wasn't as good as last week.  But I had a terrible weekend.  I gained a half a pound.  I know that's not much but it was a gain not a lost. 
I was doing good on the elliptical, then I got slack on the weekend.  Not to mention Friday night we ate at Cracker Barrel.  But it didn't stop there.  Saturday we finally started moving everything out of  my Mother-in-Laws house into a storage building.  So we were busy with that so we ate at Pizza Hut for lunch.  Sunday I did okay until we visited Bruster's after church Sunday night.  For those who may not know what Bruster's is, I had an ice cream cone.
So last night I got my butt back on the elliptical, and surprised myself by making it for twenty minutes.
So how about y'all?  I've had several leave comments that they needed to eat healthier and/or they needed to exercise.  So are any of y'all that weren't exercising, have y'all started a routine yet?  Would love to hear if you have and what results you are seeing.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Hodge Podge

It's Wednesday or as some would say hump day.  Or rather time for hodge podge.  By now you know the routine.  Here's the link join in on the fun.

It's that most wonderful time of the season! Do you complete your own returns or farm that job out to the professionals?
We let the professionals at H & R Block fill them out.  It just seems easier since we have to itemize.

2. This next question comes from Kansas Bob...he posed it in his response to something I asked in an earlier Wednesday post and I asked him if I could add it to the Hodgepodge some day. Today's the day....
Which do you think has changed you more-love or pain?
That's a hard one.  I have changed from my past because of God's love for me.  But I also know I have changed because of past hurts.  I'm sure the love outweighs the hurt.

3. Tangerine Tango has been named color of the year for 2012. Your thoughts? Would I find this color anywhere in your house? How about in your closet? If not, will you be adding this color to your life in some way in 2012? If you're not sure what tangerine tango looks like click here.
Can't think of anywhere it would be anywhere in my house or closet.  After looking at it I can't see myself buying clothing that color.  Lighter as more of a coral maybe. 

4. Are you a collector? What do you collect and does it get admired, used, and/or dusted regularly?
I use to collect angels but I haven't bought one in years.  I have gotten rid of some even, because of them being dust collectors.  LOL

5. February is National Heart Month...besides a green salad what is one tasty heart healthy dish you like to prepare?
I know chicken and fish is also good for your heart so I guess something as simple as baked chicken breasts.

6. When was the last time you had car trouble?
I believe it was a couple of years ago when Makayla was in the 4th grade.  I would pick her up from school and so not to be at the very back of the car pool line I would get there early.  There was a couple of days that once the line started moving my car wouldn't start.  Fortunately both times there was someone at the front of the line that came back around and jumped off the battery.

7. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Is that a good trend?
I'm not sure if I am more demanding of myself, but I feel sometimes like I find myself feeling overwhelmed when I can't get everything done that I need to get done.  There's so many that depends on me and I feel stretched in all different directions at times.  I keep saying that I have to make more time for my kids and then something happens and I'm pulled somewhere else.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
It was so strange waking up this morning and wanting to go walking.  It's been a long time since I have had this kind of energy.  I did 15 minutes on the elliptical last night while watching the Biggest Loser, instead of eating junk food.