Tuesday, March 23, 2010

That Shaylie!

My mom was visiting this past weekend and she was talking to us about buying some new pants she liked. My sweet Shaylie says, "I thought they were called Trousers when Old People wear them."

The whole room cracked up! Which is just the way Miss Shay likes it! What a character.


I can't believe I didn't get any comments on my last entry! Come on, guys! Don't leave me hanging...I thought that was funny!

Hello....is anybody out there?


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Uh-oh! Get the Janitor.

I have to share this funny story from Taylor's school. She arrived at school and saw a big group of kids gathered around the school sign taking pictures. You can see why this would cause a commotion!!!

It was supposed to be an abbreviation for "students" but apparently there are still some innocent kids in the world. My Taylor didn't know what it meant but assumed it was some kind of drug or something.... so joined in the hilarity.

The principal came out to see what the ruckus was all about and Taylor heard  him say, "Uh oh. Get the Janitor."
I cracked up when I heard this story! Hilarious. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one on Leno!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Did It and LIVED!

I started my C25K training today! Read about it on my HCG Living blog! I just posted about it!

I learned a few things:

  • My body is not as fragile as I think it is.
  • I need new shoes!
  • I need to find a good stretching routine. 
  • I love the Podrunner training tracks. (Link on HCG Living post.)
  • I need a sports bra. (I'm lucky I didn't put an eye out!)
  • I am more than ready to make this change!
  • I finally have something new to blog about!
First day down...only 10 more weeks to go! Yay me!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Plop, plop! Fizz, fizz!

Oh, what a relief it is!

I almost had a BIG oops today! I applied for two scholarships to help pay for my Graduate school program. One of my advisors encouraged all the students to apply for these: the Allen and the Jex.  I made sure to dot all my i's and cross all my t's and got them sent in by the deadline which was yesterday at 5pm. Today, I got an email saying that my application could not be considered for the Jenson scholarship since it was only for School of Psychology students, which I am not! It turned out that I submitted one application to the WRONG scholarship!

Luckily, I sent an email right back apologizing and explaining my mistake and the coordinator said she would get it into the right pile!!! Yay! Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed and hope I get some big bucks! If not, I'm going to need some Alka-seltzer for real, when I go to apply for my Student Loans! It will be worth it though! Can't wait to get started....the sooner I start, the sooner I'll be done! Yay!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ides of March

I'm not even really sure what the Ides of March signifies, I think it just means the 15th, but I had to memorize a lengthy passage once from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar {Friends, Romans, Countrymen,  lend me your ear! We come to bury Caesar not to praise him...} and for some reason the day he was killed, the Ides of March, stuck with me! So...Happy Ides of March everybody!

It's hard for me to believe that it is March at all! Wasn't it just last week that I was posting about our NYE party and Christmas? And now Spring Break has come and gone. I've been reading on friends blogs about all the fun travels and activities and I have to say I am a bit green. We had a very low-key, stay-at-home kind of week and while we did get in some fun visits with Family, a trip to the Dixie Igloo, a sleepover, and a movie or two. It wasn't anything overly special! My girls have been very good to let me know that this week has been B-O-R-I-N-G!!! Oh well! What's a poor mom to do?  My mantra ever holds--Maybe next year! You gotta have something to look forward to, right?

One very exciting thing that happened over the break is that I hit my 100-pounds lost goal!! I am very excited about this. It has taken me one long year, but I am so happy to have that behind me. I have mostly posted about this on FB and on my HCGliving Blog. But I feel it's definitely worth a mention...again! I'm looking forward to being able to go shopping someday to replenish my wardrobe. I have a HUGE pile of clothes ready to go to the DI or Yard Sale...If anyone out there wears sizes 22-26, give me a call!!! I have tons of stuff that I can't wear anymore!

I am determined to have a Yard Sale as some point in the near future, but it is taking me a LOT of effort to gear up for it. The last time I did this, we had a great success, but I remember it was Big Work and this time around I have even more stuff to get rid of....so I know it needs to be done, but my heart isn't quite in it yet! If anyone has good tips for me, let me know! I need motivation! I can't wait too long though...Summer is coming and I don't want to do it in the HEAT!

So, I'm ending this long rambling post! I'm hoping for something new and exciting to blog about soon. I don't know what, but you gotta have something to look forward to, right?