Thursday, August 27, 2009

Being a Woman Can Be Tough

I only say this because I'm in the middle of my cycle and my guts may fall out from all of the cramping. Aside from that I'm okay. The boys are at Scouts tonight helping paint a church so this means Ralph & I get to go out by ourselves. We don't do it nearly enough, but I sooo enjoy it when we do. It makes me remember how much I love being with him no matter where we are. With all of the frogs I kissed along the way the Lord certainly brought me a prince 20 years ago. This last July 29th was the anniversary of our first date at Sears Point Raceway. I still think he is as hunky as ever. I just need to get my sexy body going again and we'll be even. I really do feel fortunate that I have a hubby that loves me no matter what size, color hair, clothes I am. He's truly a gentlemen (most of the time anyway). First day of fall ball is tomorrow, Wes also starts boxing. Let's get our busy on. Cheers.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


"If I had one month to live would this matter?" I've been asking myself that for a couple of days. At church they are going to be starting a bible study that is based on the book One Month to Live. I actually found it at my local library and checked it out. Now I've only read the first few pages, but wow. How would your daily life be lead if you only had one more month. I've had several situations from work to baseball come up and I've asked myself that very question. The answers have been pretty much what I thought. Why dwell on little stupid things that do nothing to me but bring me irritation and grief. I look forward to finishing the book and maybe doing the study with the whole family. Cherish what you have right now. Does it really matter if the lady messed up your drink at Starbucks? In the grand scheme of things not really.

My sweet friend April had a great idea that I'd like to copy. This Sunday the day before school starts we are having a "special" dinner and are going to have the boy's favorites. Fancy table and all. What a great way to make them feel special, thanks April. So what would you do differently if you had only one month to live? Cheers.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Okay I feel horrible saying this week until school starts. Thank goodness, the natives are in the home stretch. As well as they get along I think they are fed up with too much "brotherly love". Time to get back into the swing of things and see your friends at school. Bought Wes a Cookie Monster t-shirt last night. It cracks me up that a 10th grader will be walking around in a bright blue Sesame Street shirt. Still doing my 10 minute trainer dvd's. I think Ralph may be starting the P90 series today. He bought the Bowflex adjustable dumbell set this weekend. I'm so glad because I can use them too. They go from 5-52 lbs. Went to Yakima to see my dad race his Nova on Saturday. I'll get pics up as soon as I can, the boys totally loved it. Cheers

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


After working today here's how the rest of the day goes. Take Wes to youth group at church, drop prescriptions off, take Ryan to sign he and Wes up for fall ball then go to store to get ingredient items for Pampered Chef party tomorrow night. Make sure stove top is super clean tonight (don't want anyone to think it's ever messy). There is my whiny rant, sorry you had to witness it. Crazy, crazy next couple of days I tell ya. School is almost ready to start and the boys are ready. We are back at 100 degrees today, yuck. Where is the 80 degrees we had last Saturday. Wes' shoulder is fine and cleared for sports, thank you for your prayers. At the end of the day sit for a moment and rest. You deserve it. Cheers.

Monday, August 17, 2009

What a Great Weekend

Nothing to special happened, but great by my standards. The weather was absolutely fantastic here, mid 80's I think. I was Martha Stewart this weekend, I made a triple berry crisp, buffalo wing wonton pies with bleu cheese crumbles. On Sunday morning the boys requested chicken fried steak omelettes. They were very tasty. I painted the dining room and hallway. It looks so nice so nice and warm compared to hospital white. I'm not very fond of white walls probably because we have rented for so long and that's usually the norm. Thankfully I have awesome landlords and asked them if I could paint a warm/neutral color. What a difference it makes in the feel of the room. When we buy a home soon there will be no colorless walls allowed. And definately one red room. Wes goes to the orhopaedic doctor today. His shoulder was popping at the end of baseball this season, let's hope it's growing stuff and not an injury. Prayers would be appreicated. Working out is still going good, I can tell that I get really stiff if I go a few days without doing the yoga portion. Be thankful this week, cheers.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Where Has the Time Gone?

School starts in two weeks. Well I'm actually ready for that, the boys are going to kill each other soon. It's the same each year, they like one another for about a month. Then the last 3 weeks of Summer it's WWF. School shopping is mostly done only a few things to pick up. Wes gets his schedule next week and Ryan's will come Monday. My hamstrings are not on cranky anymore. Tonight I will try the whole body workout, I'm a little gun shy to do the lower body one so soon. Maybe this weekend?? I'm trying different layouts for my blog to see what I like. Maybe the background will change each month just for fun. Believe it or not fall baseball signups are this weekend. That's okay, at least we've gotten a month off. The hubby and I are having dinner alone tonight while the boys go to a scout potluck. Cheers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I say this with the utmost confidence. Only because after doing my lower body and cardio workout last Friday my hamstrings are on strike. Holy cow! I'm assuming it will take at least this week doing yoga every day to loosen them up again. I went with my good friend Sandy last Friday to pick up her son from baseball camp. What a great day. We watched them run through drills and batting and then got to break for a great lunch, followed by graduation from camp. It was fun, relaxing and just what I needed. Thanks Sandy!! Ralph and Ryan were white water rafting so me and big Wes painted the living room. It's darker than I expected but very warm which is the enviroment I was going for.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


That is pretty much how we feel after this last weekend. Baseball games Thurs, Fri & Sat. It didn't go below 103 and got up 112 said one of the signs. Our boys won about half of the games they played, we are so proud of Ryan. He is such a trooper, dripping with sweat and having mom and dad nag him about drinking lots of water. Don't be fooled by my small rant, we love watching the boys play. We've been blessed with great friends that we've made through the boys playing. I didn't exercise from Friday thru Sunday, I was just exhausted. Got back on the wagon last night and I feel great. I'm hoping the margarita's from our team party don't come back to haunt my calories to bad. I only had two so I'm hoping not. We now have a month until school starts. The boys have an 11:00 bedtime starting yesterday. Next week it will be 10:00 pm and then back to normal by school time. I'm looking forward to dinners with the family this week. Cheers.