Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Posted by Julie at 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I Hope everyone had a great holiday. We had a nice one ourselves. Christmas eve with my family and Christmas day with Jim's. Yesterday and today I have done nothing. It feels good to not stress about shopping and presents. My living room looks like Santa's bag exploded and I am trying to pick up a little here and there. We got the coolest pancake pan...check it out.....
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This morning the schools had a 2 hr delay, which means Emily had school at 10am. I was also expecting a service tech from our Satellite TV provider. He was scheduled to be here between 8am & Noon. I hate waiting and I hate having to leave during my window-what if he comes when I leave. I live in a small town so I can get to her school and back in like 15 mins.The Tech called at 9am and said he was on his way and should be there for 9:30am. At 9:45am I had to leave, I decided to check the caller id and call him and tell him I was leaving the house and he could wait for me.....and that I would be home between 10am and 10:15am. He said OK. Ahhh freedom. I always feel like I can't do what I want when we schedule a service call, and this company takes 2 wks to get someone out here. He was nice and fixed the original tech's mistake and I now can use my DVR to it full potential, making my husband very happy. We can tape a show and watch another. No more fights or lonely nights in separate rooms watching our favorite shows. Now this is where things got weird...I made coffee and offered him some. He accepted and we started chatting while drinking our coffee. My husband called to check on me and I told him I was having coffee with the cable guy....he asked me if I was going to hug him when he left....I said no silly we just met.
Posted by Julie at 1:42 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Monday, December 8, 2008
Yesterday, when I posted about wrapping presents. It was because I was wrapping all alone while Em & Jim did whatever. Its kinda funny (well not that funny) it is the women who wrap the presents and even those of us who would like some help would probably kick them out after the first fold. Do you think they just can't wrap or do they do it messy on purpose so we do it all. Ya know when the guys complain (especially to us sahm) how hard their lives are- do they think of these times where Christmas in our house wouldn't happen if it weren't for me. Or the laundry, my hubby will complain when he does dishes but do I ever say when is the last time you did some towels or washed Emily's clothes? He does do his own laundry. I am thankful for that. But seriously mom's/wives rule!!! LOL I do love my husband, especially today he started a new job and it happy!! yay me!
Posted by Julie at 7:56 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Emily had both of her parties, she had so much fun. It was nice to have it at our house for a change. She also had her first kid birthday party and it was a smash! She had so much fun. I am so glad the Heather & Keri and their children were able to come. I hope they had fun.
And the cake, I decided to make it this year. She was just as happy to have pink frosting and pastel sprinkles.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Posted by Julie at 8:00 AM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
i just read:
SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES TWILIGHT SEQUEL - NEW MOON
Los Angeles, CA November 22, 2008 — Summit Entertainment announced today that the studio is officially moving forward with the production of NEW MOON, the second installment of its filmed franchise TWILIGHT, the action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie will be based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series titled, New Moon. The first movie in the TWILIGHT franchise, the self-titled TWILIGHT, arrived in theaters this weekend to sold-out showings.
Stephenie Meyer stated, "I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on NEW MOON."
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Happy Holidays everyone!! I am considering decorating my blog for Christmas, hmmm can I find the time.....
Posted by Julie at 1:00 PM
About 20 minutes later I hear a crash!!! It sounded like a dresser or bookshelf fell over. I called out Emily's name and ran to see what it was. I didn't hear her respond and I didn't hear her crying. The only thing I could imagine is she was reaching for something and it fell. I was screaming and running to get to her. I get to the spare room/playroom/Emily's second bedroom (which she named it lol) and she is like "mommy I'm ok, whats wrong". Hmmm I am now wondering what the heck happened. When I was headed up to see Emily I also saw one of my cats run for cover under my bed-he was still there so I knew something happened! Emily and I walked around the house and looked in each room and saw nothing. I then checked each closet thinking a shelf fell. Nothing!! The house seemed completely fine. I am totally confused and decide to go back to reading. I can't read because I know something happened. So I get up and look out my french doors in the family room. While looking outside I see some small branches in the middle of my yard. I knew the lawn was just mowed so where did they come from? I look from side to side and see nothing. Then I was like wait a minute....I looked to the left again and saw it. A tree fell onto our shed and deck. I freaked because I couldn't see if it landed on the house too. I ran up stairs to the dining room and looked out the sliders and saw this.
Its hard to show you how crazy it is from the pictures, when you look out the sliders all you can see is the top of a very huge tree and it tippity tops of the tree is like 5 inches from my slider door. I went outside to investigate and took more pics and saw that the house wasn't hit at all. But the poor shed holy cow. Smashed!! Check it out!!
After trying to reach my Hubby and Father in law and lots of pictures. Trying to stop Em from crying (she thought we were stuck in the house forever). I did get my book and enjoyed the rest of that crazy Saturday!
Posted by Julie at 9:46 AM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I had a horrible week, with food that is, I didn't count my pts at all. I tried to be good. There was so much going on. Cake leftover from Friday, birthday party Sunday, Wed I made food for my meeting and Thurs girls night out at April's! So today I decided to weigh in anyway....I lost .2lbs. After the week I had with food I will take that!! I already logged my breakfast and am ready to log all my pts this week. Hopefully next week will be a better loss.
Posted by Julie at 12:08 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
After the past few days, you are all aware that I am a HUGE Twilight fan (addict). I am anxious to see the movie. My husband and I will see it ,probably, Tues night. I've read some of the reviews that people have written who have already seen it. People who never read the books seem to like it. Fans of the books have been writing bad reviews. Now we all know that movies are rarely as good as the books. I never thought I would go and see the movie and love it as much as the books. I am glad, however, that I did read the books first so I was able to completely get lost in the story. The way I look at it is....the movie is just a companion to the books. Another way for us to get more of Edward and Bella. I hate when people have to be sooooo negative. I just hope it is a good movie, I have no expectations. I just hope my husband doesn't hate it and look at me like I am crazy because all I have been doing for the past few days is reading these books. LOL
Posted by Julie at 5:25 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Posted by Julie at 10:35 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This week was crazy. We did so much around the house. I can't believe that I didn't post once, UGH!! I lost 1.4lbs this week. I am glad I lost but was hoping for a little more. Losing is losing I have to tell myself.
I am also trying to find the time to finish Twilight. I am in the middle of the book and I want to see the movie so badly. Today is rainy and dark maybe I can finish today since the house is clean and we did so much during the week. I can't believe that this book makes me smile. Like when Edward just showed up at her house to bring her to school or to walk her to class, I felt like I was in high school and a boy liked me. LOL!!! (tried not to talk too much about the book since everyone hasn't read it)
Hope everyone has a great weekend...........
Posted by Julie at 10:03 AM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I lost 3lbs my first week. I didn't follow the plan to the T but I lost so that it still good :) a total of 8.4 since I moved here YAY!! and my favorite jeans fit me.
Oh and hubby lost 6.8 this week,boys stink! jk
Posted by Julie at 9:23 AM
Friday, November 7, 2008
Here is on the skinny side (he had diabetes) sleeping in Emily's high chair. So cute!H
He even loved a good Willow cuddle, here they are in Emily's room. He was such a good boy!! We miss ya Barkley!!!! aka "Bark a boo" or "Monkey"
Posted by Julie at 12:19 PM
I am having a good day, no scratch that a great day!! I spent the day at Yankee Candle yesterday with Chele and Emily. We had a great day and got some Christmas shopping done!! Chele got a ton done :) !! Today I tried on a pair of jeans that technically fit me now but were pretty snug. I tried them on this morning and they fit!! So happy!! I just went for a nice walk, pulled out my ipod and walked for a mile it was a good walk. I also put my FIL's dining room set and bar up on Craigslist and got a few hits, someone is coming Sunday and hopefully they will take it!!!!! Tomorrow is weigh in so I hope I see a happy number!!!!!
Posted by Julie at 11:24 AM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I made this for dinner tonight. Yummy! Jim found it in the WW web site's recipes. I should have taken a picture, but I was hungry...LOL
9pts per slice
1/2 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1/2 cup(s) barbecue sauce
16 oz pizza crust, pre-baked
1 1/2 cup(s) shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese
7 1/2 oz canned black beans, drained and rinsed (half a 15 oz can)
1 small onion(s), red, finely chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Place rack in center of oven. Preheat to 450ºF.
Spray a nonstick skillet and stir-fry chicken over medium-high heat, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to medium-size bowl and toss with half barbecue sauce.
Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Arrange chicken and black beans over crust; sprinkle with onion and cilantro. Drizzle with remaining barbecue sauce; add remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
Bake 10 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Cut into 6 large slices and serve immediately.
Posted by Julie at 6:32 PM
Hello, I need help!
Do any of you have some great weight watchers ideas or recipes. When I count my points I tend to eat the same foods. I need some variety and some recipes. The other night we had chicken breast ,frozen & breaded 6pts not bad for a quick meal. With the chicken I loaded up on veggies, Jim gave me a weird look. I thought why not a cup of green beans no points. So I need snack ideas, meal ideas.....HELP PLEASE!! I hate to try recipes off of ww website and not like them, which ones have you tried and loved?????
Posted by Julie at 12:10 PM
Could today be more beautiful? Emily slept in, we had a quick meeting at our local cafe and walked over to our fire house to vote. They had two lines a-l and m-z...I live on a k street so I went into that line.....the SHORT line. The m-z line was out the door, a-l no one was in line. I like the new way to vote, I used to get all panicky thinking "now how does this booth work?".
On the school front, we hired a new teacher's aide. I think she is great! I think this is a very good thing!!!
On the dieting front. The Halloween candy is killing me. I am not a huge chocolate eater, but for some reason they are calling my name. Last night I had a bag of peanut m&m's. This morning I felt guilty because I REALLY want to lose weight this time around. I want to be me again, I feel like I am me trapped in someone else's shell. It's amazing what 30lbs could do to someone. I was overweight when I had Emily, although I was uncomfortable I still felt like me. After I stopped nursing I packed on an extra 30lbs (+ sometimes) and I felt SO NOT ME!! Well because of the guilt I stepped on the scale this morning-which I usually don't do my first week dieting- I lost 2lbs YAY!! I am so excited!! add that to my already lost 6lbs and woohoo 8lbs that is freaking awesome!! I feel like I have to incentive to not eat the candy now!!
Keri- YES YES YES I am sooooo up for walks in the spring!! and "Country" play dates!! We can check out each other's towns.
Posted by Julie at 10:43 AM
Monday, November 3, 2008
Happy Monday! UGH.... I hate Mondays. I used to always think that Mondays stunk because I had to get up and go to work. Nope. Even when you work, Mondays stink!!
Here she is ready for school. They don't wear their costumes to school. They do, however, dress as princesses and knights. The teachers don't want any of the kids to frighten the other with scary outfits. You'd think with pre-schoolers you wouldn't have to worry about that. But you do!! Don't you love the poofy princess hair-lol.
And here are our Jack O' lanterns. The littel pumpkin Emily grew at my Grandfather's house. She loved scribbling the faces on the pumpkins while Mommy tried to make it look like what she drew...They came out cute I think!! (oh and excuse the leftover streamers from LAST tuesday for Jim's bday)
Posted by Julie at 5:30 PM
Friday, October 31, 2008
Posted by Julie at 2:02 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I need to vent! As most of you know I am one of 2 Co-Directors at my daughter's preschool. The job isn't hard, at times it can be stressful. The part that really sucks lately is the gossip or chit chat. Everyone has something to say, especially previous/current board members. Ideas are welcome, that is why there is a board. But these people had their opportunity to become a Co-Director and they didn't take it. I did. It's beginning to get to me, I am thinking that maybe emotionally this isn't a good week for me, LOL. I miss just going into the school and talking with the other mom's. I have had other jobs where I was in charge, but this is ridiculous. I just want to say stop talking about people. I hear a lot about the other Co-Director and I wonder do people say stuff about me too. I used to get frustrated about the other CD but now I feel bad because it isn't fair. She is and I am doing the best we can do. It's just so frustrating and so small town!! UGH!!
Posted by Julie at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I see snow!!
The part of Connecticut where I moved is often referred to as the "Litchfield Hills". It gets colder here and when it snows it SNOWS!!
Well today it has been one of those days rainy, wet and windy. I was just at my sink washing some dishes and what do I see? No more rain. I see snow!!
Emily is very excited, but wants to know where the big piles are,LOL.
I always love the first snowfall, of course this one won't amount to anything. But it is really pretty!!
Posted by Julie at 5:32 PM
Posted by Julie at 12:50 PM
Sometimes blogging brings me back to high school. Reading the comments other bloggers leave on my blog makes me feel "oh, they like me. They keep coming back". What makes me feel even better is when I see my blog in their blog list. I feel like "yay, they like me that much!!". But what if someone removes your blog from their list? Did they remodel and just forget you. Are you not bloggy friends anymore? It's crazy how a list on someones blog somehow makes you feel important. Since my move I haven't been blogging or commenting as much as I did before. I feel like I am losing my blogging friends. I go to my reader and see whats going on with you but sometimes don't have a minute to comment, for that I am sorry. I am really trying to get back in the swing of things, I miss it.
Posted by Julie at 10:26 AM
Monday, October 27, 2008
Yesterday we had a small family Halloween party. We've been doing this the past few years so that my daughter and niece can dress up together. Here are a few pics from yesterday. Notice that my niece and her dog have matching costumes.....so cute!! Chele we missed you!
Posted by Julie at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I decided not to buy the wristlet, but I did treat myself. They were having a great sale on Vera's site and I bought this bag. Normally costs $56 and I got it for $25, a bargain in my eyes. I have been wanting this bag too so yay for me!!! Mr Mailman bring me my new bag!!!! Pwetty Pwease.
Posted by Julie at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
5pt harness booster OR car seat belt booster????
Posted by Julie at 6:56 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I love all things Vera! My husband would say I have too many things Vera! But this is my newest need, want, desire. Isn't she cute? It has a place for you cell phone and inside it has a compartment for credit cards and money. Now which color do I want??? Oh and they are having a nice sale on the Vera Bradley website if you too love Vera.... I want to do some shopping..........should I?????????????????
Posted by Julie at 7:23 PM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Some Mums from Emily's school fundraiser.
Emily's first day of school.
Emily finally having a place to ride her bike outside ,in her own yard!!
Posted by Julie at 2:26 PM