Apr 18, 2014

Open House


Last week was Open House at Tucker's school, so Rich and I both went so our little professor could show us what he's been up to! Here are some highlights...




Apr 17, 2014

Burn, Baby, Burn


Last weekend I made Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars from Ditch the Wheat and they were so good that they were gone before Rich even got one, so I made another batch.


They were totally worth the burn I got when I nudged the hot glass pan over with the side of my hand without thinking about how it had just come out of the oven.  Doh!

Apr 16, 2014

I'm Totally Old

I
've been getting headaches and blurred vision lately, so I got some reading glasses to see if that helped and it did.  Man, getting old is a bitch!

Apr 15, 2014

Drink Your Greens


I'm a little bit hooked on Apples and Greens smoothies from Jamba Juice.  Richard had a bunch of bogo coupons, and I justified the money by subbing it for my usual Starbucks, and I justify the treat by telling myself at least it's not ice cream, lol!

Apr 14, 2014

The Cucumber Accents the Water


One of the ways I am trying to improve my health is by attempting to drink more water.  Call me a diva, but I like water better if it looks pretty and it's a little fancied up, so when I remember in the morning I try to grab a big wide mouth mason jar and throw a couple slices of cuke and a lemon wedge or maybe a slice of lime in, and fill with ice water.  Sometimes I chuckle to myself when I think about Will Ferrell in The Other Guys, saying "the cucumber accents the water in such a way...."

If you don't know what I'm talking about, click this link and skip to about 55 seconds in. You're welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3IQNPCIZ-k

Apr 13, 2014

Not Yet the End

Lots of changes going on...

Richard has been notified his department is closing in September.  He can look for another job in San Diego, he can work through September and then get severance, or the company will pay for us to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona.

We just don't know.

In the meantime, we are reviewing all the facts and trying to tighten our belts to prepare just in case.

I've been feeling like crap lately, just blah and sick and tired.  While I certainly have had my best weight loss experiences with Paleo, it doesn't always make me feel great.  The best I ever felt in my life was when I was doing the Eat Clean thing and exercising, so I've been moving more in that direction, slowly.  I frankly don't even care what size I am anymore, I care about how I feel and what I can accomplish.  I would rather be 300 pounds and have the energy to climb a mountain than 200 pounds and not able to find the motivation to get off the couch.

This seems like a real downer of a post, but the truth is I am excited.  Arizona would be a great adventure, but I also feel like the prospect of leaving has renewed my love affair with San Diego, so either way I'm ready to tackle the city I end up in.  I may be feeling like crap, but the prospect of changing things up already has me feeling better.

There's a quote from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel that sums up how I'm feeling about pretty much everything right now.  It goes, "In the end, everything will be alright.  If everything is not alright, then it is not yet the end."

Mar 28, 2014

My Three Men


trying out the spring patio furniture at Costco.