Friday, April 30, 2010

At it again--new paint color

3 words--blue strawberry pot.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Defeated--not a big deal

I found the perfect dress. I wanted it. It was a good price. Waited 4 days. Found a coupon. Then it was a great price. Ordered it. Told it might be on back order. Got an email. Back ordered. Got another email. All back orders taken. No dress for me. Stink.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gym Ninjas

It is always entertaining, watching people at the gym. There are mirrors everywhere, which makes it easy to people watch--undetected. Yesterday was a special day. First, a guy came in with nunchuks--weighted balls on rope. He was swinging them around and jumping around. Then, in walks a guy with a bow staff. What? In my research, I learned that it is actually a body blade. You hold the center of the flexible blade and shake it. Or if you are a gym ninja, you pretend that you are fighting with the nunchuk dude while you shake it. It appears to be a similar workout to the "shake weight." I am sure it works, because they were really sweaty afterward.

I have also seen a body builder version of Vanilla Ice. He always wears a spaghetti strap tank top and likes to do posing while he pretends to stretch. When he leaves, he puts on a sweatshirt that has the neckband cut out and 3/4 sleeves.

There's a cute lady that must be 85+ who always has red lipstick on and some sort of bow in her hair. She is very frail looking, but she is strong.

Thank you, Gym Ninjas, for adding some joy to my workout. Because of you I beat my mile time. 6:58. Woo hoo!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Potty time

Mimi 32 months

I have decided to actually train the little one. She has been going before bed and baths, but I haven't really tried during the daytime. We went to Wal-Mart and stocked up on starbursts and mini Reese's cups. I put the treats in a bucket so she could carry it with her when she goes to the potty. We also got a wiffle ball and bat, a movie, and a plastic watering can. These prizes are for all day dryness and #2. Mimi had an awful time with that. We got some princess panties--not pull-ups. We are set.

So far she had gotten 5 pieces of candy in 15 hours. She was wet when she woke up. Thank heavens she had a diaper on. She usually wakes up dry, so I think she might be ready for all of this. She just ran away. I better chase her just in case she is trying to find a quiet corner.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Family Fun

For all you considering taking a vacation, you can now get great tickets from Pasco to Los Angeles. I found 4 roundtrip tickets for $302 and that's with all taxes included. I will be watching all summer for killer deals. Hooray! Allegiant Air.

We ended up having dinner at Bonefish. The Bang Bang Shrimp was awesome. The Chowder was great too. I got a porkchop that was okay. I liked the garbanzo beans and the broccoli better. It was fun to be together at the temple. Happy Birthday.

I think I might retire from this blog. My last few posts have been snoozers. Journal verses newsworthy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I think I can

Today was my run only day. My goal was 8 miles. My time was 69 minutes. I did have to stop to refill my water bottle, but I really wasn't too tired when I was done. I am feeling stronger and more energetic. I love that feeling.
Lulu is hitting the terrible side of 2. She has started yelling "No! I don't want to," and has stopped naps. Last night she woke up 3-4 times. I can't remember. I know I got at least 4 hours of sleep in a row. Poor Mr. is exhausted. I went and bought a white noise maker and we are going to try that for a few days. I think I will probably return it and just get a small fan, but I want to try it anyway.
My parents' birthdays are this week. My dad is going to be 60. We are going to go to the temple and then have a picnic dinner. We were going to go to Bonefish, but it seemed so costly after getting babysitters too. Maybe next time.
Mr. has been working on the backyard. He thatched and cut out sod for a play area and flower beds. We're going to do curbing and rocks in the next 3 weeks. I say we, but it will mostly be him.
Sweat confession--I like being sweaty after a workout, but yesterday it was a little embarrassing. I was wet all the way down my back and front. It didn't look good, if you know what I mean.

Friday, April 9, 2010


When I found this fabric, I thought curtains. Then I thought, too hard. Then I thought, cover a canvas and hang it. Then I thought, re-cover the chairs. I was only going to do 2 in this fabric and the other 4 in something more tame, but I changed my mind and did them all. Thanks to the purple bumblebee fabric store, I was able to order more fabric after craft warehouse ran out.

Now, I just need my Grandma's old floral couch.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"You go get it!"

The newest response from the littlest cuddlebug. She also just tried to sell me her princess plates. "Two missing. Five dollars." What a deal!

We had french toast for dinner. I haven't had that since my fabulous stay at Kadlec over 2 years ago. Before that, I think I had french toast in Fresno, post 5K run, at Denny's, in 2004. It's just like eating donuts for dinner. Which means Lulu had one and Mimi had 1.5 and I had 2.5.

I ran almost 7 miles today in about an hour. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I didn't go as fast as I wanted to. I walked for about 5 minutes total.

My fabric to re-cover my chairs came in today. Picture tomorrow.