Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A-Weigh We Go

I've decided to start Weight Watchers. Went to the meeting tonight on my way to dance class. Gonna officially start tomorrow. I weighed in at only 2 lbs more than when I started Weight Watchers 4 years ago. While it is high, not gonna say how high, at least it is controlled right? Thank goodness for dance class! If I hadn't found Classic Tap I don't know where I'd be right now.

photo via Diane Inskeep Photography

I'm looking pretty big there in the orange
and 4 of those ladies have had babies. YIKES! Last time I did Weight Watchers I did pretty well, lost my 10%. Then my Paw Paw passed away and I quit, and it snowballed from there. But, enough is enough, and I'm gonna DO IT! You'll see one skinny bride on my wedding day, and healthy too. Stay tuned for progress reports.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I know, I know, bad blogger. Wondering if this whole blogging thing was just a fad for me. I haven't even read my favorites in weeks :(
Lots of changes around here. Our 2 foster dogs, Mick & Fly, have gone to a new home. They got to stay together, which is a good thing. I'm not sure they could handle life separated. They aren't too far away either. Already my house is headed back to a people house and not a giant dog house.
Change 2 my little sister moved from Eugene to Lake Oswego. She started law school at Lewis & Clark on Monday. And her man and 1 of their dogs moved to the other side of the country for a couple years. He is working on a Master degree and will be teaching beginning Latin.
Change 3 my FH's little brother and his girlfriend broke up over the weekend. They had been together for quite some time and have a little boy together. She's also supposed to be in our wedding next that's interesting.
Change 4 my mom slipped and cracked some ribs. OUCH!!!
Change 5 I will be teaching ballet again in a few weeks.
Change 6 Annie is probably preggers. Annie is our dog if you remember from my first post.
Change 7 I swear I'm going to start the 30 day shred on September 1. Oh, wait! That's my friend's birthday. Hmmm, maybe September 2.
Change 8 I am not doing the colorguard thing this year. New band director equals new staff.
That's plenty, don't you think? No pictures, I'm posting from my sister's place and using a mac.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Babies And A Wedding

Yes. I have been away for awhile. Recital and bbq are over. Then there was resting. Then there was work to catch up on from all that dancing then resting. Then we went to Reno for my cousin's wedding.

First Dance

Me & My Guy afterwards

Now I'm back. Oh, yeah, then there were new puppies.

Proud and Accessible Mamma.

Puppy Pile!!!

Funny story about the Ginger (my mom and dad's dog) and McGuirk hooked up on Cinco de Mayo. My mom was so afraid that Gingy would have her puppies while we were in Reno that she had her x-rayed as soon as possible. No puppies! So we went on our merry way. We noticed that Ginger wasn't really acting like herself, but attributed it to a false pregnancy which is quite common. She was looking a little chubby, but that's not unusual for her, as she is the biggest Mi-Ki we have at the very top of the weight range for her breed. Well she just seemed miserably fat by the time we returned from Reno. So dad took her in to the vet to see if they could relieve the symptoms of a false pregnancy. The Dr. took a listen and heard a tiny heart beat. Turns out Ginger was carrying around 3 puppies all this time. I admit I felt a little guilty about giving her such a hard time about her weight. What a waste of $181 on the first x-ray, huh? The 3 puppies, 2 girls and 1 boy, were born on Friday July 10. Ginger ended up having a c-section and an ovariohysterectomy (she was spayed) at the doctor's beseeching. All are doing great! Puppies are up to 9 ounces a piece and mom is down a couple pounds. (which is a lot when you only weigh 8 pounds to start with) Ginger did have to go in for more staples because she hid under the bed and tore several out. Now she has to wear one of those silly lampshade things around for another week. I ended up staying over 3 nights on puppy patrol because I'm a crazy night-owl. FH is away for 12 days so someone has to look after our brood, my own puppy (more like poopy) patrol.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Testing. Testing. 1, 2, 3.

Hello everyone out there in blogland. Don't get excited. I'm just testing my new blog app for iPhone. Did it work?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

That's A Wrap

We tapped, we jazzed, we hip hopped, we balleted, we danced our hearts out. The recital is over. Now I can start thinking about next year's. No pictures to show, yet. So glad the bbq is over too. So much work this last! Almost the perfect amount of food prepared. I did get to enjoy a delicious burger for lunch today. Way too much beer left. I really thought we would've gone through more, I guess a Sunday bbq doesn't call for much alcohol consumption.

Things I am currently coveting...
I simply must have one of these dresses. My only problem is which color to choose, they're all so scrumptious.

Butter by Nadia

And how much do I love this Balenciaga bag? Let me count the ways...

Of course I have no need for either of these things, but am I going to let the stop me? We'll see.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Under 300

So, we're down to 299 days, yikes! But, on a bright note, and I do mean BRIGHT, we have possibly decided on colors. We'll just keep them a secret for now though. I was inspired by some scrapbook embellishments, let's just leave it at that. Hope you don't mind.

Daisypath Wedding PicDaisypath Wedding Ticker

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gumballs & Easter Eggs

It appears we have settled on a save-the-date design, now that we're down to 10 months away. Now we just need to finalize the ever-expanding guest list so we know who to send them to. We still need to decide on colors. I like all of them so it's a challenge. He thinks I'm gonna make it look like a 12-year old girl's birthday party, but I say more like a 3-year old...

via Creative Parties & Showers

I love this one too, but I must apologize because I don't remember where I found it.

You see among the many, many simple things that bring me great joy, colors and dots are two of my favorites. So how perfect are gumballs, M&Ms, candy dots, and balloons? Amazing! Now, if I can just get him on board we will be in business.

And one more, for good measure...this one came from the same place as the gumballs and I still don't remember where. My profuse apologies. I will try to do better in the future. Promise.

This one works on several levels. 1) Our wedding is the weekend before Easter. 2) We live in the Cherry City. 3) Dyed eggs are colorful and if you look at them from the right angle they are round like dots. 4) Plus, eggs are for fertility.

Does it matter that our save-the-dates have nothing to do with any of these ideas? I'm gonna say NO! What say you?

PS - He does like the save-the-dates.