Wednesday, December 25, 2013


I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and a very Merry Christmas!! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

All For Phil and FREE Speech!!!

I'm going to start off with, this is my opinion, if you don't want to read it--check back tomorrow and see if you like that topic better. 

To suspend Phil Robertson for HIS comments is just a serious load of crap.  A&E knew what the Robertson's stood for when they signed them for the show.  They have had to defend their views several times IF what I've read is correct.  What to me is even crazier, and I know they are getting paid--but the Robertson's let all of us--into their world.   Is A&E getting nasty letters from PETA regarding the weekly animal killings?  I haven't heard about that if they are--or is that groups opinion tossed out. 
I have several gay friends that truly think this is redonkulous...  Phil simply stated his views and how he precieves things.  His gerneration was brought up completly different than today's world.  He has seen so many changes.  Now I know there has to be limitations on what is said and done, obviously---but I would rather watch Duck Dynasty any day of the week verses Intervention or The Killer Speaks.  I mean really---why do we give a KNOWN killer TV time??  That to me, as a Christian---is offensive.

I could go on for days about this---but I'm not giving the idots that started this anymore of my time...

One of my Facebook friends said it best---Tolerance and Love....

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Is It Over Yet??

I love love love the Christmas season, but working this much through it has been crazy.  But thankfully things have slowed down and I'm almost to a normal schedule again. 
So where do we begin...  Mac and I are loving our membership at Gold's.  When we joined we were both getting over nasty colds, but all is better now and my sweet trainer kicked my butt Monday.  Then of course I couldn't go yesterday because Betty had to go into the shop and I was car-less...  Always something!!

Hopefully we have cured the dreaded headache's with some new specks.  Now it has been decades since I have worn anything other than sun glasses..  So this is going to take some getting used too.  They are progressives--and I only have to wear them at work, reading or driving...   They are kinda fun and funky...

Ya'll know I rarely, if ever, do "selfies" so here's a picture of my funky specks..

Since I've given up some bad habits (ie the abundence of wine I was drinking)---I'm feeling like a new person.  I reinstated My Fitness Pal app on my new phone and linked up my Jawbone Up to it as well.   So no excuses...   I'm still trying to get up and workout before I go to work---which means getting up at 4:45am..  Can I tell ya'll how hard that is for me!!  But if I want it bad enough I will start getting my ass up!!

Have a great Wednesday friends!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

R.I.P Paul Walker

He was one of my favorite actors.  My heart is broken.

Friday, November 29, 2013


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I spent it with my work family, but we had a very tasty meal and a good day...  Now I just have to get through the remaining three days of work.  This girl hasn't worked four in a row in year'S!!  But it's all for the greater good---MONEY!!  

I do have to share a great book I'm reading...  Have ya'll seen the Bridget Jones movies?  Love them...  Well, the third book will not let you down either.  I'm almost half way through it and it's awesome!
I'll give a better review when I finish it.  I can't provide a link because of the computer I'm on...  But just go to Amazon and you will find it in a snap...

I've also got to share the wonderful news of my newest addition...  I turned off the iPhone and upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3!!!  I'm a Droid!!  But I do have to tell you that I LOVE it!!  It's like having a tablet and a phone all in one!  Now, there is alot for me to learn, but I'll get it..  The only challenge is my "Apple" friends have to send me text twice for now since their phones are used to us imessaging.  It's a little hiccup---have patience and our phones will learn to like each other!!  Here's a picture---but mine white!!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgivings!!   I'm spending it with my work family---but trust me, these ladies know how to cook!!!  And strawberry cake from Edgers!!!  I will be doing some serious cardio for that one!!!  But it was sooooo good!!

Be safe if you are traveling and gratful for all our blessings...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 3 Update...

Can I say that I wish I had joined Gold's along time ago!!  I am loving it!!  My personal trainer, Barbara is awesome.  We will gel well together.  So I met with her on Monday---my cardio was the rowing machine.  Love that machine...  Plus it's nice to do something that I've never done.  After that we did weights and more rowing to end the workout.  Yesterday I was on my own and did the same thing but increased my rowing and ended it with treadmill.  On some of the weights I increased the weight so I'm alittle sore today.  But sore is good.  I like to feel that I have worked out..  Since I started back to work today, I took it off as my off day.  However, I'm going to set that alarm to get up and do my treadmill before work tomorrow...  I know, it PAINS me to get up that early---but I've just got to do it since I'm working so much and can only get to the gym on my off days..  Which aren't many til after Christmas.  But I'm really excited that Mac is also working out with me when our schedules allow it...      Anyhoo...

My party went great this weekend.  Booked two more parties from that one...  Love my Pure Romance ladies..  So much fun...

Other than that, life is just moving along..  I'm focusing on me for a while.  Taking a break from the dating scene to work on me.  When I step back into it, I want to be in a better place.   Have my mind right in all aspects...  For now it's all about feeling good and motivating myself to do good!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Week New Me!!!

Well I'm excited to say tomorrow starts the "new me" process!!!  Because, Mac and I joined Gold's Gym!!  I bought us some personal trainer sessions to really help us acclimate to the gym.  I'm very excited.  I've got to get back in the groove and I think having to actually leave the house---will do us both some good.    I'm even watching The Biggest Loser to get even more motivated!  But in all seriousness, I know my sugar is out of whack, so I GOT to get my crap together.  And it starts tomorrow!!

Also wanted to share that I had a GREAT Pure Romance party this weekend.  Met some AWESOME And booked two parties in December.  I love love love my part time job!!  It's not even a job!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Today's game will be a GOOD one!!!  Finally!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013


Let's get through the day and to the weekend!!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Remember This??

I just wanted to share some pictures of my sweet baby girl.  She walked in the Helena Christmas Parade last year, barely 5 months old.  Reed Gardner was the Pelham Panther beside Mya and his mom Rachel, and I also walked with Mya.  So much fun.  If she doesn't get asked to walk again in the parade, we are still going to show our support for our Helena Huskies!!!

 Mya was sooo excited!!

A year later...  

Love my Sweet Girl Mya....

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dieting and Dating---Both are HELL!!!

Dieting---I've swear to you, I think I've been on a diet for twenty plus years.  And yes, progress has been made, however, with age, it has slowed down alot.  I do very well on the eating side most of the time.  Now sometimes when I take my Ambian---I wake up the next morning only to find that I've had a "few snacks" before I actually  went to bed.  That can range from some chips and salsa, to Progresso Soup!!  I'm really working on this issue.  One, I don't by the chips anymore.  Wine also doesn't help.  And I love love my Merlot!!  I'm just not a "one glass" kinda of girl though and that is just liquid calories so working against me...  SO, I finished off the wine last night, wasn't much left, but it's gone.  I do have a few Limarita's left, but I'm not buying any more!!  Giving up my precious "mommy juice" will be hard---but I can do it!!  I want to lose the ten pounds that has crept on since I got lazy after Mya got sick.  I was still lazy these last past two off days, but I did get the "healthy food" all lined up and planned.  Now, I just got to get back on track with the exercise.  Damn why is that one the hardest thing to do?  I can "visualize" myself doing it---so whats the problem?? 
Now all of this also blends in with the not so awesome dating life that I 've been having.  Here is my question---WHY is it so hard to find a guy who wants to 1) be monogamist---by that, I don't want him sleeping with 5 other women while he is dating me.  Hello!!!  I'm too old to have to face my doctor with an itchy coochy.  2).  Enjoy texting and some talking on the phone---not crazy amounts, just enough to keep the fun going..  3)When it's time to do the meet/greet---it will not be in your bedroom!!  And I'm not going to continue to text you forever.  I'm not getting any younger and the sooner we decide if getting to know each other is on the table--the better off we both are.  No point in wasting each other's time. 4).  I want this guy to be able to hang with my friends or take me out for dinner or even better FIX me dinner...  It's the "little" things that will go along way with me...  Well, there is one thing that can't be little.  Y'all know I'm right.  I'm not looking for "Tommy Lee"---but I want a healthy man with a HEALTHY appetite!!   There are other qualitites, but those basic ones, have been the hardest to find.  I've been doing the "online" dating, I think there lies part of the problem.  But my resources are limited with the schedule I work.  It's not your normal 8-5 hours and some just don't get it.  I do know this, it will happen eventually, when I'm not looking for it and that is just fine with me.  I open and then hide my profile and that's fine too.  Someday's I'm ok with dealing with the "crazies" and other day's, not so much.  However, I have met a few friends along the way too  That's a good thing... 

So wish me luck, say a prayer, cast a spell---cause it's for sure a jungle out here!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!


I hope everyone has a great day and the kiddies get to do some Trick or Treating before the rain moves in on us.. 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We Have Winner!!

After searching online for ever it seems, I finally found a pair of boots at our local Belks..  And on sale---HOLLA!!!  My friend Lisa and I went to lunch yesterday and then did just a little shopping---no major damage. I promise..:)
But I found these boots by BareTrap and love them!!  

So, I think I will be boot happy now for the season!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Great Weekend!!!

The Anderson Halloween Party was so much fun!!  I loved seeing everybody!!  And the costumes were great!  Tony had the house decorated inside and out---so much work and it paid off with a great party...   

I posted the rest of the pictures on Facebook, but here is just a taste of our fun...
Brian also helped Tony---he is in the picture with Marilyn Monroe..  They did awesome...

But now it's back to the work week..  Sad that the weekend goes by so fast...

Mac has promised to be my work out buddy starting Novembef 1st..   Going to hold him to it!!!  Got to start some holiday work outs before the holiday food starts!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Raise Your Hands---It's Friday!!!

OMG--can I tell you how excited I am that it is Friday!!  The thought of knowing that I can sleep in tomorrow is almost orgasmic!  I did finally get to sleep through the night last night, but I had to cave in and let Mya sleep in the bed with me to get that solid sleep.  But I think once we both got situated, neither one of us even turned over!  I was so tired! 
Tonight I'm "planning" to go to bed as soon as I can---I want to sleep late and be very rested for this party that I'm going to on Saturday.  It's going to be crazy crazy fun.  Guess what I'm going as??  A Black Widow--you know the kind of spider that eats her mat after she is finished with them...  LOL!!  I have very cool spider jewelry and I'm going to put little spiders throughout my hair.  Oh and did I mention some killer 4-5 inch steletto's..  So cute!!!  I'm sure I will have a crazy picture or two to post... 

Other than the party, it's going to be a pretty low key weekend.  Saving as much money as I can for our Christmas stuff. 
Anybody else going to a Halloween party this weekend??

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Week---Really??

Seriously, I haven't blogged in a week?  I've got to get better.  There is no excuse when I can do it from my phone now!!  LAWD!!
Ok, well lets get cought up... 

I'm very, very---let me say this again, VERY proud of myself.  This past Sunday I worked and we were extremely slow.  So I do what I love to do, jumped on Ebay and started looking around.  Not only did I come across once pair of boots, I found TWO!!!  I stared at those shoes for hours.  "Get them"  "Click Buy Now," "Watch This Item"---the pressure was painful!! 

See aren't these gorgous!!!  It was so hard to not click that button!!  But I didn't.. I would have called it "Christmas" but there is something I want that trumps the boots...
I'm finally going to upgrade my iPad..  Setting my sights on the iPad Air.  My iPad has never been upgraded and it has gotten really slow...  It's the first generation-- so it's time and I would rather it be my Christmas cause it will be used daily for a long time to come..

Mac's Christmas list---all for his truck..  He is working to help go towards it---but Lawd is it painful to think about howuch..  However, he is doing awesome in school so  fine with some OT for my baby!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Steppin Wednesday!!

Since I declared that I'm no longer using my cold/sinus issues as an excuse to not exercise---I decided to use my Step 360 to start of my workout week..  If you haven't seen or used one of these before, they are awesome..  It really works your core and helps you with your balance.  I also like the ab workout on this the best.  It's very versatile, and can be used in alot of ways.  I can't get the "link" to work on this computer, but you can just hop over to Amazon or EBay and check them out.  I like Amazon because you can read the reviews and see what everyone else thinks of the product..
  I'm going to wear my Polar heart rate monitor, so I'll post it when I'm done---as proof that I did it!!  Gotta hold myself accountable!!!

What inside equipment do you like to use to change things up??

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Finally Getting Better!!

Have I mentioned that I have had two colds/sinus infections in two months..  I feel like I have been sick forever!  However, I finally feel like I'm getting back to normal.  Either way, I refuse to be sick any longer.  My favorite time of the year is approaching---I love winter clothes!!  And boots!!  So, I'm planning on getting this ass up this week and working it out!!  Excuses no more.  I hope to take Mya with me, but sometimes she holds me back---her leash walking isn't the greatest.  She's only a year old---lots of "let's chase the squirrel" moments still in her.  So, I'm going to put my music in and get moving... 
For the Halloween party I've decided to go as a "Black Widow"....  Or, you can call it "Ho Tara"---either way, I'm wearing some killer red stiletto's with an awesome top and leggings.  The party is at Lisa and Tony's house and I want to be very comfortable---I'm pretty sure I might be having a drink or two or five.. 
I'm sure crazy pictures will follow....

Today starts Mac's first job as a "Manny" to our friends Sara and Vance.  He will be keeping their  5 year old triplets and their 10 year old son too.  It's a great job---no weekends, late nights or even holidays....  My little baby is keeping babies!!!

That's all I've got today...  Hope things are going good for ya'll!!! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Awesome Weekend....

How did Monday get here so fast?  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I know Mac and I did.  We went out to celebrate our dear friend Sara's birthday---and ended up partying the night away!  We all went to Buffalo Wild Wings first for dinner..  Then we all just went back to Lisa's house and had cake and drinks (except Mac of course)..  So much fun!!  If I win the lottery Mac and I are moving next door to them again.  Yes, it's stalkerish, I know.  But I would move our whole gang into our own subdivision if i won the lotto!  I love them all that much!!

Of course after Saturday night---I didn't do much of anything yesterday...  Just made sure the couch didn't move...  

And now here it is Monday already..  Yuck..  Oh well, the work week just gets you ready for the weekend...:)

Friday, October 11, 2013


ThtheI can finally say that I'm feeling a lot better..  Can you believe I've had another cold/sinus infection??  I swear I have been sick for 2 months!!  But I bought me 500 milligrams of vitamin C to start taking today..  Hopefully it will build up my immune system!  I refuse to be sick anymore!!
Well after 6 years, my Vera Bradley work bag has died..  R.I.P. my sweet bag..  But, happily, I have found a replacement for you on EBay...  Don't ya think my new pattern is pretty??  It's called Ribbons--and a portion of the sale went to breast cancer research..  
Just love it...  Tote and the turn lock wallet..  


Very pleased...

I'm also thinking of selling my IPad on eBay..  It's the first generation..  But something for it is better than nothing!!
I just love eBay.  Can you tell??

Some more exciting news---Mac got a job!!  He is going to be a Manny!!  He will be taking care of our friends triplets and 10 year old son after school..  No nights, no weekends or holidays...  He lucked up!!  Plus, they are very dear friends of ours...  Makes it even better for him!!

Well I think I have updated y'all on all the happenings..  Going to celebrate a friends birthday tomorrow night and watch some ALABAMA FOOTBALL...  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

I'm Back....

Hey friends, sorry for the absence.  My schedule went all over the place and I just didn't have the energy to blog..  Isn't that pitiful...  But I'm back now so lets catch up!!

We will start with weight---gotta get a grip on that!!  I've gained 8 pounds!  There, I put it out into the internet world.  Now I can begin to fix it..  I did walk Mya for about a mile the other night.  However, I didn't use her gentle collar so she "pulled" me through the neighborhood.  That won't be happening again.  Made my elbow and shoulder so sore last night.  I love walking with her, but sometimes I think I let how she is going to act detour me from walking.  I've either got to show her I'm the boss and make her do right with the right collar, or not take her for my "workout" walks.  I can't keep finding an excuse to not workout.  So, you know how everybody starts over on Monday's---well so will I.  I'm off for the three days so that's three days that I CAN work out.  Rain or shine. 
I also bought less "junk" at the grocery store yesterday.  Chips are my weakness.  I can eat them like crazy!  And I have been.  So, I bought more healthy stuff and less chips.  I love my cucumbers and peppers---that's my snack today.  A friend of mine even turned me onto these organic little tomatoes---and I have never eaten tomatoes right out of the bag. However, these things are the BOMB!!  So hear I come healthy!!!   I bought this Halloween costume off Zulily for $12.99---and it's so cute and sexy!!  But I just have to work my booty off or wear something else.  And I don't want to waste my money on anything else--besides I have the cutest 4 inch red sequined heals!!!

I hope Mac is having an swesome day.  My brother took him and the girls to the Alabama game.  It's homecoming so they will have a blast!!   
My beautful neices, Ella and Reese...  And my cutie Mac in the middle!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

TGIF!!! Almost....

Technically, it's my "hump" day...  A coworker needed off tomorrow so we swapped...  But, I get to work a different unit , so a little change up and a lot less crazy!!  Just hate I'm missing the Alabama game... 

I DO get my "X" for not spending yesterday---but I've yet to start a "streak"---I'm trying!!

Mya starts her second class of Nosework on Sunday..  Very glad to get her back into her activities..  I have got to start walking her again now that it's getting cooler.  She needs it and according to this mornings weigh in---I sure do!!  We have just been lazy and we for sure do not like the hot weather..  

Other than that, pretty uneventful weekend...  Hope everyone has a good one and of course ROLL TIDE!!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Streak Was Short....

Well my first "streak" was very short.  Like one day..  Mac lost his car keys on Tuesday and after totally tearing the the house apart, with no keys found---we came to the conclusion that they HAD to be in the truck.   So, I broke down and called a locksmith.  And sixty dollars later, the keys were in the truck between the seat.  But the cost to my "stress level"---way more expensive!!  I know Mac didn't do it on purpose, but his "search level" was not near as high as mine.  I ripped the sheets of the bed.  I had Mac going through his garbage, his drawers, under his bed, behind his bed.  Everywhere.  Now keep in mind, I'm straight up "Madea" mad at this point that I'm having to do this at 6:30am...  Not a happy camper and neither one of us are "morning" people so the tension level was off the chain.  Since we couldn't find them, he took my truck to school and we just dealt with it when he got home.  So brings us to the lockspmith--at 5pm, who finally showed up close to 7pm. 

Can I just say coming to work today is like having a "mommy vacation"!!  It's like my "safe" zone!!  But I don't want to talk too much about that because it can quickly go down hill as well.

Now back to my "No Spending Streaks"---I will for sure get my X today.  I do have to get gas, but that is a "must have" not fluff...  And I packed my breakfast, lunch and dinner today at work--so all is good there!!  I'm hoping for atleast three X's in a row!!

FYI:  No clue who the guy in the picture is!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Only Day One....

I've started a new "streak" calendar...  Doing my best to work on my budget and control spending...  I think actually seeing it like this will help me...  Now I'm not counting having to pay bills..  This calendar is for all non bill related spending..  The "fluff" stuff..  And yes, Publix is included!!  I'm cutting my Publix trips down to once a week!! I told Mac if he eats it all in two days---suck it up or use your own money to replace it...  
Anybody else have any awesome budgeting tips??

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Got My Swag!!!

Can I just say how much I love reading all the blogs I follow...  You can learn so many interesting things and obtain so many ideas from all the sharing we all do!!  Last night I recieved the "swag" gift from an awesome blog I follow called the "Double Chin Diary"....  Now the computer I'm on won't let me do a link to the blog...  HOWEVER, just take a look under the blogs I follow, and there she is!!  I can't wait to try all the cool stuff I got!!  Plus a very cute bag!!! 

Sorry about the "kitchen" pictures...  Didn't have time to glam them up...  Work is beating me down!!!  PLEASE check out the blogs that I follow....  You will love them too!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Have a great Saturday friends!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

TGIF!!! Are You Ready for the WEEKEND???

It's the weekend!!!  I'm so ready!!  Got my overtime in and work week is almost done!!  Going to enjoy my friends and some Saturday Alabama Football!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dating---It's an Adventure!!!

As promised, here is alittle post on my dating adventures.  As most of you know, I've been separated for at least  five years.  The ex lives in California.  Our divorce became final this past January.  So I started to putting myself out there.  Where do you start?  At my age, 45 (a fresh 45!) there aren't that many men waiving the "I'm single banner".  Well, I took the leap and did the internet dating.  Now I tried some of the paid sites---waste of money.  I don't think, no I know, I never went out with anyone from those...  Where I've met some is on a site called Plenty of Fish.  It's free.  Was easy to use on my phone...  I thought simple and easy!!  Well, free ain't always a good thing..  LOL!!!  Not all were tossed back into the ocean.  I met several that have become dear sweet friends.  And I'm grateful they are in my life...  Then there were a few I think I talked to AFTER I had taken my Ambian----bad move..  But we won't go there.  I'm just not a girl to kiss and tell the world---but some of my close friends are really laughing now at the stories I could tell or already have...

All this leads me to another great book I have found.  I actually started reading her blog and following her  Facebook under The Single Woman.  She has just put all her wonderful advise into a great book.  It's called The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass by Mandy Hale.  I decided to purchase it for several reasons, the actual book that is.  First, it's been decades since I dated---things have changed immensely!!  What I want and what THEY want tend to be different at times.  I don't want to rush into anything.  I want to enjoy your company and just go from there.  Maybe we are just meant to be friends or a friend with a benefit (ha.ha..)---but regardless, I want to be treated and respected like a lady.  Wined and dined...  Have fun with our friends.  Just enjoy life.  Is that asking too much???  But in asking that question, and looking back over past "ventures," lessons have been learned from most all of them (not that I'm dating like crazy) but regrets are few as I learned something about me or about what I want from each of them.
This book lets me know that I'm not alone..  Other single women have done this and survived!  I like how one review said the book is " inspiration to make single life a good life."  That's exactly what I want to do.

If you are like me, and can always use a little guidance---then click on the above book link to see what it's all about...  I'll keep ya'll posted...  Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Can you believe I have a 17 year old!!!  Just CRAZY to think my baby is growing up so fast ...

I have am so honored to be your mom and be apart of your amazing life.  Your dad and I love you more than words can ever be expressed!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Duck Dynasty---Happy Happy Happy

I  really never anticipated that I would be posting a post about the ever so popular Duck Dynasty show.  But here it is.  When I was in Books A Million last Friday, I couldn't help but notice all the books and items that were flowing off the shelves.  And by that I mean, by "normal" looking people.  I mean that in the best way I can say it.  One of the books that sparked my interest is Happy Happy Happy:  My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson.   Now I had already paid for my books, but when I noticed all this hype, I went back to look at it.

I just have to say, I can't wait to read it.  It really sparked my interest.  Phil talks about his up bringing and basically, from what I have read so far, stories on how they made life very happy with very little.  But they had the most powerful thing possible---their faith.  When I got home I looked the book up on Amazon and read the reviews----all were above good.  So, I believe if you give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised as was I...

The Kindle version is only $5.99...  Not bad for some faith and humor....

Monday, September 9, 2013

Motivational Monday....

Time to put up or shut up...  I will hold myself accountable on here or twitter.  On twitter my name is MerlotChic2...

What motivates you and is it working??

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday's Faith

I think after the week I have had---in all aspects of my life---this quote fits best this week for me...

Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Getting Better and Setting Goals...

When I say that I get one good "take me out" cold a year...  It does just that---knocks me out.  I have been so sick the past two weeks---it sucked!!  Finally, after the second time around to the "doc in the box", more shots in the booty, an inhaler and more meds, I'm finally getting my energy back.  Good energy too.  Feels great!!

 I have been grabbing at anything and everything to fire that motivation even more.  I came across this article on and it nails it on the head...   It's called 11 Simple Weight Loss Tips...   Along with all the other tips, I like going back and using the S.M.A.R.T method.  Set a goal and make it Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.  Now, I tend to overshoot this one.  Making it too hard or demanding on myself.  I'm learning start off small, especially since I haven't exercised since Mya got sick. Oh, and did I mention "Merlot" played me alot of visits last month.  So see, PLENTY of reasons to start out with baby steps.  I'm going to keep to the example that the article used because it's the best one, in my opinion, to just get you going again.  I'm going to commit to walking, either with Mya or without but for at least 30 minutes--shooting for 45...  I have a wonderful trail in my subdivision that is shaded and all the way down and back is almost 3.5 miles.   It's perfect!!  I'm also going to start back posting the calories or distance so I can hold my self accountable.  I'm working this weekend, but Monday starts day one of the new me.  NOBODY is holding me back but myself.

I also started a new book, and it seems like it's going to be good.  Now, it's a "chic lit" book.  But I was just in the mood when I was in the book store.  Yes, I'm actually holding a book again.  I've missed that.  The book is called Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison.  Now I was skeptical at first because it's about her "first love" and how she misses him.   I don't have that problem at all.  But the book grabbed  me and now I'm running with it.  Just click on the link and check it out.

I have so much more to share---the dating life has been quite amusing lately.  I swear I should right a book--but I'm sure there is one out already.  I will just discreetly blog it..  Since this post is so long already, I think I will table it for now and we will chat about that next week.  Trust me, it's comical!!
Enjoy your weekend friends and I'm glad to be back!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day Two of 45....

Yep, day two of being 45----Change is coming!!!  By that, I'm meaning cooler air is right around the corner...  Do you hear that---it's angels singing the song of fall!!  Now granted, this was a "mild" summer for Alabama, but I'm still over the heat regardless.  Mya and I both are ready for nice, cool walks down our trail again.  I haven't walked, jogged or lifted a weight since Mya got sick and it's time for me to get my shit together again!!  I'm really wanting to actually do the Run or Dye 5k in November I think.  So that means put down the wine and lace up the shoes!!  And on the days that I work, here it goes, I'm going to start getting on the treadmill at 4:45am again.  Ya'll remember, back in Febuary when I did that---for like a week then stopped..  No stopping now!!  Go to bed earlier, get my ass up and on that treadmill..  I have so much equipment---I'm either going to start using it, or sell it and join a gym.  Which is totally stupid since I have that at home.  However, I wonder if I could right off the gym membership as networking for my Pure Romance business??  Have to check on that....

So yell if you have too...  I'll log into Facebook or post the Polar or the Garmin calorie count---yes, I even have both of those...  There's simply no excuse but being lazy.  And that crap stops today!!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Birthday To ME!!!!

I'm sharing it with my awesome work friends...  But it will be fun regardless!!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday's Faith!!!

My path lately has been all over the place.  It's time to take a step back and find me again.  With his help...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Party Day!!!

Looking forward to a fun night to with Jeaneen and her friends!!!  Pure Romance style!!!

Be sure to like my Facebook page for current sales and party dates that are avilable.  Just click on the link to the right!!! 

Have a great day friends!!!  And ROLL TIDE!!!