Thursday, May 27, 2010

A list of 10 with Nothing in Common

First and foremost I want to mention a little contest I found to enter for a $100 gift card to Carrabba's. I have never been to the restaurant, but it has been on my list of places to try ever since I watched their program on PBS.  I would love to win the gift card and be able to go with my sweetheart.  Cookin Canuck is the website where I entered by answering the questions "what big things come in little packages".  I don't usually win these contests, but every once in a while I get lucky.  Here is hoping I do!

Second - Obama - Your job is to be the President of the United States.  That means on Memorial Day you need to get your butt to the Arlington Cemetary to place the wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier.  Not vacationing somewhere else and sending someone in your stead.  I don't think that soldier had that kind of option - neither should you! 

Third - I hate politics - very few people know what is the truth (even the politians have problems with that)and then they try to have an educated discussion with no backing for what they are claiming. Smiley from When Ralph and I discuss them, it ends up in a not so nice disagreement.  I try to keep things to myself, but sometimes I can't help it.  I can't wait until we have a leader that we can both agree on.   You can probably guess when that will happen.

Fourth - We get to have a sleep over with the nieces and nephews tomorrow night.  Hopefully we will keep the oil paint contained to the palette and the doors closed to closets and personal items.  There will be threats on their lives if they get into things without permission.  Once the ground rules are set - we shouldn't have any problems.  I think we will have a healthy dinner, play in the park, eat a treat, watch a movie, read a story and then (hopefully) fall asleep.
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Fifth - Please pass some warm weather our way so that the garden won't be so muddy and we can get our tomatoes and peppers planted.  We will probably get everything in on Saturday (I hope) so that we can play on Monday.
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Sixth - Tomorrow is my last work day of the month.   I have about a weeks worth of work to cram into 8 hours.  Maybe I will go in early...then again - maybe I won't
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Seventh - I am so glad my Mom is home safe and sound and that my brother was able to get moved so he can be with his family.  I hope everything works out.

Eighth - I have lost a total of 10 pounds and 13 inches off of my body.  Ralph has lost 32 pounds and 25 inches off of his body.  We started a program using Isagenix products.  The good thing with this program is that I haven't craved the burgers and french fries, or the desserts.  I just keep telling myself, especially when co-workers bring mini reeses peanut butter cups to work to share...It is all about the results - and changing our habits.  Lets keep it up

Ninth - TV time will dramatically reduce now that Biggest Loser and NCIS are over for the season.  That is ok - more time to spend on my hobbies and get organized.  I got a few goodies in the mail this week - can't wait to get the projects rolling.  I have a banner to make, a couple of birthday cards and some prep for my class that I teach next weekend.  Fun for me!!!
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Tenth - Book reviews   I just finished a book called The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton - I loved it.  I had a hard time keeping track of characters to begin with, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed the story.   So, so, SO good. A tiny bit reminiscent of The Secret Garden, only in a completely different, grown-up, enchanting way.  Total page turner! It has been awfully difficult for me to tear myself away from it and concentrate on my work.  Loved It!   Another book I finished was They Mysterious Benedict Society 1 and 2.  They are great childrens storys.  They require a little bit of thought process on the readers part as you get to participate in the mystery sleuthing.  Thumbs up for both of them

Ta Ta for now 

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1 comment:

marlene said...

I hope your sleepover went well and all had fun! i hope you get to play on Monday! i wish it was with me way to goes on your on your weight lose and you new way of eating thank for the book review that will be the next one I listen to!