Sunday, September 27, 2009

Catch Up

Peanut Butter and I went to the park for a while this morning. It was almost perfect out, cooler, but sunny. Peanut Butter had a great time and I took a couple pictures before my camera went dead. I have been super lax this month with taking pictures.

J read my last blog post and wondered what the heck was up. We had a bit of a discussion about it. He would rather I not take medication and wants to work on doing somethings to give me some "me" time. I did this on Thursday, shopping without Peanut Butter goes so much smoother and I can actually take a second to look at items. I was hoping to wrap up my shopping sooner than I did in order to get some of the house cleaned up before I had to pick her up, but that didn't really happen.

I have been doing Jillian's 30 day shred almost faithfully for the last month and a half. I think I have started to tone up, but I have yet to see real weight loss. I probably would see better results with a better diet, which is my next step. I am trying to go back to eating better, I have been on too many cookie benders lately.

Peanut Butter has started speech through the school now. I think the teacher was a bit surprised how much her vocabulary has grown since she was evaluated. She is still a bit hard to understand when she talks fast. PB has started singing her abc's out of the blue which can be funny. She has taken to playing hide and seek and her counting goes a bit "1, 2, 6, 4, 8" her I come. The other day she was playing and started to do all these karate moves it was so funny, I wish I would've caught it on film. She is a dancing queen too. I think I'm going to do Movers and Groovers with her at the Y.

I have been on a long weekend off Thurs through tomorrow and it has been pretty nice. I actually feel like I have had some time off and I have one more day yet.

Monday is also our anniversary, 7 years.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Better Living Through Modern Chemisty

Today I came to the realization that I may just need to go back to taking something. I took wellbutrin initially to quit smoking, but I actually felt much better taking it. I went off it for a while when I became pregnant and was put back on it when my NP decided my bawling over my job during my visit was enough. After a few months I went off of it again. I didn't really have a bout with post partum and I was feeling well. Today it hit me as I am into my pink week of pill and am a raging biotch that this is the only feeling I have been feeling lately. I almost feel like a robot going through the motions of the day, keeping a schedule and the monotony going. J and I had a huge argument over this a few weeks ago and as much as I think I am trying, I am failing. I really hate to say I need something to make me "happy," but at this point I don't know if I am making things worse by not. I normally do not like to take anything unless I absolutely have to. I have had a headache for a week now and still have yet to take anything for it. I work on a unit at work where a good percentage of the fellas take a myriad of medications to as my coworker puts it to have "better living through modern chemistry." Right now this doesn't sound so bad, I just want to not be a zombie for a little while.

Photostory Friday: The Spider

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Izzy 'N Emmy

This summer I attempted to grow some veggies in hopes of saving some money. My tomato plants didn't grow so well as you can probably see from the first photo and one of the plants Miss Peanut Butter keeps taking the green ones off of it. Despite my brown thumbs, a new friend has set up shop between my tomato cage and the side of the house. Peanut Butter likes to check up on him or her everyday. Normally I would have tried to get rid of our new friend because, quite frankly, spiders are the one thing I cannot stand at all. As long as PB likes to check in on our friend he or she has a home for now.

This is Peanut Butter checking out our spider and for fair warning the next shot is our eight legged friend. Or should I say seven legged.

This spider is actually pretty big in comparison to the other garden spiders we have overtaking our deck. I have a feeling it has seen a battle or two since he only has seven legs. The first day we found him he had a yellow jacket wrapped up still wriggling around. It also seems to sit out in its web all the time, whereas the other million around here hide during the day. If I could stomach looking for what kind of spider it is I would, but I don't want to have nightmares. The other night we let the dog out and our night time friends were about their business and PB says,"Oh a spider" and I thought she said she wanted to touch it and I asked her, "you want to touch the spider?" as I'm trying not to hyperventilate if she says yes. She says, " No, spider's bite." Whew.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Do Still Blog...Sort of.

I've been barely posting these days and sometime struggle to get a Photostory Friday out. It is just so easy to post a blurb on Facebook and move on, but I have yet to give up the blog.

I have been attempting to do the 30 day shred. I've been on it for 18 days(I think I can't remember the exact day I started), I only skipped one day so 17 doing the work out. It took me almost 2 weeks to do level one without wanting to die. I did a day of level 2 and for kicks I tried level 3, wondered what I was thinking, but have been sticking it out there. I don't notice any difference. I take that back my thighs are bigger, but I didn't need that. I think, hope, it is muscle.

I feel a little guilty that my Y membership hasn't been used in 3 months. I went in to pick up my statement for reimbursement today and to pick up the new flier since I was hoping to get Peanut Butter in for swim lessons. I missed the cut off for the first fall session so that will have to wait. I noticed that they had soccer and basketball for 3-4 year olds. As much as I think soccer is as boring to watch as paint drying, I thought I might let her try it. She likes to kick the ball around here and pretend she has soccer practice. That is what she calls it. Who knows, I might have the next Mia Hamm. There is a couple of dance classes too that I might try out.

Went to Madison for the dentist today to find out that our appointment was next week. It wasn't a total loss since the Community Pharmacy is near by and I thought I would check it out for something for PB's eczema. We we recommended a cream that is even made in WI. It was pricey, but at this point I will try almost anything. They recommend a holistic practitioner if it persists. I had never though of trying that, I might give it a go. It can't hurt.

I scored Notre Dame tickets for this weekend for J at the Big House in Michigan. We need a weekend. Hopefully it is a good time. I am a wee bit nervous going into Michigan as a ND fan, J is pissy that I don't know if I'm going to wear ND apparel. We'll see.

Friday, September 4, 2009

PhotoStory Friday: Round Two

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Chris

Last week The Boy, Peanut Butter, and I went to the zoo. We saw, among many other animals, prairie dogs. Peanut Butter realized something else

Apparently they are stinky too.