Sunday, March 27, 2011

10 Things

Kim and Kristi have started doing 10 things that made you happy this week. I would hope something good came out of every week, so lets see what is happened this past week.

10. I got back to scrapping after a short hiatus.

9. I watched about 4 episodes of Supernatural yesterday.

8. PB slept in her own bed. Don't get too excited it was only one night.

7. I actually made something new for dinner and it was pretty good. Salmon with lemon parsley asparagus and potatoes

6. PB is excited about doing a garden this year and has decided we need pumpkins too.

5. I got moving again. Though it was an extremely tough go today. My legs were lead.

4. Peeps

3. I decided if we we going to do a garden I should compost too, my container is almost full after only 2 days. I am using a 5lb protein powder canister.

2. The Boy came home from Disney World with his band and brought back PB a Rapunzel figurine set. Though I was hoping he would have bought something more Disney Worldish with the twenty I gave him, but I was surprised that he lugged the big package home for his sister. She was ecstatic.

1. Though things are stressful and depressing work/politics wise, I still have my family though they can be just as stressful themselves sometimes.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


This past weekend I was supposed to go to Scrap for a Cure in Illinois. Unfortunately, I was not able to financially swing it since this year I have decided to focus on being better with my money. So, yes in reality I could have slapped the trip on the credit card and gone, but I didn't and a year ago I would have. There was however an online challenge to go along with the crop, so I participated in that.

Challenge 1: Was a page map challenge.


Challenge 2: Use stars, buttons, arrows and circles. (the buttons can't count as your circles.)


Challenge 3:  Create a holiday event with traditional and non traditional colors. I had it in my head paper instead of color when I did this so I used tiger paper on a Halloween page.


Challenge 4:  Use black and white with a splash of color, use ink and ribbon.


Challenge 5:  I didn't get to this one

Challenge 6:  Make a layout with pink, orange, scallops and ribbon.


Challenge 7: Use plenty of white space.


Challenge 8: Create a layout with an animal, real or stuffed.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hello Sugar My Old Friend

I was on a total stress diet for a week and a half and then bam, the sugar craving are back. I cannot seem to get enough peeps, chocolate, cookies, what have you. I have lost all self control. Maybe by putting it out there I can get a handle on it. 

While I was on my stress, not want to get out of bed, so screw running or any exercise pre-spring break, I, um, didn't do anything. I started running again last week, outside, and while it is hard to get back in the motions, it has been great to be outside. I also borrowed from the library Jillians Banish the Fat Boost the Metabolism and Shred it with Weights. I've always liked BFBM it is a great cardio workout. It is about 50 min long and some how I always forget how many circuits there are until she says we have 2 more circuits til the cool down. At this point I always swear,  think didn't we just do 5 circuits, and suck it up. Shred it with Weights is a whole other level of torture. It is supposed to be a kettle bell workout, but you can use a hand weight, which I do. I did level one for the first time last week. I thought this isn't so bad, I whipped through the 25 min and felt like I had worked out, but not beaten down. Well, that is until the next day, my hamstrings were so sore. I ran a day and took a day off and said lets try level two. I again whipped through that baby, except for the inverted push ups, they are killers, and thought well, that wasn't so bad. Yeah, not so bad until about 3 hours later when my quads were so sore I could barely walk down the stairs. I sat at work yesterday, hoping that the rain/sleet/ice/snow crap would let up and I could possibly get a run in, but the wind was crazy so I decided to be too and did level two again. Yes, my quads were still screaming from the day before and I had to really suck it up to get through some of it, but I did it, and cursed every time I had to go up or down stairs the rest of the night. Still sore this a.m., I think, maybe I'll take a day off, but I don't because I'm on this sugar bender and need to burn some calories so I do the 50 min of BFBM.  It loosened up my muscles, but it wiped me out. Hopefully I can get a run in tomorrow, but it is pretty icy out there and even though I can go to the Y and use the treadmill, I would rather not. I am stuck in the spring fever of running is now done outside, yet Mother Nature says, not so fast, I've got more snow and ice for you. Hopefully she'll be done soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

As Time Flies By

Time has been cruising by. There has been a lot of chaos in our lives as of late. I will do a quick catch up. Peanut Butter went to one of her friend's birthday party. She had a blast bowling.


With J moving to first shift, some days are tough of PB. We have to get her up and to daycare by 5:30am they days we both work. By the time she gets home she is running on empty and in an attempt to stay awake she will try to eat us out of house and home. Sometimes sleep gets the better of her. 


I decided to put my cricut to work for valentines day and made these:


And in case your are wondering, Bazzil Bling paper doesn't cut very well in the cricut. I tried to make glittery brown owls and had to settle with non glittery ones.

We are registered for Kindergarten, and for the first time, I am having doubts about sending her. I have no idea what is going to happen with public schools and with a huge cut pay cut we are taking, we cannot afford a private/parochial school. I am concerned about class size and am afraid that PB might get lost if class sizes are too big. We were going to try and send her to one of the elementary schools that was capping class size, but with the proposed budget that is being cut.

I've also decided to ignore start another blog. There are days I want to vent and get a little political and don't want it to disrupt my happy little Where's Jelly.  If you care to read my "leftie whining" you can catch me over here.