Friday, September 28, 2007


Michelle is having a baby BOY!!!!!


Thursday, September 27, 2007


I never blog anymore. Sorry.

I've actually been keeping a private journal dedicated to my fitness goals and it seems that after spending all that time logging every salad or fat-free pudding cup I've eaten or every tenth of a mile I've run, I'm kind of spent on the life-documentation front.

Anyway..... I'm actually pleased with my progress at the close of the first month. But I won't tell you just how successful I've been until I'm closer to my goal. Because I'm secretive like that.

Monday, September 10, 2007


I have started stripping and restaining the built-in cabinet in our dining room. It's been a slow process but so far I removed all the drawers and cabinet doors and was able to refinish them outside in the back yard. The finishied stain looks really good-much better than this picture, in fact- but as you can see now the cabinet has a tan line of some sort. It will be hard to strip the old stain off of the parts that can't be removed from the house because of the fumes and the mess so I'm debating whether or not I'm going to tackle it in the next couple of weeks or wait until spring. I'm really not looking forward to the intense smell permeating the house but on the other hand I can picture the finished product in my mind and it's so purdy! Plus, can't you just see some stained glass in those cabinet windows?

(Pardon the blurriness.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I Am 29 1/2 Today!

Happy half-birthday to me.

So... I've actually stuck to a fairly strict exercise routine for the past six months. Where's my medal? Aside from a few minor aches and pains due mostly to the fact that I am the Queen of Overdoing Things, I've really made some progress and have seen some fair results. Now my goal for the next six months is much less fun because it has to do with me changing the way I eat. In addition to being the Queen of Overdoing Things I am also the Queen of Carbs. It seems that every fall I do this after a summer full of takeout food and cold beer so this time I need to find a way to change the way I eat so that it's something I don't stop doing after I reach my goal.

This past week I've started logging everything I eat at and though I've already lost three pounds I know that this time I have to make some major changes for the long run. I think my problem is that I have a much easier time just eating next to nothing than I do moderating all the foods I love to eat. (Ok, I know that's my problem.) But it's ha-ard!

Wish me luck.