Sunday, February 05, 2006

Random thoughts and pictures

I know, I can't stop my fingers tonight. I'm making up for lost time since I've slacked the last several weeks.

First- I'm doing Weight Watchers and I've lost relatively quickly previously (before getting pregnant several times). But this time I've struggled and it's been 5 months and I've only lost 10 lbs. Frustrating. Anyway, there are two different programs- one is flex (point counting ect) and one is core (certain foods you can eat without counting points and then you have a certain number of points per week for the 'extras'.) Anyway, I"ve always done Flex because I do well on it. I've tried Core once or twice and not been successful and gone back to Flex. But this last week I tried core again- I'm trying it until I've used up my prepaid meetings (I've got 5 weeks left) and then if I've not seen some significant weight loss I'm taking some time off. Why pay for it if my body isn't cooperating. I'm also adding pilates into my work-out routine. Currently I walk briskly with some running for 90 minutes 4 days a week. Anyway, I'm currently enjoying my favorite snack/meal on core so I thought I'd share.

minibag of 94% fat free popcorn
plain yogurt
frozen berries (I either do strawberries, blueberries or the three berry mix from costco)
top with ff whipped topping

I could eat this all day long. I usually have it for breakfast and then for an after dinner snack. YUM!~

Second- pictures

Corinne enjoying her sister sharing a chocolate pudding snack

The sister that never shares- but insisted on sharing even when I told her not to:

Annika playing nicely with Corinne- doesn't happen often- but when it does it's cute. That stroller also emphasizes that it's not for real babies- but they love pushing Corinne around in it. Still makes me nervous and I don't let them get farther from me then I can reach to grab her before they tip her over or run into something- see- not such a bad mom.

Also, I've been working on cleaning/organizing. Here is my master bath linen closet before and after. (Pictures make me feel accomplished- like I have to prove I do things other then play Sudoku all day).


After- amazing how much more space there is when everything is organized huh?

I've got other before pictures and I"m working on getting things organized enough for after pictures (including the garage- go me!) So stay posted.

Question: Would you apply for this job? It would be working a minimum of 12 hours a month. You'd be working for an airline that flies continental US plus Hawaii and Europe. You would be working on the ramp directing planes, driving carts and loading luggage. The shift would be from 9pm-1am. A friend would work the same shifts as you so you could carpool. You'd make $9.50 an hour (but seriously I'd approach it like getting paid to work out). Perks- you and your immediate family (spouse children and parents) could fly anywhere that AmericaWest flies for free. You also get 8 buddy passes a year. To retain those benefits you have to work 4 shifts a month- so once a week. Sounds totally worth it to me. The only catch is that you have to do 3 weeks of 40 hour a week training. But I'm seriously considering it- especially with all the traveling we want to do I think it would be worth it for the travel benefits alone.

Random dream today whilst napping:

So I got to take a nap today after church (seriously- Sunday afternoon naps are the best). I had a weird dream though. I dreamed that Sheri called me (like that would ever happen) and that I was trying to get my kids to leave me alone so that I could talk to her. They kept bugging me though and I couldn't concentrate and think of anything profound or witty to say to Sheri. Then in this frustration I realized I was at someone else's house and it was dirty (like animal hair everywhere and gross floors ect) and I couldn't find my shoes. I needed my shoes because it was gross and the lady who owned the house finally came in and I had to ask her where my shoes were. She found them for me and I lost them again. This happened three or four times before she decided to lend me some of her shoes that she'd made out of recycled tires 'several years ago when those Tiva's were so popular'. I was not so sure but then she pulled out these awesome sandals.

Then the phone rang and I woke up and the HPFE leader was on the phone. I realized that she was the lady in the dream. I've never been to her house so I don't know if it's gross or anything but she does wear Tiva's a lot. I'm not sure if it was really her in the dream or if I 'assigned' it to be her subconsciously when I answered the phone and it was her in my semiconcious state. The bad thing? The first thing I said (not yet fully conscious) "I was just dreaming about you" I don't think she was flattered.

Lastly- Steve got a call to go in and 'talk' with a member of the Stake presidency on Tuesday. He's so getting a calling. Wanna place bets on what?


MOM said...

What cute grandkids I have!!

Rachelle said...

Take the job! I'd take it too!

Lee said...

Wow, never fun to talk to the Stake Pres, do you have to go? Maybe EQ pres.. or better yet, Bishop. Good luck!

Lacey said...

If it is the Stake President, then EQ, if it's a member of the presidency, then I'd go for some other calling, like in the stake YM, or something.