Saturday, July 26, 2008

Time Again

The time has come to renew my passport! I got mine originally when I moved to Japan back in 1992. But 10 years later it expired, and I've never had the need to get a new one. Now my husband and I are making some plans, and both of us are going to need one...more on the plans at a later date!! I hate anything with a picture of me on it...but I'll gladly trade that in for some sand in my toes as we walk on the beach!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I Heart Technology!!

I love these new compact flash cards for digital cameras! Today was the baby shower for our nephew who lives in California. They weren't there but we had a ton of people taking video and still photo's with many different digital cameras. Before everyone left at the end of the day we took each of their memory cards and uploaded them to the photobucket account of the new mom and dad. Even though this new little family couldn't make the trip here for the shower, they got to take a look at everyone's pictures at the end of the evening. Technology is just amazing! When I had my first baby there was no such thing as digital cameras and we had to wait not only for the shipping but for the processing---this was so much faster!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Trying To Look Good

I have been debating on whether or not I should just cave in and purchase Phentermine! I know, it's a bit drastic...but nothing else is working. Probably because I haven't really put my heart and soul into a weight-loss plan. I just have so much going on in life, that it seems like it should just fall off of me on it's own. Sadly, due to my first born, I have a dead thyroid so nothing really works for me. The closer I get to my 20 year high school reunion next year, I think I may get a little more enthused about it.

Monday, July 07, 2008


My husband had been looking into used Harleys recently. We were supposed to head up to Biker Week for him to cook ribs and he wanted to look the part. Sadly, he's broken and leaning over that much just to drive would kill his neck and back, let alone his right arm. I have no problem with him not getting a motorcycle. I have lingering memories of being 8 years old in a hospital room after surgery and hearing a teenager down the hall moaning and screaming in pain for hours after a motorcycle crash. If you do drive a motorcycle...please be smart, and careful!


Have you ever noticed the tons of exercise equipment you find at garage sales? We buy these things with the greatest ideas and intentions, only to sell them as cheap scrap several years and layers of dust later! When we bought the treadmill my husbands work associates kept asking him about the towel rack. I am happy to report that although it isn't used as often as I hoped it would has NEVER been a towel rack!

Getting Fit!!

I have been looking around for trampolines for the kids. I have a little boy who is slightly round and I thought it would be a great way to sneak some fun exercise into his daily life. Sadly, my husband doesn't want I have been looking for other 'fun' alternatives. The best buy I've found is Wii Fit. It will actually come in about $150 less than the trampoline with the netting, and my kids love it. Friday alone Jake spent an hour and a half on it. He played the hula hoop game and the ski slalom course. So now, I just have to find one...and call it good!