Friday, December 30, 2011

A look back

It's so hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of 2011. Where did the time go?!?!

I went back through my old posts and found this where I said what I was going to do this year. HA!! Sometimes I wonder why I even bother with a resolution. However, in my defense, there were two that I accomplished...well, one and a half.

Apparently I like to start at the end and work backwards, because that's the one that I did accomplish: #5 - Blog more. And my #4 is my half - read more. I did the 100+ book challenge (here and blogged my list here) and I'm not quite done with book number 50. But I gave it a good shot. And if she does the challenge again, I'll join again.

As fore #3, #2 and #1...well, looks like those will be on the list again. I did do a couple classes towards my BS, but not enough to really put a dent in my required balance. My first class of 2010, Theories of Personality, starts on Wednesday! #3 got put on hold due to the paying for our nuptials, and all that entailed. But I'm already back on track with that one and I even have a head start - I paid off two store cards last week!! And my lovely Mr S has paid off two of his cards as well (unfortunately, we brought some debt into this union). See...we're well on the way!!

And then there was #1. That is still my #1 priority this year! I joined Weight Watchers about four months before the wedding. I lost 10, gained 5, then have maintained since then. Which was great at the time - no alterations needed on the wedding dress is ok by me!! But this is not ok any more. I am over weight. Those that know me or have seen me in person may not think so, but I'm a tall chica and can hid those pounds very well!! According to what all the nutritional stuff says (based on height, age, bone structure, etc) I'm 75 pounds over weight. However, based on me and what I know about myself, I would look anorexic if I lost that much weight! So I'm shooting for a loss of 50. That will put me down two sizes, too, which will be nice! My biggest hurdle is exercise. I hate it!! Eating right, I can do that all day long...but exercise and I are not friends.

This is how I feel about running:

I'm not sure where I'll start on the exercise regime...but I know I'll start somewhere. To be honest, the Wii Fit was nice...when I was doing it. There's also the Wii Dance Party we currently have through GameFly...but that has to go back soon. (the game may turn into an investment...that or the Zumba one) I've thought of C25K...but if you would look to the above picture, you'll see how I really feel about that!! I've got a ton of ideas on Pinterest for different exercises and plans and such. I guess it's just picking one and going for it.

Anyway, enough about all that. Back to goals and looking forward. I really don't think my goals have changed and I'm not sure about adding anything. But I'll give you more about that in my next post.

For now...I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's weekend!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday's Thru The Lense

In the spirit of "Christmas has come and gone", I thought I'd spare the details of Christmas pictures, for now, and give you some "wedding" pictures.

I got a little artsy with our rings and some Disney pins. And since I don't have the professional pictures yet, and the Christmas pictures still need sorting and editing, this is what you get.

The last one is a little dark, and it doesn't help that the ring Mr S chose has a black strip through the middle. But you get the idea.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So What! Wednesday

Starting something new here. On Wednesday's I'll now be linking up with Shannon over at Life After I "Dew" for a little mid-work week fun.

This week I'm saying So What if...

*I have not done/mailed a single "Thank you" card!! It's been a month and a half since the nuptials...and I HATE (loathe, despise, etc) writing these things! In my defense, we did go straight to Christmas mode after the wedding and money that would have bought the pictures I want to put in them went to presents. They'll get done...hopefully. :)

*I have no motivation to work this week! I'm off 3 days this week and that really kills any desire to work the remaining 2!

*In my time off since the 23rd I've not lifted a single finger to do any type of cleaning. I really should...the dust bunnies and laundry hills are taunting me. But I'm on vacation...and my husband told me not to (yeah, he's a keeper!)!

And that's all I've got for this week! Stay tuned for future posts. :)


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

I have SO MANY pictures on my camera to unload still, it really is ridiculous how lazy I'm being about this! And there are more to be taken this weekend with CHRISTMAS (my fav holiday!)!!!

But, since I've not downloaded them to my computer and edited, I'll leave you with a couple from our October trip to Disneyland.

My new camera has some pretty cool built in editing features that I discovered. Here is the original picture:

This is the "Fish Eye" effect:

And this is my favorite, the "miniature" effect:

I love my new toy!! :)



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

The day before Thanksgiving, the hubs & I & his brother headed to:

Can you say drool central?!?! So many lovely 4-wheel dreams to choose from...if only the wallets were deep enough. I thought I'd share some of the favorites from the day with my readers (this is the most photo's I've ever uploaded here!). Enjoy...and remember to wipe your chin!! :)

Let's start with my personal favorite: The Bentley

Followed by Mr.'s favorite: Aston Martin

Everyone's favorite "Bumblebee" was in the Chevrolet section. Here are the highlights (somehow I neglected a full pic):

(The language of the Primes on his spoiler)

Now, here is a car that I recently fell in love with. I have actually seen two of these on the SoCal highways in the last few weeks. I give you the Porsche Panamera GTS:

And now for a few random cars.
The Scion Concept for this year:

The Hot Wheels Camero, complete with ramp:

And there you have it. We had such a great time. We even tried on a few vehicles: the Toyota Prius (Mr has an hour drive to and from work 5 days a week and this might be a good way to save some $$ on fuel); a Chevrolet Silverado; a Chevrolet Traverse; and a Nissan Titan. Ok, ok...I confess...I tried on the last three. What can I say, I'm a truck girl at heart!!



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday's Through The Lense

I'm still working on getting the wedding pictures (non-professional ones) organized and uploaded and collected from different sources. So today's picture will be from Disneyland during the honeymoon ('s clean!).

I really should be a photographer for this place!! The Mr & I were crossing one of the side paths around Sleeping Beauty's Castle to venture into Fantasyland when we encountered Snow White at her wishing well greeting guests, taking pictures, and signing autograph books for the little ones. So we hung around a few minutes so I could snap some pictures. As she was finishing up, she walked up to this little boy and asked he wanted to walk back with her. His mom was there and she gave the "ok." Snow White took his hand and began walking with him and talking to him while the mom followed. And I snapped this picture as they walked off. It's in the top 3 of the the 300+ pictures I took the two days we were there!!