Wednesday, January 27, 2010

and then....

OY OY OY. Our water heater decided so spring a violent leak and as a result of soaking everything in a 5 foot radius, shorted out the power to our actual heater. We have an old school heater that you light the pilot electrically with a light switch....but when the light switch get's soaked and blows and the pilot gets doused by all the spraying, this means no heat.....brrrrrrrrr. It was like 50 in our house last night. First time i've had to sleep with a space heater on in a year. fun fun.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


So for those of you following my blog, I am on a journey right now to lose the post marriage weight gain of 10 lbs and get my endurance back up to what it was about 5 years ago. Check out my story and those of a few other women in their weight loss/getting healthier journeys. This "Losing with Loves and Lovers" blog is actually really helping me because I don't want to give up every time I get a little discouraged....Because I am no longer a freak in my own head when I read that others have the exact same frustrations and thoughts about this lifestyle change! So check it out, because at least for the time being I will probably be posting to that blog more often than this one. You can follow and or become a contributor. See ya on the flip side!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas/New Years re-cap

We began our adventure by driving to Utah the night of the 23rd. We left at about 7:30pm. About half way there, our heat decides to stop working. Rather, it just blows a luke warm air. Quite a "Dumb and Dumber" moment for those of you who've seen the movie. We were shivering as we arrived. Turns out due to some bone headedness on the part of Jiffy Lube, there was a hole in a place there shouldn't have been and as a result our thermostat stopped working. Fun. Thankfully my brother just so happens to be mechanically inclined and SAVED the day! And the trip! Yay for heat.

We had a wonderful time on Christmas eve and Christmas day spending time with family and cathing up. It was so great to see everyone.

On Christmas night as we returned home to my brother's around 11 my tummy started feeling queezy. This is not abnormal for me so I took some Tum's and tried to go to bed. I awoke about an hour later and emptied the contents of my stomach through violent heaving. I proceeded to repeat this about 6 more times over the next 12 hours. Life is quite interesting when you have to have a bowl in your lap on the toilet because your insides have become liquid from both ends :( But literally after about exactly 24 hours the appeal of food returned and I felt almost totally normal. Good times. Thankfully this was on Saturday, a day when my family had just planned to be lazy and let the kids play with their toys anyway. So I sent Taylor on his way snowboarding because how boring to watch your wife wallow in misery all day? So I was able to just relax and rest all day and my brother and sister-in-law were awesome and got me anything if I needed it.

Sunday we had the pleasure of attending Taylor's Uncle Brig's daughters blessing. What a beauty that one. We were able to enjoy spending a little time with everyone from that side of the family for a couple of hours before we headed up to my mom's house for a relaxing rest of our Sunday and dinner with more family. I was able to visit with my long time BFF Sharon too. I always love chatting with her.

Monday morning we headed out for our long drive home. Thankfully it was totally uneventful and we always love spending time together so we actually enjoy road trips such as this.

Tuesday, I got my new treadmill!!! Tay and I set it up and I walked on it right away for 20 minutes. Love at first walk....sigh.....

I worked Tues and Wed and then had another nice little break for a 4 day new year weekend. We got a lot done, got a lot of R&R and it was just a nice and enjoyable holiday. Oh, and I worked out every day but one. Go me!