sometimes uneventful and other times unbelievable!

Monday, February 20, 2012

My son Ben has really become a great cook.  He has really gotten into "grilling" and making his own recipes for different foods.  This weekend I requested that he make me a chicken/cheese quesadilla.  I thought he was going to put in some Velveeta cheese but he said "no".  He did use cheese but it was a shredded Mexican type of cheese.  It didn't have added tomatoes or mushrooms in it because none of eat that but it was basically chicken and cheese in a yummy soft shell tortilla.  You could easily top it off with some sour cream and salsa.  Anyway.... it was delicious!

Since my gastric bypass surgery I have found that soft shell tortillas agree with me.  So this will now become my new "thing" to eat.

Thanks Ben.....for a yummy Sunday lunch!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Chicken Rollups #2 | Plain Chicken: Thursday: Pizza Pot Pie
Friday: Creamy Chicken & Ham Pasta

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

A week from today will be Christmas Eve!! This Christmas season has flown by but really this entire year has flown.  I feel like I just packed up my Christmas decorations from last Christmas.  I've now brought them all back out again.  I love my ornaments and the ones that I most treasure are the ones that my boys made when they were little.

 I have one ornament on my tree that my parents use to put on their tree every year.  There is nothing special about it but it was my favorite ornament growing up.  Thank God they kept it all those years and that I actually was able to get it. 

Then there is the ornament that I painted myself in the 2nd grade.  I remember when I painted it and was so very proud of myself.  It has been on my Christmas tree ever since I painted it.  Here it is...a pair of old timey ice skates. 

And then there are the new ornaments that represent where I live....the good ole south....so here's to all of my family and friends.......

Friday, October 07, 2011

This is Jack....he's our half chocolate lab/half weimeraner baby! We love him.  He has a brother...Winston...who is full blooded black lab.  They are inseparable and do everything together. 

Jack is very spoiled and wont' let me take Winston's picture!!! One day I'll get Winston's....

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Happy Sunday! I woke up fairly early and I'm now enjoying this nice cool weather coming in through my windows.  I slept like a baby last night with the windows up.  Oh I love the season of fall.  My big maple tree that shelters my deck in the backyard is starting to shed her leaves.  They are starting to turn pretty shades of red.....it's just a beautiful tree. 

Along with the changing of seasons becomes a problem with my wardrobe.  Since losing 78 lbs since November of last year I now have limited clothes to wear for the fall/winter seasons.  I'm having to buy all new clothes and I must say it's been fun! In the  meantime I am trying my best to sell my other clothes so I can use that money to buy more.  What a problem to have!!

Now the goal is to incorporate more exercise into my daily regime.  I'm already walking 3 miles a day but I need to add some weights to that regime.  I've learned that through this who process that I have to just take one day at a time and take baby steps.  You are more apt to succeed than fail.

Here's to being healthier...  :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011



This morning my husband is having surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted AGAIN.  I am sitting here at the surgical center waiting for him to get out of surgery.  I didn't want to dress up to just sit in a waiting room but I didn't want to go without NOT wearing at least 1-2 pieces of Stella & Dot.  Though I'm dressed casually I still managed to put on some great earrings...the new Jezebel necklace and a fabulous bracelet.  Even if you are sitting in a waiting room, running to the grocery store, picking up dinner from your favorite restaurant, you can still look fabulous! The good thing about Stella & Dot is you can have an old t-shirt on that looks shabby-add a piece or two of Stella & Dot and you look totally different and fabulous! This is like no other jewelry....very hip....very INSTYLE...and very"IN"..

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Today was a nice day! It was a busy, but productive day! Since losing all this weight one of the fun things I do every morning is figuring out what to wear to work! Today I decided to wear a favorite new blue shirt over a black sleeveless shirt along with black slacks.  And for accessories...it was my BRAND NEW STELLA & DOT ISADORA PEARL BIB!  I really love this necklace!
Here is a pic of me wearing it today...