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Friday, January 18, 2013

Oh! Uh... Um... Hello Blog...

January 18, 2013
Friday, 10:43 am
*Yes, am.  As in MORNING.  I know!

Weight:  Stuck at 199.  Grr.

Coffee Consumption: 1 cup and only 1 tbsp of Creamer.  Whoop! I'm doing good.

Chocolate Report:  Nada, zero, none at all.

Dear Diary,

I've had one of those crazy busy wish there were more of me weeks.  I didn't get a blog post up.  I didn't get to announce the winner of the writing prompt contest or the blog following contest.  I didn't have any excuse other than I was too busy to tell people I was too busy!

Some personal stuff going on lately.  Dad's cancer is still in remission, praise Jesus!  But... now Mom has something going on.  She'll have some biopsies done the 24th.

The rest of the week has been non-stop school work and dog rescue business.  Oh, and writing.  And reading.  I did make time for reading and writing this week.  Seems that I have to find a way to be able to do those without using my blog hour to do them.  Need. More.  Me.

I've just finished up Beverly Barton's "Don't Say A Word".  Sadly, it was obvious she had begun a wonderful story and then with her untimely passing the wonder died with her.  The fill-in author did okay... but the story definitely lacked Beverly's punch, heart, and passion.  I'll definitely miss her talented writing.  RIP Beverly. 

I've got another Kevin O'Brien to read when I finish up Havah by Tosca Lee.  (AMAZING!)

Writing... is going okay.  I have been juggling the two very different WIPs and think I know what to do with FJ to make it work.  That's good.  I've been stuck on chapter 26 much the way I'm stuck on 199 lbs.  Beginning to wonder if I'll EVER see my goal weight.  *SIGH*

Hubby won an Xbox 360 with Kinect.  I'm going to run down to the used games store in town and see if I can procure a few fitness or dance games.  Might as well have fun while I'm burning those stubborn calories!

Maybe that will jump start my metabolism again.  We shall see.

Diary, you know that I lack oomph and creativity before nightfall... so this is going to be short and sweet.

I apologize for ignoring you.  Be proud of me though... I was in bed by 10pm every night this week.  Wow, right?  Me... in bed before dawn. 

Now if I can just figure out how to continue to get sleep... and still have time to write.  Hmmm.

Oh, and speaking of sleep!  I have found my dream mattress and am saving my pennies!  I cannot wait to be the proud new owner of a Paradise Gel mattress.  It is made by Dutch Craft.  I can't wait.  It is like sleeping on a cloud.  I squeal with delight just thinking about it!

Am I rambling?  This is why I don't blog in broad daylight.  I'm just not myself before dusk.

I'm off to run some errands today.  I'm going to leave behind a list of winners.  I hope they will send me their mailing addresses via a pm to my Facebook page.  I sure do have some nifty goodies to send out!


Stephanie Karfelt
Ashley Procko
Angela Sutton
Maria Ramirez
Saintly Sinner

PS  I'm still feeling generous, though groggy, so if you are following over there in that list to the right... you're already entered.  If you're not, follow now.  I'm just going to pick a random follower to surprise with a goody. 

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This daily dose of DM brought to you by a very perplexed blue monkey
who just can't figure out what that bright ball of light in the sky is.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Define Irony...

January 13, 2013

Sunday, 10:48 pm

Weight:  199.  BOOM!  Go me! 

Coffee Consumption: 1 cup and only 1 tbsp of Creamer.  Whoop! That's two days in a row of adding a dash of creamer to my coffee instead of a drop of coffee to my creamer.

Chocolate Report:  Haven't even sniffed a wrapper... which is why this post is about irony.

Wait for it... 


Dear Diary,

Webster's Dictionary defines irony like this:

the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning / a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony/ an ironic expression or utterance

Sure but...  ME? 

I define irony like this:  Go to doctor.  Find out you regained eleven of the twenty-seven pounds you worked your butt of to lose.  Come home determined to lose them again and get back on the right side of that nasty number on the scale which shall not be named.  Clean out the pantry, fridge, and hidden stash cubby holes of anything containing salt, sugar, fat, oils, starch, and artificial sweeteners.  Go to the store and buy nothing but organic lean steak and chicken, fresh tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers, oranges, and apples.  Cook the meat with no added oils, sauces, or seasoning.  Drink nothing but water and eat nothing but the plain meat, plain veggies, and plan fruit for an entire week.  Work out for at least thirty minutes a day- every day.  Survive this emergency diet for seven days.  Step on scale. 

WHOO HOO!  I've lost the eleven pounds.  Go me!  I did it!  I did it!  Oh yeah, yeah, yeah!  And I'm motivated to go on and knock out the other forty-nine pounds I have left to lose.  Maybe not at this extreme diet but at a plan that cuts all the crap from my meals.  I can live without junk.  I can do it. 

Oh wait, where is the irony?  

Here it is.  Guess who won that box of yummy delicious chocolates from the most excellent source of sparkly good bloggin' on the web-- the Glitter Globe? 

Yep, that's right.  Me.

Now for those of you that don't know me that well...

Me and chocolate have been kickin' it for as long as I can remember.  I have always had a love/love relationship with chocolate!  In fact... me and Choco...  go a little something like this:


So... you can imagine my delight at winning this creamy, dreamy, oh so delicious box of choco-goodness.  I mean I do have this thing for peppermint bark.  And did you see the Milka Santa?  You can't get better than a Milka bar.  


So... what to do?  I pondered it for a split second then graciously (sobbing hysterically) offered to forfeit the crown to the runner up.  Now, this was not a decision I had to consider for hours or even sleep on.  I just saw that I won, laughed, posted how ironic... and notified the Sparkly Stephanie that I was going to pass on this box or yummy, delicious, creamy, dreamy...  *wipes drool*

What were we talking about?  Oh, right.  Saying goodbye to Choco.

This is huge for me.  The "old" me would have jumped all over this win and probably gobbled it all down the instant it arrived at my door.  To know I have a goal, I have a plan, and I am going to reach it feels good.  Will I ever kick it with my pal Choco again?  Yes.  I'm determined but I'm not a liar.

One day, when I have reached my goal... Choco will be invited over for very moderate visits.

PS- Diary don't tell anyone, but just between me and you,  that whole haven't even sniffed a wrapper?  I must confess.  I sniffed the picture of the box of chocolates.  I almost licked it, but managed to control myself.  Besides, the foster rug dog was watching me.  I think she's a secret Choco-Nazi.

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This daily dose of DM brought to you by a very proud blue monkey
who just might keep wearing that patriotic two-piece .

By June... it might even look good on me again!

OH- and if you LOVE candy
and can't say NO
Be sure to visit the Glitter Globe.
She gives away candy filled
Epic Slinky Dogs
on a regular basis!

*Don't forget to browse around the other posts here... lots of contests going on!*