Wednesday, November 28, 2007

why should the fire die?

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. Today is our file audit at work (the first one I've been through) and I've been swamped. I had an incredibly long day yesterday. So long that Nathan said it was okay that I didn't work out. I hope he meant it. It's strange that after 2 days of exercising, I feel like I was incredibly lazy yesterday. I hope this motivation holds up.

I stepped on the scale four days ago. I'm not ready to post it yet. I cannot believe that I weigh more than when I started this weight loss blog almost a year ago. I feel like a hypocrite. But I'm hanging in. I have created another plan (similar to my 30-in-30), but I'm going to have some more success before I share it. I'm tired to doing this half-assed thing and then looking like I can't commit.

I very much enjoy reading about all of you. You keep my motivated and in good spirits. I am thankful for all of you.

You'll see me later today!

Monday, November 26, 2007

hop high my LuLu girl

My Extended Thanksgiving Weekend...In Pictures.

Walking up to where my brother is putting his new house (on my parents' property).

We started a spirit tree with Ale-8 Bottles.
Nate and Zak picked a good spot to rest.
Krissie's angels!
The Boys and Spouses
Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like Guitar Hero.
Or maybe the real thing...
The Carr Kids (and Spouses).
Can you guess which ones are my siblings?
Day after Thanksgiving Snow at Nate's Mom's

Then we came home and I got a new chair!
Thanks early Santa!
The Pre-Diet Feast:
Mom's Chicken Rice Soup, Derby Pie, and Pino Noir.
Hope yours was as nice!
(I'm sorry I forgot to take pictures of our lunch Sarah!)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

take the time to get to know me

So I had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend, and I had a great lunch with Sarah today. I would post about it (and that is coming up tomorrow), but Fat Bridesmaid's post today offered a challenge, and I'm always up for a challenge!

She asks this: Type the answer to each question into a Google image search, and you pick an image from the first page of results. Ready? Sweet.

1. Age at Next Birthday2. Place I'd like to travel.
3. Favorite place. 4. Favorite objects. 5. Favorite food.6. Favorite animal. 7. Favorite color. 8. Town where I was born.9. Town where I live. 10. Name of a past pet. (She's current. I couldn't help it.) 11. Name of a past love.12. Best friend's nickname.

13. My nickname.

14. My name. 15. Bad habit I have. 16. First job.17. My grandmother's name.18. College Major.
Your turn!!
We will be back to our regurarly scheduled programming tomorrow...with a play-by-play of Thanksgiving and my plan to get a new laptop.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I'll still be there

It's been a while, due mostly to my weakness (and embarrassment of weakness) to Poor Man's Turtles. (Get little pretzels, but a Rolo on top. Bake at 400 for 4 minutes, then put a pecan on top. Let harden and enjoy.)

Did anyone watch The Bachelor? Are you kidding me? Geez.

It's home home Wednesday. I'm excited. Then on Sunday I'm meeting Sarah for lunch. How exciting!

That's all I've got.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

the weather outside is frightful...

With all the uncluttering we did with the move, I decided to also pare down my side stuff. I was checking my counter too much. So it's gone. It's okay. I feel the need to start over in some way, and that is the closest I'm willing to get at this point.

It is Christmas around our house. We are listening to Christmas music. I am cooking soup and thinking about baking cookies. All is well.

I am counting points again as of today. Nathan as well. He needs to know how hard this is for me. I haven't gotten on the scale recently. I don't want to be frightened.

I'm going to watch my new favorite show (Wheel of Fortune) and then do my devotional. I ran out of time this morning.

I'm in the process of getting back on the wagon. Really.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

one more time, let's go there

Wow. What an amazing weekend we had!

We started off my 30th birthday with sleeping in and breakfast from Cosi (as mentioned in my previous post). We got all fancy and headed to Berea. Our first stop was the Artisan Center where I had a (very unhealthy) veggie plate for lunch. (I am a sucker for corn pudding.)
Then Nathan bought me this very very cool bowl that is now sitting on our dining room table. It was hard to find something in the very traditional craft setting that would work in our somewhat modern house, but I don't stop until I am successful!
We visited Nathan's family friends' 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration. It was wonderful being around people who had been so happy for so long. We got some good marriage advice, and I got to hear stories of Nathan when he was a kid. Good times.

From there, we headed to the area around Berea College and continued to look around. Nathan's love of stringed instruments led us to the Dulcimer shop. I thought the window was pretty, so I took a picture.Dinner at Boone Tavern was AMAZING. I had the pork and Nathan had the duck (see menu here). I really wanted to have their "Race Day Pie" but I couldn't hold another bite. (I think it's funny that "Derby Pie" is copyrighted.) It doesn't matter what you call it, pecan pie with chocolate chips is hard to beat.
From there we headed to Berea Coffee and Tea, where I had a mocha and Nathan had a regular coffee. I love being around a college campus. If it weren't for debt, I'd go to college forever. But there is such a thing as debt. Oh well.

On the way home, we stopped and bought a bottle of wine. We spent the rest of the evening watching Scrubs, in our pajamas, with white zinfandel. Good birthday.

Then, today, I got the amazing birthday present of fall backwards. That extra hour of sleep was great. I got up, did my devotional, and we got ready for church. We went to Southland with Kent this morning. I was initially kinda uncomfortable - I'm not a fan of contemporary music. It feels forced and concert-ish to me. But then I remembered why I enjoy Southland.

The preaching is awesome.

Today there was a guest preacher from Charlotte (sorry I don't remember his name). He told the story of the Hoyt family, of a father who loved his disabled son so much that he completed the Ironman with his son in tow. It was an amazing story, and it showed a small piece of what God is willing to do for us. I cried a lot. It was very moving.

(I have unfortunately forgotten my youtube password, and I don't have time to go through all the hoops to figure it out. But you should follow the link above and watch the video. It is really amazing.)

We then went with two other couples and Kent to Guiseppe's. I have always thought it was some great Italian restaurant, and it was good, but it wasn't as good as the price. We then went to Kohl's and I found another Vera Wang sweater (yay!), and I came home to clean house.

Nathan went and got us an awesome dinner: brie, grapes, bread, and we finished the white zinfandel. Yumm.

I'm kinda dreading going back to the real world tomorrow. This has been such an awesome weekend!

Anyone who is not happy about turning 30 - come to central Kentucky, and I can show you how to ring it in right!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

they say it's my birthday...

Well, today is here. I am 30. It feels pretty good.

The wedding we went to last night was beautiful. They are co-workers from the job I left in June. It was good to see (almost) everyone again. So many babies and babies on the way with that crowd. And it didn't make me sad. I've accepted where we are kid-wise, but haven't given up hope. Not yet.

Today has been nice. Slept in. Doing some casual laundry. Nathan just went to pick up breakfast (omlette bagels and capuccinos from Cosi). Then it's time to shower and head out of town for the festivities. Yay! Hopefully I'll take some pictures today! I'm gonna wear my new favorite Vera Wang sweater!!