Friday, March 26, 2010

A New Look

Howdy Kids!
How do you like the new look? Blogger templates have improved and I like the results.
I'm enjoying the new look. How about you?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Simple thoughts

Well, it's Tuesday. I've been busy at my 'dayjob' lately. It seems to be either feast or famine in the newspaper biz. Right now (today anyway) it's feast. Later this week? mostly famine. My Etsy shop is still dismally slow. A few lookers, no buyers. I'm just going to have to make a giant push for promotion, or, call it quits. Just disapointed with the whole thing right now. I'm going to give it another month.

On the home front- We've got the '05 Jeep Liberty listed in several places. I think the price point is still a bit more than most are looking to spend right now. But the bank payoff is what I must have. Sorry shoppers... More Sorry checkbook!

Our 'puppy' is about 60+ lbs. now.... just a guess as no one can get her to stay on the scales for any length of time. And I'm not picking that beasty up to hold her. She rolled in some foul dead thing from the woods this afternoon. She smells ripe.

I've been hitting the gym with increased regularity in the past month. I feel so much better for it. I've been following a clean eating plan, and working out with Jim when I can. He makes me use heavier weights than I would normally attempt, and makes me CONTINUE to use those heavier weights for more reps. It helps to have him as a spotter when those heavy weights try to smash me too.
One of my favorite magazines 'Oxygen' offers so many workouts and clean eating recipies, I'm never bored at the gym. Added benefit- I eat better. There's more work to it, but the food is about the same cost as the 'old' diet plan (which was non existant) I just don't have pre package food in the house any more. No candy, cakes, chips or cheezy dips. I can have fresh fruit, veggies, lean meats, whole grains, healthy breads and some healthy fats. There is no denial here. Just acceptance that I will never be able to eat 'HOT GARBAGE' like McDonalds, Buger King or any of those other 'fast food' places again. Sure, once in a while might be acceptible... But better not to tempt fate- eh?

Here's to Wednesday, A lower body work out day. Quads- watchout!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mr. Roboto Rocks!

Ah! Am I the only one that thinks these are cool?
To fulfill your soft robot obsession.

In honor of birthday feasts everywhere

It's a little known fact that my birthday is tomorrow. So in case I don't make it back to the blog-o-sphere before Monday, let's rack it up to birthday cake and wine poisoning.

In honor of all those birthday feasts gone bad. Here's a visual and mentally joyful delight at one of my all time favorite blogs: The Sneeze
I think the entire topic of 'Don't Eat it Steve' is worthwhile, but if you just don't have the time or the stomach for it... Scroll down to the posting on 'Prison Wine'. I believe this is the pertinent posting relating to birthday wine consumption.

I think that the Sneeze takes long vacations occasionally- but it's always worth going back in time to read The Sneeze.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

dandelion wine

I found this post and I am thinking that I'm going to try my hand at wine making this spring. I certainly have enough empty wine bottles laying around, and I am certain there are plenty of dandelion blossoms nearby too!
Dandewine << Le Vignaud

Monday, March 1, 2010

Site of the day: Knock off wood

Today's' site: Knock off wood. A great site for anyone who likes to build it themselves. I found the narrow farm table particularly nice- and will add it to my things to do. I know another person who is still looking for a king size headboard/frame after several years. Maybe they will use the plans featured on the front page today?