Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Funday

So what is on your calendar for today?  Mine is work, work and more work.  But, you know what, I love my work!  I love the flexibility that I have with both of my jobs....  So, make today great.  This came across my email today (we used to say "this came across my desk"  Ha!  Just taking a short trip down memory lane!)....

"No one is going to come to your house and make your dreams come true".  Grant Cardone

No truer words were spoken.  So get out, make your day fabulous and make all your dreams come true.  I know I'm working on it and loving every minute!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where are the parents?

A lot has happened within my family alone, this week.  My poor neice finally opened up to my sister that a girl at her school has been bullying her.  I know my neice means well, but sometimes she can be bossy.  BUT, that doesn't open the door for any one to bully her, let alone anyone else for that matter.  I'm passionate about this, because I've seen too much hurt from being bullied, in my own life and in the life of others.  I know schools are changing their policies on this issue, but how can we as parents, if you are a parent, stop this?  I know I step up on my soap box often, and usually I don't judge other people's parenting, HOWEVER, there needs to be something done about this. 

It drives me crazy that you need a license or schooling or education to do just about anything these days, EXCEPT be a parent.  Or should I say, have a child.  I know it's horrible to say that, because there are so many good parents out there that do care how their children act in public and towards others.  But until we stop sensationalizing teenage pregnancy, and also educate others on what it truly means to be a parent, we won't be stopping this epidemic. 

My heart broke when I found out what happened.  I knew that my neice didn't have a lot of friends at school, but it also doesn't mean that she deserves what she has been getting.  I literally was in tears for most of the day.  I wanted SO badly to fly/drive/get up to her (I live in NOLA and they live in Chicago) as soon as I could and fight the fight for her.  And she isn't even my child.  The mama bear in me came out. 

There are few issues that I am SUPER passionate about, and bullying happens to be one of them.  bullying leads to a lot of things... and I know, hurt people, hurt people.  And that those bullies do have bigger issues, but how can we help?  How can we as parents, aunts, sisters, brothers, moms, dads, uncles, grandparents, help to stop this?  Think about it.... 

A friend of mine, who happens to be on Facebook, but I do know this person in real life too, just posted about how some kids in her neighborhood were litering and she chased them down, because they happened to throw their trash in her kids playhouse. And she gave them a piece of her mind.  What really shocked and saddened me was when others started posting about other teens and pre-teens in their neighborhoods questionning authority and adults.  Now don't get me wrong, I do want my children to question the world around them, BUT my hubby and I are SUPER strict about respecting authority, adults and each other.  We are fighting the good battle with our daughter, right now, because she does question us.  I don't think she means to do it to be naughty or that she thinks she's above us, but she's a curious child.  What I get SO frustrated with is the lack of manners that kids have... and that all boils down to parenting, just like bullying does.  I know I know, bullies do have issues in their lives, but where are their parents?  Come out come out...  teach your kids to be productive (key word there) members of society.  You'd be amazed what my 5 year old already knows and has known for several years now.

I'm sorry for rambling about this, but it just hit a chord with me...  Bullies need to be stopped and parents need to parent and be their children's friends.  I love my kids, but I also want my kids to grow up confident people who have respect, manners and common sense.  In other words, good people.  I know other parents out there want the same, so start parenting.  Okay, stepping off my soapbox for now...  and thank you for reading this if you did.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fun times tonight

I never really realized how busy we can get...  Cutie (my daughter) will be cheering tonight with the Boyett Junior High Cheerleaders!  I'm so excited.  I was a cheerleader and loved every minute of it.  I had hoped that she would find it sooner than I did.  Although, I'm not sure if I'm ready for her to cheer on an all-star squad.  It's an expensive sport, but such a rewarding one.  Anyway, I so can't wait to see her cheer with the girls tonight.  I'll post pics after she's done.  :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Funday

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I did, although it was WAY too short, as always.  The weather was gorgeous... which is always a nice thing, when the weather turns, especially down here in NOLA.

Anyway, I'm thinking that my weight loss journy is going to be switched to my other blog (  I am going to combine my eating clean blog with my running blog.  And I'm going to keep this one about my life, my family, and my crazy thoughts! 
Anyway, if you are out there, comment, please.  I'd love to connect with friends, or make new friends.

Happy Monday, y'all!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Wow!  I'm on a roll.  2 posts in 2 days.  :)  Love it.

I have so many ideas for topics, but have to remember them all now.  hehehehehe... I blame mommy brain.  (I swear it's a real thing!)  And I promise it will not be all about my weight loss goals.  Anyway, where to start?

I am a HUGE Pintrest addict.  I hoard on Pintrest... I swear, it's such an addiction.  So, I have decided that I really need to start trying the things that I have pinned!  One is the exercise program I found that is a 2 week program.

I have made a few of my pins that are the single serve cookies and brownies... I have SUCH a sweet tooth.  :)  Some were good, some were not so good.  LOL.

Anyway, a little dive into my life right now... Little man has started on solids.  And you would think that we NEVER feed the poor kid.  I can't get the green beans into his mouth fast enough.  It's crazy. Last night, hubby mentioned that he remembers cutie (my daughter) being the same way.  WOW!  It's fun.

Anyway, I'm happy it's Friday... I can't wait to babysit my bed tonight.  I just hope it's a better night than last night.  :)

And just a little cuteness... my kids playing together a few weeks ago. 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Well that didn't last long...

Okay, so finding time and energy to workout, let alone start running again, has been a challenge.  Between the baby getting sick and not sleeping well and then reverting to waking several times a night, and hubby traveling, life got in my way.  But that's okay.  I'm going to start again... I'm going to start with the Couch to 5K program (I've done it in the past and did well with it) and on my "off" days from running, I'll be trying that two week Prevention program that I posted about earlier.  I also will be documenting it all... I promise, daily, or at least Monday through Friday.  :)

I'm not sure if I ever even posted about myself... so here I am.  I am a 30-something (really I am proud of my age - so I'll claim it.  I'm 34) wife and mother of 2.  Glup.  That just scares me sometimes.  I am married to a man that is active duty military and we are living in our 5th state, since we got met and got married... that's in the last 11 years.  We are lucky ones, because hubby's job doesn't have us moving as often as some.  We are usually stationed some place for 4 years or so.  But that's only recently.  I do work a job, which is not necessarily the norm for military spouses.  But I love working.  And I do have a direct sales business, which I am trying to make more full time then part time or hobby time.  I'm working on promoting myself and earning my first car with my company, among other things this year.  My children are amazing kids.  My daughter is in kindergarten and it is SO much fun to watch her learning new things and get excited about her day.  In fact, last night, after her Open House (which she just couldn't sit still.  She wanted to show me EVERYTHING in her classroom... too cute!), she said to me that she wished it were morning already.  I asked her why, and she said because she couldn't wait to get back to school.  I, on the other hand, was wishing time would stop, at least for the night, so I could get more than 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  HA!  I guess I'll sleep when I'm dead. 

Anyway, little man is now 4 months, almost 5 months old.  YIKES!  The time has flown by.  And the weather is getting cooler... it's not nearly as humid as it has been!  YAY!  Fall is in the air in NOLA... okay, so it still reaches 85-90 during the day, but seriously people, the humidity is not there.  So, I really am going to focus on running outside.  Part of my issue, is my own issue... I feel like people are watching me.  But I need to just put that aside and think of them watching me in awe, rather than in shock.  :)  So, I'm signing off for today... but tune in tomorrow, and I'll tell you how today went.  :)