So I swear Im alive and kicking. Things have been cray cray for days with packing. On Saturday night I got to take a little break from the madness and do an old fashioned slumber party with some of my girlfriends from elementary school. Pretty bad ass, no? There was plenty of booze and junk food and carbs. Need I say more? Twas fabulous! As much as I love my little T Monster, it was so nice to be able to sleep away and actually sleep through the night. Could be worse, but being woken up in the middle of the night, is not going to be missed when he is continually sleeping through the night. Maybe I need to take a page out of the gorgeous Raven's book?
Today Nick and I finally signed our closing paperwork. Our lender says we should get the keys Thursday afternoon and then it's done. The fun has just begun for moi. This whole week, my mamacita and I will be cleaning the house and painting. Jealous, right? The sellers told us we could start bringing stuff over and putting them in the basement and painting before we officially get the keys, so that's what we're gonna do. Paint and rollers have been bought, we're ready to get this show on the road. Promise to take before and after pics :) Oh and T Money has his 6 month doc appointment tomorrow. Which means...shots!! Ugh, last round till he's 1 though. I'll take it!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Anyone ever had this? What's your favorite things at Chilis? Oh and one more thing - if your trying to find the EASIEST way to count calories & you have a smart phone - download myfitnesspal NOW. Im not being paid to say this, I'm just preachin the troof
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Please stop what your doing right now and say a prayer right for this family. Words cannot explain the sadness my heart feels them.
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Seriously girls, Thank GAAAWD! The inspection on the workshop/garage was done yesterday and guess what? It PASSED!! Nick and I didn't ask any questions. The realtor said it passed, so that's good enough for us. So now the document that reads "passed" (BOO YA!), is heading to the lenders office on Monday, and from there, it should be a 24 hour turn around. So in English that means, this week we should get our closing/signing last escrow documents this week! Which meeeeeeeeans, next weekend we will be starting the move in process and 1st my mama and I are gonna be peeling 2 walls of wall paper and painting my room, Troy's room, and 1 wall in the living room. Pretty excited my peeps.
My DVR has started to record 2 new shows - Texas Women and Sweet Home Alabama? Any of you girls watching these? It's on CMT and I am watching Texas Women as I type, so I can't give a full review at the moment. Also, I'm still getting my coffee drip, so I'm not the best judge of anything right now. So Sweet Home Alabama? I really liked it. The girl is actually really cute. I
t's like the Bachelorette, but country. I would say if you like Real Housewives or The Bachelorette, watch it. It's pretty entertaining. They have the boys separated into "country boys" and "city boys". Of course I'm rooting for my country boys!
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Seriously beautiful readers, this weather here in Nor Cal has been reedick. Seriously, isn't it July? So up until about July 2nd, we were having off and on rain. Not kidding - July 2nd! And to you in the south are so used to the rain in Summer, but here in California, you really don't get rain in the Summer. So we had the rain. Then it heated up to like 100-105 degree range, then that stopped and we got 80 degree weather (hate me all you want. I'd hate me too with 80 degree Summer weather). So the past couple of days? We get CRAZY fog in the mornings. Like San Francisco sort of fog. And it's chilly outside with a bit of a breeze. You could swear it was going to rain, but then at 10-11ish, the sun comes out and you would never guess there was even a cloud in the sky and the weather turns out to be a nice pleasing 78 degrees. Seriously ladies (and maybe the guys reading), its been weird, but nice.
So update on the house stuff - Its a total PITA. For those of you who don't know a little term Nick and I use, PITA stands for Pain In The Ass. Seriously girls, I HATE house buying now. Long story short, without totally boring you guys - our realtor *Who is also the sellers realtor*, didn't include a certain workshop/garage that's on the property, in the appraisal. So. What has to happen now? What has to happen a couple WEEKS before we are supposed to be out of our apartment (the 31st, EEEEEK!). We have to get it inspected. If they find things that need to be repaired, they need to be repaired. Its a 40 year old building, so it will need repairs I'm sure. Which the sellers will have to pay for which they won't be happy about. Ugh! And then it has to be REAPPRAISED. Lovely, right? All I can say is this is a major stressor and PITA. So who will take us in if we don't have our place by the 31st? :)
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Workout Today: Level 3 Shred and Level 1 Biggest Loser Bootcamp
This workout was tough. Maybe it was because I dreaded working out this morning. No reason in particular, but I didn't want to workout. Wanna know why? This workout combo is hard *that's what she said* I was trying to tell myself that I didn't have to workout, I'd do it tomorrow. Which is probably true, but that's still 1 day of workouts that I skipped. So I did what Nike told me to do, and Just did it! Sometimes thats what you have to do people. Sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet, not think about it, and sweat.
Weekend was pretty darn good. I checked out a church near our new house and actually really liked it. The pastor was pretty cool and was easy to relate to his message. The set up was different - there were round tables all set up an about 6 chairs to every table. I was trying to find the psychological reasoning behind this and this is what I came up with - I think people (men in particular) feel very vulnerable going to church. Which is probably why more women go then men. Men have a problem submitting (if they learned to submit more, they'd make women's lives a lot easier. Just sayin). So with a table in front of you, to lean against, hide your body a little bit, you feel a little less "out there". So people who have issues being vulnerable or just feel awkward at church, would have an easier time. Smart thinkin! Oh and you get all you can eat donut holes. SOLD! Oh and T man did really good in his first day of baby Sunday school/nursery
The boy was excited for learning about Jesus!
Then it was laying out by the pool for a couple of hours (this is going to be happening a lot for a bit - I am feeling pretty pasty) & back home. Nickmeister had his schedule change not too long ago and he works Sundays, boo! No me gusta. I am needy and want my hubbs/money maker with me as much as possible.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Other than kicking butt at my workouts? Seriously girls, I am so proud of myself. Everyday this week I have worked out. I've worn my heart rate monitor every time and I've burned at least 409 calories every day this week. Food wise, I've been pretty good. Smaller portions, lotsa protein shakes, you know that sorta thing.
I am most definitely seeing a difference so I hope I can keep this up. My current plan is 5 days a week. Since I don't have access to the gym until we move and I sign up for a new one, my plan is still Level 3 of 30 Day Shred combined with either Level 1, 2 or 3 of Biggest Loser Boot camp. I've received a few of your emails saying your Shredding too
This makes me VERY excited, since I know it's such an effective program. Also, it's Summertime, and who doesn't want a bangin body, right? Right!
I've also been doing a little bit of this...
Gotten a nice little pedicure (*Please ignore the ugly feet, who has pretty feet anyways?*)
And I got one of these babies...a gel manicure.
I've heard so many girls say how awesome they are and how nice it is cause the paint NEVER chips. I love having paint on my nails, but with washing my and all the time and just doing everyday things, mine ALWAYS ALWAYS chip by the 2nd day. So I'm always changing it or just don't wear any. I am happy to report, it is day 2 in the above photo and I have absolutely NO chipping. This fancy shmancy gel nail polish wasn't cheap (which unfortunately I didn't find out till after I already had it done, BOO!). At my salon it was $25! Just for a basic manicure, but with this gel nail polish. I will definitely be looking into a cheaper alternative because no way can I afford this sort of pampering. Next time I am at Ulta, I will be stopping by the nail bar to look for some gel nail polish on the cheaper level.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Ok girls, I am only telling you about this giveaway cause it gets me more entries. That and Miss Shasta Anne is amazingly gorgeous. But sursly, I am wanting to win this giveaway, but I'm sharing the news that Shasta Anne is having an uh-mazing giveaway. Click here to check it out if you want to be entered to win one of these bad boys