Showing posts from October, 2013


Happy Halloween YINZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I hope you all have an amazing and fun night taking the kiddos trick or treating!!! I do not have kids and in my condo I do not get trick or treaters so I think I will get to the gym early and then carve my three pumpkins to get in the spirit!!!!!!

I normally carve them way earlier than this and light them up each night but have not felt like it this year.?.?.?

I will carve them if only to be able to sort out the guts and make roasted pumpkin seeds - MY FAV!!!!!!!!!

So, have a great Halloween and I will leave with pics of my adorable nieces and nephew that will be trick or treating a state away tonight - these are the times I sooooo wish I lived closer!!!!!!!!!!! Also also pics of their pumpkins which turned out pretty great (I think Daddy carved them)!!!!!! hee hee

My nieces were Dorothy and Glenda the Good Witch from Wizard of Oz and my nephew was a plastic army man.  Cute, hugh?!?!?! My sister made the army man costume (pretty crafty right?) I think sh…

Happy "Moan"day

I dont have anything good to report.

I was sick all weekend although I did attend most of my to dos for the weekend.

Friday night I started feeling sick and then my "friend" cancelled for our casino date so I just ended up going to my homegroup meeting and then to bed early.

Saturday am I was up early setting up everything with some friends for the Speaker Jam 2013. It went awesome although I spent the WHOLE time blowing my nose and using sanitizer spray - HA HA!

Saturday afternoon I was supposed to attend a spagetti dinner fundraiser.  I ended up running by and getting mine to go...still in the fridge....

Then Saturday night I was supposed to dress up and go to a Halloween party.  I did not dress up as I was still not feeling well but stopped by the party to say hi and chat with some friends I have not seen in a long time....namely Joe and Pat!!!!!!!!!! It was a huge turnout but again, I went home after 1/2 hour and went right to bed!

Sunday I laid in bed ALL day!!! Aside f…

Five on Friday

I went into work early yesterday so I could leave early and get all my errands done (pick up prescriptions, rotate car tires, etc.) and still make it to workout last night in the South Side.
Well, I got home and felt really sick and tired...sore throat, tight chest, headache, etc. so I decided to just lay down and take the night off.

I slept from 5PM to 8PM and then got up and watched Big Bang and went back to bed for the rest of the night.  Woke up this AM feeling a little better but not a lot....however, I AM NOT SICK!!! I HAVE WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too much to do this weekend to be you will see in my Five on Friday! This is the five awesome and exciting things i have planned for my weekend!!

ONE:  Homegroup meeting tonight!! Soooo excited to see all my peeps as I have not been able to make it to this meeting for WEEKS!!! Yippee!!! Also, prepare for the harassment and all of the "where have you been"s...HEE!

TWO:Rivers Casino tonight after homegroup!!! I went here once befo…

Everyone Needs a Little Variety

It's halfway through the week and I still have to do a recap of my exciting weekend! WOWSA!! Little too busy at work I guess...whateves....HEE!
This past weekend I got to enjoy such a great time! Every year we put on a Halloween party for the kids at Variety Charity.  Every year it just gets better and better!! We decorated the cafeteria on Friday, employees carved some seriously creative pumpkins for a contest and we got everything ready for the party on Saturday!!! Such a great time!!!
Here are just a few of the pumpkins that were turned in for the contest. Employees carve and decorate them and the kids vote for the top three winners...this year they were sooo creative...
Here is a spaceship...with little aliens!!!!!!!!!!

Then below you see a minion and a furry thingy...the two on the outside of the picture were both Cinderellas....they were also amazing!!!
Here is Minnie Mouse and a few that were carved to perfection!!!  This is an awesome witch and next to that (the blue thing to t…

BEGGING for donations - Special Olympics

I have registered for the Polar Plunge here in Pittsburgh.

It was cold when I did it last year and this year I am upping the ante.

I have joined the Super Plunge...I have to rasie $3,500 for Special Olympics and then jump into the river once an hour for twenty-four, hugh?!?!?! 

I am sooooooooo excited!!! I love to do "out of the box" things to be able to throw a checkmark on my bucket list!

So, here is my plee.....please, even if you just give $1...I promise to not ask for another cent - at least until next years plunge.

Here is the link to donate to my page...HERE...and thank you for even considering donating! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Cardio HipHop Of Course

What to do...What to write about...What to say...


So....I am going to absolutely bore you with my weekly workout routine that I have been religiously sticking to to get back to weight loss mode!!

Monday: Cardio HipHop with Kristy
Tuesday: Cardio HipHop with Linda
Wednesday: Cardio HipHip with ChiChi
Thursday: Zumba with Kristy and 3 mile run/jog
Friday: 6 mile run/jog
Saturday: 6 mile run/jog
Sunday: Cardi HipHop with Kristy

Can you tell I love Cardio HipHop!?!?

Hope ya'll have a great Thursday!!

Back to bed and re-start?

Ever have a day you wish you could restart? That was me...I got a new water heater three years ago so I never thought that little puddle meant I needed a new on already....I was wrong. Here is a picture is hard to see but there is a little puddle around the leg of the base.... :-(Thank goodness the heater was under warranty however, I had to pay for a new expansion tank and install :-( This is my guest bedroom after emptying out the entire utility closet for the plumber to fit in.... This is the new water heater...exactly like to old one so chances are I will need another new one in three years....although I paid the additional 50 bucks to warranty parts and labor for five years this time....fingers crossed....if you are from Pittsburgh area and need a plumber, Brown's Plumbing is AWESOME!! They are great and quick and clean! And this is the utility closet re-loaded.... In case you have not tried this...this is the coolest tip I ever got from Real Simple Magazine. You…

The Color Run - Pittsburgh and FMM

The Color Run this weekend was awesome!!! First let me is called the Color Run Pittsburgh but it was held in South Park and packet pickup was in Homestead....hoping next year will be a little LESS spread out!!! HA HA

It was so nice to get to spend some time with my sister, nieces and their friend.  We had an awesome time aside from some side-snarls about "I am going to scream if this does not come out of my hair" and "Now I need new tennis shoes because mine are a mess", etc...  The girls had way less fun than me and my sister as we went into not caring how silly or goofy we looked and it was simply awesome!!! Just to be able to act and dress like a goof and everyone else was the same ! HEHEHEHE

It was so much fun!!!

Here is the girls posing before the run all clean....notice ...they had to be begged to wear their tutus and vetoed wearing the neon monster socks we got for everyone! See my sister in the back row right?? She wore hers....and so did I....soo…

5 on Friday

Happy Friday y'all!!!

It's time for 5 on Friday...

ONE:  Who cares if my date has not called me since we went out? It's all good to be single forever, right?!?! What is WRONG with me?!?!?!?

TWO:  Who cares if I just lost a friend of over 16 years...I have been a doormat in that relationship the WHOLE time and the one time I stuck up for myself and did what I wanted; she walked away! I have plenty of other friends, right?!?!?!??! 

THREE:  Who cares if I am going to look like a cow in my giant, white, sparkly tutu tomorrow for the Color Run next to my sweet, skinny nieces and sister?!?! It's all for fun right?!?!? 

FOUR:  Who cares that I gained one freekin' pound OVERNIGHT from not working out yesterday and eating an apple dumpling from Trax Farms?!?!??!  You have to have at east one cheat day even if you are on DietBet, right!??!?!?!?

FIVE:  Who cares if I end up being the crazy lady when I get old? At least I could have lived a long, fun and happy life full of family, …

I Scream, You Scream...

Today at work is the Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social.  I have pretty much done everything as far as the planning, etc. so I am hoping this all works out well.

Here is a picture of the 28 ice cream scoops we had to supply ourselves along with ladles and aprons for our managers to wear since they are the ones scooping....ha ha!

We have Sarris (a local chocolatier and ice cream shop) bringing in the ice cream and toppings so it is sure to be good!! YUMMO!!! I will definitely post after pics tomorrow!
I drove past these cars on my way home yesterday...they were sooo cute! My sister and brother-in-law said they are called camo cars and that are prototypes being tested...I would like to buy one....kinda neat!!!!

And, finally...I have a date tonight! We are meeting at a restaurant near both of our houses.  He is such a sweet, nice guy and I am looking forward to seeing how this goes...wish me luck!! Lord knows I need it!! :-)

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