Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year ~ 2010 ~

My kids have their friends over, I hear the laughter of them playing the Wii.

My wonderful hubby is cooking hot dogs for them.

They are having a blast.

This is what New Years is about.

Laughter, friends and good times.

I'll try and post pics later!!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Photobucket What a strange year.
I had a lot of issues, going to the doctor a lot, all tests came back negative!!
Thank God

I was not well enough to actually cook Thanksgiving dinner, like I had for the past 18 years or so. It's actually a good thing, our city lost power on Thanksgiving day, 2700 residents. I couldn't have cooked if i wanted to.

We went to my sisters cabin yesterday.... Photobucket They took down a wall and added a room.

Place looks great.

Today, since we had our Christmas dinner yesterday, it's been a lazy day. everyone is playing video games. my kids got James hooked on WOW..

Well, I guess I shouldn't complain, my husband is here, with me, in the same room with me and not out with his buddies, or I'm not divorced or having problems. So I should be grateful, maybe I just feel a little neglected. Photobucket

All in all, I'm healthy, going back on Jenny Craig....with a renewed interest and not all the excuses. That will start on the Jan. 1st!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


This year, I am taking it off. I am not cooking or cleaning or anything of that nature. It's been a rough year for me and my dear mother suggested that we just go out. So that is what we will do. Photobucket My sisters will join us and then we shall go to my parents house to watch a stand up comedian. My mom wanted to watch George Lopez, but we've seen that so many times, that we suggested,

Gabriel Iglesias - Hot And Fluffy

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. On Friday, my hubby is taking me out to see

(yep... that's Los Angeles... look at those palm trees)



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Home Sick today


So, yesterday I had some bad Chinese... Photobucket Photobucket needless to say I've been up most of the nite being sick.

I did managed to have a piece of toast.

I re-opened my blog to be public.

Just a little update on things. James was working a lot of overtime, but they cut it back some. We had some work done around the house, spent too much money. I went over my budget, so things are tight.

Chris is doing good in school. He walks to and from school and has gained some height!! He's pretty tall. Steph is driving now and is full time in college!

I'm still working and from the way the things are in the economy I am grateful!!

Well, I think I'm gonna stop. Just wanted to say HI!!!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Birthday silliness!!!!

My little B-day cake!!! We will celebrate again this weekend with my parents, this is just for tonite!! We got very silly!!!
Lisa and James and Chris' peace sign... he's a photo bomber!!

So James & I were trying to do a "myspace" picture!!! and my daughter did a photo bomber on us!!! FUNNY!!!! I guess our generation isn't as good on the myspace pics!!! hahahaha

So I wanted one of all of us!!! this is what I got!!! James takes pretty good pics!!! We ended up having a good time!!! Not a bad birthday for my 46th!!!

Happy Birthday

TO ME!!!




Saturday, September 19, 2009

My little girl is growing up

Stephanie & Christopher 2004
Just a quick note...

My daughter just got her driv
ers license!

She's in college!

Today she has her first interview for a job!

WOW.... she's growing up....

Christopher & Stephanie 2009

Happy Anniversary to me!!!

Your Quit Date is: Friday, September 16, 2005 at 4:30:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 1460 days, 10 hours, 38 minutes and 25 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 29209

Lifetime Saved: 7 months, 13 days, 2 hours
Money Saved: $8,342.31

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Watch Out! Sam Tsui is About to Make it Big!

I found him this morning, just doing my normal internet surfing. I somehow stumbled upon Sam Tsui! His video’s and voice are amazing! In no time, his video’s will spread like crazzy! We are sure to see more of him very soon! Check it out his covers of Michael Jackson and Journey!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hey Char!!!!

Please send me your e-mail.. It's not on your profile.

Making private

Hi guys,
If I make this blog private, will you still have access?

Or do I need to invite you to view it?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hammer or Nail

You can be the hammer, making things happen, or you can be the nail that sits there and gets pummeled over and over. If you’re starting to feel like a nail, it’s up to you to keep your program moving forward. Gather yourself together, draw a line in the sand and refuse to give in to the doubts and temptation to give in or quit.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

you should have been at 44 lbs!!!


gained 1.2 pounds...

I am only at 10.3 pounds lost... why do I keep doing this?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Slow.... but I love my bodybugg..

Should have bought my bodybugg before I went to Jenny Craig.. now I have to go, since I have so much money invested in it.

I do like the breakfasts and lunches, and have no problem sticking to that.... It's dinner that I want to eat with my family, I mean if I'm gonna cook it, I want to eat it.

I do need to move more.. I really need to get back into exercising again.. I think that would really get my weight loss to really move.

This week was a .4 loss... which as James says... a loss is a loss... so far the total is 11.5 lost. Have to go to the market today and Wal-mart and I have to wash my car.. anything to keep my body moving!!! need to add more activity!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Slow but steady....

I've had a few weeks of up and down, but I am on the right track. I ended up getting a bodybugg and it's amazing!! I see exactly what I am doing and what my body does with it. My goal right now is to lose 30 lbs and that will be my half-way point with Jenny Craig.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Best parenting advice:

To tell your kids to follow their dreams and

to never give up,

to do what makes them happy.

For if you love what you do for a living,

you never have to work another day in your life.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson -- #7

Get ready to have your mind blown. Ready? Here we go ...

-- Michael Jackson signed his will on 7/7/02.

-- Michael Jackson's memorial was on 7/7/09 ... exactly 7 years after the will was signed.

-- Michael Jackson's two biggest hits -- "Black & White" and "Billie Jean" -- were each #1 for 7 weeks.

-- Michael Jackson's three biggest albums -- "Thriller," "Bad" and "Dangerous" -- each produced 7 top 40 hits.

-- Michael Jackson was the 7th of 9 children.

Michael Jackson Memorial

Justin Timberlake has been added to the roster list of performances for the memorial service for Michael Jackson.

As of this morning, the following outlines the list of performers confirmed to appear at the Michael Jackson Memorial at the Staples Center:

Ron Boyd (family friend)
Kobe Bryant
Mariah Carey
Andrae Crouch Choir
Berry Gordy
Jennifer Hudson
Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain’s Got Talent)
Magic Johnson
Martin Luther King III
Bernice A. King
John Mayer
Lionel Richie
Smokey Robinson
Rev. Al Sharpton
Brooke Shields
Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend)
Stevie Wonder

Rest In Peace, Michael!

Thanks Rick Dees!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958–June 25, 2009)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weigh in and inches lost

I've been on the Jenny Craig program since 3/30/09 and today my weigh in is 1.8 lbs lost for a total of almost 10 lbs!!! (9.9 lbs lost!)

My goal was to have lost 16 lbs by the end of May, I'm off by 6.1 lbs, but that's ok.. It's a learning experience and I've got to LEARN how to manage my food, even when I cheat or eat off plan. I also lost 10 inches!! Which must explain why I bought a jacket and had to return it twice, since it was big!!

It was TOM last week, so I didn't start my new workout program and I'm hoping that my rebounder shows up this week. I'm also trying to decide if I want to buy myself the Bodybugg. It's the weight loss gadget that takes the guess work out about how much calories you consume and how many calories you burn.

My daughter's friend has one and it's way COOL!!!! She showed me the website and how it shows how many calories she burns and what she eats. Here is a sample of what a screen shot looks like.

Well, I'm off to do a bunch of errands!! Hope you all have a good week! Hey Vickie, thanks for the pep talks!! I really appreciate it!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Urban rebounder

Just bought this.... very excited about it!!

click here!!!!

Oh CRAP.....

I gained a pound.... How the hell am I going to get thru this??? I have to figure this out..

do I want to be on BP meds? No

do I want to weight this much? No

I was suppose to have been at 16 lbs lost and I'm only 1/2 way there. I have got to step it up, stay on track and find a way to continue.

Why don't I think I'm important?

Why do I put food as more important than me?

You were thinner once... why can't you just go back to that?

Work out
Listen to Bob
Eat your food

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weigh in....

I wanted to put in my weigh in today. I'm down 3.6 lbs today!

WHOO HOO!!!! a weight loss after 3 weeks of gaining. I'm very excited!!!

That's all for today, since I'm very tired!!! Having a 18 year old is alot of hard work!!! J/K.... Hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend!!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to my baby girl...

I cannot believe that my baby is 18!!!!! I just can't believe it!!! Happy Birthday to my beautiful and talented daughter!

My sisters.. The twins, Patsy and Laura

Stephanie and her best friend, Laura

James, Steph, Lisa and Chris.

Steph and Laura (my step-dad in the background)

The Birthday girl!!!

Steph and her little brother, Chris.

Steph and her best friend Andrew.