Monday, December 17, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

This week has not been normal at all! We went to El Paso and my husband's hometown in Mexico last Tuesday. Needless to say I didn't stick to my healthy eating and exercise. So I can't wait till tomorrow to get back on track with the gym. Since we came back from out of town on Friday we went to a birthday party at Mr Gattis, went out dancing and got shitfaced, went to Mom's and had some home made cooking, so the WHOLE week was a disaster, dietwise. But you can't keep beating yourself up for things you can't change. I cleaned my slate clean last night and I'm starting fresh again.

They made me drink.
Today is Mommy & Me Monday so Im going to update you on the little guy:

- Finished his centerpieces for his birthday party.

Bought the pails, ribbon, marbles, and dowels at Hobby Lobby. The paper plates are from Birday Express.

- We are currently trying to teach him to write the letter A. (All he does is draw circles and squiggles though.)
- STILL haven't bought him his Christmas present...Any ideas on the latest toddler toys?
- His grandparents and aunts from Mexico gave him more candy in 4 days than I have given him in his lifetime.  :0

Adryan with two of his aunts.

- Also, his grandpa was trying to reach him how to rope cattle! Too cute!

- I gave him sliced pear for the first time, and for some reason he calls it cheese. I have no idea why.
That's an update on Adryan.

Changing the subject, I designed our Christmas card but still haven't gotten around to printing them. I may just have to email them this year! It's just not the same though!! I better get to it!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gym Problems & More News

Usually, when I go to the gym I am by myself in the women's area and I can sing along to the music in my headphones and maybe even throw in some John Travolta moves in front of the mirror. Taking pics while working out is not awkward because, who is there to judge me? But then there's days when the two elderly women are there...sweet as can be, but annoying as fuck. They talk to me while I have my headphones in. Most.annoying.thing.ever! And not to mention they break my concentration and it makes my trip to the gym worthless. I smile at them and try to be as polite as possible, but damnet, on the inside I just want to tell them to shut the eff up. This happened to me today for the first 20 minutes of my workout and I was so glad when it was time for little old grandmas medication. Don't get me wrong, I like to meet new people and talk about random stuff, but not when I'm in my zone at the gym. My headphones clearly mean "Don't bother me, I'm busy." Sheesh.

Also, today was leg day and I swear I'm going to need a walker before the day is over. Maybe I can ask one of the little old ladies if I can borrow one.

In other news, my little man has been ill this week. Fever, cough, runny nose, vomit, the whole nine yards. I've been giving him Pedialite and soups cause he can hardly keep anything down. Poor baby, I miss getting on to him for jumping on the bed or not putting up his toys. I'm hoping he gets better by Saturday cause it's my niece's first birthday. I would hate to see him missing out on the fun. Fingers crossed!

Yesterday I forgot to post about our trip to Starlight Village in Odessa last Friday. Its our yealy tradition during the holidays. Basically they string up lights and wires inside a park to make Christmas figures and the sight is breathtaking aftrer dark! (Dr Seuss much...) Anyways, this is the first year that Little Adryan gets into the spirit of things. In the past, he jut enjoys the ride through the park in his stroller. This time though, he got outof his stroller, ohhed, ahhed, and pointed out the lights. It was way too cute, and worth our trip.

Oh! Last thing I promise! We I put up the Christmas tree a few days before Thanksgiving (dont judge me). It was the 1st time I used mesh to wrap around the tree and I gotta say it looks awesomesauce! Heres a couple of pics of the tree. Nothing fancy, but definitely festive.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


So I haven't blogged in a while but I can't seem to get a post together that makes sense... (At least to my readers, cause I know exactly what I mean even though I may seem like I only finished 8 th grade with my sucky grammar and writing skills). Anywho, I thought I would update all of my 3 readers on what's been going down since my last post.

My Thanksgiving went just as expected. I always get stuck saying grace cause apparently no one else can say thanks to God for a warm meal. After grace, this is pretty much what happened: No counting calories, no watching what went in my mouth, managing to get up for seconds even though I was full about halfway through my first, drinking straight shots of tequila, dancing in my chair, yelling singing at the top of my lungs, then passing out face down at around 11 pm. Didn't even make it to midnight. Sounds exciting huh? This year we spent the whole day at my in-laws because my parents are too cool for Thanksgiving and they took off on a road trip hitting Ruidoso, the Grand Canyon and Vegas. This was something new to me cause they've never been away during the holidays. But I survived, drowning in shots of tequila.
Our beautful little family on Thanksgiving.
Weight Update
It's been about a month and my weight has stayed pretty much the same. I might gain or lose a pound or two but pretty much the scale is stuck on 195 lbs. What the hell is going on? That's a good question cause I don't really know the answer. All I know is that my routine is solid. Still getting up at the wee hours of the morning 4 times a week, still trying to eat somewhat healthy, still determined. So I don't get it. Gotta keep it going though. One day I'll get over this damn hump.

Mustache Bash
My little man is turning 3 next month so I am in full party mode. His theme this year is the famous "Mustache Bash" and I'm using red, aqua, and black as my color scheme. This is his first official birthday party. His two other birthdays were at Mr Gatti's (one planned and in a party room, the other just kinda happened while we took him out to eat there- he loves pizza). I say first OFFICIAL because I felt pressured for time on his first birthday. They only give you two hours! Also, the decor was minimal. They don't let you put anything on the walls, so he didn't have a set theme. This year is the first time I feel somewhat in control of every detail. The food, decor, entertainment, invitations (which I made of course). Let's all bow our heads and pray its not a disaster. Amen.
I will somehow be incorporating this pic as a centerpeice on the tables.

Baby it's cold outside...not.
It's December and it getting closer to Christmas and its as hot as July! Ok I exaggerate, but it is in the high 60s, mid 70s. What the heck? Strange times my friends... But hey, it IS Texas. I wouldn't expect anything less from you oh friendly state. I think we should change the saying "Everything's bigger in Texas" to "Everything's hotter in Texas." Geeze. So that about sums up what's been going on around these parts of town.

Mama Laughlin's Pay It Forward
Also if you havent checked out Mama Laughlin's Blog lately, she and two friends are doing a great deed for the holidays. Just make sure to grab a tissue or two before reading the stories! And of course, if you or ayone you know i.e. your boss can help these people in any way, please do! Anyways, full deets on Mama Laughlin's blog!