Friday, April 30, 2010

My Survivor Opinion....

Last night I watched Survivor and now there getting down there with only eight people left so it's easier to know who everybody is and have a real strong opinion about the different players so here's my take:

Russell: I really don't like this one. It's amazing watching him play the game and see how big headed he is but gosh I wish they would get it together and vote him off....(they won't, rumor is he makes final 3)
Parvati: I don't dislike her as much but her alliance with Russel annoys me. She is playing him like a fine tuned instrument right now though and you have to give her kudos for being able to read people and not suffer the paranoi everyone else does. (Another final 3?)
Sandra: Her I like. She is smart and switching to the other side almost worked last night....(Final 3 and I hope she wins)
Constance???: Blonde heroes chick that switched to villians and ruined it all last night.....gah. Go home already!!
Rupert: Poor guy is on the wrong side of the numbers I think and just can't seem to convince anybody when he knows what's going on.....
Colby: Blah!! I loved him the first time he was on the show but this time not so much.
Jerri: Getting lucky in the villians alliance but her days are numbered. I still like her for flip-flopping on Rob.
Danielle: Liar.....she is such a drama queen about the clue to the hidden immunity thing. Of course if I was Amanda I would have followed her constantly when going back to camp and told everyone she had the clue.

Sometimes I wonder if people who are on the show don't watch it later and realize what an idiot they were....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not much going on.....Chad had soccer last night and is still loving it. He cracks me up though. He can run around that soccer field, flying here and there, with no problem but at school when they did the mile run he claimed he couldn't run that much because he has trouble breathing. Sometimes with him I think it's more a matter of how much he likes something. The only question though is it trying to get out of something he uses his asthma or is it a matter of liking something so much he plays down his asthma??? I used to think he was making it up until we went to the doctor once and he did some breathing exercises with Chad that showed he really was having trouble. I think tonight we may pull that stuff out again and check......

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rubik Revenge vs Me.........the winner is

The Rubiks Revenge (4x4x4) has been defeated!!! Okay I was mildly obsessed with solving the thing and have worked on it off and on for the last couple of weeks and last night I finally won.....yeah!! I did use the computer to help some but for the most part you can learn different moves but you have to figure out what they are doing to your cube and then apply them. There is no step by step solution really. Of course since I messed with that last night I did not go for a walk so tonight while Chad is at soccer I need to go walking. Unless I come home early from work and go walking then......hmmmm

Monday, April 26, 2010

A New Week.....

Well this weekend did not go as planned but it all worked out anyways and was fairly relaxing. Now the start of a new week and I'm going to attempt to be uber confident this week and make it a good Chad has soccer but other than that we don't have a whole lot going on. I'm going to try going for a walk every day this week after work or in the evening sometime. I have a match on e-harmony that I may meet next weekend so that's a little nerve racking. Hopefully that will go well. It will be weird though to go on a date. I haven't done that in

Friday, April 23, 2010


It's Friday but I am definitely fighting the doldrums here. I have little or no motivation to get moving right now. At least last night Chad got me moving. He had soccer so we went a little early and kicked the ball around and then stayed late and took turns kicking at each other in the goal. I used to love doing that with my brother Kevin. We always used the Juniper in front of his bedroom window as the goal and the tree, or stick really, in the middle of the front yard as the line where you had to kick from. It's actually amazing we never broke that bedroom window now that I think about Oh well, maybe we'll go swimming this weekend or something. I'm not sure if it's supposed to rain or not but at least at the YMCA we can swim either way.......

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Blahs....

They decided at work to go with 32 hour work weeks for everyone. Which I suppose is at least better than having to go out on the floor, although that may still be a possibility. We'll be able to draw unemployment on the hours short so it won't be as bad as it could be.  Honestly in a way I think this is just weak management and they're going to end up losing a lot of good people. Most people are not going to be able to afford this all summer and if they haven't already started looking for another job, they will start now. What this is telling everyone is that there are no employees valued any higher than any other. At least that's the vibe I got from some people in CS. Oh well, for now I still have a job which is a blessing to be most thankful for......

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Yesterday I was all off kilter schedule wise because I had to go to the review hearing regarding child support. Nothing has changed so I don't forsee them changing the amount of support but I won't find out for a few weeks. Last night Chad had soccer and he really seemed to like it. Then we found a walking trail over behind the High School and went walking for a little bit. We didn't walk the whole trail so we'll have to go back and explore some more.  I'm hoping to find out about the job I interviewed at this week sometime, the sooner the better. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get it especially with the slow down at work!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Busy Weekend is Over.....

Whew what a weekend. Saturday we cleaned in the morning and then the busyness began. Chelsea had to be at the school from noon until 9:30 for the play. Clay spent the night at Ryan's and I went out with some friends to the cities. Chad spent the evening with my mom and dad who picked Chelsea up after the show and then picked me up when my friends and I got back to town, around 3:30am. My mom and dad are the best!!!

Sunday was pretty crazy too with getting Chelsea to the school by noon, grocery shopping, going to the play and then my mom and dad took us out to eat. Did I mention how great my parents are??? I think I need some time off to recover from my weekend

Oh well....back to work and the dentist today....ick.

Weight: 214 (my period and not exercising last week)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Finally the week is coming to a close. This has been a really hectic, yet long week. I'm looking forward to taking the boys swimming tomorrow and getting some exercise in. I grounded them for the week but it feels more like I punished myself Chelsea will wrap up the show this weekend. I'll go again on Sunday to watch it as will my mom and dad.

Weight: 212
Breakfast: Cereal, milk, strawberries, OJ
Lunch: Cheeseburgers and goldfish
Dinner: Frozen pizza
Snack: Hostess Fruit Pie (I know, very naughty)
Water: 1 bottle

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Little Girl......

Yesterday was all about Chelsea! She took her road test in the afternoon and passed. She was practically vibrating she was so excited. Her face was bright red too. I was so proud of her. Before the test her nerves were really getting to her and she almost started to cry. She's tough though and made it through. Then last night was family night for the school play. Chelsea is on stage crew and is really liking it. The play was pretty good and seemed to go off without a hitch. Chelsea said there were things that went wrong but from the audience standpoint is was very well done. Yeah Chelsea!!!

Weight: 212
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich
Dinner: 2 Cheeseburgers
Snack: Mini Sub from Herbert&Gerbert at work
Water: None (I really need to work on this)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I forgot to set the alarm last night and woke up late this morning. So Chad doesn't have to rush I'm going to drive him to school, which gives me a little extra time this morning to settle down. I hate when I get up late. Especially now that I've gotten used to getting up early and easing into my day.

In work related issues, I e-mailed the supervisor regarding our choice that we need to make. It will be interesting to see what his response is or if he responds. It was very stressful trying to decide what to say and what not to say. Ultimately I had to go with a cut in hours dependent on what hours the production position is. I did offer to work production in July if I could be gauranteed going back in DP in August.

Weight: 212
Breakfast: Eggs, Muffin, OJ
Lunch: PB&J, Chips, Pop
Dinner: Chicken Alfredo
Snacks: Goldfish
Water: None

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Work and Kids

At work we had a meeting at the end of the day that was not very much fun. Basically we are slowing down for the next few months (May-August) and our department needs to do something. Apparently the choices are: 1) Reduce everyone's hours. The example given was 32 for everybody but it could be lower. 2) Volunteer to go out on the production floor and be an operator for the next few months. This would require a shift change to whatever shift your needed on. or 3) Some people will be fired, right now the guess is 4 people. None of the above sound appealing at all. I really can't afford the drop in hours but right now that would have to be my first choice. The problem with option 2 is what if business doesn't pick up in September. Now whoever is out there is one of the easiest people to get rid of. And of course 3 is just a bad option all around. It would be really nice to hear something from the place I interviewed at last week. I want that job more than ever now......

On the home front, the boys are in trouble again. I believe a grounding is called!!

Weight: 212
Breakfast: Cereal and oj
Lunch: Hamburger Helper and Salad
Dinner: Ranch Frozen Dinner meal (not very good)
Snacks/Dessert: Goldfish
Water: 1 bottles

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Nice Weekend

The weekend was nice. The weather was beautiful first of all. Can not complain in that area at all. Friday night Chelsea and I had to go by the library (we both had books to pick up) and then the mall (Chelsea needed a swimming suit for school). While we were out we ate dinner at Pizza Ranch.....I really have to stop doing that. Then it was to bed early. Saturday we had to get up early, at least for a weekend, because Chelsea had drama all day Saturday. The performances are this coming week so they are doing the final run throughs. She's pretty nervous. The boys and I cleaned there room, put some more of their stuff in storage, and then went swimming at the Y. It wasn't crowded at all which was nice. Saturday evening we had pizza for dinner, watched TV and the boys played with friends. Sunday was a kick back kind of day. I played on looking up stuff as best I could. It appears we are distantly related to John Hart who signed the Declaration of Independenc on my mom's side. That family goes way back to coming to America in the early 1600's. Chelsea and I went and got groceries and she practiced driving. She has her road test on Wednesday this week.....yet another thing for her to be nervous about. She definitely has a lot on her plate this week. Dinner last night was Hamburger Helper and salad.

All in all it was a good weekend. Not to many meltdowns by me or the

Friday, April 9, 2010

We went to the Y again so I walked on the treadmill. It makes me giggle sometimes how totally out of shape I am. Here I am trotting along at 3 mph with the incline at 3, sweating but happy, when somebody climbs on the one next to me and starts off at 5 mph. By the time I left he was up to 10 mph. I think if I was in that good a shape I'd be outside running on the paths in the Clay did not go so there was no fighting. I'm not sure what it is but taking all three somewhere just rarely works out. Very frustrating that they can't get along. I think tonight we have some shopping to do, so no Y, but the boys and I will probably go swimming tomorrow while Chelsea is at drama.

Weight: 213
Breakfast: Pancakes and one piece of bacon and oj
Lunch: Chicken Alfredo and salad
Dinner: Pizza
Snacks/Dessert: Malt balls
Water: 2 bottles

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Exercise and Interviews

We went to the YMCA last night and it felt good to exercise. I forgot how good I feel afterward. I'm definitely going to have to figure out how to work this into my schedule, if not every day at least most days. Today we will go again when I pick Chelsea and Chad up. Going before 5pm is nice because it isn't real busy. Monday we'll go later, around 7pm, so the boys can go swimming.

The interview went well. The job really reminds me of the work I did at Elk River Machine and Acromix. I think it would be a great fit for me, I just hope they agree....I should hear one way or the other within the next two weeks.

Weight: 214
Breakfast: Sausage, Egg, Muffin, Cheese (not fast food)
Lunch: Roast,Potatoes, Carrots, and Salad
Dinner: Creamy Chicken Alfredo and Salad

Dessert/Snacks: Grapes, Apple
Water: 2 bottles

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Random.....Very Random

Yesterday we signed up for a 6 month family membership at the YMCA. Tonight we are going to go there after school. I will get to exercise while the kids play basketball. They also have a couple pools and a couple racquetball courts. Today is also interview day. I applied for another job and I'm really hoping I get it. We'll see out the interview goes later today. Fingers crossed.....

Weight: 215
Breakfast: Sausage, Egg, Muffin, Cheese (not fast food)
Lunch:PB&J Sandwich (2)
Dinner:Frozen pizza

Dessert/Snacks:Chocolate malt balls from Easter
Water: 1 and 1/2 bottles

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've had a busy morning so not much time to post. I cleaned the apartment yesterday which was nice. Chelsea made dinner from start to finish.Tonight I'm hoping to get grocery shopping done and go by the YMCA to see about a membership.

Weight: 215
Breakfast: Pancakes, one piece bacon, orange juice
Lunch: McDonalds....I know bad idea
Dinner: Pot Roast, carrots, potatoes, and salad
Dessert/Snacks: Piece of chocolate
Water: None

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

This weekend was beautiful. Such nice weather for the holiday. Friday night me and Chelsea played soccer with some other kids in the buildings. That was fun. The Saturday Chelsea and I went shopping for Easter outfits. I actually got a dress. Chelsea looks good in everything she tries on but we managed to narrow it down to one dress. Then Saturday night we played soccer again. Sunday we dressed up and went to Church. After that we went out to eat at a buffet with my parents and a movie, "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3D. It was very good and very funny.

My conclusions after this weekend. I either need to find a time when I can start to exercise every day so I can lose weight or I need to not be so unhappy about pictures of me.....Maybe if I log my weight on here every day and what I eat and what exercise I do I can figure something out.

Weight: 215 lbs
Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean cereal, 1% milk and strawberries
Water: None
Lunch: Ham Sandwich, Brownie, Pop
Dinner: BBQ Spare Rib, Noodles
Snacks/Dessert: Ice Cream

Friday, April 2, 2010


Ahh it's Friday at last.....this has been a crazy long week at work. We got the lecture about writing errors up so of course people are starting to do that again which stinks because always becomes very petty. I don't see how it helps our "team" when we have to do that to each other. Oh well, there is no convincing them of that.

I have a job interview on Wednesday next week. Maybe I can get on somewhere else and do more programming type work. I like where I'm working now but there doesn't seem to be much of a future there and it is just very uncertain day to day. If I don't get this other job I'm going to look into acquiring some certifications to put myself in a better position for finding another job.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Weather, work and dentists.....

The weather is absolutely gorgeous the last couple of days. Yesterday I left work early. We are slow and they are asking people to take time off if possible, and since I was going to have to leave a little early anyways, I went ahead and took a half day off. Chelsea and Chad had to go to the dentist to get some cavities taken care of. They were not happy. Chelsea did okay but Chad really had a hard time with it. Hopefully this will make it easier to convince him to brush his teeth every day.