Saturday, October 13, 2007

Just a quickie.....

Hey folks....
Sorry it has been too long between posts. It's funny: I wake up every morning with about 3 ideas for a blog post, but I usually don't have time to write in the mornings. By the time I get home, do all the kidstuff, and the housework, and my school stuff.....well, I'm too tired or I can't think of a dang thing. But at least I go through and read other people. That's relaxing and interesting. So here are a few bits that have been running through my head:

1. Weight Loss: While I appreciate everyone's congrats on me losing 20 pounds, I feel like I need to qualify that. First of all, it has taken me since July 11 to lose 20 pounds. That's not quick. Second, I still need to lose at least 30 more. Yes, that's right. I was way off the scale. I still have a long way to go.

2. Why it's going to take a little longer: This weekend is Harvest Homecoming in my town. 4 days of food, craft booths, rides, name it, we got it. Having grown up in this area, visiting Harvest Homecoming daily for the 4 days the booths are open is a tradition. And the same delicious foods have been there for years. Thursday night the kids and I went down there for dinner. Rachael and I had chicken and dumplings. Daniel and Aaron had footlong corn dogs. Then we stood in a very long line for homemade glazed donuts. We bought 2 dozen. We inhaled one dozen on the spot, and took one dozen home for later. Last night we went back. Rachael and I had homemade gyros, the boys went back for corndogs. Our sweet treat: Aaron opted for Superman ice cream, Rachael and I had deep-fried Snickers bars! Oh yes!

3. My ex-husband: My ex is an idiot. I have a whole post in my head about all the absolutely stupid and frustrating things he has been doing lately. Ugh.

4. Money: Once again, I have painted myself into a corner and it's going to take a lot to get out. I think I have it figured out, but I stress about it a lot. I hate money. I hate not ever having enough, I hate worrying about it, I hate having to manage it or even deal with it. Okay, I'm done now.

5. Video Blogging: I really want to try this. I don't have a video camera but my sister and her husband do, and my parents do, so I am going to try to borrow one of theirs. I'll let you know. For great videos, check out E.Craig or Cynical Bastard. Good stuff, guys.

That's it for now. We are off to Harvest Homecoming (again) to hear Rachael's band perform, then out to Aaron's soccer game, then parent pictures at Joseph's play. The kids will go back to Harvest Homecoming with their dad tonight. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my free evening.

Have a great Saturday.


Jay said...

Our Harvest Homecoming was a great big dud. There is a huge battle going on several fronts here in town. The city council, main street, downtown merchants and the crafts people who normally have booths at festivals are all over each other. It's all out war! LOL

You should definitely vlog!

Brother Dave said...

J - This sounds like a weekend to be truly enjoyed. Please devour a deep-fried Snickers bar for me. :-)

eatmisery said...

You MUST tell me all about your deep-fried Snickers bars! I've never had one, but would be willing to try one.

Is it better than a nonfried one?

Canadian flake said...

ughhhhhh why oh why do ex's have to be such morons...well I guess if they weren't...they wouldn't be an EX in the first place??

grrrrrrrrr I feel for you...we will have to compare notes some

Anonymous said...

you've still done any amazing job losing 20 pounds and you shouldn't downplay your accomplishment!!


Vera said...


I find your webpage and you and me have Similarities .
Im from Belgium and i live in Canada,4 kids.

Wish you al the best.

FindingHeart said...

You sound like you are doing better. I hope you are enjoying life between the potholes. :)

Vid blog: Does the cell phone take video? search iTunes for podcast by Marco Tempest. He's a 'comedian' but the whole thing is about his magic tricks and he only videos with his phone. Nice twist.

Another alternative, get a $20 or less vid cam for your pc. It doesn't have to be super high qual, just capture small segments for your vid blog.

Lastly, does your dig still cam do video? I'm almost exclusively training teachers on pc movie editing using USB vid off Canon 'still' dig cameras. 1G card takes 9min of vid at pretty good quality!

Enjoy harvest season!