Do you resolve?

Hey gang!

Did you all have a good Christmas? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, did you have a good…weekend?

So, there’s only a couple of days left in 2011 and at this time of year the conversation inevitably turns towards making resolutions for new year. If I’ve learned anything about myself in these last few years of blogging, it’s that I’m not so good with the “make a declaration and stick to it” thing. This is why I don’t do challenges or buy the Zumba class package – because if I declare to the world that I am going to do XYZ, then that’s a sure-fire way to make certain that XYZ will NOT happen.

In the past when I’ve made resolutions, they were lofty:

  • Lose 40 pounds in 6 months (possible for some folks, not so much for this girl)
  • spend 30 minutes cleaning my house every day (ha!)
  • cook only healthy meals from scratch every day (note to self: Hamburger Helper is not “from scratch”)
  • and on and on and on

So I’ve decided this year to not make any resolutions. I might have a few ideas of things I’d like to change in the next 12 months, but do I RESOLVE to do anything? No. It’s just not my style – I’m more of a go-with-the-flow type girl. I do have some ideas of things I’d like to do in 2012, but I’ll save that for another post (ooooh, is that foreshadowing?!?).

How about you all? Do you make NYResolutions and if you do, do you follow through with them?

On a side note – do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? This year I have a hot date:

Krysten Sullivan Tidwell


This li’l cutie is my niece’s son and I get to babysit him on NYE. Oh we are going to have a rockin’ good time (literally…I’m probably going to rock  him to sleep)!

Be good on NYE and I’ll see ya next year!  🙂


Laugh your jingle bells off

So since my last post was kinda heavy, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit for Christmas.  Please enjoy these Christmas cartoons I lifted off of Google Images:





Well that’s enough for now, I suppose. After my grueling half day of work, I’m going to go home and spend the next 6 hours baking every kind of Christmas goody imaginable. And then I’m going to eat them. And not feel guilty AT ALL. BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, THAT’S WHY!!!  Ahem, anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful and joyous holiday!  Merry Chrismas y’all!



Ho Ho Ho Friends!!

The countdown is on y’all…only 6 days left until Christmas Eve. Do you have all your shopping done? I am 98% finished so I’m a pretty happy camper, except for the fact that I’ve darn near killed myself trying to get it all done. I spent all of last weekend and all of this weekend shopping and shopping and shopping, but I think got everything I intended to get. At least I hope I did.

So I’m sitting in church yesterday and the sermon was titled What is Christmas? and I started asking myself, why do I put so much pressure on myself to make this the BEST! CHRISTMAS! EVER!!!? Well, part of it is tradition –  my mom always made sure that the tree was up and the house was decorated and that Santa did not disappoint on Christmas Day. I have wonderful childhood memories of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning  – being with my family and opening presents and eating fun foods (mmm…fudge), etc. So of course I want that for my kids too. I want my kids to feel the same magic I felt all those years ago. But I think also I want everything to be special because of what it all represents – the birth of that tiny baby that changed the whole my world.  There’s a line in the Christmas song “Mary Did You Know” that kills me every time:

Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?

And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

  That line always does me in, every time. Can you imagine kissing the sweet little cheeks of the Most High God? The thought of that breaks my heart wide open in the best possible way.

So when I’m killing myself trying to make this the BEST! CHRISTMAS! EVER! it’s really because I want to feel like I’ve done my best to honor the events of that day so long ago. I work hard because I want the holiday to be special. I want it to stand out and say “I’m doing this because of the gift that sweet little baby gave to ME”.

I’m going to spend the rest of this week enjoying the holiday – driving around to look at Christmas lights, baking Christmas cookies with my kids, watching A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Christmas Story for the eleventybillionth time…and  most importantly, thinking about my relationship with Jesus and how I can make it even better in the coming New Year.

My Christmas Wish for all of you is that you would get some time in this next week to slow down and reflect on what this holiday means for you. I hope it is filled with good and plentiful things!

PMS + cussing = honeybadger

Oh man. I am in a MOOD today y’all.

Between the Holiday Stress, my Pre Lady Time, and a husband who has been irritating the sh*t out of me lately – I’m feeling like the Crazy Nasty Ass Honey Badger. Honey Badger don’t care. Honey Badger don’t give a sh*t.  (You Tube it if you don’t know what I’m talking about, but I warn you, there’s some explicit language. Much like this post today)

And let me just stop right here and apologize for all the cuss words that have and will appear in this post. It’s just that kinda day, guys.

Oh and another thing that has me frustrated to no end? My stupid stalled weight loss. You may have noticed the lack of posts here lately and all I can say is – I’ve been hiding. For the last few weeks I have been bouncing around between 180 and 183 pounds and I just can’t seem to get my shizz together enough to break through to the 170s.  As far as my slow and steady weight loss goes, I’ve got the slow part down pat – it’s the steady part that has me all jacked up. I KNOW what I need to be doing but damn it’s hard to make a plan come together, especially when other people factor into the equation, and especially at this time of year.

I’m already Christmas-crazy and this week is probably going to be the pinnacle of stress since we have lots of activities, plus some family members are in town who want to get together, plus all of the shopping I still need to do. Oh, and my wonderful husband is leaving town on Thursday for 6 days, so yay! all of the kid chauffering is left up to me to do.

Yes, my white woman problems and I are having a bit of a pity party. Won’t you join us?

FIVE MONTHS. FIVE MONTHS Y’ALL. That’s how long I’ve been doing this slow and steady thing. It feels like FOR-EV-ER.

You know what makes it worse? I know several people who are doing the Visalus shakes and losing ALL FRICKING KINDS OF WEIGHT. “Oh I’ve lost 39 pounds since September! Oh I’ve lost 1o pounds this month alone! Oh look at me I’m a waif!” It’s really starting to piss me off. And by pissed off, I really mean jealous. Because I want to lose weight fast too. And be a waif. Okay, not really…can I be a voluptuous waif? Is that possible? I really just want to look like Jessica Rabbit, except you know, not a cartoon. But then that would mean I would look like Pamela Anderson and you know what…never mind. I JUST WANT TO LOSE 30 POUNDS!   IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK, UNIVERSE?   IS IT?!?!

I’m sorry you had to see that.

So anyway, I’m going to try and start posting more because although it may not look like it, I really do enjoy blogging here…oh! I just forgot that I got my domain upgraded or whatever and so now you can reach this site by typing in or you can type in the regular and you will still get here, but it’s so much less time consuming to type, I mean those .7 seconds really add up over time, ya know?

Okay kids, thanks for letting me rant and rave. And if you are completely confused by this all-over-the-place post, don’t worry, so am I. I’ll try and post again soon, if I don’t turn all Honeybadger on the next person who looks at me the wrong way.