Monday, February 22, 2010

Friend Makin Monday...Confessions

Do you ever lay in bed on Monday morning and realize you have nothing to blog about?  After drawing a blank this morning I was really hoping that Amber would have something good for me today to save me.  And she did....she wants me to confess what I did this weekend.

It was a pretty lazy weekend really.  We didn't do anything with the kids because they got in trouble for pouring a new bottle of saline solution down the sink earlier in the week so they lost their reward for doing their chores.

We don't go out to eat when I'm on the protocol so we BBQ'd outside since the temps were half way decent (38 degrees in Utah is a heatwave).  We didn't eat outside....cuz that would just be crazy!

Calvin is working his tail off to learn everything he needs to know for this new project I was telling you about.  Even though he's tired from getting only 6 hours of sleep a night...he's in a great mood and a joy to be around.  I mentioned it to him last night and he said he finally feels hopeful about something.  I told him that's some Hope and Change that I can believe in!  I'm so happy that he's feeling so much better about life in general and I hope this is the beginning of something great for him.

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Allan K. Chalmers

Bobbi and I started working on some stuff for Mallory's birthday party. ( can't wait to show you)  Bobbi is making something special for the gift bags and I was making her birthday invitations.  I realized that I suck at making circles so we ran out to Michaels for some circle making plastic stencils....and then we went to Target because I'm melting out of my clothes.  For a full account of what happened at Target....go to my fitness blog for Tales from the Fitting Room. The bad thing that happened at Target is the reason for my confession today.

I cheated on my diet again.  Bobbi failed to keep me from purchasing and eating a little debbie Red Velvet cake.  She is now fired from accompanying me to the store.  Psst...don't tell the people that read my fitness blog.  I didn't tell them about my slip up.  I didn't feel too bad about the cheat because it was only 100 calories and 17g of carbs and I still lost .4 pounds.  But I'm seriously not going to do it again.  That was my LAST cheat.  I promise.

I also watched the last 4 episodes of United States of Tara that I got from NetFlix.  Have you seen this show?  I just love it!!  It's on showtime so I'll have to wait for the next season to come out on DVD but I seriously love all of the actors and I'm going to miss them so much.

Just like I miss Bill since Calvin cancelled HBO.


  1. So glad things are going well for Calvin. :) I can't wait to see what you have come up with for the birthday party! :)

  2. The party sounds like it's going to be super cute!

    And I won't tell your secret! LOL

  3. The party is going to be so cute! I can't wait to finish everything and for her to see what we're doing!

  4. I LOVE those Little Debbie red velvet cakes. I saw them once at Walmart, bought them, ate the whole box, and havent' seen them again. Which is probably a good thing.

  5. I really want to see Big Love. To my Neflix que I got.

  6. I LOVE the litte Debbie cakes too.... I have a real sweet tooth and crave sweets after I eat it gets me in trouble on my diet all the time! My hubs love the show Big Love and I have heard some great things about United States of Tara I want to check it out!

  7. That is great news about the hubs! I hope it all works in his favor!

    Im working on my oldests bday party stuff stuff!

  8. Hello! I'm a Utah Blogger as well! Yum! The Red Velvet cake sounds delicious! I hope your week goes well for you and your family! Please come visit my blog when you have time and I'm going to follow your blog now!
    Have a great week!

  9. Ha! You're busted! But I can't talk, I had a horrible weekend eating-wise but I am back on it today!

  10. Hahaha, a little red velvet in your life is ESSENTIAL! That's how I feel about cheese too. All kinds. Mmmmmmmm.

  11. Oh ow I love Bill...and Margene....and Barb...and sometimes Nicki. We don't have HBO either but I just devoured BL 3 and can't wait for 4 to come out on DVD.

    What is the Tara show about?


  12. Haven't seen either show! I am glad you had a nice weekend and that Calvin is feeling re-energized while working on this project!

  13. Happy Friend Makin Monday

    Im a new follower!!

    Mavericks mommy

  14. Great news about Calvin - I am so happy to hear that!! Don't worry about the cake - you deserve it. Great job on the weight loss too!

    Have a terrific week Connie! I love following your tweets - you are so funny!

  15. Love love the quote!! Cake sounds sooo yummy! I would have cheated too!!

    Happy FMM!

  16. I am so happy for your whole family. You are doing a wonderful job on your weight loss and Calvin is going to get this new project, I just know it!!
    I am doing the happy dance for you.

  17. Must be birthday time it is also time for my oldest daughters birthday and I am working on stuff for that as well! Happy Fmm.

  18. Uggg ... I HATE when I "cheat" on a diet, exercise program, etc. I'm in the midst of trying to get back into my workout program since a 2.5 week "break". Working out hurt soooo bad after that break that I am determined to not let that happen again. Forgive yourself for the mistake and move on!!! (I'm still trying to do that.) :o)

    As for Big Love, this season is a bit disappointing for me. Bill is ... annoying. Whiny almost. Running for the state Senate and making enemies along the way? REALLY? He's supposed to be bright, right?

    Anyway, can't wait for your Bachelor recap! The way they edited the ending last night it makes it seem like he picks Tenley ... which means he must pick the awful one instead, right??? ACKKKKKK .....

  19. You're so cute. Life goes on even when we think we're not doing anything. You are in the flow it sounds to me!


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