Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Brandon!

I lost one more pound last week. Even after I ate Mexican food and ice cream on Sunday. I had been craving it all week and finally broke down and had it. But, I didn't go overboard, so I guess it all worked out in the end. That evening I went to Jeff's and watched The Oscars. You would have thought that I had asked him to watch Dirty Dancing. But, the fact is, he sat there and didn't say too many negative things. It could be because I had watched Goodfellas with him :-)

Today is my baby brother's birthday! Brandon is 28. I can't believe it. More than I can't believe that I'm fixing to be 31, I can't believe that he's 28. I remember how little he was when daddy slammed his elbow in the truck door and broke it (not on purpose, of course) and, as much as I'd like to deny it, I do remember chasing him with a golf club. I remember he and Mike Shriver being so mean to me & Bobbie. And the first time he ever sang at a talent show at school. I had told him not to just stand in the middle of the stage, so he paced the entire song. And when it was over everyone jumped up and cheered for him like he was a rock star. I was the loudest and proudest. I remember people coming up to me asking if he was my brother. Yep, sure is! Who would have ever thought that I'd actually end up loving him! I think he's going to turn out just fine.

Friday, February 23, 2007


I just have stuff to say today. Nothing of real importance, but I figure if you're reading this blog you care enough about me to want to know what's going on in my little world, so here we go! :-)

Let's see... First of all, I have 18 more pounds to go before I reach my 20 lb. weight loss goal. My pants are already loose on me. I have lost more than the afore mentioned 2 lbs. from last week, but I don't know how much. People have been asking me how much I've lost and I don't know. I just know that I feel much better about the way that I look and my clothes fit much better. Actually, I don't really care how much I weigh, I want to wear a size 10. I think that would make me happy.

Tonight Jeff and I are going to see that new Hugh Grant/Drew Barrymore movie. It was, of course, my choice. He wants to someday go see that 300 movie they have been advertising. He said if I would go see that with him then he would owe me a chick flick. Well, I told him if I went to see that movie he would owe me DreamGirls! He refuses to go see that with me. Wonder why? But he is taking me to see MercyMe on March 9th. I'm quite excited about that.

Last night I had my Mary Kay open house. I got a new recruit! Hopefully I'll be able to make some money with this little business. I don't have a whole lot of time to devote to it, but if I can get a nice client base then it'll be easy.

I guess that's all the ramblings I have for today. I'll check in with you later!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Has spring sprung?

Man, it's days like today that I really wish I had my little Pontiac Solstice convertible that I know someday I will have before I have children. When did I get old enough to talk about the weather? It is so nice outside. I'd like for it to stay like this all year round. But, a couple of the teachers at school informed me today that sometimes we get big snows in March here. That's just crazy. I need to move back to Texas!

What is up with these guys on American Idol? I don't want to vote for any of them! And where did they get these stupid songs? Nights In White Satin? I hope the girls are better than this or I'm going to have to find something else to do with my Tuesday nights!

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Weekend

Well, the weekend is over. Quite uneventful to say the least. Friday night we had a ladies fellowship at the church and while I wasn't exactly in the mood for mingling, I went anyway. I'm always glad that I went after the fact.

Jeff was in Vegas this weekend. He called me on Friday from the top of the Eiffle tower. He was watching the water show at the Bellagio. I asked him if he stood where George Clooney had stood in Oceans 11 and he, not too enthusiastically I might add, said, "No." He did bring me back a really cool mug from the Paris Hotel there in Vegas. Because he knows I want to go to Paris and I figure that may be the closest I'll ever get!

We had a lunch after church yesterday for all the new people in the church. Well, as music minister I had to go and as a new person Jeff had to go. It's always ackward to introduce him. I never know what to say. I feel too old to say, "This is my boyfriend..." sometimes, so I usually just say, "This is Jeff." I'm sure everyone knows. I moved from sitting on the front row to the fifth row with him, so...

I lost 2 lbs last week. Not as much as I'd hoped, but at least I didn't gain anything. Now if I would just get off my lazy behind and start working out I'd lose ever more quicker. Jeff and I are in a little competition to see who can lose the most. Actually, he has to lose 2 lbs to my 1 lb since it is so much easier for guys to lose weight (that's my rule, not his. His rule is that if he's buying me dinner I can't order chicken strips. I think that's the stupidest rule I've ever heard.) He tried to sabotage me last night by feeding me pizza and choclate ice cream. Didn't work, though. I summonsed all the self control I could and ate very little ice cream. Yay for me.

I'm restarting my Mary Kay career, btw. If you need anything, let me know!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Can it get any colder?

I went to Wal Mart after work tonight and I thought my face was going to freeze off. And then there was the fact that, of course, I was parked a mile away from the buggy holder thing. Needless to say, I'm just about tired of this weather. I think it's supposed to be in the 60's or something next week. I can't wait for the day that I can stop buying panty hose for a couple of seasons!

I've been having trouble staying asleep all night. Thing is, I am sooo tired when I go to bed and then I wake up at like 1 or 2 in the morning and can't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. I've resorted to actually counting sheep and then I get bored and start thinking about stupid stuff that I have no reason to worry about. I keep thinking that one night I'll just be so tired that I won't wake up, but hasn't happened yet. Maybe tonight!

Grey's Anatomy is coming on. Meredith fell into the water last week. Oh, well. Never liked her anyway :-) Of course she's going to survive. The show is named after her. Dr. McDreamy just pulled her out of the water and she totally looked like one of those bodies that floated to the surface from Titanic. Maybe I'm just jealous she has Dr. McDreamy and I don't... :-)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!

As my first official Valentine's Day, I'm going to go ahead and say it's not as bad as I thought :-) I remember how upsetting it always was when my classmates or coworkers would get stuff from their boyfriends or husbands and I'd just be sitting there, staring at my computer, trying to pretend that it didn't bother me. Yeah, but we all know it did. I'm just going to say that having a valentine beats the alternative anyday! Even though I only got to see my valentine for 10 minutes or so today. But, that's okay. Wednesday's are my long days at work. I'm there from 8 AM until around 9 PM with church and worship practices. I'm always so tired at the end of the day.

So, are you smarter than a 5th grader? Fox is having a new show where if you are you could win like $1 million. One of the questions on the commercial was "What is a prime number?" and the adult lady contestant said, "Oh, it's something that they add onto my bank account" or something stupid like that. Come on. Everyone knows that a prime number is a number only divisible by 1 and itself. Right??? :-)

I wonder how I would do on American Idol? Part of me would really like to know Paula, Simon and Randy would say about me, but then again, do I really want to know? I think I'll just stick to what my friends and family say about me. I like what they have to say! All I have to say is I hope these people are better than what they are showing on these clips. If not, well, I would say that I won't watch, but that's not true. I'll have to think of something and get back with you on that tomorrow.

Didn't do too well on my diet today. Gina and I had a date at Local Flavor and, well, they don't exactly have diet food. But it sure was good! Oh, and I only had 1 piece of chocolate. With all the parties and everything no one brought me so much as a cookie! So much for thinking all the kids love Miss Jennifer!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Day Before

So, here it is, the day before Valentine's day. I have never had a valentine before. I know, I know. It's hard to believe, but it's true. I always thought it was so totally overrated and was of the mindset that it was just a commercial holiday made up by Hallmark and Hersey. But guess what? I was wrong! My boyfriend Jeff sent me flowers. Roses to be exact. I got them today. Everyone who came in the office were like, "Who's are those?" Then they saw me smiling and the knew they were mine. Lucky me.

I'm on a diet. I am going to lose 20 lbs. by summer. Gotta hurry! It's so hard to be on a diet while dating, though. But, I am determined to do it. I'm back on Weight Watchers. I'll keep you posted. Monday's are my weigh in day. I won't tell you how much I weigh, but I'll let you know what I lose.

So, American Idol. Seriously. How did these people make it to Hollywood? You all know that I would never admit that I'm a great singer, but man. I'll even admit that I'm better than some of these people. And don't get me started on that Nashville Star show. If those people are the best undiscovered country singers then country music is in some kinda trouble. If I could write a song I'd even audition. But, alas, I cannot write, so I will not audition.

It is arctic cold outside (those are Jeff's words, not mine, but I agree wholeheartedly). I am so ready for spring. I'm ready to wear my open toe shoes and cute skirts. But, of course, that means I'm going to have to start shaving my legs again. I think I'm up for it, though :-)