So here it is…Our first actual holiday since New Year’s Day. I am waiting for the neighbors’ party to kick into high gear, but it’s early, yet. Only 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Yes, I’m a little late in putting this blog together. Whoops. Had kind of a rough day. Not feeling too hot, and screwed up dinner. Twice. I tried to recover from botched turkey burgers (they fell apart on the heat, in spite of the binders I put in there) so I figured, I would just break them all up, mix the meat with the rice I had screwed up (don’t ask me how…I never claimed to be able to cook anything correctly since the latter part of 2010), and some cream of mushroom soup. Bzzzt! Wrong answer, but thank you for playing our game. You didn’t really want a burger, anyway. Here, Jules, have a glass of wine and chill out, huh?
Ok, so this week’s wrap up:
I mentioned really cool stuff (ok, and some not so cool) that I found on the Interwebz this week, so I want to follow up on one that I mentioned last night.
Youble. The online trainer in the cloud and whatnot. And, yes, I did mosey on over there and create an account. I wanted to take it for a test drive and see if it was all that and a bag of chips. Which, actually, it seemed to be, last night.
Because it was late, and I was tired, I only checked out the cardio-dance module for about ten minutes before it took me down for the count. What can I say? I am fat and out of shape. It happens. This morning, before I got all hoarse, snotty, and achey, I tried the “On the Floor” module. Ok, for about ten minutes. When they say “on the floor,” they aren’t bullshitting you. Now, this module is not for you if you cannot put pressure directly on your knee caps, be it from falls or being knocked to your knees after being hit by an exceptionally large dog. This is why I went back to cardio-dance. Oh. My. Gawd! Pain! Sweat (lots of sweat)! I am talking cleavage and and EVERYTHING sweat. THAT was a workout…Once I got it to keep streaming. I initially tried to do this in the spare room/office on an old *ahem* WinXP machine that is relatively close to the wireless router. Now this machine is normally slow, anyhow, but the video was jerky and halting, so I said to heck with it and sucked it up and braved the early April chill and went out to the studio, where the Mac is hardwired to the router and tried again. This is where I found out that the Floor module was not going to be for me. So ten minutes in, I switched, and got through ten minutes of warm up in cardio-dance, at which time the stream stops. I start it again and it starts from the beginning. Three times. So we reboot the router and there are no further issues, and I burned a butt load of calories, which is good because my butt could use a little less something. I am giving youble.com 5 out of 5 stars right now. I signed up for the two week free (yes, you read right – FREE) trial, and if I can continue to love this, I will give up my $30/mo. gym membership for a $9.99/mo youble membership.
Zulily. OMG…I LOVE this site. I ordered from this site, and I’ve pinned on Pinterest from this site.
I am not usually a shop-a-holic (I am a workaholic), but I found this on a Facebook sidebar last week and forgot to share it with y’all. I actually ordered a really cool black and white scarf, some earrings, and…OMG…what the hell else did I order? Something cute, I’m sure.
Today they had some of the cutest danged flip flops (WITH arches, I might add) that I have ever seen, and if I wasn’t flat broke, I would have ordered a couple of pairs.
The thing is, they have daily deals and short term deals that allow you to purchase at a fraction of the retail price, and they tout it by marketing to moms. You can select what you view by gender and age. REALLY!
The only problem I am really having with this site is that I can’t purchase clothing. I have seen some of THE cutest tops and sundresses ever, for under $20.00, and of course, I can’t buy any, because I have NO idea what size I will actually be wearing in six weeks.
Do you know how hard it is to NOT shop for your upper body when the clothes are so cute you can’t stand it, but you’re not sure if you will be a medium or a large? It’ll be ok, tho. It’s going to be worth the minor frustration.
On a side note: Yes, I am still smoke/nicotine free.
No, I am. Really! On Monday evening it will be three weeks. I haven’t cheated, I haven’t put a patch on, nothing like that. (I really want new boobs, y’all. It’s just THAT important to me!)
Ok, so what else has happened this week?
OH! Right…the work husband and I actually SPOKE the other day. After having blogged (and had nightmares) about the situation, I finally sucked it up and sent him a message via Facebook that I didn’t know what I’d done to upset him, but hoped that whatever was going on was because of that thing that went down between his boss and me. Turns out that’s exactly what happened. We’re cool. We just can’t play like we used to, apparently. He has his instructions and needs his job, just like I need mine. But for the record? Let me just say how PETTY I think it is when a butt-hurt manager takes out his feelings of whatever on his staff due to his blackballing of the admin support he is going to eventually need just because he got mad? And was wrong? Dude. Get over it and get a life. I won’t need you, but you might need my staff or me to type something or arrange or schedule something? I’m not hurting, here. Especially since I found out you told the guys to stay away from me. Rock on, sir, rock on.
Beyond that? I have made new friends in the blogosphere, whose URL’s and titles I am going to simply HAVE to share with you, because they are just too good to miss:
My Convertible Life – This is a fellow Solara convertible driver from my neck of the woods whose blog I can’t seem to stay away from.
Cloud of Lace – Just an amazing blogger who appreciates the finer things in life…and good recipes, which I will try as soon as I recover from the botched turkey burger fiasco. Go check her out. She is AMAZING!
Snarky in the Suburbs – This lady is another one of my heroes. She has brass balls, I swear! That is all I’m going to say, except that you really need to read the series of blogs about Undercover Snarky and how she handles a bizarre PTO situation. Appealing to moms and snarksters everywhere!
Ok, so on that note, since I am in a foul mood, as I’ve still not had a burger (I canNOT believe I am trying to lose weight whilst not smoking…I AM nuts…), I’m closing for now.
Until Next Time…