Thursday, July 26, 2012

Blerg!



Have I even mentioned, Summer is my fav.
Been doing a bunch of nodda, no bueno.  Still walking though!
I'm hoping to get off my rump and accomplish a few share-able tasks this weekend. 


Hope you are enjoying the long days.

Thanks for dropping in.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

And may the odds be ever in your favor

It all started on Sunday.  I was making breakfast, chit-chatting with the fam and forgot about the dang bacon in the oven.

Sure enough, it was burnt.

Then I remembered, I had water running to clean a paint brush …

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There was a top in the sink, it clogged the hole and the water ran onto the floor.  It was a mess.  Took me 30 minutes to clean, I took a nap, it was all too much in a matter of an hour or 2.

I didn’t trust myself with dinner so I ordered 2 pizzas, which is now barely enough to feed us all, just my 3 alone finished off a whole pie! 

It’s been a crazy week.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I'm walking on sunshine, yeaaahh.


I have got off my tush and walked 1+ miles over the last week. Three times!  Cue the applause.

And the last two times, the Hubbs got up and did it with me. I'm hoping we can maintain the momentum.  My goal is to do it right after dinner before I settle in for the night and get on the internets.  

Somehow,  I am almost 20 pounds heavier over the last 15 years, that's a little over a pound a year.  I'm over it, cause in my head I don't see, but the scale says it's there.

I remember overhearing my Dad saying he is about the same size-ish since HIGH SCHOOL and this guy doesn't know where or how to find a gym.  His trick is simple, walking for 30 minutes or so after dinner.  That's it.  

How about you, annoyed at the scale? Got any good tips for keeping the momentum?  I figure if I keep it up for a month or so I can treat myself to a cute pair of walking sneakers ;)

Thanks for dropping in, stay kool out there. 


P.S. Is your TV without Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central?  Kya says in her super-calm-tone-that-she-does-not-get-from-me..."It's ok, we still have Disney" it was pretty funny, oh, to be 5.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stay cool out there

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My middle sister, Kyesha: Hey they said to call and check on the elderly but I’m checking on you.

Me: Ha, you funny

Kyesha: No, serious.  Don’t drive in that car!  I don’t wanna read no flash warnings about you on the TV, woman found dehydrated in car on the turnpike.

She got jokes. The air on my car is busted, (ahem) since last Summer.  Ask me do I care, I do not.  My philosophy, I could be walking. 

My commute to work is 20 minutes tops and as long as I’m moving, I’m good.  I have been car note free for 5 years, and it’s the best.  Dreaming about being mortgage free now.  A girls gotta have  goals ;)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Aww shucks.

Pinterest strikes, again. 

I could be a pinterest tester, it’s my fav.

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Cooking corn and eggs in the oven, who woulda thunk it?

Sure enough, it worked.

The eggs, were just ok.  I need to read and try again, I honestly thought it was a practical joke until I read a post saying how good they turned out. 

But the corn.  Ooooh, the corn.

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The best part was the silks were much more manageable.  I am the one who doesn’t mind paying a little extra for the fresh corn already shucked because those little hairs (the silks) just annoy me.  Ugh!  However, after baking they seemed to group and come off so much easier, I’m talking Oven-to-table in less than one to two minutes each, now that’s what I’m talking ‘bout!!!

Also, might I recommend you AwShucks it.  My co-worker was raving about this recipe, so I googled it and gave it a try.  The original folks use their own blend of spices (Maria said it was cayenne), so I did an old bay/cayenne pepper mix (80/20), butter & parmesan.  It went 4 for 4 here, everyone who tried it - liked it!

And the fridge battle is still on.

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Yep, a bunch of goobers.

And I am off to bed.  My oldest son had to work today (at our local amusement park), he gets off at MIDNITE.  That’s just crazy talk.  Chalana volunteered for pickup, I should prolly hide my wallet :)

Happy 4th!

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Can you feel the love?  CLK is my sister, KHN is my youngest son.  It made me chuckle. 

Enjoying the family today, hope you are too!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ask me about my big DEAL

Real Rap, true story, one I will always remember:

A couple months back I found a pretty big error on the part of our cable provider (ahem, DirecTV), to the tune of $300 dollars big.  It was a small charge that had been going on for a long time. 

So that entire weekend, I asked the kids, Chalana, Haikeem, well anyone who would listen, if they wanted to hear about MY BIG DEAL.  I was so proud.  The irony was, DirecTV had sent the ad called The BIG DEAL to promote Their BIG DEAL and it ended up being the reminder I needed to call about the questionable charge.

Now, anytime there are BIG savings ‘round here, the joke is: Ask me about my BIG DEAL!

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On late Friday afternoon, I realized I needed to quick go grab a baby shower gift for Saturday. 

I’m on the highway and I notice two cars on the opposite side of the highway, parked.  On my side, I see a gentleman walking.  It was hott on Friday, 90+.  There was a battle in my head.  Do I stop, Do I not stop? 

Tiffany people are crazy.

But girl it’s hott!!!

Tiffany you JUST had a birthday.  You can’t risk your life cause it’s hot! 

But it’s soo hott.  You are in no rush, you can do this quick, it’s the right thing to do.  

You all know which I chose, right? I stopped.

Of course, now I’m a good 5 minutes away from my walker (all that talking to myself).  I quick say 100,000,000 million quick, fast prayers asking God to keep me safe, get me back home to my kids in one piece.  Then I shove my phone in my purse and my purse in the backseat. 

I ask the walker, Casey, if he needs a ride for gas? access to a phone?  How can I help.  Casey is in shock.  You’re gonna give me a ride? He’ll take the ride to the next exit.  Thank you. 

Yep, I’m going to the next exit.  So Casey you’re in luck, you can get out there, go to Tarjay get yourself a cold drink, phone a friend and you can get back to your car.  Voila all fixed!

Not so easy.  Casey’s car broke down on the Turnpike.  Casey is going to Easton.  Easton is on the opposite side of town from me.   Going to Easton is a chore, ugh!!!  I end up offering to take him halfway, to the Airport.  Yes, the Airport.  We can stop there, grab some cold drinks from Sonic, and there’s another Tarjay close.  Kool.  Perfect.  The airport.

The airport comes and goes, Casey doesn’t seem like he’s gonna kill me.  He’s 23, works in fire safety and he is dripping with sweat.  He’d kept his shirt on while walking so he wouldn’t get too sunburnt.  I drive Casey to Easton, and of course, his stop is the last exit in Pennsylvania. 

Somewhere in our chit chat, I find out, Casey had already been walking for 2 hours.  It was in the high 90s on Friday.  He didn’t say it, but I know, Casey fully intended on walking all the way to Easton.  God bless him.

An hour later.  I’m back at my original destination, Tarjay, looking to quick grab this swing for the shower, it’s priced $109.99, me and the sisters are chipping in, in and out.  Only, I didn’t read that it’s online only.  Whoops!  the shower is tomorrow,  dangit!

Funny thing.  I found the swing.  Different print, same functions.  In store and at less than half the original price.  This print was being offered at $45.08.  Shut the front door!

I think the discount price on the shower gift was just a bonus from God.  A little reward and reassurance for doing God’s work.

So tell me, am I crazy?  Would you have done it?