Thursday, February 26, 2009

My prayer for today

Dear Lord, If you can't make me skinny, please make my friends fat.

Sorry to all my friends. Don't hate!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On being cutting edge

We were watching television recently and a commercial came on for a fancy new blanket with arms. No longer do you have to wrestle to cover yourself, the ad declared, or have your blanket slip off when you answer the phone or use your remote control.

This blanket, the one with arms, stays put no matter what. You can read or change the televsion channel or even get up and walk around. The blanket stays with you through it all.

I was getting caught up in the allure of the blanket with arms, mesmerized by this new found, ingenious product. I started marvelling at how amazing it would be to have this space age technology in our home.

And then I was jolted back to earth.

"Also known as a robe, "hubby said to the televsion, terribly unimpressed. I started doing some calculations and realized we were cutting edge--we have two of those fancy new blankets in our home already.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Make it a short stack.

Do you like to have breakfast for dinner? I love it! You can imagine my excitement when I found out that today is National Pancake Day. I bet you know what I'll be cooking for dinner tonight. Maybe I'll top them off with fresh strawberries and whipped cream with a little turkey bacon on the side. YUM. So get your griddle warmed up and have a great day.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Top Twelve Reasons I Avoid Exercise

1. Can't find a good sports bra.
2. Two showers a day is 1.5 more than I have time for (Plus all the blow drying)
3. My knee/neck/gums hurt. (Pain is my body telling my head, Really? You're trying to do a situp? Is that wise?)
4. Eating a box of Captain Crunch and or Apple Jacks until the roof of my mouth is shredded is a workout.
5. I don't want to get intimidatingly buff. I want you to feel welcomed. Hello, I'm fluffy.
6. It's winter. (I can't go outside)
7. It's spring. (I gave it up for Lent.) Can Mormons do that??
8. It's summer. (Hot. Might die.)
9. It autumn. (Pil-whatees=hard, XL sweatshirt=easy)
10. Huffing and puffing when climbing the stairs with laundry in my jello arms is how I know I'm almost alive.
11. I don't have cute workout clothes. I've got church clothes and pajamas. (yoga pants=nap)
12. My IPod is acting wierd.

I have been toying with the idea of going to my friend Jenn's yoga class to get a great workout. But mostly to see all my old friends!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

premium only...

I have always considered myself as being a low maintenance kind of girl, but as I get older I require more. I feel like I am becoming one of those cars that require premium gas so they won't ping.

I just want premium sleep--perfect blissful, uninterrupted, with the right combo of pillows and soft blankets. Really I promise much better performance if I get a good 8-9 hours of sleep. No grouchy sputtering noises, no whining, just smooth running and high performance all day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

On Bargin Shopping

Hi, My name is Annie and I am a bargin shopper. Without a doubt TJ Maxx is one of my favorite stores. It helps that it is just up the street from work. And for that reason, I stop there on my way home once a week.

As a rule, I try not to pay more than $40 for any 1 item of clothing. Including shoes and jeans. Although, I am not above asking hubby to buy me a Kate Spade purse. Which totally doesn't count because "I" am not the one making the purchase. Right? But, I can usually find great name brand merchandise for under $20. (Ahhh, the shoppers high)

You never know what merchandise they will have on any given day, so the trick is to stop by frequently. And be willing to browse. Hubby refuses to go with me. He cannot stand to browse. I think he has the affliction that most males are born without. The anti-shopping chromosome?

I received a J-Crew catalog in the mail yesterday. So what. People are willing to pay $100 for a ruffly tank top? $50 for a cotton tee? Gah! If you need me, I'll be at TJ Maxx or the outlets. In the clearance section.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Books are my drug of choice.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read. In the summer, the bookmobile would come to our little town once a week. Each week I would pedal my bike to the little white church and check out an armload of books. I always checked out the maximum amount allowed. On the occasion that my friend would come with me, I would con her into checking some out for me.

I would always finish reading my stack of books before the next "bookmobile" day. Eventually, I learned to pace myself so I could savor the books all week. I especially loved reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Though, every once in a while, I would check out a Hardy Boys mystery. Still, Nancy Drew was tops! I could relate to and imagine myself being her. The Hardy Boys? Hmmm....Not so much.

I still love to read. Every day. Sometimes I have several books going at a time. I can spend hours and hours in bookstores. There is nothing more relaxing to me than reading. More often than not, when Mr. T cannot find me, he knows to head into the bedroom because that is where I will be. Reading in my bed. It seriously makes me happy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A girl can dream.

While driving home Saturday evening, a billboard caught my eye. In big bold letters it said "Wear your jeans to church." Unfortunately, I was going too fast to catch any details. I actually thought about this billboard yesterday. Twice. First as I was trying to squeeze my bottom into a pair of spanx. (A lot of audible grunting was involved.) I have a love/hate relationship with spanx. The reason being, is they tend to cut off the circulation to my brain. It's a wonder I can mediate and worship in church without a fresh supply of blood going to my brain!

The second time, as I was sitting reverently in church and I found it difficult to concentrate. Because I was freezing!!! Blue lips kind of freezing. So I was sitting there thinking, "I bet this wouldn't be happening if I was sitting here wearing my jeans." I'm just sayin.

P.S. Can someone that direction go write that phone number down for me please?