Friday, March 02, 2007

This and That

I have been back from my Chicago trip since Monday evening. We had a blast and it was great being together with all of my buddies again. My wish for snow was granted in a big way! We saw plenty. It was beautiful! Buddy Molly (Thank you for being such a wonderful host this trip -ditto to Hubby Brian :D) was more then happy to oblige me telling me that she had been wearing her PJ's inside out in hopes of a snowfall for me. I am only posting 2 pictures of our trip. I am afraid that the others may haunt/incriminate me later. HEH. Any way we had a great time celebrating with the 2nd of our group (Welcome Robyn) to turn 40! Next year 3 more will join the club, wonder where we will go then? (next year I will be a member of the mom club as well getting to call and see how my baby is doing. That will probably be the only time I leave her next year.)



Cacey, Beth and I stuck at the airport in Norfolk. Our plane was delayed. There were 9 of us this trip. Shannon stayed home to study for a test. You were missed but we are glad you passed!!!


Me and Kelly making snow angels in the snow in Molly's driveway after we had all just gotten home from our Friday night city adventure. No body else was game but there was a little snow fighting event on Saturday night! No pictures but lets just say that we were all feeling it the next day. Just a little reminder that we are not as young as we used to be.
Moving on. I seem to have brought home the crud. I have been sick for 3 days. Yesterday morning I was up early and I swear I thought I was dieing! It prompted an emergency 6:30 AM phone call to Mom for some supplies. Thanks Mom!!! I am a little better today but I have a feeling this will be with me for a while. Unfortunately though, I have not lost my appetite. This leads to my next subject.
Time to really get serious about my weight. I figure I have at least 5 more months before I go to China. This will allow me time to loose the 2 chins noted in many of my Chicago pictures. (Thanks buddies for not pointing that out!) As I approach my 15th month of pregnancy (March 7th) it is time to absolutely get serious! As soon As I kick this crud I am going to become an exercising maniac. I think that has been my biggest problem. Wish me luck. Its also back to weight watchers again. If your still with me on this lengthy post, Has anyone tried the core plan? I have always done the points but I think maybe a change will be easier for me. You still count some points but there is a little more leeway with this plan. Anyone? I would love to know how the core verses counting points worked for you.
Finally Rumors are that referrals will arrive some time next week. I can't wait to see how far they get into October. Nothing seems definite yet. Is anyone else missing the Rumor Queen as much as me????????

10 comments:

kris said...

I miss making snow angels! Glad you had so much fun!

Joannah said...

Looks like a fun trip! You seem to have a great circle of friends.

I haven't tried the Core Program, but I'm planning on getting serious about the TurnAround Program in a couple of weeks after I finish this class. I know the key for me is daily exercise. Ugh!

I REALLY think RQ has been in China. That's what makes the most sense to me. She's a sly one. ;-)

C.J. said...

Cute photos..hope you're feeling better soon though.

I haven't done the core plan and must admit I have been a slug on points lately. Call and office-moving has been absolute murder for the good-nutrition plan. But, I'm getting my groove back again and will be ready to get back in the swing of things after this weekend. It also is a million dollar prize that it looks like spring is finally coming.

I think RQ is hanging in China too. That's an awfully long business trip otherwise...and no RK? Hmmmm.

Shannon S said...

You ladies are craaazy fun! How great that you remain such wonderful friends despite the miles. Core looks much easier actually as long as your not a big bread/sweets fan. I am on the only bread/sweets diet. Not too crazy about the results, though! =) Get better soon. Five months or so is not that long. Kinda like the timeline we thought would happen last year!

LIZ said...

We got a BIG dump of snow Thursday night also...most we've had all winter. Didn't try the snow angels though...if I had after shoveling it all, I don't think I could have gotten up again! I too am a single ICU/PACU RN adopting from China. Hope to get my TA any day now... and those sleepless nights you posted about earlier...I think we all go through them...can't turn our minds off...finally asked my doc for something to sleep...just long enough to get rested up before I travel. I enjoy following your blog.
Liz

amy said...

I just spent some time reading your blog. I love this and cant wait to see nursery pictures

kris said...

Oh, to answer your question on my blog- a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XL SLR 8.0 (mouth full). In retrospect I wish I'd gone with the Nikon D80 - rates better. But now I'm broke, so no new camera for me anytime soon!

Chris & Deb said...

Sounds like you had fun on your trip! I have to say that I too miss the Rumor Queen! The other boards just aren't quite the same!

Kristie said...

I heard all about your trip from your little sis! Glad you all had fun, but she has to stop leaving town... I haven't heard anything on the core program. I have dopped 4 lbs since lent began by not drinking any wine. Liquid diet. I really don't recommend it, but it's working for me. Lots of h2o, a smoothie w/ no fat yogurt and supplement every day, and if you feel so inclinde to embibe, go for the hard stuff. less calories and carbs. Diet coke and rum is perfect...
You probably shouldn't take my advice though... as you are well aware (you are a nurse), I know it's not the safest way of going about things. Stick with whatever worked before!!!! Love ya!!

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

Totally missing RQ too...I never thought I would say it!