Sunday, April 30, 2017

An Interesting Saturday...

The Saturday started off normal.....it's spring, it's yard sale season....CC and I headed out early because we had a 1 year olds birthday to attend at noon.

It was suppose to be a super hot day....it wasn't; at first it rained and left us with the "what do we do now"....but once it quit raining we were able to get some yard selling in with a little success.

This was also the day CC was getting her pet rats.  She had purchased a huge cage and all kinds of gadgets to keep the little ones entertained:



She did a great job and really researched the ins and outs of pet rats.  More people need to do that on any type of pet they plan on getting.  Anyway, she had come across someone on FB with pet rats for sell and had been in touch with here via FB.  She had requested a meeting place, but the lady insisted she come "here" and pick out the ones she wanted.  That was okay, but CC couldn't seem to get the lady to tell her where "here" was.  As back up she had been in touch with a Reptile Store that breeds them as feeders but feeder rats can make good pet rats.  So we were covered.

I don't like to knock any of my family, I really don't.  I love them all and even though each of us (myself included) have our little "things" we all have taught ourselves how to deal with each other and love each other despite them.  CC, by the way, is from my Dad's side of the family; this party was my Mom's side but CC knows them and was invited.

We arrive ten minutes before the party is to begin.  The party was for my one cousin's little girl who was turning 1.  We walk in, I see my sister and another cousin setting up tables.  My cousin having the party is going thru bags of decorations. People are arriving.  Wait a minute?  Shouldn't this party of already been set up?

Oh well, it's that family "thing" again, lol!  We pitch in and get things set up.  Okay, where's the food and cake?  Better yet, where's baby C who's birthday it is?  It seems my cousin's mother (Baby C's grandma) has Baby C and is bringing the food.  But again.......the party started at noon; shouldn't everything be here??  

In comes my uncle with the food and cake - finally!!  He leaves.....but we're still missing Baby C and Grandma.  Then we're thinking, "Well maybe there wasn't room in the car with the food and Uncle went back to get them."  We decide to let everyone begin eating.  Baby C doesn't arrive.

Then here comes another cousin shaking her head (Grandma happens to be her mother too)...apparently Grandma put Baby C to bed and now is refusing to wake her up and is just not bringing her!  WAIT! WHAT????  

Eventually against a lot of nasty phone calls......Grandma loses and shows up with Baby C (about an hour after the party was suppose to start).  However, Grandma makes sure to make a scene in the process.....as she's coming thru the room, out loud - "I'm going to be f-ing yelling in some one's face really really soon!" (she actually said f-ing and not the actual f word).  My cousin is crying because her mother had called her a "b*tch" on the phone.  And my other cousin, who's Mom is the Grandma too, is shaking her head and telling me "I keep telling her she needs to lay down the law with Mom; she needs to take the upper hand which she has because Mom is going to want to see Baby C."

Somehow....we all made it through the party.

Relieved to be out of there...we head for what CC has been waiting for all day - her pet rats.  The woman from FB had never gotten back with her; CC had tried to message her again before heading to the reptile place but never got an answer.  Then we arrive at the reptile place to discover that it is closed because they are off at a reptile show.  We stopped at a PetSmart and found 2 but the one we were concerned with how fast he was breathing and thus decided against it.  So she went home empty handed.....sigh....





Sunday, April 23, 2017

I'm In I'm Out I'm Up I'm Down......

Yep, that's how it's been.

I'm doing TERRIBLE with the diet, T E R R I B L E.  I have no willpower and my mindset is completely wrong.

And that's where it needs to start, with the mindset.

Though Thursdays are my start days for my weigh-in; I've totally started over today.  I'm sticking to the Simply Filling plan and also tracking with Lose-It to watch the calorie intake.  For breakfast I had 1 slice of lite bread, 1 large egg, 1 banana and 1 cup of skim milk.  All SF and only totaled 265 calories.   The banana had the most calories.  At least I'm off to a good start.

I need to get my lunches under control.....ate out every day last week (and not good things).  Friday I ate at Chipolte, which most think is rather healthy.  I had 2 hard shell tacos with white rice, pinto beans, chicken, lettuce, cheese and sour cream and a bag of chips - that totaled 39 pts!!!  I know the shells, sour cream and cheese where the clincher there, and yes that bag of chips.  See I knew I shouldn't, but I did anyway!

Carbs are my big big issue - chips, mashed potatoes, French fries....etc.....  I need to eliminate potatoes for a while.  And desserts........

Life is tough!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11 Years Ago Today.......

Hard to believe but yes, it has been ELEVEN years since we brought Toby home!  That is so hard to believe and the 15th was on a Saturday that year and the next day was Easter, lol!!  We're doing a repeat!!

Toby was so shy.....he hated having his picture taken:




But he began to come around:





He and our cat Strat we're best friends, we so miss our Strat:




Two years later he got a brother, we miss our Keyser too:




Toby's been a wonderful addition to our lives: 





Friday, April 7, 2017

New Grandbaby Has Arrived

Grandboy Miles' sibling finally arrived April 6, 2017.  His parents always want to be surprised so we didn't know what to expect until the arrival.

We have 5 grandboys and now we are very happy to say......we finally got a GIRL!!

Molly Elizabeth:




She came really fast, despite the fact that I live right behind the hospital I still didn't make it for the birth....got there immediately after!

And in case you are wondering.....yes, we'd of been just as excited for another boy!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Walking Dead Season 7

I never got to my reviews of each episode; funny how those plans never work out.

Season 7 started off with a bang! Yes, it was violent, but it was great!  We have many new characters to keep track of now and our main group seems to be all over the place.

The Good:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan!  I love how he portrays Negan and I've quickly become a Negan fan.  In my opinion the best episodes this season were the ones he was in; his presence is demanding and he is just awesome!

No cliff hanger ending!  Totally ruined the Negan introduction and most important scene from the comics last season to the point no one really cared by the time the next season happened.  Learned their lesson (hopefully) and ended correctly.

Shiva - ya know that tiger!  How'd a tiger end up in the season?  He's a leftover from a zoo that is the current pet of new characters.

The Bad:

Where to begin here.   Please stop with the character building episodes, they just aren't well done anymore.  They are just stuck in the middle of episodes, upsetting the flow of everything and basically go no where.  You want character building?  It can be done within an episode, no need for an entire episode only focused on that.

Stop with the "whole lot not happening and now will shove stuff into the last 5 minutes".....there's so little episodes, quit wasting them!

Do something with Daryl!  I realize he was a creation for the show and has no comic book counterpart; but quit just sticking him into scenes wherever there's an empty space.  Give Daryl something to do or kill him off.  And PLEASE show him the showers!

Sometimes things just don't flow well from the comic books to the screen....there's so many communities and people now it's hard to keep track.  And with so many, why do we create another group just for the show:  Junkyard people for example.....and gosh, make them speak complete sentences!  It's only been what? 3 years tops since the world collapsed?  No reason to revert back to caveman talk.

Carol - I am so over Carol, another character that the show is just trying to force on us.  If Carol wants to die, let her.  And I'm totally sick of hearing fans say "Negan will be sorry when he meets Carol; she'll take him down."  People - Carol isn't almighty...she didn't take down Terminus.  She created an explosion that attracted walkers and put the terminates on alert which in turn helped our characters to escape.  She didn't take down Terminus - if she had, they wouldn't of followed our group to the church.  Don't give her credit she doesn't deserve.  A character who's death is long overdue.

And stop with throwing "Into the Badlands" between "The Walking Dead" and "The Talking Dead"...if that's the only way to get ratings for that show, well then it's time to shut up production.  I don't even bother with "Into the Badlands", I go to bed and watch "The Talking Dead" on demand.

Nuff said!