09 August 2010
25 July 2010
Well, we found "the" house in Norman. We found a couple we liked, actually and spent a few weeks going back and forth on which one we liked best and then we stumbled onto a FISBO in The Vineyard and that sealed it for us. We loved the house and loved the neighborhood.
11 February 2010
We looked at a house at Coffee Creek yesterday. It was perfect except that all the rooms were just too small. Little living room, little kitchen.... the bedrooms were tiny. *sigh*
I was excited about living by a golf course and playing more. Especially since I am getting Jenn into it. I would love it if we played some golf together once a week (or more). LOL
Jenn and I spent the afternoon in Edmond looking at houses. I think we looked at 12. It was a long day, but we had a really good time with Monty and I think he has a very good idea about what we want and need. I think we probably have a better idea of that too.
We have been looking at 3 bedrooms as well as 4 and I know that if we do get a 3 bd house, we will need a bonus room or something extra. It just won't be enough.
We found things that were ok, that we hated and a few that we really liked, but nothing jumped out at us and said "This is it!". We have plans to look in Norman on Saturday afternoon. I hope we find something great, because we really like Norman. Although, I know if we don't find something on Saturday, we have plenty of time to find something. We don't even want to move until after school is out in May.
02 February 2010
I just have to bitch a little about Oprah XM. It used to be the best talk radio I have ever listened to. I was addicted. I started my day with Gayle King, Dr. Robin, Meet the Peetes and Rabbi Schmuly. I liked Dr. Oz and Marianne Williamson, but now it BLOWS. Poor Gayle is expected to carry that whole station.
I cannot believe how long it has been since I have logged into this blog, much less written anything. So much has happened since this summer. Work has gotten (finally) back to some type of normalcy. The Executive Director was fired 10/08 but in Nov. 2009 she and her husband (who had also been working with us) were indicted for embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a felony. Anna pleaded guilty pretty fast. She didn't make bail and was in county for awhile. We are still waiting for Gene to plead or go to trial. It has been a LONG couple of years.
15 July 2009
So I started a new thing a week ago. It is a product by IsaGenix called IsoLean. It is a shake that I have for breakfast and lunch. I started it on July 8 and although I don't have a scale to weigh myself on, I am thinking that I have lost a little bit of weight because my face is looking thinner and my pants are fitting me a little better. I am praying that it works and that I can stick to it.
Two people I know have both lost 25 pounds using the IsoGenix products. I am wanting to do 4x that in the next year. I think that is a pretty attainable goal. I think that if I can loose 20 or 30 pounds, then I will be able to start adding more exercise into my routine. As of right now, my knees are hurting so much, it is just hard to do much of anything. I do swim some, but the next day is murder, my knees hurt so much.
08 May 2009
08 March 2009
Wow. I don't know where the past few weeks have gone. It has been a whirlwind! The boys are playing soccer and had their first game yesterday. They both played well and their team won 2-1. They were excited about that. We went to Chickasha after the game and saw my sis, nephew, cousin and her kids. The kids had a blast playing and E ended up spending the night.
Jenn and I went to Norman and drove through several neighborhood (like we do when we are there) and still have our heart set on the Vineyard. It is just the look and feel that we like and we just haven't found it anywhere else. We met with the builder Friday and looked at lots over there. We have narrowed it down to 2 and Jenn said she found her "dream house" - one of the homes we looked at while over there. It is already sold, but the floor plan is pretty close to perfect for us. It's all just moving a little too fast for me.
So last night, we drove around Norman and checked out other neighborhoods, because I think it is important to check out other options. Then we went to Barnes & Noble and spent our birthday gift cards. Thanks Mom and Dad! And we went to Best Buy to look at cameras because ours is old and dying and we wanted something nice and new for Disney World next week. Next week! Wow. Cannot believe it's almost here!
We went out to Riverwind and played blackjack and then had dinner and came home and had a great night in. Life is good.
Oh, and I am going to be going back to school at OU in the fall. I have officially been accepted. I have 33 hours left for my BA. It will take longer than I hoped, though, because I just don't have the time to take more than 6 hours a semester and work and have a family and a life. But I guess I can handle it taking 3 years. Then onto my Masters!
18 February 2009
Ok. I was so good before the holidays. I was eating hardly any carbs, only one soda a day and no fast food. Fast-forward two months. I have gained back the weight I lost. I know that some of this is because of the knee surgery and not being able to move for several weeks. I am just now really getting the use back.
I went to the market this morning and bought pistachios, cheeses, some Hewbrew National's and some sliced turkey, sweet potatoes for baking, organic peanut butter, rice cakes, blueberries, DanActive, apples, pears, Tylenol Arthritis and a Women's multi-vitamin. Oh, and some tiramasu creamer for my coffee (my splurge).
Back to whole wheat pasta and no bread. Back to tons of chicken and fish and veggies. I know I will feel better and it will hopefully motivate me to get back to the YMCA to work out! Maybe I will go tonight and E can do the kids' class at 6:30pm. He loves that. Last night I took him up there and he played basketball in the gym for about 30 minutes. We had a parent meeting about soccer. He is so bummed that basketball is over. Soccer starts in a couple of weeks, though and hopefully he will love that because he is my little runner. I call him "Dash" because he is quick. Next year he will be old enough for track.
I sure don't want him to have to deal with a weight problem, especially on top of his diabetes. His sugar has been a little out of whack the past week. It's like we just cannot get it at a constant. It's either too high or too low. It's been frustrating.
Part of it is probably that we have been eating out a lot because Jenn has been swamped with school and homework. She is taking 15 hours this semester and it is just a LOT. Her accounting takes up tons of her time. Maybe I should go grocery shopping for her tonight?
04 February 2009
We are going through our annual audit. This week the auditors have been here, having us pull all kinds of stuff that may or may not be there, since we have missing items. It is starting to really wear on me. I will find things that should not be or not find anything that should and I get very upset and angry.
It is hard because right now I really cannot talk about any of it. It is stressful, hurtful and still, it is a little shocking.
Will this ever end? The AG's office should have the results of the State Auditor's investigation by month's end. I don't know what to think about that. It makes me sick.
03 February 2009
It's just me an E this afternoon. Jenn has class until 9:30 tonight. I don't know what we will do, but something fun! I don't have anything to work on tonight, except his Star Wars quilt. I am looking forward to just hanging out and spending time with him!