Sunday, January 25, 2009

To Worry or Not To Worry

WOW....I just got hit with some news that I'm not even sure what to do with. It seems that my real mother has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Now, we're not talking about the epitomy of healthy living here....she has never taken good care of herself. She's been a smoker for years, in fact, has even been diagnosed with Ephysema. Has she quit smoking? NOOOO. Her excuse is she's too scared to quit. Whatever that means.
I mention this news to my grandma who lives with us. She proceeds to tell me that HER mother (my great-grandmother) was borderline diabetic but managed it with diet. So now I have family history of it on BOTH sides. No one is/was obese or overweight.
Now I'm freaking out. I have not had a full physical in AGES....honestly I'm too scared that they'll tell me something is wrong with me. The only doctors I've seen for the last 5 years are OB/GYNS. OK, I saw a family practice doctor when I had a sinus infection. I just don't go for my annual physical.
I am by no means a "health conscious" person. I do not exercise. I eat way too much junk food. I love my sweets, soda, etc. So now I think I have a reason to be scared.
OH yea....and that's on top of the fact that my dad had cancer back in 1981. F'N lovely.

Friday, January 23, 2009

25 Random Things

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a post with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose people to be tagged.

1. I like to read but I just don't have the time
2. I want to one day look the way I did in my honeymoon pictures
3. We never planned on 3 kids in 3 years
4. I have to shower every day even when I don't intend on leaving the house
5.My house is a representation of the way I feel in my head...A MESS
6. I love riding motorcycles
7. I have days I wish I had NO kids
8.I wish I was still living near friends and family
9. I had my belly button pierced TWICE
10. I have a major pet peeve with men and unruly nose hairs
11. I start projects and never finish them WAY TOO MUCH
12. I hate talking on the phone
13. I often feel like my friends don't want to be my friend because I don't keep in touch
14. No matter how hard I try not to be, I always seem to be jealous of someone
15. I'm not a big fan of organized Religion....G-d YES, but I don't like feeling I HAVE to go somewhere for G-d to hear my prayers
16. I'm extremely shy and NOT good at making new friends
17. I LOVE Crocs and my kids will wear them too
18. AFter all these years, I'm finally learning to not save every little sentimental thing
19. I prefer to be barefoot...even when it's cold outside
20. I get a major high off finding a good bargain (like food for FREE after coupons!)
21. I'm annoyed that I didn't get to my favorite pick of my daughters names
22. I'm so freakin' lazy...I hate exercise
23. I haven't been to the dentist in many years
24. I hate any kind of responsibility
25. My kids eat cookies, candy, poptarts, and have sampled soda but they prefer fruit

Monday, January 19, 2009

Yummy Snacks Giveaway!

Denise over at The Centsible Sawyer is giving away a Little Debbie 100 Calorie Snack Sampler! That's right.....You can indulge without the guilt. Details on how to Enter Here!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I did it! Ribbon Ball Decoration!

I did it! Inspired by the Easy Valentine Wreath at Little Birdie Secrets, I tried doing a ball for part of the pink decorations for Alyson's Pink Party next weekend! Not bad, huh?

I am Determined to Make this!

I found this absolutely gorgeous and super easy wreath to make for Valentine's Day at Little Birdie Secrets. Although I'm trying the technique out on smaller styrofoam balls as party decorations for Alyson's Pink Party next weekend. I'm hoping the kids nap a tad longer so I can get started!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kitchen Yummies

So I'm a stress baker/eater. I like to bake (and cook sometimes) AND I like to snack. Tonight I whipped up Peanut Butter Balls from SouthernPlate(previously posted about) and Homemade Chewy Granola Bars from MakeandTakes. I put in peanut butter chips instead of the chocolate chips or mini m&ms.
I know for a fact that the peanut butter balls are oh so yummy....I practically devoured the first batch all by myself! And who doesn't love a granola bar? I enjoy knowing what my kids are eating (if they get their hands on them!).