Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sucking @ it...

Sooo....I suck at life. Yeah I do. I suck at eating right and working out. I suck at work. I suck at sticking to a budget for long periods of time. Generally I am a loser.

Ok now that the self loathing is done I will continue with my blog.

This weekend we went to J. Alexanders for an expensive slice of cow. Mine had a tropical flair...Steak Maui to be specific. Its was mediocre at best. Hubby had NY Strip...it was super crispy on the outside bleeding on the inside even though he asked for medium well. Then he got some mac and cheese which was more like velveeta shells and cheese alfredo style. It was aight. We should have gone to Flemmings. We wont make that mistake again.

After that dinner, I decided to go ahead and cook. To quench my desire for a good meal. Made Spinach Lasagna. OMG I thought it was so good and rich. It was my first time attempting a spinach only recipes.

I know this picture sucks...like I do. But i toook it with my camera phone. Why (In case you were wondering)....WELL my flippin' expensive camera broke! AND I CANT FIX IT! So I will have to do the best I can until I get a new camera. This looked way better in person...bright and colorful and GREEN! Like a christmas lasagna!

Anyways. I bought a ped egg...it worked really good. I love it! Shout out to Q's mom for suggesting it. Ok well she was talking to one of her sisters and I was listening in on the conversation and decided to get one.

Am I the only one who can't read self help books to the end. The get repetitve after the 7th chapter. I really wanted to finish Good to Great but the fire has dwindled down to ash. I wont be finishing that book....ever.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


It's all about perspective...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Respect My Game

Oh my goodness...I just realized that I am so boring. I had no idea that I would just go to work and go home. The most exciting thing I did today was try to figure out a way to make my husband laugh. I failed miserably but I have until I fall asleep to make it happen.

I love the time we spend before we go to sleep. Laughing and talking. Sometimes we laugh so hard my head and/or stomach aches. Isn't that wonderful. I know this blog is about me but I never talk about my husband. Ok...I'm lying. I always talk about him because he is great.

So he has turned me on to football. I'm a fanatic in the worst way. I am uuber competitive so I want the teams I like to win. And I want Q's fantasy team to win too...and I hate it when it doesn't win (he won the championship last year). Not like if I had my own team it would win. Because Im a novice at this football thing. The thing I love and hate about football is that you can't call it. So many factors determine who will win and who will lose but at the same time...none of those things matter because until the very end...its anyones game. Anyone can win.

I love that concept. Anyone can win...even the team that everyone said wouldnt win because they had everything (the odds) stacked against them. I loved the Giants Superbowl win last year...they beat a team that was undefeated the whole season and the Giants didnt get an ounce of respect until they actually won that final showdown of the season.

Life is like that.

But I want to say one thing. Never count me out. I might be down at times, statistically other teams may be better than me. But I am just flying under the radar. Before you know it...I will be in the playoffs and you will be wondering how I got there. So busy counting me out that you didnt prepare for me! You didnt watch any of my game footage...you didnt give me any credit for earning my spot. But Im coming for you. Im coming for the trophy and the ring. Im fighting for that number one spot.

I dont know how my post about my boring life turned into this...I was totally rambling. I know I sound like the crazy homeless person on the corner talking jibberish but whatever. Thats what a blog is for. Tune in to my next post titled "Defense Wins Games!!!"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

La La La La Booom Boom Choo

Yeah I couldnt come up with a title so I just types whatever popped into my head. Its funny but I was actually singing it. Im so extremely corny. For real.

Yesterday was so fun. I woke up and decided I wanted to go to the movies to see the Tyler Perry movie. So I begged Q to go with me. We got there watched a movie and decided we wanted to see another one so we did! We saw Burn After Reading and it was HILARIOUS. The Tyler Perry was good but not as good as Burn.

We went to Mimi's Cafe for dinner, it was lackluster and uninspiring. Icing had a killer sale 10 items for 10 bucks. I went crazy but only spent ten bucks. I got necklaces, earrings, a bracelet, a headband and a nail file. Please don't question my choices...headbands are so back in right now its not even funny!

I need to go to the grocery store. I have decided that grapes and nectarines will be my thing this week. I'm going to put them in baggies so all I have to do every day is grab one and be out! What are you doing to make eating healthier a reality????

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slow Start...

I have been exhausted as of late. Probably my lack of activity.

I woke up this morning and went walking. I will do the same tomorrow morning. Once i get up I'm good to go...

My 10 year HS reunion is in September...yeah its been that long.

I'm going to make reservations for Q and I to spend the weekend at Gaylord Opryland Hotel...I can't wait! I believe if you work hard you should splurge every now and again...even though its just a weekend.

We had a Stick Together Moment today...I took a concept from Good to Great...OF COURSE! Our team is all women...and whenever we talk about ourselves we talk about our significant others and children and friends and family...but we as women are so much more complex than just those things. Women are so compartmentalized but sometimes was let our traditional roles define us. But my being Quenton's wife or Sharon and Sekum's daughter and someones sister is not all that there is to me. I am passionate about those relationships but I am passionate about other things to.

So I asked everyone what they were passionate about and we got to go beneath that external layer and get to the heart of who we are in addition to the mom, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend! Wow how awesome. What are you passionate about?? So many exciting things were revealed about my peers...the funny thing is that no one had ever asked any of them what they were passionate about.

Personally I believe that if you can't be passionate about something...you shouldn't do it. Why? Because greatness is impossible without PASSION!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Applesauce is Amazing

So I have been baking...like I said. I have been trying to make things I normally make along with some lighter deserts since I have a CRAZY sweet tooth...I have been using applesauce to replace sugar and butter and its been a wonderful adventure.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

I hate raisins so these obviously are for Q since he likes everything. They actually turned out more like a breakfast cookie type of thing. I ate one for breakfast with a glass of skim milk and was good until lunch.

Applesauce Cake.

I loved this cake. I loved that the applesauce took the place of most of the sugar and butter and made the cake super flavorful. It was also super simple. Yes its true. I surf the pages of allrecipes.com during my spare time!!!! I just added a basic cinnamon glaze to the top of the cake when it was done. Yum!!!