Monday, February 9, 2009


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I made a very bad mistake tonight but I couldn't help it.

I love the rain, love it, love it, love it! I love the dark, love it, love it, love it! I could easily move to Alaska and live happily ever after.

Tonight it was lightly raining and dark so I decided to run outside. You see when ice melts and then refreezes it turns back to slippery ICE! When you try and run on slippery ice in the dark, you FALL!

I have to give myself credit, I only fell once. I only have two small injuries, a rock in my forehead and a tooth mark on my chin. I guess I'm lucky because it probably could have been worse.

What stinks is I wimped out and only ran for 45 min and then walked 15 (my plan was 60 since I ran 90 last night) but the plus is it was outside in the misty dark!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Not Enough Food and Too Much Wine

It's a very bad combination.

I had a busy day yesterday which didn't include eating anything. This is apparently a mistake when you then drink an entire bottle (and then some) of wine while making pizza's.

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I felt it going south and tried to save it by finally making my pizza and enjoying it but honestly it was too little, too late. I had to be tucked into bed at 8:30. I will say that getting 10 hours of sleep was amazing, I haven't slept that much EVER!

En route to my bed I had a habit of giggling and bumping into things. I'm a proud wine drinking woman and would never waste so nothing came back up!

I do need to give a shout out to whoever is responsible for me never having a hangover. You rock and I owe big time!

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Growing Up Sucks!

I used to hate birthdays, hate the idea of getting older and could barely think about my life slipping away each year. Then I figured what is the point in worrying about something so far out of my control.

I try to focus on the good things like being happy, healthy and aging well. I totally admit to being vain and if I wasn't aging well would probably be a real witch! I try to exercise, eat healthy (red wine is good for your heart)and just take care of the stuff I have.

Would I look better if I had a tummy tuck for the baby flab on my belly - HELL YES! or if I botoxed the one odd wrinkle I have on my forehead - HELL YES! or if some of the perkiness of my 20s returned to my chest - HELL YES! But instead I have decided to make the best with what I have and just be happy I have it to begin with.

I do struggle with watching my kids grow up but not because I don't want them to. I actually love their excitement at turning a year older. I love seeing them learn and grow as they figure stuff out and experience different things. I just wish I had some way to guarantee I will never forget one moment of their lives.

The picture of Maren on the trampoline at gymnastics makes me smile and realize that growing up does suck, it will sneak in and steal away my little Maren peanut and it will continue to give me wrinkles. But what can I do about it, nothing. So I'm excited to turn 34 and have a feeling next weekend will be one non stop party!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Maren!

3 is apparently the age at which you learn to always make goofy faces at the camera.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Reading Minds

Sometimes I wish I could read minds, think of how easily you could avoid fights, prepare for situations or just understand someones POV. I don't read minds therefor I questions decisions I make, I really shouldn't doubt myself especially when its an obvious right choice made.

Yet I do. I think sometimes you want something so bad that when you try and interpret another person thoughts it can cause frustration because you will always doubt your decisions.

In true Jen fashion when I make a decisions about someone in my life needing to be gone then they are just gone. I don't play half way, either your on my team or your playing against me. The problem is that doesn't stop me from missing what could have been.

The Super Bowl Party was a hit but when do I throw a party that isn't a hit. Food was good, game was great and friends are always fun. I'm not sure why I appear to be the shorty in the picture because Rachael is totally shorter than me! It must be because it was her birthday!

Now that I'm done with a huge party weekend I have a ton of stuff to attack this week - taxes, work projects, meetings, errands, Maren's birthday (must bake cake) and then her actual party. I'm actually excited for her to turn 3, I'm not one of those parents who dread their kids growing up. I'm excited each day to see them learn, grown and change.

I can't wait to give her the birthday gift, I skipped the American Girl doll because she isn't into dolls much. I opted for a nicer dollhouse than her current Fisher Price one and my favorite store Pottery Barn Kids had just the answer. Stay tuned for pics of it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

For Gram

This beautiful figure was given to me by Carissa to commemorate the passing of my Grandpa who was a Vet. The figure is a woman (my Grandma) holding a wrapped flag that would have been presented after internment.

I got this shot late on Saturday night in manual with no flash (not going to look up the specifics) but it just fits. Miss you Grandpa and Gram we love you, stay strong.

Thank you to everyone who passed along their support.

I'm having some technical difficulties with my Microsoft Office, I have a trial version of 2007. Well since I never reboot my laptop I didn't realize it had expired so I need to go to Best Buy and purchase it so I can send emails again. So if you are expecting an email from me and don't have it, that is why.