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I have two kids - a girl and a boy - and live in north-central Minnesota, land of snow and ice. Well, for 9 months of the year, that is. I work full-time for a local government, and on my "free time" I enjoy cooking, baking, hanging out with my kiddos, and RELAXING.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

weekend updates

Another weekend gone by too fast. I stayed pretty busy, though. Friday night Darren and his dad went to the Twins game so I basically just hung around home. Mom and I watched a movie and then I went to bed. Saturday Darren and I had plans to head down to Brainerd early but my uncle called and needed help putting his boat lift in. I ended up getting wet doing that...had my clothes on and everything. I didn't think I was going to have to help. Anyway, then we had to stop at my house so I could change and then we went down to Brainerd. Darren bought a new pistol and I spend about $250 on clothes...yeah, a little shopping spree for both of us. But now he has a pistol I can use (the other one is just WAY to complicated for me) and I have lots of clothes that will fit me. No more complaining! :) But yeah, expensive day.

Sunday we spent most of the day out on the lake wakeboarding. Lex and I decided to try going at the same time, which was hilarious! She's so funny. Fortunately no one got hurt, although Darren has been really sore for the past two days. It was his first time out for the summer, though. Then after wakeboarding we did six hours of homework. Well, Darren did six hours of homework. I probably did about three total. I messed around on facebook a lot, and I uploaded my million wakeboarding pics. I'm trying to put one on here right now and it's just being slow, so I might give up...

Darren and I joined the Snap Fitness in Pequot, so we've been doing that a couple times a week. It takes up a lot of the evening, let me tell you. But it's good. I've been kind of depressed because my weight-losing has stalled, but I think it's because I started lifting weights. At least, I hope it is...Oh wow, that picture just appeared and it's HUGE. Well, don't know how to fix that...never mind, I figured it out. Cool.

That new resort Chase on the Lake is open up in Walker and someone dropped off a menu for The 502, the new restaurant there. Oh my gosh, it looks delicious. Tina and I decided we're going this summer for sure. We would like to bring our other halves, but Tina said Troy probably won't want to eat there. So maybe it will just be us girls. :)
This week is going by pretty fast. Tomorrow is already Wednesday. We have to go down to Brainerd after the gym to pick up Darren's gun, and then we're going to do some homework after that. Probably won't get too far, so I think we'll end up doing it Thursday night as well. And then it will be FRIDAY! :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

chit chat

Hmmm...been a while. What can I say, summer is the busiest season. Work has been going okay; there's been some drama, but what can you do about that except grin and bear it? Other than work I haven't been doing too much lately. Darren has been at AT for two weeks (he comes home tomorrow, yay!) so I've mostly been sitting around. I always tell people I'm boring without him. Not that I'm bored, because I have no problem finding things to do on my own, but just that I'm boring because the things I do on my own include watching movies, reading, baking, and exercising. That's basically it. But I enjoy it. I read a book yesterday that had been sitting in my to-read pile for a while, so that was good. I still have several more. I just have no time to read anything these days.

Oh, so another weight-loss complaint. I tried on my wedding dress for Tina and Char, and it was loose! Dang it, now I'm going to have to pay to get it altered. I didn't think it would be so bad, because it seemed tight when I bought it and I haven't lost that much since then. But then later I was looking at picture from when I tried it on and I could see that a part of it was a little loose, and now it's WAY loose. But once the halter is adjusted I might not need to have the rest fixed. We'll have to see. I'm kind of mad because altering is expensive. Especially something like a wedding gown. Probably should have waited to buy it, but I didn't think I'd have time this summer and next fall seemed too close. Plus with my classes next fall I didn't know how much time there would be. Oh well. Everything will be okay.

It's been really rainy lately and I'm SICK of it. I want the sun! Even though I don't really enjoy just sitting in the sun, I like it when it's nice out. Plus we need to dry up the puddles. I cannot believe how much rain we've gotten lately. At least the lakes will get nice and high. Well, ours is washing out the sand from the shore and causing the dock to get a little tippy, so maybe high lakes isn't all it's cracked up to be.

I've been looking at flights to Grand Cayman and they are E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E. Worse, they're going UP. They're about $150 more this week than they were last week! Well, hopefully they go down again, or I am going to be one unhappy camper. As of right now, we can fly there two days early and save about $200 per ticket. Cheaper flights + more time on the island = a good deal.

Monday, June 2, 2008

the problem with losing weight...

My clothes don't fit. Now, usually when I tell this to people they say, "Oh, but that's a GOOD thing." Let me tell you, though, it gets old. Today it took me forever to get dressed. I currently have two pairs of dress pants, a couple dresses, and about four skirts that fit me. And let me tell you, it gets difficult to create outfits to wear to work. Today I put on a skirt and it hung down so low and looked so huge I looked like a snowman. The first time I had this problem it was great! I was loving it that my clothes didn't fit anymore. But then NONE of my clothes fit anymore, and I had to pay for new ones. And then I kept losing weight and it happened AGAIN. I shrunk out of my fat wardrobe and got a skinnier wardrobe, and now it's too big for me too! Really, about every 15 pounds you lose you get stuck buying new clothes. I've lost 30 pounds now, so I'm hitting the third string of clothing. And I can't really afford it. So I'll be wearing the same clothes a lot, I guess. I lost some weight senior year of high school and I was where I am now, but I stupidly got rid of all those clothes when I gained the weight (plus some) back. So now I have NOTHING. Yes, I know it's better to be thinner and have clothes that don't fit than to be fat and have clothes that do fit, but ugh...it's annoying.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

it's officially summer

I went wakeboarding today. Granted, I wore a wetsuit. But being in the water means it's officially SUMMER. Still a little chilly, but I'm beyond caring. It's summer when I say it's summer, dang it!

This weekend went by really fast. I worked yesterday morning and then had a baby shower for my friend Courtney yesterday afternoon. Today was church, then my cousin's grad party, and then the cabin. I also watched In Her Shoes (love that movie!) and ate a HUGE root beer float because my sister wouldn't let me leave a little bit of ice cream in the container. I had to either use it all or throw it away, she said. And it's a sin to throw away ice cream. So I ate it. And it made me VERY full. At least the scale was nice to me this morning...

I miss Darren already and he won't be back for 13 days. I haven't even talked to him since Friday. Probably the longest we've gone without talking since he got back from Iraq. Ugh, the military just interrupts life like that, I guess. Better get used to it. I'm so afraid that we'll be married for like two months and he'll get deployed again. Major bummer. But likely to happen. Well, it really depends on who wins the presidency. Part of me wants to be selfish and hope for a democrat to win so he won't have to go, but the other part of me thinks that a democrat will destroy the US and will vote republican. The good news is that Darren has less than two years left. The bad news is that he can get deployed on his last day in. It's lame, I know. So you pretty much aren't guaranteed anything until it's midnight on his last day. Oh well. Can't do anything about it and I knew about it when we got engaged. Well, even when we were just dating. Really, I love it about him. It's just difficult to deal with sometimes.

I work the late shift this week. Fun times. At least I can workout in the morning and have it done with. It's so hard for me to workout later on in the day. I want to lose ten more pounds this summer. No, I'm GOING to lose ten more pounds this summer. My friend Tina and I have decided that we are. Well, to be more accurate, I told her that we both were. So yeah, we will. She has an elliptical machine, though. So jealous. I think we're planning on working out together sometime soon, if we don't get too lazy...