Once again it has been sometime since I’ve posted. It really is tragic to me that life has become so spent on time and that although people can buy almost everything I can’t seem to buy 15-30 spare minutes to write on my blog. I’m confident that there is hope though. I have managed to get some painting in. I’ll talk about that later. I actually wanted to just do some rambling. What should I ramble about first. Certainly not politics although politics blow my mind. I don’t want anyone traipsing all over my constitutional rights nor do I want someone writing their own rules in between the lines. For Pete’s sake! Okay I said I wasn’t going there. I’m not!
What’s new in my world. Well I still work over 40 hours a week while still trying to preserve some of the sanity I have left after my day job and of course being a wife, mother, maid, an artist, and all the others that I am not mentioning because I seem to be at a loss for some additional words. Not often does that happen my friends. You know what I think … with age comes better listening skills. I might have to call bullshit on myself, I listen more when I prefer not to waste so much of my breath on so many of the things that don’t seem to matter. Yet at the same time I find myself doing these ramblings about things that aren’t ever so crucial. Will you take me as I am? I seem to be somewhat flawed. Defective. Ha-ha! I actually love being flawed and defective. Or I have learned to love it. Yeah me! A wise man (or woman) once said learning to love one’s self ..I can’t recall that saying right now either but the moral of the story is love yourself so that you love can others. How I got there we may never know.
So here is where I am at. I have actually been on a mission to lose some weight so that I can be healthy and keep up with my teenage daughter. I have been successful so far with a loss of 25 lbs. I still have more to go and once I get there I plan to shout it from the rooftops and share the details. I have to be sure I can keep the weight off first. Make sure that what I am doing is in fact worth sharing. So stay tuned for that. The picture below is a taco salad. Iceberg and Romaine lettuce, lean beef, a whole tomato, and about 2 tablespoons of taco bell mild The lean beef is a lot more expensive but it is so worth it. I didn’t notice any difference in taste just the amount of grease in the pan. This has become a must in my home and I decided I would sacrifice the extra amount I am paying for the meat from the junk food allowance.
I am loving the fall like weather we are having. We save on our electric bill and I get more of a selection when it comes to what I wear. Halloween is just around the corner. My daughter has her custom picked out and I just need to get her up to the Halloween store to get it. We have not yet started decorating our yard. Sadly, I don’t go all out for Halloween but I am so glad others do. I get pretty nervous when people are behind mask. It’s like the soul is just there on display. They can be scary or adorable and I still feel extremely uneasy. Anyone care to analyze that for me? LOL! Rambling again….
With the cooler weather I like to enjoy coffee a bit more. Caffeinated by day and decaffeinated by night. I have found that I really enjoy these flavors and they really help satisfy the junk food junkie within. International delight Sweet Cream, Chocolate Caramel, and York Peppermint patty. Need I say more?
Now some products and goodies you might like to try. First, after all the coffee I have been drinking this to me is a great product. I want to tell you I am a bzzagent now and that allows me to get a product or coupon in exchange for my review. I don’t get the product or coupons in exchange for saying that I like the product. If I like the product I say so and if I don’t like it I am free to say that as well. Anyway, I received the Luster Premium White teeth whitening kit and Power White toothpaste to try. I decided to try the toothpaste and my daughter to use the teeth whiting system. However, we each did both and we loved the whitening kit and the power white toothpaste. The 1 hour whitening is a 3 step process that consist of a mouth wash, whitening agent that you brush on (reminds me of a nail polish brush), and then the light that you put in your mouth. You press the button to turn it on and it turns itself off when finsihed. It is about 2 minutes and it beeps to let you know that it has finished. Pretty nifty! One thing I did notice, at least for me, both products do not mention sensitivity, and I did have a little sensitivity. I say do not let that stop you from trying because my teeth aren’t the best anyway. My daughter did not have any issues with sensitivity. I don’t have any pictures to share of my daughters teeth thanks to the fact that we lost a hard drive on our business computer and my pictures could not be recovered. That’s a traumatic story I’m not yet ready to share. Lesson learned that it is absolutely important that you back up your files in some way. I will say this .. I will never, never, never buy a Dell computer again. I spent two hours on the phone on more than one occasion being transferred and in the end I never received any assistance. Let me just get back to the whitening products. The Luster Premium White kit can be purchased at many retailers and for a cost between $25-$30 dollars. Between my daughter and I, after using for a couple of months, we still have plenty to last us.
I also had some concerns with my pug, Prince Pugsley Wugsley, and yes that is his real name. It is even on his papers, poor guy. My daughter was 5 when she named him. He had a lump on his front leg. I was so scared. The vet took a sample and said it was just fatty with no fluid. I was so relieved. I took a picture of him after I told him he had to go to the vet and then a picture of him once his visit was over with. How could this not make you smile?
And finally I have been able to work on a couple of paintings. Where stress ends and imagination, emotion, and everything else begins.
Thanks so much for reading.
Wishing everyone a great weekend!
This is my practice drawing of the young Bob Seger. Great music for those of you who might be unfamilar.
I have finally completed my painting. It has been quite the process. I am very pleased with it. I like the way it absorbs and reflects the light within a surrounding. I cannot wait to see this one up in my bedroom above the bed. I worked on this one specifically for that purpose! Feeling accomplished tonight. This painting is called suffocate.