Thursday, July 31, 2008

This is hard work!

This staying at home stuff is hard work!  Who would have known??  I didn't get a chance to sit down and take a breath till about 3pm today and then, I couldn't go to the pool bc we had massive storms move through.

After I mowed the backyard( THREE HOURS with bagging) I met Doug for lunch.  Then I had promised Reilly a car ride, so we went and ran to some doggy stores that I had been wanting to check out.

We got home, checked email and the storms hit.  So I decided to relax in my bed( with laundry going too) and read Eclipse.  If you aren't reading these vampire books you really should.  I HATE vampire stories, really and truly... but these are really good.  I picked one up for lack of anything to read and figured it wasn't much of a waste if I didn't like it.  Now I can't put them down!  The 4th one comes out Friday and all the bookstores are having a Harry Potter like celebration.

I'm not going to join that, but I will be in line on Sat to get my book!

And as usual, the movie is coming out and I *hate* who they have cast, so I am NOT going to see it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Keepin' Busy

There is certainly NOT a lack of things to do around here! I've met with recruiters, cleaned the entire house, and washed a number of things that desperately needed it.

Reilly is pooped. Poor thing. He can't get ANY sleep with me home. That's ok. He doesn't need to sleep. I had him and the neighbor's dog outside playing in the mud and they had a blast. I should have taken a picture, but I was in the middle of washing the floors. I HATE washing the floors!

Tomorrow we do lawn work - ugh... then maybe, just maybe I'll let myself go to the pool.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

And it was one of those days.....

I got let go from my job yesterday. It really sucks and I am very upset about it, although I think in the end it was for the best. I did not enjoy working there and I was looking for another job anyway.

So even though I didn't get to leave on my terms, I think it will be for the best overall.

Best part is I will be home with Reilly for a bit and I can get some stuff done around the house that I really needed to work on.

Just an update... I'll post something happier later.

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Don't Need Nothin' but a Good Time..."

Was the theme of the Poison concert last night. This was not a concert we were all dying to go to, but it was inexpensive and it was a nice Sunday night in Atlanta.

Turned out to be a better concert than I expected. It was a 3 band concert with Sebastian Bach from Skid Row as the first performer. We were late, due to a dinner snafu, and we missed most of his concert which was fine. Then Dokken came on and did a really nice set. I am not a Dokken fan, but I found myself enjoying the music. Again, it was a pleasant evening and I was having a good time people watching. I have never seen so many tattoos in all my life! People watching took up most of the evening :).

Then Poison came on. Apparently Brett had a hard time remembering where he was bc he kept saying Atlanta. He must have said it 50 times. And promoted his Rock of Love tv show( of which they are filming a 3rd, but it's not going to be the same as the others).

Concerts, especially outdoor ones are truly a study in human behavior and they let you observe from a distance. I am fascinated by people who get really and truly drunk at concerts. What's the point? You've paid all that money and you don't remember the concert.

For you Poison fans out there, they did a lot of old stuff that I didn't really know. He closed with Every Rose Has it's Thorn, Talk Dirty to Me and Don't Need Nothing but a Good Time.

It was a good time - we were with 2 of our best friends, which makes it even better.

We got home around midnight and I am exhausted :).....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Progress Happens......

Well sometimes you feel like you work and work and work and it's all for naught. I have finally made some progress on my weight. I've lost another 2 pounds (mostly sweat I think! :) ) and and feeling a little more encouraged.

There is also progress on the play front! Rehearsals are going well and I think we are going to have a hit show on our hands.

Then Reilly and I are making progress at agility. Well, he's making progress, it's now time for ME to get my act together. So we are thinking Spring for our agility debut.

It's not much, but its enough to satisfy me for now.

If only I could work SLEEP into my schedule somewhere :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just Keep on Keepin' On.....

Which is pretty much how I feel right now. If I can just get through each day without any major issues, or just falling out, then I consider it a good day.

Now you know MOST of this is my fault. *I* am the one who signed up for the play, but I do miss doing theater and I thought it would be fun. And don't get me wrong, it IS fun... but also time consuming, as is everything else in my life.

And the heat wave isn't helping. In an attempt to help hubby with the lawn duties this weekend, we started mowing the lawn at HIGH NOON on Sat, which is when we both got home. It took a lot of sweat and several rest breaks to get the stupid thing mowed. At one point I thought I was going to be sick, so I had to go inside and lay down on the floor under the fan. Reilly thought this was quite interesting and kept circling me like a shark, not quite knowing what to do.

It's hotter than blue blazes down here...  as everyone in the south knows.  So I am going to call it a night and head back into the AC and go to bed :).

Saturday, July 12, 2008

EW's New Movie Classics

I'll follow Angie and Angela's thread....

Here's how to play:
Copy and paste this list.If you’ve seen the movie, put the title in bold type.Put an asterisk next to the movies you’ve seen and liked.

The following list comes from the current double issue of Entertainment Weekly in which they list the 100 best movies of the last 25 years (aka The New Classics).

1. Pulp Fiction 1994
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001-03 *
3. Titanic 1997 *
4. Blue Velvet 1986
5. Toy Story 1995 *
6. Saving Private Ryan 1998 *
7. Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
8. The Silence of the Lambs 1991*
9. Die Hard 1988 *
10. Moulin Rouge 2001
11. This Is Spinal Tap 1984
12. The Matrix 1999 *
13. GoodFellas 1990
14. Crumb 1995
15. Edward Scissorhands 1990
16. Boogie Nights 1997
17. Jerry Maguire 1996 *
18. Do the Right Thing 1989
19. Casino Royale 2006 *
20. The Lion King 1994*
21. Schindler’s List 1993
22. Rushmore 1998
23. Memento 2001
24. A Room With a View 1986
25. Shrek 2001*
26. Hoop Dreams 1994
27. Aliens 1986
28. Wings of Desire 1988
29. The Bourne Supremacy 2004*
30. When Harry Met Sally… 1989*
31. Brokeback Mountain 2005
32. Fight Club 1999*
33. The Breakfast Club 1985*
34. Fargo 1996
35. The Incredibles 2004 *
36. Spider-Man 2 2004 *
37. Pretty Woman 1990 *
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
39. The Sixth Sense 1999 *
40. Speed 1994*
41. Dazed and Confused 1993
42. Clueless 1995
43. Gladiator 2000*
44. The Player 1992
45. Rain Man 1988 *
46. Children of Men 2006
47. Men in Black 1997 *
48. Scarface 1983
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
50. The Piano 1993
51. There Will Be Blood 2007
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad 1988
53. The Truman Show 1998
54. Fatal Attraction 1987
55. Risky Business 1983 *
56. The Lives of Others 2006
57. There’s Something About Mary 1998*
58. Ghostbusters 1984*
59. L.A. Confidential 1997
60. Scream 1996
61. Beverly Hills Cop 1984*
62. sex, lies and videotape 1989
63. Big 1988*
64. No Country For Old Men 2007
65. Dirty Dancing 1987 *
66. Natural Born Killers 1994
67. Donnie Brasco 1997
68. Witness 1985*
69. All About My Mother 1999
70. Broadcast News 1987
71. Unforgiven 1992
72. Thelma & Louise 1991*
73. Office Space 1999*
74. Drugstore Cowboy 1989
75. Out of Africa 1985
76. The Departed 2006
77. Sid and Nancy 1986
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
79. Waiting for Guffman 1996
80. Michael Clayton 2007
81. Moonstruck 1987
82. Lost in Translation 2003
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn 1987
84. Sideways 2004
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2005*
86. Y Tu Mamá También 2002
87. Swingers 1996
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997*
89. Breaking the Waves 1996
90. Napoleon Dynamite 2004
91. Back to the Future 1985*
92. Menace II Society 1993
93. Ed Wood 1994
94. Full Metal Jacket 1987
95. In the Mood for Love 2001
96. Far From Heaven 2002
97. Glory 1989
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999*
99. The Blair Witch Project 1999
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999

EW also listed the top 7 movies that readers said were missing from the list. They are:

Shawshank Redemption

Forrest Gump*
American Beauty*
The Ususal Suspects
Jurassic Park*
The Princess Bride*

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Going down down down...

Six lbs and counting as of this morning! Not as much as I would have liked, but considering I have not being doing UBER UBER cardio not bad.

I haven't done ANY Cardio for 2 days( bad bad.....) but I was at auditions for Rumors. I am stage managing( God help the cast) for a friend of mine and I am looking forward to it. It's been a long time, but it's like riding a bike and well, I can be a bit bossy, so I think it will be fine.

So off to the trainer tonight and hopefully tomorrow night, as we have a friend coming to town on Friday night and I'd like to go to dinner with her.

So off for now... I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I know I am a couple of days late but it's been a busy weekend! Here we have Reilly showing off his patriotic bandanna courtesy of Auntie ML. He wore it all day and on our walk to Kennesaw Mtn.

We had a pretty good weekend. The usual - bbq on Friday then we ended up with a lot of yard work for the rest of the weekend.

Here's how Reilly spent his weekend:


Reilly spent the weekend doing his part to keep the chipmunk population under control. Needless to say he got a couple of baths this weekend.

And we tried out the new outdoor waterer with him and he's getting the hang of it I think. He actually drank out of it tonight, with me encouraging him. Now we just need him to go up to it on his own and start drinking out of it. I'll post pics soon.

Saturday night was the most fun of the weekend. We went to a tapas restaurant( I just don't get tapas.... ) with our friend's Catherine and John, and Cat's twin sister Elizabeth and her husband Sasha.

And low and behold what was at the tapas bar? But DUELING PIANOS !!! We LOVE dueling pianos and have been trying to find them since they left a bar near our house. So we closed the place down last night( it wasn't hard they closed at midnight).... but we had the best time. We'll definitely go back.

We've had a visitor all weekend. Miss Willa has been staying with us. She's been with Mike's parents, but they went out of town and so did Mike and Amy so we said we would take her since we've really missed her. Apparently Reilly hasn't missed her that much, he's awfully put out that she's here, but he'll get over it.

And on the weight front I'm minus 2. I was hoping for more, but considering I was on steriods all last week, it's not too bad.

I'm going to have to figure out my workout schedule, for next week, as I promised I would stage manage a play for a local theater before I decided to do this diet. We're doing Rumors and it starts with auditions Monday and Tues. So I'll just have to see what I can do.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Let the Torture Begin!

So I have gone and done it and signed up with a personal trainer! I think this guy is going to be really good and I am trying really hard to stick with the plan. It's only been a week, and I don't think I have lost any weight, but that could be due to the fact that I am on Prednisone and it is that time of the month :). So 2 strikes against me to start with.

But I am going to keep plugging along. I am seeing the trainer 2x per week( it's all I could afford) then when I am not with him I am doing cardio and sticking( yes STICKING) to my diet.

I will probably fall off the wagon a bit this weekend( it is a holiday) but I won't slack up on my excercise. I intend ( hear me now) to get up EARLY tomorrow and take Reilly on a walk around Kennesaw Mountain. We'll do the short walk - just 2 miles, but that's a good workout for all of us.

Maybe on Sunday we'll be ambitious and do the 5 mile walk, now that they have it well marked.

I'll be posting updates so stay tuned!!!