Thursday, March 31, 2011

A New Kind of Lazy

Ok it is time for a new post because I am long overdue once again 
 I have lost 4 followers during this lack of posting time. 
This is not cool. 
I feel bad.

In my defense I have come to my blog multiple times trying to write a post, but had zippo energy to actually form a decent one. So I didn't. Is that a good argument or what??

So for my "decent post" today I thought I would share a little tidbit on my life this morning.
 You may want to pay close attention if your self-esteem is a little on the low side today or if you are thinking you are being really lazy etc because I think I might make you feel better about yourself.

I just spent 30 minutes watching a new workout DVD. 

Yes, watching.

I typically watch any new workout I buy to make sure I like it.

Because you know, I would hate to find out by actually doing the workout. 
That would be lame.

So I watch it, see if I like it, see if I think I would be able to do it, get an idea of how sore I would be, any equipment I would need, does it require a shower know a good solid run down of the workout before I actually do it. 

Also, if that didn't make you feel better, I will be honest enough to tell you that I usually don't watch and do on the same day. Especially if it's midweek or later, if I watched it on a Tuesday there is a slight {really slight} possibility that I would be able to watch it and do it after. 
But today is Thursday. 
Who starts a workout at the end of the week?? 
Not me.

So I watched it.
I liked it.
It's certainly doable. 
And I will begin on Monday.
You know, along with the healthy eating and Spring cleaning.

If you feel compelled to make me feel better with one of your lazy actions, feel free :)

If not, I understand and I hope that in some way my laziness has brightened your day. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Photos

No Posts.
Big Problem.

{Sung to the tune of Kenny Chesney}

The device that uploads/stores our pictures is currently dead.
Although I am praying that it's really just in a deep sleep.
I'm quite confident not all of my pictures are backed up so this would be sad.

In the meantime, I don't know how to post without pictures.
I feel like I have nothing to say without them.
So I don't.

For a quick random update:
I'm not too impressed with DWTS, I fast forward through like every one.
Jenelle on Teen Mom is completely ridiculous.
We are back from vacation and the winter weather is still lingering in NH. Not cool.
I have a new favorite hobby that's been keeping me busy. It starts with an S ends with a G and the middle part is EWIN. {that's about a creative as I can be without pictures. Now you know why they're so important.}

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Line Crossed

I've reached a new level in the {fairly new} life of a crazy dog obsessed person...

I'm on vacation and I miss my pup.

It will be a week tomorrow.

So pathetic, I know.

It's just a dog.

But she's so cute.

And I love her.

And miss her.

I'm a loser.

And I have reached a new level with the whole weirdo dog lady thing.

Hmmm to be proud or not? ;)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Monday, March 14, 2011

Island Time....

is wonderful.

Sun burn,
Not so much.

But I'm on island time,
So it's worth it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Always a Mystery

When packing my toiletries for vacation these were two of the items that were necessary....

A perfect example of this crazy season of my life.

This has been quite the pair for the past 10 months.

A mystery every month.

Kinda funny, right?

I chuckled a little as I stuffed them in the bag.


Sometimes you gotta just laugh.

This is my first post using my new iPad 2 so I have no idea how this is going to look! And the whole iPad story is a post of its own for another day!

PPS {or is it PSS??}
Don't forget to Spring ahead!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bathing Suits and Butt Cracks

Our lovely tropical vacation to the islands is quickly approaching,
and the bags are starting to be packed and special new articles of clothing are being purchased.
And the 30 Day Shred quickly turned into the 3 day shred.
Seriously, this time I am going to complete it....
St. John is the perfect motivation....

but not really.

Anyways, as if shopping for summer clothes in the winter isn't bad enough-
hairy legs, pasty skin and some extra flub that was created in order to stay warm, naturally. 
As if bathing suits aren't bad enough to wear in general. 
And you've got to love that material that is made to be tight, even in the larger sizes. 
In addition to lack of material in order to expose even more.

Through all the "ewws" and "definitely not!"
Through all the sighs. 
Through all the "thank goodness it's not really summer yet and I have a couple months to really fit into these clothes",
I discovered something new today.

First of all, for those who don't really know me....
the Lord has so graciously blessed me with an abnormally high butt crack. 

::Are you feeling like this friendship has gone to a whole new level?::

Anyways, I choose my pants and my shirts carefully in order to not be mistaken for any type of plumber. 
It's not always easy though. 
Anyone else with a high butt crack can tell you that. 

Some people are extra tall and need some extra fabric in the length of the pants.
Some people are extra short and need some fabric removed.
And some people need to have pants with extra fabric on the backside, but it's extremely important to no give the appearance of wearing "mom jeans". 

It's hard to find. 
And btw- I need the extra short and the no butt crackin'. 
Imagine the difficulty.

Oh and PS if you haven't seen the SNL skit about mom jeans. 
Do it.

But this post isn't about jeans...
this is about my recent experience with bathing suit bottoms. 

I now have to choose extra butt cheeks or butt crack.
It was really hard to find a middle ground.
And of course it needs to be able to match the top so you can't just choose any normal bottom.

This is the most modest image I could find to demonstrate any type of visual.
Yes, there are other options. 
I could do a skirt bottom, but it can't be too long or too short or it doesn't look good. 
I can't do the boy short bottoms because my thighs and my booty are too big.
So if I was to get a bottom, with a majority of my options today....
 it's cheeks or crack.

Ya'll that is an very difficult place to be in. 
Which I guess in the end of the day I should be thankful that that is the most difficult choice I have to make. 
But we do need to take into consideration that this decision also affects anyone around me.....

{Sidenote: I originally had "effects anyone" then I googled it to see if it was right, and it was wrong. I will never understand the difference between those two, I thought I did...but obvs I didn't! I finally have "then" and "than" down though, so that's good enough for now.]

Needless to say, I am going back out tomorrow with hopes of finding a wider bottom.
Bathing suit bottom, that is.

I obviously don't need a wider bottom.

And I guess if I am on the search for a wider bottom, that says something about my bottom.
You would think that would be some motivation for the 30 Day Shred, wouldn't you....

To cheek or crack? 
That is the question.

Although I know we would all prefer none of the above.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Well, the results are in....

I am very pleased with my steam mop.

Our floors look so clean and new!

It's a little hard to tell because our tiles have natural blotches of dark in them, which comes in handy when you hardly clean your floors.

But that won't be necessary anymore, now it's actually kind of annoying because when it is really clean it still looks a little dirty. 

I've been a fan of steam mops because I love how well it cleans with zero chemicals. 

It's amazing.

From what I researched this Eureka one gets quite a bit hotter than the Shark and the Bissell therefore not just cleaning the areas, but disinfecting them as well. 

It's super easy to use.

It dries so quickly, no need to make sure no body {or paws} walk on your just cleaned floor.

I didn't notice any streaks.

The water lasts about 15 minutes- which is great for our place since it's not very big. 

At the moment, my only negative is that it's not too great at getting the corners. It just takes some extra finagling {I can't believe I spelled that right on my first try}.

All in all Mr. B and I were very impressed and we love our clean floors.

We also learned some lessons along the way.

Like don't leave the mop standing on the wood floors while vacuuming an area real quick.

That whole "the steam is so hot it kills germs" is also so hot it takes wax off the floor.

This was in the manual btw.

I read it. 
Mr. B didn't. 

You live and you learn.

I also wish I took a picture of the cloth, maybe I will post it another day, but ewww.

It was once white and quickly became black. 

So the moral of the story- if you are looking for a steam mop, but still a little unsure, I would get this one. 

It is only $68 so it's not completely breaking the bank.

It definitely works and it's super easy to use. 

And you will enjoy your brand new looking floors.

Unless of course you melt them. 

Oh and I have never had to say anything like this, but I know other people say it so I will too just to be safe. I am not being compensated for this review, although it would be really cool if I was.  This is just a product that I found and love and felt the need to share :)

And here's a really dumb video.  This area took a couple minutes to get this area real clean because it was so dirty. Those are little scuff marks from some wheels on a an island. And also please ignore the drip marks all down the wall. My rootbeer spilled one day....apparently I forgot to clean the wall. But this gives you an idea of how it works.