Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Elk

Today we went with my sister and her kids to see the Elk of Elk Grove Village. It's so strange that after all of the years that we've lived here-we've never stopped to do this. Mind you--she's not much into being outside--more of an indoor girl, so I was kind of surprised when she called.

We drove the kids over, took a bunch of pictures, and then headed to my brother in laws restaurant for dinner. It was yummy! I have to download the photo's and then I will put them up a little bit later this evening!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dinner Dilemma

I was talking to my mom earlier and realized that I may not need the best weight loss pill ever, although--I'd still like it! But I really do need to cut down on the snacks after dinner! Well, and dinner itself! Tonight we had 'from scratch' waffles---fatteningly delicious!

I did sit up last night and work out our month of dinners for the month of October. I do enjoy having a list of everything that I'm going to be cooking in the next 30 days. It helps with the shopping and really helps cut the "chore" out of dinner.

Moving Matters

Well, my in laws have begun their move. Actually they are almost finished with it. They are taking pretty much everything but the bathroom sinks! However, there are a couple of things that they aren't taking that should go with them. They paid for these items, and even though they are attached to the wall---they are theirs. This includes surround sound equipment and a huge awning in the backyard. Now I understand that this is a foreclosure--but come on---it's not like it's part of the house!

Colon, Apostrophe, Question Mark

Do you want to know a secret of mine?? I LOVE the new TV show about Guiliana and Bill Rancic. Much of it is filmed here in Chicago and it is fun to see places on TV that I get to look at all the time. We even drove by their old house a few weeks ago when we were downtown. Yeah---not that I'm a stalker or anything!

On the last episode she and her assistant headed to a spa for a detox. She had just told her husbands friends that she wouldn't be having a colonic or anything, so it was really funny to see her squirm when she found out that there was, in fact, a colonic with her name on it!

I really would be a poor participant in a colonic---but when you look into colon health I would be more apt to try colonetix or something like it. I'm much happier to take a pill!!

Past Dreams

Last year at this time I vowed that I would find some weight loss pills that work and I would be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader this year for Halloween! And ya know what......this year, I'm going to find fabulous weight loss pills that work-----and NEXT year I'm going to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for Halloween!

Pretty sad in my opinion! As far back as I could remember I always wanted to be a part of the DCC. Now, at 38 years old---I'm left to dream about it for Halloween! Not that my mother would have ever approved of my younger, thinner self becoming one!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Garage Sale Stuff

I am going over to my sisters old house tomorrow to help her and her mother in law pull things out to be put in a garage sale in a couple of weeks. What is so fun is that the attic and basement are full of her husbands grandparents things--total "Antique Roadshow fodder up there! There is depression glass, and even an old stove from the 1920's in PERFECT condition! That alone could fetch several thousands of dollars--and it still works!

So tomorrow will be really an interesting day--I can't wait to fill you in on what else we find!