I could have slept all day long!

It’s cloudy and dark outside.. oh don’t forget the rain too. I could have slept all day but I finally decided to get out of bed.

Yesterday was a long day. I was up early so I could head down to AUM to help judge the ACTE South Central Regional Fair. The ACTE ( Alabama Council for Technology in Education) is a organization whose goal is to "advance and promote the application of educational technology at all levels of instruction and administration." I was amazed at all the different projects at the competition and blown away by some of the Power point projects submitted by the middle school kids! The robotics competition was interesting too. Did you know Lego sells a kit that lets you build programmable robots?

After the competition was over I headed back home to pick up J. The awards ceremony was at 2pm and I thought it would be something fun for us both to see. J also got to meet my IS professor. After the awards we headed over to Fresh Market to pick up a few things. Which reminds me.. we have pluots in the fridge…yum! ( A pluot (PLU-ott) is 75 percent plum, 25 percent apricot. A hybrid fruit.) We finally found some fresh mozzarella cheese so we can make caprese here at home. FYI: Did you know that mozzarella cheese is sometimes made from water-buffalo milk? I also brought home some Turbinado sugar (raw cane sugar) for my coffee. It’s really sweet and has a nutty flavor. Ok.. so its probably not on my diet, but that just means I’ll be working out harder this week at the gym. I think I’ll need those extra workouts too.. just because of the Key Lime Pie squares I had to have too! Yum!

Shopping over it was back to the house to drop off the goodies and get ready to head back to town for a movie (Constantine). Pretty good movie and not too scary, even though I did notice that I was looking away when I thought something was about to happen. Another friend of ours from karate , who moved to California after high school, was the stunt double for Shia LaBeouf who played Chas Chandler.

Back home after the movie and I was pooped. I tried doing a little ‘fun’ reading but couldn’t keep my eyes open. Last semester someone let me borrow *The Wedding* by Nicholas Sparks and I need to finish reading it so I can return the book. I’m about half way through and should finish it in another day or so.

I kept up my workout schedule for last week. I’m not really too sore today, but I can feel it in my stomach and around the top of my thighs. This past week I worked out Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I’m hoping I can keep the same schedule and get results a little sooner than just going once or twice a week. I’ve already dropped a pound (two if I take off my shoes! LOL) so really I have only about 5 more to go, then the rest will be getting toned up. Ok.. time to get moving around here.. it’s 1:30 and I’m still in my sleep shirt! Can you spell L A Z Y?


Things you see on campus that let you know Spring Break is just around the corner:

Flip Flops
Sunburns (they must have put new bulbs in all the tanning beds)
The smell of Coppertone
Ads for Panama City Beach & Cancun
Daffodil’s blooming

But hey.. it was 77 today! Not bad for February!

I did it today.. I’ve decided to do something to get me off my butt and back to working out. Recently I’ve seen too many reminders that I’m not 20 years old anymore and right now there is no way I’m getting back into my yellow bikini from just a couple years ago. I guess seeing all those women on Oprah that are in their 40’s and 50’s but look a lot younger, really started to get to me. (This is why I rarely watch the show, but at least this one put me in the mood to actually do something about it). Who wants to get older.. much less look older. Yeah you’ve guessed right.. I’ve petitioned the Birthday Council and have requested a delay of my next birthday. Will I get it? Who knows.. LOL but it never hurts to try right? Nah.. actually I’ve just started back working out at a women’s gym near here..and I’ve got a feeling things are going to be sore tomorrow, but on the plus side I’m out meeting new people and making friends!

Speaking of birthdays.. I know someone that has one coming up pretty soon. Right J? You better start leaving me those hints for what you’d like this year.

The pressure is on

The pressure is on.. I need to finish clearing the grass from the area where I’ll be planting garden #1, the shade garden. Yesterday I ordered 39 plants that I’m hoping works out just fine for the area, if not I can always put some in the shady area behind the watergarden. Most of the plants that I’ve ordered will return each year, so I’m hoping its a worry free area once its established. Here’s the list of plants and flowers that I ordered. (Naturalized Shade Garden)
Now that I’ve ordered them I need to get on the ball and have the site all ready by the time they arrive. Oh.. if you notice in the photo that I posted of the area, and you see the upside down pot.. where there’s a toad living under there. I accidently dug him up when I was removing some of the grass. He’s burried back down into the ground, and I didn’t want to accidently disturb him again. After looking back at that photo I notice that I need to do some brick cleaning too. It’s amazing what shows up in photos that you don’t notice otherwise.
Guess what.. it’s raining again. -(

Ok.. off to school for me. Yes.. today is a holiday, but not for me.

Happy President’s Day