Friday, December 31, 2010

How did I do on my yearly to do list?

1. Pay half my car off by 12/31/10 Pushing this to Q1 2011
2. Finish remodeling the media room DONE!!!3. Get the garden up and going again DONE!!!
4. Design a nursery DONE!!!
5. Teach the puppies some manners DONE!!!!
6. Do one half marathon (SB 1/2 Marathon) DONE!!!
7. Re-Organize (currently doing) DONE!!!
8. Go to Hawaii October 2010 -Kauai!!!!
9. Do one big craft project each month (currently doing) Was great until kupcake came along and wanted to play all day long.
10. Get Back in shape by 12/31/10 DONE!!!
11. Get up to date with all vacation albums DONE!!!
12. Find a yoga class I can go to DONE!!!
13. Reorganize and redo back guest room Done!!!
14. Cook 4 nights a week for 1 month straight DONE!!!
15. Take a vacation to a destination I've never been to (going to Philly for Vday)DONE!!!
16. Work out 5 times a week for 3 months straight Next year...

Not to shabby I must say.  What a great year it was!  Can't wait for what 2011 has to bring!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Row row row your boat...

That's how we all felt today. Southern California is getting quite a doozy of a rainstorm.  If it doesn't let up soon, we'll all have to bow down the hatches and start paddling to and from the house.  I guess we need the rain and really I don't mind it.  I think my only complaint is that I really was looking forward to taking my daughter for walks but I guess that will have to wait till later this week.

  In other news, I am all done with my Christmas shopping.  Thank heaven for amazon's app and prime shipping! HOORAY!!!  I have about 4 more presents to wrap and then completely done.  Now onto more important things... DINNER PLANNING!!!
  • Monday - In & Out (grilled cheese of course... no beef for me!!!) YUMMM!!! 
  • Tuesday - Shredded Pork and Potato Soup -Must share this recipe with you because it is the BOMB!!  
  • Wednesday - Homemade Turkey Meatball sandwiches
  • Thursday - Chicken Fried Rice
  • Friday - Italian Christmas Dinner with family (it's tradition and it's DIVINE!!!)
  • Saturday - Ham and all the fixings... YUMM!!!  
  • Sunday - Dinner at the club...perhaps?
Soo looking forward to tomorrow's meal.  I made the soup tonight so while the kupcake was passed out.  The shredded pork will be done in the crockpot.  Isn't the crockpot the best appliance ever?!

  In other news, my weekly to-do list:
  • Finish kupcake's felt sushi/toys
  • Mail the last of our christmas cards.  I have them addressed but not in the mail box... bad me
  • Tidy up the house
  • Finish the store front main page
  • Clean the inside of my car, it's never been this dirty, it's a bit pathetic.
  • walk 10 miles 
  • Find my Love Actually DVD. It wasn't in the case and it isn't like it walked off.  One of the best Christmas movies made.  
  • Enjoy this week off with my little girl.
 Hope you have a great Christmas week!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cake balls...

You know the hundred cake balls I talked about early on in the week? Well, our HUGE cookie swap turned into only 7 of us so I only had to really do 42 or so, 1/2 dozen a person. I ended up making some candy boxes for the hubby to take to work and wrapped mine up all nice and purrty.  :)  As hard as it was to make and decorate, I had fun with it and boy did the chocolate ones turn out good!  YUMM!


 I also typed up the recipe so I can hand out to at the swap.  Just in case you lost yours, here you go!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Who needs sleep?

  Yesterday I didn't get to sit down and relax until I fell asleep.  I felt like I was going non stop, between the inventory I did, dinner, cleaning the great room (living and dining areas) and kitchen, mopping the floors, folding little clothes, folding my own, and playing.  It was a good night at the planner house hold but feel like I'm already a little behind my to do list.  Tonight is another dinner (at least it's easy stir fry and the rangoons will be quick to make), baking cakes for the cake balls and balling them out, I hope I can even sneak in a small walk since it will be nice and crisp out (Yea, storm is coming!!!!). Fingers crossed I get to bed before midnight again.
In other news, 17 days left 'til we ring in the new year.  Where did this year go?  It's funny, I literally spent 50% of year pregnant, and the other 50% being a mom. It's really has been my favorite year so far in my life.  I'm really excited to see what next year brings.  How will you remember 2010 and what are you looking forward to 2011?

Monday, December 13, 2010

It hurts so good...

At least that is what I'm telling myself.  Another half marathon done.  COMPLETED... and boy am I exhausted. It was Summer.  BLAZING HEAT and my legs felt like heavy.  It wasn't my finest hour but whatever, I have a new medal so that's all I care about.

  Oh and this heat I'm talking about? Sorry, it's December and although I do live in SoCal, I WANT sweaters and scarves. I want sweatshirts and fuzzy warm boots.  I want fires in the fireplace and excuses to make hot chocolate.  I WANT WINTER GOSH DARN IT! (Seriously, I need to lay off of decaf coffee, look at all the cap letters already)

Moving on...I decided I am definitely going to train for 13.1 in LA next month.  I can't have another showing like this one.  Next one I want to finish in under 2:50 so I really need to start running again.  I just have to get my @ss out there. This week though, I will take it easy and rest since my knee is about to blow up.

 Let's plan dinner shall we?
  • Mon:  Shredded Chicken Tacos and Salad
  • Tues:  Tofu Stir Fry with Baked Crab Rangoons
  • Wed:  Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Thur:  Nacho Supreme with Shredded Pork (reminds me of Kauai...yum)
  • Fri:     Turkey Meatloaf and Potatos and Gravy
  • Sat:    Dinner Out
  • Sun:   Fish Night 
YUM YUM!!!  I made the chicken and shredded it last night.  It's sitting in the frig COVERED with seasonings like paprika, chili powder, pepper, among other things.  DELISH!  (there I go again...all caps)

  On the misc things to do list for the week, my life will go something like this:
  • Make 100 vanilla and chocolate cake balls for cookie exchange (i know it isn't a cookie but who cares)
  • Put away about a million pieces of little girl clothes
  • Finish updating the store's inventory list and get CC working for it
  • Walk 5 miles 
  • Make felt sushi for our kupcake's first christmas present
  • mail out the last of our holiday cards
  • Finish christmas shopping (online of course)
So there you have it... A preview of my week to come.  How is your week looking?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Train for a half marathon in 6 days!

  That's what I'm doing.  Did I run last week.  NO!  I even had my workout gear WITH ME but did I go? NOPE! Could I have gone at night after kupcake is sleeping? YES! Did I? NOPE! Did I have support and people at home encouraging me to go run? YUP! Did it help? Made me feel worse.

  So, because my lazy tush didn't run.  I decided to do a crash course training schedule.  It isn't like I'm asking myself to run to Bali and back.  Just to the school down the street or to the park around the bend. I'm pathetic!
 Little Miss Planner's Half Ass Attempt to train for a Half Marathon

Mon: Run 2 milesTue: Run 3 milesWed: Run 3 milesThur: Run 2 milesFri: Run 2 milesSat: 2 Pilates ClassesSun: Run 13.1 miles

Pretty Sad isn't it! Basically if I run 12 miles (less than a half) and do two Pilates classes I will be ready for this race.  Well, probably not but at least I won't die out there near the strawberry fields.

  On a lighter note, I found out something quite interesting.  I decided to check out Weight Watchers again (online of course) and noticed that things changes since I last logged on.  New style of counting points and how points are calculated. A little harder to figure out so hopefully that will get me going through the rest of the month.  And I lost a few more lbs, how that happened is beyond me since I had some See's Candy last yesterday. Okay, I have 4 pieces. Stop looking at me! :) 

  Now onto meals for the week.  My dad has been staying with us during the weekdays to help watch our little rugrat and in order to have control of everything, I have to plan ahead.  Time to introduce to you our meals for the week:

  •  Sun:  Sloppy Turkey Joes (SOOO GOOD!)
  • Mon: Chicken Satay & Peanut Sauce with steamed sesame veggies
  • Tue:  Crock pot of Beans and chili with homemade Tortillas
  • Wed: Tofu Stir Fry
  • Thur: Grilled Panini's with broiled brussels sprouts
  • Fri:    Order out!
Cannot tell you enough how excited I am for each meal.  YUM!  Somewhere in there I have to make cookies (8 dozen) for work.  Phew!
 How's everyone's week looking like?  Hopefully less busy than mine!