Monday, November 19, 2012

Doo de doo...

Not much here. As usual, I'm going to try to get my blogging back under control. 

Is it kind of sad that whilst I'm a bibliophile and would prefer to retain all of my books, I'm going to go through them, document title and author, and then get rid of them? Thinking about selling on there was another that had (I was signed up, but I've since forgotten what it was. Maybe I'll peruse her site again, even though she's passed away now). I've just got to find somewhere that I can put my sewing machine and my lappy and get it out of my bedroom so I can have less clutter in my life!

Don't get me wrong - I'm definitely keeping my favorite series. :)

Hope your Turkey Day goes well this week, and for my Canadian friends - hope your day goes well this week! lol and loves

Ms D

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day Six...Weekend Fail

Well, the weekend was almost a complete bust. I sweated my ever-lovin ass off on Friday at the Cardinals game (but not enough to consider it "exercise", even if we did walk for-freaking-ever!).

Saturday, I got nothing done. It was a lazy day, snuggling with the husband and going stove-shopping (holy shit, stoves are ex-pen-sive!). Yesterday, I did play softball (we won, 11-10), and my knees were hurting so damned bad after the game, I was lucky to be walking. :(

Soda? Yeah, I had one diet Dew on Friday, one diet Coke on Saturday, and none yesterday.

However, I did have one this morning...and it's a full-on soda. Boo. Pick myself up and start again. Imma get my bike finished up (air up the tires) and go for a ride tonight.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day One: Success!

Yesterday was my first day into this "excercise" thing...and I don't think I did too bad.

I didn't have a single soda. Not even a diet one. :) I had loads of water, a couple glasses of half-sweetened Kool-aid, and a big glass of unsweet tea. I love tea--hot, cold, whatevs.

As far as excercise, I had a softball game last night--pretty heavy hour-long game. I sweated my ass off (not literally, cause that would be awesome), ran hard when I was on base, and did my best. Stayed hydrated with water and Gatorade (sugar, yes, but it wasn't soda!).

I will admit that if I desperately need the caffeine, I will have a diet soda (Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper). So far, so good! :)

My little brother suggested the MiO Energy water additive. There are no calories, but it's got vitamins in addition to the energy stuffs. He's a tall, skinny bastard (that I love dearly), so I'll take his advice. :)

Love you,
Ms D

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1 August--Day One

Here we go, LDs. 1 August. Some sort of excercise three days a week for at least 30 minutes.

Tonight, I have a softball game at 6pm. Would definitely count as exercise.

Tomorrow is an off day because I have darts in the evening, and Friday's out because I'm taking my bestie to a Cardinals game.

Saturday and Sunday will be exercise days.

My weeks start on Mondays, and I think I've figured out the routine---Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (the Wed/Sun will be interchangable because that's when I play ball). Now, to get someone to take my measurements so I know what I'm starting with.

Ms D

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Last Day

It's my last day of being super sedentary, LDs. Tomorrow, I begin the transformation.

Don't get me wrong, I KNOW it's not going to happen overnight, cause that would be weird.

It's going to take some hard work and some great friends cheering me on via here or facebook or tumblr or twitter or whatevs.

I'm going to be responsible for myself, because no matter how hard I try to be comfortable in my own skin, I'm not. Especially when my best friends and I take a picture, and it looks like I've eaten a VW Bus that's taking up residence in my ass.

No more.

I'm tired of defending myself to my family, mostly. I'm tired of not being able to run because my knees are horrible.

I'm tired of being fat.

Ms D

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Holy Assballs, Batman!

No, the title really has nothing to do with this post. I just logged in to see that I haven't done anything here since...JANUARY. Wow. RL has taken advantage of me.

However, I will say that this is one of my goals for August--blog more. It's still going to be a place where I muse about things (I've got a(nother) book in the works, and I'm hoping to have it rough draft finished by October), bitch, crafty stuffs, and the miscellaneous workings of my brain.

I will say that I'm going to try to keep track of some pretty body-specific things a journal.

Because starting 1 August, I'm going to hit the pavement.
As in start exercising.
Because whilst I'm trying to be happy in my own skin, most of the time it doesn't work. My knees are shot, so I can't run. So I'm doing the Couch to 5K on my bike. I'm going to do it just like it says in the program, but I'm doing it on wheels instead.

Would anyone care to join me?

Be safe out there,
Ms D

Monday, January 16, 2012

I'm Back!

I generally try to be a happy person, and I uber-hate confrontations. But sometimes rainbows and fucking glitter have to take a backseat to fire and brimstone and the half-evil side of me coming out (Mr Realist thinks I need a 333 tattoo). It's why I'm romantically involved with Kisha. I save up some nuggets of brimstone and tongues of flame, and let them all go on Mondays. It's a perfect fucking day to bitch. Mondays suck most of the time.

~ My boss walked in today, after being in Vegas at a Licensing Show, and starts bitching. Gah - I was doing so well, Boss! Just let me do my work and we'll get it fixed! Besides, if you want all this shit done, I'm going to need some help.

~Mr Realist has a doctor's appointment on discuss what he has to do about his newly-discovered diabetes. He's pretty pissed at himself--he did say he's the one that let it get this far; just kept putting off getting healthier, and now it's come back to bite him in the ass.

~There's not much else to bitch far...

I'm going to start doing this more often. :)

Ms D

Friday, January 13, 2012


I missed it. A couple of posties ago, it was my 250th post. Doesn't seem like that many, especially when there are those of you who blog every. day.

And are way supercooler than I could ever hope to be (Aunt Bex, anyone).

Anyway, I'm stealing this from the aforementioned auntie.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? I submitted several things to Band Back Together. These were the most cathartic things I'd ever done.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Um, no, and no. My aspiration for this year is to lose 25 pounds by September. Think I can do it? Probably.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope (thank God). :)

4. Did anyone close to you die? Not close, but my Mumsy's husband died in August.

5. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? A War Room out of the spare bedroom.

6. What countries did you visit? Do you mean places I didn't visit in my mind? None. Although, we are planning a October trip to the Riviera Maya...

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? They all kinda blend together, LDs.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I became a beginner at sewing!

9. What was your biggest failure? Two cavaties. What the actual fuck.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Messed up my knees pretty badly playing softball...and I'll play again this year!

11. What was the best thing you bought? The new HD television. Fucking full of WIN! O, that, and the new kitchen table and chairs. ;)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Husband - he got his blacksmith shop up. Now, for spring to get here so he can get out of my house and make me some stuffs!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Kim Kardashian. Gays can't get married, but a 72-DAY marriage that was done for the money is ok? Again, what the actual fuck.

14. Where did most of your money go? Miscellaneous crap. Sigh.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? I'm in a book, LDs. Like an actual, paper and ink, bound book. "The Apocalypse of Enoch" comes out June 23rd, 2012. Get it. Read it. Love me.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011? "Last Friday Night" by Katy Perry.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier. My meds are in control and they're working like a champ!
ii. thinner or fatter? a smidgen fatter.
.iii. richer or poorer? the same - we make money, we spend money. evensies.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Knitting. Sewing. Cleaning.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Stress out about shit I have no earthly control over.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? “Thank God it’s over.”

21. There was no #21. I don’t know why there was no 21. O well.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011? Every day.

23. How many one-night stands? Only in my head with fictional characters.

24. What was your favorite TV program? New Girl - Zooey Deschanel cracks my shit up!

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?Nope.

26. What was the best book you read? Um...probably The Hunger Games.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Young the Giant. Check out "My Body" - it's good.

28. What did you want and get? A new watch.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? Hmmm...don't know. Tangled if we're counting ones that we just saw for the first time this year.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 33; we were driving to Phoenix to watch Husband's brother graduate from MMI.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Losing weight?

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? "Wear what you dig, and fuck the haters."

34. What kept you sane? You're under the assumption that I'm sane now.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Neil Patrick Harris. I will always fancy him, even though he's gay.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? I detest politics and politicians - they're all crooks.

37. Who did you miss? No one - I saw everyone

38. Who was the best new person you met? Ask again later.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011: Don't speed and swerve.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:(God, that seems so MySpace).I just, I can’t. I’m sorry, Meme. (yeah, leaving Aunt Bex's here).

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You know what? People just need to chill the fuck out about those of us who do not have children and do not want children.

There was an anonymous comment left to be moderated on one of my old posts about not having children. I was told that "you really don't know what love is until you have a child." Are you kidding me? So the love that I have for my husband and my family and my friends, that I would DIE for them, isn't enough? I deleted it, but the more I thought about it, the more irritated and angry it made me.

When did you become God and could love with every fibre of your being? You can't tell me that you've never had a cross thought about your kids (if you have them); if you tell me that, you're a liar.

How dare you presume to tell me that my life is not fulfilled enough - you have no idea who I am or what I'm about. There are days that I don't think my life is fulfilled...and it's not due to lack of children. ~I want to go back to school, study all kinds of things--that's what I'm missing.

~I haven't travelled enough - I want to see Europe, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Egypt.

~I want to have my own space in the home I share with my husband--a place I can paint on the walls, hang posters, write, sing, relax, etc.

Yes, a couple of years ago, the husband and I were trying for kids. But the more it went on, the more discouraged we got, and we started weighing out the pros and cons of having them.

For us, the cons outweighed the pros, so we nixed the idea and just went back to being us.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Back in time...

LDs, picture yourselves as a young person (age 18-20) in the Southern states, in approximately the 1850s (just before the War). You are courting/being courted by someone who makes your stomach flutter.

Girls - give me some good date ideas (what would make your heart skip a beat).

Guys - where would you take a girl who's father's favour you're hoping for?

I can modify them to fit the time frame.


Ms D

Sunday, January 8, 2012

*happy dance*

I had a great day today, LDs. The husband and I headed for Edwardsville around 11am. Browsed:

Books A Million (picked up two)
Ashley Furniture (bought my new kitchen table and two chairs--I LOVE IT!!)
Old Navy (nothing...)
Shoe Carnival (new shoes for the hubs and got some really good information about shoes from the guy who helped us)
Office Depot (nothing...)
Target (looking for a new bedroom fan, but struck out)
Sears (just browsing).

Then we hit up Wasabi for dinner (love love love the sushi), and home. There was a bit of a tiff earlier, but we're good now.

Other than that, we haven't done much this weekend. How was yours?

Ms D

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Outfit of the Day...

OotD 4 January 2012 - Wednesday. Work=blah.
Scarf: belt from a thrifted dress in the exact material.

Shirt: sweatshirt tunic, Lane Bryant. sz 18/20.

Jeans: Apt 9 bootcut. sz 20

Boots: Justin. men’s sz 7 (to fit my calves…)
It’s one of my most comfy outfits, and fits well. And quite possibly the one I’m wearing out to Wild Country next Friday for a bestie’s little brother’s 18th birthday.

I shall do more later. I'm kind of getting into this :)


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Freakin' Plague!!

Dear LDs, has anyone else spent the last month sick? Not the flu, but I've had a freaking cold since the beginning of December! Finally went to the doctor on Friday, and she scripted me a z-pack and cough syrup with codeine (yay narcotics).... Poor husband finally caught it from me. It was kind of nice spending the entire day yesterday snuggling on the couch and watching Netflix and movies.

Today, I'm in my faborite green sweater & turquoise undershirt, and the necklace my sister got me for Christmas - it goes with everything since it has red, yellow, green, blue, and purple beads and stones in it. I love it and was lusting after it, but didn't have the funds. She's sneaky like that. (pic unavailable...was tired and changed directly into pj's when I got home)

Oh! I did get a couple of things on Pinterest done! One of them is a scarf hanger--take some plastic shower curtain rings, put them on a hanger, hang your scarves on the rings, and Voila! You can hang your scarves in your closet with the rest of your fabulous clothes!

So, what's your damage today, LDs?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Day

We celebrated Christmas with my family today. It was nice...ish. I dressed up a bit (new top, bottoms, and necklace), and was surprisingly comfortable - meaning no one commented on my weight! This was my outfit (I had already taken off the necklace, and yes, I am incredibly washed out in this pic) - cowl neck jersey sweater tunic, black leggings (first time ever wearing them like this!), black knee-high hooker boots that I've had for ages. Husband said it was a smokin' hot outfit!

Did get a nice bunch of presents - money, a portable USB charger (for my phone), some more perfume, fabric scissors, an adapter so I can iPod through my car frame ornament, and some hella good cookies (Oma makes enough for a small army).

I did finish the 2011 Book Challenge by Kristin of Dragondreamer's one. freaking. book. I almost didn't get it done. I think I'll drop back to 75 for 2012...ouch.

So, how was your New Years' Eve/Day, LDs?

Be safe out there.