Thursday, December 30, 2010
1. Weight Watchers to loss 50 lbs.
2. Charity work of some kind
3. Take a well deserved vacation some were new
4. Be a happier person on a daily bases.
I know my list is not long but I think it is a really good start and are some key points I need to work on in my life. I hope to blog more and really take advantage of my new Ipad, and laptop. There are to many ways to blog to sit here and not do it, lol..
I am still thinking of doing some videos on this blog or my weight loss blog. I had thought I would put them on youtube but not to sure yet, I need to play around with it first and see how I like it.
I sold my first item ever on Ebay on monday. I sold my Blackberry 9700 The more it sat here I realized I would never use it again and I really could use the money. It was listed for like less than 10 minutes when I sold it,lol.. Makes me wish I had a ton more to sale,lol. So I just have the bb 9000 and the 9780. I can not part with my 9000 to save my life so it will stay with me.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and save new years see you in 2011 all..
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Christmas Is Over!
So I have not posted pictures or talked much about Christmas here this year. Me and Don were not in the holiday spirit at all. We bought 3 pc games the little one wanted and got her a couple shirts and a nice gold and silver necklace. Then I made enchiladas for dinner and we watched 80's movies for 2 days straight , lol. Cheyanne said she felt ripped off because it didn't seem like Christmas to her because we didn't drink hot chocolate and see family.. That mad me mad, because then I just wanted to take back her gifts and say fuck it. I don't need my child to try and make us feel guilty because we wanted to relax and stay home with no drama and a ton of driving all over. Next year we may take a cruise to Alaska and forget Christmas all together. I don't enjoy the holiday anymore because it's always about gifts and spending money which I won't do. We spent like 130.00 on her gifts this year and she didn't even say thank you. You can say I have a bad attitude about it , but it is the truth. I never saw or heard from my 2 boys so I guess they had a good Christmas? I'm just glad it's all over. Hope everyone else had a good time with family and friends.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Well I have pretty much been spending my day loading apps on my iPad of weight watchers. I will be paying for my subscription this week and doing this weight loss once and for all. I have been reading about the new points plus Plan and it seems like something I can do. Innate to loss weight because it is making a hem it. I don't want to leave the house and I don't talk to anyone . There are weeks that I don't leave the house and when I do, it's to go grocery shopping and back home. I have no friends and no social life besides Don of coarse. He has agreed to join a gym with me so we both can get back in shape before it's to late. He has no weight to lose, just Build muscle. I think that when the fat keeps you from living life then it's time to tell it good bye!!!! So mine will be history soon. I hope by summer I will in shape to wear shorts again. I wore pants all last summer and it sucked. Im hoping that with my iPad I will keep track of all my food and points, I will just have to carry it with me every were I go . I do have a itouch but there is no Internet, just wi-fi . Then there is my blackberry and it never leaves my side so I should have everything covered to success. I will keep a separate blog for my weight journey so I am getting that all worked out right now, I will post the link when I get it all set up. Wish me luck
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I found a blogging app finally that is free for the iPad. It's called Monarch and I'm going to use it foe a couple days and see how I like it. It seems that most of the blogging apps are paid and at a not so cheap price. I'm on a budget so paying 9.99 for one app is crazy right now. Check out the app and see how you like it and let me know.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Well I should not be looking at websites at this time of morning, but here I am looking the UGG site.. I have wanted a pair of these boots for a couple years but have a hard time throwing down the money for them since Superman doesn’t understand my shoe need.
Maybe I should keep my list simple this year. It seems every year that the holidays roll around the money is short and there is enough just to get the child taken care of for the holidays. Since I am only working part time, it seems this is true this year also. I mean Christmas really is not about the presents, its about being together , right? I dread the holidays every year because there is the pressure to buy and we all know I don’t need help in that area at all.
I am hoping we have another white Christmas like last year, but there is no signs yet here in Oklahoma.. Be nice if we could run away to Reno, Navada or some were its going to snow. It like I would not want to go to Hawaii for Christmas at all.. doesn’t seem right..
Guess I should get off here and start my day. Hope you all have a great day.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Today I received the Pink Awareness Otter Box in the mail for the 9780 also, which looks stunning. I have to say the phone and the case have made me very , very happy. There seems to be a better typing feel to the 9780 also. I read on Crackberry that there was no changes made to the keyboard from the 9700 to the 9780, but I have to say they did . Because it doesn’t hurt my hands to type and its more fluid. I had a really hard time typing on my 9700, but the 9780 is great. Can’t tell you what the difference is but its there. Now I will shut up and let you look over my pictures .
Monday, December 6, 2010
I posted the other day how excited I was to be getting a new 9780 blackberry from Tmobile after all the issues I have had with my 9700. Well today I got a text saying that there were changes made to my plan , so I jumped on the phone and called customer service. I was told that my data plan had gone from 19.99 to 30.00 because I had a blackberry coming!!! well, let me tell you I went off on the little girl on the phone and she didn’t even want to talk to me at that point, so her manager changed it for me. She said it would take up to 24 to 48 hours for the changes to take place. They are unbelievable, how dare you change my data plan without asking me … I mean it’s the only reason I stay with them in the first place, everywere else wants 30.00 a month for data on a bb. I am hoping by tomorrow it is changed or I’m going to have a cow about it. These cellphone providers have lost their minds when it comes to all these charges on crap. We have to have our phones and most of us have to have data on them, I mean I use mine for everything and then some most days. I tell you, we may be changing cellphone providers in the next year if they don’t change something.. ugh.. I’ll shut up now, lol..
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
On a good note , my internet people came out today and fixed by internet speeds. I was having bad lag and they were able to put some wires in and I am up and running fast as ever now. I have missed 3 days of work because of all this, so tonight it is back at it.. not a good time to be missing work since I just started this job less than a month ago. horrible really.
We have not put up the Christmas tree yet because I want to wait till Dec 1st. The day after Thanksgiving is way to early for me and I just can’t wrap my head around that its even that time of year again. As far as buying presents, that has not happened yet either. I hate the thought of going out into the stores to fight the crowds for a couple things but we will have to do it soon or try and buy online. Buying online this time of year can be kinda scary since you have to wait for it to be mailed , so you never know if it will make it.
Well, I am down with a massive sinus headache today so I will go lay down for a bit before going to work tonight. Hope everyone has a great day
Friday, November 26, 2010
I would love to hear what everyone else is reading . I make it a point to always be reading something, or I feel like I’m not taking advantage of all the books in the world. If you really think about how many people in different country's in a long ago time that did not have the freedom to read a book of their chose. Can you image a dictator banning what you read!!!! I am very proud to live in a country were we can do as we please , within the limits of the law of coarse.
I am off tomorrow so I am hoping to getting around to fixing the sock I am knitting on. I am working on the cuff and the dang thing is way to big for my foot. I have been trying it on this whole time of knitting on it and thought it was ok, but now I have like a inch I need to take off the toe .. So very sad, but I like a snug fit so I will rip it out tomorrow and start again .
Not a to exciting post but Christmas is coming so there will be more pics when we get our tree up and the cats start fighting over it, lol. Have a great night all.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have been playing around today with my iPad since doing the update yesterday and the only thing I see I don't like is when I went to type this email it would not go in landscape mode! And the screen lock is now to mute the sound!!! Maybe tomorrow when I have more time I can do so e research and see if I can change the landscape mode.
The nook update is fantastic to say the least. The page turn is so fast now, there is no lag or delay. The other improvements of the book shelf is great also. I have not noticed any difference with the web browser but I don't use it that much anyway.
I really did enjoy my day today before feeling like a Mac truck hit me. Hope tomorrow will be a good day and I hope to feel better. Have to grocery shopping for thanksgiving tomorrow and clean the house . Wise me luck
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Monday, November 22, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
I woke up this afternoon so tired and just didn’t want to do today. My day progressed into knitting and listening to podcast because I just could not manage to do anything else today with the last week events with my brother. He made it thru the amputation of his leg but is having another surgery tomorrow, for unknown reasons to me at this time. I just can’t believe that he is having to go thru all of this due to a fall off a ladder and his diabetes. It just goes to show you that taking care of our bodies should be on the top of our list of things to do. He will be going into a nursing home after he gets out of the hospital because he will need the 100% care his wife can not give him due to her own disability's . I have not talked to my mom much thru all this because I don’t know if she really wants to talk about it. I think that this has really made me see that we really along in this world with our feelings and trying to convey them to someone else is extremely hard. I am very thankful that I have the most loving man in my life that would do anything for me and is my rock. I thank God for him every day because without him I would be really lost in this world. My mood today has been horrible to say the least. I’m mad and sad all at the same time and just want to shut the world out! it always amazes me that people always want you around when your world is perfect, but the first sign that you are a little upset they are no were to be found because they don’t want to say “Im sorry” or “I’m here for you”>> the world has forgotten how to CARE about another human being. Its all about take and ME syndrome.. I have decided that I am going to do some work on giving more! I think our biggest and greatest works for man kind of done unspoken for … Its my mission to let God lead me in the path that I belong. I can not fight the whole world on my own. There has to be a place were I can just breath.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Normally I don’t like putting my family's business out on my blog but I feel the need to talk about this some how to be able to get it off my chest. My oldest brother fell of a ladder last week and broke his left left so badly that he has had 4 surgery's on it since. I got a phone call from my sister today saying my brother was losing the leg and the doctor's were amputating it today! I am so sad and just unsettled by the whole ordeal that I can’t even but it into words. First off I have not heard a word from anyone since last week when he fell, so I thought he was fine. Then I learn today that he has had 4 operations and never left the hospital.. Now he is losing his leg. We have never really been close since there is such a age difference but I still hurt for him and just hope to God that he makes it out of surgery. To tell you the truth me and my sister are worried that he won’t make it after the surgery because he will be so depressed that he won’t be able to deal with it. He has to go into a nursing home after the surgery because his wife can’t take care of him because she is disable.. Its just one big cluster fuck and to tell you the truth I am so happy I have this blog to write it all down on , or I might just lose my mind with it all. I am going to try and keep my self busy with knitting and reading today and see if that will relax me. I thought about a couple drinks but that might just make me cry more and I sure don’t want that. On a good note my other brother who lost his arm at the age of 18 in Vietnam is driving 2 states away to be with our oldest brother to be with him after the surgery and to help him thru some of the symptom's he will be having after the surgery.I wish I could go be with him, but there is no way I can at this point. I feel so helpless and useless. I just have to remember that he will have a good support system around him . If you believe in God I ask that you say a prayer for him, please.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
So before I started knitting 4 years ago I was really into crochet but had this problem of not being able to read those patterns all that well. I went onto a couple craft boards and learned about Tunisian Crochet and all the pretty blankets you could make with it. Needless to say I am a visual learner and there were no videos to show me how to do this stitch. I never did try to make a Tunisian blanket because i just could not understand the instructions , so hence I learned to knit and I have been happy ever since. Today I was on VeryPink.com blog and saw she had a video demo of how to do the Tunisian crochet stitch!!! http://verypink.com/2010/11/10/tunisian-crochet/ talk about excited, I have all this acrylic yarn in my craft room just waiting to be used up on a blanket for the family room. VeryPink.com has a lot of great knitting videos so check it her site for your self. It is always great to find a blog or website that gives useful information we can use in or craft world.
I am still knitting on my Treads gloves and started a Sock for my self out of Happy Feet yarn in fall colors. I will post pictures later today, just don’t have the camera with me right now. I have a blanket i started last year I need to finish but it is so big and heavy that it kills my carpal tunnel in my hand.. Its a shame really because it is so pretty and is for my best friend from high school that has been threw breast cancer. Its one of those things I really need to get to work on and stop putting it off. I guess I have been really busy reading a lot these days since getting my Nook. I am reading I Am Ozzy which is about Ozzy Osburns life. Man did he ever just do some really crazy and stupid stuff with his life, the book has kept me laughing the whole time I have been reading it. He is talented in the fact that he brought himself and his friends out of poverty and made a living doing something they love. I never knew that Ozzy was so poor as a child and that he suffered from dyslexia and ADD. He never finished school because he could not pass his classes . Back in the 60’s they had no clue what dyslexia was , so he dropped out of school and started working in factors doing horrible jobs!!!! The book is very eye opening and insightful . When I finish this book I will start on Heroin Diaries about Nixxi Sixx from Montly Crue. If you wonder why I am reading this books its because I am tired of readying psychology thrillers / murder , Vampire books or love stories. So a good tell all book makes me happy.
What are you guys reading ? Love to share a good book or great food Recipe.. Let me hear from you guys… Talk to you soon Robin
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Today I found a fab program on my computer thanks to a fellow blogger that I can write my post from instead of having to log into blogger every time.( See previous post). I love finding new ways to blog and I was think since I got my Ipad last week it would be a perfect way to blog. Well, I am old fashioned and like a keyboard to type on while I write. So the ipad is out of the question and in with the blackberry and laptop for all my posts. My electronics seems to over take my life and from day to day I don't know which one to play with first. Don't get me wrong I love all my toys but sometimes its hard to decide which one I need more. My blackberry is a must because it does everything I need it to and its very portable. I also have a new Nook for reading books but with getting the Ipad I have to decide which to use. My Nook is fab for reading all my books and not causing eye strain or headaches because of the E-ink Technology. Then there is my Itouch ... The list goes on and on, lol.. I seems to have more electronics than I really need? Maybe.
How many electronics do you have ??? Do you use them all? Love to hear from my readers so please comment and let me hear about your toys..
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So I was reading my blogs today and I went to one of my favorites http://www.what-comes-next.net/2010/11/frustration.html She mentioned that she used Windows Live Writer to write her blog post. A little bell goes off in my head and I realized I had no clue what Windows Live Writer is!! I have had this laptop for about 4 months and have no clue what all the stuff is on it,lol. I know it can do so much more than what I use it for,but I really have not taken the time to figure it all out. So I wanted to pass on the information to my readers in case you are a blogger and need a new toy to play with :) It was very easy to set up and it was already installed on my computer. If you try it out, let me know how you like it.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
So now were have this thread explaining how to do a fouchette for gloves here. link http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/7562799.html
You can see a video of the backwards loop here http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on, if you scroll down on this page you will see a video for a Single Cast On which is the Backwards loop, no sound to this video.
So for people like me that don't know what a Fourchette is its the backwards loops cast on you make in between your gloves fingers. If you did not have these fourchette (backwards cast on ) then there would be no wiggle room to move your fingers in your glove fingers. I hope this helps someone out there because I had a hell of a time finding all this information for my self.
Here is a update just from this morning. Over at Verypink.com she posted a video of how to do a backwards loop cast on http://verypink.com/2010/10/26/backwards-loop-cast-on/
So what we have learned here today is that a Fourchette are Backwards loop cast on that make extra stitches in between your fingers for gloves :) I am posting all this because just 3 days ago when I went to look for this information all I had to go on was the top link for the livejournal were the group was talking about how to do this, and it took a while to read it all and understand it at the same time! So I really hope that when the next person does a Google search it will lead them here :) and they will say thank you for the insight . Happy Knitting all.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On the knitting front I have decided to make a simple scarf for my self out of black and pink. All my scarfs are crazy colors that I have to match with a shirt so I need something I can wear all the time :) I really was going to go all black , but I found this great hot pink and went with it. I will have to let you know how that goes. I am still working on my Treads gloves and I managed to get one finger done and I need to move on to the next 4 so I can start on the next glove already. I had a bit of a problem figuring out what a fourchette was. Never heard of it and never done it before. I happen to luck out and post on twitter that I was having issues and a sweet lady sent me a link http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/7562799.html It seems to be about the only thing on the internet about this stitch. If you read this thread it is basically a backwards loop. You can see a video of the backwards loop here http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on, if you scroll down on this page you will see a video for a Single Cast On which is the Backwards loop, no sound to this video. So the Fourchette are the backwards loops in between your gloves fingers. If you did not have these then there would be no wiggle room to move your fingers.I hope this helps someone out there because I had a hell of a time finding all this information for my self.
Here is a update just from this morning. Over at Verypink.com she posted a video of how to do a backwards loop cast on http://verypink.com/2010/10/26/backwards-loop-cast-on/
This Friday is my birthday and boy I can't believer its here already. I'm getting to the age were I don't want to do these anymore they just are not fun. getting older now just sucks butt, lol. The last 2 years I have refused to do anything on my birthday and this year I'm thinking the same way, just sit home and let the day roll by me.
well I have a ton of house work to do, so I will talk to you soon.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday Don bought a Apple Ipad Itouch 4th Generation :) I have a Ipod classic that is a 20g black and white, a 1st generation Itouch and now the latest and greatest Ipod. It is just like the new Iphone without the phone part. It really is amazing and makes me wonder if me and Don should get Iphones. I still have 15 months on both our phones so it is not going to happen for a while and I'm hoping by then that Verizon will be carrying the Iphone. Not to mention that every summer all the lastest and greatest phone hit the market so there will prob be another Iphone out by then.
Here is what I am knitting right now. It is the Treads gloves. I have frogged them twice now because they were to big in the wrist area for me. I have gone down to a size 4 needle and I think now maybe it will work for me. Almost to the part were I will start making the fingers. This pattern is on Raverly for free if you like it.
I hope to start some sock this week also so that I will have a go project with me all the time. I hate those days when your out and all your electronics are almost dead and you have not knitting with you. Hope by next week I'll have more to share with you all. Have a good week.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The top fall colored yarn is Happy Feet which I can't wait to knit a pair of socks out of :) I love fall and I could not wait to get some fall colors.. Hope everyone has a great week and I will try and post more in the coming days..
Friday, August 27, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I have had no knitting time this week at all!!!!! No reading or tv time this week... It has been work and sleep. But I have the first week knocked out of the way and I am feeling great that I am learning my new job so fast.
I am a Assistant Manager with a Finance company. I said I would not go back into the collection and loan field, but here I am. I think this job will be really good for me. Its great to be able to get all dressed up for work and look pretty for a change. Hope to have more to post about in the coming week. Take care and have a wonderful weekend all.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
MADISON EMBOSSED EXOTIC CARRYALL.
So after coming home and taking pics of my purse and loading it up, we were off to dinner at a Mexican restaurant and to Barns & Nobles . I love Barns & Nobles store. I trying to go more now that I have the Nook, because they are always running some special is you take your Nook in. Like yesterday I showed the Cafe my Nook and got a 3 piece chocolates from Godiva for free.. yummy.. when I came back from getting my free chocolate, Don and Cheyanne were at the Nook Counter. Of coarse Don wants to buy Cheyanne a Nook because she reads so much and it really would save us money in the long run. We let her test drive the Nook for a bit and she wanted one. So don bought her the Wi-fi only version and a really nice cover for it. Talk about 2 excited girls yesterday!! he really made our year taking us on such a shopping spree. It's something we never do, so it was very nice treat.
I will post later in the week of how my new job is going :) i'm hoping this job will work out just fine for a long time. No more job changes for me. This is it. Have a great week everyone..
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I did have a custom skin made from Unique Skins.com earlier this week, so I'm hoping it will be here soon. I'll make sure to post pictures when I get it put on my Nook.
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
- Mobile Read... http://www.mobileread.com/ This is a great place for all kinds of Nook goodness. They have forums and websites to download books.
- Good Reads ... http://www.goodreads.com/ This is a place to document all the books you have read, will read and want to read. You can add friends and see what they to say about books they have read or what they suggest to read you may not know if out.
- Books On Board.... http://www.booksonboard.com/index.html?ebooks=ebooks// another online book buying site.
Love comments from you guys so drop by and say hi ;) have a great day all.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Anyone that knows me, knows that I have been in a relationship with Don since 2003. We got engaged 2 years ago and I really have not thought about getting married yet just because I don't feel the need. Of coarse there is my family that thinks I should stop playing house and get married,but I just don't see the point. Its not going to change anything in our relationship except my last name. Pointless really.
My relationship has always been my number 1 priority because it's that important to me. Don really has made me a better person by love and support that he gives me unconditionally without fail. I really have changed for the better but it seems there are those that think I should still be a party hardy girl and go out to clubs, drink and be their partner in crime for a good time. Now that I don't do that anymore I have to say I have no friends in my life, not even 1.. It's really sad that I was no more than a fun friend and now that I have a nice life that does not involve drinking, night clubs and running all over town < I have been left in the dust.
Having a family means you spend all your time with them and doing for them because you love them. and it means you give 110% to that person. I don't see why you have to go shopping, eat lunch and do all this crazy stuff to be friends with someone. You can't just talk on the phone, email or drop a text and say hi to be friends???????? I guess I will never have friends again because I chose to be with Don all the time when we are not working. people in this world want to know why they get divorced or don't have good relationships? Think about it. 100 years ago a man and woman had each-other, and then their kids. That was it! they worked,played and spent all there time together. The wife just didn't run off all day to hang out with her girlfriends while the hubby sat home tending the farm! She didn't tell him she couldn't make dinner because she had to go to meet the girls at the club for a drink. I truly believe Don and I have a strong relationship because we spend all our time invested with each other.
So I will say it , right here. I don't care if you think I'm stupid for never leaving his side, I don't care that you think i'm crazy for never talking or seeing so called friends! friendship is not a one way street and I'm tired of doing all the walking. friendship should be meeting in the middle.. thats what friends do , it's about both people. And if you really cared about me you would understand that my family is the world to me , and you would be supportive of me for trying to be the best person I can be...... (Off soap box)
Not everyone can have the relationship we have, and I thank god every day for giving me Don. I love him and Cheyanne with everything I have and will never make the mistake of letting others try and control our lifes. We make our lifes what we really want, and I want Don for my life mate and that's it. I can't change the way people think or what they do, all I can do is make my life what it needs to be. So, so long to friendship of the past and your restrictions and rules! I don't play games and I don't follow anyone.. This is my life and my rules, and the rules say I will be happy for ever :)
Friday, July 9, 2010
I love this case because the inside is bright pink and it hold the Nook so I don't have to take it in and out . It also has the business card holder and paper holder . The cases for the Nook are crazy expensive but this one was only 30.00 which I could stand.