Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Treasure Tuesday and others......

Boy has blogger been PMSing today. It's been like pulling teeth trying to get on ANY blogs associated with blogger, and let's not even mention trying to post anything.
It seems to have given me a few minutes so I'm going to try and get this posted as quick as possible.
I'm going to start with my Treasure Tuesday. For more info and a list of other participants be sure to check out Faith at Faithful Mommy :)

My treasure today is a scrapbook that I started when I met hubby. As a lot of you who read my blog know, we met online and talked back and forth for a year. During that time, I accumulated a lot of letters, photos, emails etc.

This may seem like a small thing to others but it's a HUGE treasure to me. I brought it all the way from South Africa and it's lasted 9 years so far, hope it lasts many many more.
One of the first thing Curt sent me was a poem he had written for me. He sent it about a week or two after we had met. I actually entered this poem online a few months ago and it has now been picked to be part of a Poetry Book being published this year. How exciting!!!!
I even kept the backs of CD's that he had bought and sent over to South Africa. The kids LOVE going through the scrapbook and reading the letters daddy sent mommy.

Nothing like picking up the scrapbook and going through it. There's so many memories in there and it always makes us smile and remind us of why we fell in love. :)
So that's my Treasure for Today :)

Alright now moving on, yesterday after picking up Jasmine from school I was faced with one of the issues I've always hoped I wouldn't have to deal with.
Apparently she took some candy from the teachers desk. Now if I didn't care I honestly would have just let it go, but I think that it's extremely important to teach kids right from wrong at an early age.
Today it's a piece of candy, tomorrow it's a car, know what I mean?

Jasmine didn't exactly understand what she had done. When I brought it to her attention then she started getting the picture and was extremely embarassed to have done it. I made her take the piece of candy back to the teacher, I think she learnt her lesson and will never do it again.
Anyone else out there had to deal with this issue already?

So yesterday I told you I would start posting my weight.

136 lbs

I found a really good site that I'm sure will help me. My goal is to go back down to 125 lbs by July 1st, 2006. If you are wanting to loose weight too and don't know where to start, or maybe you want a good place to keep track of your calories, then THIS is the place to go.
It's called SparkePeople and it's a free site. It's got tons of awesome calculators and tools, exercises you can do, menu plans, printable shopping lists etc.

Let me tell you, I had NO idea how many calories I was consuming until I tracked them yesterday. For me to loose this weight I need to eat between 1200-1550 calories a day, by dinner time yesterday I had consumed 2100. OMG, OMG, OMG.....I was soooooo upset with myself. It was that pineaplle upside down cake I tell ya. And those Lay's Chips didn't help either, but then again, maybe it was the Milky Way Bar I had.........SEE, even writing it down, I can't believe I ate all that in one day as well as my normal meals.
So I'm determined to make this work...wish me luck LOL

I was laying in bed last night, after the kids had fallen asleep, and I thought that I would read, but wasn't really in the mood for any of the books I had on my night table, so I went looking for one and then came across a book on my TBR (To Be Read) Pile. It was by Debbie Macomber and it's called "Navy Brides". It's a compilation of 3 different stories and I read the first one last night, I just couldn't put it down. I could relate to so much in the book due to being a military wife.
I think any military spouse could relate to the feelings portrayed by the characters, that feeling of comraderie, knowing that when your husband is deployed you have others to turn to, others feeling the same way and going through the same notions. Can't wait to finish the book tonight.

Before I close this post I want to point you in the direction of some blogs I found are worth checking out and just love visiting. Everytime I add a new blog to my blogroll I'll be sure to post it so you all can also check them out.

5 Minutes for Mom - What a great site, it has tons of information, tons of links to other mom, christian, military sites. It's definitely a must read.

Midnight in Iraq - Jeff is a Marine officer deployed to Iraq right now. His blog and his words give us true insight as to what their daily life is like over there. He always has tons of pictures and great stories to share. Please go on over to show your support, the soldiers always love knowing that us back home are thinking of them and praying for their safety.

The Desert Excursion: 365 days in Iraq - a 24/7 Soldier Medic - Nick Bope is deployed to Iraq with Emily's hubby Dan. Nick also gives us first hand insight as to their days spent in the sandbox. Another worthwhile blog to visit and show support.

Well ladies, hope you all have a wonderful tuesday. Oh and don't forget to head on over to Kisses of Sunshine for today's "Tuesday Toss-up", she is sharing MercyMe's latest video, really neat :)

Also, if you have little ones and are wondering how to approach the whole "Allowances and Chores" subject, check out Shannon's blog today, there's loads of great tips.

And that's it for today. I have more laundry to finish and some ironing to do, then the usual daily housecleaning. Don't know how much I'll get done, my sinus headache went away but seems to be returning today, yuck.


  1. Loved your treasure! I need to start scrapbooking.

    I just posted my treasure. Stop by and take a look, if Blogger would behave!

  2. What a wonderful treasure!!! I love it1 Memories, memories!

  3. Oh, I love the treasure today. I still have the scrapbook I made when my husband and I began dating back in 1967. It hasn't disintegrated yet!

  4. Gotta love a guy who writes poetry! :-)

    I've been tracking everything that I've been eating (ediets.com) and it was an eye-opening experience! I've lost 10# so far since I've been doing so (about a month).

    I would KILL to weigh 136, LOL!

  5. I have a fantastic idea -- instead of all the superstars going overseas to entertain the troops, maybe we could get a couple back home to help with laundry? Ok, that probably doesn't make sense. It just sounds like I like doing laundry just as much as you do. Blagh. Hugs to you today, sweet woman.

  6. I have all the emails my hubby sent me when we first started dating. We were only two hours apart, and for only 2 months, but he emailed me like 60 emails! I have them all in a binder in page protectors :)

  7. I have every letter Matt wrote me during boot camp. I loved your treasure today....soooo sweet! I idea with keeping track of what you eat. I find I eat so much less when I write down what I eat. I try to do it daily.

  8. A lot of people have lately problems with blogger. I think it is overloaded sometimes, because for a free blogging platform you have a lot of freedom, meaning the template and things :)
    What a wonderful treasure to have. I wish I had the time and patience to start a scrap-book. But I usually blog or work on learning some coding if I have the free time :).
    Thanks for stopping by Sting My Heart today.:)

  9. I love it!!!

    I also love your blog look, wow! So pretty!


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