Thursday, February 24, 2011

Don't Give Me No Pop, No Pop

Don't give me no tea, no someone out there singing with me? (Come on Jenni, I know you are! :) That really didn't come out of nowhere, I promise! Stop the presses, I, lover of all things carbonated, have given up pop. For good. Completely. Cold turkey. See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya! Now, to some of you, this may not be a big deal, for me, it totally is. I have had a life long love affair with pop. In high school and college, I drank 2 or 3 pepsi's a day. (Gag me, right?) The last couple of years, it has mostly been Diet and only one a day. I have tried several times to stop drinking it completely, but I just have not had the willpower. The last few weeks, it has become Diet Mt. Dew that I am addicted to. This week however, it just has not tasted good, I was just using it to get my caffeine fix. Why would I drink something if I don't enjoy it and it is doing my body ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD? (Sorry for shouting!) So yesterday I decided that was it. No matter how many hours a week I spend at the gym, or how many salads I eat instead of burgers, or veggies instead of french fries, I don't think I will ever truly feel healthy when I am still drinking pop. Then I decided to compare it to McDonalds. Here is a little known fact for you...I have not eaten McDonalds in THREE years! Not one stinking fry people! That's huge, I LOVED McDonalds. The last time I had it was when my grandpa was in the hospital in February of 2008. Then I just decided no more. Now I can hardly even drive past a McDonalds without gagging. It stinks so bad! So to wrap up this ridiculous long paragraph about this subject, I'm just done. And I have told my hubby, and a friend, and now all of you. Now I feel like I have someone to be accountable to besides just myself. Whew!

On to other random topics...

Mother nature is not nice! We had temps in the 60's last week and it was heaven! So amazing! This week? Back to 20's and 30's. Grr!! Today, 4 to 6 inches of snow? Seriously? You witch! Welcome to Iowa!

The bright spot in this snowy, cold day? My two new pairs of high heels that were at my door when I got home! I will snap a picture of them in the daylight soon! I have decided I am going to do all my shopping online now. It was delightful to order 4 pairs of dress pants and 2 pairs of shoes in the comfort of my living room!

Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Things I Like Thursday

I have to give props to those women that can balance a full time job, kids, and a blog (that they update more than 2 times per month)! I just have not been on top of things lately! Really, it would be great if we could just fast-forward to April 19th (thanks for making us suffer a few more days) and maybe things will calm down. For those of you that don't know, I work for a public accounting firm. So, as you can imagine, work is C.R.A.Z.Y right now! Oh well, it is like this every year, and every year we get thru it!

On to the things I'm loving right now...

Maybe if I start this Noel sign from Frame Fanatic now, it will be finished by Christmas!

These Chess Squares (or Gooey Butter cake) from Kevin and Amanda look divine!

Super cute DIY Barn Door from Crafty Chic Mommy!

I LOVE this Laundry Room from Clean & Scentsible! I can't wait to have an actual laundry room someday.

I have actually started my paint chip wall art (which I showed you on my post a couple weeks ago) so hopefully I will be able to show you it soon!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!