Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Parenting 101

Well I guess you could say I'm picking up my "parenting" skills quite nicely. First off, I've had to completely rearrange my schedule. I used to get up come to work, go get lunch (if I didn't bring lunch from one, which only happened once in a blue moon) go to the gym ater work and then home to cook dinner. Now my schedule is more like get up an hour BEFORE I usually did, take the dog out, play with dog, get ready try to take Miles for a walk (he still getting used to the whole collar/leash thing) go to work, work, go back home for lunch to take the dog out, go back to work, work, go home again, take the dog out, play with dog for about an hour, head off to gym, workout, head home, cook dinner, and then devote evening to puppy. It's madness I tell you. The bf is helping he takes care of him when he gets home and I'm still at the gym, does any "night calls" and also devotes his evening to him. And so far it seems to be working out. I know this is all only temporary since he's still just a puppy being potty trained and getting used to his new digs. In the morning I don't even think twice about getting up when the alarm goes off or I hear him "howling" I just get up.

Then there are the other things. I'm always worried about Miles, is he okay, are the shots affecting him, is he sleeping or is something else wrong. My sisters always used to say that if I ever had kids I'd be the worried mother, one to intentionally wake up the baby to see if they were still okay and I must admit I'm guessing they were right. LOL I'm becoming that type of mother, yes I am but I could care less!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Welcome Miles

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I'm a parent!! Yup I have a life entrusted upon me, yikes!! But I'm not that type of parent. I'm now the proud owner of a Beagle!!! While reading the paper on Saturday, the bf noticed an ad for a pet expo being held this weekend and since we've been looking for a Beagle unsuccessfully since we've moved into the house we decided to give it a shot. Sunday morning bright and early we ventured over to the the center and sure enough there were Beagles!! Rudy ended up buying one and that just made our Sunday even busier. We had to buy the crate, the collar, puppy food, the leash, etc. We played with the puppy most of Sunday and finally decided on the name Miles! He's so adorable!!

Last night he spent most of the night crying, howling, but I got up early this morning and played with him for about half an hour. After getting ready for work I took him for a walk through the neighborhood with a leash that's probably a bit too big for him, but he enjoyed it!! I'm going to head back during my lunch hour to take him out again and the bf should make it home before I get home from the gym!

In other news I'm doing alright again as far as weightloss. I've been sticking to getting back to myself, hitting the gym hard and now doing even more cardio since Miles entered my life.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

But it's only 3lbs!!!

As some of you may know I've been in a weight loss phase for a while now, not really "dieting" more like making healthier changes for the long run. You know switching white rice for brown rice, white flour pasta for orgranic whole wheat pasta, etc. I've also cut out sugar from my diet, I still eat fruits which have sugar but nothing with sugar added. I only drink diet soda, unsweetened iced tea and water too. Anyway I've been quite successful in this process, I don't have the guts to put up a before picture and my current picture because this blog was never really centered around weightloss and I'm too ashamed for the world to see what I used to look like, let's just say I've lost more than 50lbs. Huge I know!

Lately I've been kinda slacking on my weightloss efforts. I could blame it on a number of things, the catered training that we've been having at work in which the donuts, muffins and catered pizza just call my name, but I think there's more to it.

Since we've moved into the new house and are cohabitating for the first time ever with no roommates, I'm finding I want to spend more time at home. Before when we didn't live together I was all about heading straight to the gym after work and then home and my dinner was usually a meal replacement shake and a side salad and I was fine with that. Now I feel more inclined to go home after work instead of devoting my time to the gym and I don't think the bf would be too happy with the thought of a protein shake and salad for dinner. I don't know if it's all psychological or what but I'm beginning to feel like a heffer!! LOL I've only gained a couple of pounds, but it's still 3 whole pounds and I'm scared that 3 will become 5 which will then become 10, and so on and so forth.

So as of today I'm going to become myself again per se and stop getting lunch out, start writing down everything that I eat and I'm not going to get that occasional bag of M&M's I've been getting for what seems like every afternoon at work! I will lose those 3 lbs and maybe even shoot for 7 more after that! Anyway I just had to post this out there so I'm accountable for it now!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

But it's not my Birthday....

I am fast approaching my one year anniversary of living in San Antonio. I moved here Labor Day weekend of 2005 right in the midst of Hurricane Katrina. Anyway I've mentioned to the bf that it doesn't feel like a whole year has passed, time seems to go by quicker as you get older, so I guess I'm getting older! Anyway we've been doing a lot of shopping for the new house and everytime we walk by the Coach counter I've mentioned my want for one. Well it seems I don't have to wait any longer. Last night the bf came home with one!!

Isn't she lovely??

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

makes you wonder

While in college I was pretty strict about who I would date and who I considered bf "material" don't ask why but I just did, every girl has to have her standards and if it that meant I would be single for awhile then so be it, I wasn't just going to settle. This may make me seem like I'm stuck up, but really I'm not. Anyway back to my story, not long after I graduated, I met a guy we'll refer to as P. P had a Bachelor's degree, but wasn't using his degree at all, I mean this guy worked in the fast food industry, lived at home with his parents, and didn't even have a bank account for crying out loud. I don't know what was up with my list at that time maybe I couldn't find it, but I ended up dating the guy for maybe a month or two I really don't remember the exact timeline.

My friends used to say I wanted to "fix" this guy and help him get a better job and then I would be done with the relationship. I guess they had a point because after reading this guys resume or what he called a resume, I was shocked he even passed a college english class! Anyway we both saw our relationship differently he was impressed with my career, my life etc and he immediately told his parents about me and wanted to me to meet them, the whole works! He also said he was in love with me fairly quickly, but I never said the same back to him. Okay I'm dragging this out, the whole point of the story is that we dated, he wanted a whole lifetime commitment thing and I didn't know what I wanted, I eventually told him it wouldn't work out and that I'd rather us just be friends.

We were friends for a while, when we saw one another we'd say hi, you know the usual awkward hi's. We'd also occasionaly text one another. The last time I talked to him or received a text from him was just a few weeks ago. He told me that he still had the same fast food job, still living at home, nothing has changed with him. Anyway today I went out for lunch and there was a huge line at the drive through, but I'm so bored at work I didn't mind waiting. While waiting in line I happened to look up and saw a couple getting out of their vehicle and I kid you not this looked exactly like P but later on in life, he even drove a truck like's P's but just a different color!! I almost had to do a double take just to make sure it wasn't really him! This guy I saw looked like a painter or something because his clothes were covered in paint and the ladder in the back of his truck. He was there with a girl, his significant other I'll assume and it just made me wonder what would have become of him, of us, if I had continued in that relationship. Would I be the woman jumping out of the old beat up pick up truck? Hmmmm???

Anyway I just had a memory flashback while waiting for lunch today.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Wow has it really been almost a whole month since my last post!!! Well here's the latest and greatest. We finally moved into the new house, FINALLY!!! They are still doing a few minor touch up while we're in it, but nothing really drastic! A couple of weekends ago a few of the bf's friends came into town to help us install ceiling fans and to also see the house. We could have had the builder install ceiling fans but we wanted each room to have "custom" fans and not the plain white fans the builder would have installed. We also finally have cable and the cable modem. It took them a while to get out to the house but now that it's installed it's great. The plasma was also delivered, we're now just looking for a console since we've decided to mount the plasma on the wall. Other than that it's just been unpacking and getting rid of unneeded things. I've also spent more money than I have in a long ass time!! It seems like we're always at Sam's Club or Wal-Mart or Bed Bath and Beyond!!! It's crazy I tell you!! Anyway here are some of the pics from the bbq we had when we finished installing the ceiling fans. You'll have to excuse the hair, I had been unpacking and what not ALL frickin day!! I swear it looks like I have a mullet or something going on there!!!