Tuesday, January 17, 2012

All Snow Broke Loose

You get ONE snowfall a few days ago and all it's been doing since is snowing.
A nice view of snow at the In-Laws'.  Snow is pretty, and truth be told: We needed some snow. What I did not need is all the fun of driving through it. If you are living in an area with snow, PLEASE do us all a favor and stop riding the bumper of the person in front of you!!! It increases my stress level by about 1,000,000% when someone does that.  I leave ample room in front of my car so that if anything happens, I have room to get it back together. If you ride my butt, you're gonna connect with my car.

On another note: Alex and I have ramped up the weight loss plan.  We've now switched from soda's to sparkling juices.  Actually, it's just frozen juice concentrate mixed with carbonated water. It gives the mouthfeel of soda without all the sugar and caffeine. Sugary snacks have been replaced with popcorn, chicken nuggets and fig newtons.  Also, the exercise routines will be increased to about 5 times a week instead of 3.

This has a purpose: Once Alex loses the last 30 pounds he signs the contract with the USAF, and he's been promised a laptop when this happens. It's the carrot on the end of the stick.

Business-wise, I've decided to start selling my baby quilts.  I've been creating quilts out of scraps of fabric. There are about 5 more upstairs to finish.  If they don't sell, I will be donating them to the pregnancy-alternative center.  They give them to Pregnant Mom's who come in with concerns about keeping their babies.  Nothing gives you hope more than little gifts for the coming baby. 

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