Thursday, August 31, 2006

3 lbs and STILL Hungry...

Ok - so I went to weigh-in on Monday night and I lost 3 pounds, which I was surprisingly happy with. I hope to be down another 2-3 lbs next week, but I'm sure that won't be the case. However, who knows, right? I mean, I'm following the points and working out (not as much as I should I'm sure). So, hopefully I will see SOME result. The only thing is - I'm STILL hungry. That's the hardest part that the three of us here are finding. We're still hungry sometimes in the afternoon. Good thing I have sugar free Fudgesicles. That usually holds me over until dinner.

We had two members of the IP Design Team resign this week. I will miss them dearly, but completely understand when things get hectic. So, I've been thinking about things. Right now, our team is heavy - we have a lot of members. As much as I love seeing the work of everyone on the IP team, sometimes I enjoy looking at the work of everyone else, too. With that being said, I am thinking of posting a little "mini-contest" on my blog. Nothing major, or rule-filled, etc. Just something simple. I've got a HUGE goodie box that I'm thinking of sending out to someone who does a magnificient project with Gin-X stuff. Who knows - if you enter, you might find yourself with a nice little note from Barb Hogan asking if you'd like to be on the team.

Would anyone be interested? If I hear of interest, I might post something tomorrow with a little more structure, etc. Just remember that this isn't a "DT Call" but rather a "what can you do with Gin-X?" Plus, we're always looking for projects, etc. for our newsletter & blog and that also will get you a compensation box. :)

Let me know!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006


I've been neglectful of my blog and for that I am sorry. Neglecting my blog means that I've been doing other things which can be both good and bad. Right now I'm putting all the final touches on show artwork and trying to meet deadlines. Plus, I've been spending time with my family - it's been nice to have a weekend with nothing to do! (Except, we helped cater an event this weekend - fed about 450 people. I'm still trying to recoup!)

Anyway - today's blog was going to be about how you SHOULDN'T act when you're at an event and are being served dinner, but it's done and over and I don't feel like griping about it today. Although, I will say - if you are vegetarian (which there is NOTHING wrong with!) and you know that they're serving Filet and Chicken, make sure to preorder your vegetarian selection! Ok - had to get that off of my chest!

Back to things at hand. real photos to update. They're sitting on my Rebel which is sitting at home on my scanner. A lot of good that does me for the blog. I do have this photo of my great niece, Ryan. She'll be 9 months tomorrow. Little stinker!

Both my niece and my brother got new cars this weekend. That's something that Scott and I won't see for a long time. I am bound and determined to pay off a car one day. I've got a year left on my 626, and it's only got 26,000 miles on it (it's 4 years old) so I'm thinking that we've still got a long time with that car. At least, I hope so. I keep telling Maggie that it will be hers one day. She's excited about it now, but wait until she's 16. I'm sure that excitement will turn to begging for something different. I'm hoping by then, it will resemble the car John Candy drove in Uncle Buck and we can just have fun with it. Good times I tell ya!

Well, I better get going. I have Weight Watchers in an hour and need to finish up and get out of here. The dreaded scale is calling my name. I hate that damn thing. I think it laughs at me when I step on it, or maybe that noise is the scale choking from my utter size. Either way - I don't like it! LOL!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

3.2 lbs down - More to go...

Well, I had weigh-in last night and I was slightly disappointed. I know that a loss is a loss, but I was really hoping for just a bit more - especially since my home scale had me closer to 7 lbs. Oh well...that's 3.2 lbs I hope to never see again!

Maggie starts school tomorrow. She'll be a BIG 1st grader and we met her teacher tonight. I'm sure that Scott is enjoying the new teach - she's about 25, tall, blonde and super cute. Maggie loves her. She was a Kindergarten teacher last year so Maggie had some interaction with her already. Funny thing is - this girl must know my Maggie because she sat her boy, Jacob, next to her. LOL!

Scott had his court date today. I haven't really blogged about it but on August 3rd, he had an accident. He was turning right at an intersection and a kid was riding his bike the wrong way on the street and they collided. The kid was totally fine but it has upset Scott to no end. Plus, he was cited and after he got home, he realized that the citation should have been given to the bicyclist because he was the one that violated the law, so we had traffic court today. His "trial" is on the 19th of September. I just pray that it all goes well. He doesn't deserve this. The kid wanted to leave and Scott wouldn't let him because he was worried that he was hurt. There is a lot more to the story (with the kid) but it boils down to the fact that Scott shouldn't pay for a kid's mistake. The most important thing is that the kid is ok- which he is, so now we have to settle this ticket issue, etc. Fortunately, our insurance company has been COMPLETELY supportive.

That's all for now. I need to get of here and get Maggie ready for School. Have a good Tuesday!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Check out my little munchkin...

Even though I can't eat much (although I'm sure baby foods are low in points), Addison seems to really be catching on!

Here she is eating carrots. Silly little girl. She cracks me up - every time she eats her baby food (which she totally loves more than her bottle) she sucks on the spoon and then blows a bit -so there is usually food everywhere. It ends up in her hair and everything. Of course, with that mane, we're going to have those issues. LOL! (It's aleady long enough that it's down the middle of her back) But, back to the food. She LOVES it. Can't get enough. Maybe I'll finally get my peanut to grow!

Maggie is gearing up for back to school. She's going to miss her sister during the day. She stayed with my mom last night because "it's the last time I'll be able to for a LONG time". She said this as she was pleading her case. Girl is good at pleading. Might make a great attorney one day! Plus, she doesn't like to lose. Ha!

Here she is with Addison. She's a great big sister!

Tonight is Friday - normally we have pizza but now that Scott and I are both doing points, it's filet mignon. Yum!!!! Can't complain there. He used to be a butcher, so steak night at the Rohlfs' is a good time!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Back to Fat Lady Camp

As I write this, my stomach is growling. But, it's ok. I'm making a lifestyle change. At least, that's what I tell myself every time it growls at me. What type of lifestyle change, do you ask? Well...Fatty McFat here signed up for Weight Watchers. I did it back in 2001 and lost 40 pounds in about 4 months. I could stand to do that again (plus some). The good thing is - this time two of my friends are going with me so it will be more motivation. I'm actually looking forward to it - I just have to keep telling myself that Don Pablo is NOT my friend.

This morning my alarm went off. I had set it early so that I could get up and work out. I hit the snooze button. I just couldn't do it the first time. BUT - I laid there and said to myself "Get your fat ass out of bed and get on the treadmill." So I did. And, it actually feels good. I did a mile on the treadmill at a fast walk pace. Well - 3/4 of it was at fast walk and I jogged the last 1/4 mile. It felt GOOD when I was done. Another cool thing was that I got to watch "I LOST IT" on Discovery Health while working out. Nothing like watching people with successful weight loss stories while you're working out. Good times...

I ran to the grocery and overhauled our fridge once again. Another positive is that Scott is on board with me. We counted out our points last night and packed our lunches. We've got dinner planned and I'm pretty happy about it. He also signed up for Tae Kwon Do as his workout. That's his gig - mine is treadmill and sweating with Richard Simmons. I'm really looking forward to our lifestyle change together. The last time I did weight watchers, Scott would eat regularly, so I'd sit with my chicken and he'd be having a Big Mac. Not this time. I'm so glad that he's in it with me.

Well...back to work. The workout this morning put me on an adrenaline rush and I have a million things I want to get done. I hope that by next week, I'm reporting a weight loss in my Tuesday blog entry!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ok - so I like these little quiz things but this is out of control!

My niece sent me this one. Who in the world cares to know that much stuff? Anyway - since I'm a dork that likes quizzes (too bad it's not on a scantron) here you go! By the way - I noticed a bunch of numbers missing....Oh well...

200. My middle name is: Elizabeth
199. I was born on: June 27th
198. Your sign: Cancer (can't you look that up based on my birthday?)
197. My cell phone company: Verizon - are you in?
196. My eye color: Hazel
195. My shoe size is: 10 - that's right - I have BOATS for feet!
194. My ring size is: 8?
193. My height is: 5'9
192. I am allergic to: exercise
191. I was born in: Good Sam
190. I live in: the ghetto
189. The last book I read: 52 Scrapbooking Challenges by Elsie Flanningan
188. My bed is: not big enough - I wish I had room for a King
187. One thing I know for sure about the opposite sex: Heck...I have NO idea
186. I am glad I'm my sex because: women rule the world!
179. My favorite Holiday is: Halloween
178. The perfect kiss is: from Scott
177. The last three cd's I bought are: Nick Lachey, Dixie Chicks (didn't care for it as much) and Booty Shakin' Hits (At Target)
176. Last song that made me cry was: Five for Fighting - 100 Years
172. My most treasured possessions are: Maggie & Addison
170. What did you do last night?: Went to Applebees with Scott
167. My skin's reaction to the sun is (tan/burn): Burn, then go back to pale white

I Do (YES)/Do Not (NO) Believe In
143. Santa? Not in the literal since but believe in giving
142. Love at first sight? Have you SEEN Nick Lachey?
141. Luck? Yes
140. Fate? Yep - how I met Scott was PURE fate!
138. Aliens? Actually - I do think there is something out there
137. Heaven? Yes!
136. Hell? Yes - but I don't like to talk about it - scary place!
135. Ghosts? Yes- but I don't want to see one. Ever seen a grown woman tinkle herself? I'm petrified of that stuff!
134. Horoscopes? Eh...I enjoy reading them.
133. Soulmates? Of course!

Which is Better?
129. Hugs or Kisses: In Hershey land - Kisses. In real life - depends on who it's coming from. :)
126. Red heads or Dark Brown hair: Well...DUH! I'm a red-head most of the time.
125. Blondes or Brunettes: I don't care
124. Hot or cold: Neither - I have about a 3 degree window where I'm comfortable and that's what I like.
123. Summer or winter: Fall
122. Coffee or tea: Neither - water all the way
121. Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate or vanilla covered in chocolate
120. Night or Day: Night
119. Oranges or Apples: Neither - I don't like to taint my junk food with healthy things.
118. Curly or Straight hair: I keep mine straight right now

First Thing That Comes To Mind
115. Backstabbers: I think of high school
114. Parents: Mine were AWESOME
110. School: I was the geek that enjoyed it

Last time I
103. Showered: this morning - goodness, isn't this personal?
102. Last time I hugged someone: this morning
101. Saw someone I haven't seen in a while: probably last week

90. Who's the ditziest person I know: Oh goodness...I know a lot of them.
89. Who makes me laugh the most: Scott or Laura
87. One thing I'm mad about right now is: all the hate in the world. Come on people - we're all human!
83. The last movie I saw in the theater was: Hoodwinked. I fell asleep.
82. The thing I don't understand is: how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
80. The most unsatisfactory answer I've ever received is: I guess
76. This summer I am: traveling more than I'd like to
75. Something I will really miss when I leave home is: my kids
74. The thing that I'm looking forward to the most: raising our kids with Scott
72. Today: has been a long day
70. Next Week: got a lot to do
71. Next Summer: there is another trade show...
67. People call me: Ginger, Ging, Gin-Dog, G, etc.
62. The person who knows the most about me is: Scott
61. The person that can read me the best is: Scott
60. The most difficult thing to do is: Say goodbye to a loved one forever
59. I have gotten a speeding ticket: once and I SWEAR it wasn't me they clocked!
53. The one person who i can't hide things from: my mom
51. Right now I am talking to: nobody
48. I work at: Imagination Project
47. I have these pets: None - had to get rid of them due to Maggie's allergies
45. The worst sound in the world: car crash
35. Florida or hawaii: Neither...I prefer relaxing in the south.
33. My favorite piece of clothing is: jeans
32. My favorite sport to watch is: football
31. Last time I cried: I'm always crying over something
27. Last person who hurt you: feelings wise? Probably some stupid stranger...
22. The all-time best movie is: The Wedding Singer (Ok - it's probably a sappy movie but I like movies that make me laugh more than ones that make me cry - I already cry too much)
21. The all-time best thing in the world is: my girls
20. the all-time best person you know is: Scott and My mom
19. The most annoying thing ever is: I've got a list
18. The most annoying person you know is: got a list for that, too!
17. I lose all respect for people who: are dishonest, whether it be lying, stealing or cheating. It's just WRONG
16. The movies I have cried at are: The Notebook, The Green Mile, The Color Purple, Steel Magnolias, the list goes on and on.
15. Closest friends Names: I have a bunch of tight friends!
14. tv show ur watching? No tv here. :( But if I had a choice - GREY'S ANATOMY
13. Favorite web site: ebay
12. I want to be: financially stable
11. Something you want most?: my family to be safe
10. My favorite phrase: seriously...
9. My room is: lavendar
8. My favorite celebrities are: Nick Lachey, Nick Lachey and Nick Lachey
7. The hottest celebrity is: Nick Lachey - if you don't know who he is - see above
6. Your strongest physical feature is: I don't have one.
5. My weakness is: chocolate
4. If you could be anyone in the world, who would it be? Me...just with some tweaks. :)
2. I filled out 200 questions because? My niece sent it to me and there weren't 200 questions - what's up with that?
1. What do you want? Security

WOW! Well...that's intense. LOL!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

8 Years Ago...

I married a wonderful guy. We were just kids at the time, but I knew he was the one for me. Little did I know that one day we'd have to be "adults" and we'd be parents of two beautiful girls. God has been good to me. He gave me Scott and then Maggie & Addie. On my anniversary today I appreciate it. I'm glad that I'm married to a guy that makes me crack up and takes wonderful care of our kids. He keeps saying his contract was only for 7 1/2 years, but he must obviously enjoy it because it expired over 6 months ago and he hasn't bothered to run. LOL! Plus, he has my name tattooed on his shoulder. Good luck covering that up!

Here's our little family...

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Friends don't let friends fly through ORD or ATL...

Ok - so, I'm sitting in OHare for the umpteenth time this month. Maybe I'm exaggerating a little but I calcuated it this evening (because BOTH of my flights were delayed) and over 80% of the flights that I have taken during this four-week travel excursion of mine have been either delayed or cancelled. That's not at ALL annoying... (pick up the sarcasm there?)

Here is me two minutes ago: NEVERMIND - Blogger won't load the flippin' photo.

I was rolling my eyes. I don't know what's more annoying. The people around me or being delayed and not getting into CVG until after Midnight. Ms. Thang at Starbucks was less than stellar. I love it when you ask a question and instead of a simple "yes", you get that mumbled "uhm hum" and that look like you've got three heads. Or, Ms. Primpy who has to spray God knows what into her hair two seats away from me at the gate. Whatever it was, it left a cloud around her head. Pretty foul.... Plus, Blogger is being janky and it takes forever and a day to upload a photo. Can't a fat girl catch a break? My friends always tell me that I make these faces that let you know when I'm not amused. I'm sure I have that look right now. I think I'm just tired and my level of patience has definitely worn thin. Ha!

I do have to talk about the awesome Scrapbook Tour for just a minute. Ladies in St. Louis are absolutely AWESOME and VERY welcoming! SO, if any of you St. Louis ladies are reading this - THANK YOU! Especially Pat and Kathy who were amazing volunteer TA's! Big hugs to you girls!

Alright - well, I better quit my gripe fest - I hate feeling negative. Ok - I'm lying. I get a kick out of it. Ha! Just kidding. I'm trying to find some light in this flight delay crap. Maybe Nick Lachey will somehow walk up and be on the same plane. I'm sure THAT will really happen....

I just miss my family. Scott had a slight mishap that I will blog about later and I'm looking forward to taking Maggie school shopping and just cuddling with my peanut, Addie. Plus, there is nothing like being home with Scott and the kids. Hope to have a lazy Sunday with all of them.

Gotta run - flight MIGHT board in five minutes...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's been a few days...

When you're literally living out of a suitcase, it can be very difficult to update the blog. I apologize for that- trust me- I enjoy talking about myself and miss my online journal. I'm almost done with all of my traveling. This week I'm in St. Louis and then next week I'm back home for a few weeks. Ah own bed and some sleep! (Not to mention - time with my precious girls!)

CKU was a blast. The girls in Atlanta were FUN and we had a good time. Check us out...

This was dinner on Saturday night. We were WORN OUT! Of course, I go to leave the next morning and my flight was cancelled. I have to be honest - that's the SECOND time in about a week and a half that I've been stuck in the ATL airport. Quite frankly - I'm sick of looking at the place. But, I did get home and Laura and I got some hilarious shots while on the plane. Check out her blog sometime - she's deathly afraid of flying but we make it a good time. We even managed to plan her wedding on the way from ATL to DAY. (Yea - they flew me to Dayton and then down to Cincinnati. Made sense to me...)

I have to say, I am SO GLAD that I have a few days with my girls. Addie is growing like crazy and is talking constantly. Just baby babble, but it's so cute to hear her. She went to the doc last week for her shots and she's weighing in at a whopping 11 lbs, 4 oz. Talk about a TEENY TINY! LOL! But, they said she's growing just fine - her growth curve is perfect - she's just in the 10th percentile. It's an adjustment for me considering Maggie hovered in the 95th percentile and still does.

I'll post more photos soon. I have to get back to packing kits. I also wanted to mention that I've added some teaching dates in September - I'll be at the Midwest Scrapbook Convention in Indianapolis. Looking forward to it! :)