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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Back!

I'm back from my Beach Trip. It was a little more adventurous than I would have liked but we did have fun never less.

The weather was great for the first two days and then the next two felt like I was in the Tundra. It was FREEZING!

Some highlighted points (ones that made my trip kinda bad):

  • We left later than I wanted to on Wed. Therefore we got there really late and didn't do anything. We ate dinner and went to bed. Wasted Day!
  • Thursday we both drank way to much and I got sick. REALLY SICK! I went back to my hotel room and slept till I woke up to find my boyfriend gone. Where was he you ask? Drunk on the boardwalk eating dinner at 9:30 PM!
  • When I woke up from my coma and tried to find my boyfriend I reach for my cell phone to call him only to find out that my cell phone was broke. It wasn't turning on. GREAT! Had to use the phone in the hotel room that cost me for long distance. Luckily I got that taken care of at the end of the trip.
  • When he got back from his drunken escapades he was so tired he went to sleep. Great a wasted night and I feel sick. The entire rest of the night I was deathly sick. It was miserable.
  • Friday morning I woke up to find what looked like a scratch on my cheek. Turns out it was a jelly fish sting. Yes I was stung by a jellyfish on Thursday on my cheek and didn't know it and that's why I was sick the rest of the night from the venom.
  • The tundra cold the last two days of my trip. I couldn't go swimming in the ocean.
  • I was so tired from the night before (thurs night) that we didn't get to do anything Friday night. :(
  • When we left Saturday it was massive raining and my boyfriend was getting angry because he couldn't find the Penn State game. (to top it all off they lost and he was then super angry)
Otherwise we did have a good trip and tried to make the most of everything. I was really upset that I got so sick, my phone broke and that I had/have a jelly fish sting on my cheek but my wonderful boyfriend tried his best to cheer me up and we had fun.

Now I just have to deal with this lovely sting on my cheek that is pretty big mind you, hurts sometimes and the venom can still be in your for a while so sometimes I don't feel all that great. Wonderful!

In other news my mom moved out of my childhood house yesterday and closed on the house today. I'm very sad to leave this house but I'll always have the memories.

and to make life even better I'm still feeling crappy. I have a migraine headache, I'm achy, and I'm freezing cold. I really hope its from the venom still and not that I'm getting sick!

Sorry to be a downer just needed to vent. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Beach Time!

In just a few hours (okay not a few but in about 18 hours from now) I will be driving to the Beach!! I can not wait!!

I really hope its nice weather and not too cold because I wanna soak up the sun (cue in song). B and I were supposed to leave at 6 AM Wed. but since he forgot to tell his boss that he needs Wed. off we can't leave til about 1 PM. That's okay though. I'll have time to sleep in and do my last minute things before leaving.

Tonight I'm helping my mom pack up the rest of her house, while B and my mom's bf help move furniture into her POD. My mom is moving out of our house that we have lived in since I was 3 next Wed. I'm very sad about it but it's just a reminder that a house is just that a house and that the memories are created with your family. After we all get done packing tonight, my brother, my mom and I will spend one last night in the house we have called home. I'm sure we'll laugh and cry but I think it will be good for us to add some closure to our house. My hometown will always be my hometown I'll just have to come visit every now and then. :)

Before I leave I wanted to share with you the pictures from WoofStock that I took my mom's dog Izzie to. Some of the dogs were dressed up:Hawaii DogHippie Dog
Izzie (not dressed up but still so cute)

I hope everyone has a great week and weekend and I'll catch ya on Monday!

Monday, September 21, 2009

So this past weekend we went to our Beer Fest. It was part of my anniversary present to my love. We both LOVED it and had so much fun! B had a lil too much fun if you know what I mean! :) We both def. want to go to another one so we are on the search for one soon!

Otherwise this weekend was pretty low-key. Saturday during the day I cleaned my apartment and did laundry. I know super fun right? Sunday I hung around with B until about mid afternoon and then took Izzie(my mom's dog) to a dog show and we had a blast. I'll try to post pictures soon of it. Just have to find some camera cords!

This week I will be taking a blogging hiatus as I will going to the B.E.A.C.H!! I will gone til Saturday/early Sunday and I'm super excited. I know that it isn't the ideal time to be going but it will still be fun and we have a lot of things we would like to do such as a FREE Treasure Hunt of Jewelry and Diamonds (yes i said FREE), Festival, Playing Mini-Golf, and of course eating yummy food. I can't wait!

So I hope everyone has a lovely week! I'll hopefully return on Monday with some exciting details of my vacation!

Talk to ya'll later!

xoxo,Sarah

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Okay, Can I just tell you how AMAZING this recipe is? Seriously so good I might have eaten the entire thing if no one else would have judged me for it. And the best part of this...it's so freaking easy I could cry. (Okay I won't cry but I would love to hug the person who created this recipe)

I made this recipe for my Dad and I the other day and my dad LOVED it and my dad is like a gourmet chef so I took it as a compliment. :) Also one of the reasons this recipe rocks my socks is because it's really good and it's Weight Watchers friendly if you want to make it that way!

So onto this super delicious super easy recipe!

Tater Tot Casserole:

  • 1 onion, chopped(I didn't put this in mine b/c I didn't have it)
  • 1 package frozen tater tots or 72 tater tots
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup(I used the Fat Free Kind)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (I used the Fat Free Kind)
  • 3/4 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese (I used low-fat)
  • 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey (I used ground turkey 99% lean)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 pan. Brown meat and onions in a pan. After this is done add the cans of soup. Mix together. Place frozen tater tots in the pan. Top the tater tots with the meat mixture. Evenly spread it out. Top with cheese. Bake in over for 1 hour.

See, so easy right? I'm telling you this is so good.

So go home and try it right now b/c I'm telling you, you won't be sorry!

*I got this recipe from a blog that I read but I can't remember the name right now* Sorry!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lately I feel like I have fallen off the bandwagon of trying to lose weight. I have all good intentions but the nights and weekends seem to be the hardest for me. Whether its going out with friends or having the boyfriend make you want to eat pizza 3 days in a row along with his beer, it's been really hard to stay on track.

I was on Weight Watchers website yesterday to try to get some tips and inspiring things so I can get back on track and lose the remainder of my weight and I found a really good quote. I just thought I would share it with you all just in case you are struggling too.

"Only you have the power to change things. Even if you eat 2 cheeseburger, fries, etc. track it and figure it. You have to start somewhere. The only true failure is failing to restart"

Just a really good quote and something I now have posted on pretty much anything. It serves as a constant reminder that you just have to get back up and keep going. Yesterday I decided to go to my Weight Watchers class even though I totally did not want to and you know what it felt really good to go even though I didn't lose weight. Sometimes you just have to push past your insecurities and go with it.

I'm looking forward to the future of a healthier me. I'm more than halfway there so I know that I can do it. I just have to remember that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. I can do it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Still waiting to hear about B's deployed date for Boot Camp. It is taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R! The military is so slow it is incredible.

Anyways moving on, I'm excited that this past weekend I got the last of my free furniture from my family members. Two of my family members are downsizing and are moving apartments so they offered to give me some of their furniture that is almost brand new for free! I'm so excited that I finally got it and now it completes my living room set so I'm all moved into my living room except for hanging photos and such.

My bedroom on the other hand is a different story. I desperately need curtains, nightstand, a headboard and some decorations. I really would love to paint my bedroom but I don't think I'm allowed to considering it is an apartment but maybe I will if I'm nice to the landlord. :)

I'm so excited for the week and weekend. This week is my town's fair. It's home to the east coast largest fair and I'm so excited for it. I'm excited to get some funnel cake, candy apples, fried oreos, etc. I just love this fair so hopefully I will get to go more than once and eat my worth in weight of food lol! I know that so unhealthy for Weight Watchers but I don't really care b/c I'm in love with this fair.

This weekend we are going to a beer fest and I'm super excited for this. B has always wanted to go to one and so for our 1 year I got him tickets for this coming Saturday night. I can't wait. I got them almost 3 months ago so I'm stoked! Then on Sunday we are going to a dog event called WoofStock! Isn't that just the coolest name? I can't wait. We are dressing up my mom's dog Izzie and dressing up B's dog Pozy. (pronounced Pawzee)!! Maybe I'll get some pictures to you all!

Anyways I have to get going. Sorry that this post is all over the place. My brain is a little jumbled right now.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Friday, September 4, 2009

So this weekend is an extended weekend for most people. I'm off Monday from my full time job which will be fabulous. I can not wait to relax some and have some fun!

My weekend consists of:

Friday Night: The High school I graduated from is playing against their rival team. My friend and I are going to support our high school!! I'm so excited! After our victorious win I'm sure we'll grab drinks and dinner! :)

Saturday: My city is having an Art Fest all weekend long and to open up the fest they will be having a chili cook off. Super excited. This event is always fun. However I might be going to a College Football game (PSU) with B so who knows really.

Sunday: Going to use our free amusement park passes. I'm not too keen on going because I don't really like amusement parks and I've been to this one countless times but the tickets are free and we'll we can do something that B likes to do every now and then. LOL :)

Monday: Relaxation! This will most likely consist of watching trashy reality tv and taking a lot of naps! :)

What are your weekend plans? Are you doing anything exciting for the Labor Day weekend?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

An Easy Recipe

So the other day I told you all about my love of baking.

Well I had the opportunity to bake some more this week because B's mother had a birthday on Tuesday.

I wasn't sure what to make but I knew that I wanted to make something easy and quick but was still good. Plus I know she is watching her weight so I wanted to make it healthy.

A long time ago when I first started at Weight Watchers someone gave a recipe to use cake mix and diet soda. I never tried it before nor did I get the exact recipe at the time. Well I remembered the recipe the other day and so I did a search on it and it is so freakin' simple I could hug whoever thought this genius up.

Ok so here is the recipe. Are you ready for it?:
1 Box of Cake Mix
1 Can of Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke or any other diet soda

Mix together. Do not add anything else and put it in a cake mold or cupcakes or whatever and wala you have a cake! So easy!

I will tell you that if you are using a chocolate cake mix use a dark soda as the mix and if you are using a white cake mix use something like Diet 7Up or Diet Sprite.

This was unbelievably easy.

I made 24 cupcakes with mine but you can do whatever. I topped it off with Funfetti Icing and figured out the points for the little slice of heaven. Wanna guess how many points with Funfetti Icing? Points came out to be 3!! You got that 3! That is pretty awesome considering a regular recipe of cake mix and icing would be somewhere around 5 or 6 depending on certain things.

and the best part....IT TASTES SO GOOD. PROBABLY EVEN BETTER THAN USING ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN IT.

Definitely going to use this recipe more now. I know its not ideal since I love making things from scratch but if you are in a hurry I would try this little number out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cha-Cha-Change

The boyfriend has made a decision. A decision that is going to affect me and change our lives. He had decided to join the Navy Reserves.

It took a long time for him to come to this decision but I knew for some time now that he was going to join some kind of military I just didn't know what branch.

I have been thinking about writing this post for a few weeks but at the time I was too nervous for the unknown and was still a little emotional. In fact I still am but I'm definitely a lot better than I was.

He started the process of enlisting a week and a half ago. He is still waiting to get the final word but it should be Thursday or Monday.

Our lives are kinda put on hold right now. We can't plan much into the future because we don't know when he leaves for Boot Camp yet. We are jam packing everything we can into September because we don't know when we can do certain things. I know that when he does leave for Boot Camp that he will be gone around 2 and a half months. After he graduates he will be sent to a speciality school for about a month to 2 months. This all depends on what his job will be and we don't know that yet either. Depending on how much he likes it will determine if he wants to enlist full time into the Navy but who knows that yet either.

I'm such a planner. I plan so much of what I'm going to do in the coming weeks/months and for me not to know this is really testing me. I guess that's going to become my new life. The military is full of the unexpectedness and you basically have to go with the quote, "take each day one at a time".

At first I was nervous for us. I was nervous that he would go away and forget about me. He would want to break up with me because he couldn't remember me. I was reassured by him that he has no intentions of breaking up with me or losing me. He wants me around for the long haul. That makes me feel a lot better. I was also nervous for him. The unexpected is what is killing me the most. I'm scared that I'm going to go crazy not seeing him or talking to him for a few months. I'm scared in general.

Over the past few weeks friends have offered encouragement and B has made me feel comforted knowing that this will be a better future in the long haul, that he wants me there by his side through everything, and that everything will be just fine.

I'm still scared, nervous and excited for the new adventure.

So friends please offer your words of encouragement. Share your stories of how to get through all this if you are a military wife/girlfriend. I would really appreciate it. This is going to be extremely hard so I'm going to depend on my blog friends to help pull me through.

Love,
Sarah