Want vs Need

Things that need to be done soon:

  • business/personal taxes
  • plan for baby’s FIRST birthday party
  • plan for our Florida trip (to include: St. Augustine, Cocoa Beach, Disney, Sea World, Holy Land Experience, etc…)

They should probably be done in this order…but Disney is so much more fun than taxes. I have heard though that Uncle Sam isn’t as forgiving as Mickey.

Things I’d love to be drinking:

  • coke
  • sweet tea
  • more coke

Water should be at top (it should have even made the list!), but it is so bland…especially compared with the nice fizziness of coke. I’m addicted and trying to do better for my heart. Which leads to:

Things I really should be doing:

  • exercising
  • making my kids exercise
  • eating healthy

Who wants to do any of that though? I am not getting out in that cold to exercise and wouldn’t do that to my poor children either. Du keeps telling me the family room at the base gym is worth visiting, but I’m trying to see how long I can go without actually stepping foot in it.

They say that only two things are certain in life though:

death and taxes

So, hello Uncle Sam. Would you like some water while we eat asparagus and run on the treadmill?



Let’s get this party started

Oh what a bad blogger I am! I created this blog so long ago I forgot about it. Recently I’ve been wishing I could keep my family/friends a little bit more up to date with what goes on around here. I pulled this blog up and am laughing at how long it’s been. At first I looked at the dates below and saw January. I thought, “oh wow, it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted.” Then I took another look…at the YEAR…2006!!! It’s been almost TWO YEARS since I’ve posted. In one of the posts below I mention at how bad of a procrastinator I am. Well, this proves it doesn’t it?

We’ll see if attempt #2 succeeds.

I’m a procrastinator

Ok, I admit I’m a procastinator. I already knew that though. I envisioned writing in this web journal everyday. I envisioned having pithy comments everyday. Boy, was my vision…off. I should have known that I wouldn’t get to this everyday. And then I would think to myself that it’s no use now since I’ve missed a couple of days. I’m going to keep missing days, but that’s ok!

I’ve started watching the Food Network in hopes to become more inspired in the kitchen. And it is working. I’ve also come to realize that I don’t have good knives…and I don’t know how to use knives well, haha. Rachael Ray can cook wonderful meals in 30 minutes, but it would take me just 30 minutes to cut up the food! I’m not going to lay all the blame on my skill, I’m going to place some of the blame on my knives. The Eversharp isn’t so eversharp.

So Rachael uses her own Furi East/West knife and Giada de Laurentiis uses Global knives. They both chop food well and make delicious food. If I get one of their knives will I do the same? haha. I’m willing to try. Paula Dean makes absolutely delectable looking food, but I’d die of heart failure if I made her food all the time. I guess that’s where the word “moderation” comes in.

Our next stop…Myrtle Beach for our 10 year anniversary! I’ll see if they have wonderful knives in their outlet stores.