Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Monday

I'm late as usual. Woke up with a bad headache this morning, so laid back down and slept all morning. I have got to stop that.
Truth time- I had not yet weighed since I jumped on the bandwagon last week. I know, I know, that shouls have been the first thing. But I just did not want to know. So I weghed a few minutes ago. Last time I did it, I was ...ready for it?  310 pounds, yep over 300. Scary! Today I weighed in at 297. So ladies, I can tell you- I will NEVER see 300 again. I am going the other way. I have set small goals for myself. I want to lose 12 to 15 pounds by Halloween. I think that's reasonable at my weight. Hubby and I have also started walking every day. Just a little ways, but without my walker and it feels good.
Saw this yesterday on Pinterest. Now wouldn't this look great in the backyard of my low income apt? LOL I think so. A girl can dream can't she? Maybe one day.................


Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's Fall Y'all

Today is the first day of fall, and it is beautiful outside. Fall is my favorite season. Everything is so pretty, it's cooler, and the holidays are coming which make me want to do crafty things.

I can't believe it's almost October already though. Geez, where did this year go? Hubby is off tomorrow. He has different days off each week which makes me Crazy! We can never plan anything.

I saw this wreath on FB and I love it for Halloween. They want almost $200 for this. Are you kidding me? Anyway, my goal is to make this next week. I think I can make it for about $25 or less. We'll see. I'll post it when it's finished.It may not look this fancy, but it won't cost a fortune either.

Have a great weekend!!!  ~Sandy~

Friday, September 21, 2012


This is Kaysen. She is my oldest son's daughter, and is 2 and 1/2. Not sure why, but they don't take many pictures like I do. So this is rare. They were on vacation in Washington DC last week.  Kaysen is named after me, as my middle name is Kay.
Kaysen and her Mom Jenny. Until I saw this I didn't realize how big that statue is.

My oldest David in front of the white house. Sun was in his eyes, lol.

Jenny in front of white house.

I always wanted to go to DC. My senior trip was there. My grandparents raised me along with my single Mom, and I wasn't allowed to go because we didn't have enough money. I was really upset and have never forgotten that. Oh well, one day.............

Still sticking to the diet, but girls, I am Hungry!!!! Are any of you on Facebook? If so, friend me- sandym204 or Saundra McKenzie

have a great weekend, ~Sandy~

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Is it Thurday already?

                                                           Kenzie on the trampoline
Yesterday I slept so much I thought surely I must have a sleeping disease, lol. Then last night fell asleep right before Royal Pains (which I really wanted to see) and slept sound all night. I guess my body needed it. No exercise yesterday, but a much better attitude. Drank my water and ate much smaller portions.
I'm debating on whether or not to cut my hair and how short to go. I like it long and short, but I hate the 'growing back out' part.
This is my Uncle Chuck (Mom's brother). He turned 84 yesterday.
He lives in Long Beach, CA and is a great artist.
Happy Birthday Uncle Chuck, I love you!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Our Weekend

It has been gloomy all weekend, but no rain.
I love how God plants pretty weeds on the sides
of the road to see. The picture does not do these justice.
Very pretty ditch of Pink!

Never a good sign. We have an old car and our
'check engine soon' light is always on.

Filled up on gas. It's $3.79 here. How much is yours?

Lunch at McDonald's. Woohoo!
That's what we call going out to eat!

Spent a few hours at the Isle of Capri casino (about 35 minutes from home).
Won $22.50

Then to Walmart for a few groceries.
Today is lazy Sunday. Hubby is working. I am doing, well, nothing, and it feels good. Hope you've had a great weekend.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sad Saturday

We woke up to a sad day. My hubby's boss, Mary, and her family need our prayers. Their house burned down today and they lost everything. It was caused by bad wiring in the air conditioning. Only 3 blocks from my house. Here a few photos.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Is it Friday already?

Dexter, my chihuahua, always sits under
 my chair when I am on the computer.
The sun was in my eyes.
 At the hospital getting my monthly labs.
We stopped at this man's watermelon sale on the way home.
Hubby got us one for $2 and it tastes so sweet.
Maddie and Lily got their box of goodies yesterday.
They were excited. I send them a box monthly.
Have an amazing afternoon, ~Sandy~

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm geting old, lol

Went to the hospital to get my labs done this morning. The reminded me (while almost laughing) that my appointment is next month. Geez! Old age is creeping up the rear fast, lol.

A funny for today! .......................

Soon, ~Sandy~

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just Another Lazy Sunday

Latest pics of Lily and Maddie. As you can see, the tooth fairy has paid a trip to Lily's pillow this summer, not once but twice.
Maddie has so much energy and personality, it just spews out of her.

Lily's picture was chosen at her school as the 1st grade entry into the "Art on the Square". It is a shown done yearly on the town square for art projects, not just from school kids. I am SO proud of her. Drawing is what she loves to do and for 1st grade, I think it's pretty good. I thought it was a penguin at first. They were asked to draw their favorite thing. This is her CraZy bird she sleeps with every night, and it does look like it. I do love the pink bow she added to CraZy's head.
Just another lazy Sunday at my house. Grilling out tonight. So far that is the highlight of my day. It's a great day with absolutely gorgeous weather!

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Past Came to Visit

We had a visitor this week. Our dear friend, Jim, came to visit. He was our next door neighbor and great friend when we lived in Phoenix. We had not seen him in 6 yrs. Way too long. We keep in touch on Facebook but its not like being in person. It was a great time. 
Jim was on his way to a wedding in Florida and stopped here. He is now living in Kansas. Strange where life takes us sometimes. It was just so good to see him and chat for hours. I already miss him.

Who would you like to visit that you haven't seen in a long time?

I want to see my brother Chuck. Haven't seen him in 10 years. Wow, I can't even believe I said that. Way too long, but it takes money to travel that neither of us has. Have a great Friday!!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A to Z Meme

A. age : 58 ( wow got that out of the way 1st)

B. Bed Size: King (love it)

C. Chore That you Hate: Dishes (no, we do not have a dishwasher.)

D. Dogs : Dexter (our hairy chihuahua)

E. Essential Start to Your Day: Cold sweet tea (I am a southern girl)

F. Favorite Color: pink, easy one

G. Gold or Silver: I will accept whatever I get, lol.

H. Height: 5'4"

I. Instruments You Play: Zilch, nada, none (I wish)

J. Job Title: retired Disabled Wife, Mom, Grandma, Meemaw, Sister, Aunt, and Friend

K. Kids: 2 grown sons, and 5 granddaughters

L. Live: in a very small town in Arkansas, pop:724

M. Mother's Name: My Mom was Charlene.

N. Nicknames: Mom, Grandma, Meemaw, Honey, Sweetheart, baby

O. Overnight Hospital Stays: 3 babies, hystorectomy, liver transplant

P. Pet Peeves: Liars, and waiting in long lines to do anything

Q. Quote from a Movie: "Go ahead, Make my Day".

R. Right or Left Handed: Right

S. Siblings: a sister Tracie in CA, and a brother Charles, also in CA

T. Time it Takes to Get Ready: about 30 minutes from start to finish

U. Ultimate Vacation: Ireland

V. Vegetable You Hate: boiled okra, but love it fried

W. What Makes you Run Late: I'm never late unless we have car trouble.

X. X-Rays you've had: TOO many to count

Y. Yummy Food That You Make: lasagna

Z. Zoo Animal: Monkeys