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the struggle

OR
flab & fluff + love of sweets VS. Jillian Michaels

the frosted glaze of the holidays are over and I am finally beginning to come out of my food coma
and must admit -
I am really disappointed in myself.
I have not had a decent work out in weeks.
Once I began working I threw tossed aside my drive to 'get shredded' for that of the almighty dollar.
And I say this not because the new year is approximately 1.5 days away and I am scrambling for resolutions.........
but because this is NOT my norm.
I've mentioned before how I am a former athlete and pretty much stay activate 85% of the year
(there is that roughly 25% of the time that requires me to lay on the couch)
so starting back to work threw a bit of a monkey wrench in my fitness plans
especially with the wedding being only 207 days away!!
I want to look my best!
not to mention fitting back into my favorite jeans would be nice.
yes. I admit it.
I cannot fit into some of my clothes.
sigh.
Therefore I am subsequently generally unhappy …

a stand up lady

my mother spent the holidays in Ohio with my Grandmother who has been recovering from a bout of chemotherapy.
She's already had numerous surgeries and has gone through the chemo with flying colors
however,
she hasn't made the "full recovery" her doctors were hoping for
she's been having dizzy spells along with pain throughout her body
Needless to say the entire family is concerned with her well being and the fact that she lives alone.
when my mother got there she was in the hospital due to some complications she'd been having.
she was able to go home the day before Christmas and 7 out of her 8 kids were there to greet her.
They had a lovely day of catching up, reminiscing on times long forgotten and just enjoying each others company.
The day she was released from the hospital the doctor spoke to my mother and her siblings.
He advised that her tumor had come back
and that at this stage he had no new aggressive treatment recommendations.
basically all they can do is k…

five on friday!

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well that was quick!
it was only a moment ago that i was composing my weekend wrap up and here I am heading into another weekend!
what the heck is going on? is someone speeding up the days but slowing down the minutes??
ohhhh how they seem to drag on when it gets close to quitting time.......but I digress.

it's been another FAB week complete with HauteLook Holiday party that i'm still recovering from
(but that's a whole other post)

you all know what time it is right?
mmmhmmmm Mama M's Five Question Friday is here!!!

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1. Which boygroup did you like most in your teens?
hmmm can't say that ther…

weekend wrap up

**** apologies in advance for no pics. haven't had time to upload the camera yet! they are coming soon I promise!!!******

now back to your regularly scheduled program..........

so this weekend as good as any I could have imagined!
We spent time with family and friends and really got into the spirit of the Holidays!
FRIDAY:
after work I gathered up my clan and we braved the wet to head down to Cypress and spend some time with my dad.
Since his fancy new TV stand was delivered, he needed my strong and strapping man to assist him in getting it (safely) out of the box.
Babe also hooked up his speakers and DVD player so he can watch movies at least, until the cable guy comes this week!
Dad also made us a yummy dinner of spaghetti, salad and garlic bread!
Delicious!!
He even made a small pot of 'special sauce' for Sweet Pea without any 'fings' in it!
I then spent the remainder of the evening in OCD heaven as I began to organize his five hundred million DVDs.
Didn't have time or …

what a day!

so this morning was crazy as I woke up late and then rushed to get Sweet Pea some cash to spend at her holiday boutique. was almost late for the train due to my mad dash but made it with minutes to spare. seriously. scheduled to depart at 7:35 am train arrived early at 7:31am. I pulled up at 7:22. Whew! then there was a "fire" at work. well the fire alarm sounded (second time this week) so we all looked around no one moved and went back to work. suddenly my boss comes rushing around the corner urging us to gather up our things and get out! so we do. aaaand here come the fire trucks! rather than wait around in the cold half of our department decided to take a field trip to starbucks. it was like christmas or getting a long recess in school (man i loved those days) so I was behind an hour or so since we had that little 'adventure'......but it all worked out. get home and Sweet Pea is STOKED to tell me about all she got and wants me to open my gift NOW. And is not happy about…

wednesday wedding update!!

Stop the presses ladies and gentleman!
We have OFFICIALLY booked our date!!!
The deposit has been sent and confirmed as received!!!
Whoo hoo!!!
I cannot tell you what a relief that is!
Although I'm sure those of you who are already married can relate.

So - about our venue;
First- I have to give a shout out to my lovely high school friend Elisa for helping me find this location. Seriously - I owe this girl a cocktail or two because I was in full on PANIC mode and she helped figure out what the best place was for our budget,answered all my ridiculous questions and helped clarify the 'wedding lingo' that was used!
THANK YOU Elisa!!!!

The venue :
On July 25th, 2010 we will be joined together in holy matrimony at the Rancho Capistrano located in beautiful San Juan Capistrano!!
The facility is primarily outdoors and fits the vision I had for our wedding.
Very old school Spanish Hacienda with fountains and a brick courtyard, a rolling hillside for the ceremony and stately accommodations…

5 jolly holidaze questions

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its another fabulous friday over here and I am so glad to have made it through another week of work!
we are getting mad busy as apparently there are only 21 shopping days left!
and I have yet to begin!

but i digress.....
you know what today is?
mmmhmm thats right
it's time for 5 questions Friday withMama M
( said in my best announcer voice)
p.s if you have not checked out her blog please hop over as she is super cute , totally funny and a wonderful Mama!!!
so lets get right into it shall we?

1. Favorite gift you are GIVING this year?
wellll lets see, there are a couple; I discovered a few 'classic' albums at my mothers house and am 'gifting' them along with a record player to my brother. And I was planning on picking up a Wii as a gift for Babe (aka the whole family) .....the rest are a surprise cuz some of these folks actually read this blog

2. How many parties are you attending between now and Christmas?
i think just two, my company's h…

shower me with your love

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classic song and quite an appropriate title for today's subject matter.

The ever important bridal shower.

Now I know I have queried about this before (don't u love that word?)here
but I still have questions that The Knot just doesn't seem to answer!
Who is actually supposed to throw the Bridal Shower?
Can you ask someone to host one for you?
Is the bride allowed to dictate the type of shower? (i.e. lingerie shower)
How far in advance can one have a shower?
And if none of the bridesmaids have mentioned it is terrible for the bride to mention it?

I was thinking about this the other day as I realized there are too many women in my life that I want to celebrate with to have just one shower.
My wonderfully amazing god-sisters have offered to host a shower the week of the wedding for all involved in the wedding so out-of-town family members can attend,
but what about the friends that I made at work?
or my FB friends & Beauty girls?
I want to include them as I've gotten pretty close t…