Posted in Wine & Cheese

Wine & Cheese ~ 94th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 94th serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  I hate winter.  I hate cold, snow, wind, all of it.  I hate wearing a coat, heavier clothes and the shorter day light hours.  Pretty much if it is part of winter, other than Christmas, I HATE IT.

😦  I had lofty aspirations of getting the year off to a running start.  It is 1/7 and not so running.  Who am I kidding, not even moving!  But that is being adjusted, read on in the cheese section.

😦  The Florida house hunting/vacation trip has been pushed back to June, but that too has a cheese side to it.



🙂  I did something rather radical today.  Okay radical for me anyway.  I joined a gym/fitness center.  I know, sit down and breathe slowly, I’m shocked too.  But I am sick of my weight, and I want to be bikini ready come the Florida trip so the only way to ensure this was likely was to join.  See, it is too dang cold to walk outside and I figure if I am going to pay for it then I will go.  So, I’m meeting the trainer tomorrow to get a program in place for me to bust my ass into shape.

🙂  Yes, Florida got moved to June due to The Badge’s work schedule but that is okay.  I just have one more month now to reach the weight that it says on my driver’s license and get toned up so I can rock that string bikini.  Not to mention the several pairs of jeans in my dresser that I want to be able to wear.

🙂  I even found sweat pants at the thrift store, for only $1 a pair!  I am not there to be seen, so I don’t care if Kim Kardashian wouldn’t be caught dead in them.  I hope NOT to be seen as that is my early morning, no makeup, leave me the hell alone time.  It’s get into shape so that by late Spring I can rock the shorts instead.

🙂  I’m currently rocking the Highlander Grogg Coffee and my jammies at 7pm.  I am also about to go curl up with a good book!

🙂  All this talk of fitness and I’m debating joining the running group at church to train for The Flying Pig.  Even if I do NOT run it, I’ll be that much more fit! Not mention the fun of making new, like minded friends!




Posted in Friday Confessional

Friday Confessional


Time to get your confession on!

*beebopping down the aisle the confessional to let it all fly*

Join us by clicking the little girl above and link up!

I confess…

There is a distinct possibility that one day soon I will never get out of bed again. I purchased one of those memory foam mattress toppers that keeps you cool while cradling your sleeping form.  I put it on over the mattress then the sheets.  It is awesome!  My cat has her spot on it, and my dog also has found it to be the ultimate in comfort.  Good thing she is a Yorkie.  Sadly the two cannot enjoy it at the same time, the dog thinks she is protecting me and runs that cat off if she tries to bed down with us at night.  So kitty relaxes on the bed during the day.  I also now own an Isocool pillow.  Menopause sucks but I’m fighting back and winning a few small battles to stay cool and comfy.

I confess…

I gave the whole pixie hair cut thing a chance.  I hate it.  I’m going back to my spiky do!  Hopefully Tuesday evening after work I can squeeze in with my stylist and go back to the funky look I loved so much.  No clue yet when I will change hair color again, but loving it where it is in auburn at the moment.

I confess…

Finding time to get my direct sales businesses to the next level has been difficult.  But this weekend is wide open and I’m going to be kicking things into high gear.  Know anyone who could use an extra $300 a month? That is super doable in Avon (I make my car payment with my Avon income), have them contact me here or sign up online at and use code:  martigardner I will help them out!

I confess…

I am really excited that my Fitbit will be here today.  I have wanted one for some time now and I cannot wait to get it!  I’ve learned that I can connect to friends and family who have them to compete toward fitness goals?  This will be fun!  If you use one I’d love to hear from you in the comment section!

I confess…

I got my email today from the church running group. YAY!  I will be starting out walking then walk/run then run as I train for that 5K in November with the rest of my team at work.  Even if we would not do it for some reason, I want to be able to run one anyway.  I love the idea of making new friends through the church group like this!

Posted in Post It Note Tuesday

Post It Note Tuesday – PINT!

YEAH!!! I love Tuesday, because it is not MONDAY, which frankly makes Tuesdays good right out of the starting gate. Add to that, it is Post It Note Tuesday, a meme where you can let it all out on post it notes! Just click the yellow note to join in the fun. Then post away! Oh and if you need help making the stickies for this meme, go HERE to make your own in 4 lovely colors.

Only Parent Chronicles
This week I am posting status lines I’ve seen recently on Facebook. Some were funny, some touching, and one just flat out made me thing WTH???
Have an awesome day everyone!!!!!
The Marvelous One