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Wine & Cheese ~ 83rd Serving

30 Jul

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.


Every week on Wednesday 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 83rd serving of some wine and cheese!


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😦  My desk at the office looks like a tornado came through in the night.  This is not normal for me, I’m too OCD about order at the office, but lately we have just been so busy and I have too many projects going at once to keep up with the ‘hoarder’ appearance.  I plan to attack it Friday and get things back in order.

😦  The NextRadio app is not available with Verizon.  It uses way less battery and data (no doubt why it isn’t yet supported) and would be huge for me when walking so I could listen to K-LOVE.  Bad form, Verizon Wireless, really bad form!

😦  Nothing says “areyoufreakingkiddingme” like having your nose running, racing to grab a tissue, and you pull back a half inch wide piece because it tore apart. Grrrr….



🙂  Isn’t life awesome when there really isn’t much to complain about?  My ‘wine’ list is pretty slim, full of light-weight stuff.  I like it!

🙂  My office may not be in great order but it smells amazing!  My tart warmer is loaded up with Caribbean Teakwood scented wax and it is filling the room with a kick-butt aroma.

🙂  I changed the layout and over all look of my blog.  If you usually read this via email stop by and take a look.

🙂  The weather here has been outstanding!  I prefer to sleep with the windows open, drifting off to sleep to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and other  night creatures.  Inhaling the lavender oil for my sleep aroma therapy is also a huge help.  Menopause isn’t winning the sleep battle, this one is all mine!

🙂  My new planner from Erin Condren came this week and I LOVE IT!!!  Use that link and get $10 off because of my referral.  You can personalize them and they have other awesome stuff too.  It is one of this week’s big high moments!




12 Feb

Thank God It’s The Weekend!


I am SO  thankful it is finally the weekend!  I was beginning to wonder if it would ever arrive.

With it arrived a new award, given to me by Cinful Cinnamon (thanks SO much!) with the guidelines for acceptance.  I’m flattered.  And the best part? We get to keep this one going.  I love sharing good  things like this!

Here’s how it works:

1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

First off, many thanks to Cinful Cinnamon, by the way, loving the new look on your page.

Now, 7 things about myself:

1.   I have a pajama addiction.  I can’t help myself, I LOVE jammies!!!  If I see a cute pair and have the extra cash, I buy them.  I bought a pair this past evening in fact, $10 on clearance.  TOO cute and PINK!

2.  My cell phone is like an appendage to me, it is always within my reach.  A week ago I went out shopping with my mom, sister and daughter, and forgot my phone.  I was in withdraw and had to keep touching other people’s phones just to breathe! (only a slight exaggeration)

3.  On the computer, in my blogs etc, I am very outgoing, but in person I am painfully shy.  I’ve been working hard to improve that over the years but still, until I have time to get to know someone I am very quiet, causing people  to think  I am  rude or stuck up.

4.  Not  news  to most, but I’m a social media  addict.  Hooked on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

5.  I donate blood as often as possible, I think it is one of the simplest yet a critical way to give back to the community.

6.  I have over commitment issues.  I usually take on way more than reasonable and get way too involved in things.  I have to be very careful not to sign on to help in too many areas, like at church.

7.  I am a terrible procrastinator.  I do tend to do my best work under a bit of pressure, but the procrastination coupled with my over committing can lead to a very stressed out Marti if I’m not careful!

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And  now to hand out this award  to 15 recently discovered bloggers.  If you are listed here (I will attempt to contact all) please, take the award and pass it on!!!  Some of you may have already received this award in the past, but it is recently that I discovered you so just let it slide if you already have it.  🙂
Joan’s Journeys

The One And Only Oka

Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

Undeserving Grace

Crazy Daze & Nite Dreams

A Little of This and A Little of That

Her Random Thoughts

Truly Simply Pink

Don’t Blink

Tiny Little Reveries

Be Still A Minute

One Brownie

My Little Life

Casa di Cass

3 Bedroom Bungalou

Where Is The Food????

5 Feb

Okay I’m not really starving, but I am facing a harsh reality.  There is a big reason my butt is growing so big and my jeans are getting snug:  mega portions!

Over the past 3 days I’ve been adding my foods to my SparkPeople nutrition tracker and noticing that if I actually measure out my portions, holy heffers no wonder I’m weighing in at 170!!!!  Okay so I know if we eat appropriate portions we’d likely all start dropping pounds, but DAMN!  I measured out my Special K cereal this morning, 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup of vitamin D milk.   Then I looked at the tiny bowl in which it was waiting for me to dive in.  Tiny bowl is what I chose so that it appeared full.  It was full.  It still appeared rather small…too small.  It isn’t hard to see that my usual portion would be about 3 times that much.  SIGH.

I have had  no major issued getting my water intake up to the 64 ounces a day, that is a piece of cake for me.  But taking time to measure out my foods is another story, and staying focused.  My pink heart post it note on my mirror still is a #1.  I didn’t go on with my workouts.  I know I know,  don’t give up, just do it today and start over.  I AM going to do that!   It is hard to establish a new routine and stick to it though, and I’m quickly meeting my resistance on the road to a more fit self.  I refuse to give up!

One place I DO need to starve myself is my social network addictions connections.  It likely is somewhat related to my expanding bum!   Last night Diva Mom, Boo, me and my daughter had dinner then went shopping for a bit.  I went out of the door without my most prized appendage…my cell  phone.  I  experienced varying degrees of withdraw, especially when we had to stop at the Verizon store on the way to Target.  There, in a valley of cell phones, I was naked.  I had to touch my daughter’s for a moment so I could keep breathing and hold back the panic attack.  Then when we came home we watched Police Women of Cincinnati, CSI: NY, and then CSI (we DVR’d them).  When I crawled in bed I realized my usual nightlight was not glowing from the desk…my laptop.  I had gone an entire evening from the time I left the office without being on the computer.  I think hell must of experienced a frost warning, the Packers may win the Super Bowl, and I should go buy a lottery ticket.  An entire evening without the computer??? Be afraid, be VERY afraid.

Time to get my life train back on the track from its derailment.  Obviously I’ve gotten my priorities in life completely out of whack, but now it is time to refocus!

On that note, time to change the sheets, get myself together, and go buy yarn. I have blankets to finish!

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