Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!

Wow…February already.  Jerry and I just finished some grilled wings and some gluten free nachos.  This was the first time we have attempted wings.  I have to say they were very delicious. I found some Wing-time Buffalo Sauce that is gluten free.   Jerry isn’t a fan of hot wings so we grilled then naked and then I dipped mine.  I prefer this anyway as I get annoyed at really messy wings.  I used say, “the messier the food the better”.  Yeah…I think my ocd is morphing.

For this month’s #30daychallenge I want to thank Steph Lake for the inspiration. She posted a picture of her violin and mentioned how she was going to practice.  I have been looking longingly at my piano and wondering why I don’t just play.  I used to love it.  For the next 30 days I’m going to practice everyday.  I put in 30 minutes today.  It was good and horrible at the same time.  I tried to play things that I had mastered in college and my fingers didn’t want to work. Back to basics, scales and drills until my fingers become limber again.  I did get through, although not perfectly, part of a Mozart Sonata.  I <3 Mozart!

I know that there are only 28 days in February so I’m going to be overlapping into March.  No clue what I’m doing for that challenge….one month at a time….

#IAmGrateful 1/30/15

Thirty day challenge complete with this post!! I have to say this has really opened my eyes to how lucky I am.  I already know that I was lucky, this just confirmed it.

Three things I’m grateful for today:

  1. Gadgets.  I love them.  The reason I’m grateful for them is that I love how they can make my life easier.  From my phone that can pretty much keep on eye on the house, turn on lights, change the temperature to the toaster that warms up my waffles.  Gadgets are great.
  2. Weekends.  This week has been strange.  Okay..let’s face it..work since Christmas break has been strange.  I feel like I’m working for the weekends lately.  I plan to not think about work.
  3. My friends on Google+.  They constantly amaze me with their posts that often spark old interests and get me involved in things that I would otherwise ignore. Yup…I’m that person.  Because of Google+ I have found the next #30daychallenge. More on that tomorrow.

It’s bittersweet to say good night to this challenge.  I’ve learned something about myself.  I am inherently lazy. I almost did a post everyday.  I’m proud about that.  I had to stop and thing about all the blessings in my life…so that’s cool too. My next challenge won’t require a post everyday which my streams will be happy about that.  Come on..I know….”OMG, Why is she posting AGAIN!!” came out of your mouths recently.


#IAmGrateful 1/29/15

Woo hoo…it’s getting close to 30 days…

Three things I’m grateful for:

  1. When life removes people from life that cause me stress.  Yup….I’m grateful for that.  It sounds mean but a day free from the negativity really does a lot for my soul.
  2. Coffee Mate Peppermint Mocha creamer.  I’m so happy it’s a year round flavor.  It’s my favorite.  I know I should cut it out of my eating but…yeah..try dealing with me without that 😛
  3. Tomorrow is Friday. I  know..I should save this for tomorrow but really the idea of tomorrow being the last day of the work week lets me know that I can survive.  It’s been one heck of a week and I’m so happy that tomorrow it’s coming to an end.  Although, it’s looking like next week is going to be a doozy.  One day at a time…right?

In other news, the bathroom tile is done.  No one has been here this week to work on the bathroom at all.  It really gets frustrating.  They still need to paint and then install all the stuff. (Lights, toilet, sink, cabinet, mirror, etc.) I’m hoping before Valentine’s day..but I’m not going to hold my breath.  Original target date was December 15th. 

#IAmGrateful 1/27/15


Three things I’m grateful for:

  1. Pizza hut offering gluten free pizza.  We tried it tonight and it was okay.  Not great, the crust was too hard.  The toppings were yummy and so far my tummy feels okay.
  2. That I’m not in management.  I like being an employee. No one to look after but myself 🙂
  3. Braunschweiger.  Jerry thinks it’s gross but I just love it.  It’s a little high in Cholesterol but mine is under the normal range so….I’m good. (yes..this overweight woman has the blood panel of a healthy person..go figure)

This is a hard challenge.  I’m actually looking forward to February 1st.  Still don’t know what I’m going to do for my #30 day challenge for February though (wait…28 day challenge??..hmmm)

#IAmGrateful 1/26/15

OMG I nearly forgot to post my three things I’m grateful for…

  1. Coco-roons. These yummy brownie bites are so good. It says bet you can’t eat just one on the package, but honestly, done quite satisfying. #nom
  2. A husband that gives in to my “I don’t want to cook” hissyfits. We got take out from Longhorn. Mmm…steak and shrimp!
  3. Friends. Thank you for putting smiles on my face and making me laugh. I know I’m not always the easiest person to…tolerate..so I thank you.

#IAmGrateful 1/25/15

Three things (…it’s Sunday so I’m not posting a lot…day off..right?)

  1. I’m grateful that there are only six days left in the month for this #30daychallenge.  Yes..it’s made me more aware of what goodness I have in my life but sometimes it feels like a chore to post.
  2. Grocery stores.  How wonderful that we don’t have to hunt and gather to get food to our homes.  Although I might be thin if I had to do that.  Hmm…
  3. The internet.  Jerry and I were buying honey and there were several types.  So I whipped out my phone and researched right there on the spot.  We ended up with a local Palmetto Honey.

#IAmGrateful 1/24/15

Long day of workshops and traveling means a quick list of my three things I am grateful for.

  1. Frozen entrées. I know they aren’t healthy but when you get home and don’t want to cook an Amy’s gluten free enchilada hits the spot.
  2. Kitty cuddles are the best. Right now she is resting on me as I post.
  3. FedEx! I left my glasses in Orlando at the hotel. Thankfully they were found and the front desk will have FedExv pick them up on Monday.

#IAmGrateful 1/23/15

I’m traveling this weekend so my list of three will be short.

  1. Free workshops. A lot of the times to get CEUs for interpreter you need to go to a conference or a workshop that requires you to register, however the educational interpreter project has free workshops nearly every month. This is huge for working interpreters. Especially educational interpreters because our pay…
  2. I go to these workshops in Orlando I found the Aloft hotels are wonderful. They really tap into my geeky nerdy side and that’s just fun.
  3. Valet parking. At this hotel you have no other choice but to valet your car. I don’t mind this. I think it gives me a sense of… I don’t know… Specialness. I feel like I’m being spoiled.

#IAmGrateful 1/22/15

Whew…what a day.  I’m so happy to be home.  I thought it would get better after lunch but it didn’t.  Haven’t had a day that bad in a long time.  I’m pretty lucky, I guess.

When I got home, the contractors were still here doing tile in the bathroom.  Have I mentioned I’m ready for that project to be done?  hehe….they are getting closer though.  The tile is all in, jut have to grout it and do the floors. Hopefully before Valentine’s Day.    fingers crossed

Also, a mug from the Google Glass Explorer project came today.  It’s one of my favorite mugs now. I can’t believe the explorer project is over and they are getting ready for consumer products. No clue when that will be though. Still, it’s been an amazing 18 months.  I don’t see me hanging up my Glass.  I use it every day.  I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Three things I’m grateful for:

  1. A husband that lets me vent and talks things out with me.  He is really great about not trying to fix it…but just let me vent.  #luckygirl
  2. Reservations that can be cancelled with a click of the computer button.  Jerry and I were going to go to EPCOT after my workshop on Saturday but he has come down with the “crud” and is staying home this weekend.  I had made reservations at one of the restaurants in the world showcase and it was so easy to cancel on the Disney site.  Love it….life should be easy, especially when it comes to play time.
  3. TiVo.  Our life changed when we got our TiVos….yes plural now.  We probably watch way too much TV but we enjoy good entertainment and sometimes we don’t want to watch it right then and there. Tivo lets us sleep and not miss Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show now.  I know there are tons of DVR devices out there.  We prefer the TiVo.  He’s just so cute. LIttle antennas…his little popping sound….

#IAmGrateful 1/19/15

Three things I’m grateful for:

  1. Google Glass.  It has brought me over a year of enjoyment and I feel honored to have
    My First picture with Google Glass - Google Basecamp New York
    My First picture with Google Glass

    been part of the #ifihadglass #GlassExplorer group.  I have met so many wonderful people because of the Explorer program.  People who I cherish and have made an impact in my life (Although, they might not know how much they mean to me). Glass has made it so easy for Jerry and I to snap pictures of our lives.  Some pictures seem mundane and but because we normally don’t take the time to pull out our phones/cameras to capture those we miss out on seeing that part of our life.  Winking, and then looking back makes those “normal” moments really interesting.  Thank you Google[x] and congratulations on releasing Google Glass to the Nest division.  I look forward to seeing where Glass goes from here.

  2. Laundry machines in our home.  I remember the days of lugging baskets and bags of laundry to the laundry mat.  Six – eight loads later and we’d have to fold them all right then and there to make the journey back home.  Yes..it was all done at once but those three hours of hanging out, waiting in the heat for that was miserable. I love that I can put a load in, do something else.
  3. A husband that makes me laugh.  I do feel lucky to have such a funny husband.  He is punny, corny, and generally silly.  I know he doesn’t show that side to a lot of people and I feel fortunate that he is that way with me.  He’s freakin’ hilarious.  Wonder if anyone else knows that?