Category Archives: Life

Game On: Piece of Cake (haha)

Okay, so some of you know that I participated in the first round of the Game On Diet this past summer. I was on team Ding Dong and of course, we were victorious as we blew the other snack cakes out of the factory! They didn’t know what hit ’em. This time around, some of them came back for some more but we also have some newbies joining us which makes it all the more fun. Let me tell you, book bloggers can be a fun group but toss in food and reading and well, I can barely contain myself! I won’t be posting every week unless some serious taunting is needed but here’s the group:

To follow progress on the other teams use the #gameondiet hash tag on twitter or visit the blogs teams:

Ding Dongs (the winning team, call me Nostradamus)

Ho Ho’s


If you are wondering how I did personally the last time around,  I lost 23 lbs total, as I extended my own game into 8 weeks. Since then, I have gained back 7lbs. Many of the good habits stuck, but not all, so I am using this round to get back into the swing of things. If you are at all tempted to do this yourself, get the book and join in on the fun.

The Sunday Salon: Life. Rushing. At. Me.

It’s. Sunday. Already.

It’s been a busy weekend as I was out of town and just got back a little bit ago. We took a short trip to Palm Desert. It wasn’t quite long enough as we left on New Year’s Day. Perhaps we should have left the day before but I didn’t want to be on the road with all of the holiday traffic. We visited with family, we ate, I read, and we ate some more. Let me tell you, eating is highly overrated. In a week, remind me that I said that as I am doing another round of The Game On Diet. I know. I’m a glutton for punishment.

In between my eat-fest, I did manage to buy this beautiful little book:

The Brontë Sisters (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights & Agnes Grey)

Monday is my last day off and then I am back at work. I am so not looking forward to going back. We are in the middle of some sort of re-org. I had to change offices right before the holiday so who knows what they have up their sleeves this time. I lost my personal office space. No more carpet picnics for me. I’m very sad about that. I have a much bigger space now but it’s a CUBE and well, a cubical just isn’t the same as having a door to close whenever I feel like it. I suppose I’ll make do. Oh and the worst of it is that they wouldn’t allow me to take my bookshelf so I have no place to put my books. That’s hitting a girl where it hurts.

So, in anticipation of a horrible work week, I am going to spend Monday being a slug, well, except for my 20-minutes of required Game-On exercise. I am finishing up Finn for my book club meeting which is this Thursday. I am also reading The Things That Keep Us Here, Moby Dick (cannot forget that!) and I am beginning The Awakening.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I just cannot believe that my two weeks off are coming to an end.