Category Archives: Life

The Sunday Salon: What Happened to Winter?

Today has been incredibly gorgeous! Blue skies, warm temps, a slight breeze…just wonderful. I spent a good chunk of the day outside on the patio with a book in my hand. I spent another chunk looking for my daughter’s lost scarf (sentimental value and all) which included digging around in an Office Max dumpster because the manager, although he admitted to finding it, refused to open a drawer to see where his employee put it. Needless to say, we are “scarfless” and could not find it. My daughter is crushed.

Oh, you’d like to know what I’ve been reading? Well, I am still reading The Things That Keep Us Here, but I have some issues with it. I was looking forward to reading it, but so many things irk me about it. Perhaps it’s because I got a really early ARC of it? I’m about halfway through so hopefully it will redeem itself. Hopefully.

Right now, I am waiting for our Chinese food FEAST to arrive. As you know, I am Game On‘ing it and this is a meal off. I cannot wait for it to get here. I am so darn hungry.

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.