February 27, 2013

The Sequestor, 20% and our Life

     We are a Dept of Defense family, have been for 24 years.  We've moved to a new state in 1995 due to base closures.  We've held our breath hoping that hubby's name wouldn't be on the list being sent to support the troops in the middle of conflicts numerous times.  We've watched our benefits dwindle.  We've had no cost of living pay increases in over two years.  We are now being told that unless Congress can actually do their job and create a budget we are looking at a 22 week sequester.

February 24, 2013

Poor Peeps!!

     I had planned on writing a post today about the Peeps as we are in the process of building a "half-way" house for them. They are getting bigger by the hour it seems and they really need more room than their current lodgings provide. I never expected the Peep's first night outside would be traumatizing!

February 22, 2013

Losing Fat Loving Food Friday 2/22

     My last update was 3 weeks ago on 2/1.  I can honestly tell you is has been three weeks of losing.... everythinng but weight.  First I lost my member booklet, the one that has your weekly updates and such.  I was really bummed about that.  I liked seeing my progression stars and I had made notes next regarding the good or bad of the previous week in there also.  Then I lost my Active Link.  While I'll admit to not be the most consistent user I did like the feed back that I received from the reports.  I really shouldn't be surprised as it kept slipping off my bra but most times it remained on my person.  I lost it sometime while visiting Em in Mobile so that puppy is long gone.  Onto my weight...

February 19, 2013

Two Years of Lady Bren

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 Lady Bren was created.  I am not talking about the blog but rather my alternate personality, Lady Bren.  You see it was two years ago today that I had a stroke.

February 16, 2013

Ain't like the old days...

     Every now and then we get reminders of how much things have changed so quickly in our lifetime.  This past week I had one of those "aha" moments while being sick in bed.  Let me take you back in time.

February 12, 2013

My Craigslist War and the Peeps

   I have no issue with Craigslist, just one particular seller.  As in every situation there are two sides to the story.  In this case there is my side and the side of the evil, totally in the wrong seller.

February 9, 2013

How Do You Pin?

     After losing yet another night to Pinterest it amazes me that there are still some people out there just clueless about how to properly pin item.  Pinterest has a page dedicated to Pin Etiquette, I just thought I would take it a bit further and add my own two cents:

February 7, 2013

Lady Bren and the Peeps

     So tell me what thought came to mind when you read the title of this post.  Did you think that I was having an issue with the marshmallow Easter candy? ?  Or maybe you thought I started a jazz band.  Neither guess is even close!  There are actually six peeps in this story and while they are "musical" at times we are not touring any jazz clubs any time soon.  Merida, Sloane, Bambi, Monk, Spot and Carlotta are the 6 latest addition to our ever growing family and they're all chicks.

February 5, 2013

When Celebs start hawking everything

     How much influence do some people think they have?  Why should fame automatically translate into your endorsement on products outside of your expertise knowledge?  How clueless have we turned American consumers into that people will simply buy a product because there's a familiar smiling face on it?

February 2, 2013

2013 Book Challenge Update January

         Here it is my first 2013 Book Challenge Update.  considering I only joined these last week I think I did OK.  What about you, how'd you do?  Which Challenge did you decide to participate in? Well here's how I finished up January with my 5 Challenges.

February 1, 2013

Losing Fat Loving Food Friday 2/1

     Happy February!  Can you believe a month of 2013 is gone already? 31 days and 5.6 pounds are history!! That's right folks I lost 4 pounds this past week (insert celebratory dance here).  My total to date weight loss is 35 pounds.WOO HOO