Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Other stuff and nonsense : )

Besides lounging by the sea sipping daiquiri's and having my feet rubbed by the shirtless hunky  cabana boys,
  I have been doing other things.  
 Other more realistic things.
but those cabana boy foot rubs sound good though.
Here are a few of the other things that have been happening around here.
 Buying Stuff
I saw this funny message board on Pinterest that said:
"I need to find hobbies that don't include eating or shopping"
Which is totally going to be my next board message.
The eating part has been going well,  really well.
After seeing a picture of myself at the beach last week I was inspired...  and a little bit grossed out.
Since then I have followed my WW plan like it's map to the bikini store.
Who am I kidding... bikini!
Anyway it's the shopping part that needs help.
I'm always buying something..
bird feeders
craft supplies
The list goes on.

The other day I found this awesome bread box  at a consignment shop and I bought it.
And the picture.
But they're so perfect.

I am going to attempt an amazon cleanse  this next week.
Game Night
Doesn't matter what we do,
I always enjoy my time with the four of these goofballs.
And playing Cards Against Humanity with them and Paul never fails to entertain.
Bath Time
I've been putting it off for long enough and it was time to give the big stinky boys a bath.
Since the temperature has been in the 90's I used the opportunity to bath them outside with the hose.
Washing these guys is a workout!
Plus one of these guys turns into a complete ^$$hole
when the hose is on.   
I'm pretty sure that I heard the neighbors laughing at my struggles.
I found this awesome recipe for
Old Bay Shrimp and Crab Pasta
on Pinterest and it is a great summer dish.
The recipe here is simple and is good both hot and cold.

Something to do
I finished my last book Chasing Cleopatra by Tina Sloan and while
I'm waiting for the release of a book that I've been waiting years for,
I started a diamond art project.
Because you know what else is coming!!!!
Shark week!

Oh.. the book that I'm waiting for?
Okay,  don't judge me.
It's a little book called
Midnight Sun
and my kids bought me a copy ( that will be released on 8-4) for mothers day.
I'm so freaking excited..
Even my planner is ready!!!
Crazy Squirrels
To save the bird feeder, I got the squirrels a food box too.
 I was not expecting was to see this...

Now, we hear the lid open and close all day long.
They crack me up!!!
And they're gonna be fat.
Also.. obviously squirrels and not a fan of carrots.
I know, that carrot looks...  Wrong.
I didn't want to put a corn cob up there in the chance that my dogs may find it.
We have a family of blue jays that visit us often too.
They all love this food.

  feeding and watching the birds and squirrels has been a huge help in getting us through this quarantine.   
And that pretty much sums up the week.
I have a virtual WW meeting this morning where I get to brag about the 4 pounds that I lost this week.  Boom!   That's right!! 
Now I just have to keep the momentum.
Suddenly I just got hungry.
I need my cabana boy to make me some breakfast.
Hope that you all have been having a safe, fun and healthy week.
Stay cool!!!!


  1. My husband took a small video of me walking to the mailbox and lets just say that my quarantine binging has come to a screeching halt! We put up a hummingbird feeder love sitting on the deck in the evening and watching the hummingbirds come and go!

  2. Again with the twinning!!!
    I was literally just going to rewatch the Twilight Saga movies!
    We actually listen to the New Moon Soundtrack every afternoon.
    And, I was also thinking I need to put a halt on my internet shopping.
    The weight loss? Not so much. I let my WW expire! Ugh.
    Have a great day!

  3. Love your post!

    Fun stuff around your house.

    Congrats on the 4 lost!

    M : )

  4. It's been a lot of fun watching our bird feeder this year. Being home more than ever before, I'm amazed at how many kinds of birds we have. And the squirrels are so funny to watch. I'm back at WW. Wish me luck! :/

  5. You could always take up walking. Doesn't cost anything, and it will help with the weight loss. :)
    Sounds like a fun week.

  6. That pasta dish looks SO good!

  7. So glad I found your blog your dogs look like they are worn out from the bath struggle.
    and time with family is the best! I will have to try the pasta dish. Good luck with the squirrel we have chipmunks that are tearing everything apart

  8. Mmmm..that pasta sounds from me enjoy your post...happy summer stay safe Ria ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

  9. I admit I have a bit of a shopping addiction as well. I love a good deal! I have cut way back though. I stopped following the Amazon deals groups on FB and that has definitely helped.

  10. Can you please send the cabana boy my way next?
    I'm dying seeing the picture of the fat/happy/sassy squirrel. I'd be afraid they'll eat so much, they might not get out!
    We have a family of blue jays in the back yard; I can't wait to see the babies when they fledge.
    I love your bread box and you totally needed that!