Monday Musings & Other Random Thoughts

I don't make New Year Resolutions. I set goals and go about the business of achieving them...and that's that.

I was amused by the extensive natural hair twitter onslaught the other day...especially when one persons major life goals for 2011 centered around their hair. Really?

Prince Jordan, Heir to the Empire, Protector of the Realm goes back to college Saturday. I found out this holiday that I am no longer "running things" round these parts. Lady Joan has assumed the role and if I want the Prince to do something, I talk to her. Sigh.

The FireMarshall informed me that I need to get with the program...Daughter's come back like bad pennies...Son's leave. *Hangs head in resignation*

I'm trying NOT to be a helicopter mom with the Prince.

Princess Charlee is leaving us too this Saturday. She is off to study nursing at Salisbury University. I can't believe she's off already. Wow!

In related drama, her bio-dad managed to get her a hooptie at the 11th hour (after years of not doing a damn thing - I'm just saying). Yeah, the problem is WHO DA HELL IS PAYING FOR INSURANCE?!!! When I asked that of him, he was like..".well...umm...er - she only needs liability; I'm sure that won't cost much." Well, it ain't gonna be ours problem. You wanted a car, you have 3 pts on your license, you need to figure it out...I can't afford to carry you. Sorry.

The famous last words around True Blessings that always end in disaster are "I got this." They never do.

So, one of my goals for this year is to lose the 20lbs I've put on over the past 2 years. I actually want to lose 30. I have had a Weight Watchers Online account for like ever and I'm going to be using it. WW worked for me before - I'm confident it will help me develop a life plan again. I've never been big on the meetings - actually HATE them - so I'm going to count on you and my friends over in my FB group (Broken Record Fitness) to hold me accountable. I will post my points tracker and lbs lost/gained every Monday...if you don't see it. ASK ME! JUMP ON ME! Ya'll are going to be my meeting.

My fitness goals are to do at least 3 Triathlons this year (maybe 4 if I can squeeze it in)and a few 10k and/or 10milers. Here is what I have on tap so far:

  • 3 April - Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
  • 26 June - Philly Sprint Triathlon
  • 21 Aug - Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
  • 30 Sept - 14 day Spain Bike Tour (really a vacation & not a race)
I'm looking at fitting in something in May, July, early Sept & late Oct/early Nov. I'll keep you posted.

It sure is gonna be quiet around here with Prince Jordan & Princess Charlee gone...Ummm...NOT. Princess Cara is STILL here to terrorize The FireMarshall and I.

It takes me 3-4 days to get all of our Christmas Decorations up...trust me that it will take me a couple of days to get them down. All the outside stuff is down and put away. The stuff on the inside is at least off the timers. Give me a minute.

I thought that the person I was talking about in this post would have recieved their clue...nope. I think I'm going to have to get them alone and give a gentle nudge because I know as fact that they would NOT want the general public to know. Damn shame.

The New Years Day party at The Tatum's was FANTASTIC!!! As always, Ila-gator is THE Hostess with the Mostest! It was fun to get away, even if just over night, to party with them. A great way to start 2011.

What's on your mind?