Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Still alive

Still working... Just had about a zillion computer and phone problems. Will be back tomorrow with a real post - and perhaps some changes/ideas for the blog... Meanwhile I hope you all are well

Monday, June 21, 2010


I often will see a recipe on a blog and flag it for future making (most of the time that future doesn't come)but last week I saw this post and KNEW these had to be made, and right away! And well Yeah I was right! I made a half batch yesterday after stopping at the dollar store and picking up popsicle molds (yup I am that kind of classy) and the grocery store to get some lemons and some Powdered buttermilk (never used buttermilk before and figured the powdered would last longer and I could make other things with it if these were a bust). Well I got home and went straight to making them, I admit to tasting the batter and thinking how the heck am I going to survive for 5 hours until I can eat them AND contemplating running back to the store to get another set of molds so I could have a full batch. So that worrying and cheaping out on ingredients? Yeah NO worries they are a hit, even the hubster loved them! They are almost as good as my beloved boyo and so refreshing! And now I am thinking of all the possibilities. Would grapefruit work (I LOVE me some grapefruit)? What about blueberries and lemon zest? A friend wants me to try strawberry, and I just thought what about a cran orange? This could be a new obsession.

So I tweaked the recipe a bit
I used
2 3/4 tablespoons powdered buttermilk
2/3 cup water
mix mix mix
add in 1/3 cup splenda (well cheapo store brand I reiterate classy isn't my middle name)
zest of one whole lemon (I didn't feel like measuring) and the juice of that same lemon (again no measuring)
stir stir
add in the teeniest bit of salt
and pour into 8 molds (I think they are about 1 ounce each)

According to my calculations they are about 10 calories each!
Yeah that's my kind of summer snack

On a separate note the lovely hubster bought me a new laptop for school and so I will be able to blog more regularly because I won't have to wait 10 years for my 6 year old dell desktop to turn on everytime I want to type anything. I am hoping for 3 times a week, I really don't think I am anymore interesting than that!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

And now Emily is having a giveaway

It has been a couple of days since I last checked in and that was mostly because I had checked out of the world for a few - basically hubster and I got into an arguement and I never handle them well. I was all ready to throw in the towel and call the divorce lawyer as I am every time we fight because as my therapist reminded me today I am so afraid of people leaving me that I throw them out. This is so true in my life -- I have almost no connections with family for fear of them choosing to leave or dying. I can cut friends out without a second thought (although I may miss them ME choosing when they leave is so much better than the alternative to me) even pupster isn't immune to this for me. When he does something *gasp* doglike I seriously think OMG it is time for him to go - HA without him I have no reason to wake up in the morning, that stub is all I need to make the worst day be pretty darn good. And well hubster, pupster and I had a talk last night and we are all a little happier!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mish is having a giveaway

I think you should check it out!

I am craving this:
Tell me you have ever seen a prettier necklace!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Multimedia message

When life rains down on you how do you handle? Do you get an umbrella and pretend it isn't happening? Do you do nothing and wallow in it? Do you smartly redirect it into a beautiful fountain? Normally I (well I would like to say) I redirect it... Yesterday I was wallowing in it. I just had a horrible day starting from not being able to do my normal morning routine with my father in law, to a friend who needed to reschedule, to not being able to get in the gym because I didn't have my card, to my gps not working, to finding a dirty drunk homeless man fallen out of his wheelchair and helping him up and scratching my arm on his dirty wheelchair... And if all that didn't make me hate this day enough I get a phone call that my godmom fell and broke her hip... All on a day that the hubster was having a self focused day and couldn't've been bothered to support me. Needless to say it was not a success of a day and ED won a lot of it...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The happy week

Mish is having a happy week this week and invited all of her readers to join her...

So I give to you MY happy week:
* Seeing friends (once I am there I enjoy it talking myself into going not so much)
* The pupster
* The hubster
* A nice workout
* a perfect sunny day
* frozen yogurt (but the body says no)
* My wedding band (it is such a reflection of me)
* Notes in the mail
* Making jewelry
* Giving gifts
* a good salad
* a massage
* a nice walk
* sitting by the fire
* accomplishing something (pretty much anything since I never do)
* going to bed
* the ache of a good workout
* getting a good deal
* Healthworks
* Blogs
* BoYo (try their sorbet YUM)
* My new Champion stride and trims (whether or not they actually do anything I FEEL like I am working more)

What about you - what makes you happy?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


I am not often rendered speechless, a trait I inherited from my mother who had a comeback for EVERYTHING!

But a few times in the last 2 days I have just not been able to utter a word.

~ Driving down one of the main streets of my town and seeing a man in his mid-20s walking calmly down the road CARRYING AN AXE! Really?!?

~ My dog got stung by a dozen bees yesterday and WHILE they were stinging him he came and listened while I told him to sit and cleared them off of him...

~ Healthworks is amazing and leaves me speechless...

~ Today I saw a friend of mine who is homeless and got a quick catch-up

~ Saunas - seriously saunas are the best thing ever!

~ Running into someone from my past in a bad place.... (where I was in my head not the location)

~ A weird quazi-conversation with a family member that left me feeling like I had done something wrong.

And this Tree:
This tree fell on Comm Ave during the tornados (okay really need I remind you I live in New England peeps there is no tornados here)

And check out this giveaway

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Wow - now that's some wind

I was at the wonderful Healthworks today and while I was there it was apparently pouring and windy out - well I didn't know I was comfy and cozy inside - elliptical, bike, weights and a sauna and I was loving life! Well in the locker room (twice I just typed dressing room - freudian slip there) and another lady told me that there was a tree crossing Comm Ave not too far from where we were. And when I went out WOWIE it was so windy I am telling you I felt like I was in Kansas on my way to Oz... Seriously I kept looking for Toto!

I decided (in total me fashion) that I needed a sorbet at this moment so I figured it made sense to WALK an extra 2 miles IN A TORNADO warning to get it. Sometimes I have NO common sense, but I saw some amazing (not necessarily in a good way) sights and made it back to the car in one piece. However I am also EXHAUstED! Good night, hope your weekend was filled with wonderful safety.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Ummm yeah awkward

So today I drove in to healthworks for the first time to use my 14 day trial (review to come another day. And if I am being totally honest here (and why not because I think I am still alone here and this is my recovery blog so if I have to lie then that totally defeats the purpose, no?) I was having a very "behavior" day and was fighting ED on some turns but others (like working out hard) I was letting ED win. But overall I would classify this day as successful. ANYWAY, I do the little sign-up thing at the front desk and find out that there is cardio downstairs so that's where I head and I jump on a cool elliptical like machine and hit it hard and I am happy and listening to my iPod when I see a woman out of the corner of my eye and I am like "I know her, hmmm how?" and I can't figure it out so I chalk it up to she's a blogger and go on with my workout (PS they were playing New Moon on the DVD player - YAY but she looks at me and I can see that she is thinking the same thing that she knows me and I am rumbling around in my head with where did I meet her? Hmmm, maybe the blogger bash? Nah - maybe a store? Nope - OMG, she was a counselor at one of my last treatment places and at that moment she recognized me too. I looked down and kept pedaling but I was like damn wrong day to see me.

Ohhhh well, Healthworks is gorgeous!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Aerobic - 8 minute Abs (workout fitness)

This is seriously my favorite workout and has been for years! I started it back in the day and still love to rock it out when I need a "relaxer" workout - and actually my video is destroyed so I am SO excited that I found it on Youtube! If you give it a try let me know what you think of it!

Whose got monsters?

Green monster? I look at the green monsters in blogland and wonder if I would like them... Still not sure if I would be enjoying spinach in almond milk but matcha with soy milk and splenda? Now that's a monster I can get into... Speaking of monsters does anyone remember the book "there is a monster at the end of this book" I loved that book as a kid and recently found a copy at the thrift store... It is as cute as I remember - unfortunately the pupster doesn't appreciate a rousing rendition of Grover...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Catch up - Healthworks blogger bash

Well I certainly have a lot of catching up to do so much has happened since last I posted

First and foremost I went to a WONDERFUL healthworks blogger bash it was held at the fabulous liberty hotel and hosted by Ripe Drink Mixes and Double Cross Vodka. I actually didn't know what I was going to - I thought it was a get together with bloggers and readers of and her little dog too (one of my favorite blogs) but when I got to Alibi there was everyone. I had a great time meeting Leslie, Elina, Meghan, and some of the other great ladies there, and enjoyed a drink (which is something I NEVER do - can't stand the lack of control or the wasted calories) but I must say the strawberry drink they made was seriously the most delicious thing I have ever had to drink - actually if I were to get married all over again that would be my signature drink - it had the RIPE, Double cross vodka, a strawberry that was muddled in it and some fresh basil - holy summer in a glass! There was also all sorts of pizzas and appetizers but none for me. I had a drink and then water.

As the evening grew to a close at the hotel one of the LOVELY healthworks people gave me a swag bag even though I hadn't RSVP'd and am not of the caliber of the bloggers whose company I was enjoying. And HOLY COW what a bag it was.
In it was:
Siggi's yogurt coupons (and the whole thing was in a siggi's boat bag)
Popchips with great stats - whole small bag is only 100 calories (review shortly)
a 14 day pass to healthworks and a 50 minute massage there as well - I can NOT wait to try out the club - I lust after a healthworks membership!
A really cute sportsbra by Nux (review coming soon - wearing today for the first time)
a 20% off coupon to CitySports and an adorable t-shirt that I am loving!
A cut and color at a new salon on Newbury St. Rock Paper Scissors
Some fabulous oatmeal by Mad Hectic Oatmeal
A spray tan at SkinHealth Centers
A $35 gift certificate to Task Rabbit LOVE this service - write up coming soon
A gift certificate to EverSave
a gift certificate towards a custom Zyrra bra
Talk about amazing!

After all that fun I wasn't quite ready to go home yet so I stopped at BoYo and went for a walk around the city at midnight and was highly amused to see

in the middle of the night - no it wasn't an emergency it was just the best time of day for them to do it...

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