Well, it’s the weekend and my hunny has went into to work for a few hours and I got up earlier than usual. Today I have quite a few things I want to get done. I’m sitting in my comfy place in the living room sipping on coffee (and enjoying it since I have no more creamer) and don’t feel like going out and picking any up right now.
1- Finish my outline of my Parenting Article.
2- Find an expert and ask them a few questions.
3- Project hunt yet again.
4- Finish Jenna Glatzer’s book.
5- Read thru a few magazines and pick up a few parenting magazines at the store.
And thats about it I think other than maybe go shopping to pick up a few needed things. I guess I will just sit back and relax for most of the day along with trying to complete my 5 objectives I listed above.
My parenting article is making some headway. Now to find an expert. I’m still waiting on a reply from the last expert on my “Control Freaks” article. He has not replied to my questions as of yet, but I know that he is probably very busy. I have so many article ideas to get in order and start querying to magazines and search for experts, info, and some quotes from some real day to day people.
Just a quick reflection of my life…
For some reason I just got a quick realization of my life. My life is well, good. I sit here looking over at my two cats laying in the window sill, and think about the man in life, my friends, and my career choice and of how supportive my man is of my career decision. I know he doesn’t like it one hundred percent, but he is still supportive. I love him so much.
My Diet – Back on Track?
Breakfast: Eggo’s and coffee.
Lunch: Not really sure, but for Dinner we’re grilling out. I just received this in my email – Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meats Safe. We marinade all our meat that goes on the grill except for burgers, however I have a special way of making them. Take ground beef and place into bowl, add chopped yellow onions and a half of a cup of Bar-B-Q sauce. Mix together and form patties. Put them on the grill and cook til done. They are awesome.
Tonight we’re going to have Bar-B-Q chicken legs (I think). This is a picture of the first Bar-B-Q chicken I ever cooked on the grill. We’ll have grilled corn on the cob to go with this as well and maybe some pasta salad. That is if it doesn’t rain. Looking outside at this moment it is dark, cloudy, and windy with the look and smell of rain on its way. I can’t really complain because we really do need the rain. Our grass is crunchy and brown and thirsting for moisture. A lot of people around where we live have their wells going dry so there is a great need of rain here in our area.
UPDATE: Okay so its the weekend. We didn’t cookout and my lunch wasn’t exactly the best thing to eat. It was a deep-fried chicken breast on way too much buttered toast with tons of mayo, lettuce, and tomato. And a side of tater tots. For dinner I had Pizza. I ate all the toppings off and the inside of the crust (my favorite part along with the pepperoni). Okay on Monday, I’ll start again although I did lose 2 pounds. I’m guessing I’ve gained it all back by now.
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Okay, it’s official, I’m a BAD dieter. I skipped breakfast yet again (2nd day in a row) and decided to chow down on fish sticks and steak fries. But on the upside, I weighed my self this morning and have lost 2 pounds & it’s a Friday, so why not eat the bad stuff, just for lunch, and have a salad for dinner?
Newest and Greatest!!! Voila, there it is!
New Article in the Works along with a Query Letter to Parenting Magazine. I’m so excited. I got this great idea and inspiration this morning while Googling “Adopting a Chinese Baby” and Voila! the idea took form and now its almost done. The article is nearly complete and I haven’t even sent out a query yet. I’m so psyched!
Today is my day off from writing on the Mon – Thurs projects so I am free to blog, search for new projects, and work on my queries and magazine articles. This weekend I have nothing planned, so there will be no rush on getting everything done today so I’ll have the weekend free. Which is a relief compared to other Fridays. I can take my time today, which is great.
This morning I was searching online about adoption. Since it doesn’t seem that having a baby is in the cards for me, why not adopt. I googled “Adopting a Chinese baby” and came up with quite a few results. There are so many little Chinese girls that are in need of a loving home. Adoption is not a for certain thing, but it’s an option for us. We’re going to research, research, research as much as we can before we make a decision and who knows, maybe we’ll get lucky and get pregnant.
Does anyone have any great adoption stories from overseas or in this country? Please feel free to share.
© 2008 UpSideDownGrl
Well, yesterday I got quite a bit done. The client I was discussing in a previous post paid and we have it all straightened out. No harm, no foul. Anyway, today I have been applying for various writing gigs online and also preparing my interview questions for my “control freak” article. There is so much more to get done and it seems there is just not enough time in the day to do everything.
I have a lot of new ideas floating around in my head for articles. Now I just need to get them out of my head an onto some paper so that I can get them organized and in order. I have a few parenting, animals, writing, relationships, and health. All great topics, now to get them in order.
The Diet Issue
My boyfriend and I both are on a diet now. Last night I made just enough food basically for one person, and we split it. This morning, he said he felt really good and wants to keep eating small amounts. He says he wants to lose a few pounds too. It is very true when you are happy and comfortable in a realtionship you tend to put on a few pounds. I know I definately have. But now the plan is to LOSE IT ALL!!!
Breakfast – Whoops missed it.
Lunch – Tuna on wheat and chips
And for dinner, I think we’re going to have Chili. Yum!
This is an update on the kitten entry below. Two of the sweet little babies have found home. They went home with an old highschool buddy of mine. The one we were going to keep, well, he’s grown quite a bit. His name is Cooper.
© 2008 UpSideDownGrl
Today is my first day of trying to lose about 20 pounds.
So far today I have had breakfast which consisted of Rice (with a bit of butter and sugar) and wheat toast with a bit of butter.
For Lunch I had 1/2 of a chicken salad sandwhich, a handful of chips (I know bad, bad, bad), and some grapes.
For Dinner I had a 1/2 cup of chicken, zuccinni, red & yellow pepper, and pasta mix with a side of garlic bread. And for dessert I had some grapes and a bit of popcorn.
I currently weigh – 1**! (Ha, you really thought I was going to write that! )
© 2008 UpSideDownGrl
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