Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I am on the treadmill......and, I am eating M & M's!!

What is wrong with this picture?!?!?

I admittedly only had a handful ("melts in your mouth, not in your hand!)...but, I do believe that I was defeating the whole purpose of the treadmill.

I can't help it...I'm definitely addicted.

And, then, to make matters worse.... last night, at a Mah Jongg event, I found myself filling up a little plastic plate with more M & M's to munch on during the game. Unfortunately, I later found out that one of the Girlies that I was playing with was trying to stop eating sugar....and had successfully made it to day two! My apologies to my girlie friend... : (

(Great hand towel gift that Judy just gave me during her visit last week!)
I was telling a friend today that my favorite part of the movie, Eat, Pray, Love was the "eating" part.  I guess that tells you something about me.....!
I normally start reading a book in hopes that it will "catch" me right away and keep me interested until the very end. Lately, however, I have begun a stack of half-read books that just didn't hold my interest.

That was until I was up in Skaneateles and I picked up a book of my sister's called: "The Middle Place" by Kelly Corrigan.

I cannot put this book down....and I only have a few more pages to go before the end.

It is a true story of this young woman, Kelly, and her journey with cancer....her love of family....her humorous take on life...and, then, watching her dad's fight with his own cancer.

I highly recommend it.
I read today that the bacteria that was put in the Gulf to "eat" up the oil has actually been quite successful.
That news is alternating between wonderful and SCARY.

Oil eating bacteria....?

Wasn't there a movie about that some year's ago? : O
So, what to do when the family gets to Birmingham next week?

Precious Owen has his 4th birthday on September 1, adorable Celia turns 2 on September 9, my sister, Marsha, hits the ripe old (sorry, Marsh!) age of 65 on September 15, and, yours truly turns 29 (just making sure that you are paying attention) on September 13.

I wanted to have a September birthday celebration while all were here....but, Jenny told me that Owen was into pirates....and, how could I do a joint party with Celia et al with a pirate theme? I had heard that Celia was into dressing, I thought...aha! A "Pirate and Princess" party would work out just right.

At the bottom of the invitation I put, "costumes encouraged".

Knowing my family, it could get quite interesting.  I will keep my camera handy.
Stay tuned! : )


Beverly said...

I love the quote on your towel.

Ah, turning four. It's hard to believe, isn't it. I was in Virginia for Ella's fourth birthday. She woke up that morning and said, "Now I'm four!" She told everyone that she saw.

September is indeed a good month. Mine is the 19th.

I enjoyed reading your posts about Skaneateles and your time with your family. I know I don't need to tell you to cherish all those times, because I know that you do.

Tabor said...

My problem is there is no difference in my weight whether I eat or don't eat M&Ms on the treadmill.

Granny Annie said...

Will it make you feel any better about the handful of M&Ms on the treadmill when I tell you that I used to ride my exercise bike and SMOKE? That was until my heart attack on November 6, 2003.

A Pirate and Princess combined birthday party will be excellent. Happiness primarily for Owen and Celia and the others can fall in line with little or no difficulty. I would choose to come as a Princess myself:) It is going to be an historic event.

Beverly said...

M&M's keep your energy up while you exercise! LOL TN said...

I can't wait to see pictures of this party. TN said...

Have you read Reedeming Love by Francine Rivers? It grabs you and won't let go until you finish. When I checked it out, I thought to myself I will NEVER get this book read because it is really thick. I read it in no time and wished there had been more. I recommend it.