Morning, bloggies! Lots to cover today.
First up, Allison from Q&A Mac won the Mod Giveaway. Allison, send me an email and I'll pass along the info to choose your strap!
I'm sorry, Jann, that you did not win after all that work. You other bloggies, too. I wish I could give each of you one because I am in love with mine!
Here's what I'm thinking, though........Mother's Day is right around the corner. We just passed Valentine's Day. Did your man forget? How about a birthday? This would make the perfect gift.....and you'll be happy you bought one. It's a super cute accessory. I get compliments on mine all the time! And, speaking of mine, none of yall guessed it.
Between this and your lack of knowledge on my college years, I'm starting to wonder if you know me at all! :) And, speaking of.......it seems as though many of you were horrified by my activities, so I'll be providing some explanations soon enough.
This week's topic for Eat. Live. Be. is Healthy Snacks. Mine are less than imaginative, but they work for me.
1. Fruit. Southern California has tons of it and at great prices. Always fresh and delicious!
2. Almonds. Easy enough.
3. Blake gags every time he sees it, but I'm a fat free cottage cheese fan. Pair with Saltines. Yum.
4. Taken from my friend, Kelly, years ago........veggie trays. OK, not all at once, but I buy one every week or so for $9.99 at Costco. It splits up into several snacks and it's already prepared for you!
*I've lost 7 pounds total. Not totally impressive, but I'm feeling great and happy thus far.
*Last week's exercise included walking, walking, walking.
And, finally.......Koalapalooza. I know. It sounds scandalous, yes?
It was fun. At the San Diego Zoo.......lots of Australian themed exhibits. Kids were less than pleased that we didn't walk away with a real koala (?????), but they had fun anyway.
I'm still campaigning for one of these guys as a pet. LOVE them. Don't you?
Punks. Nice hit, Laine.
We watched the Sea Lion, Singing Dog, Top Gun Parrot Show. Eclectic and interesting. Sat front row in the Splash Zone. Seemed fitting for this daring day at the zoo.
Every time I see a koala, I'm reminded of the Simpsons episode where they show what goes on at the zoo after dark. Anyone remember that one? Wasn't a koala biting the head off of another animal?
Frozen fruit treats and a churro for Jack. Happy kids.
Balboa Park from the Skyfari. I'm so intimidated by this place. Anxious to figure it all out, but not sure where to start.
On the ride......
So high up. Still makes me nervous.
Because we're hanging from this simple contraption. Freaky.
I do enjoy the views. This is our favorite tree top stop.......the multi-level buildings shown here.
We had to walk 4 miles to get to the zoo because everyone else had the same brilliant idea to go on President's Day. Gorgeous weather and a day off of work. Had to be crowded.
Kids raced to keep the commute interesting.
Agenda this week:
*New phone. No, I'm not getting a damn IPhone, Shannon. It will be the latest Blackberry and only because I have to a get a new one in order to receive a company discount. I would have been totally fine keeping my hand-me-down from Blake.
*Mardi Gras decorating.
*Spring Break planning. 18 days until Carowine arrives! The Rand fam is coming in town, too! Cannot wait.
*Work. Boss has been in Vegas. She'll be cracking the whip this week.
*Lunch with said boss in La Jolla. Yes, I have the best job ever.
*Christmas list. Don't make fun. I've bought a ton of gifts and need to get organized so I don't over-buy.