Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do you like Rats????

Hopefully most of you answered that with a great big fat NOOO!
Well I don't like them either.....but we have a couple of rats. Or so we did. I noticed a couple weeks ago something I had never seen here. I googled it to find out it was rat droppings. I FREAKED out. I mean FREAKED out! I got three different size and type of glue traps. A large snap trap and POISON. Then started cleaning everything. We are pretty clean people so what was the deal? Well last week while cleaning out my laundry room. With a TRUE friend. We OK OK she found baby rats. They were not days old. So I ran around my kitchen screaming and jumping on things. Really I did, and I am OK with it. I HATE rodents.. So Colin gets the little glue traps and gets the babies on there. Lucy says "Mom their heart is breaking" But so was mine. I mean a rat. I am so FREAKED out. Anyhow that was on a Thursday. Friday night hubby gets home and I ask, plead, and beg him to do something. He says he will stay up all night. I woke up to potty and he was a sleep. I turned on light and there it was. I RAN AND SCREAMED. Waking children up out of a deep sleep. Bryce jumps up grabs the pellet gun, but it's to late the rat is gone. I GET MAD. Like really irritated and FREAKED out. Anyhow Sunday morning I wake up to a rat on the trap. I did the happy dance. Cleaned my whole house and even face booked about my wonderful day ahead. We did have a great day. Then Tuesday night Colin and I stayed up to watch Napoleon Dynamite. He was going to the bathroom. He came running. "Mom I just kicked another rat" WHAT?? So we get the gun, broom and courage. We run to the bathroom. I seal off the door with a towel. This guy is going to DIE. Well as Colin is cocking the gun. The rat starts to run toward me and the door. I jump like really jump. Into the tub. I am wearing crocs and the tub is WET. Can you picture it? Me jumping with cros in a wet bathtub? Well if you see me falling you are right. I fall on my right side and really am in pain. But I am safe from the jumping rat. OK I am FREAKING out Colin and I are in my bathroom with a CRAZY rat. Plus I am in Pain. Well the rat got away. I got a broken toe and memories I don't want. That night I cried all night long. I was in more pain that ever before. Tanner helped me every time I had to go to the bathroom. I crawled and wept. Well this morning guess what? Yep we caught another rat. Hopefully this is it. But if not I got the trap set, and a pest guy coming. Sure hope you get a good giggle from my misery. Love you friends:))


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Check in Day:)

Just wanted to check in with some of you concerning my weight loss. I started this journey 166 days ago on Nov. 9, 20009. And I have only missed 17 days. I like that. It has been wonderful, miserable, easy, hard, fun, depressing, rewarding, and incredible. I started this new life style in hopes of just loosing all kinds of weight. I have lost 13-14 lbs. to date. I started off weighing 172. So sad. And now I am in the 150's. I have learned so much in the past 5 1/2 months. Things like:
I really enjoy working out
I can run....
I hate to miss a day
I have endurance
I have ankles now
I can see parts of me I like
I really like myself

I could probably keep going but will save some for another time. I used to tease my sister who is a size 2 soaking wet. That she was jealous of me being a size 1-2. but my numbers were together as 12:( We would all laugh. but I really wasn't happy being the chubby girl. I have a long way to go, but I AM GETTING THERE. And for me that is what counts right now. I am OK with it taking me a while. Because I no that I am sticking to it this time. I am working hard, and enjoying the fruit of my labor. And the fruit is that I have lost almost 3 inches in my waist. Inches all over my body, and I just feel so good. I don't have to take a nap to make it through the day anymore. And the cloud of depression that liked to follow me is not there as many days. I like to push myself to do new things. I am challenging myself and it feels good. I sure hope no one takes this as bragging. that is not my heart at all. Just want to let you all in on how I am doing on this life long journey. And if you are wondering if I have ever fallen off the wagon? The answer is yes. But I get right back on. Sure hope this encourages some one to get moving:))

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This is the definition from online.

en·cour·age·ment [ in kúr ijmənt ]
support that inspires confidence: support of a kind that inspires confidence and a will to continue or develop
something that encourages: somebody who or something that gives somebody hope, confidence, or courage
Synonyms: reassurance, help, inspiration, cheer, praise, backing, reinforcement, boost, lift, support, backup

Today I experienced this definition. I invited three friends over that are also walking the (husband working out of town routine). It was a simple way for me to pick their brains. Listen to their words of wisdom, and just be around some really cool ladies. It was really, really incredible. I was able to visit with a friend I have not been able to see in a while. And you know what? I really LOVE her. She is simple, beautiful, peaceful, and oh so fun. Thanks Maralee for being that light, that friend. I can't wait till you are done with nursing school. I also got to visit with Juli. She is just too cool for words. She has been doing this thing for years now. I can't tell you all that was shared, cause it would take too long. But it was GREAT. I really can do this. And for those days that I can't I am headed to her house. I also got to visit with Jenny. She is the really quiet one. But today she shared her heart with me, and I gained so much from it. I am truly blessed to have these ladies around me. They have been walking this road out, and let me tell you something. These ladies, well they are the BOMB. I really appreciate that they gave me real advice. They told me the truth, told me what they have done wrong, what they have done right, and encouraged me to lean on the Lord. I won't always do the right thing, have the right attitude, or make the best decisions. But I know without a shadow of a doubt that I have a real tangible support group. I am so Thankful that the Lord saw fit to put these friends in my life. So, THANK YOU ladies for being such great friends!!! He cares about every single detail. He loves us, he will never leave us. And he put people in our lives to be his hands and feet to one another. I am in awe. I am in Love with my Savior. I pray that you too have a support group. For whatever walk you are on. For whatever you need in your life. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.