Already A Challenge

Its Day 4 of my No Junk Food Challenge, and I have already been tempted to stray! But I suspected that would happen, after all. if this was an easy thing to do it wouldn’t be challenge, right? I’ve gone four days without a Diet Coke. Or anything else on the previous post’s list of norty no-no’s. This morning, our friend Maintenance Man Rick, who knows very well I’m doing this whole no junk food-thingie, brought over two thick chocolate covered donuts. Of course I was tempted to have at least a bite, but I declined! The actual junk food itself is not as hard to go without. Its the Diet Coke, which I have been drinking for so long I cant remember when I started, that is driving me nuts. Now some folks will find this laughable, and I suppose in a way it is, but when you read about all the bad things dark, diet carbonated sodas can do to you, you really know its no laughing matter after all.

So its day four. I’m drinking those sugar free fruit flavored powder drinks that you can add to your bottles of water and regular, American Lousianne-brand tea. Tea is good. I have no problems with tea. But I miss my carbonated beverages.

So far, so good. I can do this. I AM doing this. Addiction is absolutely nuts. Anyone else fighting an addiction of some kind?

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A Certain 21 Day Challenge

A friend of mine posted this 21 day challenge on Facebook and I decided that it was a good way to begin the New Year.

Sounds pretty simple, I’m doing starting today. One whole day without the foods on the list and no Diet Coke. I chose this day because after 21 days it will be the end of the month and I can see what a difference it made, how going without all this crap affects me and decide how I would like to go into February– continuing good eating habits, or will I jonesing for a diet Coke desperately? Does this sound like anything any of you could and would do? Wish me luck!

21 Day Challenge

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You Know I Love My ALIENS, right?

Well, I’ve been hoping for something like this to come along, something that might get Biehn and Weaver back as Hicks and Ripley (one just isn’t right without the other!), so a brave soul has created a petition to go to 20th Century Fox and let our insistent voices be heard! Did you like James Cameron’s ALIENS as much as I did– I mean, like LoveLoveLove it?! Did you?! Then please sign this petition to get these beloved actors back in the roles meant only for them! Who cares if they’re older now? I hope you will do this and make a delirious fan shut her mouth about it!!! :D

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Watching ‘Ghost Adventures’

I’m currently watching the television show ‘Ghost Adventures’ on the Travel Network. Sometimes I like it, sometimes it seems just silly. Especially when these manly-man dudes freak out while they’re ‘filming’ unexplained occurrences. Do you believe in ghosts? Me, I’m torn on the issue. I believe in the father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, but I’m not decided on other ghosts. I try to keep an open mind about things. But these Ghost Adventures dudes seem to have ghostly encounters and ‘confirm’ the presence of spirits, and I’m thinking, okay, so you’ve found evidence of a malevolent spirit, why arent you guys going to do anything about it? I guess all they do is confirm spectral activity, but if you want it gotten rid of, then you need to get someone else. Or contact a different TV show, LOL! I don’t quite know what to make of this show, anyone else?

My three positives for today:

1) Went for my walk. Good for my blood sugar, good for my muscles. Cam back sore from doing three days of hills, but I’ll get over it!

2.) Did laundry. That’s a positive? you might say? Why, sure! How can you not be happy to get your best lounge-wear all clean and fluffy? :D

3.) Saw Michael Biehn in the Scorpion King 4. He gets killed off early in the movie, though. But some Biehn is better than no Biehn!

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Hello, 2015, You Better Be Nice To Me

Long time no bloggie, huh. I was doing this thingie where I posted 3 to 5 positive things a day and I was determined to do just that from then on but I fizzled out. I’m thinking I’ll try to do it again, seeing how this is a new year and all that.  So here I have three things I found positive about today:

1. I started to make good on my resolution to loose some weight by going for a walk at the local park today. And I want to go for a walk every day, weather permitting. Meaning, unless there’s snow all the way up to my bum, lightning or some force of nature connecting the sky to the ground, I’ma go out for my walk.

2. I made my delicious pumpkin muffins for our family friend Rick. He seems to really like them, bless his soul. I made someone else happy. What could be more positive than that, right?

3. If you know anything about me, you know how insanely I love my bunny, Boo. Recently he attained himself some fleas, which is baffling to my sister and myself, since Boo is NOT an outdoors bunny. He does not like the outdoors and does not want to be outdoors AT ALL. On the rare occasions when I’ve taken him outside he will do the unthinkable and climb into my lap, which is a clear sign that he would rather be picked up by me than be outside (when we’re indoors, gathering him up for a bum inspection is madness!), so you know being outside must be quite loathsome! Anyhoo, I was fortunate to find some affordable flea treatment for mu wily bun and went to pay for it online, but PayPal wouldnt process my order. So I emailed the store and they emailed back to call their toll free number and place the order that way, and I did. It was such a blessed thing that I was able to place an order over the phone with the store on New Year’s Day, where everywhere else was closed for the holiday! I am very grateful for the fine folks at!

And to add a 4th Positive, actually, I thank my sister for helping me with a little allergic reaction problem this evening! I am always giving my Boo Bunny kisses, because he’s my little bunny-man, my bun-son, and I love him like crazy. But this evening after giving him a round of vigorous mommy-kisses, my lower lip swelled up a bit and felt weird. My sister said maybe a flea bit your lip, and I told her surely not, because it doesn’t itch. But she said its happened to her before and even if we don’t know why that happens on the rare occasions it does, she cut a Benadryl in half and rubbed the puffy spot on my lip with it and within twenty minutes the puffiness went down.

Am I going to stop lavishing my bun-bun with kisses now? Oh hell’s no! Bunnies were made for lovin! It was just one of those rare, weird things that happen and I dont know why, and I’m not going to assume anything.

So Happy New Year and I hope you can find at least three positive things in your life everyday, no matter how big or how small. And never pass up a chance to kiss bunnies!

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Soulful Machines

A machine that was a lot like a human. Not hard for me to think about that one! My last car. In some ways it was like me: not in the best of health but not ready to go kaput yet. Every time I got into it, it wanted to take me to the mall or Krispy Kreme. Like me, it meant well but its logic was absolute crap. It needed a lot of ‘repair,’ but yet it kept going. It was full of hot air (and I mean that literally, the air conditioning wouldn’t work for awhile).  It did better in winter than it did in summer. But its ‘health problems’ got the better of it and in the early fall of 2012 it was on the verge of ‘throwing a rod’ which is akin to a death sentence for a car. We had some good times, me and my little red 4-door. I miss it.

Hell, I miss having ANY car at all, period!

And now my three positives for today:

1.) Didnt have to go out in the heat. That is ALWAYS a positive!

2.) Had a damn good bowel movement. Hey, don’t laugh. You know as well as I do that van give you a new lease on life. Too bad cars cant have ’em.

3.) Plucked even MORE shedding tufties off Boo Bunny. Oh my Lord he looks so small now! Proof positive that bunnies are mostly fur! He looks anorexic now! But you’ve heard me say it before, better off the bun than in the bun’s tummy! I had accused the little imp of having gained weight. Oh Booey I’m so sorry! You were 50 percent fluff all along! :0

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Voice Work

The question, if your blog was recorded as an audio book, who would you choose to be the voice that narrates it? I would choose my favorite actor, Michael Biehn. His husky voice is unique and sexy. It would make my boring life story sound a little more interesting, and I would love to hear him talk about my sister and my bunny, heehee.And it would be cool to have Corporal Hicks narrating my life story!

My positives for today are…

1.) I plucked so much fur off of Boo Bunny today he looks like he’s lost 3 pounds! This is a positive because loose and shedding fur can kill a bun if it is ingested, and bunnies groom as religiously (if not more so) than cats!

2.) Found out that the temperature will be going down in a couple of days. This is the month that autumn begins, so it had better start feeling like it! A little less humidity and temps in the 70’s. I can handle that a lot better than the 90’s and 90’s!

3.) Watched some episodes of the A-Team that I hadn’t seen in years and years. My God, Murdoch is so freakin’ funny! He’s my sister’s and my favorite on the show. TV shows sure aren’t made like that any more!

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Hand Me Downs

I don’t mind hand-me-downs. Used books, yard sale finds and things like that. I consider them to be ‘pre-loved.’ And as long as the material thing is in good condition, I’m perfectly content with the item in question. The best thing I ever got as a hand-me-down was my great grandmother’s old Samsonite luggage, from back when things were made with much more quality than they are now. My grandmother used it and so did my mother. It has last for soooo long. I don’t know long my great grandmother had it, or how long the Samsonite company has been around, but I do know that this little brown suitcase was very well taken care off and I am proud to use it. I don’t have anyone to pass it along to, so I don’t know what will happen to it after I’m gone, but I hope whatever hands it falls into will take just as good care of it as all of its previous female owners!

My three positives for today are:

1.) Rearranged the contents of Boo Bunny’s cage so that hopefully he wont feel inclined to poop so much in it.

2.) Took up hula-hooping as a way to get fit. I used to hula-hoop all the time, and its good exercise! I can really tell the difference in my abdominal muscles.

3.) My precious poopy-butted Boo bunny has returned to meditating under my bed during the day. He feels safe and comfortable under there, and I like knowing he’s happy there! :D

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Finding My Positives

Not much happened today, but I’m trying to find the positives for each day, so that I don’t slip into a deep funk and sit in my room eating creamy peanut butter out of a jar with a spoon. My ‘possies’ are…

1.) My friend Rick painted a shoe rack to go into my small closet. It took up a lot of room in the closet, but it was a much-needed thing because I have a lot of shoes, and that is because I am female. :D

2.) I plucked a lot of fur off of Boo again, almost enough to make another Boo Bunny! I shudder to think of all that fur ending up in his sensitive tummy here at shedding time, it could hurt him or worse! Better in a plucked pile than in that tum-tum!

3.) Reviewed my videos that I tool while at the county fair this past Sunday. Not bad, not bad at all! 

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My Positives For Sept.8, 2014

Last night I went to the Tennessee Valley Fair for the second year in a row. While last night’s adventure deserves a blog entry to itself, I’m tired and I’ll get to it tomorrow, with pictures and stuff. I’m tired because I’m still getting over last night. I happened to have gotten on a ride I hadn’t been on in decades. I’ll yak some more about it tomorrow.

My positives for today are:

1.) I had a delicious fried bologna SAMMICH. And I reveled in it.

2.) Finished an extremely hard crossword puzzle. I felt really smart afterwards…and really relieved.

3.) Watched some episodes of the Simpsons I hadn’t seen in years. Heee-larious! And I love the one where an uncredited Barry and Robin Gibb are camp counselors at the art camp Lisa attends!

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