A Spoonful of Salt

A Spoonful of Salt
Please take everything you read with a grain of salt. But for this blog, please take it with a spoonful.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Good News- Its Day 9!

..and other good news- I am keeping the Versa! It all worked out with the dealership and I didnt have to yell at them anymore :) The bad news- when I had my insurance guy check into rates for my new car, he discovered (and to my surprise!) I have been driving around with a suspended license for about 3 years now...One has to wonder how she was never notified by the Texas Department of Transportation. Apparently, what happened was that I had a no insurance ticket waaaaaaay before I even had my Dodge Neon that I didnt pay and they suspended my license for that. So, after about $1,500 and alot more headache, I should be able to get my license back before I leave next Friday for Florida. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!
I digress.....
Day 9 is going well as far as fasting...but looking forward to day 30! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Day 8, is it?

( My precious Nissan Versa :) It gets amazing gas mileage- like 35-40 highway!)

Almost a third of the way done with the Green Smoothie Fast!
I've been really stressed out with stuff this week- work, trying to buy a car, having to yell at the Finance guy at the dealership b/c he was rude to me. So, needless to say, my chi is a little off :) Hopefully, the green juice will help me but man, this week is killing me! Not to mention that I have not been running like I should b/c I have been at the dealership twice this week trying to get everything worked out. So, I got a lecture from my brother that I "better be ready for June 14th!" (for the 10k that we are doing) So, I have to get on the ball!!! Anyway, I should know something about the car by noon today. So, whether it works out or not, at least I can stop stressin' over it. So, thats good. Either way it goes, it is in God's hands and I will be okay with the outcome.
Alright, I am done venting :)
I babysitted overnight. So, I wasnt at my house this AM to make any green juice. So, I had to use what they had- apples and oranges....juice came out kind of weird but I added a little lime to it and its taste okay. I've had worse!
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Day 5 of Green Smoothie Fast

Fun, fun, fun! haha :) Not so much, really. This has been harder that I thought it would be. BUT IM NOT QUITTING! I will make it to 30! April is counting on me and I really need this as well. I haven't noticed any amazing results so far except that I feel lighter...and at my Dermatologist told me this morning that I have great skin :) That made me feel good. Except it was followed by "Now, stop tanning and be sure to wear sunscreen at the beach!"

Anyway, this morning, I am having my usual grape/collard greens/cucumber smoothie. I am still very sick of the sweet grape taste but I dont want to waste so I am finishing out the bag. I am going grocery shopping tonight for sure.

Also, someone remind me to upload pics from this past weekend. I always forget and I just realized that I haven't posted any new pics in a while. Here are some funny cartoons to tide you over. Have a great day!


Friday, May 2, 2008

Day 2 and Vacation Coming Up

(Panama City Beach)

This (http://rebekahworld.blogspot.com/2008/03/best-green-smoothie-ever.html) may be the best green smoothie ever but I sure am getting tired of it quick! Having at least 64 ounces of it for the past two days has not been fun for me. Today, I used too many grapes so it is REALLY sweet. I would really like to use more apples in my green smoothies but my blender is not the best so I have to cut up the apples into very tiny pieces in order for it to blend well...I just dont have that kind of time or patience. So, I am just going to have to try some new things so that I can get through this fast...You still hangin' in there, April?
In other news, I am SOOO glad that I got my IRS Stimulus check direct deposited into my account today! What a blessing! I really need this money for our upcoming vacation in two weeks :) We got married in December but never took a honeymoon. So, this will be a nice get-away for us....if only for a week :( But hey, I'll take what I can get!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

30 Day Green Smoothie Fast

So, today is the first day of what shall be 30 very loooong days! j/k ...April from www.rawfoodpassion.blogspot.com and I are embarking on a 30 day green juice/smoothie fast together. I am excited that I have an accountability partner who will force me to stick to it - well, mostly the guilt I would feel if I cheated will force me to stick to it! haha
I wish April well and I am so happy to be mentioned in someone elses blog :) I feel special. We are in this together, girl!
I know we have already started, but if anyone else wants to jump in, c'mon! When it is finished, I know I am going to feel so much better and so can you!!! Any takers...Jonathan, Michelle, Rosie??? :) No pressure! haha

And for those of you who are having a bad day like me and need to laugh today, see below...By the way, you'll never believe how many of these situations I have been in...no lie! :)

Awkward Social Things
by Dee Ann

*people who keep looking at you when you're clearly done talking to them
*someone who has called you the wrong name so many times, you don't want to correct them
*seeing your boss at the neighborhood pool
*seeing old friends who got really fat
*trying to look cool in a college town vintage record store
*realizing you've mispronounced a word your entire life

More funny stuff... I voted for the brain fart card- priceless!

Have a great GREEN day! :)