Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me

October 27th was my 19th wedding anniversary. Boy, time flies when you're having fun. :) I still can't believe how fortunate I am to have married my best friend. In case you don't know us, Chuck and I are pretty much inseparable. We just love spending time together even if it means going grocery shopping together. I can only hope that my children find someone that they are as happy with.

So what did I do for my anniversary? Well, I took Rachel to a two hour class at the museum in Houston to learn about Day of the Dead. It's an interesting holiday that I know very little about. She got to make some sugar skulls, eat some bread of the dead (very tasty), make a tin skull and learn a lot of history. It was a terrific class. Once a month they get to learn about a new topic there. November: The Plague.

After the class I had to rush home and then off tothe dentist office to have a broken tooth repaired. While sitting in the waiting room I look up and see my mother in law there. We had both been sitting there not realizing the other was in the same room. Small world. :) So she invites us out to eat for our anniversary.

Then off to the back to get my tooth worked on. The dentist hooks me up to the gas to relax me and I was totally flying. I was so high that I had trouble understanding what people were saying. LOL At that point, you really don't care what the dentist does to your teeth. He repaired the tooth, gave me some oxygen, and sent me on my way. All better.

Then I rushed around town getting Chuck a gift card, Reese cup bouquet, and a sweet card. Then rushed home to sign the card and get everything situated and he walked through the door right while I was finishing up.

We sat around for 10 minutes then it was time to go out to eat at Texas Roadhouse. Their food is sooooo good. Not exactly a Weight Watcher friendly place but I haven't started back on WW yet so I'm good. :) Plus it was a special day.

After dinner we had to get some pet food, then home to feed the pets, then back out for Chuck to spend his gift card, then to the book store for Charlie to get some new books and then finally home to watch a little TV and pass out. It was a busy day.

Tomorrow we leave for our camping trip. I can't wait! It's been a while and the weather has been so nice. After the camping trip I'll be signing back up with WW meetings. I'm actually looking forward to it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll post some pics of the trip when I get back. And have a great Halloween! I think we're going to take some night hikes near the alligators. oooooooo.....spooooooky.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Weight Watcher Fail

I just had to share this with you. I am laughing so hard right now. Really. I am finally famous. LOL

If you do a Google image search for "Weight Watcher fail" my picture shows up.

ROTFLOL! I don't know why I find this so funny. Chuck was not amused but my kids found it as funny as I did.

Just for grins I was looking for funny images for a laugh and performed my little Google search. I did not expect to see that.

Next goal: to make my picture show up when searching for "Weight Watcher win". :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Small Announcement

Hello! Long time no see. Right? So where has the Happy Texan been hiding? Oh, here and there.

Being the sharing family that we are, we passed around some various illnesses for a while. Glad that's about over. Also been busy playing taxi to the kids to various outings.

Want to hear what a bad mom I was? The Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit was leaving Houston last Sunday so I dragged the kids out on Friday night with a fever to see it before it left. It was great to see the 8th wonder of the ancient world. And they survived. :)

I've also started back with strength training but that was put on hold while I recovered from being sick. I'm ready to jump back in there with that. Have I told you how much I hate squat holds and jump lunges?

Sensa Review: No, sir. I didn't like it. Not even a little. I thank the nice people at Sensa for sending me the trial. I hate to send out a bad review but here is the honest truth. You are expected to sprinkle a powder on your food each time you eat. There is a "salty" side for food that would normally be good with salt but the powder itself doesn't have a salty taste. There's also a sweet powder for your sweets. The powders are pretty neutral in taste but they do have a smell. That smell is supposed to trigger something in your brain to tell you that you are full. After 5 slices of pizza and "salty" powder it finally registered that I was full.

Another downside is that the powder tends to stick to your teeth. Sometimes when you take a bite the powder goes straight to your lungs which triggers nasty coughing fits.

IF you would like a DVD and a 3 month supply of Sensa, let me know. If there are a few people then I will have a drawing this weekend.

My small announcement: I'm going to start back with Weight Watchers. I miss the little high I would get as my clothes became loser each week. I miss the meetings. I miss the accountability. And Weight Watchers just plain works. I know it does. I saw the results.

I haven't gained back a ton of weight. About 10 pounds which isn't too terrible. But it's a slippery slope. I'll probably wait until after my camping trip over Halloween weekend before joining back for the simple reason that I don't have time to go to a meeting right now. I'm going to start restocking my pantry and fridge with healthier options again and start posting daily food intake again.

So you're going to be seeing a lot more of me! Not so sure about how much before the camping trip. I have soooo much to get done.

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I'm going to try to catch up on blogs soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

POM Care Package Giveaway Winner

And the winner is........

NITWIT1! Congratulations.

I hope you enjoy your goodies. Please send me your mailing info at

Hopefully another nice company will offer some other good stuff to share with y'all soon. :)

Be sure to visit Nitwit1 at her blog:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Country Bob's Giveaway Winner!

With the random number generator a winner has been chosen....randomly. :)

And the winner is.............

Tricia! Yeah! :D
Tricia, send me your address info so you can get your goodies. Congratulations.
email me at
Be sure to visit Tricia's hilarious blog at
POM giveaway winner will be announced on Monday.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Giveaway Reminder

Before I go out of town for the weekend, I just wanted to remind y'all about the Country Bob's All-Purpose Sauce giveaway and the POM Iced Coffee Giveaway.

The Country Bob's Sauce winner will be announced Sunday evening.

POM winner will be announced on Monday.

Good luck to all who enter.