Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ragamuffintop - home again

Back home after our latest trip, it's been good having a little more control over my circumstances! How did I do this week? Let's exercise except jet-skiing. Ate ok. Clothes are fitting fine at this size, but it's time to make progress toward the next. I have one month until a family wedding...move your butt, Ragamuffintop!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ragamuffintop - idk what week

So Carlos is pretty well convinced we've all fallen off the wagon on the Ragamuffintop challenge, and he might be right. I know that I've been horrible about exercising, but by the same token I've been really good about not letting my diet go to the dogs. I've been away from home for a week, and only home for a few days before that. But even traveling I've been eating reasonably. Now doggone's time for the exercise thing. SO this week I have a new goal: I'm going to get out there and walk while I'm up in the north in relatively cool weather. Someone out there hold me accountable! And don't let me get away with saying that being a spotter on the boat counts as exercise!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Staying cool in the summer

Photos taken from Viva Terra catalog email

I know this is an ad for a catalog I get, Viva Terra, but I found their newsletter really interesting in this VERY HOT summer! Sometimes we get so sophisticated we forget our grandparents sometimes knew how to live life. Go check this out.

Cool Off This Summer

The first vacation pictures!

This is a picture of the five of us downtown Boston a few days ago. We went to the New England Aquarium, as you can tell from the next picture!

I'm sorry I haven't gotten more vacation pictures up here yet. We've been having great times on the lake tubing and -- hurray! -- jetskiing. The upload time here is excruciating, though. We're headed back to Boston tonight and I will try to round up the camera cards!

Don't you love summer? I feel like this is the first real vacation we've had up here in years.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Woman trapped in clothing. Dies in dressing room.

I was at the mall today trying on dresses for my nephew Grant's wedding. I have this question: how come clothes go ON so easily, but are impossible to get off? Especially silky kinds of dresses and tops with side zippers. At one point today I was struggling to get out of a tricky top and wondering how long it would take David to drive to the mall and extricate me. I am not exaggerating here, and if I could show you a picture I would. I had to literally calm my claustrophobia, uncross the arms over my head, and slither the top an inch at a time. By the time I was done I was ready for a nap.