Monday, March 24, 2014

Going To The Chapel!!!!

Happy Wedding Day!!!


To two of the sweetest guys I know!!  Michael and Tom.

May your life together be long, happy and prosperous!!!

The best is yet to come.

 Much Love,

Sunny xxx



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Changes Afoot.......For the Better.

Well, I didn't actually make it to tour my Bestie's Gym. I went on a walk this morning and discovered that one of the gyms I've been researching (SPINDLES) is about 2 or 3 blocks from my front doorstep. So I popped in and asked about their facility.

Tracy, the lass in front reception, was very friendly and answered all my list of questions about it. Then she took me on a tour of the place and I have to say- I was GREATLY impressed. It's a bit on the smaller side,but that's a GOOD thing for me. It's situated in a big old country house hotel that reminds me a LOT of the hotel in The Shining, but on a much less grand scale!!! You turn into the entrance off the main road and walk down a long winding scenic driveway til you reach the hotel, then go thru the front doors, and the gym is to the right in it's own wing.

There's a snack bar at the front gym reception desk.....then a couple of snooker tables and a Foosball table. Then, there is an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a steam room, changing rooms with a tanning bed in them, showers, sinks with hair dryers, and a fully equipped fitness center that has a couple of machines I've never seen, a few treadmills, cross-trainers, StairMasters and a set of free weights.

The fee is £25 a MONTH. It's a rolling contract that can be cancelled anytime. But with those amenities- who the heck would WANT to???...(unless you lose your job and just cant possibly afford it anymore.)

I can get home from work, change into my workout clothes, be out the front door and in the gym in 10 minutes time.
I looked at the paperwork, showed them my credentials, and joined. I think I would be a fool NOT to. I've reached my halfway point in my weight-loss and I need to do this for myself.
It will be good for me.
I'm just sitting here now waiting for 3PM to roll around so I can go talk to the personal trainer for my induction.
I don't think I'll ever become a bona-fide Gym Rat, but I'm hoping for at least a Gym Mouse.
I'm SO Excited!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Favorite a few new ones too....

I love discovering new blogs. Ones that are honest and open. My various finds (both recent and not so recent) include:

Betty Rage Explains It All-

In Dodd We Trust

Southern Plate

The Words of a Goddess-

Life-What The Hell Is Going On?

Witless Protection Program

Pinterest Addict

Betty Rage-.New blog, Sort of a Sex in the City type girl who is giving her views on love  and life in the UK. Loving it so far, can tell from only three posts that it's going to be interesting and controversial!! Manchester area, UK.

In Dodd We Trust-Have been following this guy for years. Love his honesty and insight into various topics. He's also written a few books! And yes- I have one of them and am planning on purchasing and reading his next one too. USA-Wisconsin.

Southern Plate- Christy dishes up not only some good southern recipes, but some southern wisdom and charm.It's no wonder I have such a hard time dieting. Published author. Alabama, USA.

Words of a Goddess- looks like a brand spanking new blog. I love finding NEW blogs and following them from day one. I've been following a half dozen or so from the start- and more than a dozen more that didnt keep it up. I stuck with following them longer than they kept up the blogging!!! We'll see how she does. I didn't even look to see where this one's from. I'll get back to you on that.

Life-what the hell is going on?- My hubby's blog. It's been ages since he posted but he has some really good reads on there. Also a published Author. Manchester, UK.

Witless Protection- Ex Marine. Loves his family and country but isnt afraid to call a spade a spade and let people know where he satnds on any number of things. LOVE this guys stuff. Another blog I've been following for years. Iowa-USA.

Pinterest Addict- This lady is defo like me- addicted to Pinterest. On her blog Eliesa actually takes her pins and tries them out and posts the results. She is one of the most creative people I know on a GRANDE Scale!! Not exactly sure where Ms Eliesa is from either!! But LOVE her blog!

If you find you have a few minutes to spare- slide by a few of these peeps blogs and say howdy!! And tell em I sent you!! 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Just a Few Thoughts.....

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag,
saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think
about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people
eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by
myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bitch before dinner..
-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Mom, what would happen if you ran over a ninja?"
How the hell do I respond to that?
-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind
that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my
- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can
think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell
my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves
-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Repost from Nov 16, 2005...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

My My 30 Minute Drive Home.

I listen to talk radio on the way home from work every morning. This is what I heard discussed on there this morning as I drove home- along with what I thought about that is going on in my life at this time.

Radio-Clemson VS Carolina- last year it was tagged "FootBrawl" this year a ban was placed on the players shaking hands before or after the game It will not be permitted, however, in a show of solidarity the players and coaches have insisted on continuing the tradition, despite the ban.

ME- Owwwwww I hope Clemson wins again.......It was the Cocks fault last year the brawl started anyway. If they go against the ban they are gonna be in trouble........I wish it was gonna be broadcast on TV like it usually is. Pay-per-view has it.....for 84.99.....I DON'T think so.........who in their right mind would pay that to watch a game.

Radio- Just in- ESPN2 has just announced that they will broadcast the Clemson-Carolina game. After 45 minutes the rest of the country will be switched to another game but in the upstate, it will remain on the C/C game.

Me- Dammitt!!! I just went back to basic cable last week and now I don't have ESPN2. Why didn't I wait????!!!!! Oh well, there's always the SuperBowl.

Radio-In Britain, a woman has written a book claiming Teacher-Student relationships can have benefits since the charge and excitement of the affair can up the students scores in the class.

Me- What freaking morons.- Those kids are under age 18- still minors. Let them grow up to at least be able to drink, for Gods sake. Oh for crying out loud- move you ass lady. Get OFF the cellphone and turn. Pay attention!!Do not ride your brakes......the gas pedal is on the RIGHT!!!!! Don't make me jerk you out of that car. ..................Finally- all that makeup for going to the drive thru at the bank. Sheesh......

Radio-Should 14 year olds be allowed to date 18 year olds?

Me-I gotta figure out what I still need to buy for Thanksgiving Dinner. I need to call Clay and Kathy and find out if they are going to have to work- they should know by now.....wait- they spend Thanksgiving with her grandparents in Georgia if they aren't working. But they usually have a whole weekend and with his new job he may just have just that one day and they may not go to Georgia this year.........................................................................Better call and let them know when we are having dinner so if they don't go to Georgia and they want to they can come to the house. I wonder how many misplaced ones we'll have at dinner this year. It's been 10 years and so far every year we've had at least one or two extra. It's gonna be sad this year without Dad with us.................................I wonder if mom is serious about not doing anything for the holidays. Christmas i can understand since it was their anniversary day........50 years............I can't imagine how it would be to lose my husband after that long. It would be like I had died and only my ghost was here.......just going thru the motions..........Man................

Radio-Price gouging- do you think it was happening here in the upstate after the hurricane?

Me-I feel sorry for those people who lost everything during that storm.....but we have people here that are just as bad off- if not worse off. Why can't we take care of our own?They can spend millions helping Iraq rebuild but our own has to wait eons for relief. I wonder how many people are going to be able to have a decent meal on Thanksgiving................Speaking of- there is that regular guy who stands on the corner of this intersection every day with a "HOMELESS. PLEASE HELP" sign. Humph- hell, he's dressed nicer than me. If he put half as much effort into looking for an actual job as he does standing on that corner, he might be better off in the long run. But if he hasn't got a place to live, looking for a job wouldn't help him- no one will hire without a place of residence and a phone. Not even as a go-fer who just has to show up and isn't master carpenter.......... Why is life so damn complicated sometimes?

Radio- next hours topic-...........................................

(I don't know what it was- I turned it off. I sometimes think I actually Do have adult ADD.
Or maybe i just have a lot happening in my life right now.)

ME-I've got to decide what of my decorations I am going to put up for Christmas too..... I can do that this weekend tho. It shouldn't take THAT long.. Of course I am going to have to separate all the styles of village houses from each other and see where they would look best. I need to get a new power strip too. Power strip..............hmmmmmm.........I wonder if Walmart is open this time of morning.... I know the Superstore is- but that's way over on the other side of town. I wonder if the one here on the way home is... It's not holiday hours yet. I don't think they are and it's just far enough out of my way that it would just not be worth it to go by and see on the way home. Hmmmmmmm......... I wonder if Santa is at the Mall yet? He usually is here this time of year- but I'll bet it will be after Thanksgiving before he's there. I think that's right. I hope they have that cute house with all the elves and reindeer and snow this year. I wanna see if I can get all three of the grand-babies and take them up there and have their pictures taken with Santa. Hehehehehehe I'll bet Baby Scoob won't like Santa. That will be a great gift for the parents- a pic of all three of them together. the Three Musketeers. Ummmmmmmmmm....Three Musketeers..It's been awhile since I had chocolate. Longer than I can remember it ever being. Unless I count that cup of Swiss miss with Mini-marshmallows I had last weekend. I don't count that tho- it was milk chocolate cocoa-made with water and there is hardly any taste of chocolate to that stuff....more like a vanilla with a hint of Chocolate. How can I get them all together and keep it a secret from the parents? Not with those two five year olds. they have the biggest mouths to be boys. If I had to go by how much they tell secrets and whine about things I would swear they were girls. Marie and Frank find out what the baby is in early January. I would really like a grand-daughter, but I will be happy either way. It was sweet of them to say I can name it if it's another boy. I think they liked the name I chose too. Nicholas. After St. Nicholas. LOL- They both just smiled and said it figures when I told them. And I know I said I would give the Daughter(DILs are considered my daughters too- I love them that much) that had the first granddaughter my emerald earrings, but if Marie has a GD for me- the baby is due in May and emeralds are Mays birthstones and Marie's ears aren't pierced, so I am thinking I will give the emerald earrings to the Granddaughter and get Marie either an opal ring or opal necklace instead. She absolutely adores opals but doesn't have any yet,so I think she would enjoy that more than the emerald earrings.
Shoot- I'm home now. I should have taken off this blazer and hung it up. There's the stupid cat in the window.....he better not have torn anything up while I was at work. He will be okay once he gets out of this destructive adolescent stage. Do they make kitty Valiums, I wonder? I may have to call the vet and see if they do. maybe that would help him...okay- help ME!!!

Dang, Gotta go all the way back out to the car cause I forgot to turn off the headlamps. I probably shouldn't drive with them on as often as I forget to turn them off, but if some idiot pulls out in front of me they can't claim to have not seen me- not if my headlamps are on. I hate bad drivers. Okay the lights are off now. Maybe I can get in and get this uniform off now. Especially these boots. I'm gonna check the e-mail before I go to bed too. May post a short-short on my blog too...I haven't done that in a while.........wonder if I can think of something to post about..........hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, let me see.................. I'm hungry too....wonder if there's any eggs and bacon..... Or cereal and milk.............or chocolate syrup for pancakes or waffles.......

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


I had to get hubby to run a thorough check on my laptop last night....after running the virus and malware programs myself, I was still getting pop-ups. My blogs had also acquired links that I hadn't put in them.
Going on my laptop to do anything was a royal PITA instead of something I enjoyed doing..........I usually used my phone instead........

It turns out I had 337 malware problems that had to be fixed.

That sux.
But thanks to my sweet hubby I now have a bug-free machine again.

NOW maybe I can start blogging aagain without it ending in tears.