Bring on the great weather!

    What a great weekend we had.  It’s amazing what warmer weather can do to your mood.  Our winter has been super mild, but it has still been cold.  Having a blast of warm weather over the weekend and for the upcoming days, is going to be great.
    On Saturday we took Izzy to the park.  We figured that a nice long walk for the dogs would tire them out, so we packed up the camera and the dogs, and headed to the park.  The park is loaded with other dogs, all on leashes of course, but its a great place to let dogs interact and do some sniffing.  Ric is used to this interaction as he gets it all the time but I wasn’t all that sure how much of this interaction Izzy gets.  She ended up being fantastic, she loved being around the other dogs and was even pleasant around other men in the park (she’s usually “iffy” when it comes to being around males).

    We have been getting the itch to work on the house, and although I need to drywall, it has still been too windy to bring drywall home on the car, so this weekend Nicole and I went to Home Depot and tackled other projects.  The cabinets in the kitchen have no handles on them and can sometimes be difficult to open. We went and picked out some new handles which ended up looking awesome.

    One other thing we had to change was the awful vanity in our bathroom.  When we originally moved in, our bathroom was nonexistent.  It was straight out of Alcatraz.  We were able to get a great deal on a new kitchen and bathroom, but for the price, we would have to make a few sacrifices in the bathroom.  The vanity he chose was clearly something that he caught a great deal on because it didn’t go well in there at all.  It was gigantic and didn’t really match anything.  It was nothing we were going to complain about, but we were going to have to add a new vanity to our list of things to get.  This weekend we found one that looked great and like doubled the space in our bathroom.

Week 2 Weigh-in!

    Two weeks into Weight Watchers and I’m down from about 211 pounds to 202.4!  This plan has been pretty easy, I’m able to eat comfortably, even though I’ll always miss over eating! Giving up bourbon and beer during the week is tough.  I love those two things. I love them.  Nicole is having really good luck with it also and is losing weight too.  Its nice wearing fit shirts and not looking like a sausage.
    Last night was the first weight watchers dinner that I failed at making.  The recipe listed was for chicken marsala.  Everything was going great until the final step.  I was to “pour marsala mixture into the pan” with the sauteed mushrooms.  As soon as I did this, it looked like I blew an alien’s brain up.  It turned into a disgusting, coagulated, purple sloppy mess.  It looked like something from a 90’s Nickelodeon game show.  So we had to toss that mess and just have chicken and veggies.
    We have been babysitting my parents dog all week.  She is an amazing dog, but a total diva.  She doesn’t go outside when it rains.  I have to push her into the yard.  She also needs me to season her healthy dog food with a few morsels of my dogs food or she wont eat.  She is super ridiculous, but we love her and it’s nice having a big dog around.

Izzy (right) really likes Ric (left), but she hates being away from my parents.  This looks like a wedding picture from a fixed marriage.

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