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Teen Wolf: S3, E22: De-Void )

I took a half day vacation today, worked the morning, and then took a nap this afternoon and now we are watching some TV. Mr. KA and I were supposed to go to a play but it was canceled due to selling only two tickets. Since Mr. KA had to work I just worked as well.

Finally got a package out to ctbn60, I'm pimping Teen Wolf, Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow, thanks to reccea, I was able to put all these in the mail - she will have them tomorrow. *g*

The diet is moving along, up to 17 pounds now. I was hoping to be at 25 for my birthday weekend, but that is a long shot. Sadly I probably would have made it if I was able to exercise. But with the coughing it's not been possible. I will try yoga soon though.
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So there's been a ton of snow, we got another 3-4 inches on Tuesday morning causing schools to be delayed, businesses to be delayed etc. But today it's sunny with a high of 45. That is definitely lovely. The weekend is going to be temps in the 50s. Of course I think more cold is coming next week, but for now I will concentrate on the nice sun and the fact that it will start to melt the mounds of snow.

I am behind on shows. I haven't watched Teen Wolf from this week, which is killing me a little ... Stiles!!! But I will try and fit it in at some point. And Mr. KA and I had four episodes of Pretty Little Liars to get through, we did two last night and will most likely hit the other two tonight. It's hard to watched Aria interact with Ezra as we "know" about Ezra. You know? *g*

Took the boys to the The Lego Movie Everything is AWESOME!!! You will only "get" that if you saw the movie, but it was cute, some really clever jokes for the adults. And some cool animation, legos as the ocean? Pretty neat.

Saw the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and coming from a place where I know nothing about this group, the trailer made the movie look like a huge amount of fun.

I'm on Twitter, not sure if I mentioned that. I find it confusing to follow, and for me a restriction of 140 spaces is... difficult, but it's kind of fun to watch the celebrities post stuff. Only been on there for about a month but I already have 65 tweets. I keep posting odd thoughts that come in as I watch stuff, but because I'm behind it's no longer revelant on Twitter. Usually.

I have a horrendous cough. People keep asking me if I'm ok. It's ridiculous and exhausting. I haven't been exercising this week on the fear I will get either worse or sick. I don't want to be sick. But the coughing, I'm even taking cough medicine.

So the diet, it's going well. I haven't been 100% faithful but each week I get a little better and it's paying off. I am down 12.5 pounds and I can put my wedding ring on (I got them resized several months ago and the wedding ring was still too snug so I didn't wear it, but it fits now.) :) I feel even more motivated.

I have snack duty for work today and I tried some new recipes. A brownie that is 37 calories, banana oat squares (no sugar added), banana bread (gluten free), then I made smore cookies (prepackaged dough, just place on the cookie sheet), and rice krispie squares (although I burnt the butter so they may not be edible). Hopefully these treats go over alright, the brownies aren't great, the banana oat squares seem ok, although next time I will bake them for a little longer. They do not look like the picture at all.
ETA: the krispie squares were not edible, totally hard and fell apart, so in the trash they went. Learn from me people, if you burn the butter/marshmellow mixture throw it out and start over. :)

I also made a new chicken over the weekend, it used Ritz crackers, spices and parmesan cheese mixed in a food processor. Then it was dipped in a mixture of egg and honey. It's very good and the kids loved it. I tried it because I had Ritz crackers from Christmas (my in-laws gave them to me and we will never use them timely).

Next week is my trip to California and I'm sooo excited. :) I got an email from US Airways asking me if I wanted to be added to the list to move up to first class -- for an additional 324 bucks. Naaa, I think I'll scrunch up in coach. If it was a 100 bucks I might have done it, I've never flown first class and for fun, but not for that much.
kimannebb: (Avengers_SteveTony B&W)
I think I have them. I think it's just so much going on. I have work which is overwhelming, the snow/ice, kid's soccer, projects. It just seems to mount on top of one another.

I did a bunch of research for summer camp for LM#1. This is the first year he will need it and I looked at a Y and at a private camp facility. The private camp, which is in my town and close by, is cheaper by a couple of hundred. And it goes all summer, unlike the Y which ends several weeks before September.

I also did some research regarding swim lessons. Neither kid knows how to swim, even though LM#1 has had three sets of lessons. But I need him to swim before camp because if he can't he sits, and I don't want that for him. And he's so close, I think he could do it if he has more confidence in himself. So there are swim lessons at the Y or the local high school. Neither are cheap, however the Y is stating that if we join as a family we get 8 weeks worth of swim lessons free. I'm kind of leaning toward the Y. I can go and do classes, we can use the pool whenever and the kids can attend specials there.

All of this has been given to Mr. KA and I'm waiting for him to review. It's a bit ridiculous. I spend my time putting it together and he goes over a week without looking at it. I'm trying not to get too annoyed as this is the man that arranged it so I slept until 9:50 on Saturday and didn't return with the kids until 12:30. But geez, just read it!!!

I bought a package of 10 frames varying in sizes before Christmas and I took the time this weekend to take down the old frames and put up the new ones. Right now it looks silly because the frames are empty, but I think I really like it.

I spent last night on Shutterfly ordering pictures so all frames could be updated. I also sent pictures of the boys out to friends and family from December and January. So I'm on top of that.

Yet there is still a laundry basket of towels sitting, mocking me, in the loving room that needs to be folded. *sigh* (and to add to the mocking, they are actually from last week, not this past weekend)

The diet is going ok, have not been as faithful as I should be, but it's still progressing in the right direction. So I need to focus on that.

Olympics Have not been watching but recorded a bunch because LM#1 was interested. So I have showed him some speed skating, wasn't impressed; cross country skiing, not fast enough for him (although he got interested when he saw they shot something) and icing skating, which he seemed catptivated by. When one skater did a really tight, fast turn (to end the routine), he was all 'wow'. It was cute. He's looking forward to snowboarding, which I should be able to show him tonight.

Work Well this is just busy. I should be working through my lunch but I don't feel like it. I have so much to do and just not enough time, nor the staff. Which, considering I have more people here than normal shouldn't be a problem, but they are new. I have testing to set up and complete by Friday. I haven't even started it yet. Ugh.

TV
Sherlock: S3, E3: His Last Vow )

Supernatural: S9: E13: The Purge )
kimannebb: (Supernatural_BabyYouCanDrive)
TV
Supernatural: S9, E12 - Sharp Teeth )

Blacklist: S1, E13 - The Cypress Agency )

And the second episode of Sherlock, The Sign of Three? Freaking hilarious!! I love it. I will need to catch this again and again for sure. *g*

The new diet that I'm doing is two shakes a day, a 400-600 calorie meal, and one cleanse day. A friend introduced me to it and I have seen her results and I want that. So. Today was the first cleanse day where I eat nothing. I have lots of water and I mis a lot of the water with supplements from the company, there are these green tea chocolates that are good and pretty vial chocolate wafer things. But I made it through the day. It wasn't as hard as I thought, but I did get really hungry at times. (That shake tomorrow morning is going to be divine.) Going forward I will do a cleanse day at work. The reason is I had to make lunch and dinner and that was difficult as I kept wanting to put food in my mouth.

Tomorrow is the Super Bowl and LM#1 asked about watching it, so we are going to start watching some of it with the kids, I'm interested to see how long they last. :)
kimannebb: (Cartoon_ForeverYoung)
TV
Arrow: S2, E12: Tremors )

Justified: S5, E4: Over The Mountain )

Been catching Hollywood Game Night when there is a celebrity I'm interested in. This week was Michael Weatherly, plus Michele Tractenberg - dude, she is hardcore, a ver competive person, you could tell, she didn't like losing. :P the show is fun, but I have to admit that Jane Lynch is a tad annoying, she tries to be funny, but most of the time it's awkward. In my opinion.

Out of the 5 workdays this week, I got up and did some movement exercises 4 of them. I think that is an accomplishment. The program is going alright, but each day I seem to eat something additional I shouldn't. Last night it was a chocolate chip cookie after resisting the goodies at work all day. But I suppose one cookie is not going to ruin everything else, so I keep going. Tomorrow is the really hard "cleanse" day where I just drink stuff all day. That will be difficult.

Work. Well I sat with the staff yesterday and gave everyone their Reviews. It went fine, just that Staff Member K seems to have a different memory of her year, sadly her Review is subpar and it will be reflect in the no merit and low bonus. But in her Review she feels that it wasn't that bad, a few mistakes here and there. Yeah. That's not how it worked, and I'm a bit disturbed that she thinks so. The merit stuff doesn't come out until mid-late February so I'll worry about it then. Right now I need to focus on transitioning the workload from the other office to my staff (where I'm one person short).
kimannebb: (Cartoon_ForeverYoung)
So today was not a good day for dieting as I made more stuff than I was supposed to. It was a work at home day and that is never good. But I kept it to popcorn and chocolate chip cookies, ok that second one is not good. Still better than a regular work at home day. I did get up this morning and do the movement exercises. I plan to get up tomorrow as well. And we will go forward and do better. *sigh* Right?

TV
We watched the second episode of Bitten, it's ok. They have established more rules and backstory. Not a big fan of her being the only female, however I'm sure as the show goes on there will be more that show up. Still not sure if she wanted it or had to be talked into it, and of course we don't know what happened between Elena and the dude that doesn't have buttons on his shirt higher than mid-chest.

Oh and when he wrestles/fights with his fellow pack member he needs to be shirtless. Also found it add that one of the pack members was in bed with her with only shorts on. Like there was nothing odd about that. Yet, there is. :P I think Mr. KA is more into me than me, I will give it one more I think and then make a decision.

I mainlined American Horror Story: Coven today. I had three of them and let them run while working, so I didn't really watch them. More like listened. I want to finish the season as i made it through so much already, don't want to leave it unfinished. Not sure if I will tune in next year as I need to whittle the shows I watch alone.

Did see Teen Wolf: S3: E18: Illuminated )

Thought this past Monday's episode of HIMYM was good, one of the best. I loved how they tied everything together. They made such a great casting choice for the Mom, those are some really hard shoes to fill but they found the perfect person. And the episode made me all teary, damn them. I think that while there have been some episodes this season that were not good, or kind of boring/pointless, I think their idea of doing every hour leading up the wedding was cool. A unique concept to end the series on. Overall I have really enjoyed the series, sure there were highs and lows, but more highs than most comedies lately. Hopefully the show can really go out on a high note.

So I read today that there was a Christian singer that walked out of the Grammys because of Katy Perry's performance for "Dark Horse". I thought it was pretty good, lots of fun, it was dark and eerie. But to leave because it was too satanic? That a viewer would feel their spirituality threatened? Really? I just can't understand that, it was entertainment and I can't see it as an attack on Christianity or a supporting of satanism. I don't get it.

The President is speaking tonight, I will not be watching because I just can't take sitting there and listening to all the stupid applause etc. I will read the transcript tomorrow during lunch (I'll find it online somewhere), but tonight I will try to continue to watch some TV shows with the hubby.
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We tried Black Sails, and yes the pilot aired last week and I just got to it yesterday. It was ok. It didn't grab me like Game of Thrones though, the characters seemed to lack depth, or details or something. It looked nice. Some of the guys are hot. But... eh is my feeling. I'll tune in again see what episode two is like.

The Blacklist. I have not been happy with the past couple of episodes. Except for James Spader the writing is so weak that I can't push passed it anymore. Again, this was last week's episode, but Tom and Lizzie going forward with the adoption? First off, unrealistic as I don't think any agency would place an infant in their care. And Secondly, you know she is really into her work right now. Maybe in another year once the shine of the new position and Reddington is no longer pulling strings so easily. I just find it stupid that these two grown adults still think it's a good idea. But James Spader continues to be awesome.

True Detective I like a lot. The acting is amazing and I love the location and just the storytelling. This one is a keeper.

Since Glee has been gone for so long it will be easy to just not watch it when it returns. I enjoy the songs but I haven't realy looked forward to it in a while. That being said, I have a White Collar, three (possibly four) American Horror Stories, six South Parks and one Last Man Standing. So I'm in the hole. :P

Started the diet on Sunday. The shakes don't taste too bad, actually very chocolatey. Just made one at work with a stick-mixer-thing. I'm hungry though. I did get up and exercise this morning, it was low impact but that's what I need right now. So many times in the past I just jump in and go full throttle and then get sick. So I'm trying a different approach.

Still waiting to hear from my brother about the boys sleeping over, so I am going to make a date night and he will just have to deal. I've been waiting for over two weeks, that is plenty of time. Annoying that he can't seem to get it together with the wife to figure out a Saturday for the boys to come over and hang out. I'm sure if I called and asked for the girls he'd be all over that. Sheesh.
kimannebb: (Cartoon_ForeverYoung)
TV
Supernatural: S9, E10: Road Trip )

Teen Wolf: S3, E15: Galvanize )

So there's more snow today. And surprise the weather forecasters did not get the timing or measurements right. Most of the week I heard the snow would be arriving between 9-12 and be 1-2 inches. It arrived about 10 but then continued to snow until after 4 and I think there is 3 inches out there. I will try and be thankful they have been right about when we are getting snow and I will have to accept that. Due to the snow we did not take the kids bowling, we were going to do that today, but felt it wise not to bother to go out.

Tomorrow I will go food shopping after Church and maybe we will go tomorrow afternoon. With the kid's help I put away all the "winter" decorations and put out Valentine's Day. The kids decorated the front living room windows with clings and rubber clings. Very heart filled and festive. We then made a single batch of chocolate chip cookies. As I was doing it the batter was liquify after the eggs went in. I had trouble getting everything to "mix" together. It was weird. Now the brown sugar was harder than normal, and the white sugar was clumpy at first, but I got through that. I finally got the batter to mix and then I added the flour, which was mostly white flour but about a quarter cup of wheat pastry flour because I ran out of white and everything was already in the bowl.

The batter was "grainy" but tasted ok. The kids helped spoon it onto the cookie sheets and I baked them almost a sheet at a time. They are the best "looking" cookies I've made in a long long time. They tasted pretty good too. Weird right?

Tomorrow I start a diet, one based on shakes and cleanses. A friend has found success and encouraged me to give it a go. It's a bit expensive but if I'm able to start losing weight, it will be worth it. So, wish me luck to find the strength to follow the routine and finding time to exercise.

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