Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ACTIVE LINK GIVEAWAY

ACTIVE LINK GIVEAWAY AT DANICA'S DAILY

Click the above link to see how you can win the new Weight Watcher's Active Link!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday

There is absolutely NOTHING that I want so bad that I would go out at some ungodly hour in the night/morning, wait in line and fight over.  NOTHING!!  And so I don't.

On Wednesday I went to Kmart to get a comforter set they had on sale, the cashier informed me I could save another $10 off the sale price by shopping between such and such a time during the Black Friday Sales....I chose to pay the regular sale price and stay in my warm bed.  What's $10 anyway???

I did get some deals online however at Amazon.com.   I nabbed both Seasons 1 & 2 of The Walking Dead for $15.00 (that price includes the shipping) - which was a great price...can't wait to get them!  Have I ever mentioned I'm a huge Walking Dead fan?

I also nabbed hubby a Christmas gift for a great price, can't mention what it is here but it was excellent for what it is and it came with accessories.

But I was able to shop entirely from my home and at the times I wanted to shop!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Time For Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers has a new little gadget:


The ActiveLink.

You wear this little gadget and it monitors your movement.  You can plug it into your computer and it will link to your E-tools and show you your activity and how may activity points you have earned.

For the record, I do not own one of these and obviously my blog isn't a big informative one where they would of asked me to try it out.  So my review is totally going by what I was told at meetings and what the members are saying online.

1.  You must have a Weight Watchers online account to use this - it can be monthly pass or an online account.
2.  It is going to cost you $5.00 a month in addition to your membership costs.
3.  The device costs $39.95.

The device is designed to get you moving and showing you that movement.  It does not, according to what I've read, show steps taken or length walked.  This device is probably very good for those starting out with exercise but I can't imagine that it is helpful for those exercise fanatics.  A cheaper option, in my opinion, would be to buy the Weight Watchers pedometer - you'll see the steps, it will let you know when you've earned any activity points and there is no additional monthly fee with it.

The way I look at it is this:  It will cost $39.95 up front and an additional $5.00 a month after that.  If you ever drop Weight Watchers the device is useless.  In a year's time you'll have $100.00 spent...take that money and purchase this:


FitBit

Same idea but it does so much more.  It also has a little screen on it where you can see your steps and such without the use of a computer.  Also, there are no additional charges, you'll have full access to their website.
And it will work with ALL weight loss plans - so if you drop out or switch to another, the device is still usable.  Cost is $99.95.  The better deal in my opinion - and again, I don't own one of these.

So take my opinion for what you think it is worth.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ahhh....Yes, I Am Still Here!

I have tons of postings going through my head but haven't the time to write them out.

But I did want to pop in and say I'm still here and on a staycation this week and hopefully get lots of things caught up including this blog!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Movie Review Thursdays (2 days late) - We Bought A Zoo

REMEMBER MOVIE REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS!!

Okay, so technically I didn't see this at the movies, but I watched it on HBO last night.  It actually is based on a true story of the memoirs of Benjamin Mee.  It's the story of a father and his two children after the death of the wife/mother.  He decides to move the family and the property they buy includes a closed down zoo all complete with the animals and staff just waiting on a new owner.

This movie has so much potential it should of topped the box office; but it didn't.  It never gives you enough time to bond with any of the characters, so you just don't care.

I'm a huge animal lover and actually hate when animals die or are killed in movies (like all those horror flicks); it has to be accepted that a movie about a zoo is going to have at least one animal death.  This one did, but since they never really showed the bond between the human and animal grow...it kind of didn't matter.  It did show the main character having a hard time making the decision, but since you never see a bond you can't sympathize.

Of course the movie changed some things from the true story, for instance the movie takes place in the U.S., the real story is in England; the kids ages are different.  But they are small enough differences that it doesn't really matter.

It is a good movie for the kiddies and/or if you have nothing else to watch.  I just wish they'd of spent more time building up the characters and the relationships.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ho Hum

So is obama going to blame himself for the economy he inherited from the previous administration

I officially Hate this country if I can't be free!!!!!

The middle class should just quit! Solicalism has started!! I guess everyone likes being baby sitted by the govt. All the new taxes with obama care are coming. I can not afford this!!!!!


My heart is breaking for our country. The USA as we know it is done. We are going to see so many of our freedoms taken away. I just pray for God's merchy on us.


Thankful for our right to Impeach a President who lied and let four men die being attacked in Libya! Hoping this will happen. :)


Good Morning Friends and Family! Oh great four more years that it all we need the welfare President again. I hope if you voted for that you want be commplaining to me! Have a great day!


I am deeply saddened in America this morning. After having a few hours to think about the results, we as Americans have failed the future generations. We have put our immediate wants over their future. We cannot continue to spend at the rate we have been spending. The amount of debt is killing this country, and past history shows that President Obama will continue to spend wildly. But what else do we expect of this generation, we have been raised what I want, I get NOW, and we don't think about tomorrow. I pray for my daughter's generation, that they actually get a chance to live the American dream, but it's going to be immensely difficult. I will continue to pray for this great nation to somehow recover from our governments spending habits....




And thus....that is just a very few postings on my FaceBook page today <sigh>.  Oh we knew it would be ugly regardless who won, but whether you were on the losing side or the winning side you need to move on and off my page.


It so saddens me that so many are ignorant in how the government actually works and that they truly do believe the email forwardings/ FaceBook postings / movie that are PROVEN to be no more than half-truths and downright lies.  Educate yourselves people - it isn't that difficult.


So I will leave you with this:


Ephesians 4:29-32 ESV :

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Now get back to Farmville, Pioneerville, Chefville or whatever your guilty pleasure is and make FaceBook a fun place again!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

And We're Home

Well around 2:30 yesterday I got the call to go get hubby.  So I started the drive to Johns Hopkins.  When I got around Westminster there was a detour; when I hit I-695 the traffic was moving slowly...but I arrived and hubby and I were able to leave the hospital around 6:15 and were home about 8:00.  Traffic was normal on the way home.

Hubby always has an issue with urinating after surgery - he can't.  He has issues in this area normally anyway, but this time it was worse so he has a catheter.  He'll see a urologist locally on Wednesday.  They said an enlarged prostate is very normal after surgery in men his age, so not to worry.  But other than getting the dogs to settle and not jump on him, we've done well.

And yeah, I'm still exhausted!

Friday, November 2, 2012

It Was A Long And Stormy Night...

Okay technically it was just a long day....but am I ever whipped.

The day was planned - hubby's surgery at 8:30 a.m. and I should be able to be back home by 2:00 p.m.

The day went:

Hubby was do for gall bladder surgery at 8:30 a.m. at Johns Hopkins.  We were required to be there by 6:30 a.m.  It can be anywhere between a 1-1/2 to 2 hour drive depending on traffic.  We got up at 3:00 a.m. and were on the road by 4:30 a.m.  Since it was early, there was little traffic so we got there about 6:00 a.m.  They took hubby to the back and I sat in the waiting room.  About 7:00 a.m. they came and got me, so I could sit with him until the surgery started.

And we sat and sat....  it was freezing too!  Right before hubby's surgery an emergency trauma came in - who has the only operating room not in use at that precise moment?  Yep, that would be us.  So we sat and froze some more.  Around 10:30 we prepared again.....  but another emergency trauma comes in and again who has the open operating room?  Yep, more sitting and more freezing!

At 12:30 p.m. they finally came and got him.  Surgery started at 1:15 p.m., ended at 3:15 p.m. and at 4:15 p.m. I was finally able to see him.

The nurse was going over all these instructions with me and it was then that I realized they planned to send him home.  I had specifically asked the doctor this after surgery and he told me he planned on keeping him overnight.  I told the nurse this.  She said that the orders had had both a "release to home" and a "release to another facility"; when she had questioned the interns on what it was they had told her "home".  She calls the doctor, he advises that I was right, he was to stay.  Now they have to find a room.

Hubby was in the room by 6:00 p.m.  Me on the other hand was totally exhausted and facing a 2 hour drive home in the dark.  I left about 7:00 p.m. and fortunately the traffic wasn't too bad and I pulled in around 8:30 p.m., walked my dogs (my sister came and did a mid-day walk for us) and hit bed about 10:15 p.m.

Now they are trying to decide whether or not to keep hubby another day, we're pending the insurance approval.  So I'm home waiting on a call.  I'm hoping for tomorrow, I am just so tired...


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Movie Review Thursdays - Silent Hill Revelation

There was really no revelation to this movie, it's based on a video game so that about sets the mood - but it had one really good aspect - it has SEAN BEAN:


And well if Sean Bean is in it - it's is worth watching every minute!!