Have I Told You How Much I Hate Dial Up?

Just checking. I've been visiting many of you several times, but I've only been able to post a few comments here and there. I promise you I am reading about your lives and what your thankful for and what happened to poor Wolfie and many more of lifes happenings. If somebody calls while I am trying to post I get disconnected. Sadness. But I am pretty patient and I keep trying.

We had the family pics on Saturday. They aren't that great. We were one of the very last ones and the photographer was pooped. Oh well, I didn't like the look of my hair anyway!

After the picture taking we all went to the big city of Lafayette and went to Texas Roadhouse. I had never been there before. And because of that they brought us out a big platter full of samples of all the sides they serve! That was a meal in itself because they brought out a full sweet potato. The manager came round and asked how we were and he must have fallen in love with me (and why wouldn't he?) because he came back round with a huge bag of peanuts PLUS a couple of coupons for free appetizers the next time we come! Maybe my hair didn't look as bad as I thought ;o)

Since my middle daughter is graduating in a few weeks (wwhhhhhhaaaaa!) we went to The Factory Card Outlet and bought all the party supplies. We did great! We only spent $54.00. All we have left to do is get the balloons filled with helium and back a huge Chocolate Mousse cake. Our kids would rather have dad make that then buy them a fancy decorated cake. Yummy!

Yesterday I wasn't up to going to church in the morning, but by the afternoon my meds had done their job so I was able to go in the evening. Our service consisted of several college men giving their testimonies. I feel for young people these days trying to live right with all the pressures that surround them to get drunk and do drugs. Then after the service we had a pitch in! Baptists have some good eats!! It was an italian theme so my hubby made a delicious bow tie pasta with chicken and alfredo sauce. He made a huge crock pot full and there wasn't one little bow tie left! Luckily he made enough for us to have at home.

Don't know much else right now. I'm trying to keep up with life right now. OH! I do have an appointment on the 3rd to see if they will replace my hips sooner! Hopefully I won't have much more weight to lose. I am just hoping that now that I know how to eat and lose I will be able to keep taking it off once I get more bionic.

I don't know if I have mentioned this, but one reason I gained so much weight is because I didn't eat enough! Who would have thunk it? I would hurt so bad that I didn't have an appetite so I was only eating about 800-1000 calories a day. Now I am not going to lie and say I ate healthy all the time. Remember, my husband is like the best chef ever! But anyway it took awhile for me to do this, but I eat about 150-200 calories every three hours or until I reach 1600 calories. I just follow the food pyramid and it really is working! So people, even if you are unable to exercise you can still lose weight!

I'll close with a question of the day just to see if anyone is reading. Would you say based on your looks that people think you are intelligent or not the sharpest knife in the drawer?


Michelle said...

Sorry you have to deal w/dial up! Ugh I hope I never have to go back to that!

Wow did you get an awsome manager at Texas Roadhouse or what?! So all you have to do is say you've never been there before and they bring you out a sampler platter?! How neat was that, plus to get the coupons!

Your question sure is a tough one! I've never had anyone tell me one way or the other about my looks...I would hope that I look somewhat intelligent at least, but most times I probably just look like a frazzled mother with a preschooler in tow! LOL

Barb said...

NEVER change you header graphic, Amy. I love that giraff.

Wow. So much in this post. First of all, Mandy gave Rob a gift certificate for dinner for two at the Texas Roadhouse for his birthday last March. He decided to save it so we could celebrate if he ever finally got a job. As you know, he started his new job today. So we're going to our favorite ever restaurant soon. Isn't it the best steak you've ever had in your life? If you ever feel adventuresome, their chicken fingers are to die for, too.

I didn't realize you needed both hips replaced. My word. I'm really sorry to hear about that.

And congratulations on the graduation. I remember planning those parties for my daughters. Fun, fun. We did a big, all day open house for both of them and it was wonderful.

Thank you for your sweet comment when I did my post about Rob finally getting a real job. We're still walking on clouds here.

Goofy Girl said...

Dialup is rough, especially considering the web has so many graphics these days. Do you read your blogs in a feed reader like google reader or bloglines? It can help you read more blogs with less of the time to load the site and all.

Congrats to your daughter :)

And I was reading until the very end, I would say people probably think I'm medium smart I guess? It's hard to know!

amy said...

YOu have been busy!!!

Just a reminder the scavenger hunt starts in the morning

Southern Girl said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I'm so glad. :)

I don't think I've ever been to Texas Roadhouse, but I have been to Logan's, and I think they're fairly similar -- LOVE the bucket of peanuts we get at the table. It's so fun to crack them and throw the shells on the floor. ;) Not so fun to try to walk out of there without slipping on peanut shells, but that's a small price to pay.

And yes, I absolutely believe you gained weight because you weren't eating enough. That's something that happens to quite a few people who try to lose weight by eating as little as possible. I know that's not what you were doing, but it's a trap some people fall into. On Weight Watchers, I frequently heard "to lose more, eat more." Worked for me!

Have a great day, Amy!

Kimmy said...

HI, Amy. You sound very busy. I didn't know about your hip surgery either. My dad had to have a hip replaced a few years back (but he was in his 70's, so it's more common; but at your age? And both? I'll pray for you). He actually came through it very well, and you'd never know he has an artificial hip. He's almost 79 and still going as strong as ever.
Your daughter's grauation: How exciting! I'm sure it's felt like time has zoomed by.
Texas Roadhouse: We don't have that restaurant here in Saskatchewan, CANADA, but it sounds great! Coupons are always a bonus!
Your question: I don't think I appear to be very intelligent . . . in fact, I CHOOSE to dye my hair blonde, so I get my share of blonde jokes. When I'm alone (in public) I think people would observe a well put-together confident female; however, when my boys are with me . . forget that! I would appear to be frazzled and overwhelmed. And, it's true. I often AM frazzled and overwhelmed when we are out and about with the fam. But I still love them.

Christine said...

Thank you Amy for making me feel better yesterday! Your Donny story made me smile.

Dial up is so SLOW! You are a very patient person.
Congratulations to your daughter!
Your husband's bow tie pasta sounds delicious.
We had a friend who rarely ate anything, and couldn't lose any weight either Southeren Girl is right, eat more, lose more!
You'll feel so much better once you've had your hip replaced!

Thinking about your question, I think I'm a little of both? I can real smart about some things, but clueless about others.