Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy, happy, joy, joy - Christmas Cards again?

I love Christmas - the tree, the lights, the baked goodies.  Generally I love everything about the season except the cards.  Last year we were gearing up for a move and didn't even send cards.  And most other years, cards don't get sent until AFTER Christmas!  So this year, I'm excited to be using Shutterfly's cards.  I can kill two birds with one stone - get a photo card so I don't have to get prints of pictures to include in a tradidtional card. 

Also, since the basement is scarily full of stuff, I won't have to go hunt the one box of 100s that has the old cards in it.  Sneaky, huh?

So, there are several cards I like.  Here they are, in no particular order:
I like this - I can use several photos and include a message.  Then just sign, seal, address, and mail it!

I love the list idea - easier than composing an actual letter and fun too.  Only 2 photos though, so I'm not as sure of this one as the other.

This is totally my girls right now.  One minute, they love each other and the next - hatred.  Or at least nagging, lingering annoyance.  I've already got some perfect pictures to go here too.  But the amount of red is throwing me off. It isn't my favorite color and kind of doesn't go with some of my picture possibilities.

The great folks at Shutterfly also have a huge variety of other cards, calendars, mugs, invitations, and even New Year's cards. (which might be something else for me to consider, since we always seem to be late with the cards...)

The best part for bloggers is that they are giving away 50 free cards to folks who take some time to do a write up - like me and you! So scoot on over there right now and sign up to get your own! Any blogger can do it - no matter how small (or nonexistent) your readership is!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Totally and Completely the wrong time for this...

but I'm starting a weight loss journey. And I might as well use this blog to write about it.

At the doctor on November 4th I was 170 pounds. I am 5 feet 5 inches tall. My BMI is approximately 28. I am overweight by about 25 pounds.

I haven't thought about how I will do this. I've got some ideas. I am going to commit to it, here on my 0 readers blog: I'm going to loose this weight! Even with little support, I'm going to do this! I have to, if I want to be healthy for my daughters.