sooooo, it's saturday. the boy is
i am thankful he has a good job and i am thankful that he is able to work hard.
i feel like a single person. i feel like i am doing things like i did when i was a single girl.
but the past week, even more.
i feel like i am
i know god does not judge, nor 'test'....but
like i am.
soooo, last week, i rejoined weight watchers....yes. i. did.
let me give you a little background and then u will
see where i am going with
this whole story.
(remember, i go off on my tangients...)...sometimes it takes a while to get to the original story.
k, background. weight watchers...FOCUS!
i joined WW over 2 yrs ago. i was feeling that i needed to lose a few LBS. not a lot.
but i felt like no matter how far i ran or what i ate, i just could not shake it.
so one morning.....(a saturday morning. at 7freaking30), i got in my car and
i felt good because i took that step....but i also felt 'weird'.....i was definitely one of the
youngest...but i was also one of the thinnest....
and here i am going to a meeting for excuse me, fat people....(at least that's what i thought)....
i felt like
people looked at me and were like, 'why is she here'....
instantly (well, ok, not instantly...but shortly after)
our leader is crazy, full of energy. she is an inspiration and helps keep us on that path of 'right / healthy
ok....now fastforward 2 yrs.....yes. i fell off the wagon. thru some stressful times in my life
i gained about 12 lbs back.
sooooo, last week, i took that step....again.
i went back to my
i didnt realize how much they really do keep you on track! but what i realized is that i missed them.
i missed hearing all the positive stories.
i missed seeing the transformations that people made and are making.
happy dancing taking place. i am so thrilled. i am 'relearning' how to make the right
what a 'true' portion size really is. ahem....(it's not a HUGE bowl of pasta like one would think....)
but you know what???
it's so easy to follow the WW way....
and the best part???
soooo back to my original beginning of this blog post.
today, i got up and went to my meeting.
i have had a horrible week. (please refer back to single life in first few sentences)
FAT *(well almost skinny....lol...)*
our leader talked about negativity and making choices. she talked about a 'mean' person
who was not nice to her at work, and what she did about it.
AND you know what?
she felt better.
she felt better.
and then she
delivered these words:
GOD works in mysterious ways. she said she truly believes that EVERYTHING happens
for a reason.
bad things happen to good people, for reasons we are not supposed to know.
but basically she went on to say...
be thankful for what you have. live YOUR dreams....
because someone out there always has something worse.
with everything i have been dealing with this past week / month, with my sister's
new cancer diagnosis, and other various life issues....
slap in my FACE.
life is precious. we need to appreciate....and learn to give thanks for the things we have at the current
the signs that i pray for are right there in front of me.....
soooo i plug along and try to stop and smell the flowers! sometimes its rough....
have a peek at my cake pops. i showcased them a few days ago but for
those of you who have never made.....
little piece of heaven.
thanks to bakerella!
i want her to come to my kitchen and just hang out. chat. teach. learn. grow.
she is amazing.
sooooo, here was the start of two days of cake pops!
bakerellas infamous cake pops!
one box cake mix (made in a 9x13 cake pan, per box instructions)
one container frosting. (see pics below)
chocolate discs for melting
styrofoam block (important.....i tried it one time with out this...OYE! that's all i can say) :o)
cut cake into pieces and place in large mixing bowl...i use my ever so loved kitchen aid!
add about 3/4 container frosting. (room temperature)
mix until soft gooey dough forms.
form into balls.
FREEZE. i dont have a lot of patience so this was the hardest part.
dip in chocolate and sprinkles.
place in bags. tie with ribbon. give as gifts. be prepared for lots of mmmmmm'ing and awwwww'ing.
and LOTS of questions: "how do you make those"...."are they hard".......and the best: "you're so creative".....
BUT i would not be creative without the help of BAKERELLA! see note above. xo
and for the good stuff:
i think the
balls. lots o balls......
please take note of styrofoam block
all tied up with pretty green and gold bows.......
all boxed up...in a fancy schmancy bakery box....ready to
soccer lovin girls!
colored sprinkles~yellow butter cake pops.
alrighty, snickerdoodle pumpkin muffin cupcake faces.......
one of probably
i hope you do the same....