Thursday, February 26, 2009
So, mom and I decided to head to the gym to try out the equipment. We went strutting in there like we knew what we were doing - but we quickly found out we didn't. We had NO idea how to start the treadmills! We finally had to ask this lady how to start it, which was kind of embarrassing. We quickly found out that we had nothing over all of those other young girls there - we're over here walking on our little 3.5 speed, sweating and ready to get off, while everyone else is jogging at a 6.5, at least! Finally, I got up my courage to try jogging, but that only lasted about a whopping 2 minutes.
Yesterday, dad and mom took me with them to the Y and taught me how to play racquetball! It was quite an experience! I couldn't quite get the hang of serving and kept forgetting one of the top rules of the game: never look behind you! I also felt the pain of getting hit with the ball when I hit myself (yes, myself) in the stomach.....I wouldn't recommend doing that.
So, needless to say, today I am sore. Very sore. My arms, shoulders, back, legs, and feet are aching. I cannnot believe how out of shape I am! But all the more reason to keep working out!
I am now off to hum my now favorite song!
Y-M-C-A, it's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A........
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Marshmellow Fudge Bars
- 1 cup margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 4 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 cup nuts (optional - we don't use them)
- 1 pkg. miniature marshmellows
Cream margarine and sugar, then add eggs, salt and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture. Add nuts. Spread in greased 10x15 cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cover with package of marshmellows. Bake 3 more minutes. Cool and frost.
Ingredients for frosting:
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 squares chocolate (or use 2-4 tbsp. cocoa and a tbsp. of syrup)
- 1/4 cup water
Boil for 3 minutes, then add 3 tbsp. of margarine and 1 tsp. of vanilla. When cool, add 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
Hope you enjoy these delicious treats! Scroll down to the post of my dad's birthday to see a picture! =)
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are an Ingrid!
You are an Ingrid -- "I am unique"
Ingrids have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.
How to Get Along with Me
- * Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
- * Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
- * Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
- * Though I don't always want to be cheered up when I'm feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
- * Don't tell me I'm too sensitive or that I'm overreacting!
What I Like About Being an Ingrid
- * my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
- * my ability to establish warm connections with people
- * admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
- * my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
- * being unique and being seen as unique by others
- * having aesthetic sensibilities
- * being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me
What's Hard About Being an Ingrid
- * experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
- * feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don't deserve to be loved
- * feeling guilty when I disappoint people
- * feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
- * expecting too much from myself and life
- * fearing being abandoned
- * obsessing over resentments
- * longing for what I don't have
Ingrids as Children Often
- * have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
- * are very sensitive
- * feel that they don't fit in
- * believe they are missing something that other people have
- * attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
- * become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
- * feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents' divorce)
Ingrids as Parents
- * help their children become who they really are
- * support their children's creativity and originality
- * are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
- * are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
- * are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed