Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fabulous January/ February

Today we have a double feature of fabulous month-- it's like Rocky Horror, but without  the transvestites, sexual innuendos and singing lips.  So forget the cold shower, sit down and let's recount the past two months of fabulosity:

Changing my name
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls.  I would like to officially announce that as of the 19th of January in the year of our Lord 2011, I  changed my name from Miss M to Mrs. G.  It only took me six months.  Now a moment of silence for my maiden name, please. 

Jergens handlotion
This time of the year is torture on my skin.  It gets so dry and irritated-- it's almost painful to wear clothing.  I get the usual dry hands, but the skin on my back under my bra strap gets chapped and so do my hips.   Enter stage left, the best lotion EVER.  It soothes my skin all day long (which is practically unheard of) and it has a really light scent-- which makes JEGs happy. 

Cora Claire
Our good friends Bonnie and Andy gave birth to their first child  on January 15th!  She entered the world weighing an itty bitty 6 lbs 1 oz, but has brought tons of joy to that family!

 House hunting
I'm putting out there-- our agent, Kim Rock, is a star.  Dare I say.. a ... rockstar?  She has made this whole process so enjoyable for us.  She has been able to explain things to us in terms we can understand and has been 100% honest with us.  We walked into a house and not two minutes into it she said "If you guys are seriously thinking about this house, I'm going to talk you out of it".  Where as a lot of real estate agents might stop taking your calls at 5:00, Kim was e-mailing us information about our contract from a bar on a Friday night. Anytime a problem has come up, she has been right there giving us advice and really helping us through the whole process.  And she allows me to post pictures of her with naked chicks. Rock.  STAR.

I did not go to Penn State.  In fact, I'm kinda of anti-PSU.  I don't understand the mindset or how it becomes a way of life.   Regardless, there is one thing I can get on board about, and that's THON.  I always almost run over  donate to the college students who are canning on the streets.  This year they were able to raise a staggering 9.5 million dollars towards childhood cancer.  I don't care who you cheer for on the football field-- that's kind of impressive.

Skinny Cow
In an effort to get back down to my welter weight, I have really been trying to eat better.  The problem is, I kinda love ice cream.  Like, really love ice cream.  Luckily I stumbled upon Skinny Cow and now I'm addicted.  The ice cream is so smooth and creamy-- it doesn't taste low fat at all!  My new favorite is the White Mint Truffle, and at only 100 calories a bar, I don't feel so guilty indulging in one!

January and February.. get to gettin'.  March is here and it bring spring on it's heels!

Always & Forever,


kp said...

That IS a fabulous January/February! And congrats on the name change. It took me a while too, but I have the permanent reminder of my maiden name tattoed on my back. Because I'm classy like that.

Will have to try to Jergens. And I already singlehandedly keep Skinny Cow in business. Can't tell by my pants size though...

Anonymous said...

I love that you mentioned THON!!!! My family goes every year, except this year because of a wedding. But Eric, Meg and I watched the total announced while we were on the bus back to VA, and we literally shouted and scared everyone. Such an amazing event!!!
And congrats on the name change!!
-Michele Pituch (because I still don't know how to comment as anything but anonymous)

*claire* said...

i like your list!! the name change process is totally annoying - but alas.

also - i LOVE skinny cow. although, i always still wish it was a blizzard or something though...

bethany said...

Congrats Mrs. G! I'm so screwed when I get married. (Hmm. That's an accidental double entendre...and I'm leavin' it be.) Paperwork makes me angry and takes me at least a week to complete.

And, hooray for Skinny Cow! The stuff is of the gods. I tend to be drawn to the SC Ice Cream Sandwiches...except when you eat the entire package in one night, it is Skinny Cow no more. :)

Bring on March!

Oonafey said...

Yeah, I would be changing my name like 5 seconds after we get married- I don't like my maiden name...

Skinny cow rox! I am unfortunately currently addicted to Baskins-Robbins Love Potion #31. It's seasonal, though, so I'm indulging while I can!