Tuesday, January 17, 2012

~ Ramblings ~ Birthday Treasures ~ Birthday giveaway reminder ~

Hi Friends, 

Happy Tuesday to ya! Hope you all are having a good day! Lets see... whats been going on...

Been back at the gym... kicking some butt. Did 3 miles at a 5% incline in an hour last night on the treadmill. Woohoo! Feeling the burn! Man... I sweat to death when I get going on that thing! LOL! Thank goodness for sweat bands! I look like a hot mess when I get off... literally! I reward myself with a dip in the pool after... man that feels great. And swimming laps really gets the blood going too! 

I also joined Weight Watchers. I think I like it. :) Mr. Primcat has turned it into a game and for whatever reason I went with that and it's stuck. It's a very easy program and you can cook or be lazy and eat a freezer meal. Which is good for me because I am not a huge cooking fan. I like easy. I work all day... I don't have time to cook every night... especially now that I go to the gym right after work. I don't even get home until 6:30 or later. By the time I shower... it's 7:15 or later. No time for cooking after all that. I'm just ready to stuff my face! LOL!   

So any way. I like the program. We shall see how it goes. I have at least 30 pounds to lose. I would like to lose 40 but lets not push it. ;) I am down 5 already. My goal is to be down 20 pounds by June. I set a very attainable goal and I would be really happy with that! 


I've packed up most of Christmas and taken it to the basement. There are a few snowmen and I still have the kitchen tree up and the Living room tree up. The living room tree is staying until March 1st... and then I'm dreaming up a new display. Think Spring... birds... gardening... we shall see what I come up with! 


Tomorrow is my birthday. Big 35! Don't know what we are doing. Maybe nothing. Because I am for sure going to the gym. And if I do nothing else... that will make me happy. I really like the gym. I'm seriously into it. 

Thursday I have a massage scheduled... Woohoo! Can't wait! Much deserved after all the crap I been through in the last month! 

Friday Mr. Primcat and I are doing my birthday dinner. And Saturday my Dad and Stepmom are taking me shopping and out for birthday dinner. I am going to seriously have to hit the gym after all that eating! LOL! 

So it's going to be a good week... but what made last week awesome?

Birthday treasures from friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You ladies are the best! 

Melinda from Merry Wind Farms sent this adorable pillow and it fits in Primcats House purrrrrfectly!!!! I love it! (This wasn't really a birthday present... it was a "just because she thought it would fit me. and you can see it does!) 

Thank you Melinda!


Kendra at The Stone House blessed me with this adorable little kitty nodder!

Thank you Kendra! You know I adore her!


She also sent along this very cool card that I can plant and it will grow flowers!! How neat!


Sweet Linda from Parkers Paradise sent me the cutest card! Check out this little hot dog!


And some of her famous stitchery's! I love these! So perfect for valentines decorating!

Thank you so much Linda!


I love all my new treasures! 

And don't forget I'm giving someone a present for my birthday tomorrow!!! You have until 11:59pm tonight  to sign up! 

Until next time... 

Carmen and the Primcats


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It's good to have birthdays!
A great thing to celebrate and be remembered. Love the kitty nodder--very much. It is super cute.
I am really loving the Bday gifts I got from you. You are too kind. I really didn't expect anything so it was a very pleasant surprise. The snowballs will be great all through March. Iowa has snow sometimes in May!
Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy the gym!

cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Birthday a day early!! My oldest daughter's birthday is today. Her hubby is taking her to Easton...pretty sure they are going to get soaked from all this rain.
Weight Watchers is a great program...I lost 46 lbs two years ago during their program and I've kept it off. However, I do need to lose about 40 more...so will either go back on Weight Watchers or do carb cycling. Want to try the carb cycling first...lost 90 lbs doing that back in 1995.
Love all your goodies that you got...that kitty nodder is adorable and I love Linda's little hearts...so cute.

wickedfaerie said...

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY CARMEN! Glad you had such a speed recovery. Lovely little goodies you've received. Stop by I am having a Valentine Giveaway.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow,

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds like a good week! Glad you're taking care of yourself and hitting the gym!! I need to really get my butt in gear and do something! Motivate me Carmen! Hope the rest of your day is good!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Happy Birthday once again Carmen - You inspire me to hit the treadmill with renewed vigor - I've been very apathetic lately about many things. Looks like you have a wonderful week planned! Hugs and best wishes!

myomyohi said...

Happy Birthday and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Oh, to be 35 again. It has been so long I forgot what being young was like. Congrats to you for setting a goal just for yourself. Happy early birthday. Love all the goodies you received from friends.
Hope your birthday is a good one.
Country at heart

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

5 pounds down..good for you..you are going to keep me inspired too..guess I need to get outside and hit the treadmill my self..having a hard time with the last 7 pounds..but I am not gaining.so that is good..love the birthday goodies you received..they are wonderful..have a great birthday..I think we will be stuck at home cause of the snow..but no worries..I would rather be home anyway.;)

Cheryl said...

Love your birthday goodies and good luck at the gym and with your diet. Have fun!

Angela said...

Carmen, love all the items you have been gifted with. And girl, I wish I had your will power. And I wish 30 pounds was all I needed to loose. You will make it with time to spare. Sounds like you have a fun week planned. Celebrate and Be Happy. Happy Birthday tomorrow. Hope its a good one for you.

Holly said...

Whew! You go girl. You make me tired just from reading your workout post. Ha! I need a little of your motivation to get started on my weight loss again. I sure could stand to lose more than 30 pounds. You will get to your goal. I am sure of it. Love all of your goodies from such sweet ladies. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day and your celebrations ahead.

Tam said...

Wow great work at the gym, be careful not to overdo it, happy bday and all your goodies are nice lovin that prim cat..

Firecracker Kid said...

Way to go Carmen! I'm so happy for you that you're going at it in the gym. Stick with it!
Pleasant gifts from wonderful friends too :o)

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Birthday Friend!
May it be filled with love laughter and JOY!
You go Girl!
Hugs to you


Sheila said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! High five on the WW and I love your birthday goodies your sweet friends sent you. However you celebrate, enjoy it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sounds like a fun week of birthday celebrating going on at the Primcats....Love going out to eat. Dieting and exercise....not so much. ;o) Sweet gifts from some very sweet gals - love the little pillow stitchery from Linda...never heard that saying before - but I think I might make it my new mantra! Smiles & Birthday Hugs ~ Robin

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Such wonderful gifts you've received.
Have a very Happy Birthday, Carmen.
I hope you are all better now!

The Barn Door said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and way to go with your weight loss and goals!!
Karen & the Hounds