Crabby Cake

Just the way I see things…

Archive for June 2009

Oh money, when will you quit…

leave a comment »

Kevin is finally done working in Vancouver! Home last night! No leaving Sunday night. Thank god.

I got paid yesterday. I bought the new MAC scent Naked Honey. It smells of honeysuckle and jasmine. I’m in love! It makes me feel sexy and summery. I usually try to stay out of the MAC store.  Since I hadn’t popped in in a while, I figured what the hell. I’m glad I did because this is limited product and they only had 3 left. I’ll be sad when it is gone… but by then summer will probably be over and I’ll want something else.

Speaking of getting paid. I’m really baring down and trying so hard to get stuff paid off or down. I finally paid off the stuff I had put on my mom’s Nordstroms account. Man, I love my sunglasses, the 4 or so pairs of shoes I bought, the really expensive bra that no longer fits, the cords that make my butt look great, the makeup and makeup brushes and whatever other things that amounted to a lot of nothing, but what a waste of money. Not that I think it was all a waste, but the reality is if I don’t have the actual money to pay for it at that very moment I probably can live without it.

After I take the trip to Napa the plan is to save, save, save. I really would like to buy a new laptop. I also would really like to do the tattoo idea I have floating in my head. I’m look at $2k to do those 2 things. I want to have money in the bank. I have more money coming in than I ever have before, I think I’m spending it pretty wisely… finally.

I have started over my accounts with Microsoft Money. I was downloading the info from Bank of America because it was supposed to be faster and more helpful… yeah, it made a complete mess and made it look like I was over drawn by $5oo twice a month. Um, nope, actually not at all.

I love being an adult. I love not having children. I love getting out of debt. I love plans for the feature.

Written by crabbycake

June 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Love list 6.24.09

leave a comment »

THINGS I LOVE.

  • the boy I got sick while he was home for the weekend. I feel bad that he’s sick and camped out in a hotel room and not our bedroom
  • dogs, ours and most others.. big, small, dumb or smart
  • the pending arrival of a niece!
  • new opportunities
  • the science behind beer and wine
  • Adam Savage
  • 199
  • avocados
  • my first though being “I’m not wearing deodorant today.” after some customer told me I was looking pretty gorgeous.
  • knowing you’re watching a Woody Allen movie just by the intro… before it tells you its a Woody Allen movie
  • feeling prettier just by being thinner
  • fuchsia colored anything
  • geraniums
  • being told I needed to go to a wine tasting and having it work out
  • people returning to work from their month long surgery hiatus
  • being told to strut my stuff like a rooster
  • paying off old debt
  • songs that make me feel old because I liked them in high school but make me happy
  • being true to myself
  • Alice in Wonderland tattoo ideas
  • clean windows
  • knowing its smart to skip parties when you’re sick
  • my shrinking chest
  • sleeping in and realizing it is 12:45p
  • NyQuil!
  • finding fruit on my grass
  • used book stores
  • learning how to organize and stick to it
  • Kevin returns from working in Vancouver for good this Friday
  • This!!

Written by crabbycake

June 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Under 200

leave a comment »

199.2

This is what it said this morning when I hoped on the scale. I could tell you how excited I am about this, but words don’t describe it at the moment. I will tell you this, this is the smallest I have been since 2002.

Written by crabbycake

June 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Horray for cherrries!

leave a comment »

cherry!This fell out of the tree in my backyard.

I think it is beautiful. Nature makes the best art!

I ate it, and all was well.

Written by crabbycake

June 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Beer? Yes please!

leave a comment »

So.

The beer buyer at work is leaving. He’s going back to school… in a different state. I was asked if I’d like to replace him.

Um… HECK YES!!

Wow. I’m stoked! I hope I’ll do a good job, I’ve been kind of critical of his ordering stratigies.

I also have realised I have a lot to learn. But, I love learning and I know this will be pretty awesome and work in my favor for bigger and better things.

I also love that beer and wine making included a lot of science. I can learn about booze and geekery all in one!

Written by crabbycake

June 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

I <3 my few gray hairs.

leave a comment »

I’ve decided that my mom worries about my gray hairs more than I do. She seems to bring them up whenever I see her.

I have a feeling she frets over them so much because it reminds her that I’m the one that is going to be 31 and shes 52.

I honestly don’t care to dye them because I couldn’t be bothered with the upkeep of dying my hair.

Written by crabbycake

June 16, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , ,

Love list 6.16.09

leave a comment »

I slept in today! I got up at 7am. Yes, isn’t that sad that that would be considered sleeping in? I agree, very much.

THINGS I LOVE.

  • afternoons on the porch with Kevin
  • Abigail chasing ducks into the lake
  • cooler days and even cooler nights
  • Boiron Bitecare Gel
  • Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bars
  • how pulling weeds can make me feel like a super star
  • my brother’s lack of hiking apparel knowledge
  • little fuchsia dresses
  • potting plants
  • hikes to high up places
  • my chiropractor telling me I’ve lost weight this week
  • 100 calorie packs of almonds
  • making plans to hike Mt. Si
  • wondering how a song I just found out I like got on my iPod
  • having my 2.5 mile walk finished by 9am
  • predictions from he landlord about when the cherries on the tree will be ripe and ready to eat!
  • politeness
  • my grandma and some of the weird things she tells me about health related things
  • people and their crazy 1000 calorie a day diets
  • how Abigail’s face still smells like the lake because she wouldn’t let me rinse it off when I washed off the rest of her
  • the feel of pending rain
  • new music from The Gossip

Written by crabbycake

June 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Over the river and through…

leave a comment »

Yay!
Hiking, today!
Playing outside is always the best.

Written by crabbycake

June 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with ,

Love list 6.10.09

leave a comment »

Ah. What a week or 2…

THINGS I LOVE.

  • that crazy kid who is working out of town all month
  • the dog who played in the water yesterday at Seward Park, this was a total first that I had seen
  • having it be cool enough to sleep in my bedroom again
  • the next door neighbor’s puppy
  • blueberries with yogurt
  • finding Weight Watchers food on sale at Safeway!
  • magazines
  • tossing out old magazines
  • home grown lettuce
  • organization for small spaces
  • piggy banks
  • steamed veggies
  • spring cleaning (yes, I know summer is just around the corner, we like to put things off)
  • vacuuming up clumps dog hair
  • the truth, even if it hurts
  • being able to say no to hand me downs
  • plans for getting out of debt plans
  • records and record players
  • saving money by taking my lunch to work
  • soaking and cooking off beans
  • 40 Useful and Creative Infographics
  • finding socks that actually feel really comfortable when I run. Nike, I like something you made?
  • *Bitch Cakes* She’s so damn cute!
  • clean socks, with a matching mate!
  • 20% off an item at Banana Republic just for filling out their online survey
  • hiking plans
  • tossing clothes that don’t fit
  • folding warm clothes
  • pedicures and running about barefoot
  • Miss California getting the boot
  • making hot air balloon ride plans  for Napa
  • wanting ice cream but being to lazy to go and get it
  • “your mom!” jokes
  • hot pink accessories

THINGS I DON’T LOVE.

  • K working out of town until the end of June
  • fruit flies
  • my bike not fitting in the back of my car… and not having the right tools to make it happen
  • bad customer service
  • broken fans
  • my laptop not being able to run Sims 3
  • realizing how negative an old friend is
  • people who always gripe about their husband, children, house, pets and job

Written by crabbycake

June 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

It maybe hot, but I don’t want to see your flab.

leave a comment »

So it has been hot in these parts, or I guess Seattle…

And I’ve seen so many overly, over weight people in little amounts of clothing on.

The truth is, it grosses me out.

Yeah, okay wait..

Yes, I weigh 200 pounds. And at one point in time I weighed 58 pounds more.

But, I don’t leave the house with my gut, ass or tits hanging out all over the place.  I try to wear clothing that fits properly. I make sure you can’t see my underware or bra.  If it is 90° and you happen to see my underware or bra, you must be sitting next to me on my back porch, in my basement, or in my bedroom.

It may be hot but have some class.

But this also makes me want to run up to people and tell them “Weight Watchers will set you free!!” Cut the shit and try something that really works!

Maybe some people are really content being fat and looking like hell, but I’m not one of them.

Written by crabbycake

June 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Love list 6.4.09

with one comment

Hello.

I live in Seattle.

You know, that stupid city that is notorious for rain. Yeah, I don’t think it has rained in nearly 3 weeks.  According to Yahoo! Weather it happens to be 87°… did I mention it also happens to be 8:30pm?! Later next week it will cool off a bit with a high of 70°… I don’t really love the heat but I love the brightness.

Oddly enough I miss placed my cellphone this morning at 5:30am and I still have no idea where it went!

THINGS I LOVE.

  • the man with the red facial hair that is working 2.5 hours away for the next month
  • the black dog that would rather sleep on our bed than on the guest bed with me in the cool basement
  • calls that let me know not to worry
  • bug spray which is chemical free and actually works
  • basements which are about 10° colder than the upstairs
  • hammocks
  • evening breezes
  • vinyl collections
  • puppies
  • metal lunchboxes
  • fresh lettuce from my backyard
  • Paul Simon
  • peaches
  • spare bedrooms in the basement
  • boots with skirts
  • wind!
  • Cover Girl Lipstain
  • grilled veggies
  • huge ass horchatas for $2
  • my mom wanting to know what my brother’s status on Facebook means
  • not turning on the oven when its 90° out
  • a chilled glass of wine to wind down
  • growing you own veggies
  • my outlaw mom
  • pinkish sun sets even though I know it has to do with smog
  • the joy that comes with watering plants
  • string cheese
  • cute tops from target for $13
  • skipping out on parties that I know will contain people who might bring me down.. wuss I am, I know
  • sunscreen in stick form
  • being down pound from last week’s gain

Written by crabbycake

June 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with