Friday, February 11, 2011

150! and BYOC!

WOW! 150 followers... that is so cool since all I have been doing is bitching and moaning lately. If I am not following you please send me an email to jenisgonnaloseit@gmail.com with a link to your blog.




BYOC Friday….5 little questions you can copy and paste into your blog to get to know each other better and to give your blogging brain a break!


1. What day of the week do you love and what day of the week do you hate?
Currently the days sort of blend together as I am not working, all my kids are grown, husband is retired so every day is like a Sat. But I have to say I love Sunday. I wake up early and the house is quiet. I have a routine of making my coffee and watching CBS Sunday Morning. I cook and bake and sometimes I have my kids all home for a meal. Then I love me some Big Love, Shameless, Kourtney & Kim take New York (don't judge) at night.
Least favorite would be Wednesday. I don't have a good reason but it seem like I always have stuff going on on a Wednesday.

2. What is your middle name and is there a meaning behind it?

My middle name is Page. It was my maternal grandmothers maiden name. I gave it to my daughter as her middle name as well. On a side note, my Son Zackary was given the middle name "Turk" after my brother (Bill Turk) who was killed long before he was born. My youngest son, Elijah has the same middle name as his father "Gene".


3. Since I’m dreaming of my next tattoo, I’m going to ask this one. Do you have any tattoos? How many? If you don’t have one – what would you get if you did have one?


I have one tattoo and I'd like to cover it/morph it into something else. I don't regret it. it is a unicorn with my daughters name on it on my left shoulder. It was done before they had all the pretty inks and is rather old school. I have two planned. One to cover current will be of a windmill like this first picture. The windmill has to do with two things. I grew up on a working ranch in California and saw a windmill every day of my life (the one in the second picture is from there) It also has to do with McLeod's Daughters, a great AU TV show. My band "Claire" is named after one of the Daughters from that show.



My other planned tattoo is of script taken from the lyrics of the song "Be the change" by Gypsy Soul. I will post full lyrics. The BOLD section is the words I would like perhaps on my rib area? Not sure where yet.

BE THE CHANGE

(Cilette Swann / Roman Morykit)

We are flesh and bone and
We are parts unknown
We are ashes, we are dust

We are rogues and kings
We are bold extremes
We are jury, we are judge

We are strength and heart
Though we are miles apart
We are one, we are love

We are hopes and dreams
We are noble beings
We are diamonds in the rough

Have we lost sight of all we are
Forgotten history and its scars
Reduced ourselves to doubt and fear
Given up what we hold dear

Freedom is won and fought
Lives are lost, souls are bought
But lasting freedom lives inside
Within our hearts and in our minds

So, BE THE CHANGE you wish to see
Be the peace that sets you free
Be the love you want to feel
Be the cure that helps you heal

Be the dreams that you desire
Be the spark of your own fire
Be the future you inspire
Be the wings that take you higher


So, BE THE CHANGE you wish to see
Be the peace that sets you free
Be the love you want to feel
Be the cure that helps you heal

Be the dreams that you desire
Be the spark of your own fire
Be the future you inspire
Be the wings that take you higher
BE THE CHANGE you wish to see
Be the peace that sets you free
Be the love you want to feel
Be the cure that helps you heal

Be the dreams that you desire
Be the spark of your own fire
Be the future you inspire
Be the wings that take you higher

http://www.gypsysoul.com/

This is my daughters first tattoo. It is quite pretty. It just fits under her uniform (She is an officer for Homeland Security)




4. On that same theme of dirty little secrets…how many piercings do you have? Any you wish you had?


I have many in both ears but never wear earrings... ever. I went to Berkeley, CA twice and chickened out both times to get my boobies done. SO, I dunno...someday?


5. Repeat question: Summarize your life in blog land and in real life.

Life in Blogland always inspires me. The support I have had from everyone is just awesome even when I feel like I just bitch all the time.

I too am glad to see our lovely Barbara posting. (HUGS)

I have set my first public goal on my blog just yesterday and that is to lose my last 20 lbs by August 31, 2011. This is actually my first real goal in general since being banded. The loss of 20 more pounds from today's weight would bring me to my ultimate goal. I will post my loss/gain monthly on my sidebar. I tend to avoid posting actual weight in pounds. Not because I don't want it known. I myself read peoples weight and start to compare. But there is a big difference between two different people. I am 5'11" and a bit muscular in build so I will never be 150lbs. It's my own deal really....

Summarize real life: It blows! but the sun rises every morning and sets again at night and I get to do it all over again the next day. Decisions need to be made and things need to be dealt with and confronted but I didn't have it in me last week. Maybe this week?

4 comments:

  1. I messed up my font and my connection is to slow to fix here where I live...
    The "bold" should have been this for tattoo:

    So, BE THE CHANGE you wish to see
    Be the peace that sets you free
    Be the love you want to feel
    Be the cure that helps you heal
    Be the dreams that you desire
    Be the spark of your own fire
    Be the future you inspire
    Be the wings that take you higher

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  2. I definitely want to see a pic of that when ur done!

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  3. GREAT BYOC! Really - I was loving every single answer and her tat is sooo pretty!

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  4. I love your daughter's tattoo. The windmill idea is so original and I love the sentiment behind it. You can totally make your goal. I suck at goals. It seems like as soon as I set one I start sabotaging myself.

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