Thursday, June 30, 2011

Really bad pick-up line

So, the last couple day's I have been sick with the flu. Not so fun. Needless to say I was not in a great mood to be dealing with much.

Anywho, I logged onto a dating website I am registered with and here is the blessed e-mail I received from an unknown, faceless person who apparently liked my profile.

"Yum. I want to take a bite of you."

FOR REAL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I think I need to go hurl one more time.........

Monday, June 27, 2011

Life is too short to settle...why not reach for the stars?

When walking through life, there are some important factors to remember and remind myself consistently.

1. God is faithful. I want to be faithful back.
2. God didn't settle when he accepted me into His family, so why should I settle when looking for a man?
3. Life throws us curve balls. Its how we choose to deal with them is the key.
4. Be true to yourself and to others. That's the ticket on the train.
5. Allow yourself to love and be loved. That's the only way to live.
6. I am not a robot, I am a person.
7. My name is not "beautiful", "babe" or "sexy"'s Annjeri. I am a person with feelings and I do have a personality. Whoda thunk?
8. Regardless of where I am at in life, life is full. Stepping out of the box and having open eyes is really important.
9. I have great family and friends. I believe some of the richest things in life come from those amazing people who bring a smile to my face.
10. I am a creative person therefore it will not do to live a life that is stifled. My creative juices have to flow.

Life is too short to settle...why not reach for the stars?

Friday, June 24, 2011

There is something to be said...

You know, there is something to be said about doing your hair all nice and cute and wearing your favorite outfit...even if it really is only for work.

It makes you feel happy..

It makes you feel confident...

Makes you feel pretty...

Dang it, I am woman hear me roar!!! LOL!!!

Anyway, since it's Friday let's have a party!!!! Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

God is good and top 5 list..

Good Wednesday morning yall! Hope everyone had a good Tuesday. I am proclaiming that today is going to be a great day, full of blessings. Why? Because I am sick of the hum drums! LOL!

Anyway, I know God is good, well because He shows himself as being the best Father and friend ever! I fail him on a daily basis but He never fails us. So that is something to be thankful for. Amen!

OK, top 5 list of things I like about living in Colorado.
1.) Volley Ball in the park. Yup, we can actually go outside and play a sport and not keel over from heat stroke. I am sooooo glad that I don't live in AZ anymore. Sorry for all of you peeps that still do. I'm sure it's lovely....maybe.. =)

2.) Garden of the Gods. This is a beautiful park that is so close to where I live. People come here to hike, do casual walking or biking. Love it!

3.) Glen Eyrie Castle. I used to work here years ago. People go here for tea and there are places to hike around the castle. Love it!

4.) Watching movies outside. We have this place called "Shops at Briargate". It's a little outdoor shopping mall that provides family friendly movies outside during the summer.

5.) Pikes Peak. I get to see this view, with or without the snow..every day!

There is much, much more that I enjoy about living in Colorado but I will save the rest for later. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Manamana's

Yawn......Is it really Tuesday? It seriously needs to be Saturday so I can sleep in. Unfortunately, this weekend I did not get much sleep so I am suffering from it.

Anyway, last night was Monday night volleyball. Woot! I look forward to it all week. The wind was blowing like crazy, and it had been raining during the day. Storm clouds hovered over us for most of the night. But we played. Oh yes. Bring on the BUMP..SET...Spike! Actually, that didn't happen all the time, we were just trying to get the stinkin ball over the net!!! LOL!

In honor of our foul ball, fly away hits, and field catchers last night, here is a tribute to the sport.

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Monday....again...

Hi ya’ll,
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I went to Gunnison Colorado this weekend with my good friend Monika. It was really fun. During the ride there (about 3.5 hrs) we talked and laughed. It was great just hanging out with her and shootin' the breeze.

On Saturday we went to the lake and swam, laid out, bobbed in the water. It was great until the wind picked up. Ugh! The water was cooooooooooold! Yes, we were crazy chicks taken a dip in what felt like freezer water. You know, when you stick your hand in a cooler full of ice? Yup, that was us. =)

Saturday evening we went to a reader’s drama that Monika's dad was in. It was great to see him in action even though it wasn't the type of play he typically is in. Then on Sunday we went on a picnic by a really large stream. It was so beautiful! I love living in Colorado!!!

So today is Monday again and it all starts over. I am hoping to do around 5-6 days of the shred this week and maybe get in some Pilates too. We are supposed to play volleyball tonight but who knows if that is going to happen being that it is only going to be in the 50's today and it's raining. Don't get me wrong, I love rain, but when I was looking forward to playing volleyball all week, it's a bummer. Oh well...

Hope everyone has a great week. Tootles for now.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Randomness...

Today is a great day. Why?? Because it's Friday and I am getting myself out of dodge!!! Yup, I am going to Gunnison with my friend and we are going to go swimming and watch a play her dad is in. Going to be good times I tell you! =)

So last night I decided to try level 2 in Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred. OMG!!! Wowzers!!!! I completed it but let me tell you it is not easy. It is certainly something to build up to but I am glad I tried it. So, next week my plan is to bounce back and forth between level 1 and level 2 and see how that goes.

I have been really trying hard at doing the full range of motion with my lunges and squats. Even just doing level 1 4-day's this week and my Gluteus Maximus muscle's, lower back and hip muscles are telling me that they are not too happy with me. You know what I say right back? WHATEVER!!! GET OVER IT!! DEAL WITH IT!! IN YOUR FACE!!! =) My pushups I feel are also improving and I am seeing muscle toning in my upper and lower body. Now I just need to focus more on abs. I complete all of the ab workouts in the video, but I have yet to feel the soreness that I get when I do crunches on the Pilates ball. hmmmm.... I think my abdominals’ just need a talking too.

I am no longer going to be the one to just sit on the couch and do nothing. No, I will put my body into submission and it will be healthy. AMEN!!! So, along with my workouts 4-6 times a week, playing volleyball on Monday nights and hopefully do some walking/hiking on the trails this summer, I should be good to go.

On another note, my creative juices have not been flowing much lately. I have cut down almost 95% on baking. I now only do it for special occasions which are OK. I don't need that in my house nor do I need to eat it. I am just making sweet things when I have to bring it to an event. As for my painting, I really really need to start a new canvas. I have been itching to do it for the last month or 2, so I need to get that going. I really like the big thick canvas look. I have one in my bedroom that has my Easter Lilly on it, and I want to paint more like that.

OK, so I have rambled on enough, here is one of my favorite songs..

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday randomness

Happy Thursday everyone! It is one day away from Friday, and tomorrow I am heading to Gunnison Colorado for a little reprieve! As Medea would say "Hallelujer". =)

The plans are to go swimming at the lake on Saturday and go to my friends dad's play Saturday night. Woot! It's going to be a good time baby. Hooya!

Yesterday I took the day off and just relaxed. I caught up on a bunch of CSI shows. I know, priorities right? =) Went to the Chiropractor and got a massage. Went home and made dinner. (I am sure you wanted to read a play-by-play of everything I did yesterday.)

I also watched one of my favorite shows "So you think you can dance". Can I just say WOWZERS???? Last night's show was so dang good! I absolutely love dance. If I had the body for it I would be out there doing it myself. Instead, I have to live vicariously through others and I like to paint it. So there!

Some of the most amazing talent is on this show..

This one was interesting, but if you look at it at a creative viewpoint, it was good.

I don't like all of the contemporary dances that they do, but there were some really good ones last night.

Anyway, tonight is my last night until Sunday to do the Shred. I plan on doing it Sunday evening so I don't go too many day's without it. Gotta keep my body movin! =) Hope everyone has a great day.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I just want to send a message out to Jillian Michael's....
By the way, if I had your middle name, I would be using it quite often since that is what people do when they are exasperated with someone.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
1. I am loving the workouts you created

2. But I don't always like you...

3. Especially when you send this particular message out to the peeps who are screaming bloody murder.

Jillian: Common guys, just a few more
Me: Oh yes, we are ALMOST done!
Jillian: Now if you are screaming right now and your legs are burning this is now the time to push through
Me: I can't believe this. You said 3 MOOOOOORRRRREEEE!!!
Jillian: Common, you can do this, just a couple more!
Me: That was 13 lunges ago. ARE YOU CRAZY??????

4. I am noticing a change in my body, so thank you Jillian for your craziness because it is paying off!

5. I love you but I don't have to like you right now.

Oh yes, this will be me some day. Well, sorta...

The End....

Sunday, June 12, 2011


So last night I went to Denver with a group of friends and we went country dancing at a place called The Stampede. If any of you live near Denver you should try it. Really is a fun place to go and does not feel like a meat market.

Anyway, we had a great time. A few guys came along (which is always nice) and they took turns and danced with all of us ladies. ;-) I love trying out new things. Doing spins and turns and trying out new steps. Makes me want to go more often and it's a great workout.

Yesterday morning I did Jillian Michael's shred, then going dancing last night I got 2 workout's in. Woot. Today I am planning on doing her Target Zone workout or go for a walk. We will see.

Well, have a great rest of the your weekend. Have fun!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Life is full

I know I may not always feel this way ALL the time, but today I have come face to face with this.

I am blessed.

Life really is full.

Life is a disappointment......

Yet also a blessing!

In my moment's of desperation, I hope to remember this......

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bringing all things to the throne of God

Today is another day to bring all fears, worries, anxieties, insecurities and faults to the throne of God.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Life if full but feels empty

Today I was reflecting on how full my life is. Great friends and family. Enough stuff going on to fill my time. Yet there are so many times where I feel empty and lonely and I have to wonder why?

I realized as I was pondering this that my personality is the type that just needs to know. I want to know what's coming next. I want to know all the details of what's happening or what's going to happen. I'm a planner. I can't plan if I don't know!!! So very frustrating. I get overly anxious when something is going on in my life that I have no control over.

I know everyone handle's life's stress differently. God has to constantly remind me to come back to Him. I have to get on what is truly important. God. He is the one that is important. Not anything on this earth is as important as He is. So why can't I remember this during times of angst? Ugh. This song came to my mind as I am writing this.
God I want to focus on you always—not be distracted by this world.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wellspring of life

I read an article today called “Beauty and the Beastly heart” from, written by Kara Schwab. This particular segment of her article caught my attention.

"Our obsession with outer beauty reveals hearts hungering for God. Real, lasting beauty shines in us when we connect our (sometimes beastly) hearts to a living God who loves and forgives and heals. Fill your heart with His love and "guard [it], for it is the wellspring of life" (Proverbs 4:23) ... and perhaps, of beauty."

Amazing isn't it, how easy it is to fill our lives with things other than God because we feel like we need to be in control? We search for things to fill in the gap and in the moment become careless of our own hearts! We tend to give part of ourselves away to someone or something because we need a certain comfort.

How sad is this. I know for myself this has happened many times. I want for something and I go for it--yet in the meantime I haven't asked God what He wants for me. Is this the right path for me God? Do you want this for me? Will this glorify You? Is what I am doing honoring You?

Living life with God is a daily task. It doesn't come easily for any of us. There is certainly no shame in wanting to be beautiful or be put together on the outside. I do think it is honoring to God and to others when we put our best foot forward. But let's not forget who we are inside...where our true beauty lies. God only looks at us from the inside, not the outside. Handing those things to God and asking Him to take control before we mess it up ourselves.

Out of our love for God and others flow's the true wellspring of life. From that comes a beauty that will outshine anything we could have ever expected.

Happy Monday everyone

Wow, it has been a crazy week! I know I haven't posted much here recently so I'm sorry about that. Needless to say work has been crazy and so has my personal life been.

I am so excited about summer. This month starts up Volleyball season with my friends in the park. It starts tonight so I am excited about that. Also, I get to go to Gunnison with my friend and we will get to swim and fish. Woot! ;-)

Also, I have started up the Jillian Michael's workouts again. I took a couple of weeks off because I threw my back out and it was pretty bad. Lots of muscle spasms to where I could hardly breathe when I tried to walk. But, with the help of my chiropractor and massage therapist I am a bit better. I was doing only the 30 day shred, but now I have also jumped into her Target Zone workout. It is really good and I am enjoying the circuit training. Besides that I started walking out on the Santa Fe Trail by my house. Good times.
Anyway, not much else to post. Have a great week everyone.