Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A plot & a Half…Two Prompts…a 5% Award…& My Favourite Website…

Well, I’m pleased to report that my ‘Hangover’ was done & dusted before I went to bed on Saturday!!!  Not having experienced one since my days as a student, when I did used to partake of the odd tipple, I was amazed at just how debilitating it was….& to think I used to willingly do that to myself…ah, the folly of youth!!!!

Inception-Leonardo-DiCaprio-official-movie-poster-movies-9446247-550-813 So, it was with high expectation that I settled down, on Sunday evening, with my cinema buddy Amanda, clutching my double scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Extra Low Fat Mango Sorbet (!!) to watch the latest Leonardo DiCaprio movie ‘Inception’.  Well, what can I say…blink & you’ve lost the plot immediately!!!   As someone who had to watch the first ‘Matrix’ film three times before ‘getting it’ & has never been able to grasp the whole ‘Vanilla Skies’ concept, I found it exhausting!!!  Very clever special effects, but so violent & extremely fast moving…& most frustrating of all, just when you think you know how it’s ending, it cuts to black & you’re left not knowing at all!!!!  All  I can say is that the creator of such a convoluted plot is either a genius or just has too much time on his hands!!  I will have to see it again, just in the hope that the penny will drop!!

donut I’m still behind on my LYPLYP prompts! But decided that for prompts 19 & 20 I could manage to submit something to the forum! The first called for a photo that told a story,,,,so I chose one taken in 2007 on Nathans birthday….the photo tells the story of Nathans joy in his first experience of dunking a mini donut in chocolate sauce!!! His face just say’s it all!!

whatsinyourfridge The second was a ‘Home’ themed mission….I chose the ‘What’s in Your Fridge’ option & just went with a literal shot of the whole thing.

I did toy with choosing one item & doing something creative, but I found the sight of my well stocked fridge so pleasing, I just went with that!

The sad thing is, today it’s almost empty again!!! Having the boys at home makes it impossible to keep it full…not to mention the cupboards!!!! They are reminiscent of a plague of locusts!!

Today has been very enjoyable…I was up & at the gym bright & early, leaving my men folk contentedly snoring, & completed FORTY lengths of the pool with no stopping!!! I am aiming for fifty, but am just happy to be progressing! To think that in November, I could barely manage six lengths before needing a ten minute rest in the sauna!!! One good thing about the school holidays is that the gym is much quieter & today I had the pool to myself for almost my whole swim…perfect for de-stressing & a bit of contemplation!

After leaving the gym, it was time for weigh in at Weight Watchers & guess what?…another 2lb off!!! That earned me my 5% award!! The general consensus of opinion is that, for people of the more rounded persuasion, like myself, losing just 10% of your body weight has major health benefits. So I’m half way there & to prove it I have a shiny sticker on my membership card!!!! I’m easily pleased!! I must admit that, having quite a large amount of weight to lose, I do like having these shorter term goals to work towards…it all seems much more achievable somehow…Thank You Weight Watchers….I’ll get there yet!!!!!

Finally, tonight is the deadline for These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things latest challenge…’My Favourite Website’…so I was able to sneak some scrapping time this afternoon!  Now, I don’t think that ‘Jibby Jabby Julie’, creator of TAAFOMFT will be at all surprised to see which is my favourite…

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I do apologise for the poor quality of the photograph!  At the time, we were in the middle of a downpour, so I had little natural light to work with & the lamplight just makes the LO look so flat!!!

For those of you who have not yet visited TAAFOMFT…I highly recommend that you do…fabulous creations from Julie & her DT…Wonderful Challenges…loads of inspiration to be had in the gallery of participants creations & just a real ‘feel good’ factor all round!!

So, that’s it from me for today. Another week halfway through!! Thanks so much for dropping by & to my fellow LYPLYP participants….See you in the forum soon!!


debs14 said...

Maybe you need a glass (or three) of your friend's 'fruit punch' in order to keep up with the plot of the film. My film of choice last weekend was Toy Story 3 - no probs understanding that one! Well done on the weight loss, you must be thrilled. Obviously not been tucking into those dipping donuts recently! Saw that photo on the forum and loved it, I can almost read his mind!

karen said...

you aren't the only one wondering about that film.I heard people saying the same thing on the radio today.
Well done with WW,I'm a few pounds heavier I am afraid.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! Sandi!! I am BEYOND honored that you chose FAVE THINGS to do your FAVE WEBSITE lo on!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!! Thanks love!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the little embellies (especially that ice cream! YUM!) and the colors too!!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with us!! AND YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for the 2 lbs!! YOU GO GIRL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandi,
I've been MIA in Blogland lately, but I loved this adorable pic of your son with the mini donut. Thank goodness you caught it on film...just delightful! : )
Sara went to see Inception last week, too. She pretty much felt the same as you...WHAT??? : )
Congrats on the weight loss!!! How exciting.
And your layout here is just as cute as it can be. I love all the happy details.
Take care,
Mary Lou

humel said...

Woo hoo, many congratulations on the 5%! Great news :-)

I don't like complicated film plots, I want to relax and enjoy it, not work hard.... Toy Story 3 sounds about right for me I think!

Love your layout, hun xx

Sian said...

Sandi, I've had a great time catching up on all your news this always have such great chat!

Congrats on the weight loss and I'm glad that hangover has disappeared. Hardly worth the effort anymore is it? Mind you,I could say that about lots of