Chuchi Chaechschtli.... What?

This is my journal, as a 37 year old mom of two, that tries to balance, family and every thing else, life trows at me.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

2011Here I come...

So after all this time, I gained some weight back. Which I think has also a lot to do with my depression. So as of tomorrow, I am going back to eating healthy, working out and just try to be healthier again. I will put all my food intake in to Fitday, cause that was what helped me last time around loosing the weight.

I am also going to work on my daily to do's and split housework up in between the 5 weekdays. When I did that I was successful at keeping my house somewhat in check.
I also found a great web-site, called Coupon Mom which I hope will help me with the grocery bill.
And it's Freeeeeeeee.

Menu for the upcoming week:
Rump Roast
roasted potatos & Carrots

Grilled Tilapia
Green Beans

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Hoernli & Ghacktes

Bratwurst & Roesti
(it's Anika's birthday, she wants this for her Birthday meal)

We might go out to Red Robin


That's what we'll be eating this week.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

End of 2010

Well 2010, we have only 3 days left until I can say goodbye for you. You were interesting, to say the least. There was some drama, joy and other things.

Other things:

I think the Trip to NY was one of my favorites. The show Powerballadz totally rocked!!!!
And to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was very cool, especially since I am an immigrant.
And we went and saw the "Ghost Busters" Firehouse.
Here are some pictures:

What else happened this year? Lots of traveling with the Charity.

The kids are growing up way to fast. Anika is almost 11, (only 2 more weeks to go) and Lars is almost 8. Where has time only gone? My sister got married and is expecting her 3rd baby, it's a baby girl. I hope the new addition will calm those boys a bit.

We also got a new Cat, her name is Zelda, we got her cause our dear Missy, disappeared last summer.

In other very exciting news, my best friend is getting married and I am the matron of honor.
I never been a bridesmaid before, just to let you know, the dress she picked is gorgeous.

So what's up for the new year?
Family, Charity work and a trip home. I am looking forward to that.

So all in all 2010 I wish you a farewell.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another good week start

This week started great again, I really love summer. We got an ice Cream maker the other day and we love it. Tomorrow it's Lars' turn and he wants to make Rocky Road. So that's what we'll do.
My workouts are doing great, I am actually about to head to the gym again. I missed working out and I am so thankful for my best friend that she kicked my butt back into gear.
Now I just need to get my finances straightened out, with me not working anymore, things got a bit tight.
Things I am doing to work on this:
Meal Plan
Use Coupons
Try to use up things in the freezer and the pantry.

Other things I need to work on, is getting my house back in order, work more on charity stuff. I am getting slowly, the last year has really been rough on me. But things are getting better.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

second week of summer vacation

Yesterday was a great day, both kids are grounded from TV and guess what? They did not miss it, they build a fort in the game room, we went to the library and they got to play with their friends. So the rule now is: 1hr of TV per day. I enjoyed seeing them play with each other instead just sitting on the couch. Anika and her friend decided to read the same book and have a book club.
I also borrowed a classic, in Switzerland we did not have to read Shakespear, Dickens or Homer, so I got David Copperfield. I hope to get started on it today.
Today: I am doing laundry, gotta do some work and then at 6pm I am heading up north to the Gym and take a Aqua Athletic class.
For Dinner tonight we are having a favorite of mine: Steamed Cabbage with ground Beef and Farfalle. It's a dish my mom used to make and I really like it and so do the kids. I am blessed with non picky eater kids. :)
Yesterday I made Spaghetti Carbonara, but a healthier version and it was a success as well.
I am really enjoying cooking again, for a while I did not cook, but we have now at least one new recipe a week.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Live has been insane

Well, it's been 2yrs since I wrote my last blog, so this has to change. Here we go.
It's summer vacation and the kids already are driving me batty. How is that possible? Well they are fighting and annoy each other. It's been raining for the past 2 days, so no swimming either. *sigh
Tomorrow afternoon, we are headed to the library, I wanna read some classics, can you believe that I have never read Shakespeare? That is one of the goals for this summer.
Also major decluttering has to happen here, it is getting pretty embarrassing in my house.

Oh and lots of cooking will happen, I will try new recipes and hope to loose weight again.
So this is my life in a nutshell right now.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

February is almost over

Well Girlscout cookies are finally over and I am happy to say it all adds up.

Work is busy, I am training between 21-25hrs a week and that's as much as I can take. I love my job, it's so great to see people, and I think it is also therapy for them that hour I make them sweat.
Steve is still busy with his eternity puzzle, we'll see how that goes.
Tomorrow we are going to a student led confernce at Anika's school, I am excite and we are also nominating her for the GT program at her school, we'll see if she can get in. She is quiet smart, if I do say so myself.
Lars, well he is a little boy and does what boys do. LOL I love him to pieces.
I am still stuggling with weightloss, yes I have lost a lot of weight, but I am not where I want to be, my biggest struggle is the weekend, I finally have the weekdays figured out, now I have issues with the weekends, I know it all will workout.
Oh I am having surgery on the 7th of March, my septum in my nose needs straightening and apparently my nasal wall need to have some adjusments too. The bad thing is, I am not allowed to workout for 2weeks and no weight lifting for 6weeks, Oh and no nose blowing for 3 weeks, how am I to survive. We'll see.
That's the update from her. Oh wait, I forgot, to say that Guitar Hero for the Wii rocks. LOL

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays...

We made it to Switzerland, but of course we had something happen at the Airport, because of security, Steve missed the plane and caught up with us in Zurich 4hrs after we got there. It's a long story and I might write it down some other time.
Christmas was very nice, except I caught some kind of bug and was sick all afternoon yesterday and my sister had it the two days before.
Tomorrow, we are going to the Verkehrshaus in Lucerne. We are also still trying to go see some snow and maybe ski a day. We'll see.
I'll post some pictures later.