Saturday, May 28, 2011

Catch-up Summary Post

I had mentally written individual blog posts for all of this, but ran out of time to get it all done, so here's a summary of the GunDiva/RockCrawlinChef household for the last couple of weeks.

Anniversary Gifts
Remember, a couple of weeks ago, when I posted about the perfect gift?  Lucky for RCC, he loved it more than he would have loved the mixer.

I got him the video camera he's been drooling over for a while now. 

It's a GoPro camera, specific for motorsports.  He's already used it to film a trip up to the Lodge and has big plans for it.

As for his anniversary gift to me - he caught me completely by surprise.  I was hoping for a Bosu, and you all know how much I heart the Bosu.  I didn't get one, but I'm not one bit disappointed.  What I got instead was a takeda cold air intake for Ripley. 

Now, I know it sounds like an odd anniversary gift, but I'm really having a good time with Ripley's mods.  Not only did it increase my horsepower and torque, but has already increased my gas mileage by three mpg.  Maybe once the new-ness wears off and I can keep outta the throttle, I'll see a bigger increase in gas mileage.

Ashinator Made It!
It was touch-and-go there for a while, but Ashinator pulled it out and graduated from high school.  I am so impressed with her artistic side, but that artistic side almost got her in trouble.  She focuses so much and puts so much energy into her photography, which is absolutely incredible, that she doesn't put a whole lot of effort into her core classes.  In true Ashinator form, she buckled down the last week of school and brought her grades up enough to walk.
Her graduation was at eight a.m.  Who on earth plans a graduation so blasted early in the morning?  Yeah, that would explain the ginormous bags under my eyes, but Ashinator looked amazing (as usual).

Grandma?  Not so much.
Can we say false alarm?  Cowgirl had her first "real" prenatal visit on Monday and turns out she's not pregnant, nor was she.  Despite my reservations about becoming a Grandma, my heart is broken for Digger, who had wholeheartedly embraced the idea of being a father.

Unfortunately, the news destroyed their relationship.  My fear was that they were getting married because of the baby even though they both denied it.  Turns out that's exactly why they were getting married.  No baby, no marriage.  Digger's gut feeling is that Cowgirl lied to him on purpose about being pregnant, as their relationship was on the rocks and they were all but broken up before she "found out".  I'm not sure what to think.  There were some inconsistencies about her pregnancy right at the beginning, but they were easily explained.  I don't know that she had any reason to lie or to go to such an extreme extent (scheduling a prenatal visit).  I think that she truly believed she was pregnant.

Monster's Sixteen
Yep, my baby turned sixteen.  It hasn't sunk in yet. Why is it that every time I look at him, all I see is my baby?  He's forever stuck at about four in my brain.  I just want to gather him up in my arms and not let him go.  Ever.  Being a teenager, he's not thrilled about that idea.  So I'll just have to rely on my memories of when he was much younger and a total cuddlebug.

Stalled Out
I've increased my workouts to five days a week, with two-a-days on two of those days.  Gymnastics Boy, who has now chosen the name Poquito Diablo, has embraced the challenge of getting me fit for Top Shot and has a whole new arsenal of torture. 

Still...I haven't dropped an ounce since May 6.  I'm slowly losing inches, but the weight isn't going anywhere.  My bloodwork from the 9HealthFair showed that I'm hypothyroidic and my fabulous Nurse Practitioner started me on thyroid meds.  Let's hope it helps me break this plateau.


Mr. Daddy said...

NO Grandma!!!! that sucks for sure... you would have totally rocked it...LOL

GunDiva said...

Don't worry, Mr. Daddy, I've got plenty of time to rock being a Grandma. Let's not hurry the kiddos along quite so quickly, kay?

Rachel said...

Aww - sorry about Digger's disappointment. That just sucks.


Slow down Monster.

And you're kicking butt GunDiva - I wish I were losing inches too.

Anonymous said...

You're losing inches. That means something even if the scale isn't budging. You're probably toning up while you're losing inches. So, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Me on the other hand? No budge for two weeks. I'm going to be mixing it up a bit and NOT counting calories, just eat clean and see what happens (my body might be thinking it needs to be in starvation mode). If that doesn't make a difference, I'll go see the doc.

Well, it's probably for the best for Digger that Cowgirl isn't pregnant. Getting married for the wrong reason never ends well and just puts kids in the middle. Been there and done that.

Way to go, Ash! So, what are her big plans now?

The Minute Man's Wife said...

I can see you've been busy! Love how you broke it down nice and simple though!

Ashinator is beautiful! Congratulations!!

Aunt Crazy said...


That's a lot going on and poor Digger! I can imagine he feels like he's lost a baby. Tough as it may be to hear though, better sooner than later that they realized they aren't for each other long term.

Candance said...

Okay, so I'm like crazy tired and my eyes aren't working, so on that video camera, I read GoPorn. I was like, "Uh, you go girl?" I'm going to bed soon.

Totally sucks about the girl not being pregnant. Not that she's not, but that she never was. That's crazy.

YAY Ash!!

I can't remember the last thing.