Latest News From The Blog - Page 25

When you hit the weight loss plateau that will not quit

This will not turn into Jillian’s whine and moan weight loss journey. I’ve been there, done that, bought the tshirt and then turned the tshirt into rags to clean my bathroom. However, this blog is my whiny, narcissistic anger management journal and, by all that is holy and reverent, if I don’t get off my ...
Continue Reading...

Bad to the burn: I’m sunburned on half my body!

Weekends around here have become all AJ all the time starting this weekend. It was this way during basketball season, but now that baseball is here, and we have TWO games per week, I’m questioning our devotion to our spawn. Weekends are to be fun, relaxing time. What occurred this weekend was neither and we ...
Continue Reading...

Insecurity with my body and What ifs?

When you first consider the idea of weight loss, after years and years of abusing your body, there is a certain amount of fear and reluctance. There are always questions as to whether or not you can truly put forth the amount of effort it will take to lose weight, whether you are mentally prepared ...
Continue Reading...

image-800

image-800

Children are growing up too fast

Natalie and I have been friends for many, many years. 10, at my last guess. We have followed essentially the same path in life with few divergences, but have managed to stay in touch and close throughout marriages, births, extreme joys, extreme hardships, loss, grief, many moves, new homes, new states, new careers, new degrees ...
Continue Reading...

Happy Thoughts Compilation from the last week

I don’t know if anyone actually comes to my blog or if everyone just reads through a reader of some sort, but every day or every other, I make changes to my sidebar. They are just little thoughts that aren’t big enough for a whole entry, though they might eventually make up an entry. They ...
Continue Reading...

image-585

image-585

Our Kurt Halsey custom artwork piece

A while back, before Christmas, we had decided to do something special. We’d commissioned artwork before, with disastrous results. When I say disastrous, I will just say it was a learning experience, as those commissions were through a previous friend who has a good heart, but is still learning how to be a professional. As ...
Continue Reading...

image-108

image-108

Dinner at the Waffle House: A dirty restaurant, cheap but good food and free entertainment?

For those that personally know the Blueshelled family, most are aware that the last 4 months have been months of great change in our familial health. All three of us have taken an active role in watching what we eat and attempting to be more active. For me, unfortunately, a bum back, then a bum ...
Continue Reading...

image-115

image-115

The Boomerang Generation 2009: No Boomerangs allowed in the house!

While reading an article on the so-called Boomerang Generation, it occurred to me that there is this huge generation of entitlement issues. Of course I’m not generalizing an entire generation, that would be stereotyping and utterly un-pc of me. I’m stuck in my multi-cultural education course and was required to take about 9,000 other courses ...
Continue Reading...

image-118

image-118

Blogging as an outlet for anger: A temper, a tantrum and a quarter will get you…well nothing thanks to inflation.

Lately, I’d found myself lacking a proper outlet for my angst, rage, and all around torment. Where could I be emo? As someone in the mental health field, I know the importance of squishy stress balls, water guns, nerf balls, exercise, and all of those lovely outlets for anger. Not a one of them has ...
Continue Reading...
1 23 24 25