Friday, January 9, 2009

Taking the DIE out of DIET!

Hi, my name is Angel and this is my story of how the first three letters in a simple word almost ruined the beginning of a new year.

I woke to 2009 with catnip hopes and salmon wishes...Until my mom said, "We need to get started on our *to do* list of New Year's resolutions."

The key words being "We" and "Our..." I don't remember signing up!

If I did I'm sure it was a catnip induced response. Following her announcement Mom grabbed me from my cushy covers and marched us towards the dreaded scale. It was time for the obligatory post holiday weigh in. With trepidation she lightly tiptoed onto the weighing machine. Her eyes started to glaze over as the numbers rolled on and on like a Vegas slot machine. (I say what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas.) When at last it stopped to reveal the final tally, she moaned as if the outcome was a big surprise. Then, she actually had the nerve to say , "Hmmm,
as I think back...I may have indulged just a little."

Who does she think she's foolin'!!? Had that Christmas ham been boneless she would have swallowed it whole!

I can understand why she feels the need to hit the gym, but I don't see any problem with my lifestyle.

I could see, by the determined look in her eyes, I didn't stand a chance of lounging comfortably around the house any longer. I knew she'd be heading to the dark recesses of her closet for her arsenal of fashionista gym attire.

My retinas haven't quite heeled from last year's visions of the favored pink Converse high top tennies.

My mom really knows how to test the SPAND in spandex. Why does she test me too, by asking how she looks? Like I'm gonna say........You look like a giant bottle of Pepto Bismol! Instead I......

until she pulled out my outfit. Now the joke was on me. Oh well.

Time to hit the gym. I was hoping my gym ID would be in question. Instead they admired my fashion statement and led me to the workout zone. So it began. I tried to get lost in the masses of other New Year's Resolutionists. Somehow I wound up in a boxing class which wasn't a big hit. (Pun intended.)

I barely made it past the "one two" punch by my sparing partner. Ego still intact, I escaped sustaining only minor injuries. I thought I was in the clear until a gym rat came by and coaxed me onto the heavy duty equipment.

Some horses weren't meant to ride.
It suddenly dawned on me I hadn't seen my mom in awhile.

I ventured out through the crowd until I finally found her, the picture of grace and flexibility on a treadmill.

Ouch, it wasn't pretty. She'd had her fill and so had I. We made a hasty exit home. It was perfect timing, cause I knew dinner would be our next to do. I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into something juicy and fishy. Instead I was dished up a meal fit for Bugs Bunny.

Whats up doc? Where's the fish? That put this wascally wabbit over the edge.
I had to pull out the big guns....


No not those. These...SWEET CONFECTIONS!

After my mom crashed from her sugar high it was time to relax. That's when Dad came on to the scene.

He got Mom's bath ready since the bath and I don't mix company.

After Mom was settled into her bubble bath I knew it was my turn for a little R&R.

As I was laying there reflecting back on the day's events, I realized change isn't a bad thing. I just needed to teach my mom a creative solution.

Taking a whole new approach will open endless possibilities

To see the potential of what we really can become,

we just needed to find the right fit for us.

You can take the girl out of American Bandstand but, you can't take American Bandstand out of the girl. You just have revise it a bit.

Well, this is the end of my day and story. My bed never felt so good.

I think I'll sleep like a kitten.



Kristina P. said...

I sort of got the feeling you like cats. I could be wrong, though.

Connie said...

That's my life story, chickee! Good one, honey.....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a cute post! I enjoyed every minute of it! Those pictures and your writing were hysterical! I may have to go back and read it again! laurie

Anonymous said...

This is your funniest post EVER. Now I d not know if I want a kitten or some dessert more ;)!

Joanne Kennedy said...

This post just made my day. I was laughing the whole way through it. Great job! Love the pictures you found too.


Jean said...

Very funny post, you did a great job, even if you didn't edit it! Don't worry about it, it is too funny, I laughed through the whole thing. It's so cute.

Sheri said...

OMG...What a hilarious post! My first time to your blog and how delightful! I love all the kittens! Sounds like my day...

Dawnie said...

GREAT POST, even greater pictures. I wonder where you guys find all these cute grapics? Great start to my day~!

Diane said...

OMG, this is sooo funny! Great post! ♥ Diane

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sara,
Thanks for checking out my table tour. I always appreciate your kindness.

This post is hilarious!
Uh-Oh... It's that diet time of year again for most of us.

Have a lovely weekend.
~Melissa :)

Susie Harris said...

I think this is the cutest post I have ever seen. Maddy and I looked at it together and laughed at each swet picture~... Good luck with that diet!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH....this is so dang cute!!! I love all the adorable animations!! Something this cute makes me want a cat! I wonder if my hubby and the dogs would go for it lol...GREAT POST!

southerninspiration said...

I laughed and laughed, too....until I saw that you found a picture of me in my tutu.....oh dear!
I'll be joining you on the treadmill.

Thanks for coming by my blog, and leaving sweet comments!

Vintage Tea said...

Brilliant post!

Victoria xx

Gail McCormack said...

This post really made me smile - the kitties are purfect!!

Thanks Sarah for making me laugh!

Inn Country said...

Hi Sara,
thanks for poping over to visit my blog and your wonderful comments I will go and have a look around your blog. Have a wonderful Evening Lisa

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It is so nice to meet you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better, I'm so glad you came by so I could find you.. This post was absolutely hystertical!! I laughed and laughed until the dog, grandson and hubby came running.. This was just oh so perfect!! I love your blog picture..I did not know they made china sugar scuttles... I must try to find one.. I have a silver one that was a gift.. but oh a china one is calling my name.. lol.. I hope you're having a super w/k. hugs ~lynne~

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You and your kitties are so punny!
I think you're just feline your oats...or something ;) Gimme a cupcake.

Sue said...

Hi Sara...first, thanks for stopping by my blog, I love when new people stop by. If you come back you must see the 2009 calendar of my granddaughter Sophie. there is a link under my January posts....but it doesn't rival your cat post. No animation in mine!!..I really enjoyed reading it and especially liked the elephant in the pink high tops....I always were high tops. No longer pink one's but I do wear navy and brown ones. I love my Converse!! Sue

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

This post is so cute! I can relate to the rolling of the numbers on the IS quite scary!

Sharon Kay said...

What a cute post.......I could sign my dog Winston up to go to the gym with your cat. It was fun to read and now Winston and have to go for a walk and work out. Sharon and Winston

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How did you do it? I really enjoyed it, and can't wait to send my college daughter here. She'll love it!

Happy To Be said...

Now this I just giggled all the way through it...just loved how you did this story...great..thanks so much...hugs and smiles Gloria


What a precious post. My kitty would relate to it!


The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Sara, That was a hilarious post, I loved it. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Your husbands Mango Martini sounds lovely. (Wow a husband who makes cocktails you lucky girl). Ive made a Mango Margharita before and Mr Kitten loved that so I will definately have to try a Martini one. I better wait a couple of days before I have anymore cocktails as I will definately have the neighbours talking about me........Roll on Friday LOL! X

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

That`s the funniest post ever!
Thanks for sharing it!
I can`t wait to show it to my 3 little ones, when they arrive from school!
Debbie Moss

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Sara

I guess I could have poured resin over it, but I just spreayed it with a polyurethane. Hopefully the ants wont find it when we store it away after Valentine's Day!


Linda Crispell said...

You deserve the Oscar for blogging!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It's really to bag I ate that (small) bag of M & M's before reading this post. :)

Rue said...

Hi Sara :)

This post was sooooo cute!! I know what you mean about the holidays though.... yikes! Good luck on your weight loss :)


LiLi M. said...

Hahaha you crack me up! Now I know that lack of loss of weight is due to me using the scales the wrong way lol!

Of course I know De Ruijter's hagelslag, it's as dutch as the Hema! Mmm glad you know it too!

Another one of their products is: muisjes. (little mice...)these are aniseed covered in a small layer of colored sugar. When a child is born, the visitors are having beschuit (related with your word biscuit, but it's more like toast). Buttered and topped of with these little mice (as the aniseed look like bulbs with little tails). You get blue mice if it's a baby boy, pink mice if it's a girl. When our crown prince and especially his wife gave birth to their children, De Ruijter came up with a special edition of orange mice, orange being the color of the Orange dynasty; our royal family. Aniseed is said to be good for the mother, she will recover soon and it's good for breastfeeding too.
Have a great day!

Kristen said...

This is the cuteset thing I've ever seen!
Thanks for the tip about throwing hot water in the air to make snow. I'll have to try that next time.

Kathleen Grace said...

Too funny! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. I love meeting new bloggers:>)

Jenny S said...

This is the cutest post ever!! I loved it and can totally relate!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Sara! What a sweet surprise your blog is! I laughed as I read your entire post! How did you get the cats to move like that??? Anyway thanks for stopping by my blog with your funny comment! All the best this new year- whether you diet or not :)

Sandy xox

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Very empowering ending;) And funny to boot!

celestina marie said...

Loved this post. Just too funny. All your pics were perfect. I am still laughing!!

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Have a great day.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Sara~~This is a hilarious post! Love the SPAND in Spandex!!

Thank you for visiting my blog. You asked if I would be listing some items in my ETSY and eBay. I plan on working on some items this month and hopefully will be putting them on ETSY towards the end of January, beginning of Feb.

Have a lovely day,

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Love this funny and adorable at the same time..popped over from another blog :)

Rosa said...

How precious. This is just way too funny. What wonderful photos! Yes, I love my kitties too. And I do have one that is quite overweight (Flabby Abby) but then so am I so I let her be. ;-) So nice meeting you!

Lori said...

OHMYGOSH!!! i laughed so hard i almost peed:)

ps:oh, sorry if that it TMI...

pps: yes, please add me on...i am updating my sidebar as we speak and i will pop you onto mine:)

Liz said...

Ok the cat-pushups are making me laugh SO hard. That counts as burning calories,right? :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So cute! thanks for stopping by and your kind words.

Jenni B said...

Hehe. That was a fun post! Thanks for coming to visit my blog and leave a fun comment about the tussie mussies. I need to come to your house for a visit during the holidays this year!

Jenni B

Joy Zaczyk said...

Too funny! Thanks for your visit to my blog! :)


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sara! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :) We do have a lot of friends in common! I look forward to more visits to your lovely blog!


Judy said...

What an adorable post. My Anna is on a diet so that means Bailey is too. Not happy kitties!!

Justine said...

OMG, TOO cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )