Long Live Chubby!!!

Hooray! I just read some fantastic news today!

A Japanese study declared that "People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was shorter by some five years than that of obese people, the study found".

Hehe...I'm forty...I'm chubby AND now I can be proud of it!! I should print this out and frame it in my kitchen.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they aren't actually comparing chubby people to those that are sickly and ill such as those suffering from anorexia or terminal illnesses 'cause you don't need a study to tell me that I'm going to live longer than them.

Well...gotta go...I'm skipping over to Costco now and scarf down a hotdog and fries...and feel good knowing that I'm going to outlive those skinny, minny skeletal models and super stars. ;0)

By the way, here is the link just in case you don't believe me.


Middle Child = Trouble

So...I thought that by getting rid of my oldest son for the summer would bring me some peace. Two kids MUST be easier than three, right? Wrong! Not when you are talking about my kids.

It's been a week and a half since I shipped him off and I can't believe that I've been busier than ever. I have discovered that all the trouble lies on my second son. He's the middle child so he plays, or should I say fights with my oldest son AND my youngest daughter. I haven't had a quiet day yet!

He loves to annoy and bother my daughter who cries and whines at the slightest thing. The other day I was literally at the end of my stick and I threatened them saying if they continued with the drama that "this stick would be their bums' best friend". As soon as that spewed out of my mouth I almost burst out laughing so I turned abruptly and left the room before they noticed the huge grin on my face. It worked for about two hours before they started the theatrics again. I'm running out tomorrow for some earplugs!!

Summer Screamin'

Ok...so the kids have been off school for about a week and a half. God help me!! If I thought I could seriously stop screamin' when I turned forty then I was seriously wrong. If anything I think I am worse! Stuck with each other for about 16 hours a day is going to result in me having a mental breakdown....in fact...a nice padded room with the sound of silence sounds pretty inviting right about now.

Honestly I don't remember fighting or annoying my sisters all day when I was a child. Why do mine feel like they need to torment each other for fun and in turn drive me absolutely mad.

My oldest son will be leaving for Florida for six weeks to "help" his auntie with her three little ones. I'm sure he will have a great time and hopefully there will be some peace while he is gone. I'm hoping that by the time he comes home, he and his sibling will have realized that they actually love and miss having each other around. Miraculously even become best friends.

Um...please don't burst my bubble...I'm going to continue with this fantasy until he actually returns...

End of the "Ten Pound Challenge"

Can you guess I didn't reach my "Ten Pound Challenge"? If you follow Fork in Food you'll know that all I've been doing this month is eat and eat and eat!! Hey you only turn forty once, right? So I milked it for all I had...and more...

The "I'm turning forty" excuse was fabulous!! All I had to do was say that and I could do no wrong! I got to go away for two weekends alone without kids and hubby and that has never happened before. I also got to go out with my friends all month without any complaints. I even bought myself things that I would never have bought but all in the name of FORTY!!

Forty is FABULOUS so far!! Can't wait to see if the next eleven months is as much fun. I have to say that so far this has been the best birthday EVER!!

(By the way, I still managed to lose four pounds even with all that eating. )