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Back to normal...at last! Scratch that...I spoke to soon.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Whew! What a crazy week! Today is the first day I can honestly say that I feel more like myself in 5 days...and the house is back into it's normal routine after a full week. The kids are all back to school/daycare and hubby is back to work as well. Fever in a family today basically means that, if you have a brain and some consideration to others, you quarentine your whole family to keep the fever contained and not spread those germs to others. So that is what we did. 2 out of the 5 of us had a fever...now it is gone. We all have coughs going on, but all in all, we are back in action.

I had a status up the other day that I was 95% sure that I had the swine flu. I can say that because my niece (who goes to daycare with my youngest) was confirmed to have it. We all had the same exact symptoms too...101 fever, weak, a cough...all of which would come & go when ibuprofen was administered. Oh well...what are ya gonna do. So many people have had the fever/cough combo, I wouldn't be surprised at all if swine flu was invading the 'burbs without a mention of it in the media at all. Even with the regular seasonal flu, you have to monitor your situation. Thousands of people land in the hospital from seasonal flu too. The best advice from my pediatrician was this: keep an eye on the temperature and the breathing...anything high or labored, get it checked out ASAP. So that is that.

So now, I have a residual cough and runny nose. No running in my world this week at all. Another week off will just make things heal up completely. Oh, did I mention I pulled my back out...yes, I think I did in my last blog...well, anyway, that is healing up nicely. The rest and Tylenol every 4 hours for the "flu" helped me rest it away. I just have a little stiffness. I'm so happy I did not pinch a nerve. I'll take a muscle strain any day over a pinched nerve.

OHHHH...and hubby...well, he became superman on Mon & Tues when I was sick...all the laundry was done, food shopping, kids tended to while I was sick in bed. He was a good sport on Tues, because he was just about to go to work when I called, very pathetically, from the bathroom that I needed him. He just took of his tie and sent an email to his coworker his plans for the day.

Thanks to everyone who came by with well wishes...I'll be popping by soon to say hey. I hope all is well with everyone in the meantime!

Well...I'm off to Lysol the house while the place is empty and then run off to work. Ciao!!
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PS at 5:50pm
Scratch that....my middle guy was sent home from school AGAIN and my youngest has 100 and is on the couch while hubby is now complaining "my glands are big and sore, right??" OMG!!!!!! Just when I thought it was all safe and sound to go back in the water!!!!!

Nevermind....but now, SUPERMOM is on duty...here comes the chicken soup people! OPEN WIDE!! emoticon

  
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PJSTIME 11/13/2009 11:29AM

    Take care of yourself and your family.
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OAKBORN 11/12/2009 12:37PM

    Anne, dear, I am glad you and your crew are better. My hunch diagnosed you from a far... and with that, you can stay afar! :D

Build yourself back up! The exercise will be waiting for you.

Hugs!



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The cough & Ugggh! men!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Ever had a cough so bad you wet your pants?

Well, trust me, they exist.

So all day yesterday, I felt the sore throat building and the chest pressure increase, so while waiting for my hubby to get home from his shooting excursion with his dad, I rested as best as I could. My kids are awesome...one was sick up in my bed resting, watching tv and sleeping, and the others were napping and hanging around playing Wii. I made it thru dinner and 5:30, hubby walked in the door.

Did he ask me how my weekend was? No, not really. He jumped right into his.

Did I mention to him that I had a crappy one? Yes, when he called at 3pm to tell me they were running late, I kinda mentioned it.

Did I get that hug I wanted? No, not really.

Did he get defensive and say how he really couldn't help me anyway because he was away? Yes.

Did he throw it in my face today about how I gave him attitude that he was going away & I was stuck with the kids? Yes, he did

Did I give attitude? No, I was encouraging

Did I throw that right back at him today? Yes, I did.

Did it shut him up? Yes, it did.

We rarely fight...and yes, has he gone away before and have I given him attitude? hell yeah...but I made a point this time around NOT TO. A conscious effort on my part completely. As our relationship grows on, I realize that we are two people who need to be individuals as well as a couple. I can have friends and go out, and so can he. We are together all the time, best friends, but really, without new experiences, what are we going to talk about if we don't live life to the fullest? I have openly encouraged him to spread his wings and hang with the guys, because #1 all our best friends are far away and #2 he his so like his hermit-like mother it is scary...and he knows it.

Anyway...I was down for the count today and now Mucinex is my best friend (hahahaha). A gilrlfriend of mine just got a piano and we made a barter deal for me to teach her kids to play...and I KNEW I had my old notes from my lessons 30 years ago and I went on an escapade to find them....DUMB MOVE.

Under our upstair eaves, there is a closet that is really deep and has tons of room and shelves...in there was a box from the past. I took that box and sort of cleaned up some stuff. Didn't find that steno pad, BUT I did happen to pulled something in my lower back. I couldn't stand up straight...my pelvis right now doesn't want to tilt forward.

This stinks so bad. I haven't had back pain in 20 years...and before it was from being too heavy! I'm walking like an 80 year old that needs both her hips replaced! Aaargh!!! Add the stupid cough that makes me wet myself and I'm a pretty frickin' picture, I tell ya! Where are my Depends? See? Now I'm senile too! Hey..if I don't laugh, I'm gonna cry.

So I'm taking this as a sign from God. Rest, woman...just rest.

  
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HEALTH4LYFE 11/9/2009 9:10PM

    Sounds like you had a $h$ty day and are feeling pretty $h$ty as well. Sorry to hear it. You need to take care of yourself. Rest, mucinex, fluids, and more rest for you! Hopefully with the kids back in school, you will be able to get that much needed rest. emoticon

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BIKERDIANE 11/9/2009 7:55PM

    better luck tomorrow!

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OAKBORN 11/9/2009 6:58PM

    Oooohhh honey, between your physical health and my mental health... we make quite a pair... do n't we?

Sorry you have had a bad day. Take it easy on your back.

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DUTCHONEY 11/9/2009 6:57PM

  Keep up the sense of humor, you made me laugh. I've been married 40 years, and some of the things you said came right off the pages in my marriage. Laughter is a wonderful thing. Good luck.

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One of those days.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

It's not really a "b" blog...well...maybe, I'm not _itchy, I'm bummed.

Hubby's away for the weekend to go shooting in some remote part of upstate NY with his dad...he needs to do stuff like that more often, so I am totally cool with that. I planned to have a Mom's night IN with some girlfriends...at 9pm when the kids are upstairs in bed. So many of us are in desperate need of a vent session, so this was the perfect opportunity.

Well....until yesterday at 3pm...the elementary school called to tell me to pick up my middle guy...101 fever and a sore throat. CRAP! bad omen right there. The fever goes away with ibuprofen every time, so I figured a good nights sleep was in order.

Good night's sleep, woke up sort of fine...we all went to the office (I work in my dad's home office - easy to bring the kids in a pinch)....then we went to the store...he had a PITA fit about something - should have been a sign. We got home..he went upstairs and when I went upstairs, I found him passed out in my bed, fast asleep.

In the meantime, an idiot parent who couldn't sell her popcorn (she didn't even try) called and told me on my machine that the "Show & Sell" time was not good for her. This thing is FOR HER and her son...so now I have to move the time earlier. Thank god that it was doable...so after 5 phonecalls and 6 emails later, I still have idiot parents calling me asking me questions I have no idea to answer....thus making me the idiot. Well, this idiot (me)sent out some more email (which the others could have done as well) in hopes of finding some answer to their idiot questions...but I digress...

2 hours later, Goldilocks wakes up - HOT...101 again. CRAP! Now, I don't feel comfortable bringing everyone in, even tho the kids will be upstairs..the germies are still here and everyone has little babies. So I canceled. We are all bummed...big time emoticon

So my plans of getting tipsy with the girls is out...the kids had Happy Meals, and I'm having some hot wings I was planning on eating later tonight. I guess it's better than a McDonald's whatever and the heavy cals found there. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

I ordered a Nonfat sugarfree Mccafe latte - 2 thumbs up here - and that perked my spirits up a bit. My wings will be yummy, and now I am going to put on my pjs, and later I will break out my favorite period piece movies (Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre) and have a solo night in.

Tomorrow is a new day...with a Cub Scout popcorn sale at the local grocery store from 10 to 12...and my brother and father will be taking my eldest to mandatory mass for reconciliation at our church & then dropping him off at the grocery store where I will be with the 2 sick one in tow. joy. emoticon

When my husband gets home in time for the Giant game...I'm leaving the house and going for a much deserved outdoor walk. I heard the weather is going to be lovely tomorrow....I'd better take advantage while I can.

  
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OAKBORN 11/8/2009 8:53AM

    I'm so sorry you had one of THOSE days! Big emoticon from Missouri!

Hope you at least got your Pride & Prejudice evening! I have the PERFECT tea to accompany it... we will have to share sometime!

The idiot questions people sound like the H1N1 calls I have to deal with on a daily basis, sometimes dozens per day... most of which could be answered by the automated message "I" set up...

Sounds like the flu may be visiting your house, so take it easy! Plenty of rest and fluids! "Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to problems that upset you... oh... don't you now everything's alright yeah, everything's fine..."

Hugs girl! You got us!

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HAWT_CHICK 11/7/2009 7:16PM

    Pride and Prejudice is one of my guilty pleasure movies emoticon too.



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HAWT_CHICK 11/7/2009 7:16PM

    awww hun that's no good that your night got canceled. But I suppose with all these nasties out there you don't want anyone to get sick. 3 out of the 5 nieces and nephews of mine that live close have some form of cold or flu so I can't go and spend much time with them emoticon

But enjoy your movies emoticon Pride and Prejudice is one of my guilty pleasure movies emoticon too

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My horoscope told me to...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I read my MSN horoscope every morning...religiously with my first cup of java. That is where you will find me. So today it said, "Go for a jog or a walk" How funny is that? I wasn't planning on doing that today, I was all pretty and spiffy this morning in a new turquoise sweater and my make-up was perfect! My plan was to do it tomorrow...but I figured...maybe it's in the stars...

So we got out early for lunch. Plenty of time for me to run home and just do it. So I did. 1.75 miles at a steady run. BOY THAT WAS HAAAAAAARD! Last week, I ran on Tues and Fri and was just fine. This week was Tues and Thurs....one less day of rest. Holy COW what a difference! I did it though...and learned that I'm going to redo my 1.75 mile again until it's a little easier that what I did today. I'm proud of myself for doing it through to the finish too, even though I had a stitch in my upper abs and my left foot fell asleep! LOL I was a hot mess I tell ya! I'm picturing Quazi Moto (sp.??) with that description!!! hahahahaha

So now i'm off to work again...and my makeup stayed put btw .....well, that's a plug for Bare Minerals! LOL add a little body spray & powder & I'm out the door! I'll shower up tonight.

I'm going to just add this....I broke the 140 barrier today too. The scale said 139.5!! That means that I am 4 pounds away from "HEALTHY" BMI weight and 3 pounds away from losing a grand total of 50 pounds on Sparkpeople!!! HOLY MOLEY!!! Thus the reason for my new sweater and perfect makeup today! Teeheehee - I'm all giddy!!! emoticon

  
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IAMLION 10/31/2009 3:41PM

    emoticon you are doing awesome!!! I'm so proud of you too! You have been working so hard and it is really paying off!! Enjoy your success emoticon Ya look marvelous!!

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HEALTH4LYFE 10/30/2009 9:05PM

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Cheers to you: on the run, on the weight loss and on the make up looking pretty good after your run. You are going to reach that goal and very soon. Your body is responding to the changes in your exercise routine. Keep it up and that 50 lb icon will be yours because you've earned it!

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SUCHAHOOT 10/29/2009 1:51PM

    Great job listening to the stars! On your lunch hour, no less.
I've been following your blog for quite sometime...since back when you turned yourself right-side-up for a minute! Anyway, I'm just trying to touch base with the folks whom I've been peeping in on. I'm pretty sure I found you through Oakborn. I cannot remember which team or where I started following her. Anyway, just to say hello & you inspire! congrats on your weight loss & getting so fit!

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OAKBORN 10/29/2009 1:39PM

    Girl you are amazing! Just keep up the great work!

cheering for you from Missouri!

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Becoming a...dare I even say it?...an athlete?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hahahaha...well, I can try!

After last night's craziness, I had to run today. It was NOT an option NOT TO because I am going into work late today and I needed to destress. Anyway...I am now destressed and decompressed.

On my little tread, I started counting how far I have personally come in this journey...here's my summary:

Starting line (2/9/08)......................Finish line (to date)

187 lbs..........................140 lbs
size 16/18........................size 6 or 8
running - hahahaha (yeah right).........1.5 miles - just started running - yay!
like to workout - nope..............look forward to working out
water? do I have to?..........where's my water bottle? I NEEED my water bottle!!
flexible? nope.....................very bendy
back hurt...............no back hurting/nice core strength
BMI - obese (have to look up that number)..........BMI - 1 point away from "Normal"
Emotional eater..............not anymore...I think before I eat most of the time
live to eat...............eat to live
favorite body part - my eyes.........favorite body part - my clavicle/shoulder area b/c I can see them now

I never though I would ever say that I was becoming an athletic person. I was never in that category EVER in my entire life...but now I am embracing the idea. With that glimmer...running that extra quarter mile today to make my goal was easier for some reason, and trust me, I physically thought I wasn't going to make it when I first started out today - my right foot felt funny...it worked itself out; then my left heel felt funny...it worked itself out. My next goal of 1.75 miles in a few days I am honestly looking forward to doing.

So with that....I am going to Modell's today and I am going to by some running shoes. The pair on my feet now are 2 years old, worn out and cross trainers that should have been thrown out a year ago. It's time for a treat...for me. Happy Halloween to me...this year, I'm dressing up as...an athlete.


  
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MKPQ51 11/1/2009 7:57PM

    Hey, Spark Daughter,

So glad you're going to buy some new shoes; you've earned them! Besides, from what I've been reading in the articles, we should be purchasing new running shoes every six months or so. I'm sure that depends on how much we use them; but, with your track record, you're due a new pair.
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Kat

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OAKBORN 10/27/2009 1:38PM

    You go girl!!

Interesting transformation, isn't it?

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HEALTH4LYFE 10/27/2009 11:04AM

    Shoes are SO important when you are exercising, but especially when you are running. I am glad you are going to treat yourself. Great blog, by the way. Looking at where you were and where you are now. Something for me to aspire to when I reach "maintenance" (ooh, now I have it in print). Anyway, you are a motivator for me. I hope I will be able to reach my goal and inspire others to reach theirs through a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Take care and keep me posted on your running progress.
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NOTBLUSHING 10/27/2009 10:30AM

    WTG!!

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