Friday, May 21, 2010
Yesterday, the rain let up, so I went outside to look at my herb seed sprouts to see how they were growing and a bird pooped on my head.
"They" say that it's good luck.....whoever "they" are. Even my Indian friend said that that is what her mother said to her back in India, so there ya go....it's globally known as "good luck" to have a bird crap on your head.
Now maybe, just maybe, the bird in the nest by my door was getting back at me for always going in and out, but hey, it's my door, go build your nest somewhere else tweetie. Maybe it was a sign from above that things were going to start to look up this week. Either way, I had to wash my hair.
A ton of stuff has gone on..mainly my 5 year old getting an illness that lasted for 4 solid days of fever, a stomach ache, then a headache, then a trip to the doc, then a negative strep, then a script to get CBC Blood tests done, then an embarrassing screamfest at the lab that resulted in no blood being drawn, then a call to the docs office to get an antibiotic just in case this thing was a bacterial infection, and not viral. And that was on all done on my Tuesday lunch hour. Well, the antibiotic seemed to work, and he's all pink & smiling again....and now at 1am...I just took my 3 year olds temp and it's 99. And we are going to Boston tomorrow. And I need another 5 days of fever like a hole in the head.
But then again...I have to count my blessings. I don't have a husband in hospice like my friend. I have a loving family that means the world to me. I have a hubby that is my other half. I have a friend who was there for me today just when I needed her. I have a graduation weekend with my entire family in Boston starting tomorrow...and we are all going on the ferry together!
Now...I have had other things that truly and honestly stunk this week, but I am not counting my chickens before they are hatched. Remember....I got pooped on by a bird, and that is good luck, so chances are that all will be fine.
Yup...a bird pooped on my head...and I am AOK with that.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hey all. I know it's been a while! Lots of stuff going on here.
Great news first, which I honestly don't think I've mentioned...2 new babies will be entering the family this year! WOoohOOOOohhoooo! My sister and sisterinlaw are both expecting! YAY! and then NEXT year, there will be a wedding!!! My other sister is engaged!!! WooohoooOOoooHOoooO!!
It's very exciting on all accounts!!!!
More good news....maintenance is still AOK. I can toot my horn here...137/138 is my average weight & that is just fine. What more could I ask for in that respect. My philosophy on weightloss is coming into play here....basically is keeping your weight stable for your lifestyle. And so at least I am walking the walk with that theory under my belt. My lifestyle went from being very active all day long, so sitting and studying during my downtime...therefore I am NOT as active and fit as I'd like to be, but if I am maintaining the weightloss, then I am happy with that. I will get back into the fitness part in due time. And I can't beat myself up over this either. I have to accept it - find healthy opportunities (which i still do) when I can, but no guilt is allowed because there is a bigger picture involving an important deadline that has to be met....and the clock is ticking fast.
Gee. No pressure..none at all.
OK - there is probably a small novella that I could write to entertain, but I really have to get back to a quiz. Procrastination happens here & there when I get stuck, but I have to rip off the bandaid, get it done and move on or else I will be behind.
Take care everyone...I miss being here and chatting...but now at least you know I'm still alive!! LoL
And remember, I still check in, so if you need me, just holler!
Monday, May 03, 2010
My goodness!!! Today is like the aftermath of a really good keg party in college....people wanting to sleep in, the house is a pseudo-mess of things randomly strewn here & there, having a headache that won't quit...wanting water like a camel gone dry. And the kicker is - noone drank! LOL!!! Well, they couldn't because they are only 8 and under, but they sure partied yesterday!
They had a blast with their cousins - 3 communion kids, 3 families converging on an American Legion Hall...one dj that was too loud, tons of food that went! Well, that was a good party in my kid's eyes! and a success in ours! The only thing we forgot to get were Communion cards & gifts for the other kids. Well, they have no choice but to deal and get it in the mail! Sorry, I completely flaked out on that one. ooops!
So today is 6 loads of laundry, photos uploaded to share later tonight, mail the cards out, try and get the little guy down for a nap and then do some chemistry while he is napping. Oh - and get rid of this headache. Uh oh I think I need to go food shopping too. Later tonight maybe. Oh no, I just looked at my calendar - the plant sale is at school for the kids - sent them in with no money....another OOoops! Ugh - I'm striking out big time this week so far & it hasn't even begun!! LOL
Well, one step at a time...that is all we can do right?
Whew - now to get back to work!!
Have a great day everyone!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
I know I've been quiet, so here's just a quick update:
School is moving right along...tough week though, too many things going on - lots of distruptions, but whatever...it's going to be like that here & there!
Maintenance, just fine...my usual junk still...the monkey on my back, but I'm maintaining, so that is a positive in my book!!!
And just a quick note to those who feel the need to advertize on people blogs...it's a real thorn in my side, so DON'T do it on mine, thank you very much.
Why do I even bring this up????? Because it is a pet peeve - a BIG ONE.
I do NOT care if some pill or herb or drink helped you out, because, you see - I've done all that crap and ya know what? It does NOT WORK!!!!!! (in my humble opinion) Why would I be busting my butt eating right and exercising (when I can) to keep this weight off if there were a magic pill out there????? Why would I be going to school for Nutrition for Pete's sake if I didn't learn a bunch of stuff on HERE to go and want pay it forward by helping others?????
Oh yes, I will delete you as fast as it is put up...and in fact, I'm going to take note and jot some names down too, and report it to the higher ups.
If that is what you want to do on YOUR page....BE MY GUEST! but have the courtesy to keep it OFF OF MINE!
I don't go around preaching about anything in the form of politics, religion or race either. The only thing I could possibly be called preachy about is nutrition tracking! Repect other people and talk amongst yourselves in a team forum if you want to...just don't go splattering your stuff on random people's pages.
There - I feel better. Best of luck to you and your "whatever" too.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Back to tracking.
Back to feeling the most normal and sane in a while...and yes, I will attribute it to the tracking.
Food tracking is my passion! There you go - I openly admit it...I am a nutrition tracking junkie!!
In front of me now is a calendar CHOCK full of well...you name it...but ya know what? It is not daunting me - laughing at me - or provoking me into insanity which, honestly a few days ago, would have.
A couple of calculations and writing things down helped a bunch, and just like Sparking, I'm attacking my calendar in the same way. Step by step....and day by day.
This is my comfort zone now...I will get everything done in due time. I will put the effort in when needed, but I will also note and pay attention when to take a break. There, in black & white, it is a bit easier to handle. Trust me, I wigged out and did not sleep well a few days once everything was put onto this calendar, but now that I'm implementing the first crazy part, it's not so bad.
Bit by bit....day by day...things will get done....just like weightloss, it takes perseverance. I got that...it's time to use it in a different genre, that's all.
Now....all I have to do is s-q-u-eeeeeee-z-e in some cardio time. What? are you surprised? Hey, there are only so many hours in the day! LoL Don't worry...I'm planning on walking to work a few days a week....see? Time management at it's finest!!
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