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Thank you bird...thank you for the poopage

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wow....I left off the last blog with a bird pooping on my head...and this is the thank you to the birdie for the poopage.

The weekend that just past was awesome for many reasons...the first being my younger sister became a Doctor...a Dentist actually and I am SO very proud of her!! Yay!! It was awesome seeing my father and his brother and sisters have an awesome weekend with each other too! They were so cute. 22 of us had a great time on Saturday touring Boston and having a pre-graduation really was great.

A few of us hit some snafu's along the way...mainly my poor brother's back going out..and my stress levels at an all-time high regarding school and last minute solo-roadtrip travel...but ya know what? a bird pooped on my head, so it was all going to work out....right?

Well, that was the mantra for the weekend that I used, "a bird pooped on my head,and that is lucky, all will be OK."

Hey, I made it to Boston and back, I got help from my family when I needed it, I used my cellphone like a pro - talking to university admission administration while in dead-stop traffic...I accepted the fact that my school career might have to be put on hold for another year even.......all while muttering the mantra of "a bird pooped on my head, and that is lucky, all will be OK".

Yeah...about the university stress...a self-inflicted glitch of idiocy back in Feb lead me to believe that I had PLENTY of time to register for my summer class. Between that and having to reapply for summer admission, things got even more behind. So, um - No, you didn't have time and now you are blocked from not only one important class....but THREE! Nope, no stress AT ALL.

I emailed the prof...of course there isn't going to be an answer...hello it's the weekend!! So I waited to start my school project on Monday. Monday was very productive....I emailed the prof...I made important contact with his dept...a secretary got me into the FALL class (which newly opened and altho not summer like I wanted - I took it) and I still had a shot at the summer class if the prof said 'yes'. But alas, the prof came back and said 'no' because of the fall class that had opened up....well, at least I tried! But in the meantime, I shot out another email asking my nutrition advisor to explain a few things...and guess what, all the answered were 'YES" and I even have an advisement call set up for June 8th!

SO today the best news was this: Not only can I take one of the closed classes online thru another university, I can OMIT my Psych 100 class because I took it as an undergrad! So what if my fall and summer plans are switched... WOOHOOO!!!! This is HUGE!!! Time and money SAVED!!!!

But with all the nuttiness that went along with this past week of kids being sick, plans not going right, blah blah blah.....I kept saying that it all would be alright, and it turned out AOK after all.....but I also learned that I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get into this masters program REALLY REALLY REALLY bad....and that I will be a Registered Dietician one day, no matter what.

When faced with the possibility of it not happening according to my "plan", it just made me want it even more...oh yes, I was like a woman possessed to find a solution to my problem this week, and it worked out. I'm not saying I have figured EVERYTHING out yet, but I sure as heck am on my way.

Nope, there is no settling or giving up on this dream. No way. No how.

So thanks little birdie for pooping on my head. Thank you universe-god-fate-whatever for the test...I passed. The score is me-1, failure-0.

Funny....even with a full moon on the rise....I feel just fine...all because of some bird poop. emoticon

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SUZYWM 5/28/2010 3:51PM

    You're emoticon !! Rolling with the, uh, poopies, getting to where you need to be. If I can take more things in stride like you, it all WILL be OK!

Great job working out the kinks with school. You'll be a great dietician!


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ZSAZSAJANNY 5/28/2010 12:46AM

    Gosh, and here I thought being pooped on by a giant bird just meant I was going to have extra smooth and shiny hair after a wonderous new 'conditioning' treatment! It really meant I was going to have good luck!

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SUCHAHOOT 5/27/2010 11:55PM

    Oh my gosh! Too much fun. Maybe I'll sit on my front porch tomorrow. Apparently it is the nearest roadside park for EVERYBODY! They rest themselves on the ceiling fan & poop and poop.

Anyway, congrats on all of the school stuff working out so well. I betcha before the summer is over or before the end of the fall session, you will discover some super great reason that those classes got switched! Can I tell you how proud I am that you are doing this? I think it is totally


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A bird pooped on my head

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'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.

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FULLOFFAITH 5/24/2010 11:58PM

    I hope everyone is feeling better and you are enjoying your trip.

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TASOGAREBAN 5/22/2010 4:33PM

    LMAO! I got pooped on the head once. When I was younger, still young enough to sit on my mom's lap in the front seat of the car when dad would drive, I was sticking my head out the window and a bird pooped on me. Years later I was like, "Wait a minute...we were going pretty fast...was that bird AIMING??" LOL!

How are your kids doing today??

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ALLYALLYT 5/21/2010 1:07PM

    what a great outlook to have! thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SUCHAHOOT 5/21/2010 12:11PM

    Bird poop and blessings. What more could you ask for?

Hope everyone stays well. Love & enjoy being with your family!!


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LOOKINFIT1 5/21/2010 9:58AM

    Too funny! Hope everyone stays well on your trip.

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BOOCH6 5/21/2010 7:05AM

    What are the chances, of all the spots that poop could have fallen,(the garden, the walk, etc.) it fell on your head? You are truly blessed ! LOL

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JANTWO 5/21/2010 1:03AM

    If it makes you feel better a bird pooped on my hubby's head awhile back too.

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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!

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OAKBORN 5/17/2010 10:07PM

    You are amazing as always... I am resubbing to your blog, dunno why I got unsubbed! See you on the FB side of the world too!


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LOOKINFIT1 5/16/2010 10:13AM

    Exciting news! You have found a good balance. Weight maintenance is good. School is the priority now with weight maintenance the supporting factor.

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HEALTH4LYFE 5/16/2010 8:18AM

    So proud of you for all you are tackling and accomplishing. You are an inspiration, truly!
For me activity is not the problem, it's eating less, despite the amount of activity. Gee, I think that's how I got here. Anyway, working on making today one which I will want to repeat and not regret. Off to the dreadmill. Take care.

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SUCHAHOOT 5/15/2010 5:09PM

    Hey girl!

I'm glad you peeked your head out! Also really happy to hear things are going well. Two new babies!! That will be so fun.

You rock doing everything you are doing! I'm proud of you for keeping the wieght off while tackling such a big goal. I'm finally getting there.

Take care & do keep us posted on your wonderful self.


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SUZYWM 5/15/2010 3:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Great job staying the course while being Mom-Wife-Student-Sister . . . It's an amazing challenge isn't it? Part of what I really like about school, even though keeping up with homework can be sooo hard, is that you get strokes and/or feedback that reflects your efforts. On a regular basis. And that's all you! To maintain your weight on top of that is fabulous.

I'm having a tough time in that area. I expect to make some headway as soon as finals are over, in just about a week. My onging challenge will be to find a way to incorporate those efforts into my jam packed schedule throughout the year, not just when I'm on a break from classes. We keep getting sick around here, and I know our immune systems would be stronger if we were all more active (especially me). Even taking swimming didn't keep me on track. I just didn't add enough activity outside of class to make the difference. Ah well, lessons being learned here.

Congratulations Girl! You set a great example.

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The craziest week ever is finally over

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 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!!

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OAKBORN 5/17/2010 10:06PM

    You are a great mom and amazing with everything you are able to do! You rock it so hard!!

Congrats on the first communion! Mine was 8th grade (I was raised Lutheran).

Sounds like the party was a huge blast, the kind that they kids will REALLY remember!

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SUZYWM 5/7/2010 5:58PM

    You are a super juggler! School and sick kids are making me completely crazy, even though I love 'em all. I'm not doing great with exercise or nutrition, but vow to get back to it. And if it takes until finals are over (end of month), that may just have to be OK.

Great job Super Mom, the communion pic is adorable.

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SUCHAHOOT 5/6/2010 6:17AM

    Hey girl! Love the picture! What a buncha fun you guys had! I'd love to be close enough to that much family & big enough to book the American Legion Hall! I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend. should be very afraid! LOL! Just kidding. There's nothing else like it on the planet.

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TASOGAREBAN 5/3/2010 3:40PM

    Wow. I'm so glad I only have to worry about myself and the bf...and half the time he does a great job taking care of himself!

The thought of having kids still scares me!

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YAMINOKODOMO 5/3/2010 12:08PM

    glad the party was a success! lol Im tellin ya kids are party animals these days!

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JENSHAWN 5/3/2010 10:55AM

    You make my days look really boring!!! Take care Jenshawn

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Just what's on my mind....a bit "on fire"

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hey all!

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's going to be like that here & there!

Maintenance, just 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'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.

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OAKBORN 5/17/2010 10:03PM

    Keep on rocking the Jerks Annie!!! emoticon

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MKPQ51 5/2/2010 2:55AM

    You tell 'em, girl! I was put on alert by one of my friends who'd received several of the advertisements. Shortly thereafter an advertisement was posted on a blog I'd just posted; the advertisement had nothing to do with the blog! Before I could delete it, the post disappeared; I figured SP had been alerted and had taken care of the situation. It's a shame some people find it necessary to misuse the site!

Sorry you had such a tough week; hope this next one goes a bit smoother.

Hugs and Kisses,


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HEALTH4LYFE 5/1/2010 10:05AM

    Boy I hope I never tick you off, because girl, you get maaaaddddd!!!

I agree with you about the advertising. Even the people who are personal trainers, in part perhaps because of the weight they have lost on SP, their philosophies aren't always in sync with SP. That usually causes me to raise an eyebrow.

Glad to hear you are doing well. Have to get back to my ST. Exercise seems to be my one constant lately. Well, that's not entirely true, I seem to be eating constantly as well emoticon but not really lol. Take care.

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SUCHAHOOT 4/30/2010 1:28PM

    Hey girlie,

Just popped by to tell you about this new snake oil, I mean weight loss herb...JK!! I got one of those last week too. Couldn't figure out how to report the silly woman.

Anyway, good to see you even if it is just for a short rant! That ticked me off too.

Glad school and maintainance are going well. All's well here. Ready for a weekend. Keep up the good work!

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