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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Let's see, where to begin. Well, the legislative session ended Friday night...or should I say Saturday morning? Yep, it went LOOOOONG...the Senate adjourned at 3:03am, shortly after the Assembly gavelled out. Extremely long day!

I was really pretty good though. I stuck to a salad for lunch, and a granola bar in the afternoon. Around 7 we had dinner - I had three pieces of pizza and a little bit of wine, not even half a glass. (Yes, the last night of session is one big party!) Around midnight I had a little bag of peanuts. Oh, and a couple pieces of See's candy along the way, some evil person brought that in, LOL!

Only got about three hours of sleep, ughhhh...I was SO tired, but my arthritis was really kicking up - I don't know if I just spent more time on my feet on Friday than I'd realized, or if it was angry about the lack of sleep...either way, I was in enough pain that I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep and when I woke up to pee I just couldn't get back to sleep. :-(

I did manage to get a weight workout in, I actually felt human enough to do it after breakfast and a lot of coffee!

The good thing about yesterday though, was that we got our baby girl back! We met up with Kate and Paul's parents at this "International Marketplace" that has a big food court - it's literally like an ethnic Costco, just amazing. Mostly Asian, but a Mexican section also. I got a bento box for lunch, pretty good.

Yesterday happened to be Paul's birthday but we were too tired to cook or go out, so we got takeout. I did pretty well, got a garden burger and substituted salad for fries. Of course, I also picked up several desserts, which we all split. I know, bad, but it was his birthday! ;-)

Anyhow, crashed by 9:30pm last night, and slept till nearly 9am today. Awesome!!! I felt like Superwoman today, let me tell you. It's 5:30 now and I'm crashing, but I think that's partly because I haven't eaten much today. Bad, bad. We're having tri-tip sandwiches for dinner, yum.

Oh, and I took Bam-Bam for about a 3-mile walk this morning, so that was good.

Okay, looks like it's dinner-and-a-movie time, I'd better get moving! We're going to watch "Big," one of my faves.

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!



Friday, August 29, 2014

Well, today is HOPEFULLY the very last day of the legislative session...there is still some threat that we'll be here this weekend, but more likely we'll be here past midnight. I'd much rather just stay till we're done, and have my 3-dayer!


Got a very nice surprise yesterday when I went to check the class lists...we got a better teacher than we'd expected! Long story, but we had thought she'd be put into the 5/6 split, and instead she was put in an all-5th grade class with a teacher who is supposed to be a total rock star - this teacher was a sub last year for another teacher who was out on medical leave, so we thought we'd lose her this year but it turned out the other teacher decided to retire so there was a slot. Kate was really excited when I told her, and we're really pleased. And most of her close friends are in the class too, even better.


Got home from work around 8 last night, I was STARVING but I was pretty good, I had leftover spaghetti and meatballs and a big salad for dinner, then had some microwave popcorn while I watched the first half of the 49er game. Paul's boss took them all out to dinner, and he didn't get home till after 11, ugh! I was barely awake.


Today was supposed to be weights day, but of course, as I knew would happen, as soon as the alarm went off Paul asked, "could I get you to take the dog this morning, puhleeeeeze?" So I was nice, I took her, but we did a pretty short one, just a mile and half. But she was happy. My leg is bothering me a little, but not much, which I guess is good since I've walked more days than usual this week.


Well, better get back to work. Have a great holiday weekend!

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LILMISSRED79 8/29/2014 2:59PM

    How exciting that your daughter gets the "rockstar" of a teacher this year, that's great! Having a good teacher makes such a huge difference.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, too!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Well, I was not as good at the goodbye party last night as I would have liked - I had one lettuce cup, one spring roll, and one potsticker, and two big glasses of wine. Ughhhh. I knew I shouldn't have that second, but it was hot and I wanted it - if I had any brains, I would have had a big glass of ice water after the first one. Oh well.

Soooo tired this morning, but I dragged myself out for a 2-1/2 mile walk with Bam-Bam. Already warm out at that hour, it's going to be a scorcher today I think!

Oh, and I had almost zero leg pain today, explain that one. I'm continuing to ice it every night, and it doesn't hurt at all during the day anymore, but it usually hurts the first few minutes of the walk - today, not even that, even though it totally hurt yesterday. Weird.

Heading over to school at lunch because they're posting class lists today (school starts Monday). We already pretty much know who Kate's getting - the advantage of Paul being on the PTA board for his third year is that we get to have a say in things like that! But Kate wants me to look up some of her friends. The royal pain-in-the-butt part of it is that they don't post by class, they post an alphabetical list of all the students in the entire school (almost 700), so it is not very user-friendly! And they won't put it online. :-p

All right, better get back to work. Happy Thursday!

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GHK1962 8/29/2014 7:43AM

    Oh ... I love those lettuce cup thingys! And while your downfall the other night was the wine ... mine is BEER!

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And ... stoopid leg thingy! It does seem a mystery.

Hope you have a good Friday and weekend.

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LILY_SPARK 8/29/2014 6:45AM

    I'm so sorry that I've been absent!

When I do get to have 3 seconds online, it's in the BATHROOM or like now, I've been up since 3AM -- and I'm off work to do the med thing later this AM (9AM).

I'm just about ready. Still need to cook up some more food cos I won't be able to use my hands or arms (usually the first 24 hours, I'm basically armless). ANYWAY Just saying I hate being under this hard of a lockdown. It sucks. And I miss my online homies. About all I *can* do is text. Oddly, they don't seem to give a crap about that.

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Happy Hump Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

So, my leg has been feeling really good - only bothering me the first few minutes of walks with Bam-Bam. So I decided that today I would get back to running!

Only, as soon as I started out walking, my leg hurt.


I kept walking, thinking maybe it would loosen up, but it wasn't till I was about 20 minutes in that it started feeling better.

So then I was faced with the choice - does this mean I'm now loose enough that it's okay to try running? Or does the fact that it took so long to loosen up, mean that I should not try running?


Sometimes I wish I had a doctor along on my workouts, so I could ask him/her random questions like that!


Anyhow, I decided to play it safe and just continue to power walk. I went all the way around the park, but in reverse of the way I usually do it. Funny how just a little change like that, can make the workout more interesting!


I was kind of annoyed because I was at 49 minutes when I got home, and I've done it in 45 before. But when I mapped it just now, I realized no, I actually did a longer route today, took the long way on one part - so I actually did about half a mile more than I'd thought. Cool! So I did 3.72 miles in 49 minutes, not bad at all.


Otherwise, let's see what's going on. I had a decent lunch yesterday - half a turkey sandwich on wheat, with a spinach salad. But then we had birthday cake for a coworker...I had every intention of just joining the celebration, and taking a pass on the cake. But it was CARROT! One of my favorites!!! And from the best bakery in town. So yes, sigh...I had a piece. A small one, but I ate every bite.


I did pass up wine last night (and the night before)...I realized the other day that I've been having "just a glass" a little too often! I love wine, but those calories do add up.


I will have wine tonight, as we're taking our summer intern out for a goodbye party, but I'm going to try to stick to one. And I think I will try to eat a granola bar or something before we go, so I won't be as tempted to pig out on appetizers and can wait to get home and have a real dinner. Wish me luck!


Oh, and we watched "Zero Dark Thirty" last night. Didn't like it AT ALL. Well, the last part, when they went in to get Bin Laden, was cool, but otherwise, not so much. The whole first hour was CIA people torturing and interrogating Saudis...boy, that's relaxing and fun to watch. Not.


Well, happy Hump Day everyone!


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GHK1962 8/27/2014 8:13PM

    Hey ... that time for the walk is pretty good. Heck, I only run slightly faster! And that's a pretty good distance to walk too.

Nice going :)

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bam-Bam was raring to go as usual, but threw up five minutes into the walk. :-( She was perky as ever afterward, but I decided not to push too hard and did a little slower walk today - hit 2.2 miles in 40 minutes (we've generally been doing about 2-1/2 miles in 35-40 minutes).

Kate is having fun at Camp Grammy - she was emailing with Paul and I all day long, kind of funny but hey, whatever works! She is VERY excited this morning because Grammy is taking her shopping. I texted Grammy to remember that Kate's closet is not very big! =:-0 Grammy tends to go a little crazy where her only grandchild is concerned. ;-)

Worked a little late yesterday, then headed to a reception, then Paul and I went to a new "Ramen house" place for dinner. Yum! Really good. I got miso ramen and he got something spicy of course. Got home in time to finally get my nails done, I was way overdue. :-)

Tonight I should be able to leave on time but Paul will probably have to work late. I'll probably tackle the pile of bills and stuff.

Okay, I keep getting interrupted, better post this and get back to work!

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FLORNH 8/26/2014 7:20PM

    Glad Kate got over her fear and is enjoying herself!

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GHK1962 8/26/2014 6:22PM

    Oh man ... noodles are my downfall. (Along with chips and soda ... and beer. And ...oh heck ... I fall a heckauva lot I guess.)

Anyway, just hearing someone talk about eating noodles makes my mouth water.

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