Birthday week




Sleeping

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Ryan had such a busy week he slept behind me last night in the chair while I was typing =) He had his birthday last Thursday (and it was mine too!) and then was just busy playing all weekend. He fell asleep today again for 4 hours – and guess who else did – me – from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.! This means I should be able to stay up LATE toight and type my job – right? Right? So off I go 😉

New birthday pics on the picture timeline –




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ouch–from fingers to computers

Our water froze up today so I had to try and keep my boys happy who due to their special needs don’t understand the meaning of NO BATH now IT’S BROKEN.

Chris got so frustrated he grabbed my hand in the process somehow jammed my finger. I can type fairly well after icing it, but it hurts still. I don’t know if it’ll hurt more tomorrow or less — sigh.

I guess it’s just sprained – would think I couldn’t type at all if it was broken, right? Writing is much harder – can’t write barely at all.
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4 1/2 pounds down!

I’m on day 10 now, and excited to be able on my birthday (Thursday) at the beginning of my third week to be able to eat a little whole grain bread, fruit, and whole wheat pasta again! I have felt well and make sure I eat the 3 healthy snacks suggested. My day usually consists of either a veggie omelette or cottage cheese with veggies, and lunch is usually a salad or some stew or soup or something. Dinner we often serve the family something like spaghetti and I’ll have a chicken breast with veggies and spaghetti sauce and mozz. cheese. Snacks are veggies and dip, or a cheese stick, or nuts.

I’m ready to be skinny again like when I got married!

180/175.5/125

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Blizzard!

http://news.sbc.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070214/ap_on_re_us/
winter_weather;_ylt=Avs8N5k1g6qR0uQxD1zM1_Ks0NUE

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more soon —

a little later – more on the weather (this is Wed. – didn’t feel like making a new post!) This is the forecast now – wonder if there’s going to be school?

CUYAHOGA-LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-SUMMIT-PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-
STARK-MAHONING-ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-
CRAWFORD PA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLEVELAND…MENTOR…CHARDON…
JEFFERSON…AKRON…RAVENNA…WARREN…CANTON…YOUNGSTOWN…
ASHTABULA…ERIE…EDINBORO…MEADVILLE
406 PM EST WED FEB 14 2007

…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST THURSDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING HAS EXPIRED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY FOR MUCH OF NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST
PENNSYLVANIA THROUGH THE EVENING. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS ALSO
BEEN ISSUED FOR LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.

THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY IS FOR LINGERING SNOW SHOWERS
AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH
EARLY TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. UNTREATED ROADS AND ROADS PRONE TO
DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO BE DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO
TRAVEL. WINDS WILL BECOME WEST AND DIMINISH TO 10 TO 15 MPH LATE
TONIGHT. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EARLY TONIGHT WILL AVERAGE AN INCH
OR LESS EXCEPT UP TO TWO INCHES LOCALLY.

IF YOU MUST GO OUT…ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME AND DRIVE SLOWLY. BE
ALERT FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. DRESS
WARMLY… TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT
WITH WIND CHILLS DROPPING TO BELOW ZERO.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH COLD
TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR EXPOSED
SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
OR COLDER LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

Does anyone remember the Blizzard of ’78? That was wild. I remember WEEKS we didn’t have school, and the drifts being FEET high on major, 55-mph roads. Crazy stuff. 100 mph winds even after it stopped snowing.

So I guess this is like summer vacation compared to that — ha ha.

And WHO again was the crazy one who said we didn’t have enough snow this year?
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The BEACH

OKAY, I finally did it. I’m back on the Beach. I haven’t done Phase 1 since May of 04 (I lost 20 pounds that summer) and I forgot how hard it is. But I got scared into doing it when I weighed myself yesterday and I was 180 – HORRORS. I hadn’t been that high since May of 05 when I kind of combined South Beach, Weigh Down and Richard Simmons together and lost 15 pounds. I’d maintained about 165 through the winter of 05, then hit 170 last summer, and 175 last fall. But 180 – NO!

I just jumped into it and didn’t even have the food in the house until later yesterday – you should have seen me making my vegetable omelette with shrivelly onion and peppers. And some stale nuts for my snack. But was in heaven later yesterday after the store with fresh plate of some fish and later the stir fried mushrooms and fresher onion – ha!

Today though I have a migraine – blach – but I don’t think it’s from the diet. I think it’s from AF. Don’t the carb withdrawals take about 4 days to hit? That’s my recollection.

So, day 2 of Phase 1- I can have fruit in 12 more days, and funny that’s what I’m REALLY craving now. Fruit. Not my cola, not cookies, not chips – FRUIT. But my deviled eggs actually tasted really good now.

dori, who was really worried this morning after throwing up with the migraine that I was going to blow it and end up having ginger ale and crackers, but it passed. Thankfully.

180/178/125 (yes I lost 2 pounds the first day – water weight)

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80’s memories!

stumbled across this — http://www.angelfire.com/pq/philgee/80squiz.html – here’s just a smidgin of it — I love these!

You Know You’re Stuck in the 80’s If:
You relax by putting on your legwarmers and dancing to the “Footloose” soundtrack.
You’re still bitter that Wham! broke up.
Punky Brewster is your hero.
The only video games you play are Frogger and Pac Man.
You’re building your own Clockwork Smurf.
You consider yourself truly, truly, truly outrageous, much like Jem and the Holograms.
You wonder why more people don’t wear high heels, Jordache jeans, and lacy ankle socks.
You call all motorcycle cops “Ponch”.
Every time you go to the beach you look for Snorks.
You’re still upset Madonna and Sean broke up.
You enjoy dancing on the ceiling and wearing your sunglasses at night.
You still think of Janet Jackson as “that girl who used to date Willis”.
You can sing the theme song to Small Wonder.
Every time you see a fountain you want to dance around it and yell “Fame!”
You still have a shoebox full of Garbage Pail Kid cards.
You know it’s not “comma, comma, comma” it’s Karma, Karma, Karma.
You can’t sleep for wondering what Bastian’s mother’s name was in “The Neverending Story”.
You still practice your Care Bear Stare.
You know that girlss just wanna have fuh-un.
You can name all The Wuzzles.
You can do the Safety Dance.
You know whose phone number is 867-5309.
You drink Diet Coke because Max Headroom told you to.
You still watch things on Beta tapes.
You want to change your name to Rio and dance on the sand.
You know that “Weird Science” was a movie before a tv show.
Your favorite proverb is “some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on.”
Your favorite party game is either Hungry Hungry Hippos or Ants in the Pants.
You saw the New Kids on the Block when they were Tiffany’s opening act.
You practice getting in and out of your car through the windows.
You have the tendency to turn up the collar of your polo shirts.
You keep asking your teachers if instead of the quiz you can take the physical challenge.
You still drink New Coke.
You never go out for a night on the town without frosted blue eyeshadow and feathered bangs.
You can name all of the Thundercats.
You regularLy cry ‘By the power of Grayskull!!’.
Everything in your wardrobe is either pastel or fluorescent.
Sometimes you just want to “Shout, shout, let it all out!
You use your Speak and Spell to phone home.
Sometimes out of the blue you just got to “Shake your love.”

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