Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Weight issue rears it's ugly head.

I am going to a conference next week. I wanted to look my best and make a good impression.

I was on my way to a great weight loss with the South Beach diet when the flu and pneumonia struck. The medications that I had to take durning that month blew me up like a balloon again!!AHHH.

I'm glad that there is more to me than my weight which has always been a struggle. I'm not too fat and not too thin..just in between.

I got a funny e-mail with a song from Momnca and It made me laugh.

At least, I don't look like the cartoon...YET!!! Ha.

Thanks Momnca. I needed that!


Monday, March 28, 2005

Patrick's Questions

From this week's number one pick...


  This week, the case of Terri Schiavo has been dominating news headlines from coast to coast.  The first four questions will pertain to this theme in general.
1. Do you believe that Terri Schiavo should be allowed to die or that she should be kept alive?

She should be allowed to die. Dying is not the worst thing if there is no quality of life.
2. Has the Schiavo case made you take any action towards creating a living will of your own?

Yes. My husband and I have drawn living wills and power of attorney.
3. Let's forget what we know -- or more likely, what we think we know -- about Schiavo's condition.  If you suffered a brain injury that would leave you in a non-responsive vegetative state (whether Schiavo is in this state or not) and your doctors said that there was so much brain damage that there would be no hope of recovery, would you want to be kept alive no matter what?

No........ I would trust that the people that I love would care more about me than about themselves.

4. Has anyone outside of your immediate family ever asked you to be their "personal representative" to make such a decision on their behalf if they ever suffer a severe injury?  Do you think you could really make the decision?

Yes and I could make that decision. It would be a decision of love..... to let go!!!

5. Do you have a special outfit ready for Easter Sunday? 

No. I have too many clothes to buy a special outfit for Easter.

 Does your family have any special Easter traditions?

Hiding eggs for the children, Easter baskets and flowers. Ham, creamed potatoes, sweet potato pie, green bean casserole and deviled eggs for dinner
6. What room of your house is the absolute messiest? 

The down stairs family room.

 Would you ever let a house guest see it?

Why not...it is where we are..ourselves.

Saturday, March 26, 2005


I can't believe that Easter is already here.

It doesn't feel like Easter. It is cold and cloudy here and will rain tomorrow.

I went into my closet to find something to wear to church in the morning.

Bad news. All of my suits are too small. Damn those steriods that I had to take.

My daughter and her family are coming for Easter dinner and I have the meal planned and the table ready.

Still trying to find my energy...So, I am moving slow.

I hope that I can find one of my fat suits to wear tomorrow. I always keep one but can't find it so far. I know it is here...it's like an Easter suit hunt!

I have fixed the plastic eggs for the G-children to find. I will have to hide them inside because of predicted rain tomorrow.

I put money, candy and little easter surprises in each egg. They always enjoy the hunt. I just wish it could be outside. 4 little ones going crazy looking for eggs in the house might be a mistake ! ha.

Going to take a nap now....


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I am trying to get the energy to go to the gym.

After such a long battle with the flu and pneumonia...there is not much energy left.

I have a birthday coming up and I have vowed to look (great)  ok... ( fine) ok...( pretty good)...maybe (alright)..OK, OK OK,  just nice.

I don't mind being fat especially when I am eating something good. It is when I can't fit into my clothes that I don't like fat.

I'm not too fat and not too thin... just in between.

Baby fat...That's what it is... It will just fall off when I get into my teens...

Wait a minute...I am WAYYYYY past my teens..

Darn...I wish that I hadn't looked into that mirror..

Over all, I like me just the way that I am but health is becoming a issue.

Do I want to be old and fat or old and healthy?

HUMMMMM....Still trying to decide this morning.


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Flapping Fat

Spring is around the corner and you know what that means....SHORTS!

I stood in front of a floor length mirror to make a quick accessment of my "Short" potential.

It was not a pretty sight!

I should have used those skin tightening lotions all winter but I didn't.

Now, I face the Spring short season with flappy arms and legs.

I'm getting to the point in my life when I don't care if I flap in the spring breezes.

Who am I trying to kid...

I'm vain and the flapping sound gets on my nerves.

I have to be careful to stay inside on windy days or I might take to the sky like a Macy's balloon.

Wouldn't that be a sight...

ME...flying and flapping through the Spring sky! It might be interesting to see but the sound of the flapping would shatter eardrums as I passed over....

Do you think that I have waited too late to get to the gym and tighten everything up by May???


Friday, March 11, 2005


National Highway Safety Council has done extensive testing on a newly designed seat belt.  Results show that accidents can be reduced by as much as 45% when the belt is properly installed.  Correct installation is illustrated below:  


Thursday, March 10, 2005


I'm still puny as my Mother used to say.

My Doc put me on steriods and now...

I am so swollen that I resemble the Pillsbury Doe Boy.

I have been assured that the swelling will go down. I will probably pee for weeks when it does. I hope I lose the swelling because the person who looked back at me from the mirror a little while ago...had teeny, tiny slits for eyes!

I also have noticed that when I am this swollen..I am also Sullen!

A huge chip of poor me is pearched on my shoulder.

I decided to fight back today. I told myself that in every way with every day..I am getting better!

Even I didn't believe that crap.

At least, I know there will come the day that I am well again so I am lucky.

But for now....

I am just going to sit in my self pity.

I reach for my bottle water with weak hands and slowly put it to my parched lips....OHHHH. Woe is me.....I'm getting dizzy, I'm drifting off....My temperature has reached 110. I am floating to the ceiling...I am........



That is exactly what too much time on your hands will do...

When one is sick and all alone during the day.

In every way and every day...I am getting better.

Maybe...Maybe not...

OK, cut the drama and try to go and pee some of the steriods away....




Monday, March 7, 2005


I saw my Doc on Friday because I had developed a cough that woke our neighborhood at night!

Guess what?????

I have developed a form of pneumonia. I'm doing all the right things so I hope I feel better soon.

I would cry but it would stop up my nose and then I really couldn't breathe good.

I'll get off this "poor me" kick soon and back to writing.

I just feel so bad that I WANT my MAMA!

This has been a bad flu season in this part of Ohio.

Spring and Allergies....



Friday, March 4, 2005


I'm getting ready to go and see my Doctor....AGAIN......

I have decided that maybe, just maybe, I need to make a little room in his office... mine.

Just move in so that I can be close to my Doc and not have to drive down there.

I saw him on Tuesday and now today. Temp is back and so congested.

I hate feeling bad and wouldn't wish this flu on anyone.

Maybe, he can wave a magic wan today.

I am beginning to feel like a hypochondriac.



Thursday, March 3, 2005


I want to thank my 2 faithful readers.......

I am sick with the flu and I want my Mommy but my 2 faithful readers help with this lonely night more than they know...

This night sucks.....

The flu sucks...

If I could find the person who gave this to me I would...

Kick some serious butt..If I had the strength.. Which I don't...

When I get sick...My mean side comes to the surface.


PS. I tried to add a picture and even that doesn't work.

Even my picture site had the flu.....

I attacked my picture site but it came through.. Sorry, picture site but I feel bad and mean......and wimpy and lonely and sick. Thank you picture site for being there for me.

OK, Now, I am rambling... a sure sign of the flu!

This is a sucky, sicky night! 

OK, I am whining...I Like to whine when I feel bad.

Going to try to go to bed...AGAIN...

This might be a long night feeling sorry for myself...



I am up in the night....sick... The flu lingers on.

Congestion and the whole 9 yards.

I have made my bed on the couch so that I don't bother John.

TV on, Computer left on, Book close by. Sound machine and vaporiser going. Pillow, Blanket, water, nose spray, eye drops, throat spray......


I WANT MY MAMA!!!!!!!!!



I am taking the Scalzi challenge

I took this picture from my solarium this morning.

Never really looked at it before. I was waiting for spring when it is pretty.

My husband and I dug the pond ( 3 1/2 ft deep) and made the waterfall. We have 15 fish that are hiding on the bottom, under the waterfall.

It looks very messy right now.

Probably why I haven't looked out there. I try to avert my eyes from the back yard until Spring.

It is a sad, sad picture. The view looks like I feel today after getting over the flu.

Messy, brown and used up with a little white cold stuff still hanging around in my head. Wow, My back yard describes me.

I have learned from this assignment.

Something that I would have rather not known!


Wednesday, March 2, 2005


                                  a set of screwdrivers,  a
                                         cordless drill, and a  black
                                              lace  bra...
                    A WOMAN SHOULD  HAVE
one friend who  always
                                                 makes her  laugh...
                                                    and one  who
                                                    lets her  cry...

                    A WOMAN SHOULD  HAVE
                                        a good piece of  furniture
                                       not previously owned  by
                                          else in her  family...
                   A WOMAN SHOULD  HAVE
eight matching  plates,
                                        wine glasses with  stems,
                                                  and a  recipe
                                        for a meal that will  make
                                           her guests feel  honored..
                    A WOMAN SHOULD  HAVE
                                              a feeling of control  over
                                              her  destiny...
                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
                                      how to fall in  love
                                            losing  herself...

                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
                                            HOW TO QUIT A  JOB,
                                          BREAK UP WITH A  LOVER,
                                            AND CONFRONT A  FRIEND
                                           WITHOUT RUINING  THE
                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
when to try harder...  and
                                            WHEN TO WALK  AWAY...
                   EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
                                        that she can't change  the
                                       length of her calves,  the
                                       width of her hips, or  the
                                               nature of  her
                     EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
                                       that her childhood  may
                                            not have been  perfect...but
                                                           its  over...
                                       what she would  and
                                           do for love or  more...
                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
                                      how to live alone... even  if
                                           she doesn't like  it...
                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
                                           whom she can  trust,
whom she  can't,
                                             and why she  shouldn't
                                             take it  personally...
                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
where to  go...
                                 be it to her best friend's  kitchen
                                      or a charming inn in  the
                                          woods...when her  soul
                                               needs  soothing...
                    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD  KNOW...
what she can and  can't
                                           accomplish in a  day...
                                           a month...and a  year... 

Tuesday, March 1, 2005


For all of us who are married, were married, wish we were married, wish we weren't married...something to smile about the next time we open a bottle of wine.

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona
when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.   As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a word or two of thanks, she got in the car.

After resuming the journey and a bit of small talk, the Navajo woman noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally. "What's in the bag?" asked the old woman.
Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine.   Got it for my husband."

The Navajo woman was silent for a moment, and then speaking with the quiet
wisdom of an elder said........    "Good trade."