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Full Week Ahead May 16, 2009

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Things are still going crazy here.  Next we have something on the calendar every day during the week.  More field trips for the children, a doctor’s appointment for Son, and even an entrance exam for me.

That’s right, an entrance exam.  I haven’t been in school for more years than I care to share, so I am a bit concerned.  However, much pressure was relieved when they told me that I can take it as many times as I want and it won’t effect anything until I start taking certain classes.  Yay!

So, if you think of me on Wednesday morning, pray for my dusty brain to try to remember how to do stuff that I wasn’t in class for when it was taught.

….I think I just caused more stress for myself with that statement.

Diets, Weather and TV May 7, 2009

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The diet is going well. Thanks for asking.  I don’t know if I have lost any weight, but I have been eating a lot of tomatoes. So, I’ll call it good.
Well, except for last night. Last night I was hungry.  I mean, the kind of hungry where even if you are full you are hungry. The only thing that would have satisfied that hunger would have been movie theater popcorn with lots of butter.  So, I ate some fruit and veggies.  Didn’t satisfy but it filled me up.

It’s been raining a lot here.  That’s probably no big surprise. I mean, rain is a part of spring, no?  The big surprise is how slippery grass is!  Plus, it was recently cut.  So I have little piles of cut grass randomly placed in my yard and driveway.  It’s a like trying to walk on a slip-and-slid in nylons during a tropical storm in some areas.

Today though the sun is shining.  I don’t know how long it will last.  I hope it will be sunny for a few days. We are in the time of year when school has several events and outings.  For example, Friday Son has a field trip and Monday Daughter has one.  Thursday is awards night.  Yup, the end of the school year wind down has begun.

You know what else has begun? Season Finales.  You do know what Season Finale means, right?  It roughly translates to “Cruel on-the-edge-of-your-seat worse possible moment to end a show episode”!  You know it does.  I mean, we’ve all been there yelling at the tv.  Usually it sounds something like this:  “OH NO! you can NOT! leave it there!”  or  “Uh! They can’t die!!!”  or “Bu.. I… How…. aarrrggh!”  with hands thrown up in the air.

One show I watch tries to be kind. They nicely wrap up a season with a little bow of “end of chapter xx” and show you a glimpse of the next chapter/season.  However, that’s just a minute or two taste.  You still have to wait.  It’s like bringing out the desert and giving you a sample of your favorite delight on one of those tiny disposable sample spoons and saying “Sorry, you can’t have it right now.”  Cruel I tell ya! Cruel!

Now, if you’ll excuse me. I must make a diet-shake, open some windows and catch up on my on-line shows.

Food in the Fast Lane April 30, 2009

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Yes. It is true.  After a long silence, I am returning to the blogging world.  What brings me out of hiding, you ask?  Well, to tell the truth, Mandy did.

See, I recently tweeted that after many years without a microwave, I purchased one today.   I’ll let that soak in for minute. ………….  Yes, seriously.   I have lived without a microwaves for more years that I can remember.

Mandy found this amazing.  So, I though “Hey, I should blog about this.”

Truth be told, she is not the first to find this shocking behavior.  My mother considered it some sort of twisted abuse that I dare make my family live without one.  People have asked “How you heat things up?”  “Is this some sort of cult deal you are into?” and “Is it for health reasons?”

Ok first the one that makes me laugh:  I heat things up using the stove top or oven. I make popcorn in my air popper.
Next: No, it is not some sort of cult restriction.  It is a personal choice that has nothing to do with any religious belief.
Finally: Yes and no to the health.  Microwaves are shady, in my opinion.  I mean, have you ever really thought about what they are?  There are no pacemakers or any medical restrictions causing me to live micro-wave-less.  It is just my own mind thinking too much about how the food is heated.  Oh, and seeing a microwave leak detector.  That simple.

So, now, after all this time, I have broken down and purchased one.  Why?  Well, that’s a whole other post. But it boils down to something new I am trying that requires a microwave.

See, it is all rather simple.

But now, let me ask you…
If your microwave broke today, how long do you think you could hold out before buying a new one?

Swinging Low March 6, 2009

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A few days ago I was quite mean to a friend.  He said “Have you started yet or is it still a week away!”  It was more of an accusation than a question.
I became irritated.

A couple of days ago, I noticed that I was wearing my fake smile.  A lot.  I noticed that I was starting to disconnect.  Disconnect from the world.  Slipping into recluse mode.

Last night, I watched the final show of True Beauty (or something like that).  I hadn’t watched a full season, just the last few episodes.  I was not attached to any contestant.  Still, when they announced the winner, I became a bit teary eyed.

I noticed that chocolate doesn’t taste so bad right now either.

This morning, I heard a commercial. I don’t remember what the product was, but I did the cry that was a laugh. Or was it the laugh that was really a cry.  A commercial. On the radio.

Ice cream was a staple food this week too.
*sigh* I think I might have “a visitor” soon.

No, I won’t tell my friend he was right.  Because, well, that is just wrong. However, I might send a message to Tam and find out more about her hormone pills. Maybe she can email some to me…

Laziness Stole My Week! March 5, 2009

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A friend invited me to go walking with her today. That really interferes with my plan to dominate the world with passivity and laziness.  You know, to properly master being lazy is much more work than it should be. I’m just sayin’

I did skip working out again today. I blame my toe.  I’ve been (what I call) medicating it since last night. So, I think I’ll be okay to walk.  You know, other that it completely and totally contradicting my lazy plan.

Speaking of plans… I did have big plans that included massive cleaning and a daily workout routine, but that kind of fell by the way side.  I ended up eating poorly and watching too much (on-line) t.v.

I mean, seriously, LOST, HK, Heroes, Chuck, The Terminator: TSCC, Fringe, Bones… Can you blame me?
And thanks to a friend, I have added another show to the list.  See, she told me about a show on TNT.  I hadn’t actually seen the show myself.  So, it only made sense that I should go to the site and check it out, right?  Well, while I was there, I discovered some episodes of  The Closer I hadn’t seen. Well, you can bet your whole bag of Smarties that I watched what was available there.  And while I was on-site, I checked out one other show called Leverage.  Hooked.  That’s all I can say.  Hooked.  It cracks me up much like Bones does.  I can see the old me so much in one of those characters.  Don’t worry about which one.  And then, a couple of the guys in the show… How comical.  I know both those types.  I love the characters because it’s just… they’re funny.

Hey, I only claim to have a sense of humor. I don’t recall saying it’s a GOOD one, just that it exists.  K? K.

Anyhow, the computer and my toe and the ice cream have completely stolen all my time this week.  S-L-A-C-K-E-R!!!

On the bright side, I’ll have plenty to do this weekend. Yes?

The Nan-Foot-Challenge February 18, 2009

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It is funny what reading other people’s blog will get you to do. I have done things from taking photos of certain subjects to trying out new music. I have watched movies, youtube clips, visited websites and new blogs. I have tried different foods, read different Scripture verses, and become involved in a virtual world. The most recent thing I have done is written with my feet. Yes, you read the correctly. I have written with my feet.

Not long ago Nan wrote a post about her boredom. It is something that probably afflicts us all at some point or another. Her boredom lead her to do things and then post the results. This, of course, inspired a few others to try it – whether they admit it or not. I just happen to be one who will admit it.
Not only admit it, but prove it…

Writing Differently

Yup, what you read, is what it is.

What about you? Are you brave enough to take the Nan-Foot-Challenge  AND post it?!?
(I just made title up. Nice right?)

Stop by Nan’s blog (link above takes you directly to her boredom post) to see how it all started and say hi.  Also, be sure to link back or leave a comment here so that I can come check out yours!

Update on the Crud February 16, 2009

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The doctor’s office has Saturday by Appointment hours.  They had appointments, so when I called, I got in.

My voice was audible, which was nice. It was not my normal voice, but I did not have to write answers nor hope they could read lips.
I was diagnosed with pharyngitis and sinusitis.  We talked about strep.  If I have it, it would be the same medication I was already going to be prescribed.  Therefore, we skipped the test and called it done.

I am feeling slightly better.  Last night I finally got a little better sleep too.  I’m still not all good, but I’m heading towards getting over this yucky stuff.  My throat is still giving an occasional odd pinch and is still not happy.  On the bright side I did not spend a full hour coughing up… stuff this morning.  So, I’d say, so far, it’s a better day health wise.

How is your day going?

I gots the crud February 13, 2009

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It started simple.  A bit of a sudden sore throat.  By sudden, I mean all of the sudden I needed a drink of water… and the water hurt a bit to swallow.
At bed time, I had an odd pain in my back.

That was almost a week ago.  I still don’t know what the back pain was about.  I do know that the sore throat now appears to be a full blown sinus infection.  I know that every morning I cough up… gross stuff.  I am debating heading into the doctor today or giving it another few days.  The laryngitis I had yesterday kept my yelling to whisper yell.  Not effective… or very audible. Phone conversations were, well, unrealistic.  Of course, that did not stop my mother from trying!

I don’t like having a sinus infection, cold, or flu.  Odds are, no one does.

I have tissue.  I have some medicine from the store that does not seem to help.  I’ll do a nasal rinse in a little while and see if that helps.  It has in the past.  Really what I want though is for it to just go away.

It could be worse, but it could be better too.

Ice Storm Chronicles III February 12, 2009

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Part 3 of 3

Part 1 Here (opens in this window)

Part 2 Here (opens in this window)

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Day 4:
Yesterday we went to Uncle’s house.  He still has power.  We charged our phones and charged my camera battery.  The camera battery did not get a full charge though.  His town is running out of water, so no shower there.

We went to Hubby’s friend’s house and showered. I washed my hair more than once and shaved.  It felt good!

Most of the ice melted off.  I won’t get a bunch of photos now.  I will, however, get photos of the branch on my house before it comes down – hopefully.

I spent too much money on food I don’t normally buy.  Chips are easy.  Canned food is expensive!  Neither require electricity.

I wonder what today will hold…

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Day 5:
Hubby was offered, or rather re-re-offered the job that he left his last one for and left yesterday.  His friend took him to the main office out of state.  He was to stay in a hotel last night.  Bet he’s cleaner than me today!

We are ready for another shower, but have no place to go.

Oddly enough, I’m even wishing I could do laundry.

I think I am through the initial net-withdrawal.  Yes, I know I say that while blogging with pen and paper.  But, really, the hardest part is over.  And it only took 5 days.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I must text someone… anyone…

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3:20 pm
We have power!!

4:10 pm
Starting a load of laundry.  If power stays on for that, next is shower.  If not, maybe the clothes will at least get washed before it goes back out.

4:40 pm
Modem is dead.  Why oh why am I taunted so?  It was protected…

Later:
Have I mentioned how nice a hot shower feels? Aahhh…

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Most people have their electricity back on.  Some just within the last couple of days.
Although we did have electricity over that weekend, many people did not.  Most local schools did not open until Tuesday,  and then they began an hour late.
This week local businesses and schools have return to “normal”.
Branches and limbs still litter road sides and lawns. Broken trees are our current skyline.  Vehicles are in need of repair as are homes.
Some people are asking what the ice storm means.  Some have moved past it and have fallen back in to their rut.  A few saw God in the beauty of light reflecting off a frozen world.  And still some may have saw it as glimpse of things to come…

Ice Storm Chronicles II February 10, 2009

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Part 2 of 3

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Day 2:

Still no electricity.  Bed time is dark o’clock again.  We gave some of our thawing meat away so it would not be wasted.  What is still frozen will be left in the tent over night with the window slightly open.

A branch fell on our roof.  Hubby and I went outside with our flashlights to check it out, then tried to go back to bed.  Mainly, I laid there thinking about the branch above my bed that has not fallen.  I also spent time talking to God about knowing the difference between trusting Him and testing Him.  Eventually I passed out.  I blame the Benadryl.

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Day 3:

The yogurt battle has begun.  “Who ate my last yogurt?!?”  I guess I know now the number of days before dairy becomes valuable.  Showers.  That is also a valuable thing.  We all could use one.  This may be tmi, but, well this blog is called waytmi. So… We Stink!  I think the layer of deodorant is about a 1/2 inch thick on me.  My hair is just plain nasty.  Wash, rinse, repeat, repeat, repeat next shower.

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Day 4 & 5 next post

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Part 3 Here (opens in same window)

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