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Vlog - 3/15/12

Friday, March 16, 2012

Good mood.. update and at the end a pep talk and I'm singing you a song. :)

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_JODI404 3/16/2012 12:03PM

    Very glad you were feeling so up and awesome! Love those days when you just feel so strongly "Life is Good"!!!

Beautiful voice!!

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MRS_EVA_K 3/16/2012 11:41AM

    Great on the clothes and I did know that mens/unisex sizes and women's sizes are dramatically different. It's interesting to watch what use to fit in unisex become so big you could use it for a tent.

You have a beautiful voice. Thanks for singing.

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MS.ELENI 3/16/2012 11:03AM

    I loved this. It did make me a little dizzy but just listen to it. Loved the whole thing

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BLUE42DOWN 3/16/2012 2:53AM

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It's such a blast when we have that desire to just get doing those exercises. And getting those leg strengthening exercises can help with your knee as well.

emoticon on the clothes! (The other difference with men's shirts that makes them not work so well for me - they don't come back in nearly as much at the waist. For my shape ... 48" bust tucks in to 37-39" at the rib/waist, so I end up with way too much extra cloth.)

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Not Enough Sleep!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Last night I stayed up really late - watching latest Biggest Loser episode and then the final show of The Bachelor where he proposes.. and then the After the Rose ceremony because I had to know what happened after. I was up til 2:30 AM and I'm really paying for it. Got up after 8 AM. I didn't get a shower or breakfast because I got up too late. Got Nicholas to school just a bit later.. not as bad as the last two days. I had to come home to have breakfast. I have office hours at the church today, but they are somewhat flexible as long as I get my 10 hrs in. I am working at home instead due to computer problems on my office computer. Also not feeling great - time of the month (TOM) and head congestion. So about 6 hrs sleep should be enough, but during TOM I need about 9-10 hrs. I would like to take a nap, but after Nicholas ran away the other day, I don't DARE to again!

Going to walk when I get my son home as my husband is home today.
Tomorrow - doctor's appointment about my knee with an orthopaedic doctor.
I scheduled my annual pap (which I haven't had since my son was born) and a mammogram today. Pap is in June.. Mammogram in a couple weeks. She was willing to fit me in tomorrow and I said I was too sensitive. I've never had one, but I've heard they can hurt a bit... Scared to pieces! Sorry this is so TMI!

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NPA4LOSS 3/15/2012 8:06PM

    I have been so crazy about BL this year. I haven't agreed with any decision they have made about who went home. I hope that things start to go better with your son. I hope that you have a great evening. emoticon

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LYNNE_08 3/15/2012 12:42PM

    The mammorgram is uncomfortable, but doesn't "hurt". I have to have them every six mos, bc of fibrocystic disease, only time it ever really hurt was when I was very swollen when I had mastitis. If you tell the tech. that you are sensitive, she will make adjustments.

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Vlog Vent 3-14-12

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Really upset about something....
He did WHAT?!

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MS.ELENI 3/16/2012 11:15AM

    part of what your son is doing is just being a kid.They are sneaky. Loved your blog.always enjoy seeing people on their vblogs emoticon

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KAYECAN 3/15/2012 12:12PM

    Hard to comment other than just reinforce the good behaviours and play down the bad. Being a good role model is tops and I'm sure you are doing that. The mind can be a tricky thing.

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STEPHANALILLEY 3/15/2012 11:10AM

    Just like you, he wants the ice cream! LOL The food hiding sounds like he's mimicking your behavior. If you're hiding "forbidden" foods, he's picked up on that or he doesn't want to get in trouble for having food he knows he shouldn't. He's a child and thinks like one. Yogurt isn't as yummy has ice cream sandwiches. Maybe if you allow him to have one each night, he won't feel like he has to sneak them. And I would recommend the sugar free fat free variety for his sake. They sell locks to childproof your fridge. You may want to try that route. I'm diabetic and low sugar is normal in the morning after not eating all night. Different people are affected differently. At 70 reading, I don't have symptoms, but my diabetic mother does at 80. If the finger pricks hurt him, you can test other places (on the arm for instance) that don't feel so tender afterwards. When my children were younger, I would set their breakfast out on the dining room table for them: a bowl of cereal (cling wrapped) and a piece of fruit. I then had cups of milk in the fridge. My son was 3 1/2 years older than my daughter and could screw the top off and pour in the cereal. Sandwiches were a wholesome breakfast I could make the night before and cold pizza was a favorite. Juice boxes don't need refrigeration. If you find you have to lock the fridge, you can pack a lunch box with his breakfast and use frozen cool packs to keep perishable items at the right temperature. I hope there's something in this post you find helpful! Good Luck...

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NPA4LOSS 3/14/2012 11:42PM

    You might check with his Dr. about his feelings of needing to hide food. Maybe there is too much restriction for a young child. Don't over react. I hope that you can find a good positive way to deal with the problem. You don't want him to develop eating disorders at this young an age. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Useful Household Hints

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have a new Sparkfriend, Loretta24, who is posting daily household hints in March. These are some of my favorite ones so far, which I may be able to use and might help some of you. Here is Loretta's page:

* Mosquitoes - take a white dinner plate, put a little water on it and a few drops of Lemon Joy. Skeeters are attracted to it, fall into it and die for some reason.

* Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces - no more stains.

*Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator - it will keep for weeks.

* Clean toilets with an alka seltzer. Drop one (or two) in the toilet. Wait 20 minutes, then flush and scrub gently.

* When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness. (never tried this)

* To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh - if it rises to the surface, throw it away. (I do this all the time, but usually not salted water. It still works.)

* Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. (does this seriously work?)

* To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area, instant relief. (never tried this)

* Ants, ants, ants everywhere... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march - see for yourself. (this works to some extent. You should see the amazing chalk lines we have had in the bathroom when ants came in the window the last couple years.)

*When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

* If you run out of anti-static dryer sheets after you take the clothes out of the dryer, run a metal coat hanger down the material, and give it a shake. This will remove the static electricity. (we don't use dryer sheets, so I'll bring a coat hanger down to the laundry to see if this works.)

* To remove onion, garlic or bleach or other odors off one's hands: Hold a stainless steel knife (not a cutting knife, more like a butter knife) under cool running water..the smell will be gone from one's hands in a matter of about 10 seconds..any stainless steel utensil will do, though.

* Wipe your dog off with a dryer sheet after you brush him/her. This helps to remove loose hairs that stay on his/her coat. It also makes your pet smell nice, too. (guess I should get some dryer sheets)

* Keep a spray bottle mix of water and a little laundry softener in it on hand to spritz a cloth to dampen it. Use it to wipe dog hairs off of yourself after brushing your pet. You can also spritz it on your pets rugs (or your furniture) before you sweep them. This really helps get the dog hairs off. (sounds cool, we just don't use laundry softener)

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JSTETSER 3/15/2012 6:20AM

    I never heard of the alka seltzer in the toilet. I'll try it.

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BECCABOO127 3/14/2012 7:24PM

    Great tips, thanks!

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NANCYBOAT 3/14/2012 2:24PM

    these are good - I need to remember the Tupperware one!

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UMMSULAYM_NOVA 3/14/2012 2:08PM

    Good tips, thanks for sharing!

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BROOKLYNROSE 3/14/2012 1:54PM

    Thanks for sharing:) I'm going to try a few of those myself!

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Photo Update

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Here is the cake I made for my husband's birthday. It is a good thing I took a picture. The sugar deliquesced (melted and liquified) and was absorbed into the cake and was nearly erased entirely. I was so glad I had a picture to show him what had been there.. Not just an empty middle.. The frosting name and stars were still there, but the whole center was plain chocolate. Good cake. Much lower fat without the thick frosting. The middle is plain Polaner All-Fruit Preserves of seedless strawberry with added fiber.

My son refused to take his blood glucose test this morning and did not get to have any cake. This was the last straw after losing tv time and computer time and then the chocolate milk for not cooperating. Major tantrums and meltdowns. He was 15 minutes late to school and I was 25 minutes late to my class because of this. In the last two tests he's had the levels have been pretty low- 52 one day and 80 the next, so it's important that I get the test done, but it's been sooooo traumatic and almost impossible. Today it was impossible.

This morning he also stole an ancient package of cake fondant which was all hard and had chipped it into pieces on the floor and under the coffee table. Plus he had a bowl of the all-fruit strawberry jam for breakfast and a glass of choc. milk. Later after not getting the cake, he took a nap. I was really sick with a stomach bug and had to rest. While I was sleeping he took out the ice cream and the popsicles and had some of each, and left them melting under the coffee table.

I was awakened from a very very deep sleep by the doorbell - three times, (I had sleep paralysis) and then my neighbor came inside calling for me. I managed to get up, but was dizzy and in a daze from deep sleep. I asked where was Nicholas. She said a man up the street found him riding on his bike alone and brought him home, but that I hadn't answered the door (he knocked). I didn't even hear it! So I explained to neighbor that I was sick and napping and that he'd been napping when I went to bed. She asked what I needed and I said just more time. She agreed to take him about another hour. Well, she kept him about half an hour, but it was enough for me to get up and be a bit more alert.

He is grounded from his bike for a week.

Here is a picture of him on his bike from YESTERDAY when we got it out and he had a nice ride while I was walking.

When he came home I just held him tight and told him how much I loved him and how grateful I was that it was the neighbor telling me he'd been off biking and not the police calling to say my son was hit by a car. Whew! This boy is so independent.. such a challenge!

Here is me from about noontime:

yes, I felt as good as I looked. Yucky!

I tried so hard to smile for you guys.. That's the best I could do.

I am feeling worlds better now.. for some reason, though clearly not all better yet.

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BLUE42DOWN 3/14/2012 5:24PM

    That is some gorgeous decorating work on the cake - wow!

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MRSMELVIN1 3/14/2012 1:10PM

    Beautiful cake and it looks just yummy.

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LINDAKAY228 3/14/2012 11:49AM

    I'm so grateful for you that he got home safe and nothing happened but I can imagine how scary it was to find out what had happened. I know things are tough but hang in there. We're here for you.

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DEE1221 3/14/2012 11:02AM

    Not fun being sick and taking care of a little boy who wants to be independent. Hang in there!

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TESSABEAR428 3/14/2012 9:52AM

    The cake looked great! Awesome job! As for your son, I am sorry he is being a pain in the behind. I would have been so upset with Mia had she done any of those things! I would have been extremely grateful that she wasn't harmed or worse, but at the same time, that is a HUGE "no-no" in my book. I hope your son starts to cooperate better with you and I hope you start to feel better too! emoticon

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MRS_EVA_K 3/14/2012 8:04AM

    The cake was beautiful!

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