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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let me start by saying that I went to the doctor this morning to get my eyes checked. I have pink eye in both eyes. For anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's a highly contagious eye infection that makes your eyes itchy and goopy. Once you start the drops, the contagion decreases quickly. The doc said I could go to work, so I did. BUT, I also know how paranoid folks are about pink eye, so I told my boss.

He comes over and says I can't tell you what to do (he's the boss, he can tell me what to do) but, isn't that really contagious? LOL! I took the hint, finished a couple of quick things and left. I got my prescription and headed home. Once I got home, I curled up with my book, a blanket, and some tea. Before long, I fell asleep! Man I like naps! The good news is that my eyes weren't goopy when I woke up!!

On a separate note, the kids got the Mario Kart game for the Wii today. Told them they had to read and do their chores before they could play. The boy decided that he didn't want to read. But, it was okay to behave like a baby when his sister did her stuff and was allowed to play. I'm ready to send him to bed. Or better yet, send me to bed! LOL!

At this rate, I think our Friday morning project is going to turn into an all-day, work until you drop marathon! Maybe an attitude adjustment will come out of it. Wish me luck!

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STEELERCRAZY 2/10/2010 11:12PM

    Next time your boss tells you to do something you don't wanna do, remind him, "You can't tell me what to do."

Feel better soon!

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    You probably needed the extra rest anyway.

Both eyes, wow, I'll bet that was uncomfortable.

Hang in there and get better soon.

You might want to keep those "naps" in your schedule!

remember kindergarden, we all took naps, shared cookies and we all got along just fine!

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BKNOCK 2/10/2010 9:17PM

    Nothing like a day off to rest up! We got Mario Kart for Christmas and my nieces and nephew love it! I like it too!

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Pride goeth before the fall

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Okay I'll admit it. I was smug. About two weeks ago, the guy who sits next to me in my cube came in with a horrible cold. Everyone around us was getting sick. But not me!! I eat right. I exercise. I'm healthy! There's no way I'm going to get sick. That's what I kept telling myself anyway. Here I am sitting here with a cold and two eyes infected with pink eye! Not fair! (Yes, Michelle, I'm going to the doc tomorrow for drops.) I guess it goes to show you that if it's your turn, you're getting sick!

On a semi-positive note, it looks like my computer might be fixed! Brought it home and started using it. Within five minutes, it went kaput. I took it back to the lady today and she said she knows the fix. I should have it back tomorrow. If I go to work that is. Otherwise I'll have it back by Thursday! Yippee!!

Okay, time for bed. Have to get up early to get me some eye drops.

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MAKEROOM4ME 2/12/2010 11:10AM

    Who started this cold anyway? Guess that's my punishment for not getting the flu shot this year! Laura

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GLOBALKEEWEE 2/11/2010 10:38AM

Double pink-eye, eh? My mom always yelled at me to keep my fingers out of my eyes..."you'll get pinkeye!"...maybe your mom didn't tell you this often enough.

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JUNIAATROME 2/11/2010 9:20AM

    so sorry that it got you too! Hope you are feeling better today. What I really dread with this bugs is that they rarely come alone: mine came with a three day horizontal (I could not get my head up for headache); another week of weak; dreadful weather and no energy to start me back on the fitness track; another bug - thankfully smallish; crazy work schedule for a week; a stomach bug and more snow. Facit: no real work-out for two weeks. Guess where I need to start now? At 15 minutes elliptical! I haaaate falling back to the old. And I did not yet stand on the scale this week. And I'm so not looking forward to that one either...

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    Maybe you just need some drops for the 'puter!

Don't ya wish that would do the trick?

Have a great day

Take care and rest up while you can!

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STEELERCRAZY 2/10/2010 11:14PM

    Aw, dang it!! Computer probably caught a virus, too. Hope not...I just took my laptop in to get it looked at...maybe we'll both get good news??

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AWYEAGLE 2/10/2010 12:33PM

    Sorry to hear your sick (I say that so I won't get sick - LOL).

Feel better soon and take care of those eyes!

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RWETHAIRYET 2/10/2010 11:10AM

    Heehee, that very thing happened to me just a few weeks ago.
That's what you get for gloating!

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BKNOCK 2/10/2010 5:52AM

    Wow, what a bummer. I hope that you are feeling better real soon and that your eyes are not bothering you too much.

I am glad that the computer is on the mend though! I hope that she is putting some virus protection and malware protection on it for you?


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DONNAORLENE 2/10/2010 1:02AM

    Oh, Yuck! It's no fun being sick, especially after you were so sure you were healthy and well! LOL! Just goes to show're pretty smart about the Pride thing! Hey, don't feel bad, I've been there a million times. No fun eating crow either...and boy have I had to walk around with feathers hanging out of my mouth a few times! Anyway, hope you get to feeling better soon! I'll keep you in my prayers and check in on you tomorrow! Take care and get a good nights sleep!
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SILVERPUSS 2/10/2010 12:35AM

  aww! GET WELL SOON!!!!

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Stuff...really good stuff

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

1. The gym was really crowded yesterday and I had to wait for machines that I wanted. Don't like that. LOL. But I managed to get on the machines and get my good workout in.

2. Watching biggest loser Very unhappy that the red team is not sending someone home. I do not like her I do not like her By the way I do not like her. Sorry if that was a spoiler on the biggest loser.

3. My brain started to feel like mush today. So I stopped doing the computer work, and started doing some physical work. It really helped me feel better about myself and I didn't eat anything over what I had already planned to eat. Yay me. LOL!

4. Tried a new recipe today for dinner. I did not get the family's approval before I made it. But they liked it anyway. I did learn that I need to add a little bit more liquid to it because it was really dry. It was black bean chicken. It's in the spark recipe list. Very good! leftovers for me tomorrow!

5. DH started the weight loss contest at our gym today. Part of The reason the gym is so busy. LOL! He is a true competitor and make sure he weighed as much as he could yesterday. He drank water late in the evening, and he even had a Pepsi before you left. He lost 10 pounds overnight! I'm sure everyone else is working the system too. I know I would! LOL!

OK, that's it for me. Time for bed. See you all on the Spark side!

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DOINFINE 2/3/2010 1:22PM

    This is really, really good stuff! Way to work it on the exercise. Waiting can be a pain but there is always something productive to do while waiting. Jumping jacks, walk in place,
jump rope. Whatever you're up for.
Glad to see your dh is jumping on the bandwagon...even if he cheated alittle. I'm the same way too. I make sure I have as little on as possible when I weigh and it has to be first thing in the morning, before I've had anything to eat or drink!
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    NOT QUITE fair that he had a silly plan to start the contest, LOL

Sounds like you are making some GREAT decisions though, especially to add exercise when the brain turns to mush.

I'd be exercising ALL THE TIME THEN

Have a great day B!

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BKNOCK 2/3/2010 7:02AM

    I totally agree with you about the woman from the red team! Sounds like a good recipe! I am glad that you were patient and waited for the machines! i have been chipping and throwing ice for three days so my exercise has been pretty intense outside! But it is finally going up to about 50 today so maybe the "stuff" will melt! I have also been home for days and I am finally going to work today for a delayed opening.

Your husband cracks me up! My Father and my two brothers had a contest once and my oldest brother took everything off before he weighed in and my other brother wore more clothes and also did wht your husband did and I bet you can guess who won! My oldest brother was not really using his brains that day, LOL!

Take care!

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USFBULL 2/3/2010 1:28AM

    liked your spirit, try the crockpot for you chicken and black beans that will keep the chicken very moist. Keep Sparking emoticon emoticon Jeff

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GEEMAWEST 2/3/2010 12:31AM

    Way to go on not eating over what you had planned. Ignore all the other stuff.
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STEELERCRAZY 2/3/2010 12:22AM


Congratulations on your very productive day!

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Nerd day was FUN!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

My local university had engineering day for the family. It was free and since I just graduated from the University, with a degree, I decided it would be fun to take the kids show them what it was about. We got there fairly early in the morning and there wasn't very much of a crowd. we went to the wind tunnel first, something my son was very much looking forward to. He thought it was very cool. Then we talked for materials scientists and that was some pretty cool stuff. Later we went to make catapults. We had a blast making catapults and then testing out on pyramids of cups.

We only made it to three of the buildings and there at least one more to go to. But by then, it was noon and I still had to go grocery shopping and get laundry done. Maybe next year we'll plan on spending the whole day there. Now it's time to go to bed. Night night Sparkers.

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USFBULL 2/1/2010 2:29AM

    Nice Day, sounds like more time needed, next time

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/1/2010 2:10AM

    thanks for sharing ;0) nite nite :)

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GEEMAWEST 2/1/2010 12:32AM

    I bet my grandkids would like that. Next time invite us, OK?

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    Yes indeed, it sounded COOL

Looked like fun, glad you had fun and the kids did too.

it was even fun just to read about it, LOL

It's COOL here too, but your cool was more educational

Have a great week
and thanks for the trip down memory/education lane

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BKNOCK 1/31/2010 8:18AM

    Sounds pretty cool! What a great way to get kids interested in engineering! Our Community College does some sort of camp for kids during the summer.

I am glad that you had such a good time with the kids!

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Bet me who will still be here...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

in two weeks. I mean the gym. Did I mention how much I hate the new year?It brings out all the sometimes exercisers who take over my machines! This may be a good time to mention that I don't share very well! LOL! That (public) gym is really for my own personal use and others use it at my behest! And I didn't behest anyone!! LOL!!

Tonight, every single elliptical was being used! I ended up on a treadmill for 45 minutes (plus five minutes cool down), but I didn't hardly even work up a sweat. Lesson learned...I need to run on the treadmill, not walk.

As I was stretching and wiping off the machine, I swear that one of the newbies was staring at me! No, I was not sending "get out of my gym" vibes. Honest! I decided she was jealous of how good I look! Okay, so she probably wasn't even looking at me, and if she was, she probably wasn't thinking that. But, hey, a girl can dream...even if it's a witchy dream! LOL!!

Night all!

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_MAOMAO_ 1/30/2010 12:49AM

  emoticonThose uppity newbies.
They are like that, aren't they, figuring they can use the machines, too? Just wait a while, they wheat and tares will be thoroughly separated!

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STEELERCRAZY 1/28/2010 9:49PM

    Staring at you? Are you sure you didn't have spinach stuck between your teeth or something? Or COULD IT HAVE BEEN YOUR AAWWEESSOOMMEE glutes???????


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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/27/2010 10:39PM

    Remind me to give you a good stare when we bump into eachother ;0)



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GEEMAWEST 1/27/2010 10:08PM

    How dare they!!

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RWETHAIRYET 1/26/2010 1:57PM

    Ha! I hate it when people take over my domain, too! Take this past Saturday! I bundled up, drove to my favorite walking/snowshoeing spot in a nearby town forest, and as I was standing there strapping into the snow shoes another woman actually had the nerve to pull up in a car next to me, get out and do the same thing. Well, let me tell you I glared at her, she glared at me and off we went in opposite directions. How dare she disturb the peace of my quiet, snow covered forest!!
And yes we did pass on the loop about 40 mins later...funny how at that point we smiled and made nice as we passed each other, lol.

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    Fun to read your blog! I always think it is a good thing that we can't read each other's minds. Can you imagine??

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    Fun to read your blog! I always think it is a good thing that we can't read each other's minds. Can you imagine??

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ANNIE_1015 1/26/2010 3:16AM

  You are very funny! How dare they be at the gym when you are!!! Some people have all the nerve. Well, at least you know that very soon they will forget their new years resolutions and you have have your gym all to yourself.


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USFBULL 1/26/2010 2:07AM

    Ok, I think the issue is not being able to get on the elliptical machine.... I'm confused but its ok, that is why I usually do not go the gym, when i'm outside I don't have to wait except for traffic lights. Woohoo !! In a few weeks the hoards will leave and your gym will be back to normal. whew and did you have a good work out anyway. Getting late and I want to encourage you to do some body weight exercises that do not require any machine whatsoever. cheers Jeff emoticon

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DONNAORLENE 1/26/2010 1:44AM

    My, aren't we feeling testy! LOL!!! But like you said they'll be gone in a few weeks and you'll have your pick of the equipment again. And she probably was looking at how good you look and wishing she looked that good. Better be careful you just may give her the incentive to hang in there and keep coming to the gym! Ha! Ha! Anyway good to see that you're up to your old spunky self! Hope you have a good week. And in the meantime, not to be mean but just be grateful that you can exercise. I can still just barely walk and then for not too long. But I'll get there again. Sooner or later!
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