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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Last night was our monthly foreign film potluck...it was a smaller than usual gathering but it was still fun! There were five of us and we had an incredible meal! Darryl made Capanata (spelling?). We also had two different kinds of pesto, Risotto, salads, fresh mozzarella balls, and an incredible dessert that was NOT on my food plan! But it happens once a month...if I follow my food plan mostly throughout the rest of the month, then it's okay to take an evening off for that, right? (Okay...now I have to follow my food plan for the next month!)

I didn't eat a lot of it...but I did sample everything! Esther is an incredible cook...I look forward to any dish she brings to the potlucks. She's awesome.

We changed the clocks this morning...it was nice to sleep in and not feel like we had. Here it's not yet 8 AM and I've been up for a while already. And I can hear Darryl out in the kitchen, cooking vegetables up for something...soup, I would imagine.

Devon ran to the grocery store for Darryl yesterday and came home singing and dancing around...he got the phone number of a cute girl who works there...a girl he's been interested in for a while now. He was in such a great mood last night. I asked him how long he was supposed to wait to call her, based on silly guy rules. He said he didn't subscribe to that and he was going to call her today. Good for him! I think it's so silly that some guys think if they call too soon they look desparate. I think it makes them look interested...and isn't that why they get the phone number in the beginning, because they're interested?!

In two weeks I think we may go to SUNY Purchase with Devon, to see the campus and surrounding town. He's leaning toward going there and wanted to check out the area. If he doesn't go there, he'll probably look into SUNY New Paltz, which is where Kate would like to end up (beginning her junior year). New Paltz is great...nice little town, beautiful campus. And only two hours away. Easy commute to and from for the kids. A bus runs from New Paltz right to our town. Very convenient.

I should close so I can get some stuff done before going to church this morning...use that extra hour wisely!

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DCFKAF 11/4/2007 7:47PM

    Just a little add on...today's service at church was the Music Sunday Service...with the theme of Peace...it was beautiful! The songs/music chosen were just wonderful...piano, flute, viola, singing...it literally brought me to tears. I loved it so much. I left church feeling so wonderful! I love my church!

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Finally Friday

Friday, November 02, 2007

What a day! I'm home for lunch and need to do this quickly...have to leave in 10 minutes to go back...

I had to assist in a restraint for like thirty minutes today...it was all out, full take-down and had me sweating and my heart pumping...certainly counts as exercise!

We're down to only three students but it's still so difficult! The chaos is causing kids to blow left and right!

Fortunately I have an art opening to look forward to tonight. I think my friend Marie is coming with me. And Darryl. Maybe Devon. I think Kate's going to see a play tonight.

I've got to run...time to go back to work.


Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm such a slacker. I haven't recorded my food in I don't know how long. I've done my weight sporadically...although I'm menstruating now, so I'm sort of steering clear of the scale until I'm done. I've not really exercise in a long while and not recorded my exercise in even longer! My back has been bothering me, so I didn't even attempt yoga last night. I've got to get back on track. I'm really lazing it up!

Daisy is completely recovered from her surgery and is as big a PIA as ever! She's running around, jumping on/over things and getting the little dogs going as I type this. I'm glad she's recovered so quickly, but MAN, she's a stinker!

Oops! I just remembered I have to go into work a bit early today...have to run!


First Hard Frost

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Well, my sweet Impatients around the peace pole in the back yard finally succumbed to the first hard frost of the season. October 30th...that's pretty late for this area!

This coming weekend we have to scoop up the fish in the water garden and close that up for the winter. :~( I think we're going to move it in the spring. It was a lot of work keeping the pine needles out of it and we really couldn't hear the waterfall from the deck, which we wanted to be able to do. I think we're going to move it closer to the house and away from the pine trees.

My back is bothering me again. I have yoga tonight, so we'll see if that helps. It often-times does help. I'm overdue for a chiropractic appointment, though, so I may need to go get "straightened out"!

Daisy came home last night from the vet. Her back legs are still a little wobbly. I don't know how long that's supposed to last. Devon's riding to college with the head of the vet tech program at Delhi, so he'll ask him if that's normal.

She seems to be feeling okay, but her hind legs slip out from under her when she's going around things quickly. Could be she's still a bit out of it from being put under or maybe from being cooped up in a crate at the vet's all day or something. We'll see what the professor says.

I ate junk last night...Muncho potato chips. A lot. And a small bag of candy, which made me have Dumping Syndrome. I hate when I have a period like this...my emotions are worse than with a "normal" menses and I can't stop eating! I looked through old baby books and photo albums and cried and cried. I cried watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I never cry at things like that! My hormones are seriously raging.

I even came home from work early to cuddle up on the couch with a comforter, cup of tea and the remote control. I ended up sleeping for nearly three hours and then couldn't go to sleep last night. I'll be glad when this one's over! (I'm sure my family feels the same way.)

Time for work.


17 days...

Monday, October 29, 2007

17 days since my last menstruation. Today I'm calling to make an appointment. This is ridiculous! This one is very heavy and VERY painful. I'm menstruating more than I'm not! Since July! Ugh!

Anyway, we had our first hard frost last night with several more expected this week...that should help with the flea infestation! (Actually, the $150 worth of flea bombs, pills and liquid gel helped, too!)

Daisy goes today to be spayed. I'm kind of sad about it. I mean, I want her spayed, but I hate to put her through having it. She's so trusting and doesn't understand. I hope she doesn't freak out being in the crate at the vet's. Poor thing!

Time for work.


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