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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I got up at 0200 (2 AM) this morning (bed @ midnight)- had planned to go to the gym and do the treadmill after sunrise. Watched a dopey movie about Sherlock Holmes (definately NOT one based on Doyle!), and got sleepy again about 0530. Back to sleep until 1000 - I had the alarm set for 1400 (2P). Couldn't get back to sleep ... read a while ... tried to sleep ... read ...tossed & turned ... gave up. I was the opposite of those sleepy dolls - lay me down and my eyes opened - stand up, and they drooped. Grrr.


Got up finally at 1530 (3:30). Walked the pups the long way around the neighborhood (3.3 miles). Takes about 70 minutes. I'm awake now! Blew off the gym & treadmill. Spark People is nagging me that I'm getting too many calories burned - need to recalculate my intake calories. OK ... soon.


Getting ready for work tonight - I will NOT let the noise bother me tonight -even if I have to stuff my ears!

  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 11:00PM

    Good luck with the noise, too much noise will stress me out and give me headaches too!
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JOY1918 2/17/2010 8:48PM

    You got up at 2am, I assume because you couldn't sleep? Next time do an at home work out, that might keep you awake.

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Pancake Day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



Also known as Shrove Tuesday (for shriving or obtaining absolution for your sins) and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). It's the day to eat up all the fats, sweets, eggs, and goodies before Lent. I don't do Lent and fasting (or more acurately, semi-fasting), but I'm gonna get me some pancakes today!


I've got a plan - walk the pups (1.5 miles), go to the gym and do the treadmill (4 miles) and circuit training, and, later, walk to the IHOP (about half a mile away). I recently discovered the IHOP's 2X2X2 "IHOP for Me" meal - eggbeaters (equivalent of 2 eggs), 2 slices turkey bacon, and 2 pancakes (no butter and with sugar-free syrup). About 400 calories. Yum!


I have planned for the calories, carb, etc , so I should be safe. Just have to avoid their "All you can eat pancakes" special. Oddly enough, the IHOP has "National Pancake Day" scheduled for next Tuesday. A week late for Fat Tuesday this year, but you can get a short stack of 3 pancakes free with a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.






  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 11:13PM

    Pancakes are yummy!!!! I need pancakes now!!!!! LOL
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LINDAKAY228 2/17/2010 10:19AM

    That IHOP meal sounds so good! Too bad the closest one to me is about 2 hours away. Or maybe it's actually a good thing LOL.

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YAFENELRA 2/16/2010 6:24PM

    I should have planned for pancakes today but don't have enough calories left now. : (

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SUEPER89 2/16/2010 3:35PM

    Hope you enjoyed them! I enjoyed your blog. The animals are adorable!

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SIANBRANNON 2/16/2010 3:28PM

    I am jealous. Pancakes....

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SBATES63 2/16/2010 3:21PM

    Enjoy. Hubby requested pancakes (and eggs and bacon, etc) for dinner on Valentine's Day, so that's what we had. There is something really comforting about having breakfast for dinner.

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10 Reasons Why It's Great to be a Dog

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1. If it itches, you can reach it. And no matter where it itches, no one will be offended if you scratch it in public.

2. No one notices if you have hair growing in weird places as you get older.

3. Personal hygiene is a blast: No one expects you to take a bath every day, and you don't even have to comb your own hair.

4. Having a wet nose is considered a sign of good health.

5. No one thinks less of you for passing gas. Some people might actually think you're cute.


6. Who needs a big home entertainment system? A bone or an old shoe can entertain you for hours.

7. You can spend hours just smelling stuff.

8. No one ever expects you to pay for lunch or dinner. You never have to worry about table manners, and if you gain weight, it's someone else's fault.

9. It doesn't take much to make you happy. You're always excited to see the same old people. All they have to do is leave the room for five minutes and come back.


10. Every garbage can looks like a cold buffet to you.

(Got the list from mytopdogs.com; pix from ihasahotdog.com)

  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 10:27PM

    LOL That was great and the pictures were awesome!
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MBOLTON5 2/16/2010 8:47AM

    Dogs are precious! emoticon

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10 Reasons Why It's Great to be a Dog

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1. If it itches, you can reach it. And no matter where it itches, no one will be offended if you scratch it in public.

2. No one notices if you have hair growing in weird places as you get older.

3. Personal hygiene is a blast: No one expects you to take a bath every day, and you don't even have to comb your own hair.

4. Having a wet nose is considered a sign of good health.

5. No one thinks less of you for passing gas. Some people might actually think you're cute.


6. Who needs a big home entertainment system? A bone or an old shoe can entertain you for hours.

7. You can spend hours just smelling stuff.

8. No one ever expects you to pay for lunch or dinner. You never have to worry about table manners, and if you gain weight, it's someone else's fault.

9. It doesn't take much to make you happy. You're always excited to see the same old people. All they have to do is leave the room for five minutes and come back.


10. Every garbage can looks like a cold buffet to you.

(Got the list from mytopdogs.com; pix from ihasahotdog.com)

  
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JENNY_Y 2/16/2010 2:09AM

  Cute!

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ALAINAJRJ 2/16/2010 2:04AM

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This brightened up my day.

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A Busy Little Week

Monday, February 15, 2010

We begin the week with Valentine's Day on Sunday. Sometimes called a "Hallmark Holiday" because of all the emphasis on sending greeting cards, the origins are somewhat confusing. There were at least 3 martyrs named Valentine or Valentinus who are recognised as saints by the Catholic Church. They were somehow associated with the idea of love.


Sunday was also the start of Chinese New Year and the year of the Tiger.


On to Monday, celebrated in the USA as "Presidents' Day" in honor of Presidents Washington and Lincoln. Legally, it is still Washington's birthday (22 Feb), but since Lincoln was born 12 Feb, they were rolled into the same celebration. Since 1968, it has been celebrated on the third Monday of February.


Tuesday - Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday! We used to call it Pancake Tuesday when I was little - it's the last day of feasting before the fasting of Lent - the day to use up all the fats, sweet, and rich foods. The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (justice), green (faith), and gold (power). Carnival refers to the season, which always begins on 6 January, and ends on Fat Tuesday.


Ash Wednesday begins Lent, the 40 days before Easter (actually 46 days, but the Sundays don't count). The dates for Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday vary each year, being back-dated from Easter - which is the first Sunday after the full moon after the vernal (Spring) equinox. It is a time of semi-fasting - perhaps because historically, food was running short before the Spring crops came in.

  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 10:34PM

    I didn't know that about the Mardi Gras colors or Lent. Great blog, very informative and I loved the pictures!

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