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I'm Home! (Super short blog)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm home, back to work, and EXHAUSTED. Long story to be accompanied by photos of my vacation, so stay tuned!
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ON2VICTORY 6/5/2013 4:08PM

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we missed ya :)


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BARCLE 5/31/2013 3:43AM

    Welcome home - looking forward to your photos emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 5/30/2013 9:46PM

    Must have been a good vacation if you're exhausted!!

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JLEMUS1 5/30/2013 11:01AM

    Welcome back home!!

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LARISSA238 5/29/2013 2:29PM

    Welcome home! I can't wait to see the pictures!

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CIRANDELLA 5/29/2013 11:15AM

    emoticon home!!!

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CIRANDELLA 5/29/2013 11:15AM

    emoticon home!!!

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KNYAGENYA 5/29/2013 11:01AM

    Yippee!

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ROSE-LITE 5/29/2013 11:00AM

  YEA!!

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I'm so excited!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So, first things first. My final grades are in and.... *drum roll*... I got a 4.0 for the semester!!!
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Here's the other thing: A very close friend moved away last September. We were joined at the hip. She taught me more things than she'll ever know. I miss her like crazy. So, Thursday morning, I'm taking a plane to Whidbey Island, WA to visit!
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She's picking me up in Seattle and we'll go to Pike's Market and wander around. I've heard Whidbey is huge on Farmer's Markets, so we should be eyeball deep in fresh produce for my stay, not to mention fresh fish! She's only a few blocks from the beach, so I'm seeing many lovely walks in my future. I've heard that it is beautiful there, so I'm hoping to get some good pictures to share when I get back!
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JLEMUS1 5/24/2013 9:22AM

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JINLYNN 5/22/2013 2:49PM

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And have fun with your friend!!

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MOM4HOCKEY 5/22/2013 8:22AM

    Congrat's on the grades!! That's awesome,,I know it takes all kinds of hard work and determination,,so good for you!! emoticon

You'll love Seattle this time of year!! It is so so pretty,,we try and go every year in May,,Pikes Market is the best!! Hope you have a wonderful time emoticon

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MJREIMERS 5/22/2013 7:57AM

    emoticon on the grades!!! That is emoticon !

Enjoy your trip! I've heard it's beautiful in Washington! You deserve some time for yourself to relax and have fun! Have a great time at the Market. emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 5/22/2013 12:25AM

    Congrats on the grades!!!

The coast is so different from Montana, it's so GREEN!!! It is totally amazing the vegetation that grows there.

Enjoy your visit.

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SHAMROCKY2K 5/21/2013 10:31PM

    Congrats on the 4.0. The Seattle area is just beautiful. Have fun!

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CIRANDELLA 5/21/2013 8:01PM

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on that pure academic perfection, Melissa!! You really OWE yourself that trip to Whidbey Island - what fun! I've never been out that way, but I've read about Whidbey Island, and it sounds as charming as it is naturally beautiful.

Fresh produce, fresh fish, a nice change of pace and - best of all - a visit with your friend! I'd say you EARNED it! emoticon Have a wonderful time - Susan emoticon

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RESTORETOSANITY 5/21/2013 1:20PM

  Congrats!!!

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ON2VICTORY 5/21/2013 12:17PM

    So excited for you.. You really really deserve it! Enjoy it to the max .... Eat, drink and be smary ;)

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SELENAPEPPERS 5/21/2013 11:42AM

    That is awesome! emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 5/21/2013 11:40AM

    Congrats! You worked hard and got the results to prove it!

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Are you in a bad mood?

Friday, May 10, 2013

This is fabulous:


This totally works. I've done this many times. The getting up and getting started part is the hardest part of the whole thing, but I've never thought to myself, "Gee, I wish I would have just stayed on my @ss, feeling crabby."

Try it. You'll be grateful you did, I promise.
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MEDDYPEDDY 5/12/2013 10:41AM

    I agree - I have never felt sorry because I took that walk, but I also have to admit that there are many times that I never get around to it...

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LOSINGLINNDY 5/11/2013 10:49PM

    Great and useful blog.

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LARISSA238 5/11/2013 2:46PM

    I also take a nice hot shower for my depression. Yesterday I did both- went for a walk and a nice long hot shower. baths are good, but I wanted the water on my neck. *hugs*

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/11/2013 7:46AM

    Yes, I've tried this and it works. But what works for even better for me is to a do a workout thats too hard for me. I get so focused in trying to keep up, I forget whatever else is on my mind!

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CIRANDELLA 5/10/2013 10:34PM

    A great fix for what can feel like a paralyzing dilemma. Thanks, Melissa! emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 5/10/2013 7:53PM

    I've tried this and I agree, it does work. Have a great weekend.
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GRAMMY_22 5/10/2013 4:35PM

    thanks for sharing!!!

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SIMPLYDEVINE1 5/10/2013 2:30PM

    I totally agree. I started walking when I first began my weight loss journey and always noticed that, even on bad days, the walking did something to me. It did so much that it became routine and I lost 90 lbs then. Even now I sometimes just go for a walk in the park that started it all and there is something about being out there in the midst of nature and God that is an instant mood booster. Thanks for sharing this.

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NANADERRICK 5/10/2013 2:03PM

    Great advice!!! This is what I should have done when the weather was gloomy instead of being a couch potato!!!!!

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Feeling Human Again...

Monday, May 06, 2013

...well, mostly.

Little by little, I'm getting there. I was able to smell my coffee on Friday! I had a follow up with the doc and he's happy with my post-op progress. He's happy, so I'm happy.
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The weather was amazing this weekend, so I went for a little walk with my dog. It was really nice to feel the sunshine and hear the birds. I'm still really tired from the crazy 6 weeks I've just had, but feeling better every day!
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So, on to the important stuff. I went shopping yesterday. There was a sale on summer hats. Have I mentioned that I love hats? I bought 2. I might go back before the sale ends. $5.98 is a hell of a good price, yeah?





Seriously, I'm ridiculously excited.
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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 5/6/2013 10:18PM

    Wishing a speedy recovery to full health!
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CIRANDELLA 5/6/2013 8:37PM

    emoticon right back at you, Melissa! You look as radiant as you are gorgeous! And you were MEANT for hats...and they for you! What flattering selections you chose there. So glad to hear you're making such a great comeback after your surgery. You really WERE able to "wake up and smell the coffee," weren't you? emoticon Plus, I never consider the day officially started without that magic elixir vitae; gotta have my French roast to feel awake, alive, and human.

So glad to hear your good news!!! emoticon Susan

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ONEMONSTERSMOM 5/6/2013 5:39PM

    You look great! emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 5/6/2013 4:37PM

    Hey Hat Girl :) looking great!! I am sooo glad that you are feeling better

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LARISSA238 5/6/2013 3:35PM

    I always wanted big hats to come back in style! I love them, but I don't have any of them. Also, you are so pretty!

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JAMIEBOYD328 5/6/2013 12:14PM

    Your really pretty :) & glad to hear your feeling a little better emoticon

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KITT52 5/6/2013 12:12PM

    nice hats and you look beautiful in them

have a healthy day and enjoy the spring weather...it's just wonderful out there

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BENNYTINNY 5/6/2013 12:06PM

    Great hats, young lady. You give them pizzazz! Benny

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I'm home, surgery went fine

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Surgery is all done. Went great. Other than blowing out 2 veins trying to get an IV in, no complications. :D. I'm at home now. They gave me Morphine and Hydrocodone, so I'm a little bit high and a lotta bit tired.

  
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KANOE10 5/3/2013 9:29AM

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I am glad everything went well. Take care of yourself!

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/23/2013 10:42PM

    That's good news!

I hope you feel well quickly.

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ONEMONSTERSMOM 4/23/2013 5:14PM

    Glad it went well and hope you heal quickly. emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 4/23/2013 5:10PM

    Glad surgery went well. Hope you heal fast!
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CIRANDELLA 4/23/2013 5:07PM

    emoticon So glad you're back and that all seems to have gone very well, Melissa! I'm sorry you went through the pain from those veins, though - that is stressful and miserable! Use the sleepiness from the anesthetics to get lots of rest today, and it's healing from here on in. Feel well - Susan emoticon

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