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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Sometimes it's important to laugh at ourselves!

This past week I went to my usual grocery store. I was astonished at how sloppy the store was and everywhere I went I was walking in puddles of water. I even slipped a few times and nearly fell. I did see people with mops.

Finally, a man with a mop came over to me. He said, "Excuse me ma'am, you have a case of water in your cart that is leaking."

OMG, no wonder there was water everywhere I went!!

I was so embarrassed but was able to laugh at myself. I think it's a blonde thing :)


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DAOCCHICA 8/5/2012 12:40AM

    Oh my gosh.. that totally sounds like something I would do too!! You are definitely not alone :) Too funny.. sometimes all ya gotta do is laugh it off! Glad you didn't slip though :)

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    That is funny!!! Glad you didn't slip and fall!

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PHEBESS 8/4/2012 4:20PM

    OMG, that is too funny!!!!

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ILOVEROSES 8/4/2012 12:41PM

    Glad they didn't insist on YOU doing the mopping up emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 8/4/2012 11:20AM

  That is hilarious! Thanks for the smile for that one

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KKKAREN 8/4/2012 9:44AM

    Too funny!!

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One step forward, two back :(

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Last week I wrote about how my back seized up on me while on the treadmill. I was really frustrated and was icing it, then heat, then ice etc....

It wasn't getting better and today I got worried and went to the Dr. Turns out my back pain was probably not my back at all but a kidney stone. I am just floored!! I have to have a kidney scan this week.

I am so frustrated. I'm leaving for vacation soon and I was looking forward to a great time with my kids and now, well, I just hope I can go feeling good.

The Dr. still thinks I may have hurt my back some but looks like I have this additional problem. I am not happy :( emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/30/2012 3:05PM

    hope it passes soon emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 7/29/2012 7:17AM

    So sorry - hope it all gets better for you before vacation!

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PHEBESS 7/28/2012 11:16PM

    Wow, what a surprise for you! I've known people with kidney stones, though - some people find drinking a ton of water helps flush it out. Painful, yes - complicated, not so much.

Good luck - I hope you feel better soon!!!!

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    Oh, hugs! With any luck you can get that additional "pain" gone so you can enjoy your time away.

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IMAVISION 7/28/2012 8:02PM

    Lifted a prayer for your quick healing & that you enjoy the time with your children come what may.

God bless you!


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I was doing really well with my exercise. I was managing about an hour a day on the treadmill on days I didn't work.

On Friday, once again on the treadmill, just as I was about to finish, my back seized up. I was in horrible pain. I could hardly walk. For the next 24 to 48 hours I iced it, then heat, then ice. I was hurting.

Finally today, I thought I was well enough to get back on. I managed to to 30 mins. until I felt a twinge in my back. I stopped. I know that even though I want to get back on the horse I'm not going to be stupid about it. I didn't even break much of a sweat :(

I have to work tomorrow so hopefully on Thursday I will feel well enough to do more than today. I'm so frustrated!!!

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BLUENOSE63 7/28/2012 6:55PM

  Did you ever get to a running specialist store and have yourself fitted for new shoes? They will also do a gait analysis. We have a place in Canada called The Running Room that is excellent a determining pronation - under or over etc. and then fitting you for a pair of shoes that works best for your gait.

Just a thought but it worked for my back when I had the same issues as you have now. Oh yes and I also use and OBUSFORME knee pillow shaped like and hour glass. When I sleep it goes between my knees (has that memory foam) and takes the pressure off my back.

Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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PATTIE441 7/25/2012 10:27AM

    My heart goes out to you my friend. I hope it gets better, and try not to be so hard on yourself. You are doing wonderful and you are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 7/24/2012 3:49PM

    I've had two back surgeries, so can relate to your complaint. Could you try another form of exercise that is less damaging to your back? I've had two back surgeries, so can relate. Have you tried exercising in the water, either flaps or water aerobics? It's fun! Good luck with your back! Feel better! emoticon

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    Definitely...check your shoes! Hugs!!!

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PHEBESS 7/24/2012 11:27AM

    Yeah, check your shoes. Also, sounds like you need to be sure to stretch your back - lie on a bench and do the knee to chest thing, one side and then the other, for 20-30 seconds per side. I do that each morning before I even get out of bed, because I have lower back problems.

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BLUENOSE63 7/24/2012 10:48AM

  How are your shoes? For me, my back will hurt when it is time to replace my running shoes....I need alot of heel support, so when the shoe starts to break down as a result of continual pounding, my back starts to hurt when I run or stand. Just a thought!

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Cleaning Out

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I spent another two hours cleaning out my garage today. I found a huge cash of old toys from my children. Sippy cups, towers you put different shapes in, stuffed animals, toy plastic get the idea. So much stuff!!

My youngest child is 16. I think it's time to dispose of this stuff. I know that most places won't even resell this because of germs etc. so I got out a huge (actually two) plastic bad and started to throw away stuff.

It was really hard but it feels good to get rid of it. When I am losing weight, really trying to get my eating in order, I find that I need to get other things in order too. It seems to help me somehow, stay on track.

Does anyone else feel this way?

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DAOCCHICA 7/22/2012 2:33PM

    Yes! I figure if I am eating clean I have to get clean and organized also. Throwing those things away must of been hard but it should make you feel better in the end. You get a sense of accomplishment. One less thing going on in the back of your mind!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/15/2012 9:32AM

    Oh yea - I have to go work on my sons room - good time to do it as he is away at boy scout camp!

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JOANNAIMREADY 7/14/2012 10:29PM

    I always like to get rid of old stuff it makes me feel lighter. Sounds like you accomplishes a lot good job!

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    Yes, there is definitely a similarity with both! Glad you made a good dent in the garage!

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PHEBESS 7/14/2012 9:01PM

    Yeah, after my first pair of pants fell down (after losing 25 lbs) I immediately cleaned my closet out of large clothes and started slowly buying new stuff.

It's a very freeing feeling!

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VETTRANGER 7/14/2012 9:00PM

    Just make sure that some of those old toys won't do well on eBay! LOL You never know!

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Just a little bragging

Friday, July 06, 2012

Just a quick note about my son. This child has struggled in school most of his life as he has some learning disabilities. He is going to be a junior in High School next year and every day is a struggle but I know he will succeed.

Now let me tell you about what an incredible athlete he is. I am going to see his first game with the local "All Stars" team. These are boys that have excelled in baseball and have tried out for this exclusive team. All except my son.

He told me he had enough baseball and didn't want to do it over the summer. Not one, not two but three COACHES that work with the little league here in town called him and me. They begged him to be on the team. He finally agreed (I let him make his own decision but I'm thrilled).

He is the only one on the team that didn't try out. At practice yesterday they sat him out during the second half of batting practice because he hit so many balls out of the park they were running low. Needless to say, he really is a natural.

Next year he will be back on the wrestling team where last year he only lost one match all year. He also is on the golf team and went from junior varsity to varsity within his first year playing. The coach thinks he can be a superstar this year.

I'm so proud of this child. I don't think he realizes what a huge gift he has in sports but I love that there is something out there that he can win time and time again.

bragging over, just a proud mom!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/11/2012 12:24AM

    Its good ro praise your son for the skills he has developed in sports (which teaches teamwork skills)!! It proves that he isnt "disabled" - only "differently abled"!!



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DOROTHYBERO 7/7/2012 6:42AM

    Much to brag about - you go proud mama!

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WALLAHALLA 7/6/2012 8:30PM

    emoticon You and him both have every right to be proud of his accomplishments. Sing it from the highest mountain!

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PHEBESS 7/6/2012 5:26PM

    (And moms are supposed to brag!)

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PHEBESS 7/6/2012 5:26PM

    YAY for him!!!!!

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    You definitely had the right to be bragging a bit today. Those are amazing accomplishments for your boy!!!

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OOLALA53 7/6/2012 11:14AM

    I teach Special Ed in high school, and I, too, am glad when a student has other outlets. It's the ones who don't try to DEVELOP any talent or interest that worry me.

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