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SPY 2; Day 39: Evening Before Travel

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The sinus infection has not gotten better, so flying should be just tons of fun tomorrow. I plan to load up on decongestants and chewing gum. I am too drug sensitive to do much else. Otherwise, I would likely end up missing a flight and screwing up this minivacation.

I have had very little appetite even though I've been hungry. I would start to eat and then find it took too much energy to eat! I know this is temporary, so I am far from worried.

Going home tomorrow to reunite with my sister, brother, their mother and their children is going to be great fun. It's the first time we'll have 3 generations together. Thanksgiving and birthdays will be celebrated. Lots of pictures, lots of talk, lots of food!

I may not be back online until Monday night or Tuesday.

Have a great week, everyone!

  
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NONIE_C 3/12/2011 1:09AM

    I wish you safe travels and an amazing reunion with your family.
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MYSTERY4EVER 3/11/2011 9:57AM

    Safe travel and feel better! Have a wonderful time with your family.

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LINDYPAINTS 3/11/2011 7:53AM

    Travel safe and have a lovely time....

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LIBBYFITZ 3/10/2011 10:03PM

    Sorry to hear the sinus has not improved! Have a wonderful time, you deserve it!
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CARRAND 3/10/2011 8:34PM

    Have a great visit!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/10/2011 7:31PM

    Safe travels and be well!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/10/2011 12:29PM

  Have a great, safe trip. And, most of all.. have fun!!! :)

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PERKINSSISTERS 3/10/2011 1:37AM

  Oh, I hope you get to feeling better and quick. Have safe travels and a great time with family. emoticon

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JHADZHIA 3/10/2011 1:12AM

    Make sure you drink lots of water so you don't get dehydrated, that will make you feel even worse in the dry airplane air..Safe journey..
Enjoy yourself, no worries..

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MISSY455 3/10/2011 12:23AM

    Have an absolutely wonderful visit with your family!

Make sure you chew gum during take-off especially until the cabin pressure gets evened out. I used to fly almost weekly and was never without a pack of gum! Massaging behind your ears, just below the little bone, helps too.

Travel safe and enjoy!

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SPY 2; Day 38: Sinus Infection or Cold?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

36 minutes walking, 10 or more glasses of water, 7800+ steps. I am well under on food. No real appetite. Going to bed early but I doubt I'll sleep much. I am so congested it's hard to breathe. It was hard to think at work and I am sure my boss thought I was on something today. (I wasn't).

I hope it's something with the sinus and not a cold. My stepmother will not be pleased if I arrive with a cold and give it to the children! My nephew has to fly back to Japan next week! I'm not coughing or running a fever, so I think it is sinus.

Tomorrow is my last day of work until Tuesday!

  
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CARRAND 3/9/2011 8:23PM

    What a bad time to have a sinus infection. I hope you have a great trip anyhow.

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LIBBYFITZ 3/9/2011 9:37AM

    Have a wonderful time! emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/9/2011 9:24AM

  well, hopefully it's just a sinus infection and not a cold. have a fantastic time with your family.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/8/2011 11:52PM

    Sounds like how I were feeling last week...however I now have white blisters on tongue and inside mouth...UGH!!! Sure hope you are feeling better and you are not contagious. ENJOY spend time with your family...

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JHADZHIA 3/8/2011 11:48PM

    Hope you have some sinus meds to take care of that..
Sorry you are feeling like this, sucks so bad :((
You did fine with your fitness and food, they will balance..
Taking a steaming hot bath or shower..
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SPY 2; Day 37

Monday, March 07, 2011

55 minutes walking, though not at once and a snort Kettlebell workout tonight. Water? Check. Food - within range on most things, low in others.

The cold seems to have taken away my appetite, a temporary state.

TOM appeared this morning, a really cruel joke. After a 3 month absence, TOM arrives the week I will be traveling. Why not last week or next week?

I read an article over the weekend that one of the things that happens with menopause is decreased ability to stay focused. That makes me wonder. What the article did not suggest was a solution for that. I'd sure like to know!

The long weekend will be full of food. Obviously I cannot take my kettlebells, but I sure can walk and plan to do so as much as possible, weather permitting. I hope this will be a time of renewal and relaxation, though I expect with the four youngsters, relaxation may be relative, pun intended!

  
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CARRAND 3/8/2011 9:03PM

    Stay busy, get in lots of walking, and enjoy!

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JHADZHIA 3/7/2011 11:54PM

    UGH! What timing! So sorry for you! I am so happy I have been on Depo-Prevera for 10 years -freedom from periods and all the discomfort and mess that goes with it!! I don't want to go off it until I am sure I am in menopause. I don't really care about the possible risks (like breast cancer) as I have had so much happen to me, I really don't think cancer is something I will get.. Have you read Spark's articles on menopause?
Good for you keeping up the fitness and food!

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SPY 2; Day 36: Laundry Day, Spark Absence (Head's Up!)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

I'm still fighting the cold so I did not do much exercise today. BF usually does laundry during the week here in the park, but he has been sick. So today was a day to load up the car and drive to the laundromat and spend hours there. At least I will have clean clothes for my trip!

I am going to go to bed early...

Thursday, I am flying to Albuquerque to meet my brother and sister and their children at my stepmother's house. (She's their mother) This will be the first time we have had 3 generations together. I splurged on a new little digital camera with case, extra batteries and memory cards.

There is a chance I will get to meet my eldest cousin. Jack lives in eastern New Mexico, almost Texas, and he will be in Albuquerque on the 14th for prostate cancer treatment. That's the cancer that ultimately killed my dad and it is very important for me to finally meet him while I can. I leave on the 14th, so I hope we can connect for lunch on Sunday or something. Jack is the first born of my generation on my dad's side, but his mother (dad's sister) was killed in a car accident when Jack was about 2, so he was raised by his father's family and did not know his mother's side until later in life. Because I was always thousands of miles away, we've yet to meet.

This trip will mark my first break in being on SparkPeople in more than a year. I doubt I will be able to access the internet, so I'll be active through Wednesday evening and it might be a full week before I get back on - depends on how sleep-deprived I will be!

  
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CARRAND 3/7/2011 9:13PM

    Enjoy your trip. We'll be looking for you when you get back.

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JHADZHIA 3/7/2011 1:39PM

    So glad you are going to be able to meet this cousin! Wishing you a safe journey. Spark life always goes on and will be waiting for your return and all the news and photos :) Hope you can recover from that cold before you leave, rest, plenty of fluids and Vit C...
Do not understand why you can't do the it there in the park too instead of having to pack it up and take it out..That is rather inconvenient.
Hope your work week flies by with no problems..

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MYSTERY4EVER 3/7/2011 12:04PM

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Your family is important. We will still be here when you get back. But you can still do all the good things you have been doing while your away -- counting your steps, watching your food. Have fun!

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LIBBYFITZ 3/7/2011 10:05AM

    This is an important time for you. Glad you have a camera to tkae lots of photos!

Enjoy!

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SHERRYJVP 3/7/2011 7:57AM

    this is one sparkbuddy that will pray, not ony for your safety, but for a wonderful visit with family, AND that you will be so busy enjoying family, you will get your satisfaction from them and not from food while away.

Eat to live - not live to eat!

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BYEFATNANNY 3/6/2011 10:39PM

    Enjoy the time with your family. I too will be seeing my sister in law just diagnosed with cancer. Lets both cherish our time.

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SPY 2; Day 35: I WILL Miss a Few Days on SP!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Amazingly, my boss replied to my email today and I've booked my flight! It cost almost $200 more than it would have if I'd been able to book last night, but less than it would had he not seen my query until Monday.

I will be flying to Albuquerque on Thursday and returning on Monday. In between, I get to see my stepmother, her husband, my brother and his son, my sister and her two sons and daughter. This will be the first time we will have had all 3 generations together and the first time in years that the siblings and cousins have been together.

We're going to have "Thanksgiving" and a big birthday party because several of us have birthdays this month and next month.

I'll cross the financial bridge later. This is a trip of a lifetime.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 3/6/2011 7:33AM

    Have a wonderful time, so happy that this is happening! emoticon

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BRINDA01 3/5/2011 10:25PM

  Family time is alwAys greAt

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CARRAND 3/5/2011 7:46PM

    Woo Hoo! Have a great trip!

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MISSY455 3/5/2011 3:43PM

    I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy your nieces and nephews! The weather should be better in NM too!

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