Monday, February 28, 2011
Introducing Sophie. :-) I got a web cam today, and this is my first attempt at using it. The quality is a bit iffy, but here goes. I hope this works! :-)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I do love beautiful buildings, especially when they have been lovingly restored. This is a beauty!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Here you go:
It is a double bed size.
This is the scallop edging:
Well, I got the blanket finished, which is good. I just wish this damnable cold would join it! :-) Instead of leaving, it has settled into my chest and sinuses. Charming! It even had the cheek to offer a month's rent, but I'm not falling for that, oh no! It has already been here for 8 days, which is more than enough. Time to leave Mr. Cold!!! You hear me? LOL
So, at least I listened to my body. I didn't specifically exercise at all this week, until today. My total general exercise: I walked to the doctor's Monday to drop off a repeat prescription, walked to Waitrose on Tuesday, walked to the Doctor's again on Wednesday, picked up my scrip and took it to the chemist, and on Thursday we went into town to pay a bill and give Tara the chance of some time out and about. Other than that, I've been at home, mostly crocheting, watching DVDs (One Foot in the Grave and Jonathan Creek mostly), and sleeping.
I managed to keep my food at sensible levels, even a tad on the low side at times, which isn't hard when you are trying to use your mouth to eat and breathe at the same time. LOL I did slip on Thursday, and came home with a Cornish Pasty and a Cornish Heavy Cake, but it was the first pasty for about three months, and the first heavy cake for donkey's years! I thoroughly enjoyed both, and they haven't killed my nutrition stats too badly, largely because I didn't eat them both on the same day. :-) In fact, the only bad day I have had this month was the day I ate two small pork pies for lunch. They are so expensive calories and fat-wise for what you get. Shocking!!! And sad, very sad! LOL
So, today I walked a mile with Leslie Sansone, and did the SP 20 Minute Dumbbell video and the ten minute Bootcamp Day 4 (core) video. I hope to have enough oomph to do a little more cardio later. Boy was I sweating at the end of that, and not feeling as good as I usually do, thanks to this dratted cold, but at least I felt up to doing it, which I haven't all week. :-)
I hope to spend a nice bit of my weekend catching up with everyone here. This last week I have signed in, spun the wheel and kept up with tracking my nutrition and steps, and that's all I've done Sparkwise, so my inbox is filled with emails. :-)
Hope everyone is well and I thank everyone for their support, kind words and goodies over the last week. It really helped. :-)
Very nearly at the end of the February No Scales Challenge. :-)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
...So, in honour of the raging headcold I am currently in the grip of, here's a little cold and flu humour. Well, they do say that laughter is the best medicine... next to sudafed and ibuprofen anyway! LOL
I can't wait for the flu season to end. Right now my nose should be in intensive care.
By the way, what does it mean when you blow your nose and your ears squeak?
The difference between a cold and the flu: a cold will cause you to have a mild fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat.... The flu, on the other hand, will cause you to act like Sophia Petrillo for a week.
Okay, ladies, which is worse—having a cold, or hearing your husband whine when he has one?
I think I've got something serious. My tonsils are the exact same shade of red as one of James Brown's jumpsuits.
My nose is so stuffed up it feels like all eight of my sinuses are doing the wave.
One more sneeze like that and it'll take the Mentalist to find my false teeth!
I gotta quit sneezing! it's rattling what's left of my braincells!
"My doctor told me to take something for my cold."
"What did you take?"
The patient went to his doctor because he had flu, and the doctor wrote out a prescription for him in his usual illegible writing. The patient put it in his pocket, but forgot to get the tablets from the pharmacy. Every morning, for two years, he showed it to the conductor as a railroad pass. Twice, it got him into the movies, once into the soccer stadium, and once into the symphony. He got a raise at work by showing it as a note from his boss. One day he mislaid it. His daughter picked it up, played it on the piano and won a scholarship to the conservatory of music.
“Being ill is one of the greatest pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work until one is better.” Samuel Butler
“The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.” Caskie Stinnet
Patient : Tell me doctor, is this flu serious?
Doctor : Well I wouldn’t advise you to start watching any serials on TV.
Bombeck’s rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
“A doctor is the only man without a guaranteed cure for the cold”. Dominic Cleary
“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while Nature affects the cure.” Voltaire
“If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks. Gloria Silverstein
A man walks into the pharmacy and asks the pharmacist, ”Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?”
“Do you mean aspirin?” says the pharmacist.
“That’s it, I can never remember that word.”
“My dear doctor, I’m surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, because I have been practicing all night.” John Philpot Curran
So glad you guys are safe from catching this! :-)
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