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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

It began at 7 when I got up and sparked for about an hour then hit the road for a day of customer service.I actually looked cute today with a new outfit my girls had given me for my birthday. I had to meet 4 customers and stop in at 2 supply houses so I had a Luna bar for breakfast, got my water and an apple and headed out.
Stopped at my roofing supply company and I noticed the manager (we have known him for years) was looking pretty trim and he said something about walking last night. So I told him he looked good and had he lost weight. He shyly said, "yea a little bit" and I asked how much He told me 15 pounds! So I was telling him how awesome that was when a customer walked in. Drew asked me how far I was and I said "49 pounds but man, I want that 50!" and the customer (must have been in the medical field) told me how awesome that was and the pressure off my knees blah blah. They were really sweet. As I was leaving, Drew holllered at me, "Hey, Jan, thanks for inspiring me!"...

I mean, come on! You KNOW how good that made me feel!? Pretty awesome! So that was good thing #1.

Then I met all my customers, called Frank and told him I wouldnt have time to meet for lunch, went to Jack in the box (fajita pita and fruit cup) then decided to make time to stop in and say a quick hi to Frank at our jobsite on my way back to town for a haircut.
I got out of the truck and he was all, "wow, you look great!!" SO that was good thing #2.

As I drove home, my phone rings and it is him. He asks what time is my haircut and Im thinking, why do you want to know? lol... anyway, he was asking because he wanted to meet me at this little rendevous spot for um, afternoon delight!!! LOL. I didnt have time to stop cause I was late but it made my day!!!! #3.

Then I went for hair cut and color and made some changes #4 and then Frank took me to dinner cause it was late (no walk tonight for Stitchy)#5.

So all in all, I had pretty freaking great day! And I hope you did too!

Here is my new hair...

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SMAYMAY 10/8/2010 6:33PM

    Thanks for sharing such a fun day!!! I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!!!!!!!!

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    Cute hair!! and what a great day!! :)
"afternoon delight" haha love it!

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DIFROMWYOMING 10/6/2010 9:54PM

    Awesome day and a little afternoon delight thrown in for good measure! emoticon

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BRIAEL 10/6/2010 3:05PM

    Love the new 'do, Jan! That's perky and very "you" ! :)

Sounds like you had a fantastic day with compliments and healthy food choices. Keep up the awesome work. :) emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/6/2010 10:28AM

    I'd say that was a GREAT freakin' day!!!!!!! Go you!! You must be feeling like a million bucks! And your haircut looks AWESOME!!

- Michelle

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NEDERLUNG 10/6/2010 10:06AM

    I can hear the joy in your writing. You so earned every bit of it, you have worked hard. I'm very proud of you and YES you do inspire others!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/6/2010 8:21AM

    That is an awesome day! LOVE the haircut, so cute and sassy!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/6/2010 8:16AM

    That is an awesome day and how cute are you and your husband! You guys are like teenagers. I love it. The haircut is really sexy! Love it

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CLEVAGAL 10/5/2010 11:51PM

    What a great day Jan! I always love reading your blogs by the way IM still on about it- 7.7 pounds YAY!

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ANAJAK 10/5/2010 11:33PM

    Love this blog. Love those days. One pound sister you can do it!!!! You ARE inspiring :)

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MAIA2011 10/5/2010 11:29PM

    Looking good, lady. Cute pic and I love the new haircut!


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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/5/2010 11:18PM

    1 pound woman! You have so got this!!

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BIGMAMAT 10/5/2010 11:16PM

    Hey my beautiful spark friend! You look gorgeous!!! So glad you had such a wonderful day! BTW, You ARE and ispiration! just sayin. Hugs. Tricia

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 11:06PM

    You deserve the good things emoticon emoticon

Love your haircut! I have mine cut in a similar way. Years ago, after cancer diagnosis, I decided I either needed a European vacation or a makeover. A new haircut does a body good! You rock it!


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That's BULLS***!

Monday, October 04, 2010

I got on the scale this morning to see how much I had lost this weekend since I ate well, worked and sweated my ass off for 3 days. I thought how awesome that I get to blog about hitting my mini goal of 50 lbs weight loss. UM, NO!

I am up 3 pounds! What the hell! I said, "That's BULLS***!" and scared my dog cause it kind of erupted from me.

I intellectually understand that working as hard as I dd this weekend could affect my weight loss progress but it still upsetting. I literally did not stop moving from about 10 am to 1 am each day.That is 13 hours of moving with maybe an hour of sitting at about 10 minutes at a time. That is not my typical lifestyle, beleive me.

I stayed within my nutritional guidelines but I can taste the sodium in my mouth this morning from dinner last night, even tho I stayed within my range as far as calories etc.

I know that I will probably be down tomorrow or the next day but it still sucks. Now I have to put that I am up on my tracker and on my team and I HATE that.

So my friends, the clouds have obscured the rainbows today, the unicorns are in hiding, and I feel cranky.

Tomorrow will be another story and then I will write how nobody should get discouraged in this case, that your body needs time to adjust sometimes, that it is progress, not perfection that is important and that non-scale victories are way more important than what the fickle scales.
I truly believe that and it is advice I would give anybody but man, when that number comes up, it like a punch to the gut.

Today, my plan is lots of water, no restaurant food hence keeping the sodium down, walk the dog tonight, go to the store for fresh fruits and veggies and keep on moving on.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 1:27PM

    forget it. it's one day. you're doing the right things. keep going.


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NEDERLUNG 10/5/2010 11:45AM

    Evil scales, they are everywhere!

But I think that you need to give it a couple days of rest and continue the healthy patterns you know and then the results should show. You know you did right by yourself, focus on that.

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LEFTSOX 10/5/2010 8:46AM

    I am going to be up this week too I fear although I can't boast the awesome skills of staying in my range, at least you stayed on track and so the weight will show latter that you did well. I know it stinks but you are on the right track!

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TRIP2HAPPINESS 10/4/2010 9:35PM

    "damn you scale!" It's evil...that tiny little thing can change our whole day around. Don't fret...your doing awesome!

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CLEVAGAL 10/4/2010 7:09PM

    How many people do you have following your blog-bloody hell. by the ime I get to comment there is nothing left to say! Why didnt you tell me yesterday when we were chatting on facebook! Im about to go and weigh myself.....sigh....I dont expect good numbers. Cleva xxx

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BIGMAMAT 10/4/2010 5:29PM

    Ditto what Mezzoangel said! P.S. your cute when your cranky! lol.
Keep your eyes on the goal and for the love of God, Kick that stupid scale!!! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/4/2010 12:47PM

    I like your picture. And I hate the scale. But I love you!

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CALLIKIA 10/4/2010 12:42PM

    Extra exercise/moving + extra sodium = meanie scale. Yep. And we all get a little cranky girl from time to time because, while we recognize how important it is to not let the scale rule our lives, from time to time his brutality just gets the better of us.

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MAIA2011 10/4/2010 12:35PM

    It's totally the sodium! It will be gone in no time! Doesn't feel good, though, I know. Just keep on the water and remember that you rock!


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BRIAEL 10/4/2010 12:19PM

    Been outdoors in the sun? Bear in my that you probably had a touch of dehydration AND the sodium wouldn't have helped. Soon as you pause to suck in water, you gain lbs in a hurry.

Glad you're being positive about it being a temporary setback, and looking forward to having your daily blogs back again! :)

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/4/2010 12:04PM

    Ha - I can totally picture you scaring the dog! LOL!

Cheer up chipper monkey - it's all because of the sodium. And just think, you get to post a HUGE loss next time! :) Drink up and keep on keeping on!

- Michelle

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ATREAT4ME 10/4/2010 11:55AM

    Even in the face of that BS number you rallied your intellect while giving voice and credence to your emotions. I am in awe of that ability and I appreciate that example. I'm sorry you had to balance that. And on top of being (I'm assuming ) way, way tired. It totally stinks to have an expectation go unmet. I say pamper yourself as much as you can. Rest, nap, soak in a tub. Drink lots of water and remain your awesome outstanding self. That scale will have no choice but to do your bidding. Guaranteed!

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TIKITAMI 10/4/2010 11:32AM

Sodium is evil, it rallies the fat cells and convinces them they need to swell and hold on for dear life, especially when there has been extra exercise but not extra water.


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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/4/2010 11:29AM

    This happened to me last week. I worked out every single day, hard and by Saturday had gained 5 lbs. I wanted to chuck my scale out the window. Then I took a rest day and by Sunday all the weight was gone plus 2 pounds. Your muscles retain a lot of water when they are sore and the sodium is a huge factor. One night of Korean food can be good for 3 lbs on in the morning for me. Give it a few days and it will be off. I swear.

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VIRGOGURL4 10/4/2010 11:21AM

    I advise you to check your scale's batteries. I had a rude awakening several months ago when the scale was totally off.

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HOPERISING 10/4/2010 11:20AM

    I flat out refused to weigh in this morning. I was sick last night, and I could feel the bloat this morning, and I said NO WAY. When your body catches up with your weekend you'll have a WHOOSH of weightloss, then you'll be singing about rainbows and unicorns again!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/4/2010 11:17AM

    Oh, ya! I totally understand. You know you're doing everything right and then there's some crap like this. I cut a cartoon out of the paper a while back... "The Born Loser" there's a woman standing on the scale saying "it defies the law of nature. How is is possible to eat a 1/4 lb cheeseburger and gain 3 lbs?" I don't know how it happens, but it does and I'm sure your sodium intake has everything to do with it. Disappointing yes, but not forever! Hang in there.
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WATCHMEGO2 10/4/2010 11:15AM

    sodium can really do a number on you!! Drink tons of water to flush it out and you will be rid of those pounds in no time!


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JRZG8R 10/4/2010 11:09AM

    lot of that going around. I am convinced there was an increase in gravity. emoticon

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Im home and weekend report

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hello my sparkies! I missed you but had a good weekend. We had 76 drivers and about 240 people that we fed for 3 nights.

The weather was hot (high 90's and then it rained Saturday night, late!). Had a great raffle with tons of prizes and raised about $2000.00.

Watched some great racing....
and did a bunch of awards for the winners...

And had some fun with our friends...

And finally, we came home this morning. I walked about 12000 steps a day and my feet were killing me (Thank God I bought those new shoes) my sister commented on my energy and how much more I was able to do which made me really happy. Several people mentioned my weight loss which was nice, too. All in all, a great successful weekend. Although now it appears we will be going to Utah in the next few weeks to visit our friends and their wonderful dream cabin

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 3:40PM

    loved the pics and the description of the weekend... kudos to you guys for pulling that off!


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NEDERLUNG 10/5/2010 11:42AM

    Ah boo hoo - you had such a great weekend that you got invited to Utah and a dream cabin - smiles. Oh, please, I hope you know that I'm just kidding! I'm glad that the huge event went well. And I'm pleased that so many people recognized you for your weightloss efforts too! You have worked hard and I know that you are as proud of yourself as we are of you too. And your sis noticing your energy is great too (how is her health, does she spark?). Love the ending pic of you tired/12,000 step tootsies hanging out the window! Have fun planning the Utah cabin trip! - Debie

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TEXWIFE 10/4/2010 9:37PM

    I look like our MOM!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/4/2010 11:01AM

    Glad you had such a great weekend and raised all that $$$!

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CLASSACT911 10/4/2010 9:30AM

    Yep that last picture was the piece de la resistence. LOL Put them feet up after a long weekend. You definitely deserved it. Maybe you should go get a pedicure after all those steps?

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BIGMAMAT 10/3/2010 11:07PM

    I am glad things went well! loved the pictures. Expecially the last one! Cute! Glad your back. emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 10/3/2010 10:16PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of moving! Bet it feels great to be home though! Get some rest. Take care of yourself!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/3/2010 10:02PM

    I am glad you had such a fun filled weekend! Missed you! Hugs

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The regularly scheduled broadcast will not be viewed in your area today as planned. This is due to a hiatus of approximatly 3 days while the host is hosting elsewhere. Please remain calm and do not remain in your seats! There are healthy snack alternatives in the lobby, and music for your excercising pleasure will be supplied.

Please, again, remain calm, eat well, get your excercise and your much beloved host will return on Sunday afternoon to once again, brighten your life and enhance your viewing pleasure.

Please wish her well as she embarks on 3 days of cooking for 300 racers, wives and yes, children. In the dirt. In a tent. With only a BBQ, 2 electic roaster and her assistant (and sister), TEXWIFE by her side.

While she is anticipating this to be a challenge, when asked how she could possibly accomplish her goals, she replied in typical MAMADWARF fashion, "I am a Proffessional. This is my 15th year at this event and while there may be obstacles, I have recently realized that there is nothing I cannot do", She then smiled muttering something that sounded like spark-power under her breathe and continued. " I am up for the challenge, physically, emotionally and mentally and I appreciate everyones care and support. I will be returning in a few days when I will share my experiences with my viewing audience!"

So, folks, let's be positive, be good to ourselves, throw up a prayer for our girl, Jan, and be back here on sunday, ready for a new work week ahead.

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KIMMYCRIS 10/2/2010 7:13PM

    It's gonna be fine, it's gonna be fun and you're gonna do great!!

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MAIA2011 10/1/2010 9:06PM

    Will await blog with bated breath. Over and out.

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BTINTERNET 9/30/2010 2:48PM

    Have fun! Don't poison anyone! :-)

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BBGYRL4 9/30/2010 12:12PM

    I hope you have a great time!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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BIGMAMAT 9/30/2010 11:43AM

    Wooohooo!Cook up a storm honey! cook it up like only a mama can do! emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 9/30/2010 11:28AM

    You are such a rrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioooooooooo

I have faith that you will pass this event - uneventful. You have practiced and survived more gruling chores and remained calm and in control. You will again conquer this. Do enjoy yourself, I know you will!

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BRIAEL 9/30/2010 10:45AM

    You go, Jan! Have a fabulous time with the crowd and just enjoy it. :)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/30/2010 10:33AM

    LOL!!! You ROCK Jan! Have a great time!

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    Have a fantastic time!!! :)

- Michelle

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GRAMLORI 9/30/2010 8:05AM

    I loved that!! Very creative and fun....and your 3 day cooking fest sounds like it could be fun, too! I look forward to reading all about it!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/30/2010 8:04AM

    Have fun! I wish I lived nearby or I would come help you cook. Sounds like fun. Be safe!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yesterday, we went to the movies to see "You again!" (Cleva, you gotta go see! It deals with high school nemesis!!).

Anyway, there is a glass door you use to go into the lobby of the theater and we were all walking and talking, went through the doors and up to go buy our tickets.

A large woman being pushed in a wheelchair was behind me sister and neice in line to get the tickets, (who were behind me) and Neice hears the woman start talking a bunch of crap about her. About how rude she is and she closed the door on her and that "she hoped our family would have to have someone in a wheelchair and that would happen to them" . She tells my sister whats going on and moves over to stand by us. She is really upset because she didnt see the woman behind her or of course, she would have held the door for her. Certainly not intentional! I mean, who would DO that??

Sister turns to the woman and says " I am so sorry, she didnt see you." and this woman starts arguing with her and tells her "yes, she did, she knew I was there, blah blah blah!"
My sister told her that neice was upset and certainly would never do that intentionally and the bitter B**** kept on and so sister says " well, Im sorry you feel that way" and then we all went into the theater. (which of course, they were in the same movie cause that is how these things always work).

What I wanted to say and didnt (because what would have been the point) is that I have been in a wheelchair (herniated discs in back and knee replacement) and unfortunatly so has my youngest daughter due to crohns disease. To wish someone has to suffer enough to be in a wheelchair? What kind of person are you? How awful to look at life through such a bitter, ugly filter that you would A. believe someone was intentionally so rude to you, and B. not accept a sincere apology about it.

We also had a couple of ladies move from sitting in front of us because my sister got really excited when she saw the surprise cameo appearance of her onscreen crush.

I dont know but maybe like one of my friends said one time, "Hey, maybe WE are the A$$holes?"
LOL, I dont think so but I guess anything is possible. Im not gonna be all bitter about it..

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BIGMAMAT 9/30/2010 11:42AM

    speachless on this one.... sounds like that woman needed an attitude adjustment. I am proud of your sister for not saying more. You mess with my kid, I'm gonna mess with you! grrrrrr.

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TEXWIFE 9/29/2010 7:37PM

    Jan that is exactly how it happened. I was so upset that someone would be so mean that even when confronted with their hatred wasnt moved. As for my onscreen crush...Who wouldn't scream!!Can you smell what "THE ROCK" is cooking!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/29/2010 2:49PM

    Miserable people are just angry at the world and it doesn't matter what you do they will viciously lash out at anyone within striking distance. It is a choice to be miserable.

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CLASSACT911 9/29/2010 1:27PM

    I work in customer service and deal with this multiple times on a given day. Sometimes it inevitably gets to me. I do however, try to maintain a positive atmosphere at all times. My words to this situation are, "it takes all kinds to make the world go round."

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WATCHMEGO2 9/29/2010 1:18PM

    some people are just negative, they complain, they gripe and they try to project their negativity onto other people. I hope your neice didn't take it personally and I am really proud of you for letting it go. Trying to explain anything to people like that is just adding fuel to the fire.

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PLSOCK 9/29/2010 12:33PM

    Whenever I encounter someone of this nature, I try to smile sweetly and bite the end of my tongue off. It's not you, your niece, or sister- it's her. She's mad at the world and looking to take it out on someone. Hence the sweet's really irritating to someone bitter and mean :)

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MAIA2011 9/29/2010 12:14PM

    In wheelchairs or not I hope that nobody in your family ends up so ugly and unhappy.


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JESSICAW09 9/29/2010 12:10PM

    That is horrible! I am sorry that your family had to run into such a nasty woman at the movies. Hopefully though, the movie was good.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/29/2010 11:50AM

    I'm sorry for your neice, who I'm sure was upset about the whole thing. The woman in the chair has issues. Like you said, who in their right mind would wish that on anyone? Evil, cranky, bitter woman!

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