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Hibernation day

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today was one of those days when I just could NOT wake up. My girls left around 9am to go snowboarding up in New York, and I got up to help them get out the door. Then I crawled back into bed with my sweetie, snuggled up on his shoulder, and fell back to sleep until noon. Woke up long enough to look at the clock, roll over, and fall back to sleep until after 1:00!

But I think I really needed it. I'm feeling very mellow and happy today, and the fact that it's already 2pm isn't throwing my into a tizzy. Other than getting laundry done, I think it's going to be a very lazy day of just playing on the computer and watching movies. I kind of need that.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/25/2013 7:36PM

    Every once in a while we really need a day of rest...I guess this was your day!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/25/2013 10:58AM

    Sounds like a good, cocooning type of day!

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JANETRIS 3/25/2013 9:22AM

    We all need a recovery day. It makes us appreciate what we have! emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/24/2013 8:13PM

    Every once and again, a person just has to have a day like that! Glad you have enjoyed and appreciated it!

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NATPLUMMER 3/24/2013 8:05PM

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TATTER3 3/24/2013 7:55PM

    Yea for you!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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DOGLADY13 3/24/2013 4:39PM

    If anyone needs a break, it is you! Enjoy your rest. Falling back asleep in a warm bed with the man you love is one of life's greatest gifts.

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Just do it!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Just completed a 5k as a family. of the 700+ people who signed up, less than 200 actually participated because it was all of 26 degrees. And DH, Younger Daughter and I were the only walkers in the crowd. (Older Daughter ran, then came back around and walked the last mile with us.) We were slow. We were, in fact, dead last. But we were lapping everyone who stayed in bed instead of showing up!

  
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DOTTIEJANE1 3/24/2013 1:34PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/24/2013 10:50AM

    Congratulations on participating and getting your whole family involved....I bet you all had a lot of fun!

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NATPLUMMER 3/24/2013 9:57AM

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TATTER3 3/23/2013 3:18PM

    Yea for the success!!

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THOMS1 3/23/2013 2:05PM

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MRS_FLOWERS1 3/23/2013 10:51AM

    That is Awesome! You were doing it for YOU, anyway. Way to go! emoticon
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That was scary...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Took my girls out for sushi last night, which is one of my favorite foods in the whole world. But as we were driving back home, my throat began to feel sore and tight and the inside of my mouth to burn, and I realized that something in the sushi we ate was cross-contaminated with shrimp or lobster.

I can eat any seafood or shellfish except shrimp and lobster, but those two definitely cause me problems. Fortunately, I recognized it right away and we were almost home. I took 4 Benadryl, and then an hour later two more, and an hour after that one more. I was a little loopy, but it managed the symptoms, and today I'm fine.

Still, from now on when I order sushi I will definitely mention the allergy issue and make sure the chefs don't cross-contaminate!

  
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MSANITAL 3/24/2013 3:16PM

    Glad you are better.. and you where able to relize it right away and take care of it.. I know if I took that many Benadryl I would be under the table..
take care hope you feel better soon


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DOGLADY13 3/23/2013 7:01PM

    You can't get a break this year can you? Maybe you should write a blog about all the good things that have happened this year just to help balance out the craziness.

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DOGLADY13 3/23/2013 7:00PM

    I have a nut allergy that does that. I carry an epipen, but I can tell if the attack is epipen worthy... when I'm fairly certain I'm going to be OK, I load up on the benadryl but I also gargle with very, very salty warm salt water. (Like a 1/4 cut salt to 10 oz water - I've never measured, but that seems about right.) Also, if you can get the capsules of benadryl, you can break them and pour the little rolly-tablets under your tongue for faster release.

Still, you need to carry an epipen because you never, ever know what it is going to be the time that could kill you.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 3/22/2013 9:23PM

    That's scary. And that's a lot of Benadryl. Do you have an Epi Pen? You may want to talk to your doctor about getting one.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/22/2013 4:00PM

    I'm glad you are okay! Take care.
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NATPLUMMER 3/22/2013 3:12PM

    Wow...that is scary. Maybe you need to carry an epipen with you.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/22/2013 2:16PM

    Benadryl puts me out. I'd never make it past the first dose! I'm glad you were onto the allergic symptoms and took fast action!

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I'm walkin', yes indeed....

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I am currently writing this from high atop my treadmill, using the TrekDesk treadmill desk that hubby ordered and I finally got put together. So far I've been walking for 45 minutes while working and Sparking. The idea isn't that it replaces a workout, but that it gets us away from hours of sedentary office work.

I'm liking it, and will be trading off with hubby so we can both get a chance to use it. I'm about to start one of my contract projects, which require a lot of time at the computer, and this will make that time feel much more productive.

  
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DOGLADY13 3/17/2013 7:19PM

    My husband is all about standing whenever possible. He wants a standing desk and we are saving up to buy one. As a programmer, he spends hours sitting. To break it up he often goes to the local coffee shop and stands at the high counter to work.

How fast a pace can you maintain while walking on the treadmill? I can see myself using something like that, losing track of what I'm doing and tripping myself up. "Grace" is not my middle name.

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APPLESBANANAS 3/16/2013 9:18AM

    That is so cool! I read an article about the Cleveland Clinic's chief medical officer having that in his office, it made me want one. Have a good weekend!

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GCHUNG 3/15/2013 8:42AM

    How cool is that!!

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MNNICE 3/14/2013 11:42PM

    Wonder if I can talk my boss into getting one of those at the office....... nahhhh, not likely!

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TATTER3 3/14/2013 8:58PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/14/2013 6:32PM

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/14/2013 6:26PM

    Sounds like fun! I hope it helps you get moving!

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LYNNWILK2 3/14/2013 5:17PM

    That is a great idea. I often come home from a great workout and find myself at the computer for hours feeling as though I have just lost that long burn I had worked up to.

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MAW_OH 3/14/2013 4:59PM

    I want one! That sounds like a great way to multitask!

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NATPLUMMER 3/14/2013 4:05PM

    Fun!! Now I have that song stuck in my head ;-)

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Working out while broken

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I have managed to put on 15 pounds in about 5 days--quite shocking, but I know that it's water weight from eating too many salty things in my frustration at getting injured. I've already dropped 6 of those pounds, so I'm not panicking.

For the last two days I have gone to the gym and gotten on the elliptical for 50 minutes. This seems to be helping with the tailbone. My theory is, that particular area doesn't usually get much in the line of blood flow, so it's really slow in healing bruised tissue. But the elliptical moves it more that other activities, and without a lot of jarring impact. So even though it can't speed up healing the bone fracture much, it can help to heal the contused flesh. So I think it's helping.

  
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DOTTIEJANE1 3/15/2013 7:39PM

    WAY TO GO you got a plan .

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GCHUNG 3/15/2013 8:45AM

    Way to be practical and good plan to address things. Keep sparking.

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MSANITAL 3/14/2013 11:16AM

    Sorry about your injury hope you feel better soon and you are so right to use the elip.. because it is ment to be easy on the joints.. and your getting a work out..
have you tried spinning? or would that hurt your injury...
Keep up the good work..


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/14/2013 10:37AM

    Very smart to use the elliptical! Good thinking!

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NELLJONES 3/14/2013 8:33AM

    Panic doesn't help anything. You are doing the right thing.

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