Saturday, November 28, 2009
You've got mail
A little boy goes to his father and asks "Daddy, how was I born?"
The father answers, "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We went into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said: You've Got Mail!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.
A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pit bull on a leash.
Behind her, a short distance back, were about 200 women walking single file. The woman couldnt stand her curiosity. She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and
said, "I am so sorry for your loss", I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but Ive never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"
"What happened to him?"
The woman replied, "My dog attacked and killed him."
She inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?"
The woman answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her."
A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed between the two women.
"Can I borrow the dog?"
"Get in line."
Friday, November 27, 2009
August 3rd my faithful, 15 year old Salter scale had died a painful death. EEE or blank replaced the digital numbers. That scale, though not always my friend, was spot on accurate to my Dr's. That is not always a good thing!
So I have tried three scales since (Heart-o-meter digital scale with built in BMI, a Weight watchers scale, and then finally settled and thought I had gotten an OK one, which was only 2.2 lbs off my trusty Salter. Now I know its a finicky Cal Meter by Taylor.
Today, I weighed in and was at approx what I was expectng. This scale is sensitive if moved, but I had to. I moved the scale and put it back in what I thought was its proper home, and its 10 lbs different then it was before. I know I didn't gain 10lbs in 10 mins.. I moved it again and I'm now 15 lbs heavier. I moved it again......12 lbs. I swear, if I can't get it in a spot where it accepts the weight I was this morning, I'm going to lose it.
Short of throwing it out the window, I'm at my wits end It is ludricrous that it is so sensitive that the slightest movement changes your weight that much. You have to clean under it and around it. It's not a permanent fixture...........or maybe it should be.
If anyone has this type of scale and can offer any advise......short of taking a sledge hammer to it, it would be greatly appreciated. If I have to go on another scale buying spree...........just don't even ask.
Happy scales to you!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Feb 17, 2007, was the last time I was at my current weight. In October, I had set a goal to be 25lbs lighter by Christmas from when I first joined SP Aug 1st. Well I'm happy to report that I'm two lbs away from that goal and it's only November 22nd.
Not only do I see that 25 lb goal as being attainable, but I think I might even surpass it. Wouldn't that be sweet!!
My next short term goal is to fall below that elusive 180 mark and then on to hitting the same weight that I was at in Los Cabos (1998).......175lbs. If I hit that, the scales will have gone back in time over 10 years. 10 years of up and down weights.
All of you will hear my when ( NOT IF ) I peel back those years, to reveal a much smaller me.
One day, one exercise, one right life changing choice, at time, will get me there. So instead of counting down the days till Christmas, I'll be counting down the pounds.
Santa I've been a really good girl this year........hope you'll leave some new, smaller duds under the tree!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
On the Earth Travellers Challenge, I've been travelling from St Johns across Canada. I'm still in Newfoundland. My last posting, I had arrived in Clarenville.
Leaving Clarenville, I travelled 36KM before coming to Port Blanford. which gives access to The Discovery Trail Scenic Drive. Sadly we can't go that route, but continue on the Trans Canada. Passing Charlottetown (not to be confused with PEI), we arrived at the Terra Nova Provincial Park. Numerous rivers flow in this area, including the Salmon River and the Southwest River, which all flow into Clode Sound, and are prized as "late rovers" which have peak Atlantic salmon fishing in early July. Shame we weren't travelling in the summer to see that.
136KM into my journey, I arrived in Gander which was one of the major airports in history, being the major trans-Atlantic refueling point for bombers being transported to England in World War II After the war, it was once called the "biggest gas station in the world" as it was the last refuelling point before planes cross the Atlantic.
Leaving Gander, I travelled through numerous communities, including Glenwood, passing Salmon River crossing, Rattling Brook, and Bishop's Falls, before finally arriving at the my destination Grand Falls-Windsor. Nestled in the picturesque Exploits River valley, Grand Falls-Windsor is the heart of Central Newfoundland's wilderness country, which is on the Exploits River, which is the island's longest river and connects the forests of the interior to the city's lumber and pulp mills.
I hope you'll join me on the 270KM trip to Cornerbrook.
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