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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Visited a Diet Quote site today and decided to share. Please enjoy and don't be offended by some of the quotes. My dark side is showing a little today.

All of the things I realy like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening. - Alexander Woollcott

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out. ~Author Unknown

Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton,

"You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers." ~Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns 50

Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends. ~Author Unknown

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution. ~Author Unknown

Dieting is not a piece of cake. ~Author Unknown

People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem. ~Chris Adams

Not afraid of heights - afraid of widths. ~Author Unknown

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb

A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit. ~Author Unknown

A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit. ~Author Unknown

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake. ~Author Unknown

I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge. ~Paula Poundstone

In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and cahins. Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale. ~Stephen Phillips

Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~Author Unknown

The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe."
John Gould, Monstrous Depravity, 1963

“Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” - Jim Rohn

If you are what you eat, then I’m fast, cheap and easy.” - Unknown

“Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are.” - Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?” - Billy Connolly

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” - La Rochefoucauld



Hard times, hard decisions

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Caldonia went in for her surgery on Thusday morning at 7:00. We waited because the vet was to call at the start, after examing her farther and call us regarding the extent of the cancer. Didn't hear anything and I finally called them at 5: 00 pm. She still wasn't in surgery and they would call when she was. About hour later they called, the cancer was so wide spread, her entire right jaw and up into her skull. The vet needed to know if he should proceed with the operation or not. He informed my husband that Caldonia's chance of recovery were almost none and if she did recover her life quality would be greatly diminished. Bob declined to continue and chose to ease Caldonia out of her pain.

However, when it came time to go and be with Caldonia Bob could not bear to go. I went and held, petted and talked to Caldonia as the vet gave her the shot. Writing this brings tears and worries about if it was the best way. I have to believe it was. I woke up this morning to the first thought and mental awareness of Caldonia's eyes looking into mine and the final awareness fade from her.

I love you Caldonia. I know that your soul has gone whatever place God has provided for all souls. I know you have made yourself Queen Caldonia and heaven help those who forget.

Goodbye and Peace Out,

Your people toy

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HENRYSMOM0215 6/10/2007 8:26PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your little love. I swear I love my pets more than most people in my life and loosing them is so hard. I'm glad you were able to be there to comfort her....di

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BUDDY20 6/9/2007 8:29PM

    I'm sure you did the right thing. I had a little pom, only had him about two months. He began having seizures. They became so bad that he couldn't stop. He was the sweetest pup. Happiness would throw him into the seizure. i came home from work and he had one that wouldn't stop. The vet put him on antibiotics, phenabarb, we trid several things. I had to have him put to sleep. It ws very difficult. I still miss him. They sure do get into your heart. Just like our children or andother family member. Have a great weekend. I am sorry for your loss!

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Change of Plans,

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Took Caldonia (as in B.B. King's) to the vet today because we thought she had an infected tooth. Turns out she has a cancerous growth on her jaw.

Caldonia is my husband's cat. His son, Sean, brought her home in the same month and year my husband quit drinking. That was 10 years ago. She is the touchstone for Bob. She's bossy, hard headed (as in woman, what makes your big head so hard-BBKIng), takes no crap from the 2 male cats, Hannah, the Wonderdog or her 2 people playtoys. This morning when Hannah got in her face and Caldonia didn't slap her down I knew something was wrong. I just didn't know how wrong.

When the doctor said cancer, tears just started coming. Most of the tears were sorrow, that Caldonia is in pain, that she has cancer and operating is the only thing that will give her any chance of living. And a very small part was selfish, how this was going to effect me and my vacation.

Well, I'm over the selfish part, Caldonia is more precious and important to me than those 4 days I have waited for. We will give her pain killers and antibiotics to help with infection, Thursday we will take her for the operation. We pet her, pamper her, love her and pray all will be okay. She has loved us without conditions (except she has to sleep at the top of the bed between my head and the headboard or she will run back and forth ACROSS my head until I can't stand it and scoot down to give her that room), and we love her the same way. I am thankful that if this had to be, it happened before we spent the money on a vacation.

God protect, love and provide a cure for our Caldonia.

Peace Out


Ahhhh! Hear that? It's the sound of pure selfishness!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It has been a full year since having time that is just me. A day of not having to wake at 4:30, not having to cook to please 4 other people, clean, wash, put everyone's needs before my wants. Yep, that sounds selfish but after a year I am burnt out, I AM selfish!

The guys I care for 24/7 are headed off to Easter Seals Camp on 6/3 and will be there for 4, count'em 4 whole days. My mother-in-law (who lives with us) is set up with visits from her daughter and grandkids to ckeck in on her for those 4 whole days. The dog ( she's not to happy about it) and cat have a setter for the time. My husband finally understands, that while camping for those 4 days may be a pleasure for him, it's just plain work for me has agreed to let me plan our 4 days of unbridled selfish indulgence.

Day 1: Since time is precious, (not to mention-money, and the need to be available in case of emergency)my plan keeps us close to Denver.
On Monday morning, (it will be after 7:00 am, even if I have to pretend to sleep) we are driving to the Canon City area, where after checking in to our luxery hotel, there is a leasurely lunch, hot springs soaking, back to our room for a little afternoon of getting to know you again time and a walking tour of the town. Dinner at a 5 star restaurant and a little dancing.

Day 2: Late wakeup, breakfast, and off to the Royal Gorge Bridge for a full day of attractions. Evening senerio same as day 1.

Day 3: Late wakeup, dip in the pool, a little cuddleing, breakfast and then head out for a train trip thru the gorge and a gourmet 4 course lunch in the domed dining car. Night in with room service.

Day 4: Up early packed and out the door by 7 AM. Off to 11 mile reservior for a full day's fishing (hey, did you see what he is doing for me;-))

I will try to make healthy food choices during this time, but no, I'm not going to stress out or deprive myself of something I really want. That is what this time is all about. A little self indulgence. (I am bringing my jogging shoes, who knows might be able to sneak in a 20 minute run).

Yep, that's the plan, but things happen, so if the plan changes a little, let me just go along for the ride, not stress or try to contol all the little things. This is my motto for 4 days: "The most successful people are those who are good at plan B."-James Yorke

Peace Out


Exercising Paying Off!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I stopped to chat with my next door nieghbor this morning before hitting the street with Wonderdog-Hannah. Marilyn said I looked like a different person with all the weight loss and that she sees me running everyday, good for me. Another friend, who I haven't seen in a month said "Hey, your skinny again". I'll take it as a compliment. Inspiration!!!!

To bad I didn't feel that way last night. Maybe I would have past on the seconds of everything. My calorie count way exceded my limit. I knew it was but I kept on eating. Food happens sometimes.

This is usually my day to just walk the dog without jogging, but to offset all that food (and it wasn't even really good food), I found the hills and jogged 1.6 miles. That and a 45 minute strength workout might help burn some of the 2400 calories.

Wonder what set me off? I laid tile all day yesterday, did not stop for lunch or snacks. That could have done it. When I'm in the middle of a project I hate stopping, even to eat. But see what happens if I don't?

Or, that's a crock and I was pissed because my hubbie went to Wyoming on a fishing trip, leaving the cotton pickin floor half tiled. Yep, that could have been it!

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HENRYSMOM0215 5/26/2007 10:04PM

    LOL, i'd kill him quickly upon return. Thanks for visiting. I'm not UGLY today! Sounds like you're doing super.I'm borrowing your Andy Warhol quote as it sums up just what i've been thinking, hope you don't mind, i'm tired of my Hunter thompson quote.Only one of the 4 kids I constantly have and pay for is actually mine. Why their parents don't contribute is beyond me. If this was last year i would have finished the entire bottle of booze but I gave up drinking last Sept. Some days I wonder what i was thinking!!!....di

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