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Quickie Before Church

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The second I discovered my skirt was too big, I ran downstairs to share the joy. No second thought....nothin', but, pure delight. I'm not a size 18 anymore?! I didn't know because I live in elastic banded pants with pull-strings. I'm not a fashion bug. This skirt I haven't worn since October......I'm goin' nekked to church...

Relax, I found an elastic waist skirt ...I'm clothed, we're good..
WOO HOO!!!! I'm gonna ride this high for a loooooooong time.

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ASRMOM 3/15/2011 8:02PM

    I love the excitement in this vlog! Way TO GO!!!! I am so excited for you! You may have to go through that closet before another "go to" outfit doesn't work at the last minute! emoticon

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BETHSTL 3/15/2011 7:06PM

    I LOVE how excited you are in this VLOG! You are doing so great sweetie! So happy for you!


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OLGAINTX 3/14/2011 3:41PM

    Woo Hoo!!


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CINDYLOUWHO2011 3/13/2011 10:11PM

    Truly Awesome!! SO so Happy for you!!

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MIBELLALUNA 3/13/2011 8:14PM

    I have a horrible, deviant mind...apparently! I thought "Quickie before Church" meant something entirely different!! Ohh...I see Hank did also..good, I'm not the only one! ;) Losing a whole SIZE?! That is BETTER then the other kind of quickie! CONGRATS!!!

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BAILEE_GRAVES 3/13/2011 6:02PM

    emoticon You go girl!! You joy is contagious!! I'm SO SO SO SO SO happy for you!!

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JEANUT 3/13/2011 11:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am so happy for you

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LINTPICKER 3/13/2011 11:46AM

    What a drag... now you have to get a new bunch of clothes.... the trials we go through! emoticon

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TOTANGO 3/13/2011 11:05AM

    Oh what a feeling! I'm truly happy for you.

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/13/2011 10:30AM

    Wow! You had no idea? That's fantastic! Time to for some shopping I think! emoticon


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HANKENSTEIN 3/13/2011 9:45AM

    Woo Hoo! Go Rev. Croc! You called your blog "quickie before church" and used the word missionary in like the first 10 seconds. Why is this preacher smiling? LOL. Awesome.

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My Hero!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Short, sweet, and simple. So quick, even I missed the point.
You owe me HANKENSTEIN for makin' this one brief!

I had a 12minute one made and uploaded this morning...called, Call First or WALK THE PLANK, but, it was just a rant about Ontario health care and not having a doctor for my family in 3 years and how I made a contraption to drown the rats that are migrating from the grocery store....I guess that coulda stayed up. I wanted you to see my Bobby....

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WITHJOI 3/9/2011 12:02PM

    You crack me up! Thanks for commenting on my blogs. I may actually try vlogging! I love that word! Great word! I talk too much usually & figured I would bore everyone, so hadn't tried. I may give myself a 2 minute challenge of saying anything & give it a try. Could be fun!
Thanks for sharing.

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    @HANKENSTIEN, I'm a girly-girl, I fish for affirmation and I love watching SB tell you to "Bite _ _". Rev. Croc. actually cracked a smile, it totally threw me off my game...BOYS!!!
@SUNNYBUNNY, Hee hee...It was a first and a last all at once. That's a McDonald's vlog...not much soul in that fastfood, but, you got to see my hottie.
@JMARISK, I know, eh?! Holy nervous Batman! I was giggling inside and blushing. *GAG* Really?! I've been with him since 94 and have contemplated suffocating him with a pillow to silence snoring and he still makes me 'twitterpated'.
@BETHSTL, tnx, I was actually really feeling bummed about it today. You totally cheered me up! Yes, my man is a cutie. :D
@26M8J7, I am, I hope you are too. I'll be checking on you.

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HANKENSTEIN 3/8/2011 2:51PM

    My dear Snow, congrats on overcoming the v-blogging in front of Rev. Crocodile Dundee, but please don't ever think I want less of the melodious tones of your voice. I believe it was another frequent v-blogger who may have already posted (and ignored, by the way, the error) that said shorter was better. I think she might even have pledged to stay under 4 minutes as a challenge for this month, where her average length is at about 8:15 or so since she made that pledge. No worries. I could watch both of you for hours because you provoke thought.

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/8/2011 1:18PM

    You missed the, hilarious!!! Yep, hubby is a cutie. :) ...and now you are MY hero...under 3...totally envious...skank!

Ha ha. :)

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JMARISK 3/8/2011 12:40PM

    Way to go, girl! Vlogging in front of hubby :)

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BETHSTL 3/8/2011 12:29PM

    First of all I love your hair...and he is a cutie :)

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26M8J7 3/8/2011 11:36AM

    Have a great day!

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Migraine Mayhem

Sunday, March 06, 2011

I have a mile long list but I'm gritting my teeth doing my level best not to go on a crying jag and tackle the candy stash. I figure if I get the distress off my chest I can then focus on the work I have to get done before service tomorrow.
I have a neurological disease commonly known as Migraine. I have a specific type called Hemiplegic Migraines and it makes it difficult to treat because the symptoms are similar to stroke. They have to be particularly careful with me because my little sister had a stroke in her 30's and it's a genetic nasty thing. I'm allowed a selection of treatment options.
The symptoms of an attack are depression, slurred speech, confusion, partial paralysis of extremities, and part of my face goes numb, (it feels like some wacky dentist went ape with the Novocaine), sensitivity to light, sound and smell. Of course, pain. My migraines are triggered by combination of sleep-deprivation, barometric pressure, and/or stress.
Well, we hit the jack-pot today. It rained, hailed, then snowed. I was woken by Drunk Gerbil(s) which is code for Rat. Yes, I found out there are more. I can't express to you the horror. I can't sleep. I'm too busy being ticked at the Creator of the universe for alternately exposing us to such a thing and embarrassing us by allowing such filthy creatures to roam in our home. Lastly, stress. I learned plumbing this week. I had NO desire to, but, I can now hook up all necessary plumbing for a washer and install a faucet should I ever have to again. Grrrrrrrrr. Good news, is that I now can do the 20 loads of laundry waiting for me *sigh*


Brain pain go away....

I do have a wonderful preventative medication. I'm on Topamax (anti-seizure) and under normal days it does a wonderful job of giving me back my life and helping me to function. I used to be confined to bed for 2/7 days. Moving was agony. My life was a living h3ll. When I have an attack and then have to suffer the recuperation this is how I can best describe it:
Imagine being sealed in a cold glass coffin. Your head is nailed down. You can see your family. Your family can see you. You can't touch. You can't clearly communicate. You can't take care of your loved ones. You watch them struggle and need you and you are forced to watch. Life goes on while your heart breaks. Finally you're set free, only to be returned to the torture again.

Bitter much, Snow?
In the grand scheme of things, this pales in comparison to just last year. However, this is my journal and I am choosing to lament. My nurse practitioner quit and I am trying to get a NP or Doctor for the fam again. It took 9 months last year. I hope that I can get this script refilled at the Walk-In on Monday, she left me high and dry.

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HONEYMUFFIN1923 3/7/2011 12:31AM

    Sorry to hear of your pain.

About the rats, we had one as a pet once. Cute fun little critter.

I also had the fun pleasure to live with a very large Wolf Spider. The only way I could deal with that critter until it was gone was to name it "Hairy" and talk to it. I knew if I talked to it being the first one up in the morning it would run and hide. It didn't like me any more than I liked it. One day DH got rid of "Hairy" by stepping on it in the apartment of course. Well male "Hairy" turned out to be "Hairett". All that hair was the babies she was carring around!! So instead of one HUGE spider I got to look forward to several hundred!! Can you say "RAID"? I got rid of them asap.

Good luck with your unwanted pet.

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BETHSTL 3/6/2011 6:20PM

    So sorry you have to go through this pain. You are truly an inspiration for being able to get along day by day. I had miagrains all the time when I was a teenage...I have grown out of them, but remember the pain all too well.

((HUGS)) to you sweetie!

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    Glad the Topamax is working for you -- I couldn't survive without the stuff. Hang in there!

Hey, maybe you could teach the rats to do housework, like in Disney's old animated movies. (Or tell 'em they have chores, and watch them scatter like my kids do!)

Try not to be embarrassed about the rats. It's all part of the This Old House deal. In one of the homes I restored near a river, the rat problem didn't disappear until we completely removed the original tile roof to replace it. You would not BELIEVE the stuff pulled out of there! At least you don't have termites, too, like down here in Florida.

Fixing the plumbing has probably cut off their drinking water supply, so that should help. I feel for you!

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MUIN64 3/6/2011 3:03PM

    Oh, how awful. My migraines have some of the neurologic stuff (aphasia, etc.), but nothing like yours. I'm so glad that Topomax is helping you, because it's been a wonder drug for me. Is there something you can take on-demand for the breakthrough migraines? I haven't had any, so I don't know if they can give you with a second thing or not--seems like they could since most other migraine meds work entirely differently thatn the Topomax. I hope you're out of the "glass coffin" very soon.

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MIBELLALUNA 3/6/2011 12:33PM

    Oh my gosh, and I thought my migranes were bad!!! You poor kid, that sounds horrific. THe imitrex nasal spray is the only thing that works for mine. I try not to use them though b/c I know they 'shrink' your blood vessels and that could contribute to stroke if you are otherwise prone.

I'm glad to know it wasn't my imagination in thinking lack of sleep triggered mine also. I used to try to convince people I absolutely could not function on less then 8 hours if I didn't want to suffer a 3 day migrane, but luckily now I don't have to (convince anyone). My sister still gets agitated that I won't ride in her car even if she isn't actively smoking at the time, the smell of the nicotine in the car can still trigger mine. Weather is definately a kicker.

Hey, I heard that some CVS's pharmacies are offering a nurse practioner who can prescribe, maybe that would help as a temp fix?

This is the first year we haven't had cats in our house, so I'm very nervous that mice may show up unexpectedly. Rats...eek..!! Now that is scary for you, no doubt. I wish I had any suggestions for ya. Hang in there!

(I did hear that feverfew tea will help with migranes somewhat but I haven't tried it yet.)

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/6/2011 10:16AM

    Yucko! I hope you feel better soon. Your migraines sound very scary how you describe them. Get some rest. emoticon emoticon

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HANKENSTEIN 3/6/2011 9:08AM

    Wow. Feel better, Snow.

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LINTPICKER 3/6/2011 9:02AM

    So sorry to hear all the troubles. I hate rats! We have roof rats a lot here. I think my attic is ladened with a layer of rat poison!! They still pop in from time to time, but I AM winning the battle!
I hope you are able to get the medication, find a doctor, and find comfort today. Bless you. I will be praying for you.

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4 Fri DaNcE DaRe...I move and like it

Friday, March 04, 2011

I picked, Airplanes~B.o.B. & Hayley Williams, because that's the song my kids play ALL the time.ALL THE TIME...over and over.We had fun.

I address this to Adrienne (LOVNGMENOW), cuz.... well, it seems like she started it ;)

We had a blast. We made a night of it tonight (Thursday) My hubby works, he's not in. He's huge into country and we three LOVE our dance. We have another 3 videos made.
Survivor~Destiny's Child
In my Head~Jason Derulo
Boom Boom~Black Eyed Peas

We tossed the younger ones in bed, and because Daddy wasn't home to roll his eyes on a Thursday night (Nightshift guy) we then played our favs songs of late. We took a couple of takes of each song.

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MNOT2THICK 6/5/2011 1:54PM

    When I saw this video, I saw how much fun you were having and it made me smile. You can dance and you looked awesome doing it. You have no reason to hide and you are going to look awesome when you rock your dress again!!!!

And I loved the back-up dancers emoticon

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ATHENAFOREVER81 3/6/2011 11:45AM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!!! Girl, you got it going on!! Thanks for making me smile. This was great! And thanks Adrienne for recommending the watch! Made my day, and inspired me too!

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/5/2011 11:35PM

    I watched this are killin it...but most of all I am so proud of you...a few days ago, you were talking about "hiding" behind your fear...of what this video I see strength...I see happiness.I see Kick @SS! I am so proud of you for shedding some crap and doing yo you gurl! FO REAL :)

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    My kids wanted to tell you your video is COOL!!! emoticon

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MIBELLALUNA 3/5/2011 10:44AM

    Ahaha.....Children as back up dancers!~!!! BRILLIANT!!! Damn it, maybe I should have had at least two for that purpose. hahah
Too fun. Love it! Good job!

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REDSHOES2011 3/4/2011 11:43PM

    nice moves and company! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 3/4/2011 8:39PM

    you rock!!! literally!

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ANNECEK 3/4/2011 8:06PM

    This is great! I love the kids in it! Thanks for sharing your fun!

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BAILEE_GRAVES 3/4/2011 5:53PM

    Frickin awesome!!! YAY for the kids getting in there too. Just frickin awesome!!

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    That was awesome!!! You can dance!!

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ROGUE_RUNNER 3/4/2011 11:06AM

    I love this so much I had to comment again :O)

Now Im waiting for my dare :o) After this, I would do anything ;o)

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/4/2011 10:14AM

    OmG...I am blown can Dance, gurl! Oh...and totally love the hair...hee hee...
loved every minute of this...serious...dayum, you got major skillz...I am too impress!
Happy you guys made memories memories...for a lifetime

The Body Roll.....STOP IT!!! Lol

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BETHSTL 3/4/2011 9:58AM

    First of all..WOW! I love that song too :)...You all are awesome! See what you started Adrienne :)

Happy Friday to ya!

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/4/2011 9:42AM

    That was totally emoticon!!! You guys looked like you had a lot of fun.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 3/4/2011 9:31AM

    It looks like you had a ton of fun putting that all together! Keep having fun, the weekend is upon us :)

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ROGUE_RUNNER 3/4/2011 9:08AM

    Seriously....I can not express how overwhelmed I am by this video. I am crying ... I am so happy that you would take this so seriously and have so much fun with your kids doing this!!! This is something they will NEVER forget!!!!!! And they will have it forever. I love it, seriously. And you are an amazing dancer!!! My Dance Party Friday is going to be dedicated to you and your kids!! your hair like that!!!!!

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HANKENSTEIN 3/4/2011 9:01AM

    Um, that was AWESOME. Like a music video. Love how your head shielded your kids from view, your son's expressionless face inside the hood and even the choreography. Very WOW!

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Sleep when yer dead!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Updating on our day of Tim Horton's coupon Snowtubing with the fam :D
Unsleeping children, hat head and hissy-fit curls, live footage, in-laws, garlic bread with cheese&bacon, little-bit but not a whole-lot guilty, and just surviving the snowglobe life.

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LINTPICKER 2/19/2011 8:59AM

    what a blast! and really great exercise! No wonder you are tired!... no wonder the kiddos are wound up!

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SWEETLIPS 2/19/2011 8:57AM

    You are too funny and thank you for the early morning laugh!!! We only got a dusting this year - it is like Maryland was admitted from the snow and I just don't know what we did, oh well!!!

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AMBERLOU_87 2/18/2011 1:38PM

    OH man, snowtubing sounds fun! How far north in Canada do you live? I am from Missouri so we rarely got enough snow growing up to get a good sledding day in, but now I live in southern Alabama, so NO snow whatsoever. :P I love me some warm weather, though! Right now I'm wearing short sleeves and flip flops outside because this week warmed up to the low 70's! Woot!
Anyway, I'm about to leave my warm haven and trek back to MO and then to Korea!! Both places = cold.
I like your hair! I think it looked cute!
It's so good to be loved by your inlaws! I am blessed by that kind of relationship as well.

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HANKENSTEIN 2/18/2011 12:48PM

    great motto: Sleep when yer dead. LOL

sounds like you had a blast. now all you need is a nice glass of bourbon.

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ROGUE_RUNNER 2/18/2011 8:42AM

    You are cracking me up in this video!! LOL

"It's not, this is my hair..." LOLOLOL

Glad you had fun in the snow....I can't stand snow. Which is why I moved away from the north!!! :o)

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26M8J7 2/18/2011 7:09AM

    Sounds like you all had fun. Hopefully, no more snow for our area.

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