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I've got songs stuck in my head

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"I feeeeeeeel Good. Na an na na na na na. I knew that I would yeah!"

Yesterday was poopy. I felt terrible in the am. But I dug deep and I found a groove. I even went walking last night. Then watched BL and Glee!!! Madonna!

"The worms crawl in. the worms crawl out. The worms play pinochle on my snout."

I don't know where that came from. Perhaps worm finding with one year olds. I do feel a bit giddy this morning, a bit childlike. Wonder what kind of innocent trouble I can get in?

Y*M*C*A It's fun to stay at the Y*M*C*A.

Or O*H*I*O Hang on sloopy. Sloopy hang on. (that's the Ohio State theme song. Why? I'm not sure.) One of my facebook friends? had a picture of herself and three friends along with the Washington Monument spelling that out. So, now it's stuck, randomly, in my head!

"Strike a pose, there's nothing to it. Vogue." Ahhhh, Glee! I had so much fun singing along last night that my daughter threatened to leave the the room. Rude. Whatever! She is just not the Madonna fan that I am. And I am no HUGE Madonna fan, by Madonna fan standards. I simply have "grown up" with her music.

Favorite line from last night: "When I pulled my hamstring, I saw a misogynist." Ha HA HA!

"Because I'm crazy for you." I feel a little crazy right now. Crazy good!

Have a FANTASTIC day!!! Sing some songs. "Sing out loud. Sing out strong. Make it simple to last your whole life long. Just sing. Sing a song."

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DIXIED88 4/21/2010 10:40AM

    LOL! Caalan got to it before me but....

I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee, Won't my Momma be so proud of me, I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee, OUCH, it stung me! I'm squishing up a baby bumble bee.....

emoticon LO is singing it constantly and I LOVE it!

Have a wonderful day! Your happiness is contagious!

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CAALAN23 4/21/2010 10:36AM

    LOL! That kind of energy is infectious!

BUGGIRL19 had everyone searching their childhood memories for the bumblebee song from a couple of weeks agao.

I'm bring home a baby bumblebee, won't my momma be so proud of me! LOL!

There. There's another one to get stuck in your head!

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BUDRFLY31 4/21/2010 8:33AM

    Sometimes, for no reason at all, I start singing a song we learned in chorus when I was like 8. Oddly enough, I can remember all the words and it comes out clear and happy. But, can I remember where I left my keys???? Nope!

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Darn Inflammation!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My foot is bothering me terribly this morning. Dang neuroma! It has been fine for a while, but I guess the hiking yesterday set it afire. My elbow has also been bugging me. This usually occurs when I have been a knitting fool, but as I have not picked up the knitting needles in a awhile-that can't be the problem. Although, now that I think about it, my computer time has increased-maybe this is from the mouse use. Then there's all the gunky crud from allergies. My ears ache this morning! I took an anti-inflammatory last night and again this morning. The problem with it is that it makes me sluggish and sleepy. Like I am overly relaxed.

Ooooo. Am I a whiner, or what? I'll try to write something more positive later. But for now, I feel like taking a nap! Lord, help me get through this day!

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DIXIED88 4/20/2010 10:16AM

    I'm so with you! My legs are sore gooey-ness after yesterday's Taebo, pollen is killing me, and my poor feet are in need of some new shoes. They are back to aching like they used to all the time. emoticon Gotta love it....can't cut them off...

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CAALAN23 4/20/2010 9:33AM

    I definitely get soreness in my elbow and shoulder from computer use. As short as I am, it's just impossible to get a good ergonomic fit at work, especially since we have to shuffle to different computers for different things. Ow. The only thing that helps me is to stretch a lot.

As for pollen, I so want to get out my garden hose and wash down the world. I woke up with that thick acidic goo just coating my throat and I could feel that ache in the ear too. Where oh where is my gullywash of a thunderstorm? I thought this was spring? LOL!

Oh, we may need some cheese to go with our whine, eh?

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REILLYGIRRRL 4/20/2010 9:22AM

  Sorry about your foot! I know how you feel. I'm having surgery on my foot in June. I don't have a neuroma, I have plantar fasciitis and it hurts most days. But, like you, I plug on and keep exercising.

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JOHNSONE4 4/20/2010 9:21AM

    Sometimes we need a few minutes of pity party emoticon If your weather is like ours, maybe a few minutes of just enjoying the sunshine would cheer you.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

BF got the new bike rack and after much cursing and struggling, he got our bikes up on it. Apparently, girls bikes do not mix well with the back-of-the-vehicle type of bike racks. He now feels he MUST purchase the $40 bar to place upon my bike to make it be a boys bike for the purpose of transportation. Oh, and actually, dear BF, that would be $40 x's 2 cause my darling daughter has a girly bike too! (she was away for the weekend, so he just put that right out of his mind). This biking thing sure is costing alot of money!

We went back to the Loveland Bike Trail, but drove to a different place to get on. First, BF knew of a spot, but we were cursed because the road to get to it was closed. So, he just 'penile-radared' it to another spot. I am always amazed a his ability to get us places around this city! It helps that he is a construction site inspector and has worked ALL over the area for over 17 years.

Where we got on was actually the furthest North we'd ever gone, so we got to go even more North. I really felt that I had about 10 miles in me. But when we reached 10 miles BF looked all sad that I wanted to turn around, so we pushed on. One thing that was quite amusing, was that an ice cream shop had painted "Miranda's Ice Cream" on the bike path with an arrow pointing North. I was not hungry, but made a mental note that this may just drive my DD to push on, if we ever come here with her.

We made it all the way to Miranda's and a little further, then headed back. What we did not realize, was that we were going WITH the wind the whole way up. Now, not only are we facing the sun, we are in a head wind, and the seed particles that we hadn't noticed on the way up were now filling my nostrils, eyes, and mouth. Lovely. Cough, cough, spew, swipe, grrr.

At about mile 11 I was ready to DIE! I had 3 more miles to go! I had to dig deep and push on. At about this time, BF decides to start "chatting" pleasantly to me. I wanted nothing to do with this!

*About 2 weeks ago I requested a little "romance" from BF. You know, stuff like, I love the way your eyes sparkle in the sun, or I really appreciate it when... He bought me flowers and called it done. I was not amused.

Back to the bike trail-

BF pulls up next to me and says "I love the way the sun shines on your sweaty face." I burst into laughter! I said, sweetie, if you are trying to be romantic, please do not include the word "sweaty"! Ha Ha HA

It was exactly what I needed to get me through the rest of that ride.

We then had a hour and a half to kill to meet up with my ex to collect my DD. So we went to a park and walked off the bike stiffness. And then we did what two perfectly insane people would do after burning all those calories- We found a Sonic and purchased Cherry Limeade Chillers. It was yummy.

Good times.

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    You're so lucky BF will go on bike rides with you. My hubby did a few bike rides with me but not yet this year. boo. But he is sweet to take care of the girls so I can go out and ride as long as I want! He's taking them fishing tonight so I can do a nice long bike ride tonight. So sweet.

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JUSTMISHY 4/19/2010 11:13AM

    You lucky girl! Togetherness exercise AND romantic words (LOL) all in the same day! Sounds like my guy. At the very least he remembered that you wanted a "sparkling type" comment, even though it was just a little misplaced (or not if he has a good sense of humour!) How fun!

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CAALAN23 4/19/2010 10:26AM

    Get that man a Thesaurus! LOL! He needs to learn the words "glisten" and "glow". LOL!

I'm glad you had such a good active day!

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DIXIED88 4/19/2010 10:17AM

    LOL! Love this blog. Glad you had a great ride! We girls must take the loving comments no matter what form they present themselves in. I've got a not to romantic but still made me swoon one on my blog today too. emoticon

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BUDRFLY31 4/19/2010 8:03AM

    Sweet! It sounds like the good outweighed the bad!! My husband kills me with his idea of romance. He must be the goofiest guy in the world and he makes me laugh enough to make up for his lack of romance. I still envy the women who get flowers and unsolicited romantic gestures on a daily basis.

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Men! Bahhhh!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My man and I are just fine. We still speak foriegn languages to each other. I don't mean that he speaks Spanish and I speak French. I mean he speaks Male and I speak Female. Could be translated as He speaks stupid and I speak rational, logical, intelligent. It could be... But not so much. (I admit that maybe sometimes, just sometimes, I speak "crazy-talk").

Really, we are fine. For real. The man I am speaking of is the husband of the most AMAZING woman I have had the pleasure to meet. She found out a year ago that he, the "man", (really he's a boy, no man worth being called a man wrecks a marriage) cheated on her. After much freaking out, she opted to try and work things out. Especially since the "man" said he wanted to work things out.

Now, apparently, in man talk this translates to, "I am too scared to make it on my own and if you say I can keep living here with you and I don't have to go out and find a place to live, cook for myself, or spend actual time with my kids 'cause you are not around to dump them on if I am not living here, then; sure. I want to work things out."

She just found out that he cheated on her again. Jerk. Why lie??? Jerk!

She really is the most amazing person. Shoot, I'd marry her I'd I was a man. She's been working 3 jobs since her husband lost his (he started the cheating loooong before this happened, so job loss depression is not the reason). She creates great things from very little. Her kids do not want for necessary things. She is a girl scout leader for her girls' troop. She got the family signed up for Karate so they could ALL do something together as a family. She gives to anyone in need. She prays her little heart out for those she can't give to in any other way. She lets people stay at their house if they have nowhere else to go. She is so positive. A great problem solver. OMG! She is awesome!

I am so angry! Of course this brings up a lot of stuff from my past (my ex-husband was a cheater). He and I have worked a ton out. But the sting is still perceptible. I HATE that my friend now has to go through all of the crap of divorce, custody, finances, highly volatile emotions, self-esteem issues, on-and-on.

She has so many great people in her life. She attracts them. She even admits that she met her husband at a bar, drunk and too young to know better and was in no shape at that time to attract good to her. She grew up. He hasn't. Bahhhh!

I need to calm myself down to be able to be a real help for her. But, right now, if she asked me to set him on fire--I would.

Okay, I have been through this and I do know a few things about the laws; but if any of you have any advice to give to a "newly in the process of divorcing Mom of three young kids"--Bring it on!

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AKANU73 9/25/2012 8:27PM

    feel yr pain ....going through after 37 years of marriage

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DIXIED88 4/16/2010 10:56AM

    I feel so bad for your friend. I haven't been in her position but the woman I hold closest to my heart (my sister and best friend) has. I know the feelings you harbor as well b/c still to this day if I could beat him down without my nephews finding out, I would in a heartbeat and enjoy every second of it just to show him a small degree of the pain he caused.

My advice is to be there for her. Let her know that you understand and that she can call you at any time to vent or just to cry. I made a point to say I understand why you went back to him the first time and I know you love him and probably always will (he is after all the father to your children and your first husband). I don't judge you and I'll help you in any way I can.

I'm happy to report my sis is remarried and way happier than she ever was with her ex. Love and life go on after cheating and divorce. She can do it...with a little help from her friends. emoticon

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CAALAN23 4/16/2010 9:32AM

    Man, it does suck that your friend has to go through all that. One of my friends had that same story, married too young and drunk, had three kids, and the man cheated.

Not to say the marriage was perfect, it wasn't, and it was hard for her to go through the financial side of the divorce more than anything, but she is SO much better for it.

Hopefully, it will be a positive outcome for everyone in the long run.


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LARSIL 4/16/2010 9:17AM

    OK, ladies -- the guys in your lives have definitely hurt you, and what they did was wrong. That's a given.

But I hope you realize that there ARE men out there who might actually be worth saving. My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in October, and -- to this point -- neither one of us has even entertained the thought of cheating with someone else. When we entered this covenant (contract), it was very seriously for the long haul, and the promises we made continue to be serious promises -- including "forsaking all others, for as long as we both shall live."

I wish you healing in your relationships, whatever form that healing may take -- and I wish you security and peace with the relationships you have.

---LarSil emoticon (Yeah, I'm a guy, but forgive me anyway.)

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DONNA701 4/16/2010 8:39AM

    Wow, Are you talking about me too :-). I am going through the same crap. And I pray for You and Me that we will be delivered from this. emoticon

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Looking for Inspirational Quotes, Please help

Thursday, April 15, 2010

For my volunteer project, I am working in a home that hosts foster kids who do not have foster families. The home/foundation is run by a former Bengals football player. In the home I am working in, I am doing a "mural" for boys ages 16 to 21. The two "murals" will actually be large sticker graphics, one a Baketball theme the other a Football theme. Then, on the stairwell walking up to the two bedrooms, we will be painting inspirational quotes.

I'm feeling a little stuck. I have a 13 year old daughter. I do not have much experience with boys, let alone ones that are "young men".

If any of you have any quotes that you think may appeal to this demographic, that isn't too long (wordy)--Please pass them on!


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CAALAN23 4/15/2010 3:23PM

    One of my favorites actually comes from Shaquille O'Neal of all people:

"Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly."

Hopefully, they can relate to Shaq! LOL!

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ROBNDOM 4/15/2010 1:10PM

    YOU ASKED!!!! emoticon

Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
--Richard L. Evans

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.
--Helen Hayes

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
--Warren Buffett

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
--Mark Twain

Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
--Les Brown

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
-Charles Spurgeon

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ROBNDOM 4/15/2010 1:07PM

    A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life.
--Foster C. McClellan

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
--Henry Ward Beecher

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
--Oliver Goldsmith

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CHUBBYPIE 4/15/2010 8:55AM

    Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. -George S. Patton

Never stop. One always stops as soon as something is about to happen. -Peter Brook

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BUDRFLY31 4/15/2010 8:21AM

    Here are a few:

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Banks, Harry F.

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. Proverb, American

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Neal, Patricia

A man's character is his fate. Heraclitus

Fortune favors the brave. Virgi

I have a whole bunch more, so let me know if you need more!

Good luck!

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