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I have a LAP!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Sitting at my computer today, Sparking, with a cat comfortably curled on my lap..........I realized that I HAVE A LAP for the cat to relax on! In the past, with my tummy extending halfway to my knees I had no lap to speak of. If the cat wanted to keep me warm I had to either put my feet up and lean back (tough at a computer) or push my legs up on my toes (while sitting) so the cat leaned on my tummy & wouldn't fall off my very narrow lap.

I realized that I can also lay my infant grand-daughter in my lap so her head rests on my knees and her little bottom is up against my abdomen. What fun!

What a wonderful perk of this new lifestyle!

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    Your transformation is awesome and yes, so are the many, many wonderful perks! Congratulations!


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WHERE2BEGIN 3/23/2011 3:11PM

    Hey, from one Terry to another Congratulations! I've only been with SP for a month and a half. I've lost 12 pounds. Any advice for a newbie??

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 3/21/2011 11:00AM

    That is wonderful. I have noticed some strange things too--like when I hold my 19-month old granddaughter, her legs grip firmly around my waist. There was no waist before and it was too big for her to get her little legs around. I can also cross my legs!

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THINRONNA 3/10/2011 6:23AM

    Yay for laps! I fondly remember the day I saw the inside of my belly button again! emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 3/8/2011 2:13PM

    too cool! Love it!

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    It's these kinds of victories that mean the most! I'm so happy for you, your cat, and your grandbaby! emoticon

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AELARLEE1 3/8/2011 1:47PM

    Thanks for reminding what some of us take for granted! Your joys inspire me.

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WORKTHEGOAL 3/8/2011 11:33AM

    This is wonderful - and it snuck up you too! What a delightful surprise and better still - its something you can share lol!!



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ANNESYLVIA 3/8/2011 11:31AM

    I love it! You sound much happier today! emoticon

Kudos to you and your lap!!!!

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MNMS_MOMMY 3/8/2011 8:50AM

    WOW!!! emoticon That's got to be a fabulous feeling! emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 3/8/2011 3:38AM

    It is the little things that really bring to the forefront what you have accomplished. Congratulations on finding your lap Terry!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 3/7/2011 10:10PM

    Isn't that amazing! Congrats, you earned it.

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FLAMENM 3/7/2011 9:05PM

    Enjoy that lap!!!

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TEDDYBABE 3/7/2011 8:55PM

    Oh Terry! How great a feeling is this! So happy for you!

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CJJANISS 3/7/2011 8:46PM

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30 Day Photo Challenge....Day 6

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

This is a pic of my hubby & our youngest daughter at her wedding rehearsal in 2008. Yep, we are all Disney fans!

I'd like to trade places with my husband for a day......since we were first married almost 37 years ago I've wished I could spend a day in his shoes. I'd love to see how he see me.....what he feels when he looks at me. I'd like to know what sex is like from his side of the bed.

I've always thought it must be really tough to be a man whose spouse is a stay at home mom......to have the financial responsibility for a family. I try to be understanding of what his life is like but I know I really don't have a clue..........

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SMILINDI 2/28/2011 1:12AM

    You are INCREDIBLE! Thank you for the chuckle "about wondering what sex is like from his side of the bed." lol Somehow I just never ever ever ever imagined you saying something as such! The rest....yesssss I completely believe I could have imagined you saying before this was ever written, because you are so very warm hearted....but sex....wow....I sooo THANK YOU FOR THE SOFT GIGGLES that are still coming from me. These are few and far between now for me. What used to be all out belly laughs have become a little smile every now and then, and I sooooo thank you for shocking the living daylights out of me! You ARE FANTASTIC! A most caring wife as well.

Much like you, I am feeling for my husband more and more so with each passing day. We truly counted on both of our incomes to make it financially in life. You are blessed to have the oppertunity to be a housewife. In our case as you realize, it wasn't a decision we agreed on~my accident decided it for us. Now those normal bills are quadrupled what they used to be, and catching up may never happen. Should we have to take out bankruptcy, I pray God understands we aren't trying to ditch bills, but trying with all our might not to drown. This was a WONDERFUL BLOG!

God Bless You Terry,

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 2/22/2011 11:22AM

    Gosh--I hadn't thought of that--living life for one day as my husband. You would certainly get a different perspective, wouldn't you? You'd find out what his job is like, what it feels like to be the one who has to do all the physical stuff around the house, and like you say, what it feels like to be a man sexually. It would sure be interesting, and might make you more empathetic to his needs and thoughts. I wish we could do that--but just for ONE DAY!

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TEDDYBABE 2/20/2011 4:09PM

    Wow you are such a caring and intuitive person. Hubby is a lucky guy and I am sure he thinks so!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 2/16/2011 2:05PM

    What an endearing photo. It's so important for us to demonstrate empathy, especially for our loved ones. What a lucky man he is.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/13/2011 4:40PM

    Interesting choice Terry!
It is so obvious that you love your hubbie. That is a very beautiful thing!


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WIFEALF 2/12/2011 7:26PM

    i never thought of that good thought!!!!wish we all could change places with someone wouldnt that be neat!!!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/12/2011 2:09PM

    I understand what you mean, I too am a stay at home mom. Yet I can't help to wonder at times if my DH has a clue what I do all day long too. It is tough to go to school for both undergrad and graduate school and find yourself leaving that professional life behind for the sake of the children. But as a couple we thought it was the best decision for us as a family. There are days when I don't have any adult interaction for long blocks of time. It gets lonely, frustrating and just simply boring at times. And I have active, sweet & well mannered children too. Can't imagine the stay home parent that does not have great kids like me. It must be even tougher. As for being the parent that works... I have been there too. Once a mom always a mom, there no such thing as a part time mom even if she has a full time job!

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AELARLEE1 2/11/2011 10:22PM

    What an interesting concept!

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30 Day Photo Challenge....Day 5

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite animal

I think I may be cheating on this a bit but my cat, Hobbs, is my favorite animal!
He will be ten this spring. We are also owned by his litter mates, Calvin & Cindy.
My daughter and I rescued Hobbs and the rest of his family when he was only a few days old. He was the runt of the litter and didn't nurse well so I bottle fed him for months. He truly became like a baby to me. I love my little guy!

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WIFEALF 2/12/2011 7:27PM

    So precious!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 2/11/2011 4:41PM

    What a fantastic creature!

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HJBUMP 2/9/2011 7:41AM

    He's so handsome! We just got another cat...that makes 3! (and 1 dog, 1 chameleon). It'll be a super full house once I get married and have kids! Haha.

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JANETX62 2/9/2011 3:33AM

    He's gorgeous.

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SMILINDI 2/8/2011 9:41PM

    What a beautiful kitty. How could you not just love him immediately. This just makes me long to scoop him up and gently hold him close, feeling the deep purrrr of a warm hearted, loved kitty. Thank you so much for sharing his photos.

~Diane~ emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 2/8/2011 8:25PM

    What an adorable cat. I do know what you mean...I just love my Zhanne she turned 9 this past January.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/8/2011 5:48PM

    He looks so regal!
Great pictures Terry.

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My first 5K

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Hubby and I had a great time this morning run/walking our first 5K.

The course was on city streets about ten miles from home. It was completely flat so I think it was a great choice for our first time out. We don't have official times but I think my time was about 43 minutes and hubby's was about 41 minutes. Last year the race attracted about 1200 runners and it seemed like there were about that many today.

We took at look at the times for the front runners and they were amazing.......the first runner came in at just a little over 15 minutes and was in his 30's. There were two kids, a boy 9 and girl 10 who ran the race in under 20 minutes. I was SO impressed! Everyone was friendly and the race was well run. It even included a pancake breakfast.

We surprised ourselves by running about 70% of the time. It is much easier to keep up the pace with so many people doing the same thing! I can't wait to participate in my next race!

The starting line!

I wish my mouth had been closed........next time!

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WIFEALF 2/12/2011 7:30PM

    emoticonWow impressive!

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AELARLEE1 2/7/2011 12:02PM

    Aren't races fun? Watch out, you will get addicted :) I will NEVER forget my first 5K! Good job!

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WORKTHEGOAL 2/6/2011 4:52PM

    Congratulations to you both - thats fantastic! I've walked a 5k, and aim to run my first 5k next year (olympic yr 2012!) at the moment I can only run for 15 mins!!

You are leading the way for me and I aim to follow in your footsteps! Rockman too !!!

M x

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TEDDYBABE 2/6/2011 10:09AM

    WooHoo! Way to go! That's awesome! You are hooked now. Doesn't it feel great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANETX62 2/6/2011 4:19AM

    Well done on your first 5k, you must be really proud, fantasticc

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PELESJEWEL 2/6/2011 1:45AM

    emoticon Congratulations on your first 5k!!! Of course you can't wait for your next one, it's called bitten by the running bug! Woo Hoo for you & your husband!

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IMSMILEY88 2/5/2011 10:51PM

    Congrats!!! That's wonderful!

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SLEEPYDEAN 2/5/2011 9:09PM

    It is amazing what time people can run in a flat 5K. Usually the ones around here are all high school kids that run them in 15-17 minutes. Only in my dreams!

I'm glad they were able to have that run this year, I think last year they had to cancel it. One of these years I'll make it down there to run it.

Are you ready for the next one? They get addicting.

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MOMOPWRS 2/5/2011 9:06PM

    How wonderful. You did great.


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ROCKMAN6797 2/5/2011 4:47PM

    Congratulations on completing your first 5K!
It sounds like your hubby and you had a blast!
I will be participating in one early next month and I am so looking forward to it!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/5/2011 4:07PM

    emoticonOn your first run!!

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MKGARNER1 2/5/2011 3:22PM

    Congratulations! How very exciting. I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can run in a 5K. Keep up the good work.

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30 Day Photo Challenge....Day 4

Friday, February 04, 2011

Day 04 - A picture of the cast of your favorite TV show

NYPD Blue has been off the air for at least five years now but it's still my favorite show! I can't even find reruns and only four seasons have been released on DVD. I found it filled with complex story lines and characters. I loved watching the characters grow and evolve.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/11/2011 12:56PM

    I liked this show, too. This show had some great, intensive storylines. A very well directed show.

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PELESJEWEL 2/6/2011 1:45AM

    Yeah, I liked that show too! Great story lines.

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SLEEPYDEAN 2/5/2011 9:11PM

    My stepmom got to be an extra on that show. She gets to be in all kinds of shows, she does it as a hobby.

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ANNESYLVIA 2/5/2011 4:05PM

    My in-laws like that show too!

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THINRONNA 2/5/2011 3:01PM

    I have actually never seen it but you make me think I should!

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MALKS_ARIA 2/5/2011 2:07PM

    :) i also enjoyed the show.. but didnt watch it regularly...

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SUSABELLA627 2/4/2011 11:14PM

    That was one of my favorite shows too!! Wonder why it isn't on in syndication.

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