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It's official -- I'm Alice!

Monday, April 16, 2012



I was driving to work this morning thinking about how to write about my foolishness this weekend. I spent several hours being a panda in a video game and then saw Mirror Mirror and got lost in the world of Snow White. But while I had a blast playing video games with my nephew, I realized that I had actually became Alice in Wonderland. My world turned topsy turvey. What was up was down. What was right was now all wrong. All that is left to do is to paint the roses red.

The short version of this long tale started a couple of weeks ago when I called in a plumber to fix a toilet that kept coming loose and wobbled. From that visit, I found out that my real problem was that the cement under the floor was very uneven. Only way to fix it was to pull up the floor and re-cement. So I set up for a contractor to come and give me an estimate and figure out what all needed to happen.

So Friday started out normally, until the contractor informed me that the plumber tried to gerry-rig the toilet and ended up breaking the main pipe. It was all down hill from there. When he sent one of his workers over (who spoke zero english) to remove the toilet so we could get a better look to see what all needed to be done, a few minutes later, the worker was walking out the front door with my bathroom sink and a grin on his face since he couldn't speak english. Panicked, I called the contractor and found out that he told the worker to start working on the bathroom. So ever since, I have had construction going on all weekend including taking a jack hammer to my floor to try to fix what my plumber had done.

So while the jack hammering was going on, hubby got a wild hair to finally go get his hair cut. I tried to take a nap (not an easy thing to do with a jack hammer going) only to be woken up by a crazed looking skinhead.........who just happened to be my husband! Scared the daylights out of me! And in the case of my hubby -- it is NOT a good look!

Then after a stressful weekend of construction, we went out to dinner and a movie and then decided to do grocery shopping while we were still full. Got to the store with very little energy only to find that since last weekend, my entire grocery store had been rearranged! Nothing was in the same spot except the produce and dairy areas. I've shopped in this same store for over 30 years. It completely messed with my head - even more than hubby's new hairstyle. Couldn't deal with it. Just bought the essentials and came home.

During all of this chaos, I'm also working on a picture assignment for my weather class so I was storm chasing to get pictures of lightning. Have you ever tried to time taking a picture at the same time lightening occurs? It is a bit like trying to staple Jell-O to a tree.

I think that I was suppose to do a blog challenge on things I'm looking forward to as I lose weight:

1. Less pain. Knee movement improves. The ability to stand for more than 30 seconds in one spot without needing to sit down would be wonderful.

2. More energy. I'm tired of being tired.

3. Lose the fears. Fear of breaking furniture. Fear of climbing. Fear of exercise. Fear of failure.

4. A positive outlook. As I"m writing this list, I see a lot of negative things. I need to look more to the positives.

5. To chip away at my to do list -- for both me and my house, work, life. I won't call it a bucket list, but a "let's make it happen" list.

Well, the contractors are finishing up -- having a bit of a problem with the pipes. When they are finished, then back to turning my world inside right again. Any one know if they make Miracle Grow for hair?



Additional note: Once I had decided that I was Alice, I got to work today only to find out that my company was giving away tickets to Alice in Wonderland done by our community theatre. Coincidence? I think not...............
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GSPEIRS 5/11/2012 5:40PM

    I really like the thought you have in "Let's Make It Happen List" Rather Than a "Bucket List". Thanks for sharing your great inspirations!

Much success in all your weight loss endeavors! Keep up the wonderful work!
Hugs

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ROGUENOMAD 4/23/2012 11:46PM

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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JFROGDIVA 4/22/2012 2:53PM

    I can SO relate!!!! You hang in there Sister!!!! emoticon

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LIFEWALK 4/18/2012 4:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon as long as u wiggle~n~jiggle while u staple Jell-O to a tree!!!! LOL ;)

i wish these things 4 u 2 :)

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DEEGIRL50 4/17/2012 4:28AM

    Cosmic! emoticon

Chia pets came to mind when thinking of your DH's bald head. emoticon

If you're Alice, we know a white rabbit who would love to hang out with you!

I like your goals. I'm glad you have a "make it happen list."

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POSITIVELY_EB 4/16/2012 9:52PM

    I feel for you! Take it one day, one goal, one decision at a time. And DON'T stress!!! (Did I really say that???)

HUGS!!!!

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MRSBIGGLESWORTH 4/16/2012 8:28PM

    Wow.....don't think it's a coincidence, Alice! One thing always leads to another in the world of repair or remodeling!!
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Hope everything gets straightened out in your house, and as for the to do list, I just love crossing things off - it makes me feel good, so let 'er rip!

Ditto on the list of things you're looking forward to!!
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