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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Miranda did it. She accepted the offer for her Teach for America program. I'm very proud of her. She's nervous leaving her beloved city by the bay, but also looking forward to moving to Kansas City and beginning her new career. Teach for America is in lamest terms, a peace core for American teachers. They provide teachers in lower income areas, places where it's, I imagine, harder to place teachers.

Tom and I have been scratching our heads. Although this move will be over seven months away there's a lot to plan for. Financially especially. We have her graduation party for when she graduates SFSU :o) Then we'll move her over. I'm so very proud of her.


I'm trying to figure out how to make a fence for my garden. I'm thinkin I'm going to make one out of those tree post thingie ma jigs. I have a ton of them just sitting there in my backyard and can't give them away, so I'll recycle them somehow into a cool looking fence. Paint er up in bright colors...something to keep the dogs out from pooping all over...I don't even like going out there. I will be soooo glad when Miranda takes her Diogi boy. Our yard just can't three pups.


I'm still trying to figure out some health issues. Some of them are pretty embarrassing and I'm really just in a quandary about this weight loss. I've started to quit the coffee and of course, backed off that because it felt like I had the flu. Recently I read a message board post and someone wrote that they felt like they had the flu and a responder wrote "...of course it does, you are going through withdrawals." Um, that's a real "duh" moment there. Of course I feel like doo doo when I cut back the coffee, it's called withdrawals. The same as when I quit smoking 5 years ago. So, I'm going to stick with the Happy Herbivore meal plans this month of November and it ONLY and see if I see any progress in my blood pressure, my health numbers and maybe even the scale. I've been on this plateau of the 70s for so long I'm beginning to wonder if my body thinks that's the weight it's supposed to be at. And this blood pressure thing is really beginning to annoy me. Stupid diagnostic number at 99 when it should be below 70. emoticon

So, not much to report really. The busiest of times means less time on Spark. I am, however, going Monica Gellard on the house....sort of. One room at a time anyhow. Today is laundry day and I've been Pintresting how to clean house. Silly I know, but I'm not the best at housekeeping and I'd like to be better. I'd like to be proud of my house, my looks etc.

Oh, I got a job interview. I've been applying left and right. It's part time which is all I'm looking for and well, keep your fingers crossed for me will ya? I need to save up for teenagers :o)

Speaking of .... the dryer just chirped again. Going to go get it, finish my cooking for the week and finish this month off, this YEAR off, in the 160s. If I keep going the way I have been, I may reach my goal in......5 more years?

ugh smack my head silly.
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    When I cut out coffee or pepsi with caffeine I always detox. If I go back and have just one, when I stop again the same symptoms come in like they are punishing you. emoticon
    1555 days ago
    Congrats on your daughter's teaching assignment (I always hear great things about Teach for America!) and good luck on your job interview :)

    1567 days ago
    Coffee is hard for me to give up. Great job to you. Congrats to your daughter you must be so proud.
    1585 days ago
    I keep putting myself through short-term sugar withdrawal - over & over & OVER again; small wonder that I never seem to make any progress...

    But as one of my favorite silly movies (Galaxy Quest) says: Never give up, never surrender!

    1586 days ago
    You know what...the fact that you're juggling all that you do and are still here speaks volumes to how far you've come! No giving up for you and still keep working toward your goals. You haven't failed until you give up, and you, my friend are no quitter. You're quite an inspiration, actually!

    Give up coffee...good GOD! I have one here in front of me right now. I go to bed at night and think about...ohhh, I can't wait to wake up and have my coffee. I think I have a problem. emoticon

    Congrats to your daughter!! Please continue to post about how she is doing. Sounds like a very interesting program!
    1586 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2013 2:05:15 PM
    A huge congratulations to your daughter! I've heard that Teach for America is fulfilling and difficult all at the same time. I'm sure she's in for an amazing experience. I quit diet soda awhile back and scaled down coffee to one cup a day ( I couldn't cut it out completely!). It was definitely difficult initially but once you get through I'd say the first 2 weeks, it gets a lot easier. Good luck with the job interview! emoticon
    1590 days ago
    Congrats to you and your daughter! For health ssues, I am now eating mostly vegan - no caffeine, no sugar, etc. It is helping. Celebrate each day. You are doing great! That speed bump is just about to be hurdled.
    1590 days ago
    Congrats to your daughter!! That is awesome:)
    Hope your blood pressure gets to where it should be & your coffee withdrawals get easier to deal with soon!!
    Take care!

    1590 days ago
  • LORI2562
    emoticon to your daughter!
    emoticon with your interview!
    1590 days ago
    All of the best for your job interview and thanks for sharing the success of your daughter.
    1591 days ago
    Busy, busy, busy.

    I hope your interview goes well, let us know how it goes!

    1591 days ago
    Good luck with the job interview!
    1591 days ago
    Congrats on your daughter and my my you sound so busy.
    1591 days ago
    You've got so much going on - both blessing and curse to be so busy.
    1591 days ago
    You sound like a very busy girl. Coffee is the one vice I have not yet given up and I am not sure that I am going to. emoticon
    1591 days ago
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