Lori's Minute

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What is the deal with Tuesdays?

Man, I tried to post earlier today, got it all writtan and went to send it but the server was down and there was a message saying the engineer was working on it. Then tonight I tried and it would not take my password...errrrrghhhh!

I know it is "Post your weight loss Tuesday" and I have gained a pound! But, I did not want to blow it off in case some of you wanted to post a loss because that is always exciting.

I read Mimi's blog today....FUNNY!

I had a rough week last week and therefore did not blog much because I would rather not blog about that stuff but now I am over it and hope to be back reading and blogging daily.

I was thinking about my kids this weekend and how excited they were waiting for their aunt to show up. They were bouncing off the walls. I remember as a kid waiting for my grandparents or cousins for their all too infrequent visits and being so excited like at Christmas waiting for Santa. Anyway, the wait is forever and now that I am the parent of waiting kids, it seems even longer!

Finally she showed up and kept them occupied for so long Pete and I were able to finish a complete sentence and have a conversation without being constantly interrupted. How come I did not have an aunt like this? I think most people probably did not have such an aunt. My kids are lucky.

Have a good one!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Continuing the countdown 50-41

More things about me starting with 50.

50.I lived in California for about six months.

49. I cannot see the Milky Way or constellations.

48.The first book I read several times was 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton in the sixth grade. It is still one of my favorite books.

47. I do not know what the big deal is about Brad Pitt

46. I attended the Indianapolis 500 in 1982 when our school marching band performed in the parade.

45. I used to have a ton of patience, now I have about zero. I like to say I used it all up with my early relationships. My poor husband and kids.

44. If I were to come back as an animal, I would want to be a dolphin (although my dog has a pretty nice life).

43. This is really silly but I have a fear the garbage men will come early and I will not have the garbage out so I will have to wait another week to put it out. (This happened once a few years ago so now I make sure it is out first thing Wed. morning.)

42. Despite the garbageman cometh too early phobia, I procrastinate on just about everything else.

41. I never had wisdom teeth come in so I never had to have them pulled.

Family Update: If you like hearing about Pigeon Falls, check out my husband's blog at linnasminute.com. There is an interesting photo.

I had my mother and brother and my sister-in-law over for a BBQ today which was nice. HOH did all the cooking. I planted my one tub of flowers and pulled some weeds so as far as I am concerned, I am done with the yard work!

Last night we had tornado warnings from midnight until almost three a.m. We all went into the basement and by the time we went back to bed we were all so wound up it was hard to go back to sleep. Despite this, we still made it to church on time which now has one service because of summer hours. It was a good sermon about how we call can contribute by use of our God given talents. I am not sure what mine is, but I hope to put it to some good use.

Tomorrow the only thing we have planned is taking all the weeds I pulled to the dump and possibly going to the bookstore (maybe I will buy "The Outsiders'). It is supposed to be in the 90's tomorrow....HOT!

Have a good one.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

60-51 more tidbits which will be on the quiz

Well, we are halfway through the list of 100 things about me. I think I will print out this list and see if it still holds true five years from now.

60. I went bungee jumping and would like to go again. The only thing I remember about this jump was the bar across the street was playing 'Achey Breaky Heart' over and over again. (We had had couple before we went on the jump).

59. I would like to try rock climbing.

58. I cannot keep an indoor houseplant alive for the life of me.

57. When I was in junior high school, I saw a program on heart surgery and wanted to become one until I realized I was not good in science.

56. I knew I wanted to be an artist since the first grade.

55. The first time I heard a car blinker (when you put on your turn signal) was after I got my second hearing aid and got into my car. I was 23 years old. Until then, I never knew they made a sound.

54. Like my father, I am cheap. But, like him, I will spend the extra money for a better product. My husband and I usually do lots of research before buying something.

53. I do not have a favorite holiday. I like them all!

52. One of my scariest moments as a kid was when I was five and my brother and I went with some friends trick or treating. We stopped at a house and they had a really big guy at the door with scary music in the background. He looked like if we came too close we would be sucked into his basement and never be seen again. My brother and friends ran away but I was frozen in fear. My brother came back and got me and we took off for home.

51. My senior year in high school, I went to spring break in Ft. Lauderdale where I got so sunburned, I actually fell asleep for 18 hours. After I woke up, I found out my roommates had a strip poker party with the guys upstairs! I was upset they were not concerned about me sleeping that long but I was glad I did not take part in that card game!

Family Update: HOH and the daughter are still coughing but they both say they feel fine. They had first communion class last night so I taped 'American Idol' for them. Today the daughter has a field trip so she was excited about going on it.

Have a good one!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Week Four of Post Your Weight Loss Tuesday

Ok, I am actually doing this Monday night in case I have trouble on Tuesday like I have the past two weeks. The sad thing is I am not getting on the scale because when I did on Sat. morning after doing great all week, I had gained a pound so I was ticked! Needless to say I ate a lot this weekend. So I will say I gained a pound bringing my total from six to five pounds and I will get back on track starting Tuesday so I can post a loss next week. I hope my commenters did better and inspire me to do well this week.

Family Update: Not much new here. We went to church tonight. Our church has a service on Mondays for those who cannot come on Sundays which is another reason we like this church. It was a good sermon about a teacher reaching out to a student and how it changed the course of the student's life.

I wrote a letter to my sixth grade teacher a few years ago because he was the best teacher I ever had. He was also the toughest. He asked what we thought was impossible but by the end we realized we could do just about anything and that builds confidence. He wrote back to me (thank goodness he did not send my letter back to me full of corrections) and said he appreciated the letter and put it in the yearbook by the class picture. I also wrote a letter to a college professor who also was very tough but I never heard back from him. That is ok, i just wanted him to know I learned not only lessons from the class but life lessons as well.

Have a good one!

Are we done yet? 70-61

Are we done with this list yet? Nope, but I think I will take tomorrow off.

70. The smell of ketchup repulses me. I cannot stand it or any food which has tomatoes in it. When we order pizza, I ask for it to be easy on the sauce.

69. Despite my extreme picky eating habit, I like frog legs. (When I was a kid my parents were tired of me always ordering chicken so they ordered frog legs and I ate it and loved it ever since).

68. I like giving backrubs and footrubs but do not like receiving them.

67. My ears are not pierced.

66. My first car was a green, 1976 Gremlin which I paid $700. It always started in the winter but was terrible in snow.

65. I did not like school until I went to college.

64. I was painfully shy until I got a job at age 15.

63. Despite being so shy in school, I got A pluses giving oral reports and would often volunteer to go first to get it over with.

62. When I was a kid, my brother and I had a pet poodle we named Husky. He was not your typical high strung poodle but very good with us kids. He lived to be 15 years old.

61. Our high school marching band played at a Packer game. I was in flag corps and a Packer player almost knocked me over when he came onto the field.

Blah, blah, blah....

Family Update: We had a nice day yesterday. We drove up to Crystal Falls to spend the day with my father-in-law since it was his birthday. He told many great stories and we talked about how people remember things differently. The driving went smooth except on the way back, the kids got a little loud and crazy.

Have a good one.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

80-71 it's all about me, me , me!

Continuing on with my list of ten things I feel the world needs to know starting with 80.

80. I am neither a Republican or a Democrat. I vote for who I think will do the best job.

79. My favorite show when I was younger was 'Bewitched'. I wanted to look like Samantha and have Darrin's job. I often thought I would go out and work and my husband would stay home with the kids.

78. I have three decisions in my life that I would do differently if I could do them over again. Most people say they have no regrets but the three I have picked are not life changing but I did not do because of fear and I regret doing/or not doing them now. What those three things are will be in a future blog, of course!

77. My favorite meal is filet mignon, french fries, a salad with ranch dressing, some bread with butter and a diet coke. For dessert either cheesecake (no topping needed) or a Brandy Alexander which is an ice cream drink. We usually get this for our anniversary.

76. I tell both my children they are my favorite. When they ask how can I say both are I use the example of choc. chip cookies. Choc. chip cookies are my favorite cookies. If I make a batch, one might have more chips or one might be bigger or smaller, but they are both choc. chip cookies and are therefore equally my favorite.

75. I talk to myself outloud all the time. This includes practicing my speech for winning the Oscar or an Emmy. My family thinks it is pretty funny.

74. I rarely cried until I became a mom, especially the second time. Now I cry all the time.

73. Mt earliest memory is being around three years old jumping on a couch with my brother singing a song we made up about socks and shoes.

72. I really stink at any game that involves a ball...baseball, football, volleyball, golf, tennis, pool, bowling.

71. I was so bored in my human biology class in college I took a whole semester worth of notes by writing backwards. (I had to use a mirror to study).

I got an A in that class, too.

Family Update: We had a great time at the Blizzard game last night. The game ended with the other team on our one yard line, first and goal and we stopped them to win the game! Today we went to Bay Beach Amusement park. Perfect weather, not crowded but the batteries in the camera were dead.

Have a good one!

Friday, May 19, 2006

90-81 more things you do not need to know

Here I am continuing the countdown of '100 things about me'.

90. I once saved a toddler's life when I was in the shallow end of a pool. I was getting out and in the corner I looked down and saw the top of a head. I reached down and picked up a young girl and plopped her on the side of the pool where she immediately started crying and ran to her mother who was busy talking to another mom. I was about 12 or 13 and by this age I was usually never in the shallow end of the pool but I was on this day. I never really thought about it for years until my daughter started swimming classes.

89. I am a very picky eater. In fact there are several everyday food items I have never tried such as strawberries, cherries, watermelon, blueberries, peaches, avacadoes and that is only the fruit department. I did not try pizza or hamburgers until I was in my late teens.

88. I have been hospitalized twice (not including births). Once when I was 12 for a rare form of anemia for which I was in quarratined for a few days (and I had passed my first physical the month before so it was odd I was suddenly sick) and the second time was when I had my appendix taken out five years ago.

87. I have never tried smoking.

86. I worked steadily from the age of 15 until I became a mother at age 30.

85. I have worn a hearing aid since I was five years old. I started wearing two in college,

84. I am afraid of being homeless.

83. I do not mind being alone, going to restaurants alone, etc.

82. I was married to my first boyfriend for two years (we dated for four).

81. I did not go to a concert unitl I was 25 years old.

Family Update: Tonight we are going to an indoor football game and the Wisconsin Badger Marching Band is performing so we are all looking forward to it. Since we have all been sick off and on the past two weeks, it will be fun to get out as a family.

Thanks to all who voiced an opinion on the dentist. I am not sure what I am going to do yet.

Have a good one!

Thursday, May 18, 2006


I have tried to come up with 100 things about me but decided it was best to do ten a day so at least I would have something to write for ten days that would not require too much thought process on my part. Plus, I like lists of ten. So, I will start with 100 and work my way back.

100. My favorite show lately is 'Scrubs'.
99. I like to paint murals.
98. I have a B.A. in Communications and the Arts.
97. I play the flute.
96. I despise house cleaning.
95. My favorite thing to do is eat.
94. My second favorite thing to do is sleep.
93. It takes me a long time to make a decision, but once I make it, I stick to it.
92. I do not like to fail which makes it hard to start something.
91. Between the ages of 19-27 I moved 11 times. Since then I have moved once (I am now 40).

Pretty boring, huh? Another reason why I am breaking up this list into groups of ten.

Family Update: I went for my 4 mile walk last night and it was perfect weather for it (once the rain stopped). HOH and the daughter are still fighting their coughs even though they are on antibiotics. The kids set up a tent in one of the bedrooms and slept in it last night.

So I have a question and need some comments. We overpaid a medical bill and the office wants to hang on to a portion for a future visit which we currently do have scheduled. I say since we have always paid on time, we should get all the money back and we will pay at the next visit. I am actually thinking of cancelling the dentist visit and going elsewhere. I have heard of some companies doing this and it makes sense in some cases (like a cable company where we always have a monthly bill etc). But I am a little upset with the dentist office. Any comments are appreciated.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Post Your Weight Loss Tuesday

Maybe I should title this "Post Your Frustrations Tuesday" since this is the second week in a row I had trouble getting to my blog, this time because of my browser. HOH found another browser for me so here we go.

This is week Three of the 16 week program. I lost two pounds although I feel like I should have lost at least ten, for a total of six pounds. I know I am following the right program for me and I will be happier as I get closer to my goal. I am anxious to hear how my fellow bloggers did and hope you all come back Wed. to post your losses.

Family Update: HOH took the ten year old to the doctor since her cough is horrendous and she also is having trouble breathing so not only did she get a prescription for antibitotics she also got an inhaler. I had asthma when I was her age as well as allergies and her dad gets hives which she also gets....poor thing. Tommorow she has her band and choral concert and I know she does not want to miss it. HOH also got a prescription when the doc heard his his cough so at least he won't have to go in if his does not get better soon.

I feel like I had more to say but I just want to get this post out...at least it is still Tuesday!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

My Mom

Since it is Mother's day I decided to not write about myself (almost did!) but about my mom.

Growing up I thought I always had the best mom. She was (and is ) the best mom in the whole world. I always felt she was born to be a mother. She never yelled and when she wanted us to do something and we were not responding, all she had to do was say, "I mean it" and my brother and I would do it.

Here she was, a woman who was meant to be a mom but she could not have kids so my brother and I were adopted. My brother was adopted the day JFK was assasinated and I came along two years later. I loved to hear the story of how the agency called my parents and told them to get a crib ready because there was a baby girl waiting for them. They got me at the hospital and put me in the back seat of the car laying down and made the trip to my mother's parents house to show me off.

Mom always let us make our own mistakes and learn from them. She also said there were always people worse off than us and it was not polite to gossip. Early on she realized I could not keep a secret and to this day, I am now forty, she still does not tell me anything!

One of the things I would like to do well that my mom does well is people could stop in anytime and she would whip up something to eat or drink. It was never a problem to invite a friend over without asking, she loved having our friends over.

I am always amazed when people who have been adopted do not feel like they are loved by their adopted family because I feel like I have the best mom in the world. She may think she was lucky to get two kids but I think my brother and I are the lucky ones.

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Bench

Every time I look at this bench, I think about what a horrible day it could have been. For years, I had been looking for a bench but none was quite what I wanted. They were either too expensive, did not have the storage space, were the wrong color or had spindles. I knew what I wanted and I finally found it at a bare wood store. As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to get it. It was half the price of all the others I had seen and I also bought the stain right there in the same store.
We brought it home and it sat in our garage for a few weeks.

About two months later, my husband and daughter had gone to see my in-laws. My father-in-law was home from the hospital and there was a lot of machines with tubes so I stayed home with the baby who was now walking and into everything. He was about a year old.

That weekend was perfect weather for staining the bench in the garage. So, I put my son down for his usual nap at one, brought the monitor out to the garage and started to stain the bench. Around three o'clock I was almost done with my project. I only had ten minutes left when I heard my son stirring. I could have left him in the crib but I went and got him, put him in the stroller with the wheels locked, strapped him in and gave him a bagel and some juice.

We talked back and forth while I worked and he ate. Then, I wiped out the bottom of the bench, put the cover on the stain, looked at the stroller and it was EMPTY!

I panicked. I looked at the dog thinking he would have gone over to visit the dog, but she was lying there sleeping oblivious to what had happened. I looked all over the garage but I could not see him and there is a lot of dangerous stuff in our garage.

My son had never gotten out of the stroller before so I could not believe he got out and I did not hear him.

I looked up and down the street, but saw nothing. It just so happened my neighbor was out mowing his lawn so I decided I had to go ask him for help. Just as I went over to his house, here came my neighbor carrying my son. Apparently, he had gone over to see his two dogs. I breathed a huge sigh of relief and whispered, "Thank you, God" to which my son said "Your welcome!"

When I think about that one minute I did not look or talk to him and how fast he was gone and what could have happened, I am so grateful it turned out ok. So, whenever I look at the bench coming down the stairs, I think about how lucky I was that day.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A Family

Not too long ago, my father-in-law (Dr. John), asked me how I like the world of blogging. We were sitting at a restaurant in Crystal Falls waiting for our food and I was trying to think of the perfect answer. "I like it" did not seem to do it justice. I kept thinking and thinking and was speechless so I changed the subject and asked about model trains.

The truth is, I feel like a whole new world/life has opened up to me. For someone like me, a person who is legally blind and deaf, I do not get out much. Since I became a mother ten years ago, I have basically spent most of my time in one room, the family room with a gate to keep the baby safe (could not bear to put the kids in a play pen). I literally have to keep an eye on the child at all times. Sure I could go to the bathroom or run into th kitchen to make lunch and get snacks but basically, for the last ten years while my husband went to work, I was in the family room.

Most of my friends live out of town and are too busy with their own lives for a daily chit-chat. All my neighbors who have children all work and put their kids in daycare so I did not have social contact there either. Not driving makes it almost impossible to get out of the house.

So, in answer to Dr. John's question, my blog friends have been a wonderful addition to my life. (sniff, sniff, kleenex please). It is great because you can visit people daily and not worry if you are intruding on one's life. It is great because you care and worry about people you would never otherwise meet. It is great because you are exposed to ideas and customs that normally would not happen. It is great to vent, to share memories, offer advice or have a good belly laugh.

Yesterday I was in a panic because I could not get to my site and I was upset because I did not want to let my blog friends down.

What do I think of my blog world? It truly is a family. I love it!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Post your Weight Loss Tuesday

Finally I am able to get on my blog. I have been having trouble all day.

This is week 2 of 16 for the weight loss group. I am sorry to say I only lost a pound for a total of four pounds(I did not do well this past weekend). I am back on schedule and hope to do better next Tuesday.

I think we can all excuse Mimi since the poor woman had surgery and anyone who does not feel like posting is fine with me. Just remember we are still early in the game so there is a long way to go if you still want to join in.

Family Update: HOH feels a little better but not much. The poor guy mowed our lawn last night. Tonight the ten year old has her first First Communion class which takes place every Tuesday this month. She will have her first communion June 4th I believe. It is finally raining here, we need it.

Have a good one and I am sorry I am so late with this post.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Nurse and my Husband

Last time I wrote about how I was royally ticked off most of time I was giving birth to my son, but for my daughter, my firstborn, it was a whole range of emotions. Most of you moms know what I am talking about but there was something else that happened that was unusual.

The hospital we went to is a teaching hospital so we had two student nurses. One of them knew HOH and they were making small talk. In between contractions I was trying to figure out what they were saying. She left to get something and my husband whispered in my ear, "Remind me to tell you about her when this is all over."

What? Whaddya mean? I have all these thoughts running through my head. Normally I am not a jealous person and this was the worst time to be thinking this but I was wondering if this was an old girlfriend and I do not want her looking where birth nurses look at this time. So, I had to endure their 'chit-chat' for hours wondering who this woman was and stop talking to him, I am the one in LABOR!

Nine hours later the baby who was stuck makes her way to the 'entrance' but there is no one there but the student nurses and my husband. The regular nurse and the doctor are out in the hallway dicussing a possible c-section and my husband looks at the student nurses who are standing there not knowing what to do. HOH yells out to the hallway, "We need some help here!" The nurse comes flying in and says, "Oh my goodness" and starts getting the 18 million layers of towels to put down. Finally, the doctor comes in, I push, and my daughter arrives and we are so happy.

I am still thinking about this nurse and when is she going to leave? I am waiting for my chance to ask. Now I have purple bruises all over my face from pushing.

I hear the baby crying, the nurses are calling out her measurements and I am trying to make mental notes of everything they are saying. SHe is five weeks early but has a healthy set of lungs, that is for sure!

Finally, they take the baby to the nurses station for more tests and I ask my husband about this nurse. He was from a very small town and this nurse was from his graduating class. THey all took their driving exams at the same time and they all passed except for her. THey all helped her study for the writtan exam and it took her three times to pass. To make matters worse, the ones she got right before, she now got wrong! And now she's a friggin nurse???!!!

I hope she chose another profession. She did seem very nice and she was very pretty.

Family Update: HOH has a nasty cold and was in bed all day Sunday. We have a phone system that has intercom on it so he would page my daughter (now ten) and she played room service. I tried to make comfort food but I burned the hamburgers and the fries were awful (I blame the potatoes...not the right kind) but at least the choc. shake came out yummy. I do not think I will do well on 'post your weight loss Tuesday' but I am starting again today to eat better.

Have a good one!

Friday, May 05, 2006

What Memory Loss?

Who are these women who say once the baby is born, you forget all about the labor pains?

I was thinking about this yesterday because it was my son's birthday and I was trying to think what I remember the most from the day he was born and the answer is I was TICKED!!!

Why, because this birth was going just like the first one five years earlier and all the doctors and nurses said it was very unlikely it would happen again.

The first one came five weeks early, so did the second one.

The first one my water broke just after midnight, so did the second one.

The first one my first contraction was at 1:21 a.m., it was true for the second one.

The first one the contractions were hard right away and came every two minutes for nine hours, so did the second one.

So, I was mad because this one was the same as the first. The pain relief they "supposedly" gave me did not work at all both times.

But, with the second one I realized the pain was going to come whether I liked it or not so I would stare at the lights and watch it fade to black for 17 seconds before I saw the light again (both my sight and hearing totally went out with each contraction). I was afraid the doctor or nurse would say something while I as blacked out so I told them to touch my knee if they said something to me so I would know they were talking and I do not like to be touched!

If you ask my husband, he will say what he remembers is when we were coming out of the bathroom and I told the nurse I wanted "out!" She asked if I wanted out of the bathroom and I said, "No, I want to be knocked out!"

As we came into the room, the doctor had arrived and was looking at my chart. He had heard what I said and was smiling. Now, I am really ticked.

He checks me and says I am ready to push and I immediatly call him a liar.I announce to everyone, "He's lyyyiinnngggg!" There was no way I could even try to push. If it were not for my husband who said he thought he could see something happening, I would not have tried. This time after about 1/2 hour of pushing (first kid was four hours)my son arrived.

I'm still having contractions, but he is worth it.

Have a good one.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Best Birthday Ever

The four year old turned five today. It was sort of a backwards day. We decided to let him open the gifts this morning before everyone left so he could play with them during the day so I would not have to hear him ask"When can I open my gifts?" all day. (It's all about me, people). Plus there would not be much time after dinner tonight to play so it worked out well this way.

Later, when HOH and the ten year old came home, we picked up his two cousins and met grandma at his favorite restaurant. The kids were great, a little loud but not too bad. We opened some more gifts without spilling anyone's drink (this place brought us all waters in glass glasses and none of us drink water). Finally the food came and we were all eating. I was eating my salad sitting a couple seats away from the birthday boy periodically glancing over to see if he was doing ok. After awhile when it was quiet I heard, "Hey, mom!" I looked over and he said, 'This is the best birthday ever!" with a wink and a thumbs up.

We were too full to eat cake so we brought it back home after dropping off his cousins. They all wanted to play but it was a school night so we promised to get together soon.

Back home, they all played outside for awhile and finally came in for cake. Of course, he ate the Spongebob candy pieces off the cake rather than the cake itself, but he gets to eat what he wants. (Later the dog growled at me when I threw his cake away indicating I should have given it to her but it was a chocolate cake so the dog did not get any, poor puppy).

Family Update: THe now five year old had kindergarten orientation today and the ten year old went to orientation at the school she will be attending in the fall. She seems to have a cold or something that is causing a gravelly voice. HOH is also experiencing cold symptoms. Me, I did have some cake with a glass of milk but I think I did alright most of the day. As long as I do well the rest of the week, I should be ok for the next weigh in.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


You know how you look for 'signs' to help you make a decision? The other day my son said he wanted a Batman motorized car. I thought about it might work for a birthday gift since we still have not gotten anything so I thought, we will look and see if they even have them. They probably do not. If I do see one, it has to be under $200. So, that night because he had done well in school we went to the store. Just as we were checking out, on our way out the door, there was a motorized Batman car! The price was $199. I could not believe it.

Then I thought he probably would not use it much since you need a place to drive it and he barely fits in it now so it would only be good for this summer not to mention if he takes off in it, I am too slow to run after him!

So, even though there were plenty of signs to get the car, I did not get it. Sometimes, a sign is only a sign. THis is where I have to be an adult and make a grown up decision even though I would love to get it for him.

He has not brought it up since he saw it so it is safe to say he will be ok without it.

The four year almost five year old was star of the day today at school which made me the room mom. We made cookies and brownies for snacks. On a scale of one to ten with ten being great, I would give him a six for behavior. Almost a seven.

Last night I went for a four mile walk and today I am not nearly as sore as I was last week when I did the walk. The bugs were out, but otherwise it was a nice walk.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Post Your Weight Loss Tuesday

Week 1 of 16 is here for 'Post your weight loss Tuesday.' I know my blog friends will not let me down. I will post my loss and then anyone who wants can post theirs in the comments. I will post the total in Wednesday's post. I need to find another word for post!

OK, here we go....

Are you ready?

Have you done well this past week?

Maybe you had good intentions but did not do so well so here is my motivational speech to get you through so you can post a loss for next Tuesday.

How many times do we go 'looking' for inspiration as a way for us to start something healthy? I say, stop looking for inspiration and BE the inspiration!!!!!

If I would have started this in January, I would be at my goal weight by now!

Ok, my weight loss for this week is THREE pounds! I am very happy...I know from now on it will only be 1-2 pounds per week but by week 16, I will reach my goal.

BE the inspiration, people! Have a good one!

Monday, May 01, 2006

TopTen Fun Things this Weekend

This past weekend, all my in-laws were in town visiting. Today's top ten list is fun things that happened this past weekend.

10. I did not overeat too much.

9. None of the kids ended up with broken bones or severe bleeding (notice I said severe).

8. The kids were fine with eating hotdogs (makes my job a lot easier).

7. HOH won an autograph football signed by the Packers new head coach, Mike McMarthy. (HOH NEVER wins anything).

6. We went to an indoor water park....FUN!

5. My sister-in-law and I won in canasta (we lost a game, too, but that is irrelevent).

4. We did not run out of cold soda (This is a big deal to me because we never seem to have enough).

3. The four year old got some birthday gifts (currently he is playing with the fishing set in the bath tub. Any toy that last more than three hours makes it a successful gift!)

2. Everything I made or put out was eaten. (Hint: those frozen mini-eclairs from the grocers freezer go over very well).

1. The four year old did very well in school today! I will now do the "happy, happy, joy, joy' dance.

Today I did not give him a lecture before he left. I just said, "Go and have a good day". Maybe that did it or it was the fact he could not go to the train show with his grandparents because he did not do well last week. (Didn't matter because he fell asleep when then went to the show and was still sleeping when they got back).

Well, tomorrow is "Post your weight loss Tuesday" so I hope everyone is ready! I am anxious to know how everyone did.

Have a good one!