Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday- Moon Over Cafeteria


While at the hospital today I decided to visit the Thrift Shop they have inside. And look what I scored. A sweater and a skirt and a pair of shoes, all for $5.00. Not too shabby huh?
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Nancy came through her surgery with flying colors. I left her in her room finally at 9:30PM tonight, so it was a super long day.
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Around 2Pm I headed to the cafeteria for lunch. I got my food and paid for it and was standing at the counter area, with my backside to the tables and chairs loaded with people eating, to gather my silverware and napkins. When suddenly I noticed my pants had fallen to my ankles and I was baring my bottom to a room full of people. OMG. I set my stuff down on the counter, squatted as gracefully as a naked butt person can, pulled up my pants, undid the draw string and pulled it tight, much tighter. Then gathered my stuff turned around and walked to a table and sat down to eat. Pretending of course that nothing happened.
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Tell me this has happened to you, PLEASE!!! LOL
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The drains are out, so that is good. I can shower as of tomorrow and I think I can drive too.
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Oh the surgeon that did my bypass surgery also did Nancy's today. So after when it was done he came out to talk to me and he said I looked like a whole different person. I didn't think he even knew who I was at first, but he said he did.
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Well tomorrow is supposed to start my contest month. I hope I can get that going early, cause these late nights are killing me. I need to go to bed, I am exhausted.
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Good night everyone, sweet dreams.
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AK

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday- OOPS

I met Anne for coffee this morning. it was so good to see her again. I think the first time we met, almost 4 years ago, I scared her. I was in such bad health. But this time was much better. I had a cup of decaf coffee and we just chatted before I had to leave for church. Anne had a gift for me too, it was a dishcloth and a hamomade pair of earrings, and they are PINK. I love them.
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Well my drain broke today, guess I will get it out tomorrow after all. Then I am off to the hospital to sit with a friend having surgery. Going to be a long day for sure.
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I did get to the grocery store, finally. I sure needed some food for me. It's so muc easier to eat right when you have the right foods in the house.
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Not much else happened today, I did go over to my sisters next door to play some Mexican Dominoes. That's always fun.
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So this will be a short and sweet post. I am pretty tired. Have a great night and sweet dreams.
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AK

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday- So I Am Almost Ready

This is what I have been working on the past couple days when I have a free moment. Any clue what these might be for? I'm not ready to tell you yet, LOL. I can tell you though that I am so NOT happy with the heart. Can you tell it is way oversized compared to the rest? Of course the perfectionist in me will require me to make another one and throw this one out. But the fact I am letting you even see it is progress, usually this would be long gone in the trash by now.
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The yard sale was basically totally a rain out today. Not even a 3rd of the sales we had the day before. I wore a sweater all day too, I was chilly and wet.
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Going to meet up with a friend I made on the Weight Watcher website tomorow morning before church. So I am going to bed early tonight so I have tome to wash my hair in the sink because still no shower allowed, {{sigh}} and drive to her hotel. last time Anne saw me I weighed at least 250 pounds more than I do now. I wonder if she'll recognize me?
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Well sorry to be so brief but I really am tired. I'll see you all tomorrow. Contest starts Tuesday.
Good night, sweet dreams.
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AK

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday- Found It Finally



Shelly always follows through. I wanted to sponsor Kenny's race car too but yeah I got bit by that procrastionation bug again. I hate when that happens. Anyway, Shelly and her daughter sent in their donation and they ended up on the hood of the FAN SPONORED CAR, for Kenny Wallace.
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Last night I spent over an hour looking at 11 downloads of parts of the car filled with fans names looking for hers and couldn't find them. That's part of the reason I was still awake last night at 2:30am. Turns out the downloads were not complete so I couldn't find her name because it wasn't there to find. But it's there now, lol. See?
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Helped my mom at her yard sale today, it was beautiful and hot right up until 5Pm when the rain came in. Sale continues tomorrow and I am afraid we are gonna have to arrange everything left inside the garage because of the rain. I was good though I only bought 2 things. LOL. Usually I am packing bags full of junk, that I'll just have to get rid of again next year. You know what I'm talking about.
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I haven't felt quite right for a couple days, and tonight I took my temperature and it's a little high, nothing to worry about, but it's rare that I ever have a temperature. I think because of that I will make myslef go to bed early and try to sleep this sickness away.
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I know you want updated pics and I will get some soon, I am really waiting until I get these drains out and the swelling goes down. I figure a week or two. So it's coming, I promise.
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Have a great night everyone, and I'll check in again sometime tomorrow. Sweet dreams.
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AK

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday- Think Thin, It's A Stretch Though

OK My friend, actually more like a sister, Kathy, gave me a gift today at support group. It was two brand new spanking pairs of JEANS. Now if you know me you would know I haven't worn a pair of jeans in oh maybe 23 years. I am really excited to be able to wear a pair of jeans and maybe sooner then I think, but OMG Kathy have you lost your mind? LOL The size of these jeans are so SMALL. The dark pair is a size 12 and the light pair is a size 10. Ok maybe I can fit an arm in the legs of these pants. Now if I ever fit into these I can tell you now they will hear me screaming all the way to the MOON and back. Can it really be a possibility?
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I saw the Dr again today, well not actually the Dr because he was in surgery but one of the nurses. We were hoping to get these last two drains out but it was not happening. Looks like it might be Monday or Tuesday now. They really aren't bothering me too much, just makes it hard to wear pants yet and I can't take a shower. BUT I'd much rather have the fluid coming out then getting stuck inside, I mean fluid weighs, right? Speaking of weigh ins today is my official weigh in recording date. As of today I have officially lost 317 pounds. That's this guyOUCH I can't believe I carried around that body for almost 15 years. No wonder I have shrunk an inch and a half. LOL
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I snagged a couple pictures from Angies MY SPACE page of Adam. I needed a BUBBA fix. So I thought I'd share a couple of the pictures with you all. This is Adam feeding his new brother Jack.And here is another pic of Adam with the new brother. He is such a great big brother now. And aren't those jammies awesome. They are so his color.God my heart breaks I miss him so much. And I am not going to be able to see him for his birthday. The Dr doesn't think I can handle the 18 hour car trip until maybe late October. He will be coming here for two weeks in December, but I can't wait that long. So I am hoping I can get down there shortly after I return from California in October. I had planned on going to Vegas with my sister so I could watch my niece while she played (I am so not a gambler) but I guess I'll save that adventure for next year.
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Well I have been rambling on and just realised it's after 1am, I best get to bed soon, I have to be to my sisters by 8am to babysit. Good thing she lives right next door. Then I am spending the day tomorrow with my mom, her yard sale starts bright and earky tomorrow morning.
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Have a wonderful night everyone, and I'll see you on Friday (which is really today now, but that's just a technicality) Sweet dreams.
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AK

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday- Water, I Think I Need Water

I am feeling pretty good yet I am just not right. I started thinking about it today and I think I am missing WATER. Not the drinking kind, more like the drowning kind. I am happiest when I am emerged in water. I still say I am 99% fish. I haven't even been able to take a shower in a week. I think I am just THIRSTY.
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I see the handsome Dr again tomorrow and if he takes out the remaining drains I think that will clear me for a shower and believe me I am gonna take 3 or 4 of them. In a row. LOL
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Today I didn't feel well. My stomach was just swooshing and swirling around. I actually had to lie down for most of the day. I felt good enough to get to church tonight and I did have a bowl of soup when I got home at 9PM.
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Oh and we had a mystery truck in our driveway this morning too. They pulled in right up to the garage door, and got out and left. I couldn't figure out what it was there for, I went out with my cell phone and took pics of the registration sticker in the window and the license plates, just in case, lol. Turns out it was a friend of my husbands there to work on the truck, but he just dropped it off and went to get parts. He doesn't have a garage so he uses ours while my husband is at work. Usually he tells us ahead of time though, no fair scaring a sick person, geez.
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I am going to keep my blog short tonight I still am not feeling up to par. BUT I do want to say I am supposed to have a contest again for the month of September, so don't fade away now, I am planning on a prize a week, of course I still have to figure out what I am gonna do for the contest. Yeah, I am a procrastionator, and I am good at it. Do you think I can get a job with those skills???
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Have a great night everyone, sweet dreams and all that usual stuff.
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AK

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday- Ok Where Am I Going Again?

Uncharted territory, yeah I am treading in those waters. I am struggling today wrapping my brain around reality. It suddenly occured to me how many things have changed in less than a year. How does one deal with that? Well in my case you wake up on Tuesday and insist it's Saturday. LOL
This is the cover to the journal Shelly sent me, and the first picture is her note to me inside. She sent a couple other things too but that I will save for another blog in the near future. Do you judge a book by it's cover? I try never to do that because I have always been misunderstood, because of my size. Yet it's so easy to do that. Then there is the feeling of guilt even when you have done NOTHING wrong.
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You know the feeling you get when you are driving down the road in your car, minding your own business, reading license plates (come on you do that too right? I am not the only one) watching scenery and then you see it. The police car parked up ahead. You glance at the spedometer, and as you do you take your eyes off the road and the car swerves to the left you catch yourself and swerve to the right to straighten out, then you realise while doing this your lead foot has been on the gas. You pass the officer, and you see him start to move. Oh no he must think I've been drinking? Have I? Of course not I don't drink. Why worry about that. Well everyone probably says they don't drink. Have you seen that commercial where they ask the driver have you been drinking and open the car door and out floods beer to the road? Hmm where am I going with this? NO CLUE, remembeer I am in uncharted territory. I am just full of random thoughts and feelings and I do not know what to do with them, but I fear I must release them or get arrested, lol.
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Yes the police are on my mind today too. This afternoon a police car pulled up across the street from my house and stopped. The officer got out of the car and put on his bullet proof vest thing. Then sat back in the car. I waited, with held breath. He must be coming here, I mean he is right across the road from my house just sitting there. Maybe he is waiting for backup. What could I have done? Well he sat there for 30 minutes and then just drove off, I finally breathed. I think I have an oxygen problem, proably killed a few brain cells this time. And believe me I don't have any to spare anymore.
Maybe I'll show you the get well cards I received from my surgery. Always good to change the subject right?
So to try to calm myself down after a stressful day and I barely told you anything about it at all.. I decided to work on a project. I'm not gonna tell you what it is yet... I'd like to see who guesses correctly first.
There will be six pieces when it's done
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Ok I am tired, and wired, but more tired. Hmm what kind of tired am I? Godstone, Firestone, Michilin? Obviously just plain tired, go to bed NOW tired.
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Sweet dreams everyone, see you tomorrow.
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AK

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday- I've Been De-Drained But I'm Still Drained

Does that make sense? Well it does to me. But then again I am deranged, I mean after all I did just have major surgery right? And then 2 days out of the hospital I was at the movies and shopping with my sisters. Yet I am still surprised that I am TIRED. I mean we are talking fall asleep while talking to you on the phone tired. Have you ever been there? Heck maybe you are there now, sleeping while you read this page turning blog post, NOT.

Anyway I saw the Dr today. I had 4 drains that followed me home after surgery and I managed to give 2 of them the slip while seeing the Dr. What's a drain you ask? Well I'll show you a stock picture from google cause you'd be grosed out at mine, they have stuff in them. I had four of these hanging from my lower belly area, now there are only 2.

I was gonna post the Dr's picture for you but the only one of the doc my sister took today was of his hands and his HUGE wrist watch. I mean really that watch is as big as my thighs, and well you all saw my thigh. Wait let me show you the picture of the watch, I gotta go crop it ip a little, cause no way do you wanna see my frankenstein belly fully of stitches that look like a monsters toothful smile. BRB.

Ok now see that watch, but aren't those hands handsome, Ok think INSIDE the glove, lol. Now I need to google and see if there is a picture of the doc on the Internet. Sorry BRB again. You don't mind waiting do you? Here look at this comic in the meantime...

I laughed at this because I have suddenly found myself watching these food competition shows. I mean really I am a gastric bypass patient I eat an appetizer for dinner on a good night and I am hooked on these cooking shows. It's just sad, I tell you, sad. Ok here's the Doc...

He is really handsome and looks exactly like this picture, except I noticed a few grey hairs today. I probably caused those. I am pretty sure I caused those. I go back on Thursday, I'll see if I notice anymore. I know it's a sacrafice but someone has gotta stare at the doc. LOL. Anyway if you are in the Upstate NY area and need a body makeover, he's your guy. Click on his picture to go to his website.
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Well I think I have entertained you all enough.
WAKE UP, WAKE UP
I'll sign off now and get ready for bed. I'll see you all tomorrow. Sweet dreams.
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AK

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday- Smile is Sunday's Theme


This is one of those pass along cards, I love them. I used to have hundreds of them and I'd give them out all the time, but like I said it's been YEARS since I've been to the Christian bookstore so I have long run out. I was good though, I only bought 2 yesterday. So this one's for YOU.

I also recently found a cartoonist online and I LOVE her. OK her name is Cathy and she's funny. Maybe I just want to be her. Who knows? But regardless I thought I'd share a couple of her cartoons today to add to the Smiling Sunday theme. You can click on either one of her cartoons here to go to her webpage where you can see much more. She is also on Facebook, I became a fan so I can see new stuff as soon as it's out there.
I have always drawn things and have wanted to make cartoons. I once saw this contraption that you can plug into your computer and draw your picture and it can go right from there onto your websute or blog or whatever. I so want this, but if I remember correctly it was too pricey. I tried to draw in paint and well I am so not good at that. Well maybe I could make funny cartoons out of pathetic drawings, lol. Think positive Kathy... anything is possible, right?
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I suddenly have a craving for pork rinds. Actually they are pretty good for me, they have plenty of protein in them and no sugar. Maybe I can talk someone into driving me to the grocery store.
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I played CLUE with my suster and niece today. Professor Plum did it in the Library with the Wrench, just in case you are playing later, I thought I'd give you the answer. I'm just good that way, hahahahaha.
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Ok now I need to get to the store those pork rinds aren't just gonna walk over here on their own now are they?
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Have a great evening and hope you all sleep well. Sweet dreams and lot's of smiles too.
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AK

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday- Sisters Day Out

I was beginning to go stir crazy being stuck in this house not being able to drive myself anywhere but feeling like I could walk a marathon, you know? So I managed to guilt my sisters into taking me to the movies and to NOT do their housework. So we went to see Julie and Julia. We all had a great time, my niece Hannah came too. When we left there it was weird but we were all starving, lol. And we all wanted Boeuf à la Bourguignonne. Yeah even Erin was thinking about this dish and she's a Vegetarian, lol.
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After the movie we made a stop to the Christian bookstore. I haven't been there in years because I was so unable to go out to places so this was a treat. And treat myself I did. I bought two books.
I heard about this book when I was in California and looked for it on Amazon.com but couldn't find it. Imagine my excitement when I saw it on the shelf. It was the only one there too.
And this book was in the Christian fiction section, and I saw the title and thought maybe it had something to do about knitting, but instead it was about a woman who had gastric bypass surgery and lost over 150 pounds and her life was changing from the inside out, just like mine. Crazy huh? And it was also the only copy on the shelf. I had to buy it, and I am saving it to read on the plane for my next trip out to CA in September.
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Well it's late and it's been a long fun day and church is tomorrow so I best get to bed. Have a wonderful night, sweet dreams everyone.
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AK

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday- OK Did I Really Just Have Surgery?

Well the answer is YES. I mean it's obvious when I look down and see the tops of my legs, they have been missing for years. Then of course there are these four drains hanging from my belly to remind me as well.
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Can I just say my thighs are HUGE, I mean HUGE.


I never really noticed before because they were buried by my belly. I can't believe I am actually showing you a picture of my thigh. Now if only I thought exercise would trim these up, I am afraid that loose skin is gonna need a knife and surgeon to fix them. Oh well.
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So I am feeling WONDERFUL. I am not in much pain, on that pain scale, you know the one with smiley faces from 0-10I would have to say I barely hit the 3-4 stage. OK this morning when I woke up and tried to walk to the bathroom it was a 7-8, but other than that I have been good.
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I had a couple visitors today. Cathy from church came and brought me lunch. A Chicken salad from Boston Market, it was delicious.
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Then Cliff and Nanci stopped by, they were so excited to see the "new me' and Nanci just got some new clothes today from JC Penneys and all I can say is I love everything she got. And it was all buy one get one free. I so want to go shopping.
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We had some pretty bad thunder storms today, in fact my Aunt Dorothy actually had a tree fall through her roof today. No one was hurt but it did quite a bit of damage. We just lost our power for a couple minutes, so not too bad here.
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I guess that's about all from me tonight. I think I'll get ready for bed. Have a wonderful night everyone and sweet dreams.
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AK

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday- I'm Home and Healing

OK let me begin by telling you about Robynn. She is a talented writer/blogger and funny too. But even more than that she is sensible and wise and generous. Robynn is having a healthy throw down from September 1st thru September 30th.
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Basically in a nutshell she is challenging us to eat healthier for 30 days. By agreeing to do this you will be entered in a drawing on October 1st for a $100 Amazon gift card. Now that's a reason to eat healthy, don't you think?

But by visiting her blog you will also be blessed and entertained so make sure to go back everyday. You don't want to miss a thing.

So I am home and healing. Pain is managable but I am a little tired. I might take a nap here for a bit while the house is quiet.

I tell you it's a funny feeling to look down and see a lap. I haven't had a lap in 20 years. It's kinda cool. I am on an antibiotic to help prevent infection, I go see the surgeon on Monday for a follow up visit. In the meantime I will be walking and resting and in awe at my new body composition.

You all have a wonderful day and a great sleep tonight. Sweet dreams to all. I'll see you on Friday.

AK

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All Done and All is Well

Kathy is in recovery minus *28* pounds of skin. Whooo hooooooo!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday- Totally Excited, but THIRSTY

My niece Hannah made this card for me. She asked her mom what my favorite animal was... of course it was the flamingo, I mean it's PINK. LOL.
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I am scheduled for an 11:30 surgery tomorrow, the DR has reserved the room for 4 hours. So it's a pretty long invoved surgery. I am hoping to be in a room by 5:30pm. I am bringing my laptop and hopefully will be up to blogging tomorrow night to let you all know it went GREAT. If I am too tired then my friend Shelly will post a quick update for you all sometime tomorrow night. Not sure how long I'll be in the hospital, could be 2 days could be more. The DR's ar eplaying that by ear based on how I am doing.
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I can't have anything to eat or drink since midnight and of course it's hot and humid and I am thirsty, very thirsty. I think I will go to bed now so I don't think about it anymore. LOL.
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Have a wonderful night, thank you for all the prayers and well wishes. Sweet dreams.
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AK

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday- Making Plans


I have been looking at the keychain I got in CA. Yeah I am missing the palm trees


Hannah and I got in a little swiming again today. I just colored my hair yesterday so we sported these awesome swim caps, don't we just look awesome? NOT. I was afraid of getting green hair. Well the hair still got wet but it didn't turn green or there would be a whole other picture on the blog today.
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Well I have a Care Page through the hospital where I can update my surgery status etc. Not sure if I need it since I have the blog here but just in case I thought I'd post the link to that as well.
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It's late and I am tired. Bedtime for me. Tomorrow I get everything ready for surgery, find out the surgery time etc.
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Have a great night and sweet dreams my friends.
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AK

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday- Sunshine, Swimming and Seafood Salad


hair before hair after
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Can you actually tell? It really does look so much better. The white skunk stripe is misisng. I now have a light brownish color and some blond highlites. Nanci did it for me and she did a great job. It really looks so natural.
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They also fed me dinner, it was seafood salad, I have never had seafood salad, it was delicious. Cliff (Nanci's husband and my husbands cousin) did the cooking, or in this case making, and I have to tell you he can prepare food in the most remarkable ways.
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The weather today was just beautiful. I went swimming for 3 hours after church and had a blast. I plan on repeating today again on Monday and Tuesday, well except for the hair coloring and seafood salad, lol. Now let's pray I remember to wear a bathing cap or I might end up with GREEN hair. LOL
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For those that asked, not sure how long I'll be in the hospital or the exact surgery time yet. The Hospital will call me on Tuesday afternoon to tell me the surgery time. The DR says I will be at LEAST 1 day overnight in hospital. Any further days depends on my status after surgery. I'll keep you posted and if I can't Shelly or Ruth will blog for me.
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Well it's 2AM and I best get to bed. Tomorrow is already here technically.
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Good night everyone, and sweet dreams.
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AK

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday-

Well I managed to test knit the pattern, this is my finished cloth, unblocked of course, cause I am too lazy I guess to take the time to learn the blocking techniques.
This is Nanci, the birthday girl. Can you believe she just turned 50? Doesn't she look fabulous?
This is my friend Kathy and me and Nanci. We all three had the WLS, so not only are we friends but we are sort of sisters now too. Look how short I am compared to them. Makes me think of that silly Randy Newman song...
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live
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What a beautiful day today was. Warm and sunny and not too horribly humid. I swam in the pool for about an hour and plan on repeating that tomorrow, and Monday and even Tuesday. Because after Wednesday I am gonna be grounded from the pool for who knows how long. {{sigh}}
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I made some "Block Party Beans" for the dish to pass today and they came out fantastic. I brought a HUGE slow cooker full and they ate them all, every bite. I revised the recipe a little to make it more firendly for me and oooh it was so good.
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Church tomorrow so I am going to get ready to call it a night. Sleep tight everyone and sweet dreams.
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AK

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday- Finally I Figured It Out


I finally figured out how to convert a recipe to cook in my new oven. I decided to make some of my crustless quiche for breakfast, and it actually ended up being my dinner as well. I missed lunch because I was in the pool.
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Speaking of the pool, can I just say today was an awesome day. It was just beautiful out. The sun was warm, the water was cool, the bugs and bees/wasps/hornets were barely a bother. I wish everyday could be like today.
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Unfortunately I had to get out at 2:30 to take my son to physical therapy. Then we made a detour to Walmart. I was able to get the birthday gift for my niece there so I didn't have to make a bunch of stops. God is so good.
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There was a bad spot to the day, but I am going to push that aside and just move on. No need to dwell on that right?
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Tomorrow is a birthday party for Nanci, she is married to my husbands cousin, but I consider her MY FAMILY. It's going to be at a beach, which is really a lake, but I am looking forward to it. I hope she has a great turnout and lots of family and friends and of course plenty of presents too. She has changed her life for the better this year like I did and I love watching her shine.
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Not much else happening. I need to test knit my breast cancer calendar pattern one more time to make sure I wrote out the instructions correctly. Anyone feel like test knitting a pattern for me? I keep putting it off, when it will only take an hour or two. Maybe I'll do it tonight and include it in Nanci's birthday gift tomorrow.
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Guess I'll blog early so I can knit. Have a great night, sweet dreams. See you sometime tomorrow.
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AK

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday- Poor Bella



Bella had her first DR appt today. I have never seen her look so sad and quiet, poor Bella.
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Notice in the picture of Bella and my dad together they both seem to have the same expression on their faces?
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Today was overcast and humid all day. No swimming for me, in fact if I took a picture I bet my face would match Bella's right now.
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Tomorrow I have to take my son to physical therapy again and I need to stop at AC Moore's to get a birthday party for my niece Hannah. And sometime in between I need to do laundry, wash dishes, take a shower, pay some bills, go to the bank, vacuum, cook dinner, get a few groceries... yeah I can do all that on one day, sure I can. NOT.
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My friend who moved to Germany several years ago is back in town. I can't wait to see her and hope I can before my surgery on Wednesday. She hasn't seen me for a couple years, so I am at least 200 pounds lighter then she remembers.
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I think I am going to call it an early night. I am still really tired. Have a great night and sweet dreams, everyone.
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AK

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday- One Week Left


My Magic Bullet arrrived today. This was part of the Amazon purchase I made with my gift certificates. I had a drink mixer but I gave it away when I stopped drinking the protein drinks after surgery. BUT I am going to need to up my protein intake again after surgery next Wednesday so I went ahead and got the actual Magic Bullet this time. Now I just need some protein powder.
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My hospital pre-admission stuff went smoothly. Got a nice bruise on my left arm from where they took more of my blood. It's exciting to think on Wednesday next week I am going to go to sleep with a stomach that hangs down past my knees and when I wake up I'll have a LAP.
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I am pretty tired tonight so i am keeping this short. Maybe tomorrow I'll have more energy. I hope to build it up as I soak in the pool tomorrow.
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Good night, sweet dreams.
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AK

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday- Training The Children




Today my niece and I hung out together. We ran a few errands and then I gave her some jewelry making lessons. She made a bracelet and a necklace. She did pretty good, these are her finished items.
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Afterward we went in the pool for a bit, that was refreshing. I figure I NEED to get in the pool as often as I can for the next week because I expect to be grounded for at least 4 weeks after surgery.
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In the morning I need to go to the hospital for my pre-admission testing and all that fun stuff. So I need to get to sleep now so I am awake and ready to go by 7am.
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Have a wonderful night everyone, sweet dreams.
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AK

Monday- Power Outage

Well we had the power go out last night, of course right in the middle of the hot humid weather that fell upon us. I tried to sit outside and knit before it got too dark, but the mosquitoes and the rain forced me back inside.
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You know I never got bit by a single bug in San Diego, hmm why again do people live in New York?
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Anyway I brought my knitting inside again and knitted by candlelight, how roamntic, huh? I finished the cloth and moments later the lights finally came on.
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But the power going out also took out my cable and when it all came back on I couldn't get my laptop to open anything. It started running a virus scan that took 3 hours, really, unbelievable. Then I restarted the computer in hopes to get on abd blog etc. and don't I fall asleep waiting.
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So not much to do now but try to make it up so I thought I'd show you this You Tube commercial... made me laugh. But I also love it cause this will NEVER happen to me after August 19th because I will no longer have one of these. LOL... enjoy.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday- The Party


The party was nice. Overcast and chilly, but that didn't stop the kids from getting in the pool. It stopped me though.
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The birthday girl fell asleep, that's her in the proicness tierra, lol.
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DJ leaves for IRAQ in a week, I can't believe how grown up he looks. Already covered in tattos too, just like a Marine I guess.
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Tomorrow is supposed to be hazy, hot and humid. Not sure if I'll venture outside but if I do you can bet I'll be in the pool to cool off.
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Hope you all had a great weekend, I'll see you tomorrow. Have a great night and sweet dreams.
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AK

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