November 29, 2011


My beautiful sweet Rae was pretty excited to tell me about the book she was reading at school, and I fell in love with her all over again watching her little mouth lisp through the story. It happens a million times a day. This time I grabbed my camera.
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November 27, 2011

Just a Record

I think I have annoyed to the N'th degree just about everyone in cyber land with my SQUEEEE at my current weight loss success, so now I'm off to add the WWW of blogland to that list.
Luckily, no one reads here anymore without a Facebook link, lol!
So here's my bullet list of things I want to remember about being the skinny bit*h:

1: A new appreciation for squishy chairs. I have always been generous of bum, so to be 31 and for the first time actually *feel* my butt bones grinding against my hard dining chairs has been quite an experience. Is there a certain way y'all sit to make this less uncomfy? The hours I spend in class on those hard plastic chairs are killing me, I've taken to wearing a thick coat even if I don't need it just to sit on when I get there! ANd have stolen a couch pillow for my computer chair. It's sad.

2: Surprise again and again when I realize my thighs aren't touching. It's amazing. This has never happened in my memory, even in high school I was a 'rubber. Methinks it's because of the lack of muscle in that general area, but I'll take what I can!

3: I have the tiniest flappiest little boobies imaginable. At one point a 34DD, they are now.... Considerably smaller. CONSIDERABLY. Small downside. Small flappy wobbly downside. Meh.

4: The energy the energy the energy!! WOW!! Is this what healthier people feel like all the time??!!

5: Just seeing my pant size makes me feel good. Then putting them on and finding that they are maybe a wee bit baggy? Floating on air.

6: Clavicle.

7: Every morning I shower and head to my closet to get dressed. And it's not stressful. It's not a chore. I don't hate it, because everything in my closet will fit me. Nothing will have a bulge here that I have to suck in, or a lump there that I have to camouflage. That right there is the biggest secret high.

8: I'm no longer the biggest person at the gym. Being the fluffy girl among the fitness goddesses is hard. 

9: Push-ups give me a weird sense of satisfaction. But I still hate them ( even as I do my daily set)

10: Underwire issues.. as in, the bras that fit my weenie teenie boobies are for much younger girls, I'm thinking, who don't have a nice wide rib cage from carrying babies. The result of that is a painful clavicle as the underwire on my pushed-to-the-middle itsy bitsy bras tends to dig in to the now considerably less fatty skin there. I'm thinking the girls this was designed for would have a narrower ribcage so the wires would be more rounded out in the middle and not dig. Either way, weird thing to all of a sudden deal with.

11: There's this crease? Under my bum cheeks? And I can feel it when I walk. Weird.

There is more. But this is what I've got for now.

November 26, 2011


One feature of our family GTG this year........ the 'stache.
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November 24, 2011

Random Kael

We went to the coast, had an BLAST despite the horrible rental, and Anut Alyca & Uncle Ethan gave Kael a Geode to crush for treasure! The initial plan was to use a chisel to make a nice clean break, but we ended up just smashing it with the hammer. More fun and more productive! Thanks Aunt Alyca & Uncle Ethan, he loves it!
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November 04, 2011

CLEARLY the Largest RedNeck.

say we're going to the Monster Truck Rally for the kids; it'll be fun! They'll have a blast! But oh so clearly, it's all for me. Kael was done by the time intermission hit, but Rae was holding strong. Neither of us will have a voice tomorrow, lol! This show had motocross riders doing insane flips and tricks in the air, and I was done for. Good grief, I'm hooked. Gah. You know what they say; you can take the girl out of the backwoods po-dunk mud-boggin' country, but.................
..... what? Are my roots showing??!!

eta: Yes, we let Rae go without her glasses. There is so much dust flying around in that place, she'd have spent the whole time fighting to see through them.