Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Tooth Fairy Visited Last Night

The Tooth Fairy came last night. This is what I left her:

And this is what I got:

I was actually surprised that she left me 5 dollars because as you can tell by looking at my tooth it was kind of gross. I spared you the worst part. If you looked at my tooth from the top there was a HUGE whole. I have no idea what she is going to do with that one. I think she felt sorry for me and that is why she left me any money. The kids are very excited that their 33 year old Mom still got a visit from the tooth fairy. Thanks for your your prayers regarding my wisdom tooth getting pulled. They helped.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Back on Track

Well, I am back on track with my working out and my eating. I lost 2 pounds last week and am excited to see where it goes from there. I'm not ready to say how much I weigh, but I will be giving you weekly updates on how it is going. Maybe once I reach my goal I will let you know how far I've come.

I had lost about 40 pounds in the last couple of years and I unfortunately have gained most of it back. I gained a lot of it when I went back to school. I cannot get down on myself, but will not let this happen again.

I am in the gym about 5 days a week and eating great again. I am only eating out once a week and that is with Keith and the kids on the weekend.

I am doing BIKE THE DRIVE again this May. It is a 30 mile bike loop on Lake Shore Drive Memorial Day Weekend. I look forward to that. Darlene is doing it with me.
In June I will be doing the Subaru Women's Triathlon. This is the first triathlon I ever did last summer. I am doing it again, so I can try and beat my time. I'm excited because I am going to be meeting some of my online Tri buddies at this triathlon.
I think that I am going to do a second triathlon in August. It will be another sprint one that I did last year. I didn't like it because it was co-ed, but I want to do the same one's as last year to compare my times. I think that I am going to be taking July off. Originally I was going to be doing one in Wisconsin, but I decided that it is too much.
I am going to be doing some more blogging on here about my journey. I need to get back into getting my thoughts down because that really does help me keep going. You are welcome to join me in my journey or you can just skim what I have to say. Either way leave a comment. Here are two pictures from my triathlons from last year.

My first Triathlon ever!!

Here I am finishing my second Triathlon. I am so happy to be finishing that I don't think about smiling or anything fun. Gotta love those expressions. 12 weeks till my next triathlon. Pray for me. Thanks. Oh Yeah, while you're praying could you remember to pray for me tomorrow. I'm getting my wisdom tooth pulled. If you don't read this until tomorrow still pray for me cause I'm sure I'll be in pain. Thanks.

I saw a funny cartoon the other day. It was a bunch of teeth eating a doughnut and one of the teeth was reading a letter and he says to all the other teeth, "It's from the wisdom teeth. They are enjoying retirement and hope work is going well for us."

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

Author Unknown

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

*Knowing when to come in out of the rain;*Why the early bird gets the worm;*Life isn't always fair;*and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 -year- old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received bettertreatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents , Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.