Sunday, November 29, 2009

Edumacation

I'm off to Wichita for the week.
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Packed up my erg, my camera and enough clothes for a month. Filled a cooler with good healthy food. Watered the plants. Filled the food and water bowls. Scritched all the furry ones.
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Leaving the home front in Manda's capable hands...of course I haven't yet seen her but I know she's back in town hanging out at her mom's.
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I'm taking an instructor's class this week. Soon I will be able to help teach our new fire folks.
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I'll be busy this week but look for the December Photo Challenge pictures beginning on Tuesday. (see the button on my side bar for more info)
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Have a great week.

Friday, November 27, 2009

And Just Like That...It's Christmas


I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, the time spent with family, pie...oh, I do love some pie!

But what I really love is that Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas.

Not the Black Friday madness but the twinkling lights, the cold stillness, the hushed reverence, the music, the tradition...the season.

Every year...as soon as I've eaten my weight in mashed potatoes and gravy...and pie, don't forget the pie. I put up my Christmas tree. Sometimes on Friday or Saturday but often on Thanksgiving evening. I put on the Christmas music. This year it's James Taylor and Hall and Oats. Good CD's both of them. I get a glass of wine and my house transforms.

You know, some might think it's silly, the trouble I go to with my house at Christmas. I don't have a Christmas gathering. I'm often out of town for Christmas. But I don't do Christmas for anyone else.

I do Christmas for me.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

video

(Well...not completely wordless.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

He's Totally Got My Number

"Aunt Jenn, I have something important to tell you."
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"What is it?"
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"So, we have a poem to recite tomorrow. It's for grandparent's day."
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"Uh huh."
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"But aunts and uncles can come too. So....if you're not busy or you don't have a fire...could you come?"
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So what did I do? I got someone to work a few hours for me and I went to grandparent's day. And you know what? There were more aunts and uncles there than grandparents.
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He's totally got my number.
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And I have some cute pictures but I didn't bring the camera adaptor to work so I'll try to post those tomorrow.

G'night....

Monday, November 23, 2009

I Don't Believe In This BMI Crap

Oh....never mind.
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I was writing a post about BMI and even the third rewrite sounded like I was either obsessed with my weight or whinning about it. This post here says what I'd like to say...go read it...then come back.
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Okay, did you read it...no? GO.
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Right. See. She says it so well.
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For me to have a BMI in the middle of the healthy range I'd have to weight 150 lbs.
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When I was an elite athlete...IN MY 20's!...I weighed 155-160. And I rowed 6 hours a day, biked or ran another 1-2 hours. And ate everything in sight...whole cartons of Ben and Jerry's...oh...those were the days.
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If I ever had a doctor tell me that my current BMI of 27.7 was too high...I'd tell them to go suck it.
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Luckily I do not. My very young, very thin doctor says I'm fine.
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And she's right.
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But I do miss the whole cartons of Ben and Jerry's...I'm not gonna lie....

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I'm Always Up For A Challenge!

Kimmy has a little challenge for us.
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It's true...my attention to this little blog of mine has been little. Or none.
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It's almost time for the The December Photo Challenge. So I will have a photo for all the days of December.
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But...what to do until then?
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The
The Holiday Erg Challenge starts Thanksgiving day...like I said, I like a challenge!
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My goofy brother Stephen has a blog. And some how he has it linked to his facebook...perhaps I can figure that out...
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So basically, I'm in.
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Bring it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Little Hula Hooping

It all started with a simple conversation about unicycles...and all of a sudden there was a hula hoop...