Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Fragments!!

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IT'S Friday Fragments Day! YAY! Head over to Mrs. Fours blog Half Past Kissin' Time and get the scoop on Friday Fragments as well as link up your own frags AND read the frags of others. But if you are a spammer with intentions of leaving creepy Anonymous comments...don't bother. :)

[] So...I saw the gnarliest wreck yesterday on my commute. It involved four vehicles and I watched it happen about 25 yards in front of me. Scary. I don't think anyone was hurt...except for one of the vehicles who was pulling an rv trailer...uh yeah, he'll be making an insurance claim soon considering HALF of his rv trailer was crumbled and then ripped off.

[] Today is my 33rd day of being smoke free! Woohoo! Thank you to all who have encouraged me throughout this process, your support means the world to me!

[] According to the WiiFit I'm back in a normal B.M.I. range! Woot! I still have some poundage to lose but I'm slowly getting there!

[] Mr. Ski and I were at a copy place last night preparing for his "Who's Who in College Students" interview next week. I was totally caught up in making the copies and had my back to the rest of the store the majority of the time...meaning, I didn't see anyone who came in or out. I had briefly turned around to use the stapler when a teenager asked me a question as she walked by:

Teeny Bopper: Did you see where my mom went?
Me: ::blank stare:: I don't know your mother.
Teeny Bopper: She's.... ::eye roll:: nevermind.

REALLY?! Why didn't she say...have you seen a lady with dark curly hair and an orange shirt on? Instead of assuming that the only reason I was in the copy place was to people watch. Come on! Maybe all those people who say that teenagers think the world revolves around them are right after all. I'm not sure why this bothered me so much, but I've been uber irritable lately so that probably has something to do with it.

[] I hope everyone has a very happy and safe Halloween! Mr. Ski and I will be spending the whole day OUT of the house! :) I don't think we get many trick or treaters anyways...but I don't know that for a fact because we've never chose to be home to find out! One of my favorite handing out candy home owners is Mrs. Four's hubby...hilarious!! You can see why I almost pee my pants while watching by visiting this post and watching the video at the bottom!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday of Last Week.

I made a list of things to blog about. That's how forgetful I've been lately. This lists contains the following words to remind me of blogging bits:
Sbux
Matching
Dishwasher
Knife
Finger
Feet

Quite a list, huh? And magically all of these events happened on the same day, Tuesday of last week. So, let's start at the very beginning (which also starts the "Doe a deer" song from The Sound of Music to start playing in my head):

[] Sbux...I was at Starbucks last week getting my coffee and I happened to be dressed up (royal purple button-down, grey pants and heels) and there was a little lady in front of me, maybe in her early to mid-70's. She looked me up and down and then said "That color looks very good on you." I say "Thank you!" She says "You should be grateful" I am befuddled and can't think of anything to say...she continues by saying "I don't compliment blondes very often." Now I want to know why! Is it because she thinks blondes aren't smart? Or because her husband cheated on her with a blonde? Or maybe she's always wanted to be a blonde and is jealous? Regardless of why, I found it very funny!

[] Matching...my sister and I tend to match (without planning), we'll wear the same color or type of clothing when we see each other. We have this connection that doesn't just apply to clothing and is very hard to describe. She came to my office and lo and behold we both had on purple shirts and grey pants! It's like magic. And it makes me smile! Love her! (I love all my sisters dearly, by the way!)

[] Dishwasher...Grr! Arggg! I unloaded the dishwasher after work and after I had put the last dish away and was about to re-load I noticed that the detergent tab was sitting in the bottom undissolved. Great! Therefore, I basically washed ALL of our dishes because I couldn't remember how many plates I had put away and forget me trying to figure which silverware hadn't been cleaned properly. It was quite the debacle.

[]Knife...This one deserves a picture! :) As you read above, I was re-washing ALL of our dishes so everything that was going in the 2nd load was on the countertop. I was making grilled cheese & turkey sandwiches for Mr. Ski and I, when I leaned over and felt something slide down my leg. When I looked down I saw this...
Thank heavens I didn't look down when I first felt something sliding down my leg, I would have most likely OVERreacted and caused the knife to land differently potentially slicing off one (or more) of my tootsies!

[] Finger...Shortly after the above knife incident, I was washing another knife to cut my mommy's yummy bread for the sandwiches when I almost sliced off my finger. The serated knife (J.A. Henckels, so SHARP) went around my finger completely and had it been angled a hair more...bye bye finger! After that I decided I should only be allowed to use plastic spoons!

[] Feet...finally, my feet feel like they are literally on fire sometimes. It's not athlete's foot (which reminds me of a Mitch joke) because there is no rash and it doesn't burn all the time it's more of a hot feeling. Anybody have any idea as to what might be causing that?

And since I mentioned that athlete's foot reminded me of a Mitch joke...here it is:
"If I ever get athlete's foot my first thought will be...that's not my foot!"

***Please excuse the length of this post, it has been 14 days since my last post after all! :) ***

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Not having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.

The title is the definition of indecisive below this definition you will see my face.

Sometimes my heart is a little wonky, it will beat fast or I'll get sharp pains under my left breast. I've been to many cardiologists and finally found one who is wonderful AND an amazing heart doctor, who tells me that my heart is fine and that any arrhythmia I experience is just an annoyance and shouldn't cause me any problems. Problems like my heart entering an irregular rhythm that kills me. So...it was great news to hear that my rapid heart rate was a sign of a young, healthy heart. Shew. Nonetheless, I still have chest pains like I mentioned above. Which I was prescribed nitroglycerin for, I haven't take one since I was prescribed them. I haven't needed to. Or if I have needed to I didn't know if it was the right time to take one. Indecisiveness plagues every aspect of my life.

As does randomness...

When I told my oldest sister that the doctor prescribed me nitroglycerin she said "ISN'T THAT WHAT THEY USE TO BLOW STUFF UP?!?!" Oh, sweet sister...you've seen one too many action movies.

Tonight, I was sitting on the couch waiting for Mr. Ski to get home and WHAM! BAM! chest pain under my left breast. It took my breathe away. It was sharp and stabby. I froze. Mainly because I physically couldn't move for fear of what it would feel like next...I was afraid to exhale and doubly afraid to inhale. Slowly, I eased out my breath and moved cautiously to my purse where my teeny little pills await me.
Directions: dissolve 1 tablet under the tongue every 5 minutes as needed for chest pain.
Ok, so...does the chest pain need to hang around for a certain amount of time?
Do I take it all willy nilly at the first sign of chest pain?
Should I wait five minutes to see if I feel it again?
How painful does the chest pain need to be?
What if I have a pretty high tolerance for pain?
Do you consider the chest to be directly around the heart? Or to one side or the other? Both?

Do you have a glimpse now into my thought process? It's exhausting.
So the result...no result. It's sitting in front of me untouched. In the end I suppose I'm scared of the "BLOW STUFF UP" medicine! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oh Monday...

I've felt funny today.

Fuzzy.

Irritable.

Clumsy.

Scattered.

Just bluh.

Nothing like watching the Vikings lose to perk me right up! I bet you wish you retired now, don't you Bart? (That elbow will probably need some ice...just sayin')



(OH on another note...I survived my 15th day without cigarettes. WAHOO!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stare Down...

Deer - 1 Family of Deer - 1 Mrs. Ski - 0

I am petrified of deer. I think I've said that before here. But they make me very nervous.

Encounter One:
It was a dark night in September, BFF was in town and we were headed to the grocery store. I was driving when I saw a glimpse of a white tuft...the tuft that could only be on the rear of a deer. Then I saw his whole family waiting in the woods for the go sign. To say I was panicking would be an understatement. BFF having been in this situation before was fabtastic in calming me down. She was my anchor as this family of deer migrated across the road. Holy bananas it was scary, my heart raced for a good 20 minutes after that frightful encounter.

Encounter Two:
It was this past Thursday in my driveway. I was headed to one of those "Best Of" events to vote for my most favoritist salon and stylist. My hand was out to open the door when I felt like something was looking at me, I looked up and there he was...a deer staring me down from the neighbor's back yard. I froze. I was able to open the door, hoping that the sound would scare him off (which it didn't) so I reached down and beeped the horn at him. He didn't even flinch, he just continued to stare me down. I was so disturbed that all I could do (mainly because I was late) was leave. And that darn deer never moved a muscle.

So...do those deer alarm thingies work? I was told a story recently that would imply that they do but I'm afraid that with my luck some rogue deer would think it was his long lost love and attack my car.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Saturday Sampling

Saturday Sampling


It's Saturday (almost...31 minutes and it will be, so close enough), so I thought I would participate in another one of Mrs. Fours fabtastic ideas...Saturday Sampling! This is all about linking up a previous post that you feel deserves a second appearance. Head on over to Mrs. Fours to find out which blog I picked....ooh, the suspense!..., read the rules and hit up the Saturday Samplings of some other fine bloggers!

Friday Fragments!!

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Friday Fragments is one of my favorite parts of the week. Head over to Mrs. Fours page Half Past Kissin' Time to get all the rules of this fabtastic event, see others Frags, and link up your own! Happy Fragmenting!

> Shaving my legs and hand washing the car are a lot alike in my book. Except instead of finding those pesky little dings, dents and scratches that I find while washing the car, I discover lots of bruises while shaving. Clumsy really should be my middle name. (Don't be too judgy...I hate shaving and I usually don't let it get TOO out of control.)

>> Today is Day Number 12 since I've had my last cigarette. I will say that some of the cravings have subsided but then I'll get kicked in the face by desire and will be this close to giving in. But alas, I pull out my straw and kick that desire back to the curb. I will succeed at this endeavor.

>>> Favorite line from BBT last night... "You're right, he is just a festival of humdrum chitchat." Thanks Shamey (Sheldon and Amey) for cracking me up!

>>>> One of my sisters and I tend to always match on the days we are to see each other. This week proved no different, she came out of her office and upon seeing her shirt I began to smile (she did too when she saw me) we both were sporting royal purple shirts! It never fails.

>>>>> My oldest nephew and neice will be 17 and 15 (respectively) this year. It doesn't seem possible. Time really does fly. I didn't used to believe that statement but lately it seems like every year darts by faster than the last.

>>>>>> I've been giggling all week at my verbal faux pas for the week. I was talking to Mr. Ski about the Randy Moss trade to the Vikings and mistakenly called Brett Favre....Bart Freve. For some reason that is HILARIOUS to me! My other favorite statement regarding this trade was on Mr. Ski's status and it went something like this..."The Vikings just want someone who might push Favre to actually perform instead of playing like a grandfather...OH WAIT! He IS a grandfather!" I loved Favre when he was a Packer, liked him when he was a Jet and now think it's pathetic that he's trying one more year out as a Viking. Give it up already Bart! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 10

Today marks the tenth day I have been smoke free. I had my first dream about cigarettes last night. It was odd. I felt like a cheater. In my dream I was sitting in some bleachers amongst other smokers except for one person who chastised me when I lit up a cigarette. I proceeded to tell her that I had been smoke-free for 8 days (like that was an excuse) and then continued to smoke. It felt so real. When I woke up, I was glad it was just a dream and that my non-smoking status is the reality but man I felt guilty! And continue to feel guilty. Weird.

Here are some things I've noticed since jumping off the smoker's wagon:

1. My sense of smell has definitely improved. Which is odd because I never thought my sniffer needed improvement.

2. I can no longer pull things out of the microwave without oven mitts. This is an inconvenience but I guess that means the nerve endings in my finger tips are repairing themselves. Score!

3. I can still remember what a cigarette tastes like and what it feels like to have smoke fill my lungs. I experience this sensation every day when I get in my car to head home or in the mornings when I get in my car to go to work. It sucks. But I'm persevering.

4. The cigarette smell is finally starting to fade from my car. Hopefully all the remnants of smoking will be gone after this weekend when we detail the cars.

5. I no longer freeze my tail off sucking down cancer sticks at night, for this I am grateful. In fact, the other night I went outside out of sheer habit and after a minute realized "HEY! I don't have to do this anymore!"

I'm sure I will be able to add to this list in another 10 days but those were the things that have stuck out the most.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Fragment Time!

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I've been away from Friday Fragments, and to be honest I miss it. I think it is just what I need to get my thoughts collected from this week. For all the rules and details regarding Friday Fragments head on over to Mrs. 4444's space to check it all out, for she is our fearless Friday Fragment Leader! :)

-First and foremost...I have not smoked a cigarette since Sunday at 11:59pm, making today my 5th day of being smoke free or my 108th hour of being smoke free. Oh, but I want one...I didn't think it was going to be this hard, ya know since I've been on this journey before but man, it's been rough. Maybe it's been harder because I know I'm not going back this time and those other times I think I knew I'd end up smoking again eventually. I'm definitely never going to have to do this again...nope, no way!

-I had a great birthday last weekend. My bff (not Jill, haha) came in town to visit. It had been three years since I'd seen her last and yet it didn't seem like any time had passed. I truly cherish her friendship and the bond we share. Mr. Ski was chocked full of birthday surprises for me this year. If you remember from years past he usually decorates my car or surprises me in some way like that...this year I walked into the house on Friday (a day before my birthday) to find 28 balloons floating on the ceiling along with a ginormous bottle of Relax and a sweet note promising more surprises. I was blown away. The next morning I awoke to my favorite cup of coffee and bff and I were loaded up into the car to be taken to an unknown location...which turned out to be a local spa where Mr. Ski had gotten both bff and I 90 minute massages and lunch. Ohmygoodgracious! It was the most relaxing and fastest 90 minutes of my life. He did so good. Thank you so much Mr. Ski for always planning something special for my birthday, you're amazing.

Ok, well since I once again ignored the fragment part of this blog topic I will stop now. :) Don't forget to head over to Mrs. 4444's Half Past Kissin' Time to check out all the other Friday Fragmenters (they're better at the fragment part, I promise!)!