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Thanksgiving and 20th Blog Posting!

Hello there, Happy Thanksgiving weekend and happy bloggy anniversary! This is my 20th post! I can't believe it. It's been so much fun and thank you for visiting, reading, and/or responding to my blog. Having an audience inspires me to write more often and to share my life experiences. (Some are probably more TMI-too much information-than others, but it makes it real and hopefully amusing for you.) I also try to be a better writer because you take the time to read my posts. :) I've had a great weekend so far. My jeans are only barely bursting. One time... in high school...a pair of jeans actually split while I was visiting a friend...remember, Janna? So awful then, so funny now reflecting on it...and it least it wasn't during band camp...which I did suffer through, but that's another blog. Actually, that could be a book. Back to the subject at hand... food. Steve and I had a great Thanksgiving. So quiet and relaxing... we travelled to Mom and Dad's for a Mar…

Library Skating and Taekwondo

Hello there, It was an interesting, white-knuckle morning. I must send flowers or chocolates to the folks who plow the roads. My first scary skating adventure of the season. Glad Greenie and I made it unscathed. Steve took me to taekwondo tonight--the first time after surgery. I am breathing so much better now! Although I am a bit tired, I feel really good about it. I am a yellow belt working towards my orange belt. And I received a private lesson and took it easy. I'm enjoying this so much! More later... have a safe and fun and restful Thanksgiving! Love, lolo xoxo

Weekend Musings

Hello there, It was a great weekend. Friday I had lunch with a friend from work and then ran a lot of errands. Very productive! I then fell asleep on the couch for two hours. Then I finished writing an essay for ByLine Magazine for the department of First $ale. My writer friend Cynth'ya is editing it for me. Will send out after I am released from medical leave (on Monday). I hope the editor will accept it. On Saturday Steve and I attended a birthday party for my dear friend's twins. It was so much fun! Unfortunately, I was so very tired (from healing snout). Took a two-hour nap. Steve woke me up and then we saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It was wonderful! My only concern was the number of small children that were at the theatre with us that night. Oh my gosh, it is a PG-13 movie! People die in this movie! It's definitely an older tween/teen movie. Sunday I went to TaeKwonDo to visit the Sponsellers. It was great to see them! I purchased the manual and DV…

Snowy Day

Hello there, It's been an interesting week weather-wise. I woke up this a.m. and there's a couple of inches of snow on the ground! It's beautiful. And cold! It was 60 degrees on Tuesday. I wrote a haiku about it: November snowfall steals color of warm thunder- gray storms yesterday. Have a beautiful snowy day! Love, Lolo xoxo

Tales From the Snout--My Gauze is Finally Out!

Hello there, I am slowly but surely feeling better. The bronchitis is almost gone, and my sinuses feel strangely hollow and clear. It's like an echo in my face. Very strange. I can actually breathe out of my nose. Yay! Before you read this, please make sure your stomach is not too queasy... some of the details may be a little gruesome. You have been warned! ;P I had my post-op visit yesterday. No one warned me that this intimate snout picking with a stranger session would hurt worse than the iv injected in my arm! The nurse practitioner (np) was so very kind... She squirted something anesthetic up both of my nostrils to numb them (HA!). Then she had to open my nose with pliers and stick a metal rod in there to see what delights were hidden inside! She caught a nose hair (OUCH!) (Snout Tip: Be sure to groom all snout hairs carefully before intimate snout picking session.) Then the excruciating part happens. (Enter scary movie music.) She takes another rod and has to take the g…

Tales from the Snout-The Telephone Game

Hi there, I've been feeling okay. The sinus sugery part is fine. In fact, I'm not even needing Tylenol. Unfortunately, since I can't blow my nose, it's all draining into my ears and down into my chest. Sunday morning I wake up and it feels like Jack the cat was sitting on my chest. "Trouble breathing" was one of the symptoms of a call to my surgeon. I am suspecting bronchitis is the culprit. 10:02 a.m.: I dial the number on my post-op sheet. There's a 30-minute call back to the message center. They pass on the call to my surgeon. The young lady who took my call was very hurried, and said she would pass on the call and I would be called back. She wrote down my number (so I thought). It sounded like she transferred me to him, because I hear a click-click and an annoying beep-beep busy signal. Confused, I call back and she said we don't directly transfer you to the surgeon. He'll call me back. Between 10:10 a.m. and 2:00p.m. I wait. And I s…

Insomnia, Coffee Spillage, Morning Musings, and Snuffling

Hello there, It's interesting that it is 6:47a.m. and still dark outside. I'm drinking yummy decaf cawfee in hopes to fall back asleep. Had one of those nights tossing and turning and thinking... dangerous. So instead of being the thrashing queen, I haul myself out of warm bed and start doing stuff. Putting money in the checkbook, finding out bills that need to be paid (Yikes!), sending off emails, trimming the FAT (File, Act, Toss. Something I learned in clutter control class. Yes, I've attended one of those classes). Hmmmm, I'm starting to see the wood again on my dining room table. It's a pretty color. Cannot type and slurp coffee at same time. Last remnants of coffee dribble down left side of pink cat's pajamas. A-ha! This is why I switched to warm diet coke in bottles with CAPS on it. Drifted back into kitchen, wiped off stain and grabbed corn bread muffin from kitchen. Thank you, Mom! (She made those for us a couple days ago. Now the poor woman is stri…

Surviving Snout Surgery

Hello, I'm back! It feels great to be able to eat again. And the surgery went very smoothly. I hardly had any bleeding and Dr. Sabato put gel in my nose rather than gauze. So I don't look like a freak show! I am a bit swollen and sore, but there's wonderful medicine to help with the pain. I know this will be worth it! Love, Lolo

Snout Carving Today

Hello Kids, Carving day is here! And hopefully my sinuses will feel much better after this procedure is over. I do eschew the fact that they starve you to death before they knock you out.(My surgery is scheduled at 2p.m.) I haven't eaten since last night at 9:30p.m., so I am a bit hungry. I had to turn off the boob tube because Kelly Ripa kept talking about FOOD! Although I am not necessarily a cake person, chocolate cake sounds marvelous! Even looking at the cat food in my kitchen was making my stomach growl. Do you notice food looks bigger when you are hungry? The red apples in the silver bowl on my counter look like full red moons. Maybe I'll just sniff the apples. Or does a lick count? Apple licking, this could be a new hobby. Hmmm... best stay out of the kitchen this morning. Shall I have more cheese with my w(h)ine? mmm...cheese...stinky cheese...swiss cheese...fromage...cheese pizza...At least I can slurp down my diet coke until 11:00a.m. (which is about 40 minutes…

Breaking boards and Cross-stitching

Happy Sunday, I am sitting here in my flannel jammies cross-stitching a bread-basket cloth cover for Mom for Thanksgiving.It's freaking my friends out that my domestic streak (like my grey wisdom strands)is showing through. It's been a quiet day. This weekend I finished up my first week of bun training (library manager training). So far,so good. On Friday night at Tae Kwon Do we were able to break boards! I broke two boards with two kicks. It was a great feeling! And my heels hardly hurt. On Saturday I attended class and was promoted to yellow belt! Yeah! So far, I've had a white belt, a white-yellow belt, and now a yellow belt. The next one is an orange belt. :) I go to work tomorrow for a couple hours, then Tae Kwon Do, and then the big fast before sinus surgery on Tuesday. I'm just now getting nervous, but am looking forward to afterwards! I'm sure I'll be blah blah blahing on my blog blog blog! Anyhoo, have a great week! lolo xoxo

Halloween and Snout Carving

Hello, I've been bad lately about blogging and writing in general. It's for a happy reason, though... I started a new position as a Manager of a Branch Library. I'm in training, reading policy manuals, and finishing up at the north. It's all exciting, and then next week, snout carving time! I am looking forward to a new sniffer that works! Thank goodness I will be sequestered at home... I'm going to look lovely with a box of gauze rammed up my nose! (Too bad Halloween wasn't NEXT week. I'd have a ready-made costume...) Steve and I went to only one Halloween party this year (we're turning into geezers). Not enough energy for two parties. Steve was Bela Lugosi and I was an angel with a halo, wings, and yes, a little red tail (I never said I was a PERFECT angel.) More later... Good night!