Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just a note....

I'll be out for a short while..seems I have benign positional vertigo..a major headache with spinning..like a hangover..but with none of  the pre-spinning fun!

The cause of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is not known however it is believed that some conditions leading to it is caused by a blow in the head. Other causes include damage to the inner ear. Normally, the inner ear contains calcium crystals or otoconia responsible for the sensitivity to movement and gravity. When it is dislodged, it makes its way to one of the semicircular canals and maybe dislodged. When the head is repositioned, the fluid which is normally present in the middle ear travels to the semicircular canal however when it reaches the affected canal, the fluid is blocked causing displacement which may in turn leads to vertigo. The dizziness is triggered when the head is repositioned as evidence by tilting the head, looking up or down, sudden movement of the head, rolling over on bed, and presence of head injury

I work on the computer for 8 hours a day..and the light of the screen and the type gets to me and I start the spinning again..so I'm going to stay off until we get this under control.

Antibiotics..movement exercises..so,in the meantime.. talk amongst yourself...I'll be back soon...



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy8th Birthday , Ella Ireland!!

Yes, today Ella is 8 years old..

8.  years.  old!  How'd that happen? 

She's a hoot..an "Jersey girl" and attitude.  For her 8th birthday she asked for a ride in..and I quote..

"Lim - moe. zine"

and she did!  She and her Mom & Dad and 3 of her very bestest friends..and their Moms..were picked up and driven to The Rainforest Cafe for lunch - then a swing 'round Times Square..

Birthdays aren't what they used to be..that's for sure.

No Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, no pinatas..nada.

But she had a blast. 
{Ella & Daddy - 8 years ago..}
Happy Birthday, Ella...Papa and I love you tonzzzzzz!


{Ella and Daddy - 8 years later!}

PS.. Braxton, Lulu and Sushi love you too!...



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

what's in a name...

...or the genius of re-packaging..

The other day my eldest daughter called and said "Mom, you got me hooked on Yoga pants.."

Yeppers..from Old Navy..

black....comfortable..non-ironing-needed..no zippers or rivets or buttons...or pockets.

We used to call those ....

Stretch pants.

yes, those banes of the 70's housewives..re-packaged into..

Yoga pants.

Then there's conditioner.

Shampoo, rinse, condition, rinse.  Shinny, soft, tangle-free hair...

Cream Rinse.


Old Navy again..this time it's..compression pants..

skin-tight, seriously-bathing-suit-body-armour-full-length ..compression pants???


what have you noticed that has been re-packaged?

Monday, January 9, 2012

up for some pondering??

why is it, just before your scheduled haircut, dentist appointment, car repairs, etc. the issue you had been dealing with seems to be OK now??

Yep, my hair looked great for 2 days prior to my appointment..

...and the toothache? gone.

...not now - but the last time I went to the dentist...I'm just sayin...

And the car noise that goes  flippity-jup jup? Not when it's at the shop...

But, hey, I got this karma thing on my side....so..if I keep my thoughts and actions on the up & up..

I'll be able to say "HA!" to the universe..not that that will fix the flippity-jup jup..

Ah, sweet mysteries of life.....


Friday, January 6, 2012

and yeah, I know, right?

Ug. as in "ug" not as in boots. anyway I think they're spelled ugg ..or uug

I been in a ..well..not a funk per se..but kinda like the inversion that has been covering the valley here..kinda gray ind icky..blah-y...

Lazy..no not lazy..just kinda tired I guess. {great start to a blog post, right? Really makes ya wanna read on., right?? uh...not so much..}

Anyway, I thought I'd let you all know I am still here..popping in once and a while..too much time spent on the computer at work for these old eyes..

And..trying to "unplug" and plug into the life that's around me.

But the thing is, I really miss you all.  I've read here and there once in a while and have left a note or two..

I think part of my blah-ness was that I wasn't exercising after I broke my ribs..and the way I can justify anything..

I gave myself permission to eat..you know..the whole "Christmas-only-comes-once-a-year-and-I-can't-exercise-anyway-so-I-may-as-well-make-CANDY!!!

Hmm...now that I see it written out, I can see the flaw in my thinking...

results? weight gain, crappy mood, stomach "issues"..awesome candy..no no no..think about the bad moods..

So, I am back to Zumba, back to Weight Watchers, back to not cooking {insert a little "yay " right here}

..and hopefully blogging about stuff instead of "stuffing" about stuff.

I'll end this pity-party right now and be back soon with some good, light thoughts and some fun photos and some thoughtful words..good feelings..

no wait..that's YOUR blog I'm thinking about :-)