Thursday, April 13, 2006


Okay..I'm SERIOUSLY behind on my blogging....all I can say is now that I drive a lot again, rather than flying, I have a lot of long days in the car...and I'm just too tired when I get home.

Here are the highlights....

My uncle does have cirrhosis of the liver. Luckily its early stage so all he has to do is stop drinking. I say "all he has to do" as opposed to having a liver transplant...which he probably wouldn't have gotten given his numerous other health issues... But not drinking will not be easy for my uncle...I wouldn't call him an alcoholic...but he spent 20+ years in the navy...he likes his beer. Anyway..the drs said after a few months the liver should start regerating itself some and my uncle seems to be doing MUCH better already.

Julienne inspired me to go to I signed up there last week. I also bought a pair of the MBT shoes that Ann raves on the day's I'm not at Curves I'm taking a nice walk around my hilly neighborhood in my MBTs. I'm also wearing them out and about on get that little something extra. I'm debating whether I want to wear them on my visit to Hersheypark this weekend or not. They're super cushiony...but I'm not sure I want to work my legs out that much all day! Anyway....I'm working on creating my workout habit...which is MUCH needed as my weight has hit an all time high. Its no wonder with all the stress I've been through the last 6 months what with my job, Chloe, appendix, getting transferred, buying a house, starting the new job. But its time I got my butt in gear....LITERALLY! So I thank Julienne for joining Curves because that finally made ME go check it out! (btw Julienne....I could SWEAR I was working out with you today...girl at my curves looked freakishly like you!).

What else is new with me...job is going far I seem to be getting along GREAT with all the folks I need to work with OUTSIDE my company. Not sure I'm crazy about most of the people in my office though...hopefully that gets better soon.

I joined the local chapter of here in Harrisburg. Its no "east bay 20s 30s social club" but its pretty cool and I've met some super nice folks.

Apparently I was getting TOO comfortable with stairs again finally (lord knows its only been 2.5 years since that fateful night in San Ramon) because I was a dumbass Saturday night and fell down the stairs at home....luckily I've at least learned the instinct to grab the railing now before I go down face first....I caught myself immediately and did slide down about 5 stairs on my knees....and skin my elbow against the wall, and rip open a couple of fingers from gripping and sliding down the banister....but considering what I looked like LAST time I feel down the stairs it was nothing. I even went walking Sunday and to Curves Monday. Just have some pretty bruises and scrapes to show for myself. But I kept all my teeth this time!!!!!

Tonight I went out and planted some flowers in my landscaping...and started some potted tomato plants. Without Chloe to chow down on the tomatos this year I may actually get to eat some! Although I'll miss seeing her devious looks at me as she snuck them off the vines before.

The kitties and I are doing great...although they've been a little goofy this week since my aunt and uncle's dog Heidi made her first appearance since they came home with me. They weren't too happy..but I know once they spend more time together they'll get along great.

Oh yeah...and the weird thing going on in my life right stepmom emailed me last week to ask me if I could come home for my little sisters birthday..and if I could they would send me the ticket. My dad and stepmom have NEVER asked me to even come home....and the only time they've ever given me a plane ticket was when I was in college and my grandma died...because I couldn't afford the ticket to Maryland where the funeral was. Anyway...still waiting for the ticket to show up...but apparently they want to surprise my sister with me coming home that weekend. Seems a bit strange as its not even a particularly momentus birthday (she'll be 12) but its a free trip home and since its only a 2 hour flight these days I figure its worth it.

That's all for now...I'm famished so time for me to make some dinner.


Krissy said...

Yay! You updated!

I fell down the stairs a few days ago too. My arm is bruised and scraped. Ouch! I'm glad you're OK!

Julienne said...

Woohoo! Monster blog entry..

Glad I motivated you to join Curves.. it's great, isn't it? I've been going 3x a week.. I think I may have overdone it though, I'm just not in the shape I used to be so my ankle is fucked up right now.

Sounds like life is going well for you.. :) I gotta check out those MTB shoes..

el walto said...

Hooray! The comment system is working again :) Glad to hear your uncle is doing better. And based on your glowing support of Ann's MBTs, I'm thinking about them now (well... based on their price tag, I'll be thinking about them for a while).