It is definitely Monday

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Registered: 04-07-2008
It is definitely Monday
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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 11:21am

Hi Everyone,

I have had a very busy weekend of shopping and have nearly finished everything on my list. My daughter, Abby, now has the horrid stomach virus and I'm just praying it doesn't make another round as we have much family coming in later this week. 

Hubby and I broke down and did something we vowed we weren't going to do..we bought her a cell phone for Christmas. We were going to wait until she was a little older(she is 13) but after this latest round of violence in the US we decided a cell phone might be a good idea so we can know where she is at all times. It's just a simple phone so she can text and call if she needs to. 

We are actually expecting severe weather here today which is freaky for this time of year but hopefully nothing really big will break out. 

Hope everyone is doing well with last minute holiday madness. 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 2:11pm

Karla - I think that's probably a good idea.  If it's a smartphone, there are programs you can use to "track" the phone if she's not answering.  

It is definitely a Monday.  I had one client this morning and my afternoon person has canceled.  I saw the doc Friday and am back on antibiotics...  3 weeks this time.  Looks like the last round killed most of the infection but not all so what was left has revived itself and I am sick again.  I don't feel too terrible but  I'm so freakin' sick of being sick.  I think I may do some moderate cardio today.  Not sure.  I have a bit of a sinus headache at the moment.

Breakfast: yogurt, granola, honey, latte

Lunch: chili, brownie

Snack: ?

Dinner: Veggie wheatberry salad 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 2:53pm

Ew on the antibiotics,Gym. You have certainly had your share of meds this year. I bet your stomach is a mess from all the antibiotics.

I'm having some sinus issues today but have to wonder if it isn't just pressure from the weather front moving through. 

I'm going to do some heavy cardio tonight I think. I'm not a runner but have been working on my running/jogging while trying to heal my hand/elbow so I've been working on my mile run. I got in a mile in 9 minutes last week so I am really happy with that. I'm going to try to have my 3 miles under 30 by the end of January. I'm just praying my hip doesn't start acting up now. lol I feel old sometimes when it comes to fitness! 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 3:55pm
So far, the stomach is holding out. I'm taking probiotics and I also eat a lot of yogurt which helps I think... Good luck on your running tonight. I am currently trying to talk myself into a "period workout" on the elliptical. I have zero motivation today...
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 5:06pm
It is very strange to be doing nothing to get ready for Christmas...no cards, no gifts...I am afraid that I like it. I was invited to join some co workers who are also here from the US on Saturday, but I had made plans to have a massage, and I did that instead. I am not good with people or place I don't know, and I got hung up on 'should I bring something' 'where do I need to go' and other anxieties so I sent an apology email and stayed home. I am very upset over the shootings in Connecticut...we are getting the US CNN coverage and it is so horrible. Although all the toys being left out in the rain seems wasteful to me...donate to Toys for Tots or something...I hope something will change because of this...I went to the gym today and did ten minutes on bike, then three sets of three combo lifts..squat/bicep curl/ shoulder press; lunge/side raises/tricep extension; plié squat/upright row/hammer curl. no conversation tonight but I was more comfortable taking the space I needed to lift. I hope everyone and their families feel better soon...
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 6:47pm

SJ, When I was a young teenager, my brother got killed in a car wreck on Dec 23rd. We spent Christmas Eve in a funeral home then Christmas morning we all stared at his presents under the tree because none of us knew what to do with them. Mom tried to pretend nothing had happened and Dad was a hysterical wreck who never recovered the rest of his life. So this tragedy in Connecticut really disturbs me so much. The family members of those who died will never again be able to look at holiday decorations or hear Christmas music without reliving the whole horror. I finally had to turn the news off because I just can't deal with the sadness. It is just so horrible. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 6:52pm

Do the probiotics help? I wondered if they really worked. I'll have to remember that if I ever have to take antibiotics.They usually tear me up. 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 8:05am
Yes, I think so. I take them in hopes of preventing tummy trouble and yeast infection prevention. And Karla, I'm so sorry about your brother. That is so tragic. :(
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 4:38pm
Karla, death does seem worse at the holidays. My Father's mother died at 50 on Christmas day a month before I was born (on her birthday) and my step mother died 11 years ago tomorrow at 60. Not tragically young, but still way too young. One thing I admire so much about my dad is that he still embraces the holidays...they are obviously an important family time to him...we celebrate many of our heritage based traditions and he leads this...even makes cookies and the traditional meal...even though he has adult daughters (and sons) who could take this on, he holds on to that role. He never let the losses make him bitter or resentful. But I know what you mean about the presents under the tree with no one to open them...but to lose a child at this season...any season..so painful...my nephews were both christened at Christmastime, and the imagery from the services of 'the holy child' and 'unto us a child is born' were so memorable to me, and we were filled with such joy...I don't think I could attend a service like that if I had lost my child...there are days when I think my life is hard, and then I look around, and I know that I have the most blessed life...