Saturday, June 30, 2007

What Am I?

This is the 4th test I've taken over the past month so I guess it is so!

You Are An INTP

The Thinker

You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can.
Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge.
Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat.
A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.

In love, you are an easy person to fall for. But not an easy person to stay in love with.
Although you are quite flexible, you often come off as aloof or argumentative.

At work, you are both a logical and creative thinker. You are great at solving problems.
You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.

How you see yourself: Creative, fair, and tough-minded

When other people don't get you, they see you as: arrogant, cold, and robotic

Here's another, better interpretation And another and the last.

By the way, the date on this says June 30th but I'm actually just getting around to filling it in on the 3rd of July. I tried to do a really cool map of all the states I've visited but the picture was cut off on the eastern part of the US so I gave up.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday Randomness....

I am the

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This is a bride doll that I got when I was a young girl. Amy took her picture in their bedroom window.

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Lennox china kittens scored at an estate sale for $15! Aren't they sweet?

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Kids and dogs helping set up the new trampoline.

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Fisherboy Ryan.

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Doesn't Amy look like she's just disgusted with Rosie's drunken stupor?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

This Diet Thing....

So far so good with the WeightWatchers diet! Today is day 14 and I have no idea how much weight I've lost so far(no scales), but my face is getting thinner. I guess I'll weigh in September when I see my doctor next(which is fine by me). I thought I'd be starving but I'm not. The points allotment gets smaller as weight comes off so I will adjust so that I have 1-2 less points every few weeks or so. A friend of mine didn't weigh herself either but she lost 30 pounds in four months by doing this. She was in a contest at her workplace and for her first few weeks she would sometimes eat only half of her daily points so her team could show the most loss(she did not do this often and not at all after the contest ended). Not the healthiest way to do things and wouldn't do it myself. I don't want to trick my body into thinking I'm starving because that will cause it to try and hold onto fat reserves. Also, I'm not the kind of person who'll save up points during the week in order to go hog wild over the weekend. That being said, yesterday we went to a birthday party cookout where I had a chili dog, chips and 1/2 a beer, plus birthday cake and ice cream. It cost me something like 28(several more that I get per day) points! But I'd had a good breakfast and then ate steamed yellow squash and 1/2 cup of homemade, very lowfat chili for just a few points. I still have 14 of my flex points for the week and today is the last day to use them(I won't need them though). This party was not something I had even known about when my week started so it wasn't as if I purposely budgeted for it. My goal is to learn how to eat a reasonable amount of relatively healthy foods and still have occasional treats. The "flex points" are extras to use in case you need to go over your daily allotment. Some women lose weight while eating ALL their flex points, some don't lose at all if they dip into them. It is a cushion, and very helpful for me so far.

Following a system of any kind is difficult for me. I was not looking forward to keeping track of everything that goes into my mouth. But, their online "point tracker" is SUPER easy to use! There are things it could do that it doesn't and the website as a whole isn't all that great, but the tracker is the only reason I'm still doing it. My mom is doing the meetings/real booklets version and it would probably drive me crazy having to do it all on paper. I do, however, plan to write down(or type and print actually) meal and recipe ideas and my favorite foods for quick access. This is probably all in one of their books or pamphlets but, for me, I'm more apt to find/understand/use it if it is something I do myself. I also plan to pay for the online service as long as I feel the need. I'm paid up through August but will probably stay on into 2008 just for the ease of it.

Now I'm off to clean my room and work on my ripple afghan!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

email weirdness...

My yahoo email is wacky, as are some of my groups. Just seeing if I can post here, it wouldn't let me earlier.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

What I'm doing tonight...

Being bored, can't you tell?

Molly --


A poltergeist sent to change the course of history forever

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In other news...

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Ryan caught a Snapping Turtle at Park Day Friday morning. Last year, at another park, he caught a juvenile Water Moccasin but I didn't have my camera handy. We have some scary city parks here, one of our favorites has wild hogs that go tearing around and coyotes are EVERYWHERE!
(pig track from the park-next to my keys)
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I joined up with WW last night. I'm doing the online thing and it is HARD to get around their website!!! This morning it was all I could do to stay sane while navigating the various places, kept me going in circles for an hour!! Finally I figured out some of it and I think the rest will come as I get more familiar with it. The bummer is that as I was entering various foods into their planner and figuring points and such, it occurred to me that I eat like this already(in volume and content) for my meals so I hope, hope, hope that there is *something* I'm not counting now that will cause me to drop pounds once I quit eating it.

We worked in the yard this morning, cutting out baby oaks and sweet gums, briars and other assorted plants in the wrong places. I did see a snake briefly but not long enough to tell what kind. It was black with white underbelly, head about the size of a 20-ounce soft drink lid, body about as big around as the lid. Only about 6-7 inches of it was visible and when I looked closer it had made for deeper cover. Then it rained so we cut our work short. Power went out at lunchtime so we sat around in the dark for a while. I sorted fabric. Finally it cleared up about 3ish so the kids went swimming. I went in to refresh my drink and found Ruby barely concious and breathing weird(gurgly) near the back door. Fearing a poisoning, swallowed needle or rubberband, I made Mark take her to the emergency vet's office. $86 later we found that she'd probably just tried too hard to heave up a hairball or it could have been a particularly bad asthma attack(she gets those). She is fine now but a bit traumatized by the trip, she's staying close to the people tonight.

Anyway, the girls have a friend spending the night tonight so I need to round them up for beddybye(haha).

****updated 9/30/07 to say that the turtle is most likely a Common Snapping Turtle rather than an Alligator Snapping Turtle. And, that Ruby's intestinal problem continued to the tune of x-rays and icky medicine due to severe constipation. Poor baby. She is fine now but has to have laxatone to help with her issues.