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2003-06-08 - 2:02 p.m.

I have a new blog!

Please reset your links.

See ya there!

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2003-06-07 - 8:47 a.m.

Jenna is a sweetheart! She is helping spruce up my little blog and is going to host it for me. WOW. I still get that hallmark commercial teary eye syndrome when I think about it.

In other news... today is my father's 60th birthday. Woody and I are going to what was supposed to be a cookout. Unfortunately it's raining. So after lunch, instead of some outside yard games, I'm sure my little brother Berto will be begging Woody to play Nintendo. If so we may be there FOREVER.

My brother Mike and his girlfriend will be there. I only see Mike at Christmas and occasional family functions like this. During our childhood we were never particularly close -- to each other or to my dad. In college we lived in the same town and rarely spoke to each other. Now it feels like I only have one brother (Berto). On the one hand I get very frustrated and sad about our lack of relationship. On the other hand -- it takes two to tango... if he doesn't care to keep up a relationship there's nothing I can do.

I'll try to post tonight to let ya know how it went.

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2003-06-06 - 7:38 a.m.

The Friday Five

1. How many times have you truly been in love?

Just once -- with my partner Woody.

2. What was/is so great about the person you love(d) the most?

She loves me. And she's a great story teller, roll-on-the-floor funny, very practical (I'm not), and adorable as hell!

3. What qualities should a significant other have?

They should love you truly. And they should be willing to go through the muck with you. If they bail the first time you have a fight -- NOT a good sign.

4. Have you ever broken someone's heart?

Not that I know of, although I've certinly gotten a drunken 2 am phone call or two.

5. If there was one thing you could teach people about love, what would it be?

That it is a VERB not a noun. Loving someone is an ACTION -- you have to DO it.

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2003-06-04 - 10:04 p.m.

I am so depressed. I just found out that my nurse practioner, Sharon, is leaving her position to return to nursing school. (Teaching I presume.) Sharon is kind, funny, thorough, up to date on health information, and very supportive in difficult areas like depression. She knows Woody and I are partners and has always been cool about it. Sharon's the best damn health care practioner I've ever had. FUCK.

In this backwater town I doubt there's another cool woman doctor/nurse practitioner. And after a year of cajoling Woody and FINALLY getting her to see someone now the one person Woody trusts with her health is leaving. Double fuck.

It's been raining outside all day. My best friend goes to a new job in less than a month -- meaning I won't see her every day at work. And now Sharon is abandoning ship too. I just want to go to sleep until all the doctors in this town are as cool as Sharon. So wake me up around 3010.

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2003-06-03 - 7:34 p.m.

For two weeks I have been eating healthy (sticking to the food pyramid -- I mean REALLY sticking to it) and drinking 8 glasses of water a day.

I've lost 7 pounds!

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2003-06-02 - 12:52 p.m.

I have this thing with laundry. It's called denial. Just because there is a pile of dirty clothes in the corner of my room doesn't mean I need to do laundry. If that pile becomes bigger than me it just means my room is too small. No more underwear? That's what they make Wal*Mart for. Running out of clean pants? Hmm... it must be time to change to wearing my dresses.

Today is one of those days when my denial is beginning to slip. All day I have been thinking that I need to wash clothes. A LOT OF CLOTHES. We're talking 8 or 9 loads of clothes. Years of practicing my denial technique has lead to this moment. I have had all morning to start on it (I'm off on Mondays). I have surfed the web, made meatloaf for dinner, watched two movies and now... I must... I cannot avoid it ... it's laundry time. Sigh.

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2003-05-31 - 6:43 p.m.

Woody, Jennine and I are trying a healthy eating plan. It's working pretty well -- I want food but I'm not HUNGRY... which really makes me think about why I put food in my mouth. Fifty percent of the time it's from boredom or for comfort. When I eat healthy and correct amounts of food I have more energy and I don't feel weighed down. But chocolate has been calling my name... sigh.

We wanted to go see "Finding Nemo" today. Guess what? There are a lot more children in this town than I could have envisioned. We wanted to go to the 3:30 show. But it was (as well as the 3:45 and 4:00 shows) sold out. So we've decided to wait another week and try again. It's only 6:45 and I'm bored and wondering how to pass the time tonight.

I've been working on a black scarf for myself, HOWEVER, it keeps curling in on itself. I like the way stockinette stitch looks. Anyone have a good idea for how to keep it from curling in on itself? Maybe in the future I need to do a different stitch on either side up the whole scarf. Hmm...

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2003-05-30 - 9:11 a.m.

Off on a Friday. I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. I know what I SHOULD be doing -- laundry, cleaning house, paying bills, etc. But you know what? I don't want to do it and I'm not going to make myself do it.

Perhaps I'll knit some today. Or surf the internet for some presents for my dad -- his birthday is a week before Father's day. Hmm... what other trouble could I get into? The possibilities are endless!

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