May 30, 2009

It All Started on Thursday...

"New guy" took me out to eat Thursday night, and immediately I started getting a little cough and throat clearing. I have issues with MSG, so I assumed something I ate had it in it.

The cough occured throughout the night, and I woke up Friday morning with a scratchy throat. Thinking it was allergies, I took some allergy meds. By Friday afternoon, I started feeling feverish and had a slight sore throat.

Woke up around 2am this morning with a temp of 100.4 and a raging sore throat. I felt like I had someone sitting on my chest. In short, I was miserable!

I haven't been sick since before I had my tonsils removed almost 2 years ago, and my body chose to pick a week when I had plans to go stash shopping! That's right, Ranae and I had plans to meet some other stitchers (like Cindy) at Welcome Stitchery. I'd really been looking forward to this, too! :(

I started feeling better around 2pm today. I still have lots of chest congestion, a sore throat, and a slight headache. But, at least the fever is gone and I don't feel like I'm dragging a 300lb. body around.

May 27, 2009

Laws That Make Sense

Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater and Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last and they are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over while those in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and who stay to the bitter end of the performance and beyond. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

The Starbucks Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.

May 26, 2009

Marvelous Monday (Tuesday) Update 5/26/09

OK, so it's not Monday. The holiday screws up everything, doesn't it? I bet ya'll didn't even miss me... LOL

Remember how bummed I was last week upon learning that I passed my Intermediate Accounting class with a "C". Shortly after that, the instructor sent out an email telling students to add 4% to our final scores.... which brought me up to a "B"!!! Talk about thrilled to no end. *whew*

I received the "Lovely Blog" award from CJ over at Tea & Stitches. She and I became friends a couple years ago, and I think she's a wonderful and talented lady. Not only can she stitch, but she also makes the cutest cards and beautiful baskets.

In the spirit of giving, I'm nominating the following people for having "lovely blogs" which I've enjoyed reading.

Ranae - Stitch by Stitch
Gabi - Lady of the Floss

Of course, there are MANY, MANY more that I thoroughly find "lovely" but I just chose two this time.

Last week, Emily and Courtney asked if "new guy" had a brother. Nope, only a sister. Not only that, my BFF would have first dibs since she asked shortly after my 2nd date with him. LOL And I even think there was one other person who asked after her. So, Emily and Courtney... You'd be third and fourth in line!

Now that school is done, "new guy" and I have been spending more time together... every day except for one, this past week.

On Saturday night, we met up with my sister, brother-in-law, 17yr old niece, and her BF at an Italian restaurant in Galena. To say it was a disaster would be an understatement. 98% of men probably would've ran in the other direction as fast as they could! I know my sister (and BIL) was just looking out for my best interests, but it was gone about in a way too aggressive route. Very intense! "New guy" felt attacked by both my sister and BIL. I was speechless and thought some of the conversation was very inappropriate to be having in front of two 17yr olds. I did find out that my sis apologized for being so aggressive -and- found out that she told "new guy" I don't pick the best men. (Thanks. Like we all haven't picked the wrong ones at times?) Needless to say, there was some calm "discussion" on the 45 minute drive home.

Despite "meeting the sister" not going as planned, things with "new guy" are still really good. He still is very much the thoughtful, considerate, gentleman. Over the past month of dating, we've found out little characteristics we have in common. Characteristics that *could* be annoying to another person (lol)... such as:

• We both squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom up, and can't stand when someone squeezes in the middle.
• We both pull the covers back on the bed in the morning after getting up.
• We both have to have the TP come over the top of the roll, and find it annoying when others don't replace the empty spool.
• After opening a can of food, the lid goes back in the can and the middle is squeezed before throwing it away. (Talk about weird! I didn't know anyone else did that.)
• We are both frugal for the most part, but there are things we just don't skimp on.

There are many others such as values, outlook on life, and financial things. I just find the above very amusing.

My Mom called me at 5:45AM this morning to ask for the phone number of a relative. Apparently, she's hosting a 4th of July BBQ and didn't have some numbers. After inviting me, she said I could bring my "friend" (lol) if I wanted. So guess who's game for meeting the entire family in one fall swoop? I started to tell him that they're nice, and he teased me by saying: "That's what you said about your sister!"


I actually have a stitchy update! Over the weekend, I finished re-stitching the Quaker Cube side that I spilled spaghetti sauce on a couple weeks ago.

I also got some stitching done on Oriental Kimono. I'm not sure I like how dark it is, but maybe it'll grow on me.

May 18, 2009

It's Done... and Over... already

It started... it happened... and now it's officially over.

I met HIS parents (What? Did you think the "new guy" was history?).

He's asked me almost from the beginning to meet my parents, and I've been putting it off because my parents can be a bit eccentric or "different". I wanted "new guy" to meet my siblings first so he could see I have a "normal" family, LOL.

On Saturday, we were on our way to dinner (He *still* opens all doors for me!) and he brought up the subject again. He wants to take my parents out for dinner! I started to put it off again and he suggested *I* meet his parents first to show me his are a bit "different" (his words, not mine) too. They both were friendly to me and it really didn't feel uncomfortable.

Next weekend, we have plans for him to meet my sister, BIL and my niece. It'll be a triple date since my niece has a BF.

Other news:

"New guy" brought me these pretty flowers with a card. Aren't they gorgeous? He's so funny... While I went to the basement to get a vase, he says to me: "Am I a bad BF because I haven't bought you flowers in a vase?" What?! He's got to be kidding. I told him I had plenty of vases and actually preferred no more vases.

On Sunday, "new guy" came over with his weedeater and did all the weed trimming for me. I got into "trouble" because he had plans to mow his yard Sunday morning and then come over and do mine. But, I did mine Saturday afternoon before he picked me up for our date.

After the weed trimming, he helped me plant my planters and hanging pots. LOL, mostly he watched since he didn't know what to do. But, he did help some. He insisted on carrying the flats wherever I needed them, and swept up the dirt I managed to get outside the planters and all over the concrete.

Nancy commented on the earlier post about personal life interfering with school... Actually, no. "New guy" was/is really good about not bothering me on Monday and Tuesday nights (when I did my studying) and then making sure I had time to do my tests and such without his interference. He's so thoughtful and considerate!

Marvelous Monday Update 5/18/09

As most of us know, the news has been inundated with warnings about the flu going around... informing us of precautions to take, etc. In addition to keeping our hands clean and covering our mouths when we cough, we also need to keep our surfaces clean. A helpful device can be found HERE.

Anyone who's been a long time admirer of my blog, is somewhat aware of the health issues my Dad has experienced over the past several years. He's been doing pretty good during the past year and a half. In fact, I saw him on Mother's Day and he seemed fine... He rummaged through his shed to find me chicken wire and stakes for my garden.

So, when I received an email from my sister last Tuesday: "Dad's in ICU at the hospital. Don't know details. Will call when I find out." not only was I shocked, I was also very concerned. Upon immediately calling the hospital, I found out that he was in ICU because they ran out of beds on the regular floor. That's what THE NURSE said, anyway. When my Dad got on the phone, I said: "What are you doing up there?" In a cheerful voice, he said: "Resting!!" Alrighty, then!

Turns out my Dad has had a nagging cough for about 2 weeks and at 2:30am, a fever developed along with chills and a tremor in his arm that wouldn't go away. By now, my Dad has learned to NOT mess around when things don't seem right and he drove himself (and my Mom) to VA hospital and hour and half from their house.

Once at the hospital, I was given a mask and told he was in a "clean" room (isolation) because they didn't know what he had. Do you know that once you put on a mask, your nose decides to become itchy and will annoy the heck out of you the ENTIRE time the mask is on??!

On Wed, I found out that he has non-active MRSA which is also why he was in isolation. I was also told that it would take 2-3 days before swine flu test results come back.

By Day 3, my Dad was getting bored because he had no one come visit him. He told my sister he couldn't even "check out" the nurses because they had their hair and faces all covered up. He could sort see their shapes, but nothing else. ROFL!

Test results came back and he doesn't have the swine flu *whew* He's such a bugger, tho! I called Friday afternoon to find out he'd been released, so I called my Mom. She had no idea! I said, "Well, he's on his way home." LOL He was out running around by Sunday (moving a refrigerator, no less) so he must be back to par.

After washing the one side of Quaker Cube, the stain was barely visible but the hand-dyed floss had faded. Neither of which I'm happy with, so since it only takes me an hour and half to stitch a side, I'm started re-stitching it. Problem solved!

Last month, I mentioned that my needlebook tutorial would be featured for a week on the Needlepointers website. Oops, I thought it was the needlebook, but it's not... it's my FLATFOLD tutorial. The link can be found HERE.

My Intermediate Accounting class is officially over. Much to my dismay, I passed with a "C". I didn't do so well on two tests, and even though I did well on the online assignments and the other two tests, it just wasn't enough. Had I gotten 1 or 2 more questions correct on the last test, I would've passed with a "B". I was/am really bummed about it!

May 15, 2009

Postman Came A Callin'

A while back, Valerie was celebrating her 4-year blogversary and guess who the winner was? Moi! When she said she was going to make a stitchy-something, I didn't expect the package I got.

First, she sent me the sweetest card -- and Yes, Valerie, I read it first :) In her card, she mentioned the theme of the package was "pink". I did notice the pretty pink and lavender packages! :)

I sat on my dining room floor, excitedly opening each one like a little kid at Christmas! I LOVE presents. Err... Umm... Valerie uses a LOT of tape (just like me, lol).

I would've been thrilled with just the stitchy gift she made, but she sent me all this:

Carries Creations "Barn Red"
Dinky Dyes "Bush Christmas"
Vicki Clayton "Moss Agate"

M Designs "Rose Mosiac" Needle Roll
My Mark "Garden Walk"

Laura Ashley List Pad
Laura Ashley Tape Measure (love the floral designs!)
Altoids Mints

Silweavers Solo 32ct Linen
Fat Quarter of Fabric

Last, but not least... the stitchy gift, along with a matching pair of scissors! Valerie said this is only the 2nd one she's ever made... and I love it. Didn't she do a fabulous job?

I'm not sure, but I think it's a Shepherd's Bush design. Look at those *tiny* little bee buttons! Soooo cute! Thank you Valerie, for celebrating your 4-year blogversary and hosting the giveaway. I sure do enjoy reading about your life adventures!

May 13, 2009

Stressed Out?

Are any of these items moving? Or are they perfectly still?

One teacher said, "I felt like they were all moving..but slowly. Kind of like, they were breathing."

The pictures are used to test the level of stress a person can handle.

The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress.

Allegedly, criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however senior citizens and kids see them standing still.

None of these images are animated - they are perfectly still.

P.S. If you do happen to see the images spinning around madly, please cross me off your 'friend' list.

REVISED: In response to Kathy's question of... How stressed am I. I've looked at these various times over the past couple of days. As I write this, they barely move for me. Earlier today, they were moving slowly. -Never- fast, LOL Lucky for me (or not), I handle stress pretty good compared to say, my Dad or my sister. Although, I do have anxiety and panic attacks when things get too stressful.

May 11, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 5/11/09

However, I'm going to share anyway! LOL Last week when I bought mouthwash (Listerine) it came with a small bottle of pre-brush teeth whitening rinse. I thought, "What the heck, I'll try it."

My gawd! For at least five minutes, I gagged, heaved, and almost wretched my stomach up through my throat. I've never had that kind of reaction to anything! And it definitely doesn't have the "fresh mint" taste as proclaimed on the bottle. I rinsed with water and mouthwash -and- still couldn't get that taste out of my mouth! Throughtout the day, I felt nauseated and occassionally could still taste it. First AND last time, I use that stuff!

So, me being me, I go online to read up on it and found all THESE negative comments! Some of them aren't very pretty. Yuck.

I worked on putting Quaker Cube together over the weekend. I had a mishap where *somehow* I spilled spaghetti sauce on the corner of one of the cube sides. I didn't find out until this morning. Sooooo... I frantically spent my morning trying to get the stain out. Talk about disheartening!

The weather is finally nice enough so I could go buy flowers for my planters and hanging baskets. Here's what I came home with:

I wanted to plant Mums around the base of the lamp post in the front yard. At the last minute, I decided I wanted to create a flower bed around it THEN plant the Mums. I'm still not sure I like it, but it'll do for this year.

Last year, on my way to work I saw a sign at the curb: "Forsynthia - Free" I turned my car around and went back and got what was the equivalent of a 1/2 palm of roots. I thought "What the heck" and planted them in 2-gallon pots I had. They started to grow last summer and I wintered them in my garage. Here's what they look like now:

Soon, I'll have to figure out where I
want to plant these shrubs!

This is just one mound of Periwinkle, I got from a Freecycler last year:

Friday was a strange day for Ghosts of BF's Past! First, I get a text from XBF from 5 years ago telling how much he missed me. I responded by saying I was seeing someone. Flood gates opened, and berages of texts came from him about how great I am, deserve the best, how we could talk on the phone and be friends like before, how much he cares for me, yadda, yadda, yadda. I ignored them all.

Then... I received a text from S (BF from almost 2 years ago) asking if I wanted to go garage saling with him. What?! I responded back "No, I have plans". Then he texted me: "So do I" LOL, sure he did... That's why he was asking me to hang out with him.

Geesh... What is the problem with these guys that they don't get the hint?! 2-5 years is P-L-E-N-T-Y of time to go away. It's not like I encourage them! As a matter of fact, I've told XBF5 not to text me. Obviously, he doesn't listen.

On to better things.....

I'm sure there are a few of you chomping at the bit, waiting for the next installment re: the "new guy". He's still as thoughtful and considerate as ever! He's told his Mom about me and showed her photos I sent him via cell phone. I showed my BFF his photo and her response was: "He's HOT!" LOL -- Yeah, he's a good looking guy, all right. And he's good on the inside, too. So what did we do this week?

Wed: We had plans to grill dinner at my house after I got done with tutoring. Mother Nature didn't cooperate and rained on our parade. "New guy" suggested he take me out, instead. Who's gonna argue with that? Not me!

Fri: He invited me to his house (my first time) and cooked dinner for me. Grilled butterfly pork chops... Yumm. He even "suffered" through two episodes of "Wife Swap". It was very enlightening seeing his reactions to how different couples ran their households.

Sat: I invited him to see a play at the community theater with me, which was pretty good. Not as comical as the last one I saw, but still had it's funny parts. Oh, he took me out to dinner before the play. We ate way too much!

He still opens doors for me and allows me to enter first. He is very observant and tries to make sure I'm comfortable. Lots of good conversations about life issues. He calls and texts daily. The comfort level is such like we've known each other a long time. He's even made plans for us to go to a comedy show at the end of JULY!

For Mother's Day (no, I'm not a mother.. LOL) -- He bought me a planter of Hens and Chicks. I had been looking at them when I bought my flowers, but didn't get any.

When I got in his car for the play, I didn't see a box on the seat and sat on it. So I moved it to the console, and he gave it back to me. LOL (Apparently, it was for me) It was the other part of my Mother's Day gift:

Isn't it beautiful?

May 6, 2009

Why, Why, Why?

If you think I'm comical, you don't know my sister! We don't see each other very often, but we do have email exchanges on a regular basis. Last week, I sent her this list of questions that someone forwarded to me as a joke.

After reading it, we had this exchange:

Sis: "I could probably give you an answer to every single one of these questions. Would you like me to???"

Me: "Haha.... yes, please."

Her answers follow the questions...


Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are almost dead?

Because we are trying to force that last little bit of juice out of those 1/2 dead batteries

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they already know there is not enough money?

To force you into bankruptcy so they can get more money from the government

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars; but have to check when you say the paint is still wet?

Because we can't reach the stars to touch them (that tactical response we all do)

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

He hasn't reached puberty yet, that's also why he wears such a small loin cloth! woo hoo

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Because he knows that a thrown gun will not kill him so really he deserves 'two for flinchin'

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Just in case they bump their head while entering the cockpit of the plane

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

Schools so they can earn more $$ from the government for special ed and NCLB act

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Because ALL men haven't evolved yet....God's workin on that one

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Because water is not actually conforms itself to the actual color of the bubble bath to make it appear white

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

NO! (She should know, she works for a company that sells mattresses, LOL)

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

It's really not to check to see if anything new has materialized to eat, its still about the age old question....."does the light go out when I close the door?"

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Because sometimes the string is like wrapped around the fibers in the carpet or too close to the wall and we figure if we move it to the middle of the vacuum, maybe it will get sucked up!

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

Well ya know, since big brother is always watching......they laugh their ass off everytime they watch 'you' trying to get that damn trash bag open before flipping it over and trying to open the other end, and then realizing the first end you tried was the right side to open up!!!

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

They are like rats, if they can fit their head in the hole, they squeeeze their entire body in their to begin their final journey to the bug underground.

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?'

Well we could say that however, it might be someone like our mother that would probably start crying if we yelled at them so we just say "that's ok"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

Because we try to grab the side of the table to keep ourself from falling off the chair and looking stupid so we just let something else fall on the floor.

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

Because we are never happy with anything in life including what the temperature is inside or out.

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Because you are liable to get your ass kicked if you tell a father in law joke!

And my FAVORITE.......The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

In my world, 4 out of 4 people are insane so what's that tell ya?

May 4, 2009


I can't remember if I mentioned the "new guy" told me he wants to court me, and is enjoying doing so. The cards, candy, doors, etc... all part of his courting ritual (plus I think he knows I like it!).

One time he said to me, "You know what happens at the end of courting, don't you?" Me, not really sure... I said no. He then told me he was giving me a little homework... to find out the answer to it.

Off and on, I've been researching the net and reading about courtship. Today I texted him: "Courtship... Process of building a relationship with a potential life partner... end usually resulting in marriage. How'd I do on my homework research?"

He immediately texted me back: "I'm impressed! U described just what I am attempting to do. :-)"

Holy cow... I don't know whether to be flattered or to freak out. LOL It's been at least 8 years since someone has *really* taken time to get to know me. Usually, they just want to get to know me to gauge whether or not they can get my clothes off by the 3rd date, LOL. But I digress. "New guy" asks a lot of insightful questions at which I'm always surprised! He has picked up on things that I'd not think a guy would.

The "New" Guy

Can't pull anything over on you guys, can I? I debated about whether or not to blog about the "new" guy. I've had at least 4 people ask about him since my last MM update!

Thursday, we had an impromptu "get together"... not really a date, but more of a "hanging out" as he puts it. His friend/neighbor was quitting her job at a local bar and they were having a party for her. So he asked if I would go with. When we met up, he had his hands behind his back and said "pick a hand" (lol). In one hand he had chocolate and the other hand was a darling card that said he missed me. Aww... isn't that sweet? We made an appearance and spent most of the next 3 hours talking to each other. Again, he opened the car door for me -and- the doors to the bar, letting me enter first.

Saturday was our "official" second date. When he arrived at my house (Yes, I allowed him to pick me up), I was in the backyard up on a step ladder filling a birdfeeder. He asked if he could put the ladder away for me and then picked up my laundry basket of clothes and carried it into the house (wow!). For our dinner, I suggested we go to a sushi cafe that my bro and SIL told me about several months ago. He wasn't sure he'd like sushi, but said he'd try it. The restaurant was VERY small and really noisy. We started off with fried rice, which was absolutely AWESOME! The sushi came (I *love* sushi) and after about 3 pieces, he was done. I felt sooooo bad, and told him how bad I felt. He was so gracious about it, telling me that even though he didn't like it... I did and he was happy to take me there. He even said next time, he'd get the pork chops the waitress had recommended. So there might be a next time!

After we ate (really... I did feel awful he didn't get much to eat), we went to see "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" -- his suggestion! He thinks Matthew McConnohey is a good actor. Personally, I think Matthew is HOT! He played a jackass in the movie, though.

We were about 40 minutes early for the movie, so we sat in the lobby and talked some more. All good things! He seems to really want to know about ME, and he's very complimentary as well as thoughtful and considerate. As with all the other times, he opened doors for me and made sure I either got into my house or car safely before he departed.

After the movie, we had plans to stop at his parents' house to pick up his other vehicle and drive both to his house before he took me home. He has a *really* nice (and FAST) car that he said he's only let one other person drive. He let me drive THAT car back to his house, and then to my house. He observed that I was very gentle and careful with his car. Well, yeah!

He knew I would be working on my test on Sunday, so he said he wouldn't bother me. The plan was for me to text him when I was done, which I did. I had plans to go out to the bike path... and invited him along but since he didn't answer back right away, I went by myself. He didn't get the message right away because he was busy working on a motor or something. By the time he messaged me back, I was finishing up cooking ribs on the grill. He hadn't eaten, so I invited him over. He arrived with another "I miss you" card. After dinner, he offered to wash the dishes! I declined, so he rinsed and stacked them on the counter while I put the food away. After a few more hours of talking, the next thing we know it was 11pm! Time for him to go... we both get up early for work.

So far he seems really "into" me, and I haven't seen red flags or anything that I don't like. We have a 3rd date set for Saturday night. :)

Meari's Marvelous Monday Update 5/4/09

Simone is celebrating her 4-year anniversary! Stop by her blog to see the grab bag she's giving away.

Mel has a great Mirabilia Giveaway on her blog. Wander on over to see which one it is.

Two more weeks left in this semester. I didn't do so well on my second test, and I was VERY disappointed in myself. So, I studied quite a bit harder on the subsequent two chapers for the 3rd test.

I took advantage of the *really* nice weather on Sunday and sat outside in my backyard to work on the answers for Test 3. I sat there thinking, Why does MY leg hurt?! I looked down and my thigh was sunburned! Just my thigh. LOL On my other leg, the inside of my knee was burned. I then proceeded to observe other body parts and found my left forearm was burned, too. One word: Sunscreen! Last night and today, my thigh and forearm are ON FIRE!

The good news? I ended up with a "B" on my test. I can live with it!

For anyone who's been reading my blog for a while, you probably know about the Get Fit Challenge I (and my coworkers) participate in each year. The final screening for weight, cholesterol, BMI, and BF was on Saturday. I walked away very disappointed and upset... My weight only went down less than a pound, cholesterol went down about 6 points, BMI stayed the same, -BUT- my body fat percentage went up 10 points. Now tell me HOW that can happen? The nurse who did the screening couldn't tell me why. It just doesn't make sense.