Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 218...185...but I'm not surprised...


Today I get to see my ducks!!! Ohhhh, friends, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited! Last month, when I had to give them up, I was beyond devastated...my sister told me to think of it like how it will be when my kids go to college...I've given them a good foundation, and now they're not really gone, per se, but they're experiencing a new way of living. They still love me... (Ah, that reminds me of a discussion on NPR the other day, when they had an author on and he was talking about how we (especially Americans) have humanized our animals and look to them for validation and love because we live in such an existentialist society. He says the animals don't really LOVE us in the traditional/western sense...and what they're really thinking is: when do you feed me? Well, I don't know about that 100%, but...interesting....)


ANY-way, I hope I get a sense that they are thinking: Hey, Mom! Good to see you...we're happy here! Don't worry about us!


I know, I know...I'm a dork...hey, speaking of, have you ever looked up the word "dork" in the dictionary...for it's TRUE meaning? Very funny...


Treadmill DID come yesterday! It'll sit in a box for a week, though...the dumb mat it will sit on won't come for 9 more freaking days! I should just cancel the mat and go to the sporting goods store and buy one. Same thing... I may do that...


Not being super focused on diet/exercise lately...been too caught up in last minute things for school. Soon, soon...I will be back on track...


Spoke with my doctor yesterday. She called me ( I KNOW!) to tell me my thyroid levels were still not quite where she'd like them, and upped my meds again. So, we'll see...


Hang in there, gang...we're heading into the 'dog days of summer...' Gonna be a steamy one...


Cheers,

FatMom

3 comments:

debbyweighsin said...

Hi, you've mentioned your ducks a few times. What's the story on them? Maybe you could direct me to an old post--just curious. I like animals!

debby said...

Hi, thanks for sending me the ducky posts. I read all about them last night. Hope your visit is great!

Joy's Journey in Weightloss said...

Hi!
I am new to your blog and I really enjoy reading your posts! I am in education also. I loved your post about building relationship as being the most important thing in the classroom-(it was the DS post).
Joy