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Oh yeah... actually going to the gym makes me feel good. I should actually go. More often. I didn't go at all last week. that was bad. I only went once each the week of Christmas and New Years. Of course I had excuses. I hadn't slept well, it was cold, it was precipitating. I should have used my bike when it was storming, but otherwise these excuses were just that.

Time to get back with it.


Driving yesterday was fine. In fact, the sun was out. It was snowing when we came home last night, but even then I was fine. I drove Jim's car since he was impaired and that was the plan. I almost chickened out and took the "easier" (re longer) version of the trip home, but Jim got me to use logic (shocking I know) and actually go on the highway. All in all things were fine.

Meanwhile, I'm working on a new project. I've drafted the pattern, but the actual thing itself will take much longer. There may eventually be pictures.

memes are fun every once and a while

1. Elaborate on your default icon.
This picture was taken by Jim to be used as my picture for the Changeling forums. I liked it so much that I use it for both this and my Facebook.

2. What's your current relationship status?
dating for nearly 4 years and in a state of cohabitation.

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
I was driving on Rt 2 at one point and I think that a van would have hit me if I hadn't sped up and gotten out of the way. It was changing lanes and would have hit the side of my car. It wouldn't have been good. Then there was the time I was rear ended by the tractor trailer. Had we been going any faster I would have been done for.

4. Name an obvious quality you have.
I'm short. I really don't need to say more than that.

5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
Love Fool was the last thing that I listened to.

6. Name a celebrity you would marry.
Probably Neil Gaiman. He's shiny and awesome. Also smart.

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
No idea.

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
I've gotten Winona Ryder in the past.

9. Do you wear a watch? What kind?
My biomagnetic field kills watches within about a year in most cases so if I do I wear an inexpensive watch like a Timex, knowing that I'm just going to kill it.

10. Do you have anything pierced?
I currently only have one hole in each ear. I used to have a second hole in both ears and I used to have the cartilage in my right ear pierced. I also used to have a third hole in my right ear lobe, but they've all since closed up.

11. Do you have any tattoos?
I have two. The first one is a blessings symbol and its on my right shoulder blade. The second is a pentical and it's on the small of my back. It is textured to look like it's made of rock and there are vines on it.

12. Do you like pain?
Sometimes, but mostly not.

13. Do you like to shop?
It depends on my mood and budget. The second one can certainly affect the second.

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Dinner which was a sandwich from Panara.

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit/debit card?
This afternoon I bought silver glass ornaments and an under the bed storage box from Target.

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

17. What is on your desktop background?
I think that it's a picture from the Hubble telescope. At any rate, it's space and its nifty.

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
the outside is flowers from my grandmother's funeral and the inside is a picture of mixed dice which I took while playing D&D.

19. Do you like redheads?
Well I certainly don't dislike them. And I dye my hair reddish brown.

20. Do you know any twins?
Well, I know that Ben S is one, and Jim's mother and aunt are, but other than that I'm not sure.

21. Do you have any weird relatives?
My brother David.

22. What was the last movie you watched?
Wanted, which was really good.

Dec. 14th, 2009

Jim and I cleaned part of the house yesterday. I feel good about the work that we have done, but I also know that we are not done just yet. Tonight I have to do dishes again and sort through a few things. Starting up the vacuum would be good too though I know that it will make the cats will hide.

Nov. 20th, 2009

I was pretty sure that the forecast said showers not deluge, and yet it was pouring like crazy when I got up at 5ish. This made for fun driving on the highway. I felt the panic start to creep up and I beat it back which I'm proud of.

I did get to the gym for the third time this week, completing my forth cardio workout and strength training session for the week. I did this stuff at home on Monday since I had taken the day off. I may have over done it just a bit as my foot hurts now, but I see Christina after work today so she can take a look then.

Today's breakfast included greek yogert with honey in it. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. It was a little strange, but not bad. I dunno.

one more thing

"Failure is not an option" is a phrase that has been all over the news and was used by Eric Holder in respect to the terrorism case which are going to the Federal Court system, trial to be held in New York City.

What happened eight years ago was terrible. Of course it was terrible.

But when a proceeding is put into the court system, failure is always an option. To say anything else suggests a rigged system. The US court system presumes that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty, hence the "alleged" shooter from Ft. Hood. Yes I know that the defendants are not US citizens, but at this point it does not matter. They are afforded the rights given to any US citizen, at least in this case.

It isn't a comfortable point, but it is a true point. At least it is supposed to be. I'm not naive, I do know that things don't always go as they are supposed to and there is no chance that this trial will be anywhere close to fair.

But if "Failure is not an option," what exactly is it that we are doing and what are we telling ourselves? The phrase simply made my stomach turn, even given the context.

things and stuff

Yesterday I found out that my grandmother has a nasty secondary infection which is making things very difficult for her already compromised immune system. I was going to visit her today, but I called my mother and she said that today was probably not the best of days. I'm going to hope that she gets better and I'll see her soon. We all know that this will get her at some point. Later would be better please. But at the same time I don't want her to suffer needlessly. I suppose that I just have to wait and see and hope for the best, whatever that may be.

I didn't go to the changeling thing at lake compounce but that was for reasons. I instead played in the garden. Well, more to the point I worked hard for three hours ripping out plants that I don't want there anymore. lilies of the valley are my grandmother's favorite flower. I like them too, but we just have so damned many of them. I ripped out what I could from a certain point to the driveway. I also removed some boarder stones that I don't want there. In the spring I'll see about getting some fencing for the garden.

I now have to bag some leaves so that I can place them on the spot of now empty dirt. I actually have to rake the dirt to make sure that I've gotten all of the roots out, but that should happen this week. In December I'll be getting some tulips and crocuses that will need to be planted. So I can't have the ground freeze until after the bulbs are in.

I'm now watching season two of the Tudors. So, it was a good day despite the worry.

Tomorrow I'll be getting back to the gym so that I can swim again. I have however managed to set myself back with my foot healing as I walked for forty-five minutes on Friday. I should still only stick to a half an hour at a time for now, but I wanted to walk to the grocery store and back. Not a good idea. Now I know that, but then I was not sure.

Home Again!

Jim and I got home at about 7 tonight after 9 hours in the car. We left St John New Brunswick at 10 am EST though it was 11 am AST. That's one very long day. We wanted to see the reversing tides, but we should have gotten up earlier and we were not going to stick around all day long. That's too bad, but now we have a reason to go back. We did leave Halifax yesterday at about 1 pm AST.

All in all the trip was good and Canada was very beautiful. I'll have a few pictures tomorrow.

Also, I ordered a new swim suit before we left and it got here while we were gone. I'll try it out tomorrow.

Dream, This Is Only A Dream

Monday morning I had to hit snooze because Jean Luc Picard was wanted on planet for Pedophilia.


I'm such a dork.

more swimming

I just got to work after being at the gym for the third time this week. It's not enough, but I couldn't get up yesterday. I'll be going tomorrow for strength training and I'm going to try to get there on Sunday too. Monday for sure, so we'll see how the weekend goes.

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