Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!!!!

Today my parents are celebrating their 12th Anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad. Really they have been married for 48 years, but since they married on leap day, they get an anniversary every 4 years. I think my mom has regretted this in the past, as I have heard my dad say more than once, "It is not our Anniversary". February 28th, nor March 1st seemed to work! They actually went away for this Anniversary, to their favorite place...a gambling boat! While Mom and Dad are floating their boat, I will be doing laundry. Today is the day I catch up. It has been a while since all the baskets were empty. I love the feeling of ALL the laundry done, folded and put away. School is also a priority today. After I bragged about Zach's math skills yesterday, we had a bit of a melt down. Seems when he does not "know" something, like even numbers vs. odd numbers, he becomes unteachable and wants to figure it out on his own. Now this is ok, IF, he can figure it out. This was something that needed to be taught and he was not happy. A time out was implemented and hopefully today will find him pliable.
How many of you are doing the Quiltathon this weekend?? Go here to join.
Well, today is not going to be dull...as I was writing this, Charlotte was in the shower. She hollered for a forgotten towel. I went to get her one and she was standing in the open doorway dripping wet. This is NOT like her as she is very modest. Just as I noticed the color was gone from her face and lips, she went down, like in slow motion. She did not fall or lose consciousness, just kinda sat down on the floor, but boy was it scary. I got her some apple juice and she drank it down, the color returned to her lips very quickly. She was shaky and I got some food in her and she is now fine, except for a slight headache. I recognize the signs...low blood sugar. It sometimes happens in puberty and now I will make sure she has breakfast before her shower. She will be 11 in June and has started to develop already. I will make a doctors appointment for her today to get her check up early this year. Neither of my kids have seen a doctor since their last birthday in the summer. They stay very healthy...thank you, Lord. Unless they need to, we only see the doc for a yearly check up. Since their birthdays are only a month apart we go at the same time...mid June.
Speaking of health matters, this was an actual ad....
Can you imagine??? Swallowing tape worms to get thin??? I may have fallen for it myself! I bet it did work, but EWWWWW! If you noticed (I did) I had to add 4 pounds to my weight loss ticker. I was actually happy it was not more. I thought I had gained back the entire 11 pound loss and then some. Today is a new day and I am working hard toward the goal of physical fitness. It is a process of thought, not just body. I tell myself, subconsciously, "I am fat because my family is fat. I am genetically disposed to it. I feel better when I eat what I want. I want to feel good, and food makes me feel good." I need to change my thought patterns to "I am not hardwired to be fat. I feel good when I eat healthy food choices. I want to feel good and healthy food choices make me feel good." If you read the ad, it is amazing that so many generations ago, weight was a big concern. We've not come too far in this field, except we do understand a jar of tape worms is NOT the answer!

12 comments:

Amanda said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how gullible people could be to think parasites are healthy!!!

Dani said...

Oh icky, icky, icky!!! Can you imagine? Nasty! Maybe I'll start calling our treadmill The Tape Worm :-)

Su Bee said...

EEEeeweewwwwww - too gross!!! And it says "Easy to Swallow!"
I don't think so - I can't even swallow the IDEA!!!

Debi said...

Don't fret over a couple pounds, it is great you are back on the horse, per se. Come on we are in this together and we can beat the "fat" beast!

Copper's Wife said...

Oh, my goodness....that is just gross!! Ugh! (shiver)

You know, I was a fainter when I was about Charlotte's age. It lasted, off and on, for about 2 years. You're right on track with the low blood sugar theory. I always fainted on an empty tummy.

Libby said...

I am in a constant struggle with my weight - but that is just more than I could bear. *yikes*

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julieQ said...

I am sorry your baby had a hypoglycemic episode. Scarey!! The tape worms? No thank you! But they are using maggots to clean out wounds now, again...yucky! I also went up 4 pounds, then down 3 the next day...hmmmm...

meggie said...

That just stunned me! Tape worms!
Hope Charlotte is ok.

Marilyn R said...

Tape worms - I think NOT! Yuck! My Grandmother always told us that we would get a tape worm if we ate raw noodle dough. She made the some of best noodles around, and I think she just didn't want us to eat them before they were cooked. I think she just wanted enough to be left for dinner! Of course we would sneek a few, but never more then that for fear of a tape worm in our tummies! I hope Charlotte is feeling better today!

motherofmany said...

I totally forgot about lead day. Isaw the extra day on the calendar and it just didn't even register!

Tape worms- I'm not THAT desperate to be skinny.

motherofmany said...

LEAP day! Maybe my brain has taken a leap day.