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January 2003

January 29, 2003
2:09 pm
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This has been the longest week. I cannot wait until Friday! I must brag that I won Karma’s Contest!! I guessed what had changed on her web site format first.  I won a CD.  Now I need o tell her which one.  I am kind of embarrassed, since I am such an old goat.  43.  I love Jackson Browne, Eagles, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, the old stuff on all of these.  I like some of the newer bands too.  I am just not “up” on the latest and cool stuff.  So I think I am going to ask for Nora Jones.  She is really good, and just about the only “newer artist” I can relate to besides what my kids listen too.

I have been hooked on “The Shield”.  It is a great cop show.  Very violent, but I go so hooked on the characters last season, I just shut my eyes during the gory parts.  We have the tape from last night, it is on to late for me *yawn*. I have to go to a City Council Meeting tonight, the perks of working for City Government. But now American Idol is on tonight too. What to do, what to do!

January 22, 2003
1:37 pm
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SO tomorrow is my birthday.  The way this month is going I feel about 60 instead of 43. There has been so much drama that I could write a soap.  

Grandma is at City of Hope in the final stages of cancer.  Natalie got to come home from the hospital Monday afternoon, but by Monday evening she had gone into a seizure from low blood sugar (14) she was rushed back to the hospital.  She will come home tomorrow.  My husband has been very sick with the flu since Saturday. I am back to work today.  It is almost a relief, as I don’t have to deal with sick people!

I did watch for the first time last night, American Idol.  It’s all Karmas fault!  She is so into it I had to see what it was all about. I have to admit, I enjoyed it.  I laughed a lot. I needed that. 

The one thing I did do while sitting in hospitals so much over the last two weeks was read.  I finished the third and fourth Harry Potter, and Blessings. I got hooked on Harry after seeing the two movies and had to know what was going to happen.  Thankfully the day I finished “The Goblet of Fire” they announced that the 5th book would be available on June 21.  I can hardly wait.  I better reserve my copy now!

January 16, 2003
1:51 pm
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ACK! I haven’t posted for over a week. Natalie was admitted to the hospital last Thursday the 9th, I have been going like a crazy person since then. She has Cystic Fibrosis, and her oxygen saturation went down to 86%, so she has been on oxygen and IV antibiotics. She will probably be ready to come home at some point next week. I have been running back and forth from work, home, hospital. CF is a horrible disease, and I worry about her. But she is a strong one. You can read more about CF here.

January 7, 2003
3:41 pm
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Happy New Year, finally, to everyone!  I have been enjoying the reads but not posting much. Sounds like everyone had a good Christmas and New years.  Dori has a new baby.  Her story is so inspiring you should read it here

I am back to work this week, after 2 weeks off.  I feel rested and ready to get things done. But I miss my free time. 
I spent 2 days at a dog show with my friend who breeds Newfoundlands.  I finally got the nerve to ask her why she would consider breeding her dog, even though he is a champion, whose hips won’t pass the certification. I got an earful! So I just kept quiet after that.  i have know her for 13 years, and she has only been showing these dogs for less than half that time, and has only had 4 litters total. 

A diet will be starting on Monday.  I am going to lose 25 pounds if it kills me!  I will be using my treadmill, and trying to watch my diet.  HELP ME!

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